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We help business owners to exit their businesses in the best way possible for them and their families.

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We don’t just sell your business:  Our mission is to help you to achieve the best exit for the situation you are in.

Were you counting on your kids taking over, and they really just don’t want to?  That’s a big pill to swallow.  We were expecting the next generation to take Altman Telephone Services, Inc.  But they didn’t want the 24/7 on call life style.  When we finally accepted that, all we could think was:  What now?!?

Well, we got our business sold, but it was no picnic.  That was in 2007, and there was really noone to help us.  Since then, we have done everything we can to learn how to help other business owners exit in a way that surprises and delights them.  We’ve gotten educated and certified, done countless valuations, helped sons and daughters get positioned for success, cleaned up books, done process flows, created loads of graphs and charts, market the heck out of it… all to make sure that our clients can put their feet up, relax, and say to themselves:  Well done.

Maybe your most important goal is to make sure the business continues successfully.  Maybe you want and/ or need to get the most you can out of the business to fund your retirement.  Perhaps you actually do have a son or daughter, or key employee that wants to take the business on.  We can help make that transition as smooth as possible.  And we have the confidence to say that because we have worked hard to assemble the team of experts who can give you the advice you need, when you need it:  The business broker, the value builder, the wealth manager and CPA.  And let’s not forget the attorneys.  We bring our different points of view together to work in your favor, to help you meet your goals.

But let’s be clear:  You’ll have to do some work too.  If you want a good price, you need to make sure the business is positioned to attract a good buyer.  If you want to be able to sleep at night when it’s all over, you need to cross some t’s and dot some i’s.  Whether you are big or small, selling or raising up a new leader, we can help.  In fact, we would love to.

Our Four Categories of Offerings

Where are you in your entrepreneurial adventure? Whether you are looking to sell your business as is, increase the value and sale price, get a business valuation, or buy a business, your situation is unique. That’s why The Exit Eagle offers 4 different approaches, depending on your needs and your goals.

Sell Your Business "As Is"

When you are ready to sell your business, The Exit Eagle offers 2 unique paths to help you exit profitably. 

Option 1.  Leverage Existing Strengths to capitalize value.  Sit back and relax while we prepare the materials needed to market your business, attract buyers, and prepare due diligence documents to make due diligence painless... almost fun!

Option 2.  Magnetize Buyers by showcasing Future Earning possibilities.  Option 1 going a step further:  Let's highlight the strengths and weaknesses to illustrate strategies for immediate revenue expansion and longer-term opportunities.  We'll research industry trends and standards as a foundation for creating tantalizing opportunities for the buyer to increase revenues immediately, and over the long term.  Nothing is more attractive to a buyer than KNOWING that they are going to get a significant return on their investment!

Check out the 7 Phases to Exit Your Business

Increase the Value and Sale Price before Selling

Build Value to maximize the sale price and attract deep pocket buyers.  Let's go beyond packaging the business to building The Entrepreneur's Dream Acquisition.  We know what buyers are looking for, what they will pay loads for.  Let's take some time to multiply the multiplier that buyers will pay for your business!

  • Value Builder Mini-Mastermind:  This 6-month Value Builder Mini-Mastermind provides the data and coaching that allows you to address the low-hanging value fruit to increase salability of the business.  Perhaps your all-important customer list needs a make-over; your receivables need to be reduced; the appearance of your business needs a facelift.  If you need some extra hands, we can help.  At the end of the day, we want to make sure that your business is one of the 20% of businesses that DO get sold ... for a good price!
  • Value Maximizer Mastermind:  This hands-on Value Maximizer Mastermind focuses on specific components of your business that can be improved to significantly increase attraction of buyers -- and the amount of money they are willing to invest in the even more golden opportunity you build for them in your business.  When you want to get the most you can from your business, this is the route to take.  I'd call it the Road to Paradise, but that might be exaggerating.  Then again, maybe not :-)

Estimate of Value

Thanks to Shark Tank, we all know that we can sell our business.  What we don't know is what the value of our businesses are and how we can make them even more valuable when we present them to potential investors -- buyers -- people who will write the check that pays for our business.

When you are just getting started on the journey, having an Estimate of Value will give you an idea of what your business is worth.  But it's not enough to know just that -- an estimate is a generic calculation of all businesses in your industry that have sold recently, big ones, small ones, good ones, bad ones.  And Certified Business Valuations require time, knowledge and experience that must be paid for.  

Our Estimate of Value gives you the starting point for knowing the value of your business, but it also gives you ways that you can increase that value.  We want you to be able to maximize the salable value of your business; that's why we provide a tool that lays the foundation for doing just so.

Certified Business Valuations

Perhaps you have a buyer and are uncertain about whether their offer is fair or what price you should receive to get the true value of your business.  Or perhaps you are ready to put your business on the open market and want to make sure that you have negotiating leverage for the amount that will be written on the check that pays for your business.

A Certified Business Valuation reflects your unique business, the qualities that make your business valuable, and provides the documentation to support that price.  A solid Certified Business Valuation doesn't give you just a number; it puts you in the driver's seat for negotiating a deal structure that reflects the true value of your business under terms that meet your wants and needs.  The money you invest in knowing and realizing your true value will most likely be returned to you many times over.

Buy a Business

At The Exit Eagle, we have a rigorous process for helping you to identify the weaknesses and strengths fo the business to buy.  Whether this is your first entrepreneurial venture or you are looking for another business to add to your portfolio, we can walk you though the process in a way that brings confidence that the deal is right for you and that the odds of a successful acquisition are high.

Our Four Categories of Offerings

Where are you in your entrepreneurial adventure? Whether you are looking to sell your business as is, increase the value and sale price, get a business valuation, or buy a business, your situation is unique. That’s why The Exit Eagle offers 4 different approaches, depending on your needs and your goals.

ONE

Sell Your Business "As Is

When you are ready to sell your business, The Exit Eagle offers 2 unique paths to help you exit profitably. 

Option 1.  Leverage Existing Strengths to capitalize value.  Sit back and relax while we prepare the materials needed to market your business, attract buyers, and prepare due diligence documents to make due diligence painless... almost fun!

Option 2.  Magnetize Buyers by showcasing Future Earning possibilities.  Option 1 going a step further:  Let's highlight the strengths and weaknesses to illustrate strategies for immediate revenue expansion and longer-term opportunities.  We'll research industry trends and standards as a foundation for creating tantalizing opportunities for the buyer to increase revenues immediately, and over the long term.  Nothing is more attractive to a buyer than KNOWING that they are going to get a significant return on their investment!

Check out the 7 Phases to Exit Your Business

TWO

Increase the Value and Sale Price before Selling

Build Value to maximize the sale price and attract deep pocket buyers.  Let's go beyond packaging the business to building The Entrepreneur's Dream Acquisition.  We know what buyers are looking for, what they will pay loads for.  Let's take some time to multiply the multiplier that buyers will pay for your business!

  • Value Builder Mini-Mastermind:  This 6-month Value Builder Mini-Mastermind provides the data and coaching that allows you to address the low-hanging value fruit to increase salability of the business.  Perhaps your all-important customer list needs a make-over; your receivables need to be reduced; the appearance of your business needs a facelift.  If you need some extra hands, we can help.  At the end of the day, we want to make sure that your business is one of the 20% of businesses that DO get sold ... for a good price!
  • Value Maximizer Mastermind:  This hands-on Value Maximizer Mastermind focuses on specific components of your business that can be improved to significantly increase attraction of buyers -- and the amount of money they are willing to invest in the even more golden opportunity you build for them in your business.  When you want to get the most you can from your business, this is the route to take.  I'd call it the Road to Paradise, but that might be exaggerating.  Then again, maybe not :-)

THREE

Estimate of Value

Thanks to Shark Tank, we all know that we can sell our business.  What we don't know is what the value of our businesses are and how we can make them even more valuable when we present them to potential investors -- buyers -- people who will write the check that pays for our business.

When you are just getting started on the journey, having an Estimate of Value will give you an idea of what your business is worth.  But it's not enough to know just that -- an estimate is a generic calculation of all businesses in your industry that have sold recently, big ones, small ones, good ones, bad ones.  And Certified Business Valuations require time, knowledge and experience that must be paid for.  

Our Estimate of Value gives you the starting point for knowing the value of your business, but it also gives you ways that you can increase that value.  We want you to be able to maximize the salable value of your business; that's why we provide a tool that lays the foundation for doing just so.

 

Certified Business Valuations

Perhaps you have a buyer and are uncertain about whether their offer is fair or what price you should receive to get the true value of your business.  Or perhaps you are ready to put your business on the open market and want to make sure that you have negotiating leverage for the amount that will be written on the check that pays for your business.

A Certified Business Valuation reflects your unique business, the qualities that make your business valuable, and provides the documentation to support that price.  A solid Certified Business Valuation doesn't give you just a number; it puts you in the driver's seat for negotiating a deal structure that reflects the true value of your business under terms that meet your wants and needs.  The money you invest in knowing and realizing your true value will most likely be returned to you many times over.

FOUR

Buy a Business

At The Exit Eagle, we have a rigorous process for helping you to identify the weaknesses and strengths of the business to buy.  Whether this is your first entrepreneurial venture or you are looking for another business to add to your portfolio, we can walk you though the process in a way that brings confidence that the deal is right for you and that the odds of a successful acquisition are high.

  • B2B Business Owner
    Virginia Altman went above and beyond  anything that I could have expected in selling my business and I only wish I had others for her to sell. Because of my experience with her I am definitely a better person.  I would highly recommend her services to anyone in the future. THANK YOU!!!!! 
    B2B Business Owner
  • Robert Bartolacci
    Experience. Good, common business sense. Instinct. Beyond academic training, Virginia has so many valuable attributes and skills. Whether it is the experience of a family business, years of consulting, or just good-old fashioned horse sense, she looks to see the bigger picture of situations. As an example, when discussing a particular business that Virginia was selling, I noted how the offering's cash flow barely supported any purchase price at all, regardless of its market, etc. Virginia, who was brokering the deal at the time, actually sold the business for its asking price by providing a strategic perspective, competitive evaluation, and quasi-tactical plan for the new owners to execute. Her actions were creative, conscientiously and ethically prepared for the buyer, and most importantly effective for the seller. Very impressive.
    Robert Bartolacci
    Executive Vice President/CFO, Modern Transportation Services; Adjunct Asst. Professor of Finance, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Richard
    It is hard to put into words the appreciation that I have for Virginia Altman and the service that she offers.  At the very beginning you were not afraid to tell me the truth about my business and areas that I needed to improve to make it more attractive to potential buyers. I know that you have many other clients however you somehow were always there for me and I truly thought that I was your only client. You did not know anything about my business but before the second meeting you did you homework and got to know it, for that I will always be grateful. Once the business was listed you gave me regular update of interest and constantly reminded me that it is a process and there is a buyer out there and we are ready for anything.  We found a qualified buyer and eventually closed on the business. Virginia Altman went above and beyond anything that I could have expected in selling my business and I only wish I had others for her to sell. Because of my experience with her I am definitely a better person, and ready to take on any endeavor in the future. I would highly recommend her services to anyone in the future.
    Richard
    Business Seller

Maximize Success in Selling Your Business

It’s that simple. It’s what Exit Eagle is here to do. When looking ahead to exiting your business, whether you plan to sell your company, transition ownership to your partners or employees, or work with a family member who is ready to succeed you, we have the experience to help you close a win-win deal.

Call The Exit Eagle at 412-514-1050 or Contact Us today.