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Empire Business Brokers of Greenville Spartanburg, SC helps business sellers and buyers transition into lifestyles that meet their goals, dreams and aspirations. We help entrepreneurs get what they want! Empire provides confidential buying and selling assistance to small, growing and middle market companies in the Upstate SC and Western NC areas of the sunbelt.

If you have a small business for sale, consider keeping the sale confidential by using the professional services of a business broker. As a business brokerage, we have professionals who understand what brings value as you prepare your small business for sale. In the case of representing a small organization, we serve as small business brokers for companies with annual revenues less than three million dollars.

The same is true with growing companies, and middle market companies. Although you are an expert in your industry, you have limited experience in selling a business, and this can place you at a disadvantage when you negotiate with an experienced business buyer. Our certified business brokers can help guide you through the selling process, while allowing you to focus on one of your most important assets; your business!

Call us for a free, confidential consultation: 864-241-0606.

If you are a business buyer, you want to ultimately buy the type of business that will provide to you the income and lifestyle that meets your personal objectives. A business broker can expose you to a large number of business opportunities and find a best buy for you. Click here to learn about our B.A.S.E. program.

Empire Business Brokers is affiliated with the International Business Broker Association; Business Brokers that are dedicated professionally to the sale and purchase of on going businesses and franchises, as well as consulting services for Buyers, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Franchises. In business for over 20 years, this network of Business Brokers is recognized for providing outstanding service to clients.

IBBA's international network has more than 500 offices and hundreds of professionals with presence in the United States, and throughout the world, focused on providing services that translate into tangible benefits for their investment initiatives, expansion strategies and project financing.

The IBBA maintains a large national database of business buyers and listings to assist in business purchases

Services Offered

Your business is the best 401k plan you have! If you are the typical business owner, the largest part of your wealth is in your business. Do you know it's value? How are you going to cash it in for retirement? Who is helping you grow your "business 401k plan" for you?

If you are planning to sell your existing business now or in the future, you have come to the right place. We are experts with helping business owners get the most value from their business; even if that means that the business should not be sold!

We help business owners do the following;
.Know the value of your company.
.Evaluate the needs of your company.
.Grow the value of your company.
.Sell your company for the maximum value.

As business coaches, we will help you to evaluate your company and your priorities. As Exit Planning Coaches, we help owners determine the best time to sell a business. We will help you understand the value of your business, and reasons that a business should be sold or should not be sold. If together we determine that your business should be further developed prior to selling it, we will work with you to maximize the value of your business. Ask about our Small Business 401K Program.

As business brokers, we work diligently to get the business sold confidentially and professionally. Owners considering the sale of their business appreciate the professionalism, integrity and confidentiality that are characteristics of our associates. Your business for sale becomes our job.

We also provide counsel and service to business buyers who are looking for a business opportunity. We help buyers determine the type of business that best suits their objectives and lifestyle, and then work with them to identify and buy a business that meets their criteria. Sometimes a certain type of business may not be listed with a business broker; we can work as a buyer's agent to find and acquire a business. Ask about our Buyer Representation and Advisory Service or our B.A.S.E. Program.


Alan Melton is the founder Empire Business Brokers, LLC. A member of the International Business Brokers Association with over 1700 business brokers worldwide, Empire is a general business brokerage, providing Exit Planning and Brokering services for buyers and sellers of all types of companies up to ten million dollars in annual revenues.

Alan has coached, advised, and taught hundreds of small business owners over the last ten years. He is a nationally known writer, speaker and business leader. Alan has started and led ten companies and presently has an interest in five businesses.

Alan co-founded and served as CEO of transportation related business. With 130 employees, the company was listed locally and nationally over a decade as one of the fastest growing privately held companies. A significant amount of this growth was achieved through Alan’s acquisition of five companies. Prior to selling E.C.T. to a publicly held company, he was recognized by the President of the United States as the SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year for the state of Florida, and by the Florida Governor as the recipient of the Sterling Award for organizational performance excellence; joining a distinguished list of recipients such as Merrill Lynch, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and Honeywell.

Alan attended Thomas Edison State College and Jacksonville University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and is a Certified Business Intermediary and Certified Business Broker.

Areas Served

  • Greenville County, SC
  • Spartanburg County, SC
  • Pickens County, SC
  • Cherokee County, SC
  • Union County, SC
  • Buncombe County, NC
  • Rutherford County, NC
  • Catawba County, NC
  • Gaston County, NC
  • Henderson County, NC


  • International Business Broker Association, Carolina-Virginia Business Broker Assocation, Better Business Bureau, Exit Planning Institure, Institue of Business Counselors, Commerce Club, Greenville, Greer and Mauldin Chambers of Commece, Certified Business Intermediary, Certified Business Brokers, Certified Family Business Advisor

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