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What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?

What Is a Self-Sustaining Business?

I talk about a creating self-sustaining business all the time.  In fact, it’s what we do a DE, Inc.!

Assist small business owners in growing a self-sustaining business.

But, what does a self-sustaining business really look like?  And, how do you know that you’ve created one?…

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What’s Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?

What’s Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?

Is Your Business Ready for You to Leave?

Last week I post a question, “What’s Your Greatest Challenge in Exiting Your Business?”, on LinkedIn.  My intent was to get some feedback before writing the next few weeks’ posts on “exit/succession planning.”

While I got a few interesting comments, which I plan to write on later. …

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1 Simple Question Can Change You Into an Entrepreneur

1 Simple Question Can Change You Into an Entrepreneur

I was at a networking event this morning for business transition planning.  The statistics were shocking as to how few small business owners really think about transition planning, or more traditionally referred to as exit planning.

As the speaker referred to these statistics my recent post Entrepreneurs Build an Asset NOT Just a Job came into clear focus. …

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Entrepreneurs Build an Asset NOT Just a Job

Entrepreneurs Build an Asset NOT Just a Job

I picked the entrepreneur topic because I am up to my neck in interviews this week.  A client finally admitted he didn’t want to do his job any more so we are trying to find his replacement.  An example of how too many small business owners start a business as a job, not for self-sustainability as an ongoing asset!…

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#1 Reason Exit Planning Is So Critical When Starting Your Business

#1 Reason Exit Planning Is So Critical When Starting Your Business

One of the first questions I ask clients when I start working with them is “what is your strategy to exit your business?”  Most of them say “I don’t know” or more frequently “I am just getting started, why would I think about how I will exit my business now?”  A fair question but there is a VERY vital answer to this somewhat puzzling question.…

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