|It takes guts to start a business. It also takes a strategic mindset to succeed.
Business owners are no strangers to weighing risk and navigating uncertainty, but the current climate has dialed everything up. Many business owners face the uncomfortable position of having to remap carefully thought-out succession plans and exit strategies and to consider selling their business before they’re ready and, possibly, for less than it’s worth.
Transition may be a better option
There are five different ways to sell:
The gradual buy-out program involves finding a manager to take the reins early on. Gradual buy-out is a process that involves:
Preparing for sale – what’s important
Get your house in order – Ensure you have systems and processes in place so the business isn’t reliant on you, but can run as a standalone entity.
Don’t put off your succession plan – even if you are not ready to sell
It’s a good idea to think about this long before you need to sell so that you maximize the value of the business and achieve a better outcome. It’s also worth remembering that retirement doesn’t need to be doing nothing. If your business can run as an asset without your involvement, you don’t have to sell it completely, so not selling down 100% of the business is a viable option.
Talk to us today about your succession plan
If you don’t already have a succession plan in place, we can help so that you have options when you need them.