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SERVICES THAT ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Business owners are the experts in their fields, waking up every day to fight and succeed in an ever-changing market.
Let us be your exit expert.

You’ve spent years, if not decades, building your business. Despite all the hurdles you faced growing it to this point, navigating a transition will be one of the most difficult yet.

The trouble is few owners understand how complex it really is to leave their business.  Many think their exit will be simple and, therefore, they don’t need help.  We often hear: “I can do it – I built it, I know it best, I can finish it”. The truth is the attitude essential for entrepreneurial success is exactly what stands in the way when it comes time to leave.

This is where we come in.

When you get into the weeds like we do, owners have multiple options to exit. Whether it be passing on the business to a family member, selling to a key employee, creating an ESOP or finding an external buyer, each owner needs to pursue the path that makes the most sense for them. We utilize an entire toolbox to find the best option for you. Regardless of which type of transition, we walk beside you all the way to ensure you have the confidence and expertise to achieve the best outcome.

Our team specializes in transitions.

Assessment

Knowledge and trust are key elements to moving forward with confidence.  Our Assessment results in a comprehensive report of findings, viable options and recommended steps.  We offer bold and critical insight to help you sift through information and make well-reasoned decisions that set the course for your exit.

Consulting

Successful exits don’t happen by accident. The more complex the transition, the more time you will need to prepare. We help you and the business prepare for that moment so you can be confident in your decisions and achieve positive outcomes.

Brokering

Successful transactions require special relationships, skilled negotiations and creative sale structures to maximize after-tax profits. We understand the nuance required to close a deal and work side by side with you to showcase the unique strengths of your business.

WHAT SETS US APART

ECG offers a unique approach to business exits. We focus on success however the owner defines it: retirement, new venture, succession to family, etc. We work directly with owners, build in their personal goals, design the best plan for them, then work with them to put the plan in place. No matter what exit you have planned, we can walk with you every step of the way and ensure that you can transition with confidence. We walk with you every step of the way.

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Meet the owners where they are and help them define their goals.
Educate owners about the exit process and help them understand their options.
Focus on the owner's goals to drive the process.
Complete in-depth business evaluation to identify strengths and weaknesses.
Create value-driving opportunities. Identify systems to automate the business and reduce risk, making it more marketable.
Design exit strategies that align what’s best for the business with the owner’s goals.
Remain with the owner to implement the exit strategy.
Build a marketing package that outlines the business value proposition to prospective buyers.
Take the business to market, find external buyers and negotiate terms.
Complete the Transaction.
Complete all types of transitions, including family sales, ESOPs, internal sales, external sales, and liquidation.
Coordinate and quarterback the service providers.
Assist with the transition after the sale.

Complete in-depth business evaluation to identify strengths and weaknesses.

Create value-driving opportunities. Identify systems to automate the business and reduce risk, making it more marketable.

Design exit strategies that align what’s best for the business with the owner’s goals.

Build a marketing package that outlines the business value proposition to prospective buyers.

Take the business to market, find external buyers and negotiate terms.

Complete the Transaction.

Meet the owners where they are and help them define their goals.

Educate owners about the exit process and help them understand their options.

Focus on the owner's goals to drive the process.

Complete in-depth business evaluation to identify strengths and weaknesses.

Create value-driving opportunities. Identify systems to automate the business and reduce risk, making it more marketable.

Design exit strategies that align what’s best for the business with the owner’s goals.

Remain with the owner to implement the exit strategy.

Build a marketing package that outlines the business value proposition to prospective buyers.

Take the business to market, find external buyers and negotiate terms.

Complete the Transaction.

Complete all types of transitions, including family sales, ESOPs, internal sales, external sales, and liquidation.

Coordinate and quarterback the service providers.

Assist with the transition after the sale.

Case Studies

Small business owners are the experts in their fields, waking up every day to fight and succeed in an ever-changing market.