About Richard Parker
Richard Parker is the founder of Diomo Corporation - The Business Buyer Resource Center™ and author of the How To Buy A Good Business At A Great Price© series.
Richard has purchased thirteen of his own businesses and has been an advisor and broker to small business buyers and sellers for over 25 years.
He has written and been featured in more than 300 articles on the subject of buying businesses in The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Street.com. He is also a weekly contributor to Forbes Magazine.
Richard was recently nominated for Inc. Magazine's 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award.
Born in Canada in 1961, and based in Florida since 1996, Mr. Parker has been a business "junkie" since childhood, owning his first business at 12 and selling it profitably at 13 (this remains his favorite business story).
His fascination with getting others involved in businesses started at this young age when he recruited seven neighborhood children as paper carriers and then successfully approached the local Sunday paper to grant him a master route with the idea of letting them solicit home delivery where there was none previously (sub-contracting the other kids and taking a percentage of their business of course) and so a career was born.
The businesses have changed in the past 25 plus years but the excitement remains.
It has taken a lot of time, effort and some painful experiences to develop the tried and true formulas that immediately identify a good business. More important is recognizing what particular business is ideal for the individual and which types are not. Good businesses run by the wrong people quickly turn sour and that's why so much of our material is devoted to helping each client buy a business that's right for them.
I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoy what I do for a living. I am very lucky, I can't wait to start each work day. That's the beauty of owning a good business; it overtakes you in a way that is so incredible it's nearly impossible to explain to someone who has never experienced it. That is exactly what we will help you achieve. You will soon understand my enthusiasm after you begin to follow our program and we get to know each other. I am always available to help you. I promise that I will do everything in my power to put you into the business of your dreams.
I have had some wonderful successes and a few dismal failures. It's amazing what these failures can teach you if you are responsible and mature enough to look at them as learning experiences. From these situations, both good and bad, I have been able to assemble a program that completely eliminates the frustrations and setbacks that all others go through in order to learn the crucial skills they need to find and buy a good business at a great price.
Since most people who begin to look to buy a business have never bought one before nearly everything that they will encounter is new. Buying a business is a serious decision and so understanding the proper steps of the process and what to do at each stage, is unquestionably, the key to success.
The most rewarding aspect of my career is that I am involved in a business that is able to help so many people literally around the world. The greatest satisfaction I get is when one of our clients tells us how their lives have been changed by the techniques they learned through our training programs and the personal advice we provided.
If you are serious about being self-employed then learn the right way to do it. How To Buy A Good Business At A Great Price© will teach you everything that you need to know and our Personal Consulting Program will guide you at every step.
About Diomo Corporation - The Business Buyer Resource Center™
Diomo Corporation - The Business Buyer Resource Center - began in 1990. From humble beginnings, Diomo built its annual revenue to more than $30 million by purchasing several existing businesses and adding them to the Diomo group.
Diomo's head office has been located in South Florida since 1996 under Florida Corporation # P96000099725. The company began in Canada, with incorporation under The Canada Business Corporation Act by Articles of Incorporation, dated January 11, 1990, corporation number 00256331-2.
With the advent of the Internet, the company consolidated its small business-buying consultation business and compiled all of its years of experience and hundreds of small business acquisitions into a home study course allowing its distribution to reach people around the world.
Diomo's products and consulting services have helped people buy a wide range of businesses in more than 80 countries.
The company's success is due solely to the effectiveness of its products. Richard Parker, the company's founder, has always believed any business should only offer products that are of such superior quality that anyone who buys them should have the ability to get all of their money back at any time.
If these programs did not meet the customer's expectations or if the results achieved were anything less than phenomenal, Diomo would not have been able to survive, let alone thrive, for over a decade.
The company's mission is very clear:
"To educate potential business buyers about the entire buying process and through our proven techniques to equip them with the skills and tools they'll need to find and buy the right business and negotiate a great price. We stand behind our products with an unconditional guarantee and provide expert advice and flawless after sales support to those who follow our system in order to help them fulfill their dreams of business ownership."
There are three steps that make up the foundation of the Diomo programs:
Step 1: Teach people what they need to know
Step 2: Explain what to do
Step 3: Demonstrate through examples exactly how to do it
Business buyers are an interesting group. All are eager to be in their own business but most do not realize or anticipate the challenges that they will face. Diomo has always believed that its job is to "open their eyes" to the process and provide them with a proven systematic approach so that they will understand what to do at each stage of this fascinating, yet difficult, process.
Diomo's programs are geared specifically to those individuals who do not have the benefit of numerous or any previous business purchases. Therefore, they start out lacking the foundation on which to draw upon past experience. Through its step-by-step, easy-to-follow systems, Diomo's clients understand the approach that they should be taking, they gain clarity of the issues they will be facing and they equip themselves with all of the skills that are necessary to be able to make the right key decisions along the way.
"I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you as well as your staff at Diomo Corp. It’s a real pleasure to do business with honest professional people/company such as yourselves."
Manuel Cheskes -Houston, TX
“You folks should be applauded and accolades paid, what an up front way of doing business. You most certainly have earned my trust and believe me I do not give that easily!”
Peter Clarke - Huntington Beach, CA
"I appreciate your diligent customer service efforts! You obviously practice what you preach. I'll call or email if I need anything."
William Davenport - Asheville, NC
“Thank you for the great customer service”
Eric Williams - Oak Bluffs, MA
“THANK YOU!!!! What a responsive and helpful corporation. I have and will continue to recommend this book and your firm to everyone I come in contact with who is looking to buy a great business.”
Lee Ann G. Anderson - Wellsville, PA
“U guys r awesome - I appreciate the info & great support.”
William J. Gagnon – Columbus, OH