The Escape Artist®

Helping owners exit with style, grace, and more money.™

Helping business buyers, both individuals and companies growing by acquisition buy the right business the right way.

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Business Buyers

You can’t buy a good business until you find one; and many of them are never advertised or listed for sale.

There are two categories of business buyers. Individuals looking to escape the corporate world and take control of their life by buying a mature, profitable, and fairly priced business and owners wanting to jump start growth via an acquisition.

We offer complete services to both and have written the definitive guides, Buying A Business That Makes You Rich and Company Growth By Acquisition Makes Dollars & Sense.

Call or email us to discuss the benefits of us helping you locate, analyze, and structure a good deal on a great business.

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Business Owners

The Wall Street Journal said only 10% of businesses are prepared to sell for maximum value. You can do better.

Those not prepared will “Likely sell at a discount” (Kiplinger). Get our book If They Can Sell Pet Rocks Why Can’t You Sell Your Business (For What You Want)?  and call us to discuss how you can maximize your business’ value so you can exit with style, grace, and more money.™ (Our sister company, offers complete sell side representation services.)

Demographics are driving the market (a lot of owners getting older) and you want to be ahead of the curve. Not having an exit strategy means you have no strategy. Working hard for an income is great. Working hard for an income, legacy and a large upside is even better.

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What others say about John

John also has a unique method of finding available businesses, which often results in a great transaction for all parties. 
I strongly recommend working with John and would use his services again in a minute.

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Bill Tenneson, President
Downstream Partners, Inc., Seattle, WA

I’m not sure if I’ve ever told you how much I appreciate your help and expertise. I can’t tell you how great it is having you to around to keep me on track, be a sounding board, answer stupid questions, etc. You’re the difference. Thanks John.

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Tom Miller, Seattle, WA


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