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Welcome

Russell is a Business Broker & CBI, and he helps people buy, sell, and value businesses. As the only CBI within 50 miles of New Orleans, Russell uniquely specializes in the sale of the OPERATIONS and other assets of an EXISTING operating business that USE commercial real estate. 
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What is a business broker?

Asset Sales and Related Consulting

Starting a small business is not easy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the first 10 years. Only 25% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more.

While starting a business is harder and arguably more expensive, buying a business is also a very complicated process. You need the right advisor to help you understand value and to help identify unique strengths, opportunities, threats and weaknesses of a business opportunity.

Selling a business is much less about finding a buyer and much more about guiding the buyer and seller through a process that results in a successful transaction. You need the right advisor to help you understand value and to help buyers identify unique strengths, opportunities, threats and weaknesses of a business opportunity. However, you also need help qualifying buyers and weeding out tire-kickers. Contract negotiation is also important, but many neglect to include the foresight of what things may happen or need to happen after the sale.

What is your business worth? Will it survive buyer scrutiny? Will the buyer's loan application survive SBA scrutiny? Many buyers and sellers neglect to consider these questions.

The different between a valuation and a BENCHMARK valuation is one additional component of analysis. Our internal nickname for it is "F Ratios", and it's a report that analyzes the current status of the business and projected status assuming not only an increase in sales but also the possibility of a decrease in sales. This kind of analysis is useful in helping to ensure a healthy balance and strong financial mindset.

Is your business going through Ch 11 or even Ch 7 Bankruptcy? Selling these assets is going to take a long time, and this niche set of buyers are very sophisticated and hard to find. You need a creative and resourceful broker to help you package your deal so you don't have to send it off to the auction block for pennies on the dollar.

Stock Sales & Exempt Securities and Related Consulting

Drafting a Prospectus for a Reg D Offering take a long time to develop, but it's important that it has all the right information and disclaimers. You can save a lot of money by having us draft it before your securities lawyer reviews it.

Raise Equity is exciting! However, it's extremely important to not tell everyone about your opportunity. We are not a registered broker-dealer or Capital Acquisition Broker, so we cannot help with this. However, we can help you get set up for you to do it yourself or to partner with your broker-dealer of choice to help save on costs. 

However, in regards to M&A Brokering, we can help you sell your business as long as we adhere to specific rules. For more on this, look up SEC No Action Letter January 31, 2014 M&A Broker.

Tax Credits need a business plan before an investor can qualify for the tax credit. This involves not only simple qualitative information but also complicated forecasting and budgeting analysis.

We help business owners, who may or may not already have an established company, figure out how to franchise the concept. A franchise system is no small feat, and there is a lot of work that goes into creating the model.

We are not able to broker EB-5 opportunities because we are not a registered broker-dealer. However, we are able to create Country Assessment Models and provide other ad hoc analysis. 

Russell has lived on 3 continents, travelled to +30 counties, and studied 5 languages. He is also the only CBI in the world who is also a CIPS.


*Regarding Asset Sales, Russell is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Louisiana, and out-of-state actions may be on a referral basis only. Regarding Stock Sales, Russell is not a FINRA registered securities broker nor a FINRA registered investment advisor. However, within certain guidelines, Russell's actions are exempt from registration.