15 Minutes To Action – Preparing Your Business For Sale

In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’ episode, Nick talks you through the process of getting your business ready for sale, and how to achieve “exit readiness”. It’s all about preparation, and in this show, Nick talks you through the best ways of maximising your company’s value along the way.


  • If you want to achieve something amazing, then it’s always preceded by a period of preparation that can sometimes seem unexciting. But it’s absolutely necessary.
  • Always keep your focus on maximising your business’s value. If the long term aim is to sell and exit, then write that into your DNA from the beginning.
  • In the run up to selling your business, allow yourself a period of triage, during which you can optimise it for sale. Generally this period should last between six and eighteen months.
  • Optimisation for sale should always leave a little breathing room for new investors to take it forward. There should always be some potential for development, that new hands can exploit.


‘Being focused and disciplined can sometimes be where the challenge is’

‘Great businesses are focused on making sure each area is optimised’

‘It’s crucial that you go through your business, looking at it through these lenses’

‘Make your business remarkable, Make it stunning. Make it predictable. Make it look like it’s a well-run machine’


Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast

Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community

Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days – download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads  

6 Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard – https://scaleupyourbusiness.scoreapp.com/


My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds – with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

I’m passionate about personal and professional development – showing up and being the best version of myself … every day.

My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations – so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms – utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.


Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  
Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  
Nick’s Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  
Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB  
Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb

Rob Williams

Rob Williams

Leave a Replay