2019 Small Business Market: Uncertainty Creates Opportunity and Risk – Part 2

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This is Part 2 of the Small Business (Sales) Market Place 2019 Top Performing Markets by Sales Among cities with at least 50 transactions, Richmond, VA saw the biggest increase in activity, with 53 percent more businesses changing hands. Other cities that experienced a notable increase in 2019 transactions include Baltimore […]

2019 Sales of Small Businesses Look Back: Uncertainty Creates Opportunity and Risk – Part 1

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Annual Insight Report shows that while small business sales still remain at historically high levels, 2019 transactions took a five percent dip from record-setting 2018 levels. The number of small businesses that changed hands in 2019 dropped slightly compared to last year according to the latest BizBuySell Insight Report, a nationally-recognized economic […]

An Arranged Marriage is Sometimes What a Merger Feels Like

Arranged Marriage

By JIM CUMBEE Even at “hello” I could feel the tension. Four of them, one of me. I was feeling some heat as they stared at me, looking for answers. There were two representatives from each company. Their desire to merge was borne from a conversation between the two owners at a […]