This is part 2 of Nana’s interview with Tom Gledhill where the two discuss how to make businesses more efficient and effective to prepare them for an exit. Tom has founded, built and sold multiple companies during his career as a business owner. He is a former M&A Advisor and the author of best selling books “The Big Transfer” and “Xitpro System”.
One of the mistakes Tom sees business owners make when exit planning and leaving money on the table is that they’re not familiar with the business buyers and what they’re looking for. The more you understand what they are looking for, then the better you can position yourself to maximize income.
Making your company more effective and efficient is one of the key ways to both show that your business can scale and show value to business buyers. It’s important to do it early but critical to do it before you try to sell.
You need well trained employees who don’t just come to you with problems, but with solutions too.
In order for a company to sell, it has to be transferable and sustainable.
If you’re looking to pass your business along then you need to know the value of your company so they can pay that off to you over time so you can live the retirement you planned for.
Only 1 in 4 businesses that go to market actually sell.
‘You cannot salce a company until you make it effective and efficient’
‘Owners should work on their company more than in their company’
‘The most important part of exit planning is positioning the company to sell’
‘It’s not rocket science, but it takes discipline’
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