Tom Howard has opened CornerStone Business Solutions in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The company provides coaching services to business owners focused on building company value, as well as business brokerage services through its affiliation with Sunbelt Business Brokers of Tampa Bay.
"No two businesses are alike," said Howard. "My commitment is to lead each client through the complexities of buying, selling or growing a business based on the application of solid proven principles adapted to the unique circumstances of their respective business."
Howard is a lifelong entrepreneur with expertise in leveraging business systems and technology. He has founded, built and sold a number of businesses across varied industries, including financial services, real estate, technology, payroll and human resources, and hospitality.
"We are structured to help businesses that want to sell now to form a long-term exit strategy or simply increase the value and profitability of their company," Howard said.
A featured tool of CornerStone Business Solutions is the Sellability Score, a free online assessment that allows business owners to quickly and easily take a "health check-up" of their business. After completing the questionnaire, which takes about 13 minutes, the business receives a score between 1 and 100. The business owner also receives a 26-page report with insights on how potential buyers might evaluate the business, along with detailed information on eight key attributes of sellable businesses. The results of the Sellability Score can then serve as a blueprint to a value building plan for the business.
A native of Panama City, Howard is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He has lived in Southwest Florida for most of the past 16 years.
For a confidential conversation about buying or selling a business, contact Howard at (941) 744-0492 or wthoward19[.]gmail.com.
CornerStone Business Solutions is affiliated with Sunbelt Business Brokers of Tampa Bay.