How Planning Leads to Value

“A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” – Confucius, Chinese philosopher. Many believe that plans rarely work, particularly when everything changes rapidly in today’s fast-paced world. On the other hand, when developed ahead of time, proper plans assist leaders and organizations in completing projects, achieving their objectives, and […]

Why You Should Make Value Creation a Top Priority

We search for the term “value” in the connections we form, the things we buy, the work we want to do, and every individual we hire. Even the most precious object will not sell if the customer does not recognize its worth in terms of design, appearance, and feel. Likewise, political, philosophical, environmental, and other […]

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 […]

Improving Efficiency in Value Creation

Businesses seeing the importance of intellectual capital strive to create methods to manage and assess this critical resource. They link their intellectual capital performance to their bottom line outcomes. Intellectual capital refers to the intangible resources (resources, competencies, and competencies) that drive corporate performance and generate value. However, traditional financial measures do not reflect the […]

How Does Value Creation Lead to Business Success?

A company starts with the motive to earn profits but becomes successful when it creates value. In an ideal scenario, a business creates value for customers, employees, suppliers, and investors. Creating value for each of these stakeholders produces great success. A business that creates value for just one stakeholder group and ignores the others will not […]

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 […]

Value Creation Blockers and How to Smash Them

The primary aim of any business owner is to generate profit, but reaping the benefits of a business depends on value creation. Value creation refers to how a company increases its market value to meet the owner’s end objective (i.e., a successful business exit). The value created throughout the company’s life has to be planned well and […]

Identify What Holds Back Your Value Creation

A “red flag” in business exit planning may help when promptly identified and rectified. Identifying these alerts in a timely manner may aid you in building your company’s value. Exit planning has the power to change your company’s dynamics. It helps build business value and prepare the company for its eventual transfer of ownership. However, […]

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 […]