TRUSTED, EXPERIENCED, EFFECTIVE
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.
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
Steel fabrication and erection company
High cash flowing machine tool business
Metal fabrication manufacturer
Very profitable electrical and cabling systems installation company
Great Lakes Technologies
Design and manufacturer of factory automated systems
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
Packaging supply and fastener distribution company
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
Commercial landscape design and installation
Project Control Engineering
Profitable civil engineering firm