Exceptional CEOs: Stakeholder Connection Mindset
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Exceptional CEOs: Stakeholder Connection Mindset

Every CEO or business owner has a big dream for their business and wants to make it happen. But how does a CEO sell/exit their business and ride off into the sunset with a sum of money that achieves financial freedom and a sense of contentment? A failure to plan leads to leaving money on…

Exceptional CEOs: Board Engagement Mindset
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Exceptional CEOs: Board Engagement Mindset

CEOs are often bombarded with little voices in their ear asking, “Am I reaching the best markets?”, “Is my management team capable of taking us to the next level?”, “What about my business model?”, “What changes do I need to make?”, and finally, “Do I have enough money?”. There are only so many hours in…

Exceptional CEOs: Mobilizing Your Leaders
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Exceptional CEOs: Mobilizing Your Leaders

What makes an excellent CEO? It’s a question that’s often asked, but seldom answered. As with anything, it starts with mindset first, then skill set. We’ve talked recently about the importance of CEOs having a direction-setting mindset and being bold, and an organizational mindset where they create strong culture and stable, but agile companies.  Once…

Exceptional CEOs: Getting Your Organization Aligned for Growth 
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Exceptional CEOs: Getting Your Organization Aligned for Growth 

As a CEO, it can be lonely at the top and they often struggle to know whether their actions and decisions are helping their company or hurting it. How do they achieve excellence? What separates great CEOs from the good ones? These questions often leave new CEOs overwhelmed and frustrated. Every CEO deserves to have…

Exceptional CEOs: Direction-Setting Mindset
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Exceptional CEOs: Direction-Setting Mindset

Every CEO strives to be a strong leader and push their company forward, but when it comes to determining what the mindsets and characteristics of a successful CEO are, opinions vary. It’s hard to be all things all the time and many CEOs struggle to know where to spend their time, how to allocate resources,…

How to Transform From Employee to Owner
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How to Transform From Employee to Owner

Every business owner dreams one day of successfully selling their business and riding off in to the sunset with a professional life well-lived and money in the bank. That will be one of my clients in the next few weeks. Two partners started a business 30 years ago and are about to close on the…

3 Key Points to Structuring a Deal
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3 Key Points to Structuring a Deal

Every business owner has a big dream for their company and wants to make it happen. The problem is many deals can fall apart over terms, leaving both parties confused and frustrated. There are many pieces to consider when structuring a deal. How much? What price? Cash vs. stock? Lump sum or payments over time?…

Selling Your Business? Here are 4 Steps to Create a Roadmap to Success.
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Selling Your Business? Here are 4 Steps to Create a Roadmap to Success.

Every business owner has a big dream for their company and wants to make it happen. But, when it comes to retiring one day and driving off into the sunset, most business owners don’t know where to start or what to do. They’ve been so busy working in the business, they haven’t stopped to take…

Are Your Business Financials In Order for Exit?
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Are Your Business Financials In Order for Exit?

Every business owner dreams of selling their business one day for a lot of money then retiring with a home on the beach or traveling the world. However, when it comes to actually selling the business, many business owners don’t follow a unified strategy, leaving them confused and frustrated because they realize running a business…

Building Transferrable Value
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Building Transferrable Value

Every business owner dreams of a big pay day when they sell their business and go off on around the world trip. However, many owners don’t follow a unified strategy of how to go about selling their business, leaving them confused and frustrated because they don’t know where to start.  The top 2 characteristics of a quality…

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