May 14, 2021—Smart entrepreneurs leave little to chance when selling a business. Rather, they arm themselves for “battle” with experienced M&A team members, an in-depth knowledge of the marketplace, and savvy negotiation tactics.
Our 2Q 2021 Business Owners’ Outlook reveals increased trend to sell. Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated our country and economy, business owners are feeling the effects—for better or worse—and taking action. Many business owners are experiencing burnout and exhaustion, resulting in a high percentage moving to retire earlier or looking to sell their companies.
“Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!!” There may not be a more iconic statement of the American can-do spirit. Bellowed by Admiral David Farragut on August 5, 1864 while exhorting Union naval forces in the attack on Mobile Bay, his words still resonate nearly 160 years later as a unique national expression of resolve in the face of a challenge. Today, it’s not surprising to hear this catchphrase—or some likeness of it—in sports, politics, and, most especially, the business world.