Date Added: Aug 2010
The lack of funding available for small businesses to acquire new businesses and the lack of attractiveness of businesses to be acquired has limited the number of small business acquisitions. Those with cash, financing or value in their current business are in a position to move forward in acquiring or merging with another small business. The purchasing business can, because of the troubled economy, usually obtain the target business at a discounted value. This is the case whether the target is a troubled business or is not a troubled business.