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Posted by michael.wright@vann-group.com | March 19, 2015

Tara Brewster joined the Vann Group in 2014, bringing with her 20 years of retail experience. She has worked for small, independent brick and mortar businesses and multi-million dollar wholesalers, holding positions such as Manager, Promotions Director, Buyer and Regional Sales Manager. Tara even owned her own successful high-end men’s apparel business, Jackson & Connor in Northampton MA, which she and her partner sold in 2013 to an employee. Tara is an expert in the retail sector: she...

Posted by michael.wright@vann-group.com | May 1, 2015

BizBuySell.com has released its First Quarter Insight Report, a nationally-recognized economic indicator tracking the health of the U.S. Small Business Economy. In the first quarter of this year, a total of 1830 small businesses were sold. The total is up six percent from last year and continues a two-year trend of robust activity. A recent survey of buyers, sellers and business brokers conducted by the same organization attributed the transaction increase to the growth of supply and demand in...

Posted by michael.wright@vann-group.com | June 10, 2015

[caption id="attachment_515" align="aligncenter" width="316"] Kevin and Michael Vann at Springfield office[/caption] In a recent Business West article, Kevin and Michael Vann offered sound advice to get your succession planning started. The George O’Brien article covers why you probably don’t have a succession plan in place and why you ought to have a succession plan, using Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens as a case study. In the article, Kevin and Michael explain when yo...

Posted by michael.wright@vann-group.com | June 12, 2015

A new Columbia Business School paper co-authored by Barbara Roberts, entrepreneur-in-residence at Columbia Business School, and Murray Low, director of entrepreneurship education at the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School, may interest you. The paper, which was commissioned by U.S. Trust, follows eight successful entrepreneurs as they navigate the challenges of relinquishing their businesses. “Building a successful business can be wildly exciting, all-encompassin...

Posted by michael.wright@vann-group.com | June 18, 2015

Gary Ampulski, Managing Partner of Midwest Genesis, believes there’s an “Age Wave” bearing down on us like a tsunami with the potential to wreck any unprepared business, which he explained in a recent blog post, There’s a Prefect Strom Approaching for Exiting Business Owners. People over the age of 53 own 70 percent of all businesses according to the US Census Bureau, and Ampulski paints a scenario where all of these business owners are relying on the sale of their businesses to fund ...

Posted by michael.wright@vann-group.com | October 2, 2015

The Vann Group’s Business Advisor, Tara Brewster, has joined forces with Business Betties, an organization that specializes in helping passionate women brand their businesses. Suzanne Larocque and Allison Biggs created a superb alliance by combining their strengths to provide an image-driven model for women to improve their message to the world. With her entrepreneurial acumen and retail chops, it’s no-brainer that Business Betties wanted to add Tara to their Sisterhood. Tara’s been throug...

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