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The Keys to Getting More $$ When You Sell Your Sweeping Company

Gale Holsman, Jr., has been in the sweeping business for almost a quarter of a century. During that time, he has bought and sold numerous sweeping companies spanning several midwestern states. Here are Gale's tips for what process you should follow prior to selling your sweeping company.

audio interview with Gale Holsman by Ranger Kidwell-Ross, editor

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Through the years, Gale Holsman has been an icon of the power sweeping industry. His company, American Sweeping, Inc., was the recipient of's Award of Excellence in Sweeping for 2006. He was also chosen as the judge when sweepers were built on the Junkyard Wars television show.

American Sweeping Logo Most importantly when it comes to the information he provided for this interview, Holsman has proven to be an extremely savvy businessman when it comes to operating a sweeping company. As the song says, Holsman knows when to hold 'em and when to, in his case, sell 'em. Below is the link to the approximately 16-minute audio interview with Holsman. It is archived online, so will not download to your computer.

Note: To play the interview, click this link or on the small triangle inside the circle you see to the left. If you have any trouble accessing this audio, please let us know.

In it, Holsman provides very topical information you should know before you even think about selling your company. The techniques he covers include ideas for what you can do whether you are selling a successful company in order to retire or move on to another business, or, as he puts it, in the case of "selling in order to stop the bleeding" from a sweeping company that is not doing well.

The easiest way to reach Gale Holsman is to send him an email.

If you have any questions or comments about this audio article, please let us know.

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