A few years before I wanted to sell my business, I attended John’s “Prepare Your Business Ready For Sale” course and this was extremely beneficial. I discovered that selling a business was a lot more complicated than I expected. After the course John worked with me as my business ready for sale coach to prepare my company for sale over an 18 month period.
When the time came to list I was fully prepared and achieved a very satisfying result. I cannot thank John and his mentoring group members enough for the support and guidance. My advice to business owners, call John today.
Former Owner - Magnum Flavours & Ingredients
I was looking to sell my drive thru coffee business and had no idea where to begin... Luckily, John helped me understand the process, going above and beyond with his level of detail. His support allowed me to make a quick and profitable sale. I couldn't have done it without his help! Thanks so much John.
Former owner of drive through coffee business
I joined John's workshop because I have a few businesses and I also help other entrepreneurs set up new businesses and revenue streams. I have sold a business before and it was not a pleasant experience. I wanted to learn more about how to get my current businesses ready for sale from the start so that I am ready to sell when the day comes.
John was a wealth of information and his experience with selling businesses allowed us to learn from actual business examples and he shared some valuable information about how to value a business and what to do to get the business ready for sale.
I would have loved to continue going to dig a little deeper. Would highly recommend attending one of John's workshops or even engaging John to sell your business.
When it comes time to make big decisions, to bounce ideas off people or have a focus group on a new product, that’s when it can feel very lonely for a lot of small business people. That is where I have found John Denton’s mentoring/business owners board (Bob) to be invaluable assistance. You are grouped with a wide variety of like-minded people who want to improve their business, willing to share their time and experience to potentially help you. The advice also comes un-biased with no strings attached, and sometimes it hurts! The fact that I have been a member for over 8 years and my business has improved each year is testament to the value of the group and the professionalism of John as a facilitator. I recommend the group unreservedly.
Owner - MediChill
Whether you’re just getting started with your business or already thinking about an exit, John’s workshop will give you the right information to consider to ensure the whole process goes smoothly. Well worth it! It covers a range of issues often missed by business owners. As they say “a business worth selling, is a business worth keeping”, so even if you’re NOT interested in selling, I highly recommend attending one of these workshops because it will open your eyes to new opportunities. It will help you get out of the “job” you’ve created for yourself, think like a real entrepreneur and build something that works for you without you being present all the time.
Jurgen Van Pletsen
Entrepreneur and Founder of Blink Innovation, Niche Interview and others
"I can highly recommend the services John Denton provided me whilst negotiating the sale of my home business. From September 2019 when first approached by a potential buyer through to January 2021, John made himself available on and off over that time (negotiations stalled when Covid struck in 2020, hence the long timeline) to assist me with putting together a business report for the buyers, advice on strategies to make a good sale and what pitfalls to avoid.
When I finally received an offer for my business and struggled to make sense of the type of contract the buyers wanted to put forward, John offered his opinions based on many years of experience about what was the most appropriate type of contract for my very niche business and I was very encouraged by his advice. He referred me also to d'Angelo Legal who did a great job of negotiating the contract with the buyers on my behalf and I achieved the outcome I wanted in March 2021. Thanks, John for your friendly, experienced and trustworthy advice."
Peta Paton - Former Owner of Box N Dice
I was just flowing along in my business day to day with no clear direction.
Joining BOTA has helped me make plans and changes in my business and it has made business fun. The supportive nature of John and the other members means there’s always an ear, or another idea, to help grow my business.
Jody Williams - Insurance Broker
I’ve been a member of BOTA for around 12 years now and I’ve found it to be an excellent resource for personal and business growth. It isn’t an instant fix for your business like most things it does take time. Over the last 12 years I’ve applied a couple of the lessons learned each year to my business and this has made the journey of business growth an invaluable one. When I consider what I have learned through other members of the group brainstorming together or through learning something new from one of the many professional speakers to the group, I can certainly recommend the experience of membership to other small business owners who want to grow their business.
Stephen Wilkinson - Aunet Pty Ltd trading as Microscopes.com.au
As part of the regular Mentor group sessions we each got our turn in the spotlight to review our business with the group. When I presented my business situation and asked for advice the consensus that came from John and the group was to stop manufacturing and concentrate on importing only.
I put this plan into action and now our business runs itself with just a little input from myself and my wife. I feel a lot less stressed and am mostly retired now. Throughout my time in the group I regularly received advice and mentoring that turned out to be invaluable. I would thoroughly recommend this group to anyone who needs help with direction.
Owner - Anna Chandler Design
It doesn’t matter if you are planning to sell next year, in five years, or in twenty – at some point it is likely that you will be looking to sell it. Before you do, it is essential that you know what your business is worth on the market.
If you haven’t thought about how you intend to sell your business when you started it up – and lets face it, many business owners don’t – then this course is essential. You need to prepare for at least three years prior to selling, so thinking about your exit strategy early is extremely worthwhile. I’d recommend this course to the owner of any business so that they can understand how their business is valued, and how to produce a more saleable, and valuable, asset
Former Owner - AceScooters
Party Plus engaged John Denton to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for franchisees (business owners).
The day included presentations and activities on the business sale process, with an emphasis upon achieving maximum sale price and minimum timeframe through a process of conscious business planning and improvement.
John received a consistently high rating and positive comments from the franchisees.
As the event organiser, I appreciated John’s willingness to determine our brief for the day, to relate his presentation to prior learning events we had conducted, and to deliver as per our expectation. I found John reliable to work with, he delivered what was agreed in full, exercised good time management , and was flexible on the day to spend more or less time in areas the attendees wanted.
Party Plus franchisees operate a 6 day business, so to ask them to devote a Sunday off to a workshop and pay for it takes a leap of faith. John delivered and the franchisees stated they gained real value from their investment.
I have no hesitation in recommending John’s work to other groups.
Former Master Franchisor - Party Plus
I would like to thank You and the Team ( and I don’t use the word ‘team’ lightly), at your Advanced Mentoring Group (AMG) which I have participated in for over two years. The amount that I have learned from our meetings is huge, being the sponge that I am, I have put many things into practice from implementing full Systems and Procedures to knowing the numbers and what they mean to marketing and sales and my business which has progressed in leaps and bounds trippling in turnover over that period and now heading to a solid 2.5 million in turnover, cutting many costs and increasing Net profit.
Without the help from yourself and the Advanced Mentoring group and those wonderful, knowledgeable, people involved I would never have built a Triple award winning successful business and would never have started another one at the same time.
Former Owner - Bestgroup Pty Ltd
Just wanted to let you know that we have now re-branded and thank god we listened to you as things have been improving ever since !
We are now doing custom branded candles for companies and small business’ which has proven to be very successful , we are working away at getting new customers and working on maintaining the relationship so repeat orders are placed. Thanks again John for your help and the mentoring group experience.
Former Owner of Evaglo Natural Skin Care
The breakfast sessions helps me refocus on the Big Picture. As a single operator, the brain storming sessions are great. It has helped me think more about working on the business.
FO – Karrinyup
This year has caused a paradigm shift in both my professional and personal life. Every month I was challenged with constructive advice to implement, creating a strong driven & directed future. Thanks John! A year worth remembering! You have impacted my future and helped to create security for my family.
LE – Ellenbrook
The program has helped to re-focus every month on working on my business. I have implemented many of the topics discussed into my business and personal life with great success. I highly recommend this mentoring program to anyone who wants to improve their business.