How growth will be financed plays a huge role in the type of growth the company seeks. Limitations on capital and funding for an acquisition may require a shift in strategy. For the bootstrapping entrepreneur with confidence to the moon, growing from internal resources without the help of outside capital can work, but time limitations are always a potential issue. Capital limitations from Debt, Equity and other sources may force strategy in a different direction than the company may have initial anticipated.
Structuring Business Growth
Business structuring in organic and acquisition growth can get almost as creative as the companies themselves. One of the best things to consider is the potential for more diversification by the way entities and sub-entities are structured. How the company is structured will require an in-depth view into the following:
Business growth should be viewed wholistically from the beginning of the business to the continuation of a legacy. Exit options may not be the best way to look at growth, but they should be something considered when it comes time for the business to eventually sell.
Deal Capital works with long-standing business owners to sell their business in Chicago, IL and around the country.