- Our limit is to take on 10 clients at a time (sometimes less)
- We have started and sold several of our own companies before thinking about selling others
- Our business valuation is free and give you a range of values and advise you on pricing
- If necessary, we will build you a website, develop a business development strategy, & do what it takes if your revenue starts to decline while we find a buyer for your business
Kempire Pacific Business Brokers of Portland, Oregon brings a fresh approach to an old tradition and has already started to change the way existing business brokerage firms are starting to do business. Local entrepreneurs who learned from real-world experience of selling their own companies of what not to do during this process have created a portland business brokerage firm that caters to the small business owner that this market has not seen before.
As a boutique, hands-on and always available for our clients covering all of Oregon and have an international reach. Why go international sometimes? Well, you can read about that here.
The real difference with our approach is that we only accept a max of business owner's at any given time. Sometimes that number is much less If we have retirees that need to sell very quickly, or if we have complex businesses that we know will take a lot of time and a lot of thought to sell. If we took on more than that we wouldn't be able to meet our own incredible standard of excellent customer-service. Nor could we produce the kind of results our clients deserve.
Having started and sold our own companies, we know exactly what you're going through. You're not selling a house or a car, you're selling what is as close to a "non-human" part of the family as possible...your company! Because we understand this we know you only get one shot at selling your business and we feel obligated to be brutally honest with our clients as far as whether or not it is a god time to sell, and if your expectations are realistic when it comes to asking price. Out of respect for our clients that we don't sell thirty or forty businesses like most business brokers. Our responsbility to get your business sold for as much money in as little time as possible is taken very seriously here.
We take our responsibility so seriously we do not charge any extra money for our business valuations, if we have to create a website for you, if we have to help you employ a business development strategy so we're not sitting at the negotiating table having to explain reasons for a downward trend in revenue over the last 12 months. We work all day, seven days a week because we love what we do and we know how much this means to your life and the lives of those in your family.
You get one chance to sell a business, if you ask nothing else of your business broker, please ask them how many businesses they have started and sold on their own before they started selling others businesses.
Tax implications, creative deal structuring, knowledge, and experience are just some of the reasons to use a broker to sell a business regardless of its size. A broker is an objective third party that can look out for the seller and the buyer so the transaction is fair to each party. You can lose up to 36% of your business sale in taxes if you were to not structure the deal the correct way when exiting the business and properly transitioning to the new owner.
A good broker can often save both sides money in taxes and through other ways, and will ensure that a seller is as flexible during negotiations as they need to be in order to get your business sold as fast as possible. We provide business analysis, strategic growth consultation, and business brokerage services to Portland and all surrounding cities up to a 150 mile radius.
Quick Tip: Confidentiality is Key!
We can't tell you how many times we've seen a client's 'buddy' tell one person their friend was selling his business where that seemingly innocuous act was enough to spread the word and decrease the price of the business by 25%. Keep it to yourself until you have a check in hand.
Author: Scott Kemp