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.

Transforming lives through business transitions: Elevate your exit strategy for more profits and success. Explore “Large Exits for Small Businesses®” for future growth and selling opportunities.

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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

Jessica Martinka


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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Ben Morley

Ben Morley


With over three decades of transformative leadership experience, Ben is relentlessly focused on achieving our client’s goals throughout their desired exit strategy.

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Business Sellers

Are you ready to sell – sooner not later?

Timing is everything? Get your free copy of If They Can Sell Pet Rocks Why Can’t You Sell Your Business (For What You Want)? Reach your monetization goals and preserve your legacy with expert guidance through all the steps to successfully sell your business.

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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

March 29, 2024 in Articles, Other

7 Don’ts When Selling Your Business

WeWork declared bankruptcy due to an overly ambitious business plan and model. As a small business owner aiming to build wealth, don’t be like WeWork.…
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February 13, 2024 in Articles, Exiting & Selling, Increasing Value

Create a Large Exit for Your Small Business™

Want to Exit with Style, Grace, and More Money®? A multi-generation business gives tips on how other business owners can do so. In late 2023…
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September 12, 2023 in Articles

My Company, Its Culture, and My Employees are Poised for Growth

Daniel Pink, in his book Drive, quotes an owner about his employees: “They’re not resources, they’re partners.” Here are my top three factors: Employees want…
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May 30, 2023 in Articles

Diligence is an Issue at All Levels

Recently the Wall Street Journal’s Saturday “The Numbers” column was about the “M-Score.” The M-Score was created by business professors in the 1990s and the…
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December 6, 2022 in Articles

Market Update – Q4 2022

In October Jessica and I talked to about 20 people about what they’re seeing in the market, the highlights are below. I also attended the…
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October 7, 2022 in Articles

Who Wants to Buy Your Business?

According to the Wall Street Journal (September 10, 2022), private equity does (want to buy your business). PE is reaching to the lower middle market…
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