Episode 48: Talk About Selling Your Business with Lisa Anhaiser
In this episode, I talk to Lisa Anhaiser about selling your business. Lisa is in the process of selling her 21-year-old business, and she shares how she made the decision to sell, determined the price, and agreed on her transition out of the company. She also shares how selling has shifted her vision for her own future. Lisa knows that there is life after selling your business, and she challenges us to consider what that next chapter could be.
If the thought has even slightly crossed your mind, you owe it to yourself to listen in. Lisa and I get real honest. This one might need some hard liquor. So grab your drink of choice–no judgment–because we are going to talk it all out.
About Lisa Anhaiser
Lisa Anhaiser is the founder and President of Houston-based LBL Event Rentals. Lisa began her career in retail management, initially learning the ins-and-outs of the event industry from the perspective of wedding shows and gift registries.
She began utilizing her seamstress skills to create custom linens for one particular show, and it was so well-loved that it ultimately led to the start of LBL. For the past twenty years, LBL has been widely respected as an award-winning brand providing quality linens and event rentals for social events, corporate gatherings, and weddings.
As Lisa makes the shift from owner to President, after selling LBL, she is excited about her second act as a consultant for event professionals, with a focus on setting business goals, strategic partnerships, exit strategies, and understanding the underlying reasons for a company’s successes.
Lisa is a recent graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and Harvard’s Consultancy Course she also has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/marketing from Louisiana State University.
Key Takeaways for Selling Your Business
- When It’s Time to Sell
- Goals to identify
- Finances & How to Sell
- What To Sell
Renee & Lisa Talked About:
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- Article: Crane’s stationery plant sharply reducing operation
- Article: Crane’s stationery remains an operational business
- LBL Rentals
- Lisa’s Website
- Lisa on Instagram
- Lisa on Facebook
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Title Track Voiceover: Melissa Disney
Editor: M. Lynn
Photos: Courtney Paige Ray
Cover Art: Magnoliahouse Creative