Recreational Business Partners (RBP) is a national firm specializing in helping people buy, sell, value, and improve businesses. We are a group of professional advisors with over 70 years of combined experience. Our mission is to provide our customers with affordable and practical tools, systems and processes to make sound, confident decisions based on information, experience and knowledge of the marketplace.
We believe that business value is at the core of every decision we make about buying, selling or improving a business, and successful buyers and sellers have one thing in common: they were willing to get an education about valuation and become involved in the valuation process before making a decision. In our electronic world, full of "cookie cutter" computer programs, we take a different approach. We help you navigate through the process with just the right amount of our help. We know that every situation is different, and we work with you to solve your individual challenges.
Since confidentiality and managing conflict of interest are always priorities, we define the scope of our work carefully. We have developed user-friendly tools to access the value of a business and, more importantly, guidelines for what you can do to influence the value. The valuation process allows you to position a business for sale in the future, improve a business, justify an asking price or offer, determine if a particular business or industry is right for you, begin due diligence, or work more effectively with your banker and other professional advisors.
Unlike most firms, our professionals collaborate on each and every project to bring a variety of experience to the solutions for our customers. In addition, we frequently bring in outside professionals in the banking, accounting and legal fields to complete the process.
Buying or selling a business is one of the most difficult and misunderstood transactions there are. Highly skilled and educated business appraisers spend many hours preparing reports that will stand up in court proceedings and cost from $5,000 to $10,000 or more. As a result, each year thousands of buyers and sellers make business valuation decisions based on rumors or their “gut feel” and are frequently disappointed with their decisions.
Congratulations for taking this important step in the business buying/selling process. Your odds for success are greatly improved by focusing on this decision.
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Brainstorming to solve the issues that keep you awake at night.
John has been involved in business sales, ownership, management and consulting for over 35 years in a wide variety of businesses. His experience has led to the development of practical tools for buying and selling businesses. John’s primary role at Recreational Business Partners is managing the valuation services and training for exit planning, acquisition and due diligence.
Dan began his career in the construction industry and has specialized in buying and selling campgrounds and other recreational properties for over 20 years. Dan currently manages Recreational Business Partners and specializes in acquisition searches, exit planning and consulting in the campground business.
Todd spent over 20 years in both retail and wholesale businesses and was the president of a large family business. His experience includes business management, site selection, operations, acquisitions and managing multiple real estate properties. Todd’s primary role at Recreational Business Partners is helping clients with real estate acquisitions, business improvement, due diligence and valuation.
Kyle is a programmer and computer scientist who sees computers as the ultimate environment for collaboration and teaching. Besides implementing web-based tools to help modernize the workflow at Recreational Business Partners, Kyle is always around to make various machines behave.
We begin every project with a no-cost interview with each customer to learn about their needs, and to be certain that we are able to provide results. We then work through a process to solve the most urgent issues and concerns until our customers are comfortable on their own.
We have learned that buying or selling a business online, without the support of personal interaction, has very low odds for success. We always look forward to your questions and concerns, and encourage you to call or email.
We have confidential listings available. For more information, please contact John at email@example.com.