Are you considering retiring from your business?

Are you concerned about the legacy you'll leave behind?

Manufacturing Works' Ownership Transition Program can help!

Experience Matters

For over 35 years, our non-profit organization has focused on the needs of manufacturers. Our members asked us to create an exit strategy program that would be independent and informative. Designed from the ground up for manufacturing and manufacturing-related industry owners, our transition program focuses on the needs of the participants, whatever their plans:

  • New acquisitions
  • Next-generation onboarding
  • Management buyouts
  • Setting up an ESOP
  • New investors
  • Mergers

Program Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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What We Do for You

  • Take the complicated and break it down into a step-by-step process
  • Help you review the myriad of options to decide what works best for you, your partners, your family, and your employees
  • Allow you to manage your day-to-day business while we help you manage the transition
  • Match you with local entrepreneurs to maintain the company’s legacy


Members Helping Members

Our presenters include subject matter experts from over two dozen member firms that provide you with insights and practical knowledge. We know you will find their insights valuable, however, you are under no commitment to use their services.

The ever-growing list of Subject Matter Expert Partners includes:

  • AHOLA HR Solutions | Payroll
  • Apple Growth Partners
  • August Mack Environmental, Inc.
  • Barnes-Wendling CPAs
  • Boutique IT Solutions (BITS)
  • Blue Point Capital Partners, LLC
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU)
  • Catalyst Consulting Group, Inc.
  • The Center for Free Enterprise
  • FocusCFO
  • Generational Planning Strategies
  • Kaufman Drozdowski & Grendell, LLC
  • Lazear Capital Partners
  • The M. Ryan Group
  • Marcum
  • Meaden & Moore
  • On Technology Partners
  • Oswald Companies
  • Pease CPAs
  • Premier Bank
  • Premier Development Partners, LLC
  • Price Point Partners
  • Ratliff & Taylor
  • Sandler Training Powered by MP Solutions
  • Seeley Savidge Ebert Gourash
  • Sikich
  • Stacy Feiner Psy.D.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration – Cleveland District
  • V2 Technology
  • Weiskind, Walter & Associates



Application Process

To learn more about the program, contact Marcia Ciryak, Director of Business Transition, at 216.920.1960.

If you are interested in getting started in the Ownership Transition program, we encourage you to click the link to begin the application process. Applications will be reviewed within seven days and applicants will be notified either way.




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Help Your Business Thrive Now and Well Into the Future

Strategizing for business growth and successful transitions helps keep your business—and the Northeast Ohio manufacturing industry—healthy. Let us help you build the strategies that will set you up for success.

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