Building The Premier Accounting Firm

Strategic Exit Planning & Why Entrepreneurs Pay for the Expert Guidance of CFOs, Consultants & Coaches w/ Darryl Bates-Brownsword

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Roger Knecht

President of Universal Accounting Center

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Overview: Strategic Exit Planning & Why Entrepreneurs Pay for the Expert Guidance of CFOs, Consultants & Coaches w/ Darryl Bates-Brownsword

Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Guest Name: Darryl Bates-Brownsword

Welcome to another insightful episode of “Building the Premier Accounting Firm” with your host, Roger Knecht. In this episode, Roger sits down with Darryl Bates-Brownsword, an esteemed Business Consultant and Coach, who brings over 25 years of invaluable experience to the table. Prepare to gain a wealth of knowledge as they delve into a variety of intriguing topics that are sure to resonate with accounting professionals and entrepreneurs alike.

Kicking off the conversation, Darryl shares his fascinating journey from engineering to accounting, highlighting the pivotal moments that led him to where he is today. As a seasoned business coach and consultant, Darryl sheds light on his roles in both capacities, offering valuable insights into how he embarked on these rewarding paths.

Distinguishing between a mentor, a coach, and a consultant, Darryl unveils the unique characteristics and benefits of each role. Discover why entrepreneurs are increasingly inclined to seek the expertise of CFOs, consultants, or coaches, and how these professionals can effectively drive business growth and success.

Ever wondered about the significance of exit planning? Look no further. Darryl delves into the world of exit planning, unraveling its importance and the reasons why business owners should consider it sooner rather than later. Gain a deeper understanding of how to maximize the value of a company and the key aspects that contribute to its overall worth.

Drawing from his vast experience, Darryl provides valuable insights into the tools and processes he utilizes while valuing a company. Listen closely as he reveals why accountapreneurs should consider incorporating exit strategies into their services, and how accountants can seamlessly integrate exit planning into their repertoire.

Darryl underscores the benefits of having a well-crafted exit strategy, emphasizing its positive impact on business owners and their future endeavors. Discover who plays a crucial role in the exit planning process and unravel the myriad of advantages it brings to the table.

Tune in to this episode of “Building the Premier Accounting Firm” as Roger Knecht engages in a captivating dialogue with Darryl Bates-Brownsword, unraveling the intricate world of accounting, business coaching, and strategic exit planning. Prepare to gain valuable insights that will empower you on your journey towards building a successful accounting firm.

About Our Guest: Darryl Bates-Brownsword

Darryl is an accomplished Business Consultant and Coach with a dynamic and driven approach, backed by over 25 years of valuable experience. He is passionate about empowering business owners to get the most from their life’s work and exit on their own terms.

Known for his ability to connect with others, think strategically, build strong teams, and solve complex problems, Darryl has the talent for simplifying problems and guiding businesses towards success. His track record includes building two international multi-million turnover businesses, with one currently operating in 16 countries.

Darryl’s quick thinking and analytical skills enable him to swiftly identify core issues and understand the broader context. By challenging the status quo, he consistently achieves consistent, repeatable, and reliable business results.

Originally from Australia, Darryl’s career began as an Engineer in the Power Industry. Since relocating to the UK in 2005, he has gained a reputation for combining systems thinking with creativity, achieving results in even the most challenging situations.

Outside of work, Darryl enjoys cycling and running to clear his head and maintain a healthy balance to life. He holds a B Eng (Mech) Engineering and an MBA.


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Get the tools you need to confidently offer valuation risk reduction services using Capitaliz.  Take advantage of this opportunity from Darryl to receive a free DEMO today!

Here’s some more information about the Capitaliz platform that supports business advisers to prepare their clients’ business for exit using the 21 Steps methodology.

Why Capitaliz – You may also want you to enrol in CapitalizNow.  It contains everything you would see in a demo plus:

  • Critical business exit statistics

  • Why Capitaliz (a handy sales tool)

  •  Revenue potential calculator

  • A rapid overview of Capitaliz (7 minutes)

  • A deep dive of Capitaliz (31 minutes)

  • What to expect from the Academy

  • Top 10 tips for new exit planners

  • Top tips for getting approval from your compliance department

  • Bonus resources (a 50 page glossy e-Book, an engagement letter template and sales script for use with prospects)

  • Details on our pricing packages

CapitalizNow is complimentary and on-demand, meaning you won’t have to wait for a demo to start experiencing how Capitaliz can help you to work with your clients to prepare them to be exit ready so that they can get the most from their life’s work, maximise value and exit on their own terms.


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