“I worked with Bob for three years. Besides being a business broker, he’s a very savvy business consultant who helped me get my troubled business back on track.”

Organic Food Grower

“Thank you, Bob Heger, for saving our marriage! Thank you for the many hours of effort on your part to sell our business—I don’t think this would have happened without your help.”

Michael L.

“Bob is seasoned and a savvy problem-solver. Today I am a happy owner of a successful small business, and I am grateful to Bob Heger for helping me find the business that is right for me.”

Jerry D.

“Bob worked with me to buy my business. When it came to finding and leasing a space, I knew I was out of my league. Bob helped me negotiate my lease, and he got me a great deal.”

Steve G.

“Bob’s help with tough and complex issues proved to be invaluable and produced the best possible results for me and my struggling business.”

John M.

Bob Heger, Certified Business Broker (CBB)

Robert J. Heger, Ed.D.

Robert J. Heger, Ed.D.
DRE# 467678

BRE# 46767

Education and Training
  • Ed.D., University of Idaho
  • BA, MA, San Francisco State University
  • Certified Business Broker, California Association of Business Brokers
  • Business Management Training, International Council of Shopping Centers, International Association of Business Brokers
  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker
Bob Heger founded BizReady Brokers (now BizReady, Inc.) in 2005

He has more than 40 years of comprehensive business experience across a range of industries. He has experience in hospitality, as a real estate broker and has been involved in motel and shopping center ownership. Bob also designed/developed single-family residences and high-end condominiums.

As a certified business broker, Bob’s most important role is that of intermediary between buyers and sellers; he also acts as facilitator between third parties, including landlords, leasing agents, governmental agencies (local and state), finance sources and escrow companies.

Why do you need a business broker?

Bob saves buyers and sellers time, money, and stress. “Whether you’re buying or selling your business, it’s a time-consuming, stressful process. It requires a significant amount of research, trying to figure out the economics of not just buying a business, but making sure you’re well enough capitalized to keep it running.

There are government and regulatory agencies to be dealing with. Finding the right building and negotiating a lease. And then come remodeling and inspections. All of this while you’re still dealing with the day-to-day responsibilities and pressures of your day job and family life. It’s very difficult to find the time to give the business of buying or selling your business the attention it deserves. The stakes are high and it’s easy to make mistakes that can cost you money and can significantly delay the process.”

Working with BizReady, Inc.

We can work with clients on either on a consultancy basis to guide you through the process, charging an hourly fee, or completely manage the process as a full-service brokerage. “A big part of what we do is to mitigate surprises. We are in constant communication with our clients so they know exactly what is going on at all times. Depending on the business, there can be considerable government regulation and document processing, which we completely manage so our clients can get on with their lives. We also manage timelines and meet deadlines—for busy professionals who already have crazy schedules, it’s easy to miss important dates; working with BizReady, Inc means that the project remains on schedule.”

Bob is a skilled negotiator, with expertise in developing special financing strategies for hard-to-finance deals. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a business, we’d love to talk with you.

Contact Bob today: 510.384.1043  • bob@bizreadyinc.com

Lee Sheaffer, Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)

Lee Sheaffer, Small Business Consultant and Business Broker
DRE #689023

Lee Sheaffer earned a CBI Designation in 2018.  CBI, Certified Business Intermediary, is a credential granted by the International Business Brokers Association to “individuals who complete required course work, pass an extensive competency exam, and agree to uphold IBBA’s Professional Standards and Code of Ethics”.

Lee has a practical, working knowledge about a wide range of small business functions. She has spent more than 30 years working in, for and with small businesses as employee, manager, owner and consultant. In 1997, after 15 years as a self-employed business owner, she began consulting with small businesses. Her focus was to help them establish business processes created efficiencies, saved time and increased value and profit. She applies those same skills helping business owners get the best value for their business.

Additional small business experience
  • Lee is a licensed real estate broker (BRE#00689023). She’s worked in real estate development, from small fixer-upper projects to a community shopping center with more than 50 tenants. Her financial skills and management experience are put to great use in buying and selling businesses.
  • As an owner of a restaurant and bar where she worked for more than seven years, Lee eventually held every position in this 200-seat full-service facility.
  • She has worked in a consulting capacity for a firm that provided part-time CFO services to rapidly growing and troubled businesses; as a California CPA firm that specialized in sales and use taxes; and as controller for a chain of specialty medical clinics.
A savvy, seasoned evaluator of business systems

Lee’s diverse business experience, which extends across a wide range of industries, has proven to be a valuable asset for BizReady Brokers, but it is her background in systems analysis, helping her clients evaluate the businesses they want to buy and sell, that sets BizReady Brokers apart. Lee is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and CRM Consultant.

If you’re thinking about buying or selling your business, we look forward to talking with you.

Contact Lee today: 510.384.1046  •  lee@bizreadyinc.com

Contact BizReady, Inc.

Phone: 510.384.1046
Fax: 510.217.4206

Lee Sheaffer: lee@bizreadyinc.com
Bob Heger: bob@bizreadyinc.com
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