My husband suffered a stroke on Monday of this week. His recovery is anticipated to take 6 months to a year. Our taxidermy business of 29+ years is a major concern. We are in Ohio. Does anyone have any advice for me regarding the following: We've considered selling the business -- how does one price the value of the business only? We would prefer to keep the building and rent it, as it will be free and clear in 2 months. We have a well established business with many customers, generally we have an 8-18 month backlog of work. Does it seem wiser to hire a skilled taxidermist (money, of course, is my concern)? Or are we better off getting an apprentice to come in and learn our ways to eventually take over the business. Do we sell? We want to be able to turn out the same quality of work once another taxidermist is doing the work. My husband is going to need at least a couple of weeks of rehab before he can even return to the shop. His mind is clear and he remembers everything regarding the business and how to do everything. I am active in the business (although it's shut down this week and probably next). I am the "grunt", can do all skinning, fleshing, sewing, office work, organizing -- but I don't have "the gift". And I can't alter forms at all. My husband is the artist. Do I farm out the finish work, such as fish painting? I'll stress again that we are very particular about the work we turn out. If anyone has been faced with a similar issue, I sure would appreciate hearing from how you handled it. Thanks so much! I'm a little frantic at this point. Update--- thanks to all who have replied. There are some very helpful suggestions that I am going to consider. I still would like to see if someone knows how to price a taxidermy business for sale, though.