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My name is Gil Poulin. I am The Affordable Business Partner.
I am a former business “reseller”, retired Business Broker ,Business Selling Marketer, and now Business Selling Coach who helps clients with the sale of their family businesses.
Having had a front row seat over the last 40 years to hundreds of successful and unsuccessful business sales, I have learned from experience that successful business sales are generally a result of business owners having a plan.
For over 30 years I rescued troubled family food businesses, created new menu's and operational systems that resulted in making the businesses financially viable. I then re-sold the businesses to families interested in business ownership. These experiences provided me with insight behind buyer’s decisions to choose one business over another. Surprisingly, in many of the sales, financial motivation took a firm back seat, to ease of transition and confidence in my ability to mentor.
After retiring from the re-selling of businesses, I was asked by a friend to help with the sale of his business. It had been sitting unsold for a long time and he was losing faith. By using much of what I learned from my own experiences, we sold the business in a short period of time. This sale introduced me to other business owners, who needed my help, and for the next 8 years I operated a busy and successful business brokerage which I sold in 2015 and retired.
Professional Business Marketer
In 2018 I started helping Professional Business Sellers, market their client’s business, and introduce them to quality vetted buyers. Though the business model was financially rewarding it reminded me that I enjoyed working directly with buyers and owners of family businesses.
Since most family businesses are being sold by the businesses owners themselves, I created The Better Business Selling Plan as a tool/resource to help owners through the many parts of business selling. I work with family business owners in creating business selling plans that help make their businesses stand out in the business selling marketplace.
I work with family business sellers and with families that are interested in business ownership with values of 250,000- 5,000,000.
The Affordable Business Partner is a private consulting, marketing and introduction company. We neither warranty nor make any representations as to the outcome of a business sale or business investments. The Affordable Business Partner is a division of First Step Business & Franchise Consulting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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