It is with great pleasure that Main Ascent welcomes Divo Catozzo to our Business Brokerage & Advisory Team.
Divo joins Main Ascent after a decorated career of accelerating growth at large and mid-sized companies in the United States, Asia Pacific and Europe. His most recent project was a turnaround that he sold successfully in 2018. Divo is grateful for the opportunity to help other entrepreneurs get the most from their business as they look to transition to the next chapter of their story.
He joins us with vast experience on the Buy/Sell side as well as on the Advisory side of the business and will be a great addition to the Main Ascent Team of highly experienced Business Brokers and Advisors. We invite you to connect with Divo and learn more about how he can help you make your next chapter the best one yet!
Are you curious what your business is worth? Do you want to know where to focus your energies to optimize the value of your business?
Take this brief survey and we will provide you with a complimentary valuation with insights on how you can grow the value going forward. Whether you are planning to sell soon or years from now, we will give you insights from the market that will help you better understand:
- What your business is worth
- What key value drivers have the greatest impact on the business valuation
- What you can do to maximize your return on this all important investment
Each day you are making decisions that impact your future and these insights can help get the most from your business. Click here to take the Value Builder Survey.Read More
In order to sell one’s business using the services of a business broker, a listing agreement is almost always required.
For the owner of the business, signing the agreement legally authorizes the sale of the business. This simple act of signing represents the end of ownership. For some business owners, it means heading into uncharted territory after the business is sold. For many it also signifies the end of a dream. The business owner may have started the business from scratch and/or taken it to the next level. A little of the business owner may always be in that business. The business, in many cases, has been like a part of the family.
For buyers, the signed listing agreement is the beginning of a dream, an opportunity for independence and the start of business ownership. The buyer looks at the business as the next phase in his or her life. Pride of ownership builds.
So, that simple piece of paper – the listing agreement – is the bridge for both the seller and the buyer. The business broker looks at that piece of paper through the eyes of both the buyer and the seller, working to help both parties progress through the business transaction process into the new phase of their lives.Read More
A professional business broker can be helpful in many ways. They can provide you with a selection of different and, in many cases, unique businesses, including many that you would not be able to find on your own. Approximately 90 percent of those who buy businesses end up with something completely different from the business that they first inquired about.
Business brokers are also an excellent source of information about small business and the business buying process. They are familiar with the market and can advise you about trends, pricing and what is happening locally. Your business broker will handle all of the details of the business sale and will do everything possible to guide you in the right direction, including, if necessary, consulting other professionals who may be able to assist you.
Your local professional business broker is the best person to talk to about your business needs and requirements.Read More
If you have made the decision to sell your business, the wisest first move is to contact a qualified business broker professional, who can . . .
- Advise you on pricing and structuring the sale of your business.
- Prepare the marketing strategy, using professional resources.
- Determine the right buyer for your particular business.
- Educate buyers in the business-buying process.
- Keep you informed about market reaction.
- Present offers and point out strengths and weaknesses.
When it comes time to sell, one of the best decisions a business owner can make is to continue managing his or her business efficiently (and profitably), while depending on the services of a business broker to forge the steps of the sale. The business broker professional is an invaluable advisor during the entire process, offering both objectivity and negotiation skills honed through years of experience in the buying and selling of businesses.Read More