Piedmont Business is different than most business brokerage firms, offering both brokerage and planning services. Whether you are ready to sell now, or simply contemplating the future, Piedmont Business can help you assess your options and prepare for the future. In addition, we bring experience with resolving legal and business issues that threaten successful ownership transitions. If you are serious about buying a business, Piedmont Business has proven experience in accessing the “hidden market” of businesses that are available for purchase, but not advertised for sale. We can help you find the right business for you, at a fair price. Piedmont Business is a member of the International Business Brokers Association, the largest association of business brokers and merger and acquisition professionals, as well as the Institute of Business Appraisers. Its founder Steve Minnich is a North Carolina licensed attorney and a Certified Business Intermediary of the International Business Broker Association. Steve is also a Board Member of the Carolinas-Virginia Business Brokers Association. You will find that Piedmont Business is not a one-size-fits-all business-for-sale listing shop. We approach each consulting opportunity as a unique engagement, tailored to meet our clients’ best interests. We do not list businesses that we do not believe will sell, and we do not represent buyers who we do not believe will buy. Each engagement is viewed as a partnership between Piedmont Business and our client, and our objectives are to educate prospective business sellers and buyers about the process and to help them achieve their goals. Piedmont Business, LLC does not provide legal services.
The business was started in 2008 as NCReview.org. NCRreview-ed a number of businesses thru 2010 and using SEO soon became first and sometimes even top of the page with Google and Yahoo. Companies reviewed loved it and offered to contribute to keeping it "on the air". This evolved into the present business model of "Volunteer contributors" BUT.....Unfortunately, with success came temptation. Several companies who were not reviewed favorably offered considerable sums to "buy" better Reviews. Our shameless webmaster, who shall remain nameless, came under this influence and as far as this writer is concerned at that point NCR lost its integrity. Years have now past and NCR still exists, but has gone to seed, so to speak from my point of view.. After allowing more than two years to pass, the Originator and Creative Mind, yours truly, revolted by what I considered unethical, decided to find a new webmaster and create a whole new entity. That is what is now for sale. The concept having been fully proven, it remained merely to put a firm policy in place to prevent similar abuse by a greedy webmaster and to incorporate Review Services of America, LLC, RSA has purchased domain Review names for all 50 dates. RSA has put up several Review websites and RSA wholly owns and controls the websites, the domains, the hosting and the content. We need a writer, a salesperson and a full time editor. We will not accept a payment for a phoney favorable review. We write and publish honest reviews of businesses. Then we ask businesses to voluntarily support that state's Review site with a monthly voluntary contribution. A small business would be $10 a month suggested contribution. No big deal. Any business can afford that. And if our honest and favorable review, due to good SEO is driving customers to them, $10 is probably the smallest advertising expense of any category they spend money on. Somewhat more affluent businesses, say a restaurant, might agree to a $25 a month, $50 or even $100 voluntary contribution if the traffic is as good as we hope we achieve. Importantly, note this, if a business does not wish to contribute or fails to maintain the promised voluntary contribution, RSA does NOT penalize them or drop them like a hotcake. We don't hold any business hostage. Do you get the picture of integrity? Good! Now for the math: If we have just 50 businesses contributing $10 a month in a city as large as Raleigh, our home base (This should be a no-brainer for one sales person in 30 days!) do you have any problem with using 100 businesses paying $10 each, given an entire state? Simple math: That equals $1,000 a month. Now there are 50 states, each with its own review state exclusive Review site. That's $50,000 a month. $50,000 of reoccurring income, and subject to replication by a salesman every 30 days X 50 states, until we have enough "content". And then we may halt aggressive outside sales and go into maintenance mode. We simply need to replace those that fall off and Referrals more than cover this. Now consider, I have used the minimal $10 a month as if that is average instead of the lowest denomination. If there is a mix of $25's, $50's and $100's, that "average" is much greater than $10, isn't it? Lastly, there are any number of larger businesses that can and would contribute $1,000, $10,000 or more - "IF" our Reviews are honest and our integrity is bullet-proof. For Example: We reject a company wanting a better Review and offering us say, $25,000 and make that rejection known industry wide. Can you envision an eBay, a Hotels.com or Paypal voluntarily contributing $50-100,000, assuming we had an honest REVIEW of them that was making them rich in IT Traffic? Okay, that's the summary. Your next question is, "Are you doing ALL this yet?' The answer is, "We have only scratched the surface. And that's why I'm asking $149,999 and not 10X that number. Are you a writer? Are you good at sales and marketing? Do you have the financials to qualify as a passive or active owner? Then I want to hear from you. Thanks for reading the entire SUMMARY!4
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