What makes an established business “bankable” as opposed to perpetually seeking investor capital? The standard suite of financials a bank looks for are pure data, such as the income statement, balance sheet, and AR-aging.  These are backward-looking, based on past performance.  However there are also a number of reports a client can create themselves that…

Learn what lenders use to decide whether or not you will qualify for a business loan Have you ever applied for a business loan and got rejected and wondered why? Well, your personal loans could be the problem.  It’s a common misconception that personal credit and business credit are separate but that is not always…

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

Program produced by XPX Chicago. The M&A Market: A look forward and a Look Back Results from 2020 and Expectations for 2021 for Lower Middle Market M&A activity. Our Speaker: John Weber,  Vice President – Water Street Advisors John B. Weber is Vice President of Water Street Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm engaged by privately…

Program produced by XPX Atlanta. Seeking Capital: Debt and Equity Options  An XPX Atlanta panel on Seeking Capital in a post-Covid environment. There’s no question that the cost, amount and availability of debt & equity have changed in 2020. Moderated by @Bob Tankesley, join panelists @Jason Sleeman, @Phillip Williams and @Jamie Elias for fascinating perspectives…

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“I should demote myself!” joked the head of sales. “It looks like I am better at selling than at managing a sales team.” We were looking at his team’s individual sales numbers. He was selling more when he was a regular salesperson than his whole team today. We too often promote the wrong person into…

Effective March 12, 2024, New York Labor Law prohibits employers from requiring employees and job applicants to provide information about their personal accounts. If you think this sounds familiar, you are right. This idea has been in place in various states for years; now New York is joining in! Under the new legislation, “personal accounts”…

Unlocking Retirement Savings to Fund a New Business Many people have dreams of starting a business but lack the capital or funding needed to launch their new business ideas. It’s true: It costs money to start a business. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) says that how to fund a business is one of the…

In order for your family business to outlive its founder, careful succession planning is a must. That means finding the most frictionless way to pass both leadership and ownership from one generation to the next. While some family business dynamics lend themselves to smooth and simple succession, others hit bumps in the road. One of…

Accurate Asset Assessment for Fair Distribution: When planning an estate, one of the primary concerns is ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of assets among beneficiaries. A professional valuation provides an accurate and unbiased assessment of the true value of all assets, including real estate, investments, businesses, and personal property. This is essential to avoid disputes…

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