As an entrepreneur, exiting your ownership position is inevitable. Taking the proper steps to prepare your company for this is essential to its value and to a successful exit. By focusing on three key areas, you can enhance the value of your business, feel assured that you are more prepared should your exit timing be unexpected — as in the case of an unsolicited acquisition offer — and increase the likelihood of a smooth exit. While running your business, pay special attention to the following three areas:
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The words and actions of Christina Rimkus Denning have a lasting effect. She gives her legal expertise to those who are in need and also volunteers her time to help those who need a role model.
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San Diego attorney Sophie Akins practices what she preaches.
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Sean Puckett came into banking by accident — but it’s no accident that he’s stayed for more than 12 years.
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The Daily Transcript appreciates the time and effort put forth by the following people to select this year's Young Influentials.
Whenever FITzee President Michelle Weinstein gets an idea, she jots it down on a notebook.