Murphy Bussiness July 2017

SMALL-BUSINESS QUARTERLY Empowering Jacksonville’s Business Community, One Business at a Time LESSONS

online training program for business brokers. I outlined and developed a complete curriculum. It’s a course that’s now required training for every broker who joins the firm. Opened Multiple Territories Shortly after joining the company, I opened my first franchise with Murphy Business & Financial Services. In 2015, I opened my second.Through it all, I’ve realized my long-term career goal: I’m doing what I love and making a difference in people’s lives. I get to be a part of something great, building a solid reputation for the company in Jacksonville, a city I love.We’ve become a valuable resource in the community. Economy Changes The next few years should be interesting. The economy is running high and the money is flowing. But that could change by the end of the year, and through 2018 , as one of the major banks has scaled back lending. If you’ve been thinking about selling, now is a great time to do it. Buyers can get money, but time is running out. A Business Resource Regardless of what the next couple of years bring, if you have questions or you’re looking for resources, don’t hesitate to get in touch.We’re here for you, and we want to help you get the most out of your business , all while strengthening our fantastic community!

Burnout Happens There was a time in my life when I was completely burned out on FROMA LIFE IN BUSINESS business. Back then, I had expanded my multimillion-dollar integrated marketing company into Europe, basing myself in the Netherlands.The pace was fast and the hours were long. I often worked 12 to 15-hour days and, ultimately, the work caught up with me. Million Dollar Mindset After helping drive this marketing company to success with my business partner, I needed to catch my breath, and so I let my stake in the business go. It was worth millions, and I walked away from it. I simply didn’t realize the value. I just wanted out, and I was ill- With that business behind me, I returned to the U.S. and asked myself,“What do I want to be when I grow up?” I found myself in Jacksonville, Florida, ready to build a new life.As I explored my options, I fell in love with the community.The people were passionate, the weather was amazing, and everything about Jacksonville felt right. My Passion I wanted to make a real difference in people’s lives. I wanted to give small-business owners the education prepared to make the transition. Jacksonville Is Home

I didn’t have.Then, in 2012, I learned about business brokering.The more I learned, the more I realized this was for me. I partnered with Murphy Business & Financial Services and made it happen. Wrote the Book on Brokering The reason I wanted to partner with Murphy Business & Financial Services was simple:They cared about people. They weren’t in it just for the money. They wanted, like me, to make a genuine difference in people’s lives.When I joined, I facilitated the creation of an

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