Exit Strategy

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Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

Every business owner WILL exit their business at some point in time. A well-thought-out business strategy includes planning with the end-in-mind; that is, an exit strategy. Your overall strategic plan encompasses setting long term goals and maximizing value so you can reap the benefits of your success. It’s about knowing your exit options and having control over HOW you exit and maximizing the value realized WHEN you exit. And it’s not just business – it’s personal. Planning for “life after exit” is equally important – from retirement income needs to hobbies and travel plans to wills and estate planning.


The Small Business Development Center at UNF has developed the knowledge and resources to assist small business owners in creating and implementing exit strategies through:

  • One-on-one consulting with expertise in strategic planning
  • Development and execution of succession plan
  • Preparation and assessment of preliminary business valuation
  • Network of trusted advisors

How Do I Get Started?

  1. If you are a new business, visit the Start a Business section of our website. If you are an existing business, visit the Grow a Business.  You must complete the prerequisites prior to receiving individual consulting assistance.
  2. Please complete the online Request for Consulting application found on our website.
  3. Within three business days you will be contacted by the Florida SBDC at UNF to get started on your path to success.


Visit Our Youtube page to watch Exit Strategy Webinars, including: (LINK to: Exit Stage Left – YouTube)

  • Exit Strategy – Maximizing Value
  • Ownership Transfer vs. Operational Transfer
  • Mechanics of Selling a Business
  • Financial Preparations to Exit Stage Left
  • Overview of Valuation Approaches
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