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

Mike Balstad

Mike 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 recently launched his own business, Harvest Transition Solutions ( and served as a Certified Family Business Specialist with MassMutual Financial Group for many years before that. He has two decades of financial industry experience in roles that have included working with individual and business owner clients toward defining and realizing their long term objectives as well as strategic planning and performance management for a large pension system.

Madison McLaughlin
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