Deal Killers: The I-Do-Everything Seller

Some sellers come down with a dangerous case of “Look how great I am” when they meet potential buyers.  They say things like, “I did this. That was my idea. I’m in charge of that. Or, I’m the one driving growth.”

And if you have a valuable business that’s attracting buyers – you built something great! But…

When it comes time to sell your business, you should be the least important part of the equation. Unless you’re sticking around well after the sale, your knowledge and experience means very little to a buyer. In fact, the less important you are to the future success of your business, the better.

What does matter? The quality of the management team and the employee leaders you leave behind.

For advice on exit planning or selling a business, contact Al Statz, CEO of Exit Strategies Group, Inc., at alstatz@exitstrategiesgroup.comExit Strategies Group is a partner in the Cornerstone International Alliance.