Richard Roberts

Richard started his first full time business at the age of 22 and has always maintained at least one business as an owner ever since. He has founded, mentored, managed and sold businesses through the years. He started his business brokerage career in 2012 working for two of the largest business brokers in NWA. He founded AEGIS Business Brokers, LLC in January of 2014. Richard has been an avid volunteer serving as an SBA/SCORE Certified Mentor for 10 years, Co-Mentor for special cases for the Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and volunteer mentor for many small business owners. He has also served on Northwest Arkansas Chambers of Commerce on various committees and was trained and served as a volunteer court ordered mediator for small claims court specializing in small business disputes. This training & experience has saved more than one deal. He has successfully completed every course available from the IBBA International Business Brokers Association including; Analyzing & Recasting Financial Statements, Pricing Businesses to Sell, Tax Returns, Leases & Landlords, Due Diligence, Managing Closings & Ownership Turnovers. He has also received additional training and certifications from the ABBA American Business Brokers Association as an ABI Accredited Business Intermediary and SVA Senior Valuation Analyst. As a member of M&A Source he has access to a wealth of resources for the Mergers and Acquisition segment of the market. Richard has been awarded the top ranking from the IBBA, CBI Certified Business Intermediary. The Arkansas Real Estate Commission has issued a license to Richard so he can assist business owners with the sale, purchase and leasing of commercial real estate. The network he maintains includes an extensive network of Business Brokers, Commercial Lenders, SBA Lenders, Business Buyers, Business Sellers and other business professionals. If you are seeking to buy, sell or value a business or just thinking about exiting your business in the next five years, you can reach Richard at 479.689.4455 Ext 11 or There is no charge for your initial consultation and confidentiality is assured by signed documentation. Richard likes to say; “We Specialize in Selling Secrets!”

U.S. Business for Sale Transactions Bouncing Back

The BizBuySell Quarterly Insight Report shows a 14% increase in 2021 against COVID-19 fallout, hiring challenges and supply chain disruptions. They say after modest gains to start the year, transaction accelerated 28% in the fourth quarter, eclipsing the pre-pandemic levels of Q4 2019. The inventory of quality businesses for sale is not adequate to meet …

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How long should it take to sell my business?

Average Selling Price / Days on the Market – Statistics Regarding Selling a Business – If you’re a business owner considering selling your business, it’s helpful to know some basic statistics regarding averages for selling a business. The following information was gleaned utilizing data from a Pratt’s Stats database, based on transactions of private companies by private …

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SBA Waives Application Fees

A bright spot during the Covid-19 pandemic has been the tremendous support SBA has shown small businesses.  The SBA currently is waiving the SBA guarantee fee on loans up to the end of September.  This is a huge bonus for those entrepreneurs looking to purchase, refinance, or expand their business.  Typically a SBA guarantee fee can …

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What Do Business Buyers Look for When Buying a Business?

If you are thinking about selling your business, first put yourself in the shoes of a buyer. Here are a few things that might be important to you as a buyer: A buyer will want to be sure that what they are investing in will grow and blossom with their help or at the very …

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