Selling Your Small Business to an Employee

According to our experience and numerous surveys, most small business owners (<$10M enterprise value) intend to sell to an employee or family member. This can be a fantastic succession plan for many companies, especially closely held, private companies. The benefits of selling to an employee include ability to overlap management for a time, preserve the Read more about Selling Your Small Business to an Employee[…]

Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week

We often say we are proudly midwestern. Our name not only comes from the children’s book but is also an homage to Daryl and Mikel’s alma mater, the Purdue University Boilermakers. Our office is just a couple of miles east of campus in Lafayette, Indiana. We’ve loved starting businesses, starting families, and growing both in Read more about Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week[…]

The LEV Library

Updated on October 22, 2017 by Daryl Starr The first room in the LEV office has three, floor-to-ceiling walls of built-in bookshelves.  The other wall has windows.  Rather than have the bookshelves ripped out and replaced with a single Amazon Kindle, we decided to populate the shelves with books (and other trinkets.) If you want Read more about The LEV Library[…]

LEV Acquires Spectrum Seed Solutions, One of the Fastest Growing Non-GMO Seed Corn Companies in the US

LAFAYETTE, IN – LINDEN, IN – AUGUST 18, 2016 Little Engine Ventures (LEV), LP and Spectrum Seed Solutions, LLC today announced they have closed on an asset purchase of Spectrum for an undisclosed sum of cash. Scott Odle, Spectrum founder, will remain on as a shareholder. “Odle and I have worked together for years and Read more about LEV Acquires Spectrum Seed Solutions, One of the Fastest Growing Non-GMO Seed Corn Companies in the US[…]