06Dec 2019

Milton Keynes Certified Business Mentor

'10 Minute Tip' by Mike Ainsworth - Certified Business mentor

Mike has 40 years solid experience valuing businesses across many different industries including small, medium and large organisations. In the last six years alone he’s valued over 700 businesses.

From that vast experience Mike has learned many crucial lessons and knows what separates a genuinely valuable business from one with no real value at all. This is what motivated Mike to become a business mentor with Sales Masters Guild and share those lessons and experiences with Business owners so you can avoid the pitfalls and build your own valuable businesses.

Six months ago Mike was asked to join Sales Master Guild as a Business Mentor giving business owners a set of tried and tested tools to build their businesses whilst maintaining a good work / life balance. This will help to give you choices and plan your ‘exit’ strategy.

Business valuation is vital if you’re trying to attract investors, borrow money, issue shares or plan to expand your business as part of a natural growth path. Mike’s talk will go far beyond that and will help you align your values with your valuation.

Mike is the senior partner for the London, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex Region for Everett Masson & Furby and helps owner managed businesses achieve the best value for their business when they decide to sell. He has recently been asked to become a business mentor at Sales Masters Guild.

Mike’s vast experience covers Business Sales, Business Valuations, Business Broker, Businesses For Sale, Exit Strategies, Business Mentoring, Selling a Business and Achieving a better value for a business sale

Mike has owned, run and sold his own businesses and previously He was a senior corporate manager for a large UK Bank. Mike believes his background and expertise allows him to understand individual businesses and to grasp the essential dynamics very quickly.

About the conversation:

How will your values increase the value of your business?

‘Value’ is a term you will be familiar with. What is the value of my house? What is the value of my retirement fund? But, how many business owners know the value of their business this week, this month ort this year? Is it increasing or decreasing.

Your business is a huge investment in your time and your money but it’s not the sort of investment that’s easily valued and checked. One day you’ll need to rely on its value so you need to learn how to increase it.

It’s important to know if the value of your business is growing, particularly if you’re contemplating selling it as part of your exit strategy or seeking third party investors.

At The Business Growth Club Milton Keynes this Friday December 6th from 7am until 9:30am our 10 minute ‘tipper’ will be Mike Ainsworth a business mentor from Sales Masters Guild.

Mike is a business mentor committed to helping small business owners to achieve excellent results in their business.

Before working with Mike business owners often feel they’re in a rut and are suffering one or more of the following issues:

• Business has lost momentum and plateaued
• Business not achieving enough sales
• Working long hours and stressed
• Being reactive all the time and not proactive
• Lack of fresh ideas

The good news is that there is a way out of the rut. Mike is a strong believer in the power of the right sort of mentoring to support you as the business owner and help you to drive your business forward.

Sales Masters Guild is a peer group mentoring and training organisation supporting business owners like you through a combination of monthly peer group meetings and 1-2-1 support.

Mike’s been a business owner for the past 20 years and understands how lonely it can be. For the past six years Mike’s met hundreds of business owners who are just like you. Mike’s studied what makes one business average whilst a similar business in a neighbouring town or street can be hugely successful.

The interesting thing is that the difference between an average business and a successful business is actually very small so it’s easily within anyone’s reach.