Successfully assisting Michigan business owners in selling their businesses since 2007. You can find my complete list of available businesses, along with those of my firm, Praxis Business Brokers by clicking below.

Steve Kandt

Decade+ assisting business sellers and buyers through the challenges of business sales and acquisitions.

I am a business broker primarily providing sell side representation and brokerage services to business owners wanting to exit their business so they can successfully transition to the next phase of their lives. I also perform consulting services for those looking to buy a business, and business owners that may need a valuation but don't need full-blown representation and brokerage services.

I've assisted numerous business owners in successfully valuing and selling their companies. My closed deals  include manufacturing firms, wholesale and distribution companies, retail, and franchise resales. I have extensive experience selling B2B and B2C service companies with specialties in information technology and business software.

Prior to entering the business brokerage world, I founded a computer software development and consulting services company featuring enterprise work force management and scheduling software. The company’s clients consisted of Fortune 1000 companies and large financial service businesses. At its peak, the company had annual sales exceeding $6 million. I acquired experience in business valuations, mergers, and acquisitions during my tenure as I oversaw the acquisition of two complementary businesses and the eventual sale of the entire company.

My approach to negotiation is to find areas of agreement between buyer and seller and build upon them to reach a beneficial arrangement for all stakeholders.




Selling Your Business


Sell Side Consulting


Buy Side Consulting


I have come to believe the Praxis' sale of a business isn't just finding a buyer and working through the process but it is a counseling service. There is so much emotion involved in selling a business that has been all consuming for so long that it is hard to keep focused on the target which is selling to a competent buyer for the best price possible. Steve really was the team leader that helped keep my accountant, my attorney, and myself heading in the right direction. For that I am very appreciative. I can think back on several ways I could have gone off track or made a decision from emotion, but Steve kept things moving forward.

Ron Hammond, Sign Text

Partial List of Businesses Represented


Manufacturer of metal construction products

Van Buren Steel

Metal sales and fabricator

Vertex Steel

Steel fabrication and erection company

Berg Tool

High cash flowing machine tool business


Metal fabrication manufacturer

Current Electrical

Very profitable electrical and cabling systems installation company

Great Lakes Technologies

Design and manufacturer of factory automated systems

Sterling Performance

Accredited comprehensive custom testing service for industry

Liberty Cast Products

Manufacturer of non-ferrous castings

Performance Personal Computers

Custom computer manufacturer


Outstanding computer services firm

Budget Staple

Packaging supply and fastener distribution company

Best Car

Very profitable vehicle import service business

Sound Planning Communications

Audio visual, acoustic, and lighting designer and integrator


Very profitable multi-faceted B2B marketing products business

Mobile Medical Repair

Very Profitable Medical Equipment Repair Business

Tobin's Lake Studios

Profitable, asset-rich, B2B specialty rental business


Salad dressing producer

Neighborhood Heating and Cooling

Efficient green solutions HVAC company

Old Point Comfort Marine

Retail marine sales, service & storage

Sylvan Learning Centers Monroe County

Sylvan learning centers

LA Trucking

Commercial landscape design and installation

Project Control Engineering

Profitable civil engineering firm