Planning for the Future: Your Exit Strategy
Up and Running
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
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
JANUARY 29, 2014
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.
What Investors Are Really Asking When They Ask About Your Exit Strategy
APRIL 20, 2017
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
JULY 23, 2014
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
FEBRUARY 19, 2012
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
SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
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?
OCTOBER 14, 2014
As Google continues phasing out their social network, marketers need an exit plan
Exit Strategies Videos
MAY 18, 2009
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.
Which of These 3 Exit Strategies Is Best for Your Company?
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Which of these three exit strategies is right for you and your company
LearnVest Proves Why IPOs Aren't Your Only Exit Strategy
MARCH 25, 2015
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
JANUARY 30, 2014
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.
Yes, You Need an Exit Strategy
AUGUST 4, 2014
Why you need to determine now when and how you are going to cash in on what you have built
8 Steps to Exit Your Startup With Pride And Profit
Startup Professionals Musings
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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.
How Marketing is Key to Your Exit Strategy
DECEMBER 12, 2013
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
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
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
This Founder Wants to Help You Find the Perfect Exit Strategy
DECEMBER 1, 2014
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
Your Startup Exit Strategy: How Soon Is Too Soon?
JANUARY 30, 2015
Hint: It''s never too soon to think about your startup exit strategy
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?
SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
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
Dying Isn't an Exit Strategy
JANUARY 16, 2015
You can''t take your business into the afterlife, so plan for this phase of your business as you would retirement
What's Your Exit Strategy?
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
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.
3 Signs It’s Time To Quit A Failing Business
JANUARY 8, 2016
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.
333 Million Reasons to Have an Exit Strategy Plan
APRIL 13, 2011
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.,
How To Choose An M&A Advisor When You’re Selling Your ‘Baby’
MARCH 9, 2016
Professionalisms exit strategy Larry Fontillas M&A mergers & acquisitions selling your businessby Larry Fontillas, managing director of the Americas for ansarada.
Begin with the End in Mind: Include Your Business Exit in Your Business Plan
Up and Running
OCTOBER 29, 2015
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.
Exits in Canada: February 2016
MARCH 2, 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.
Closing My Business: How I Knew It Was Time To Move On
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Grow Operations closing a business exit planning exit strategyPassion changes. It’s fleeting. And I’m convinced that if we follow it, we’ll never catch it.
Prepare Your Exit Strategy Now – Just in Case
MARCH 30, 2012
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?
Maximizing The Value Of Your e-Commerce Business
JUNE 7, 2016
by Jock Purtle , owner of M&A Consulting Firm and Digital Exits. Jock Purtle is the owner of M&A Consulting Firm and Digital Exits. Thinking Aloud acquisition exit strategy Jock Purtle M&A mergers & acquisitions selling a business
Your Business Exit: This Strategy Changes Everything
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Entrepreneurs who are savvy about growing their ventures spend a lot of time thinking about growth strategies. The truly wise ones aren’t just thinking about growth – they’re simultaneously strategizing a successful exit.
Know Your Exit Strategy From Day One
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Basil Peters, CEO of Strategic Exits Corp., explains why entrepreneurs should choose between the three main exit strategies early on
Simple Need-To-Know on Exit Strategies
Up and Running
DECEMBER 6, 2010
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 a Small-Business Adviser Can Help You Line Up Your Exit Strategy
JUNE 21, 2016
Do you want a business with staying power and a secure future? A small-business adviser can help you get there
How do you know when to exit your company?
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
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
Why My Exit Strategy Failed
MARCH 5, 2012
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
AUGUST 5, 2015
Right or wrong, you'll know. In your gut
Startup Acquisitions: Exit Strategy
Seed Stage Capital
JULY 28, 2010
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 value your company for sale (Part 1)
A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks
JUNE 20, 2011
Even if you've managed to scrape together ten million dollars of revenue over the pa How-To exit-strategy financeI recently helped a friend broker the sale of his small, bootstrapped company.
Why Your Exit Strategy is Flawed
OCTOBER 8, 2012
You may be planning to sell your business, but your business may not be sellable. These two rules can get you back on track.
Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014
Ask the Angels
MAY 8, 2015
Our members had four very successful exits in 2014, including Bluebeam, App Swing by Swing, Lendamend, and Allylix. Company exit returns were as high as 10X return on initial investment. Pasadena Angels for the 3rd consecutive year invested over $4 million in an array of exciting start-up companies. Pasadena, Calif.
Why we sold our business in 2016. Lessons from a first time entrepreneur.
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
selling a business, exit strategies, advertising