284 – Value Building

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Are you making your business valuable and saleable enough? Buyers look into the value of your business before they even consider buying it. And if you want a successful exit from your business, it’s time to put in the work needed to build value. Aim to understand the factors involved in creating a more valuable business that buyers will want to buy. 

In today’s podcast episode, I talk once again with my guest Danielle Putnam. This episode is the second of a three-part series called Exit Strategy vs. Wishful Hoping. Danielle discusses the things buyers look into during the acquisition of your business. She also shares the areas that a business owner should look in to create more business value. She encourages business owners to make constant room for improvements in their business today. 

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What’s Discussed in This Episode:

0:00 Elevation Program
1:09 Episode overview 
4:04 Making your company as valuable as it can be today 
4:47 Monthly recurring revenue 
5:35 Service agreements 
7:07 Profit margin 
8:53 The importance of tracking 
10:05 What buyers look into during acquisition 
12:11 Being honest and realistic about what your profit is 
14:18 Increase the value of your business numerically
17:30 What value building should be like daily
19:01 There is room for improvement 
19:45 Adding value to your existing customers 
22:29 Make a distinction between what’s valuable or not 
23:18 Danielle shares important takeaways

About the Guest:

Danielle Putnam is the president of The New Flat Rate, a company that she and her father founded in 2011. She is also the immediate past President of Women in HVACR, an organisation that encourages more women to enter the trades. 

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