Preparing Your Company for Major Business Disruptions

From the Desk of Ryan Binkley

Hello and welcome to our April 2018 eNewsletter. I hope that 2018 has started out well for both you and your business!

I recently listened to a webinar covering the new realities of business life: Preparing for the unknown. The meeting hosts pointed out that we often focus on the major disruptions of our business such as floods, fire, and other natural disasters but we usually don’t pay enough attention to other areas such as cyber security, which we have seen can be even more devastating than some natural events.

More and more we are meeting with buyers who focus a great deal of attention on areas such as IT systems and security, disaster planning, and diversification of supply chains in case of disruptions. Because of this, it is very important that you take time to create a plan that prepares your business for even the most intangible of interruptions. Having a plan in place as outlined in our lead article this month will help you not only sustain the business, but also give buyers confidence in a potential acquisition scenario.

Please remember that your relationship with Generational Equity doesn’t end once our initial evaluation is completed on your company. We provide you with two updates of value at no additional cost over a five-year period. If your business is performing better now than it was a few years ago, it might be a good idea to contact us to review your company’s current business enterprise value.

On a related note, business valuations have improved due to the new tax reform so that alone may be a good reason to update your valuation.

Keep in mind that in addition to a value update, we also will provide you with our Roadmap for Enhancing Value, a document that is designed to give you ideas on steps you can implement to build the enterprise value of your business over time. Our clients find this tool extremely helpful as they focus on growing their businesses for future acquisition.

If you are interested in updating your company’s valuation, would like to make an informed decision about your options in the marketplace, or have any questions for us at all, please call our Chief Experience Officer, Jay Hellwig, at 972-232-1156, or send Jay an email at and he will be in touch.

Ryan Binkley
President & CEO
Generational Equity