As technology increases and the demand for being available to your employer 24/7 increases, many Americans are finding that their jobs are done at less regular hours than their nine to five counterparts. Nearly gone are the days that a worker can clock out at 5PM and not worry about any emails or work after they step out of their office. In fact, surveys show that many employees feel pressure to remain connected all night, including checking email and being available by phone or text if necessary. These types of requirements were never placed on employees even just a few years ago, before smartphones and home computers made it possible for people to stay connected to their jobs at all times. Some people, however, like this freedom and would rather be able to do work from a mobile device if possible than be figuratively chained to a desk all day, every day. There are many jobs now a days that allow for this type of work. Some even have a good mixture of office work and off site, mobile based work. One such example is a business broker. A business broker’s day will often be different each and every day, depending, of course, on the clients they currently have and what stages those clients are in as they buy and sell business. For example, a business broker might start their day in an office with a big mug of coffee, going over contracts for clients who are closing on deals, connecting with some of their contacts who are still looking for opportunities and researching new opportunities to connect these clients with. They also might do a bit of work marketing for certain businesses they are selling and taking stock of the type of potential buyers who are replying to ads.
Around lunchtime, they may meet a client out for lunch to discuss new opportunities, a closing deal or even to answer questions and brainstorm about a current business the customer is interested in buying or selling.
During the afternoon, a business broker Colorado might schedule multiple meetings with potential business buyers to show them different businesses as well as answer questions and coordinate between them and the sellers. It is important that a business broker have a good relationship with all parties involved because they will often act as the middleman or go-between, relaying messages, leading negotiations and working to create contracts that serve both parties appropriately.
Because some days may require the business broker be out and about at meetings and site visits, it is important that they be reachable by phone, email and text. This is also important because many of their clients have other jobs as well while they are looking to buy or sell business and are limited in the times they can communicate with a business broker.
Though any given day can be different for a business broker, all are rooted in flexibility, customer service and helping people buy or sell a business so they can take the next step in their careers.