Entries by Al Statz

Congress Passes American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

During the early morning hours of Tuesday January 1, 2013, the Senate passed a bill that had been heralded and, in some quarters, groused about throughout the preceding day. By a vote of 89 to 8, the chamber approved the American Taxpayer Relief Act, H.R. 8, which embodied an agreement that had been hammered out […]

Insightful Article on Selling Your Company

Here is a link to a recent Inc. Magazine article titled “Selling Your Company: 7 Things You Need to Know”, written by a middle-market investment banker. A quick read, the article provides practical insights into the business sale process.

October 25th Seminar: Maximizing the Value of Your Business

In this fast-paced workshop, business owners learn … Valuation basics Factors that increase enterprise value and marketability Steps to developing your exit strategy Steps in a proven M&A selling process Current market conditions and trends Tax implications and impending changes Answers to many common questions that owners have This is essential information for private business […]

Glossary of Business Sale, Merger & Acquisition Terms

As with most industries, the M&A industry has its own terminology, which can be confusing to the occasional transaction participant. Here we present many of these terms so that you can have a better understanding and comfort level when we discuss the potential sale of your company. Many of these terms are accounting, finance or […]

Engineering the Future

As a father of two budding technophiles, and having my first college degree in electrical and computer engineering, please allow me this opportunity to promote this important profession … As the world’s population nears seven-billion people, mechanical engineers will play a major role in meeting global challenges says a research study conducted by ASME (American Society of […]

Why 2012 May be the Year to Sell Your Business

Article Published January 3, 2012 — North Bay Business Journal Historically, business transactions escalate when taxes are expected to change, as sellers and buyers try to capitalize on favorable rates. It is safe to assume that the U.S. will soon have to raise taxes on businesses and individuals, so retirement-age business owners looking to maximize […]

2012 Sonoma County Backroad Challenge Century Ride Announced

Yes, this is a business blog, but we want you to know about the annual Sonoma County Backroad Challenge on May 19, 2012 in Petaluma. Cyclists of all levels can enjoy spectacular Sonoma County backroad scenery on one of three fully-supported rides (100 miles, 100 Km and 50 Km) ranging from leisurely to grueling. The Backroad Fest at Lagunitas […]

Small Business Acquisition Financing: What Lenders Want

In ten years of selling private businesses, financial leverage has consistently been one of the key success factors in expanding the pool of buyers and closing deals. Fortunately for business owners, the SBA loan guaranty program is an excellent funding source for deals up to $5MM. And, lenders are lending now. A lender analyzes both […]