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How to know if you’re a Zombie Company

by on June 5, 2014

Zombie Company

Zombie companies are growing slowly (if at all), their revenues have stagnated, they make enough profit to survive but not enough to raise any significant amount of capital or to make them attractive to any potential acquirer or to justify going public.

But something has happened to make you realize it.  Sales have stalled, you’ve missed your quarterly target again, or they’re just plain smaller than they should be.

No one wants to be a Zombie company.  No one ever says, “My long term vision for the company is to be stagnated.”

No one wants to be down to their last dollar.  No one wants to be stuck.

Take a minute and say, “Damn it, this sucks.”

Just don’t take too long.  Because you have to get back to work.

You have to figure out how to change things, how to make the company grow, how to increase your valuation so you can sell for a premium.

No excuses.  No exceptions.  No way around it.  It’s on you.

You don’t have the luxury of running away.  Because you have something you have to do.

You have to sell your company for a premium.  You have to maximize the return for all of your shareholders.

And if you would like to go where you claim you want to go – to accomplish what you claim is your goal – there is only one way.  And that is to meet your problem with the right action.

We can always (and only) greet this obstacle

– With a coherent and deliberate process

– With strategic vision

– With an eye for opportunity and pivotal moments


If you’re wondering how you build a company that you can sell for a premium in a few years, contact me to discuss the Valuation Amplification Process.

I also invite you to download the white paper and learn the 5 step process on How to Quickly Increase Your Valuation: a Proven 5 Step Process.

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