#1 - In Ballarat and NW VIC

Finn Business Sales is part of the largest network of business brokers in Australia, covering all states and territories. Our team delivers specialty services to privately owned businesses. Through extensive experience, we understand the special considerations of individuals, families and companies in the process of buying or selling a business. We assist buyers and sellers with valuations, business profiling, due diligence, marketing and communications, negotiations, owner approval, contracts, settlement and handover.

Broker Profile - Stuart Brien

Stuart Brien

4/100 Simpson St, Ballarat North VIC 3350

0416 183 566

Stuart has worked in the local advertising and recruitment industries with a number of business qualifications including an MBA from Federation University. Stuart believes it’s real life experience that counts most when dealing with businesses owners. “Relationships are paramount to me, that’s one of the things that appealed about the Finn system, they really understand that and have structured things in a way to maximise the relationships” says Stuart. Stuart is passionate about small business and is an active member in the business community. He currently sits in the board of the Ballarat Business Centre, a small business incubator, and has been a judge for the Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards.

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Finn Success Stories


Satisfied Seller

“I valued my business at $450k, Finn valued it at $699k, I received an offer very close to that and settled within 3 months.”


Satisfied Buyer

“I found Stuart as very open and he wanted to make sure that I matched the business that I was considering buying.”

“We tried to sell the business using a local Real Estate Agent for while without success before we listed with Finn Business Sales in Ballarat. We were a bit reluctant at first because the cost was higher through them but the way our business was presented and marketed to prospective buyers was far more professional and thorough. In the end, Finn were able to get the deal done at a price we were happy with and they managed every aspect of the process from dealing with the buyer, the accountants, the landlords and the solicitors. If they hadn't been managing this process, I'm sure the sale would have fallen over. I'd recommend Finn Business Sales to anyone thinking of selling their business.”

Felicity - Seller - Fishery Chick

“Thank you very much for the very impressive and informative business profile. We have been looking for businesses for a long time, and this is the first time we received such a professional and very well presented profile.”

Tricia - Buyer

“I would recommend the Finn group to anyone buying or selling their franchise businesses. They are excellent at what they do, they’re courteous, they will help you at every level, they understand the process and what you’re going through, and are second to none to deal with at a professional and personal level.”

Michael C. - Lawyer

“Our main involvement with Finn is as accountants and finance brokers. We obviously assist our clients in purchasing businesses, selling businesses and financing the businesses.”

Nigel P. - Accountant

Stuart Brien