Business Broker Reviews

Our Business Brokers have assisted in the Buying and Selling of thousands of businesses. Listed below are just a few reviews from Business Sellers and Buyers who have engaged our services. We look forward to serving YOU, and adding your review to the list!



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General

"It was a long and nearly impossible road to make this sale happen. I know it was a lot of work for you dealing with banks, multiple loans, DMV, numerous licensing agencies, and two anxious buyers. But here we are Working in our new Budget Car and Truck Rental franchises and we are already opening a third location in Vacaville next month. We can't thank you enough for a job well done."

Best Wishes,

Michael Christie
CF Budget Rent A Car

I just wanted to pass on some words of appreciation for your support and efforts in the recent sale of my medical equipment business. Throughout the entire process you were professional, conscientious, and motivated. I always felt as though I was your only client.

Initially I was uncertain of the asking price, but you diligently checked multiple sources to verify that the pricing was accurate. You offered me an objective viewpoint of the potential buyers and met my goal of selling the business promptly.

In addition, you illustrated a great understanding of contract details, negotiation etiquette and documentation. I found that you were easy to talk to, a good listener, and always expedient in returning my calls or answering questions. When we ran into some trouble with the escrow company, you were instrumental in helping navigate through the mess so that the sale would close on time.

I would be delighted to answer any specific questions regarding your performance to any perspective clients. I may be reached at 408-438-2506.

Sincerely,

Dennis Maro

I wanted to take a moment to thank you, and Business Team as a whole, for excellent job you did in working with me during the sale of our business, Paradigm Consulting, Inc.

Our sale was not typical, we had special requirement to take care of career objectives of the founder and key stakeholders, and at the same time get us fair market valuation. Even in uncertain economic times, you committed yourself with Countless hours to help us prepare for M&A due diligence, and coached us throughout the process.

I am impressed by Business Team's network and lead generation, professional approach, quickly understanding our business, and execute diligently on each lead. After months of your dedicated efforts, we were finally able to find the right buyer, and structure a win/win deal. As write this letter, I am pleased to share that within first 30 days, we have successfully finished all key integration activities

Last but not the least, you not only earned my trust and respect, but also the buyer's if need another M&A transaction in our new venture down the road, I will be certainly calling upon you.

Best Wishes,

Devang K. Vasavada
Paradigm Consulting, lnc.

Thank you for all your help with the completion of the sale last month of Si-En to ISSI. Although ISSI was one of the logical buyers for our company, their director of corporate growth, as you know, had an unusual approach as far as an acquisition which caused us to doubt, at times, whether the sale would ever go through. I think your calm demeanor during your negotiations with him was a key factor in bringing him around. Also, you kept him aware that the BTI Group had other buyers in the wings if ISSI did not meet our needs in a timely manner.

My partner, Alan, and I worked hard for over 5 years building Si-En and were separated from our families in the US for most of that time. Our financial future is now assured and we hope to be soon able to rejoin our wives and children.

Thank you again!

Best Regards

Shan Guan

President

Si-En Technology Limited

I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my decision to use BTI to represent us in the sale of CCS. You brought us five Letters of Intent within a short period of time and this competition resulted in our obtaining a substantially greater than the appraised value

You Were always at our side, aggressively representing our interest during the long and complex negotiations with the buyer.

After 20 years at CCS I am now looking forward to a more relaxed life style.

Thank you,

Scott Wang President Compliance Certification Services

Thank you your assistance in purchasing Massage Envy Spa in North Reno. This was our second transaction with you and BTI, and we have completed many more without Brokers assistance. The transaction sailed through escrow and franchising easily and quickly and we appreciated the hand holding when needed. The due diligence material was delivered timely and escrow and closing procedures were managed very efficient. The entire process was handled extremely professional and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Klaus Grimm Managing Member

Carole and I wish to thank you both for the outstanding service you gave to us while we were selling our business. As you know within two weeks of listing our business with Business Team we had one full price offer and a back up offer almost at full price. We are very pleased with the way the transaction progressed and within three months the transaction was completed.

We would highly recommend Business Team and you and David in particular to any one who is thinking of selling their business.

Thanks again for your help

John and Carole Tarantino

SIESTA NORCAL INC.

Please allow me to express my appreciation for your work in the sale of my business, Citywide Property Management.

Thank you for your patience in explaining the process to me and guiding me through the steps necessary to close the sale. I felt that you were consistently working in my best interest all though the process. In fact, when the communication seemed to break down between the buyers and myself, you facilitated a solution that ultimately allowed for the successful transaction.

The way in which your firm teams up brokers for the benefit of the client was instrumental in my decision to employ Business Team. The communication and sharing of duties is well thought out and effective.

I would certainly recommend your services and hope you will feel free to contact me in the event a potential client would like to discuss a first-hand experience.

Sincerely,

Debra Haber Past Owner

Thank you for helping me locate a buyer and facilitating a smooth transaction for my business. I was hesitant when we first met and wasn't sure if you would be able to find a buyer for my small business. was pleasantly surprised when you located a buyer within 4 months of signing the listing agreement and was able to close the escrow within a month of finding a buyer.

You were very easy to work with and were very thorough throughout the whole process. Even when some glitches came up in escrow you were able to clear them up before they became a problem. I would recommend your services to anyone know in the future and if I should ever need to sell another business, you would be the first one called.

Thank you for all you hard work.

Sincerely

Heather Pomeroy,
House of Blue Previous Owner

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the excellent job you did in working with me on the sale of our business, and to thank Business Team as a whole as well for the Support.

Our sale was not typical in the least, and you handled everything so efficiently and effortlessly, it makes a great difference in having a professional that understands the sales process, and I am so thankful that we selected you for this very important transaction.

Our sale affiliation with a national organization in the nature similar to that of a franchisee, brought additional challenges, communications and elements to this sales process that proved challenging. Your work in getting past these challenges for both the buyer and the seller were very much appreciated.

I am very impressed on how well versed you are in all facets of business and the how well you were able to grasp the inner workings of our organization. Your ability to get familiar with these details quickly and understand what we did as a business helped close the Sale.

Last and not least, I want to thank you for finding the buyers, not only did you list the business with your team, but your marketing skills and personal attention to this transaction resulted in your soliciting and finding the buyers for us, I am in awe of your abilities, and Once again thank you!

Sandra Bliss,
President CEO, TRU air ride inc.

Greg Carpenter

"When we chose Greg Carpenter and Business Team to represent us for the sale of Our franchised chain of modeling and acting schools, we realized that it would be a challenging project. We had purchased one marginally successful franchise and two failed franchise territories, then we built the combined business into a successful middle market Company with revenues approaching $10 million annually and excellent profits.

Because we had only demonstrated this level of business performance for one year, we expected buyers and lenders would discount the market value. We thought perhaps lenders might not even fund an acquisition loan.

Greg and Business Team took the challenge and succeeded. We sold the business for our full asking price in six months. Greg did a professional Confidential Business Review that explained the business model and history clearly. This enabled both prospective buyers and lenders to understand the complex business structure we had created and have faith in its continued success despite its short operating history.

The marketing power of Business Team's large brokerage enabled finding the perfect buyer, who had the right skill set and management experience to take over and run the business successfully.

Throughout the process Greg managed the task list and worked with each responsible individual to ensure that they met deadlines and successfully completed each task.

Funding was provided through a lender with whom Business Team has had a long relationship, making the process much easier for everyone.

In summary, Greg and Business Team met or exceeded all of my expectations, providing service above and beyond the norm. We would be happy to use Greg and Business Team to represent us for any business acquisition or divestiture."

Sincerely,

Philip R. Barry, Seller

Business Broker:
Greg Carpenter

I am writing to express my appreciation for the role you and the BTI team played in the recent sale of my Company.

The successful closing of the sale of NDT Laboratories in early October was preceded by a complex and lengthy process. Through it all, your professionalism, competence and support was outstanding. From the start, you made a point of gaining familiarity with my business, developed an informative Company background document, and then effectively marketed NDT Laboratories to a broad market. Results were both significant and rapidly obtained. The number of qualified prospects quickly grew to the point where it was necessary to further tighten the vetting process. I soon had several firm offers in hand, which enabled me to choose the one which I believed best suited both my financial interests and the Ongoing needs of my employees.

Throughout these last months, I benefited greatly from your knowledge, your experience and your continued support. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Michael J. Long,
President, NDT LAB0RAT0RIES, INC.

Business Broker:
Greg Carpenter

Ian MacLachlan

I wanted to give you and your company, Business Team, a letter of recommendation for assisting in the sale of my business. You worked hard and did not give up. You brought me a number of prospective buyers and lots of good advice. Your team members were tirelessly finding prospective buyers for me to meet with. I was pleased with the outcome and the hard work it took to find the right buyer for me as I had requirements that were not just monetary.

Thanks so much
Sincerely,

Jane Groner
Founder of Pacific Placement Group

Business Brokers:
Ian MacLachlan

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for your efforts over the past year. When we first met in February of 2002, you gave me a probable scenario of who would buy my business, how long it would take, and how much I could expect to sell it for. It appeared as if you were looking into a crystal ball, because you were correct in all cases. Your company did a great job with my greatest concern, letting the buyers know we were for sale without letting our competition know. The Sale was kept quiet up until the Very end.

Both you and Richard made the transition process very easy. Elaine was always on top of the details. Toni at Commercial Escrow was a pleasure to work with and made the paperwork part of the sale very simple.

Now that the sale is public, I have had people ask me how we found the buyer and how we advertised. I explained that your company took care of everything. I have given your name out to several people already. You may be getting some calls.

Thanks again Ian for delivering what you said you would.

Best Regards,

David L. McCoy, Former Owner Compass Rose Yacht Charters, LLC

Business Brokers:
Ian MacLachlan
Richard Waxman

It has been over a month now since my business, Flexstar Technology, was acquired by the Audax Group. After completing my transitional duties, I have been enjoying my days at home with my wife, improving my golf game and I have also been reflecting upon the service and professionalism demonstrated by you and the team at BTI.

As you know, I have been involved in the sale or purchase of Flexstar on five separate occasions. Perhaps more so than some of your other clients, I am very acquainted with the process including the stress and aggravation that accompany it. Selling a business is a lot of work; not an easy task, BTI produced a continuous stream of buyers. We were under an LOI with Golden Gate Capital and then the eventual buyer, Audax, practically since the start of our engagement agreement.

Throughout the transaction, I appreciated your calm and steady demeanor especially at the eleventh hour when what appeared to me to be a fatal development occurred. You remained convinced of the value of Flexstar, and you brought me several million dollars more than I had anticipated

Thank you again for all of your efforts. Should you need a reference please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Eric Vergari

Former President, Flexstar Technology

Business Broker:
Ian MacLachlan

When it came time to sell my electronic waste recycling company, PC Recycle, I contacted the broker who had sold a similar business I owned in Seattle a number years ago and he referred me to Ian and Business Team. (incidentally he was a former Business Team employee).

We soon had a number of interested buyers from within the industry but the eventually buyer, outside the industry, was a former client of Ian's who agreed to pay my asking price (actually paid me a little bit more) and the transaction closed in two months. Ian, with the assistance of Marion (Business Team transaction manager) presented the deal to a number of SBA lenders and was able to find the one bank able to overcome a major challenge (Buyer's net worth exceeded SBA guidelines).

Ian was very helpful in the negotiations from start to finish and I can heartily recommend him to any business owners planning to retire.

Sincerely,

Farhad Saifyan, Seller

Business Brokers:
Ian MacLachlan

Jim Marshall

I just want to express to you how extremely pleased I was working with s your broker Jim Marshall in your office. I could not have navigated through the listing, purchasing and closing my sale without him. I had interview another agent in another company but felt from the beginning that Jim was the perfect fit for my business type and personality. There was never a moment when Jim didn't jump on my requests and get right back to me or take action. As you know my first buyer was very difficult but I never felt that Jim got irritated and wanted to give up. He is very tenacious and detail oriented. Not only did he understand my type of business but he is very knowledgeable of business and law practices. My final buyers (who he represented as well) were the perfect match for my business. From the very beginning all of us were on the same page and Jim was able to represent the sellers and myself in a very equal and fair way. I always felt he was looking out for me.

Finally, I just want you to know how lucky you are to have Jim working for you. I would never hesitate to recommend him to others-either to purchase or to sell.

Lou Ann Bauer
Past Owner, Bauerware, San Francisco

Business Brokers:
Jim Marshall

Lorrie and I had the distinct honor with having Jim Marshall represent us with the purchase of Alchemy Cafe in Murphys Ca this January. I must say that Jim remained thoroughly proficient, professional, and courteous. He always made himself available and never dropped the ball during this long process. Having been on both sides of many acquisitions over the past 30+ years, I have never run into any business agent as excellent as Jim. His ability to represent both parties fairly is also another feather in his cap.

In my opinion, selecting Jim Marshall as your agent would be a very wise decision.

Sincerely,
Ken Eysel
Alchemy Cafe - Owner

Business Brokers:
Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall recently served as the agent during the sale of my restaurant, Alchemy Market and Wine Bar, in Murphys. From listing to close, the process lasted over a year and a half. Throughout this time, Jim was a consummate professional. He responded to all communications in a very timely manner, an attribute that I value greatly as a busy business owner, but sadly one that is rare in this modern world. Jim gave impartial advice to me, and I believe to the buyers as well, ably representing both parties fairly. Jim was always willing to meet to discuss anything, willing to drive quite a ways to get here. In one part of the process where the negotiation over price could have turned the deal sour, Jim was a great communicator to both parties, and with Jim's help we moved past that hurdle. Jim understood the desires and needs of both parties, even though buyer and seller were very different, with very different backgrounds and areas of expertise.

I would recommend Jim Marshall to any colleague who is selling or buying a business, and I would use Business Team again in the future.

Sincerely,
Jason Wright
ALCHEMY MARKET AND WINE BAR

Business Brokers:
Jim Marshall

In 2014 we came to realize that we wanted to sell one of our businesses. After doing a little research I came upon Business Team and Jim Marshall in particular. We met several times and Jim built a strong case for using a broker to market the business and complete the transaction that he was confident would take place within a reasonable time. soon realized it was in my Company's best interest to use a broker and not self on our own.

I felt strongly that any savings we might experience selling of our own would be lost in headaches and the liability of unknowingly misrepresenting something during the sale. I felt that the commission a broker would receive would offset some later unexpected expense of the transaction, so in a sense the broker would be free. I knew it would be Jim's job to help with transparency and mitigate any litigation that could come up from lack of disclosure.

Jim worked diligently on all aspects of the sale and although it was still a lot of work on our part, Jim delivered what he promised. He calmly went above and beyond to get this difficult sale competed. When the transaction seemed to be heading south because of special financing needs of the buyer he worked diligently and creatively to help the buyer obtain financing to complete the sale.

I would not hesitate to recommend Jim Marshall and his services. He would in fact, be my first call in a future transaction whether it is in buying or selling of my business.

Bill Wygal

Owner, Bill's Ace Hardware

Business Brokers:
Jim Marshall

Bob & Lee Allen

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to offer my highest recommendation of Bob and Lee Allen of BTI Group/Business Team. Bob and Lee successfully helped us with the sale of our business for an amount far greater than our original estimate. They also solidified our equity and management role in the new company going forward.

They very effectively and professionally helped us through their confidential business review, and we ended up with a high quality document that highlighted the features of our company.

I was truly surprised by the amount of interest they were able to generate. Through their contacts they were able to expose the Blind Executive Summary to hundreds of buyers. We met or had phone calls with 40 buyers, and ended up with 11 Letters of Intent from a wide variety of buyers.

One of the most important things they did was help potential buyers get past some of the accounting challenges of our business. Even though our business has been growing and profitable, the verifiability of our financial information was not up to industry standards. During the due diligence period they worked closely with us to prove out our accounts. That task involved many hours of digging through paperwork and reports, and Lee was instrumental in pulling it all together.

I relied heavily on their advice during the contract negotiation phase. There were far too many details for me to fully understand, but their years of experience put me at ease. In the end I believe we were able to get a contract favorable to our terms.

Several years ago we paid another firm $65,000 to do a valuation of our business and look into marketing our company. We were not happy with that experience. Bob and Lee asked for no money up front, and would only be paid on successful completion of the transaction.

My experience with Bob and Lee far exceeded my expectations, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Russell Spain, CEO

Business Brokers:
Bob Allen
Lee Allen

Linda Lu

To Whom It May Concern:

I am happy to provide a reference for Linda Lu, the best business agent I have ever known.

I and my husband met Linda and started to work on the sale of our business in late February. Because of the licensing and certificate transfer, the sale process took little long and it closed in mid June. During the whole time, Linda has always been dependable, straightforward, honest and maintained professionalism; always available for our questions and concerns, all our emails and phone calls were returned promptly. She was very helpful to make sure our business operation was not distracted by the sale process and running smoothly as it was. Linda is very experienced and knowledgeable in selling/buying business.

When a buyer's lawyer started to involve in making decisions for the sale, Linda took care of everything and stood for the deal we proposed and agreed on. We would not know what to do without her.

After all, she helped us sell the business for almost double the asking price We were very thankful to have her as our agent.

If I ever need a business agent again, I will definitely contact Linda and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a business agent.

Sincerely,

Kurina Chendra
Century School of Languages

Business Broker:
Linda Lu

Linda Lu was my broker in the purchase of JJ's Blues located at 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117 several years ago. As my situation has changed, it was time to sell, so I went back to Linda and Business Team. She worked with a buyer and quarterbacked the deal through a complex world of legal and regulatory issues, as well as issues with the building, to achieve a satisfactory conclusion and Successful sale.

I'd recommend Linda to any person seeking to buy or sell a business.

Sincerely,
Gabriel Meza

Business Broker:
Linda Lu

Linda Lu was our broker and assisted our family in the sale of our private home care agency, California Seniors Care, located in Campbell, CA. I would be happy to recommend Linda to anyone seeking a broker to assist in the purchase or sale of a business.

Even though there were many complications that arose during the process of our sale, Linda remained patient and was very helpful in making sure things were taken care of in a prompt and orderly fashion. She was easily accessible through phone or email throughout the process and responded quickly to any concerns. Linda was also very willing to offer her experience and knowledge to help us make certain difficult decisions.

Selling a business is not an easy decision and Linda was very honest, helpful, professional and diligent throughout the process. I would definitely look to Linda if we were in position to buy or sell another business in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Jason Broberg

Business Broker:
Linda Lu

I'm president of Latinights, LLC. Ms. Linda Lu was my broker in the purchase of JJ's Blues located at 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 9517. It was a long and complex process with many unusual situations. Linda has been very patient and professional. She served as a trusted advisor with her experience, knowledge and superb communication skills. The deal would not be closed without her assistance.

I would definitely recommend Linda Lu to anyone seeking to sell or purchase a business.

Sincerely,
Gabrial Meza

Business Broker:
Linda Lu

I am happy to provide a reference for Linda Lu, the best business agent I have ever known.

I and my husband met Linda and started to work on the sale of our business in late February. Because of the licensing and certificate transfer, the sale process took little long and it closed in mid June. During the whole time, Linda has always been dependable, straightforward, honest and maintained professionalism; always available for our questions and concerns, all our emails and phone calls were returned promptly. She was very helpful to make sure our business operation was not distracted by the sale process and running smoothly as it was. Linda is very experienced and knowledgeable in selling/buying business.

When a buyer's lawyer started to involve in making decisions for the sale, Linda took care of everything and stood for the deal we proposed and agreed on. We would not know what to do without her.

After all, she helped us sell the business for almost double the asking price! We were very thankful to have her as our agent. If I ever need a business agent again, I will definitely contact Linda and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a business agent.

Sincerely,
Kurina Chendra

Business Broker:
Linda Lu

We wanted to send this letter to you & Business Team management to let you know how happy we were having Business Team's Linda Lu as our broker & agent representing us when we purchased Country Clean Laundromat of San Lorenzo on November 4, 2015. And we also feel fortunate that Business Team's Farley Gruner referred us to Linda, after Bill Rothenberg of Redwood Franchise Advisors referred us to Farley.

Linda was easy to Work with, very professional, very flexible and accessible, very productive and quick to get things done, and she really looked after lots of details of the purchase agreement, including six amendments to the original purchase agreement. The seller was sometimes moderately difficult, but Linda had an amazing ability to get the seller to compromise, cooperate, & work with us.

When we were traveling in China during October, Linda was very helpful about staying in contact with us, getting us to sign documents electronically, etcetera. And when she was in China in late October 8. November for family business, she made arrangements with you to make sure everything was handled properly, and again made herself available by e-mail & phone during that time period.

Even after the close of escrow, Linda helped us with the Seller regarding some post-sale terms & conditions that the Seller was not taking care of. Again, we were very pleased with the excellent job Linda did for us. And we will plan to use Linda again for future business purchase or sales transactions, &/or to recommend her to others that are looking for a very good business broker.

Best regards,
Xiu Juan, Mary Zhang & Hugh E. Vassar
Zhang and Vassar, LLC DBA Mary's Quick & Clean Laundry

Business Broker:
Linda Lu

Please accept my sincerest thanks and appreciation for Linda Lu's assistance in helping me purchase Astro Jump of San Mateo County. It has been a long process that began several months ago. Linda was very professional, easy to work with, and always diligent. Her experience and knowledge in business brokerage helped me greatly at many points during the process, and I'm glad she was always there to answer my questions. I particularly appreciated her help in negotiating the final transaction.

Despite an emergency issue that required Linda to travel out of the country for a period of time, she remained easy to reach and ensured the entire transaction process remained seamless and smooth.

Thank you again for Linda's hard work, commitment and assistance. I will definitely recommend Linda to anyone who needs to sell or buy a business. I look forward to working with her again in the near future.

Sincere regards,
Tony Kam Manager, KFF Entertainment LLC

Business Broker:
Linda Lu

Linda helped me to buy this club, and had to work through extensive issues in getting inspections done, Coordinating various Schedules through the holidays, handling other legal and regulatory problems as well as Some odd permitting issues, and keeping the deal moving forward to a successful conclusion.

When I planned to sell my other business, I called Linda again. I would definitely recommend Linda Lu to anyone seeking to sell or purchase a business.

Sincerely,
Teresa Nguyen
President of MerTangel Corp. Current owner of JJ's Blues

Business Broker:
Linda Lu

To whom it may concern:

Linda Lu was hired to sell our tile & marble wholesale and retail business. My partner and I were quite pleased with the professional help she had given us from start to finish. She first helped with a honest evaluation of the price of our business and keeping us informed through out the process. Her hard work resulted in a successful sale of our business.

I feel that Linda and her associate Nikoo who had worked with the buyer went above and beyond their job functions to sell the business. They really where available 24/7 to help make sure the sale worked for both parties. Linda had even given up a holiday weekend to help us do inventory for the sale!

I strongly recommend Linda and her Business Team for business sales. I have already recommended Linda and her company to friends and Associates.

Sincerely,
Joe De Meo
President
Tile & Marble Inc.

 

Business Broker:
Linda Lu

Linda helped me buy and sell a pizza business several years ago. I was very impressed by her service, expertise, and professionalism both times. I came across the opportunity of purchasing Plato's Closet San Jose in the beginning of the year, and went back to Linda and Business Team to handle the transaction. Linda quarterbacked the deal through several complex issues with the franchise, the landlord, and other matters, and drove the deal to a successful conclusion. Her Communication is always clear and on the point; her guidance on navigating through the process was always timely; and her deep knowledge in business ownership change was very valuable. I am extremely pleased to have her to represent me during all three transactions.

I'd highly recommend Linda to anyone who seeks to buy or sell a business.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Zhang
President of PCS Corporation. Owner of Plato's Closet San Jose

Business Broker:
Linda Lu

Richard Waxman

Thanks for all your efforts in helping me find a buyer for my Private Investigation firm. I knew from the beginning that selling the business was going to be difficult. Beyond the usual challenges of selling a service business, the legal requirement that the owner/operator of a California private investigation business be licensed as a private investigator in California severely limited the pool of potential buyers. Nevertheless, through your marketing efforts we were able to uncover three qualified PI firms and ultimately one from Los Angeles who proved to be the best candidate.

The negotiations were protracted and unexpectedly complicated by unforeseen market events on at least two occasions. The transaction came together, died and then was resurrected on three separate occasions. It was only through your persistence and negotiation skills that we finally came to agreement and closed on April 15. Without your perseverance, calm and even handed approach, excellent communication skills and extensive brokerage experience the deal never would have happened

I would highly recommend you as a seller's representative to anyone seeking to market their company. Thank you again for your excellent work on my behalf.

Sincerely,
Don MacRitchie
Former Owner Nielson & MacRitchie Investigators

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

Let this letter serve as a strong recommendation of your skills and professionalism as a business broker. I very much appreciate your efforts in helping me secure a buyer for my business, Sunshine Health Foods, which closes escrow today. Your knowledge of the ins and outs of the selling process, steady hand on the wheel as we made our way through it, your communication with me on a regular basis including reports even if there was no specific interest to report-and your prompt return of all phone calls and emails, all combined to make my role as the seller much easier.

As you know this is my last store to be sold and I am very much looking forward to handing off the baton to the excellent buyers you were able to find through the comprehensive marketing that Business Team did on my behalf. If I had a remaining business to sell, I know I would happily use your services again. Thanks again for all your efforts and results.

Sincerely,
Steve Waisman,
Former Owner Sunshine Health Foods, San Francisco

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

I am happy to recommend your services to anyone who needs a competent, honest, and effective business broker.

As you may remember I spent several months looking for the right business to buy and in the process got to meet and know a number of people who call themselves business brokers. From my viewpoint you and your colleague David Edelen stood out like shining stars.

Please accept my thanks for your stalwart work in two areas in particular:

1) Your ability to get agreement with the seller under challenging circumstances. The meeting you chaired at your office really was the turning point of the transaction. Your creative suggestions, wise guidance, exceptional negotiating skills were key in us arriving at a satisfactory purchase agreement-it wouldn't have happened without you; and

2) Your securing very favorable financing for me with 10% down. This allowed me to leverage my down payment and have additional working capital. As a former mortgage broker I was especially appreciative,

Please feel free to use this letter or have anyone interested in working with a great broker contact me.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Bloom, New Owner

J. Orr Moulding and Chop

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

Kathie and I want to thank you for a great job of selling our copier distribution company in Menlo Park. After many years of operating in this area we had many valued customers and some very loyal employees. Our concern was finding the right buyer that would take these concerns into consideration. You brought three prospective buyers to the table and, thanks to your perseverance, the third buyer was the right one. We are finishing the transition and all has been very smooth.

When we first met at your office, you explained the process and the critical roll a qualified and competent business broker plays. Of course, we did not realize how demanding a process it can be in terms of time and energy. We are grateful for your stewardship of the process as we went forward. In retrospect, I know we could not have achieved anything like the results we did without your leadership in this effort. You are truly a “marriage broker.'

I am referring you to a very dear friend of mine who wants to sell his business in Belmont and would be happy to recommend you to others in the future. In fact, fell free to use me as a referral for other business owners you are working with.

Gary D. Williams,
Former owner of Millennium Imaging Solutions, Inc.

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

I am so happy about the successful sale of my business, AquaPrix, Inc.

Having started AquaPrix myself (with my son's help) in 1997 and growing it from the ground up, it was kind of like a child I had raised, so the sales process was very emotional. There is no way I could have done it without your help and professionalism.

Before I met you there were some "sharks" swimming around - making some offers to me but frankly it made me nervous and I had the uneasy feeling that I was inexperienced and vulnerable.

From the beginning you were easy to work with and always kept my best interest in the forefront. I was amazed at the support you and Business Team provided for me and Bob. You never compromised my goals - to make this sale a win-Win for everyone, me, my employees and the buyer.

With integrity and enthusiasm you stayed the Course until the right buyer showed up and the transaction has turned out to be exactly what I wished for - a win-win for everyone.

I'd be happy to give a referral to anyone. Please have them call me.

Sincerely,

Lynne Leahy

(Former) President/CEO AquaPrix, Inc.

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

Thank you for your excellent work on my behalf in the sale of Car AudioDepot. When we first met and talked, I was a bit skeptical about working with any broker-due to a prior experience. You restored my faith.

You Said you could probably find a strong buyer through the network of other Business Team offices, and you did. Wayne and Ken are really ideally Suited to take over my business, and I am looking forward to having them as a long term tenant.

I remember your good advice about disclosing my interest in another business that could have been a problem. I think a lot of owners and brokers would have kept that information to themselves, and if it came out later, it could have killed the transaction.

This is my second experience in selling a business through Business Team, and I am a satisfied customer. I was happy to refer my other business to you for possible sale and expect equally Satisfactory results there as well. Good luck to you, Richard.

Larry Kuzinsky Former President,
Kuzinsky Inc. dba Car Audio Depot

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

Thank you for the wonderful job you and Business Team did in selling my business. As you know, I had a number of concerns before I listed my business with you, and you dealt successfully with them. You were great in helping me maintain confidentiality and you found a highly qualified buyer through the San Jose office. As promised, you presented my business at weekly staff meetings throughout the Bay Area, which meant that I had a larger number of Business Team agents and their potential buyers exposed to the business. As a result we received multiple offers. You helped me greatly in the negotiations, reaching an acceptable office and dealing with the challenges of finalizing the agreement and closing escrow. I would never have been able to do this on my own

I also want to compliment you on how punctual you were in keeping appointments and returning my phone calls, You were always there when I needed you. You made the entire process a very positive experience for me and my family.

Thanks again for your hard work and excellent results.

Sincerely,

Greg Dabanian,
Former Owner, Aegean Imports

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

I want to thank you for all your help with the recently completed sale of Kinetic Search Inc. You suggested that your marketing program would yield us multiple offers and indeed we had our choice of three viable candidates. Having a sense of what the true market value of our company was proved important as we negotiated the price and terms of the agreement. Moreover, it gave us confidence that we had alternatives, if the primary buyer did not perform.

Over the past year and particularly the last 6 months of being in the depths of due diligence and negotiation, I came to appreciate the value of having an experienced broker to facilitate and shed light on the rigorous process of selling a business, Your calming and balanced approach and your intricate knowledge and experience in the "dance" of buying and selling were very helpful on an often challenging road of negotiation. Thanks for always being there for questions and support and successfully helping me to move on to the next chapter in my life.

Finally, I did also want to thank you for the recommendation of an excellent transaction attorney who ably represented us throughout the process of drafting and finalizing a definitive agreement.

Please feel free to use me as a reference for any further business you take on.

Warm Regards,

Gina Rivera Spagnoli,
Former President of Kinetic Search, Inc.

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

Judy and I want to thank you for all your efforts in representing us in the recent sale of our company. It took a while, as you suggested it would, but the results are very pleasing to us. You not only found a solid buyer for us, but Business Team found a second buyer who was in a back up position. Fortunately, the transaction went forward as Jim was a very suitable buyer who was able to qualify for bank financing for our business. That resulted in our receiving almost a million dollars in cash at close of escrow. We are looking forward to a life style where we will be able to spend more time with our family.

We want to thank you also for your recommendation of Lynne Painter to assist us through out the due diligence process and with paperwork the bank required. She was of extreme help on a number of occasions and made our lives-particularly Judy's- a lot easier.

Finally, thank you for being a straight shooter with us. No BS, no over the moon promises, just solid advice and professional assistance throughout the process. We couldn't have done it without you.

Please feel free to provide our contact information to anyone thinking of selling their business, as we will happily recommend you.

Best regards,

M Peter Choy,
Former owner Wings Century Trucking, Inc.

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

Bruce and I wanted to extend our gratitude for your expertise and professionalism in guiding us through the sale of our business, Hearth & Home of Marin, Inc. must admit that at the beginning, although we were reluctant to pay a few percentage points more for the services rendered (compared to other brokers in the area), at the end of the day we were glad that we didn't let that get in the way of our decision to hire you to take care of our transaction.

The extensive network of your organization, coupled with the dynamic teamwork the two of you displayed throughout the process, resulted in several prospective buyers coming to the table, and the ultimate sale of our business.

From the very beginning we knew you were a top notch, professional organization. Even after the sales transaction, we appreciate that you continue to make yourselves available for questions and/or just our comments in general.

You came So highly recommended to us as the best in the Bay Area, and we are happy to pass that recommendation on to anyone Considering hiring your company to sell their business.

Again, thank you for all you've done.

Kindest regards,

Bobbie and Bruce-McElwain

Former Owners of Hearth & Home of Marin

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

This letter is to express our most sincere appreciation for the sale of our business, Rock Hill Estate Lavender. Your business manner and professionalism are to be credited with the successful completion of this selling endeavor, which is even more remarkable in these extremely difficult economic times.

You are commended in your perseverance, sound judgment and ability to evaluate would-be clients. The end result is that we were able to select a quality party to take over our lavender products business. We are pleased that the new owners will carry our vision forward and strive to succeed, bringing the business to even greater levels of activity.

Your communication skills are superb, which enabled continuous dialogue between buyer and seller. At all times we knew where we stood, being informed of all aspects of the selling process. Because of your positive efforts, let this letter be a recommendation to any would-be buyers or sellers of any type of business. Without your assistance, this whole process would never have happened.

In closing, our heartfelt thanks to you and your firm for your great assistance and efforts in the sale of our business.

Sincerely,

Renate and Fred Bormeman,
Former Owners Rock Hill Estate Lavender

Business Broker:
Richard Waxman

Jack Chung

We wanted to thank you and Carlo so much for facilitating the Sale of our beloved yogurt shop. Both my wife and I had little understanding of how to sell a business and you helped us every step of the way. Initially, we were both skeptical that a qualified buyer would be found that met our expectations. We both felt there was much value in our shop, especially since our sales were very healthy, so we were a bit nervous a buyer could be found. To our pleasant surprise, you were able to find not one, but several interested and qualified parties.

Once we did Secure a buyer, you kept us updated on a regular basis and kept in contact with the buyers. And though there were a few delays and glitches that resulted in sleepless nights, you continue to work on the deal and kept a balance and positive attitude the until the day we closed escrow.

Your dedication, professionalism, and especially your knowledge of the industry is first rate. I would highly recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling a business, and will definitely use your services again if the need arises.

Sincerely,

Andrew Lee

Previous owner - Yoppi Yogurt

Business Broker:
Jack Chung

I am writing to thank you for all of your help with me acquiring Cost Less Fumigation, as well as the purchase of the property where it is located. This was a complex deal that was only achievable with both of your expertise. You were in constant communication with me. explaining the process as we navigated through agreeing on a price, negotiating deal terms, employment agreements, the SBA loan process, and title on the property.

It has been a pleasure to work with the both of you on this transaction and I recommend anyone thinking of buying or selling his or her company to meet with you first. I appreciate your professionalism, ethics, and dedication throughout the entire process. I really felt that you had my needs and best interest at hand.

I'm happy to report that the business is going well and I look forward to many years here.

will look forward hopefully staying in touch in the future.

Sincerely,

Lee Owner - Cost Less Fumigation

Business Broker:
Jack Chung

On May 1, 2006, the sale of B&B Pet Supplies to LT Enterprises was completed. As you know, this was the first sale of a business for us, and the many steps in completing a transaction was unknown to us. We were very impressed with your professionalism, dedication, and knowledge as you worked with us through the whole process.

You always kept us updated on the progress of the transaction and were able to solve any challenges that arose. We were able to keep our minds on running our busy store while knowing that you had the transaction under control. The sale price of the business also landed right in the range of your valuation.

It has indeed been a great pleasure working with you on this transaction and we recommend anyone thinking of selling his or her company to contact you first. Thanks again for your professionalism and dedication during the process and we hope to cross paths again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Sean Hsieh, Sophie Lee - Owners B&B Pet Supplies

Business Broker:
Jack Chung

Thank you for securing a qualified buyer for our retail store, Popapery, in Greenbrae. We could not have done it without your assistance. There were so many aspects of the selling process that we were not familiar with and would have been completely lost without a broker's help.

Although the whole process took nearly a year you kept confident and kept trying until you found a qualified buyer for the business. You even stayed in contact after the sale closed to make sure I finished all 1ny post sale tasks. I would definitely recommend your services to anyone thinking of selling a business. Thank you for your hard work and it was a pleasure working with you.

Sincerely

Huaimjn Yu Popapery

Previous Owner

Business Broker:
Jack Chung

I am writing to thank you for your help and guidance with the successful sale of The Perfect Purse store on Pier 39. What a great experience. You were very professional and knowledgeable from start to end. Communication is your forte. You were always quick to reply to calls and emails with thoughtful answers. In addition, you pro-actively updated me about potential buyer inquiries and ideas about the sale.

You arranged for me to meet three potential buyers in back to back meetings at your office. At one point we had all three buyers in adjoining glass walled rooms considering the purchase and sizing each other up. In the end, you delivered all three offers. The final price was in-line with the range you told me when we first

All the best,

Trevor Daughney - The Perfect Purse Pier 39

Business Broker:
Jack Chung

Jim Hunter

James Hunter is very knowledgeable and professional small business broker. He walked us through the process once it began and kept us in the loop every step of the way. Whenever we had any questions or concerns he would get back to us right away. James was able to sell our business relatively in a short period of time. We received almost the asking price and he was quite helpful in negotiating terms in leasing our commercial property to the new owner. James is very helpful and attentive. He definitely knew his stuff. I didn't hesitate to ask him any questions and he didn't hesitate to answer.

James is definitely the top realtor and is readily available at all times at your convenience. He goes above and beyond his services and makes sure that you as a buyer or seller have your needs and concerns met. I will only go through him and have already recommended him to my family and friends.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at (916)7997257.

Hadish Asfaha and Sewrawit Asgedom
Previous owners (Glory Children's Learning Center)

Business Broker:
Jim Hunter

I cannot thank you enough for working with us on selling the Lark In The Morning business.

You worked both with us and the potential buyers and the actual buyer in a totally transparent manner giving everyone good advice and guidance. Having you as our agent for the sale has been a wonderful experience. I am constantly recommending you to other business owners that have expressed interest to me on selling their businesses.

Musically yours,
Owner
Mickie Zekley

Business Broker:
Jim Hunter

Just wanted to drop you all a note to thank all of you for the hard work and patience you showed throughout the year we worked together on finding me a new business to acquire.

Although we struggled through the "Seller's remorse' on the first target business, you guys worked tirelessly through the tough issues that arose, always with the utmost in integrity for all parties concerned. Being a real estate broker myself, I know there is normally some concern when both sides to a transaction are represented by the same office. However, I was particularly impressed with the ethical independence each of you maintained for both sides of the transaction.

I would also like to thank Jim for his patience in working with a tough client like myself on the closing of our second target business. Jim's experience and knowledge really showed itself in his ability to sense when to assert himself and when to step back in all the issues that arose. In the end, my best interests were always his constant measure and concern in those situations, which is the character of a true seasoned professional. I would like to also thank Bill Garcia for his dedicated professional representation on behalf of the Seller and for his hard work in bringing the transaction to fruition.

My acquisition has turned out to be all I expected and more.

Thanks again to all.
Respectfully,
Steve Thingsum

Business Broker:
Jim Hunter

Iqbal Syed

I want to bring to your notice that I established & operated Delta Environmental Laboratories for 25 years. It was not easy to part from it. I had several meetings with Iqbal Syed and ultimately his approach and clarity of the issues convinced me that he would be the right broker to handle the sale of my business.

Iqbal Syed listed my business on 4-3-2017. Two qualified buyers were introduced by him exactly within two weeks. Offer was signed & accepted by me on May 13, 2017.

Iqbal worked on all aspects of transaction diligently. He sorted out issues & and took appropriate actions satisfying all the parties. I can say Iqbal's calm & positive attitude helped all of us. When the transaction seemed to be heading south because of special financing needs of the buyer he worked diligently & creatively to help the buyer obtain financing to complete the sale.

I would not hesitate to recommend Iqbal Syed for his services.

Sincerely,
Hossein Khoshkhoo, Ph.D.
President
Delta Environmental Laboratories

Business Broker:
Iqbal Syed

I want to personally thank Iqbal Syed for his guidance and professional advice in selling my business California Advance Technology. Iqbal and Business Team generated lot of inquiries and a number of offers, and it was remarkable the way Iqbal handled each inquiry,

Ultimately we selected an industry buyer, imtec Acculine, LLC. Iqbal guided us through the negotiations and due diligence in a very professional manner. Paul Mendes, the president of Imtec Acculine, is very happy with the merger of our two companies. I want you to consider me a very satisfied and happy client to have been able to close the escrow within six months of signing the listing.

Sincerely,
Henry Szczyglewski
President / CFO
California Advance Technology

 

Business Broker:
Iqbal Syed

I listed my business, Precision Tune Auto Care, 1353 West San Carlos in San Jose, with Iqbal Syed of Business Team on December 31, 2011. An offer was presented to me in April, and we closed escrow on August 17th. with financing provided by an SBA loan. The transaction moved along perfectly well although we were delayed quite a bit due to the landlord's selling the real property during the transaction.

The level of co-operation, expertise and patience displaced by Iqbal was commendable. I wish him success in his career and I will certainly refer him to any friends who might be interested either in buying or selling their businesses.

Thank you, Business Team.

Sincerely,

Ramon Ramboyong
President
Auto Wizards, Inc.

 

Business Broker:
Iqbal Syed

Dear Sir,

This June Ian MacLachlan and one of his team mates, Iqbal Syed, sold my Jan-Pro Master franchises located in San Bernardino, CA (this was the second-Ian and another team mate sold my Jan-Pro Master franchise in San Francisco a year earlier). The San Bernardino sale turned out to be an extreme challenge primarily due to the fear and nervousness of the (first-time) buyers. Frustration levels were high on both sides as the transaction dragged on for almost two years but both Iqbal and Ian displayed incredible patience and follow-through. Their calm demeanor saved the deal and I sold my business for a fair price and got 94% in cash!

Thank you for your persistence and support.

Sincerely,

Fulton Connor
President
Jan-Pro of Silicon Valley

 

Business Broker:
Iqbal Syed

Ron Centers

Ron Centers acted as our agent for the sale of our restaurant (Bakery/Deli/Espresso Bar) in the central valley, California. Ron was great to work with. It was evident early on that Ron really knows his stuff. He made the daunting task of selling a large and complex business very streamlined and organized. At every step, from preparing the business to list for sale, speaking to prospective buyers, through the close of escrow he was prepared with questionnaires, checklists and contact information. He made it much easier for everything to go smoothly. He communicated with us all along the way. When we asked for more information, he promptly met with us and went over all the analytics from websites, phone calls and other inquires.

Ron also handled all meetings with new buyer and the landlord to negotiating the new lease. He helped the buyer stay on track with the many tasks she had to do to close escrow and have a successful start as the new owner.

I would recommend Ron Centers wholeheartedly to represent a buyer or a seller. He has always been a true professional. He worked very hard for us and we are thankful.

Sincerely,
Joanne Ramos
Former Owner, Village Baking Company & Cafe

Business Broker:
Ron Centers

Bob Brooks

To whom it may concern,

It is with much appreciation that we write this letter of recommendation for our Business Broker Bob Brooks. Mr. Brooks' experience, patience and professionalism helped us close a business deal that was struggling for over two years.

After our first broker quit on us due to the hostile nature of the seller, we were left panicked and without guidance. We were put in touch with Mr. Brooks who worked frantically with us over a holiday weekend to pull together an offer and present it to the Seller. Mr. Brooks was extremely helpful and worked tirelessly during the weeks long back-and-forth leading up the acceptance of the final agreement.

The escrow was very difficult and laden with many bumps in the road, and Mr. Brooks was steadfast in assuring escrow moved along smoothly and on the expected time schedule. He also remained extremely helpful through multiple post sale issues, and frequently checks in on how we are doing.

His quick response to phones calls and emails, professionalism, and knowledge/experience of business brokerage truly made for the best outcome in a difficult situation. My husband and I hold much appreciation and thanks for the services rendered to us by Mr. Brooks and we highly recommend working with him.

Sincerely,
Courtney Miller - Owner
P. Cottontail & Co.

Business Broker:
Bob Brooks

Aron Culver

My husband and I decided to sell our business after 30 years as owners. We knew this would be a challenging and difficult experience. Not something we wanted to do on our own.

Without the help of the very knowledgeable business broker Aron Culver, this would not have happened. He prepared and assisted us in every step of the process. We are now retired and looking forward to our future. I recommend Aron Culver for anyone looking into selling their business.

Best Regards,
Kelly & Daniel Jacobson

Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Hey Mon!

THE WEATHER IS GREAT &

HAVING NO BUSINESS IS BETTER,

TAKE A VACATION, THANKS FOR HElPING US REACH OUR GOAL.

TONY+BRENDA

Cepeda


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

MY AGENT WAS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE. HE STUCK WITH ME THROUGH 3 PRIOR OFFERS TILL NOW. I'VE RECOMMENDED HIM TO OTHERS, AND I HOPE TO DO MORE BUSINESS WITH ARON IN THE FUTURE.

Alemad, Inc.
Mike Ware


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

To whom it may concern:

It is with great pleasure that I wholeheartedly write this recommendation for Aron Culver of BTI Group. Due to Aron's incredible, persistent and professional efforts, Apple a Day Preschool & Infant Centers successfully changed hands to a new owner on November 1, 2017 at a very favorable sales price.

After 17-years of ownership, while growing the business from scratch to two locations and 18 employees, it was a big step to let it go. However, it was time, as I wanted to move toward other life interests. When I contacted Aron after a recommendation from a friend, I had a general idea of what I would accept as a price tag. However, Aron's assessment of the business' financial strength and assets came in way higher than I could have dreamed. Once given the green light, he brought me an array of top-dollar buyers.

Although this was not a straight forward escrow, and involved a tremendous amount of patience and perseverance, Aron stuck with me and negotiated the deal to the end with skill and support. Without his guidance, through a very difficult transaction with many moving parts and opposing interests, I was able to make it to the finish line with my sanity, at full asking price! Aron persisted despite difficulties that at the time seemed insurmountable, not only as a broker but as a compassionate human being, to bring my sale to conclusion.

I am confident in recommending Aron Culver to you. He offers an impressive body of knowledge as a business broker, maintains the utmost integrity and professionalism and tops it off with a human touch. His ability to understand my needs and his commitment to excellence inspired my confidence along the way. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at (916) 882-8849.

Regards,

Alice Haines, RN, FNP

Apple a Day Preschools, Inc.


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Dear Aron,

Well, it's only taken us three months to write this letter, You'd think that the more familiar we get with our new business, the more time we'd have, but just the opposite seems to be happening. A business getting busier; always a good sign.

We just wanted to thank you for all you've done for us in our search for a business. It's hard to imagine the process of buying a business being any smoother than what you made it. You hung in there wirth us through all the twists & turns of all those months until we found the right business at the right price. We will be eternally grateful.

I've told you once before that you change lives. Not many people get to do that, and not many are as good at it as you. At our age, its quite likely this will be the last carrier we will have. We'll probably turn the business over to our children somewhere in the future, & take a retirement from it. If that's not changing someone's life, I don't know what is.

Again, thanks for all you've done for us. Oh, by the way you ever need pool service...

Sincerely,

Cathy & Lincoln Spencer


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Aron is the best. He was there for us at every turn. Thank you Aron.

Lionel & Joan Holman

Broadstreet Furnishings


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

I wanted to write this letter to let you know how satisfied I was with the sale of my business, Classique Floors. I spoke with a few different companies several years ago and your company stood out as the one I wanted to use. At that time the business was not quite ready to be sold for the amount I had hoped for. Last October, I called Aron to get a valuation and he felt quite sure he could sell it! He was able to find several interested parties and we had more than one offer.

Over the last nine months I have come to learn how important it is to have a great broker on your side during the sales process! Selling a business is definitely not an easy task and Aron went above and beyond helping with the process.

Aron was there through it all; the different potential buyers, a very difficult and lengthy escrow; and all the while having to balance the egos of the seller and buyers. He handled it all extremely well.

I would recommend Aron and BTI to anyone who was trying to sell their business!!

Thank you,

Dave Malone


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

It has been a pleasure working with you in the sale of our business, Diamond B Manufacturing. You were instrumental in creating value for our business and keeping money in our pockets at the end of the day.

Your judgment and advice along the way was more than expected, especially from a gentleman that looks as young as you. You really shined through when negotiating the definitive transaction agreement for the purchase of our business. You made many critical suggestions that even our attorney did not catch and eventually included in the transaction agreement. Selling our business for full price was nice too.

I am glad to have gotten to know you and will always welcome a call from a prospective client looking for a good referral.

Eddie J. Bailey,

Ex-Owner

Diamond B Manufacturing


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Dear Aron:

After a couple of years of indecisiveness, we finally made the decision to sell Four Star Cleaning & Restoration. After meeting you back in 2000, there was never a doubt in our minds that when it came time to sell that you, Aron Culver would be our broker. You listed the business in February 2002 and it was sold by September 2002.

We could not have asked for an easier transaction, although it can be stressful at times as a seller. We particularly appreciate your being sensitive to all the issues involved from a seller's point of view.

We thank you for your professionalism, your attention to detail, and your diplomacy which made for a smooth and easy sale of our business.

We would not hesitate to use you again for the sale or purchase of a business.

Sincerely,

Gary & Brenda Gallion


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Our deal was a small one but we were treated very well by Aron.

Patricia & Gary Jensen

Freight Connections


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Aron. I want to personally thank you for the excellent job selling Insight Computing. You are professional, personable, kind and overall very easy to work with. I am so happy Ed had you captain this great and challenging journey. Awesome Job.

Bob and Joan.

Insight Computing


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

February 28, 2018

To whom it may concern,

My husband and I decided to sell our business after 30 1/2 years as owners. We Knew this would be a challenging and difficult experience. Not something we wanted to do on our own. Without the help of the very knowledgeable business broker Aron Culver, this would not have happened. He prepared and assisted us in every Step of our process. We are now retired and looking forward to our future. I would and have recommended Aron Culver for anyone looking into selling their business.

Best Regards,

Kelly Sacobsen & Daniel Saceboon

Kinetico Water Systems, Inc.


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Aron was great to work with! If we sell another business we will talk to Aron.

Anne M. Beck

Pietro's


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Dear Mr. Culver,

We wish to thank you for the service you have given us. The selling of our business was a difficult one with us having a partnership that went bad. You were always professional curtios and kind. Having to deal with both us and our partner individually had to be difficult for you. Keeping our conversations with you private was greatly appreciated. You always returned our calls promptly. You also found the buyer Jiffy Lube and represented them as well as us we felt you did a great job keeping in touch with us as to everything that was going on so there weren't any surprises. You made the sale our business go so smooth it took a lot of pressure of our already stressful situation. It has been a pleasure knowing you and thank you for the great job you did for us. We will be happy to refer you to any of our associates thinking about selling their business.

Glen R. Steurer President

Pit Pros


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Dear Jim, Aron and Bill:

Just wanted to drop you all a note to thank all of you for the hard work and patience you showed throughout the year we worked together on finding me a new business to acquire.

Although we struggled through the “Seller's remorse" on the first target business, you guys worked tirelessly through the tough issues that arose, always with the utmost in integrity for all parties concerned. Being a real estate broker myself, I know there is normally some concern when both sides to a transaction are represented by the same office. However, I was particularly impressed with the ethical independence each of you maintained for both sides of the transaction.

I would also like to thank Jim for his patience in working with a tough client like myself on the closing of our second target business. Jim's experience and knowledge really showed itself in his ability to sense when to assert himself and when to step back in all the issues that arose. In the end, my best interests were always his constant measure and concern in those situations, which is the character of a true seasoned professional. I would like to also thank Bill Garcia for his dedicated professional representation on behalf of the Seller and for his hard work in bringing the transaction to fruition.

My acquisition has turned out to be all I expected and more.

Thanks again to all.

Respectfully,

Steve Thingłum

Precision Truck & Radiator, LLC


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Aron did an exceptional job. Very easy for me & for the buyer - I'd highly recommend him.

Sincerely,

Katrina Loftin-Winkel

President


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

To whom it may concern:

In early June of 2008 my wife and I began a quest to purchase a new business. We became interested in a fast food franchise listed through BTI and the broker was Mr. Aaron Culver.

We had no broker representing us as buyers at the time and actually it was our first time buying a business.

We decided to have Aaron represented us as well as the seller and he helped answer our questions and got us prompt and accurate information, all the while never showing any bias to anyone. He showed us he has a great focus and many connections in the business world that range from banking to escrow. His constant hard work helped us close escrow under a tight deadline. He simply just gets the job done and we couldn't have been more happy with the results. Without him it would have been a different journey. I can clearly see why he gained our trust and confidence as he is highly organized and cares about everyone he is involved with.

Aaron went the extra mile to help not only his seller but us as well. It was a great relationship and he has my highest recommendation. I will look forward to hopefully working with him in the future and I wish him a continued and successful career which is clearly result of his professionalism and integrity.

Best regards,

R. Shawn Kelly D.D.S.


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

After almost a decade of owning and growing a successful small business in California, my husband and I decided the time had come to sell. We did thorough homework on the characteristics to look for when selecting a business broker. The best guidance we received came from a former broker who provided unbiased, cautionary advice about the business buying-and-selling industry. He stressed the criticality of assessing the ethics of the firm and individual we worked with. We were to avoid any “Pocket Deals” where the broker kept a selling business hidden until they could personally match it with a buyer and, thereby, obtain the full sales commission. It was important to understand and see how our business sale was to be advertised. What was the reputation of the broker based on reviews from former clients? Did they have recognized credentials? Did the broker work to find buying candidates that were an appropriate fit for the business or did they send our listing to an unfiltered list of potential purchasers? Did they have experience in our industry with its unique nuances? And so on.

Using the assessment criteria we had gathered, the business broker named that surfaced repeatedly was Aron Culver with The Business Team/BTI. He not only met, but far exceeded the standards we expected. He had worked on business deals in our specific industry on multiple occasions. When we contacted him, Mr. Culver was proactive in educating us on the detailed process he would use if he were to represent the sale of our business. He toured our facility and reviewed our business structure, finances, and reputation prior to agreeing to contract with us. Once he listed the business, he showed us the various channels he was using to push our information out to targeted buyers. Although the average length of time to sell a business of our size was 12 months, Mr. Culver had two exceptionally strong offers delivered to us within one month. He worked closely with us on reviewing other offers that we ultimately rejected. Once we selected the Buyer, each party in our transaction retained legal counsel to safeguard the best interests of their respective client. It was Mr. Culver, however, who shaped the timeline and processes that we followed. Due to Mr. Culver’s skillful guidance, we were able to bypass non-applicable steps (e.g., Bulk Sale) that would have cost unnecessary time and money. His contacts in the agencies involved in the sale (Title, BOE, EDD), were surprisingly responsive and helpful in expediting their processes as a component of their association with Mr. Culver. As a result, the full sales process was completed in less than 5 months.

We cannot give high enough praise for Mr. Culver and the results he delivered. He is knowledgeable, experienced, ethical, well-connected, timely, and passionate. He delivered a deal for us at full asking price in less than half the anticipated timeframe. We strongly recommend Aron Culver as THE business broker for your business sale or purchase.

Respectfully,

Cynthia & Robert Breazeale, Owners

 

Business Broker:
Aron Culver

I was not happy with the choice of title companies (Fidelity) but Aron was instrumental in getting things done!

Sincerely,

Ian Maclachlan

President,
Squeaky Clean


Business Broker:
Aron Culver

Jeff Brady

Dear Jeffery Brady, I just wanted to pass on some words of appreciation for your support and efforts in the recent sale of my medical equipment business. Throughout the entire process you were professional, conscientious, and motivated. I always felt as though I was your only client.

Initially I was uncertain of the asking price, but you diligently checked multiple sources to verify that the pricing was accurate. You offered me an objective viewpoint of the potential buyers and met my goal of selling the business promptly.

In addition, you illustrated a great understanding of contract details, negotiation etiquette and documentation. I found that you were easy to talk to, a good listener, and always expedient in returning my calls or answering questions. When we ran into some trouble with the escrow company, you were instrumental in helping navigate through the mess so that the sale would close on time.

I would be delighted to answer any specific questions regarding your performance to any perspective clients. I may be reached at 408-438-2506.

Sincerely,
Dennis Maro

Business Broker:
Jeff Brady

Recommendation for Mr. Jeffrey Brady

I am president of the James R. Forcier Company, Managing Director of market strategy consultancy Bay Analytics and former CEO of Alion Pharmaceuticals. I am writing to recommend Mr. Jeffrey Brady.

Mr. Brady was my broker in the purchase of Lux DesignWorks, a recognized design consultancy in San Francisco, California. Jeff was invaluable to me in handling the numerous details involved in acquiring a business: understanding the firm and its operating model, clarifying the assets included in the purchase, due diligence, interfacing with the owner, hosting meetings and site visits - in short, ensuring that the essential decisions, agreements, and actions required not only of me, but of all parties, were handled in accordance with the demands of a tight schedule.

Most importantly, Jeff served as a trusted advisor: one whose knowledge was an essential resource, whose experience reduced the possibility for error, and whose advice - which I came to rely on - contributed to an outcome in which my interests were well represented.

In all of my dealings with him, Jeff demonstrated that he is unsatisfied with results that are "good enough." Rather, he has a rare drive to pursue optimal outcomes for his clients. He exhibited leadership and diplomacy in working with everyone involved in the transaction. He upheld the highest ethical standards and made every effort to reconcile the diverse interests that characterize any negotiation.

In sum, I recommend Jeffrey Brady, without reservation, to anyone seeking to purchase or sell a business.

James Forcier
Principal

Business Broker:
Jeff Brady

Tony Moran

Dear Tony:

Hank and I wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to you for your efforts in enabling us to acquire Carpet Master ChemDry. It was an exceptionally long and difficult road we traveled to reach our destination. Through it all, you were the glue that held the deal together. Without your knowledge, patience and tenacity, I don't believe it would have come to fruition:

Likewise, we want to acknowledge the exceptional service Deepa provided once we had a signed agreement. She flawlessly managed the contractual part of the transaction, served as an invaluable interface with the bank and kept us updated throughout. She was a joy to work with, as was Colleen.

Please extend our heartfelt thanks to Norm as well. His efforts in keeping Michael in the game were critical to a successful outcome.

On the business front, a month has elapsed since we assumed responsibility for the operation. Needless to say, we are fully engaged in learning the business. Michael has been terrific. We're looking forward to a long-term partnership with him. I think our biggest surprise is the caliber of the staff. They are outstanding and we are effectively leveraging their talents to diversify the business. Our vision aligns well with this enterprise and we anticipate significant growth in the coming years.

We are looking forward to getting together to celebrate the realization of a dream that your efforts and that of your team helped to make happen. We'll call to schedule.

Best Regards,

Mary & Hank O'Lee Carpet Master ChemDry

 

Business Broker:
Tony Moran

Dear Tony,

What a pleasure it has been to work with you and your BTI team throughout the process of selling Creative Learning Center!

Initially, my range of options regarding exiting from a business that has been a huge part of my identity for 36 years seemed overwhelming, but your wise counsel and advice regarding the pros and cons of various alternatives was invaluable in helping me narrow down the choices.

Your wealth of experience, keen intuition, excellent "people skills” and attention to detail helped make the whole process much easier and painless than I had anticipated. You were able to find a number of qualified potential buyers and your help and presence as we showed the school to each prospective buyer was invaluable.

I especially appreciated your constantly updated spreadsheets outlining all specific tasks and target completion dates for both seller and buyer. It kept us all on track and resting easy that the closing process was going to be completed in a timely manner.

THANK YOU for making this major life event so positive!

Best,

Lou Carmel

Executive Director

 

Business Broker:
Tony Moran

To Tony Moran et al,

Thank you for your professional help in selling our company. It is a rare occasion when integrity, confidentiality, work ethic and experience blend together. You and your team diligently lead both the buyer and seller through the seemingly endless tasks in the sale. It could not have happened without your services.

There is no doubt that the BTI/Moran group has our strongest recommendation for anyone who is looking to buy or sell their business or company. In fact we have already given your name to several interested parties, gladly,

Remarkably, the relationship between buyer and seller has remained strong throughout. We both remain committed to the continued success of the company. The transition process is demanding on both parties. Without your leadership in protocol and professionalisms I could see how this important relationship might deteriorate. The purchaser actually sent a gift of thanks. Thank you for setting the tone of cooperation.

The process, while quite complicated, ended up on pace within the time line predicted. Although there were setbacks and challenges the overall timing was materially accurate. Your continued guidance and prompting was the key.

Personally, I appreciated the high degree of confidentiality. When dealing with peoples' workplaces it is extremely important to provide a secure environment. Any incident of impropriety, or misplaced information could spiral into a situation leading to a collapse of the deal and damage to the company. Your understanding of this and your deft advice, I feel, cemented the project.

Summarily, this transaction could not have happened without you Tony, and your team, We are extremely pleased and to quote the buyer, 'There are no regrets'.

Wishing you continued success and blessings,

Dan Stewart

 

Business Broker:
Tony Moran

Dear Tony:

Six months have now passed since the sale of our business and I am very happy to say that everything is going smoothly in the transition.

Jack and I were VERY pleased with the offer presented to us, and appreciated all your guidance and professionalism in assisting us to produce all of the necessary documentation to complete the sale. Since we had never experienced this process before, it was very reassuring to have your team available whenever I had any questions.

As you know, our business was so unique that it was important that we temporarily stay on after the sale to help the new owner. It's been a great "fit" and YTD sales are even higher than originally projected. You did a fantastic job of matching the right clients and making this deal happen!

Both Jack and I would highly recommend your group to anyone interested in acquiring or selling a business!

Sincerely,

Candace Hodson

 

Business Broker:
Tony Moran

To Whom It May Concern,

The first thing that came to my mind when looking for a business was skepticism. I was searching the web looking for a stable and profitable business to purchase. I called several brokers and had several conversations with them to no avail.

When I did find a business I was interested in, I would receive all kinds of unique financials, from copies in a word doc; to copies in some type of spreadsheet that looked like something a child had prepared. I was really not impressed with many of the individuals I dealt with because it was all about them and not my needs as a potential buyer. From the lack of credible financials to the individuals who are just looking out for their own pocketbooks, it seemed that there was not much available.

Then, I found Colleen Holsinger with The Moran Group at Business Team. I noticed a business listing and I called on it. I filled out the qualifying paperwork, met with Colleen and then received legitimate and credible information about the company and the financial wherewithal to make an educated business purchase.

I was very impressed with how confident I felt about the whole process. From the initial contact with Colleen, to the business background information they had on the companies, to meetings with business owners and throughout the negotiation process with Tony Moran.

Experience is another area in which I realized what The Moran Group truly brought to the table. Tony's experience allowed me to feel well represented when negotiating the deal. Furthermore, their experience helps an individual understand and know the negotiation process is going to be handled by professionals, in a professional manner.

I was impressed with the professionalism and the experience Tony and Colleen brought to the table.

Lee Scott

President

Cal Title-Search, Inc.

 

Business Broker:
Tony Moran

This is a letter of recommendation for Business Team's services, in particular Tony Moran and Colleen Holsinger.

They were extremely professional in the manner in which they worked with us. They were very involved from start to finish, helping us put together an effective portfolio to present to clients, sourcing potential buyers, and ultimately helping us sell our business.

Both Tony and Colleen mentored us along the way and helped us get the best value we could. We were very pleased by the entire process and the outcome.

I would highly recommend using Tony, Colleen and Business Team should you wish to sell your business.

Michael Levin

President

Detail Solutions Inc.

 

Business Broker:
Tony Moran

Dear Tony:

On behalf of all of us at Pacific Crest, I wanted to express our sincere gratitude to you for all that you did with the sale of our East Bay Maintenance Division.

With the slow economy and the fact that we were selling only part of the company, we expected some difficulties. What we did not expect, however, was the difficulty in finding the right buyer, negotiating with the buyer, and then working through all the road blocks to ultimately succeed. And we did finally succeed.

It was your professionalism, patient and clear thinking approach that kept us on course, out of dangerous waters, and on to our destination. We could not have arrived without your guidance. We cannot thank you enough for the time you took to meet with us and the buyer, discussing issues late in the day, and even working with us when you were supposed to be away on vacation!

Lastly, we appreciate all the effort it took with all the documentation, making multiple revisions, and then final closing of escrow.

We would be happy to serve a recommendation for you for any future client wishing to sell their business.

Kind Regards,

Kyle Clark

Owner/Officer

 

Business Broker:
Tony Moran

Ifti Ahamed

Dear Ifti,

Please accept my sincerest thanks and appreciation for your assistance in selling my business, Care On Call, Inc.. You have handled every aspect of the sale in a very professional and expeditious manner, including dealing with issues that arose during due diligence and prior to close of escrow.

I was also impressed by the fact that despite the challenging economic times, you managed to present multiple offers for my business and you have helped in prequalifying buyers. I also appreciated your active involvement in every aspect of the transaction resulting in a successful escrow closing. When issues arose, you readily handled them and you presented sensible recommendations that helped resolve the issues. I especially admired your calm and positive demeanor as you handled challenging situations.

The successful sale of my business wouldn’t have happened without your hard work and dedicated efforts. For this, I sincerely thank and commend you for a job well done.

In closing, I wish you success in your career and rest assured that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to friends and business associates who may want to sell their business.

Again, thank you very much for your hard work, commitment, and assistance in selling my business on a timely manner. Sincerely,

Soledad M. Manaay, PhD President/CEO of Care On Call, Inc.

 

Business Broker:
Ifti Ahamed

Dear Ifti Ahmed:

I wanted to take a moment to thank you, and Business Team as a whole, for excellent job you did in working with me during the sale of our business, Silicon Valley School of nursing.

Our sale was not typical, we had special requirement to take care of in licenses and approvals for new owners, and at the same time get us fair market valuation. Even in uncertain economic times, you committed yourself with countless hours to help me prepare for due diligence, and coached me throughout the process. I am impressed by Business Team's network and lead generation, professional approach, quickly understanding our business, and execute diligently on each lead. After months of your dedicated efforts, we were finally able to find the right buyer and structure a win/win deal.

Additionally, Mr. Ahmed is professional, efficient, and has a good understanding of what the seller and buyer needs. His quick responses in answering the email proved to be very effective in soothing the stress during the business transaction.

As I write this letter, I am pleased to share that within first 30 days, we have successfully finished all key integration activities! Last but not the least, you not only earned my trust and respect, but also the buyer's! If I need another transaction in our new venture down the road, I will be certainly calling upon you.

Sincerely,

Rita Tsui CEO SVSN (Silicon Valley School of Nursing) San Jose, CA

 

Business Broker:
Ifti Ahamed

Dear Ifti,

We want to thank you for your assistance in the recent sale of our business. We were very  happy to receive so many qualified bids, and we appreciated your expertise in managing the offers, and your advice on how to evaluate them.

We were grateful for your experience in traversing the sometimes rocky terrain of the sales  process. You always had a soothing word to say when challenges arose. I know you invested a great deal of time throughout the negotiations and escrow period, and you did a  fair amount of driving to attend our various meetings - thank you!

We value your expertise and experience and would gladly recommend you to anyone  looking to sell a business.

Thank you, again, for your time and hard work.  We wish you all the very best for the future.

Sincerely

 Carrie Bedford  

 

Business Broker:
Ifti Ahamed

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