109: Selling A Business with Fred McClimans

selling a business

Fred McClimans on Selling A Business

What is the process of selling a business? Are there lessons to bring form the startup phase that apply to the sale phase of business building. Developing customer loyalty, employee loyalty, paying yourself and setting the wheels in motion to succeed down the road. These are but a few of the “simple” topics my guest today will help us navigate.

Fred McClimans is a business and market advisor, with a diverse background and experience that ranges from startups to executive board rooms and from small businesses to global enterprises.

Fred McClimans is the Managing Director of the McClimans Group, a firm helps businesses uncover and understand the voice of their customers, their competitors and their market, developing business, product and digital marketing strategies that strengthen their brand and market position. Fred is also a Principle in the Intelligist Group, a consultancy that helps develop brands through advocacy and community engagement.

Over the course of his career, Fred has worked within a number of different industries, and helped guide a wide range of organizations, from local businesses to global enterprises.  In addition to his work at firms such as Gartner and Ernst & Young, Fred is also a start-up veteran, including the global market intelligence and analyst firm Current Analysis, which he founded in the late 1990’s to provide real-time analysis and insights on trends and events in the digital technology and services markets.

Some of his recent clients include ESPN, where he assisted with social fan engagement strategies, and Clarabridge, a leader in the Customer Experience Management market, where he helped infuse an element of customer-centric understanding into their business and marketing strategy.

You can reach Fred at his blog-site, fredmcclimans.com and follow him onTwitter @fredmcclimans

Selling A Business with Fred McClimans

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