April 13, 2022

Managing an Effective Business Exit Strategy

Fact: business management and strategy go hand-in-hand in helping you paint your overall financial picture. Being as prepared as you can be is certainly beneficial for business owners of all kinds. But, not to worry!

Here at SevenBridge Financial Group, we bring various business services under one cohesive umbrella. We can help you handle your tax plan or create an advisory council. We can also facilitate growth – all while stopping the spin. 

Continue to read along with this blog as we talk about managing an effective business exit strategy.  

What is a Business Exit Strategy?

First, let’s define ‘business exit strategy’ — according to Investopedia:

“A business exit strategy is an entrepreneur's strategic plan to sell his or her ownership in a company to investors or another company. An exit strategy gives a business owner a way to reduce or liquidate his stake in a business and, if the business is successful, make a substantial profit.”

Why is a having a business exit strategy so crucial?

Simply put: life happens fast. When unexpected events arise, it’s better to have a plan than not. Therefore, having a business exit strategy is crucial because it provides a clear and defined end-goal for your business. 

The Different Types of Business Exit Strategies

Now that we know its definition, let’s talk about different types of business exit strategies. Here are just a few of them:

  • Initial Public Offering (IPO) - this is when a privately-owned company makes its shares to be available for purchase by the public on one of the stock exchanges.
  • Management Buyout (MBO) - in this situation, a company’s management team works to acquire the entirety (or part) of the business. 
  • Liquidation - is the process of ‘closing down’ an insolvent business and distributing assets to all appropriate parties. 
  • Legacy - in the long term, this is when business owners plan to transition their company to members of their family. 
  • Strategic Acquisition - this is what happens when you give up ownership of your business to the purchasing company.

As we mentioned above, these are just some of the different types of business strategies. It is important to be informed about all of these aspects in order to make the best decision for your personal situation.

Choosing the Proper Exit Strategy for You

You might be thinking, “How do I choose the right exit strategy for my business?” 

The overarching answer here is: do your due diligence. 

Making sure you understand the common types of business strategies — coupled with the help of a trusted, experienced financial advisor — is instrumental in your business exit strategy search.

The Importance of Utilizing Trusted Financial Advisors

Finally as you can see, it’s much better to have a trusted guide for your journey than to attempt to ‘go it alone’. Our team of financial advisors here at SevenBridge Financial is always up to the task. 

No matter your situation, we’re here to be your bridge to prepare and plan an effective business exit strategy. 

Our Business Owner Services also include: 

• Coordinating outside advisors to ensure strategy alignment across the board.

• Supplementing & expanding upon the capabilities of your CFO or CPA.

SevenBridge Financial Group: Let us Put Your Money to Work for You!

All of our team members have obtained specialized knowledge as well as a tailored approach to get you to where you need to go. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our services, our process, or how to get started with a project. 

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