Dear Steve, I want you to know how pleased both Anita and I with you representing us for the sale of our business. You did a fantastic job of explaining and helping with all the steps necessary to position the company for sale and attract good buyers. Your detailed valuation analysis of comparative business was logical and helped us understand a price that is realistic in today’s market for a business like ours. We also much appreciated your candor with respect to questions around leasing and real estate. Had we not had your help to vet out the many prospects and your skillful marketing knowledge we would be… still for sale! Lastly, we are very grateful for your calm and assuring persona; selling a business comes with a degree of stress for owners, you most definitely kept us on course. You can count on us to recommend you to anyone considering selling their business, that’s for sure!
Partnering with Steve Hitchcock to sell my unique business worked so well. Not only is he experienced in the region and the sector, he related to the issues I faced as a business owner. He understands marketing to find a buyer, and he really earns his commission when it comes to getting the deal done! His work focused on vetting potential buyers and guiding me through the various stages of the sale. From the letter of intent and purchase agreement to all of the considerations, negotiations and credits, and then through the closing, there are innumerable details that Steve handles with authority, flexibility, reason and compassion. I highly recommend Steve Hitchcock to small business owners ready to enact their succession plan.
We developed a software system based on our consulting practice, but did not have the organization to market and deliver it. We turned to Charlie and Andrew Spickert at Touchstone to help us sell the system. They did a fantastic job of developing and executing a marketing strategy through their website and extensive network of potential buyers. We were overwhelmed by the number of inquiries and so impressed with the negotiation skills of the Touchstone team when dealing with potential buyers. They really know the business of business. We give them a 5 STAR rating.