The #1 most valuable piece of advice we can give you is…
"Don't exit early!"
If you try to exit too early you will cause yourself 3 types of pain…
You’ll leave a significant amount of money on the table because businesses in just about every sector trade on a multiple of either revenue or profit. And the multiplier itself also increases as the revenue and profit numbers increase. So doubling the size of your business could triple or quadruple your valuation.
You’ll fight an uphill battle in your search for a buyer because most buyers are looking for minimum revenue and / or profit numbers and simply won’t look at a business below their targets. This means the best buyers for your business won’t even engage because the acquisition is just too small for them.
You’ll cause yourself additional stress because experienced buyers look for larger businesses. So you’ll end up working with a first-time buyer who doesn’t know what they’re doing. Every aspect of the deal: diligence, contract negotiations, closing, transition and post-sale support will be more difficult. (And that’s if they actually close, but there’s a strong chance their funding will fall through.)
Scale Before You Exit
Scaling your business today will dramatically increase your valuation tomorrow. And the effect isn’t just multiplied – it’s exponential!
We Can Help!
We’ve built a world-class team of experts in every growth-opportunity area:
SEO, Content & Social Media
PPC, Facebook & YouTube Ads
Marketing & Sales Funnel Creation & Optimization
Lead Generation, Appointment Setting & Deal Closing
PR, Traditional Media & Growth Hacking
In short, we can help you overcome any and all roadblocks to scaling your business. We’ve assembled the best of the best to empower your growth.
Schedule your free consultation below to discuss how we can help you scale your business. We’ll also be able to help you estimate how much you’ll increase the value of your business.
The second most valuable piece of advice we can give you is…
"It's never too early to start planning your exit..."
Even if you’re not thinking of exiting for several years, we can start optimizing your business today for your perfect exit in the future. A few benefits of exit optimization are:
Your business will be easier to sell because we’ll optimize for an exit. In addition to optimizing your marketing, sales, operation and financials, we’ve identified 10 exit factors that increase the sellability of your business. We’ll help you optimize it all.
Your business will be easier to run because everything that makes it more sellable also makes it better for you. The hidden benefits of optimizing for your exit are: streamlined operations, reduced management overhead & costs, increased revenue & profit, improved team satisfaction and protection from competition.
You’ll get a higher valuation because buyers will find it more attractive. The work we’ll do together to optimize for an exit adds value and attracts more buyers, thus creating more competition and driving the price even higher.
We can help you optimize all aspects of your business to increase your valuation and make your business more sellable.
We’ve evaluated over 1000 businesses and talked to 100’s and 100’s of buyers. We know exactly what buyers are looking for, what makes a business more sellable and what increases your valuation. Schedule your free consultation today.
You're guaranteed to come away from the call with:
Clarity about your business
Knowledge of the landscape
A high-level exit plan
A rough valuation
Specific next steps
What our clients say
I worked with Dustin [from Hello Exit] for the sale of a business and everything went smoothly. He was very hands-on and provided a lot of guidance throughout every part of the process. He took the time to get to know my business well and was able to communicate our operation effectively to potential buyers. The sale was a success and I couldn’t have done it without him.
Dustin [from Hello Exit] was great working with me to help sell my software company. He made everything clear, was patient, never over pressured me, but kept a strong sense of urgency. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their business and plan on working with him again in any capacity that I can.
What can I say other than Dustin [from Hello Exit] delivered on everything he promised… and then some. At first, I didn’t believe him when he said he would sell my agency in a few months. But he was so passionate about working together, a part of me believed he would deliver. And he did. We had 3 offers in 30 days and went under contract with the highest offer. In 3 months later we closed on the sale at the price he evaluated us on. During the entire process, his knowledge and experience helped immensely. Any time there was confusion or a hurdle that myself or the buyer had, Dustin and his team stepped in and smoothed every over. Selling a business is one of the most invigorating yet stressful experience I’ve ever went through and I’m so grateful that I picked the right broker to help me through it. I’d use him again in a heartbeat.