Northwest Business Sales & Certified Appraisals LLC
We provide services to anyone considering buying or selling a business. We are happy to answer any questions about these activities including pricing and business valuation issues, exit strategies, business financing or any other subjects related to the purchase or sale of a business. We encourage you to visit the many informative areas of this website. Don’t hesitate to call us today.
Selling businesses is our business and we offer complete advisory and brokerage services performed in a strictly confidential manner. If you are thinking of selling, or even considering it, why not give us a call. There is no charge for consultation and they are strictly confidential. Why not contact us today. For additional information, visit the Selling a Business section here on our site. There is also a short questionnaire there that will help us in our initial consultation.
Preparing a Business For Sale
The decision to sell one’s business is a serious step. We can’t make the decision to sell for you, but we can give you the information you need to help make it. We can tell you about current market conditions, valuing a business, pricing and structuring the business so it will sell, getting it ready for sale and answer any other questions you might have. You may also want to review the articles under Sell A Business that is also available on our site.
For anyone considering buying a business, we offer no charge consultations and an excellent inventory of businesses for sale complete with all of the information a serious buyer would want to review. You might want to visit the Buy a Business section of our site for more articles on buying a business. There is also a Questionnaire that helps us to help you in your search for the best business for you. There is also a question and answer section that might be helpful. We are happy to answer any questions you might have that are not covered in our Buy a Business section.
Certified Business Appraisals
As a business owner, it's important to regularly review and understand the value of your business, especially if you're looking to sell. A certified valuation should be performed by an appraiser credentialed by a nationally recognized association, such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), or the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
While preparing to retire as the owner of Dandelion’s Flowers & Gifts located in Eugene, OR, I still needed to focus on the daily tasks of continuing to run my business well. Business broker Patrick Bice’s advice, experience, and assistance throughout each step of the process was critical in coaching me as a seller, in finding a great buyer, and then navigating the many details to get to the final closing. Patrick took a personal interest in working with me to meet my specific goals. He made himself available at all hours when questions arose and was always there for important advice and support while managing the myriad details the closing process as a business broker required to complete the sale and to achieve my ultimate goal – retirement! Thank you, Patrick.
Dandelion’s Flowers & Gifts
As the President of Figaro’s Italian Pizza, Inc., a much respected Quick Service Restaurant multi-unit franchise business, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with Patrick Bice, the owner of Northwest Business Sales & Certified Appraisals, LLC. He has an extensive background and experience in the food and beverage industry in their operations and sales as a Certified Business Broker and Business Certified Appraiser. He has demonstrated with our franchisees his personal and professional commitment in assisting them in the sale of their businesses. He prepares detailed business resumés and takes a genuine interest in working with our business ownership who desire to have their businesses valued or want to sell. He is a business broker and appraiser that I would very much recommend for food and beverage and other businesses that want to work with a professional who can skillfully value and close a sale. He’s someone you can trust.
-Rick Glenn, President
Figaro’s Pizza Italian Pizza
Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza Restaurants
Patrick Bice, who is the owner of Northwest Business Sales & Certified Appraisals, LLC., recently sold me Mid-Lane Truck Repair located in Eugene, OR. It was a process that went on for several months as the due diligence was being performed by both myself and the seller. I had previously looked at and reviewed several other businesses but found that the body of the work presented in his business sale resumé and valuation work were extremely professional and assisted me in my final decision making. He was able to address in a very timely fashion those many inquiries that I had as a future investor regarding the financials and operations. During the multiple meetings and exchanges of telephone calls and e-mails, Patrick was very prompt and professionally responsive in addressing my many questions. He made himself available 24/7 and played a major role in the successful closing of the business sale. I would highly recommend Patrick as a Certified Business Broker and Business Certified Appraiser, Northwest Business Sales, and his services as a representative for sellers and buyers in the sale and purchase of businesses.
-Mike Morehouse, Owner
Mid-Lane Truck Repair
I first met Patrick Bice, the owner of Northwest Business Sales & Certified Appraisals, LLC, through the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association. Patrick sits on our Policy Committee and is a quite active member of the Association. For the purposes of buying out my partner, I engaged him to produce an important valuation for a hotel operations management company in which I was a part owner. The transaction ended up being contentious, but Mr. Bice’s valuation stood the battle tests and was ultimately the foundation for the buy-out agreement. During the valuation processes, Patrick was very thorough and took the time to answer all my questions and explain the basis for the appraisal. I would highly recommend Patrick Bice and his business for any valuations in his multiple areas of expertise.
President, Be Our Guest, Inc.
Overleaf Lodge & Spa
The Fireside Motel
I have known Patrick Bice, Principal Broker and owner of Northwest Business Sales & Certified Appraisals, LLC., for several years. He is actively involved in the state of Oregon and Lane County community as a Certified Business Broker and Business Certified Appraiser who primarily advises and works with all types of main street business owners who desire to have their business valued or who decide to sell. He specializes exclusively in business opportunity and real property sales and transactions.
With the unique skill sets that he practices as a Broker/Appraiser in representing business ownerships, his focus is on taking the necessary time to understand the business and looks for value in the enterprise that is most often overlooked by less experienced brokers. Add Patrick’s sense of professionality, attention to detail, and personal commitment to represent the ownership, he is a valuable resource to business owners and someone that I would feel very comfortable in recommending. He is someone that can be trusted.
-Todd Fortier, Owner
Todd’s Auto Body, Inc.
I initially met Patrick Bice when he was sharpening his professional real estate skills through my Real Estate Investment Program that I offered through Lane Community College where he was one of my students. Since then, myself and business partner Rene have played a major role and have acted as his real estate brokerage mentors concerning our areas of professional expertise for the past ten years.
Mr. Bice has dedicated himself to honing and improving his professional offering as a business opportunities broker. He has increased his competency and successes as a business opportunity broker in valuing and selling businesses. He has personal expertise in the ownership and management of such businesses where he has been a co-owner of three different businesses and now as the broker/owner of Northwest Business Sales and Certified Appraisals, LLC.
Mr. Bice is a member of the International Business Brokers Association. He is a Certified Business Intermediary - generally considered as the highest professional certification attainable as a business broker for main street businesses. He is also a Senior Business Analyst and Business Certified Appraiser. He is a licensed Principal Real Estate Broker in Oregon. He is active in the commercial real estate community and is a member of the Greater Lane County Commercial Investment Division (CID). He has developed the trust of other professional real estate brokers in need of his specific business brokerage and appraisal services.
We have referred Mr. Bice to business owners who desire to sell their businesses or who need an appraisal of their business for various purposes. We will both continue to recommend him and Northwest Business Sales and Certified Appraisals, LLC.
-Robert W. Nelson, CCIM, CRE
Real Estate Investment Broker
Real Estate Investment Strategist
Tax Deferred Exchange Specialist
Rene Nelson, CCIM, CRE, CMPS
Real Estate Investment Broker
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