A recent article from Divestopedia entitled “7 Fundamentals to Due Diligence You Need to Know” explains the due diligence process and what it means regarding sellers and buyers and their roles in the process. Whether a company is being sold or it is merging with another company, it is standard practice to go through the […]
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In Divestopedia’s article, “The Myth of Fair Business Valuation: What Professional Valuations Don’t Tell You,” author Chak Reddy is quick to point out that the “type of buyer and method of sale are two important (yet often overlooked) value determinants when finding a starting price for your business.” Reddy brings up some excellent points. One […]
How should the purchase of a business be structured? This is a point that you’ll want to address early in the sale process. For most people, buying or selling a business is one of the most, if not the most, important business decision that they will ever make. For this reason, it is vital not […]
Divestopedia published a rather insightful article, “Letting the Market Bridge the Valuation Gap.” In this October 2018 article, Dave Kauppi dives in and explores how fair market value can be used as a way for business owners to “bridge the gap between the valuation they feel they deserve and that which they’re likely to receive.” […]
Business appraisals are not one-dimensional. In fact, a good business appraisal is one that factors in a wide range of variables in order to achieve an accurate result. Indisputable records ranging from comparables and projections to EBITDA multiples, discount rates and a good deal more are all factored in. It is important to remember that […]
In a recent December 2018 article in Divestopedia entitled, “Options for Business Real Estate When Selling a Company,” the topic of business real estate was explored at length. One of the key points of the article was that understanding one’s business real estate options would ultimately help in achieving “the goals desired in a transaction.” […]
The process of selling a business can be very complex. Whether you’ve sold a business in the past or are selling a business for the very first time, it is imperative that you work with an expert. A seasoned business broker can help you navigate through what can be some pretty rough waters. Let’s take […]
A recent article from Divestopedia entitled “When is the Best Time to Sell My Business” explains that a business owner who is looking to sell should begin preparing for the sale three years before they plan to list their business on the market. The state of the market matters when listing your business, but what […]
In the proverbial “perfect world,” business owners would plan three to five years ahead to sell their companies. But, as one industry expert has suggested, business owners very seldom plan to sell; rather, selling is “event driven.” Partner disputes, divorce, burn-out, health, and new competition are examples of events that can force the sale of […]
Leases should never be overlooked when it comes to buying or selling a business. After all, where your business is located and how long you can stay at that location plays a key role in the overall health of your business. It is easy to get lost with “larger” issues when buying or selling a […]
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We appreciate all of the expertise you put to work in getting this deal completed, and so quickly. It was a pleasure.
Anne Barr and her team is as good as it gets. From the beginning she was there to help guide me through the process and answer any and all questions. I started out looking at one particular industry and along the way it changed numerous times. The one constant was Anne Barr's professionalism and knowledge of her business and industry. As soon as I decided against looking further into a business, she was already looking for another opportunity for me to pursue. Whether it is buying another business or selling a business I would not think twice about using and referring others to Anne Barr.
The decision to sell our business was bittersweet and frankly a little scary, but Anne put all our fears to rest. Her years of experience with selling franchises and business acumen, were evident from the beginning. We had no idea what to expect during this process, but Anne was very patient and always available for questions...and yes we had lots of questions! When asked her opinion, she was very honest and she never tried to influence our decisions one way or the other.
My husband and I highly recommend Anne to anyone who is looking to sell their business. She truly made our selling experience a positive one.
Working with Venture Opportunities was the best decision I made in selling my business; Anne's professionalism and organization were appreciated, but it was her results that won me over.
Without Anne and David Barr, I would not have bought my first business. They understand that every buyer has different needs in order to complete each deal. They go above and beyond in meeting the buyer's needs in getting the contract signed and closed. An example of this is when they spent a Friday evening driving around town gathering signatures, making sure the contract got signed. It was a very difficult transaction due to the extensive negotiations required. To this day, I am still amazed at how they got the deal completed. If the seller had chosen another broker, the seller would still be trying to sell the business. I am now working on buying a second and third business through Anne and David. They have been instrumental in assisting me in this process as well--They know what it takes for a buyer to secure financing, and assist in getting the required paperwork to the lender. If I ever decide to sell my business, I know where I am going for my broker.
Upon making the decision to sell my business franchise, I had the pleasure of discovering and working with Anne Barr. From the very beginning, I was impressed with Anne's professionalism and experience, and also at the fact that her commissions were in my experience very reasonable and lower than other brokers. What really set Anne apart was her perseverance and flexibility. In the months that Anne and I worked together, she was flexible multiple times on several key issues. She not only listened to my needs, but then took action upon them which served both of our best interests, and ultimately the best interest of the buyer that we found. Anne was critical in helping in the search to find a potential buyer, and then once that potential buyer was found, Anne's professionalism helped making the ownership transfer flow smoothly between seller, buyer, and the franchise group. I would highly recommend Anne to anyone interested in selling or buying a business opportunity. She was a highly critical partner in the business transition process & I could not have done it without her help.