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5 Ways to Increase Your Impact to Enterprise Value by Getting Out of the Way

One of the most common ways for a business owner to DE-VALUE their business, is to be its key employee.  Think about that for a moment – as the owner, do you want to be an employee too?  It may seem like a odd question.  After all, you own and work in the business doesn’t that make you an employee? But would your rather own a business that is not dependent on you being there, or is owning your job more appealing?  The reality is that if as the business owner you are not spending your time working on your business, developing your employees, creating better operating and sales systems that function without your direct supervision… you are decreasing the enterprise value of your business. It is de-valued at two levels.  First, if you are...

Where business value and reality meet

Do you know the worth your business?  Is it your guestimate of value or have you had to full valuation done within the past two years?  Do you understand what you will need to get out of the business when you “retire”? Have you identified ways to resolve any potential shortfalls or protect your gains.  You’ve worked successfully over the years to build cash flows, market share, and profit margins. But the reality is often that your drivers of value are not consistent with the way an outside investor would value your business. The fact is that if you do not have a strong and independent management team.  If you do not have effective, adaptable, and documented operating procedures.  If you do not have open and auditable accounting and...

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"This quick, thorough read is designed to help any sized owner or entrepreneur improve their business and its chances for survival in today’s tough economy." – Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande, Dean of George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University"