If you are looking to buy, sell or grow a business, odds are that you are dedicated and determined in your pursuit. Likewise, if you need assistance in reaching your goal, you want an individual that shares your same sense of determination.
Look no further than 32-year-old Lex Meredith, who since June 2014, has been an advisor with Transworld Business Advisors, the world leader in the marketing and sales of businesses, franchises and commercial real estate.
Whether for an acquisition-minded corporation or individual interested in owning a franchise, Transworld Business Advisors offers clients throughout Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville, the professional services that successfully bring buyers and sellers together. Transworld Business Advisors is the highest volume listing brokerage in the Virginia Beach market with close to 120 listings and is one of the few brokerage in the country with over 100 listings.
Meredith has been involved in sales, sales management and business ownership since he was 14, and has always found success as either a front-line sales producer or sales team leader. Listening to Meredith talk, he clearly is not lacking in motivation or dedication.
“I love working with entrepreneurs and investor-type mentalities,” Meredith said. “So a business brokerage was a no-brainer for me once I found out that this type of business existed. Since I made the transition, there hasn’t been a moment of my life that has felt like work.”
Meredith said he realized the important role business brokers play when he was looking to sell a business of his own.
“I couldn’t think of a better way to massively impact the life of other entrepreneurs than by either assisting them in the sale of their business when the time came or by helping them take their already-successful business and turn it into a franchise to grow regionally, locally or nationally,” Meredith said.
The Transworld business model is unique because it combines the synergy of three separate industries: a business brokerage, franchise consulting and franchise development, which has helped it become the No. 1 franchise in the business brokerage industry of the annual Entrepreneur “Franchise 500” listing.
“Franchising is the No. 1 business model in the world,” Meredith said. “And with Transworld Business Advisors, we have access to a franchise development program that we can offer successful business owners that’s unlike any other in the world.”
Having already added 45 new franchised offices in 2015, Transworld is looking to increase that number to 75 in 2016, while also targeting the addition of three international offices. While Transworld looks to add to its roster of satisfied clients on a global basis, Meredith will continue to do the same in his little corner of the world. And with unabated determination, no doubt.
“I’m just a process-driven guy that’s got a love for winning, and in business, you only win when you produce happy clients, which we have consistently done over and over again,” Meredith said. “I’m driven by competing with myself, because I feel if I compete with others, there is a natural tendency to play to the level of competition. That’s a poor way to operate. I simply demand consistent self-improvement from myself and that tends to lead to some resounding victories.”