Selling your business is in some way the same as selling your home. A lot of the rules are almost exactly the same. You want it warm and inviting with some personal touch yet you don’t want too much clutter to leave the buyers feeling negative because of what I call “jumbleness”. You know, the feeling you get when something seems off, confusing, or you just can’t put your finger on why you don’t like something. All you know is, you just don’t get a good feeling from it.
Every room in the business should scream “organized, neatness, and this business is under control”. The only things that should be out in the open is what is necessary to run the business. Everything else should be put away in storage, a cabinet, or a closet.
Lastly, everything within the business should be cleaned at the same level you would your home. You want any buyer to feel like they could see themselves working in your business environment. Dirty tile floors, dirty carpets, unpainted walls, dust anywhere, or even a nasty bathroom can turn off a buyer. Don’t take this lightly, it’s a cheap fix and not doing it could sour your buyer.