Investor Connect Podcast

Advantages of a Self-Running Business

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

In preparing to sell your business, make sure you are setting up a business that can run by itself at some level.

Here are some key points to consider:

Make sure the company doesn’t have the founder's name on it.

Build a great team that can carry on without the founder. 

For every function in the business that requires the founder, the price will drop by some amount.

Run the business as a leader that can pass the reigns to someone else.

Setup processes and procedures so the business can continue without you.

Buyers put a price premium on self-running businesses.

Businesses that require hand holding by the founding team are priced lower.

Businesses that require the founding team to run it will require the founders to remain with the business even after the purchase.


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