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We have the experience to maximize results for Nashville business sellers.

Most business owners question when it’s the right time to sell. Having been on all sides of the selling process, we understand the consideration not only for our sellers but for their families and employees as well. We not only work with businesses in selling their companies but also prepare them for the sale. Our job is to surround you with the knowledge and advisors to guide you towards the best after-tax situation. Our understanding of the Southeast markets and experience handling a variety of industries allows us to save you time planning your exit strategy and leave the strategizing to us to ensure a timely and successful close.

Why Nextward

  • Experienced on all sides of the selling process
  • Detailed step-by-step process that guides your journey
  • Personalized consultation accounts for individual needs
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We take the stress out of selling your business.

Selling a business doesn’t happen overnight. As your dedicated advisor and broker, we provide several benefits to sellers to help alleviate the stress of back and forth by acting as an intermediary between the buyer and seller.

If you’re ready to sell, let’s ensure you have the right help from a knowledgeable team of advisors ready to guide you through that process. We can relate to the emotions of the selling process and the family dynamics that can come into play. Therefore, our goal is to create a seamless transaction that lets you walk away with confidence and the best offer in hand.

Meet Our Principals:

Zach is a graduate of Auburn University and has called Nashville home since 2002. He brings a unique perspective to his clients having sold his former business, Embers Grill & Fireplace Store which specialized in sales to the construction services industry. Since his exit, Zach has been guiding multiple business owners with the successful sale and closing of their companies.

Prior to moving to Nashville, Zach grew up in Alabama and has always been part of a long history of family businesses. He believes relationships are key and values them as the most important part of his life.

Zach and his wife Kim, a native Nashvillian, live in Brentwood and have three children. Having gone through the process of selling his own business he understands the importance of confidentiality and truly relates to the seller and all the emotions they go through during the process.

Craig is a finance major from the University of Alabama. Growing up a huge Tennessee fan, he could never shake the orange from his veins. He grew up in Nashville and began his career as a broker for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter after college.

After a 4 year stint in the finance world, Craig joined the family business of Tennessee Steel Haulers (TSH, Inc.) – a longtime trucking company started by his father. After 40 years, they decided to sell TSH which was well over $150 MM in revenue. Craig and his family made multiple acquisitions while operating TSH. He is an entrepreneur that has been part of multiple startups, so he knows the grind of that process.

He values relationships and hard work-two keys to surviving in business. Craig and his wife Jana live in Brentwood and have two awesome sons. Craig understands the dynamic of family business and how it can affect the whole family.

“We’ve been in your shoes. You deserve to put your business in the hands of someone you can trust. We’ll not only handle your business with the utmost confidentiality but provide you with the resources and expertise to move it Nextward.”

Zach Watson