111) Building And Preserving Business Value

Ken Stiefler appears on The Exit Plan Show with Norman A. Hood, CExP and Host.

Building And Preserving Business Value Building and preserving value is critical to a successful business exit. In this video, Ken Stiefler, CExP, talks about the fastest way to build value. He also explains why it’s important for a business to protect its existing assets, including how to go about protecting a business against its key employees. If […]

108) Business Characteristics That Attract Private Equity

David Kessenich appears on The Exit Plan Show with Norman A. Hood, CExP and Host.

Business Characteristics That Attract Private Equity There are certain business characteristics that attract private equity firms to their acquisition candidates. In this video, David Kessenich, managing member of Excellere Partners, identifies the most important characteristics and how each one is measured. He also explains how business owners who are watching this interview can best position their […]

107) Growth Through Acquisition

Chris Bouck appears on The Exit Plan Show with Norman A. Hood, CExP and Host.

Growth Through Acquisition In this video, Chris Bouck returns to The Exit Plan Show to talk about growth through acquisition strategies. Since this approach is not right for every company, Chris explains when a company should pursue a growth through acquisition strategy, instead of something else… such as introducing new products and services. He also […]

105) The Balance Sheet And The Exit Planning Process

Bob Zarlengo appears on The Exit Plan Show with Norman A. Hood, CExP and Host.

The Balance Sheet And The Exit Planning Process As a CPA and a CExP, Bob Zarlengo has a unique understanding about the balance sheet and the exit planning process. In this video, he explains what role the balance sheet plays. He also tells what he looks for when he reviews assets and liabilities on a business owner’s […]

104) Business Valuation Credentials

Mike Dougan appears on The Exit Plan Show with Norman A. Hood, CExP and Host.

Business Valuation Credentials Mike Dougan specializes in business valuations and has business valuation credentials from various sources. In today’s episode, Mike explains these four business valuation designations, including their similarities and differences. 1) What is the CBA (Certified Business Appraiser designation and how is it achieved? 2) What is the CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst, how is […]

101) Business and Individual Taxation Planning

Tim Scott appears on The Exit Plan Show with Norman A. Hood, CExP and Host.

Business and Individual Taxation Planning Tim Scott appears in this video about business and individual tax planning to talk about the most common short-term (1-3 years) and long-term (3-10 years) tax strategies. He also discusses charitable remainder trusts and how are they used for tax planning. If you’re considering transferring your business to an insider or selling […]

100) Not All Private Equity Firms Are Created Equal

David Kessenich appears on The Exit Plan Show with Norman A. Hood, CExP and Host.

Not All Private Equity Firms Are Created Equal David Kessenich, co-founder and managing partner of Excellere Partners, joins me to help explain why not all private equity firms are created equal. For starters, he explains some of the key differences among private equity firms. He then shares the kinds of things sellers should evaluate when selecting a private […]

97) Increasing Cash Flow To Accelerate An Exit

Bob Zarlengo appears on The Exit Plan Show with Norman A. Hood, CExP and Host.

Increasing Cash Flow To Accelerate An Exit Since cash flow has a major impact on the value of a company, increasing that cash flow is often the fastest way to increase value and accomplish the sale sooner than otherwise. In this video, Bob Zarlengo explains the tools he uses for increasing cash flow to accelerate […]

96) Business Valuations

Mike Dougan appears on The Exit Plan Show with Norman A. Hood, CExP and Host.

Business Valuations Business Valuations, including equipment, is Mike Dougan’s only business and he travels throughout the US to do it. In this video, Mike explains what business valuations are and when they should be used. He also tells what information business owners need to obtain to have a business valuation completed, and how they need to go about […]

92) An Introduction To Private Equity

David Kessenich appears on The Exit Plan Show with Norman A. Hood, CExP and Host.

An Introduction To Private Equity In this interview, David Kessenich, CEO of Excellere Partners, answers the three basic questions business owners often ask about private equity. First, David defines private equity. Second and third, he explains where the capital comes from for private equity transactions and why a business owner might want to consider selling to […]