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This tech startup raises funding without ever planning to exit (but investors are guaranteed 5X when they exit)

Sharetribe, the Finnish software provider, just launched an unusual equity crowdfunding campaign and smashed their minimum target of €500k within the first 48 hours. Although the firm positions itself for the long haul, “Investors will still get their exit, though: we commit to buying back their shares for a price five times greater than the purchase price.”

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New business models pop up all the time time, then disappear without a wimper. Here’s one that has staying power, EGS thinks. Exits as a tactic? Yep.

Planning for Exit: Making Sure Your Business Is Fit for Sale –

Planning for the future doesn’t come naturally for most, especially when it comes to business. That’s why one Cwmbran accountancy firm is urging business owners to plan as early as possible when it comes to exiting their business.

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It’s like looking in the mirror. EGS does what these accountants preach. We’re ready to get your business fit for sale.

The Owner’s Emotional Journey: Lessons Before, During and After the Sale of a Business

Mature businesswoman by laptop in office

One of the most common regrets we hear from business owners is that they waited too long before planning their exit. Having a well-designed plan helps ensure that an exit is not made on other people’s terms — such as selling to the first suitor who comes in the door.

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Lovely article with good insight into the consequences of not planning an exit strategy. If you see yourself here, contact EGS now to boostrap the correct methodologies.

Exit Strategies – Are They All the Same?

Also called a liquidity event, an exit strategy is an entrepreneur’s strategic plan to sell his or her ownership in a company to investors or another company or otherwise reduce his or her stake in the business. It is also commonly an investor’s way of seeing a return on investment (ROI) in a company.

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This is the second time for this article. Good insight. EGS will help you pick the right door for your specific situation.

Have an Escape Hatch: Exit Strategies for Unwinding Joint Ventures

By some estimates, between 40-70% of all joint ventures ultimately fail. The separate businesses can suffer setbacks, and personal relationships may be damaged if exit strategies and alternatives are not considered and agreed on at the outset. This is a summary of the most frequently used exit alternatives.

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Joint ventures are a special case. Here’s deep insight into the perils and pitfalls when two businesses launch a venture together. EGS is your go-to consultant to get it right.

8 Reasons to Think About Your Business Exit Before You Even Start

Believe it or not, it pays to think about your exit strategy before you start a business, just like buying a house. Is it an investment, do you want to flip it, or do you plan to live there forever? For entrepreneurs seeking investors like me, it’s especially critical, since investors want to see an exit event plan, like going public or acquisition, to get a return and their money out for that investment.

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Here’s a checklist article with a lot to like. Short and very much too the point. No exit strategy? EGS will fix that, fast, starting with a courtesy custom consultation.

Exit Strategies: Plan Early and Often Begin Your Retirement Planning Now

Consider your exit strategy from the very start, before you even open your business, in fact. Having an end in mind (and a timetable) can affect how you structure your business, which can have tremendous tax and inheritance consequences down the road.

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EGS loves to discover articles like this one. Simple and clear advice. Will you discover yourself in these short paragraphs? EGS is ready to bootstrap your plans. A consultation costs nothing.

Exit Strategies: 4 Roads To Letting Go

Do you want to sell 100 percent, take the money and run? Do you want to keep your hand in, help guide the firm during its transition? Do you want to retain an ownership percentage to supplement your retirement fund, make a loan to the buyers to provide an ongoing source of income?

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From the Franchising community comes this quick and easy article on exit possibilities. Although structured for franchisees, the insight is universal. Get customized insight beginning with a courtesy consultation at EGS.

Content Marketing in an Exit Strategy: How to Plan Ahead for a Big Win

Content doesn’t just support the growth of your company. It also prepares your company for a successful exit strategy. Here’s how to use content marketing to set up your brand for a profitable sale.

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Content considerations are always part of an EGS custom strategy for firms with active websites and marketing/sales collateral. Contact us to learn tactics leading to a stellar exit.

Should I Sell my Business? | UBS UK

Driven entrepreneurs think about every aspect of their business except, sometimes, what comes after it. You may sell your business. You may want the business to stay in the family. Or you may want something in between.

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Big league advice from the UK. Solid insight, with a bonus:

These short video case studies may add to your knowledge. EGS can add more, fully customized.