Florida Business Acquisitions, Co.
8894 N. 56th Street
Tampa, Florida 33617
1684 Metropolitan Cir.
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Speak Directly with an Expert Deal Maker
My fellow entrepreneurs,
If you are contemplating selling your business, it is in your best interest to know its real value. I have been selling businesses since 2005, and I can assure you that every step in the sale process hinges on the accuracy and reality of the valuation. What’s more, to establish credibility, the valuation should be presented to prospective Buyers in a professional, comprehensive format.
For each of my clients, I prepare a detailed Offering Memorandum (business valuation) that is used to present the business to prospective Buyers. I am one of very few business brokers in the entire country who is also a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators
and Analysts (NACVA) and routinely testifies as an expert witness in matters involving business valuations. As a certified business appraiser and experienced deal-maker with significant transaction experience, I am certain that I have the credentials and experience to sell your Florida business.
To earn your trust and respect, before you agree to list your business with my firm, I will invest my time and resources in providing you a FREE appraisal of your business; this process typically requires a minimum of eight man-hours of work.
If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact me. You can call me now, request a call back within one (1) business hour, or schedule a call-back time.
Please read our testimonials and read about each of my team members.
Salvatore B. Urso, CBA
Certified Business Appraiser
Florida Business Acquisitions, Co.
Let's Talk Now:
Salvatore B. Urso
Testimonials from Past Customers
Dear Sal and Bill,
We want to thank you for your efforts in the recent sale of Remy's Wine & Spirits. We entrusted one of our most valuable assets to your guidance and you didn't let us down. In particular, we found your valuation analysis of our company to be excellent & light years ahead of what we had seen from other brokers. That valuation served as the base for the information package you presented so well to prospects. Your screening of sales prospects was also right on. They were all qualified and interested.
You presented our company well in the several meetings we had with the sales prospects. Once the sales contract was signed, we noted your efforts to keep the process on track right up until closing. We will be happy to recommend you both to any of your future client prospects. John and Kimberly
Kimberly & John D.
Remy's Wine & Spirts in Wesley Chapel, FL
Selling your business is an obviously tough decision to make, especially when you build it from the ground up and operated it for ten years. Selling my business was never even a thought that crossed my mind until this past year, when my family decided to relocate out of state due to health reasons. I can honestly say the decision to sell the business was one of the hardest I had to make, however deciding to use Florida Business Acquisitions was the best decision I made since starting the business! From the time I first met Sal to the day of the closing with Dave, they were complete professionals and made this process as easy as possible. I was impressed from day one, when Sal and his staff conducted the detailed business analysis to determine a true market value. This level of detail at the beginning proved invaluable at the time of the sale as we were able to prove the high worth of the business from a financial standpoint to any potential buyer. Florida Business Acquisitions not only helped me sell my business in a few months but also found the perfect buyer, whom I felt comfortable selling the business to. The new ownership not only was a perfect fit, but we now have become friends as we have so much in common. My family and I are very thankful we decided to work with Sal and Dave and the entire staff at Florida Business Acquisitions. Thank you again guys for everything!
Tampa Lawn Salon
Words cannot express the gratitude I have for your leadership and guidance throughout the sale process of my optometry practice. Saying goodbye to something that was so near to my heart was daunting enough, but from day one you helped me feel at ease and certain that the sale of my business was in good hands.After interviewing two other brokers, I chose your services because of the rapport, level of comfort and genuine interest that you exuded at our first meeting. Your attention to detail and ability to concisely explain the entire sales process was indispensable for a small business owner. You exemplified going above and beyond the call of duty and have set a powerful example of what business and service is all about.Please accept my profound gratitude for what was the most memorable partnership I have experienced as a business owner. All the best to you in all of your future endeavors. Any business owner would be lucky to have the opportunity to partner with you.
Dr. Angela M. Bernardo, O.D.
Trinity Eye Care, Trinity, FL
Brad, this is to acknowledge your terrific job in selling our manufacturing business. Your valuation process was thorough. You promoted the company immediately and got 25 inquiries, while showing the business to 4 prospects, and receiving two firm offers. You followed up relentlessly; we closed the sale 2 months after the listing date. The buyer is a very professional operation with which I now have amanufacturers rep agreement. I highly recommend your services to anybody who is selling a business.
Titan Products, Clearwater, FL
I recently bought four Subway Sandwich restaurants in the Tampa area. The broker was Florida Business Acquisitions. Specifically, I dealt directly with Bill Burnham and Sal Urso. It was their listing. Sal and Bill went beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions. They worked honestly and efficiently and looked out for my best interests the entire time. There are many ways that a deal can fall apart but very few ways to "make it happen."
From the onset until after the closing I found Sal and bill to be determined, persistent and knowledgeable in all aspects of the process. It was pleasure working with these guys.Sal- He is a Deal Maker! If there is a way to get the deal done, Sal will make it happen. Bill - He is excellent at managing the details of a transaction and takes a great pride in delivering the best deal possible for his clients.
Subway Franchisee, Tampa, FL
The process of selling a business is such a unique one. Its not something you want to do on your own. You need a trusted advisor. Sal Urso and his team were the consummate professionals during this process. From the valuation of the business, which was right on target, to the selling of the business from start to finish. Sal exemplified integrity during our private and public discussions and brought positive realities to each step. With Sals help in the details and issues we were able stay on track and close the deal. Sal I want to thank you for helping me close this chapter and move on to open up the next one.
Roger Richards, CEO
National Safe, Clearwater, FL
Sal and the folks at Florida Business Acquisitions did everything you would expect from a great broker. They followed up aggressively on prospects, converted these prospects into concrete offers, and then, most important of all, they stayed on top of it up to the day of closing. Because of this careful preparation, everything went off without a hitch. And they kept me informed every step of the way; I spoke to Sal so much that I feel I know him personally. Within two months of listing my business with FBA, I had a full-price offer and several other buyers waiting in line. We closed at full price two weeks later. Sal and his staff bring a level of professionalism, knowledge, honesty, and service that is truly a rarity in a profession rife with charlatans.
Chris Henderson, President
i9 Sports, Orlando, FL
Following our recent business transaction we feel that this pleasant experience is worth mentioning.Beginning of this year, we decided to sell our $1,000,000 business in order to pursue our goal of retirement. After going through a disappointing experience and interviewing several business brokers we decided to list our company in June 2007 with "Florida Business Acquisitions, Co." in Tampa, Florida. They took on the complex task of learning about the nature of our operation rapidly and in a highly professional way; their understanding and educated presentation of our business paved the way for the successful acquisition. In Fact, within four weeks we had 25 serious interested buyers and ended up with 2 written offers before the end of the second month after listing. Impressive was how fast and at the same time professional the broker's staff adapted to the sensitive nature of our business market and how clear the negotiations and contract details were put into place by Florida Business Acquisitions, Co. Their highly skilled personnel ensured that the entire transaction ended up being a win-win situation for both, us as the seller as well as for the buyers who successfully purchased our company at the beginning of October 2007.We appreciated the easy and clear communication, the personalized service and the quickly established level of trust. We were also pleasantly surprised how little time we as the business owners had to contribute to get this deal completed since we were very busy running our day-to-day operation and making sure no interruption would occur. Our expectations were fully met.
Angelika Yesser, President
Tenant Check, Palm Harbor, FL
Sal, hey I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how much I appreciate all the hard work you put into selling my business. You came with a strong recommendation and from the moment I met you I had a good feeling about a business relationship. I appreciate the fact that you are not the type of broker that puts his accounts on the MLS and lets them sit there gathering dust. You were always proactive in disseminating information and creating leads for purchase. I also appreciated all the hard work you did in helping my buyer find a good purchase loan. For the first time I have a broker that actually deserves his commission and I was happy to pay it. Not only did you sell my business in a timely manner but you helped me sell it for the list price. I feel that not only have I found a person I will enjoy doing business with in the future, I feel like I have found a good friend. Have a great day and keep up the awesome work.
Dr. Roy Schleman
Brooksville Chiropractic, Brooksville, FL