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Laska Co. brokerage adds consulting unit

Laska Co. brokerage adds consulting unit

Business brokerage Laska Co., Boise, has added staff and expanded services to include business consulting.

Company President Bill Laska recently hired consulting veteran Clark Hvyonen to focus solely on business consulting.

“Our goal is to help new business owners, distressed businesses in turnaround situations, and growth-stage development for the purpose of improving the bottom line and value of a company that will contribute to the owners’ quality of life,” Laska said in a release. Business consulting will complement to ongoing business sales and acquisitions, and related services that the company offers, he said.

Laska Co. business brokers represent sellers, find buyers, calculate valuations and assist with negotiations. As a business consultant, Hyvonen provides comprehensive analysis and assessment for business owners looking to improve their company’s performance and profitability.

In an interview, Laska said Hyvonen will work with business turnaround situations, with new owners who need direction in getting their businesses up and running, and with owners who do not want to sell now but instead want to do some planning for the future, including preparing the business for an eventual sale.

“A lot of companies are in trouble,” Laska said. “There are so many companies that want to do this or need it. And we have many new business startups right now. People need direction.”

Some of the companies that Laska Co. representatives look at “really need to get their books in order before they get the company on the market,” he said. “They need help before they can be prepared to sell, and Clark can help prepare them to sell.”

Laska Co. has referred many business owners to business consultants and “action coaches” over the years, and now is bringing this in-house. The consulting is fee-based.

The company employs four at 877 W. Main St., Suite 610. Laska said he aims to add broker-agents in the next several months, and to add consulting staff as demand warrants. Laska Co. also works with private placements and private investments.

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