14 Points of Culture


  
 
SERVING
 
We serve open-minded doctors and business owners who want to make a change. They may want to sell their business or buy a business, but they have one thing in common: they want things to get better. That’s what we do. We take a situation that has promise and by connecting the right relationships, turn it into a dream come true. We are driven by the interests and passions of the seller and buyer.


  GUT FEELING: (or COMMON SENSE)
 
We serve our clients and Advisory Board by being sensitive to our gut feeling. When we are entering an unfamiliar area, we think twice before we act. This gives our common sense an opportunity to speak to us, maintain balance and protect us. We do what we know is the right thing to do, and that is usually common sense. The opposite, of which, is stupidity or foolishness and not the way we conduct business. We think in a practical way, one which is simple and transparent, guided by our thoughts and actions.
 

  FACTS
 
We serve our clients best through facts. An informed client, kept up on the details but not entangled in them, is exactly what we are aiming for. We collect and record weekly, monthly and yearly data and collaborate with historical trends about potential acquisitions. In addition, we interpret data through graphs or tables so that we are able to detect patterns, possibilities and opportunities that others miss.
 

  FLEXIBLE: (or PLANNING)
 
We are flexible because even the best plans require adaptability. We have a positive attitude about unexpected news and use each experience to learn and improve. Every step demands some faith in the possibility.
 

  PATIENCE
 
Our focus is clear—and focused—and prioritizes some of the most neglected issues in an effective exit plan. Patience between all parties is important. 5th Avenue Acquisitions & Venture Capitalists is held accountable in this regard by two specific board members. In this generation of instant food, instant information and instant messaging we must not forget the great virtue of patience. Patience is not procrastination or delaying an obligation; it is waiting for the right time. In the appropriate moment, we will achieve better results and avoid many difficulties throughout the acquisition.
 

  TIME
 
We are conscious of our time, and responsible for our abilities and ideas. Our attitude is one of earning our way through life. Life is a gift and what we do with it is in our hands. Things don't just happen, we must make them happen. We are not born with wealth, but have been given the ability to create it.
 

  WORK
 
As with everything else in life, our financial outcome takes place when we start to desire it and then do the right things to create it. We do that by working hard and not giving in to laziness and stinginess. Hard work over time will produce prosperity. If we experience progress in anything, we are prospering.
 

  GENEROSITY
 
True generosity is an essential part of our character. It means we give because of who we are, not just in response to a need. It is not just giving money, but giving people vision and hope. Generosity is helping people to believe in themselves so they can overcome their circumstances. If we are only interested in making profits, it will cause us to focus on money and neglect the value of others. The principle of generosity is giving of our time, talent and resources to serve others.
 
  
 RESTRAINT
 
The best way to describe us is, in a word, restraint. Words are very important because they remain in the minds of people. When they are written down, they are only graphic representations, but when they are spoken, they bring immediate response, and many times an emotional response. Restraint is a discipline that is achieved through a steady and conscientious practice.
 
  
 CONFLICT
 
The greater the struggle involved, the greater the victory! During times of difficulty and confusion, we recall past successes. This makes us confident about the future outcomes and motivates us to continue on our journey. Just like in a movie, the main character wants something and must overcome conflict to get it.
 
  
  COMMUNICATION
 
We communicate in a manner that is easy to understand and we follow through on what we promise. We maintain confidence and are not afraid to say 'no' if required. We are stable, consistent, predictable, single-minded, and disciplined in our thoughts, decisions, and emotions. We fulfill our commitments, large and small.
 
  
  TRANSPARENCY
 
It is important to be transparent, ensuring every individual is clear regarding the things that are said, done and felt. This effort helps us to be more authentic and makes us more consistent and real to others. We listen not only to their words, but also to their hearts. This is how we ensure the decision is in agreement with what is right and ethical.
 
  
  SIMPLICITY
 
Life is meant to be simple. At some point, we will experience the consequences of our motives and actions. This has very little to do with how smart or shrewd we are. That is why it is important for us to examine ourselves all the time. We question our thoughts and ideas until everything is clear, this is how we avoid wrong motives.
  
  FAILING FORWARD
 
This begins by us admitting when we are wrong and recognize it publicly. When we voluntarily accept our mistakes, others within our team respect us. We avoid pride, and covering over our faults or making excuses about our mistakes. Even though there are consequences like being criticized or loss of popularity for the immediate future, humility will be our guarantee of character. This may appear to be a contradiction, but humility requires great courage. We are all in a process of growing. As we recognize the areas we need to change in we gain opportunities for personal growth. Humility is one of the finest assets in a person.
 
In conclusion, trust comes from experiencing and knowing someone. We can’t buy or demand it; it is earned. We serve open minded business owners who want to make a change. They may want to sell their business or buy a business, but they have one thing in common, they want things to get better. That’s what we do. We take a situation that has promise and connect the right relationships to turn the situation into a dream come true.


On retirement you sell to the newer people coming up the ladder, very similar to a Partnership in a law firm or CPA firm. You will act as a legacy planner for your clients and in the business community. Your work will matter. It will leave a legacy. Based on your leadership experience you might qualify as a Firm Owner/Managing Partner and you’ll have the opportunity to build your own M&A organization. This will allow you to develop your own style and method of developing your business.