The good news is you’ve gotten that offer you can’t refuse and you are going to sell your company. Now the question is what do you do next? Do you stay on with your company after the acquisition? Do you ride off into the sunset? Do you start another company? So many choices and so little time.
One of the things we talk about often when it comes to business partners is the timing of difficult discussions. This is especially important when those business partners are also life partners because you’re going to be seeing this person after work as well. The last thing you want to do is let things that happened at work impact what happens at home. But hey, we’re all human. And sometimes our emotions and best intentions can get in the way.
Today we were joined on the show by business owner Ben Ihde of Wild Birds Unlimited. Ben was a coaching client of MVP for several years and is a repeat guest on Dirty Secrets of Small Business (see link below for his February 14, 2019 appearance). During the show today Ben shared with us what’s been going on since we last heard from him.
Making the decision to hire someone can be very stressful on a small business owner. What if we pick the wrong person? Can we truly afford to add someone else to the payroll? What will we do if we don’t hire someone? How soon will we know we hired the right person? These and many other questions roll through the heads of business owners looking to make hiring decisions.
Today we were joined on the show by business owner Joe Butler of Prescription Fitness and Butler Wellness Group. Joe was a coaching client of MVP for almost a decade. During the show today Joe shared some of the key moments in his growth from one location when we met him to 7 locations today. It was anything but a straight path! Joe’s energy and enthusiasm is infectious.
Can’t I just say it! Why can’t I just tell them how I feel? These and many other thoughts have likely gone through your head at some point. Perhaps you are frustrated or feeling some pressure and you’re just about to burst! Take a deep breath, in through the nose and out through the mouth. Take another one and take a step back from the situation. Should you say what you’re thinking or should you bite your tongue and look for a better time and situation to make your point?Perhaps after you’ve had the chance to calm down a bit.