Exit Planning

The 12 Reasons Owner Transitions Are Not Successful (and What to Do About It)

While building your company is certainly of primary importance to any business owner, properly planning for and executing your exit plan is an often overlooked facet of business ownership that leaves many successful owners in the lurch when it’s time to move on. You’ve worked hard to grow revenue, increase brand awareness, and carve your foothold in the marketplace – don’t let these common setbacks prevent you from achieving the same level of success as you transition forward!

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Exit Strategies | Overview of 5 Exit Strategies for Small Business

What exactly IS an exit strategy? Small business owners have their hands full building and maintaining a business, but rarely spend time in advance thinking about how they’ll eventually hand off the company they’ve built. Understanding your options to transition out of the business can help you develop long-term goals and an exit strategy that nets you the largest possible return on your time and financial investment in your business. Check out these five exit strategy types to start thinking ahead!

Read the full article at: www.patriotsoftware.com

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Cashing Out: 3 Tips for Valuing and Preparing Your Business for Sale

Sales Renewal has worked with a number of business owners looking to increase revenue in preparation for a sale and our advice is always the same: make sure to plan well in advance. Some of the most common valuation methods for selling your business, such as discounted cash-flow or a multiple of revenue or EBITDA, depend on a track-record of profitability in order to get the best possible price. Whether you’re looking forward to a relaxing retirement or jumping into the next big idea, don’t let your excitement cause you to leave money on the table. The Sales Renewal Marketing Investment Analysis: Exit Planning Edition will help you determine if your current marketing efforts are likely to meet your Exit Revenue Goal - Sales Renewal Blog

Sales Renewal has worked with a number of business owners looking to increase revenue in preparation for a sale and our advice is always the same: make sure to plan well in advance. Some of the most common valuation methods for selling your business, such as discounted cash-flow or a multiple of revenue or EBITDA, depend on a track-record of profitability in order to get the best possible price. Whether you’re looking forward to a relaxing retirement or jumping into the next big idea, don’t let your excitement cause you to leave money on the table. The Sales Renewal Marketing Investment Analysis: Exit Planning Edition will help you determine if your current marketing efforts are likely to meet your Exit Revenue Goal.

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Miscalculation: The Little Big Horn Of Exit Planning

If you’re like 75% of all business owners, you may have a vague plan to transfer ownership at some point in the future, but feel little urgency to do anything about it now: Business is good, revenue is increasing – what’s the hurry? The author likens this mindset to the false sense of security General Custer felt on that fateful day in 1876! Owners often underestimate what needs to be done in the years leading up to an exit and the author cautions that it’s better to start planning two years too soon, than five minutes too late.

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Best of Growth Spurts – Our Favorite Posts from February

We regularly update our Growth Spurts blog with actionable marketing & technology advice, news and information. These articles are often hand-picked to address issues and projects we’re working on with our clients, but they are relevant to most business owners involved with any aspect of marketing their business. Here are our 5 favorite posts this […]

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Are You on Track to Hit Your Exit Revenue Goal?

How to know if you’re likely to hit your number and learn how Agile, Integrated Marketing can help Most business owners have a sales price in mind when they contemplate selling their business. Because businesses are typically valued at a multiple of revenue (or revenue derivatives such as EBITDA) this sales price is directly dependent […]

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Best of Growth Spurts – Our Favorite Posts from January

We regularly update our Growth Spurts blog with actionable marketing & technology advice, news and information. These articles are often hand-picked to address issues and projects we’re working on with our clients, but they are relevant to most business owners involved with any aspect of marketing their business. Here are our 5 favorite posts this […]

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First Impressions are Critical in the Sale of a Business. What Impression Does Your Website Give?

It’s often been said that perception is reality. This is especially true when you’re selling a business – first impressions really matter. And these days, most impressions of a business start with your website. Sales Renewal’s insight: For business owners contemplating selling their business, one of the many factors that can help them achieve their […]

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Sales Renewal’s Marketing Investment Analysis: Exit Planning Edition Is In Beta

Sales Renewal is beta testing a new tool – the Marketing Investment Analysis: Exit Planning Edition – that business owners who are considering selling their business can use to assess how much to invest in marketing to meet their revenue goals at the time of sale. We’d love feedback on the tool and the resulting […]

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