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Why We're Different

ChartUltimately clients choose us, because we get them the best deal possible given their situation. The "best" deal may not be the highest price. The structure of a deal may be more important than the selling price. For example, more money up front resulting in less risk for you may be a better deal than a higher price with less money up front. Additionally, who you sell to may be more important than how much you sell for. "Given your situation" means that best value is going to be dependent on your family, personal, and business goals, the state of the market, the state of your industry, the cash flow being generated by the business, how fast you want to sell, who you want to sell to, and many more factors. We assess all of these matters up front so we can make the best recommendation to you.

Implementing value enhancement recommendations will definitely increase the value of your business. Value can be increased substantially; but only if you are willing to pay the price.  The "price" is not just fees to assess and implement the program, but may involve other investments in the business such as capital, people, and processes. It may mean borrowing to fund some of these investments. And it always requires an investment of your time, your mind, and your attention.

Improvement and growth are tough; very tough. Be honest with yourself. We will help you determine if this is really what you want and clearly present your alternatives. We will make the experience of exiting your business a better experience than our competition because we know you better than our competitors. We still own and manage several of our own businesses. Before starting Aspire Management we worked in businesses and for business owners. In other words, we have not just consulted our whole lives; we have been in the trenches just like you.

We also think this is one reason we can give you better advice than our competitors; most of whom have been bankers or consultants their whole lives. Who would you rather take advice from; someone who has sat in your seat or someone who has read the manual or coached from the sidelines?

And finally, we will be honest and straight forward with you. We are trustworthy. Owners appreciate that we give good, honest advice, even if it’s not exactly what they want to hear. We will protect your information as if it were our own. We will screen buyers very diligently even if it means loosing a buyer. And we will treat you and those who work in your company with respect.

This is the ASPIRE difference!

"Who would you rather take advice from; someone who has sat in your seat or someone who has read the manual and coached from the sidelines?"

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