Planning your Life Beyond Business

Are you Emotionally Prepared to Sell Your Business?

Take these 4 Steps EARLY to Emotionally Prepare Sellers often don’t give much thought to whether they are emotionally ready to sell their businesses. Neglecting to consider the significant life changes that occur can result in depression, anxiety and a general lack of purpose post-sale. Sellers are used to being in the top leadership position in…

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Planned Retirement vs. Burnout: The difference to your finances will be significant

As seen in Dave Driscoll's column in St. Louis Small Business Monthly

If you don’t plan BEFORE you’re ready to retire, you are sacrificing business value By Dave Driscoll In a recent Market Pulse Survey published by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source and the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project found that retirement is the number one reason that sellers put their businesses on the market. That’s not surprising given the “baby…

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Learn from Other Owners’ Examples (Positive & Negative) when Preparing for Business Transition – Example 2

Business Transition Planning ensures Options St. Louis area owners are learning the essential themes of planning and timing…sometimes the hard way. Metro has conversations with those ready to sell, planning to sell, and occasionally with owners who must reach the emotional understanding that their life’s work will not sell for an amount greater than the liquidation…

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Learn from Other Owners’ Examples (Positive & Negative) when Preparing for Business Transition – Example 2

Business Transition Planning ensures Options St. Louis area owners are learning the essential themes of planning and timing…sometimes the hard way. Metro has conversations with those ready to sell, planning to sell, and occasionally with owners who must reach the emotional understanding that their life’s work will not sell for an amount greater than the liquidation…

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Learn From Other Owners When Preparing For Business Transition

Business Transitions are more difficult in owner-dependent businesses St. Louis-area owners are learning the essential themes of planning and timing for business transition – sometimes the hard way. Metro has conversations with those ready to sell and occasionally with owners who must reach the emotional understanding that their life’s work will not sell for an amount…

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Emotions and ego get in your business' way – audio

Your emotional involvement clouds your judgement when it comes to your business …especially in terms of the value of your business. When your ego and identity are too dependent on your role as a business owner, you can miss the big picture. Dave Driscoll explains the emotional aspect of business value in his interview with…

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Why is planning your business transition so difficult? (audio)

Every business owner knows that he or she SHOULD plan the transition of the business. Like it or not, one way or another, every owner will eventually leave their business. Better to be prepared for the transition in advance to make sure it goes as you want, right? So why do most business owners procrastinate so much…

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Six Reasons YOU Need Succession Planning

  Every business owner KNOWS they need to plan for the eventual, inevitable transfer of their business. Every owner is also extremely busy with the day-to-day operations of the company. So to use a well-known phrase, WIIFM? …”what’s in it for me?” as a motivator for action, I offer these six reasons YOU need succession…

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