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I bought my business through Joe and his company in 2015. There has never been a more honest, caring and detail oriented person than Joe. Do yourself a favor, work with Joe. It will be the best business decision you make in pursuit of your next one.
Jim Peck, Owner – On A Tear LLC
When using Joe Howell for a business acquisition, I found him to be honest, hardworking, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him for either selling a business or negotiating the purchase of a business.
- Steven M. Coppola, MS, PT, DPT - Coppola Physical Therapy
I have known Joe Howell for sixteen years.
Our relationship began on a professional level, and has progressed to a personal level as friends. Having worked with Joe he is generous with his time and knowledge, and his core values are the thing that draw people to him. At all times I have found Joe to be dependable, hard-working, conscientious, and honest. In a business transaction Joe will first stand on principle to be sure that what is right takes place even if at personal cost to himself. I would highly recommend him.
- Samuel J. Lewis - RCI Solutions
Why use a Business Broker ? - Trying to sell a business on your own can be very difficult. Less than 10% of business owners are able to sell their business on their own. Business Brokers are experienced in evaluation and marketability of businesses, thus greatly increasing the chances of successfully bringing a buyer to the table and having a smooth transition of ownership.
What does it cost to use a Business Broker ? - The average Business Broker works off a commission structure, which means that only with the sale of business, does the broker get paid. When pricing a business and advertising a business, most of these costs are absorbed by the Business Broker, it is not unusual for a small retainer to be expected to offset these costs, but this is usually deducted from the commission at the closing of the sale of a business.
How long will it take to sell my business ? - This is dependent on a number of factors : Pricing - is it within reasonable bounds ? ; Type of business - some business sectors are considered hot commodities ; Location ; Profitability ; etc . However the average business sells in 9 months.
How do you value a business ? - A business price recommendation is based on a number of factors : Three years tax returns ; Equipment and Real Estate ; Current Industry Viability : Profitability , and other factors dependent on type of business.
Who decides the asking price of my business ? - We will provide you with a recommended asking price, however the owner of the business will ultimately decide what the asking price will be.
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For more than 30 years Joe Howell has marketed, bought, owned, developed, and sold businesses, from New England to North Carolina. A member of the International Business Broker Association, IBBA, the New England Business Broker Association, NEBBA, and a commercial REALTOR. He has the connections and experience to analyze your business, consider options to bring your business to market, and guide owners in negotiating a sale.
Another service offered is finding business opportunities for those looking to purchase a business. East Coast Business Brokers LLC specializing in main street businesses and larger companies up to ten million dollars.
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