The post I’m featuring below is one that does a really good job of pulling together some market data at a time when it seems so hard to get accurate information.
However you exit, it will take years to plan it well. I used to give seminars all over the country teaching business owners how to value and sell their companies. One of the jokes I was trained by the company to use was to ask the business owners how they planned to leave their businesses, and then add: “Horizontally?”
I explained to her that the difference is not in what you do (great customer service) but how you do it? In other words, how—exactly—do you deliver on that promise? Not what, but how.
Now, just imagine a key influencer, partner, or even current client having this cool box show up on their doorstep, perhaps unexpectedly. This could be the ultimate Trojan horse and would say so much about you and how you do business, and of course would be tied into your new strategy of doing more work remotely.