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5 Ways To Increase Your Business Value

passive ownership resized 600If you’ve thought about selling your business someone has likely told you that you need to keep your company ready to be sold at all times.  This is often referred to as sale ready. 

I believe that if you’re not thinking about selling your business in the near future having it sale ready is even more important.  Businesses that are always ready to be sold are more successful and tend to have better systems than private businesses that are just slugging along.

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Topics: value creation, transition planning, exit readiness


Exit Planning Is A Process And Not A Destination

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Topics: operationally irrelevant, for business owners, exit planning, business exit planning, passive ownership, exit readiness


When Selling A Wealth Management Business Is Not Selling The Business

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Topics: wealth management, business exit planning, exit readiness


12 Steps To An Exit Planning Process

Exit Planning Process At some point you’re going to leave your business.  Hopefully when you leave it’ll be on your terms.  Understanding your options well before the day you leave your business is just good planning and good planning always helps you get a better outcome.

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Topics: for business owners, exit planning, business exit planning, exit readiness


4 Ways To Leave Your Business – Exit Planning

maze I’m often asked about exit strategies for private business owners.  I’ve only been able to come up with four basic ways for an exit from a business.  In each of these there are sub-sets but for most these are the ways you can or for that matter will leave your business.  That is of course as long as you leave before you die.

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Topics: for business owners, business exit planning, exit readiness


Exit Planning Needs To Be Part Of A Wealth Management Process

wealth managementI’ve been part of the exit-planning world for over fifteen years.  I keep seeing those who practice exit-planning act like it’s a discrete process that should be done for those who want to leave their business.

I believe that exit planning is just one of the many areas that comprise comprehensive wealth management for owners of private businesses.  Because the overarching activity is wealth management, an exit plan by itself is usually not necessary.

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Topics: wealth management, exit planning, business exit planning, wealth, Exit planning for advisors, Exit planning for advisors, exit readiness


Building A Business To Sell Gives You Options – Exit Planning

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Topics: exit planning, business exit planning, Exit planning for advisors, Exit planning for advisors, exit strategy business plan, exit readiness


Business Exit Planning.....Perma-five and How to Avoid It

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Topics: for business owners, business exit planning, for advisors, Exit planning for advisors, exit readiness, perma-five


Does Language Matter In Creating Enterprise Value?

built to sellIn John Warrillow’s book Built To Sell he suggested that professional service firms change the language they use when they talk about their firms and their clients.

I agree with this idea.  Words do matter.  The way we speak about what we do has real effects on how we think and act.

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Topics: for business owners, enterprise value, business exit planning, exit readiness


5 Reasons You Might Be Burned Out – Unique Ability

unique abilityOften a business owner will walk into our office and tell me that they want to leave their business.  When I ask when, the answer is often “yesterday”.  When I hear this answer I am reasonably sure I’m facing a case of owner burnout.

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Topics: business exit planning, unique ability, Exit planning for advisors, exit readiness


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