April Femrite - Coldwell Banker Commercial, Fisher Group

Provide professional, knowledgeable representation to clients during the process of selling or buying of a privately held business.Coordinates all aspects of a business sale and transition.

Your source for information on selling and buying businesses in southern Minnesota.

Provide professional, knowledgeable representation to clients during the process of selling or buying of privately held businesses.

Congratulations to Heather, Sara and Mary as they embark on new adventures!

I am excited to introduce you all to Sara and Mary, the NEW OWNERS of Salvage Sisters! I’ve spent the last 6.5 years pouring my heart into the store and Old Town Mankato and loved all the amazing opportunities I’ve been given, the friendships I’ve made and the experiences I’ve gained at the store. It was a difficult decision for me to list the store for sale but as some of you know, I am first and foremost an Interior Designer and I took a full time position with Oleson + Hobbie Architects LLC a wonderful local firm and I am expecting a baby very soon so I decided it was in the best interest of the store to find someone who would be able to carry the torch! To my surprise my business broker, April Femrite, QUICKLY found not one but two amazing women who couldn’t be more perfect for Salvage Sisters! It makes walking away from years of hard work easier because I am certain that the new owners will not only continue to operate the store, they will bring new vibrancy and excitement! I couldn’t have hoped for a better fit and I know that your experience at the shop will be a great one as they continue to offer the things you love! I want to thank all our loyal customers, artists, supporters, cheerleaders, friends and family that have helped the success of the store over the years. I truly am grateful for all of you. I wish Sara and Mary much success and I am excited to watch where they choose to take Salvage Sisters!
Much Love,
Heather & Family

IBBA - International Business Brokers Association

When it’s time to sell your business, you'll want to be prepared for a smooth transition of ownership. Refer to these six key questions and reach out to a professional business broker for these answers and more!

IBBA - International Business Brokers Association

Tune into the final episode of Season 2 of The Real Deal Podcast to learn why business brokers are the best-kept secret in the business! Listen online below or on iTunes. 🎧


Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group

🔹🔹🔹Happy National Small Business Week!🔹🔹🔹
Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group is here to turn your small business dreams into a reality! We pride ourselves on helping all sizes of businesses thrive in today's marketplace. Need help getting established? Contact us for...
🔹Business Brokerage
🔹Sales/Leasing of Commercial Real Estate
Not quite ready to buy/sell/lease? Contact our neighbors at the Small Business Development Center - Minnesota State University, Mankato

#smallbusinessweek #cre #businessplan #entreprenuer

Small Business Development Center - Minnesota State University, Mankato

Join the SBA for the National Small Business Week Virtual Conference. This free online conference, held May 7 and 8 from 11 am to 5:30 pm ET, will offer exclusive educational webinars, mentoring sessions, networking opportunities and downloadable resources. You will hear from industry experts, such as Visa, Chase, Constant Contact, Square and Google about the latest business trends and best practices. See below for a list of all webinars.
Register now to get all of the best parts of an in-person conference – without the steep price tag (and the hassle of traveling)!
Register today: https://www.sba.gov/national-small-business-week/virtual-conference?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Business opportunity in charming Amboy, Minnesota. The owner of Graf Home Furnishings is ready to retire and needs someone to carry on the 70 year old legacy. Priced at only $86,000, this profitable furniture store includes all inventory and displays. Option to lease or purchase the building for an additional $75,000. Visit https://buildout.com/website/460992-sale for more information.

Fairmont Sentinel

Congratulations to the Steuber family on their opening weekend as new owners of the Dairy Freeze Fairmont. This would make a great road trip to taste some of the best ice cream in the state of Minnesota!

Dairy Freeze has been a favorite of Fairmont’s for decades.


Established Specialty Boutique

New listing! Specialty retail store in Southern Minnesota. Turn key and ready to go for new owner. Fullfill your dream of running your own shop!

buildout.com Specialty retail store in southern Minnesota with a loyal customer base, substantial social media following and online presence offering a true boutique style experience for those who love to shop "local". The brick-and-mortar storefront offers an inviting ambiance in an up-and-coming neighborhood,....

New Mankato Restaurant

Congrats to Emily Yang for following her dream of opening her own restaurant! Emily bought out Asian One in University Square, Mankato and will debut with her new concept in the upcoming weeks.

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Congratulations to Mike Stueber of Fairmont on the purchase of Dairy Freeze Fairmont! Wishing you a first "sweet" season!

You may have missed out on this gem of a business but do not worry, there are more great business opportunties coming soon. Be on the lookout for another ice cream shop, a boutique gift shop and an auto care center that will be for sale in our southern MN region.

Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group

We are searching for our next front-desk rockstar!
Do you have exceptional attention to detail?
Want to work in a fun and fast paced environment?
Enjoy working with a variety of people and projects?

Qualified applicants send cover letters and resumes to [email protected].
#hiring #jobsearch

Small Business Development Center - Minnesota State University, Mankato

Small businesses sold at a record pace in 2018 and are expected to remain a hot commodity this year.

I have several buyer clients looking to purchase profitable retail, service or manufacturing companies in Southern Minnesota. Please reach out to me if you know of anyone looking for an exit strategy out of their business. [email protected]

[01/12/19]   Have a client looking for a service or manufacturing based business. Price range up to $500,000 with at least $70,000 net owner earnings. Any potential sellers please contact me!

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January-February 2019

Thank you Connect Business Magazine and Lisa Cownie for taking the time to listen and publish my business story. If you would like to learn more about how I can help business buyers and sellers please check out pages 24 and 25.

issuu.com Brian Stark of B. Stark screen printing and embroidery in Mankato; Action Sports and Action Track Chair of Marshall; LCS Precision Molding; Entrepreneur Mari Harries of River City Eatery in Windom.

It's time for your Q3 Market Pulse survey conducted by the IBBA - International Business Brokers Association.

Small business confidence is at an all time high!
Valuation multiples remain stable or increasing in most markets. 2 x owner cash flow for businesses selling under $500,000; 2.8x for businesses $500k - $1M and 3.3x for businesses selling for $1-2M. This is the average price for the business only, not real estate. Multiples vary by industry.

Retirement continues to be the leading factor in the reason to sell but over 67% of sellers did not do any business succcession planning before putting their business on the market. However it takes an average of 7 - 10 months to close a business sale once it goes to market.

Only about 18% - 30% of businesses that are for sale will successfully close. Working with an IBBA or M&A Source advisor—professionals who reinvest in continuing
education and industry networking—roughly doubles your chance of selling your business.

If you have ever considered selling your business, I have so much information to share with you. Please contact me for a free consultation!

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April Femrite - Coldwell Banker Commercial, Fisher Group's cover photo

The Free Press of Mankato MN

More great press for the Mankato West Entrepreneurship class and the Junior Achievement of Greater Mankato program! If you would like to support these student businesses please consider purchasing their products: www.19oklost05.wixsite.com/trapperinc and https://www.instagram.com/doubledongles/. Trapper Inc can also make custom decals/stickers for any business, organization or club (current clients include Mankato West Senior High School and Mount Kato).

Junior Achievement also helps build entrepreneurs at East High School, St. Peter High School, Kato Public Charter School and Loyola Catholic School.


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Belize. Best in Travel 2019

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[10/22/18]   How much is your business worth? Here is an honest answer: It's the price a Buyer offers you that you are willing to accept. It makes no difference whether you are making money or losing money. It makes no difference whether sales are increasing, declining or flat. It makes no difference how much blood, sweat and tears you have put into your business. It makes no difference how much money you have invested in the business. It makes no difference how much money you owe to the bank or to yourself.

It makes no difference what a business valuation or appraisal says. It makes no difference what your hard assets are. It makes no difference what your customer list or client list contains. It makes no difference what your patents or service marks cost you. It makes no difference whether you are a Franchiser, Franchisee, Licensor, Licensee, Distributor or Independent Contractor. The bottom line is that what you finally accept is what your business is worth.

I know this is not what Sellers want to hear but it is reality.

Calling all entrepreneurs! So many opportunities around the Mankato/Southern MN area for anyone who wants to own their own business: Ice Cream Shop, Chinese/Japanese Restaurants, Retail Shop, Bar/Music Venue, Gas Station/Convenience Store/Subway and Salon Owner Looking for a Business Partner. I can also help you find the right business that speaks to you. Call me at (507) 625-0993 or email [email protected] and I will help you every step of the way through the buy/sell process.

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Cotton Tree Lodge

LAST CHANCE to enter to win! See below for giveaway details
Win a 5-night stay at our eco-lodge!

1. Follow Cotton Tree Lodge
2. Tag 3 besties in the comments below
3. Choose any picture you like from our feed. Post it in your Insta or Facebook Stories before the 17th and tag us @cottontreelodge 👌🏽 Winner will be contacted by DM by October 19th - Winner and 3 friends (yes, all of them!) will win a GROUP stay at Cotton Tree Lodge.

Experiences waiting for you at #cottontreelodge include: chocolate making from the organic cacao farm, kayaking, cliff jumping and rope swinging into the Moho river, doing yoga in a rainforest treehouse, visiting ancient Mayan ruins, and venturing nearby to the Caribbean for world famous diving and swimming.

Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group

Whose excited for Hockey season?! We were thrilled to launch our 2018 Maverick Hockey promo at tonight's game! Nothing's better than supporting our student athletes while having some fun...

#GoMavs #CREIsWhatWeKnowBest #FlowForDays #WeDontSkate #Benched #MaverickHockey #MavFam #MNSU

Produced By: The Social Butterfly

Small Business Development Center - Minnesota State University, Mankato

Why Every Small Business Owner Needs to Start Their Succession Planning Now


Shogun Sushi & Hibachi

New Listing! Shogun Sushi & Hibachi in Mankato is seeking new ownership group. Price $455,000. For more information please visit: https://buildout.com/website/384765-sale

buildout.com Listing includes the business, furniture, fixtures, kitchen and bar equipment and lease transfer. Great reputation in the area with 14 Hibachi stations seating 10, and the restaurant and sushi bar can accommodate more than 120 customers. Current lease is in place until 2023 with 2 successive 5 year....

[09/30/18]   We have a buyer looking to purchase a Property & Casualty Insurance Company in the Mankato area. Please contact me if you know of anyone looking to sell/retire.

[09/23/18]   Now is the time to sell your business! The Market Pulse Q2 survey conducted by the IBBA - International Business Brokers Association indicates that for businesses valued at less than $500,000, the buyer market is the highest it has been since the survey started in 2013.

Buyers in this sector tend to be:
First time buyers (49%), serial entrepreneurs (32%), or existing companies (17%)

Motivated to buy a job (50%), gain a horizontal add-on (16%)

Located within 20 miles (70%) or 50 miles (17%) of the seller’s location

Hot industries across all price range are: manufacturing, construction, engineering, personal services, consumer goods and business services.

If you have ever considered selling your business, I have so much informatio to share with you. Please contact me for a free consultation!

[09/19/18]   Prospect looking to rent or buy a 3 stall garage with hoist in the Mankato area.

Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group

We are proud partners of the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota's new event, Dig It! And we are giving away 4 tickets! Tell us your favorite piece of construction equipment in the comments to enter to win!

#digit #coldwellbankercommercial #constructionzone #cmsm
Learn more about the event at digitmankato.com

IBBA - International Business Brokers Association

“Business brokers say 2018 is the best year to sell a business in the last five years.”

Read more about the findings in the Q2 2018 Market Pulse Report here: https://www.ibba.org/press-releases/ibba-q2-2018/

Two new restaurant for sale listings! Yu's Chinese and Asian One are looking for new owners.....both are in great locations and profitable. Contact me for more details at [email protected]

Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group

>Price includes land AND real estate
>>Excellent corner location on high traffic roadways
>>>Turn-key well established business

Contact our Business Broker, April, for more information or visit https://buildout.com/website/325619-sale.
#coldwellbankercommercial #CRE #MinnesotaCRE

IBBA - International Business Brokers Association

Are you considering beginning the process of selling your business? While selling a business can certainly be stressful, it doesn't always have to be! Consider working with a business broker to help expedite the process and ease the stress involved with closing a deal. Remember, it's always better with a business broker!

Small Business Development Center - Minnesota State University, Mankato

Debunking Common SBA Myths

I have personally been through starting up a business from scratch and gone through the heartbreak of closing it down. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit but want to mitigate risk, consider purchasing an already established successful business.

Answer: With an estimated 80% of new businesses failing within their first five years of ownership, purchasing an existing business is a great way to avoid risk and capitalize on existing successes and assets.


Buying a Small Business 101 with BizBuySell & Ed Pendarvis

Free webinar on June 22 at Noon from BizBuySell:

*How to find the right business for you
*What to consider when evaluating a business's potential
*Tips to evaluate how much a business is worth
*Additional resources to help you buy a business

Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6479772058448969219

attendee.gotowebinar.com You're invited to join BizBuySell and Ed Pendarvis, Lifetime CBI, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Sunbelt Business Brokers, for a complete breakdown of the business buying process. This free webinar is designed to provide actionable tips to help you buy the right business at terms that best serve y...

Our Small Business Development Center - Minnesota State University, Mankato is presenting an Educational Series for small businesses. Whether you are in start up phase or succession planning, these are some very informative low cost workshops you may want to check out!

Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group

April Femrite of Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group is the recipient of the Outstanding Producer Award given out by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) during its annual conference in New Orleans this Spring. The IBBA is the world’s premier organization operating exclusively for professionals and firms engaged in business brokerage. CONGRATS April!

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