time's up

figuring out who should buy your business


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I’m a business broker, meaning I help folks with valuation, sale, and purchase of small companies. Whether you’re a business owner and/or an advisor thereof, this site is intended as a resource for information on small business. Sure, call if you need help with a business valuation or want to chat about potentially selling a business and/or commercial real estate, but feel welcome to come back to see business book reviews, enhancing the value of a small company, and other musings.

Okay, you may also want to know the riveting biographical stuff too:

Chris Bond opened and ran the Murphy Business office in Franklin, MA for a decade starting in 2009 and since started Time’s Up, LLC. He is a business broker with over 20 years of experience consulting with small business owners in manufacturing, distribution, and business services. Chris specializes in helping business people fully understand market conditions which allow them to make intelligent decisions as they transition forward, networking on their behalf through a tireless approach to making connections every day. He has also been real estate licensed in Massachusetts since 2010 (lic. #9515339).

Prior to his business brokerage years, Chris was a partner with Next Level, Inc., a sales management consulting firm and an affiliate of Sandler Training. There he specialized in helping small business owners solve difficult sales challenges, in part through his co-founding of the globally influential Web tool SalesAccountability. Chris became known for taking the firm’s committed clients to their next level of revenue growth. It was this line of work that afforded him the unique insight into understanding an owner’s drive to grow the business or to ultimately move on to a new phase in life.

Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Stonehill College and lives with his wife in Franklin. He’s a past board member of the Business Brokers Alliance of New England and has served on the boards of the Franklin Downtown Partnership, the United Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Exit Planning Exchange (XPX). For many years, Chris coached his three children’s sports teams until they all got big and old and moved out.  He is also a dedicated basketball player in a Sunday morning old-man’s league.

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