Steve Dawkins, Broker
prosper.ca business brokerage services
Here's why I should be one* of the Realtors you research and interview for what will very likely be one of the closest, most important collaborations of your entreprenerial career:
Unedited testimonial: "Dear Steve: We want to thank you for all the help in selling our property and business. From the moment you took over the listing we felt assured, and right to the final part of the sale you always had our backs. You handled every aspect with care, from the marketing, answering questions, to the many details along the way your advice and knowledge was right on. Selling a property and a business is a very hard thing to do, but you Steve guided us through some very tough waters with the intelligence and professionalism that few can achieve. We highly recommend Steve Dawkins." Don M. & Lorrie H.
If that element of my pitch here does what I intended, you will likely (51%+ odds) respond affirmatively to this invitation to email me, so we can arrange a time for a brief (15 minutes) initial call (via phone or zoom) to talk about your going-concern business, and your goals related to its sale, and preferred/required timeline.
That preliminary conversation will give both of us a good idea of whether it's something - this potential collaboration, from my perspective - to further explore.
The options for how we might configure my mandate and compensate me for my role (ie: is business is to be listed, and if so, how would commission be structured & shared with a Buyer brokerage/Realtor?, or some form of dynamically-adjusted consultancy engagement be a better schedule set as many days/weeks in advance as possible, with contracted payments on a 'per diem' basis (note: such are invoiced by and paid to my brokerage.)
I suppose I could write-on-and-on here about my particular methodology of seeking-out the right buyer, and ultimately the best deal - the deal that maximizing the net benefits** before a first-pitch, regardless of whether it takes the form of an exlusive or mls listing, a private lunch I/we schedule with a strategic investor, or something/way/method particular to your industry, culture or geographic location.
But it would be so qualified by repeated, "depending on the pariculars of your situation," as to be practically useless.
The process of successfully selling one's enterprise can be long and often arduous endeavour. It will not always - if at any point - be a fun journey, as I stray dangerously close to sappy, but it can be (and I believe it should be, and that you deserve it to be) a fitting success and rewarding both financially and in terms of personal fulfillment, an appropos Finalé to and of your career.
But for that to happen, you must quite literally congrue a wide array of factors and considerations into a coherent, cogent solution to a very challenging goal - and that's where a close collaboration with a Business Broker, your co-champion or 1st Officer on the Sale-of-Your-Business voyage, whether it ends up being me or someone else.
As notioned above, I'll look forward to the 51%+ chance of reading your email soon.
In any event, thank you for your interest & for dropping by prosper.ca
One of several individuals (or teams) you short-list based on a concerted and methodical online research probe/project. This is obviously far too important and integral a positon NOT to be very deliberate and diligentwhen recruiting/vetting, and interviewing/meeting again before making a decision as to who to retain, and on/for what basis/mandate.
SALE Price is almost always the alpha consideration - or at least an element thereof - used when expressing/quantifying what it is that we're trying to 'maximize,' but accounting, tax, legal and myriad other factors are also going to be baked into the 'cake' that is the sale of your business. Moreover, you will quickly discover that virually all propsective Buyer's will have their own pre-dispositions, issues and interests in mind, too.
Steve Dawkins was President and Marketing Director of the olde Hide House in Acton from 1985 through 2002, driving 20-fold business growth during that period. He was also co-founder and Marketing Director of Acton's Blue Springs Golf Club (sold to ClubLink in the early 1990's) and Marketing Director of the surrounding Blue Springs Estates, headed by his brother, David W. Dawkins, and comprised of the Turtle Lake & Trillium enclaves of executive homes.
A University of Guelph alumnus and youngest-ever inductee into the Halton Region Business Hall of Fame, he is also an Award-Winning advertising copywriter and creative director. Dawkins is a founding partner of Brand Technology. Based at Tally-Ho Landing on Georgian Bay just North of Parry Sound, the firm's SeeHear! Customer R&D® process primarily serves the commercial construction industry with clients in North America, Europe and Asia.
Now a Broker with the RE/MAX Real Estate Centre brokerage - Canada's largest RE/MAX franchise with 17 offices and 950+ Realtors - Dawkins is based at the firm's Guelph South office, 1499 Gordon Street. He's also a former vice-chair of the Centre Wellington Economic Development Task Force. Steve lives in the Studio @ Metalworks in downtown Guelph with his wife & business partner, Maria, and their very sweet but poorly-trained old cockapoo, Rambo.
Office: 519-837-1300 Direct: 519-827-8434 Toll-Free: 1-855-95-REMAX Email: firstname.lastname@example.org