You’ve started and grown your business, despite all the hurdles you had to overcome. It may be difficult to think about a time when you will transition out of that business; however, succession planning should start at least five years before you want to leave your company. If you put off your exit strategy until you’re ready to get out, you may seriously limit your options, including who you can sell to, the value you will receive and how successful the transition is.
Robinhood Markets, Inc. has been in the news recently for a variety of reasons, and on July 28, 2021, the company made headlines again, this time for its initial public offering (IPO). While the IPO itself was noteworthy, what was maybe more attention grabbing was the fact that Robinhood’s registration statement (Form S-1), filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prior to its IPO, included over 75 pages of risks and uncertainties to be considered by investors.
Choosing the right team to advise you can help you continue to grow your business while working towards your personal goals. An experienced exit planning professional can assist you in developing the right plan for your business and creating a balanced lifestyle by integrating your personal and professional goals.
Life can change quickly. If something unexpectedly happens to you, your business could be adversely affected and your day to day operations could come to a complete halt. Business owners must prepare for unexpected events and have a contingency plan for worst-case scenarios.
Several key calculations can help you determine gaps in your business that may prevent you from meeting your goals. Our graphic explains the three most important gaps that exist for most business owners and shares how to calculate these gaps to determine how to best meet your business and personal goals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted, to varying degrees, both the current and future financial performance of almost every company across all industries. As a result, assessing goodwill impairment has become a hot topic, with some companies taking another look at the valuation-related processes surrounding their existing goodwill impairment procedures.
Said simply, the value of any business is the present value of its expected cash flows. In order to convert these estimated cash flows to present value, they must be discounted using a required rate of return. The discount rate used should be commensurate with the risk of achieving these expected cash flows.
As you begin the process of selling your business, it’s important to make sure that you have a grasp on the current market landscape. While conducting general market research is a starting point that allows business owners to get a pulse on the industry, it often leads to misunderstandings and raises more questions, particularly as owners try to get a feel for what similar companies are selling for.
The coronavirus pandemic has altered the business landscape and given business owners a new perspective on the most effective and strategic ways to operate their company. While some businesses have excelled by pivoting and incorporating new technologies, others have experienced extreme disruptions, causing their business to shutter.