Client Testimonial #1

 “I have a lot of confidence in her abilities.  She understands the owner’s side of the business and represents him well.  She also helps the buyer get financing….”

For over 17 years, I owned a contract office furniture business which sells furniture to large corporations. I was approaching my mid 60’s and decided it was time to do something else.
I had met Sheila a couple years before and we discussed the possibility of my selling the business in the future.  I was impressed with her right from the start.  She is very organized, knowledgeable and on top of things.  So when I was ready to sell, she was the first one I called.

Sheila has a plan of exactly what to do to market your business.  She knows what questions to ask and how to ask them. She understands business.   Her personality is very strong.  She is persistent and stays on top of things.  She is very easy to deal with…very friendly and cordial.  She has a lot of bright, helpful suggestions.  She really makes it easy to do business with her.

I have a lot of confidence in her abilities.  She understands the owner’s side of the business and represents him well.  She also helps the buyer get financing.  She has a lot of contacts in the banking business. She knows how the SBA process works as well as the application and approval process through the banks.  I thought she helped the buyer tremendously. She spent as much time in the second half of the transaction helping him get bank financing as she did in preparing the initial marketing and financial analysis of my business to find qualified buyers.

Sheila exceeded my expectations with the way she is so organized when gathering the data about my company.  I had it all outlined in my mind what I wanted to provide to her.  And she asked me for every item I thought she would need before I mentioned them to her!  That was impressive to me.  She also exceeded my expectations in the actual marketing of my business to buyers.  We received 30 very qualified responses and that surprised me in a good way!
Buying or selling a business can be a ‘sticky’ business and has the potential to be very unpleasant at times. The biggest benefit to me was how enjoyable the process was in selling my business.  Sheila knows what she is doing, how to do it and follows up on everything.   It just made things go smoothly.

We were successful in finding the type of buyer I wanted and concluded the sale.  The buyer was financially qualified and had the right business experience and the right personality to fit into the current structure of my business.  In total, working with Sheila to sell my business was a very pleasant experience. She has a great process.  Selling my business wasn’t stressful at all.    I definitely recommend Sheila to anyone buying or selling a business.  She makes the process as painless as possible.”

Richard Ogle – former owner of Office Environment Company