Planning for the Future: Your Exit Strategy

Up and Running

Even if an island in the Maldives isn’t in the cards, if you’re seeking outside investment, an exit strategy is essential. What is an exit strategy? See Also What Startups Need to Know About Exit Strategies. Who needs an exit strategy?

Exit Strategy Is An Oxymoron


In early meetings, if a VC ever asks you what your exit strategy is, you should run, not walk to your nearest…um…exit. You want your investors to be more curious about how you''re going to enter a market than how they''re going to exit their investment.

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What Investors Are Really Asking When They Ask About Your Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

In order to have liquidity, there needs to be an exit. Exit StrategiesInvestors put money into risky startups to drive a superior return versus other investments.

What Startups Need to Know About Exit Strategies

Up and Running

The exit strategy isn’t about you, it’s about your investors. Startups looking for angel investors or venture capital (VC) absolutely need an exit strategy because investors require it. The exit is what gives them a return. The traditional exit strategy.

Here is Why You Need a Good Startup Exit Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

If you startup is your dream, why would you want to think about an exit? There are two very real and practical reasons why you need to plan an exit: Outside investors want to collect their return. To some, an exit strategy sounds negative.

An IPO Exit Strategy Puts the Entrepreneur at Risk

Startup Professionals Musings

I recently reviewed a good summary of the advantages and disadvantages of an IPO exit strategy for startups in a widely-used textbook “ Entrepreneurship ,” by Robert Hisrich, Michael Peters, and Dean Shepherd.

Google+ Is Dying - What’s Your Exit Strategy?

Inc Startups

As Google continues phasing out their social network, marketers need an exit plan

Exit Strategies Videos

Angel Blog

My latest post is a video of a talk I gave on Exit Strategies for Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs at the Angel Capital Association Annual Summit in Atlanta. Topics include: The Current Environment for Exits. The Fact that Most Exits are Under $20 million.

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LearnVest Proves Why IPOs Aren't Your Only Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

Online financial planning service company LearnVest sells itself to Northwestern Mutual, confirming that IPOs are not the only successful exits

Startup Exit Strategy Planning: 10 Surprises Buyers Don’t Like to See

Early Growth Financial Services

In planning your startup exit strategy, keep in mind these things that no acquiring company wants to see during an exit: 1. Obviously this documentation is useful not only in the case of an exit, but in other situations too, such as when you are fundraising or trying to go public. During an acquisition, potential buyers don’t want to discover anything new that wasn’t previously disclosed, anything that raises any questions, anything at all unexpected.

What Happens After You Sell Your Company? What These Founders Say May Surprise You

Inc Startups

Acquisition is a promising exit strategy, but it's not seamless--financially or emotionally. Exit StrategiesTake this advice from founders who have done it.

Yes, You Need an Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

Why you need to determine now when and how you are going to cash in on what you have built

How Marketing is Key to Your Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

When it comes time to sell your company, marketing will play a bigger role than you might suspect. Here''s how to prepare. Marketing is not commonly considered part of the mergers and acquisitions process.

5 Critical Factors That Affect Business Exit Strategy Timelines

Inc Startups

A finely honed business plan should include a detailed exit strategy. This, often overlooked element clearly outlines the owner''s plan to get paid for their sweat equity at a designated point in time

Which of These 3 Exit Strategies Is Best for Your Company?

Inc Startups

Which of these three exit strategies is right for you and your company

8 Steps to Exit Your Startup With Pride And Profit

Startup Professionals Musings

Although many won’t admit it, true entrepreneurs can’t wait to exit their current startup, and build a new and better one with their next great idea. For these reasons, I always look for an overt exit strategy in every startup I might consider for an angel investment.

This Founder Wants to Help You Find the Perfect Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

Thousands of owners sell their businesses every year, without knowing if the price or timing is right. Basil Peters is on a mission to teach you how to find the best buyer--and get out happy

Why Leaving the Company I Founded Was the Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

Inc Startups

The entrepreneur's "big exit" dream is nothing like the start up myths suggest. Exit Strategies

This Chicago Duo Sold Their Protein Bar Company for $600 Million. 6 Lessons You Can Take From Them

Inc Startups

Peter Rahal bootstrapped a protein bar company to a $600M exit in 4 years. Exit StrategiesHere is how he did it.

Your Startup Exit Strategy: How Soon Is Too Soon?

Inc Startups

Hint: It''s never too soon to think about your startup exit strategy

Dying Isn't an Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

You can''t take your business into the afterlife, so plan for this phase of your business as you would retirement

There seems to be a lack of long-term investment in startups. Why is the 3-5 year exit strategy more desirable than a 10-20+ year timeframe?


Because that 200% is an annualized return, that means if the investor is going to hold for four years before an exit (taking the midpoint between your 3-5), the company needs to be able to generate 2x2x2x2 at exit, or a 16x return. If, on the other hand, the money must patiently wait for its payoff for fifteen years (taking the midpoint between your 10-20), the math goes: 2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2 x2x2 at exit, or 32,768x. Locate the nearest exit

What's Your Exit Strategy?

Inc Startups

Four-time entrepreneur Joe Apprendi talks about exiting three companies and how his latest--Collective, a New York online advertising firm--could be his home run, an IPO.


Dan Faggella: How To Take Yourself Out Of Your Business And Then Sell It For A Million Dollars by Yaro Starak

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5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Job

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesWhat do you do when the perfect job stops being so perfect? Ask yourself these 5 questions to help figure it out.

Begin with the End in Mind: Include Your Business Exit in Your Business Plan

Up and Running

In many ways, general business planning is one of the best precursors to business exit planning. Staying current and keeping fresh are all part of the “soft” metrics of planning for the exit, but are still important when it comes to not leaving money on the table.

Prepare Your Exit Strategy Now – Just in Case

Inc Startups

We get so consumed in the day-to-day management of the business that it’s easy to overlook a key part of the strategic planning process: an exit strategy. Are you considering an exit or preparing for one down the road?

Exits in Canada: February 2016


As we get busier and busier with exit work at SurePath , I thought I’d share some of the data that we track. February was another month filled with mainly modest software exits in Canada. Median time to exit: 4.5 Shortest time to exit: 1 year.

Know Your Exit Strategy From Day One

Inc Startups

Basil Peters, CEO of Strategic Exits Corp., explains why entrepreneurs should choose between the three main exit strategies early on

How a Small-Business Adviser Can Help You Line Up Your Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

Do you want a business with staying power and a secure future? A small-business adviser can help you get there

Here's the Real Reason Why Small Business Owners Aren't Saving for Retirement

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesRetirement savings is clearly a must, so why don't small business owners feel that way?

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Sell Your Business

Inc Startups

Exit StrategiesDon't finalize the deal until you think about what you have accomplished and what the future holds.

333 Million Reasons to Have an Exit Strategy Plan

Growthink Blog

The process of preparing your company for sale is called "exit strategy planning." We recently formalized our exit strategy planning consulting service. Shutterfly Inc. NASDAQ:SFLY) recently agreed to pay $333 million in cash and stock to acquire Tiny Prints Inc.,

Simple Need-To-Know on Exit Strategies

Up and Running

What’s an exit strategy? And I once heard one person object to exit strategy as a company moving away from its original location to some other. It was in my mind over the weekend after some smart people objected to exit strategies in plans for investors.

How do you know when to exit your company?


If so, here are the times when I think it makes sense to take the exit: Lack of Direction. Both of these exits represented a massive premium for where the company was at when they were sold. The post How do you know when to exit your company? Exiting exit strategy M & A

3 Signs It’s Time To Quit A Failing Business

YFS Magazine

Finance Grow business failure exit planning exit strategy failure startup failureOnce you understand when it's time to pivot or close your doors entirely you can take those lessons and move forward to new ideas, with better prospects and experience under your belt.

Why My Exit Strategy Failed

Inc Startups

Exiting the company you founded is a natural part of entrepreneurship, and it can provide great financial rewards. But the exit also has consequences for you. Today, four years after selling, I have learned that the riches of a successful exit can’t replace the rewards of leadership. In a business sense, I did everything right when I sold my company. But I forgot to ask myself one essential question. In 2007, I had a great chance to sell my business, and I did.

A Founder Demystifies The Art Of The Exit Strategy

Inc Startups

Right or wrong, you'll know. In your gut

Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 28 July 2010 Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy We recently put together our "thought piece" on the dynamic world of startup M&A. Startup Exit Strategy Thought Piece V7.6

How To Choose An M&A Advisor When You’re Selling Your ‘Baby’


Professionalisms exit strategy Larry Fontillas M&A mergers & acquisitions selling your businessby Larry Fontillas, managing director of the Americas for ansarada.