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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 – 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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Inside Information

As a machine shop owner approaching retirement, wouldn’t you like to get into the mind of potential buyers?  Wouldn’t it be valuable to know in advance how buyers would view and evaluate your business, even if you’re not quite ready to sell?  Now you can!  The Accelerated Group has been successfully selling manufacturing companies for more than 20 years.  We work with some of the largest private equity companies in the United States and we know precisely what their acquisition criteria are. At we work with machine shop owners to prepare their businesses…

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