I wrote Exit Bomb to keep my fellow entrepreneurs from leaving a pile of money on the table when it comes time to sell the companies they’ve built.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 30, 2015
The Exit Bomb Organization today announced the launch of Exit Bomb, a book that identifies and describes the factors that kill or devalue the sale of a business while providing the entrepreneur strategy and tactics to avoid pitfalls and maximize an exit without leaving money on the table.
Written by serial entrepreneur and M&A expert Gower Idrees, CM&AA®, CFP®, CEPA™, Exit Bomb is the first book of its kind that breaks down for entrepreneurs the barrage of company- and exit-related elements that serve as value destructors and/or exit killers, collectively leading to significantly diminished valuations, financial surprises or emotional heartache for the entrepreneur. The book provides prescriptive, preventive strategy and tactical advice on how to help entrepreneurs solve a potential problem they likely don’t know they have.
“The majority of business exits result in two outcomes—a failed exit or a completed exit with a financially and/or emotionally negative situation for the entrepreneur,” Idrees said. “Simply put, Exit Bomb analyzes the contributing factors that kill or disrupt the sale of a business and provides strategy and tactics to avoid them.
Exit Bomb takes entrepreneurs through the entire process of:
- Identifying the factors that lead to a failed exit
- What creates both value and risk
- How to prepare their business for sale and themselves for an exit
- Identifying and avoiding pitfalls in the sale transaction itself
- How to “defuse” the Exit Bomb to prevent problems from occurring
“I wrote Exit Bomb to keep my fellow entrepreneurs from leaving a pile of money on the table when it comes time to sell the companies they’ve built,” Idrees said. “I’ve walked in their shoes almost my entire adult life, and I’ve had my share of hard knocks and bloody noses. But along the way I’ve learned some valuable lessons that I wanted to impart to others through this book.”
The book is just the first step to help entrepreneurs avoid pitfalls and protect their hard-earned wealth in a business exit.
The content in the book inspired the launch of the Exit Bomb Organization (http://www.ExitBomb.org), which further supports entrepreneurs with exit-maximization programs, trained advisors, and a network of potential buyers—all geared to help enhance a company’s value and deliver the best outcome, financially and emotionally, for the entrepreneur.
Gower Idrees, a highly experienced and successful serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Portland-based M&A firm RareBrain, is the author of Exit Bomb and several other business books for entrepreneurs, and is the founder of the Exit Bomb Organization. A 20-year+ entrepreneur himself, Idrees owned, operated and sold multiple businesses, and served as the president of the Houston chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization before moving to the Pacific Northwest. He has advised some of America’s fastest growing companies. His many media appearances include The Wall Street Journal & Bloomberg Television.