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The following clients have eagerly shared their experience working with Colorado Business Exchange. If you would like to speak with any of them directly, we would be happy to make the introduction.

 

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2017 | Tripp Narrow
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Jim was extremely helpful during the business ..."

Jim was extremely helpful during the business acquisition process and helped us after the closing with several issues.

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2017 | Mindy & Dena Blank
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Jim DeShayes has been very professional and ..."

Jim DeShayes has been very professional and his helpfulness in every aspect of getting us through this has been wonderful.  This was our first business adventure and we were unsure even how to start.  Thank you Jim.

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2016 | George Neil
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“Jim DeShayes is a thorough and professional ..."

“Jim DeShayes is a thorough and professional broker. He’s very available to answer all questions. By the time of the closing, his attention to detail ensures the process is complete and all parties are satisfied. I highly recommend Jim as your business broker!”

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2016 | Kyle Scott
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“Jim DeShayes is a very detail oriented ..."

“Jim DeShayes is a very detail oriented man. If it wasn’t for him our purchase of the Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon would not have been possible.

Thank you Jim!”

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2016 | R M
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“I’ve enjoyed working with Jim. Jim DeShayes ..."

“I’ve enjoyed working with Jim. Jim DeShayes is thoughtful of both parties. He follows through to ensure the transaction takes place with mutually beneficial terms which supports a win-win transaction.”

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2015 | Paul & Mary Pelanek
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“Jim, served as the transaction broker for ..."

“Jim, served as the transaction broker for three separate purchase deals with us as the Buyer. He is always on top of the situation and follows up in a timely and thorough manner. He is very well versed and experienced in his field with the necessary accreditations, education, and contacts to keep moving things along in the right direction.

As a person Jim is honest and personable with a good sense for the mood of the Buyer and Seller at pinch points. I liked working with him and would certainly engage him either for transactional work or as a Seller advisor. In fact, based on what he has freely offered we intend to engage him for exit planning as we get near the point where this becomes the thing to do because of the tax consequences of an incorrect decision.”

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2015 | Matt & Angie Ramsey
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“Colorado Business Exchange helped us through the ..."

“Colorado Business Exchange helped us through the entire purchase process and was extremely helpful in making sure we knew what was required and when. While CBE technically was representing the seller, CBE was considerate of our concerns and issues that came up during the process. We would highly recommend utilizing CBE for the purpose of purchasing a business, especially if it is your first time going through the process.”

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2014 | Eric Warrington
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“Jim was exceptionally helpful in helping me ..."

“Jim was exceptionally helpful in helping me in valuing a business I was interested in purchasing on very short notice. He was able to perfectly match my needs and would recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.

It was a pleasure to work with you! Very informative and just what I was looking for in this situation. I am going to meet with the seller today and see where he is at and go from there.

I will need all the statements back as those were my originals. I have a check ready that I can mail today or leave it here for you to pick up. Let me know.”

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2014 | Kevin O’Connell
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“Jim has done a great job, both ..."

“Jim has done a great job, both in helping me find a business that is a good fit for me, as well as helping me navigate the ins and outs of buying a business. Jim has done a great job of keeping everyone informed and taking on keeping track of all of the items we needed to complete. I am very appreciative to Jim for helping me find and buy a business. I could not have done it without him.”

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2014 | John Richard
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“Jim – Proactive and was very reachable, ..."

“Jim – Proactive and was very reachable, responded to emails and phone messages quickly. Pleasure to do business with. Would recommend to friends and associates. Appreciated the personal touch.”

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2014 | Derek Frodl
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“It was a pleasure working with Jim ..."

“It was a pleasure working with Jim as an agent. His knowledge and experience allowed the experience of purchasing a new business to be seamless. Jim’s attention to detail ensured nothing was overlooked and I was impressed with how he went out of his way to assist me in my purchasing process. I would absolutely trust my future business transactions with him.”

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2014 | Louise Gee
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“I sincerely appreciate the communication and explanations ..."

“I sincerely appreciate the communication and explanations provided to me from Jim DeShayes throughout my business explorations and purchase. I feel that he was careful to make sure I understood what was going on. His calls and help were well-timed through out the entire process. Jim’s good attitude is heard in his voice. That is encouraging at a time like this. Thank you!”

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2014 | Jeff Carney
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“My experience with Colorado Business Exchange was ..."

“My experience with Colorado Business Exchange was a terrific and positive one. Jim DeShayes was the utmost professional, quick to respond, and well versed in what needed to be accomplished. Jim gave sound advice in all matters. I never felt like he was solely representing the seller of the business we purchased. He made sure I was thrilled and satisfied with the purchase as well. It was a joy working with him. I highly recommend him and Colorado Business Exchange in selling or acquisition of businesses.”

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2011 | Claudia Whitcomb/Jim Dye
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“enjoyed working with Jim DeShayes.

very helpful.”

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“enjoyed working with Jim DeShayes.

very helpful.”

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2010 | Kyle Jost
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“I cannot thank Jim enough for the ..."

“I cannot thank Jim enough for the help he has provided. I thought that I had prepared myself quite well for the purchase of the business, but after talking with him quickly realized there was much I had overlooked. He gave me fantastic advice as to what I needed to look further into, and also gave me multiple examples of how to better assess the value of the business. Thanks to him, I was able to make a more educated and informed decision which saved me much pain and heartache. I am still looking for other business opportunities, and fully intend to meet with Jim each and every time I find something that piques my interest. If I ever encounter someone in a similar situation, I will without a doubt recommend Jim to help them with their business purchase. I also owe a great many thanks to Melissa Clary for referring me to Jim, if it wasn’t for her, I would have found myself in quite a predicament.”

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2010 | Renee Guilford
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“Jim DeShayes was a pleasure to work ..."

“Jim DeShayes was a pleasure to work with. He was professional, always available, and addressed every concern and question I had. Negotiations were fair and went smoothly; Jim kept a potential stressful situation manageable. I highly recommend Jim DeShayes and his staff at Colorado Business Exchange.”

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2010 | Regis & Kim Cunningham
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“We would like to express our gratitude ..."

“We would like to express our gratitude and utmost satisfaction with our recent business purchase thru your company.

Jim DeShayes did an excellent job as our business broker. Jim had the added challenge of not only being our buyer broker but also the selling agent broker. During the entire process Jim never lost sight of what was best for each side of the deal. He very fairly, opening and honestly represented each side and we would highly recommend purchasing a business thru Jim.

Jim is also a very thorough and patient broker. We looked at potential business purchases for almost a full year before finding the right venture for us. During that entire time Jim never grew tired nor discouraged in our taking of our time to find just the right business for us.

Thank you Colorado Business Exchange, we are very pleased with our dealings with your company!

One very happy new business owners,”

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2010 | Lindsey Anderson/Peter Munro
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“We worked with Colorado Biz Exchange closely ..."

“We worked with Colorado Biz Exchange closely for over 9 months to find the right business opportunity. Our agent, Jim DeShayes, was diligent and concerned with our needs. We formed a very good working and personal relationship throughout the process. Jim was very attentive to every detail, every step of the way. We knew that when we closed the deal, we had the right match. We would work with them again in our next venture.”

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2009 | Ken Hamko
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“The buying process was unusually long beginning ..."

“The buying process was unusually long beginning in March of 09 on again off again, bank approval, no bank approval. I finally ended with the purchase closing on Dec 18, 2009. Jim provided a wealth of information through out the process that was extremely helpful for a first time buyer. By closing day almost all the details had been checked and rechecked making the transaction/transition very smooth.”

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2009 | Steve Butler
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“Jim DeShayes was outstanding! He was very ..."

“Jim DeShayes was outstanding! He was very thorough and helpful from the start to the end. I would highly recommend him and Colorado Business Exchange.”

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2009 | Julie Ford
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“I enjoyed my experience looking for a ..."

“I enjoyed my experience looking for a business and evaluating it’s worth. There are many things to consider when purchasing a business. Will it make money for me like it did the first owner? Is the bottom line really the bottom line or is it formatted in a way to mislead you. I think in any business decision you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with. I would highly recommend Jim DeShayes. I feel he is highly competent in all areas.”

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2009 | Jim & Lisa Rabold
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“Dear Jim, We just wanted to say ..."

“Dear Jim, We just wanted to say again how much we appreciate how you have helped in this process over the past several weeks. Your input, organization, expertise – all invaluable to us.

Please accept a small token of thanks. If you can stand it, we look forward to a continued-profitable-relationship!”

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2008 | David King
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“Thanks for the help- much appreciation”

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“Thanks for the help- much appreciation”

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2008 | Sandy & Ken Rodarmel
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“Jim DeShayes went above and beyond what ..."

“Jim DeShayes went above and beyond what I would have expected from a broker. During the entire purchase transaction Jim helped us all look at the situation from both the buyers side and the sellers side. This helped us to move quickly through many potential roadblocks. Even after the transaction was completed, Jim went the extra mile to help make sure the transition went as smoothly as possible. Jim exceeded all my expectations. If I am ever in the market for another business I would definitely go back to Jim. If you work with him, you won’t be disappointed.”

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2008 | Diane Humm
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“I have only good things to say ..."

“I have only good things to say concerning my experience with Jim DeShayes and Colorado Business Exchange. I wasn’t getting very far with brokerages who were looking for standard deals and an easy close, unwilling to take interest in a less than perfect situation. Jim at Colo Business Exchange jumped in & went right to work exploring all possibilities. He is knowledgeable & creative and went above and beyond my expectations to bring both parties together in favorable negotiations and then guided us effortlessly through all the legalities and handled all the details in the most professional manner, carefully watching over the interests of both buyer & seller leaving both completely satisfied with the transaction. Great personal service!”

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2007 | Tom Tolkacz
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“Jim did a nice job coordinating conversations ..."

“Jim did a nice job coordinating conversations with seller & buyer. He worked with our legal team efficiently as well. Thanks”

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2007 | Meschelle Peterson
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“Jim did an incredible job with the ..."

“Jim did an incredible job with the details. This transaction involved a lot of trust, negotiation, and a need for acceleration which Jim facilitated with great skill. I would recommend using Colorado Business Exchange without hesitation”

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2006 | Brad Hamilton
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“I Brad Hamilton, purchaser of Tailwaggers, am ..."

“I Brad Hamilton, purchaser of Tailwaggers, am satisfied with the services provided by Jim DeShayes at Colorado Business Exchange in the transfer of the company. Even with some unique circumstances that made the deal difficult, he was able to provide the assistance necessary to make the deal happen. I also consider Jim one off the most honest business brokers in Fort Collins.”

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2006 | Patrick D Kneeland
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“Jim did an excellent job of brokering ..."

“Jim did an excellent job of brokering a deal between the previous owner and me. He was very knowledgeable in a variety of areas. Since I was new to owning a business he brought up issues that we thought I would need to think about even though that wasn’t his responsibility through the process. He had a very open mind and was creative in solving issues as they arose and worked with both parties to find an appropriate solution. He was very detailed and diligent throughout the whole process and stuck to the timeline that was created at the beginning of the process. He kept in communication during the process which was good considering during most of the process I was in Los Angeles.

At the end of the day the only question that matters is, “Would I use Jim again in a business deal?” The answer to that question is a resounding yes.”

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2006 | Joseph J. Henville
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“Colorado Business Exchange is 100% professional class. ..."

“Colorado Business Exchange is 100% professional class. Some people chase dreams and others track them down and catch them. Running a business that is composed of your interest is the American Dream. But it is commonly referred to as a dream because it is often the elusive vision that goes away once we wake up to start our day. I would never have imagined that I would actually be doing what I am today. I am a big kid at heart that runs an internet gaming café’ and I am now living the dream because C.B.E. helped me catch that dream. They are easy to work with and helped me through every step of the way. If you have ever considered buying or selling a business I would recommend these guys to be your dream catchers.”

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