Many small businesses and entrepreneurs do not consider a merger and acquisition as early as they should. Particularly in a down economy, an M&A can be the best avenue to more clients, increased business, great company publicity, and more.
Less than 1 in 10 mergers are deemed successful by the people initiating them — a staggering number when you consider the cost. The No. 1 reason cited was a failure to consider culture when integrating two businesses.