The only constant in business is change — and growth-minded leaders need experienced counsel in navigating challenging inflection points with confidence and focus. Our family-owned firm brings more than 40 years of entrepreneurial experience to solving challenging business issues and providing expert execution.

Build & Grow
Value

  • Do you feel poised for growth?
  • Are you executing at every level of your organization?
  • Have you hit a plateau in growth or profitability?
  • Do you have documented processes everyone follows?
  • Are you heavily involved in day-to-day operations?
  • Do you have a culture of ownership throughout the organization?
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Maximize
Value

  • Will you be exiting the business in the next 5 years?
  • Have you identified a successor; if so, are they ready?
  • Could your business run without you?
  • Are you avoiding tough conversations with family or employees about succession?
  • Is your business really worth what you hope to sell it for?
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Realize
Value

  • Are you sure of your business’s true market value?
  • Do you know how to confidentially market to potential buyers?
  • How will you handle emotional conversations that come up in negotiations?
  • Do you have a legal and accounting team in place to make the sale?
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WHAT WE DO

We help businesses lay the foundation for scalability and continuity, allowing our clients to grow in a way that will maximize their business’s personal and professional value. We also work to build companies that will survive without the owner, a core attribute of sustainable businesses and successful exit strategies.

DONE DEALS

There are few business transactions more dependent on process — and more emotionally fraught — than mergers, acquisitions, or selling a business. Our team of advisors and specialists have managed countless transactions across industries, maximizing value as appropriate and helping owners negotiate with confidence. Our recent “done deals” will give you a sense for the diversity of our capabilities.

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Predictable Success

Your business’s future shouldn’t be a mystery. If you want to grow your business in a way that is measurable, scalable, and predictable over time, the methods and tools of Predictable Success are game changing. Using the framework originated by CEO Les McKeown, our facilitators will help you diagnose where your business is at in its life cycle, and train your leadership team to use new tools in achieving your organization’s shared growth goals.

Where is your business on the Predictable Success Growth Life Cycle? Our Life Cycle Quiz will tell you what stage you’re at — and the steps you need to take to grow.

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Speaking Truth to Power

PRIVATE & PUBLIC
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Michael’s brand of strategic advising is honest, actionable, and anchored in his practical experience as an entrepreneur. As a member of the Forbes Council, and a certified practitioner for several growth management programs, Michael brings an informed perspective in helping growth-minded businesses achieve their full value — for the business and the employees it serves. From small leadership teams to larger corporate events, he will equip your audiences with tactics and strategies they can begin implementing tomorrow.

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Speaking Truth to Power

PRIVATE & PUBLIC
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Michael’s brand of strategic advising is honest, actionable, and anchored in his practical experience as an entrepreneur. As a member of the Forbes Council, and a certified practitioner for several growth management programs, Michael brings an informed perspective in helping growth-minded businesses achieve their full value — for the business and the employees it serves. From small leadership teams to larger corporate events, he will equip your audiences with tactics and strategies they can begin implementing tomorrow.

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“I’VE STAYED WITH THE VANN GROUP ALL THESE YEARS BECAUSE THE RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN EXTREMELY VALUABLE. KEVIN AND MIKE HAVE SUCH A GOOD FEEL FOR BUSINESS AND COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES ENTREPRENEURS FACE. I’VE OCCASIONALLY WORKED WITH OTHER ADVISORS, BUT I ALWAYS HAVE THE VANN GROUP AT THE TABLE AS WELL, TO PROTECT MY SIDE.”

FRAN ARNOLD, CONKLIN OFFICE

NEWS

Vann Group President
Michael Vann accepted
into Forbes Coaches
Council

The President of the Vann Group, Michael Vann has been
accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only
community for leading business and career coaches.

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NEWS

Vann Group President
Michael Vann accepted
into Forbes Coaches
Council

The President of the Vann Group, Michael Vann has been
accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only
community for leading business and career coaches.

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