The Original
Business Buyer Advocate ®
Search & Transaction Advisory: Prepare-Search-Offer-Buy
(Not a business broker; never have been.)
“Partner” On-Call Network LLC


Credentials of Ted Leverette

Here’s some of what I can bring to your side of the dealmaking table if you include me on your advisory team:

I’m The Original Business Buyer Advocate ®. I’m not a business broker; never have been.

For more than 30-years, over 100,000 entrepreneurs and advisors, worldwide, have relied upon my books and trainings to creatively finance, buy, or sell small and midsize businesses. I’ve privately coached more than 1,000 clients. And, I’ve trained 298 independent advisors, so they can better-serve people buying and selling businesses.

  • But I can’t unscramble eggs, so let’s collaborate before things get messy for you.

This is the first valuable deliverable I provide for people wanting to find and buy the right businesses the right ways: Targeting the best opportunities and then finding them.

It comes down to this: How good or bad do you want your experience to be when buying or selling a business (or when you advise your clients)?

  • To know (enough) or not to know? That is the question.

Read my book: How to Buy the Right Business the Right Way—Dos, Don’ts & Profit Strategies.

Improve your search and dealmaking:

Schedule an hour of coaching with Ted Leverette, The Original Business Buyer Advocate ®

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I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t almost lose all my money after I quit my fabulous job to buy the wrong business the wrong way. After wasting a year trying to unscramble that rotten egg, I devoted myself to learning how to value and buy the right businesses the right ways. And then 28 SMB passive and profitable investments. Read the sad tale with a happy ending.

Those experiences, and advising clients for more than 30-years, enables me to inform and guide buyers of small and midsize businesses so they can be the 1st choice of brokers and sellers. And complete more-profitable done deals sooner with less aggravation at lower cost in the USA, Canada, Australia and the U.K.

Besides hourly consultations, I’m also available to you on the basis of one or more projects, such as helping you prepare and expedite your successful progress through deciding upon your acquisition criteria, search, due diligence, financing, valuation, negotiations, and post-completion transition.

My books detail the scope of what needs to be done for all phases of search and dealmaking:

How to Prepare Yourself and Find the Right Business to Buy

How to Buy the Right Business the Right Way—Dos, Don’ts & Profit Strategies

How to Get ALL the Money You Want For Your Business Without Stealing It (USA and Canadian versions.)

Read my books and then let me help you deploy my proven best practices.

Click to see more of the scope of our advisory service.

See what Ted Leverette does
when not building his entrepreneurial empire
and helping other people build their own.

1-Minute Video

Improve your search and dealmaking:

Schedule an hour of coaching with Ted Leverette, The Original Business Buyer Advocate ®

Listen & Learn Podcast

2-Minute Video Reveals What The Savviest Searchers Do

The Street Smart Way to Buy a Business.mp3 (39 minutes)

Dan Precourt, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, says . . .

New England employed executive, says . . .

Jedi Master of Business Buying. I’m super-excited about this: Ted Leverette, The Original Business Buyer Advocate, has been helping people buy businesses professionally (just buy-side, not a broker) for decades. His experience goes back to the 1970s! I’ve learned a lot from him over the years and he’s agreed to come on my YouTube channel for a special live broadcast.
David C. Barnett, Private Transaction Advisor, Canada

Always sharing valuable information from Ted Leverette, The Original Business Buyer Advocate. He’s a straight shooter who knows what he is doing. Intending buyers of businesses will do well to reach out to Ted to help them safely through the jungle and into a business that’s right for them and acquired on commercial terms. There are many pitfalls when novices set out to buy businesses; it’s far easier to fall into one than come through safely. Please contact Ted to help you move forward to find the business you’re looking for.
Tony Brown, Advisor and Broker, Divest Merge Acquire, Australia

Ted is a knowledgeable source of information on all aspects of business.
Tom West, President, Business Brokerage Press

Absolute privilege to discuss some pertain M&A points with Ted Leverette, a quality advisor in the space of searching for good business to buy globally. If they’re out there, Ted Leverette can find them. I cannot recommend seeking early advice from him enough if you want to source good deals.
Akbar Ali (London England), Corporate Lawyer Specialist in Buying and Selling Companies

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, Martinka Consulting

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

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

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

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.
Mike Zitterman

Ted J. Leverette
The Original Business Buyer Advocate ®
“Partner” On-Call Network, LLC

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