Industry Potential

Annual Revenue:  $961m [IBISWorld, 2015]
Historic highs reached in 2014 for number of closed deals and sales prices.

Business brokers help people buy and sell privately held businesses.  Working predominately on behalf of sellers, you will help them prepare the business for sale, market it, solicit and screen buyers, assist with the due diligence process, advise on financing sources, and work to ensure an overall smooth and expedited closing for the parties.

Main Street vs. Middle Market

There is no standard definition of where “main street” ends and the “middle market” begins. We generally refer to anything valued at less than $1m as a main street business.

For your efforts, you typically receive success fees based upon the final sales price, thus tying your best interests with those of your seller/client.  The success fee potential is even greater on Middle Market deals (see The Business for further insights).

FACT: Sunbelt’s average listing asking price is $831,858 as of April 3, 2015. That’s 4x the Q4, 2014 industry median (BizBuySell 2014 Insight Report)

We sell more businesses than any other business broker firm. That’s why seller clients choose to work with Sunbelt, and why potential franchise owners ultimately choose Sunbelt too.

“Over the five years prior to 2014, the Business Brokers industry has experienced growing demand from small business looking to sell. Thanks to general improvements in the economy, such as consumer spending and the number of domestic business, an increasing number of prospective buyers and sellers contributed to industry revenue growth. Over the next five years, the aging domestic population will increase the amount of individuals looking to sell their businesses, therefore facilitating industry demand in turn….” (IBISWorld, 2015)

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