Blueprint CFO Presents: Future Focused Entrepreneurs – Exit Strategy Expertise with Dream Business Brokers’ Vinil Ramchandran 


Vinil Ramchandran is the founder of Dream Business Brokers. He is a Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Professional, Certified Business Broker, and Certified Business Intermediary. Vinil brings over 20 years of business experience to help entrepreneurs sell their business for maximum value. He is known as a results-oriented M&A Advisor and prides himself on providing exceptional service to his clients.

Dream Business Brokers is a full-service business brokerage and M&A advisory firm based in Newport Beach. They work with lower middle market businesses in a variety of sectors with a focus on manufacturing, distribution, and service-oriented companies. They assist clients with business sales, acquisitions, and exit planning.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Trends Vinil has seen when it comes to business leaders exiting their companies
  • Vinil’s reflections on the impact of COVID-19
  • The process of business valuation, and how Dream Business Brokers approaches this
  • Vinil’s top tip for a business owner thinking of selling their company
  • How early business owners should prepare for an exit
  • The role of risk in the business valuation equation, and the importance of great accounting
  • What career path Vinil originally planned on pursuing, and his journey to where he is today
  • Vinil’s vision for the future of his firm, and his insights on the importance of finding a niche
  • The importance of strategic partnerships in business and entrepreneurship, especially in the consulting space
  • Vinil’s relationship with work-life balance as an entrepreneur

About the Series. Blueprint CFO Presents: Future Focused Entrepreneurs is an interview series and podcast highlighting entrepreneurs and businesses that are going places by focusing on the future and developing a roadmap for success. Hosted by Jim Downes, founder of Blueprint CFO, a future focused fractional CFO & accounting services firm based in Southern California.

About Blueprint CFO. Blueprint CFO is a future focused fractional CFO and accounting services firm based in Orange County, California. Partnering with entrepreneurial companies to guide and support them on their road to success, Blueprint CFO equips clients with the Profitability Roadmap® they need to grow. Learn more at

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