Every owner exits their business eventually, it is just a matter of when, how and if the exit was successful in meeting their goals.
The systems integration and security dealer industry is full of hard-charging business owners who are creating value for their families, employees and customers every day in the market. While some are multi-generational enterprises, most will be built and eventually sold by the founder or founders. With the baby boomer generation now in their 50s and 60s, it is common to see successful business owners want to cash out on the hard work and sweat equity they have invested in building their business. To maximize value and increase the probability of a successful exit, an integrator should begin planning their exit strategy at least 12 to 18 months in advance of a potential sale of their business. Many critical decisions need to be made before they can enjoy the fruits of their labor.
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