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5 Things You Need to Do Before Selling Your Company

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This story appears in the October 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Q: After five, 10, 15 years--what's the best time to sell my company?

A: I wish it were that simple. All I can say for sure is that the best time to sell your company is when you're emotionally ready and your business is valued high enough for you to reach your financial goals.

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