Meet Brett Wilder, Founder
Previous First Generation Family Business Owner
Certified Value Builder™
Certified Financial Planner™
Award-Winning Author of The Quiet Millionaire
“Tomorrow’s not promised and neither is your freedom to do whatever, whenever, wherever!”…Brett Wilder
I previously was a first-generation family business owner, and know first-hand the unique opportunities and challenges first generation family business owners encounter. Because of the family component, they differ from those of other business owners. I sold and exited my family business 7 years ago to now enjoy a life of true freedom, doing whatever I want to do, whenever and wherever I want to do it.
I’ve founded the Family Business Guidance Group and work exclusively to guide other first generation family business owners how to create plans and implement strategies that can build value, improve transferability, and create harmonious continuity for their business. This is all I do. I have no other business agenda.
During my journey as a first generation family business owner, I utilized the Value Builder System™ to systematically build the value of my business and achieve harmonious continuity for a successful exit. I suggest that knowing about the Value Builder System™ may be of interest to you as a first generation family business owner.
Brett’s Entrepreneurial Story
We all have landmark times to celebrate in our life.
For me, Friday, April 17, 2015 was one of those times. Wow, what a day! What a great feeling of freedom!
That’s the day I reaped the financial rewards for the years of my building a family business that began as a mere vision in an attic room of my house to become one that was valuable, transferable, and sellable.
Since then, my wife Sandy and I have traveled worldwide and befriended some of the most fantastic people who we never would have met otherwise.
I’m truly blessed. I’m able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want!
By owning my own family business, I’ve actually played in the same ballpark as you. Been there, done that!
Along the way to experiencing the life I now enjoy, I faced many similar challenges and obstacles as you. I successfully transitioned my family business through the 4 stages of business owner entrepreneurship, which I term as:
WUNDER – I wondered, was my vision financially flawed or foolish? Would my business venture survive?
BLUNDER – I made lots of mistakes, but kept on learning and moving forward.
THUNDER – Things were going full blast. Why was getting there so much harder than it is now?
PLUNDER – I could reap the rewards I worked so hard for. Would I get what I think the business is worth?