Business Exit Preparation

You’ve built a successful business… Now what?

As an owner, you’re ready for almost anything. You’ve had every situation thrown at you and you’ve handled it. But recent data shows that even the most affluent and successful business founders struggle with one common problem:   regret as to how they handled leaving their company. 

This has two major elements:

  • The price they received for their business and the legacy they left; and
  • How prepared they are – personally – for retirement where all the demands and achievements of running a business have disappeared.

Are you personally ready for what should be the happiest day of your life?

Your future vision

Why do you want to exit your business? What do you plan to do after you leave your business?

Structuring flexibility

How much is your business worth to you? What’s your bottom line? Have you considered the practical financial questions surrounding your exit?

Personal detachment

How attached are you personally to your business? Have you built a fulfilling life outside of your company?

Team involvement

Have you considered how your employees will be treated when you exit your company?

Your detailed PREScore Report

As a measure of your Personal Readiness to Exit your business this includes a summary of unseen factors to avoid in moving to exit and avoid post-sale regret.

The Exit Checklist: A five-step personal action plan for a happy – and lucrative – exit from your business.

The Value Builder System provides:
An accurate value of your organization
Spotlights the areas needing improvement and to deliver increased value
Expert advice to assist you through that process with accountability and expertise

These are the 8 Drivers of a business value by The Value Builder System™. When we work together, we look at each of these areas of your business in depth to best increase the value of your company.

Financial Performance

Your history of producing revenue and profit combined with the professionalism of your record-keeping

Recurring Revenue

The proportion and quality of automatic annuity-based revenue that you collect each month.

Growth Potential

Your likelihood to grow your business in the future and at what rate.

Monopoly of Control

How well differentiated your business is from competitors in your industry.

The Switzerland Structure

How dependent your business is on any one employee, customer, or supplier.

Customer Satisfaction

The likelihood your customer will re-purchase and also refer to you.

The Valuation See Saw

The strength of your cash-flow and how it impacts value

Hub and Spoke

How your business would perform if you were unexpectedly unable to work for a period of three months.

Discover your Value Builder score and identify your business’s strengths and weaknesses

Plan the route to sellability

Benchmark your score and then the potential sale price

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

Zig Ziglar

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation.

Peter Drucker

The only way around is through.

Robert Frost

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!

Henry Ford

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rodgers

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

Steve Jobs

There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.

Seth Godin

You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.

Warren Buffett

Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.

Richard Branson

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill