What Should I Be Thinking About While Planning My Exit?

Q: All I’m hearing lately is M&A activity and multiples.  What else should I be thinking about while planning my exit? 

JT says: A few key questions will offer some insight.  First, do you want to sell and retire completely, or sell and then work a few more years for the buyer?  Fundamentally different answers, but central to your planning.  Second, are you feeling burned out, or actually ready to sell?  Some restoration owners call wanting to sell, but learn they’re simply tired.  We then refer support to create a sustainable work/life balance.  Third, a surprisingly simple yet complex question, do you know who you are without your business?  Answering is a struggle for some.  Ultimately, there’s a personal transition alongside the business transaction.  Awareness of both is valuable for your best outcome.

Get Answers + Get Prepared = Get Retired

Have a question for JT? Don’t worry, all questions will remain anonymous! You can email JT at jt@exitstrategies360.com.

JT Kraai

As CEO and Founder of Exit Strategies 360, JT takes extreme pride in helping business owners prepare and navigate the business sales process.  As an M&A Advisor, Broker and Consultant for 20+ years, he has structured hundreds of transactions for virtually any scenario, keenly understanding the needs of both buyers and sellers. 

JT indicates, “Most business owners are unaware of their options when it comes to preparing and selling their business.  These options can increase cash and decrease taxes by hundreds of thousands of dollars.  An educated decision is always the best.”

He then adds, “An owner’s weakest link is fear… without knowing how to proceed, they don’t.  We offer the tools, process and roadmap to proceed with confidence.”  

With over 25+ years of entrepreneurial ventures including five start-ups/sales, he has a solid understanding of what it takes to successfully create, expand and maximize business values. JT instinctively has the expertise and capacity to think about critical factors affecting the success of a transaction, providing an extremely valuable perspective and advantage for his clients.  

According to JT, “You’ll probably do this only once in your life… let’s do it right.”

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