Exit Planning Tools for Business Owners

Exit Planning Books

Your ExitMap LogoYour ExitMap Book Store
The BEST Exit Planning Books for Business Owners

Your Exit Map: Navigating the Boomer Bust
A Guide to Selling Your Business in a Highly Competitive Market

by John F. Dini
Your Exit Map is an illuminating look at America’s most entrepreneurial generation, and the impending Tsunami of business owners exiting their companies. Richly illustrated in full color with charts, graphs and iconic photos of Boomer history, it provides a detailed guide to controlling the process of a successful business transition.
Find the hardcover, paperback and eBook on Amazon.com!

Exit Planning Books 11 Things Cover11 Things
You Absolutely Need to Know About Selling Your Business

by John F. Dini, CExP
11 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Selling Your Business is a practical, plain spoken primer on the process of marketing and selling a “Main Street” business. Owners seeking to transition need guidance before starting the sale process if they want to maximize the financial results. The process can be intimidating and complex. Using a straight forward step-by-step approach, this book provides the blueprint and tools needed to understand what it will take to prepare, market, and sell any business.


Exit Planning Books Definitive Guide CoverEXIT PLANNING:
The Definitive Guide

by John H. Brown
The Definitive Guide lays out the steps you must take to achieve all of your dreams and aspirations as you exit your business. Author John Brown shares the stories, tested process and exit planning roadmap that is the compilation of wisdom from hundreds of exit planning advisors across North America. These advisors create thousands of owner exit plans every year and provide invaluable insight into the exit planning process.


Exit Planning Books Finish Big CoverFINISH BIG:
How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top

by Bo Burlingham
In Finish Big Bo Burlington tackles the common problem of how to exit your company well. Sooner or later, all entrepreneurs leave their businesses and all businesses get sold, given away, or liquidated. Whatever your preferred outcome, you need to start planning for it while you still have time and options. The beautiful part is that if you start early enough, the process will lead you to build a better, stronger, more resilient company, as well as one with a higher market value. Unfortunately, most owners don’t start early enough—and pay a steep price for their procrastination.


Exit Planning Books Built to Sell CoverBUILT TO SELL:
Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

by John Warrillow
Built to Sell focuses on the fact that most business owners started their company because they wanted more freedom—to work on their own schedules, make the kind of money they deserve, and eventually retire on the fruits of their labor. Unfortunately, most owners find that stepping out of the picture is extremely difficult because their business relies too heavily on their personal involvement. Without them, their company —no matter how big or profitable— is essentially worthless.


Exit Planning Books Sell Your Business CoverSELL YOUR BUSINESS FOR AN OUTRAGEOUS PRICE:
An Insider’s Guide to Getting More Than You Ever Thought Possible

by Kevin M. Short
How to Sell Your Business for an Outrageous Price. Too many businesses sell for far less than they should! After pouring time, energy, and money into their company, owners deserve to squeeze every last dollar they can from that hard-earned investment. This is the playbook needed to win big at the closing table. Readers will discover how to: Prepare their companies and themselves for sale – Recognize the best time to go to market – Minimize their risk – Identify, attract, and motivate deep-pocketed buyers – Determine their company’s competitive advantage and leverage it for the best offer – And more.


Exit Planning Books Scaling Up CoverSCALING UP:
How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t

by Verne Harnish
In SCALING UP, Harnish and his team share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. This book is written so everyone — from frontline employees to senior executives — can get aligned in contributing to the growth of a firm. There’s no reason to do it alone, yet many top leaders feel like they are the ones dragging the rest of the organization up the S-curve of growth. The goal of this book is to help you turn what feels like an anchor into wind at your back — creating a company where the team is engaged; the customers are doing your marketing; and everyone is making money.


Exit Planning Books Rocket Fuel CoverROCKET FUEL:
The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More…

by Gino Wickman
In ROCKET FUEL, you’ll discover the vital relationship that will take your company from “What’s next?” to “We have liftoff!” Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald’s. It worked for Ford. It can work for you.


Exit Planning Books Traction CoverTRACTION:
Get a Grip on Your Business

by Gino Wickman
In TRACTION, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses and you can too.


Exit Planning Books Hunting in a Farmers World CoverHUNTING IN A FARMER’S WORLD:
Celebrating the Mind of an Entrepreneur

by John F. Dini
HUNTING IN A FARMER’S WORLD celebrates the differences that drive entrepreneurs. It is filled with the stories of real business owners who overcame real challenges including those that accompany success. You deserve to run a business in a way that makes sense to you. It s time to stop reading management books, and read an ownership book. It s time to be proud that you are Hunting in a Farmer s World.


The ExitMap® Assessment for Business Owners

The First Step to Understanding the Complexities of Preparing a Company for Transition
The ExitMap® Assessment questionnaire consists of 22 questions and produces a high quality 12-page summary report which will be emailed to you. The report ranks the overall preparedness of a company for transition and provides a breakdown of the four major categories of readiness; Finance, Planning, Profit/Revenue and Operations. If you are a business owner just starting to think about exit planning or if you just want to know where you and your company stand, this is your first step.

Your ExitMap Assessment Exit Planning Tools for Business Owners