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How to Handle the Transfer or Sale of a Home Care Business

How to Handle the Transfer or Sale of a Home Care Business (1)With the high demand for home care businesses, many individuals are looking to sell or transfer their company and focus on other commitments or investments. If this includes you, there are some significant questions you will need to ask yourself and an experienced attorney to ensure the steps you take are in your best interests. Continue reading to find tips to make the transfer or sale of a home care business less stressful and more productive.

Review Documents                                                               

Keeping monthly statements, reviewing employee, vendor, and patient contracts, and looking over insurance documents is essential to home care business owners, even if you are not fully committed to selling or transferring your agency. When it comes to medical records, these files should be safely stored. If there are documents you no longer need, you must destroy these records securely, without compromising the information. Getting your affairs in order can make a business transfer or sale less challenging. One thing that will help is having a one-stop solution for managing schedules, software, and information like Ankota does.

Look at Finances

You must clean up your accounts by clearing old balances and collecting on past due invoices. Remember that your financials cannot be hidden from potential buyers. However, having your books in order allows you to make significant changes to appeal to new ownership. It is best to know the value of your company to prevent you from underselling or pricing the business to high. When your books are incomplete, you could struggle to make necessary changes before the sale or transfer; if the company is not flourishing, buyers will likely pass on the sale.

Speak with an Experienced Firm

Each state has laws and regulations about the sale or transfer of a home care agency; therefore, you want to speak with corporate transactions attorneys to prevent any delays or rejections. For example, some states do not permit the transfer of a home care business, so selling would be your only option. Corporate transaction attorneys understand the state, federal, and local regulations and can help you file documents and handle other factors to ensure a smooth process. When speaking with the lawyer, ask for references from past clients. This can give you a better understanding of the firm and how it operates in regards to your needs.

Keep Things Confidential

There is no guarantee that your home care agency will sell or be approved for a transfer, which is why you should only speak about the process with trustworthy individuals. If the wrong people hear about the possible sale or transfer ahead of time, it could induce panic and cause new ownership to lose valuable workers and clients.

If you are ready to transfer or sell your home care business, you should speak with a corporate transaction attorney at a reputable firm immediately. Receiving the advice and expertise from a qualified attorney could prevent you from making costly errors during the transfer or selling process.

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan


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