Helping Business Owners Chart Their Exit Strategy
Exit Signs provides a practical set of maps unique to the tsunami wave of business owners who will be looking to sell their companies in the next five to ten years. Using the metaphor of a road trip — of maps, GPS, directions, and hazard warning signs — it helps you navigate the course of leaving with pride, a profit and a legacy. Exit Signs conveys the lessons of my journey — of leading and owning a business and in working with owners and leaders. It conveys the importance of leading in ways that let you leave a sustainable business profitably and with a legacy of which you are proud. Learn more about the book.
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I’m speaking soon to a group of business advisors about helping their clients gain a sense of urgency about exit planning, since only about 15 percent of business owners have a written plan. I was asked to be sure to think about the role of insurance. Insurance!? I...read more
Last week I sold my favorite car. It was a 1998 Audi A4 Quattro with only 110,000 miles on it. It lived for 10 years in Boulder, and then 10 years tucked in a rust-safe garage at our beach house in San Diego. It was pearl white with creamy leather seats and barely a...read more
Getting Older, Letting Go, Moving Forward When I was selling my company, I was frequently asked, “What’s next?” or “What are your goals now?” I was only 55; surely I had big plans. When I was writing Exit Signs, I heard a constant question from Boomer owners young and...read more