This is a page from my book, “How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary”
After getting tied up in regular business matters for several days, Jack and I finally had lunch together today, and agreed that we wanted to explore selling the business. We had no idea what the company was worth, but we wanted to take the next step to find out. We called David to tell him we wanted to do it, but he was at a client site and couldn't say much more than "okay."
It felt weird, but in the middle of this little hole-in-the-wall restaurant, we started working on some of the business documents Marty had given us. After lunch I called Marty from the car and told him we wanted to take the next step with him, to find out how much the business was worth. I told him we had started to work on the documents he gave us, and he told me to just drop off all the documents when they were ready.
If I was looking for something exciting and interesting, I've found that. While it is exciting, it's also nerve-wracking, because I can't tell most of the people I work with on a daily basis anything about this. Lately it feels like I've spent half my time thinking about who I'm talking to, making sure I don't say the wrong thing to someone.