Exit Planning


Four Simple Ways to Increase Your Business Value Four Simple Ways to Increase Your Business Value Four Simple Ways to Increase Your Business Value Four Simple Ways to Increase Your Business Value


Author and speaker of M&A and business finance, Brad Mewes, discusses four simple ways to increase your business value through organic...

Key Concepts for Successful Deals Key Concepts for Successful Deals Key Concepts for Successful Deals Key Concepts for Successful Deals


A high-level view of the buy-side and sell-side processes, and a framework for thinking about and planning each.

If You're Selling Your Company, Don't Get Sandbagged If You're Selling Your Company, Don't Get Sandbagged If You're Selling Your Company, Don't Get Sandbagged If You're Selling Your Company, Don't Get Sandbagged


A seller needs to understand what a sandbag clause is in a purchase and sale agreement, and how to spot specific language to make the...

Master Ten Value Drivers to Sell Your Business at the Highest Price Master Ten Value Drivers to Sell Your Business at the Highest Price Master Ten Value Drivers to Sell Your Business at the Highest Price Master Ten Value Drivers to Sell Your Business at the Highest Price


When it comes time to sell your business, you need to master these 10 value drivers to give yourself the best position possible in today's...

Building Value Is the Win-Win-Win of Exit Planning Building Value Is the Win-Win-Win of Exit Planning Building Value Is the Win-Win-Win of Exit Planning Building Value Is the Win-Win-Win of Exit Planning


The best way to build value for your business sale is to make sure you, the business owner, are not an integral part of the sale....

Prepare Early to Close Faster (and Better!) Prepare Early to Close Faster (and Better!) Prepare Early to Close Faster (and Better!) Prepare Early to Close Faster (and Better!)


While we know the importance of due diligence during a sale, did you know that doing it before you enter the sales process can give you a...

Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company Why Retiring Business Owners Balk at the Idea of Selling Their Company


Every owner has their own retirement process. Some are vying to get out, but many have second thoughts -- are they ready? What comes next?...

What Is My Concrete Business Worth? What Is My Concrete Business Worth? What Is My Concrete Business Worth? What Is My Concrete Business Worth?


What is the best way to evaluate your concrete business' worth in today's market? Explore the information in this article to give yourself...

The Big Risk: Waiting Versus Selling Your Business Now The Big Risk: Waiting Versus Selling Your Business Now The Big Risk: Waiting Versus Selling Your Business Now The Big Risk: Waiting Versus Selling Your Business Now


Brad Mewes is the founder of Supplement!, a strategic, financial and M&A advisory firm specializing in the collision industry. He gives his...

The C-Level Executive's Rising Role in Exit Planning The C-Level Executive's Rising Role in Exit Planning The C-Level Executive's Rising Role in Exit Planning The C-Level Executive's Rising Role in Exit Planning


Today's market requires a flexible management team that can grow your business, no matter what the market throws at them. Here is an...

What Is Your Financial Planning Practice Really Worth? What Is Your Financial Planning Practice Really Worth? What Is Your Financial Planning Practice Really Worth? What Is Your Financial Planning Practice Really Worth?


Valuing a financial planning practice has changed over the years. Understanding proper valuation methods is critical to setting an owner's...

Podcast: Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Podcast: Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Podcast: Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Podcast: Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies


Podcast with John Bly, author of 'Cracking the Code: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Growing Your Business Through Mergers and Acquisitions for...

Podcast: How Much Money Do You Need From an Exit to Be Financially Secure? Podcast: How Much Money Do You Need From an Exit to Be Financially Secure? Podcast: How Much Money Do You Need From an Exit to Be Financially Secure? Podcast: How Much Money Do You Need From an Exit to Be Financially Secure?


Valuation is important when selling a business, but after-tax proceeds are even more critical. Learn about methods to figuring out how much...

Solving Exit Strategy Issues to Maximize Profit Solving Exit Strategy Issues to Maximize Profit Solving Exit Strategy Issues to Maximize Profit Solving Exit Strategy Issues to Maximize Profit


Business owners have many reasons to want to sell their business now. But before making this big decision, be sure it's really what you...

Succession Planning: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Succession Planning: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Succession Planning: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Succession Planning: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Succession of your business ownership is a process rather than a single event. Here are some good and bad (and ugly) ways to prepare for...

Stats Show Entrepreneurs Great at Building Wealth, Awful at Monetization Stats Show Entrepreneurs Great at Building Wealth, Awful at Monetization Stats Show Entrepreneurs Great at Building Wealth, Awful at Monetization Stats Show Entrepreneurs Great at Building Wealth, Awful at Monetization


Private business owners: most of the statistics are not in your favor. Here's how you can break out of this cycle.

5 Types of Business Insurance That Maximize Value 5 Types of Business Insurance That Maximize Value 5 Types of Business Insurance That Maximize Value 5 Types of Business Insurance That Maximize Value


Different types of insurance for small and medium-sized businesses can not only provide you with the support you need in the event an issue...

Both Sides of the Table: The Seller Becomes a Buyer Both Sides of the Table: The Seller Becomes a Buyer Both Sides of the Table: The Seller Becomes a Buyer Both Sides of the Table: The Seller Becomes a Buyer


Learn the perspective of a buyer from an entrepreneur who has experiences both selling and buying businesses.

A Summary of M&A Fees for Sell-Side Transactions A Summary of M&A Fees for Sell-Side Transactions A Summary of M&A Fees for Sell-Side Transactions A Summary of M&A Fees for Sell-Side Transactions


Investment banks offer expertise and know-how that can add significant value to any transaction, but complicated fee structures can be...