Brian Southworth

Broker License # 115110

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Business Intermediary, Business Broker, Registered Franchise Broker, Business Transfer Specialist


Murphy Business and Financial


Murphy Business Sales is one of the largest and most successful business brokerage firms in North America with offices conveniently located throughout the United States and Canada. The Spokane, Washington office has strong connections in the following areas throughout the Inland Northwest including but not limited to: Spokane, Colville, Colfax, Pullman, Newport, Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, Ritzville, Othello, Asotin, Clarkston, Dayton, Republic, Pomeroy, Davenport, Ellensburg and Moses Lake.

Choosing to partner with an international business brokerage firm provides for an advantageous reach of over one hundred & eighty offices that have affiliations with National and International Business Brokerage and Merger & Acquisition associations.

Services Offered

• Business Sales
• Franchise Sales and Resales
• Business Acquisitions
• Business Valuations
• Business Consulting
• Franchise Sales
• Machinery and Equipment Appraisals
• Commercial Real Estate


At Murphy Business we specialize in the transfer of businesses. We are the largest and most successful business brokerage firm in North America with offices conveniently located in the United States and Canada. We are members of virtually all associations, groups, listing services and networks that exist in our industry, giving us unsurpassed access to buyers and sellers. Our proven processes and systems provide our clients a higher closing ratio than national averages. We promise that you will not find a more complete, thorough and professional
experience as the one Murphy Business can provide.

I have 25 years experience as a sales, marketing and general operations manager for large organizations throughout the Inland Northwest. I began my sales career with Cox Cable in 1984 and ultimately earned the position of Manager of Spokane Area Operations for PRIMESTAR where I managed the launch of PRIMESTAR direct broadcast satellite service to the Inland Northwest market, growing the business to a $5.1 million operation, serving 8,000 customers, prior to its subsequent sale to DirecTV in October 1998

Later I leveraged my experience with Cox Cable and PRIMESTAR into a decade long engagement with Comcast Spokane serving as their Commercial Sales Manager from 1999-2009. During my tenure with Comcast I gained valuable experience conducting successful contract negotiations with businesses ranging in size from startups through Fortune 500 companies.

I volunteer as an instructor and guest speaker for The Community Colleges of Spokane Center for Workforce and Continuing Education and the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship jointly created and delivered Small Business Boot Camp. The 8-week evening program provides an accelerated, non-credit curriculum specifically designed to help prepare entrepreneurs for launching their businesses as well as helping existing businesses grow and be sustainable. The Small Business Boot Camp fills a necessary education gap in the community for individuals who are interested in learning the skills and tools necessary to start and/or grow their business.

I am a licensed real estate broker and registered franchise broker in the State of Washington.

I am an avid distance runner, cyclist and PSIA certified cross country ski instructor.

Areas Served

  • Spokane County, WA
  • Ferry County, WA
  • Stevens County, WA
  • Pend Oreille County, WA
  • Lincoln County, WA
  • Adams County, WA
  • Whitman County, WA
  • Franklin County, WA
  • Walla Walla County, WA
  • Chelan County, WA

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  • * Spokane Business Builders' member * Greater Spokane Incorporated member * Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce member

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