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Are you ready to exit your business? I can help.
Does your business reflect your faith? I can help.

Value Acceleration for
Christian Business Owners

Feeling overwhelmed by your business? Spend less time grinding and more time growing!
The Value Acceleration Methodology helps you focus your efforts on achieving your vision.  What kind of legacy do you want to leave?  Will you and your business be ready to transition smoothly when you're ready to step back?
I understand your needs. As a certified exit planning advisor (CEPA), I'm trained in the Value Acceleration Methodology.  As a former corporate executive, I've led strategic initiatives that created billions in value.  I'm also an entrepreneur who knows the challenges of running a small business.
More importantly, I share your values. As a Christian business owner, I believe in building a business that reflects our faith and creates a lasting impact.
Let's talk about how to strategically manage your business towards your goals, with an emphasis on both financial and spiritual impact.
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How Can I Help You?

My goal is to help you achieve your vision and goals for your business and your family.
I do this by leading you through three distinct phases of the Value Acceleration Methodology:

Discover

How does your business compare in performance and value with similar businesses? Are there critical risks that need your attention? How strong are your intangible assets (Customer, Human, Structural, Social) that drive performance and value? Is it worth investing in value acceleration?

Prepare

I will help you develop a plan for addressing critical risks, strengthening your intangible assets and performance, and aligning your vision for your life with your business vision. I will then lead your team through a series of 90-day sprints to implement this plan step by step.

Exit

When you determine that you are ready to transition from your business, we begin the transaction-focused stage of exit planning. This phase will be unique for each business. We will build and coordinate a team to achieve the vision you have for your life and the business.

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What We Seek to Solve

Most owners are so busy running the business, they don't have time to step back and evaluate how things could be better. They don't even recognize the missed opportunities. Through Value Acceleration we specifically focus on four common "gaps":

The Value Gap is the difference between what the business is currently worth and what it could be worth if it were operating as well as the best-in-class businesses in its industry.

Key factors that can be addressed to close the gap:

  • Revenue risk factors (how sustainable is the current level of revenue?)
  • Workforce risk factors (how likely are key employees to stick around?)
  • Operational risk factors (how well can the business run when the owner leaves?)
  • Financial risk factors (how reliable are the financials reported by the business?)
  • Business performance (how profitable is the business?)
  • Growth potential (how much more opportunity is there is the market?)
  • Market attractiveness (how easy is it to sustain and grow the business?)
  • Scalability (is the business structured and positioned to support rapid growth?)
  • Differentiation (what sets the business apart and how sustainable is that difference?)
  • Intellectual property (does the business have unique, protected assets that provide a defensible advantage?)

The Values Gap is the difference between the business owner's personal values and vision and how the business actually operates.

Key factors that can be addressed to close the gap:

  • Clearly defined personal values
  • A clearly defined vision for the legacy you want to leave
  • A well defined business culture
  • An "operating system" for the business which creates and preserves that culture
  • Exit options that can continue the legacy
  • A business succession plan that ensures the culture will continue to be valued and sustained

The Profit Gap is the difference between your company's current profitability and the profitability of best-in-class companies in your industry.

Key factors that can be addressed to close the gap:

  • Product/service mix
  • Pricing structure and levels
  • Channel mix
  • Supply chain
  • Outsourcing
  • Cost structure

The Wealth Gap is the difference between the value of your current liquid assets and the amount of liquid assets required to fund your post-exit life.

Key factors that can be addressed to close the gap:

  • A clearly defined vision for your post-exit life
  • The value of your business to a potential buyer
  • The exit options pursued
  • Post-exit expectations and desires (wants vs. needs)

How I've Helped Others

Dave Dassoulas, Co-Founder/Owner of Hope Builders testimonial: "...[Russ] is a special gift to entrepreneurs like me, who are in need of gifts he has that are limited in me."
Kenneth Epps, Former CEO, BayPackets Inc.  testimonial "...Russ brought to the table a strategic framework and a process that helped us quickly evaluate and prioritize the opportunities..."
Tom McNamara, Founder/CEO, hopr testimonial "...we really appreciate the structure and experience that Russ brought in our early stage to help us move forward with coherence and consistency...."
Tolu Oridota, Co-founder, Chief Technologist, Koalie, LLC testimonial "...It was discussions with Russ that helped us realize our need to pivot..."
Gabe Wyner, Founder and CEO, Fluent Forever Inc. testimonial "...I've now been told by multiple investors that they have never seen a company of our stage even approach our level of clarity when it comes to strategy and decision making process, and I attribute that directly to my time with Russ..."
Gabe Wyner, Founder and CEO, Fluent Forever, Inc. testimonial continued "...It's difficult to overstate the positive impact Russ has had on Fluent Forever. I've had a phenomenal experience."
Jay Holden, Global Marketing Manager, Paul Mueller Company testimonial "...Russ' creativity, structure, and flexibility were instrumental in pulling together a  session that uniquely fit our culture while challenging us to think beyond the current business..."
Steve Maher, Co-founder/CEO, VisuALS Technology Solutions, LLC testimonial "...I really appreciate how he integrates our shared faith and values into how we all approach our work. He has helped us avoid some mistakes and pursue some important opportunities..."
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