Calculate your SDE.
+ Business Profit before taxes
+ Founder(s) salary
+ Founder(s) benefits
+ Adjustments for any other non-essential expenses
Calculate your long-term potential value with SaaS multipliers.
Consider these questions to get to a whole number you’re happy with.
Is the buyer offering cash, or does the deal need to be financed?
What do other founders say about the buyer?
Is the buyer offering you a full or partial exit?
How easy are you to replace?
What opportunities is the buyer offering for your business and team?
You have multiple projects going on and the desire to focus on one and sell the others
You’ve hit a growth or risk ceiling and want an exit to secure your financial future
You’re experiencing a big life change or are preparing for one (children, marriage, moving, etc.)
It feels like the right time for you (that’s ultimately what matters most).
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