A broker is an entity that buys and sells for others. Florida Business brokers are licensed professionals who help people buy and sell Florida businesses. A sale of a business and a sale of a home are both defined as a sale of real property by Florida statutes.
In the United States, regulation of business brokers varies by state, and some states require licenses. The State of Florida requires business brokers to be licensed as real estate brokers, even though the skill sets of these two professions are very different. Possession of a Florida real estate license does not qualify the licensee as competent to help you buy or sell a business. Experience matters!
Business brokers can guide you through the steps required to buy or sell a business, including searching for buyers or sellers, marketing, qualifying, negotiating, structuring, financing and managing the purchase and sale process. Unlike residential and commercial real estate transactions, business transactions are highly confidential.
As licensed brokers experienced in business finance, we can advise and structure or re-structure debt as required for acquisitions, working capital and balance sheet enhancement. We also help buyers obtain capital through the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) and 504 guaranty loan programs. This can reduce the need for Seller financing should you decide to sell your business.
Buying or selling a business can easily take six months to a year. Learning how to buy or sell a business for the best outcome, without making mistakes, can take a decade. Take advantage of an experienced broker’s expertise to help avoid common errors in your business transaction process.
They say there’s never enough time to do it right, but there’s always enough time to do it over again. That’s not true when it comes to big financial transactions. Don’t try to learn this complex process “on your own nickel”!
With guidance from seasoned business transaction professionals, you will save time, reduce business risk, experience less stress, and keep your transaction on track. You will also preserve your most valuable asset; your time. Stay focused on your existing responsibilities while we help you close your transaction.
The most important first step when considering the purchase or sale of a business is finding an experienced advisor. Collins & Collins Investments understands this may be the single most important financial decision of your life. Our professionals have assisted hundreds of companies of all types and sizes by managing valuation, value enhancement, marketing, negotiation, decision making and all the steps required for a successful transaction. Collins & Collins Investments helps you achieve the best possible outcome.
Collins & Collins Investments has delivered expert business valuation, brokerage and financial advisory services for over 35 years. Licensed to manage the confidential purchase and sale of businesses, our management consultants can analyze your business problems, develop and implement solutions, and help you make better decisions about your most important transactions.
Collins & Collins Investments has a long history of positive results with Florida business people who hired us for a variety of services, including valuation, purchase, finance, growth and sale of their businesses. Completed transactions range from around $200,000 to over $17,000,000.
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