The majority of business owners are planning on the proceeds from the sale of their business to fund their retirement. However, the 2013 State of Owner Readiness Survey revealed that more than 80 percent of business owners have no formal transition plan.
Historically, only 25 percent of businesses up for sale actually sell. Those odds are likely to become worse as millions of baby boomers attempt to sell their businesses over the next decade during the Exit Bubble.
Combine the lack of readiness with the historically low success rates for selling a business and you could be looking at the … Read the rest