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Why The #1 Goal Of Manufacturing Day May Need To Change     The #1 goal of Manufacturing Day is to inspire the next generation into the industry by changing the perception of manufacturing in America. This is a worthy goal for all who care about the industry. Manufacturing Day was the brainchild of Ed Youdell, President and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, (FMA). His idea was to bring together leading manufacturing organizations to draw attention to the awesome career opportunities within the manufacturing community. However, there…

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M&A Market

4 Things You Need To Know About The Current Manufacturing M&A Market   Each quarter the IBBA and M&A Source present the Market Pulse Survey with the support of Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project and Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business & Management. The report measures the current market conditions for businesses sold within the United States. Q2 2016 had some interesting insights for the manufacturing sector that every business owner should be aware of. The report revealed 4 things you need to know about the current Manufacturing M&A Market  …

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Manufacturing Business Broker

Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. Named 2016 Manufacturing Business Broker Of The Year   The 2016 M&A award winners have been announced by Corporate Live Wire. The award winners were selected by over 500,000 professionals working in the mergers & acquisitions industry in conjunction with Live Wire’s extensive research team. Live wire reported an unprecedented number of nominations and incredibly rigorous selection process.   Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. is proud to have been selected as the 2016 Manufacturing Business Broker of the year. Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. specializes in the sale…

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Retiring Manufacturers

First Quarter 2016 Market Pulse Report – Good News For Retiring Manufacturers Manufacturing Businesses Are Selling More Than Any Other Sector The First Quarter 2016 Market Pulse Report showed manufacturing is continuing to lead the lower middle market, at 37% of all business sold. The quarterly IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse Survey was created to gain an accurate understanding of the market conditions for businesses being sold in Main Street (values $0-$2MM) and the lower middle market (values $2MM-$50MM). The IBBA and M&A Source present the Market Pulse Survey…

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn – It Could Change Your Life, Really LinkedIn is the business professional’s favorite social media platform. Most use it to connect themselves to opportunities that exist within their profession and new work opportunities. If you don’t think that’s true, talk to a headhunter. I recently had opportunity to speak to an executive IT placement firm owner who said that LinkedIn had all but destroyed his business. LinkedIn makes it easy for job seekers to connect with target companies. However, some are using LinkedIn for an entirely different purpose. They…

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Business Sport

I’ve had this article “brewing” for a while. Traveling throughout the US and meeting some of the most successful manufacturing entrepreneurs in the country, I’ve been trying to define this underlying quality that they all seem to have. I haven’t been able to articulate it…then I read Mark Cuban’s book, “How To Win At The Sport Of Business,” and it became clear. Mark described the years when he was building his business and how incredibly focused he was. While friends were watching or attending sporting events, he was reading software…

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Most Sought After Acquisitions

Manufacturing & Distribution Companies Are The Most Sought After Acquisitions In 2015 According To National Survey The quarterly IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse Survey was created to gain an accurate understanding of the market conditions for businesses being sold in Main Street (values $0-$2MM) and the lower middle market (values $2MM-$50MM). The national survey was conducted with the intent of providing a valuable resource to business owners and their advisors. The IBBA and M&A Source present the Market Pulse Survey with the support of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets…

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Machinist

We’re continuing our look at what makes manufacturing companies successful. In our Auction & Business Brokerage Divisions we visit manufacturing companies of all sizes nationwide. Some are incredibly successful, and others….not so much. In our Manufacturing Success series we’re looking at what the differences are. As we’re progressing through our third decade in business, we’re realizing that what makes manufacturing companies successful is also what makes them highly sellable and sought after by all types of buyers. The really successful plant owners step away from the CNC machining center and…

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