North Coast SBDCEureka and Crescent City California

Business Exit Strategies - Owner Readiness (Thriving Together)

Business Exit Strategies - Owner Readiness (Thriving Together)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:30pm to 2:30pm

In the Thriving Together series we explore how your business can thrive despite the constantly changing conditions caused by the pandemic.


Has the current climate left you thinking about how you'll transition from your business? Join us as we cover a checklist that will tell you how ready you really are and how to prepare to tackle the most common issues that owners face when they sell their businesses.

You'll come away with:

  • Better understanding of the factors that make you more or less ready to sell
  • Owner Preparation Checklist
  • A map of the business data that you'll want to pull together to assess your readiness to sell

Michael Balstad

Michael Balstad  specializes in coaching owners to value their business correctly and plan a sound exit that protects both family and business financial interests. He delivers our "Buying a Business" and "Selling a Business" workshops and is a popular consultant for North Coast clients who want help with succession and exit planning. 

He is the founder of Harvest Transition Solutions™ (, a company focused on educating and equipping business owners with  knowledge, strategy, and technology to maximize and protect the value of their businesses, reclaim balance in their lives, and ensure that the eventual exit from their business occurs in the time, on the terms, and to whom they choose.

Michael earned his CEPA designation from the Exit Planning Institute®, is a MAUS Certified Adivisor, and is an active member of EPI and other organizations serving the Business Advisory and Exit Planning communities.  He provides related advisory and curriculum/content development services to SBDC Northern California and other technical assistance organizations, delivers workshops and curriculum to varied audiences, and works collaboratively with his own small and lower-middle market business owner clients and their advisors toward outcomes designed to meet their unique financial, spiritual, and legacy-focused objectives.

Madison McLaughlin
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