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Be Prepared for What You’re Planning

­When you’re thinking about selling your business, we help you weigh your options effectively. If you determine that selling is a long-term goal, we help you position your business for maximum returns. Wondering about the tax implications of a sale or need to understand how your business impacts your estate? We explore your opportunities and build custom plans to help you reach your goals.

Where to Begin?

Whether you’re wondering where to begin the process of developing a written business transition plan or already have one in place, consider these four questions:

  1. What amount of liquid capital do you need to achieve your personal financial goals?
  2. What’s an estimate of your business’ “range of values”?
  3. How does your mental and financial readiness impact your transition options?
  4. Is the value and transferability of your business negatively impacted because it’s too dependent upon you?

How We Help Our Clients Answer These Questions is through our Business Advisory Services:

Business Optimization

  • Identify untapped potential and enhance value. Align your business and personal affairs with your goals, while developing a long-term business optimization plan to unlock the value in your business you didn’t know you had.
  • Develop an executive growth plan. Create a value system focused on identifying (and mitigating) risks that detract from the value of the business.
  • Complete a corporate finance assessment. Identify strategies that focus on creative funding mechanisms for growth strategies.

Strategic Option Analysis

  • Analyze transition options. Know the pros and cons of each transition channel. Our thorough strategic option analysis can help minimize transition risk, negotiate higher sale prices and make the deal-making process run more smoothly.
  • Gain clarity. We offer apples-to-apples comparison of different business transition options.
  • Receive agnostic advice and counsel. We are not “selling” any particular strategy.

Pre-Transition Initiatives & Advisory Services

  • Confirming/creating a transaction ready business. Assess the business and help the owner prepare a plan to present the business in the best possible light to the market.
  • Deliver transition/transaction advisory services. Serve as the primary driver to design and implement business strategies.
  • Finalize pre-transaction planning. Analyze and contemplate possible personal, business tax and legal strategies prior to sale or business transition.

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