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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 OK.

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

Below Businesses were SOLD by JIM EVAVOLD


East Side Liquor (St. Paul)
Litke’s Liquor/Property (Onamia MN)
Shamrock Liquor (St. Paul)
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)
Coyote Liquor, (Dayton),
Wayside Liquor with Property (Montgomery) Twice!
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)
Carver Liquor (Carver)


Kaufman Enterprises/Commercial Property (Commercial Lawn and Snowplowing)
Switchback Systems Computer/Telecommunications)
Rochford Supply (Wholesale-Distribution) Ineo Technology –Computer Networking
Best CarWash and Auto Repair Center
Carters BP Gas Station/Carwash with Commercial Property
Hightlight Printing and Property
Sudsy’s Laundromat and Property
INEO Technology (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)
National Vent Systems (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 Auto Repair
Money Mailer
Bright Beginnings Childcare (Rochester)
Tikes & Tots Daycare (Shakopee)
Big Daddy Vending (Hopkins)
A Plus Vending
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)
Framed In Glory – Picture Framing


Russells Restaurant and Property  (St. Michael )
Jethro’s Charhouse and Grill -(Mahtomedi) 
Beef O Brady’s (Andover)
Russells Restaurant and Property ( Big Lake)
Edina Eatery 
Full Moon Saloon -(Albertville)
Stand-up Franks (Minneapolis)
Skyway Lounge (Minneapolis)
Black’s Ford Restaurant (Wayzata)
Smooth Grind Coffee Shop (Roseville)
Dagwoods Sandwich Shop (Mpls)
Erberts & Gerberts Sandwich Shop – Eagan

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.

“We want to thank Jim Evavold at Opportunities in Business, for all the hard work he did selling our business. Great Job Jim!” (Jennifer – Former Owner of National Vent Systems).

“Looking to get a business and property sold, Jim is your guy! I had a deadline and my request was met. Quick, easy, and no BS. Would recommend and use again for my next sale.” (Megan – Former owner of Litke’s Liquor and Commercial Property).

“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 and Commercial Property. (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.)

“Jim Evavold did a job second to none in selling my home based vending business. Jim’s experience in the business world was evident in every step of this process, a true professional and his personality was just like working with your best friend. I recommend Jim to anyone looking to sell a business!” ( Former of Owner of a Vending Business in the Twin Cities)

“We’re so glad we had Jim E. of Opportunities In Business involved in the sale of our liquor store from beginning to end. He dealt with prospective buyers professionally, represented our best interest and made certain all “t”s were crossed and “i”s dotted. He answered all of our questions while guiding the buyer through the paperwork and necessary approvals so that our sale went through correctly and swiftly. I highly recommend him!” (Matt – Former Owner of East Side Liquor in St. Paul).

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 all aspects of selling   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. He also has worked with many title companies and city administrators along with the state of MN for licensing issues.

Listings by Jim Evavold:

    Hair Salon – Outer North Suburb

    Asking Price: 

    Asking $50,000 for all the equipment and excellent build out with 8 stations and waiting area.

    Established over 37 years by the same family. The owner is retiring. It’s located in a busy and dense demographic... Read More

    Restaurant located in Minneapolis – Established 38 years. Weekdays only – No Weeknights or Weekends.

    Asking Price: 

    The asking price is $150,000 which includes approximately $50,000 in equipment. Price does not include inventory of approximately $5,000 which fluctuates throughout the year. Real Estate is available for $295,000; however the Seller may be open to leasing.

    This very popular restaurant is located in the heart of Minneapolis and serves loyal local residents along with downtown workers... Read More

    Awards and Trophy Business – Wholesale – Established 39 years!

    Asking Price: 

    The asking price is $60,000 which includes approximately $10,000 in equipment. Price does not include inventory of approximately $50,000 which fluctuates throughout the year.

    Successful Award & Trophy Business This well-known company was established in the Twin Cities in 1983. Revenues are generated from... Read More

    Liquor Store SE Metro $3.4M Gross Sales! Est. 21 years.

    Asking Price: 

    The list price is $1.949,000 for the business. The price includes all equipment and fixtures. The inventory is in addition to the list price and is currently estimated at approximately $450,000.00.

    This well-established and very successful off-sale liquor store is located in an outer SE metro and was established 21 years... Read More

    Successful Dog Care Business – $355k Cashflow!

    Asking Price: 

    The asking price is $849,000. Included in the price are the furniture, fixtures and equipment.

    Successful Dog Care Business located in the Twin Cities Metro area with over 7,000 square feet of indoor space and... Read More

    Liquor Store E Metro – Cashflow $80k plus – Low Rent

    Asking Price: 

    The owner is asking $179,000 for the business which includes all equipment/fixtures valued at $40,000. Asking price does not include inventory which is estimated at $120,000.

    Established over 21 years ago, this Off-Sale Liquor Store in the East Metro is located in a densely populated area... Read More

    Gas Station/Car Wash/ Auto Repair with R/E – NE East Metro

    Asking Price: 

    The asking price for the business, equipment, and inventory is $975,000. Land and building for $1,975,000. The market value of the land and building on the property tax statement is $1,482,000. The value of the furniture, fixtures and equipment is approximately $150,000, and the estimated value of the inventory is $60,000.

    This successful Gas Station & Auto Repair Center located near a major highway intersection in the East Metro includes 5... Read More

    Gas Station, Convenience Store, Car Wash – (4 Unit Retail) +Real Estate

    Asking Price: 

    Asking price: $1,600,000. (Includes all Land and Buildings including the 2 bay carwash and equipment estimated at $250,000. Seller is open to leasing the gas station/convenience store/ car wash space.

    Over $5MM invested in the land and real estate. Built in 2007 with excellent value-add opportunity. 4 unit retail building... Read More

    Liquor Store Outer SE Suburbs

    Asking Price: 

    The owner is asking $95,000 which includes all equipment/fixtures valued at $50,000. Asking price does not include inventory which is estimated at $90,000.

    Off Sale Liquor Store located in an outer Southeast suburb of the Twin Cities. Established 5 years ago, it is... Read More

    Child Day Care Business – One Hour South of Metro

    Asking Price: 

    The owner is asking $350,000 for the business which includes approximately $50,000 in equipment/fixtures.

    This Successful Child Day Care Center has been providing quality Daycare in this growing community one hour south of the... Read More

    Asian Style Restaurant – South Metro

    Asking Price: 

    $100,000 which includes $50,000 in equipment and $2,000 in inventory.

    This Specialty Asian Style Restaurant has been in existence for 11 years. Majority of revenue is generated from “To Go”... Read More

    Liquor Store Western Suburb

    Asking Price: 

    $600,000 which includes $100,000 of Furniture Fixtures & Equipment. It does not include inventory of approximately $150,000

    This very busy Off-Sale Liquor Store was established over 30 years ago. It is located in a west suburb of... Read More