Laurie R. Barkman – Author of “The Business Transition Handbook: How to Avoid Succession Pitfalls and Create Valuable Exit Options”

From Dreams to Actions: Navigating Business Transitions with Laurie R. Barkman

Mike interviews Laurie R. Barkman.

Entrepreneurs, buckle up for an exhilarating ride as we delve into the complex yet vital world of business transitions with Laurie R. Barkman, the brilliant mind behind “The Business Transition Handbook: How to Avoid Succession Pitfalls and Create Valuable Exit Options.”


Laurie R. Barkman stresses the significance of internalizing each chapter, jotting down takeaways, and transforming newfound knowledge into tangible plans. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or a newcomer, Laurie encourages setting intentions and following through – a mantra that resonates with the relentless pursuit of turning dreams into reality.

Laurie unfolds her entrepreneurial journey, weaving through corporate landscapes and startups. For her, the core has always been a sense of time control – a precious commodity often undervalued. As an entrepreneur, Laurie relishes the freedom to manage her time, work on impactful projects, and make a difference in her community. This echoes the belief in the transformative power of controlling one’s narrative.

What does it look like to work with Laurie? She’s crafting a course for increased accessibility, allowing entrepreneurs to tap into her expertise directly. Her clients, driven by growth intentions, engage in regular sessions and homework assignments and utilize a software platform, the Value Builder System, to enhance their business value. For those eyeing strategic transition planning, Laurie’s comprehensive program covers financial, business, and personal readiness, setting the stage for a successful transition.

She unravels the art of crafting exit strategies, emphasizing the importance of having multiple options. She guides entrepreneurs through identifying the best-fit buyer, understanding value drivers, and analyzing potential strategic buyers. Having multiple exit options is crucial, as Laurie provides insights into the pitfalls of a do-it-yourself approach, recounting stories of clients with regrets.

Much of the discussion revolves around the pitfalls of a do-it-yourself approach to business transitions. Laurie recounts stories of clients with regrets, either selling alone or encountering roadblocks with competitors due to insufficient blood. The need for experienced guidance is emphasized, creating a parallel with the importance of surrounding oneself with professionals during this critical journey.

Mike Fallat and Laurie R. Barkman talk about the book The Business Transition Handbook: How to Avoid Succession Pitfalls and Create Valuable Exit Options.

Laurie touches upon the profound impact of successful business transitions. Beyond the financial gains, she expresses the joy of witnessing clients embark on their next chapter. It’s a sentiment that echoes the emphasis on the life-changing potential of achieving one’s dreams.

For those seeking more insights into business transitions, Laurie’s website, The Business Transition Sherpa, offers a treasure trove of resources, including her book, podcast archives, and a new course titled “End Game Entrepreneurship.”

In the spirit of continuous learning and intentional action, Laurie R. Barkman delivers wisdom beyond the surface, offering a roadmap for entrepreneurs navigating the intricate landscape of business transitions. Whether you’re a startup enthusiast or a seasoned business owner, embark on an enlightening journey with Laurie R. Barkman. The business transition of your dreams might just be a podcast away.

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

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Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

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