Using SBA Financing Strategies for Business Acquisitions

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is focused on helping small businesses succeed. The SBA offers a full range of services including helping business owners access contracting opportunities and gain access to capital through SBA loan programs. The SBA guarantees a percentage of these loans through participating lenders. Many business owners are not aware that SBA financing for acquisitions can go up to $5 million.These are largely cash flow loans and can fund a straight forward business acquisition as well as: Partner Buyouts Sale of a business between family members Business Acquisitions for growth Buyout of a Competitor And more… For the Seller looking towards retirement, [...]

By |2017-03-27T09:54:13-07:00April 22nd, 2015|Blog, Capital and Funding, Selling a Business|

Thinking of Selling in 2015? Get Your Stuff Together: How to Catch the Eye of Private Equity

If you are thinking of selling your business in 2015, one of the first things you need to know is who will be your potential buyers. And the odds are good that your best buyer could be a private equity group. In general, private equity firms are involved in about 50% of transactions between $5 and $50 million. But this is the challenge: private equity firms receive hundreds of deal proposals every year. Only the smallest fraction of those proposals makes it through to an offer. Here are some statistics for a recent 3-year period. Average Deals Received a Year: [...]

By |2017-03-27T09:54:13-07:00January 20th, 2015|Blog, Capital and Funding, Selling a Business|

Is there a future for the American entrepreneur?

Things may not be looking good for entrepreneurs in America, according to this article, The Mysterious Death of American Entrepreneurship.  Well, things may not be  looking good for entrepreneurs outside of the tech sector, that is. I'm working with entrepreneurs every day, so I see lots of stories of success and plenty of stories of struggle. But I think the American entrepreneur is still alive and kicking. An owner of a successful manufacturing company contacted me recently, wanting to find a way restructure the ownership in his company in order to allow his older brother to retire with financial independence. [...]

By |2017-01-25T15:00:42-07:00May 8th, 2014|Blog, Capital and Funding, M&A Intermediaries|

Finding Capital: Getting a Helping Hand

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. In this Wall Street Journal article, Big Firms Fill Funding Gap, the author shares how big firms still need their smaller suppliers and vendors.  So much so in fact, that some large firms are stepping up and providing working capital and bridge loans to help their smaller counterparts grow and become well-established companies. For entrepreneurs and owners of smaller firms, having just a few large customers, i.e. customer concentration, greatly increases overall risk in the ownership and operation of the business and can become a real value detractor when it [...]

By |2017-03-27T09:54:13-07:00April 24th, 2014|Blog, Capital and Funding, M&A Intermediaries, Selling a Business|
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