About

Ryan Tansom

If you’re reading this you’re most likely already a high-achieving entreprenuer. You’ve made lots of sacrifices while building your business and are committed to making big progress at work and in your personal life—and seeing big results. But you feel trapped in a the golden cage of the business you built.

Now, you want answers to some of these questions:

  • How much is my business  worth?
  • How much do I need to sell to maintain my lifestyle?
  • What are all my exit options?
  • How do I maximize the value of my company?
  • What advisors do I need to help me in my exit?

Answering these questions is the first step in learning who you are, what you want from your business and why. Then you can get clarity on how to put the puzzled pieces together for your ideal exit and figure out what’s next… beyond the revenue or profit target.

About

Ryan Tansom

If you’re reading this you’re most likely already a high-achieving entreprenuer. You’ve made lots of sacrifices while building your business and are committed to making big progress at work and in your personal life—and seeing big results. But you feel trapped in a the golden cage of the business you built.

Now, you want answers to some of these questions:

  • How much is my business  worth?
  • How much do I need to sell to maintain my lifestyle?
  • What are all my exit options?
  • How do I maximize the value of my company?
  • What advisors do I need to help me in my exit?

Answering these questions is the first step in learning who you are, what you want from your business and why. Then you can get clarity on how to put the puzzled pieces together for your ideal exit and figure out what’s next… beyond the revenue or profit target.

But there’s a lack of clarity on how to get there, isn’t there?

You want more options with your business and freedom of time so you can move into a new chapter and live a new vision of your life… but it feels like there’s no clarity on how to get there or where to start… or time to plan.

When you’ve got your head down, grinding at work, you miss the ability to get above the noise and plan for a growth strategy that aligns with your ideal exit…

The sense that you’re shortchanging your future for the next quarterly financial statement never ends. You feel like a juggler with fifteen balls in the air and, too often, important ones—like your bigger goals and plans or personal priorities—get dropped. Sound familiar?

I’ve been there, too.

I know what it feels like to be in over your situation—to have all your focus and energy go into growing your business and hitting the next payroll, sacrificing your ability to rise above and plan for a future exit, while still passionately and aggressively pursuing the growth you’ve grown to love.

For years, I struggled to balance it both… and our eventual business exit came before we had the time to do the necessary planning.

Before I knew it, our exit was right in front of us and we weren’t ready; technically or emotionally. We didn’t have a plan with the answers we needed in order to maximize our success and control the process.

Success is about “getting the right things right”, that is accomplishing all the goals and objectives you want in an exit. This happens through planning for multiple exit scenarios while you’re growing and creating business value. This gives you options, clarity and control over your business and exit journey.

I discovered that we should have known what we wanted and why in an exit… before we sold. Was it financial, legacy, culture, employees or a combination of all?

We should have had our goals laid out, foundation optomized and multiple options ready for the pull of a trigger. A plan that aligned our growth and value creation with multiple exits and time lines. A choose your own adventure… everything we wanted to accomplish in sale with multiple exit options always ready to deployed with the right team of advisors. We would’ve felt less stress and been in control over our exit and outcomes, getting exactly what we planned for.

What did I learn?

  1. Watching 60% of my employees get laid off, I cared deeply about them and they were family to me, meant more to me than just a large check. I would have liked to explore different options where they could have been taken care of.
  2. After leaving $1,600,000 on the table from the lack of tax planning, I found out there are some amazing things you can do to be creative to increase your net proceeds throughout an exit.

What did I do about it?

We built the company, GEXP Collaborative™, and team I wish we would have had along side of us before and during our exit. A rock star team and set of resources that helps business owners build the growth and exit plan the need to hit their goals and objectives.

I’m also created a podcast called Life After Business, became an active speaker, member of several business owner Peer Groups including Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC), CEO Nexus and Allied Executives.

Its my mission to bring all the information and resources I wish we would have had before we sold to every business owner!

Recent Media Coverage

If it’s your first time here, you may want to start by checking out some of our most popular recent media coverage. I’ve listed our team’s top features and publications below.

Can I help you build the options you want?

Together with my team at GEXP Collaborative™, I help overwhelmed Entrepreneurs like you build a strategic growth plan that is aligned with the timing and various exit options you desire. Our mission is to give you the options, clarity, and control you need to accomplish the goals and objectives important to you.

Through our consulting, speaking engagements, podcasts, guides and endless resournces—we’re creating an revolution. Every day, we want to see entrepreneurs take control over their business and exit. We hope you’ll join us.

Now it’s your turn.

Every resource on this site was created with you in mind. Every podcast episode, article, product, and tool has been designed to help entrepreneurs like you achieve whatever you desire in your business today and in an exit.

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Yes, you really can take some time to level up your knowledge and start thinking about what’s important, even if you are swamped growing the business. All it takes is the intention and a reason to motivate you. If you’ll provide the first, I’ll provide the second. Let’s get started.