When COVID is the “next buyer’s” problem

Posted on January 9th, 2021

As we continue to take companies to market during COVID, we’re asking new questions about business response plans and resilience. It’s been interesting to see the different attitudes and approaches



What is Your Business Worth?

Posted on January 4th, 2021

Many small business owners fixate on the day-by-day tasks of their organizations, an amazing number don't have an exact comprehension of their business worth. That is because conventional business valuation requires the small business owners to contribute a lot of time, exertion, and are expensive. With high-cost business valuations, small business owners are in a tough position: choosing to put resources into a valuation or utilizing those assets for their everyday tasks. Confronted with that choice, most small business owners pick "not knowing."


CARES Act 2021 Extension Gives Boost to Business Buyers and Sellers

Posted on December 31st, 2020

The CARES Act Debt Relief Program, which allows business buyers to take advantage of an SBA loan, has been extended under the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020. Keep reading to learn why this extension is great news for entrepreneurs looking to buy or sell a business.


PPP Loan Guidance to Lenders a Positive for Sellers, Buyers and Business Brokers. Effective Immediately.

Posted on December 30th, 2020

New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan guidance should provide relief to business owners currently selling, business buyers, and business brokers with prospective clients with a PPP loan.


Businesses Thriving During COVID-19 and Positioned for Growth as New Markets Emerge

Posted on December 27th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has rippled through the U.S. economy, with many non-essential businesses shut down. Yet, some businesses, those we rely on most, are still going strong, and many are thriving.

The market has been disrupted and many businesses are uniquely positioned. With stay-at-home lifestyles and heightened safety precautions, consumer behavior has changed, leading to new opportunities.


Three Questions to Ask for Growth

Posted on December 26th, 2020

As you plan for the next year, make sure you are honestly assessing what is possible in 2021. Ask trusted advisors, co-workers, and even friends these three questions:


1. What two things should I continue to do?

2. What two things should I start to do?

3. What two things should I stop doing?


The irony of rising business values

Posted on December 13th, 2020

The M&A market does not usually respond well to times of uncertainty, such as election years. But in Q3 2020, in a time of uncertainty on top of uncertainty, we’re seeing record buyer interest.


M&A market marked by irony, paradox

Posted on November 29th, 2020

The M&A market does not usually respond well to times of uncertainty. Buyers shows signs of hesitation during an election year, uncertain about the future of the economy or taxes. But in Q3 2020, in a time of uncertainty on top of uncertainty, we’re seeing record amounts of buyer interest.


Don't go in the Basement! Escaping M&A “DEAL KILLERS”

Posted on November 15th, 2020

Cue the scary Halloween music. When selling your business, you can expect to hit a couple of snags before the deal is complete. But proper planning can help you avoid the most common “deal killers” like these:


Plan a 2021 Comeback with Acquisition

Posted on November 1st, 2020

We just conducted an acquisition search for a company looking to grow in a particular Wisconsin metro area. We identified 125 targets that met the buyer’s criteria and reached out to the business owners to assess their interest in selling.