Testimonials from recent Sellers of Small Businesses
Testimonial 2016 , Sale of Battery World Capalaba
Adrian Coyne, from Sell Your Business ASAP, contacted me with the offer to sell our Capalaba Business, namely Battery World. True to his word, within 2 days, we were in conversation with an interested buyer. I was impressed with the manner Adrian handled the sale, acting on behalf of both seller and buyer. His professionalism was beyond reproach, analysing the business, so both parties were well informed, as to the quality of the investment. Adrian took the time to truly understand the needs of all concerned parties and was open and completely honest with all. Adrian followed through every stage of the sale and ensured, again, ease of settlement for all concerned. Battery World Australia Senior Management expressed, to me, they were impressed with his assistance in ensuring he presented the quality buyers they required and as a result would recommend his services to any future buyers. I believe in the saying “ A good Sale is when all parties are happy”, Adrian’s due care and attention truly followed that belief.
Testimonial Vendor of D & K Door Company
A good strategy, a good experience and a good outcome:
When the time came in late 2015 to sell my 37 year old Garage Door Business I thought that the process would be simple, I looked in the Saturday paper to compare the market and to my surprise there was little on offer. Never having had to sell a business before, I was told that at times this would be a stressful and long procedure.
At this time I realised that to achieve my desired outcome I would need to engage the services of an experienced Business Broker. I did some research before I found Adrian Coyne; I would have to say how very fortunate I was to have him helping me with this final stage before retirement. We were of similar age and life experiences so his level of understanding of my business was brilliant and he listened to my ideas and input. I felt that we developed a good bond and understanding each other’s thoughts was easy.
Although a quick sale was my agenda, Adrian in conjunction with my Accountant suggested that we needed to plan and fine tune my business to enhance the opportunity before we went to the market at 30th June 2016. It soon became obvious by the level of information Adrian was requesting from myself and my main suppliers in a confidential manner that familiarisation and preparation was more important to him than making a quick dollar.
I also gave him quite a challenge because I insisted on two things; that it does not become common knowledge that I was selling so he was not able to use the term Garage Doors in his advertising. I also insisted that there was no email correspondence to the Business so this required numerous AHS meetings to keep me abreast of the progress. Adrian took over a lot of the process, qualified a number of suitable buyers and facilitated inspections in a professional manner. The clarity and conciseness of proceedings, the efficiency with which he always responded to my phone calls and his attention to detail extended to proofing Contractual and Lease documentation has made this whole process so much easier for me.
Our buyer was actually living in Darwin when negotiations started so maintaining the sale process long distance must have taken a lot of detailed communication to complete the sale.
I must say that overall it was a good strategy, a good experience and a good outcome!
I would not hesitate to recommend Adrian’s services to anyone, and I wish the Buyers every success in the future.
From Vendors of TyresPlus Nundah. Caleb Sos, Sofora Enterprises Pty Ltd
To whom it may concern
When I recently decided to sell our TyresPlus Store at Nundah I had a short list of well-known and respected Business Brokers. I chose to use Adrian Coyne from Business Brokers Network because he had a vast industry experience gained from operating his own Tyre Service and confidence gained from successfully selling many like small businesses. Adrian explained the BBN were a co-operative body with low overheads which reflected in their affordable Professional Fee charge.
I was unsure of what to expect from any agency but he promised quite a lot. Adrian’s marketing campaign attracted many enquires and his 49 page Information Memorandum contained all the relevant facts to maintain the interest of three serious Buyers. Due to some complexities beyond our control negotiations and settlement took a couple of months. Thanks to Adrian, approval of the Buyer, and due diligence was managed with little fuss and he readily put himself in the firing line when any misunderstandings occurred between myself, professional advisors, the Landlord and the buyers. He would follow through was excellent, and he did exactly what he said he would.
It’s a breath of fresh air (and very rare) to find an advisor today who does exactly what they say they will do and take the time to explain and settle fears that the process was still progressing. Not only that, he successfully negotiated for 98% of the listed sale price! Settlement took place in January 2014 and we could not be happier with the way everything turned out.
“I highly recommend Business Brokers Network. In my dealings with Adrian, I was extremely impressed with his level of service, commitment and unquestionable dedication to the successful sale of my business.
Sale of Tyrepower Slacks Creek
We would like to take the opportunity to express our thanks to Adrian for his tremendous efforts and result in selling our Tyrepower business. Adrian was very helpful and professional from beginning to end, his experience and knowledge of the tyre industry is second to none and that gave both us and the buyer a lot of confidence, we would recommend Adrian to any seller.
Tyrepower Slacks Creek – 2011
Quickfit Tyres Maroochydore.
Sale of JaxQuickfit Tyres Sunshine Coast
From: April Harwood [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 21 June 2007 11:38 AM
To: ‘Adrian Coyne’
Subject: Thank you for selling our small business.
This note is just to say thanks, Adrian, for the commitment you gave to us in selling our business and the speed in which the whole process happened. Your personal professionalism and systematic company approach to listings and pin pointing the perfect buyer for us was tremendous. We appreciated the time you took to grow to understand our store, advice towards valuing our business and the information you collected and presented in the final Marketing Proposal was tremendous. Eg marketed at $435k and sold for $435k.
You are aware that when we were initially looking for a broker, we placed a great deal of importance on using someone locally. Obviously our perception was that buyers wanting a business in our area would think regionally – however you proved to us that with the age of the internet there is no such thing as geographical boundaries and that electronic listings certainly cast a wider net and attract a more serious buyer.
Should you require a recommendation for a future client, I would be happy to endorse you and your office to handle their requirements. You truly possess a great asset in having owned and sold your own businesses in the past – and this comes out in the way you do business today. Congratulations to you on a job well done and again thanks.
From the Purchaser of small businesses; G & L Motor Repairs
From: G & L Motor Repairs [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:22 AM To: adrian
To Whom It May Concern:
My sons and I recently purchased a Mechanical Work Shop through Mr Adrian Coyne of Business Sales Australia.
I was extremely impressed with the professional manner in which the negotiating and selling process was handled by Mr Coyne. We found Mr Coyne to be very fair and honest in his dealings with ourselves and the seller. He offered suggestions and alternatives for us to consider and did not push us into the sale at any time.
He made what would normally be a stressful experience a more pleasant one. He also over the last 4 weeks been in contact with us as a follow up to make sure everything was running smoothly.
If you are considering purchasing or selling a Business, I can highly recommend Mr Coyne. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the writer on 07 – 32779080 or
04 – 30544400.
There are many other owners of small business that I have helped achieve their career goals, Contact Adrian Coyne to discuss your expectations now.