March 14, 2019

Is it Time to Sell? Overview of Personal & Business Readiness

Selling a business is a major step many business owners take when they are ready to retire. Yet the question, “Are you ready to sell your business?” can send business owners into panic mode. Truthfully, you may never be emotionally ready to sell your business. After all, you’ve poured your life and soul into your business. However, you can make personal and business preparations now that will have you ready to sell your business in the future.
October 3, 2018
Exit Planning Institute's Leader of the Year

Justin Goodbread Named Exit Planning Institute’s Leader of the Year for 2018

For the last six years, the Exit Planning Institute has honored advisors working to make a lasting impact in the area of exit planning. For his contributions toward advancement in the exit planning arena, Goodbread was one of nine CEPAs nominated for the EPI’s 2018 Excellence in Plannings awards.
May 10, 2018
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What Exit Planning is NOT?

One of the topics I constantly discuss with Financially Simple visitors and clients, especially the ones who own businesses, is exit planning. To explain the concept to people, I find that it’s sometimes easier to tell them what Exit Planning is NOT. 
May 3, 2018
Ways a Purchase Agreement Protects Both Seller and Buyer

The Many MANY Ways a Purchase Agreement Protects Both Seller & Buyer – Post #31

In our Building a Sellable Business series, you’re finally ready to sell! Negotiations between your team and the buyer’s team are all wrapping up. However, the last step, the closing of your business sale, hinges upon acceptance of a purchase agreement by both buying and selling agents, and many sellers gloss over the details within it to get to the closing table as quickly as possible. But now is not the time to become lax. This article is designed to give you some of the many things to look out for as you review the hundreds of pages of legal “mumbo-jumbo.” After all, the wording in the purchase agreement protects you from legal or financial risk after the sale of the business.
March 28, 2018
Should my investment strategies change nearing retirement

Should My Investment Strategies Change if I’m Selling My Business Soon?

I hear from clients every day, and many of them ask me, “Hey, Justin. Should my investment strategies change if…..” And the “if” at the end of their question could be “if I’m retiring soon.” It may be “if I’m spending a fortune on my kids’ college education.” Or more importantly in my line of business, I hear, “if I’m selling my business soon.” Well, that all depends on you, friend. It all depends…
March 7, 2018
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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Researching How to Sell Your Business

With the volatility in today’s small-business marketplace, you may be looking at how to sell your business. You hope the transition is a smooth and profitable process. Under an ideal circumstance, selling a business is not an easy task. Lack of sale preparation, deficient or misaligned expectations can and often do conflict with market realities. No matter the industry and sector, the key to achieving your desired outcome is an efficient pre-sale planning. The most successful sellers are extremely careful. They ensure they get the pre-sale preparation right. Here are the common mistakes and how you can avoid them.