Your Business Your Way by Rick Rickertsen
comprehensive guide to getting top dollar for your life’s
work—and feeling good about it.
Whether you built it from
the ground up or acquired it and then made it your own, your
company is a reflection of your vision, hard work, business savvy,
and resiliency. Now that you’re
thinking of walking away, you’ll need all those qualities
to see you through the deal.
But you’ll also need some frank
advice and real strategy to knowing if you’re doing the
right thing—and to
maximize your profit. Sell Your Business Your Way walks you through
the entire selling process. Rick Rickertsen presents the many
different ways to structure and finance a sale, and gives you
step-by-step guidance to help you:
Decide what your goals are,
and if it’s really time to
Prepare for the sale as far in advance as possible.
Separate business from family, and do what’s best for both.
Assemble a team of advisers.
Determine how much your business is worth.
Approach and attract the right buyers.
Structure and close the deal.
And with Rickertsen’s sage investing and tax tips, you’ll
learn how to make the most of the payoff. There is also crucial
information for family owned businesses, of which only about
one-third will make a successful ownership transition to the
Sell Your Business Your Way features
a treasure trove of sample documents, adaptable forms, and—whether
you plan to hire one consultant or dozens—a resource
listing of hundreds of business brokers, valuation firms, accountants,
investment firms, debt-financing sources, and much more.
your business means navigating new and potentially dangerous
territory. With the right information and resources, the journey
will be not only safe but also exhilarating—and