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LINK Business Brokerage

we sell businesses

LINK Business Brokerage has helped many hundreds of owners of small and medium sized businesses maximize their value and exit smoothly, while introducing new buyers to exciting business opportunities. Start your own business brokerage franchise with LINK and receive better support and larger territories. LINK Business Ranked Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for 2019!

What Does a LINK Business Brokerage Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with LINK Business Brokerage, you'll need to have at least $85,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $250,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $84,200 - $188,500. LINK Business Brokerage charges a franchise fee of $55,000. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans (10% Discount). *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $85,000
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Net Worth: $250,000
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Franchise Fee: $55,000
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Total Investment: $84,200 - $188,500
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Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 10% Discount
SBA Approved: Yes

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 30
Home Office: Long Beach, CA
Year Founded: 1996
Franchising Since: 2007

LINK Business Ranked
"Entrepreneur Franchise 500" for 2019!

LINK Business brokerage has helped thousands of owners of small to mid size businesses maximize their value and exit smoothly (sell), while assisting buyers in the purchase of exciting business opportunities. Start your own business brokerage with LINK and receive unparalleled support, marketing, and the largest territories offered in the franchise industry.


Over the past five years, the business brokers industry has grown by 2.8% to reach a revenue of $1 Billion in 2018. In the U.S., 80 million baby boomers will retire and they are looking to sell their businesses (IBIS World 2018). This has created a seismic shift of almost 18 million businesses set to sell in the next 5 years. This hand-off is already underway and is fanning the flames of a newly hot business-for-sale market.

LINK as an international business brokerage franchise has positioned itself as a leading brokering group with a team of world-class business brokers who represent buyers and sellers in the sale of businesses. Backed by powerful marketing, broker tools and technology systems, our support to both our brokers and clients is exceptional.

Why choose us?

  • You will become part of the most innovative team of professionals who are passionate about helping owners sell their businesses.
  • LINK is devoted to expanding the resources that are available to its business intermediaries.
  • LINK is devoted to maintaining a high level of ethics and standards of professionalism in all aspects of their business.
  • LINK is constantly implementing new strategies which distinguishes them from their competitors.
  • LINK awards you the largest territories offered in the industry. Our model is designed to support a large brokerage of 15+ specialized industry brokers so that you can build a business worth owning.
  • In whichever part of the world your office is, you will have a strong network of franchise partners that you can collaborate with.
  • Training on how to “recruit, train, retain” business brokers.
  • Lead generation support to obtain listings and recruit brokers in your territories.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for previous business owners, business brokers, commercial real estate brokers, residential real estate brokers, financial advisors, attorneys, c-level executives, or entrepreneurial minded professionals. This business draws upon the individuals’ capabilities in sales, marketing, finance, negotiations, and business management. Success requires persistence and a positive attitude. You must have high ethical and professional standards, be confident, be a problem solver, a team player, the ability to network and be able to manage groups of professionals from various backgrounds.


LINK was established in 1996, with key management leadership having over 30 years of experience in business brokering. LINK has steadily grown into the most successful business brokerage, with its origins in New Zealand where our founder, CEO, Aaron Toresen resides. Ron Hottes is one of the principals of LINK USA LLC who opened a brokerage in 1997 as a Sunbelt business brokerage franchise, quickly becoming their largest office. In 2013 he wanted to be involved in a team that was outstanding in sales and marketing therefore, transitioned to LINK Business with his office being the first USA franchisee for LINK. In 2017 after 21 years of owning a successful brokerage, Ron sold his brokerage and now consults with new franchisees as a partner in LINK USA. The strong demand for high quality, industry specific service which LINK provides, led us to establishing offices in major cities across the globe.

LINK is a vibrant, growing entity founded on strong service and caring principles, with a non-negotiable philosophy of ethical dealings. It follows the reporting disciplines of a larger company but without the bureaucracy.


  • Sales and administration manuals that took over 20 years of experience to compile.
  • World wide website portal as the conduit for all online inquiries.
  • LINK provides ongoing support in website and IT systems development.
  • Customized data management systems (Lion) that streamline the brokerage process from A to Z.
  • Social Media support.
  • Ongoing development of rich, high quality marketing, brochures and magazine publications.
  • Available in print or digital format.
  • Proprietary online valuation tool.
  • When launching your office LINK provides lead generation support to obtain listings and recruit brokers in your territories.


  • Extensive live, out in the field and online training are offered in the LINK Business System.
  • New franchisee live training
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Classroom Training
  • Additional Training: Online Broker Academy
  • Operations, IT, Technical
  • On-going advice and practical hands on assistance to all franchisees.
  • LINK 101 & 201


LINK Business Brokerage

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To get more information on LINK Business Brokerage, please call Cj Johnston directly at 619-300-8000.


LINK Business Brokerage has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for 2019, REINZ Awards of Excellence 2016-2017


LINK Business Brokerage is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $85,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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