Customer Comments and Professional Reviews:
|"If your dream is to take control of your future by owning your own business, there’s a great shortcut - buy a business that’s already up and running. Buying a business can accelerate your path to financial independence and eliminate many of the risks of a start-up. The rewards can be immense — but you have to do your homework. And with Richard Parker as your instructor, you’ll be about ten times more likely to succeed!" - Donald J. Trump|
The testimonials below have been provided by our clients who have used our programs and ongoing consulting. We invite you to contact any of the people whose comments appear here. Just email us and we will be pleased to forward their contact information to you.
Here's what they've had to say...
Gil Takemori- San Jose, CA - "I've just completed the purchase of an established business with a 30-year history, now retiring its second owner. Your guide was perfect in helping me select this business, especially in assessing its value. Thanks again for your personal attention to my purchase and pursuits."
Bruce Dunker - Tyrone , NM - “I can't thank you enough for your course and your counseling. I purchased an automotive repair business and am doing pretty well with it starting into my second month. The course is right on and taught me a wealth of information about buying a business. Thanks again for sharing your information and helping people like me.”
Terry Huston - Tampa, Florida - I'm closing a business purchase next month and I wanted to let you know that your manual was a very useful tool in making that decision. I've been an entrepreneur all my life so this wasn't my first business purchase. If this manual been available before, I could have saved a ton of money and avoided some big mistakes on my other purchases.
Peter Shea- Chairman and CEO - Entrepreneur Magazine –"The most complete program on buying a business that I have ever read."
John Garman - Victoria, BC Canada -“I bought your course about six months ago and have now bought a business using your principles. I am very pleased with the course and have recommended it to another person and they also are very satisfied. Again, thank you very much.”
Jeff & Janice Wulbert - Palatine, IL -“Your customer service is superb! Thanks again.”
Arthur Pottorff - Palm Bay, Florida - Your book is fabulous and very informative. I've learned a tremendous amount of information and it is helping me with the whole business buying process. To get this amount of information would take years of talking to many different people and then filtering out information and by that time I would be ready to retire. Thank-you for the program.
Dean & Stacy Talbot- Glendale, CA - "Allow me to start by thanking you again for writing such a wonderful program, without your wisdom my wife and I would still be staring at the ceiling in utter confusion. My wife and I wanted to let you all know that we did it! We bought a business and we owe a lot of it to all of your support! Your program enabled us to go from not having a clue to having a strong sense and understanding of what buying a business entails. Without your program we would never have felt secure enough to actually purchase a business."
Manuel Cheskes -Houston, TX - "I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you as well as your staff at Diomo Corp. It’s a real pleasure to do business with honest professional people/company such as yourselves."
Ralph Weidner – Gulf Breeze Management Services, LLC – Bonita Springs, FL – "Today we ordered another copy of your course. A few years ago my wife and I were approaching age 55. I was staring unemployment in the face and did not relish my prospects at finding another suitable position in the technology industry. We decided to explore buying a business. Our first step was to buy your course. We based our search, due diligence, and valuation almost exclusively on your methods. Due to liquidity issues we needed a bank loan to move forward. When we walked into a bank with a detailed business plan, due diligence materials, and calculation value, our bank said they had never seen anyone so prepared to buy a small business. Instead of steering us towards an SBA loan, they made the loan direct to us. We purchased a business and today, using the same valuation methods we value the business at $1,200,000. Our owner benefit has grown from $131,700 to $315,200 in four years. We are seeking additional opportunities and thus decided to purchase your course again (We gave my original copy to our son who is an MBA student)."
Robert Rock, Jr. - Webster, NY - "Well, I finally closed on the business. The seller was on an emotional roller coaster. Even on closing day I was concerned on whether or not he would sign. But, he finally did. I would not have been able to go through the entire process without your course and your personal guidance. There were many challenges along the way. I just kept reading and rereading your course throughout. Thank you for all of your help."
Steven Krug – Signal Mountain, TN - “Investing in your course has been fantastic. It is extremely well organized, fast paced, and gets to the bottom line! Your status/encouragement e-mails are also great motivators. Thank you for your guidance with my questions.”
Gerald Lee- Pasadena, CA - "Great suggestions even for someone like myself who has significant experience analyzing companies professionally. The book and support is worth every penny. Thanks again."
Eric Williams - Oak Bluffs, MA - “Thank you for the great customer service”
John Buso - Watertown, CT - "Just a note to tell you that I have purchased a business and am in the process of completing the transaction. Thanks again for the great course."
Jason Galetti -San Diego , CA - “Your book has been a true lifesaver and in about one week I have begun to bang heads with some of my peers in philosophical discussions about buying a business. Many with MBAs are from top schools like UCLA, USC, etc. To be honest, your down and dirty reality based information is letting me crush them pretty good, which has been fun! Thanks again.”
Lee Ann G. Anderson - Wellsville, PA - “THANK YOU!!!! What a responsive and helpful corporation. I have and will continue to recommend this book and your firm to everyone I come in contact with who is looking to buy a great business.”
Femi Asogbon - London , UK - “Thank you for checking up on me and I must admit I really find the material I bought from you invaluable and inspiring. It's helping me through this important time of buying a business and has served as very good business education altogether.”
Jack Moses - Haworth, NJ - "Please accept my many thanks for your course on how to buy a business. It has to be one of the best investments I have made regardless of the nominal sum. It not only gave me very sound advice and instructions on every aspect of identifying and purchasing a business, It also gave me the courage to do it and be one of the 10% who succeed!"
David Moore - Southaven , Mississippi - "Your course has been very helpful and has enabled me to feel confident at looking at businesses."
Peter Clarke - Huntington Beach, California - “You folks should be applauded and accolades paid, what an up front way of doing business. You most certainly have earned my trust and believe me I do not give that easily!”
Ross Baldwin- Poway, CA - "I am an Arthur Andersen audit partner and given current events with our firm, my plan is to buy a business to "be in control of my own destiny". By way of background, I have completed acquisition due diligence for approximately 15 acquisitions over my 22 year career and would consider myself pretty good at it. Given my current desire to buy my own business, I thought I would find out what others had to say on the topic. I purchased a book on buying a business from the bookstore, read it in a couple of days and found it somewhat useful. I think the cost of that book was about $10. I had previously identified your book on the Internet, but wasn't sure it was worth the download price versus the bookstore price of other similar books. After looking through the table of contents I decided to download it. That was Friday and this is Sunday afternoon. I just completed the material. While I would consider myself a well informed individual on acquisitions, I found your book very insightful and practical. I clearly got way more than the purchase price value in practical ideas. Great job! This is a very valuable service, even for an expert."
Jon Brown - Santa Monica, CA - “After reading your book I located a business for a very good price and I placed an offer. The owner agreed to carry half the loan on 3 years at prime plus 2 points. Thanks for all your information. What a great service you offer.”
Melinda & Ed Adams - Farmers Branch, TX - “You'll be happy to know we made an offer on a business 4 weeks after finishing your book and we will close the first of next month. Your book was tremendously helpful in our quest for buying a business. You provide a great service for people looking to own a business. I don't know what we would have done without your book! Thank you.”
Gary and Carole Cook – Hyde Park, FL - “Just a quick note to say we have now joined the 10%ers rather than the 90%ers. Thanks to the information from you e books we have just are just about to close on a business. Despite a lot of hard work and a lot of chasing around at all hours due to the time difference here in the UK, we finally got everything done and are now on our way to the USA. Thanks again for all the great information.”
Rob Haworth -Cupertino, CA - "The material has helped me focus on my key success factors in screening a business. It has saved me a lot of time/research in screening out my 1st 2 businesses."
Gary Johns - Glenview, Illinois - “I have found and purchased a terrific business in the southwest. I read your program after purchasing it over the web, and during the course of my search for a company I went back to it several times. Having been in business as an employee, minority owner, plus a senior lending officer; I knew the mechanics. What your book provided was insights, such as "Do you picture yourself doing this? I rejected several in that condition, usually in discussing it with my wife, or a close friend and advisor. I came close on a couple deals, each of which I took hard, because I really wanted to run the specific business. It does take some time to recover from that, as you pointed out. I purchased the operating franchises for Arizona and New Mexico from a husband and wife who have become close friends.”
Bryan Richards - Irvine, CA - "As you assisted me in my project to acquire a business, I feel that I should give you some feedback. I completed the purchase and I would like to thank you for the useful advice and information you provided me and to wish you well."
Joseph Boy- West Valley City, Utah - “Your list for Due Diligence is fantastic. Thanks”
Kathyne L. Jackson - Lanham, MD - “I wanted to thank you profusely for your training. Without the knowledge in those pages I would never have had the courage to take on my life long dream of owning my own family business. My son is also excited, since he will be the manager during the day while I keep my full-time job until the business flourishes. Each time I run into a snag, I opened the book and started re-reading pages until the anxiousness left and the solution arrived. By next week, I should be a business owner! Again, thanks for everything.”
Roger Haney – Chicago, IL - “I just wanted to send you an email and let you know that I finally purchased a business. I'm NOT a 90 Percenter! It took longer than I had anticipated, but I wasn't just interested in purchasing any business, I wanted to purchase a good business that met all/most of my criteria. Your course was a significant help to me as I educated myself to make an acquisition. I will recommend it to anyone that is thinking about buying a business. When I purchased the course, I didn't realize that you and I would end up communicating via email and telephone calls. I want to thank you for being helpful and supportive as I went through the process. I just wanted to take a minute and thank you and let you know that your book had helped me significantly.”
Ron Haroldsen -Kingsburg, CA - “I am very appreciative of your assistance Richard. You have gone further than just business with your level of concern and counsel. It is truly appreciated. Thanks “
Hussain Baqueri- Albertson, NY - “I had purchased your program three months ago. I have just purchased my first business. Thank you very much; the material was very helpful.”
Michael L. Plue - San Marcos, CA - “Back in July I purchased your ebook online. Shortly thereafter I found a business opportunity that I was interested in. I used the techniques in your book and also solicited your advice which was very helpful. In the end, I was outbid by another buyer. I then followed your suggestion that every business is for sale. I wrote a letter to the owner of the original company's competitor. I followed it up with a phone call and then a meeting. He has agreed to sell the business and we are currently working out the details. I wanted to thank you for your support and assistance. I also wanted to let you know that I should soon be on of the 10% that follow through and buy a business. Thanks Again.”
Yvonne and Peter Jackson - Bradenton, Florida - “I cannot tell you enough how fantastic I think your course is. The amount of information is incredible and although my husband and I have owned many successful businesses in Europe it is proving invaluable regarding the USA market and protocol. I also love the way it is written - like a friend talking to you in a language you understand.”
Pierre Levesque- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - "First of all I must thank you for the wonderful course "How to buy a Good Business at a Great Price". I have bought or looked at many other books regarding buying a business and yours is miles ahead as far as I'm concerned. "
Cody Francis - Las Vegas, NV - "In my 20 years of self-employment, I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on seminars, books and tapes. I have learned more from your course than I have from all of those previous courses combined. Your simple, step-by-step, common sense approach makes it, not only the most comprehensive course on business purchasing, but also the easiest to apply."
Lisa Kelley - Haddon Heights, NJ - “My name is Lisa Kelley and I purchased your material a short while ago. I wanted to take a moment and thank you for offering this type of service to the public. This is one of the best investments that my husband and I have ever made. The information contained in this material is outstanding, to say the least. It would have taken a very long time to learn and experience everything in this material and you need to become educated on every part of it. I know that we will not run into the problems that I also know we would have if we did not study this information.”
Dan Marone - Orange Park, FL - "Your information was critical in helping me to effectively search, analyze, decide, negotiate and buy my first business here in Jacksonville. Your course was central in putting me in a position of strength to make this happen. Thanks for a great product."
Ghassan Hanna - Alpine, CA - "Dear Mr. Parker, Thank you for your emails and continuous reminders to stay focus. I would like to let you know that after delicate negotiations I have finally reached an agreement to purchase my first business."
Larry Dressel - Centreville, VA -“I have gone through all the material and found the book to be extremely helpful. Though I have acquired many companies during my career, the material was a source of new information as well as a great refresher. I referred to it often during this process.”
Brian Sher - Author of "What Rich People Know & Desperately Want to Keep Secret" - "Selecting the right business, in the right industry at the right time is a critical starting point if you are going to be successful. How To Buy A Good Business At A Great Price will help you do just that."
Gary Franklin - Port Richmond, CA - "The course gave me the essential information I was looking for, especially as to questions to ask when meeting the owner of a business I wanted to buy. I am now in the process of acquiring this business and will certainly recommend your course to anyone who wants to buy a business. Well done!"