William Griswold

First Choice Business Brokers

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4209 West Hundred Road,
Chester, Virginia 23831 (View Map)

About the Company



Established in 1994, First Choice Business Brokers quickly grew to become one of the largest Business Sales Organizations in the U.S listing over $4 Billion in businesses for sale – thus giving Buyers and Sellers an extensive network of Business Brokers across the U.S. to assist in Buying or Selling a Business.

Our Business Broker Professionals come from diverse backgrounds such as former business owners, accountants, banking, real estate and executive search.
All First Choice Business Brokers have graduated from First Choice University (FCU) and attend continuing education creating the most highly trained Business Sales Associates in the industry. Our Business Sales Experts are trained on business evaluation, business sales, business marketing and buy/sell negotiations to satisfy both buyers and sellers alike. Our exclusive businesses for sale listings are available only through First Choice Business Sales Professionals.

Business Sales is unique and should never be compared to selling or buying a home. You deserve a Business Sales Professional when selling your business – you deserve a First Choice Business Broker who specializes specifically in business sales. First Choice is large enough to offer Buyers the greatest selection of businesses available nationwide, yet in local markets to offer Sellers individual attention.

Broker Biography

William Griswold (804) 520-7557


After growing up in a military family and finally settling in the Hampton Roads area, William (Bill) Griswold started his career in retail sales. That new beginning led to him purchasing his first business while in college. Through time, dedication and Bill’s leadership, his company developed into one of the largest stainless-steel manufacturing companies on the east coast.

After selling it and moving to the Richmond area and marrying his wife Patricia. Bill then started working with a handful of Fortune 500 companies; Motorola, Security Link and ADT in their commercial sales departments.

Having these experiences sparked several successful business ventures for Bill, including graphic design, insurance brokerage and tax preparation businesses-- some they still run today. Through having experiences in multiple facets of business, Bill has developed a keen understanding of the opportunities and challenges that come with buying and selling companies. Through first-hand, seasoned comprehension of the business world, Bill knows how important it is to have the knowledge, professionalism and confidentiality that First Choice Business Brokers brings to the table.

Services Provided

BUSINESS SALES - Confidential Listing Services for Business Owners who wish to sell.

BUSINESS VALUATION - Expert Valuation Services are offered at all First Choice Offices.

BUYER REPRESENTATION - Our Sales Professionals guide business Buyers through the business purchasing process.

BUSINESS SEARCH - Finding the right business for your interests, income requirements and location.

Areas Served

  • Chesterfield, VA
  • Richmond city, VA
  • Henrico, VA
  • Colonial Heights city, VA
  • Hopewell city, VA
  • Petersburg city, VA
  • Fredericksburg city, VA
  • Rappahannock, VA
  • Suffolk city, VA
  • Charles City, VA
  • Business For Sale Listings

    Cash Flow: $63,871 
    Chester, VA 
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    MOTIVATED SELLER Price Reduced PROFITABLE Drop off Dry Cleaners

    Long term Well established drop off/pick up dry cleaners is making more money that they are asking for it . OWNER IS OPEN TO OFFERS. You can run this establishment successfully with 1 employee or by yourself or it can be a great opportunity for you to be an absentee owner. Very loyal and consistent client base. Highly visible location on a busy main road in the area. Additional space for expansion (which is currently not being used). You can possibly add coin operated laundry machines for additional income with a separate entrance. The conveyor rack has a 32,000-piece capacity. The owner is looking to retire and will train new buyer. For more information, please contact listing agent: More info

    Cash Flow: $99,045 
    Henrico, VA 
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    Huge Profit margins Price Reduced motivated seller

    ALL REASONABLE OFFERS CONSIDERED, HUGE PRICE REDUCTION Owner eager to sell and Ready to retire. Local pizza restaurant Carry out and dine in and delivery, with unique opportunity to take over a well-established restaurant with a strong delivery, carry-out and eat-in business. Featuring New York style pizza, dinners, salads, subs and appetizers. Restaurant makes everything fresh, no frozen. Great opportunity for catering and close proximity to large companies for delivery. Owner is selling and ready to pass this opportunity on to the right buyer, and will offer Training and financing with a down payment. For additional information contact listing agent William Griswold at 804-721-4960 or More info

    Cash Flow: $28,637 
    Henrico, VA 
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    High End Specialty Hair Salon in Henrico, VA Personal Service

    This salon is ideal for an experienced Hair Stylist. Great clients and referral business. The Seller states that the buyer could increase revenue by an extra $5,000 by renting a chair. This salon caters to the entire family and has a fabulous reputation and a steady repeat clientele. The Salon also has contracts in place to style hair at an assistant living facility. Don’t overlook this business. For additional information contact agent William Griswold 804-721-4960 or use this ad’s email reply. More info

    Mechanicsville, VA 
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    Private Profitable Fully Staffed Assisted Living Home

    Profitable and locally owned assisted Living home. Semi absentee owner. Located close to Richmond. Clean family based Facility. Fully staffed with qualified employees. Full client list and most clients have been there for years. Great opportunity to step into a fully operational business that has a great reputation and expansion possibilities. For more information, please contact William Griswold at (804)721-4960 and william@fcbb.com. More info

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    Tax Preparation Franchise

    One of the largest Tax preparation Firms in America. Liberty Tax is a family of dreamers and doers, each from different backgrounds, but all with the same goals: to live life on their own terms and thrive financially to support themselves, their loved ones, and their community. We are looking for New Franchisees to open locations in the following areas: West Point, Aylett, Bowling Green, Burgess, Kilmarnock, Tappahannock, New Kent, Warsaw. You can keep your day job while growing your business. Why Liberty?Liberty Tax isn’t just an office in a shopping center or on Main Street. We’re part of the community. We support our neighborhood causes and provide important financial services to More info

    Chester, VA 
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    Unique Bridal and Formal Shop -Bridal Gowns Tuxedos

    Unique concept Well established Bridal and Formal business for sale in the Chesterfield/Richmond area. With a focus on the country style wedding with dresses you can wear your boots with. The business is located in a beautiful standalone building with historic character that provides a "dreamland" shopping experience. Plenty of dressing rooms for the Bride and her entire party. The business focuses on the Bride finding the dream dress but at an affordable price. The business also offers tuxedo rentals. The business rents space to a wedding photographer and a baker and also has a seamstress. More info

    Chester, VA 
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    Price adjustment LOCAL Hot spot semi absentee owner

    Price reduced for quick sale. restaurant is MAKING MORE MONEY than they are asking for it. Owner is relocating. Fully Staffed, Well Managed, Great Local Clients, and Local and National CRAFT BEER. This restaurant is currently run with a absentee owner and is growing.This is an opportunity to step into a well-run local's restaurant and bar. More than a man cave, this one makes you money. Income revenue keeps going up every quarter. This established restaurant offers live music, 20 plus craft beers on tap, full bar and great food. Open for lunch and dinner with daily and weekly food and drink specials. Live acoustic musicians every Saturday night throughout the year. More info

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    Charlottesville city Co., VA 
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    Unique LOCAL FAVORITE Restaurant and Bar

    New price reduction The owner is eager to sell. An upbeat restaurant and bar with a reputation for its authentic food and beer! This pub is located in Charlottesville's busy shopping district and offers the chance at instant success by taking on a well known business in the area. The cozy 1900 square feet space includes an area for live music and outside seating. Owner willing to train new buyer and also offering financing on a portion of the purchase price. For additional information please contact listing agent William Griswold at 804-721-4960 More info

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