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Erik Ottem, CBI

VR Business Brokers
Business Broker

About Me

Company Information: VR Business Brokers in Silicon Valley Welcome to VR Business Brokers located in San Jose and serving Silicon Valley and the surrounding area. VR Business Brokers is part of the fastest growing and largest business brokerage firm based on volume of businesses sold in the world. Our goal is to help Silicon Valley business owners and franchisors successfully sell their businesses, and to enable entrepreneurs to own their own businesses. The VR Business Brokers office located in Silicon Valley provides professional full service brokerage for buying, selling or valuing businesses. Our Service for Business Owners Youve worked hard to build up your business. Now you want to make sure you get the most for their business when you sell. VR Business Brokers located in Silicon Valley can help business owners avoid the 10 most common mistakes that business owners make when selling their business. It starts with an understanding of your business, and a cooperative approach to make sure the true value of your business is recognized by the potential buyers in the market. We will work with the seller to develop the marketing materials, positioning, help you develop a reasonable price for your business, and then find the right buyer for you. If you would like a free market evaluation of your business, give us a call or drop us an email. Let us show you how we can get a qualified, interested and eager buyer who wants to buy your business. Our Service for Business Buyers VR{s Proven 20 Step Buying Process for Buying an Existing Business summarizes the Buying Process and is an excellent "road map" for new buyers to understand before they embark on this exciting path of controlling their own future. VR Business Brokers located in Silicon Valley will show you how the 20 step process works, and how you can move from interested to owner. It starts with a business buyer profile to allow us to get to know you better, and to match you with the right business in terms of interest, location, cost and experience. Signing a non-disclosure is also an important part of the process since it protects the confidentiality of the businesses for sale that youll be reviewing. Valuations Valuations are performed differently depending on the purpose of the valuation. There is no sense in performing a complex valuation for a company with $50,000 in sales each year. Valuations for estate, tax or acquisition may require different valuation techniques, and are all priced dif Background: Erik Ottem, Principal Erik brings 25 years of business, sales, marketing, and negotiation experience to VR Business Brokers located in Silicon Valley. His experience with large companies like IBM, Seagate and Agilent are complemented with startup Gadzoox Networks and his own consulting company for a broad range of experience with many types of businesses. His education includes an undergraduate degree from UC Davis, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. . VR Business Brokers provides the methodologies and process that when combined with Eriks experience provides a solid foundation for the valuation, sale or purchase of small business in the Silicon Valley region. VR Business Brokers can help you avoid the 10 most common mistakes people make when selling a business. There are over 70,000 businesses in Santa Clara County, and approximately 20% go up for sale every year. Sadly, most businesses dont sell, they just close their doors. The Silicon Valley office of VR Business Brokers provides an edge for businesses up for sale by providing professional services in the packaging, positioning, pricing, and promotion of small business so that you can recognize its full value when you sell. Specialization: We are conveniently located in San Jose at 1101 South Winchester Blvd. in suite A105. Give us a call at 408-261-3230, drop us a note at or visit our web site at We provide free business valuations to business owners. Affiliations: VR Business Brokers located in Silicon Valley is a member of the International Business Brokers Association and the California Association of Business Brokers.


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