Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Upcoming SBM Events

Top Women Business Owner Awards

02/21/2018 | 11AM - 1PM | Hilton Frontenac Hotel |

Each year SBM highlights the area's top women-owned companies. We've profiled more than 200 over the past 17 years. We bring them together for one luncheon. Event sponsors: Anders; United Healthcare; HireLevel, powered by Extra Help; Ballyhoo Blue Workshop and Winning Technologies. Cost: $50, Tables of 10 are $500. Call 314.569.0076

St. Louis Business Expo

4/10/18 | 11AM - 5PM | St. Charles Convention Center

The Expo is the largest business-to-business conference in Missouri, where 2,000-3,000 professionals come to learn, network and grow their business. The day includes an opening workshop, a full day’s worth of seminars and workshops, an awards luncheon, more than 100 exhibitors and a networking happy hour.  For a booth at the event, contact Pat Coates at 314.569.0076, ext. 109 or email her at pat@sbmon.com.  For more information on the Expo, click here.

Top 100 People to Know Awards

4/10/18 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  |

Succeeding in business is a lot about who you know. A group of judges select the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know To Succeed in Business. SBM brings these outstanding individuals to this one event to mingle and share their stories and ideas with other business owners. it is a "must attend" networking event of the year.  Event Sponsor:  Winning Technologies, Liberty One Software and Vistage. Cost:  $50, Tables of 10 are $500.  Call 314.569.0076

Recent Articles


M&A Activity

What Drove Buyers and Sellers in 2017?


by Dave Driscoll
The Third Quarter 2017 Market Pulse report by the International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source reveals several factors that have been consistently driving the market for mergers and acquisitions across the United States.
The drivers for both buyers and sellers may offer useful insight for those of you hoping to acquire or sell a business in 2018.
Factors driving buyers:
High-quality businesses. Buyers have anticipated that the wave of baby boomer retirements would create a healthy supply of businesses for sale, but the market is actually facing a shortage of high-quality acquisitions. The buyers have capital for buying but are finding that there is not enough inventory of quality businesses.

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Leadership

Be a Visionary Leader in 2018


by Kathy Cooperman
The new year is a perfect time to step back and evaluate the health of leadership in your organization. Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. There is no one best style to effectively lead others to success. Your organization is one of a kind. It’s made up of unique people, resources, history, special challenges and goals. All successful businesses, however, are led by leaders who are skilled at the following basic competencies:
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