You own a great building business – maybe 20 or more staff and you are enjoying a pretty good lifestyle. You have a valuable reputation and steady work. The only problem is that the business is still dependent on you and you can’t leave it for long otherwise it is likely to disappear.
If only the business was large enough for you to take a year off and travel the world and you could afford to hire an experienced GM to run the business in your absence.
Certainly your business has value and if you could sell it – at the right price – you’d be tempted. But that’s the thing – the price. Often it’s around 3 times the annual net profit – not really enough.