A 7-Step Guide

Exit My Business

Exit your business with confidence by using this guide!

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Before Your Exit

Closing your business involves a number of steps including financial ramifications, tax issues and relationships with employees, customers and suppliers.

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Option One

Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Offer public shares allows your company to raise capital from public investors.

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Option Two

Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions

Is combining with or selling your company the best option for your situation?

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Option Three

Management Buyouts (MBO)

Learn the risks and rewards of offering a management buyout and how it can affect your company's value.

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Option Four

Liquidation

If you think you would like to sell your assets and/or securities in order to close your business, we suggest you ask yourself these questions first.

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Option Five

Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

Iowa Employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) are a useful tool that allows departing owners to share the business equity with existing employees.

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Option Six

Inheritance

Considering keeping your business in the family? Learn how to successfully and efficiently make this transition.

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Option Seven

Worker Co-Ops

A transition process where employees become voices in the board room.

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