Exit Strategies for CFOs: Best Practices for Selling Your Business

Determine a direction and set a goal for your company’s exit; which empowers you to sell your business at the best price.
Strategy / Growth

CFO Selling Your Business Execsense

Format          45 Minute Lesson
Chapters       7
Skill Level     New to Topic
Audience      CFO
Includes       Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

When it’s time to sell, will you be ready? In this lesson, ExecSense examines what you as CFO need to do right now to ensure that when a buyer appears, you’re prepared to get the best deal possible. Take the 45 minutes to view this webcast to learn how to avoid the five key mistakes business owners and professionals make when negotiating a sale, and why it pays to have an exit strategy prepared well in advance.

This lesson is led by an expert on the topic, Chris Benjamin (CFO – Rogue CFO), and focuses on the specific business characteristics that appeal to particular buyer profiles, and why and how setting goals can ensure you get the best deal possible.

In this 45-minute session, you will learn:

  • A complete overview of the systematic steps for exit planning including how to define your exit, write an exit plan, assemble a M&A team, set goals and more
  • A detailed look at the financial and legal effects of any potential sale and how it could impact your employees, management teams, and shareholders
  • How to appeal to potential buyers and which characteristics will help represent your business as a good investment and which ones will not
  • The most important tips and techniques to help you prepare your executive team members for their new roles in the wake of an ownership transition
  • A list of the common pitfalls to avoid and mistakes CFOs often make when preparing their exit strategies, and how to not leave money on the table
  • Specific case studies of other CFOs and other executives who’ve sold their businesses successfully, and how their experiences can help you make your own company more attractive to potential buyers

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Chris Benjamin
CFO, Rogue CFO
Financial Management

ExecSense_Chris Benjamin

Industry veteran Chris Benjamin has spent the last decade working exclusively with growth stage companies as an outsourced CFO.

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Realizing there was a need for C-level talent in early stage companies who might not necessarily need a full time CFO, Chris left the public company corporate world and began his own entrepreneurial venture focusing on providing the CFO level of service on a part-time basis.

Having worked in multiple industries at different stages, Chris has experience in general accounting, budgeting, forecasting, pricing models, Securities & Exchange Commission filings and facilitating audits. Chris has worked with companies not only all throughout the United States, but worldwide. Having had clients in Costa Rica, Japan, Dubai, India, and Canada.

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