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Joan Young, CBI, CBB

Sunbelt Business Brokers, Greater Bay Area

Phone: (408) 436-1900

Fax: 408-608-1881

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999 W. Taylor Street Suite A,
San Jose, California 95126 (View Map)

About the Company

Joan Young, President of Sunbelt of the Greater Bay Area, has been helping buyers and sellers since 1980. With franchising as Joan’s major focus at the time, it was a natural expansion to add business brokerage for her clients.

In 2000 Joan had the opportunity to start Sunbelt Business Brokerage in Santa Clara County. Since Joan had been working with and sharing office space with a leading Mergers and Acquisition company for nine years, she knew the industry well and liked the idea of having the association with a very strong business brokerage name. Sunbelt now has over 17 offices in California.

Since opening the first office in 2000, Sunbelt of the Greater Bay Area has grown with six highly competent business brokers, a highly respected office manager/IT specialist, and a creative business development director. Young has offices in San Jose and serves the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Broker Biography

Joan Young, CBI, CBB (408) 436-1900

Introduction

Joan Young has been successfully assisting buyers and sellers in small businesses since 1980. Her diverse business experience ranges from manufacturing and distribution to retail, food, publishing, advertising, placement services, direct and internet sales and last but not least, business and franchise consulting.

After spending a few years with Memorex Corporation and being named Manager of the Year, Joan co-founded a national publishing franchise company in Ft. Myers Florida and owned two franchises herself in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. Joan has been VP for three national franchise companies, and in 1990 started FRANNET of the Bay Area, Inc. (FRANNET is the largest franchise consulting group in North America). Young sold FRANNET in January 2014 after owning it for 24 years.

Joan worked with one of the premier M&A firm in San Jose for 3 years prior to opening her own Sunbelt office. In 2000, Joan acquired SUNBELT BUSINESS ADVISORS, Greater Bay Area, which is part of the largest business brokerage/intermediary firm in the world. Sunbelt has hundreds of offices worldwide. Joan’s office handles transactions with revenues from $500,000 for Main Street transactions to over $20,000,000 for Mergers and Acquisitions. Her San Jose office has been instrumental in closing over 73% of their listings where the National average is around 21%.

Joan is a member of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), has served on their board of directors, and holds the Certified Business Broker (CBB®) designation. Joan also instructs the CABB 101 course for new Brokers in the Bay Area. She also belongs to the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) wherein she has been awarded the prestigious and coveted Certified Business Intermediary (CBI®) designation and is an active member of The M&A Source.

Joan is known for her professionalism and integrity. Many sellers have commented on her strong ability to problem solve in order to get a transaction completed. She is respected for working cohesively with teams of professionals such as the attorney's accountants and tax specialist to reach the goal of closing the deal.

Services Provided

Services:
Business Assessments and Valuations
Stock and Asset Sales
Mergers and Acquisitions
Franchise Re-Sales

Sellers Services:
We maintain client’s confidentiality and anonymity so that employees, customers, suppliers and competitors are unaware of the seller’s desire to sell their business until the appropriate time.
We place a high priority on ethical and honest dealings to make a win-win situation for seller and buyer.
We have an extensive database of local buyers as well as over 300 offices from which to pull prospects.
We prepare a strong marketing package customized to position and expedite the sale of your business.
We have the strongest Internet presence in the industry and provide blind listings on multiple sites.
We have strong negotiating and communication skills to bring your deal to closure.

Buyers Services:
We help buyers to define short and long term goals, exit strategies, and assess personal needs and financial requirements. After the buyer’s ideal business model is clearly defined, they are able to use it as a benchmark to assess the choices and to select the right company thereby improving the odds of success.
We provide a safe, professional environment in which to explore the many options available.
We coach the buyer throughout the entire sales process from focusing them on the choices available to close of escrow so there are no surprises.
We assist buyers in acquiring funding for their new venture and provide references to other professionals such as attorneys and accountants to insure a smooth transition into business ownership.
We offer hundreds of choices due to being the largest business brokerage franchise.

Areas Served

Santa Clara, CA
San Mateo, CA
Contra Costa, CA
Alameda, CA
San Francisco, CA

Business For Sale Listings

$1,145,000
Cash Flow: $321,281 
San Mateo Co., CA 
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Established, Fast Casual Restaurants - Two Units, $342,000 Profit

These two turn-key, semi-absentee owner, niche restaurants generated over $321,281 in Seller Discretionary Earnings (SDE - 3-year weighted average). The retiring co-founder works a total of 15 combined hours per week within these fast-casual, specialty restaurants. Each family owned restaurant has a Type 41 ABC liquor license. These highly awarded, high rated restaurants continue to be local neighborhood favorites. The co-founder is willing to license the expansion rights for this trademarked brand to well qualified buyers. SBA down payment terms start at $180,000 for well qualified, restaurant-experienced buyers. Offering price starts at $1,145,000 (plus inventory). More info

$539,000
Cash Flow: $269,000 
San Jose, CA 
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High Integrity Independent Auto Repair - Generates over $269 SDE

This high integrity, independent automotive repair generates over $269,000/year in Seller Discretionary Earnings. Service offerings include full automotive repair, servicing and customization for domestic, foreign and specialty cars. The expertly trained staff and company culture has delivered excellent customer service for more than 20 years. Quality, commitment to excellence and root-cause problem solving are key pillars of success. Employee knowledge and the drive for outstanding customer care continue to drive 4 and 5 star customer reviews. The seller has secured an attractive long-term lease with plenty of parking to facilitate long term growth. Seller is looking to retire and More info

$998,500
Cash Flow: $475,606 
California 
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Profitable SF Bay Area Tree Care Professional Services - SBA Approved

Long established tree service providing a full line of tree care services from plant health care (PHC) to trimming, pruning, tree and stump removal and more. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, this company has served residential, commercial and governmental properties from many years.This is a five day a week business with occasional emergency services after hours and on weekends. The well trained and skilled staff is capable of independent handling of all necessary services while the owner manages the overall company and provides arboriculture consultations as needed.The buyer must be familiar with the industry and maintain or qualify to receive the necessary licenses and certifications. More info

$675,000
Cash Flow: $215,295 
Santa Clara, CA 
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High-End Lighting Design Showroom, with Inventory Included

Based in a high-profile, upscale location, this custom lighting and design business caters to a high-end demographic market. The company specializes in LED, decorative and other custom lighting fixtures, with customers ranging from interior designers, contractors, to end consumers.Company’s retail showroom stocks an impressive inventory of lighting fixtures. The company also offers custom lighting design services and consultations for residential and commercial applications. Single owner, family-operated business for over 24 years.Excellent opportunity to enter the home design/decor industry, or to expand a similar or corollary business geographically or vertically. Greenfield growth More info

$450,000
Cash Flow: $140,273 
Santa Cruz Co., CA 
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Property Management & Sales Office

This well- established coastal real estate services company generates over $140,000/year earnings (SDE). Property management, vacation rental and sales services are provided within the greater Santa Cruz County area. Exceptional customer service has created year over year growth in property management income ($185,000/year). Property sales income varies year over year (from $100,000/year to over $300,000/year). Financial performance is driven more from referred business rather than focused advertising.Due to the owner’s pending retirement, the fulfillment of the high-growth strategy requires adding sales staff and increasing the advertising budget. The seller feels it is best for the new More info

$540,000
Cash Flow: $269,165 
Sacramento, CA 
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Under Contract - Leader in Water and Fire Restoration Services

This franchise specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after, fire, smoke or water damage. The company also mitigates mold and mildew from homes or businesses. They are a fully licensed contractor and can rebuild and remodel just about any project affected by the damage of fire water or smoke.The staff is fully trained and certified, and has state of the art equipment to be able to restore the property back to the way it was before the damage. Locally owned and operated, the team works on homes, apartment buildings, large office/High-Rise offices, restaurants, Motel/Hotels, small retail stores, large Big-Box stores, high-rise residential and More info

$295,000
Cash Flow: $161,588 
South Lake Tahoe, CA 
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Lake Tahoe Area Specialty Florist - SBA Pre-Approved

This one of a kind full service florist is known for their talented staff creating individually customized floral designs, working with fresh flowers, plant life and permanent materials. Always highly recognized for their diverse and masterful designs which invokes the emotions of any event or occasion.Founded in 1982, they have been serving both local and surrounding areas for over 35 years. They market through social media and referrals due in part to their stellar reputation, uniqueness and attention to details. Although this florist is a member of Teleflora, the bulk of this profitable business is in weddings, event planning and corporate accounts.This business is located in the pristine More info

$160,000
Cash Flow: $95,319 
South Lake Tahoe, CA 
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North Lake Tahoe Cleaning Service, Netting over $95K

This service business has been run by the same owner since 2004. The cleaning is being handled by independent contract employees that work as a team using their own vehicles.The company focuses mainly on second home owners but services full time homeowners, too. This keeps the business stable throughout the year. The company does service rentals as well, but this is an area for growth if the new owner would like to grow the business and add another team. The owner schedules the cleanings and has the keys ready for the cleaning team - Monday to Friday after Labor Day, and Monday to Saturday starting in July. More info

$215,000
Cash Flow: $114,906 
San Diego, CA 
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San Diego High Design Salon in Prime Location

This chic, upscale Specialty Salon has thrived in the heart of one of Southern California’s most prestigious neighborhoods since its inception. This business has been operating successfully in the same location for the past 5 years. The sophisticated and professionally run operation has been a local favorite from the start, with literally zero competition, owing to its exclusive private-label top-shelf hair extensions which are in stock and onhand, 5-star reviews, gorgeous website & Social Media, world-class products, fiercely loyal staff, and upscale ambiance. Long term full staff includes full-time manager and owner, who works minimal hours and in high-level management only. A phenomenal More info

$204,000
Cash Flow: $139,476 
California 
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Janitorial Company in Silicon Valley, SBA Pre-Approved

This company has been providing service to their clients in Silicon Valley for over 40 years. Their focus has always been to make things easier for their clients. They designed a new web page so when clients have a request, they can leave a note for the janitor on line. Communication is key to the owners. They always get back with 24 hours to any request or email. Because of their sound reputation and quality service the company has not advertised for over 2 years. Their business is all coming from word of mouth/referrals and they have had all the business they can handle. A new owner can always add employees. The owners have had as many as 6 others helping them in the past. The sellers More info

$895,000
Cash Flow: $290,000 
San Jose, CA 
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Commercial Printer - Fantastic Business for a Fair Price

With $2 Million in gross sales and over $290,000/year seller discretionary earnings (SDE), this successful high-tech print services company continues to produce high quality printing, graphic design and mail services within the Greater South Bay Area. What sets this great company apart? 1) Experienced, highly-trained employees and management enjoy > 10 years avg. tenure. 2) State of the art equipment, eco-friendly efficient processes and excellent facilities. 3) Exceptional customer service provides a diverse, loyal and expanding customer base. Design, commercial sheet-fed printing, digital & variable data printing and turn-key mail servicing are just a sampling of the current B2B More info

$220,000
Cash Flow: $108,473 
Santa Clara Co., CA 
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Lifestyle Business, Mon-Fri - No Weekends or Nights, Cash Based

This franchise is probably the most well-known name in the industry. The business takes advantage of the call center which dispatches thousands of calls each month from consumers who want help with their household chores. Each team member goes through extensive training before ever entering a home. Employees typically work in teams of two and the same team members return to the assigned home for each visit. The franchise for sale is in a large territory in the south bay of No. California and has a dedicated staff to service their clients. More info

$195,000
Cash Flow: $126,894 
Gilroy, CA 
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Family Owned Pet Grooming Company - SBA Pre-Approved

This family owned pet grooming business averages more than $125,000 (SDE) annual cash flow to the owner. This is the “purr-fect” business for owners wanting great flexibility or higher levels of income. Although the current (approx. 2,000 sq. ft.) business space and parking supports significant growth, the current business owner has chosen to limit advertising, services, hiring and expansion to maintain flexibility that supports other personal interests. Dog and cat grooming services are approximately 95% of gross sales. These services include grooming, bathing, haircuts and nail trims. Retail sales are close to 5%. Pet products include select pet food, toys, collars and leashes. This More info

Jordan Zweigoron Serving Santa Clara County, CA

Joan Young has been successfully assisting buyers and sellers in small businesses since 1980. Her diverse business experience ranges from manufacturing and distribution to retail, food, publishing, advertising, placement services, direct and internet sales and last but not least, business and franchise consulting. After spending a few years with Memorex Corporation and being named Manager of the Year, Joan co-founded a national publishing franchise company in Ft. Myers Florida and owned two franchises herself in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. Joan has been VP for three national franchise companies, and in 1990 started FRANNET of the Bay Area, Inc. (FRANNET is the largest franchise consulting group in North America). Young sold FRANNET in January 2014 after owning it for 24 years. Joan worked with one of the premier M&A firm in San Jose for 3 years prior to opening her own Sunbelt office. In 2000, Joan acquired SUNBELT BUSINESS ADVISORS, Greater Bay Area, which is part of the largest business brokerage/intermediary firm in the world. Sunbelt has hundreds of offices worldwide. Joan’s office handles transactions with revenues from $500,000 for Main Street transactions to over $20,000,000 for Mergers and Acquisitions. Her San Jose office has been instrumental in closing over 73% of their listings where the National average is around 21%. Joan is a member of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), has served on their board of directors, and holds the Certified Business Broker (CBB®) designation. Joan also instructs the CABB 101 course for new Brokers in the Bay Area. She also belongs to the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) wherein she has been awarded the prestigious and coveted Certified Business Intermediary (CBI®) designation and is an active member of The M&A Source. Joan is known for her professionalism and integrity. Many sellers have commented on her strong ability to problem solve in order to get a transaction completed. She is respected for working cohesively with teams of professionals such as the attorney's accountants and tax specialist to reach the goal of closing the deal.

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