Business Guide Florida: Our Approach
It is our goal to make the process of either buying a new business or selling your current business as smooth and efficient as possible. We know how important confidentiality is to our sellers and we treat it with the utmost importance. Creating a win-win outcome for all parties involved is what we believe makes or breaks a deal. We use our knowledge and experience in the business industry to your advantage. As a result, our clients always come first. We pride ourselves on being responsive, communicative and hard-working. We have a "whatever it takes" attitude, and that is truly how we approach each and every business transaction that we handle. Thank you for visiting Business Guide Florida!
Richard is a licensed Florida Business Broker. He has over 30 years of experience in the business arena, both in the U.K. and in the U.S.
A Serial Entrepreneur
Richard started his first business enterprise at the age of just 15. He studied Business and Computer Science at East Hertfordshire College in England. Richard worked in the real estate industry before transitioning to life as a CEO and entrepreneur in the world of Information Technology. At the age of 24, he founded Printext Ltd, specializing in the supply of laser printers to the corporate market in Central London. Over the coming 10 years he built the business to 60 employees with annual revenues of more than 5 million dollars. He also bought and developed a computer manufacturing business, Olympian Computers Ltd. It was subsequently sold to a major computer manufacturer.
Richard went on to create and develop yet another major venture, Integrated Document Technology (IDT) Ltd, a software company specializing in the Legal and Financial Services Industries. The company grew very quickly, both organically and via numerous acquisitions, into yet another multi-million-dollar organization. It was eventually sold 12 years later to a major NASDAQ listed U.S. Corporation. For the next 4 years, Richard worked as a business consultant for various major companies in the role of Business Development Director.
Realizing a Lifetime Dream
Richard purchased an American company under the E2 Treaty Investor Visa Program. He moved to Florida in 2014. Richard lives on Sanibel Island with his wife Elise and their dog Charlie. He is the co-founder and owner of Green & Company.
Richard currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. He is also on the Board of Director's for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club. In addition, Richard is jointly heading up the Rotary district initiative 'Rotary Means Business,' a program available to over 2,500 Rotarians throughout Southwest Florida.
Richard is responsive, hardworking, knowledgeable, honest and dedicated to his clients. It is his goal to help streamline the process for his clients, whether they are purchasing a new business, growing their business by acquisition, or aiming to sell their current business.
Elise is a licensed Florida Business Broker.
An Entrepreneur Is Born
Elise began her first business at the young age of 7 years old. After collecting seashells on vacation, she sold them out of her red wagon in front of her local grocery store. Delighted with the process and the thrill of making a profit, an entrepreneur was born.
Elise went on to earn a degree in English from California State University Long Beach. She worked for the Walt Disney Company for 16 years, before transitioning to a career selling residential and commercial real estate. She then became a business broker, which brings her back full circle to her roots in entrepreneurship.
In her first year in real estate, Elise was named Keller Williams "Rookie of the Year" for her market center, and she was featured on HGTV's House Hunters.
Elise has owned and operated several small businesses, both in California and Florida, so she knows exactly what it's like to be on the other side of the table as the business owner.
Meeting Her Match and Building a Company
Elise met her husband Richard when he first moved to the US from the UK. He was looking for a house to purchase, and she was his Realtor®. The pair quickly realized that their love for business and their drive for success was very well matched, which is what makes them such a great team.
Together, Elise and Richard founded Green & Company, their own business brokerage.
Elise absolutely loves the Southwest Florida lifestyle and is so thankful that she gets to call this little slice of paradise home. In fact, she is a "Shell-Ambassador" for the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel, which is a volunteer program that helps educate the public about the mollusks that make the beautiful shells that make our area's beaches so fun to visit.
Elise strives to deliver top-notch service and expertise to all that she works with. Elise is a Buyer Specialist and has worked the majority of her career with buyers. She is honest, responsive, and will work tirelessly to get the job done.