Salvatore Urso founded Florida Business Acquisitions in 2006 after the realization that the business brokerage industry in the Tampa Bay area was in dire need of a business brokerage firm that is equipped with the proper tools and knowledge to properly evaluate and sell main-street businesses.
Mr. Urso has been selling and valuating small, closely held businesses since 2005. Since then, his practical transaction experience as a business broker, along with his keen understanding of business valuation theory, have provided an invaluable framework for rendering realistic, accurate business valuations and expectations that are critical in the process of selling businesses.
Salvatore is a certified business appraiser who holds the very prestigious CBA designation from the Institute of Business Appraisers (member ID 62312). Because of the stringent peer review criteria, there are fewer than 400 individuals in the entire country who have earned this title; from this very select group, few have the extensive practical transaction experience that he has gained during his professional career.
Mr. Urso has personally interviewed over 1,000 business owners, performed over 800 business valuations, and sold over 80 companies. In addition, he has over 25 years of experience in managing and operating small businesses as well as outside sales & marketing, through which he has cultured valuable skills that have help render him very adept and effective at applying professional judgement and experience to his work product.
In 2010, Mr. Urso founded a spin-off, affiliate company called Ameri-Street Advisory, Inc. which focuses primarily on business valuations and consulting related to business acquisitions across the United States. Mr. Urso also co-founded two family businesses. He has personally invested in, bought, operated and sold investment properties and businesses for over two decades. His fundamental recipe is to combine integrity, honesty, experience and attention to detail such that all parties involved experience a win-win business transaction.