Hank Beresin

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Partnering with clients, helping them to develop strategies that meet their ever-changing needs.


First Street Business Brokers, LLC


First Street Business Brokers fulfills your goals by helping you maximize the potential of your business and then selling it to someone who will appreciate all you have built, or by finding the perfect business for your lifestyle and financial goals.

At First Street, it’s not just about putting buyers and sellers together. It’s about developing a well-managed and structured transition for your business that meets the needs of both the Seller and the Buyer. We create win-win scenarios for both parties. The seller can be confident that the business he or she has built will succeed for years to come and the buyer has the proper skills, desire and financial wherewithal to make the most of the opportunity.

We are here to help you through this transition.

Services Offered

We offer a variety of services depending upon what you are looking for. You may be thinking about selling your business but are not sure where to start. We can walk you through the steps. You may be wondering what your business is worth. We can provide you an independent valuation which includes comparisons to others in your industry and highlight areas which may need improvement to truly maximize the selling price. Learn more about our offerings:

- Independent Valuations
- Marketing your business for Sale
- Researching and finding the right business to purchase
- Management Consulting - from succession planning to building a sales team
- Lead Generation and Sales Optimization
- Buying and Selling Franchises
- Commercial Real Estate through Bean Group
- And more...


Expert in Sales, marketing, training, e-commerce and retail operations. Hank has a long track record of success and experience working for and leading sales and marketing teams at companies of all sizes such as Hallmark Cards, William Arthur, Company C and Preserve Brands. Hank has always enjoyed partnering with clients, helping them develop strategies that meet their ever-changing needs – whether it be developing an acquisition strategy, recruiting new buyers, transitioning a business to the next generation, or adding new technology to improve lead generation.

Hank Beresin and Bill Stewart started First Street Business Brokers primarily to provide strategies and solutions to unlock the value of your business, or to help you purchase the business you've been looking for. We have sold numerous businesses of all shapes and sizes along with representing buyers on successful acquisitions. We are based in downtown Portsmouth, NH and focus on clients throughout New England.

Areas Served

  • Rockingham County, NH
  • Strafford County, NH
  • Hillsborough County, NH
  • Merrimack County, NH
  • Cheshire County, NH
  • Essex County, MA
  • Suffolk County, MA
  • Middlesex County, MA
  • York County, ME
  • Cumberland County, ME


  • MBA in Marketing, with Honors BA in Psychology, Cum Laude Member of New Hampshire Board of Realtors Member of Business Brokers Alliance of New England


Rockingham County, NH

Business brokerage is not just about putting buyers and sellers together. It's about developing a well-managed and structured transition for your business that meets your needs and the needs of the Buyer.

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