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Rose Stabler

Rose is President of Certified Business Brokers. She has 25 years of business experience from serving in management and consulting positions in the Oil Gas, Biotechnology, and Manufacturing industries to working for private equity giant Forstmann Little & Company in the 1980's during the height of the LBO era. As an entrepreneur, she started and built an online promotional product firm that featured her own line of items of original concept and new to the marketplace, and sold the company 12 years later to a corporate acquirer. 

"I have been fortunate to experience two types of business ownership. First, turning a vision into a successful international business venture. And, second, purchasing an outstanding existing enterprise that has continued to fulfill my entrepreneurial spirit." 

Rose has served as business advisor on the Houston Business Show on CNN650 and appeared regularly on the Movers and Shakers panel on Houston Manufacturers Show. Rose has published many articles about the process of buying and selling businesses and has contributed to Inc. Magazine articles by Editor Darren Dahl. She is a Registered Agent with the Texas State Securities Board, a member of TABB and IBBA and has served on TABB Houston Chapter Board of Directors as VP Marketing, Chapter Secretary and VP Public Relations. Rose has achieved the Certified Business Intermediary(CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA).

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Reliable Financial Data Is a Top Driver of Business Value Reliable Financial Data Is a Top Driver of Business Value Reliable Financial Data Is a Top Driver of Business Value Reliable Financial Data Is a Top Driver of Business Value


The lack of financial integrity is one of the most common hurdles encountered during the sales process. Maintaining meticulous financial...

28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business 28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business 28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business 28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business


Companies are better off understanding their financial skeletons and airing them out, rather than sweeping them under the carpet. Here are...

9 Financial Tips to Keep Your Business in Sale Ready Shape 9 Financial Tips to Keep Your Business in Sale Ready Shape 9 Financial Tips to Keep Your Business in Sale Ready Shape 9 Financial Tips to Keep Your Business in Sale Ready Shape


When it's time to sell your business, your numbers must tell the right story. Ensure you know your numbers inside and out by following...

Deal Momentum: A Key Factor When Selling Your Company Deal Momentum: A Key Factor When Selling Your Company Deal Momentum: A Key Factor When Selling Your Company Deal Momentum: A Key Factor When Selling Your Company


When you're selling your business, the worst enemy is time. Don't be a casualty; follow these 14 tried and true ways to push deal momentum...

Avoiding the Biggest Deal Killer: Time Avoiding the Biggest Deal Killer: Time Avoiding the Biggest Deal Killer: Time Avoiding the Biggest Deal Killer: Time


When selling a business, time is not your friend. Time is the enemy of all deals. In fact, "time wounds all deals" is an expression that...

When is the Best Time to Sell a Business? When is the Best Time to Sell a Business? When is the Best Time to Sell a Business? When is the Best Time to Sell a Business?


Internal and external factors are important considerations when selling a business. Here are issues you should think about when trying to...

How Goodwill Impacts Business Value How Goodwill Impacts Business Value How Goodwill Impacts Business Value How Goodwill Impacts Business Value


Identifying and articulating the goodwill in your business can have a significant impact on value

Steps to Create Barriers to Entry Steps to Create Barriers to Entry Steps to Create Barriers to Entry Steps to Create Barriers to Entry


Building barriers to entry is critical to increasing business value. Understand how to widen the business moat so that you can keep...

Add Value to Your Business with Systems and Brand Add Value to Your Business with Systems and Brand Add Value to Your Business with Systems and Brand Add Value to Your Business with Systems and Brand


Understand the importance of documented systems that allow owners to remove themselves from the business

Design a Growth Plan for a Premium Purchase Price Design a Growth Plan for a Premium Purchase Price Design a Growth Plan for a Premium Purchase Price Design a Growth Plan for a Premium Purchase Price


Purchase price is predicated on current and historical cash flows, but a well thought out growth plan will increase the attractiveness and...

Human Capital Risk and the Impact on Business Value Human Capital Risk and the Impact on Business Value Human Capital Risk and the Impact on Business Value Human Capital Risk and the Impact on Business Value


A stable, skilled, quality workforce is one of the top value drivers that contributes to the purchase price of a business

Increase Customer Diversity, Increase Business Value Increase Customer Diversity, Increase Business Value Increase Customer Diversity, Increase Business Value Increase Customer Diversity, Increase Business Value


Simply put, the more customers contributing to your sales revenue without a few dominating that figure, the more valuable your business...

How to Build Recurring Revenue: A Key to a Valuable Business How to Build Recurring Revenue: A Key to a Valuable Business How to Build Recurring Revenue: A Key to a Valuable Business How to Build Recurring Revenue: A Key to a Valuable Business


Our value driver series takes a deeper look at recurring revenue; the holy grail for business owners looking to have a valuable and...

Master Ten Value Drivers to Sell Your Business at the Highest Price Master Ten Value Drivers to Sell Your Business at the Highest Price Master Ten Value Drivers to Sell Your Business at the Highest Price Master Ten Value Drivers to Sell Your Business at the Highest Price


When it comes time to sell your business, you need to master these 10 value drivers to give yourself the best position possible in today's...

Q&A by Rose Stabler



Concentration in the acquisition world is a bad word. Businesses with high supplier concentration attract fewer buyers and this lowers the...

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