- Up to 80% of closely held business could change hands by 2015.
- 70% of entrepreneurs regret selling their businesses.
- Lack of pre-sale planning is the #1 reason deals fail.
- Laird Norton Tyee Family Business Survey 2007
- MassMutual, Raymond Institute: American Family Business Survey 2007
- MassMutual, Family Firm Institute, & Cox Family Enterprise: American Family Business Survey 2003
- MassMutual, Women in Family-Owned Businesses 2003
- PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Private Company Exit Strategies: Preparing the Business for Sale 2008
- 2013 Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute: State of Owner Readiness Survey