As a business owner, if you think that one day you may want to sell your business, one of the things you need to consider is how do you maximize business value so your business will be attractive to a buyer. One may think that maximizing the value of a business sounds like a simple proposition but that is not necessarily true.
According to the Small Business Administration, 90 percent of U.S. businesses are family owned and employ 62 percent of the workforce. In addition, small companies fuel roughly 64 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. Then why do only 30 percent of such companies succeed in the second generation and just 15 percent make it to the third?