Imagine this:  You have just been successful in purchasing a business for sale or starting your own business.  You are busy:  New staff; New systems; Tight cash; Grumpy customers.  Certainly you can wait to plan the sale of the business.  Right?

Wellllll, perhaps you are even a bit, but just a bit, behind the eight ball.

Actually, it is never too soon to plan.  One never knows what might happen in life that would cause you to have to sell, perhaps even when it is not optimal.

How to sell or transfer the business should really be part of the purchase or start plan.  What is the end goal to exit.

Ask this question about selling your business before you buy the business for sale or start the business­–perhaps every year as part of your planning process, it is one of the questions.  You might find it helps with the plan it self.