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Many owners and advisors talk about the importance of growing business value, and there are nearly unlimited options to help business owners do just that. But wouldn’t you agree that growing business value is pointless if you don’t know how to reduce the threats to that growth? As you prepare for an eventual exit from […]

Business Growth, Exit Planning, Family Business

Minimizing Threats to Business Value

September 24, 2022

In all likelihood, you are absolutely critical to the success of your business. Without you, there is no business. We want to fix that. With a little luck and a lot of hard work, we can help you become an Inconsequential Owner. Having said that, perhaps a bit of explanation is in order. All owners […]

Business Growth, Exit Planning, Family Business

Determining Business Value: The Inconsequential Owner

September 12, 2022

One of the most important elements of a successful business transition is transferable value. No matter what an owner sees for the future of the business, transferable value can be the common denominator that makes all goals more achievable. What is Transferable Value Transferable value, for a closely-held business, is most simply what a business […]

Business Growth, Exit Planning, Family Business

Where Does Transferable Value Comes From

September 2, 2022

When planning for the future, you have a wealth of options related to who should continue to run your family business. Many business owners’ plans fall short because they are unaware of the many options, they have available to them and the pros and cons of each path.  One common exit path is a family […]

Exit Planning, Family Business

Should you leave your business to your Family?

August 22, 2022

Myth: “My CPA will tell me when it is time to start planning for my business transition.” (Replace CPA with “attorney,” “financial planner,” or “insurance professional” and the myth remains intact.) Fact: Your advisors, be they CPA’s, attorneys, Financial or Insurance Professionals, may not initiate planning discussions primarily because you have not told them you […]

Exit Planning, Family Business

Exit Planning Myths

May 10, 2022

Most, if not all, business owners have been approached by at least one of their advisors with the ever-popular question, “What would happen to your business if you died or became disabled?” Few business owners fail to recognize this question for the thinly-veiled pitch to buy insurance that it is. Our goal is not to […]

Business Growth, Exit Planning, Family Business

Continuity of Ownership

May 10, 2022

Success is rarely linear. As a business owner, it’s important to both acknowledge that fact and create plans that can provide short-term results while having long-term impacts. Today, we’ll show you four areas in which strong planning and realistic goals can position you to achieve more success in the coming year. 1. Building strong management […]

Business Goals, Business Growth, Family Business

4 Improvements That Can Position Owners for Greater Success

April 26, 2022

Successful businesses require many types of employees to succeed. But it’s vital to know which employees are key employees, which are important employees, and how to properly motivate the latter group. Today, we’ll share a process to help you motivate important employees who aren’t key employees. Key Employees vs. Important Employees You likely have more […]

Business Growth, Family Business

Managing Important Employees Who Aren’t Key Employees

April 26, 2022

The strongest businesses often have written plans for how to address unexpected events and mitigate risk, known as business continuity instructions. Their owners ask questions like, “What happens if a co-owner or I die?”, “How do we protect key employees from competitors?”, and “How do we address interruptions in our supply chain?” Here are three […]

Business Growth, Exit Planning, Family Business

Business Continuity: Is Your Business Built on Sand or Stone?

April 11, 2022

It’s interesting how many times what I do is confused with a Business Broker. People hear Exit Planner and they assume I help them sell their business. Well, I do and I don’t. In this 4 minute video, I break down exactly what Exit Planning is and why it’s vital to your successful transition out […]

Business Goals, Exit Planning, Family Business

What is Exit Planning

April 4, 2022

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