Business Intermediary Category: M & A Advisors
Eldon R. Edwards, CBB, CBI, DTM, is the foremost expert in the area of business opportunities in the Santa Barbara-Ventura County area. As a consultant, he leverages his extensive knowledge of the business value-chain to help small businesses improve their bottom line. Eldon is regularly called on to help clients with business best practices, business sales processes, business brokerage basics, exit planning, seller consulting, buyer consulting, and marketing through social networking media.
Eldon served as a specialist in the area of small business sales for the past thirty years and has sold over $200,000,000 in business transactions during that time. He has qualified to be a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Clubs each year in the industry. His formal education includes degrees from Bowling Green State University and Pennsylvania State University. He also has had specialized training in business appraisals, business law, and business sales. He has appeared in court as an expert witness in the appraisal of businesses.
He is a member of the International Business Brokers Association, The California Association of Business Brokers, the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, SCORE, Southern California Business Brokers Network and Toastmasters International. He has qualified to become a Certified Business Intermediary as set forth by the International Business Brokers Association and also a Certified Business Opportunity Appraiser. He was the chairman of a small retail business in Santa Barbara. Eldon is also a Fellow of the International Business Brokers Association. He has achieved the DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) designation in Toastmasters International. In 2007, Eldon achieved Certified Business Broker status in the California Association of Business Brokers.
In March 1994 he was recognized by the Santa Barbara Board of Realtors for Outstanding Achievement in Business Opportunities in the Santa Barbara area. In 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 he was voted the BEST BUSINESS BROKER OF THE YEAR by the readership poll of the Business Digest of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Eldon has also served on many advisory boards including Microsoft, ISIM, The Innovation Resource, The International Business Brokers Association, Business Opportunity Council of California, Computer Plaza, and South Coast Business Network.