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As a former athlete on the collegiate level, I enjoy quotes from those in that arena. Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in college baseball who’s now at UT-Austin, offers a sage comment which is appropriate for those of us running a company in our current business environment.

“Confidence is the only way to conquer fear. There is a little guy running around inside each of us whose name is Fear. And the only way to keep him down is with confidence.”

It’s no secret that the last two years have been very challenging for business leaders. This has resulted in both attrition and consolidation in many industries. Our business is no different. Several business brokerage firms have closed their doors in North Texas. With confidence we remain committed to serving private business owners when they’ve made the decision to sell their company or want to explore growth by making an acquisition.

Upbeat Trend

Now in this our 26th year, we are seeing signs of recovery in various business sectors. Should you be ready to harvest the equity you have worked so hard to build or want to expand your operation, I invite you to visit with us to get an update on current market valuations for companies with annual sales revenue from $1 – 70 million. Feel encouraged to contact an Associate whose name and accomplishments are listed here.

Consider This

Washington is not a friend to business owners these days. Besides cumbersome and frequently overreaching regulations, approaching tax increases on the federal level are daunting. The following will occur in 2011:

  1. Top capital gains rate of 15% is scheduled to increase to 20%.
  2. Individual tax rate will jump from 35% to 39.6%.
  3. A Health Care Reform surtax will top out at 5.4% driving the individual tax rate to 45%.

Higher taxes may not be the primary reason to sell a business, but it is important to consider if divestiture of your company is being considered. Since in many cases the process of selling takes up to 6 months from start to finish, it’s timely to make a decision which could impact your tax obligation.

Success Matters

What you’ll receive when you choose Kasper & Associates:

  1. Maximum market value for your company.
  2. Protection of confidentiality through the selling process.
  3. Unmatched professionalism from Associates who understand the ins-and-outs of selling a business.

As Coach Garrido said, the “little guy – Fear” won’t stand a chance when keeping him down with “confidence”. When we work together to achieve your objectives, we’ll obtain results both of us can be proud of. So, the next step is yours. Feel welcome to contact us to confidentially discuss how our professional services apply to your business and personal objectives.

Ed Kasper, Founding Partner

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