A brief note to potential sellers – from Cris & Gary
Most business owners spend a large part of their lifetimes building their businesses. By continuous improvements they sharpen their skills in merchandising, purchasing, staff selection, etc. It’s a learning process and mistakes made in one year often contribute to competence and success in succeeding years.
All of the businesses we own are run autonomously to an extraordinary degree.~ Cris & Gary
In contrast, owner–managers sell their business only once – frequently in an emotionally charged atmosphere with a multitude of pressures coming from different directions. If the sole motive of the present owners is to cash in their chips and put the business behind them – and plenty of sellers fall in this category – C2C may not be the right choice.
But if the seller’s business represents the creative work of a lifetime and forms an integral part of their personality and sense of being, C2C may be the best option as the preferred buyer.
We believe we would have just as much fun running the business over the next 20 years as you have had.~ Cris & Gary
All of the businesses we own are run autonomously to an extraordinary degree. You would know exactly with whom you are dealing in the future. You would not have one executive negotiate the deal only to have someone else in charge a few years later, or have the new CEO regretfully tell you that his board of directors required this change or that.