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How To Sell Your Business For A Huge Discount And Live Unhappily Ever After!

Most entrepreneurs fail to plan how and know when is best to pass their business on to others. The result is that they often face being taken advantage of by potential successors and buyers, including, and sometimes most especially, by their own family members. The justifiable financial reward business owners seek for their long, hard […]

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How To Manifest Financial Success From Business Blunders

Making blunders in business can be painful emotionally and financially. I know this by first-hand experience, and in my book, The Quiet Millionaire, I explain how learning from making mistakes can make business success all the more sweeter.  As a business owner, I’ve had to reach down deep inside, fight with everything I had, and […]

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My "Thunder" Years As An Entrepreneur

My “Thunder” Years As An Entrepreneur

The third stage of the four transitional business stages, which I describe in my book, The Quiet Millionaire, is the Thunder stage, when higher levels of growth occur. This requires the business owner to focus more on higher level decision-making and intelligently leveraging and leading a growing number of managers and employees. In other words, […]

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My "Blunder" Years As An Entrepreneur

My “Blunder” Years As An Entrepreneur

As I describe in my book, The Quiet Millionaire. there are four transitional stages that a family business owner experiences from starting and growing, to exiting a business – Wunder, Blunder, Thunder, Plunder. The Wunder stage is the initial survival stage.Most new businesses don’t survive the Wunder stage, and my book explains why. Fortunately, I […]

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My “Wunder” Years As an Entrepreneur

  In my book, The Quiet Millionaire, I describe the four transitional stages of business ownership, which I term as the Wunder, Blunder, Thunder, Plunder stages. My experiences transitioning through all four stages as an entrepreneur provided me both rewarding highs and humbling lows. When I left my ego puffing, cushy career in big name […]

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Brett Wilder CFP®, Entrepreneur and Author

My “Early” Years As An Entrepreneur

I’m sharing the story of my entrepreneurial journey with you starting from my earliest years because I believe that entrepreneurship must be born within someone as part of his or her genetic DNA. Only then can they be bred to achieve entrepreneurial success. Accordingly, not everyone is destined or capable of becoming a business owner. […]

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Five Emotional Questions Every Family Business Owner Must Answer

  Can you honestly answer these questions? As a family business owner and advisor, I’ve had to address for myself and other business owners tough emotionally charged questions. Here are five questions that every family business owner must honestly answer during the Plunder Transitional Stage and beyond. How long can I, or do I want to continue […]

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What I like most about being a family business advisor

I have a passion for serving as a family business advisor. What I really like most are the dynamics of a long-term relationship with family business owners and their families. It’s extremely gratifying helping them ensure that their financial status is prosperous. Moreover, beyond the financial I enjoy my interaction with the owners, management, and […]

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How to Avoid Conflicting Business Goal Disputes

Clearly defined, shared common ground goal setting and implementation is crucial to avoid business goal disputes, and for the business to grow and prosper. Shared goals and responsibilities amongst owners and family members create healthy harmony and increases successful outcomes for all involved. For my own family business and for my business owner clients, I […]

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How Pure Is Your Financial Advisor?

 How aware are you that all financial advisors are not the same? Some are 100% pure, and some are loaded with financially unhealthy, hidden additives. Their labels can be confusing with a lot of small print and misleading gibberish. How do you uncover the difference between the pure and the adulterated advisor? Here are some […]

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