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Richard Smetana CBI, CBB, DRE CA ID 1441594

Sunbelt Business Brokers Coachella Valle
Business Broker
Riverside County, CA

About Me

Richard Smetana, CBI - 760-333-1118 (mobile) Broker, President, Richard earned his CBI, CBB (Certified Business Intermediary) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and his CBB (Certified Business Brokers) from the California Association of Business Bokers. He has been assisting buyers and sellers in small businesses since he purchased the Sunbelt office in July, 2004. Sunbelt has over 150 offices throughout the U. S. and and additional 50 worldwide. He represents business owners and buyers in East Riverside County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. The territory includes all cities in the Coachella Valley ( Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio), from Idyllwild, Banning and Beaumont to Blythe and the Colorado River. Prior to becoming a business broker, Richard had a successful career in management of privately held corporations in the restaurant and resort industry. He was the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of a corporation developed and operated by Desert Development, Inc., a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises. Richard had the responsibilities of overseeing the operations of this six million dollar gross revenue business, including establishing budgets, financial controls, hiring and organizing multiple departments. After this corporation was successfully sold, Richard purchased Sunbelt Business Brokers of Coachella Valley - Palm Springs. Richard has management, financial, organizational and marketing skills. He has a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) from Eastern Michigan University Business School. He has a post graduate degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Northern Virginia College and did post graduate studies in accounting at UCLA. In addition to being a member of IBBA and CABB, he is also a member and Ambassador of Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, Rotary Club, the National and California Restaurant Associations, the Club Managers Association of America ( CMAA ) and Professional Business Alliance. Richard has been living in the Coachella Valley for over twenty years and is active in the community. He is very proud to be a founding member of the Board of Directors and past President of Big Brothers / Big Sisters of the Desert.


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