David Cottingham

(843) 331-1066

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Murphy Business & Financial Corporation-

We go the extra mile before accepting a listing to insure ourselves that we can perform for you. Simply listing your business with a business broker does not mean it will sell nor does it mean that the broker is going to be pro-active in trying to market and sell your business. At Southern Business Advisors, we will not accept a listing that does not fit our profile. If we don’t have a staff member or an affiliate who is intimately familiar with your type business and can work diligently on your behalf, we will not waste your time or ours. The key to your and our success is affecting a Closing not a Listing.

When you trust your business to Murphy Businessyou can rest in the fact that your business will not simply be “inventory”. It will be marketed to your satisfaction; guaranteed.

Selling your business is a major decision. You have devoted your time, money and energy to building and operating your business. It may well represent your life’s work. If you have decided that now is the time to sell, you deserve the best professional guidance you can get. Our President has been buying and selling business for over 40 years. He knows the emotions that are involved in selling your business.

Southern Business Advisors works with experienced buyers who may be looking for new opportunities as well as first time buyers who are ready to purchses their own business.

Your Business is Our Business and We Take Our Business Very Seriously.

Consulting, Brokerage,Valuations,Appraisals,Financing

Offices located in Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Columbia, and Wilmington. David Cottingham, President holds the Certified Business Intermediary designation from the International Business Brokers Association as well as holding the Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser designation from the NEBB Institute. He is past president (2013) President of Carolinas-Virginia Business Brokers Association. He has over 40 years experience buying and selling businesses.

Areas Served

  • Horry County, SC
  • Georgetown County, SC
  • Charleston County, SC
  • Brunswick County, NC
  • New Hanover County, NC


  • International Busines Brokerage Association, Carolinas-Virginia Business Brokers Association, National Association of Realtors, South Carolina Association of Realtors, North Carolina Real Estate Broker, B.S. Economics

Established Businesses For Sale

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Neighborhood Supermarket
Moore County, NC

Horry County, SC

Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Murphy – Carolinas Team. Kevin has been in the hospitality business since 1989 working in all aspects of the industry. Working up to the position of sous chef at Wild Dunes in Charleston he then joined the Navy as a culinary specialist. After being discharged from the Navy, Kevin attended the University of South Carolina where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality, Restaurant and Sports Management.


Horry County, SC

As a broker with Murphy Business Brokers Carolinas, Derrick Nunziante is dedicated to providing the best possible business for his clients. Located in the Eastern Carolina Region, Murphy Business has not only numerous operating businesses for sale, but also includes over 300 franchise opportunities in every business category.

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