OCTOBER 1990

How business owners plan to cash out

Sell to a large 26%

corporation

Sell to outside 25

investors

Pass company 22

on to family

Sell to insiders 16

Don't know 4

Go public 3

Liquidate 2

Source: "1990 Small Business Survey Report" of 359 firms, more than three-quarters of which have annual sales of less than $15 million. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York City.