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Exit Planning Basics Make your company buyer ready

Hi, you can download all of the guides from our series and get the knowledge you need to help take your business to market. Dont forget to sign up to our complimentary executive conference if you want to find out more about how to plan a successful exit strategy.

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Exit Planning Basics: What you need to know before you start

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM

EXIT PLANNING BASICS: WHAT YOU
NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START

  • Why you need to plan your business exit strategy
  • The two critical elements to effectively plan your exit
  • Determining your company’s true value
  • How to decide the optimal time to exit for maximum value
BUILDING & EXITING A “BUYER READY” BUSINESS

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM

BUILDING & EXITING A
“BUYER READY” BUSINESS

  • What makes your business attractive to buyers
  • How to take your business to the next level
  • Uncovering the risks your company is facing
  • Succeeding or failing in the world of change
5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN SELLING YOUR COMPANY

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM

5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN
SELLING YOUR COMPANY

  • Why you need to be planning for your exit from day one
  • How to identify the true value of your business
  • The 3 factors critical to selling a business at the optimal time
  • Why the most logical buyer may not end up being the optimal buyer
THE FIRST STEP IN SELLING A BUSINESS: THE EVALUATION

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM

THE FIRST STEP IN SELLING A
BUSINESS: THE EVALUATION

  • The 16 steps for M&A success
  • Why recasting your financials is so important
  • How to work out the value of your business
  • Identifying intangible assets that will attract buyers
THE SECOND STEP IN SELLING A BUSINESS: HOW TO FIND BUYERS

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM

THE SECOND STEP IN SELLING A
BUSINESS: HOW TO FIND BUYERS

  • How to look at your company through a buyer’s eyes
  • The most effective ways to approach a potential buyer
  • When to trust your instincts and err on the side of caution
  • The importance of confidentiality during the M&A process
FOUR KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL SALE

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM

FOUR KEYS TO A
SUCCESSFUL SALE

  • Why you should create realistic projections
  • The tools you’ll need to identify active buyers
  • How an unachievable base year could be a deal killer
  • The value enhancing strategies that may apply to your business

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We knew it would be a difficult task to have someone really understand our business and our market, prior to researching a possible buyer, so it was imperative that we found someone of your caliber, with definite proven experience in this area.
Rick Nowak, President/CEO, Kurz Electric Solutions, Inc.
Tom Staszak is one of the most professional people I have dealt with in my last forty years of business. You’ve got a great group of people and you have built a truly professional organization.
Michael J Polarek, President, Paragon Packaging
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