Testimonials About Our Services

"After trying to sell my business for over a year and a half through another channel and having no results I was introduced to your company. I remember our first meeting very well. I was discouraged, after  18 months with the other company, with  no tangible results. Your exact words, upon the end of our meeting, where I had signed up with your company, were “You might be pleasantly surprised how quickly it might sell”. 

Here we are five months later and I am beyond pleasantly surprised.  The business is sold, I got the asking price, only had to carry 10%, and all my employees were hired. 

Now the  next Journey can begin."

                                                                                                           Thank you,

                                                                          Dana Wilson, Landmark Impressions 

"My experience with Marc was quite brief as the second person he introduced to me bought my business. He's either very good or very lucky, but it really doesn't matter. He got the job done and my partner and I are thrilled."

Thank you, Marc,
Gene Charette
Co Owner/ Creative Marketing
Manufacturer of Tanning Booths


"Alex and I want to genuinely thank you for helping us sell our business. As you know, there are many aspects of selling a business: finding a good buyer, negotiations, due diligence, operational issues, finance, tax, legal, transition planning and just keeping a proper flow in moving the transaction forward to a good conclusion. You unquestionably are a master of all of this. But above this, in every deal there is also the “art of the deal” that requires personal finesse. You are very, very good at this art. 

Thanks again,

Joe Sherk, Apple Auto Body

“I have now successfully sold two (very different) businesses with BayState Business Brokers, the first in 2008, and now in 2013.  In both cases, I was very pleased with the transactions, working with both Marc and Sarah. 

BayState put together a professional package to market my business, with a valuation that I was very happy with.  Through their marketing efforts, I had interested, qualified buyers almost immediately.  Both businesses sold quickly very close to asking price. 

Sarah and Marc were great to work with from the initial evaluation of the business to receiving my check at closing.  When I have another business to sell, they will be my first call.” 

Bev Halperin, Metro West Lawn and Power Equipment and Red Streak Scooters

"Marc Gudema was instrumental in the sale of my business. He was very professional and knowledgeable and was able to find an excellent, qualified buyer within 4 months. He also helped my buyer to obtain funding during a difficult lending period. I would highly recommend using Marc's services to anyone wishing to purchase or sell a business."

Joe Plante, Merchants Sheet Metal

" The sale of our educational software business through BBB in 2011 was very smooth and very professionally handled. The entire process only took about 2 months from start to finish, and from week 1 we were talking with a large number of highly qualified prospective buyers. Our sales agent, Marc Gudema, was very helpful throughout and also provided us with lots of good advice and insights at the closing stage. We would definitely seek the help of BBB again in the future for both a sale or an acquisition of a business."

Steve Cox, Aegom Interactive

"From the first day Sarah took that challenge to the closing date, and for over six months of hard continuous work, Sarah managed to overcome, in a professional manner, all kinds of obstacles. . . Many and many other tasks Sarah had to deal with, and on a timely basis, to finally make the deal happen and make us, seller, buyer and all concerned people, grateful and greatly appreciating the terrific and wonderful job Sarah accomplished. After Sarah proved her ability to handle all kinds of problems on the way to finalize such a complicated transaction, I certainly recommend her for any brokerage job and I am sure that whoever will assign to her such a task, will be extremely satisfied of the results."

Mel Lutfi, Walpole Discount Beer and Wine

"We have just completed the sale of our scooter wholesale division and are thrilled with the results.  Marc Gudema and his company BayState Business Brokers did a great job.  The documents they prepared to market the business were professional and presented our strengths effectively.  Marc brought us many qualified buyers; marc never wasted our time talking to people that didn't have the means to purchase the business.  Throughout the entire process, Marc advised us in how to get the most value for our businesss.  he worked throughout the negotiations and contract signing until the deal was completed.  I would strongly recommend marc to anyone looking to sell their business."

Beverly Fox, RedStreak Scooters

"I wanted to take this time to tell you how much I appreciated you selling my business.  Not only were you a consumate professional but a pleasure to work with.  There were at least 2 times where the buyer and I were at an impasse and you found a way to make it work.  Your creativity in finding solutions that worked made both the buyer and I happy and we both had that win-win feeling.  We couldn't have gotten through it without your professionalism and calm demeanor."

Julie Knapp, Gnomon Copy

"Thank you SO much for all the hard work you put into helping me sell Green Olive Catering. I truly feel as though I have merged with a company that values the same kind of work and standards that I myself embrace as a chef and a caterer. Rita's has been a great match for me and my staff and I'm so pleased with my new life and career."

Suzanne McNitt Murphy, Green Olive Catering, Inc

"Your help in pricing the business, writing up the listing, and dealing with all the potential buyers was a real asset to the process. We don't know how we would have sold the business without you. We also can't thank you enough for helping us sell the business within the time-frame you initially estimated.  We are very happy with the sale of the business and all your efforts in making it happen.

Jeff Hernandez, AA Environmentally Safe Cleaning


BayState Business Brokers, 60 Kendrick St., Suite 206, Needham, MA 02494

T: 617-562-5700, F: 617-562-5701