Aftermarket Program Targets “Best & Brightest” to Become Shop Owners

“Be Your Own Boss” Campaign Created by Art Blumenthal Offers Financial Incentives for Shop Ownership

Malvern, PA…December 6, 2010…Art Blumenthal LLC has unveiled a new program targeting the aftermarket’s “best and brightest” to become owners of their own tire and auto service shops. The “Be Your Own Boss” marketing campaign incentivizes current shop managers and associates who have dreamed of owning their own business by offering up to $10,000 in “Bonu$Buck$” on qualifying deals as a credit to the ultimate purchase.

The new program has been created by Mr. Blumenthal in response to his findings as a business broker uniquely specializing in the tire and auto service aftermarket that most successful aftermarket shop owners who bought their businesses in the past ten years had a background as a store associate.

Mr. Blumenthal can provide the roadmap and launch pad for potential buyers to achieve their dream of business ownership. He has established a confidential “Be Your Own Boss” buyer registry at which provides a means for potential buyers to receive regular preference-based updates on the best matches of aftermarket businesses for sale, expert coaching assistance, and information regarding seller and SBA financing.

Mr. Blumenthal noted, “Experience and expertise in the auto service business are crucial factors in predicting success as a shop owner. In my evaluation of the aftermarket landscape, it’s apparent that on one side there are hundreds of independent and franchise opportunities currently available while on the other side there are many highly skilled and talented shop employees who have dreamed of the financial freedom and lifestyle benefits associated with ownership.”

He continued, “In order to ensure that the aftermarket continues to uphold its valuable position in repairing and servicing the nation’s vehicles, the next generation of aftermarket owners must truly come from the ranks of the industry’s ‘best and brightest.’ I want to transform their dreams into reality. Through special arrangements with my clients offering their businesses for sale, I have created the ‘Be Your Own Boss’ program to provide financial incentives to attract and encourage industry professionals to act now.”

In addition to exclusive listings of independent shops on the resale market being represented by Mr. Blumenthal, he also provides business brokerage services for nationwide aftermarket franchise organizations with strong branding and a total footprint of over 6,000 locations. Mr. Blumenthal’s consolidated national database is a unique source of several hundred immediate and affordable franchise opportunities for prospective owners seeking their own automotive business.

About Art Blumenthal LLC
Established in 2010 and leveraging over thirty years of experience as both an aftermarket business owner and aftermarket technology executive, Art Blumenthal LLC provides business intermediary and advisory services to both buyers and sellers of industry businesses of all sizes.

Mr. Blumenthal is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), representing a network affiliation of 2,000 business brokers in all 50 states, which leverages and strengthens nationwide reach. He is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), having completed IBBA’s rigorous educational, testing, and experience requirements to become accredited.

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