While Marigold is known primarily as a transactional M&A brokerage firm, we've long advocated the benefits of strategically growing your business' value so that business owners achieve the successful exit they deserve.
And, in the spirit of upping our game to help customers build that value, we're pleased to introduce Marigold's newest associate Tony Grau. Like us, Tony is a Certified Value Builder.
However, Tony is exclusively focused on coaching business owners who are 1 to 3 years away from going to market by growing value and making their business truly buyer-ready.
Tony's pedigree is ideally suited to this new role at Marigold. He has decades of business experience in both corporate positions at Deere & Co as well as owning his own businesses.
Tony brings the best of both worlds to his coaching engagements, using a proven system to boost the value of the companies Marigold works with.
His expertise in operations management, cost management and global sourcing helps clients become world class organizations.
He has operated and sold multiple businesses in a variety of industries as diverse as automobile restoration shops to digital imaging centers. See Tony's full bio here.
Three Ways to Get Started Building Value Today
PREScore: How ready are you to exit the business?
Value Builder Score: How buyer-ready is your business?
EBITDA Calculator: What expenses should be re-cast to your bottom line?
Building the value of your company gives you a killer advantage in the game of life.
You can choose to sell if you get an outlandish offer or sleep well at night knowing you could sell.
The hallmark of a valuable company is one that can run without you, which means if you can create a business that’s built to sell, you also have the option to hold on to it without the stress of running your company on a day-to-day basis.
A valuable business is also a sought-after asset, making it more likely that you will get an unsolicited offer for your business. This gives you negotiating leverage when you decide to sell.
Use these complimentary tools above to understand how close you are to having the ultimate poker hand with your business.