Building a successful business from start-up to sustained profitability is no easy feat, especially in the current economic climate. There are no short-cuts or absolute guarantees when building a thriving business. But there are successes, which come from a combination of careful planning, hard work and working with the right team. After investing significant amounts of money and time into the business, it is unwise to jettison the rewards of your hard work by failing to plan a successful exit. It is therefore wise to consider structuring your exit strategy around a proven methodology that can help identify the needs of the business owner post-exit.