The Exit Planning Institute, along with various partners from the Greater New York area, have combined their resources in an effort to assess and understand the State of Owner Readiness™ to transition privately-held small and middle market businesses. There are 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day and this generation owns 63% of privately held businesses in the United States. However, recent studies show that 3 out of 4 business owners "profoundly regretted" their decision to sell within one year of exiting due to lack of readiness. The State of Owner Readiness Survey™ is a national survey used to poll the owner readiness in the middle market. Our team of partners has now created a local survey to poll the owners in the Manhattan area so the unique needs of the business landscape can be segmented and understood. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on your own state of readiness and look forward to sharing the results with you. Individual responses will be held strictly confidential. No personal information is requested in the survey. NOTE: This survey should be completed by the owner or owners of the business. Thank you for your time (This survey takes about 12 minutes)!