What would happen to your business? If you are one of the contractors who built the company from scratch or made by a company and revitalized with his sweat, effort and investment own then it is a good chance that your business is too dependent on you to survive.
Fortunately, there are ways to get started today to help ensure you get great value for your business on the road. Once you have functional expertise in place that can effectively carry out its part of the company and are great to interact with other divisions, then you might consider promoting one for the CEO / President or rent strategic which officially end consumables.
First, make sure your customers and your employees are effectively weaned from the corner office. There is nothing that says you cannot keep control of the company without endangering the people that the new ownership group will be considered “leaders” of the company where you went. Become de facto president, discuss the daily problems behind closed doors with the management group of trust (collectively or individually, as required by the situation), whatever you do, if you try to transfer responsibility and authority, never let an employee see that undermine the authority of the management group. Killing people perceived authority in society and keeps searching everywhere, but the corner office for answers that you will not want to sell his company to the value you deserve. In short, your exit strategy will be very devalued if employees believe that senior leaders who have as part of its exit strategy can always be surpassed by his last word and if they believe they are willing to undermine their authority.
Second, the process of selling your business, you will need to depart from their day to day attention to things like dealing with consultants, accountants and lawyers who are dedicated to the best value for your company. While different industries have different dynamics in the negotiation of purchase and sale, if you are not the key factor in the success or failure of a business, then chances are greater that you will get a value higher output and more rapid transition plan if the success or failure of the business is based solely on the shoulders of the person sitting in the corner office.