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Question of the Month

Why Will An Acquirer Want Your Business One Day?

The answer from many private company owners is, “I don’t know, that’s up to them”. Our suggestion is that you could greatly build the future value, or worth, of your company by giving this question further thought.

Why? Because having an idea, even a general idea, could help you make more effective and worth creating strategic decisions in the years ahead of an exit.

Ask yourself – Is our future acquirer one that will likely:

  • Place the greatest value on our products/services versus our facilities or infrastructure, so we therefore should focus and prioritize our investments in this area?
  • Be drawn to our product/service fulfillment capacity to help expand their own so therefore our investment focus should be in this area of our business?
  • Want our technology/process expertise primarily and would see high value in our infrastructure or facilities?
  • Want to remove our business as a competitor from the market and our focus therefore should be more on customer market share capture?

There are more possible scenarios, but as you consider this overarching question, it could help you in making key business decisions over the years.  We’d all like to invest equally across all areas of our business but limited capital can inhibit this. Giving this question strategic thought can help you fine tune your strategic plan and help increase the likelihood of experiencing a future euphoric exit event.

Use Greenpoint Testing to Achieve Your Desired Exit Valuation

It only takes 106 questions, scanning 10 essential business functions, to stress test your readiness for a successful exit.

However, these questions require thoughtful commitment to achieve your desired exit valuation.

During this up to hour-long online testing, you'll see questions such as the following.

Sample Question 02

After internalizing each question, select among three answer options – Agree, Unsure and Don’t Agree – choosing the answer which best describes you and your business.

Then, complete the Greenpoint questionnaire to unlock your personalized report, which will reveal any gaps in your planning, pointing to the action steps needed to maximize your desired exit valuation.

Format: Digital

Delivery method: Email

Report included: Your Greenpoint results

Stethoscope Frees You to Work On Your Business, Beyond In It

120 questions, scanning 10 essential business functions, free you to work ON your business, rather than solely IN your business.

With each question requiring thoughtful commitment to identify opportunities to further your success.

During this up to hour-long digital Q&A, you'll see questions such as the following:

Sample Question 02

After internalizing each question, select among three answer options – Agree, Unsure and Don’t Agree – choosing the answer which best describes you and your business.

Complete the Stethoscope questionnaire to unlock your personalized report, which will expose gaps [if any] in your planning, and tips for future growth, resulting in action steps needed to maximize your thinking as a business leader.

Format: Digital

Delivery method: Email

Report included: Your Stethoscope results