Build a Solid Foundation for the New Year

A look back at this year brings to light three significant areas in which – as a result of their participation in the Exit Planning Peer Advisory Board (PAB) – our members saw positive differences in their companies and in their growth as business owners. Consider these elements as you build a solid foundation for …

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Is Value-Based Management a Good Choice for Your Business?

Maximizing the value of your business is the focus of a good exit strategy. It logically follows that a focus on value optimization should be built into your overall business strategy and how you run your business. Leading management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, has developed a model for a comprehensive approach to value-based management (VBM). They assert …

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Exit Planning Peer Advisory Board – Top Three 2022 Takeaways

The Exit Planning Peer Advisory Board (PAB) provides a safe place for business owners to discuss their challenges and offer support and insights to their fellow members, not only as they relate to exit planning but to their businesses today. A look back at the past year brings to light three significant areas in which …

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Value Drivers Are Key to a Successful Exit – Wrapping Up the Top Ten

After completing assessments and documentation, choosing her exit date, and working with me to develop an exit strategy, one of my clients is now in the process of executing that strategy. Her primary focus at this stage is on evaluating and optimizing the performance of the value drivers that impact her business. Enhancing performance in …

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Assessing Value Drivers for a Successful Exit

My recent blog, Prioritizing Value Drivers in Your Exit Strategy, reviewed the general process of developing an exit plan and beginning to execute that strategy. The process involves optimizing your company’s value drivers – business systems that generate either recurring revenue or financial efficiencies from an established, growing customer base and those internally controlled activities, …

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Prioritizing Value Drivers in Your Exit Strategy

One of my clients wants to sell her business and retire in 10 years. She completed our online Owner Planning Checklist which got her thinking about next steps. Since then, she has chosen her exit date, thinks she’d like to sell to an outside, third party, and has documented foundational information about her company and …

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