Nokomis Advisory Services

Exit with Style, Grace & More Money™

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The Nokomis Advisory Team

Our team is focused on helping you safely and confidentially sell your business.

Welcome to Nokomis Advisory Services.

We change lives through business transitions. Let us help you exit with style, grace, and more money.™ If it’s not time to exit we can help you as we create “Large Exits for Small Businesses™” so you can sell at a later date and/or grow by acquisition.

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John Martinka

Co-Founder and Managing Member

John Martinka is known as The Escape Artist® because of the work he does helping clients escape their current situations.
John is the author of four books on business buying and selling and has helped well over 150 clients get their deals done.

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Jessica Martinka

Co-Founder

Jessica has a wide and varied small business background and uses those experiences to help our clients. She loves the market outreach, talking to business buyers, and helping them put a deal together.

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Business Sellers

Are you ready to sell – sooner not later?

When it’s time, it’s time. But first call us to get a copy of our book If They Can Sell Pet Rocks Why Can’t You Sell Your Business (For What You Want)? You’ve built a great business and now it’s time to monetize it while preserving your legacy. It’s not easy, which is why you need an experienced professional to guide you through the process

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Business Owners

The Wall Street Journal said only 10% of businesses are prepared to sell for maximum value. You can do better.

Those not prepared will “Likely sell at a discount” (Kiplinger) so let us help you create a large exit for your small business.™

If selling is a few years away now is the time to take action because there’s a demographic change driving the market (a lot of owners getting older) and you want to be ahead of the curve. Not having an exit strategy means you have no strategy. Working hard for an income is great. Working hard for an income, legacy and a large upside is even better.

Also consider growth by acquisition. Larger businesses sell for a higher multiple or earnings and it’s a double benefit – higher income and a higher multiple.

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From Our Clients

We appreciated the fact that John is very knowledgeable in his field and we felt very confident with his help. We recommend John’s services to anyone selling a business. His fee is well worth it. His service is excellent.

Richard and Judi MacIntoshPrint Media

My business partner and I decided we needed a change. Despite our amicability, the question of business value and terms of the purchase became a matter of disagreement.
We both came up with our own formulas for valuation. We were going nowhere fast and the business began to suffer. Upon your agreement to help us the immediate forward movement provided a sense of relief. You guided us through the choppy waters of our business deal, giving us the ability to move on and still remain friendly.

Jay Stilwell, PresidentSeattle Publishing

I just wanted to take the time to thank you again for your efforts. You are professional; you are honest; and you are efficient. As you know,I do lots of legal work in the acquisition and sale of businesses. I work with a lot of brokers and other people involved in the marketing of businesses for sale. You really stand above the others in your line of work. Thanks again for all your efforts.

Michael Larson, Attorney (and seller of a family business)Seattle, WA
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Blog & Education

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The Next Step- Planning for Your Future

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John Martinka’s 20 Rules of Business Exiting & Selling

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