All business owners will leave their businesses eventually – whether that’s “boots first” or whether they sell, they will leave. The question is, do they leave on their own terms or on someone else’s? What makes the difference is whether they plan for this exit. We recommend that business owners begin planning for their exit 3 -5 years from the actual transition. This gives you time to address any major issues that come up during the process and gives you the most options to meet your goals.