“Partner” On-Call Network LLC
Business Buyer Advocacy ™ and the hidden marketplace:
In the 1970s, Ted Leverette figured out how to access the “hidden” market of the best small and midsize businesses quietly for sale by-owner. This is important because most business buyers access only about 20% of the mature and profitable companies for sale, the ones represented by brokers or advertised to the general public. When those buyers find a seller on the “public” market, they are among a horde of buyers who congregate around those sellers. These buyers can cause a bidding war among themselves, which means businesses can sell for more than they are worth (which is a good thing if you want to sell your business).
Of course, Leverette had to have a name for his discovery of the way to introduce buyers to the best businesses for sale, of which up to 80% are on the hidden market. And then guide buyers through evaluation and dealmaking, with loyalty only to the buyer. So he coined a term: Business Buyer Advocate ®.
The idea worked well for many years, so Leverette decided to license the use of his trade secrets, know-how and consulting tools to independent consulting practices in the USA and Canada.
In 2005 his company name changed to “Partner” On-Call Network, LLC, to more accurately portray the scope of advisory services performed by it and its independent licensees.
Leverette coined and registered several other descriptive tradenames, such as:
- “Partner” On-Call ®, which pertains to how he and licensees help companies operate more efficiently and more profitably. Two of their proprietary services, Business Vitality Checkup™ and Business Profit Maximizer™ reduce headaches and improve business performance.
- BIZFIZBO ®, which pertains to how they help owners prepare their business for sale, either by-owner or before listing it with a business broker.
Today their 500 year collective experience in the USA and Canada gives their clients more leverage than is otherwise possible. The people you see among our photos on this website are our most successful dealmakers. They got that way thanks to the sharing of information among numerous Business Buyer Advocates, some of which have retired or used our system to buy a company and no longer consult with people wanting to buy a business.
Each “Partner” On-Call Network licensee and each Business Buyer Advocate consulting practice is independently owned and operated.
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“Partner” On-Call Network LLC, located in North Palm Beach, FL, is not a business brokerage; independent users of our information might be. We collaborate with and recommend the best brokers, even if they are not affiliated with us. And they refer clients to us.
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Becoming a licensee:
The Street-Smart Way to Become a Business Consultant™ is what you get from us if you license the use of our trade secrets, tools and know-how. You can be credible because our niche is unique, valuable and fun.
Day one our testimonials become yours. You benefit from our network of leading attorneys, accountants, appraisers, brokers, sources of financing and other specialists who help us achieve done deals. Plus you gain access to the most profitable companies in nearly every industry, some of which are quietly for sale on the hidden market; these winners you can introduce to business buyers.
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Please email us if you or someone you know might want to license the use of our trade secrets, know-how and dealmaking tools . . . or be introduced to a Business Buyer Advocate.
Our Code of Ethics is our foundation that earns praise from clients and professionals.
Mr. Leverette, The Original Business Buyer Advocate ®, has consulted with thousands of business buyers and owners on buy/sell, valuation and business improvement since 1974. Since 1993 he has licensed people in the USA and Canada to use our The Street-Smart Way to Become a Business Consultant™. They independently own and operate their consulting practices. He has been a lecturer for trade associations and the author of texts, articles and two books, How to Get ALL the Money You Want For Your Business Without Stealing It ™ and How to Buy the Right Business the Right Way—296 Dos, 273 Don’ts & 93 Profit Strategies ™ . Numerous articles featuring him appear in the news media. More than 1,000 people connect with him on LinkedIn.
How did you get started in this kind of business?
In the 1970s while doing various kinds of business consulting, I began to help corporate executives who wanted to quit their job and buy a business. Quickly I discovered that some of the best businesses for sale were not advertised or listed by business brokers or other kinds of intermediaries. When I contacted owners of companies quietly for sale by-owner, and told them a business buyer had paid me to help find a good business to buy, these sellers were delighted, especially when I also told them that they would not have to pay me, that I was not functioning as a business broker (i.e., wanting to list their business for sale and earn a commission) but instead was working on behalf of and paid by buyers as their Business Buyer Advocate ®.
During the early years I worked in California. I did not then or now want to be a business broker listing businesses for sale. I was a California licensed real estate salesperson. I hung my license with a real estate brokerage; my relationship with the brokerage was limited to when I was involved in activities requiring a salesperson license, which resulted in my earning a commission that I split with the agency. I did not have to report or share consulting fees I earned re buy/sell transactions; my consulting activity was conducted outside my relationship with the agency; the real estate agency did not want to diversify into business brokerage or consulting.
I have licensed the use of my trade secrets, know-how and dealmaking tools to people who want to independently own and operate a consulting practice. Some of these licensees did not want to do much consulting; they wanted to use the consulting platform to buy and sell businesses for their own account, consulting with business buyers between their personal dealmaking activities.
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Ted J. Leverette
The Original Business Buyer Advocate ® Since the 1970s
“Partner” On-Call Network, LLC
Each office and/or consultant using the tradename(s) “Partner” On-Call Network and/or Business Buyer Advocate is independently owned and operated (and is a separate legal entity from “Partner” On-Call Network, LLC). Business Buyer Advocate ®, “Partner” On-Call ® and “Partner” On-Call Network ® are registered trademarks of Ted J. Leverette.