The lead up to your company IPO is an exciting time – but it’s also a busy one. There’s a lot to be considered when taking your company public, and your preparations should begin well in advance. Planning is key, and adjustments will need to be made across your entire organization to ensure that you’re ready for your public offering. While every company has different needs and requirements, there are some top tips that apply to everybody. These five essential steps should be deployed by any business about to hit the public market.