Chris Yates

Chris Yates is the Co-Owner of Centurica, an online acquisition and due diligence company that helps buyers, sellers, and owners of digital assets protect their interests and manage their portfolios. Chris is also a Managing Member of Vision Group Management, LLC, and the Co-Founder of Rhodium Weekend.

Over the years, Chris has built hundreds of business websites, generated millions of dollars in sales, and advised on more than $50 million in acquisitions and exits.

Brian Diener

Brian Diener is the Director of Operations at Centurica. In this position, Brian helps potential business owners review acquisitions, verify seller claims, and avoid risky deals.

As an e-commerce expert, Brian has bought, sold, and invested in $3 million worth of online businesses. He has also advised hundreds of clients during the acquisition process of more than $100 million in internet businesses.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Chris Yates and Brian Diener discuss how Centurica helps buyers and sellers through the transfer process
  • What is due diligence?
  • How to qualify your business for SBA financing—and why SBA lending makes a difference in your revenue
  • Chris reveals actionable strategies for making your business sellable
  • The importance of detailed documentation when selling your business
  • Common mistakes sellers make in their Amazon FBA businesses (and how to avoid them)
  • Things found during the due diligence process that could kill a deal: secrecy, margin pressure, and more
  • The key to increasing the value of your business before a potential deal

In this episode…

Are you a buyer or seller of online businesses? Do you want to know how to make the transfer process as smooth, transparent, and effective as possible? If so, meet your new best friend: due diligence.

The due diligence process is vital to a successful—and relatively seamless—exit. However, due diligence can be tedious, stressful, and confusing. That’s why Chris Yates and Brian Diener help clients navigate the due diligence process through their company, Centurica: to make the exit planning process as painless and productive as possible. By analyzing every nook and cranny of your business to assess risk, improve documentation, and verify claims, these due diligence experts not only ensure a smooth transition, but also help you create a more valuable business. So, how can you start working with Centurica today?

In this episode of Amazing Exits, Kellianne Fedio and Paul Miller sit down with Chris Yates, Co-Owner of Centurica, and Brian Diener, Director of Operations at Centurica. Together, they discuss everything you need to know about due diligence. Listen in as Chris and Brian reveal why SBA funding impacts your business’ profitability, how to avoid crucial—but common—mistakes as an Amazon seller, and the secrets to dramatically increasing your business’ value before selling. Stay tuned!

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