We make exit planning enjoyable.


We provide a fun, revealing way to explore your exit strategy, all in one day in Davenport, Iowa.

3 Paths

If you’re a successful business owner, there are three paths before you.


You can stay on the path that made your business the success it is today.

Honestly, there is not a lot we could do for you, and we wish you the best. Keep us in mind if your situation changes. Every one of our clients know more about their businesses than we do.

You can go to market now.

Funny story, two brothers working in the industrial services together for 25 years, never talked about what was coming next. One day, one brother says to the other, “I’m really sick of this, have you ever thought about getting out?”

Thirty days later they were booking flights to Hawaii.

That’s an anecdote. In most cases a successful business transfer will take much longer. The point being, if you’re convinced the time to get out is now, we have the necessary resources at our fingertips.

You can strategically build the value of your business to make it most attractive to buyers in a few years.

We’ve all seen lists of the best and worst improvements you can make to your home before you put it on the market. There is a list like that for businesses and we know it intimately.

It’s called Value Builder. Seeing how well your business scores is complimentary at MarigoldResources.com.

That free report will indicate what multiplier of your pre- tax income buyers are likely to o er for your business today, and what drivers need improving to grow that value tomorrow.


Who We Are

Chris Barnard

Managing Partner

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Todd McGreevy

Managing Partner

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Engaged business owners enjoy the advantage of Marigold Resources’ Advisors, all experts in their fields and proven solution providers.

Larry McDonald

Brand Advisor

Justin Holstein

Digital Media Advisor

Bill Karben

Accounting & Valuations Advisor

John Mack

Business Appraiser


How We Fly

Our Business Practices

Your business transition will be personally handled by one or both Managing Partners.  We are here for as much or as little as you require. This includes coaching a business to increase its value all the way to a successful exit.

Our most meaningful engagements are with business owners who have realistic and achievable exit goals. When a business owner understands what needs fixing, and our expertise fills those needs, we all strike gold.
Practicing good business in our book includes non- disclosure agreements, an expectation of confidentiality and plain language, signed agreements.


Your business exit strategy is one of the most important considerations in your life.

Getting out of your office and gathering a new perspective

for one whole day 

is the most important next step to find your exit strategy.


Here’s a sample flight plan for Our Day in Davenport.

The Value Builder System uses a database of the characteristics of 40,000 businesses. Average businesses score 59 and if they go to market at that point, they get offers for about 3.7 times annual pre-tax profits.

A business improves its Value Builder Score by adopting characteristics of the most successfully sold companies. Businesses with scores of 80 are likely to receive offers of 6.3 times annual pre-tax profits.

Afternoon Before

Arrive in Davenport, check in to the Hotel Blackhawk or Current Hotel. They’ll be expecting you.

Evening Before

Dinner with Marigold Resources Managing Partners Chris and Todd. There are 40 plus restaurants near, just let us know your preferences.

0900 Hours

Review of Value Builder Score and Estimate of Value
• Eight Key Driver Scores
• 40 Questions to Ask Your Professional Advisor

1100 Hours

Scenario Planning
• What Ifs
• Short Buyer List Builder
• Five to 20 Multiplier Rule

1200 Hours

Lunch; catered, white table cloth, bistro, your choice.

1400 Hours

PREScore: Are you ready for an exit with no regrets? Learn how close you are to a happy and lucrative exit.

Take the 8 minute quiz now! 

1500 Hours

Engagement Options
Action steps and pricing
for Marigold Resources to continue building the value of your business.

At Ease

What’s your pleasure? We’re connected in the Quad Cities and can provide valuable insight... sporting events, theatre, golf, museums, breweries, distilleries... did we mention golf?


You will possess a firm understanding of your business’ current and future potential value. You will have an actionable road map to measurably grow that value.


Who We've Helped

Businesses Sold

Since 2016, we've been fortunate to advise the owners of these businesses in their successful exits.

Rock Island, IL
Urbandale, IA
Davenport, IA
Urbandale, IA
Denison, IA
Davenport, IA
Viola, IL
Eldridge, IA
Viola, IL
Maquoketa, IA
Grand Junction, IA
Postville, IA
Vallisca, IA
Postville, IA
Newton, IA

We've worked with many

deal team professionals that get deals done.

Your Day in Davenport

is a fun, revealing way to explore your own business exit strategy.

We’re confident you will find the working portion of Our Day in Davenport to be productive and rewarding. As for the pleasure part, there’s some pretty good restaurants, cultural events and recreational opportunities, just let us know your preferences.



Click on photos below to watch video or visit the website of each option.

Exit Strategies for Business Owners