Anyone who has ever attempted or succeeded at building a company knows that it takes a special kind of faith and conviction. To go out on your own with no security (and often no clue) is one of the most challenging financial decisions a person can make. Statistically, you are almost certain to fail. Mentally, you are likely to experience a place of doubt you never knew existed. Physically, you are likely to be exhausted for years. But on the other side of that is a reward like no other. Financial freedom, independence, and an increased quality of life are just a few of the many blessings that come with a successful entrepreneurial endeavor. To fully enjoy those rewards as a small to mid-size business owner there is one final step—the exit.
This book was not written as a guide on how to sell your business but as a way for sellers to understand how to plan for a sale, what to expect from the process, how to select and navigate working with an intermediary, and how to reach the highest exit value possible.
Chris serves as Qualifying Broker & President of Springfield Strategies. He is active in all areas of business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate.
Chris has over twenty years of experience in creating and selling businesses, project management, and real estate development. In addition to being a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and Project Management Professional (PMP®), Chris is also a licensed real estate agent in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. His ability to analyze complex business financials and interpret them to potential buyers, as well as organize and construct compelling narratives in confidential information memorandums, is the reason he has a proven record of helping owners achieve the highest value for their exit.
Chris is passionate about helping business owners and works with multiple organizations in the industry to educate sellers and buyers. The core values of his practice are to promote transparency and fairness, and apply the best practices and ethics of commercial real estate brokerage to the lightly regulated industry of Business Sales.
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