According to new numbers on the climate of small businesses across the country, now is a great time to be involved in the lower middle market.
A strong labor market and high profit trends, along with historically low inflation, are keeping small-business owners’ confidence at near-record levels, setting the stage for a strong fourth quarter, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The small-business lobby said small businesses haven’t experienced this level of labor-market constraints since the late 1990s, when fears that the year 2000 would wreak havoc in computers and digital networks fueled demand for computer and programming specialists. This time around, labor shortages are more broadly distributed across industries, the NFIB said, adding that the percentage of small-business owners with one or more unfilled job openings is at a 45-year record level. On Tuesday, the NFIB said its small-business optimism index remains strong at 107.4 in October, albeit down slightly for the second consecutive month following August’s record reading of 108.8. The August reading broke the previous record of 108 set in July 1983.
The NFIB survey is a monthly snapshot of small businesses in the U.S., which account for most private-sector jobs and about half of the country’s economic output. Economists look to the report for a read on domestic demand and to extrapolate hiring and wage trends in the broader economy. The NFIB survey results—based on responses from 1,743 small-business owners—mirror results from the University of Michigan’s consumer-sentiment index, which fell in October to 98.6 and edged down to 98.3 in November. So what does this mean for you and your small business?
In short, it means that lower middle market entrepreneurs involved in the small business world now are in better shape because of economic growth dating back to just after the Great Recession. As things have trended up since 2012, confidence has grown as well. With a stable market and more interest in investing, raising capital for a new venture or continuing the success of your current business is more than possible. In order to find the right investors, you might need to put in a lot of time and effort, that is if you don’t turn to experts in matching businesses like yours to interested investors.
SA Capital Partners is known to do just that. Confidence from small business owners is high because interest from investors is high, and as growth continues in the lower middle market, so will attention to businesses like yours. Finding the perfect match in terms of financing and values couldn’t be easier when you work with us. We’re connected to investors, and because we put people first, we know who will work well with you to help you in the next step of your professional journey. Best of all, as you grow, our financial services are available to you from a team interested in finding ways to make your vision become a market powerhouse.
About SA Capital Partners:
SA Capital Partners is an innovative financial services firm that specializes in mergers & acquisitions advisory and capital raising for lower middle market businesses. We aspire to give all the tools necessary to complete any transaction. SA Capital Partner’s financial services industry specialists provide comprehensive, integrated solutions to banking transactions. Our breadth of services and industry knowledge allow us to understand each client’s unique business needs. Our goal is to make all financial services available to every small business.