Acquiring a Business

To the layperson, it might seem that the acquisition of a small business is the easiest way to own your own company. But anyone who has been through the experience knows that buying another business comes with challenges. You have to maintain the customer relationships that attracted you to the business in the first place while encouraging the company to grow as soon as you can.

If you scroll through the merger and acquisition news in your favorite financial media outlet, you’ll see that corporate America has been on a tear of buying up smaller companies left and right. Getting into small business via an acquisition, though, is very involved and personal.

In this section, you’ll find articles about what to look for in potential acquisitions, how to buy a business without harming it, how to best implement changes, and how to prepare that business to grow under your leadership.

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