The day a business organization is formed is the day that its sale should be anticipated and built into its business plan. Unfortunately, this seldom happens, which is why so many companies end up selling for a fraction of their potential value if they sell at all. If your dream is to build a legacy versus a lifestyle business, it is best to plan it from the start. Similarly, it is never too early to prepare for the sale of your organization. When you do, you’ll be surprised at how much better your company or department will run as a consequence.