Julie Keyes, KeyeStrategies, LLC (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio, Episode 14)
As a entrepreneur who went through her own business exit, Julie Keyes, Founder and President of KeyeStrategies, is passionate about supporting business owners in their transition and exit journey. She explains the crucial differences between transition, succession, and exit, why planning for an exit involves much more than just the numbers, what to expect when working with an exit planner, and much more. Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio is produced virtually by the Minneapolis St. Paul studio of Business RadioX®.
KeyeStrategies is an advisory firm for entrepreneurs looking to grow and improve their business, while also providing Exit Planning and Transition services for companies between $5-30M in annual revenue.
The firm’s mission is to help business owners increase enterprise value and prepare the owner and the business for a future exit. Their tagline says it all… “Build enterprise value today, so you can exit on your own terms tomorrow”.
Julie Keyes, Founder and President, KeyeStrategies
Julie Keyes is the founder and owner of KeyeStrategies, LLC in Minneapolis, MN specializing in exit and transition consulting for business owners of lower middle-market companies. Julie has been an entrepreneur most of her life. As the founder and operator of several companies, she understands owner motivations and the balancing act they require to work both ‘in’ and ‘on’ the business.
Julie is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and Value Growth Advisor. She works with business owners who seek to understand and maximize their exit and critical transition options. She founded the Exit Planning Institute Twin Cities Metro Area Chapter in 2016, serving as president until 2020, and is a faculty member for their CEPA program. In addition, Julie was awarded EPI’s 2017 “Leader of Year”.
Julie recently released her first book “Poised for Exit” which helps owners of privately held companies navigate the process of business exit. Her weekly podcast, of the same name, provides content relevant to business owners and advisors alike and can be found on all major podcast platforms.
Questions and Topics in this Interview
- What is the process of exit planning?
- Who is involved in exit planning?
- When should an owner start the process of preparing for a future exit?
- Are Exit and Transition the same thing? What about Succession? How are they different?
- When an owner works with you, what can they expect?
- Is there any kind of urgency needed on the part of owners today? If so, why?
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Radio is hosted by John Ray and produced virtually from the Minneapolis St. Paul studio of Business RadioX® . You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.