Don Godsey

(479) 855-9000

Don Godsey, American Business Connections for Trusted Transaction Management

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American Business Connections, LLC

American Business Connections, LLC has a long and successful track record of selling companies in the $500K - $10M range in and around Northwest Arkansas, Southern Missouri and Eastern Oklahoma.

Originally franchised through one of the oldest international business brokerage firms, American Business Connections has the expertise and dedication to bring your company to market and deliver the package. We take only those companies that meet our stringent 'CAP Standard' requirements--companies that are Cooperative, Appreciative, and Profitable. The reason: As your representative in the marketplace, it is of utmost importance to the success of a transaction to bring both Buyer and Seller together on the same page and work in concert to achieve the highest level of performance in a timely fashion. We want YOUR business transaction to be successful in every way.

We do our homework. We believe it is in the best interest of every owner to know the defensible range of value for their company in order to judge the quality and strength of offers presented and make an informed decision.

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~~~ "Recast" or "Normalize" Seller financials using tax returns and other hard evidence to determine the viable income stream available to a Buyer. ~~~ Determine the defensible range of value for a business based on financials and evidence provided by Seller with documentation for accuracy. ~~~ Prepare business to receive Bank or SBA financing. ~~~ Write a marketing piece for public display using discrete language to advertise to a broad market while preserving the confidentiality that Sellers desire and deserve. ~~~ Interface with Buyers to preserve identity, determine good faith of Buyer, field questions, phone calls, and defend the price to help ensure a smooth transition. ~~~ Accompany buyer and personally introduction to selected lenders, if needed. ~~~ Manage the transaction so Sellers are able to focus on their day to day business without interruption. For complete details visit our web page at

Don Godsey, SBA, PBC, CMEA – is first, foremost and always a small business guy, firmly believing three things: When selling or buying a company “Hope Is Not a Strategy”, “Fear Is Everyone’s Enemy”, and “You Don’t Get a Do Over”. Tackling complex issues and removing merger and acquisition jargon, Don lays out the road-map to navigate the multifaceted world of selling and buying private companies using his STRAIGHT TALK. As a business consultant, Don’s teaching style is intertwined with humor, compassion, and small doses of dynamite, separating fact from fantasy about controlling risks when selling or buying a business.

We have extensive experience in multiple business ownership along with management positions with a Fortune 500 company. Our sole mission is to connect Sellers of privately held companies with competent buyers and to facilitate the transfer of business ownership within the framework of trust, fairness and clarity.

We take seriously the fact that we are working with "your company", often a product of your own hands and hard work. It is not just a saying but truly an honor to provide Buyers and Sellers alike with the utmost in integrity and highest business standards and practices in the business transfer industry.

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Areas Served

  • Washington County, AR
  • Benton County, AR
  • Carroll County, AR
  • Polk County, AR
  • Conway County, AR

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  • Senior Business Analyst (SBA) under the direction of George D. Abraham, National Director of the Society of Business Analysts, Raton, NM and Houston TX. Primary Business Consultant (PBC) Raton NM Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) The NEBB Institute of Wichita KS. International Society of Business Analysts (ISBA) of Wichita, KS, John R. Harris Managing Director United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Series 7 & Series 63, (non-active) Journeyman Machinist and Machine Tool Repair - United States Department of Labor For the complete details visit our web page at

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