When is it time to move on?

Nina KaufmanArticles, ExitLeave a Comment

I just got off the phone with a client who wants to close his landscaping business. Brian is successful and talented. And relatively young (late 30s). But it was just too much darn work, and Brian was growing to hate it. He had tried shifting his model from taking new projects to focus only on … Read More

The black hole of most strategic plans

Nina KaufmanArticles, Exit, See DifferentlyLeave a Comment

As Seen In … My client, Mike, is a busy entrepreneur. Whirling around like a Tasmanian devil traveling to client sites. Putting out fires. Encouraging employees. There’s barely enough time to handle strategic planning, much less the kind of “what if” planning should his airplane crash. Or car veer off the road on the way to … Read More

Who takes over from you?

Nina KaufmanArticles, Delegate, ExitLeave a Comment

As Seen In … Like Erma Bombeck famously said about housework, Succession planning expands to fill the time available. It can take years. Except … when it can’t. Let me share with you stories of three business owners who had to create contingency plans in a hurry: For lifestyle reasons, Kimberly Martinez had already chosen … Read More

Building wealth

Nina KaufmanArticles, ExitLeave a Comment

As Seen In … Have you built a job, or built a business? If you have passion for starting and growing, that’s great. Don’t care about selling your company? Here’s an invitation: When you have a sense of the “end game,” you make business easier for yourself in the long run. Most businesses close because … Read More

What to Include on Your Business Dashboard

Nina KaufmanDelegate, Exit, PodcastsLeave a Comment

Listen to the Episode Below:  Marketing may have the sex appeal, but finance is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to growing your business. The hard numbers can tell where you’re succeeding, where you could put in a little more work, and where you’re hemorrhaging and should let go of what’s not … Read More

How to Get Your Business Out of Your Head

Nina KaufmanExit, PodcastsLeave a Comment

Listen to the Episode Below: Your business process is no good to anyone if you keep it all in your head. Documenting how your business works and runs is vital to growing and scaling your business successfully, especially in the service business industry. But let’s not mince words–the process can be painful. So how can you undertake … Read More

What Makes Your Business Sellable?

Nina KaufmanExit, PodcastsLeave a Comment

Listen to the Episode Below: When it comes to selling our business, we sometimes over-estimate what we’re actually worth. This can be extremely risky. Selling your business when you’re not financially ready can break your bank and your profit margin. So how do you know when you’re ready to sell?  J.C. Maldonado is my guest … Read More

Do Your Clients Ring the Register?

Nina KaufmanExit, Podcasts, SystemsLeave a Comment

Listen to the Episode Below: As entrepreneurs, we often only want to talk about our top line. Your big money is the sexiest part of running your own business, but how can you guarantee bragging rights (and scale) if you don’t understand where the money is coming from? Having a financial brain on the team … Read More