Going public with your business is a big step! To prepare for this, you must make sure you meet the requirements of the exchange where you wish to list. This means your pre-tax earnings have to be right up there, often in the millions! You will need a strong management team as well as a robust financial reporting system and an established record of success. There are many steps you must take, so it can be a good idea to find a professional consultant to guide you through them and make sure everything is done right.