A week later, and all is still quiet on the "selling my business" front, and I have to say, it has been a very welcome relief. Of course Thanksgiving was in there, so that was a break for everyone. Beyond that, I don't know what's going on with my business partners.
The suspicious part of me is wondering if they're all about to jump ship to start their own company, but I really don't think they'll do anything like that. While they're all very good at what they do, they wouldn't have all the parts they'd need to run a company, and I think they've learned that through several of our discussions. They might get Jack to be their salesperson, but there's still so much more that they'd be missing -- and have to do all over again from scratch -- I just can't see that happening.
I've been working on a project with David, but we haven't had any real quiet time to discuss things, and I also don't want to put him on the spot. Of all my business partners, David is the one person I still think of as a friend, and his friendship is more important to me than selling the business to him. Frankly, if I could, I'd sell him some shares at a discounted rate compared to the other business partners, but I'm afraid that's not going to happen unless I give him some money back after this is all done (presumably it will get done some day).
I'll put the delay down to infighting amongst the troops, and leave it at that. That makes me wonder if they'll completely blow when they hear about the Goodwill clause. I'm tempted to say something to them now about it, but without any more information on what's going on, I have to keep that to myself.
I'm also tempted to say something about needing to talk to outside buyers to make sure they're not losing interest, but again, I don't think that's the problem, so I'll just keep that thought to myself as well.
With today being the last day of November, there's just one more month left in the year, and five full months until I head out on the open road ... one way or another.