Selling Businesses in Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Oregon since 1983
|Evaluate Enter (Buy A Business) Enhance Exit (Sell A Business)|
Business Brokerage • Business Valuations • Exit Strategies • Merger & Acquisitions • Business Consulting • Franchise Opportunities
Who are our Buyers?
Our entering parties are corporations or investment groups seeking an acquisition, or individuals seeking business ownership after a career in the corporate environment.
Who are our Sellers?
Our exiting parties are small and mid-sized profitable companies with established reputations. We call these Landmark businesses. Each business has something unique that caught our attention.
“Working with Joe and Sandy was a pleasure. They were very thorough and professional from start to finish. Their focus on the screening of buyers to find someone who would be dedicated with the will to succeed in a complex business venture was very important. We feel that Joe, Sandy and their staff worked very diligently to achieve the final goal of selling our business for an “accurate and fair” value.”
Denny & Dee Burrow
TriState Marine, a Regional Marine Dealership
“If it hadn't been for Joe and Sandy, the deal would not have gone through... they were great to work with! Thank you also for making the whole process a pleasant experience.”
Jim & Joanne Malmo, Ed Springman
“BizAdvocates.com was very thorough, professional, and seemingly able to foresee what was coming! It was nice to go into a meeting having already been previewed as to what to expect. The demeanor of Joe, Sandy, and staff was always peaceful... giving you a relaxed feeling at a sometimes uptight situation. We thoroughly enjoyed working with these professionals!”
Gary & Patti Hardman
Retail / Co-Op
“With the help of the staff at BizAdvocates.com we were able to buy a business that matched our area of expertise as well as our budget. Joe, Sandy, and Staff made buying our business easier than moving five kids halfway across the country. Thanks to their help, we are now living the 'American Dream'... Thanks guys!!”
Lorin & Heather Rigby
“Joe and Sandy…you two are terrific! I learn so much every time I speak with you. I have found your knowledge of franchising and business sales invaluable. Let me add my name to your long list of satisfied clients with nothing but praise for you on a job well done. The care, sincerity and integrity you demonstrate is refreshing. I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with you both. Thank you.”
Marci and Don Taylor
Editors Note: Marci enjoys having her dad, Don Taylor, as an advisor to her successful marketing business. Don is the founder of Help U Sell Real Estate which he sold over twenty years ago and also was the Chairman/CEO of VR Business Brokers, which he sold in the mid 1990’s.
“BizAdvocates.com made selling our business easy. We were glad we had our Third-Party Appraisal when Joe found us a buyer...it helped move the sale along. On a scale of 1 to 10, BizAdvocates.com is an 11!”
Kirk Scott & Family
Multi-Franchise / Business Coop Owners
“When you read most of the testimonials for BizAdvocates, I think the impression is business sales are fast and clean—sort of Sandy and Joe along with their great staff just make it happen. Well, in our case, it took over four years plus one and half years initially working with Sandy on financial paperwork to get ready and it wasn’t always pretty. But Joe and Sandy never gave up or let us give up….they just adjusted their strategy and continued to lead us or push/pull us…whatever was needed. We began to rely on their advice and predictions as they were most often correct. Joe and Sandy definitely helped us grow as individuals and business people and their efforts have helped increase our net worth by more than we expected.
Scot and Annie
“I always knew that I could count on Joe and Sandy to advise and help us Joe and Sandy are able to accomplish so much more because they have a great support staff. Everyone was so professional, yet caring, and I often felt like we were their only clients even though I knew there others just like us out there! The thing that we liked best about our transaction is that we received the appraisal price. There was no quibbling about price, no offers, no counteroffers (at least, none we have ever heard about!), and no contracts to carry. Joe had explained to us that this was the way they did business, and that the appraisal price would be the final price. It was!”
Tom and Jean Leonard
Norstar Heating and Cooling
“A year ago we tried to sell our business ourselves. We went through a 10-month mess of waiting and paperwork, only to have the whole deal fall apart. With just a few weeks of listing with BizAdvocates.com, we had a qualified buyer, and the transaction was completed. Joe and his great staff care more for the people than the sale. What a difference it makes to trust a professional.”
Mike & Julie Richards
Interior Decorating with Retail
“We want to express our appreciation to you, Sandy and your staff for your help and expertise on our recent business acquisition. We were pleased that you were able to identify several companies who were good potential candidates. We felt your process for analysis and due diligence allowed us to be thorough in our evaluation. We were pleased with the responsiveness of your team and the overall support. We wish Bizadvocates all the best and look forward to continuing our relationship.”
Chris & Susan Newman
“From start to finish it was about seven months, and, I don’t think it could have been done faster or more efficiently. Joe and Sandy were there every step of the way giving me encouragement and backing me up emotionally. Sometimes, I think I called at inopportune times but they always made me comfortable and spent time addressing my concerns.
Helena Medical Testing Laboratory
“When Joe and Sandy say they are a BizAdvocate, that’s true. Sandy carefully screens the clients they accept and she and Joe learn as much as possible about the business and the related industry so they can provide the answers needed as part of due diligence work. You understand quickly that they are committed to their client and trust them but they want to have key points validated often thus avoiding misunderstanding and confusion. Mendy and I brought a better business than we thought we were buying because of the safeguards Joe and Sandy use in their communication. ”
“Joe is wonderful. We don't know what we would have done without him... we know we would have sold to someone within our own industry at a wholesale price. We would not have known what a good agreement or a bad one was. His financial advice and guidance helped us out along the way. The BizAdvocates.com staff did so much behind the scenes to make it easier for us. Everything was done and presented in a very professional manner. We would recommend them with highest confidence.”
Bob & Tamara Boyd
Dominant Multi-State Equipment Distributor
“Don and Karen Higbee, previously of Mindoro, Wisconsin, purchased Karst Motorsports and moved to Casper, Wyoming about a year ago. The three Higbees, Don, Karen and Stephanie are all ATV racing enthusiasts. Don and Stephanie have a number of racing wins with trophies to show for them and are supported by Karen who is their pit crew boss.
Don and Karen Higbee
“Joe is a very honest person. From analyzing the value of our business to meeting with CPA's and attorneys... he was always willing to help in any way he could.”
Warren & Cheri Moore
Florist / Gifts
“From evaluation to closing and employee notification, they handled the sale of our business with amazing support. They and their staff are extremely professional, thorough, complete, and operate with total confidentiality. They screen buyers, which eliminates frustration for sellers; their people skills are uncanny. We cannot say enough about the superior organization that Joe and Sandy operate.”
Terry & Barbara Anderson
Anbo Attachments, a Manufacturer of Professional
construction and agricultural attachments
“I have 23 years of management experience with a German automobile manufacturer which includes involvement in corporate acquisitions. Buying our own business, however, was a whole new experience. In the process of searching, evaluating, due diligence, financing, using 401k funds successfully, employment resignation, family issues, floor plan approval, legal documents and our relocation, Joe and Sandy’s encouragement, communication skills, expertise, third party relationships and extreme patience kept us focused on moving forward in an organized manner.
Danny and Rozell Aden
Bass Boat/Ski Boat Sales and Service
“BizAdvocates.com's professional marketing skills and business savvy generated a qualified buyer in an expedient fashion. Joe successfully directed a highly complex (million dollar +) sale involving several buyers and multiple personalities. He guided us through third-party appraisals, CPA's, lenders and attorneys...he really earned his fees. We are eternally grateful to him and all his staff.”
Michele & Brad DeGeorge
Huckleberry Haven, a Manufacturer of Jam and Gourmet Products
“I can't tell you enough how appreciative Lisa and I are for your commitment and dedication you have given us this past year. I definitely have a new found admiration and respect for the consulting industry. I truly believe you and your company and staff are making and will continue to make the economy stronger through your process. Making the transition from an employee to an entrepreneur is not easy and without your vision and support I would probably have just continued to dream.”
Chris & Lisa Sellers
“I was really disappointed that I would have to deal with someone other than the owner of the business. As I look back now, I had no idea that buying a business could be so complicated. If it hadn't been for Joe and his staff, I would have thrown my hands in the air and walked away after the first meeting with the bankers and other involved parties. Joe was able to keep the misery to a minimum and the reassurance and optimism to a maximum. He led the charge with savvy and expertise that are a must in the red tape arena of business financing. I really don't think it would have happened without BizAdvocates.com.”
Larry & Luanne Green
“We wanted to write you a note and tell you once again how much we appreciate your assistance in selling our business this year. We realize that we could never have sold our business without Joe & Sandy - the professionalism coupled with the consideration for our concerns was beyond anything we could have ever expected. Joe & Sandy always said what they would do and then did just that. We were aware that BizAdvocates.com works with many different companies at the same time, but we always felt like we were the only one, our phone calls were always returned immediately and our questions and concerns were always addressed with a positive can-do attitude.
Bill & Kim Boyce
Central Montana Panels, a Manufacturer of Ranch and Livestock Equipment