The Firm Deal Review magazine - June 2015

Featured Articles

Lender's Preference is Loaning on an Existing Business

Cassie Kohl

For some entrepreneurs, buying an existing business represents less of a risk than starting a business from scratch. According to Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited, 40% of new businesses fail in the first year and 80% will fai… Read More

Sweat Equity Proves Inspiring

Maureen Tierney

When Tabitha Antoniak and Bill Shimkus approached the manager of Anytime Fitness in Papillion with the idea of partnering their training program with the club, they had no idea that they would achieve their long-term plan in just over one m… Read More

When Opportunity Leads to Growth

Maureen Tierney

When it comes to owning a business, many think of starting from scratch and building a solid foundation. What many don’t realize is that one could similarly do the same with an existing, already proven business. That is exactly what Pete … Read More

Cancrete's Can-Do Attitude

Kathy Rygg

So often innovation is the result of need, which is what led Shaun and Janet Heldt to start Cancrete more than 25 years ago. As cattle owners, they needed water bowls, as did their customers, so they formed Cancrete and purchased concrete w… Read More

Transaction Structure: Asset Sale vs. Stock Sale

David Rasmussen, J.D.

When purchasing or selling a business an initial decision is how to structure the deal. On a basic level, the two most common structures are (1) an asset sale or (2) a stock sale. In an asset sale, some or all of the assets may be sold b… Read More

Caring About Growth

Kathy Rygg

Ten years ago Casey Miller found himself in a frustrating position. His daughter needed to attend day care, but there weren’t any spots available in West Omaha. That prompted him to change careers from financial advisor to business owner, a… Read More

Adding it Up

Kathy Rygg

When an entrepreneur is ready to invest in a new business, they must make a fundamental decision: do they start from scratch or purchase an existing one? Creating your own company certainly seems enticing. You’re able to build out a locatio… Read More

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