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Jim Evavold - Business Broker

Jim Evavold has over 25 years experience in Business Ownership and Business Brokerage. He has owned and operated a number of small businesses here in the Twin Cities prior to becoming a Business Broker with Opportunities in Business. Jim has helped hundreds of small business owners sell their closely held business and/or commercial property very confidentially! His expertise is in Liquor Stores (over 35), Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Restaurant/Bars, and Retail. (Several involved Commercial Real estate.)

Jim lives with his wife in St. Louis Park and enjoys camping, fishing, motorcycling, and all kinds of sports.

He is available for a free confidential consultation and no obligation anytime on his cell phone (952)994-6435 – weekdays, evenings, and weekends.

Here are some of the Industries Jim has successfully worked with including a few of the Business Names.



Waynes Liquor/Property  (Ham Lake)
Adair Liquor with Property (Crystal)
Bottle Stop (Crystal)
Liquor Store & More with Property, (Hopkins),
Jerrys Wine and Spirits with Property (Robbinsdale),
Danneckers with Property (St. Paul)
MGM Burnsville, (Burnsville),
MGM Bloomington
MGM Burnsville
MGM Redwing, (Redwing)
Inn Town Wine & Spirits, (Cologne),
Hopkins Liquor, (Hopkins)
Dayton Liquor, (Dayton),
Wayside Liquor with Property (Montgomery)
St. Michael Liquor and Property (St. Michael)
Southside Liquor (Shakopee)
Albertville Liquor 
Dom’s Liquor (Mpls)
Northland Liquor (Champlin)
Bayport Liquor 
Jerrys Wine and Spirits including Property (Robbinsdale)
Danneckers Liquor (St. Paul)
Clocktower Liquor (Andover)
Liquor Store & More (Hopkins)
Easy Street Liquor, (Vadnais Heights
ABC Liquor, (Moundsview)
Jakes Discount Liquor, (Hastings).
Hamline Liquor ( Roseville)


Kaufman Enterprises/Commercial Property (Commercial Lawn and Snowplowing)
Switchback Systems Computer/Telecommunications)
Rochford Supply (Wholesale-Distribution)
Ineo Technology –Computer Networking Managed Services (Technology)
Medpac Bags (Manufacturing/Wholesale)
Maddog Pet Food Delivery (Delivery)
Star Trucking (Trucking)
A& P Transport (Trucking)
MAS Racing Supplies (Wholesale/retail)
Life Saver Fire Protection (Wholesale-Service)
Lauseng Stone and Commercial Property – Lake Elmo
Jerry’s of Elk River and Commercial Property – Auto Dealership (Elk River)
Advantage Auto and Commercial Property – Auto Dealership (Ham Lake)
Treasure Light Candles (Manufacturing)
Larsen Telecommunications (Wholesale and Service)
REAC Computer (Tech)
Airmasters HVAC (Sales and Service)
Landeys’s RV-Commercial Property
Northwest Campers and Commercial Property 
Osakis Mini-Storage (Misc)
Frontier Gunshop (Retail)
DV Surveillance (Wholesale-Service)
Dollar District – Alexandria (Retail)
Bargain Buys-Hardware (Hinkley)
Computer Zone (Tech Wholesale-Service)
Timberland Group (Printing –Manufacturing)
Osakis Mini-Storage
Precision Tune
Money Mailer
Bright Beginnings Childcare (Rochester)
Tikes & Tots Daycare (Shakopee)
Big Daddy Vending (Hopkins)
Carpenters Small Engine (North St. Paul)
Certified Mold & Restoration (Minnetonka)
Grahn’s Upholstery (Minneapolis)
Hahn’s Bookbinding
Silver Lake Barbers with Property (Silver Lake)
Swatchworks – manufacturing  (St. Paul)
Jumps and Downs (Shakopee)


Russells Restaurants and Property  (St. Michael and Big Lake)
Jethro’s Charhouse and Grill -(Mahtomedi) 
Beef O Brady’s (Andover)
Edina Eatery 
Full Moon Saloon -(Albertville)
Stand-up Franks (Minneapolis)
Skyway Lounge (Minneapolis)
Black’s Ford Restaurant (Wayzata)
Smooth Grind (Roseville)

Here are a few testimonials of what Jim’s clients have said:

“Jim did a good job selling both of my liquor stores; Southside Liquors and Hamline Liquors. I would recommend him to other liquor store and small business owners.” (Joe, former owner of Hamline Liquors and Southside Liquors.)

“Jim, I want to thank you for the great job you did helping us sell MedPac Bags, Inc. I appreciate the way you made yourself available, by phone and in person. You listened to our wants and needs and your insight was very helpful and your professionalism and attitude was appreciated.” (Owner of MedPac Bags, Inc., Twin Cities)

“Jim did a great job of our south metro liquor store. You could tell during this process that he cared, and was on our side. During this process and near the end we spoke with Jim almost on a daily basis. He got information in a timely fashion. Jim went above and beyond his scope of service.” Thank you, Jim! (Former Owners of Wayside Liquor).

“We would like to thank you Jim for working with us on the sale of our restaurant. Your attention to details
and expertise were greatly appreciated!” (Russell and Lynne Vetsch, Former Owners of Russell’s Restaurant)

“Jim did an extremely good job of keeping us informed daily and taking care of every detail, which made for a very smooth sale of our business properties. We would highly recommend him.” (Jerry and Thiry Minor, Former Owners of Jerry’s of Elk River.)

“Jim, we want to thank you for the great job you did helping us sell Frontiersman Sports. We appreciate the way you made yourself available, by phone and in person. You listened to our wants and needs and made the process of selling go very smoothly.”
Doug and Betty Ramstad Owners of the Frontiersman Sports Gun Shop in St. Louis Park

“Jim, we would like to thank you for all your support and hard work in helping us sell our business. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole process from start to finish. Your professionalism and attitude was appreciated.” Terry and Corona Wolfe, Owners of Lifesaver Fire Protection located in Plymouth MN.

“Jim worked constantly with potential buyers till we sold the business. I don’t think we could have sold our company with out Jim Evavold and OIBMN”. Bob Kaufman, former owner of Kaufman Enterprises. (A commercial lawn and snowplowing business).

“Jim Evavold did a great job on handling the Sale of our Business. I would recommend him highly”. Richard Kohn, Owner of MAS Racing Products, St. Paul MN.

“We always thought brokers were only for the bigger businesses, we were mistaken! After placing a call to Jim Evavold at Opportunities in Business we realized it was the BEST decision we ever made! Thanks Jim!!” (Former Owners of Star Trucking.)

The breadth of Jim’s experience has served him well as a Broker; he has participated in the sale and purchase of a wide variety of businesses from various industries including manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, retail, food & beverage, technology, service businesses and franchises. Jim attributes his success to his extensive experience in sales and marketing, the ability to analyze financial statements and his awareness of how important confidentiality is when handling sensitive and confidential information. Sellers and Buyers have told Jim they were very happy with his professional and confidential approach to handling all aspects of a business sale – negotiations, buyer qualification, document preparation and marketing strategies. A few of Jim’s marketing strategies include creating a professional and confidential marketing package of the business; advertising locally and nationally on several websites and database marketing for potential strategic acquisitions.

Jim also has experience working with landlords (leases) and sales of commercial property. Jim has worked with many banks in the Twin Cities including Wells Fargo, US Bank, Anchor Bank, Village Bank, Associated, Stearns, Bremer and M&I. Jim will list businesses in the Twin Cities Metro area as well as greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

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