Business Sale Prep

Innovative Dubuque LLC - Business Sale Prep

The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.”

Sergey Brin

Once a business owner understands their business sale objectives, the next step is to either look to increase the value of their business or prepare it for sale. If the choice is to prepare it for sale the first thing to determine is the preferred timeline in which the sale will happen. Also, know what types of buyers could buy the business and which ones the current owner prefers are an important step.

Our strategy is to utilize session-based planning to help the business owner conduct an analysis of the business to see what elements would make the business hard to sell or decrease the value of the business. Some items that are problematic include items like:

  1. Over dependence of the owner in the business in general and specifically in the sales process
  2. Lack of documented processes which would make it difficult for a new owner to come in and take over
  3. Legacy pricing issues
  4. Financial statement and funding issues
  5. Human resources and other operational issues

Our role is to help the current owner understand the most important impediments to sale and how they decrease the potential value and to create a plan to remedy these issues based on the amount of time they have before they would like to sell.  The more time we have before a sale the more that can be done.  However, even focused effort in a short time span can make a business much more valuable and easier to transfer.  Our sessions can assist you in learning what elements can be changed to increase the likelihood of selling your business and its value upon sale.





*$50 off when purchased at the start
**$100 off when purchased at the start

All business sale prep sessions include:

  • 90 minute meeting or call with executive
  • Up to 30 minutes of communication for meeting logistics
  • Up to 30 minutes of travel total for meeting#
  • Summary write up and next steps document

#For travel outside of Dubuque area other expenses including, lodging, transport, airfare, meals, and other may apply

Other important info:

  • Up to three total participants allowed in each session
  • Minimum of 3 sessions purchased at time to start
  • Any time over amounts above will incur additional charges