Exit Planning Options

Why Bother Doing It The Hard Way?  

As a business owner you're hard wired to grow your business, but WHY are you growing?

What is your ultimate end-game?

Without getting clear on this you may be working harder, but not smarter, because you have no real plan for the value you are creating in your business.

Is your visions to sell the company by a certain age so you can retire and spend more time with family?

Do you have a specific value that you want o build your business to?  Perhaps this will fun your retirement or your next venture.

Do you wan to build a business that will continue to generate income, without you at the helm, so you can focus on lifestyle goals?

Are you creating a legacy for your family and future generations, wanting to ensure your business continues to support them?


An Exit Plan is like a compass navigating your decisions

An Exit Plan is like a compass navigating your decisions

It keeps you focused on the right drivers of growth an provides a clear vision when times get confusing

With every decision you make, you can ask yourself

"Does this get me closer to my desired end-game?

Research conducted by the Value Builder System® on over 50,000 businesses has shown that there are 8 Core Drivers that increase the value of a business.  As a Certified Value Builder, we will work with you to identify the key drivers to implement in your business .  The success of this platform is that it is measurable and statistically proven. Companies with a score of 80+ have been getting valuations 71% higher than average scoring businesses in comparable industries.

We take our clients through a systematic process so they can understand their options and develop a clear road map for their exit. 

Her are some of the areas we cover:

1. GOALS

1. GOALS

Exiting means different things to different people.  Knowing what's important to you, what you want from your business, and understanding your personal and lifestyle goals are crucial for success.  Once these are established we can prioritize things from a financial and non-financial standpoint.

2. FINANCIALS

2. FINANCIALS

Getting your house in order from a financial perspective is key to exit planning, We help our clients to build a Financial Scorecard.  It will factor in your timing for exit, personal and lifestyle goals and your goals for company value building.

3. BENCHMARKING

3. BENCHMARKING

We benchmark your business using an evaluation tool that rates your company against 32 different value drivers.  This gives us a snapshot of where your business is now and what factors may be silently dragging down the value of your company.

4. EXIT OPTIONS

4. EXIT OPTIONS

When considering an exit strategy, most business owners tend to think they have 2 options:

  • The sale of their business, with the help of a business broker, to a 3rd party  buyer.
  • Transition of their business to an employee or family member over a period of time.

There are, in fact, many different options to consider.  We'll introduce you to a range of other scenarios to consider taking account a variety of internal and external stakeholders and transition options.

Our aim is to find you the right exit options that matches your business, financial and personal goals.

  • Discover OPTIONS you may never have know about to preserve and create more wealth
  • Understand what will MAXIMIZE financial YIELD
  • Find out what will MINIMIZE financial RISK
  • Learn how to create VALUE and unlock WEALTH in your business
5. GAP ANALYSIS

5. GAP ANALYSIS

When we overlay the data from the benchmarking activity with your business, financial and personal goals for your exit, we can assess the "gap". This tells us where you are today and where you want to be.

6. VALUE BUILDING 

6. VALUE BUILDING 

There is a difference between running a business well and maximizing the value of a business for exit.

Building value is crucial, no matter what your exit goals.  When you have built value in your business, you can transfer it with little risk to a buyer or internal stakeholder.

Less risk means a buyer will place higher value on your business because they can step in and continue to run it successfully or scale it to the next level.


7. REACHING THE FINISH LINE

7. REACHING THE FINISH LINE

We work with you from beginning to end to ensure you get the right outcome.  If your preferred option is to sell the business, we can take you to market and finalize the sale.  However, selling in only on way of may different exit options.  Whatever your chosen end-game, we will be with you every step of the way!

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