Cortney Sells

(402) 998-5288

Always Confidential with The Firm

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Indicates membership in the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). The IBBA is the only certifying organization for Business Brokers and Intermediaries who assists people in buying or selling a business.

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Sells is an accomplished businesswoman with expertise and instinct for mergers and acquisitions. With over 150 transactions under her belt since 2010, she and her team at The Firm Business Brokerage specialize in pairing the owners of existing businesses with qualified individuals who can continue the legacy of the business. In 2016 alone they brought 43 businesses to the closing table, which is a nationally recognized high.

Sells leads a team of empowered professionals who share her passion for client services and helping buyers and sellers imagine their futures, whether that means retirement, change in industry, or simply acquiring a company to expand their personal wealth. The Firm Business Brokerage works with businesses large and small, from the Middle Market to Main Street. If you’d like to pursue an exit from an existing company or would like to become a business owner without “starting from scratch”, Sells and her team would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.

Prior to founding The Firm Business Brokerage, Sells founded Agency 89, a talent agency which then became Nebraska’s first licensed talent school. She served as President until the agency’s acquisition in 2009.

Among her professional affiliations are Vistage, a board member of Entrepreneur’s Organization Nebraska (EO), Rotary International and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the board of Heartland Family Services and volunteers regularly for organizations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where she was a nominee for Woman of the Year, St. Patrick’s parish and is a mentor for the Transition Assistance Program at Offutt Air Force Base.

Sells has been named “Best of Omaha” Business Broker of the Year from 2012-2017. She is also the Editor of The Deal Review, a publication distributed to 21,000 business owners. Her accomplishments include cover stories in Midlands Business Journal, The Daily Record, Omaha Magazine, and features on Fox News and CBS’ Morning Blend.

When away from the office, Cortney and Adam enjoy active roles at Brownell Talbot School, coaching their daughter ViVienna’s soccer team and boating on the lake with their dog “Closer”. They eagerly await the birth of their son in 2017.

Whether you are buying your first or fifteenth business, there's a lot to think about. Buying a business is a major undertaking and working with a professional business broker ensures that everything is done right. We have a large portfolio of businesses for sale which we can confidentially match with qualified Buyers. We provide added service to Buyers through: •Confidential and personal meetings -- We want to get to know you, shake your hand, and help you find a business that fits your lifestyle, personality, skills, and financial requirements. •No obligation -- Our brokerage is retained by the Seller so there is no obligation on your part by working with one of our professional business brokers. •Buyer financing -- Access to the right financing often means the difference between a deal closing and failing. Through resources in our strategic partnerships we can help you secure financing to buy the business of your dreams. For the protection of both Buyers and Sellers, we prequalify all Buyers before allowing access to confidential information in our portfolio of businesses for sale. Please click here to become a Buyer. We would also love to meet with you in person so please contact us so we can build a Buyer profile and be your advocate in finding you the perfect business to buy.

I am an accomplished business woman and entrepreneur with the expertise and instincts for bringing mergers and acquisitions to the closing table. I am the Founder and President of the business brokerage firm with highest closing volume in the Midwest, where I work personally with clients as well as positioning the company for future growth. While I’m a Nebraska native, prior to business brokerage, I worked as a talent agent in New York City and Southern California before returning home to initiate the first licensed talent school in Nebraska. Outside of the office, I am very involved in the community and am a member of several local organizations, including but not limited to, the Young Professionals Organization, Rotary International, Christian Business Women, Business Networking International, Omaha Housing Association, ALS in the Heartland, 4-H- Club, American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, International Model Talent Network, and was nominated for 2014 Woman of the Year, awarded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

I attended the University of Kansas where I studied Political Science. I enjoyed my time at the University and was an active member of Gamma Phi Beta. After a short time at KU I was given the opportunity to move to California to experience the business world first hand. I soon was promoted to moving to New York where I continued learning from the experiences I faced within business. All three states allowed me to grow, learn, and become more well versed. These moves have assisted me in the journey of becoming who I am today.

Areas Served

  • Douglas County, NE
  • Pottawattamie County, IA
  • Lancaster County, NE
  • Sarpy County, NE
  • El Paso County, CO

Affiliations

  • Professional Affiliations In the Midwest, running a successful business means more than just making money. It means community involvement and service, as well as affiliation with the finest professional associations. We are proud to be affiliated with these and other organizations. Community Involvement in last 3 years YPO- Active member, Young Professionals Organization OEA- Active member, Omaha Executive Association Susan G. Komen- Spokesperson St. Wenceslaus- Taught youth religion education program Day of Charity- Board Member of Lakeside Hospital and Stevens Center for Recovery Rotary International- Committee Chair ALS in the Heartland- Corporate Sponsor 4-H- Club Leader IMTN- International Model Talent Network, Board Member BNI- Business Networking International OFA- Omaha Federation of Advertising, Active Member American Heart Association- Heart Ball Event Cortney Sells is one of the most recognized and influential young business women in Nebraska today.

Established Businesses For Sale

Listing Headline
Date
Sale Price
Asking Price
Gross Revenue
Cash Flow
5/15/2017
$500,000
$510,000
$778,207
$178,364
5/12/2017
$213,000
$240,000
$700,975
$85,383
5/10/2017
$1,170,000
$1,295,000
$786,644
$431,778
3/10/2017
$136,250
$248,000
$731,218
$106,067
1/20/2017
$510,000
$505,000
$631,977
$135,393

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