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FREE REPORT - ARE YOU READY TO SELL?  Determine your readiness for a happy & lucrative exit

As an operator, you’re ready for almost anything. But recent data shows that even the most affluent and successful founders struggle with one common problem - the regret of how they handled leaving their company.  Many business owners are truly challenged by one fundamental question.

Are you personally ready for what should be the happiest day of your life?

Because I have seen so much hand wringing over this question, I found a solution that will help operators with that question.  I recently became a Certified Value Builder Advisor, positioning Mike Kelner and the VBB Advisors team as the obvious choice for any operator who seeks professional advice regarding an exit strategy.  

Certified Value Builder Advisor – What that means for operators

As a Certified Value Builder Advisor, Mike Kelner and VBB Advisors now offer a level of advisory service that is far beyond anything that has even been available to convenience services operators.  Through VBB Advisors, operators will have access to an exciting new methodology based program, a structured plan that will help prepare you to position your company for sale and to increase the value of your business - whether they plan to sell in 2020 or 2025.

By utilizing the Value Builder System, VBB Advisors will help you dramatically increase the value of your company.

Step 1:  Get your PREScore – Personal Readiness to Exit Score

  • No financial information needed

  • Easy to complete online

  • Takes 8 minutes

  • Just 12 questions to answer

Using an exclusive algorithm – developed by analyzing more than 40,000 business owners and conducting more than 200 in-depth interviews with owners who have recently sold – PREScore calculates an owner’s readiness by identifying their status on each of the 4 drivers of a satisfying exit.

Your exit should be happy and lucrative

As a successful operator, getting your PREScore will help you evaluate your options for the future. Perhaps you’ve been considering stepping back and giving others a chance to lead? Or maybe you’re thinking of bringing on a partner or even selling your business? Regardless of your vision for the future, we know that 75% of owners end up with some regrets about the selling process.

It doesn’t have to be that way for you.

There are some simple things you can do – starting with answering the 12 questions that make up PREScore – that can help ensure a happy and lucrative exit.


Let’s have a conversation about your future. 

Call me: (704) 942-4621

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We specialize in sell-side advisory services and mergers & acquisitions.  Our focus is on maximizing the realized value on behalf of our clients.  ​VBB manages the entire process from valuing your business, assembling 

information, to qualifying prospective buyers, through due diligence, legal documents and closing.  Our process is entirely confidential in order to protect the interests of our clients.  


Mike Kelner was a Godsend to us, we have been thinking about selling our company for a few years but dreading the process, we procrastinated.  We got Mike's number and called it.  I cannot believe how fast, professional and kind he was.  He found a buyer within a few weeks and we closed in a month.  He was with us every step; he always returned calls and emails within minutes.  I am so thankful for Mike, he was fantastic!  Thank you Mike for everything!  You are THE BEST! 

—  Greg and Connie Durheim, Fort Worth, TX


Business Valuations. VBB business valuations are based on financial analysis and actual market comparables producing extremely accurate estimates of value.

Financing Assistance.  VBB will provide assistance to businesses in the acquisition of various types of financing.  Services include preparation of loan packages and presentation to various funding sources.  

Strategic Consulting.  With over 30 years of experience in the industry, VBB brings to bear a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the business.  

Buy-Side Services.  On a contract basis, VBB will assist qualified, well-financed buyers seeking acquisitions in the vending, office coffee and bottled water industries.  

Preparing Your Business for Sale.  VBB offers a two year strategic plan designed to prepare a business for a successful sale and maximize value on exit.

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