On January 20, 2023, Smart Business Dealmakers featured Chuck Morton discussing the dos and don'ts of today's M&A landscape, including some common mistakes people make and the brilliant decisions he has witnessed throughout his career.
"Like the old adage: you should start with the end in mind," Morton says. "There are only going to be three ways you're going to leave a business: either you're going to leave it by selling it, you're going to leave it at the time of your death, or you're going to leave it because it doesn't survive. And of those three, clearly selling it is probably the best way to leave a business. You need to build a business with an exit in mind. You need to think about things that can add value to buyers."
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