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How Small Manufacturers Can Become Tier 1 Suppliers

By Frances Brunelle / 2022-03-28

⏱ Reading Time: 4 minutes At an interview with Accelerated Mfg. Brokers, Canon’s Belinda Donavant explains how a small manufacturer may become a tier 1 supplier.

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Talent Acquisition

Improve Talent Acquisition & Management in Manufacturing Industry

By Frances Brunelle / 2022-01-11

⏱ Reading Time: 4 minutes While Talent Acquisition Is a Challenge, There Are Strategies You Can Employ To Attract Talent & Reduce Your Organization’s Turnover Rate.

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Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing – Benefits for Manufacturing Business Owners

By Jasmine Lloyd / 2020-12-21

⏱ Reading Time: 2 minutes With over 40% of the world’s population on social media, it is critical your business creates an effective social media marketing strategy

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Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. - A Giving Company

Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. – A Giving Company

By Frances Brunelle / 2019-08-21

⏱ Reading Time: 2 minutes Businesses often reflect the core beliefs of those who own them. Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. is no exception. Our culture is a giving one.

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Lean Manufacturing

Boost Employee Productivity by Adopting Lean Manufacturing Principles

By Frances Brunelle / 2019-04-08

⏱ Reading Time: 5 minutes If you are thinking about selling your business at some future date, you should take steps now to implement industry proven steps to a more efficient workplace. The best approach is to embrace the core principles of Lean Manufacturing (“Lean”). This will give you a great story to tell buyers who already understand the value of this well-known approach.

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Tips to a Smooth Acquisition Transition for Manufacturing

By Frances Brunelle / 2017-09-19

⏱ Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 / 2017-09-12

⏱ Reading Time: 2 minutes 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:

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Selling Your Manufacturing Business – The Patience To Get The Best Result

By Frances Brunelle / 2016-11-07

⏱ Reading Time: 4 minutes The Patience To Get The Best Result The process of selling a manufacturing company takes some time, especially if you want to find the RIGHT buyer. By “right” I mean a buyer who will respect, protect and grow your legacy, rather than make massive cuts in an effort to increase cash flow so they can “flip” the company as quickly as possible. Retiring manufacturing business owners sometimes think that selling to a big company will bring the best result. But in reality, “big” is sometimes not your best choice. Sometimes…

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Debt Free Funding for Manufacturing Company Acquisition

By Frances Brunelle / 2016-10-13

⏱ Reading Time: 3 minutes This month we’re taking a look at who is buying lower middle market manufacturing companies. One of our featured articles tells how an increasing number of middle-aged executives are leaving corporate America for business ownership. While this might not be news to you, how they’re funding the acquisition to be debt and interest free may be information that sparks your own entrepreneurial pursuit. Normally, if you take money out of a 401(k) before reaching age 59 ½, you have to pay income taxes on the money as well as a…

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Manufacturing M & A – Why a Roll Up Makes Sense

By Frances Brunelle / 2016-10-12

⏱ Reading Time: 4 minutes Why a Roll Up Makes Sense Finding the perfect manufacturing acquisition can be tough. Buyers usually have a list of criteria or “must haves.” For most of the buyers we work with, that list includes a business that can be scaled up, something with little competition in a fragmented industry where there are no or few dominant players. Most of the buyers that contact us are also looking for a minimum cash flow of $1-$2 million. The problem is that these manufacturing companies are few and far between. I spoke…

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