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The Value Builder System
The Value Builder System™ is a statistically proven methodology designed to improve the value of a privately held business. At the core of the system is The Value Builder Score™, an evaluation system driven by an algorithm that evaluates a business on the eight core value drivers acquirers take into consideration when buying companies. The Value Builder Score™ gives a comprehensive assessment of the "Sellability" of your business, whether you want to sell next year or just to know that you're building a valuable asset for the future.
Exit Your Business
For a successful exit, you need to be able to say a hearty “Yes!” to two important questions:
1. Is your business ready for you to exit?
2. Are you ready to exit?
It’s an easy question to ask, but it can be difficult to answer. This is why we’ve created a five-step action plan to ensure you have a happy, lucrative exit from your business.
The Value Builder System™ is an online platform with a suite of tools designed to build company value over time. The business owner and their Certified Value Builder login to our secure system to complete exercises, set goals and track progress against a variety of value-building metrics.
We utilize the Value Builder System™ to identify the opportunities most likely to enhance the value of your business, and the issues that are certain to reduce value. Once we've assessed each of the value drivers in a clients business, we develop an actionable plan suited to each clients timeline and goals.
“George has made a huge impact on my business and my life with his coaching. I had been so busy working on building my business. George made me stop to think about what is my end goal with the business. Will it live on without me or would I just keep growing? My husband was wondering the same thing. We have a dream of traveling in our retirement years. It didn't appear I was planning on stopping. George has helped me focus on my end goal so my husband and I can live our retirement dreams. His coaching, tools, and process make it easier for me to grow my business.”
Educational and Career Coach / Talent Development Consultant
“I've been working with George for several years as well as a few months as part of the Value Builder program. George has a very impressive background and brings a great deal to this program. I particularly enjoy watching him coach and mentor the other participants in the program. This program is impressive and George does a great job facilitating it.”
Owner, Business Innovation Team (BIT)
“Working with George has made a huge difference in my business. I have clear know-how to set us apart from competition, predict cash flow, and generate recurring revenue. I know I'll be able to sell my business when (if) I want to!”
Home Therapy Solutions of GA
“As a small business owner, all of the decisions for my business to fail or succeed rest on my shoulders. Big decisions are difficult. George has helped me break down my business goals into manageable parts. He’s showed me how to scrutinize how I spend my time, making sure that it's aligned with my priorities and goals. He’s helped me envision success by learning about different topics, how they will directly affect my progress toward successfully growing my business. Many of the ideas that he’s presented were foreign to me. Yet, he’s showed me that his ideas and procedures can not only help my business but anyone’s business. He’s taught me to play to my strengths and take action more effectively. This has proven to be an extremely productive process. I’ve never had a more optimistic view of my business success. I thank George and his Value Builder program and can highly recommend him to any business owner looking to open new doors for success in their business.”
Recent Blog Posts
How to Avoid the Switzerland Valuation Discount
The Swiss are known to value their independence. They don’t use the Euro currency despite being sandwiched between France and Germany, and they never officially picked sides in the World Wars for fear of tying their wagon too closely to one geopolitical regime over the other.
That’s why we give the name the Switzerland Structure to a business model that is set up to be free of a reliance on a key customer, employee, or supplier.
You probably already know that a customer or employee dependenc…
Stop Selling Your Time
If your goal is to build a more valuable company, stop selling your time.
Billing by the hour or day means customers are renting your time rather than buying a result, which means that your business model lacks leverage. To grow, you need to either work harder or hire more people. Since it can take months to ramp up new employees, fast growth is just about impossible.
One of the eight factors that acquirers look for in the businesses they invest in is your company's Growth Potential. Simply p…
Protecting Against the End Run
A football defensive coordinator needs to protect against an “end run,” a tactical play where your opponent sends the running back wide around the offensive line to try to evade the oncoming tackle.
Just like in football, you have to defend against an end run coming from a supplier that chooses to go around you to get to your customers. The more of your supply you get from a single provider, the more vulnerable you are to that supplier deciding they don’t need you and instead deciding to go str…