Some owners make a choice not to sell their companies for very legitimate reasons. Among them are: 1. They still have enough fire in the belly to fuel their investment of time and energy in the business. 2. They are grooming interested family members or employees to one day assume the reins. Some owners, however, have businesses that are prepared… Read More
You’ve built a successful company and now you’re thinking about life after business. By planning ahead, you ensure that the business you’ve worked so hard to build will pass into capable hands and allow you to retire successfully.
Keystone Business Transitions, LLC (KBT) is dedicated to providing business owners with a customized business transition plan and the tools to facilitate a smooth ownership transfer, enabling you to achieve your financial and non-financial goals.
A business’s value is based on an educated estimate of the future cash flows each owner will accrue. The process involves an in-depth financial analysis, as well as an understanding of the Company’s strengths and weaknesses, its industry position, and its outlook. Future cash flows must be transferable and sustainable in order for the business to have value in the marketplace.
Exit Planning is the holistic approach to designing a strategy that ensures you receive maximum value for your life’s work and achieve your non-financial goals. It encompasses setting exit objectives, organizing a team of trusted advisors, and creating a roadmap to accomplish your objectives.
Your trusted advisors – attorney, CPA, financial advisor, and others – have been important to your success, so they should be part of your exit planning team. As we work with you, we’ll collaborate with your trusted advisors to help you achieve a successful exit.
Meet Our Founder and President
Don Feldman is the founder of Keystone Business Transitions, LLC, a Lancaster, PA firm devoted to helping business owners smoothly exit their companies. He has been a CPA for over 25 years and a valuation professional for 20 years. For the last 15 years, Don’s practice has focused on succession and exit planning, including transfers of business interests to family members and key employees, as well as sales to outside buyers. Don has earned the designation Certified Exit Planner™ from the Business Enterprise Institute of Denver, Colorado.
In working with business owners, we find that there is confusion about the meaning of terms which leads to a confusion about how to act. Here is our guide to clarify meaning so as to promote a more thoughtful path of action. Succession Planning Examples What are we to do in the event that our sales manager becomes disabled, or… Read More
Even though I see the numbers often, the findings still surprise me. 72% of small business owners do not have an exit plan and are not taking action to create one. (2016 Securian Financial Group) 54% of small business owners want to exit their business within 10 years. (2016 Securian Financial Group) Since 2013, for the first time and every… Read More