I’m Thinking About an Exit Plan, What Should It Include?


Q: I’m thinking about an exit plan, what should it include?

JT says: A basic exit plan should not be complicated. Key answers should include:

  • What is my business worth?
  • When is the best time to sell?
  • Who should help?
  • How will a sale likely be structured?
  • What is my after-tax yield?
  • How do I preserve those funds for my best retirement?

Obviously, there can be dozens more surrounding real estate, key employees, buyer types, confidentiality, finer points surrounding deal structures, the possibility of working after a sale, non-competes, etc.… including asking yourself “What comes next?” Everybody’s need for information is different. Please know answers to the ‘Big 6’ above are readily available, acting as a foundation for every other question that follows.

Get Answers + Get Prepared = Get Retired

Have a question for JT? Don’t worry, all questions will remain anonymous! You can email JT at jt@exitstrategies360.com.

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JT Kraai

As CEO and Founder of Exit Strategies 360, JT takes extreme pride in helping business owners prepare and navigate the business sales process.  As an M&A Advisor, Broker and Consultant for 20+ years, he has structured hundreds of transactions for virtually any scenario, keenly understanding the needs of both buyers and sellers. 

JT indicates, “Most business owners are unaware of their options when it comes to preparing and selling their business.  These options can increase cash and decrease taxes by hundreds of thousands of dollars.  An educated decision is always the best.”

He then adds, “An owner’s weakest link is fear… without knowing how to proceed, they don’t.  We offer the tools, process and roadmap to proceed with confidence.”  

With over 25+ years of entrepreneurial ventures including five start-ups/sales, he has a solid understanding of what it takes to successfully create, expand and maximize business values. JT instinctively has the expertise and capacity to think about critical factors affecting the success of a transaction, providing an extremely valuable perspective and advantage for his clients.  

According to JT, “You’ll probably do this only once in your life… let’s do it right.”

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