Jerry Myers, MBA, CBI

Personal Experience

As owner and Principal Broker of the Springfield-Branson VR BUSINESS SALES office, Jerry specializes in the ownership transfer of privately-held businesses and franchise re-sales, and has facilitated the sale or acquisition of numerous businesses in Missouri. Jerry was awarded the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary designation by the International Business Brokers Association in 2007 and was re-certified in 2010 and 2013. Held by fewer than 400 individuals in the U.S., the CBI designation is granted to IBBA members who have met rigorous requirements in education, industry knowledge and experience, ethical standards, and continuing education. A Springfield, Missouri native, Jerry graduated from Drury University in that city with a degree in Marketing. He then earned an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University in Kansas City. He began teaching for Rockhurst shortly after his graduation, in the subject areas of Marketing and Production/ Operations Management. He also taught income tax law for H & R Block in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as several graduate courses for Keller Graduate School of Management, including quality control, strategic planning, contract management, and procurement. He has taught advertising, economics, and public speaking courses at other universities, and currently, teaches business courses for Drury University as an adjunct professor. Jerry brings a wealth of experience to each project from his background in industries as diverse as manufacturing and distribution, food service, automotive, agriculture, retail, franchises, education, and publishing. In addition, Jerry has owned a number of businesses over the years, which provides him with a personal understanding of the considerations and concerns of both buyers and sellers. Jerry is a graduate of the United States Business Brokers Advanced Course in Professional Business Brokerage and is a licensed real estate broker in Missouri. He is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association and serves on the Small Business Council of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Jerry was one of the five judges for the prestigious W. Curtis Strube Small Business of the Year Award for 2012 and 2016, sponsored by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and was one of the five judges for the Dynamic Dozen awards for 2014, sponsored by the Springfield Business Journal. In addition, Jerry is a SCORE volunteer, Business Workshop Coordinator for the local SCORE chapter, and teaches the SCORE workshops How to Increase the Value of Your Business So You Can Leave it in Style, Obtaining Financing for Small Business Acquisitions and Startups, How to Buy a Franchise Without Getting Burned, and Affordable Marketing Ideas for Small Business. His columns on selling businesses have appeared in the Springfield Business Journal. Jerry can be reached via email at info@vrspringfield-branson.com.

My Testimonials

When I approached VR Business Sales about helping me sell my business, I wasn’t hopeful that anyone could help me sell in the few months I was willing to remain open. They advised me on my options and we agreed on a plan of attack. Within weeks I was meeting with potential buyers, and in about a month I had several offers to pick from. We closed a month after I accepted the offer, at a price substantially higher than I was asking. I would not hesitate to recommend VR Business Sales to any business owner considering a sale.
Larry Ridinger, Former Owner, B & E Printing, Springfield, Missouri
We would certainly recommend his services to anyone thinking of buying a business.
David Paladino and Damian Shaw, New Owners, Planet Sub, Springfield, MO
We would recommend him to anyone thinking of buying a business.
C.J. Miles and B.J. Lowrance, New Owners, Pasta Express, Springfield, MO
We would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of buying a business.
Shaheen and Megan Motlagh, New Owners, Rosati’s Pizza
I wish to recommend Jerry Myers if you are looking at purchasing a business.
McKay Perry, New Owner, Classic Services Transport, Fair Grove, MO - - Diamond K Express, Pleasant Hope, MO
If you are buying or selling a business I would highly recommend Jerry for the job.
Krisheena and Kevin King, New Owners, Kings of Kustom Embroidery, Joplin, MO
I would recommend him to anyone interested in business ownership.
Damon Holland, New Owner, Tropical Smoothie Café, Springfield, MO
I would very much recommend that anyone thinking of buying a business work with Jerry.
Joe Pirkle, New Owner, Kendall Plumbing, Nixa, MO
Jerry is thoughtful and resourceful and I would recommend him to anyone thinking of acquiring a business.
Stan Bell, New Owner, Integrity Floor Covering, Springfield, MO
I would absolutely recommend Jerry Myers to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.
Rich Hare, New Owner, Air Services, Springfield, MO
I am already considering expansion and vertical integration, and I'm confident Jerry will be serving an integral role as I move forward.
Robert Brooks, New Owner, Classic Services, Fair Grove, MO
We would highly recommend contacting Jerry with any needs you have!
Trey Broussard, New Owner, The Adventures of Learning, Nixa, MO
I would have no problem recommending Jerry or Bret to anyone considering the purchase of a business.
Kim Hutton, New Owner, Puzzle Place Learning Center, Nixa, MO
I’m very happy to refer Jerry Myers at VR to anyone thinking of buying a business.
Todd Laney, New Owner, Burly R. Jenkins Group, Springfield, MO
I had been talking to Jerry Myers at VR about my interest in buying a business for nearly 5 years when he finally found one that was a perfect fit for me and my family.
Chris Evans, New Owner, MBDR Foods, Marshfield, MO
We would certainly recommend his services to anyone thinking of buying a business.
David Paladino and Damian Shaw, Planet Sub, Springfield, MO
We would recommend him to anyone thinking of buying a business.
C.J. Miles and B.J. Lowrance, Pasta Express, Springfield, MO
Jerry Myers at the VR Springfield-Branson office helped me sell my barber shop and the real estate it occupied.
Bill Britt, Britt's Barber Shop, Springfield, MO
Jerry Myers helped me sell my service business and I would recommend him to anyone thinking of selling a business.
Les Gardner, Absolute Glass, Springfield, MO
We would certainly recommend Jerry to anyone considering a possible sale of their business.
Larry and Ruby Clark, Roll N Tobacco, Springfield, MO
At a time when I needed to sell my business the most, Jerry Myers pulled out all the stops and never gave up until the day we closed on it. The only way to go.
Jim Vannoy, Dark Modern Tanning Salon, Springfield, MO
I would certainly recommend Jerry Myers at VR to anyone considering the sale of their business.
Burly Jenkins, Burly R. Jenkins Group, Springfield, MO
Jerry helped us sell our franchise restaurant, Planet Sub, and we found him to be knowledgeable and capable.
Larry Schrimpf and Dustin Curtit, Planet Sub Springfield, MO
In just 30 days we had a signed offer and less than 30 days after that we closed!
Kim Young, Puzzle Place Learning Center, Nixa, MO
Jerry Myers sold my plumbing company for nearly full price in the midst of a severe recession.
Jerry Kendall, Kendall Plumbing, Nixa, MO
Jerry helped me sell an existing restaurant as my first franchised location.
Matt Krupa, Pasta Express, Springfield, MO
Jerry at VR helped us sell our business and we would recommend him to anyone thinking of selling their business.
John and Beverly Follis, Cartridges Plus, Springfield, MO
If you want someone to sell a business who will work hard and never give up, we would recommend Jerry.
Dan and Jennifer Villars, Republic Towing, Republic, MO
I would absolutely recommend Jerry Myers to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.
Rich Hare, Air Services, Springfield, MO
We would recommend Jerry Myers at VR to anyone thinking of selling their business.
Betty Braden & Peggy Taylor, Dogwood Printing, Ozark, MO

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