Owner Dependence Index

As a business owner, do you know how dependent your company is on you?

Measuring and managing an owner’s direct involvement in the business is a critical first step toward creating more value in your organization.


The Owner Dependency IndexTM (ODITM) Report will provide the basis for discussion and analysis of your options for achieving a lower level of owner dependency, which may ultimately impact the value of your business and the timing options for your exit. This tool aids business owners in planning the roles within the company that will need to be filled in order to achieve a successful exit.

The ODITM Report will measure your company’s owner dependence in eight critical areas, including:

  • Owner Involvement
  • Internal Operations
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Governance and Ownership
  • Financial Matters
  • Performance Management
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Company Culture

This online measurement can assist you in measuring the dependence of your business on your role as an owner.

To begin the Index, please click here.

There is no fee to take the measurement and your answers are kept completely confidential.

All of your information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of Dopkins & Company, LLP.

Please contact Thomas J. Emmerling, PhD, CFA, CVA at tjemmerling@dopkins.com for a confidential conversation about your results.


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