You may have heard the saying ” you should be plan for your exit when you are starting the business.” Where that is very wise, it is very hard to think about the end when you are dealing with the nuances of the beginning. Developing culture, recruiting, supply chain, delivery of service and – oh ya- generating revenue and profit. At the very minimum, business owners should at least start 3-5 years out. More time means more options and a greater likelihood you will be able to achieve your personal and business vision.

Champ Rawls a Partner of The Rawls Group and Gina Miller who is a Partner with Bennett Thrasher in their Dispute, Valuation and Forensics department discuss VALUE.

As you listen to this episode you will walk away with key take a-ways and will realize you will want more. Click to visit the “Business Value: How to Determine and Grow Value topic page to easily access the additional episodes in the series.

Other topics discussed in the series:

  • 1. How do you define value?
  • 2. How do you increase business value?
  • 3. How do you determine business value?
  • 4. Do business owners understand their retirement needs?
  • 5. Do you think business owners generally know the value of their business?
  • 7. What are the first steps to begin to transition the business?
  • 8. What cash flow considerations should business owners evaluate when deciding sell vs. grow?

The Succession Planning Matrix

Many people put off succession planning because they think it means retirement, exit, and the end. However; succession planning is just the beginning. It gives the owner options in terms of what “their next” looks like, whether that be growth, philanthropy, or a new business venture. Our process focuses are addressing 10 key areas of what we call the Succession

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We can help you with insights, other resources, and see if it makes sense to work together. At the very least, in 30 minutes, you may get some ideas you can apply to your business right away.