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Raincatcher is a national business brokerage that specializes in small and mid-market businesses. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs buy and sell remarkable companies.

We believe small business is the heartbeat of America, and every small business owner deserves their chance at the American Dream. We aim to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs in search of that dream.

Our approach is different from the average business brokerage. We pride ourselves on servicing our clients with empathy and compassion, prioritizing their success, as we partner alongside them on their journeys.

Our team is made up of accomplished small business owners who have experienced the challenges that small to mid-sized private companies face. This experience enables us to guide our clients with firsthand experience through all phases of the business selling and buying processes.

Simply put, we care. We care about your business, and we will work hard to help you understand its value throughout your exit planning journey.

THINKING ABOUT SELLING YOUR COMPANY?

Whether you’re ready to sell now or need time to build towards a more valuable future, the next step in your journey begins with understanding how much your company is worth. Our free valuation will help you understand, objectively, where you stand today.

Once you start with the valuation, we can guide you towards your best next steps for a successful transition for you and your company.

THE TEAM DIFFERENCE

Whatever your unique company’s needs are, we are here to partner with you. Our team’s diverse experience spans Business Brokerage, M&A, and Investment banking, across a variety of industries. Combined with our customized Raincatcher Selling Process, we serve businesses of all sizes and industries.

  • Brokerage Services
    Powered by decades of experience, industry-leading propriety valuation resources, and digital marketing tactics, our brokers take a team approach to supporting your business and its unique journey.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    Our experienced M&A Advisors specializes in businesses valued at over $10MM. We know how to present businesses to these types of firms in a way that attracts offers and have developed contact lists with private equity groups and strategic buyers looking for larger investments.
  • Value Building
    We get pretty excited about value-building here at Raincatcher. Not only do we see it as a win-win for everyone involved, but we know that the slight shift in how you look at running a business will serve both your future and your career as a business owner indefinitely.

    We have different coaching avenues that can help you along your value-building journey. Led by Raincatcher's Director of Business Growth Susan Frew, Susan has decades of experience building and growing companies, and she’s an award-winning entrepreneur herself.

The foundation of our work lies in always doing what is in the best interests of our clients. Working alongside our M&A advisors not only gives you professional knowledge to accelerate your sale, but it also provides comprehensive insight that only comes with years of experience.

We follow a client-centric approach and take the time to understand your goals and critical objectives. Our seasoned experts partner with you to navigate the complexities of selling your business or simply building value.

Additional Services

BOV

(Broker Opinion of Value)

A vital tool to help you understand the true value of your company and its place in its industry.

We take a deep dive into your business’ performance, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for a more detailed valuation and compile a 30-40 page document that will highlight potential areas for improvement as you consider selling your company now

PREScore™

You've built a sellable business...now what?

PREScore™ (or Personal Readiness to Exit Score) is an 8-minute, online questionnaire that evaluates a business owner’s readiness to exit their company on a personal level.

Using an exclusive algorithm, PREScore™ calculates an owner’s readiness by identifying their status on each of the 4 drivers of a satisfying exit.

PREScore™ helps identify the at-risk areas and provides personalized recommendations for improvement, helping owners create a personal plan that ensures a happy and lucrative exit.

Certified Valuation

Simply put, a certified valuation is the highest standard of valuation. It is prepared by a certified, accredited valuation appraiser who gathers, analyzes, and reports on your business financials. This unbiased process removes any potential subjectivity and reflects your company’s true worth.

Our accredited valuation professionals are experts in all areas of business valuations and are committed to making sure you receive the most accurate, efficient, and easy-to-understand certified valuation of your business.

Deep Dive

What really makes my company tick?

Raincatcher's Deep Dive is tailored to not only look under the hood of your business but to help guide you and your company to a higher level of value.

The program will provide you a detailed, objective review of everything from your marketing to your financials, and we will create a personalized plan to help coach you towards the increased profitability and efficiency that will enable you to sell your company at maximum value when you are ready to take that step.

MEET OUR TEAM AT HARDI

Marla dicarlo

Marla DiCarlo

CEO

Marla DiCarlo is an accomplished business consultant with more than 28 years of professional accounting experience. As co-owner and CEO of Raincatcher, she helps business owners get their business ready to sell so they find the best buyer and get paid the maximum value for their business. Marla has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a member of several professional organizations.

From 2000 to 2008, Marla worked as Director of Accounting for an M&A and Investment group that specialized in the purchase, capitalization, and management of real estate and businesses in various sectors.

Schedule a time to speak with Marla here.

Susan frew

Susan Frew

Director of Business Growth

Based out of Denver, Colorado, Susan Frew sits at the helm of Raincatcher’s Value Builder services. A certified coach in both Value Builder and Profit First, she brings more than 30 years of experience to the team as an award-winning entrepreneur, author, accomplished public speaker, business coach and all around power-house of positive energy and focused intention. Her candid, real-world advice is always delivered with a smile and an action plan on how to improve, optimize, and maximize business goals of all shapes and sizes.

Schedule a time to speak with Susan here.

Cam bishop

Cam Bishop

Managing Director, Midwest

40 years of executive-level business experience covering a broad array of business scenarios, ranging from digital transformations and M&A to startups and deal integrations. He began his career as a copywriter, later working himself to the top of that company as its CEO, and has authored two books on healthy mindsets for business leaders. Cam has a true passion for helping business owners achieve their financial goals with proper support and representation.

Schedule a time to speak with Cam here.