The subtitle of the book, Every Family’s Business, is 12 Common Sense Questions to Protect Your Wealth.
If you own a closely held or family business and have been hanging on because of a nagging sense of responsibility or fear of letting go – even if you know you need to – then get and read this book.
The author, Tom Deans, will give you permission to sell the family business. As Tom points out, our businesses are not our legacy. He notes:
“The fundamental messages of the book are that every business must always be for sale and must ultimately be sold, and that making your firm’s longevity an overriding business objective will destroy wealth with blinding speed.”
It’s a contrarian view that seems right for the times – and right for every business owner looking for help to plan their last and most important deal.