Aeon Enterprise is a professional business brokerage company representing small to medium size businesses valued between $100,000 and $10,000,000.
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Jim Malpede, president of Aeon Enterprise, has over twenty-five years of business related experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting, and passed the CPA examination in May 1972. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker and has achieved national ranking for his efforts with John Hancock for selling Life & Disability Insurance. Jim's prior work experience includes consulting for Fortune 500 corporations.
Jim has developed and managed numerous ventures for clients while owning and operating six businesses for himself. His last business enterprise generated revenues of more than three million dollars within the second year of operations. Net profits averaged over $600,000 annually. Jim has appeared in court as an expert witness testifying on issues involving business evaluations, partnership dissolution, wage disputes, breach of contract disputes, etc. He has appeared before arbitrators in similar matters. He holds the designation of Business Evaluator (BE).
Carolyn Epstein is a practicing attorney. Her specialized background in both business and law includes three years working for an investment bank in New York City, marketing, negotiating, and structuring tax-based lease transactions and dealing in international securities. Carolyn has worked in securities law, property law, and contract negotiations after she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and her Juris Doctorate. She is a licensed attorney in the state of CA.
Patti Renfro, a Business Broker with Aeon Enterprise has owned and managed two businesses of her own: one as a Sole Proprietor in the Equestrian Industry and the other as the President of a Women-Owned Commercial Construction Corporation. Additionally, Patti has assisted companies in their start up and grand openings. From her years of experience, Patti is well aware of what it takes to own, operate and then to turn over your business to qualified hands. She is an MBA graduate from the University of Texas in San Antonio and has taught business courses at Webster University.
Karen Ruby, Business Broker with Aeon Enterprise, owner of several self-started business, has over 22 years of Construction Management & Real Estate Development experience. Registered in the County of Los Angeles, she works with multiple Investigating firms. Karen is a licensed Life & Health Insurance Agent with a strong medical background as well as dealings with medical supplies & equipment. Karen’s keen attention to details and dedication to providing the best makes her the ideal choice to bring the perfect buyer to your company.
Lisa Cheney, Business Broker with Aeon Enterprise has over 15 years experience in Sales and Management. She has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from San Diego State University
As a business owner, one of the most important decisions of your business career is the decision to sell your business.
Before considering working with Aeon Enterprise, prepare a financial and personal outline of what you will do after you have sold your business and how selling your business will help you to reach your goals. This is called an "exit strategy". Once you have decided that selling is in your best interest, Aeon Enterprise can help you navigate the steps.
Confidentiality: Procedures must be in place so that your business is not harmed by a premature disclosure of sale. The professional Broker has developed non-disclosure forms, procedures and internal broker networks with other agents to ensure confidentiality.
Valuation: It is necessary for you to have an estimate of value of your business. There are several generally accepted methods, such as cash flow, risk analysis and comparison to name a few. By the use of one or several of these methods Aeon will help you determine both fair market value and the asking price for your business.
Marketing: There are many avenues available for the exposure of your business opportunity to prospective Buyers. However, there is no one method that fits every situation. The methods must be tailored to your specific business. My selection may include some or all of the following:
Trade Journal Advertising
California Association of Business Brokers
American Business Consultants, Inc.
Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce Member