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Business strategy, exit planning, and financial consultants



Expert strategic, financial and exit & transition planning guidance to help privately owned and family businesses build value, plan for the future and increase health and profitability.

How is it possible that 75% of owners regret their decision to sell the business just one year after they exit? The answer is, most owners fail to consider the practical and emotional factors that can lead to disappointment after an exit.  


Evaluate your preparedness to exit your business and ensure you leave your company with no regrets.

Few consulting firms can offer the depth, understanding and expertise you’ll find with Journey Consulting.

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Jayne McQuillan CPA, CEPA, MBA President

When you partner with Journey, you'll find we're different than most consultants. Because we believe the best business strategies consider the whole picture, from high-level strategy to the smallest financial details, and especially the personal factors that affect the success of your business. We’ll work by your side to understand what makes you tick—to learn about the business and leader you aspire to be—and together we’ll map out a business and financial strategy to help you get there.


I invite you to schedule a free 30 minute call and tell us your you got to where you are today, and what's weighing on your mind that led you to reach out. Or feel free to email us at

We look forward to connecting with you! 

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Learn How We Can Help Your Business

Our clients come to us with a variety of business challenges. Sometimes it’s an immediate need for financial expertise. Other times, it’s strategic guidance. And sometimes they just know something’s wrong and need our help to pinpoint the issue. If any of this sounds like you, you may want to contact us:

  • You need to improve financial performance and profitability

  • You’re beginning to think about selling or transitioning to the next generation

  • You need CFO or CEO-level skills but aren’t ready to bring on a full-time executive

  • Market changes are forcing you to rethink your business strategy

  • You’re growing but don’t have the process or infrastructure to handle it


With Journey Consulting, you’ll get insight, answers and a partner dedicated to your business and personal success. Because that’s how you’ll bring the most value to the people and communities you serve.


Exit & Transition Planning

Nowhere is business more personal than with exit or transition planning. We’ll help you understand and plan for a successful exit—personally, financially and organizationally.

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Strategic Planning Services

Position your business for growth and profitability with strategic planning that leads to action and accountability. Our focus on follow-through ensures your team's success. 


Business Process Improvement Services

Process inefficiencies cost your business 20-30% in revenue.  Our approach aligns process, culture, and strategy, equipping your team to achieve goals and make an immediate impact.


Exit Planning Assessments

An expert, outside assessment of of your business, financial, and personal well-being can provide an objective perspective on what's working, what's not, and how to reach your goals.

Insights from our Clients

What keeps you up at night?  Business owners tend to carry the full weight of their company's successes, failures and future on their shoulders. It's an overwhelming and isolating feeling - and it doesn't have to be your reality.

Listen as Crystal Cook of REDI Transports shares her experience meeting with Journey Consulting for the first time.


Let us take some of the stress off your shoulders and help you plan strategically for the future.

Many business owners get a serious wake-up call when they decide it's time to retire.  Overestimation of value, assuming offspring or management want to buy, lack of transferable systems, owner dependence, etc. Plans for an exit, and comfortable retirement, are out the window.

Dan O'Neill of Consolidated Machine recognized the need to plan ahead for retirement and that he didn't have the knowledge & experience to do it alone. 

We've got the expertise to help you avoid last-minute surprises and plan for your best exit.

Who are Our Clients?

We have a passion for helping owners of mid-sized family and privately owned businesses succeed. Our clients come to us from a wide variety of industries including:  manufacturing, construction, distribution, transportation, health care, and service. Whether you live in our community or are located across the country, we look forward to helping you thrive.

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As with any partnership, consultants and clients spend quite a bit of time together. That's why we're selective about who we work with, and why you should be, too. It has to be the right "fit" for everyone involved. We're excited to work with business owners who are:

  • committed to personal and professional development

  • values-focused and mission-driven

  • receptive to honest feedback (even when it hurts)

  • ready to put in the work to make plans a reality

Your Challenges & How We Help

Your Challenges

  • Lack of shared vision

  • Management resources lacking

  • Lack of an exit strategy

  • Poor processes

  • Inability to focus

  • Not enough profits for growth

  • Lack of urgency

  • Sales and operations unbalanced

Our Knowledge

  • Immersion into the business

  • Focus on results and profitability

  • Objective input to your decision making

  • Sustaining momentum

  • Outside perspective

  • A catalyst for change

  • Outside view in uncomfortable decisions

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