"Every aspect of my transaction was handled by Empire morally, ethically, and in a professional manner. The negotiation was conducted in a manner that kept my best interests at the forefront. Every lead was followed aggressively until the very end. The selling price of my business was significantly above average."
Lisa, Former Pest Control Company Owner
“Alan Melton with Empire Business Brokers is a professional in every sense of the word. I have known Alan for seven years and have worked with him on a number of business acquisitions and dispositions involving commercial real estate. He knows his business well and is a trusted associate and advisor. As a result of my good relationship with Alan, we became partners in a speculative commercial investment a few years ago. I rely heavily on Alan for his business advice and guidance.”
Rodger, Broker in Charge, Commercial Realtor
"I'm very pleased with the services I received from Empire Business Brokers. They put many buyers in front of me. They have been professional and business like in all of their dealings with me and these buyers. They were aggressive negotiators for my benefit. I highly recommend Empire to anyone wishing to sell their business."
John, Former Architectural Company Owner
“Alan at Empire Business Brokers helped a potential partner and I merge our businesses. Though it ultimately did not work out with the other partner, Alan coached us through that process with great integrity, creativity and guidance. He really focused on helping to get us on the same page with our thoughts. Thanks Alan."
Jason, CPA Firm Owner
"I have to say that it has been a very smooth transaction. I always felt like you were representing me. You have been very professional; every question I had was given an adequate answer. You always got back to me regarding my concerns. It has been a pleasant experience."
Ben, Former Owner, Professional Services Company
"You are one of the nicest companies I have ever worked with. Your associates have been gracious, helpful and very polite. I can tell you that from the time I met you, I felt good about your company. You helped me sell my business for just the amount that I wanted. I would recommend you to anyone, and have already recommended you to some of my clients."
Linda, Former Owner, Tax Service
“Alan with Empire Business Brokers is a highly experienced and successful business person with a deep understanding of business brokering, business growth and acquisitions. Working with Alan has always been a very rewarding experience. I highly recommend Alan, not only for his business acumen but also for his integrity.”
Matt, Owner, Data Management Company"
We enjoyed working with Empire Business Brokers. I was impressed with the agents at Empire, after talking with other brokers. You were more personable, you were sincerely interested in my business, and in finding a buyer for us. You helped us to establish a fair price, and sold the business within five months, which was good for us. Your agents are Christians and we know we can trust you."
Mr. and Mrs. Colliers, Former Owners, Art Gallery and Framing Shop
"Empire Business Brokers and Alan Melton represented our company with the highest amount of professionalism and integrity. Alan's wealth of business knowledge and core understanding of market conditions was an asset to our company. I would recommend Empire to anyone needing representation in all business transactions."
Mark, Real Estate Services
"We were very satisfied with the excellent service from Empire Business Brokers in selling our Cafeteria; you were truthful and "upfront" with us about the selling process. Your agents are men of God; we had strong trust in you and your advice. Throughout the listing process your associates were very personable and professional. We liked working with you and Craig; you brought us great prospective buyers and sold our business in a timely manner."
Geri and Frazier, Former Owners, Geri's Cafeteria
"We would like to thank Empire Business Brokers for a great job in selling our business. We previously had our Bed & Breakfast listed with two different brokers for over two years. The previous brokers only brought one unqualified buyer to look at our business during that time. The professionals at Empire valued our business and raised the asking price by $200,000, and then brought a buyer within 3 weeks. Empire Business Brokers was able to facilitate a SBA loan and close the transaction in less than 3 months from the day our business was listed! Thanks for finding us and the buyers."
Ilene and Steve, Former Owners, Magnolia Manor Inn & Conference Center
"Selling my business through Empire Business Brokers has been a very good experience. It happened more quickly than I expected. You have exceeded my expectations."
Charlene, Former Owner, Tax Practice
"Your associate with Empire Business Brokers sold our business promptly with the right match. Considering the market, we were happy with the offer and quick sell. Your associate was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend Empire Business Brokers to anyone wishing to buy or sell a business."
Barbara, Former Owner, Better Homes and Bargains
"Your agent at Empire Business Brokers of Upstate South Carolina was instrumental in facilitating the sale of my business assets to a qualified buyer. Their staff helped me to place a value on my business, while advising me to personally retain the proceeds of the sale, rather than to use some of the funds for capitalizing a new corporation. The professionals at Empire helped me to evaluate potential buyers and partners in my new business venture. Your agent did a great job of facilitating negotiations and securing a fair price for my goodwill. Additionally, Empire assisted me in developing a capital budget for me in a new business venture.
The expertise of Empire Business Brokers was invaluable in negotiations, facilitating and structuring our business transaction. I would recommend Empire Business Brokers to anyone who is buying, selling or restructuring a business."
Jeff, President Brannon & Creech
"Words can't adequately describe how satisfied I am with your service. You are very professional, experienced and business-like. You integrity is without question; you are honest and "above board." You have a compelling desire to satisfy your clients."
Peggy, Former Owner, Tax Practice
"I want to express my appreciation to you in helping me to sell my business. You and your associates worked really hard with marketing my business for sale, screening prospective buyers, and showing the business to qualified buyers. You successfully secured a buyer for my business, and recommended excellent professionals who were very helpful with you to guide the process through closing. In a nutshell, it has worked out very well.
Over the past few months you have kept helping me. Your counsel, support and encouragement gave me the strength to go through the process of selling my business. My wife has also appreciated your prayers and support during the loss of a family member and during her recovery from surgery. It has been a pleasure working with you. I will recommend you to my friends who are business owners."
Henry, Former Owner, Welcome Cleaners
"Empire Business Brokers and Alan Melton were professional, prompt and courteous. We enjoyed working with Alan to sell our business. Quick sell with three offers. What more can I say?
I highly recommend Alan and Empire to market and sell your business."
Gregg, Former Owner, Turtle Parfait
"We want to thank Empire Business Brokers for helping us to sell our business in less than 3 months. The business is a tool and die maker in the textile industry. You gave us good suggestions about preparing our business for sale, and brought a qualified buyer to us quickly. Your agent was very nice and helpful. He called and checked back with us many times."
Bobby and Fran, Former Owners, Carolina Textile
"Approximately seven years ago I met Alan Melton, president of Empire Business Brokers. Prior to meeting Alan, I was aware that he was a respected Christian owner of a highly successful business in my hometown in the sunbelt. In our first meeting, I approached Alan’s company and they gladly provided financial resources and services for an event that benefited healthcare services for the homeless. In fact, Alan later provided a conference room in his business for regular meetings of a group of Christian business men.
From that point forward a strong relationship developed between Alan and me. Having common threads in our business and family life, we have fellowshipped regularly for the last seven years, and I have come to appreciate him both as a trusted friend and a valuable mentor.
Over these last few years Alan has aided me in my professional life as a business coach and mentor. He was helpful to me as I began to consider selling a chiropractic practice of 25 years. His counsel was particularly helpful in the area of preparing my business for sale, establishing a value for my company, and successfully negotiating with business buyers.
Experienced advice, business valuation, and confidentiality are reasons that I value Alan Melton and Empire Business Brokers. In my opinion, Empire can professionally guide anyone through the many challenges of selling a business. I highly recommend them to help you build value and prepare your business for sale and, when the right time comes, to effectively sell your business."
Sincerely, Lee Popwell, D.C.
Former Businesses For Sale in South Carolina