When focusing on how to build your business to sell one day, you need to have an end game as well as a desired sales price in mind, so that you can devise a plan and reverse engineer it to achieve your objective.
How you can do this as a business owner is to focus on the 6 P’s™: People, Product, Process, Proprietary, Patrons, and Profits. Do you have the right team in place? Keep in mind that buyers want a business, not a job. They key is to make sure your business operates under a strong management team.
No man is an island, and a business is a machine. One single person cannot be expected to make all the individual parts work together. Each has to hold its own. Ask yourself if your business is strong enough to sustain itself if you leave for a couple of days, weeks, or months. If the answer is yes, then you are on the right track to ensuring that one day your business will indeed sell for its optimal value.