Why Now Is A Great Time To Get Into Franchising!

By Kelly Tivis- Business Manager CBI TEAM Northwest Arkansas

Whether you're a young Millennial, or a Baby Boomer and recently laid off from a long career working for someone else, franchisors have something to offer when considering the option of business ownership. 

While many Millenials dream about starting their own businesses, their abundance of energy and enthusiasm cannot make up for their lack of business experience, so they would benefit from the support and guidance a franchisor offers. 

The low unemployment rate in 2017 means that many of the best jobs are filled and that competition for openings is fierce. A person who is faced with a career change later in life should consider owning a franchise that can help meet the growing demand for franchise-related services needed by two-income families and an aging population. 

If you're the right type of person (someone who can follow a system, appreciate an established and successful business model, and work well in a collaborative environment) and you pick a strong brand that matches your goals and values, franchising is a great choice. 

HOT Franchise Opportunities


Unique, one-of-a-kind, humane wildlife control franchise 

Cash Investment: $25,000 to $40,000 


A fast-casual restaurant concept serving up quality fresh, healthy and flavorful Asian food in a hip atmosphere. 

Euromonitor International declared Asian food the Global Hot Trend and the fastest growing food segment showing nearly 500% growth since 1999, as much as the next four food categories combined!

 Cash Investment: $100,000


Specialists in residential and commercial screen manufacturing, repair, and solar shading products for windows, doors, porches, and patios.

With over 100 successful franchise locations and a 99% renewal rate year after year, we provide the perfect franchise opportunity for family-focused individuals or couples who are looking for the perfect work/life balance


Cash Investment: $30,000

For More Information on these and many more exciting franchise opportunities please email franchise@cbiteam.com or call 877-582-5200

"Because the business you want to buy isn't for sale!"

Every day new buyers inquire on businesses listed with the CBI TEAM, however experience shows that 90% of buyers do not purchase the first business they inquire on. Sometimes they purchase another of our listed businesses, but more often than not, because that first business wasn't their dream opportunity they just go back to the rat race. The CBI TEAM doesn't want our buyer's dreams of ownership die, and that's why we created the TAP program. The Target Acquisition Progam (www.tapbiz.biz) is designed for buyers that know what they want, but can't find the right business. Many business owners unwilling to list on the open market are ready to sell to the right buyer. A TAP helps to identify this type of owner and connect them with our buyers. Just because a business isn't listed, doesn't mean it is not for sale. If you're looking for a business, but haven't seen the right one listed contact the CBI TEAM today at info@cbiteam.com or call 877-582-5200 for more information on how a TAP can find the business you've been looking for

"When lenders compete, sellers and buyers win"

Loans For Business (www.loans4biz.biz) is the best resource for buyers when purchasing a new business. The L4B program will put a business purchase deal in front of more than 90 lenders, including several SBA preferred lenders. This program has never failed to produce five or more loan proposals for our clients. Why settle for a single loan offer from your local lender, or worse no loan offer at all, when you could have multiple offers from lenders all over the country? 

To learn more about the benefits of using the Loans4Business (loans4biz.biz) program contact the CBI TEAM today at info@cbiteam.com or call 877-582-5200 for more information. 
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(Outside of the new CBI TEAM office in Richmond, Virginia.)

CBI TEAM Opens East Coast Office

Carl Grimes, Chairman of Confidential Business Intermediaries/The CBI TEAM is proud to announce the opening of a brand new office in Richmond Virginia. Casey Grimes, son of the company founder, Senior Intermediary and dental practice specialist of the Northwest Arkansas office has purchased the Richmond, Virginia area territory, including the Washington DC metro area. Casey has already begun a mailing campaign to area dental and orthodontic clinics and is anxious to begin serving the business owners of its community. This office will focus primarily on dental-related businesses, however it will be a full service office catering to business owners from all industries.  

This location is the fifth CBI TEAM office across three states. The CBI TEAM is proud to expand its reach nationally, and is honored to provide quality, confidential business intermediary services to all of its territories. The CBI Northwest Arkansas office will continue the specialty dental and orthodontic practice under the guidance of Carl E. Grimes, who helped train and equip Casey as a dental specialist.

(Awards and Winners from the Annual CBI TEAM training and awards ceremony)

 TEAM Celebrates Another Successful Year!

Late last month the CBI TEAM gathered to celebrate the victories of 2017. Awards were presented for team members reaching One Million, Three Million, and Four Million in total sales. Additionally the CBI TEAM Central Arkansas office was the proud recipient of the Office of the Year award, and Mark Kincannon Owner of the Fort Smith/River Valley Office was named Intermediary of the Year. Beyond simply a celebration of the past year, the team talked strategy and planning for the upcoming year, and is devoted to making  2018  best year yet!

You Need to Know WHAT?

By Carl Grimes, Chairman-Confidential Business Intermediaries/The CBI TEAM Northwest Arkansas


Get your tickets here…get your tickets to look at businesses right here!


What do you mean, get your ticket to look at businesses?


Well, yes, there is a ticket you have to provide to look at businesses listed by the CBI TEAM.


Good news… they are FREE.


But, as usual with anything FREE, there is a catch. Free means no cost, but you will have to provide some information about yourself. The business owners (Sellers) have engaged the CBI TEAM to make sure their businesses are disclosed only to serious buyers. “Serious” means the buyer has M&Ms.






No M&M, no ticket. The business seller requires the CBI TEAM to discover the M&Ms of each buyer.


Motivation? Will the buyer do what we require to learn about the business? This starts with coming into one of our five offices for a “free” no obligation consultation on the steps to buying a business. After the consultation the buyer will be asked to fill out the following:


·         NDA-Non Disclosure Agreement promising to keep the information about the business confidential

·         Financial Statement- This is absolutely necessary to determine if the buyer has sufficient money to make a reasonable down payment on the business about which they have inquired.

·         Agency Acknowledgement-Informing the buyer that the CBI TEAM represents the business Seller and not the buyer.

·         Dream Sheet- Tells us more about the buyer’s interests in different types of businesses because 90% of the time the buyer doesn’t purchase the business about which they first inquired.


The document most buyers fail to provide is the financial statement. But, this document must be provided because otherwise the CBI TEAM doesn’t fulfill its obligation to the Seller to only disclose the business to pre-screened buyers who meet the M&Ms, Money and Motivation.


Not providing a financial statement will stop or slow down the process.


The financial information provided by the buyer is held confidentially and not disclosed to the seller until the buyer makes an offer on a business.


So, you want your free ticket to look at CBI TEAM listed businesses, then provide the information…all the information, requested by the CBI Intermediary. We want you to get a ticket but you must cooperate to get one. For more information call CBI at 877-582-5200 and we’ll get you in for a free, no-obligation consultation on the steps to buying a business.

Missouri Business Selling Fishing Gear

Revenue: $345,363
FF&E: $22,610
Seller's Discretionary Earnings: $66,890

Turn a passion for fishing into a comfortable wage with this 40+ year old business. The company offers online and direct sales of fishing supplies, including lures, bait and other gear. This is an ideal business opportunity for a retired couple looking for supplemental income, or anyone looking to slow down and drop out of the rat race. 

Revenue: $504,043
Seller's Discretionary Earnings: $96,157

You'll be excited to learn the name and history of this well-known auto body repair shop in a prime location. Due to owner's retirement plans it's now available for sale for the first time. This profitable shop provides the perfect opportunity for an industry professional to branch out and become "the BOSS".


Auto Body Repair Shop Earning $190,000+

Revenue: $1,515,544
Seller's Discretionary Earnings: $193,687
FF&E: $193,687

Priced to sell, Northwest Arkansas body shop is now on the market for the first time. This modern, full-service auto body repair shop is fully equipped to handle any job. The business has shown consistent growth over the last four years. The business is fully staffed, with well-trained team members already in place. The spacious facility features a heated paint room, as well as a computer assisted alignment system. 


For more info on any of the new or updated listings above please contact us at (877) 582-5200 or buyer@cbiteam.com.

To view a list of all businesses for sale browse our website at 

Company Profile

The CBI TEAM is the largest business brokerage network in Arkansas. Since 1994 we have helped people sell and acquire businesses in  one of the fastest growing regions. With offices in Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith Arkansas, Central Arkansas, and Oklahoma,  the CBI TEAM is the only business brokerage firm with offices in each of those areas. 

CBI manages the entire business sales process, from helping the seller arrive at a reasonable, market-driven price for the business, to helping the buyer to arrange financing so that the seller gets the most compensation at closing.

CBI is the one-stop intermediary for all business sellers and buyers.

Carl Grimes, Chairman
Serving the Northwest Arkansas area
Contact us at (479) 770-8989 or

Connor Grimes, Office Owner
Serving the Central Arkansas area
Contact us at (501) 404-4980 or 

Mark Kincannon, Office Owner
Serving the Fort Smith/River Valley, Arkansas area
Contact us at (479) 784-9522 or 

Roy Still, Office Owner
Serving the Tulsa, Oklahoma area
Contact us at (918) 940-6437 or roy.still@cbiteam.com

Casey Grimes, Office Owner
Serving the Richmond, Virginia area
Contact us at (804) 299-6840 of casey.grimes@cbiteam.com