Exit Planning Strategies

BVA embraces two mantras:

Without a plan most businesses do not succeed.

Without an exit strategy many businesses will fail to transition or transact.

Transition or Transaction?

Having made the hard decision to start a business or in some cases to continue a business, many business owners focus on the day-to-day and repeat the cycle for days and years if not decades later without a thought about how will I exit?

The point is very simple for a business owner – Will I be able to live the lifestyle I have become accustomed to over my business life in retirement? Will I be able to realize the value of my business? Will I be able to preserve and protect value until I decide to retire, sell or otherwise transfer my business?

The Transition or Transaction question above merely states the obvious – will a business owner transition the business to either a family member or key person(s) or will it transact to a third party?

The Need for an Exit Plan

About 60 percent of privately owned businesses are owned by baby boomers and just above 800,000 firms have a value between $5 million and $200 million. For most owners, there are only 8 exit options and Exit Planning can begin as soon as today and as far out as 15+ years. No matter what, the time to think about exit planning is now!

What can an Exit Planning and developing an Exit Strategy do for you?

  • Assist in identifying and achieving your business, family and personal goals
  • Assist in understanding how to maximize the value of your business
  • Enhance your retirement and financial security plans
  • Assist in determining how to transfer control and when
  • Provide continued growth and stability for your company
  • Ensure family harmony by communicating the exit planning process
  • Eliminating the risk of losing Key Employees
  • Preserving, protecting and growing the value of your business
  • Minimizing, deferring, or in some cases eliminating capital gains, estate, and income taxes
  • Having options!

Our collaborative approach ensures that you, your family and your advisors are part of the process. Having assisted business owners for over 15 years in the Transition or Transaction process, BVA has the experience to assist you in meeting your goals.

BVA welcomes inquiries about our services. Contact Brentmore Valuation Advisors online, email us at EdP@BrentmoreAdvisors.com, or call 860.519.5648.

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