Sunbelt Business Brokers

What Does a Sunbelt Business Brokers Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$35,000
Net Worth Required:$100,000
Total Investment:$25,000 - $50,000

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:Pro Energy Consultants

About Us

There has never been a more exciting time to become a Sunbelt Office Owner!

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A large percentage of the world's wealth is represented by owners of privately-held businesses. As the "Baby Boom" generation moves toward retirement, we will witness the greatest generational transfer of wealth the world has ever seen. The opportunity for the business brokerage community, in both the Main Street and Middle Market, is unparalleled as business owners will require competent and professional assistance in the transfer of their most valuable assets to the next generation of owners. Experienced business brokers and intermediaries are sought out by anyone seriously looking to sell or buy a business.

In addition, corporate downsizing has created a large supply of ready, willing and able buyers who are looking to replace their incomes and gain greater control of their careers. For some, it is almost a necessity to buy a business rather than attempt to re-enter the workforce late in their career lifecycle.

If you are interested in the business brokerage profession, Sunbelt is the place to be. We are the largest network of franchised business brokerage offices in the world, with twice as many offices and brokers as our largest competitor. We have been consistently rated the #1 business brokerage franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Our network allows you to share knowledge with some of the most seasoned and experienced business brokerage minds available. When followed, our proven Sunbelt system gives new franchisees an incredible advantage over those that choose to "go it alone." In addition, Sunbelt is always on the lookout for new sources of revenue for our office owners. We leverage the size of our network in areas such as the sale and resale of national retail and service franchises, private equity, business valuations and more. Our mission is to give our office owners the competitive edge by providing the best in training and support services.


Business Model Advantages

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Strong Value Proposition

Typically, other business broker franchise opportunities charge comparable or higher initial fees and a royalty percentage of franchisees' revenues which may be two or three times as expensive as Sunbelt's flat monthly fee. Sunbelt's unique, low, flat cost fee structure has been one of the keys to our long-term success and Office Owners' satisfaction.

Strong Income Potential

Much like real estate brokers, business brokers typically earn "commissions" that are contingent on the successful sale of the property or business being offered for sale. The normal commission for a Sunbelt business broker is 10% of what the business actually sells for. Most Office Owners establish a minimum commission of $15,000; we estimate the average sales commission at approximately $40,000 and occasionally commissions from a single transaction may be in the range of $500,000 to $1,000,000. In addition to commissions they earn directly, Sunbelt Office Owners also earn a percentage (usually 50%) of the commissions earned by brokers working in their office.

Internet Advertising Of Your Business-For-Sale Listings

All of your listing information, along with your office and broker information is automatically posted from our internet based, listing management system to your local office website; Sunbelt's corporate website; and many more internet portal sites. This automated posting process eliminates the time and cost associated with data entry into multiple platforms and, best of all, all basic account subscription fees are paid by the Sunbelt corporate office.

Training and Certification Programs for You and Your Brokers

Sunbelt has developed a proprietary, on-line Main Street Business Brokerage training and certification program. Similarly, we have developed an on-line Middle Market training program to assist more experienced practitioners as their careers evolve. Both programs are available to you and your agents at no cost. In addition to help our franchisees be the best in the business, Sunbelt provides extensive support, as well as vendor and national customer partnerships.

Proprietary Sales and Marketing System

All Office Owners and brokers have access to a proprietary; internet based sales and marketing system for soliciting business-for-sale listings. The system includes a database of at least 500 prospects per broker, form letters, telemarketing scripts and a hard mail/email "drip" marketing system featuring our quarterly, corporate newsletter and other special mailers. Collateral marketing materials including brochures, tri-folds and DVD's are distributed annually to Office Owners for marketing in their local markets.

Industry Leading Technology Platform

All Sunbelt Office Owners have access to our turnkey suite of technology offerings and services, all of which are provided at no incremental cost to you or your brokers. This suite of services includes:

  • Hosted, search engine optimized, customizable website for your office
  • Proprietary, internet based listings management system
  • Hosted email for all Office Owner, agents and administrative assistants, powered by Google's enterprise level Gmail system
  • On-line Business Brokerage Resource Center and Discussion Forums

E&O Benefits

Sunbelt's corporate office sponsors a comprehensive, low cost professional liability insurance program which we believe is the best E&O program in the industry. Broad coverage at a very affordable premium offered by a large "A" rated insurer.


WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING INQUIRIES FROM CANDIDATES WHO INTEND TO SELECT AND START A BUSINESS VENTURE WITHIN THE NEXT 3 TO 6 MONTHS! Our typical candidate Discovery Process takes approximately 6 weeks to complete. If you are not yet ready to commit to our Discovery Process, please consider us again in the future when the time is right.

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Sunbelt Business Brokers is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, Vermont, Virginia, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Colorado, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska.

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