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Business Exit Planning & Strategies
Exit Planning & Succession Planning = Increase In Business Value
Why be concerned about business exit planning? All businesses change hands at one point or another. So it’s prudent that the owner takes control of the business exit planning. The business exit will occur either as a planned or unexpected event. A well-developed Exit Planning and Succession Planning will prepare your business for the planned or unplanned exit from your business. Proper Planning will also raise the value of your business, make the sale of your business more marketable as well as prepare the business for unforeseen or catastrophic events.
American Fortune’s Business Exit & Succession Planning will create solid exit strategies and succession planning. We strive to earn your trust so that you will utilize our firm’s services when you decide to sell your business in the future. We hold ourselves accountable for real results and the successful implementation of Exit Strategy & Succession Planning by tracking the preparedness of your business for the market as well as an increase of the value of your business.
We are so confident that you will be pleased with our Exit Strategies & Succession Planning so that when the time comes to sell your business we will credit 30% of the Exit Strategy & Succession Planning fees towards the success fees.
Exit & Succession Planning Can Raise Business Value Up To 50%
For Every Dollar Spent On Exit Planning & Succession Planning, The Payback Can Be A Multiple Of 2.5 Times
Exit Planning & Succession Planning can provide an immediate increase in business value. In addition, our Exit Strategy & Succession Planning Services will preserve the value of the business and provides protection for the business, the owner and their family. Well-developed Strategy & Planning allows a business owner to retain control of their company regardless of what the future may bring.
We also explore business exit strategies and create tactics to achieve business owners exit goals. We set goals and groom a business for transfer (sale). We explore the effect of income, capital gains, estate, and gift taxes, as well as addressing the particular complexities of a transfer (sale) to third parties, family members or key employees.
Our Strategy & Planning services are designed to address a variety of business needs including growth planning, value maximization, preparation for business sale or merger and partner buyouts. Proper planning can also serve as a general business audit and review. This plan also prepares the business and the owner for unforeseen and catastrophic events such as illness, disability, death or divorce.
What Does The Plan Include?
- Increasing/maximizing growth and profitability of a business.
- Recommendations to preserve and, most importantly, increase a business’s market value prior to the sale of a business.
- Strategic exit or succession planning for ownership transfer to family members, employees or third parties.
- Contingency exit and succession plans to address unforeseen, catastrophic events.
- Review of tax implications upon ownership exit.
- Positioning and marketing plans for the future exit from the business.
- The Strategic and Comprehensive Exit & Succession plans also include industry and competitive analysis. The Comprehensive plan includes plan implementation assistance.
Without a formal Exit Strategy & Succession Planning, a business owner risks working a lifetime only to have that business dissolve with little to no financial benefit to enjoy. In contrast, following a strategic plan allows an owner to have an orderly exit, under the best possible conditions, and at the highest price while minimizing tax consequences. This Planning should be treated with the same manner of importance as estate planning and the creation of a will.
The purpose of Exit Planning & Succession Planning is to address unforeseen and catastrophic events, identify value drivers, protect, preserve and grow the value and marketability of the business.
American Fortune Offers Two Programs:
Essential Exit Strategy & Succession Plan
The Essential Exit Strategy & Succession Planning is a basic plan designed for business owners wishing to prepare their business for unforeseen and catastrophic situations such as illness, disability, death, or divorce. The report will address any fundamental operational and structural business issues with recommendations on how to resolve these issues to preserve and increase the company’s market value. This Exit & Succession Plan, provides a thorough review of the business is and the report includes both short term and long term recommendations for increasing the value of the business. The report will address tax considerations, operations planning, organization structure, supplier relationships, industry, and competitive analysis, income statement adjustments, customer concentration and other items that may impact the market value of the business.
Comprehensive Exit Strategy & Succession Plan
The Comprehensive Exit Strategy & Succession Planning is inclusive of advisory services and plan implementation assistance, is designed for larger or more complex businesses. A thorough review of the business is conducted and the report includes both short term and long term recommendations for increasing the value of the business. In addition, a strategic plan will be developed for transferring business ownership to family members, employees or a third party. The plan will include also prepare the business for unforeseen and catastrophic situations such as illness, disability, death, or divorce. The report will address tax considerations, operations planning, organization structure, supplier relationships, industry, and competitive analysis, income statement adjustments, customer concentration and other items that may impact the market value of the business.
Our Business Plans are very comprehensive inclusive of financial data, swot analysis, forecasting, marketing review, and other strategic business reviews. The plans are specifically designed for use with existing businesses and suited best for purposes of growth planning, obtaining of loans, raising private capital, bidding on business with new or existing customers, business exit strategies planning and mergers & acquisitions.
1. The Price for a Comprehensive Business Plan is only $3,000.
For more information on Exit Planning Strategies and Business Plans, please contact us via email here or phone at 800-248-0615
Characteristics of a Good Plan
1. Exit Strategies & Succession Plans to Maintain Business Viability
The viability and continuity of the business are most important. The business provides salaries and wages and eventual liquidity for the owner. A business plan is often the critical planning tool taking precedence over the exit planning and the estate planning.
2. Exit Strategies & Succession Planning to Address a Retiring Owner’s Needs
The planning should take into account the needs of the retiring owner. The owner should be prepared psychologically as well as financially for the exit. Therefore, to ease the owner’s concerns, it should be demonstrated that there will be sufficient income to fund retirement and that upon an exit the owner will be able to enjoy their life after exiting the business. This might even include seeing that the owner has something to “retire to” such as a hobby, part-time business or charitable work.
3. Exit Strategies & Succession Planning For Other Stakeholders
Exit planning and succession planning needs to also address the needs and fears of partners, employees, creditors, customers, and vendors. Employees and customers can become especially vulnerable when the business leader exits the business or the business is sold.
If family succession is planned, there must be a way to satisfy the heirs of the owner who do not receive part of the business. That is, they may need to share in some other asset.
4. Exit Strategies & Succession Planning For Choosing a Successor
Find a way to place control of the business in the hands of a person or persons who have the inclination and ability to successfully operate it.
The business exit plan and succession should prescribe criteria for entrance into the business. For example, a prospective manager could be required to have a certain level of education or business experience, along with requisite financial resources to purchase the business.
5. Exit Strategies & Succession Planning to a Third Party
If the decision is made to sell to a third party, consideration should be given to (a) preparing the business for sale, (b) timing of the sale, (c) identifying the best buyers, (d) controlling financial risks and, (e) selecting capable business advisers.
6. Exit Strategies & Succession Planning to Minimize Taxes
The exit plan should keep estate and income taxes to a minimum.
American Fortune has performed planning in all areas of the USA