When should I tell my team I'm selling? [Video]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 09-Sep-2020 02:00:00


Our guiding principle is that open and transparent communication with your staff is always a positive thing.

However, this is complicated by the fact selling a business is a sensitive issue and disclosing the fact it’s for sale can be detrimental to a business’ operations.

A pending sale can unsettle your team and, if it gets out in the market, it can cause difficulty with clients or suppliers.

In this video I share some strategies for sharing business sale plans with key staff:


Good advice essential

As business advisors in facilitating a sale process, we go to the nth degree in terms of confidentiality in the market. We realise that disclosing the fact a business is for sale can be detrimental to its operations.

But sometimes information does get out and, if it gets back to employees, it can be quite negative and unsettling.

Deciding when to tell staff you’re selling is definitely one of those situations where an experienced advisor can be a great support.

If you would like advice about any aspect of selling your business, contact the team at JPAbusiness on 02 6360 0360 or 02 9893 1803 for a confidential, obligation-free discussion.


New Call-to-action


James Price 2018 smallJames Price has over 30 years' experience in providing strategic, commercial and financial advice to Australian and international business clients. James' blogs provide business advice for aspiring and current small to mid-sized business owners, operators and managers.


Topics: Selling your business, Video, staff management, business advice, selling a business, Business advisor, James Price, JPAbusiness, business basics, Parramatta, Central West NSW

Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 





Recent Posts