We have done this before and are happy to help. The “no cost assessment” benefits us as much as you, because we may end up getting involved in a great little company. For you, the worst case is that you get a free 3rd party opinion (with data) from someone that understands small businesses.
The ERA Process is simple:
1. Meet the owners, assess the fit and offer our consulting services (free)
2. Review the data provided and see if the company is worth investing in
3. Provide constructive reporting on the status quo and potential growth paths
4. Invest personally or partner them with specialist small business investors
5. Remain involved via channel sales of their product or active day to day interactions
We get involved at every level, from top line analysis to operational restructuring. Our intent is to look at the business objectively and make recommendations.