If you own a successful family-owned school business, chances are that you have, or will, encounter private equity groups (PEGs) that are interested in acquiring your business. From marketing letters and emails to direct phone calls, these PEG funds often try to contact school owners with the single purpose of purchasing their business. The industry…

The trend of private equity group (PEG) sponsored investment funds seeking out family-owned school business operators to purchase their school has taken a new turn. Several previous blogs have focused on this trend in the school business industry where PEG sponsored investment funds directly contact school business operators to purchase their school(s). Over the last…

Over the last few years, the largest operating companies in the early education industry have all come under the ownership of private equity group (PEG) sponsored investment funds. As discussed in a previous blog, these PEGs are also referred to as “financial, single-purpose companies” because they are newly formed entities that operate with the single…

Would you pay a $500,000 tax bill to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that was not necessary? The answer to this is a resounding “no.” However, all too often this situation happens when an individual who sells their real estate asset(s) anticipates a profit and thereby creates a significant tax obligation, but does not receive…

If you are presented with a situation that seems too good to be true, chances are it really is. Lately, many school owners are receiving offers from large private equity groups (PEGs) in the industry. In recent years, the largest operating companies in the early education industry have all come under the ownership of PEG-sponsored…

As a busy school owner, you may not always have time to think ahead about the potential value of your school business. There may come a time in the future when you are ready to sell your business, and at that time, preparing to sell one of your most substantial assets at a premium marketplace…

Three seconds is all it takes to form a first impression. There is no second chance, no do-over, no grace period. This is why it is critical for your school business to make the right impression on customers and potential buyers. As a school owner, there are many different moving parts and people to manage,…

Small business owners all wonder at one point or another about the ideal exit strategy option for their business. Whether you are currently running a business or are considering buying one, your exit strategy should be part of your planning process. It is your end goal and will help you make numerous decisions — a…

Follow the Leaders For any school business owner, that fateful moment will eventually come, when they look to the horizon and envision new endeavors for themselves. They look toward a future for which their life’s work has been placed in the hands of another; a future where they are free to pursue that next great thing —…

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