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Monetizing your Business is a podcast for business owners seeking capital to stay and grow or maximizing value when it’s time to sell and go.
Your host, Walt Lipski shares over 30 years of real life deal experiences and strategies from helping business owners create the liquidity they need for: making an acquisition, taking a large dividend for personal financial diversification, buying out a partner and much more all while keeping majority control of their business or maximizing their proceeds when it’s time to exit.
So, whatever your timing for a transition, you will truly be able to say, “I did it my way.”
We explore minority recapitalizations, sourcing private equity and institutional capital, working with strategic buyers, understanding M&A deal structures and negotiating strategies, and initiatives you can take to maximize the overall value in your business, so when it’s time for a Transition, you can truly say, “I did it my way.”

Monetizing Your Business Walt Lipski

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Monetizing your Business is a podcast for business owners seeking capital to stay and grow or maximizing value when it’s time to sell and go.
Your host, Walt Lipski shares over 30 years of real life deal experiences and strategies from helping business owners create the liquidity they need for: making an acquisition, taking a large dividend for personal financial diversification, buying out a partner and much more all while keeping majority control of their business or maximizing their proceeds when it’s time to exit.
So, whatever your timing for a transition, you will truly be able to say, “I did it my way.”
We explore minority recapitalizations, sourcing private equity and institutional capital, working with strategic buyers, understanding M&A deal structures and negotiating strategies, and initiatives you can take to maximize the overall value in your business, so when it’s time for a Transition, you can truly say, “I did it my way.”

    Why Businesses Don't Sell

    Why Businesses Don't Sell

    Today I want to Discuss the Barriers to Success in Closing a Business Sale Transaction.
    Were you aware the success rate for selling a business is very low? Data from BizBuySell, which has the largest inventory of businesses for sale on its website with 45-50,000 listings at any time, shows that in any given year only 16-18% sell.
    The Exit Planning Institute recently came out with an estimate that 90% of the businesses that will sell in the next 20 years do not have adequate records and are not prepared to go to market.
    The 3 top reasons for this dismal success record are all seller self-induced yet easily fixable, so let’s get started.
    View the slides for this episode here.

    • 24 min
    Hope is NOT an Exit Strategy

    Hope is NOT an Exit Strategy

    Entrepreneurs are generally a positive thinking lot, and as such, often view their business ownership through a lens of “immortality” thinking they will run their business forever.  
    Intellectually, we all know eventually all business owners will face a transition out of their business at some point down the road.  But discussing it today can often be difficult, emotional, uncomfortable and cause negative feelings, so most business owners tend to put it off. 
    Today’s topic is “Hope is not an Exit Strategy”.
    This is about NOT leaving your eventual Transition to Chance.  In today’s episode, you will be introduced to some insights and action steps you can start implementing now, so when the time comes, you will be prepared personally and your business will be prepared financially for a Successful Transaction that will secure your and your family’s financial future.
    View the slides for this episode here.

    • 25 min
    Welcome to Monetizing Your Business with Walt Lipski

    Welcome to Monetizing Your Business with Walt Lipski

    Monetizing your Business is a podcast for business owners seeking capital to stay and grow or maximizing value when it’s time to sell and go.  Your host, Walt Lipski shares over 30 years of real life deal experiences and strategies from helping business owners create the liquidity they need for: making an acquisition, taking a large dividend for personal financial diversification, buying out a partner and much much more all while keeping majority control of their business. 
    We explore minority recapitalizations, sourcing private equity and institutional capital, working with strategic buyers, understanding M&A deal structures and negotiating strategies, and initiatives you can take to maximize the overall value in your business, so when it’s time for a Transition, you can truly say, “I did it my way.”

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