My name is Scott Hill. I'm a flawed Christian who believes the most important thing I can do, on this earth, is help my neighbor...no matter your race, religion, creed, orientation, etc. etc. I live in Nashville, TN. I'm a proud husband and father. These are my 2 greatest accomplishments. I enjoy sports, learning, and DIY projects. I don't enjoy yard work, large egos, surface personalities, or people who are mean.
HELP MY NEIGHBOR
I do my best not judge. I try my flawed best to share Gods Love and help my neighbor. I'm looking forward to helping you.
ONLY MAN ON THE PLANET...I THINK!
Since graduating from Columbia University, in 1991 (25+ years ago), I've been starting, operating, buying, selling, brokering, consulting, investing into, franchising, failing at, and closing small businesses in 5 completely different industries (service and retail related). As far as I know, I'm the only person on the planet to have done all these things...at least once! I even had a "regular" job for about a year. It didn't work. I'm better on my own.
The work I do now is the culmination of all that blood, sweat, and tears.
MAIN STREET BUSINESSES
I've had wins. I've had losses. Along the way, I've learned a lot about the process of buying or selling a small business. The kind of businesses I'm good at are often called "mom and pop," "main street," or "micro small businesses." These businesses are worth less than $1,000,000 in enterprise value, usually generate less than $1,000,000 in annual revenue, and have under 20 employees (give or take a little on all 3).
According to statistics, the above characteristics represent 90% of all American businesses. It's likely similar across the world too. These are the types of businesses I help. Once you're past this threshold, there are other experts that should help you.
Recently, Vistaprint did a study that found 62% of American adults would rather be their own boss. I help these "aspiring business owners" too.
Worldwide, it's estimated 300,000,000 people either own a business or are attempting to own a business. I help these people.
I'm a dreamer at heart. I always have been and always will be...hopefully. For better or worse, I've never learned how to give up. I say this because there have been "worse times."
So far, I've probably "invested" over $250,000 on ideas and businesses that NEVER provided any meaningful income and certainly never were sold for any real money. At my age, I'm probably done with start-ups. They are painful. Business ownership is hard. But, at 50, I'd rather buy something that's stood the test of time versus one of my "shot in the dark - start from scratch" crazy ideas.
Buy a business is a unique event. Selling a business is a unique event. That's why I do what I do.
How To Create A Business Transition Plan Yourself will walk you through virtually everything you'll need to consider before you sell your business.