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Business acquisitions are among the eligible uses for Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loans. In fact, the SBA 7(a) program provides many advantages for acquiring an established business, including its attractive terms, allowing a buyer to finance up to 90% of total project costs. Eligible Project Costs for SBA 7(a) Loans Include The acquisition of…

Join our CEO Book Club on Tuesday February 7 at noon EST (on Zoom) to discuss the book “The Motive” by Patrick Lencioni. What is the essence of your job as a CEO? In his recent book “The Motive” best-selling author Patrick Lencioni analyzes reward-centered leadership as opposed to responsibility-centered leadership, and from there derives…

“I have smart people but I underutilize their potential,” the CEO confessed. “I don’t know what I should do differently though. I feel like I am the #1 bottleneck in my organization.” My client was right: she was a genius with a thousand helpers, and she needed to become a genius maker in order to…

Join our FREE CEO Workshop on “How to define Core Values that improve your company culture” on Tuesday, October 4 at noon EST / 6 pm CET on Zoom. By the end of this interactive workshop you will: Know how Core Values can positively impact your company culture. Understand how to practically use Core Values on a day-to-day…

Our small business survey shows that there’s ample opportunity for the next wave of business owners to acquire historically successful and sound businesses. 18% of small business owners said they’ve already taken steps to transition ownership of their business, and 29% said they expect to transition ownership in the next five years. https://info.liveoakbank.com/small-business-survey-results-download

Live Oak specializes in acquisition financing across the nation and in every industry, utilizing the Small Business Administration (SBA) program, in fact, we are the #1 SBA lender in the country by dollar amount for FY 2021*. We also offer combination financing for capital needs above $5 MM for business acquisitions of companies with an…

FREE CEO Workshop – How to Build a Culture of Accountability on Tuesday, June 7th at Noon EST on Zoom. By the end of this CEO Workshop you will: Know the three pillars of accountability. Understand how to build a system to hold your team (and yourself) accountable. Have a first draft plan to increase accountability, and…

A client recently sold his business and was looking for options to address a large capital gain as a result of the sale. We presented a number of solutions with support from his other advisors. One of the options we are implementing includes an investment in a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ). Opportunity Zones were born…

Program produced by XPX Tri-State. The Exit Planning Exchange (“XPX”) Tri-State – covering New York (New York City & Long Island), Connecticut (Fairfield & Hartford), and New Jersey – is holding a regional virtual event from 4-6PM on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 to examine the three main aspects that influence a deal – business environment,…

Do you (or your clients) complain about your meetings being boring or ineffective, and do you long for the end of them? Do you allow you / your people to skip them from time to time for “more important” work? Do you come out of a meeting, not quite sure what has been decided? You…

Do you or your clients struggle to say “no” to tempting strategic initiatives that pull your organization in different directions? Would you (or your team) wish you had clearer criteria on which strategic initiatives not to pursue? If so: this workshop is for you. At the end of this interactive workshop you will: – Understand…

Program produced by XPX Fairfield County and XPX Hartford. Our program was a discussion with serial entrepreneur Shea Coakley on building and selling a business. Shea has co-founded and built several companies, which have since been brought to an exit. We invite you to explore his journey and the important lessons learned in exiting a…

Program produced by XPX Fairfield County and XPX Hartford. Owners always want to know what their business is worth, and determining that value depends on a multitude of factors. Join us on Friday, January 21 for a joint meeting between XPX Fairfield and Hartford on what impacts valuation. We will be joined by Nathan Klatt (Managing Director,…

Three Keys to Succession Planning for a Family-Owned Business Written by Live Oak Bank We strongly believe in the power of succession planning for any small business, but it’s especially important if the entity is family-owned. When multiple generations are involved in the business, there is an added layer of emotional stress that can sometimes…

Live Oak Bank is the #1 SBA Lender in the Nation.  We provide M&A financing as well as owner occupied commercial real estate loans with attractive terms.  Please contact me to discuss specific financing needs.   Thanks, Michelle Orr Vice President, Sr. Loan Officer 203-461-5097 sba_general_mergers_acquisition_brochure_orr sba_general_commercial_real_estate_brochure

A good offense always necessitates a good defense. Core mantra across all sports. So no surprise that in business the same holds true. It has been called many names, The Talent Tsunami, The Great Resignation, the Big Quit, or maybe best, The Great Discontent. Regardless, the war for Talent is very real. And while virtually…

The business community was dealt unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic, creating massive disruptions in everything from supply chains, to employment, technology and valuations. Join us as we hear from local experts on the M&A outlook for the rest of the year and into 2022. Meet Our Speakers: Deborah Agrafojo M&A AdvisorTouchstone Advisors Deborah…

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