What is a business broker?
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.
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.
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.