Contact Brian Gongol
About us: Want to buy small businesses for sale
We seek to provide an exit strategy for business owners who take enough pride in their work that they want their businesses carried on, not just swallowed up by a competitor or withered away in the heat of competition.
We're looking for a very particular type of company for sale, so we can grow them for the long term
We would like to hear from business owners who are interested in selling businesses that meet the following criteria:
- Located within Iowa or Nebraska, preferably within an hour's drive of either Des Moines or Omaha ("home-based businesses", Internet marketing schemes, and multi-level marketers need not apply).
- Unique to the market it serves in some durable way (the older the business, the more attractive).
- Available for sale on a contract basis (we want to learn from you before taking the reins all to ourselves, and we won't finance any purchases by going into debt).
- Modestly to moderately sized with the capacity for growth (total sale prices are almost certain to be $1 million or less, unless you have a way of structuring something larger through very attractive seller financing).
- Neither glamorous nor flashy (the closer to "eye-wateringly boring," the better).
- Cash-flow positive, year after year (we're looking for performance that is mind-numbingly consistent, not occasionally or even frequently stellar).
We want to work with a specific type of business seller
We imagine that the owners who might be particularly interested in speaking to us would include:
- Owners who know they need to adapt to new technology, but have neither the energy nor the interest to invest in it.
- Owners who would like their businesses to survive them, but whose children have taken no interest. If you have no succession plan and no exit strategy, we should talk.
- Owners who understand and appreciate our philosophy of business.
If you have a business that meets the criteria above, contact Brian Gongol
. Or you may reach us via US Mail at PO Box 27003, West Des Moines, IA 50265.