(North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 453)
Anna Brumby, a principal at Walden Businesses, joined host John Ray to cover various aspects of her work as a business broker and intermediary. She had advice on what to look for in a business broker, how to prepare your business for sale, stepping back from day-to-day leadership, getting a valuation, and much more.
Walden is a results-oriented business intermediary.
The firm’s focus is on introducing the client’s business to prospects that are serious, qualified, and capable of completing the business transaction.
An owner’s identity and business information are not compromised. Discretion and attention to detail are the cornerstones of Walden’s success.
The firm’s reputation for completing transactions with high-quality companies is a market advantage. Many of Walden’s clients are pre-qualified and referred by accountants and attorneys who are aware of Walden’s impeccable credentials.
Walden’s professionals are dedicated to assisting clients in achieving their goals.
Walden offers the following services to its clients:
- Sell-Side Representation
- Buy-Side Representation
- Consulting Services
- Valuation Services
If you are reviewing your company’s strategic alternatives and seeking professional advice, or wish to learn more about our process for optimizing your financial goals, please contact us or give one of our principals a call at 678-277-9951.
Anna Brumby brings over 20 years’ experience to Walden Businesses as an influential business leader working with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses on multiple continents. Anna is an experienced professional with an extensive background in sales strategy development, contract negotiations, marketing strategies, financial analysis, and communication development.
Anna spent years working with the largest credit processing company on global expansion strategies including acquisition targeting and evaluation for the mergers and acquisition team. Additionally, she led a high-growth sales team working to expand the corporate footprint across the US and into new international markets. For the last decade, Anna has worked with small business owners on acquisition strategies and growth plans to increase their revenues and expand business operations.
Certified as a Mergers and Acquisition Professional (CM&AP) through the Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business – Executive Education Program, Anna has focused her efforts on exit strategy planning for her clients to ensure they receive the maximum value for their businesses when preparing to sell. Anna is recognized as a trusted business strategist and has been a frequent public speaker at international conferences, universities, and professional business organizations. As an ongoing advocate for small business owners, Anna has been a frequent guest on Fox Business News, 11-Alive, and WSB Atlanta.
She holds a dual BS degree in both Political Science and Accounting from Presbyterian College and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- When do you start preparing your business for sale and the top three steps to take
- How do you build the value of your company so it’s ready to sell?
- Do you understand the sales process and the best way to prepare?
- What professional support services will I need to help me during the sales process?
- How do I prepare for after the business has sold?
North Fulton Business Radio is hosted by John Ray and broadcast and produced from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with over $13 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you every day.
Special thanks to A&S Culinary Concepts for their support of this edition of North Fulton Business Radio. A&S Culinary Concepts, based in Johns Creek, is an award-winning culinary studio, celebrated for corporate catering, corporate team building, Big Green Egg Boot Camps, and private group events. They also provide oven-ready, cooked from scratch meals to go they call “Let Us Cook for You.” To see their menus and events, go to their website or call 678-336-9196.