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Value Growth and Business Succession Consulting

Grow the business you’re proud of, with the time and financial freedom you want, for the future you intend. We help you grow a vibrant, valuable business that thrives - with or without you. So good you could sell it. So good you may not want to.
Business Value Proposition

We help you, the business owner:

• Build the business you imagine - with the time and financial freedom you intend.

• Realize your specific goals for growth and equity; lifestyle; involvement; and continuity.

• Plan, grow your business toward your intended future. Get transition-ready, whether selling or not. Clients commonly attract 3x the offers at 2x+ the value.

• Our special sauce: Focus on intention and value more than size. It's a game changer.

  • Get Traction

    We offer EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, a complete set of key concepts and practical tools that’s helped thousands of entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses. We help owners and leadership teams master this to systematically achieve goals.

  • Build Value

    We offer a proven, flexible Value Building System that makes the business profitable, transition-ready and attractive – while owners gain time, and financial freedom - so they can operate, scale or sell on their own price, terms, timing.

  • Finish Big

    For most entrepreneurs, business succession is the largest financial and personal change of their careers. We offer an accelerated 90-day exit plan, or a deliberate and intentional strategy that drives long term value and succession.

We help create secure, sustainable, attractive futures -

an affordable, Robin Hood resource for small business owners.

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Offerings and Support Choices

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The case for building value
- whether you're selling or not -
Make Your Company Attractive to Buyers - as You Build a More Profitable, Enjoyable Business That Doubles in Value and Runs Itself in 12 Months

  • How Owners Handicap Themselves
    I know what my business is worth

    -Virtually everybody overestimates the value of their business

    -People focus on growing profits, without getting transition-ready

    -People view it as a liquidity event instead of an intentional business process

    -So they wait too long to get transition ready …. typically takes 2+ years of preparation

    -Too busy with today’s stuff, customer issues, people issues, cash flow issues, etc

    -Good value-and-profit-building options remain unknown, or out of reach

    -Unforeseen events (pandemics, health issues, recessions, divorces, etc.) happen

    - People feel trapped in a hamster wheel, burn out, scramble to find a path forward

    Instead of building transferrable value, these are the too-often results: (EPI statistics)

    - 80% of businesses that come to market don’t sell

    - 76% of family business transitions don’t last more than 2 years

    - 73% of owners who sell report being unhappy within a year, no matter how much they made

  • How Owners Get Traction, Gain Value, Finish Big

    - Transition-ready companies are worth more.

    - Make the company more sustainable, predictable, transferrable – and profitable

    - Get a valuation (start point), and get clear on your intentions (path and end point)

    - Get smart about options for getting there

    - Build a plan to get transition-ready – which aligns financial, personal and company readiness

    - Invest more time working on your company, not just in it

    - Start today

    The big “AHA”…

    - Things that build value, that buyers care about, are the same things that grow sustainable, profitable companies

    - Building value brings more time and financial freedom -- before, during, after transition.

    - Nothing builds momentum like tangible successes.

    - The sooner you start, the more evidence you'll have to claim premium value.

    - Being ready helps people deal with unforeseen problems (eg health issues, recessions, pandemics) or other surprises.

    - Being ready puts you in the catbird seat - you can operate, grow, or sell – it’s the ultimate freedom.

With Dunnington Consulting, you can count on

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    Deep Experience

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    Results and Innovation

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    Productive Collaborations

ACCELERATED GAINS ON THE KEY NUMBERS - WITH PURPOSE, BRAND, CULTURE IN SYNC - MAGNETS FOR EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS AND INVESTORS

How Can You Raise Your Business Value?
Get an As-Is view and a Could-Be preview here.

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Kind words from clients
Companies that succeeded using the system used by Dunnington Consulting

When our clients succeed, so do we.
We're glad to share with you some of the things they've said about working with us.

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“…help came at a critical time in our company’s development. Its influence has been significant and continues even today as we are dealing with extraordinary growth. We are grateful that they were there to help us.”

Becky Foster, Principal
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“I came to the realization that my business would be in peril if anything happened to my health. The livelihood of all of our employees would be at risk. The CoreValue Assessment has been an excellent management tool for highlighting key elements of our business that are opportunities for improvement, and the discipline to address all 18 elementshelped position A.M. Metal Finishing for the ‘Top 50 Shops Award.’ “

Rick Hunter, Owner
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” an integral part in efforts to clarify our business goals and develop a good strategy specific to our business objectives. This is a doable strategy which we believe will help our business grow and gain new customers over the next several years!”

Bonnie Kuhn, Owner/Vice President

Let's talk

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