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Dilemmas:dissecting the challenges

I am thinking of selling my company…
But there are a myriad of options to be considered in thinking that through. Should I go the IPO route? What about selling to a private company vs. a public one? If I sell to a public company, what will happen to the culture we have worked so hard to construct here? What might my role be after the sale, and do I want to stay during an earn-out period – if it is offered to me? Am I ready to give up control of what I have built? If I don’t sell now, where will I find the capital to expand? Is there any reason to explore the venture capital route…?

I have a tangled mess with some business partners…
Like most entrepreneurs I have a half dozen companies and structures that I flow my energy and work through. However, I have become entangled with partners who are not helpful and quite frankly are destructive to the success of the business and my personal goals. Should I initiate a sell or should I buy them out and if so how can I do that without over risking my financial portfolio or causing a community earthquake…?

I need to scale my business…
We have tremendous momentum in our company and it is time to scale to the next level. However, the path to expansion could take us a number of different directions. I don’t want to over extend but I don’t have the luxury of staying where we are. Is it possible to scale in phases? Do I scale and then let my infrastructure catch up or do I build out my internal systems and then go and find more customers? Or do I do them in parallel fashion? And when it comes to scaling how is the best method to pay for the expansion?