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United in Business: Business of the Week

20 November 2014


United in Business: Business of the Week

20 November 2014

Business of the week is ISIS Business Brokers

Isis Business Brokers is mainly known for helping people in Oxford and the surrounding areas through the process of buying and selling businesses. 

Founded in 2006, the company has, until now, mainly traded under the Sunbelt Network umbrella - but has recently (bravely, some might say) re-launched under its own name. 

Typically clients are business owners or shareholders who are looking to sell, have a turnover of £0.5m - £5m and want to get out of their business within 6 to 36 months; often they are looking to retire. 

Isis Business Brokers have years of practical SME experience, across all sectors and are trained to the highest standards in the industry. Senior Broker, Dominic Marlow has an extensive history in business, with practical knowledge of finance sourcing and business sales, an enviable contact list and a strong background in strategic marketing, objective setting and negotiation. 

Dominic states; ‘Because of this experience we understand that a true company's worth is valued on more than a P&L and balance sheet and that there are many factors influencing its market attractiveness and growth potential.’

 Therefore to help companies realise their true potential Isis Business Brokers also provide:
• High quality, client focused access to funding and investment 
• Strategies to accelerate growth alongside exit planning and execution and 
• Valuations based on in-depth understanding of your individual business and current sector conditions.
If you are a business owner or shareholder looking for a brokerage which provides clear, straight talking advice for your specific circumstances, Isis Business Brokers will be presenting tips on how to get ready to sell (or buy) a business at an ‘United in Business’ networking event early in the New Year.

If you can’t wait that long, then Isis Business Brokers offer regular one-on-one chats – which are confidential and without obligation. You can check us out at and contact Dominic on 01865 784462 or

If you operate a retail business, you’ll be interested to know that Isis Business Brokers has for a number of years worked closely with specialist retail brokers City Business Brokers.

City Business Brokers are also trained to the highest standards and work on the principle that each business is unique. Their in-depth retail specialism still doesn’t stop them tailoring their processes and ensuring strong communications so that business owners can confidently concentrate on running their business whilst the right buyer is found.

Senior Broker Kevin Stokes (pictured) comments ‘Deciding to sell your business is the easy part but how to go about selling it is another project altogether. City Business Brokers has been selling retail businesses for many years and our knowledge, often first-hand as business owners ourselves, means we have a strong track record in helping owners achieve their goals.’

In Kevin’s experience, typical questions that business owners ask are: 
• What is my business worth?
• What kind of financials do I need to provide when I sell my business?
• How do I ensure confidentiality?
• What is the most effective way to find qualified buyers?
• What kind of financing is available to help me sell my business?
• How do I deal with “off the books” transactions?
• How do I screen buyers?
• Will I have to carry a note when I sell my business?
City Business Brokers offer specialist consultancy at any stage as the selling process evolves. On the subject of confidentiality, both companies can confidentially list your business for sale.

For specialist help on selling your retail business now or in the future, you can also contact City Business Brokers for a confidential, no-co obligation chat. Have a look at and contact Kevin on 0121 452 5133 or

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