The Escape Artist®

Helping owners exit with style, grace, and more money.

Helping business buyers, both individuals and companies growing by acquisition buy the right business the right way.

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Business Buyers

Savvy buyers are making their move during Covid. There are good businesses for sale! The buyers not hunkering down are finding them. Owners of businesses damaged by Covid are hanging in there (PPP loans have helped) and given the demographics (age) of many owners, owners of successful businesses are taking advantage of standing out in the crowd.  Get our books, Buying a Business That Makes You Rich and Company Growth by Acquisition Makes Dollars and Sense and call us to discuss how we can help you locate, analyze, and structure a good deal on a great business.

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Business Owners

The Wall Street Journal said only 10% of businesses are prepared to sell for maximum value.  Those not prepared will “Likely sell at a discount” (Kiplinger). Get my book If They Can Sell Pet Rocks Why Can’t You Sell Your Business (For What You Want)? , call us and discuss how you can maximize present and future business value. It’s usually only a handful of tactics that allow you to exit with style, grace and more money. The lingering effects of Covid will be with us for a while and this will allow you to stand out in the crowd. Businesses showing resilience and profitability are what buyers of all types want and it leads to a win-win deal.

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What others say about John

John did a terrific job a getting inside our industry and understanding the challenges owners were facing. His program was on target. Reception was great and his follow-up on questions was superb.

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Wm C. Pflaum, Executive Director
Contract Manufacturing and Packaging Association

Your insight and business acumen has allowed us to see through the clutter invariably present in a business acquisition, and ask the truly pertinent questions.

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Ken Rice, President
Direct Mailing Solutions, Kirkland, WA


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