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How to Value a Small Business

There was a phase of my career when I was on an acquisition trail for small businesses. I had quit my job and decided to get in the steel industry, earlier in the value chain, and attempt a roll-up of the industry.

I figured that the small steel processors were being squeezed out of their margins by the large automotive OEMs out here in South East Michigan. The situation elsewhere in the country was not too…

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