The Boomer Bust | Educating Baby Boomer Business Owners on Strategies for a Profitable Exit

The Boomer Bust | Educating Baby Boomer Business Owners on Strategies for a Profitable Exit

Beating the Boomer Bust Keynote
The Boomer Bust Keynote Presentation

I speak to business owners and advisors across the United States about the impending perfect storm. The retirement of two-thirds of America’s small company owners will intersect with a generation that is much smaller, less entrepreneurial, and with a variety of career options they find more appealing than business ownership. With eye opening statistics and inescapable logic, this presentation provides business owners with the competitive advantage they will need to transition in the approaching buyer’s market for small companies.

The Perfect Storm
What will happen when the Baby Boomers step down from active productivity? The largest, wealthiest, most acquisitive and competitive generation in American history is about to pass the baton. What does that mean to business owners?


“Forget the fiscal cliff, the sequestration cliff and the entitlement cliff. Those are just symptoms. What America really faces is a demographic cliff.”
–The Wall Street Journal, February 2, 2013

“The economic legacy left by the baby boomers is leading to a battle between the generations.”
–The Economist, The Next Crisis: Sponging Boomers,
September 29, 2012

“My fellow Democrats will have to accept that no amount of new taxes can make up for our changing demographics.” –Erskine Bowles, Co-Chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform on controlling the deficit, December 13, 2011

“What Americans have to understand is that this country reached its demographic peak ten years ago.” –David T. Beers, Standard & Poors Head of Sovereign Credit ratings on the downgrading of the U.S. credit rating to AA+,
August 7, 2011

How Can You Beat the Boomer Bust?

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They Changed History
Baby Boomers were born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom, recognized as 1945 to 1965. They redefined traditional values and are widely associated with privilege because most grew up in a time of affluence. As a group, they were amongst the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time. By the sheer force of its numbers, the boomers are an anomaly, a demographic bulge which has remodeled each aspect of society as it has passed through it.

The Facts
America changed when the Baby Boomers were born, and as they moved through adolescence, established their careers and became parents. It will change again, dramatically, as they leave the ranks of the workforce. They are the largest, healthiest, wealthiest, and most educated generation in history.

The Boomer Bust Birthrate Chart by John F. Dini

Baby Boomers were all born around the same time.
     • From 1945 to 1965 they added 58% to the population
Baby Boomers all went to school together.
     • From 1965 to 1975 college graduations increased 150%
Baby Boomers all went into business together.
     • From 1975 to 1985 new businesses grew by 250%
Baby Boomers will all grow old together.
     • What does that mean to business owners?

Boomer Bust CoverBeating the Boomer Bust: How Baby Boomers Changed the Face of Business

My eBook, “Beating the Boomer Bust,” is a collection of articles focused on the unique challenges facing the business community due to the large population of retiring Baby Boomer business owners. It is the product of a year of research, and of fifteen years helping business owners prepare to leave their companies. Small business owners in America are ignoring a tidal wave of change that will leave a few small businesses untouched while wiping many others from the face of the planet.   Free Download

Contact Me About:
      • Keynote presentations to business owners of all ages, trade or professional associations and entrepreneurial groups.
      • Exit, succession and transition planning for owners who want to leave their companies with full market value, on their
        own schedule, and with little to no risk after their exit.
      • Coaching for professional advisors who work with transitioning Boomer owners
      • Bulk purchases of my award-winning books for entrepreneurs

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