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Tackling Growth Delusions When Buying a Business

By Meritus | July 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Tackling Growth Delusions When Buying a Business

There is no doubt about it, it can be exciting to buy a new business.  However, in the process, it is very important that you don’t become unrealistic about future growth.  Keep in mind that in the vast majority of cases, if a business is poised to quickly grow substantially, the seller would be far…

Finding the Best Business for You

By Meritus | June 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Finding the Best Business for You

Owning a business and owning the right kind of business for you are, of course, two wildly different things.  Owning the wrong kind of business can make you absolutely miserable.  So if you are considering buying a business, it is prudent that you invest the time and effort into determining the best kind of business…

Negotiating the Price Gap Between Buyers and Sellers

By Meritus | June 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Negotiating the Price Gap Between Buyers and Sellers

Sellers generally desire all-cash transactions; however, oftentimes partial seller financing is necessary in typical middle market company transactions.  Furthermore, sellers who demand all-cash deals typically receive a lower purchase price than they would have if the deal were structured differently. Although buyers may be able to pay all-cash at closing, they often want to structure…

Improving Your Telework Habits

By Meritus | June 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Improving Your Telework Habits

In her recent April 20th, 2020 Forbes article, “Three Keys to Engaged, Productive Telework Teams,” author Rajshree Agarwal, who is a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, explored how to get the most out of telework.  This highly timely article covers some very important territory for many companies dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Let’s explore Agarwal’s…

Getting Back to Business After the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Meritus | June 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Getting Back to Business After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Historians have long known the historical relevance and impact of epidemics and pandemics.  Despite our various technological advances and the complexity of our society, disease can instantly change the course of history.  Not having a robust global system for dealing with disease and pandemics comes with a hefty price tag.  In the case of the…

COVID-19 Advice for Hospitality Businesses

By Meritus | May 29, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Advice for Hospitality Businesses

Clearly, some industries are taking a bigger hit from COVID-19 than others.  Any industry that requires a great deal of interaction with the public, or where people gather in large groups, are obviously having very tough times.  Movie theaters and restaurants, for example, have essentially gone dark.  Some restaurants are easing the bloodletting a bit…

Dealing with COVID-19’s Economic Impact: Planning and Communication are Key

By Meritus | May 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Dealing with COVID-19’s Economic Impact: Planning and Communication are Key

There are many things that you should be doing to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the top of the list is to be proactive.  Now is the time to be thinking about how best to position your business after the economy has returned to something near normal.  Now is not the time for self-pity. …

Now is the Time for Focus

By Meritus | May 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Now is the Time for Focus

As of late April 2020, there is one thought at the forefront of the vast majority of businesses around the globe, namely, what steps do I need to take to stay in business until the COVID-19 pandemic is over or recedes?  There is no doubt about it, this is the “big question” of the day. …

Questions for Helping Businesses Survive the COVID

By Meritus | May 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Questions for Helping Businesses Survive the COVID

Developing Your 90-Day Plan Those who want to make sure their businesses survive this pandemic will want to achieve a laser-like focus.  It is important to realize that the forced downtime triggered by the pandemic affords you the opportunity to work on potentially neglected aspects of your business.  Summed up another way, now is the…

Inside info on Businesses coming up for sale!

By Meritus | May 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Inside info on Businesses coming up for sale!

  Do you want to know about businesses that are coming up for sale before they hit the market? Want to get the information before the competition? We can help. As a business broker it is our job to find businesses that are willing to sell for our buyers, as well as find buyers for…