William B (Bill) Martin is President of Dearborn Business Advisors Corporation (DBIZCO), a full service business brokerage agency, in Overland Park, Ks, a suburb of Kansas City, and is President of Kansas Business Corporation (KBIZCO), a commercial real estate company. Bill is also an active listing and selling agent, specializing in brokering businesses in the state of Kansas.
Bill has been continuously engaged in providing business brokerage services for over 30 years, and is a long time member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and of M&A Source, the most well known professional business intermediary organizations in the world. Bill has recruited and trained hundreds of business broker-agents nationwide, and is a regularly published author of advisories and articles in industry publications.
Bill entered business brokerage in 1982 as Martin Marketing Corporation. In 1989 MMC changed it’s name to American Business Masters, Inc (ABMI), which Martin owned and operated until 1998. ABMI grew to become the largest business brokerage in the Midwestern USA, with 22 agents and 3 branch offices, until 1998, when Martin sold ABMI to investors.
In 1999 Martin purchased the ABMI branch office in Springfield, Mo and renamed it First National Business Corporation (FNBC). Originally a one-agent, one room office, FNBC Springfield grew to become one of the Midwestern USA’s most successful business brokerages. Martin owned FNBC Springfield until 2009, when Martin sold the agency to investors.
Over the years, Martin also started, owned, operated and then sold to investors full service business brokerage agencies known as FirstBiz, Inc, in Columbia, South Carolina and St Louis, Mo.
Martin also founded and operated United States Business Brokers, Inc (USBB), which started and licensed business brokerage agencies in California, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, South Carolina, Florida and Washington DC. Martin sold USBB to investors in 2008.
Martin is also the founder of TelespondUSA, Inc, a marketing consulting company, Quality Real Estate Services, LLC, a commercial real estate agency, and USFranBiz, a franchise marketing consulting agency, all of which were operated by Martin, then sold to investors.
Experience counts. During these many involvements in business brokerage agency development, Bill’s had the privilege of assisting entrepreneurs with the successful completion of a large number of business acquisitions, including dealing with thousands of accountants, attorneys, landlords, creditors, bankers and other professionals in coordinating the management of the details of those transactions.
Other businesses founded and operated by William B. Martin:
Martin Marketing Corporation, an advertising and marketing advisory agency
BRW Liquidations, Inc, an inventory liquidations contractor
Dawn Oil, Inc, a private label motor oil distributor
Arizona Produce Company, a commercial fruit and vegetable marketing company
Automatic Mailing Company, a direct mail processing company
Professional Maintenance Company, a commercial building janitorial business