About Us

Founded in 1978, Vermont Business Brokers is currently being operated by the principal broker helping clients successfully purchase and sell Vermont businesses. Having represented clients since 1994 VBB understands the needs of both buyers and sellers. This understanding is the cornerstone of our continued success in getting to closings. The transfer of business ownership is a complex and detailed process that requires experience of a seasoned professional.

Trying to manage a business while juggling potential buyers can be very difficult. Filtering through potential buyers, answering questions and sharing information with the qualified individuals is just one of the tasks faced when marketing a business. VBB takes pride in having most of the answers required to make sure that sellers can focus on what they do best, running their business.

Consideration of confidentiality is of utmost importance to both the buyers and sellers. VBB takes the time to qualify buyers and sellers before the release of any confidential information.

VBB is happy to offer consultations regarding business in Vermont. Additionally, VBB can refer you to a number of local professionals who can advise you on legal, financial, and tax-related matters.

If, VBB does not have the particular type of business listed for which you are searching, a search can be conducted for you. Our network is still growing after 43 years and VBB can reach down many paths in knocking on doors of businesses we have worked with in the past and which may not be for sale at this time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your interests.

John W. Beal

John W. Beal


John has owned Vermont Business Brokers for over 20 years and has successfully completed over 150 transactions. Additionally, he has worked with hundreds more business owners and buyers on valuations, exit strategies, growth plans, overall business operational analysis, and more.

John welcomes any opportunity to assist with any of your business needs and future plans.

Johnny Beal

Johnny Beal

Business Broker & Marketing Strategy

Johnny has been involved with Vermont Business Brokers since the early 2000s doing our website and digital strategy. In early 2014, he joined full time as a business broker and licensed real estate salesperson and dedicated his time to sales, marketing, VBB customers, and services.

Johnny moved to VT Commercial in 2019 however remains affiliated with VBB through Co-Broke Agreements.

Johnny remains as technology specialist for Vermont Business Brokers servicing our digital needs to keep us at the forefront of the industry.

Sharon Beal

Sharon Beal

Business Broker

Sharon has been with Vermont Business Brokers for over 10 years. She is a professional at helping buyers and sellers find the details that matter. With Sharon’s extensive experience, she is able to put together marketing materials that help find qualified buyers, quickly.

If you are a potential buyer and are not sure what type of business you are looking for, we recommend you set up a meeting with Sharon right away.