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A “start-up.”

Ouch. Anyways, let's take a look at this week's trending content.

TRIVIA

Which recent year saw the most businesses started in US history?

  • 2023
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020

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NEWS

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Business Buying Masterclass Session #10: You're under LOI, Now What?

Congratulations on making it through the toughest part: getting the seller and broker on board and finalizing your Letter of Intent (LOI).

Now, where do you go from here?

In today's session, our goal is to help you navigate the post-LOI deal roadmap.

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If you can only go to one…

The original self-funded search conference and networking event uniting small business buyers, operators, and investors. Join us as we learn together, inspire with innovative ideas, and build powerful networks to revolutionize the small business ecosystem. Hear it straight from attendees 👇🏼

“I hope all my SMB friends have a great time at @SMB_ash! That conference was an inflection point in my life.”

“Glad I found this community. It’s amazing to watch people just flooring it towards massive goals. Excited to meet a bunch of talented, cool people!”

“So, SMBash? Yeah, it was more than just panels and handshakes. It was the spark that's got us all charged up for the next big leap in our ETA adventures. And we're just getting warmed up.”

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Why You Need a CRM When Searching for a Business to Buy

If you’re planning to buy a small business, you’ll face some tricky challenges. There’s a lot to keep track of, from finding good opportunities to talking with people who can help you close the deal. That's where a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system comes in handy. This blog post explains why a CRM, especially one designed for business searchers like you, is essential.

What is a CRM and Why It’s Important for Business Buying…

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Unlocking the Power of KPIs: A Guide for Small Businesses

As a small business owner or operator, it’s important to always be on the lookout for tools and strategies that can give your business a competitive advantage. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are one such tool that can help you gauge your business's health and guide strategic decision-making. But what exactly are KPIs, and how can you use forward-looking KPIs to not just measure results but also anticipate them? This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about implementing KPIs in your small business.

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TOOLS

Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Model

A Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Model is a powerful financial tool that enables small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and searchers to acquire other companies with minimal upfront investment. At The SMB Center, our LBO Model is designed to be straightforward and user-friendly, making it accessible even to those without extensive financial backgrounds. The model even includes levers and terms that are specific to search.

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TRIVIA ANSWER

2023 saw the most new businesses started in US history with 5.5 million businesses.

The top 4 years in history are, in fact, the last 4 years in this order:

  • 2023: Approx. 5.5 million new businesses
  • 2021: Approx. 5.4 million new businesses
  • 2022: Approx. 5.08 million new businesses
  • 2020: Approx. 4.38 million new businesses

The allure of off-the-beaten-path travel

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Unveiling the charm of lesser-known Destinations

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Finding solitude in hidden gem locations

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The thrill of discovering untouched natural beauty

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Exploring cultural marvels off the tourist radar

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