Growth To Exit Blog

3rd Key Area: What are Buyers Looking for inside Your Company’s Financials

Mar 15, 2021


"Financial planning is like navigation. If you know where you are and where you want to go, navigation isn't such a great problem. It's when you don't know the two points that it's difficult.” ~ Venita VanCaspel

Last time on the Growth To Exit® Blog, we talked about the 2nd Key Area in your business, Human Capital and the importance of Human Resource Management in small...

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Why Agility Matters When Evaluating Acquisitions

Dec 07, 2020


Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent.” ~ Bill Gates

As the owner of a privately-held business, wouldn’t it help to know what PE firms look for in a potential acquisition?

Just like many businesses, Private Equity (PE) firms and their portfolio companies have experienced first-hand the pandemic-fueled...

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Buyers and Sellers are in Competition for the Price of Your Company

Nov 03, 2020


Selling your company is not the same as running it. To sell your business for its actual value, you must understand the mind of the buyer.

A buyer has a checklist that he uses to measure whether your company is a viable investment. The buyer's perspective is objective, data-driven, and analytical.

First-time sellers are vulnerable to being taken advantage of by sophisticated buyers. When...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid in Planning Your Exit Strategy

Nov 02, 2020
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – Benjamin Franklin.

After years of hard work, late nights, and excessive amounts of time, energy, and money, you may be thinking about selling your company. Did you know that the critical window to plan for a transition in ownership is 12 to 18 months before the actual sale?

As a business owner, you know the daily...

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