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Quick Reference Guide For Covid-19 Assistance Package / Paycheck Protection Program Application Form and Borrowers PPP Info Sheet
By Peter C. King VR Business Brokers/Mergers & Acquisitions, CEO
The below guide provides an overview of the key government support initiatives to aid individuals and business owners mitigate the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The information below is subject to change as additional details emerge around how these programs will be implemented. Linked content is deemed to be reliable but not vetted or endorsed for accuracy by VR Business Brokers / Mergers & Acquisitions. 
We have also included the actual "Paycheck Protection Program Application" and "Borrowers PPP Information Sheet".
4 Things To Do During Self Isolation
By JoAnn Lombardi, VR Business Brokers/Mergers & Acquisitions, President
As everyone is aware, the recent outbreak of COVID-19 has caused changes in our social behavior, our economy, and our perceptions. This means limited personal interactions, a slower economy, and a great deal of hardship. So what can your business be doing in these uncertain times? Here are some ideas.
Virtual Meetings
If you don't already have a go to virtual meeting solution, find one. A simple Google search will give you some options or read the article in Today's Business Owner at: https://www.vrbusinessbrokrs.com/overview/Corporate-Overview/Today-s-Business-Owner%C2%AE-2020-Archive/March-2020.html for more ideas. Virtual meetings are a great idea now and will continue to be in the future.
Connect With Your Clients
Now is a great time to connect with your email list, including past and future clients, Let them know any precautions you are taking, if you open, and update them on the local situation. You may also want to let them know about programs being offered via the SBA or other government agencies that may provide them some benefit.
Get On Social Media
With many people stuck at home, social media is the place to be. Post, share, and comment to get exposure. Use a service such as HootSuite.com to manage multiple platforms.
Re-evaluate
If your business is experiencing a slow down as many are, take the opportunity to evaluate your marketing efforts. Look back at past successes and failures and determine which marketing avenues have provided the biggest "bang for your buck". Digging through the data may provide some valuable insight into future marketing decisions.
A special thanks to James Watt for his input on do virtual business.
Distressed Investing — COVID-19 Virtual Roundtable
COVID-19 virtual roundtable focused on distressed investing. Nine Axial members, including lenders, family offices, private equity firms, and advisors came together on Zoom to discuss how deals are progressing (or not) in a very uncertain environment. How soon will we see an uptick in distressed activity? Are there ways lower middle market firms can get creative and find opportunities in the recession? What are the biggest deal stoppers — obvious and not — and will firms get around them? 
Watch the video. Based on your feedback, we’ve also uploaded the audio of the roundtable to a streaming service; find the link below.  
Pet Grooming Service | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Check Cashing Store | Artesia, CA
Commercial Sign Business | Austin, TX
Bicycle Store| Connecticut, CT
Appliance Repair | Los Angeles, CA
Established Franchise Home Healthcare in Minnesota Area
Established turnkey operation for sale in the Twin Cities Metro Area. This Franchise Homecare Business is in the top 10 of In-home senior care franchises. It has an excellent reputation and has a diversified list of territories with numerous repeat customers. 
  • Strong brand recognition
  • Diversified customer base
  • Excellent local reputation
  • Private Pay customers
  • Large territory list with additional territories available.
  • Strong repeat customer base.
  • Perfect for owner/operator.
  • Minnesota is projected to be in the top 20% of states with the highest elderly population ranks as the state with “the best quality of life and health care” according to Business Insider.
For more information contact: Young Bebus
VR in Miami Successfully Facilitates The Sale of ATrucking and Dispatching Company  
Trucking and Dispatching Company - Expandable and profitable. This was a unique opportunity to acquire an established and expandable trucking and dispatching business with low overhead and operated from a home office. Fully licensed and insured with good safety records and long time relationship with the brokers and Ryder. The Company specializes in refrigerated freight with weekly round trips from South Florida to the Mid West.
Parking for 11 trucks in prime location in Miami. Experienced team for operations and dispatching. Drivers with good driving records in place and very well maintained fleet of trucks and trailers.
Congratulations to Raquel Afriatfor your successful closing. For more information contact raquel@vrmiamicenter.com.
Mobile Phone Repair | Raleigh, NC
Roofing Services Business  | Denver, CO
Florist Shop | Tampa, FL
Coffee Tea House | Artesia, CA
Light Manufacturing Business | South Caroline Area
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