A Message

A Message from Gary T. Brooks

Every day, businesses are exited for reasons such as retirement, burn-out, lack of capital, partnership differences, competitive pressures, strategic pressures or opportunities.  For over 27 years I’ve helped business owners plan and execute their exit.

Although I’ve negotiated more than 100 business transactions, it never gets old, and it’s never the same.  Each deal has its own dynamics. Family infighting, financial difficulties, disorganized books, disgruntled employees, legal issues, and fast exits—I’ve learned to be prepared for anything.

I started writing articles as a way of sharing those experiences and communicating timely information to those business owners that are considering selling or transitioning out of their business sometime in the future.

You will find key information here on topics such as:

  • Growing your business
  • Strategic planning
  • Exit planning
  • Exit strategies
  • Selling your business
  • Timing the sale of your business
  • Tax implications of selling your business
  • Maximizing the value of your business
  • Reducing the taxes on the sale of your business
  • Succession planning
  • Other topics relating to exit strategies

Many of these articles can be accessed by clicking the Articles tab above.

I also recommend that you download our free report titled, “Preparing a Midsized Business for Sale.” It contains a lot of information on selling a business, as well as a number of helpful tips on how a small amount of presale planning can substantially add value to your business.  Download the Report below:





Whether your after-sale plans call for golf every day, surfing in Hawaii, hiking the Himalayas, starting another company, or drinking lemonade with your grandchildren, my job as an Exit Plan professional is to make your dreams a reality.