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29
Mar
17
"The Most Important Things I Did to Successfully Buy a Business"
Jason Andrews, current owner and CEO of GroupSource Group Purchasing, had spent much of his career in the medical device space. He had a lead sales job managing a remote team in a large geographic area. Jason’s job required a lot of traveling. He was expected to be continually growing and building the company for somebody else, for those above him in the hierarchy. He was ready for a change.
22
Mar
17
Who Does My Business Feed? A Look at the Rippling Impact of Small Business in the U.S.
Most of us have a desire to make an impact, make a difference, contribute. Business owners have a unique opportunity to do that in ways that ripple beyond their direct sphere of influence. Curious how? Take a look at the statistics below about small business in the US, the individuals it impacts and the community that benefits. 
15
Mar
17
"Can I Afford to Buy a Business?" Two Frameworks to Help You Answer That Question
If you’ve ever considered purchasing a business, the thought right after, “I can be my own boss!” is likely “Can I even afford it?” Business ownership is rewarding in many ways- beyond finances. But it also brings lifestyle changes that impact those around you. It's an investment you want to be confident in. We won’t talk in absolutes about whether or not you can afford to buy a business. But, after a decade of seeing…
07
Mar
17
The Ultimate Guide to Business Valuation
Value is calculated. Price is negotiated. That's one of the most important things to remember about the process of business valuation. Business valuation is a topic that goes deep and wide. There are a lot of questions and a lot to learn.
01
Mar
17
Letter of Intent: Crafting the First Step to a Successful Acquisition
You found the business you want to buy. Congrats! Now what? There are many things that need to happen before a deal closes. One of the first steps you’ll need to take is to write, sign and negotiate a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the seller. An LOI is a non-binding document, meaning there is not a legal requirement for things to play out exactly as the document states.
23
Feb
17
The Professional Advisor's Guide to Hiring an Investment Banker
Accountant, financial advisor, insurance agent, banker, attorney… Whoever you are, you will likely have clients, at some point or another, who want to (or have to) sell their business. Although exciting and novel, this step in your client’s life is risky for you because you’re not in charge of the process. To mitigate some of that risk, you can guide your client to make a good decision on the investment banker he or she chooses…
15
Feb
17
Three Things You Need to Know About Seller Financing
A business is for sale. Buyer and seller meet. It’s a match made in heaven. They’re ready to get a deal done. How is the buyer going to find the millions of dollars required to buy the business? Likely partially from you, the seller.
13
Feb
17
DVS Group Featured on Axial Forum
Read our article, Top 5 Tips for Navigating SBA Financing for Acquisitions, on Axial's Forum here.
07
Feb
17
The Ultimate Guide to EBITDA
We talk about EBITDA often in our office. The financial measure is important when valuing a business. Business owners, buyers of businesses and even financial advisors can be at a loss for what EBITDA truly means because it is mainly used in the sale of a business- an event they’ll likely experience once. There is a heap of questions out there regarding EBITDA. And there is an equal amount of answers. We weeded through the…
01
Feb
17
Two Insider Tips for Picking a Bank for Your SBA Financing
SBA financing- particularly when used for business acquisition- involves very specific limitations and requirements. Because of its detailed and complex nature, using just any bank for SBA lending would be a mistake. Do your research and pick a bank that has experience and that you trust. This is not an exhaustive shopping guide but these two tips will get you well on your way to making a solid choice in your SBA lender.


The DVS Group is a boutique merger and acquisition firm specializing in businesses with at least $1 million in annual profit. We go beyond the numbers to find your right match - your Purple Squirrel.

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