Apr 18, 2022
I’ve been in the business game for over 30 years, and in that time, I’ve helped many business owners sell or buy businesses (I also wrote The Ultimate Sale and Your Baby’s Ugly to tell the tale). However, it’s one thing to write about an event and another to go through it yourself; so, when I sold my companies, I was reminded of the key principles all business owners need to consider when preparing for great business change—whether they’re about to launch a new product or sell a company.
In today’s episode, I share the key lessons I’ve learned from selling my businesses. I explain why preparing your team is vital when selling your business. I discuss why your customers are your most essential source of lessons when undergoing any kind of organizational transition. I also highlight the role of attitude in a successful business sale and underscore the importance of strategic planning in a business owner’s career.
“As you go through transitions and major events, your customers will be your greatest source of learning.” - 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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