What Sets Our Business Broker Service Apart?

At Murphy Business, we’ve worked hard to become the business broker service we are today. Over that past 25 years, we’ve become a leading name within the business brokerage category, and we’ve set ourselves apart in a number of ways.

For starters, we offer the high-touch relationships that distinguish local brokers. Unlike most larger brokerage firms, we specialize in Main Street business transactions. We take the time to understand what makes your business unique, as well as what makes it uniquely valuable.

At the same time, we’re one of the largest business brokerage networks in North America, giving our brokers the resources, systems, and reach of a larger brokerage firm. We offer access to certified valuation specialists, customized marketing materials for your business listing, access to national and international brokerage networks, and more.

And that’s just the start of what makes us unique as a business broker service…

The Unique Qualities of Our Business Broker Service

If you’ve sold or bought a business through Murphy Business before, you already know what makes us unique. But if you’re working with us for the very first time, here are five areas where we stand out from other brokerage service providers.

Our Commitment

We dedicate our professional lives to business brokerage.

Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of business brokers. On the one hand, you have brokers who treat business brokerage as a full-time vocation. On the other hand are brokers who approach their work as a second job or a kind of professional hobby.

Unsurprisingly, the best business brokers tend to fall within the first category. They’re more invested in their clients, they’re more experienced and knowledgeable, and they boast wider professional networks. Simply put, their more committed to their work — and it shows.

With Murphy Business, you never need to worry about working with a part-time business broker. Every single broker within the Murphy network is dedicated to business brokerage full-time. By choosing our business broker service, you’ll be working with a dedicated, full-time broker.

Our Experience

We boast 25 years of business brokerage experience.

Our business broker service was launched four decades ago by our founder, Roger Murphy. Since then, we’ve become one of North America’s leading names in the field of business brokerage services. We’ve earned this distinction in part by making our 25 years of experience available to every client.

Each of our brokers has a detailed knowledge of the brokerage industry. This is made possible by our rigorous broker selection process, as well as the robust training we require for all Murphy Business Brokers.

At the same time, we provide our brokers with direct access to industry experts. We maintain a network of veteran brokers for this purpose, allowing our brokers to quickly answer questions about practically any matter related to business sales and brokerage.

Our Reach

We can reach a wider and higher quality pool of business buyers.

Murphy Business started with a single office in Clearwater, Florida. Now, we operate in more than 35 states and Canada. This makes us one of the largest, most successful, and most recognized business brokerage networks in North America.

This gives us a level of reach that a typical business broker service cannot offer. We connect our clients with certified valuation specialists, provide referrals to local business services, and can help buyers find local financing.

More importantly, we have access to national and international listing networks. This allows our business broker service to market your business to a much wider pool of qualified buyers. As a national network, our brokers can collaborate on cross-market transactions, facilitating interstate and international sales.

Our Process

We use a proven system for business valuations, listings, and sales.

When you hire a business broker service, the first thing you should look for is a proven track record.

At Murphy Business, we not only offer the confidence of a proven track record. We also use a proven system for all of our business brokerage services. This system ensures a meticulous level of due diligence at each stage of the sales process: from your initial valuation to the listing of your business to the negotiation of sale.

We also offer robust marketing materials for business sellers. We’ll create a custom listing to attract potential buyers, plus a detailed offering package to entice qualified buyers to purchase.

Our Values

We approach our work with honesty, integrity, and ethical practices.

In searching for a business broker service, you may cross paths with inexperienced or untrustworthy brokers. Some may try to win your business by inflating the value of your business in their initial estimates. Others may misrepresent their level of experience or their track record with business sales.

At Murphy Business, we know the importance of honesty and integrity in a business broker service. Our company was founded on rigorous ethical standards, and we hold our brokers to these standards above all else.

By working with a Murphy Business Broker, you can rest assured in the honesty of our advice and the integrity of our values. We maintain an extraordinary level of professionalism and discretion, and we’re committed to making each sale work for all parties involved.

Connect with your local Murphy Business broker service and request a free consultation by calling (727) 725-7090 today!

The Advantages of Selling with Small Business Brokers

When you’re selling a business, finding the right business broker will save a lot of time and stress. More importantly, it will improve the actual chances of selling your business, and it can help increase the value of your sale. So, you want to make sure that your broker understands what it takes to sell your business. For most small business owners, that means choosing a small business broker.

What constitutes a small business? The Small Business Administration is the best place to reference for details, but typically a company with less than 250 employees is considered a small business. While the definition does vary by industry, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council found that of all US firms, 99.7% or 28 million are considered small businesses.

Small business brokers are brokers who specialize in selling smaller. These brokers tend to work directly with independent business owners, rather than working as part of a larger, multi-touchpoint team. They also tend to be locally based, focusing on sales within a particular market.

This makes them uniquely valuable to small business owners in a number of ways, both before and during the business sales process.

Why Sell with a Small Business Broker?

If you’re selling a small business, it simply makes sense to hire a broker who specializes in small business sales.

First and foremost, they’ll understand how to sell a small business better than a broker who’s focused on mid-size companies. The best small business brokers have chosen to focus on Main Street business sales because they’re passionate about working with Main Street business owners.

As a result, they’ve built a unique skill set for valuating and selling small businesses. At the same time, they understand the small business market better than most other brokers. They also possess detailed understanding of how different small businesses operate, and how different business structures impact the value of a business listing.

Working with a small business broker also comes with additional benefits. For example…

High-Touch Relationships

With small business brokers, one of the biggest advantages is the high-touch nature of their client relationships.

With larger brokerage firms, you’re typically looking at one of two options. Some of these firms specifically target larger businesses. They might accept small business listings, but they don’t invest a lot of time in smaller clients. Then you have larger firms that target smaller businesses, but who churn out listings via an assembly-line-style process.

In neither case will you build the kind of relationship you want with a business broker.

Instead, you want a broker who works specifically with small business owners and who treats each business and listing as a unique project. This kind of broker will take the time to understand the ins and outs of your business, what’s contributing to or detracting from its value, and how to make it saleable.

Professional References

The vast majority of business brokers are locally based, serving sellers within a specific metro area or regional market. Over time, they develop relationships with other local providers of professional services, including valuation specialists, attorneys and paralegals, real estate brokers, and loan officers.

These relationships can prove valuable to small business owners preparing to sell a business. Most sellers have never gone through the process of selling a business, so they don’t know which kinds of services they need or who to trust with these services.

A small business broker with a strong reputation and track record can refer you to other professionals who provide the services you need. Keep in mind that, typically, a broker only makes money if they successfully sell your business, and the money they make is contingent on the value of that sale. So, it’s in a broker’s best interests to connect you with the services you need to make your business more saleable and valuable.

Best of all, brokers who work with small business owners tend to develop referral networks with similar professionals. That means referring you to other professional services providers who specialize in working with small businesses like yours.

Local Expertise

A local business broker isn’t just a great source for referrals. They’re also a great source for information and insights about your local market.

This level of expertise can prove valuable in many different ways. If there are state or local regulations that could complicate the sale of your business, a great broker will not only alert you to these regulations but will also help you navigate them. If you find the perfect buyer but they’re looking for local financing, your broker will know where to direct them.

At the same time, a local small business broker will know how to market your city or region. Many business buyers are looking to not only find a great business, but also a great place to live. A great local business broker will know which types of buyers are attracted to your area, which qualities about your area attract them, and how to market your listing to these buyers.

Finding Small Business Brokers Near You

While selling with a small business broker has lots of advantages, that’s only the case if you find the right broker. If you choose an unreliable, inexperienced, or otherwise low-quality broker, you won’t enjoy these benefits.

Our suggestion? Start by contacting your nearest Murphy Business brokerage office. We have decades of experience working with small business owners. Additionally, each of our brokers offers the kind of local expertise you need in a small business transaction.

While we offer all the benefits that you’d expect from small business brokers, we also offer the perks of a larger brokerage network. Our brokers use a proven system for assessing, valuating, and listing small businesses for sale. We also have access to national and international brokerage networks. This allows us to reach a much larger pool of qualified buyers compared to your typical independent broker.

Looking for small business brokers in your area? Call (727) 725-7090 today and connect with your local Murphy Business Broker!