Camille was born and raised in Venezuela under a European family that afforded her the opportunity to work alongside her parents in the family business. She is a Civil engineer with experience in financial markets, specially, as a licensed stock and exchange broker. For ten years, she owned and successfully operated an international trading business she founded.Camille comes from generations of private business owners and entrepreneurs which have
provided her with the necessary experience and expertise to help her prosper as a business
intermediary. She lives with her family in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Camille assists buyers and sellers of privately held business in the buying and selling process. She can estimate the value of the business; advertise it for sale with or without disclosing its identity; handle the initial potential buyer interviews, discussions, and negotiations with prospective buyers; facilitate the progress of the due diligence investigation and generally assist with the business sale.
Camille’s Helpful tips
The Broker is your representative to help you find the right fit. Financials are not the only qualifier; make sure that you can see yourself having fun in your new business. It has to fit your personality, your lifestyle, and your future exit strategy.
“Remember that every business that is built will have its ups and downs,” says Camille “Be sure that your broker communicates that with you and not make promises of income potential because, technically, all he or she cares about is his or her commissions. The successful brokers are the ones that keep in touch with you long after the sale is completed.”
“Make it clear what fees, if any, will be involved,” says Camille. “Usually the seller or franchiser pays the broker’s fees, but make sure what you are told adheres to industry standards. Always look to work with established and licensed business brokerages.”
“Do your own due diligence,” she says. “The broker may not have every answer about the state of the business. Before pulling the trigger, be sure to ask for the books and ask your CPA to help you review the company’s financial information.”
Ideally, the broker you work with has walked in similar shoes to your own, says Camille, where they, too, have made life-changing decisions. “You also want a broker who is successful because that’s proof that he or she knows the trade.”
“Be about your financial comfort zones and investment capabilities,” she says. “There is nothing more frustrating to a broker than to find out that you don’t have the means to invest.”
Feel free to contact me today to give you a free business estimate.