Want to Raise Your Company's Value? Invest in Employees

Sequoya Borgman, Managing Director - Borgman Capital

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How can business owners maximize the value of their company? Look no further than the people in your organization and the talent in your region.

Private equity enables entrepreneurs and founders to achieve the American Dream by offering a succession plan to an organization that will be a great steward of the company and carry out the mission of the founder. Borgman Capital does just this. The firm works with midwestern companies across all sectors, many in the small-to-midsized manufacturing market, to purchase and grow the business so the founder can transition to the next phase of their life.

This is the American Dream for entrepreneurs.

In this episode, we talk with Sequoya Borgman, Managing Director of Borgman Capital, about strategies for how businesses can create the most value in their company, why investing in your people is so crucial for a business owner, and why manufacturing is ripe for opportunity in the U.S.

3 Big Takeaways from this episode:

  1. Leaders can maximize the value of their company by professionalizing the business: Many founders tend to hold onto all the insight, relationships and know-how for every function of the company. When all the value is tied up in the owner, it's very difficult to replace that individual, leaving risk for the buyer. Business owners can increase their company's value by professionalizing their leadership team and handing off key responsibilities and knowledge to up-and-coming leaders who will help run the organization after the owner exits.
  2. Any organization that isn't using the most up-to-date technology is falling behind: In private equity, this means cutting-edge analytics technology to help valuate a prospective portfolio company. But the same is true for the companies in their portfolio - automation raises the value of the company and solves many of the workforce issues faced by manufacturing businesses. Manufacturing is booming in the United States and will continue to do so, and those who automate now will get ahead in the future. 
  3. Having a workforce development plan in place will create added value to your company: Any private equity company's goal is to grow their portfolio businesses - and that means hiring and training new employees. With the added increases in automation, companies that already have learning and development strategies in place are worth more than those who don't. 

Resources

To learn more about Borgman Capital visit: www.borgmancapital.com

Connect with Borgman Capital on social media: LinkedIn

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