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UNI’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation has been focused on exit/succession planning services for several years. Our focus has been on preparing owners for exit, helping them build a company that can exist beyond their involvement, and now our focus is on developing a matchmaking program to help bring buyers and sellers together through a program called Succession Iowa.

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Succession Iowa is focused on ensuring long term viability of Iowa owned small and medium enterprises. We act as a matchmaker between rural business owners looking to exit and qualified buyers who have the ability to buy and manage these businesses.

The program includes a practical experience in business valuation as an internship opportunity for UNI Finance majors. This allows UNI students an opportunity to see the inner-workings of various business models and understand the implications that decisions have on valuation.  Call today to explore Succession Iowa!

Call today to explore Succession Iowa!

Education, resources, and information to help you prepare for succession. We are here to help!

Click here to download a flyer with more information on Succession Iowa.

Succession Planning Stats:

- 20 M businesses in operation in the United States

- 81% of owners want to stop working within the next 10 years

- 20% have a written plan to transition ownership

- 100% of owners will stop being owners at some point


Exit Planning Assessment

​If you have thought about leaving your business but do not know how to begin, you are in good company. 
What to expect when you complete the Exit Planning Assessment:

  • A written Exit Plan based on your goals, objectives, and concerns. Only after listening carefully to your answers to dozens of questions will we begin to create your Exit Plan. 

  • A coordinated process that draws on the expertise of other advisors, because we know that your successful exit depends on it. 

Let us help you plan and achieve your successful business exit.