Sep 5, 2022
I went through the process of exiting three businesses in the last year. Despite my experience as an entrepreneur and certified exit planning advisor, I found that the process of moving my business from an illiquid to a liquid position was challenging. Truly, there’s no amount of preparation that can prepare you for the emotional rollercoaster you’re going to ride as you exit your business.
What you can prepare for when you exit your business, however, are the blind spots.
In this episode, I explain how to avoid the largest blindspots in exit planning and transitioning your business. I describe the advantages and challenges associated with transitioning a business to employees, family members, or the open market. I also discuss avoiding the familiarity bias and underscore the power of working with a certified exit planning advisor.
“A blindspot is only going to be revealed and repaired for your ultimate sale when you couple yourself up with clear thinking, determination, and a guide who has walked that path.” - 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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