Our founder and creator, in the 1970s, of one of our consulting specialties: Business Buyer Advocate ®:
Ted J. Leverette,
The Original Business Buyer Advocate ®
(president of “Partner” On-Call Network LLC)
North Palm Beach, FL
The Business Buyer Advocate methodologies are more important to me than the information. It is not about the info. (There are many business consulting and dealmaking informational books, videos, social media websites, and other resources that are readily available.) But our processes, our skills that we share with clients, and how and when we help clients when they need it. That is what differentiates us from other advisors and it empowers our clients.
Jeff Smith, Business Buyer Advocate
Ted is a knowledgeable source of information on all aspects of business.
Tom West, President, Business Brokerage Press
The money I paid you for your system has been earned many times over, and will serve me well in the future. I now have two part-time Associates and just added one fulltime Associate who has thirty one years in the banking business. I brought in the Associates because I literally cannot handle all of the leads. I plan to open another office in another city. I have modified some of your initial materials to fit my specific needs, but I utilize probably 80% of the base materials that YOU developed. We currently have three INDIVIDUAL buyer clients and two CORPORATE buyer clients. Your “Business Buyer Advocate” consulting system has been central to us obtaining these clients and we follow the trail map that you developed. Your system works! I have two seller clients and use the “Business Seller System” extensively. The process of “Assess, Value, Prepare, and Market” is central to our process and clients/prospects find the “system” very attractive; and, it relieves a lot of stress in their minds. I expect a number of seller clients in the near future.
Bob Biggerstaff, Strategic Advisors, LLC
Ted is not only a man of his word but he goes way beyond his obligations to help his colleagues become successful. His experience and knowledge in the “business transfer world” is the best I have come across. If you are considering a business relationship, do not hesitate.
Bill Ranieri, President, Ranieri Business Consulting
You have done an outstanding job putting together a first class program.
Keith McLeod, Business Centre
In 1996 I began using the system of consulting created by Ted Leverette. The system, training and support enabled me to start and enjoy my own fun and lucrative consulting practice. My experience with you as my mentor and guidance counselor is unmatched by anyone I’ve worked with in my long career. Your skill and experience and your desire to help your teammates succeed shows up when you bring people on board into your organization. Your honesty and integrity means more than your skills (which are huge) into your relationships. I recommend you and your services to any enterprising person who wants to excel as an entrepreneur and as a consultant. Please use me as reference if you wish.
Gene Pepper, ABC Alliance Business Consultants, Inc.
I have known Ted for over 20 years and he is a person of high integrity and has tremendous drive. He often works harder for others than they do for themselves. Follow Ted’s advice and you will be better off than you were.
John Martinka, Business Resource Center
I want to tell you about a company that you should contact which specializes in buyer side advisory work, and has truly perfected the search process for businesses not listed publicly for sale.
I rarely recommend third parties in our industry so rest assured these folks are top-notch.
The name of the firm is “Partner On-Call Network” (POCN) and they offer a tremendous service called Business Buyer Advocate. The head of POCN is a gentleman named Ted Leverette. For over 35 years he has focused on the buy-side of deals. In the past few years, he has assembled a team of professionals who are truly dedicated to assisting buyers.
Ted and I have spent a considerable amount of time together and I like what I see. I believe in his philosophy and approach, and above all, he shares my unrelenting commitment to helping prospective business buyers.
Besides their search work, they provide buyers with an advocate who wants to make sure you buy the right business, not just any business.
No matter had badly you want to buy a business; first you have to find one. A POCN Business Buyer Advocate can introduce you to some of the best businesses for sale that you cannot find on your own.
And don’t forget the importance of timing. The longer you spend looking, the more it costs you, especially if you need the income.
Richard Parker, Diomo Corporation
Ted brings a unique and proprietary system to buy-side engagements that allows business buyers to maximize their confidence through target selection, due diligence and closing.
Jeff Snell, ABI, CBI, Principal Broker & Founder, ENLIGN Business Brokers
Ted is one of the most experienced and qualified individuals there is when it comes to assisting and representing business buyers.
Toby Tatum, Business Broker, The Russell Group
Ted is truly a unique resource in the Mergers & Acquisition arena! From one perspective, he is a pioneer in this industry – Ted created the concept of the Business Buyer Advocate®, which is the foundation of success for his nationwide business consulting firm, “Partner” On-Call Network ®. From another perspective, he continues to test new and innovative strategies – Ted is committed to exploring Best Practices, and nurturing his “Partners” for success. I recommend Ted and his firm as a resource for someone seriously interested in business acquisition, growth strategies, and/or succession planning.
Lori K. Smith, Owner, Innovative Services, Inc.
Thank you for helping me launch my consulting business. I had been trying to shift my focus from listing and selling businesses to working for buyers for the last three years. I had some success but could not understand why I was struggling.
After being a business broker for over 20 years, I thought I had a good system to work with clients. Thanks to your guidance and the 30 plus years that you put into the Business Buyer Advocate ® client reference manuals, I understand how to do this right. I am now building my business and looking forward to the future.
Since this is a very different approach to working with business buyers, I would be happy to talk to business brokers who are interested in adding your system to their practice. You constantly amaze me with your understanding of our industry and how to improve business for a colleague. You have the ability and experience that leads to better decisions every day.
John Halstvedt, President, BizResources, Inc.
Ted is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to working with a buyer throughout the business buying process. He is a seasoned business buyer advocate and essentially wrote the book on the buyer advocate concept. Ted is the ring leader of “Partner” On-Call Network, which is a great resource for anyone interested in making an acquisition and doing it the right way.
Dan Pellegrino, M&A Consultant
Ted helped me understand the complex dynamics of the business-for-sale market that helps me explain it to my clients on a daily basis.
Steven Beal, Beal Business Growth Consultants, Inc.
I have worked with Ted for over 9 years and have never met a person who works harder for others as Ted does. He is constantly trying to help each of his “Partners” achieve the success that he knows they can achieve. His knowledge and skills in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions is unparalleled. I would be more than happy to speak to anyone about Ted Leverette and how he can help you be successful.
Jeffrey Smith, Partner, “Partner” On-Call Network
If you are seeking expertise in the business buy/sell/value/improve arena, look no further. Ted is one of the most knowledgeable I know in this business.
Ted J. Leverette
The Original Business Buyer Advocate ®
“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.