Competitor Down the Road Not Your Only Option

Posted on July 4th, 2020

Many business owners have preconceived notions about who will buy their business or whether it’s even salable at all. A lot of owners think their most likely buyer option is the competitor down the street. Maybe that was true, once upon a time. But the M&A world has changed dramatically—and continues to evolve.


Business Values May Not Decline

Posted on June 13th, 2020

According to the Q1 2020 Market Pulse Report published by the International Business Brokers Association, M&A Source, and the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project, advisors reported that of the small and medium businesses currently for sale, about 35% had closed, 40% were operating at partial capacity, 4% had benefited, and 21% remained unaffected by COVID-19.


COVID-19 Is Now A Good Time To Sell Or Buy A Business?

Posted on May 2nd, 2020

Recently we have been getting a lot of questions asking if now is a good time to sell or buy a business and how would the business value be affected due to the coronavirus. A lot of businesses are Thriving during the COVID-19. Buyers will take advantage of the incentives offered by the SBA in addition to the already low-interest rates. We are seeing growth in business in the following industries. Click the Link to Find out more:


A roadmap to re-growing your restoration company's value - Webinar

Posted on April 29th, 2020

KnowHow held a panel on how COVID-19 has affected the acquisition of restoration businesses. We sat down with industry experts Gokul Padamanabhan of Restoration Brokers of America and Scott Bushkie of Cornerstone Business Services who unpacked the common mistakes they see among businesses who sell, and the impact COVID-19 is having. 


Cornerstone State of M&A Market 2020 - Video

Posted on April 28th, 2020

Highlights from the Cornerstone State of M&A Market 2020


COVID-19 M&A: Buying a Business in Uncertain Times

Posted on April 18th, 2020

The market doesn’t like uncertainty. Certain buyers are retreating into wait and see mode, waiting to see how long the lockdowns will stay in place, how supply-demand issues will shake out, and whether we’ll hit a full-blown recession. But opportunities happen when others retreat. That’s why the coronavirus pandemic could be the best opportunity we’ve seen to buy a business in the last five years.


Using Downtime During COVID-19 to Add Value to Your Business

Posted on April 13th, 2020

As business owners are working to process the impact of COVID-19, we’re looking at how it will affect M&A. In the short term, some companies will slow the pace of acquisitions. That’s natural in uncertain times.


6 Common Mistakes a Business Owner Makes When Selling Their Business - Scott Bushkie, State of M&A - Webinar

Posted on April 6th, 2020

6 Common Mistakes a Business Owner Makes When Selling Their Business - Scott Bushkie, State of M&A


The 7 Stages of Selling Your Business

Posted on April 5th, 2020

Ideally, you’ll start preparing for sale early in your business lifecycle. The more you know about what buyers want, and what you can expect from the market, the more options you’ll have to exit your business.


Selling Your Business to A Family Office

Posted on March 15th, 2020

Business owners looking to sell their business, or attract an investment partner, may want to add family offices to their outreach strategy. These private family firms, established by high net worth families to manage their wealth, can offer unique advantages.