Category: Shane’s really deep insights

The 2017 Fires Underscore the Need for Exit Planning

The Event The October 2017 Northern California wildfires were the worst in the state’s history. Victims were traumatized by 70 mile-per-hour wind gusts and fire that week. Evacuees grabbed their children and pets with only moments to spare in some cases.  The fires caused 42 deaths, destroyed over 8,000 buildings, and displaced 100,000 people in three counties.… Read more »

Risks to Know Before Selling Your Business

B2B CFO® is at it again Just a quick heads up to let you know that the B2B CFO® Northern California partners will be presenting a free educational seminar sometime in the summer/fall of 2017 called “Risks You Need to Know Before Selling Your Business.”  The series will be based on the 4th edition of our book The Exit Strategy… Read more »

Sonoma County Business Sale Tsunami

In B2B CFO’s The Exit Strategy Handbook, we provide statistics that reflect an upcoming “tsunami” of businesses that will need to transition to new ownership over the next 20 years.  We estimate that 378,000 businesses, on average, will hit the market annually over the next 20 years. Our conclusions are based on census data showing there… Read more »

How to Limit Your Business Valuation in 3 Easy Steps

We at B2B CFO® talk often about how to increase your business valuation.  Maybe it’s time we talk about common ways that small and medium sized business (“SMB”) owners unwittingly sabotage their company’s value. Focus on Tax Avoidance. Sure, we all love to minimize tax.  Some methods are perfectly legitimate and will not affect your… Read more »