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Don’t Sign Til It’s Time!

One of the biggest decisions entrepreneurs face – and therefore one of the most critical, is opting to accept money from an angel, VC, private equity group, or incubator. The temptation to take the first deal is enormous – you’ve struggled, maybe for years, and finally it looks like someone believes in you and you … Continue reading »

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Spring Has Sprung, the Economy in Rebound

I’ve been very skeptical of pressers talking about the economic recovery;  at least in my own backyard, things look pretty bleak, unemployment continues to climb, housing values continue to decline, companies continue to shutter their doors. But I have just returned from one of my quarterly two week drives around the country, this trip covering … Continue reading »

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Current “Small Money” Opportunity Portfolio

We are working with the following small money opportunities.   These deals are all pre-screened for cleanliness of  organization, market potential, principals that “get it.”   (This is not an offer to buy or sell any securities or real property; as always before considering opportunities of this nature you should consult legal and accounting counsel). We welcome … Continue reading »

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Steak ‘n Shake Hungry for Western Sizzlin

Steak ‘n Shake  and Western Sizzlin Corp. have announced they have signed a non-binding letter of intent to merge the Sizzlin group into a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNS.   The deal is valued at $23 million.  SNS  has 486 restaurants, and the Sizzlin folks operate or franchise 113 outlets in 19 states.   Full press release here.

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Think Global, Profit Local

Simple. There’s always acquisition money around, even when start-up capital isn’t available. You might have the greatest start-up in the world, just gaining traction, and there’s a competitor or strategic alliance that might be the very thing to catapult your start-up to the stratosphere. Go for it. Set out to acquire that company holding the … Continue reading »

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