Selecting a Tampa Bay Business Broker

As I mentioned in my short video, my name is Bill Blair and I have been a Tampa 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 buy a 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 buy 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 their million dollar computer 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. 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 in Florida. This experience has given me the the experience to safely guide a buyer through the buying process. It was a natural transition from business owner to becoming a business broker.. Who better to help people buy a business than a previous business owner who had bought and sold 3  businesses in Florida?

An important part of buying a business – is to decide How much should I pay?  I can provide you with Comps that allow you to compare what previous businesses have sold for.

I’ve spent 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 a buyer buy a business.

Contact me – if you’re ready to get started    727-946-1183