The Savvy Session

S1 Episode 13 - When Is The Right Time To Sell Your Business? - with Kristine Givens

October 03, 2022 Paula Kircher & Kirsten Ramos Season 1 Episode 13
The Savvy Session
S1 Episode 13 - When Is The Right Time To Sell Your Business? - with Kristine Givens
Show Notes

How do you know when it’s the right time to sell your business?  

Join us on our latest podcast as we talk with Kristine Givens, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who grew her boutique accounting firm and sold it to a large multi-national bank.   

We asked her what some tips for those ready to sell are, and to give a preview, she said: 

  • Network, network, network within your industry. You never know who you’ll meet. 
  • Button-up your financials. 
  • Keep your employees happy, engaged and well-trained. 

“Success is where preparation meets opportunity.” 

Kristine started her 30+ year career with Ernst & Whinney as a tax consultant who served both individual and business clients in a variety of industries. She later founded a boutique accounting firm providing tax and accounting consulting and compliance services to single family offices, ultra-affluent families, and privately held businesses. Kristine sold the boutique firm in 2009 to a global financial institution where she worked as Managing Director for five years overseeing the integrated delivery of wealth management services to ultra-affluent families and single-family offices.  

In more recent years, Kristine is using her entrepreneurial skills, financial expertise, and business experience in variety of ways including the development of a franchise concept, serving as a Co-CEO and CFO for a non-profit and strategic planning for scale up businesses. Kristine is also writing a children’s book.  

Kristine serves on the board of Metropolitan Family Services, a Chicago-based organization which provides variety of social programs and services designed to strengthen families and help them realize their full potential. Kristine recently relocated from Chicago to Bloomington, Indiana where she is meeting new friends and finding ways to make an impact in the community.  

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