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Horrible Customer Service

I have tried for 3 months to get information on a business listed for sale on their website. I already own five of these same businesses so its not like I am a tire kicker. I have signed several NDA's with still nothing more than a generic response. I have asked several questions which i need answers to before I decide how much to pursue this purchase but with know response. This is a laundromat and my main two inquiries have related to whether it is single or three phase power and equipment name brand and mix. No response. I wish to warn sellers you may be better pursuing selling on your own.
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#1640022 Review #1640022 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Poor customer service

DIsappointing!

I have a small business in WI and reached out to Sunbelt to assist me with the sale of my business. I spoke to the local representative over the phone and then provided our financials to him. We set up a meeting time at a local coffee shop. I invited him to meet at our business to see what we do and he said that he didn't need to. Then an hour before our meeting he called and said basically we are too small and not "very" profitable and no bank would give anyone a loan for our business. Last time I looked there are still cash buyers. So, my complaint is that this broker obviously does not want to work very hard to sell a business unless it is extremely profitable. I get that but don't waste my time. Be honest and upfront. This broker is a representative of Sunbelt. I will not use them when I sell my other businesses.
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#1637148

It is often the larger firms that pick and choose which businesses are "worthy" or "profitable". Working with a smaller firm gives a more personable experience and many times will get your business sold FASTER.

Contact me and I'll refer you to a few brokerages. Inez1270@***.com

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#1382877 Review #1382877 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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Resolved: Sunbelt Brokers are Crooks!!!

I made an offer on a business and submitted a deposit with a signed LOI. This letter was non-binding and when the sellers did not accept my offer the broker, Sunbelt Northern Virginia refused to return my deposit. I am now about to enter litigation with the broker. This broker is incompetent and even asked me to "bullet point" the purchase agreement so he could better understand it. I will never do business with these clowns again! Beware of Greg Ellwood, not only is he incompetent he also forces legal and accounting advice on those who are not his clients. Business Brokers are like Realtors, 99.9% of them are idiots and Sunbelt is the worst of them all. Try going to their website and looking up contact information for their corporate office.
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#1337028

Not true. Due diligence wasn't complete and the seller who made the mistake of hiring an incompetent broker was hiding pertinent information.

It's a shame that Virginia doesn't require brokers to be licensed. That would *** out idiots like Greg Ellwood

#1337010

These comments are completely false. Erik has been untruthful though the entire process.

He played with the buyer for 6 month then decided he didn't want to buy. He completed due diligence and had started putting together the APA.

He was warned several times that he had passed the point of deposit return. P

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#1055012 Review #1055012 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Manassas, Virginia
Service
Sunbelt Network Customer Care
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Loss
$14560
Preferred solution
Full refund
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Sunbelt Chrysler-Dodge: "Show me the $$"!

For 17 years I've taken my vehicles there for service. NO MORE. Like most car/truck owners, I've had a love-hate relationship with the service dept. but for the most part I've been satisfied. Until recently. Now they just seem desperate to make $$. They charged me a full hour's fee ($89.88!) just to adjust a loose zippy-tie shift cable that was vibrating against heat shield. When car was in for brakes/alignment, they were only able to partially complete the work because a part needed to be ordered. I was charged IN ADVANCE for the entire job, with the svc advisor assuring me that when I returned to complete the job I would not be charged anything. I'll be da*ned if they didn't charge me AGAIN for labor. When I reminded them of their promise that I'd owe NOTHING upon return, they said, "Oh, the 1st labor charge was for the brake work and the 2nd is for alignment." Scam! During this same svc episode, I reported my speedometer lighting had gone dark and asked them to replace the bulb. Well, THAT wasn't done either. The svc advisor said the tech didn't notice a problem (of course not, it was daytime), then said, "I played with the light switches (on the turning signal arm) to see if that would help." I replied, "Don't you think I tried that before bringing it to you to replace the bulb?" He replied, "Well, I thought maybe you had just done a BLONDE thing, and I would be your hero." REALLY?! Finally, I had water pump, timing belt, tensioner, pulley, thermostat, etc. replaced. 25K miles later, my water pump went out and I when I took car in for repairs, they used all new parts, which I doubt was necessary. And shouldn't the pump & parts have lasted longer than 25K miles? Then when I tried to negotiate with them, asking for a partial refund, a credit, free oil changes, SOMETHING to make things right, guess what they offered me? Car washes!
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#301642 Review #301642 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Live Oak, Florida

Retraction letter

I am writing to retract my comment posted in July, 2011 against Matt Ashburn and Sunbelt Business Brokers, At that time i had petsonal and business frustrations which I unfairly took out on Matt and for the world to see. in Sunbelt's and Matt's defenseI willingly signed a listing contract with provisions that if I cancelled, withdrew, or prevented the sale during the agreement, the full fee would be due to them. matt sold me the business 10 years agoand did a great job. he gave me a favorable fee as a returning client, worked hard for 5 months, and got an offer for my business. I ignored it and cancelledthe listing. Matt and Sunbelt were fair, i knew I owed the full listing fee of $10,800 agreed to in the contract but we reached a mutual agreement where I paid a reduced fee of $7000. I rralize every business has overhead and they can"t worf for free. I hadn't told Mattof the hardships my husband was facing until the offer was presentedbecause I was vacationing in Belize. Matt was talking to my husband and he didn't tell Matt either.Sunbelt and Matt put forth a great effort and worked hard to sell my business and did everythig I hired them to do. I should have told them right away and realize that now. I truly regret my posting i made against Matt as it just wasn't true.
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#1334868

Great spelling and grammar

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#297957 Review #297957 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Belize, Belize
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SunBelt of San Diego is a SCAM

Sunbelt of San Diego is a scam. www.sdcoast.sunbeltnetwork.com 858-550-**** 760-931-**** I asked them to help me sell my business. They came over and promised me a lot of things that will happen. My wife and I was very excited and they rushed us to sign the papers. We then waited and waited. They lied cheated and stole from us. They miss lead us on the process. We ended up losing our business because of the company. They left out a lot of the fine print and only told us the best part of the process.
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#537043

Sunbelt of San Diego is a JOKE. They post fake REVIEWS!!!

Hal is a JOKE. Watch your back.

#618319
@PissedConsumer537043

Hal Janke and Sunbelt of SD Coast is a broker of integrity and honesty. Hal even reminded me that he would refund a consulting fee of $1000 if I bought a business, he didn't need to do this.

I recommend Hal and Sunbelt business brokers to any buyer or seller looking for experience and knowledge in the business marketplace. :p :p

#489213

:) I found this company to be very professional. They sold my business in three months.

The owmer showed his experience and knowledge in all aspects of the transaction.

Sunbelt also told me that only one in five businesses actually sale in today's market, many businesses do not make any net profit.

I would recommend this company to a buyer or seller. Andy, Sold my Printing Business

#457906

If your business didn't sell it was over priced and you tried to get too much money or it was not making any money. Sunbelt is No.

1 in San Diego and they have many happy clients and customers, all you need to do is be honest and tell the truth your business couldn't be sold because you lied about the profits.

I don't believe you were even a client, other wise you wouldn't be hiding your name.

Sunbelt of San Diego SOLD my business in three months and I am extremely happy with their professional approach. They showed their experience in all facets of the business process.

:) :) :) Ulmer of Carlsbad

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#261115 Review #261115 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Loss
$50

Sunbelt Business Brokers - Unscrupulous

I listed my business for sales with Sunbelt Business Brokers in Ankeny, Iowa in December 2010. The broker was Matt Ashburn. In January 2011, My husband's business partner passed away and with his death a number of significant accounts left. In April, Sunbelt had a potential buyer and an offer was made in May. By this time, my husband's business was no longer viable. As a result, I had to make a decision to withdraw my business from the market as our family would be without an income. I explained this all to Mr. Ashburn, but was still charged $7,000 for 6 months of service, even though their was a financial hardship. To date, I have not received a copy of the work product (notebook), most of which was my work. Do not do business with these people.
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#505817

RETRACTION: My client has retracted her original posting, please see it below:

Sunbelt Business Brokers Complaint

I am writing to retract my comment posted in July, 2011 against Matt Ashburn and Sunbelt Business Brokers, At that time i had petsonal and business frustrations which I unfairly took out on Matt and for the world to see. in Sunbelt's and Matt's defense I willingly signed a listing contract with provisions that if I cancelled, withdrew, or prevented the sale during the agreement, the full fee would be due to them. matt sold me the business 10 years agoand did a great job. he gave me a favorable fee as a returning client, worked hard for 5 months, and got an offer for my business,. I ignored it and cancelledthe listing|. Matt and Sunbelt were fair, i knew I owed the full listing fee of $10,800 agreed to in the contract but we reached a mutual agreement where I paid a reduced fee of $7000/. I rralize every business has overhead and they can"t worf for free.. I hadn't told Matt of the hardships my husband was facing until the offer was presented because I was vacationing in Belize'. Matt was talking to my husband and he didn't tell Matt either.Sunbelt and Matt put forth a great effort and worked hard to sell my business and did everythig I hired them to do;. I should have told them right away and realize that now. I truly regret my posting i made against Matt as it just wasn't true.

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@PissedConsumer505817

sounds like this poor woman was forced to retract her statement by a screwed sunbelt lawyer, be careful of these brokers, you have been warned

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#247031 Review #247031 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Livermore, Iowa
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Did not fulfill their obligation to list the company? They are too busy, not interested now!

Sunbelt Business Brokers in New Brunswick, were anxious to obtain a new client "at first"! Once they had obtained the required information and our money, they completed the assessment, which took weeks, months.. Finally, it was completed. Over the course of the next year, yes year..emails back and forth, with much time delay to try to get the business listed. Finally a meeting, only to realize there were errors relating to the historical data. This was to be addressed, updated and the business was to be listed. Well finally after "not receiving emails", one is received. And to our surprise, they don't have the time to list the business. So we are out $1500, only. Thank goodness. A waste of time and energy, I would not reccommend this company for listing your business..
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#298942

Really a nice and informative article. Thanks for sharing the thoughts.

business broker

#242218

This is about par for the course when it comes to dealing with Sunbelt. I met with Sunbelt in January 2004 about a restaurant for sale in North Dallas. Most of the listings that Sunbelt has listed in the Metroplex are such fraudulent junk, that they won't even take a CA by fax, and fax any information back to a buyer in return. They force you to *** from work and come see them in their office. This is a practice that Sunbelt uses nationally more than any other brokerage house that I've dealt with. They then show you information not only about the business that you are inquiring on, but on all their businesses as you are hemmed into a little office. Well, I decided not to make a move on that restaurant because there were just some things that didn't smell right. That was in January of 2004. Well, in October of 2004, that Sunbelt broker was sending out a mass e-mail to a bunch of prospective buyers (and I was on that list) that a restaurant of theirs had recently been reduced in price. I recognized the listing as the same one I had taken time off from work and visited him about in January 2004. This business was supposedly in January 2004 a business that made more than $150,000 in owner's cash flow. Well, THE REVENUE WAS EXACTLY THE SAME, but the price for the business had been cut in half from what it was in January, and the owner's cash flow was listed as half what it was in January!!! How is that mathematically possible?

This same Sunbelt Business Broker pitched a couple of Schlotskys to me in April or May of 2004. These businesses were supposedly making six figures. Just a short three months later, Schlotsky's, the national franchisor headquartered in San Antonio, TX, filed for Chapter 11 protection in August 2004. I've been seeing them closing their doors all over the Metroplex.

And I'll never forget my frustrating dealings with Sunbelt Business Brokers in Louisiana. I inquired about a supposed 6 figure earning restaurant in Shreveport in December 2003, which is only 50 miles from my small hometown. This business served southern Louisiana cuisine, and I visited it twice in January 2004 on Saturday nights during good weather, and stayed more than an hour and a half each time. I saw less than ten diners enter the restaurant (which was a dump) each time. Needless to say, this was frustrating because it takes over eight hours to drive to Shreveport and back from Dallas, and basically these trips ruined two of my weekends, which are extremely valuable to an overworked accountant trying to close the year end books in January for a publicly traded company. Needless to say, I didn't buy the business and never even initially tried to take the broker to task. I, through e-mail, politely told him I wasn't interested. He seemed offended and e-mailed me back saying that he owed his clients the duty of telling them why I wasn't interested, and that I should be courteous enough to tell him. When I told him about the simple mathematics of what I observed, he became very angry and told me that he had known the owners since college, and that I just lacked the intestinal fortitude to buy a business. It burned me so bad, I wound up having to pen a long e-mail (similar to this one) where I had to explain to him that to support their asserted revenue numbers, they would have to be making over $150 per plate from the volume of customers that I observed on two Saturday nights. This restaurant was a tin building that had bars on the windows and doors, and their menu was cheap. Believe me, they weren't bringing in one hundred fifty dollars a plate in revenue. Luckily, he didn't respond back, but the whole ordeal had me so upset, at one point I decided that if he continued to respond and insult me, I was going to offer to PAY HIM $200 to come sit in the parking lot of that restaurant with me on a Saturday night and count customers going in the door for three hours. My wife thought I was nuts to consider doing it, but enough is enough. Luckily, after my long mathematical/logical e-mail in which I defended my intestinal fortitude (he had said I lacked guts) he left me alone. (I don't know this for a fact, but my old Louisiana Sunbelt Business Broker buddy recently had an add that suspiciously sounds like a Schlotsky's.)

Of course, this doesn't have anything to with me, but Sunbelt's crookedness extends even to members of Congress. I read last year about a well publicized lawsuit that involved Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Apparently, the case made national news because of Frist's involvement. In the late 1990's Frist was a minority owner in a small, service based business that was located close to a Tennessee college campus and served the college student population. (Frist was not active in the ownership). The majority owners decided to sell the business, and the listing broker was Sunbelt Business Brokers. The couple that bought the business were shown TAX RETURNS that later proved to be fraudulent. The tax returns purported to show that the business made over $100,000. The couple paid over $400,000 for the business, and they subsequently never had a single month of ownership in which they made money. They lost their life savings, and were forced into bankruptcy within a couple of years. They are now suing Sunbelt and the owners, which include Senator Frist. Sunbelt, for it's part has denied any wrongdoing, and made statements to the media claiming that the new owners mismanaged the business, and that is why it failed. I could go on and on and on about my other unfortunate experiences with Sunbelt Business Brokers in the last couple of years, but I'm tired of typing. I've had many, many other unfortunate dealings with Sunbelt, but why go on? . I could point out that when cruising BizBuysell.com and Bizquest.com over the last couple of years, the businesses that have the lowest spread (dollar difference between revenue and cash flow….low revenue and high cash flow usually don't go hand in hand) are usually Sunbelt Listings. Sunbelt is the undisputed national "King of the Junk Listings." That is why Sunbelt Business Brokers are slimy, defensive, aggressive, and mean spirited. That is also why Sunbelt is the king of faxing a one page typed P&L that usually causes more questions than it answers, and if you ask any questions about it, they'll say "Make an offer, put ten percent in escrow, and then you'll have seven days to do due diligence." Who the heck is going to spend thousands of dollars to audit a P&L that doesn't make sense in the first place? The uninformed, that's who. The same people who buy all these smaller (less than $250,000) franchises and 80% of them lose everything.) My wife met a young mother in our childern's playgroup a few years ago, and she and her husband have since been financially devastated by the purchase of a Quiznos franchise. She can no longer stay at home, and has been now forced to place her small children in daycare and return to the workforce. The typical franchise agreement is definitely the most one sided legal document commonly used in American business. The International Franchising Association is such a powerful lobbying group on Capitol Hill, (which is primarily funded by the larger, "safer" franchises "think Golden Arches" their pockets so deep, that year after year, no reform ever takes place, and as a result, cronies like Sunbelt go about destroying uniformed, middle class families, with no fear of regulation or legal recourse. Meanwhile, because of a few high profile audit failures, my profession (CPA) gets crucified in the media, and Sarbannes Oxley is passed as a result. Why is there not reform of the business broker profession? I guess there is a lot of sympathy for the poorest in our society, but the people who have amassed several hundred thousand dollars don't get much sympathy. They are not rich, but they are not poor. Too rich for the Democrats to be outraged when they're defrauded by sleazy business brokers. Too poor for the Republicans to get all up in arms. Words cannot describe my frustration, but all I can say is this. There is an old adage from the Bible that says you reap what you sow.

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#177323 Review #177323 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Montreal, Quebec
Loss
$1500
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SUNBELT BROKERS ARE RIP OFF THEY GAVE ME FALSE INFO AND TOOK MY $10000.00

Don't do business with sunbelt. They took my hardworking money and never returned it. FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD. Sunbelt of Charlottesville VA is nothing but fraud. Business buyers be careful of their well-trained fraud staff. They need to be out of business by now after riping off so many people I found out. God do something to punish that firm. FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUDFRAUD FRAUD FRAUDFRAUD FRAUD
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#981187

Don't understand how can they be fraud. Buyer's need to do their own due diligence. I had great experience with Sunbelt.

#382188

Sunbelt is a lazy brokerage firm who does not satisfy their fiduciary responsiblities to Buyers or Sellers. I am a person who has been licensed in real estate sales for 30 years. However, if you want to buy a business you have to deal with Business Brokers like Sunbelt.

I told a Sunbelt Broker to come to my home and I will give him a signed offer and deposit check on a business he had listed.

He refused to come to my home which was just a few miles away from his office. Instead he wanted me to meet at his office. I told the little man if he wanted a my offer on the business and wanted to earn the sales commission from my purchase he needed to accommodate me.

He said that's not how we work at Sunbelt and passed on my offer. The Seller should know about this so, he can cancell his listing and get a hard working broker with integrity.

I am OK not buying a business through Sunbelt. I'll find another with a more customer service oriented brokers that have good people working their. Not a lazy bunch of "Bait & Switch" order takers.

I have no respect for this organization and warn anyone considering working with them to find another company!

#341279

One of Sunbelt's broker also defrauded my husband of his hard earned money. After promising us that he will help us find a business and help with the negotiation which will be beneficial on our part.

We gave Robert "Bob" Hawkins $5,000.00 as brokers fee and to date nothing has been done and he even threatened us because we are foreigners (British) but we are here legally.

We spend so much of our time, money and effort but for nothing. Up to now we are seeking justice for what he did to us and I dont know which governing body to complain regarding this matter.

#242215

This is about par for the course when it comes to dealing with Sunbelt. I met with Sunbelt in January 2004 about a restaurant for sale in North Dallas. Most of the listings that Sunbelt has listed in the Metroplex are such fraudulent junk, that they won't even take a CA by fax, and fax any information back to a buyer in return. They force you to *** from work and come see them in their office. This is a practice that Sunbelt uses nationally more than any other brokerage house that I've dealt with. They then show you information not only about the business that you are inquiring on, but on all their businesses as you are hemmed into a little office. Well, I decided not to make a move on that restaurant because there were just some things that didn't smell right. That was in January of 2004. Well, in October of 2004, that Sunbelt broker was sending out a mass e-mail to a bunch of prospective buyers (and I was on that list) that a restaurant of theirs had recently been reduced in price. I recognized the listing as the same one I had taken time off from work and visited him about in January 2004. This business was supposedly in January 2004 a business that made more than $150,000 in owner's cash flow. Well, THE REVENUE WAS EXACTLY THE SAME, but the price for the business had been cut in half from what it was in January, and the owner's cash flow was listed as half what it was in January!!! How is that mathematically possible?

This same Sunbelt Business Broker pitched a couple of Schlotskys to me in April or May of 2004. These businesses were supposedly making six figures. Just a short three months later, Schlotsky's, the national franchisor headquartered in San Antonio, TX, filed for Chapter 11 protection in August 2004. I've been seeing them closing their doors all over the Metroplex.

And I'll never forget my frustrating dealings with Sunbelt Business Brokers in Louisiana. I inquired about a supposed 6 figure earning restaurant in Shreveport in December 2003, which is only 50 miles from my small hometown. This business served southern Louisiana cuisine, and I visited it twice in January 2004 on Saturday nights during good weather, and stayed more than an hour and a half each time. I saw less than ten diners enter the restaurant (which was a dump) each time. Needless to say, this was frustrating because it takes over eight hours to drive to Shreveport and back from Dallas, and basically these trips ruined two of my weekends, which are extremely valuable to an overworked accountant trying to close the year end books in January for a publicly traded company. Needless to say, I didn't buy the business and never even initially tried to take the broker to task. I, through e-mail, politely told him I wasn't interested. He seemed offended and e-mailed me back saying that he owed his clients the duty of telling them why I wasn't interested, and that I should be courteous enough to tell him. When I told him about the simple mathematics of what I observed, he became very angry and told me that he had known the owners since college, and that I just lacked the intestinal fortitude to buy a business. It burned me so bad, I wound up having to pen a long e-mail (similar to this one) where I had to explain to him that to support their asserted revenue numbers, they would have to be making over $150 per plate from the volume of customers that I observed on two Saturday nights. This restaurant was a tin building that had bars on the windows and doors, and their menu was cheap. Believe me, they weren't bringing in one hundred fifty dollars a plate in revenue. Luckily, he didn't respond back, but the whole ordeal had me so upset, at one point I decided that if he continued to respond and insult me, I was going to offer to PAY HIM $200 to come sit in the parking lot of that restaurant with me on a Saturday night and count customers going in the door for three hours. My wife thought I was nuts to consider doing it, but enough is enough. Luckily, after my long mathematical/logical e-mail in which I defended my intestinal fortitude (he had said I lacked guts) he left me alone. (I don't know this for a fact, but my old Shreveport, Louisiana Sunbelt Business Broker buddy recently had an add that suspiciously sounds like a Schlotsky's.)

Of course, this doesn't have anything to with me, but Sunbelt's crookedness extends even to members of Congress. I read last year about a well publicized lawsuit that involved Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Apparently, the case made national news because of Frist's involvement. In the late 1990's Frist was a minority owner in a small, service based business that was located close to a Tennessee college campus and served the college student population. (Frist was not active in the ownership). The majority owners decided to sell the business, and the listing broker was Sunbelt Business Brokers. The couple that bought the business were shown TAX RETURNS that later proved to be fraudulent. The tax returns purported to show that the business made over $100,000. The couple paid over $400,000 for the business, and they subsequently never had a single month of ownership in which they made money. They lost their life savings, and were forced into bankruptcy within a couple of years. They are now suing Sunbelt and the owners, which include Senator Frist. Sunbelt, for it's part has denied any wrongdoing, and made statements to the media claiming that the new owners mismanaged the business, and that is why it failed. I could go on and on and on about my other unfortunate experiences with Sunbelt Business Brokers in the last couple of years, but I'm tired of typing. I've had many, many other unfortunate dealings with Sunbelt, but why go on? . I could point out that when cruising BizBuysell.com and Bizquest.com over the last couple of years, the businesses that have the lowest spread (dollar difference between revenue and cash flow….low revenue and high cash flow usually don't go hand in hand) are usually Sunbelt Listings. Sunbelt is the undisputed national "King of the Junk Listings." That is why Sunbelt Business Brokers are slimy, defensive, aggressive, and mean spirited. That is also why Sunbelt is the king of faxing a one page typed P&L that usually causes more questions than it answers, and if you ask any questions about it, they'll say "Make an offer, put ten percent in escrow, and then you'll have seven days to do due diligence." Who the heck is going to spend thousands of dollars to audit a P&L that doesn't make sense in the first place? The uninformed, that's who. The same people who buy all these smaller (less than $250,000) franchises and 80% of them lose everything.) My wife met a young mother in our childern's playgroup a few years ago, and she and her husband have since been financially devastated by the purchase of a Quiznos franchise. She can no longer stay at home, and has been now forced to place her small children in daycare and return to the workforce. The typical franchise agreement is definitely the most one sided legal document commonly used in American business. The International Franchising Association is such a powerful lobbying group on Capitol Hill, (which is primarily funded by the larger, "safer" franchises "think Golden Arches" their pockets so deep, that year after year, no reform ever takes place, and as a result, cronies like Sunbelt go about destroying uniformed, middle class families, with no fear of regulation or legal recourse. Meanwhile, because of a few high profile audit failures, my profession (CPA) gets crucified in the media, and Sarbannes Oxley is passed as a result. Why is there not reform of the business broker profession? I guess there is a lot of sympathy for the poorest in our society, but the people who have amassed several hundred thousand dollars don't get much sympathy. They are not rich, but they are not poor. Too rich for the Democrats to be outraged when they're defrauded by sleazy business brokers. Too poor for the Republicans to get all up in arms. Words cannot describe my frustration, but all I can say is this. There is an old adage from the Bible that says you reap what you sow.

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