Spring has come early for most of us this year. The worst snow season in memory is now just that – a memory. Some landscapers who never stay busy in the winter were able to do so this year and most everyone is getting an early start this spring.
We are continuing to see the effects of a strengthening economy on the merger & acquisition marketplace. There are many groups interested in investing in the green industry and more companies are willing to talk than in recent years. We continue to see the prospects for the coming year to be encouraging.
This month, we take a look at the question of the balance between organic growth and growth through acquisitions. Our view, of course, is that organic growth is great when you can get it, there is often a role for growth by acquisition. We believe that strategic acquisitions can play a role in spurring organic growth.Several interesting acquisitions were reported this month. We see both private equity and facility management companies continuing to invest in the green industry.
As always, if you are considering buying or selling a green industry business or beginning the exit planning process, we’d like to speak with you. Please give us a call or send us an email.
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A proven way to get yourself and your business ready for succession (for sale, or transition to next generation or management team) is to join a peer group, and some of the best peer groups are run by Jeffrey Scott. They are called The Leader’s Edge peer group. Jeffrey is a landscape business consultant, with tremendous experience helping owners transform, grow and professionalize their company. He works with a select group of around 50 companies around the country. If you want to learn more, we would be happy to make an introduction. Contact us, or visit Jeffrey’s website, www.GetTheLeadersEdge.com
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You are invited to participate in the first of a series of webinars to be presented by Ron Edmonds and The Principium Group:
Tuesday, March 27, 11:00 CDT-12:00 CDT –
How to Sell Your Business:
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How to Build a Sellable Business with John Warrillow, Author of Built to Sell
John Warrillow, the bestselling author of Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, will lead a one-hour presentation on building a sellable business. Built to Sell was ranked by both Inc and Fortune Magazine as one of the best business books of 2011. During this unique session, John will present the six steps to making a business sellable and discuss the principles of increasing the value of your company – John will also take your questions directly.
The webinar will be Wednesday, March 28 at 10:00 am CDT.
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Ron Edmonds’ latest book is Green Exit—Exit Planning for Lawn and Landscape Business Owners.
Have you wondered just how sellable your business is? Here’s a chance to find out. Take this quiz and find out your business’s sellability score. You’ll receive your Sellability Score immediately, and then we will send you a 24-page report that provides additional feedback and schedule a complimentary phone call to discuss the results. As an added benefit, we’ll also send a PDF e-book copy of Green Exit—Exit Planning for Lawn and Landscape Business Owners to everyone who completes the Sellability Score quiz.