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Bicycle Repair Shop

WE HELP YOU SELL
YOUR BUSINESS.

83% of business transactions end in failure. Not ours.

WHY NORTHSTAR?

We specialize in helping the 'inbetweeners'* sell their business and achieve their ideal desired outcome. We prepare you for the process—not just the transaction! The exit process is daunting, so don't go it alone! 
 

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WE'VE BEEN IN YOUR SHOES

We are business owners who have been involved in over 100 business transactions—both as buyer and seller.  We have made every mistake you can make. Let us guide you through this process so you don't do the same!

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WE'RE NOT BUSINESS BROKERS

Unlike brokers, we won't market deals we wouldn't do ourselves. That means that if your business needs work, we'll tell you and show you how to fix it. We never want our clients to 'settle' when it comes to the exit process.

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WE DON'T WANT YOU TO DIE AT YOUR DESK

Many business owners underestimate the duration and tediousness of the exit process. We're here to make sure that when the time comes, you can successfully sell your business in a timely manner.

*Businesses with revenue of $1 million to $20 million

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IS YOUR BUSINESS READY TO SELL?

Think you're ready? Take our business readiness assessment to find out where your business stands!

GET YOUR TRANSITION READINESS ASSESSMENT!

THE PROCESS

Our five-step process is tailored to elevate your business's value and seamlessly transition to a successful sale. We guide you from assessment through execution, ensuring you achieve maximum returns with expert support every step of the way.

Our process begins with a critical first step: Assessment. In a personal meeting with you, the business owner, we conduct a Transition Readiness Assessment (TRA). This detailed evaluation forms the foundation of our strategy to sell your business.

The TRA report includes:

  • A Heat Map of Issues: This identifies and prioritizes key areas needing improvement to enhance your business’s appeal and marketability.

  • An Opinion of Enterprise Value: We provide a well-informed valuation of your business, reflecting its market worth and potential, based on our in-depth industry knowledge and current market dynamics.

This initial assessment ensures your business is thoroughly prepared and positioned to attract the best possible buyers.

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NOT QUITE READY TO SELL?

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