Why You Might Be the Reason You Cannot Sell Your Business

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Exiting Your Business is Like Running a Train with No Conductor

Exiting Your Business is Like Running a Train with No Conductor Train tracks at sunset

As a business owner, we are the conductor of our small business. The train runs because we tell it what has to happen and when. But, when we want to stop being the conductor, for most small business, this means the train will not run any longer. If we want to get off the train […]

Business Lessons Visiting Dealerships

Business Lessons Visiting Dealerships

A friend recently shared a story of how he and his business partner tried to purchase several cars for their business but no one would service them because they were dressed in t-shirts and jeans. That was “the 90s”. In 2013, I experienced a similar sales problem. I went into several car dealership, wearing a […]

5 Mistakes Even Successful Small Business Owners Have Made

5 Mistakes Even Successful Small Business Owners Have Made 5 mistakes

If you have been in business for a few years, you will have made these mistakes at some point. When we build our business, grow our business, or implement any significant change, we are vulnerable to missing, avoiding, and neglecting steps we should have taken. Here are 5 common mistakes you do not want to […]

The Succession Plan – What’s Involved? (Topic 4 of 4)

The Succession Plan – What’s Involved? (Topic 4 of 4) Puzzle with piece missing

This is the fourth and final topic in this short series covering the problems I see owners have when trying to prepare their business for exit. There are many steps that can be involved in a succession plan and it will vary depending on the business’s needs. Let’s look at 3 areas in detail: Evaluate, […]

Value to the Next Owner (Topic 2 of 4)

Value to the Next Owner (Topic 2 of 4) Having an idea

This is the 2nd topic in this short 4-part series, covering 4 problems I see people have when trying to prepare their business for exit. You want to sell your business. You have years of sweat equity, money, and emotions tied to this amazing entity you have built. Your clients love your services and receive […]

“No One Can Do What I Do.” I Call BS!

“No One Can Do What I Do.” I Call BS! Photo by Carolina Basi via Pexels

I have heard many clients and other business owners complain about their long days, and their inability to grow or let go. Everything relies on them to be at the centre of their business, controlling the start, the implementation, the management, and the delivery of ever aspect of their businesses. Their belief systems are often […]

Your Business Does Not Run Without You (4-Topic Series – Part 1)

Your Business Does Not Run Without You (4-Topic Series – Part 1) Woman busy at desk

This is a short series covering 4 problems that I see people have when trying to prepare their business for exit. I am covering each as a separate topic, so check back for the other blogs as they are posted. Who are You? Let’s look at two scenarios of why your business does not run […]

Why You Might Be the Reason You Cannot Sell Your Business

Why You Might Be the Reason You Cannot Sell Your Business

One of the top reasons a small successful business is not salable may be because of you, the founder. When the operations of your business depends on the owner to do the work, there is really no business to sell; unless you plan on selling yourself with the business? When you started your business, years […]