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C.O.O. Services, LLC provides experienced, results producing, executive level operational leadership and expertise for mid-market companies and non-profits on a transitional, interim, temporary or part-time basis. We “embed” in organizations. We pride ourselves on becoming an integral part of the senior management team. We become your C.O.O. We help make your dreams, ideas and goals a reality. We evaluate and fix operational challenges, team problems and implement improvement initiatives. 

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C.O.O. Services – Search, LLC distinguishes itself with a rigorous and systematic search process that enables us to identify, attract, qualify and recruit the most suitable candidates for our clients' needs. Although the process is tempered by our Principals’ insight and judgment, the core methodology is repeatable, measurable and consistently successful.

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    By Bob King 12 Dec, 2017
    Have you been thinking about selling your business but just can’t decide if now is the best time? Do you find yourself repeatedly analyzing the economic situation and wishing you had a crystal ball? There are positive signs and there are negative signs…

    If you’re still up in the air and can’t quite decide whether or not to hit the eject button, here are six reasons you might want to consider getting out now.

    1. You’re less interested in fighting the good fight

    A lot of business owners took the Great Recession in the teeth. If you’ve got your business stabilized and the prospect of possibly having to fight through another recession leaves you panic-stricken, it could be time for you to get out.

    2. The worst is behind you

    Let’s say you were mentally ready to consider selling a few years ago and then 2008 hit and 2009 was bad, and in 2010 and 2011 you made cuts and adjustments, so now you’re starting to see some profit and revenue growth. With your numbers going in the right direction, now might be just the right time to make your move.

    3. The tax man is coming

    Governments around the world are looking for money to fund the cost of an aging population. At some point this will mean increased taxes.

    4. Nobody is lucky forever

    If you’re lucky enough to be in a business that actually benefits from a bad economy, congratulations… you’ve probably just had the four best years of your business life. But no cycle lasts forever and right now might be a great time to take some chips off the table.

    5. The coming glut

    As a business owner, demographics are not on your side. As the baby boomers start to retire in droves, we’re going to have a glut of small businesses coming on the market. That’s great if you’re buying; but if you’re a seller, you may want to avoid the flood and head for higher ground now.

    6. The closing window

    Since 2008, it’s been tougher for private equity companies to raise money; so many firms had their last successful round of fundraising a number of years ago. Many of these funds have a five-year window in which to invest or they have to give the money back to the people who gave it to them. Some boutique private equity firms will make investments in companies that have at least one million dollars in pre-tax profits (larger private equity firms will not go below $3 million in EBITDA); so if you’re in the seven-figure club, you could get a bidding war going for your business among private equity buyers keen to invest their money before they have to give it back.

    Take the Sellability Scorecard Questionnaire and find out if NOW may be the time to sell your business.

    After completing The Sellability Score questionnaire, you will immediately receive a Sellability Score. The higher your Sellability Score, the more sellable – and valuable – your business is likely to be. Once you receive your Sellability Score, you´ll be contacted by C.O.O. Services to review the full report.
    By Bob King 12 Dec, 2017
    In our experience, your age has a big effect on your attitude towards your business and how you feel about one day getting out. Here’s what we have found:

    Business owners between 25 and 46 years old

    Twenty- and thirty-something business owners grew up in an age where job security did not exist. They watched as their parents got downsized or packaged off into early retirement, and that caused a somewhat jaded attitude towards the role of a business in society. Business owners in their 20’s and 30’s generally see their companies as means to an end and most expect to sell in the next five to ten years. Similar to their employed classmates who have a new job every three to five years; business owners in this age group often expect to start a few companies in their lifetime.

    Business owners between 47 and 65 years old

    Baby Boomers came of age in a time where the social contract between company and employee was sacrosanct. An employee agreed to be loyal to the company, and in return, the company agreed to provide a decent living and a pension for a few golden years. Many of the business owners we speak with in this generation think of their company as more than a profit center. They see their business as part of a community and, by extension, themselves as a community leader. To many boomers, the idea of selling their company feels like selling out their employees and their community, which is why so many CEO’s in their fifties and sixties are torn. They know they need to sell to fund their retirement, but they agonize over where that will leave their loyal employees.

    Business owners who are 65+

    Older business owners grew up in a time when hobbies were impractical or discouraged. You went to work while your wife tended to the kids (today, more than half of businesses are started by women, but those were different times), you ate dinner, you watched the news and you went to bed. With few hobbies and nothing other than work to define them, business owners in their late sixties, seventies and eighties feel lost without their business, which is why so many refuse to sell or experience depression after they do.

    Of course, there will always be exceptions to general rules of thumb but we have found that – more than your industry, nationality, marital status or educational background – your birth certificate defines your exit plan.


    How “sellable” is your business? Take the Sellability Scorecard Questionnaire now!

    After completing The Sellability Score questionnaire, you will immediately receive a Sellability Score out of 100, along with instructions for interpreting your results. The higher your Sellability Score, the more sellable – and valuable – your business is likely to be.
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