Selecting a Business Broker
Pricing your business and selecting a broker are the two most important things an owner will have to do, in preparing to sell their business in Florida. Reviewing the list “62 reasons for sellers hiring Tampa business brokers. “ will point out the importance of selecting the right broker.
As I mentioned in my short video, my name is Bill Blair and I have been a business broker for over 10 years. I’m currently with Realtec Business Brokers, located in Palm Harbor, Florida – a Tampa bay suburb. Although I am located in the Tampa bay area, I can help you sell your business anywhere it’s located in Florida, from Jacksonville to Key West and from Pensacola to Fort Myers.
Now a little about me and why I’m uniquely qualified to help you sell your business.
My entire 40 year career has been in professional sales. I joined IBM after graduating from Va. Tech in 1970. At IBM I received extensive sales training to sell million dollar computers systems to the federal government in Washington, D.C. Successfully selling computers for 10 years, I was promoted in 1980, and spent the next 5 years as a Federal Sales manager managing a 15 man sales team. I took early retirement in 1986 to come to Florida to start a business with a partner. Unfortunately we could not agree on a business plan, disappointed I decided to strike out on my own and contacted a business broker to help me buy a business. I eventually bought a manufacturing business and in my first year won a sole source contract with Walt Disney World.
Over the next 15 years I bought, managed and sold 3 successful businesses. This experience has given me the ability to safely guide both a seller or a buyer through the selling and buying process.
It was a natural transition from business owner to business broker. Who is better qualified to help a business owner sell their business than a professional salesman who had previously bought and sold 3 businesses in Florida
I’ve spend the last 10 years working business brokerage. In all humility, after 40 years of professional selling, I’m good at what I do, and think I’m uniquely qualified to help an owner sell their business.
It’s worth taking the time to understand the importance of selecting a good business broker by reviewing 62 Reasons for Sellers to select a good Business broker
At this point if you’re serious about selling your business, let’s get started.