Who Needs a Business Buyer Advocate?

Article-Who Needs a Business Buyer Advocate?


Ted J. Leverette is The Original Business Buyer Advocate ®.
(He is not a business broker; does not represent sellers.)

“Business Buyer Advocate” is his trademark, registered with The United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Leverette enables buyers of profitable small and midsize businesses in the USA, Canada, Australia and the U.K. to be the 1st choice of brokers and sellers, which results in more-profitable done deals sooner with less aggravation at lower cost. How? Actionable guidance.

Read his how-to books. And then let him help you deploy proven best practices.


Reality and the “hidden market” of sellers:

One of the best-kept secrets is the astonishing fact that most business acquisitions do not live up to the buyer’s expectation.

Only the most naive searchers and buyers proceed without expertise on the five major activities that occur during the business acquisition process: search, due diligence, financing, valuation and dealmaking.

Business searchers, not fully aware of the realities in the buy/sell arena, risk buying companies from unprepared sellers, which exposes buyers to additional risk unless the buyers’ advisors know how to evaluate the company and structure the deal.

Approximately 80% of profitable small and midsize businesses for sale are sold by-owner.
(Not counting retailers and food service establishments, which mostly are offered for sale through business brokers.)

Ted Leverette, and his clients, go to the hidden market to find businesses for sale that are mature, profitable, with competitive advantages and are fairly-priced for sale.

  • Few of these sellers advertise their business for sale; it is safer for them to contact Ted Leverette, whom searchers hire to confidentially connect them with unlisted and unadvertised sellers.

The goal of a Business Buyer Advocate ® is to facilitate the safe and profitable transfer of businesses, as quickly as possible—so every party to the transaction gets a win-win deal.

Buyer Beware

Before doing business with anyone using the tradename/trademark, “Business Buyer Advocate,” please email Ted Leverette. There are several people trying to associate with Leverette’s brand by infringing on his trademark, despite being notified of their unauthorized portrayal of themselves as a “Business Buyer Advocate.”

See the drop-down menu: About Us. It identifies the only people authorized to use the tradename/trademark: Business Buyer Advocate ®.


More How-To Info

Here’s a link to articles about dealmaking for advisors and brokers, and for people who want to know what professionals know (such as owners, buyers and sellers of small and midsize businesses).

You can learn more listening to our Podcasts & Webinars.

And if you really want to supercharge your dealmaking skills, sign up for our one-on-one private trainings.

Get ahead of other buyers competing with you: Searcher and Search Evaluation ™

Hire Business Buyer Advocate Ted Leverette to educate and guide you through our Street-Smart 22-Step Acquisition Sequence ™. It integrates five services essential to buyers: Search, due diligence, financing, valuation and dealmaking. We are not a business brokerage. We do not sell franchises or any kind of business.

Improve your search and dealmaking:

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

Email Ted J. Leverette, The Original Business Buyer Advocate ® Since the 1970s. “Partner” On-Call Network, LLC