What NOT to Look for in an Advisor

Being an entrepreneur is like taking a leap of faith by jumping off an airplane from 35,000 feet and learning mid-air how to open the parachute so that you can land safely on the ground. Your fate depends on whether the parachute opens. Training or assistance in opening the parachute offers a much higher probability of […]

Build Value and Set Your Client’s Exit Timeline

Without determining the owner’s goals, a business transition is bound to go awry. Therefore, a clear vision and mission are essential when planning your client’s exit. Over the years, the business world has witnessed numerous successful exits and some forced and unsuccessful ones. A forced sale happens when the owner is not ready but has […]

What Happens After You Exit?

All business owners have two defining events. The first is establishing the business and making it successful. This mammoth task requires planning everything related to the business. They also need to track the value created by people and the activities that create value for the business. The second defining event is their business exit. An exit is […]

It’s Never Too Early to Think About Your Exit Strategy

Here’s the truth: selling your business requires time and clarity. Many entrepreneurs of early-stage businesses are caught off guard by the lack of a defined exit plan because they’re focused on building a scalable, profitable business and not thinking about selling it or even planning their exit. A complete exit strategy covers all aspects of […]

How to Fast-Track Your Exit

“Selling a business successfully requires a great deal of planning, which owners often underestimate. Before pursuing a sale, it is important for business owners to not only have a view on the value of their business to potential buyers, but also an understanding of how that price applies to their personal needs post-transaction.” – Stewart […]

Thinking of Selling Your GovCon Business?

GovCon stands for government contractor, a private company producing goods and services for public government agencies. The United States government is the largest buyer of goods and services globally, spending about $200 billion on procurement. This presents an excellent business opportunity for entrepreneurs to work with the US government. Government contracts help owners expand their […]

Why Does Exit Planning Take So Long?

Exit planning consists of three essential steps: collecting data, quantifying your resources, and evaluating exit options. The duration of exit planning depends upon your business, its current value, and the desired value for selling it. If your business doesn’t have the value to be sold for your desired amount, the process takes longer because one […]

When Is My Exit Plan Finished?

What is your company’s end goal? Business owners often have only a vague idea regarding their exit: they prefer running their business instead of planning an inevitable departure. However, every significant business event, including exit, deserves an efficient strategy to manage it. These strategies comprise a business plan. Your exit strategy is an essential component […]

What Makes a Merger a Success

Companies may be combined in two different ways: a merger combines two existing companies into a new one, and an acquisition is one company absorbing another. In either case, two or more companies come together to form a single entity. The majority of change agents and essential components of any corporate strategy, mergers, and acquisitions […]

The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Business to Employees

Owners considering exiting their business juggle several aspects of exit planning, from identifying the company’s value, getting financials in order, streamlining business operations, and negotiating the selling price to finalizing the deal. Business owners have their hands full, trying to manage all the facets of their exit plan, but the most crucial detail is identifying […]