Business Opportunities


“I had been considering going into business for years when I learned that a gift store I had often shopped in was being sold. I had no idea where to begin. After a meeting with Gene Berman, he requested and received certain financial data and other information about the lease, and with it, sent me home with plenty of homework to truly determine if this investment would enable me to make a living. With Gene’s guidance, we successfully negotiated the purchase of the business, its inventory and, even a U.S. Post Office outlet – all from a very challenging seller. And Gene’s services did not end there. He guided us through the totally unfamiliar maze of lease negotiations to enable us to assume and renew the lease in the shopping center with a huge conglomerate on terms that would enable us to get the business back on solid footing. It started as an idea. It continues today as a successful business. Without the help we received, I’m sure we’d still just be talking about going into a business.”

J. & L. B., Santa Rosa, CA