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Master Your Exit Plan

Chris Vanderzyden

Master Your Exit Plan by Chris Vanderzyden


Cover Designer: Mark Gerber

Publisher: Emerald Lake Books

Publication Date: April 19, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-945847-55-4

Book Description:

Only 20 percent of businesses brought to market actually sell.

And 75 percent of business owners regret selling their business.

Selling your business is a complex transaction filled with potential pitfalls. You need a comprehensive exit strategy that will protect your wealth, family and legacy.

How can you successfully navigate this process?

Written in layman’s terms and applicable across industries, Chris clearly walks you through this traditionally difficult process. She shows you how to sell your business, avoiding costly mistakes, so you can preserve your legacy and enter your next chapter with no regrets.

Master Your Exit Plan guides you from confusion to clarity.

Master Your Exit Plan

What Others Are Saying

Creating a thriving business is a dream for entrepreneurs. Yet growing a business is all-consuming. While a lucrative exit is often back-of-mind, it is rarely planned or thoughtfully aligned with personal, financial or post-sale goals. In Master Your Exit Plan, Chris Vanderzyden provides a roadmap with easily understood steps and illustrative cases. This book is valuable to all business owners. As an entrepreneur myself, I wish I had these insights three businesses ago. This book is a must-read, whether you are a seasoned owner looking to sell a business or an entrepreneur just getting started.

— James C. Fitchett, Harvard University faculty

Entrepreneurship is the pillar that supports our communities. And every owner will inevitably exit their business. Master Your Exit Plan is a great educational tool that provides business owners with the necessary guidance to ensure a successful transition so their businesses and our communities will continue to thrive.

— Steve Mariotti, Founder, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

The second best way to “Master Your Exit Plan” is to have one! The best way is to have a master advisor to aid you in navigating the process. Chris Vanderzyden shows you how to navigate the obstacles and come out on top with any merger or acquisition!

— Jeffrey W. Hayzlett, Chairman and Founder, C-Suite Network

Master Your Exit Plan

Readers’ Favorite, 5-Star Review

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You’ve worked hard to build your business and now you feel that it is time to sell your business at a price that you rightfully deserve. If you do not have an exit plan, Chris Vanderzyden provides you with much-needed assistance in Master Your Exit Plan: Sell Your Business, Preserve Your Legacy. Here, she will give you the important know-how on exiting your business as well as who can help you navigate the process. Using a Master Exit Plan consisting of six parts, this book will give you a position of control and clarity to have a successful sale and satisfying post-ownership life. It has a holistic approach that gives you a clear blueprint of the critical financial planning that goes into selling your business.

Time your exit—this is the golden rule that you will learn from reading and studying Master Your Exit Plan. As an entrepreneur who has launched, grown, and sold multiple businesses, Chris Vanderzyden has genuine empathy for your concerns. This is reflected in how she delivers her Master Exit Plan in crisp layman’s terms. There is no unnecessary jargon that will confuse you—only clear information that you need to maximize the quality of your business selling experience. Preparation is key when timing your exit, and this book provides you with information to make sure that you are selling your business when things are good. Vanderzyden wants you to send a message to your potential buyers that they are going to acquire a growing and profitable business. Buy this book, read it, and learn from it because the worst mistake you can make is not having an effective exit strategy.

Reviewed by Vincent Dublado