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Joan Young, CBI, CBB

Sunbelt Business Brokers, Greater Bay Area

License Number: 01229641

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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
  • Licensed In

    • California
    • 01229641

    Business For Sale Listings

    $539,000
    Cash Flow: $269,000 
    San Jose, CA 
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    a. High Integrity, Classic & Standard Auto Repair – $269K SDE

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    $965,000
    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 More info

    $395,000
    Cash Flow: $230,010 
    Santa Clara, CA 
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    Lighting Showroom, SBA Pre-Qualfied, Seller will Carry

    Based in a high-profile, upscale location, this lighting and design business caters to a high-end demographic market. The business is SBA pre-qualfied and the Seller is willing to carry up to 25% as a Seller’s Note. The company provides light fixtures for residential and commercial applications, specializing in LED, decorative and lighting controls, with customers ranging from interior designers, contractors, to walk in consumers. In addition, Company’s association with glass blowers allows for customization based on clients’ needs. Company’s retail showroom stocks an impressive inventory of lighting fixtures. The company also offers lighting design services and consultations for More info

    $159,000
    Cash Flow: $126,894 
    Gilroy, CA 
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    Gilroy Pet Grooming Business - Significant Growth Opportunity

    This family-owned pet grooming business averages more than $125,000 (SDE) annual cash flow to the owner. Well qualified grooming experienced buyers can pursue SBA financing, starting at $16,000 down-payment. The downtown location is located close to one of the main streets in Gilroy. This business has great growth potential, due to the fact that the owner has limited the income, advertising, services, hiring and expansion to allow him to work less and maintain travel flexibility to support his other interests. Owner will consider partial seller carry financing to well qualified buyers. More info

    $305,000
    Cash Flow: $124,473 
    Santa Clara Co., CA 
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    Exercise Studio – SDE $120K+

    Santa Clara County Exercise Studio (Workout Franchise) Changing one body at a time. This fully staffed studio with 8 full-time instructors, 10 part-time desk staff and an on-site studio manager will make for your smooth transition. To keep you focused on the training, they use outside vendors for equipment maintenance and repair and janitorial services. Trainers love this.This method is considered the most efficient and the quickest way in reshaping the entire body. Students are seeing remarkable results within a very short time; just weeks in most cases. Created under the guidance of a physical therapist to ensure its safety and effectiveness even for those with limitations, this fresh More info

    $525,000
    Cash Flow: $188,409 
    Pacific Grove, CA 
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    Est. 30+ years, Multi-Unit Pet Store in Monterey Co. - $200K profit

    This flourishing (over $2.1M in sales) pet business has proudly served the Monterey area for over 60 years generating nearly $190,000 in annual earnings (SDE). Thousands of loyal customers have voted this as the Best Pet Shop in Monterey County for several years. Sales have grown steadily year over year, with good performance during recession years. There are multiple sales and service locations that provide retail pet supplies, pet grooming, or pet washing services. An online e-commerce site and supply warehouse has been added to facilitate continued growth. This streamlined business has an experienced team of pet experts and a solid business operation for an easy transition. The owners More info

    $150,000
    Cash Flow: $65,983 
    San Jose, CA 
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    E-Commerce, Home Décor “Turnaround” Opportunity

    Double digit sales growth continues for this relocatable, online specialty business. Customers love the high-quality, eco-friendly nature of their product offerings. This $1.3M home-décor, floral and vase product line business continues to receive excellent ratings. This 10 year-old business has direct supply lines to global manufacturing partners who provide products made from green and renewable resource materials. Online (Internal Website, Amazon, Wayfair, Others) orders are prepared and fulfilled within their San Jose area warehouse.Product demand has outpaced the retiring owner’s capacity to keep up. Additional business operation and strategic oversight is required to meet demands. More info

    $595,000
    Cash Flow: $281,236 
    San Mateo Co., CA 
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    Established Fast Casual Restaurant, $281,236 SDE

    This highly awarded, neighborhood favorite restaurant has generated over $281,000 in Seller Discretionary Earnings (SDE-3-year weighted average). Annual sales growth to over $1,680,000 in 2017. This well-established, 15 year-old business is known as the local favorite for high quality food with a great family environment. The passionate owner has built this fast-casual specialty restaurant for the last 15 years and has enjoyed good revenue and income growth. An attractive long-term lease thru 2028 is in place. Well qualified, owner operators will need approximately $150,000 down payment (SBA).Due to upcoming retirement plans they have priced the business at a great price and are not More info

    $375,000
    Cash Flow: $140,000 
    San Mateo Co., CA 
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    Award Winning Fast Casual Restaurant, $1.2M Sales

    This highly awarded, neighborhood favorite restaurant averages over $140,000 in Seller Discretionary Earnings (Full time owner-operator model). It is known as the local favorite for having high quality fast-casual food in a great family environment. Average customer ratings range from 4 to 4.5 stars. This business has a Type 41 liquor (beer and wine) license. This business was started in 2013 on the San Mateo coast and has averaged over $1.2 Million in sales during the last three years. The landlord is amenable to executing a new lease with wellqualified buyers (current lease option expires in 2021).Note that the owner is interested in selling to experienced full-time owner-operators only. More info

    $1,520,000
    Cash Flow: $472,872 
    Sonoma Co., CA 
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    West Coast Recruiting Firm Poised for Expansion - SBA Approved!

    Company is a leader in Associate and Partner law firm recruiting. A staff comprised of highly trained, seasoned recruiters, who are former legal professionals with decades of solid client relationships, makes this a one-of-a-kind acquisition opportunity. Recruiters are located on the West Coast with most in California, fulfilling inbound job requests from both clients and candidates. There is also outbound marketing, direct contacts and researching job boards, then finding the right candidates to fill these positions. Repeat business is a plus. Company is well established using the best industry tools to operate efficiently. Their database is extensive after so many years and is updated More info

    $355,500
    Cash Flow: $163,000 
    Santa Clara Co., CA 
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    Jewel of a retail bakery-SBA approved

    This bakery shows like a jewel. Located in a high-volume walking district, this bakery has been consistently producing over $150,000 per year with a very desirable cake, pastry and lunch menu.Running continuously for the last 19 years the owners are looking to go back to their restaurant roots. Training is available.An experienced owner operator will need 10-15% down plus inventory to obtain SBA approval.The bakery is closed on Mondays, a built-in day off. Or you can expand to seven days a week and take advantage of the additional sales. There is also the opportunity to cater to the local hotels and wedding venues where you could feature the (specialty) of the house. More info

    Not Disclosed
    Cash Flow: $1,038,139 
    California 
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    Labor Law Compliance Services

    This offering is presented for a privately held LLC which operates in the Labor Law Compliance Arena as the primary innovator and one of the original creators of the entire nation-wide industry. With scarce competition, its already high performance continues to grow with little resistance accompanied by a constantly increasing demand within the market. Well-staffed with fully trained, seasoned professionals, the company sets itself apart in customer satisfaction. The company has 28 years of experience as a leader and remains constantly profitable with EBITDA commonly above $1,150,000 and Sales Revenue remaining between $4M and $5M. Mandatory Labor Law posters have been a long-standing More info

    $350,000
    Cash Flow: $157,000 
    Butte Co., CA 
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    SB714 Home base, field service provider. - SBA Approved

    Founded in 1999 this much-needed service business has been providing California withthe highest standards of service in the industry.Income is generated from service calls, re-sale, and installations of various manufacturers equipment coupled with an exclusive license for resale from one high-end manufacturer. Having dozens of repeat clients needing yearly service maintains a steady revenuestream from year to year. Sales of new installations vary year to year by demand fromnew and existing clients.If you are a mechanical problem solver with a positive attitude for service and like theoutdoors, this is a perfect business. More info

    $1,265,000
    California 
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    Fast-Growing, Replicable Restaurant, $350,000 SDE

    This successful ($2.7 Million) restaurant started four years ago with the launch of a new concept and brand. The goal was to develop high-quality, popular food service offerings that were brand protected and expandable to other locations. The current performance ($348,890 SDE owner cash flow) and documented management systems have exceeded those goals to where the business is now available for acquisition, including related licensing and expansion rights. This business is located in a busy area in Northern Santa Clara County.Due to unforeseen circumstances the seller needs to move out of the area. The seller plans to be available for training and agreed-to consulting.Product offerings More info

    $540,000
    Cash Flow: $269,165 
    Sacramento, CA 
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    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

    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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