For ten years, Robert and Doug have been providing business brokerage services to privately held businesses. From independent startups to established firms to franchises, representing buyers and sellers has proved an education in itself. Robert and Doug will share their expertise and experiences in this complex process of a finding a buyer and completing a sale.
For almost all sellers, their small business is their retirement which means the sale of their business will be their largest financial transaction in their lifetime. It is too important not to use an experienced team of professionals for this event. Almost every business owner thinks their business is worth $1M but is it really? Talking to an experienced professional a few years in advance can help maximize sales value and finding a true market price for the business so that it can be successfully sold. Tune in to Biz Broker Talk, live every Tuesday at 4 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Robert Howells and Doug Scheiding both have the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from International Business Brokers Association and Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) designation from the National Equipment and Business Builders Institute (NEBB). Robert and Doug purchased and opened the San Antonio business brokerage in 2004 to serve privately held business owners in the sale of their business. The business provides confidential business transactions to the Main Street, privately held businesses. They have been involved in over 200 business transactions. The business also provides targeted searches for corporate buyer representation, prepares business valuations, and certified machinery and equipment appraisals.
Robert's transactions have been in a number of industries with focus with in manufacturing, distribution, and insurance agencies. He also provides targeted buyer searches for companies. Previous to the business brokerage industry, Robert owned two businesses and worked at LexisNexis providing corporate due diligence solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Industrial Distribution.
Doug has been involved in a variety of business transactions from healthcare, staffing, printing, manufacturing, and is also trained as a franchise origination consultant. Prior to starting the brokerage firm, Doug was a part owner of three different small businesses involved in computer simulation consulting responsible for operational management and bottom line profit and loss. Doug still holds his Professional Engineer (P.E.) designation in the state of Texas. He graduated from Texas A and M University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.