The art of starting a small business is a craft to which not every business person is well suited. It involves countless late nights, blood, sweat and tears, to turn an idea into a thriving small business. But, you’ve done that. You’ve successfully turned a one-bedroom or small machine shop, and spark of inspiration, into a community staple with a name that will outlast your time in business. But, you’ve also reached a point where your talents have been exhausted. And, you’re not sure what the next step is in taking your business to the next level. Once again you have an idea, but this time you need outside help to turn that vision into a reality.
Many businesses reach this point at which they feel that they are unable to further increase the scope of their operations. They find themselves turning away business or not able to expand into new and lucrative markets. Perhaps, what is holding you back, it is a lack of cash on hand, or a deficit in managerial expertise. Whatever the reason, bringing on additional investors is a key, and proven strategy through which a business is capable of gaining an infusion of needed capital and knowledgeable partners capable of taking a company to the next level.
Your passion is your business, and your clients have come to cherish your services. Bringing in new partners with an influx of capital is an excellent way for you to continue doing what you love while growing your company’s client base and expanding the services you offer. New partners may sound like dirty words you never thought you’d speak. You might think of new partners as greedy investors who will come in and milk your business dry without care for the name brand and quality you are known for.
That’s not always the case, and that’s where we at Benchmark International come in. You can rest assured that Benchmark International will help you find new partners that care about your business as much as you do. Partners who can bring the capital and experience you need in order to keep your business growing and thriving. These new partners could bring in experience in managing larger organizations, or experience in advertising a small business to a new market, they might even have connections to customers who could grow your client base.
In engaging Benchmark International, you can expect our deal preparation and transaction teams to present your business to the market and find the perfect fit to take your business to the next level. First, our deal preparation team will delicately craft marketing materials which accurately reflect the successes of your business and its potential for growth. After your approval of the marketing materials, the deal transaction team will take over and bring your company to the market. Whether a trade buyer or a fellow competitor, the team will work tirelessly to find the right partner to help you grow your business. This will ensure, that you take your business to the next level, without losing the heart of the business you painstakingly grew from an idea into a name synonymous with quality.
The process of staying onboard after a sale of your business or an injection of new capital is typically referred to as an elevator deal. For more information on how elevator deals function, please see.
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Benchmark International’s global offices provide business owners in the middle market and lower middle market with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. To date, Benchmark International has handled engagements in excess of $5B across 30 industries worldwide. With decades of global M&A experience, Benchmark International’s deal teams, working from 13 offices across the world, have assisted hundreds of owners with achieving their personal objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses.