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Why You Should Quit While You're Ahead

This story appears in the January 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Welcome to the hardest decision you'll ever make as an entrepreneur. While it's tempting to stick with a run of financial success for as long as possible, it's important to understand what you might leave on the table if you wait too long to cash out.

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In fact, putting your business up for sale while it's on top might be the wisest entrepreneurial move you ever make. That's right -- smarter than the idea that launched the business in the first place. It's not an easy choice for founders like you who are emotionally invested in their companies.

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