Rich Heaton

Transworld Business Advisors of the Lowcountry

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1941 Savage Rd. Suite 500-B,
Charleston, South Carolina 29407 (View Map)

About the Company

The principals of Transworld Business Advisors of the Lowcountry, Rich and Sonja Heaton, have been successful business entrepreneurs for more than 25 years starting each of their business endeavors from the ground up and growing them into successful and profitable businesses. After implementing a successful exit strategy in 2015 and selling their company, the Heaton’s quickly realized that while many business owners are experts in running their business, the majority of business owners do not know where to turn to sell their business. With this realization, coupled with the belief that small business owners are the heart & soul of the economy, a new passion was born and the Heaton’s launched Transworld Business Advisors to connect those people with the spirit of entrepreneurship with business owners who are ready to sell their business confidentially.

Broker Biography

Rich Heaton (843) 412-1891

Introduction

Transworld Business Advisors is a global network of brokers specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Sales, Franchise Development and Franchise Sales by offering turnkey solutions for our clients.

Transworld Business Advisors of the Lowcountry is based in Charleston with our office located conveniently ¼ mile off 5-26 in the West Charleston Business Center. We assist business owners in the confidential sale of their business and/or growth through franchising.

The principals of Transworld Business Advisors of the Lowcountry, Rich and Sonja Heaton, have been successful business entrepreneurs for more than 25 years starting each of their business endeavors from the ground up and growing them into successful and profitable businesses. After implementing a successful exit strategy in 2015 and selling their company, the Heaton’s quickly realized that while many business owners are experts in running their business, the majority of business owners do not know where to turn to sell their business. With this realization, coupled with the belief that small business owners are the heart & soul of the economy, a new passion was born and the Heaton’s launched Transworld Business Advisors to connect those people with the spirit of entrepreneurship with business owners who are ready to sell their business confidentially.

Services Provided

In today’s economy, there are more people looking to buy and sell businesses than ever before. When a company owner needs to sell their business, they can’t just stick a for sale sign in the window. They need the assistance of a business broker to locate and vet potential buyers. On the other side, buyers rely on the broker to help facilitate the process of evaluating potential businesses and franchises for sale. A Transworld Business Advisor is the solution for both scenarios.

Transworld Business Advisors of the Lowcountry focuses on three core concepts: business brokerage, franchise consulting and development & business consulting.

Areas Served

  • Charleston, SC
  • Dorchester, SC
  • Berkeley, SC
  • Georgetown, SC
  • Orangeburg, SC
  • Colleton, SC
  • Kershaw, SC
  • Colleton, SC
  • Sumter, SC
  • York, SC
  • Business For Sale Listings

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    Cash Flow: $264,846 
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    $690,000
    Cash Flow: $198,284 
    Columbia, SC 
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    $25,000
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    Designer Shoe Brand for the Airline, Hospitality & Medical Fields The seller's spouse has been re-located & the seller can't feasibly continue the operations. This is a huge opportunity for someone with a strong sales & marketing background.This opportunity is in its' infancy and offers the right buyer the ground floor opportunity to assume the US license for the rights to market and sell the lines of an international shoe designer specializing in stylish & comfortable footwear for the Airline, Hospitality & Medical industries. Currently, the business only offers online sales which offers the new owner the option of being a home-based More info

    $545,000
    Cash Flow: $197,559 
    Mecklenburg Co., NC 
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    SBA 7(a) PRE-QUALIFIEDThis successful B2B sign company markets and sells a wide variety of signage products and graphics with a focus on digital printing, electrical signs and LED Message Centers. By combining the strength of their repeat commercial account base with the steady addition of new accounts, the company continues to grow sales and provide a consistent SDE / Owner Benefit averaging $209,118 over the last 3-years. More info

    $550,000
    Cash Flow: $146,823 
    Plymouth Co., MA 
    SBA 7a PQ - 28 Year Old, Well Established Full Service Sign Co. Approaching 3 Decades in Business .... all with the Same Owner Financing available

    With a solid foundation built over 28 years, this full service sign company has positioned themselves as a market leader and a "go to" source for signs, graphics and branding. Offering a wide variety of signage products, this business has a strong customer base with many repeat clients. Although well established, there is vast room for growth making this an attractive business opportunity.The business has been approved and is prequalified by multiple lenders for the SBA (7)a Business Loan program, which has huge significance for any buyer. A buyer can be confident upfront that with this distinction, the company has been historically More info

    $329,500
    Cash Flow: $114,897 
    Flint, MI 
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    Well Established Retail Sign Co. w/ Wholesale Division

    Attractive opportunity to acquire the profitable B2B operations for a well-known retail entity along with a wholesale-to-the trade company that is poised for significant growth. This well-established business was started in 2006 by the current owner & focuses on the signage & graphics industry. The retail operation has a solid local / regional footprint, while the wholesale operation has a multi-state customer base which could be expanded nationally. The owner has developed a strong infrastructure with name awareness, a well-trained staff, product expansion & a comprehensive FFE package. With sales of $891,4217 and an SDE / Owner Benefit of $114,897, this opportunity offers positive cash More info

    $1,590,000
    Mecklenburg Co., NC 
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    Long Est NC Sign Co. Flush w/ Assets, Goodwill & Name Recognition

    Opportunities to acquire a company that has been in successful operation for nearly half-a-century do not come available very often. The successful business model for this historically high-volume sign manufacturing company was developed over many years with a razor-sharp focus on quality sign manufacturing and strategic account development to fuel sales growth and provide a solid foundation to expand the company’s footprint making it a well know southeastern sign company. An impressive installation and service fleet have been the backbone behind thousands of skillful installations and professional sign services. The company is self-contained and is equipped with in-house capabilities to More info

    $1,125,000
    Cash Flow: $373,815 
    Forsyth Co., NC 
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    SBA 7(a) - PQ 33-YEAR OLD B2B DELIVERING SIGNIFICANT SDE

    SBA 7(a) Qualified Business - Beautiful Northern NC Location, Servicing Virginia, the Carolinas & Georgia.The success of this B2B company can be traced to the founding principles of the sellers of keeping the operation as simple for the customer and their team as possible. Additional important factors in their success include a strong vow to exceptional customer service, a commitment to providing quality products through a unique approach to manufacturing & order fulfillment and a centrally located facility making it easy to navigate a footprint from Virginia to Georgia. By following these core principles and maintaining a conservative management style, the company has enjoyed a manageable More info

    $595,000
    Cash Flow: $178,780 
    Henry Co., GA 
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    Established Sign & Graphics Leader in Growth Industry

    Prime opportunity to acquire a well-known sign and graphics company that has brand recognition and firm roots in the market. After building the foundation & developing a solid customer base for 15+ years, the current owner is ready for semi-retirement and has made the decision to transition the business to someone that can provide operational & sales leadership to help take the company he founded to the next level. No need to be a signage expert. There will be 8 weeks of training provided to the buyer. This company is recognized as a premier provider for all sign, messaging and advertising needs, helping its customers to grow their businesses and get their messages across. They offer a full More info

    $139,000
    Berkeley Co., SC 
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    Sign & Graphics Leader in Fast-Growing Market

    Great opportunity for a sales minded entrepreneur to acquire a well-known sign company below market value. The current owner has health issues and has made the decision to transition their business to someone that can provide operational leadership on a daily basis. No need to be a signage expert. There will be 8 weeks of training provided to the buyer. This company is recognized as a premier provider for all sign, messaging and advertising needs, helping its customers to grow their businesses and get their messages across. They offer a full range of comprehensive sign and graphic solutions from vinyl banners to digital signs to vehicle wraps. This B2B also offers consultative services to More info

    $125,000
    Cash Flow: $129,436 
    Henry Co., GA 
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    MUST SELL QUICKLY - Profitable Sandwich & Smoothie Shop

    The listing price is already well below the industry mutilple for the SDE / Pwner Benefit that this business is generationg. The seller must sell quickly due to personal reasons. Their loss is your gain.Delivering Solid SDE / Owner Benefit, this profitable Yogurt, Smoothie & Sandwich concept in a prime location in the area's most recognized shopping destinations. Easy concept that is turn-key with all inventory & equipment included in the sale. Don't miss this one! More info

    $98,000
    Cash Flow: $52,382 
    Orangeburg Co., SC 
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    In Business for 25-Years – Historically Profitable – SELLER FINAN

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