BEST Receives the Certified Value Builder™ Designation
BEST keeps getting better – BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group proudly announces that Managing Partner Chris Cimaglio, CEPA, has earned and received the respected Certified Value Builder™ (CVB) designation from The Value Builder System™. Chris now joins an international community of trained business advisors, which incorporates the world’s leading thinkers in building value in companies for their owners and stakeholders.
Chris earned his designation as a Certified Value Builder™ to support our client’s transition goals and maximize the value of their businesses. According to The Exit Planning Institute, 76% of business owners plan to exit their business in the next ten years, and many will turn to an advisor for help. For the last four years, BEST has become very involved in the succession and exit planning process to better prepare its clients for the eventual leadership transition of their business. It was a natural extension of their Executive Search services as many owners came to BEST looking for successors to lower their company’s dependence on themselves and assist with leadership and family succession. Other engagements arose from BEST’s HR Advisory services. BEST has now integrated The Value Builder System™ into its strategic advisory services for small and midsize business owners and CEOs.
The Value Builder System™ incorporates several diagnostic tools, including the Value Builder Score, an evaluation system driven by an algorithm that evaluates a business on the eight core values acquirers consider when buying companies. The Value Builder Score provides a comprehensive assessment of the “Sellability” of your business, whether you want to sell next year or to know that you’re building a valuable asset for the future. As CEPAs and Certified Value Builders, our team is qualified to interpret your Value Builder Score. Those businesses that achieve a Value Builder Score of 90 or greater are worth double the average-performing company. In our Succession & Exit Planning Advisory at BEST, our mission is to dramatically increase your business’s value, anticipating a future sale or inevitable ownership transition.
After completing a Value Builder Assessment, a confidential report follows to measure the owner’s readiness. The report provides a process for the organization to achieve full value before selling a business. The “Sellability” of your company is not determined by the owner, your revenue, or your impressive list of customers. The buyer determines it. The Value Builder Score is based on eight factors that make a company attractive to buyers and maximize what a buyer is willing to offer. Sound like something you want to know? Then let’s get started.
The single largest transaction and transition of your life deserve special attention.
At BEST Human Capital and Advisory Group, we are committed to helping our business-owning clients succeed in their business and personal lives. Unfortunately, we see clients working so hard in their companies and too many owners delaying their happiness and financial savings. Many do not have family interested in the business, which brings the question of succession planning when there is no succession? Many owners arrive at the end of their careers and find out the company is not positioned nor ready to successfully transfer to a new owner. As a result, these owners missed the opportunity to grow transferable value. On the flip side, BEST has also experienced working with owners who try to handle the business transition by themselves, which usually leaves money on the table and leads to regret.