In the News
John Brown co-authors 'cash out' book
Denver Business Journal, July 2008
Full Article - July 21, 2008
Exit Planning: The Five Key Elements to Firm Perpetuation
Full Article - July, 2008
Directions08: Leaving in Style—Exit Strategies
Full Article - June 4, 2008
What Works: Dishing It Out
BusinessWeek reporter Jeremy Quittner interviews Colorado business owner Andy Beck and John Brown, president of
Business Enterprise Institute, about the benefits of phantom stock plans.
Full Article - December 14, 2007
MSNBC News Clip with John Brown
View Clip - November 18, 2007
Want to Buy a Business? Your Timing is Right
A large-scale baby boomer exit will make for a buyer's market for businesses over the next several years.
Full Article - November 5, 2007
A Graceful (and Lucrative) Exit
Black Enterprise article written by Tamara E. Holmes.
Full Article - November 2007
Time to sell? Do your homework first
Los Angeles Times article written by Karen E. Kleinwith. This article includes insight from John Brown regarding
increasing company value before the sale.
Full Article - August 30, 2007
Small-business owners: Plan exit strategy before you retire
Miami Herald article written by Marshall Loeb.
Full Article - June 18, 2007
Small Business Management Series - How to Exit Your Business
TheStreet.com article written by Danielle Sonnenberg.
Full Article - June 8, 2007
Small-business owners put in longer hours
Chicago Tribune wire reports.
Full Article - June 4, 2007
Planning to exit business is essential
Biloxi Sun Herald article written by Marshall Loeb.
Full Article - June 3, 2007
Make exit plan for small business after retirement
Akron Beacon Journal article.
Full Article - May 31, 2007
Create A Small Business Exit Strategy - Owners Can Take Steps To Formulate Their Retirement Plans
Small-business owners: Have you thought about what will happen to it when you're ready to retire? If you think
that you have years to plan your exit strategy, you better check the calendar.
Full Article - May 29, 2007
Planning an Exit Strategy
BusinessWeek - Smart Answers with Karen E. Klein
Full Article - May 16, 2007
Md. braces for boomer retirement boom
Daily Record Business Writer article written by Dori Berman.
Full Article - May 13, 2007
This way out
For boomer business owners who want to retire, but don’t know how, John Brown is here to help. His Business
Enterprise Institute is on the cutting edge of the exit planning movement.
Full Article - January 1, 2007
Going Out In Style
John Brown helps business owners out the door &emdash; when they choose to leave. During his three decades as an
estate and business planning attorney, Brown saw how many owners were unprepared for that ultimate departure from their
companies. So in 2003, he decided to devote his Colorado-based firm, Business Enterprise Institute (BEI), exclusively to
Full Article - Fall 2006
Section 409A Update: IRS Extends Transition Relief Until December 31, 2007
Full Article - October 2006
The time to sell
The economy's hot, and buyers are flush with cash. Here's how to get a top price for your business.
Full Article - September 22, 2006
What's your business worth - really?
Take the guesswork out of setting a sale price by calculating your business's 'Ebitda'.
Full Article - August 30, 2006
Monthly Featured Column
John Brown is a featured monthly columnist at ProducersWeb.com.
View Monthly Column
Comerica Bank Newsletter - Issue IV 2007
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