Roy Y. Salisbury | Site Owner and Chief Contributor.

The goal of this site is provide realistic perspective and to be a useful resource of information on the current economic times and how they are impacting small business. My experience as a small business advisor (business development, crisis management) to both public and private companies allow me to speak with authority on issues such as entrepreneurial drive, corporate strategies based around growth methods, and capital needs related to growth.

My goal is to keep focused on areas of strategies on merger, Acquisition and divestiture, capital formation (as a company growth strategy) and crisis management strategies.

Roy Salisbury

Monday, August 22 2016

Will the nonprofit sector play a part in job growth in the coming years? I am sure the answer is YES!

According to a 2012 report by the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, nonprofit employment represents 10.1 percent of total employment in the United States in 2010, with total employees numbering 10.7 million. The nonprofit workforce is the third largest of all U.S. industries behind retail trade and manufacturing.

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Sunday, August 21 2016

Worldwide, according to a source at Bloomberg LP (which provides news on publicly-traded companies to the financial sector), there are about 39,427 publicly-traded companies in other markets. There are roughly 13,085 publicly traded companies in the US, of which about 1/3, are traded on exchanges and the other 2/3 traded in various over-the-counter markets.

Exchanges

Monday, February 15 2016

What is a Hedge Fund?

A hedge fund is an alternative investment vehicle available only to sophisticated investors, such as institutions and individuals with significant assets.

Like mutual funds, hedge funds are pools of underlying securities. Also like mutual funds, they can invest in many types of securities—but there are a number of differences between these two investment vehicles.

First, hedge funds are not currently regulated by the...

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Merchant Banking

Merchant Banking is the direct, negotiated investment of private money into privately or publicly held companies by financial institutions or professional investors. The investors make private investment...

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Accredited Investor Solicitation

Is This Utopia or Disaster?

The rules are in and now the marketing gurus are burning the mid-night oil. They’re scrambling to provide platforms for accredited investors to invest in everything from cannabis to rocket ships. The qu...

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What Is In A Name

David F. Emery CEO REGULUS Corp.

According to Greek mythology, Heracles (Hercules), son of Zeus, atoned for his transgressions by performing a series of twelve tasks assigned to ...

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Public Companies And Raising Equity Capital

Raising capital for a public company should not be considered a onetime all-or-nothing event; rather, it should be a scheduled, met...

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Return On Investment

Hypothetical Investment of $250,000 into a Start-Up Company out of $500,000 being sought in its first round. The investment ($250,000) buys a 10% interest in a Limited Liability Company. Company pro-forma shows Cash on Cash return over 5 years ...

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The Current State Of M&Amp;A In The SME Markets (Part Three)

Acquisition Strategy

“Soft Leverage Buyout” or Soft LBO.  While often used in the public company arena, the principles of Soft LBOs foc...

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