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There are some positive signs that the economy is improving and beginning to turn around.  At the same time, however, there are those that believe we are destined to repeat 2008.   This future uncertainty is precisely why a lot of business owners are looking to get out.   If you’ve been thinking of selling your business, here are five reasons to get out now:
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The first benefit of having a professional business valuation is its use in exit or succession planning.

Privately held companies are considered pre-liquid assets because they will eventually be sold or liquidated in s...

The second benefit of having a professional business valuation is its use in wealth management.

The value of a business can represent the largest portion of a business owner’s wealth. According to a publication by ...

The third benefit of having a professional business valuation (i.e. share valuation) is its use in pre-sale planning for business owners.

As previously mentioned, between 60% and 75% of business owners will exit their businesses w...

According to recent studies on the business succession market in Canada, between approximately 30% and 40% of business owners surveyed are expecting to transfer the business internally to other shareholders, management, employees or a family member. [1] 

With many business owners planning to transfer the business internally to the next generation over time, one option is through an estate freeze.

In an estate freeze the business owner’s common shares are exchanged for preferred s...

Many business owners utilize life insurance as an integral part of their exit and contingency planning.  Without life insurance the overall family wealth management plan may be incomplete.

Life insurance is often used for income...

Business owners typically do not require an independent business valuation every year.  Or do they?

In shareholder disputes there is often an immediate need for a business valuation.  However, being proactive and obtaining an an...