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Manufacturing Day 2017 – A Fast & Easy Way to Make a Difference

By Frances Brunelle | October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire youth into the amazing career opportunities that exist within the manufacturing sectors.  This is a worthy cause for sure, but many who love manufacturing don’t know how to make a difference or where to get involved.  At Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. we’re doing something special in support of Manufacturing Day 2017, and we’ve got a fast and easy way You can make a difference too.  Engineers Without Borders USA harnesses the skills of engineers to tackle the challenges that…

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What’s The Best Time To Sell A Manufacturing Company?

By Frances Brunelle | September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Whether it’s a stock, a house or a business, we all want to sell at the perfect time. Selling a manufacturing company is not different than other major transactions in that you want to sell when your business is up. For manufacturing business owners, however, it’s not just about selling when sales are up. There is so much more to consider. Selling When Sales Are In An Upward Trajectory Is Important, But Other Factors May Be Equally Important. Ability To Transition: Unlike other businesses, the transition of manufacturing companies, depending…

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Tips to a Smooth Acquisition Transition for Manufacturing

By Nicole Wagner | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Buying a company is the easy part. Once it’s in your hands, what do you do with it? How do you ensure its continued success as you step into the owner’s shoes? This acquisition transition doesn’t happen overnight and can even take a few years. There is no “right” way to integrate new leadership into the company, but below are some tips for a smoother acquisition transition. Enter With a Game Plan Throughout your research and acquisition of the company, you should be formulating an idea of how the company…

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Growing Your Manufacturing Company – When To Exchange Equity For Growth

By Frances Brunelle | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Growing a manufacturing company can be tough. There are often times roadblocks to growth. Even companies with great proprietary products sometimes hit a ceiling on what they’re able to accomplish.       These challenges can be the result of a variety of factors including: Lack of capital needed to expand operations Lack of credit history to obtain needed capital Lack of business development experience Lack of marketing knowhow Lack of skilled staff or engineering expertise   Reaching The Next Level As entrepreneurs we want to do it ourselves without…

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The Manufacturing Business Buyer’s Bill Of Rights – What To Expect From A Broker Or M&A Intermediary

By Frances Brunelle | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Selling lower middle market manufacturing businesses nationally affords me the opportunity to speak with some of the best and most qualified buyers in the country. Many find their way to us after an attempted acquisition falls apart and they search for a manufacturing M&A specialist (intermediary). On the heels of their disappointment, we hear the horror stories of wasted time, resources and energy devoted to trying to close deals that were destined to fall apart. There’s a better way.   Common Problems In Manufacturing M&A Deals Many of the complaints…

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New England Based Entrepreneurial Opportunity to Do Something Big and Make a REAL Difference

By Lynn Logg | August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of doing something BIG to make a difference in the lives of others, but not known what it would look like or how to get started?  If you answered, “yes,” we at Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. may be able to help.  We have an opportunity that would allow you to step – rather than jump – into entrepreneurship and ease into doing something really BIG. Our client has a patented and trademarked process and medical device, which is revolutionizing how radiation therapy is delivered to breast…

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New England Acquisition with Roll Up & Scale Up Potential

By Frances Brunelle | August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone seeking an acquisition within the manufacturing sectors wants something in a fragmented industry that’s ripe for a roll up. Smart buyers also want a company that can be scaled up with some focus on business development, which may have been ignored by an aging owner on the approach to retirement. What happens when you have all those things in one, combined with great cash flow in an award winning company with a solid reputation spanning 40 years? At Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. (AMB), we’re about to find out! About…

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Your First Date – With a Prospective Buyer

By Lynn Logg | August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

At Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. we often joke that we are the Match.com for buyers and sellers of manufacturing companies. But truth be told, preparing for a “first visit” from a prospective buyer is like getting ready for a first date.  You are going to have anxiety and butterflies.  You’re going to worry about what to say, and what not to say.  Short of recommending yoga and relaxation breathing techniques, the information below should calm your nerves as this day approaches. Have a Game Plan What to tell the employees…

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Be A Better Buyer

By Lynn Logg | August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are considering a manufacturing acquisition in the next few months, understand this:  We are (and will continue to be for another 3-5 years) in a SELLER’s market.   And, what that means is the seller will have a choice when it comes to deciding with whom to sell.  Now, more often than ever before, are we receiving multiple LOI’s for listings, giving the seller a strategic edge in the negotiation process. If you truly want a shot at entrepreneurship, you need to be perceived as a “better buyer” in…

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Can You Sell My Manufacturing Business Before 2017 Year End?

By Frances Brunelle | August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Typically at the start of each year, manufacturing business owners who are close to retirement will vow that THIS will be the year they retire. They promise their wives and their grandchildren that before year’s end, they’ll have more time to spend with their loved ones, more time for travel and time to enjoy the fruits of their labor. As in all things, life sometimes gets in the way of promises we make and the plans to achieve them. Big orders come in or changes in staff occur that occupy…

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