Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan


4 ways not to be lonely at the top

It is often said that it is lonely at the top. While it’s not clear where the phrase originated, it is certainly a sentiment that many business owners, executives, and managers can appreciate.

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Want to achieve your goals? Keep asking ‘Why?’

One of the key benefits of attending conferences is to be able to pause and think about ourselves as opposed to what normally fills our days. Yet, we never seem to have time at or after the conference to figure out how we’re going to use the information, skills, and connections we gathered.

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How to figure out if you’re being pushed or pulled in life — and do something about it

Do you remember the Doctor Dolittle stories? In them, there is a unique animal known as a “pushmi-pullyu.”

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Entrepreneurs, how are you going to get out of this one?

Much of this blog is devoted to the later phases of business ownership, when an owner considers transitioning into another adventure in his or her life. Accordingly, with one door closing, another inevitably opens. Today is about looking forward.

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This is how Alzheimer’s can take over your business and your life

Did you know that half of all business transitions are forced due to either death, disability, divorce, disagreement, or distress?

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About This Blog

Spending half her career as an advisor to privately-held and family businesses and the other half in CFO/COO roles, Martha Sullivan is a partner and the succession planning practice leader in the business transition strategies group at Honkamp, Krueger & Co., P.C. She and her team have extensive experience assisting business owners achieve their personal, business, and transition goals. “Don’t think of the 'exit' from your business like it’s a four-letter word. Make it your next adventure!”



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