Aug 8, 2022
This past year—after over three decades of being a business owner—I finally sold my business. There were a few things that I was fortunately prepared for and I was able to avoid devastating blindspots. Unfortunately, not a lot of business owners plan for their exit and, when they do eventually sell their company, they sell it for well under their expectations. How can you avoid this and ensure that you sell your business to its full value?
In this episode, I discuss the value of exit planning and building your business for the perfect buyer. I outline different business blindspots and how to detect them. I explain why it’s difficult for business owners to detect blind spots and why it can be challenging to let go of a business. I also describe the emotional struggles of selling a company and how I felt after selling mine.
“Preparing today through exit planning—planning the business for transaction—is just good business strategy.” - Justin Goodbread
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If you are looking for a podcast that speaks directly to the challenges and puzzles of running a business, you’ve come to the right place. The Financially Simple podcast was built for you. With over 400 episodes and counting, our host Justin Goodbread covers a broad range of topics, from starting a small business, to prepping it for sale, to growing your personal wealth. Justin’s combination of analytical skills, tough love, and a healthy dose of experience delivers practical ideas that will benefit business builders at every stage of their business journey.
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