You’ve built an amazing business and are ready to exit… now what?

As a business owner, we know you’re ready for anything. But recent data shows that even the most affluent and successful founders struggle with one common problem: the regret of how they handled leaving their company. In fact, 75% of owners say they regret their decision to exit after just one year (based on how the process was handled), and only 5% are satisfied with their net proceeds.

Start by asking yourself the following two questions:

Are you Personally ready to exit your business?

Most owners fail to consider the practical and emotional factors that can lead to disappointment after an exit.

The questions are designed to help you evaluate your preparedness to exit your business and ensure you leave your company with no regrets.

Is your Business ready to sell for the price you want?

Join 60,000 business owners and get your score on the 8 Factors That Drive Your Company’s Value, a comprehensive analysis of your score and a detailed action plan for how to improve your score on each.

Why Choose a BRG Broker

If you and your business are ready for you to exit, congratulations!  We have been helping Virginia business owners to prepare and exit their business for over 15 years.  Our team collectively has over 100 years of business experience so we know firsthand the issues that can arise in marketing and selling a business, and we know how to handle them.  Nobody has greater success selling business in Virginia than Business Research Group.  That is why we are the #1 Trusted M&A Advisory firm in Virginia.

An experienced BRG Business Broker can make a huge difference. We guide you through the complicated process of selling your business because we have done it ourselves. We understand the concerns expressed by business owners regarding the sale of their businesses.


The Exit Checklist is a free step-by-step ebook that prepares you as you take on the challenge of exiting your business.  It answers the fundamental questions all owners ask when preparing to exit.

Follow the book along as it takes you step by step, through a series of examples of what other business owners have been through. Alighn your Exit Type with the reason you are exiting, and plan for your future.  No matter what step you are at, The Exit Checklist will be your guide on your exit journey.


We provide practical answers to the basic questions all sellers ask:

What is my risk aversion level?

What will my role be after I exit?

How do I ensure confidentiality?

The Exit Checklist is your first step to a happy retirement. Try it now for valuable insights into your future exit.

If you are ready to exit and the business is ready for sale, we are ready to move full speed ahead.