Selling your business does not necessarily mean that you will no longer have a role in its future. After the deal is done, you may wish to continue your involvement with the company for a variety of reasons: to ensure your employees are treated well, to protect the value of your business in the hands of its new owners or simply to give yourself something to do.

Often, buyers will require that the owner remain involved with the business for a period of time in order to help with the transition and continue to grow the business. The role you choose to play in your business after the sale will depend on the arrangements you are able to negotiate with the buyer and should reflect your desired level of involvement, influence and compensation going forward.

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