Emmet Apolinario, CEPA, CVB

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20 Northwoods Blvd, Suite B
Columbus, Ohio 43235 (View Map)

About the Company

International Resource Group, Inc, operating as Sunbelt Business Advisors International, is Ohio's premier business transfer specialist and acquisition company. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the company serves the low to mid-level market segment. Working intimately with privately owned and closely held companies, we boast a success rate that is above and beyond the traditional service provider. Utilizing progressive technology, buyer lead generation is a combination of both innovative and strategic marketing. For our buyers we implement a method that guarantees them all the information necessary to decide if a prospective business is the right fit for them.

With a focus on business ownership transfer and transition, you will have access to the latest and comprehensive sources and transaction partners during our relationship. We look forward to assisting you in the navigation through the complicated process of business ownership transfer.

Broker Biography

Emmet Apolinario, CEPA, CVB (614) 792-7770ext71


Let's face it, buying and selling a business is one of the most complex endeavors any entrepreneur or business owner can get involved in. A business is unlike any other investment or property. A business has a life of its own with dynamic vendor relationships, customers, and especially employees. Each of these factors is critical to a successful sale of a business. This venture is certainly worthy involving the expertise of professionals you can trust with one of your most important assets: your business.

Emmet Apolinario is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), Certified Value Builder (CVB) and the President of the Ohio Business Brokers Association (www.obba.org). He is an award-winning entrepreneur and a frequent speaker at various business events in Central Ohio. In 2002, Apolinario was awarded "Small Business Leader of the Year" by both the Small Business Administration and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Prior to acquiring a branch location of Sunbelt Business Advisors Network, Apolinario led a successful turnaround of a Midwest regional technology service company which he acquired through a leverage buyout. After successfully restructuring debt and operations, Emmet grew the company profitably. For three years in a row the company was recognized as one of Ohio's fifty fastest growing companies. In addition to his involvement in the technology industry, Apolinario has a broad business background that includes service, distribution, and outsourcing. Originally from the Philippines, Apolinario's global business perspective is an advantage when it comes to viewing business development, franchising, and investment banking from a national and international outlook. With the current emphasis on "globalization" in many industry groups, Emmet's awareness of international trends assists in providing additional insight in business brokerage transactions.

Memberships: International Business Brokers Association Ohio Business Brokers Association Rotary International Exit Planning Institute Columbus Chamber of Commerce Dublin Chamber of Commerce Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Columbus Technology Council Entrepreneur Exchange Group International Franchise Association

Advisory and Boards: Asian American Commerce Group (www.AACG.org) Treasurer, ZED.Digital Advisory Board, ProTeam Resources, Inc - Advisory Board TCS Software, Inc. - Advisory Board PMG Video Communications - Advisory Board South Central Ohio Minority Council - Board and Trustee (Vice Chair of MBEIC) Top Contributors to the Advancement of Technology - Executive Committee International Friendships Incorporated

Services Provided

CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS SALES and business ownership transfers.
Business Ownership Transition, Exit and Succession Planning
Targeted Industry Acquisitions
Confidential representation of both sellers and buyers
Certified Exit Planning Advisory
Business Advisory and Business Value Enhancement
Executive and Management Outsourcing and Consulting
Franchise Consulting and Advisory Services
Business Intermediary and Business Broker Training and Development

Areas Served

  • Franklin, OH
  • Delaware, OH
  • Cuyahoga, OH
  • Union, OH
  • Licking, OH
  • Madison, OH
  • Fairfield, OH
  • Pickaway, OH
  • Marion, OH
  • Clark, OH
  • Professional Affiliations

    International Business Brokers Association (www.IBBA.org)
    M & A Source (MASource.org)
    Exit Planning Institute, Certified (www.Exit-Planning-Institute.org)
    Ohio Business Brokers Association (www.OBBA.org)
    Columbus and Dublin Chamber of Commerce
    Rotary International
    Asian American Commerce Group (www.AACG.org)
    Athena Powerlink, Governing Body Member
    South Central Ohio Minority Business Council Former Trustee & Board Member

    Business For Sale Listings

    Cash Flow: $54,000 
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    Cash Flow: $54,929 
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    Profitable Casework Manufacturing and Custom Millwork

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    Cash Flow: $45,000 
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    Cash Flow: $110,000 
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    Cash Flow: $277,312 
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