“Ever wonder what you’d do if you sold your business? These six entrepreneurs have some surprising answers.
By Anne Fisher
Michael Romano, 54, sold the family business, a 120-year-old wine and spirits distributor, two years ago for what he says was a “seven-figure number I couldn’t refuse.” Now he does what he’s wanted to do since he was 6: play-by-play sportscasting for a local hockey team, the Chicago Steel. Jack Kahl, 63, sold Manco, the leading U.S. maker of duct tape, to German conglomerate Henkel in 1997 for $116 million. He stayed on to run it until 2000, and is now retired?but, he says, “I’m busier than I’ve ever been.””
– Hey, you’ve planned the sale, it’s completed, now what do you do? -ed.