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Benjamin Yaw Engel

husband, papa, mentor, coach, foodie
M&A Advisor, Buy Sell Edge
Co-Founder & President, Trending Up Strategy
Mentor, Techstars

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Ben helps business owners sell their companies.   He loves connecting with business owners and finding what is the driving force behind their entrepreneurship and what makes their company special.  The idea is that many great businesses can end up in eager entrepreneurs' hands and take them to the next level with new ideas and innovation.  He has a unique perspective with extensive experience on the buy side, sell side, business owner, and financier of the transaction.  He can help guide business owners through complex scenarios and make them feel navigable.

Ben has been dedicated to helping companies since he was a teenager helping at his mother's clothing boutique to multi-million financing packages working at a commercial bank.  Born in Begoro, Ghana, a small village in West Africa, hard work and entrepreneurship are commonplace.

Before the age of 30, Ben was the owner of a private-equity backed construction firm, recipient of the 40 under 40 Award from The Milwaukee Business Journal, recipient of the Graduate of the Last Decade award from his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and over 10 years of financial experience in commercial banking and private equity.

In 2014, Ben co-founded Trending Up Strategy to help manufacturers adopt marketing automation.  Trending Up now has a strategy used by some of today's top global manufacturers.

Ben is married with 4 children.  Their family loves to travel with family and friends, eat good food, and meet new people. 

Most evenings after work I wind down by cooking dinner for my family and enjoying it with a nice bottle of wine. 

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About Buy Sell Edge

Buy Sell Edge is a business advisory focusing on the buying and selling of companies and mergers & acquisitions.

About Transworld Business Advisors

Transworld Business Advisors is the world leader in the marketing and sales of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and franchises. Whether you represent an acquisition-minded corporation or are personally interested in owning your own company or new franchise. Transworld Business Advisors offers professional services that successfully bring buyers and sellers together.

About Trending Up Strategy

Trending Up Strategy is a marketing and sales automation agency focusing on growth and go-to-market strategies for manufacturing companies.

About Techstars

The global leader in startup accelerators and ecosystems, Techstars is igniting the global information economy. Creating opportunities in neglected communities. Advancing innovative teams and ideas, no matter where they originate. By supporting entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, Techstars works to create positive social and economic change, transforming the world by making innovation accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Check out some of Ben's


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How to Value Your Business

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How to Sell Your Business in Georgia

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Different Types of Consideration Included in a LOI or Purchase Offer

When you receive your LOI's or Purchase Offers, they likely will not just include a 100% cash at closing offer. Most...
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