Over the years I have been told that one area where I truly excel is in bringing people, ideas and capital together for business success.
I have previously referred to this as a “Paul Revere Network.”
I have had many clients hire advisors to find a buyer for their business, only to ultimately find the buyer myself. I have also had many clients hire advisors to find acquisition opportunities for them, only to ultimately source the acquisition opportunity myself. And I have had many clients retain advisors to assist in sourcing debt or equity capital, only to ultimately find the lender or investor myself.
Over the many years that I have practiced law, I have rendered business advice to most – if not all – of my clients. We will continue to do that, but will also now provide such business advisory services, on a very selected basis, to clients and to non-clients alike.
Henceforth, Fast Forward Business Advisors, Ltd. will provide these and other business advisory services to our CLF clients and to third parties:
Fast Forward Business Advisors, Ltd will work with clients seeking acquisition opportunities. We can assist the client in developing acquisition criteria and then in sourcing acquisition opportunities that match those criteria. We have developed tried and true methods for developing a “deal magnet” and we are now doing that for our business clients.
Fast Forward Business Advisors, Ltd. will also work with business owners looking to divest of their interest in a business. We can work with the owner to develop materials describing the acquisition opportunity and then get these materials into the right hands and get the business sold to the optimal buyer.
Fast Forward Business Advisors, Ltd. will work with businesses to develop a presentation regarding the business and its capital needs and requirements and then work with the business owner to get these materials into the right hands and to close on the debt or equity raise.
Business Advisory Services:
Fast Forward Business Advisors, Ltd. will work with businesses and provide business advisory services where we feel we can add substantial value.
For example, not that long ago we developed a revenue model for an entrepreneur, which, when married with capital sources and with managers that we brought to the table has developed into a business worth a reported $100 M. All the entrepreneur needed was business advice, a revenue/ business model, a business plan, new management and additional growth capital – all of which we sourced.
Note that Fast Forward Advisors, Ltd. and The Calkins Law Firm, Ltd. are related, in that both are owned and controlled by Ben Calkins, but they are separate and distinct businesses, providing different services and often on a different basis. Clients can engage The Calkins Law Firm, Ltd without engaging Fast Forward Advisors, Ltd., and vice versa.