One reason for considering an exit is that your business has plateaued. You may have had a good run building up the business, perhaps over many years, but have now hit a ceiling. It’s a frustrating place to be – what worked in the past no longer seems to give the same results; you can see plenty of opportunities but can no longer find the formula to turn them into success.

There may be many reasons for this stalling of business growth: misreading the market, failure to refresh products or services, pricing that no longer reflects the value offered, suppliers tightening their terms of business, unproductive team members, the wrong skills sets, not keeping abreast of industry movement and developments, or perhaps you’ve just got tired.

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