The Firm Deal Review Winter 2017
We had a great turn out last Thursday for our quarterly Magazine release party. Thank you to all who attended.
You can check out the online copy below.
Military Veteran acquires The College of Nail Design and Bella Dea Day Spa
Veteran acquires The College of Nail Design and Bella Dea Day Spa
businesses now under ownership of Barbara Myers
Omaha, NE.: First time business owner, Barbara Myers, has purchased two
well-established businesses in Omaha’s Rockbrook area– The College of Nail
Design and Bella Dea Day Spa. New to
owning her own business, Myers is no stranger to hard work. After 14 years in the military, Myers know
that discipline and focus are keys to success.
Established in May
2004, The College of Nail Design is the only accredited nail school in the area,
drawing students from outside the state of Nebraska for instruction and
continuing education. The Seller, a
practicing nail technician for over 20 years, has been a Nail Technology
Instructor for 19 years and will continue in that role as part of the business
attended and taught at a cosmetology school, so purchasing Bella Dea Day Spa
fulfilled a long-held goal. Offering a
full range of spa and salon services to a loyal client base, the business has a
solid foundation, but also the ability to grow. The plan is to “take Bella Dea to the next
level by incorporating more focus on marketing and updating
daily operations with the help of technology. The staff is excited for this change.”
Finding the right
businesses to purchase was a big decision.
Once that was accomplished, the next step was to find financing. Several banks denied her loan applications;
but then she found the Nebraska Enterprise Fund. Understanding the importance of small and
micro business development, lending to Myers, a first-time small business
owner, fit squarely within their programs.
Myers plans to purchase another business in the future. She will draw on the resources of the trusted
advisors she has gained as part of her first acquisition. Being a small business owner while attending
school and working full-time takes a lot of passion, and Myers has plenty of
The transfer of
ownership took place in the third quarter of 2016 at The Firm Business
Brokerage in Omaha.
- Broker: Cortney Sells, President of The Firm Business
- Lender: Nebraska Enterprise Fund
To learn more about the Nebraska Enterprise Fund,
visit their website at www.nebbiz.org.
To read the story in the Omaha World Herald, please click go to www.omaha.com/money/new-owner-for-day-spa-college-of-nail-design/article_724a9382-bb02-11e6-a1be-afb254fdf71c.html.
The Firm's Quarterly Magazine Release: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
We are LOVING our brand and
having a blast through it! Join us at the best party of the year!! We decided
to switch it up and do something fun for this quarter. Grab the ugliest
Christmas sweater you can find and head to Geno's Bar & Grill to celebrate
the closing of a year and the beginning of a new one. Happy Hour with an UGLY
twist! We look forward to seeing you there!
Floor Pros to remain in Community under New Ownership
11 Jobs Saved with transition of business
Grand Island, Neb: The Firm Business Brokerage announces the transition of ownership of Floor Pros, located at 2626 Old Fair Rd in Grand Island. Lance and Scherry Hermansen sold the business to Tumininu Oluyole, a part of Oceans Enterprise, LLC.
Floor Pros opened in 1994 and has since been servicing a 100-mile radius in the Grand Island area. They are known for their knowledge of the flooring industry and great customer service.
Lance and Scherry Hermansen are keeping a vested interest in the business as Landlords of the building. The full staff will remain under the new ownership and new owner Oluyole looks forward to expanding the business and employing more members of the community. Oluyole is already looking to obtain another business in the Grand Island area to keep more jobs local.
When asked about his experience with The Firm Business Brokerage, Oluyole stated, “No words can express the support and help that I got from The Firm. Being the first time going to buy a business, it was a lot less stressful than I expected, everything was done for me. All of the documents and packages were all put together by The Firm. There were no surprises.”
The transaction closed on in the third quarter at The Firm Business Brokerages’ office located at 210 N. 78th Street.
Sold: Floor Pros
Broker:Cortney Sells, President
Transaction Occurred:Third Quarter, 2016
Why You Should Know What Your Business is Worth
Liz Jones, the Firm's Director of Strategic Development, explains why a business valuation is important for all business owners.
Join us on September 15th from 4-6PM at Tavern 180 for our Fall Publication Party!
Buy an Existing Business Today ~
Buy an Existing Business - Give The Firm a call today 402-998-5288
The Firm participates in Omaha Chamber's GENERATE ~
We had a great time at the Generate event on Tuesday! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it such a great event!
Cortney Sells in the MBJ - Coming Soon!
Something coming soon about The Firm ~ Midlands Business Journal doing a photo-shoot with Cortney Sells at The Firm Business Brokerage for the MBJ's next Cover Story!
Happy Birthday to President Cortney Sells!
The Firm wishes their very own President Cortney Sells a Happy Birthday today!
Intern Joey Jeanetta's Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social today saying goodbye and wishing luck to our Summer Intern Joe Jeanetta!!
Happy Birthday to The Firm!!
Happy Birthday to The Firm - A celebration was in order as the team went to Schlitterbaun to celebrate another year of accomplishments!
Arena Sports Bar exchanges hands
So excited to have been a part of the transition of ownership of Arena Omaha to Tanner's Bar & Grill -- Omaha, NE. Congratulations again, to our seller, Brian Wragge and our buyers Brett Clure and Pat Kelley!
Heartland MasterShield Completes Transaction
The Firm is happy to announce that Heartland MasterShield has successfully transitioned Ownership. Jim & Kathy Sullivan and have sold the business to Kirk Hoffman with the assistance of Northwest Bank and Brenda Gibson.
The Grand Reopening of Dogtopia in LaVista!
The Firm Business Brokerage was in attendance of the Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting of Dogtopia after the successful transition of ownership last month. New owners, Derrick and Kaitlin Reinhart, were joined by the Dogtopia staff and The Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce for the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. Several local businesses and dog rescue organizations were in attendance, including Three Dog Bakery and Spa, Mosquito Squad, Hands Hearts and Paws, Papillion Tea Shop, Taysia Blue Husky & Malmute Rescue, Heartland German Shepard Rescue, and PJ Smith from Village Point Toyota. The family friendly and celebratory event was well attended by both humans and canine alike. Seller, Nicholle, was in attendance as well to support the new owners and pass the "bone" to Derrick and Kaitlyn. Congratulations, Derrick, Kaitlyn, and Nicholle. The Firm is "paw-roud" to have been a part of this successful transition!
The Firm participates in Cattleman's Ball 2016
Cattlemen's Ball 2016 "Funding A Cure" June 3rd and 4th Princeton, NE
The Firm completes Successful Transaction for Pre K & Play Academy in Papillion
The Firm completes successful Transaction for Pre K & Play Academy in Papillion between Jill Pratt (Seller) and Jamie Woods (Buyer). The Firm worked along side Pat Sullivan (Seller's Counsel) and Anne Burnett and Carlson Burnett (Buyer's Counsel) to complete this transaction for all parties.
Party Palace Changes Hands with the Assistance of The Firm Business Brokerage
The Firm assists the Sellers of Party Palace - Renae and Randy - to transition the business to Rob & Felicity in just a few short weeks from Offer.
The Firm Business Deal Review: Fall 2015
The Firm attends Generate is in with the Chamber of Commerce!
GENERATE is a progressive member-to-member meeting ground - high energy, not high pressure.
You have an innovative product or service. This is the place to let others experience it!
Focused. Interactive. Fun.
Reimagine what it means to participate in a trade show. Let your creativity flow!
Greater Omaha Chamber staff will meet with each exhibitor to bring their vision to life and create a dynamic atmosphere around their product or service. Showcase the value your company provides by enticing GENERATE attendees to interact with you, your business and your unique offerings.
The Firm in Columbus, Neb. to Talk Business
[view article at ColumbusNewsTeam.com]
COLUMBUS – An area business hosted two business-oriented seminars dedicated to keeping jobs and money in Columbus.
The Firm Business Brokerage of Omaha welcomed community members to the free-of-charge, Retiring or Aquiring: Keeping Jobs in Columbus, seminars at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Thursday afternoon.
President of The Firm Business Brokerage, Cortney Sells, says The Firm is focused on educating and assisting both business owners and individuals interested in buying a business.
“The main goal is to keep jobs in Columbus, keep money in Columbus, and make sure that the town is prospering with entrepreneurship,” Sells says. “And really, this is such a neat, neat, community and we want to make sure Columbus continues to grow and we know that we have buyers ready, willing and able to make that happen.”
Participant of the days events and employee at First Nebraska Bank, John Pavlik, is comforted by The Firm’s dedication to the community.
“Its always good to know there is somebody out there that has been in this same situations over and over, and there is a company out there that is always willing to help,” John states.
Preceding the seminars was a community barbecue were locals were invited to enjoy some food and share their day’s worth of accumulated knowledge.
“I just love being in smaller communities where everyone is giving high-fives, they all know each other, they all support each other and we’re all here for the right reason, and that’s about entrepreneurship,” Sells says.
Soldier to CEO Program Kicks Off to Celebrate Veterans
Grants for Gals - Applications Accepted Through June 15
The Firm Business Brokerage is proud to announce its intiative for female entrepreneurs: Grants for Gals. Please click the image below for additional information or email info@TheFirmB2B.com
to learn more and request an application to win $5,000!
Check Out The Firm Deal Review Publication Spring 2015
The Firm's Middle Market Debut
The Firm Business Brokerage would like to invite you to celebrate our Middle Market Debut with a Happy Hour “Reboot”!
Join us at Voodoo Lounge, 304 N. 168th Street on February 26th, 4:30-6:30pm.
Please RSVP for headcount at Facebook or Eventbrite.
See you there!
Pour House in Friend, NE has Changed Hands Thanks to The Firm Business Brokerage
The Pour House in Friend, Nebraska has changed hands today as The Firm completed the transaction from Seller to Buyer. The new Owners of the Pour House plan to continue its' traditions and let its' legacy live on being a staple of the town.
The Firm hits Middle Market
The Firm Business Brokerage has successfully closed 2 Middle Market Businesses in just the first 2 weeks of 2015! The Firm is excited for the year and is looking forward to assisting both Buyers and Sellers throughout the year of 2015.
The Firm is hiring a Chief Development Officer
The Firm Business Brokerage is hiring for Chief Development Officer. Please check out the position below that is currently open for applications.
Feel free to apply via the link or email a resume and cover letter directly to info@TheFirmB2B.com
The Firm Grows Again in 2014 -
Cortney Sells and her team have again increased their Transaction amount and details for 2014! We at The Firm are looking forward to 2015 and all the relationships that we will build!
Cortney Sells and The Firm makes Cover of The Daily Record
Cortney Sells on Fox News ~ The Podcast!
Cortney Sells on Fox News with Darrell Bryant discussing The Firm Business Brokerage
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The Firm is looking to hire a Part Time Office Assistant
The Firm Business Brokerage is looking to hire a Part Time Office Assistant immediately. The Office Assistant would be required to work Monday through Thursday afternoons. If interested please contact Cassandra Powers at email@example.com
today - please submit resume and cover letter upon interest.
The Firm introduces their own Business Publication!
The Firm Business Brokerage is proud to announce the release of Deal Review, a quarterly publication by The Firm Business Brokerage in partnership with B2B magazine. Please view the digital version below or visit our office at 210 N. 78th Street in Omaha for a hard copy.
Check Out The Firm with Strictly Business Magazine
Omaha World Herald Article
The Firm Business Brokerage has taken the next steps and Purchased a Building of their own!
The Firm Business Brokerage purchased the building in which they have been occupying at 210 N. 78th Street, just northwest of 78th and Dodge. Though The Firm is growing fast and they have quickly filled out the second floor, they are looking for a downstairs neighbor on the ground level of the building. This space was formerly home to Access Bank and is equipped with a drive-through. There is a total of 4,000 square feet available for lease by floor or individual office suite. Please feel free to email The Firm for additional information or to set up a tour of your company's new home: info@TheFirmB2B.com
Buyer of The Firm's is in a National Magazine ~
Success Story: Tabitha Antoniak:
Congratulations to the owner of Anytime Fitness, Tabitha Antoniak, whose story of weight loss, illness and management was featured in national magazine Good Housekeeping this May.
Tabitha lost over 165 pounds and enjoyed working out so much that she and boyfriend Bill decided to make fitness a part of their lives in more ways than one: by purchasing the Papillion Anytime Fitness location through The Firm Business Brokerage!
The Firm Business Brokerage is Hiring
The Firm Business Brokerage currently has 3 Positions available for the right individuals. The Firm is seeking candidates with a Computer Science background for Internship within the business. This position would be perfect for an individual who is familiar and fluent with Excel, WordPress, and CRMs. The Firm is also seeking engaging and innovative candidates for the position of Executive Business Broker/Sales Executive. This position is responsible for establishing motivated seller and buyer portfolios to facilitate transfers of companies, networking to attract new buyer and seller clients, effecting the ultimate sale or purchase of a business. Lastly, The Firm is seeking candidates for a Client Counselor position. The role of the Client Counselor is assist and educate those individuals seeking to sell or purchase a business.
If interested, please contact Susanne Miller at SueM@TheFirmB2B,com
Currently at The Firm Business Brokerage
The Firm Business Brokerage has completed 8 deals so far this year ~ there are currently 6 more deals in Pending! If you are looking for a new opportunity to purchase or looking to take the next step in your life in selling your business, give us a call at 4029985288 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org - if you aren't looking but you know of someone who is ~ we pay referral fees as well!
Happy Buyer for The Firm Business Brokerage
I know we talked about this the first time we meet but I have to reiterate again, about your company's professionalism and customer service. I am so excited about the possibility of purchasing a business from your company. I have had such bad experiences in the past and one failed business but I believe in things happen for a reason and I believe I was suppose to go this path and meet you.
I know that you are in the business to sell businesses and you are working particularly for the seller but I must say I feel like you are truly working for the buyer as well and I know it goes hand and hand but you are the exception.
I know I am quite a bit older than you and when talking about mentors the reverse is suppose to be true but when I buy my next business I know that I will be better then any other company because I will be set apart from my competition by my customer service. I know this probably sounds a little strange but in today's world I think people take the time out to complain but not enough time to compliment.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Gala 2014
A few pictures from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Gala 2014 ~ The Firm Business Brokerage was of course in attendance supporting not only candidate for Woman of the Year Cortney Sells but also the LLS as a whole.
The Firm Business Brokerage & President Cortney Sells host Stylist Show for Children fighting Cancer
On March 22nd The Firm Business Brokerage and Cortney Sells did a Stylist Show for Children the currently are fighting, have fought, or have a sibling that has been affected by Leukemia & Lymphoma. Miss Sells was nominated for Woman of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, this event was done to bring awareness to the community. Please see below a word from the Oncologist at Children's Hospital that assisted in this event ~
Thank you Cortney for being a candidate and all you did to help raise awareness! The kids that were in the fashion show and their families are all still talking about what a wonderful time they had and how special they felt getting pampered and treated like rock stars! A couple mom's have shared with me that their daughters still practice their routines and have said they wish they could be in a fashion show every weekend! :) You truly touched their hearts and gave them some wonderful memories!
Anisa Hoie, Oncologist at Children's Hospital
Cortney Sells Nominated for Woman of the Year - 3 weeks until Finale ~
Only about 3 weeks away however that is plenty of time to donate to a great cause ~
Nycole Wandvik-Toole of The Firm Business Brokerage recieves 1st of many Executive Commissions
Nycole has been a part of The Firm's team since early December - this past week The Firm closed on a Commercial Linen and Laundry Service which Nycole had brought in the interested Buyer for the purchase. Nycole stood proud yesterday as she received her first of many Executive Commissions here at The Firm. The entire team here at The Firm congratulates Nycole on her success!
Cortney Sells Nominated for Woman of the Year on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
Please join her in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to her fundraising campaign. Every dollar she raise counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes /raises the most money is named the Man or Woman of the Year.
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well. Please visit Cortney's Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere Cortney thanks you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org
Busy 2 weeks ahead for The Firm Business Brokerage ~
The Firm is excited for the next two weeks to come and the 5 Closings that will also come with these weeks ~
If you or someone you know is looking to purchase a business or sell their business - feel free to give us a call at 402.998.5288 or send us an email at email@example.com
“Marcia and I were thrilled with the outstanding help and concern of Cortney and her wonderful staff. Because of your work and referrals to buyers, we sold the business in about two months from our first meeting. The sale would not have happened without the diligence and sheer hard work that The Firm put into finding the right buyer for our store. We are forever thankful for the businesslike and aggressive manner that you brought the parties together and made the closing happen. We are happy that we put our trust and confidence in The Firm and certainly will refer other prospective sellers to you."
Bruce Brodkey, Seller, Brodkey's Carpet One
A word from a Buyer ~
As first time business buyers/owners, we had no idea what we were doing or if it was even possible to make our dream a reality. We had an amazing experience with 'The Firm' as they really guided us and were patient with us through the entire process. 2 years ago Bill Shimkus and I set a goal to one day own a gym. After huge transformations in our lives, we wanted nothing more than to inspire, motivate and become resources for people seeking a healthy lifestyle. Cortney and her team made our dream a reality, nearly overnight!
Our story starts 3 years ago. Bill and I started a fitness journey that would not only get us healthy, but change every aspect of our lives. Over this time Bill put on 30 lbs of muscle and I lost 170 lbs. As we became a walking billboard of success more and more family and friends came to us for motivation and inspiration. We decided that this was our calling. We had joined Anytime Fitness Papillion in June 2013, after moving nearby. We instantly fell in love with the gym and members and approached the owner about a possible partnership in Personal Training. We mentioned that our goal was to one day own a gym… and to our surprise, she was selling OUR GYM!!! We thought there was no way WE could buy it, but after our first meeting with Cortney we found out that we certainly could. There was so much we did not know, but Cortney partnered us up with some of the best folks in town to work on our loan, legal and lease. She even coached us through the Government Shutdown that almost killed our deal.
As of November 1st 2013 we are the proud new owners of Anytime Fitness Papillion. We are living out our dream of becoming Entrepreneurs and day to day inspiration to our community. Our goal is to change lives and the Anytime Fitness organization has built their brand around a club that is convenient, clean, state-of-the-art and just the right size so members feel like part of a community in a non-intimidating environment. It was right in line with how we wanted our club culture to be. We are so lucky and feel so blessed to be where we are today. We would never have made it happen without 'The Firm' in our corner!!!
- Tabitha Antoniak
Another Time at the Closing Table for The Firm
The Firm is excited for Friday the 13th as we will be getting to the Closing Table yet again for the year ~
If you are looking to Buy or Sell - feel free to give us a call at 402.998.5288
Buritto & Wrap Shop For Sale
This 16 year old business still going strong is the only one in town. Doing 75% at lunch and 25% at dinner – there is such consistency in numbers that a new owner will have no problem cash flowing. The current owner is currently only working 2.5 hours a day and the business is running smoothly and efficiently with the great staff in place. There is room to grow by adding catering as the business currently has a ton of To-Go orders ~ Call Cortney Sells at 402-998-5288 to find out more information.
Asking Price: $82,000
Fitness Center Sold
The Firm is proud to announce the closing of another fitness center ~ Cortney Sells and her team at The Firm Business Brokerage successfully transitioned a Anytime Fitness to a new and proud Owner.
Congrats to all parties involved ~
Small Town Bakery & Donut Shop For Sale
This bakery and donut shop has a proven track record and a 5-10% growth year after year. The owners will train for up to 3 months on both operations and recipes. They currently have corporate accounts, and are well-known in their communities. The expenses are low and the cash flow is high! Be the first to get a sweet taste of this consistent business! For more information feel free to call or email Cassandra Powers at 402.998.5288 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Firm's Booth ~
Check out The Firm Business Brokerage's booth at the Big O! Show ~ Booth # 212
Omaha's Big O Show
Ocotber 9th, 2013 - Omaha's Big O Show - The Firm Business Brokerage will be there in booth 212 ~ It is at the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Exhibit Hall C from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Firm will be providing Complimentary & Confidential Business Valuations ~
Can't make it to the show? That is fine - feel free to give us a call 402.998.5288 or send us an email email@example.com
The Firm Hires Kevin Kasten, J.D.
The Firm Business Brokerage is proud to announce the hire of Kevin Kasten, J.D. - Kevin Kasten grew up on a farm in Nebraska between Lincoln and Omaha and earned his B.S.B.A. in Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University. An attorney licensed in Missouri and Nebraska, Kevin worked at a general practice firm in Saint Louis before returning to Nebraska, where he worked as a claims counsel of a national title insurer for the last four years. As Director of Development, Kevin develops and maintains The Firm’s strategic partnerships by educating them about the services and value provided by The Firm to Sellers and Buyers and researching industry stakeholders in order to direct outreach efforts to the most relevant audiences.
Hot Nightclub in Omaha For Sale -
This nightclub located in the heat of downtown Omaha is one that is constantly busy and there is always a party inside. With different floor levels and a full staff the business can run itself on the weekends and will be a great cash flowing business. It is surrounded by popular hotspots in Omaha – close to college life and always has promotions going on to bring people in. Make just shy of a half a million after expenses. On Friday and Saturday nights alone; make $18K ~ Call Cortney at The Firm with any questions; 402.998.5288
Asking Price: $790,000
The Firm Business Brokerage is on The Morning Blend - KMTV Channel 3
Check out The Firm's Managing Partner Cortney Sells on The Morning Blend ~
A Large Plumbing Company Successfully Transitioned -
The Firm Business Brokerage is proud to announce the closing of a Large Plumbing Company in Omaha last week. The Firm had a full offer in place on this business within just 3 short days after Listing and Valuating the business. The Firm prepped the Seller on what to expect and found a willing and capable Buyer to purchase the business to continue its' successes in the area. After a full Due Diligence Period; working with Accountants, Attorneys, and Lenders - The Firm's Managing Partner, Cortney Sells, got to the Closing Table and saw the transaction come to a close. The team wishes the best to the Seller and to the Buyer -
Sports Bar & Grill Sold -
"The business brokerage team at The Firm did an extraordinary job selling my business! Not only did they listen and deliver on my sales objectives, they immediately listed and had marketing strategies in place that resulted in an offer in just 3 weeks! From initial meeting to final closing, the entire process happened in less than 60 days. Cortney and her business team are amazing! "
Richard Ferrington, Seller, Jakes Sports Bar and Grill
The Firm Helped Make Our Dreams Come True~~
"THANK YOU for all that you did for us! You definitely helped in making a dream come true - we are now business owners of what is proving to be an extremely successful business! We appreciated all of the work put in from both Cortney and Cassandra - and we would/will recommend your firm to others! Please let us know if you ever know of anyone with a flat roof that needs any repairs or service, as we would then be happy to assist. "
John & Hannah E., Buyers, Ak-Sar-Ben Roofing
Large Medical Billing Company Sold in 45 Days!!
The Firm Business Brokerage is pleased to announce that just after 45 days on the market - a large Medical Billing Company has switched owners. The Firm listed the business and after just 10 days being on the market there was an offer in place. Cortney Sells and her team helped throughout the entire process for both Buyer and Seller. Setting up meetings with lenders, accountants, and other professionals - The Firm was there to help in any way they could throughout the entire 45 days.
The Firm Business Brokerage Team congratulates the Seller on selling their successful business and to the Buyers which have now taken over the business to continue its success!!
If you are looking to Buy or Sell - give us a call 402.998.5288
Less than 60 day transaction ~
"When working with The Firm Business Brokerage to sell our business they had open communication, were well organized, and ultimately got the sale done in a timely manner. There were a few hiccups on the path to closing and any that seemed to happen, Cortney and Cassandra took care of them and put the deal together. We would certainly recommend The Firm in the future and are extremely pleased that their team got this deal done in less than 60 days."
Jim & Sue R., Sellers, Once Upon A Child - Omaha
Omaha Health, Wellness, and Fitness Expo
You Don't want to Miss the 6th Annual Omaha Health Expo. The
Largest Health Expo in the Region will be at the CenturyLink Center Omaha where
you can hear from Experts on ways to improve our lifestyles, live longer,
better, and happier. This Show again is positioned to kick off the Healthy
Season on April 13th & 14th, 2013. The Firm
Business Brokerage is happy to announce that we will be at the Omaha Health, Wellness, and Fitness Expo. We
will be showcasing several of our listings such as; 2 location gym, Nutrition
Store, Salon & Spa, Home Health Company, and many more. Hope to see you there on Saturday and
Boat Show Success
Despite the snow and cold weather - The Firm Business Brokerage made it to the Boat Show that Cox Johnson Corporation hosted at the Century Link Center this past weekend. The Firm had a great turn out and are extremely pleased with the amount of people and business owners they were able to meet with and set up future appointments with. Overall multiple business cards were exchanged and tons of information was gained. Looking forward to next year's expo already!
Looking to buy or sell - feel free to give us a call or send us an email ~ 402.998.5288 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A happy Seller states~
“The positive attitude and spirit of The Firm Business
Brokerage’s team was great, I knew they were willing and eager to help sell my
business. I only met two but I am sure there were more behind the scene
individuals. The entire team did very well based on the speed of the sale. The
process was communicated openly to all parties and like myself I didn’t know
the process and needed to be held by the hand and led through it; which is what
Cortney Sells did. The purchase was certainly done in a timely manner as I had
read it could take up to a year or so and The Firm got it sold quicker than
Commercial Tools INC Sold~
In early October The Firm Business Brokerage received an exciting new listing - a Commercial Tools Distributing Company - after just a couple weeks, The Firm received several interested Buyers, a few days after setting up Buyer/Seller/Broker meetings there was an offer in place and a closing date set. This week The Firm would like to say "CONGRATS" to the Sellers and to the Buyer on this new exciting chapter of their lives.
A busy week at The Firm Business Brokerage
A busy week is instore for The Firm Business Brokerage - two closings set for this week and three new listings are on the table ~ The Firm can pretty much handle anything and always love being busy, so if you are looking to Buy or Sell please feel free to give a call or email to our office and we will gladly set you up an appointment.
How many offers are The Firm going to get this week? So far it is looking like a lot ... So many Sellers seem to be happy with the way 2013 is going here at The Firm Business Brokerage.
If you are looking to sell - give us a call or an email 402.998.5288 - email@example.com
We look forward to assisting you -
First Closing of 2013
The Firm Business Brokerage is pleased to announce that after just a short 11 days we have had our first closing of the year 2013.
The Seller came to us just a short while ago with thoughts he wanted to sell - we marketed the business through our 12 websites and had our Marketing Director, Cassandra Powers create a Certified Business Review for interested Buyers to read once they were Confidentially in Agreement with The Firm. After a short amount of time we had found an interested and qualified Buyer. Documents were prepped by The Firm and reviewed by each party. On January 11th, 2013 the transaction took place at the Buyer gained a highly successful business.
We congradulate both the Seller and the Buyer in this transaction and wish the best to both parties~
The Firm Business Brokerage Retains Creighton Graduate Cassandra Powers for the last year~
The Firm Business Brokerage is pleased to say it has been almost a year with Cassandra Powers. Cassandra started the first of the year working at The Firm as an intern as she finished her college career at Creighton University. Cassandra worked diligently through her senior year at The Firm doing day to day office task and exceeded all expectations. Once she was on the verge of graduating, The Firm knew they couldn’t let her go quite yet. The Firm decided to offer her a full-time position as Marketing and Media Director. She gladly accepted! Her drive for success and her hard work ethic has really benefited the team throughout this last year. She has helped assist Miss Sells through Buyer/Seller transactions and has worked alongside the entire team at The Firm to bring in new marketing ideas and has been willing to help with anything and everything she possible could.
The Firm is a full-service business brokerage facilitating mergers and acquisitions of cash-flowing businesses across multiple industries. If you are looking to sell your business, call for a free valuation and consultation.
For more information about The Firm Business Brokerage, call them at (402) 998-5288
Wohlner's Grocery Sold
The Firm Business Brokerage announces the successful transition of Wohlner's Grocery Store into new owner's hands. After just a short time listed, The Firm received an offer on this great business. Throughout Due Diligence, The Firm helped both the Buyer and Seller understand the process and assist in gathering information as needed. The Firm also helped with the process of a Liquor License Application and gladly met with the Buyer and Seller as many times as needed to make sure both were comfortable with the sale.
The Firm is happy to see the Buyer in this business and wishes the Buyer the best of luck with this new adventure~
15 days listed - Offer Submitted & Accepted~
The Firm Business Brokerage is proud to announce the closing of yet another business today. The Firm had a business listed for just a short 15 days before getting a full offer accepted. As soon as the offer was placed The Firm got busy working on Due Diligence to get the business to the closing table. After just short of 60 days from listing the business it has been placed into new Owners' hands. The new owners took over at 9 AM this morning ~ Congrats to both the Buyers and Seller - it was a pleasure working with you all.
If you are looking to Buy or Sell - give The Firm a call ~ 402.998.5288
6 DEALS IN A MONTH~
The Firm Business Brokerage
is seeing a busy month ahead. There are 6 deals that have closing dates set in November. A wide variety to say the least... The deals we are closing are the following:
- Multi-Location Creamery
- Medical Home Healthcare Company
- Large Retail Grocery Store
- 800+ Member Gym
- An Academy for Children
- Commercial Tools Manufacturing Distribution Company
None of these businesses were listed for more than 2 months time at our brokerage!!! There seems to be no stopping the team at The Firm; as we are constantly helping Sellers transition and assisting Buyers in finding the right business!
"By the 2nd Week in October, deal numbers are 3X bigger than usual"!!!
Post Labor Day BOOM.
Monday September 3rd was Labor Day and that means two things:
the end of summer and the beginning of the busiest period for the PE industry.
It's time for the inevitable post-Labor Day boom. Although everyone knows it
exists, we decided to try to quantify the boom. How much does deal activity
actually pick up after Labor Day?
To investigate, we dove into the data from 2011. We looked at deal
activity on AxialMarket a month before and two months after the holiday. The
rumors are confirmed - the number of deals brought to market the week after
Labor Day increased 20% compared to the week before. The second week back saw
dealflow increase another 47%. By the second week in October, the weekly deal
number (and presumably your workload) was nearly 3x larger than any week in
Looks like a busy couple of months ahead - hope you're well rested.
Compliments of AxialMarket, 2012
6 deals in Pending at The Firm
The Firm Business Brokerage has 6 deals currently in pending to close! Good news is though is even though 6 deals are off the market; we have a handful of new listings waiting for you to review~ Check out the listings and give The Firm a call if you are looking to start the process of owning your own successful business!
7 in 7
Yes, that is right - 7 new listings in just 7 days! The Firm Business Brokerage has been one busy office. Within the last 7 days, 7 separate business owners have came in and liked what they heard from our Managing Partner Cortney Sells or another Broker within The Firm - and have decided to list their successful business with us. The team has been extremely busy with making sure Confidential Business Reviews are completed and the Sellers know exactly what to expect from the team throughout the entire process. If you are looking to sell - give The Firm Business Brokerage a call 402.998.5288 ~ We are waiting to assist you...
Daycare listed and sold all within 55 days!
On June 1st, an at the time Owner of a Montessori School walked into The Firm Business Brokerage's office and set down to listen to how The Firm would help her sell her successful business. Cortney Sells began discussing with the owner how her business would be marketed and how it would be showcased to qualified buyers. The Seller liked what she heard and listed that day! Within 24 hours a Certified Business Review was created and sent to her for corrections - once it was all approved it was privately placed with Buyers looking for this type of business. It was placed on all of our websites within the next 24 hours and just like that there were calls and emails coming in from new Buyers wanting additional information. Once the Buyers were qualified and had submitted their Confidentiality Agreement - information was sent their way and meetings were set up. A particular Buyer came in liked what he heard, set up a "secret shop" the next day and followed the "secret shop" up with an Offer. Within less than 24 hours a Buyer came in, looked at the facility, and placed an offer. The offer was accepted by the Seller and they were both on their way to due diligence. Shortly after the funding, legal, and contingencies were done the Buyer and Seller were ready to close! Just last Wednesday the business switched hands and training began. Good Luck to Jeff and Indy on their upcoming fall enrollment!
Nearly a 2 million dollar company sold in less than 90 days
The Firm Business Brokerage brought on an IT Business just a few weeks ago ~ within a span of 48 hours, a Certified Business Review was created by the team and the business was put on the market using 14 different websites, private placement to qualified Buyers, and a generic summary was blasted out to potential Buyers. Within just days of listing the IT Business there were over a 100 different Buyers wanting information regarding the company. After making sure the Buyers were qualified the information was sent to them and meeting were made for them to come in and meet with our Managing Partner Cortney Sells to discuss the business and the process of purchasing a business. Multiple Buyers were interested in the business and they were told to make moves fast for The Firm Business Brokerage knew that this business would not be on the market for long! Different Buyers placed offers and finally one was accepted and due diligence began! Buyers came in left and right while the business was in pending and finally after last Thursday the business has been sold and successfully placed into the hands of a new Owner. The Firm Business Brokerage would like to thank all parties involved throughout the entire process ~ and cannot wait for the next listing to surface!
Nominated Best Dressed Woman of 2012 - Cortney Sells
Our very own Cortney Sells has been nominated for Strictly Business's Best Dressed! Strictly Business Magazine does this competition each year to find the city’s best dressed business women and men. Six businesspeople (three men and three women) have been chosen as 2012’s Best Dressed of your area. Those who have been chosen will be featured on Strictly Business's front cover as well as honored at their annual Best Dressed Soiree which is to be held on September 21st in Omaha at the Scottish Rite.
Check it out and vote Cortney Sells~
Cortney Sells can really SELL!
All within just a month - 2 businesses were listed (a
restaurant and a daycare) through The Firm Business Brokerage and now BOTH
listings are in pending status with closing dates set! Cortney Sells told both
Sellers that she could get the deal done and that is exactly what her and her
team did. The team received the information from the Sellers and within just 24
hours had a Certified Business Review created and the generic listing was on
all 14 websites for interested Buyers to get a sneak peak. It wasn't long after
the information had surfaced that The Firm received calls and emails regarding
the listings. Appointments were set up and the interested Buyers came to the
office to meet with Cortney. Secret shops were done and offers were in place
just hours after~ Cortney and her team have the drive to make any Seller happy
-- interested in selling give us a call 402.998.5288
Another Successful Closing~
at The Firm Business Brokerage, are happy to announce yet another successful
closing! We received this bustling West Omaha California Cafe only one month
ago but with hard work and a great team effort, we have already
successfully wrapped up and sealed the deal on this turn-key business! Almost immediately
after posting this cafe on The Firm’s website, we had an interested Buyer.
After sending the Cafe’s information and answering this Buyer’s questions, an
offer was placed and our Seller accepted! Cortney and her staff would like to
extend our thanks to all parties involved for making this deal happen in such a
short time! We look forward to the holiday week ahead and are excited for what
the month of July will bring!
BUSY BUSY BUSY
It has been another busy beginning of the month here at The Firm Business Brokerage! Had a great closing on Monday the 4th and will be ending next week with another 2 closings. Within these last 7 days of June - there have been new businesses listed (check them out if you haven't already)! The team plans on keeping the month of June just as busy as it has been within just a week. With the team expanding and new faces -- nothing is impossible for The Firm Business Brokerage.
Want to add to us being busy - give us a call if you are looking to buy or sell -- we are here to help!
Our very own graduates from Creighton University
Our very own Cassandra Powers has graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor's of Art in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. Cassandra has been at Creighton for all 4 years of her undergraduate career, she has been active in many extracurricular activities while in college such as volunteering and Greek life. Not only has she been busy with living her college years and clubs she remained a part of but she has been working at The Firm since mid-February and has done a phenomenal job thus far. We knew we couldn't let her leave quite yet so we have offered her a full-time position as Marketing and Media Director. She gladly accepted! Her drive for success and her hard work ethic has really benefited the team throughout the last 3 months and we can only assume it will only help us more since she will be here more hours during the week. The team congratulates her and her family for her successful years at Creighton and extends her thanks for all her hard-work and cannot wait to see what else she can do with more hours in the office!
We have new interns from Creighton starting this week that will do the jobs Cassandra once fulfilled. We are excited for the team to grow and to see new young professionals at work this summer!
Happy Clients make The Firm Happy
I had the luck of finding one of The Firm's listings which put me in touch with Cortney and her team. The Firm's approach was extremely unique and refreshing for a first time business owner. I found each employee knowledgeable, helpful and courteous. Cortney help me find the right business to suit my needs as a buyer and owner. She paired us with the ideal company and ushered me through the entire process. I had assistance with prospecting, financial, legal and closing on my perfect opportunity. I am not only impressed it took four weeks, but I can admit I could not have made my goal to be a small business owner without her expertise, contacts and action.
Stephanie and Shane Bryan, New Business Owners
3-3-3...The Firm closes large glass manufacturing company in less than 40 days!!
On April 13th, 2012 The Firm closed another turn-key company. The Seller, Melissa D., was referred to Managing Partner, Cortney Sells literally 3 times. First by her CPA, then by a family member who is in Real Estate, and sealing the deal-- Melissa's commercial Banker referred our firm!
After just a short 3 weeks of listing with The Firm Business Brokerage, we provided quality Buyers with offers for Melissa to select from. Upon meeting Shane and Stephanie, we were set to close.
After another 3 weeks, the deal was closed! Within less than 45 days of this business listing with us~ there was an offer given and then the business was purchased in full!! The Firm helped plan meet & greets with the new buyers and employees. The Firm personally shopped the deal to 4 different banks. And also helped the Buyers find an Attorney and Banker. Everyone that was involved with the selling and purchasing of this fantastic business were satisfied and happy with the outcome. Cortney Sells and the team would like to thank all parties that were involved to make this deal happen in such a short time! The Firm is currently in pre-pending with a 4 other businesses and hope to close them soon!
The Firm now lists 3 new daycare facilities in the Omaha area!
The Firm brings in 3 brand new daycare listings for the Omaha area! All three listings are in wonderful locations and have major benefits and development for potential buyers. The three locations range from different sizes and expansion/growth options. Please feel free to check them out on our listing page. Want more information from there? Contact our office at 402.998.5288!
THE FIRM GOES INTERNATIONAL!!
The Firm Business Brokerage has expanded our repertoire of cash flowing companies to include a multi-million dollar listing from our Canadian neighbors to the north! This listing has nearly 30 years of profitable history~ Please check our website soon for forthcoming details. Or please contact us at 402.998.5288 to learn about any of our other opportunities!!
The Firm is the "Best Of 2012"!
Firm Business Brokerage is being honored by Omaha B2B Magazine, for winning
their 2012 “best of” award in the Business Broker/Appraiser category! The Firm
is especially proud of this particular accolade because it is derived directly
from our clients and supporters in the Omaha business community, who voted us
in over our competitors - who held the award for six years running. We appreciate
this affirmation that our hard work and dedication to Buyer and Seller
satisfaction has registered with those who hold an opinion on such things. We
pledge to sustain and nurture this commitment for all of our past, present, and
future clients. Thank you, Omaha!
Meet Our Intern, Ms. Cassandra Powers!
The Firm is proud to announce our participation in Creighton University's internship program, and to welcome our very first intern, Cassandra Powers! Cassandra is currently a senior at
Creighton University and will graduate in May with a B.S. in Organizational and
Interpersonal Communications. She will play a supportive role in all of our operations, with a special focus on innovating new marketing avenues. We are delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the professional development of this fine young lady, whose ultimate career goal is to practice business law. Cassandra is already making important contributions around the office, and we are all delighted to reap the mutual benefits of this partnership!
We're Looking for an Intern!
Do you know a bright young person who is interested in business? Pass it on - The Firm is looking to take on an intern!
The position is PAID, and we are willing to work
with the student on the protocols necessary to ensure that she receives
course credit in accordance with her school's requirements. As we were students once ourselves and value the primary importance of
education, we are very flexible as to scheduling – we would like the intern to
put in 10-20 hours per week, over 2-4 days. Our
student-intern will gain invaluable experience in client relations and
professional interactions, the brokering process, direct and mass marketing,
financing, closing transactions, and office procedures. We would welcome her to
sit in on team meetings and consultations with our clients, and are more than
willing to engage in meaningful exchange and mentoring regarding her progress
and any questions she may have.
are looking for a sharp, ambitious person who is both a team player and willing
and able to work independently. It is imperative that a candidate understand
and honor the duty of confidentiality we owe to our to our clients and is able
to conduct themselves in a businesslike manner. Both The Firm's Managing Partner and myself (Kendall Krajicek, Director of Communications) are relatively young women who are deeply
committed to the professional and personal development of talented young women.
For this reason, while we will certainly consider and accept any qualified
candidate, we would particularly like to encourage female students to intern
with us and be exposed to the still somewhat unique experience of female
leadership in the corporate environment. Give us a call or send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear to Our Hearts: the 2012 Heart Ball!
The Firm is looking forward to one of our favorite and most important social events of the year - the American Heart Association's "Heart of the Matter" Heart Ball! Last year, the Omaha Heart Ball raised over $500,000 to further heart health and treatment. Because this issue affects us, our families, our clients, and our communities, we are proud and excited to be in attendance at this black-tie event to celebrate the AHA's mission, volunteers, donors, and impact. Join us!
The Firm is HIRING!
Due to an influx of new listings and rapid expansion of our database of qualified, interested buyers, The Firm is pleased to announce that we are looking for new Team Members! Our needs require the creation of two new positions: a Data Entry Specialist and a Sales/Marketing Associate. Qualifications include relevant experience, professional demeanor, self-motivation, and the ability to reach out to and effectively communicate with all of our clients and potential clients. Interested individuals should e-mail or mail their resume to The Firm, Attn: Cortney Sells.
This is one of the largest
daycares and preschools, both in capacity and square footage in a Southwest Omaha community. Sarpy
County is the fastest growing in all
This whale of a program has the capacity to hold 99 children! Let children
explore in 4085 square feet of a beautifully decorated learning area. After
naptime the kiddos can run and jump in over 34,000 square feet of an Outdoor
Paradise! All of this while you can “play” with over $160,000 in cash flow.
There is room to grow this business, while impacting your bottom line!!
Influx of Exciting New Listings
Anyone shopping for a new
business venture this season will be pleased to know that The Firm has added nine
new listings in the past month! To our repertoire, we have added the following
cash-flowing companies: a display cabinet manufacturer, a boutique gift shop, a
downtown parking garage, a popular West Omaha
bar, a cabinetry company, a high-powered gym, a sub shop, and a sand volleyball
bar/grill/recreation center. This holiday, there's something for everyone at
My business relationship with Cortney
Sells and The Firm has produced results which are nothing short of outstanding.
She has sold two businesses for me in the last two months, one with the buyer
hailing all the way from Alaska!
For the other -under severe time constraints- Cortney went the extra mile and
held an open house which netted six great offers, giving us amazing
flexibility to choose the right buyer for us. I am so impressed with the
quality of The Firm’s work that I am purchasing a multi-million dollar dental
clinic through them. I am both reaping the benefits of what we’ve done so far
and looking forward to what the future holds for The Firm and I!
Andy Harpeneau, Seller and Buyer
Kendall Krajicek Joins The Firm!
Krajicek, J.D. has
joined The Firm as Director of Public Relations and Drafting. Ms. Krajicek is a
graduate of Arizona
and the University of Alabama School of Law. She will apply her expertise,
creativity, and composition skills to putting together business reviews to
showcase the brokerage’s quality listings, as well as generating content for
The Firm’s many marketing avenues. We are glad to have her on board, and she is
enthused about producing the very best for our clients!
The Firm Launches Brand New, Proprietary Website!!!
After months of hard work The Firm launches their proprietary website! The developers and designers at incodeIT Solutions have been 2nd to none at the creation of TheFirmB2B.com
! This is not a typical, static website. The Firm now hosts the most highly sophisticated and efficient site for Business Brokering in any market. TheFirmB2B.com encompasses total confidentiality, security and yet has the ease for facilitating Buyers, Sellers, and all parties conducive to closing. The site integrates a mega center where due diligence can be done at the touch of your fingers. Please fill out the Buyer Application
to become a Platinum Client
; once approved you will be given a login name, password, and a Broker will be assigned personally to you. Your Broker will call you within 2 business days, where they will begin assisting you immediately. We look forward to our relationship with you.
Strictly Business Magazine and The Firm join forces in Best Dressed Omaha 2011
Strictly Business Magazine and The Firm join forces in Best Dressed Omaha 2011- The Firm is honored to be one of the corporate sponsors for this year's soiree!! Please visit website below for details on the red carpet event!
Strictly Business Soiree
Friday, September 30th, 2011
Scottish Rite Center located at 202 South 20th Street in Omaha
Doors open at 6:00pm for shopping and cocktails
Program starts at 7:30pm
The Firm Upgrades into a Gorgeous Office
The Firm has moved into their own, private- 1st class office! Stop in for a cup of coffee and have Jamicyn greet you in the marbled entry way, and take you through the hand crafted, build out and powerful design. We now can accommodate clients in our corporate conference center and dazzle them in our state of the art presentation room. The Firm is grateful to all of our clients that helped make it possible to graduate into such an exceptional space!! Please look for an e-vite to our open house at the end of the month~ We are looking forward to a fantastic 4th quarter. Please call us at 402.998.5288 to set up a time to come check out our new home. We are centrally located at 11550 W. Dodge Rd, Omaha NE 68154.
The Firm Celebrates a Large Closing of a Multi-Location Daycare!!!
Cortney Sells and her team met at the closing table of 1st State Bank today where they signed closing docs on a large, multi-location childcare business. The Firm has been the driving force between both Buyer and Seller since June. This acquisition came with many high hurdles; but with dedication and preservation The Firm earned a gold star. The excellence in being detail oriented is what completed this transaction! This was a significant accomplishment to all those involved~ Great Job to all !!
Miss Julie O'Brien Becomes The Firms newest Team Member
Miss Julie O’Brien is one of
The Firm's most charismatic team members. Given the name of “Jules” around the
office; Miss O'brien holds true to that title. Jules comes from a strong legal
background, working for years at the prestigious Sodoro & Sodoro Law Firm
as the president's Para Legal and Legal Assistant. Obrien’s strength in
ethnics, coupled with her knack for being extremely detail oriented, is exactly
why The Firm recruited her. Jules will represent a number of Sell Side Clients,
as well as, leading the analytics and research department. We are proud to call
Julie O'brien one of our own.
Another Closing at The Firm...all the way from Alaska!!
Managing Partner, Cortney Sells, has been working with Diana Weir of Anchorage, Alaska in the acquisition of The Green Apple. Miss Sells worked along-side of the client from start to finish, and went above and beyond in executing completion of the new business. She also became the Project Manager, where she directed demolition and reconstruction of Gretna's newest hometown eatery! "With me living 5,000 miles away, I was unable to be there through every step of my purchase. I'm thankful that my Broker, Cortney was so dependable and made sure she was there on my behalf through the entire process. She took a personal interest in both my business and my family!"
Please visit The Green Apple at TheGreenApple.com
The Firm Puts a 2.25MM Dental Clinic in Pending
Brokers at The Firm have all been pulling their weight to bring a 60+ year old dental practice into pending. After months of Buyer Shopping, through utilizing the proprietary marketing campaign; The Firm is proud to deliver a $2,250,000 Offer to Purchase to one the most well-respected dentists in town! The H.R. Department at The Firm has interviewed nearly 10 doctors and hired the 'best of the bunch' in early August. After several employee meetings with the staff, the entire practice looks forward to an open-armed welcome for the new owner! Due diligence is underway and Managing Partner, Cortney Sells, is working side-by-side with Foundation First Bank to make the October 2011 closing happen.
The Firm Lists a Radiology Clinic that Boasts a 3.5MM Purchase Price
In 2011, The Firm has had tremendous accomplishments in the medical M & A area. They have consulted for a denture clinic, listed a neurology practice, did an Exit Strategy Plan for a chiropractic office, put a dental practice in pending and now lands the listing for one of the top radiology clinics in the state! The Firm is currently in the analytical process of operations. They will then confidentially, take the clinic to market and through qualifying & quantifying, they will find a Buyer! If you would like more information on this listing please complete our Buyer Application.