The Business Exit Forum

The Business Exit Forum is a nonprofit educational organization with a nationwide network of subject matter experts who are preeminent trusted advisers to closely held, mid-market companies at all stages of growth and exit. BEF members are top tier, recognized and credentialed experts in a dozen separate professional disciplines. Our members serve indispensable roles as advisers to business owners who are moving through various strategic inflection points towards graceful exit strategies. The BEF is organized into regional councils around the country to provide local events, seminars, high-value content and support to middle market company executives.

Our value proposition is that we help business owners of private companies:

  • Grow their business
  • Create value
  • Retain their key employees
  • Monetize their equity in the business (exit planning)
Our team of professional service providers includes senior partners and directors from disciplines such as:

  • Business valuation
  • CPA
  • Corporate attorney
  • Capital markets
  • Commercial banking
  • Exit panning
  • Estate attorney
  • Compensations specialists
  • ESOP specialists
  • Risk management
  • Growth specialists
  • Life coach
  • Financial advisor
  • Wealth management
Stephen Covey said, "Begin with the end in mind." We help business owners and corporate executives maximize their business investment and achieve their personal goals. The average person works 90,000 hours in their lifetime - the average owner or executive will work many more hours. Without a plan to monetize or transfer your wealth, much of your hard work may be lost.