I consume a lot of business books and can usually tell an academic from
an entrepreneur in just a couple of pages — even without knowing the
bio. This week I came across Built to Sell,
which I can strongly recommend as an accurate and realistic guide from
a successful entrepreneur who has "been there, done that."
The book is worth the read. If you own a business and want to successfully sell your company one day, realize that exit planning is a multi-year, financially rewarding process. If you're not a book reader, the cliff notes are contained in this article and you can keep current with John's blog.
Have you considered selling your company? Have you done any exit planning?