NZ BUSINESS BROKER OPENS IN US
6 May 2014 - New Zealand-founded business brokers Link Business Systems is taking its franchise model to the US with the opening of three new offices today
LINK, the leading New Zealand-owned and operated business broking firm, has extended its reach by opening three offices in the US today. Los Angeles broker office Business Team, already the largest business broking firm in the city, isconverting to a LINK office along with its sister offices in St Louis and San Diego.
Aaron Toresen, the managing director of LINK New Zealand, approached Business Team’s Los Angeles licensee, Ron Hottes, about the prospect of a partnership and US-based LINK presence a few months ago. Ron will be responsible for managing the LINK office in Los Angeles as well as helping to develop the LINK franchise model in the US.
Ron Hottes was immediately attracted to the LINK offering and its rapid growth and success in the Southern Hemisphere.
‘Aaron’s done an incredible job of getting LINK to the position where it is today - arguably the world’s fastest-growing business broking firm,’ he says. ‘The strong growth of the business and hundreds and hundreds of satisfied customers was something that was very appealing. It was too good an opportunity to pass up.’
‘In particular, the sophisticated electronic database and marketing collateral were major draw-cards. The internal operating system used to record listings and contacts has been developed exclusively for LINK – it’s designed for brokers by brokers, making it a powerful piece of business broking software. This is something that we are very keen to leverage and develop in the US,’ he adds.
Aaron Toresen says, ‘We’re really excited about our partnership with Ron and expansion into the US market. Ron’s impressive background and knowledge of the business broking industry in the US will help ensure we become the authority on selling businesses in America too.’
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