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Virginia’s Largest Brokerage Firm Transworld Business Advisors of Richmond, VA Reaches New Active Business Listings Milestone

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Rhonda Sanderson

October 8, 2015

Virginia's Largest Brokerage Firm Transworld Business Advisors of Richmond, VA Reaches New Active Business Listings Milestone

Transworld President and CEO Andy Cagnetta, Local Business Leaders Honor Owner

Rupesh Bharad at August 10 Event

(GLEN ALLEN, Va.)—Transworld Business Advisors of Richmond VA, the brokerage firm located at 5300 Hickory Park Drive, Suite 100-A, has made a name for itself in the community since it opened in 2014. In the short time the business has been serving the community, owner Rupesh Bharad’s office has become the go-to place for both owners looking to sell their business and entrepreneurs looking to buy one. Based on the success and welcoming response in the Richmond market, Bharad has expanded Transworld’s operations throughout Central and Eastern Virginia, acquiring the additional territories of Williamsburg, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Chesapeake. In June, Bharad reached a unique milestone illustrating his success in facilitating the brokerage process, and easing mergers and acquisitions: over 100 active business listings.

Forming his first business directly out of college in 1994, a construction company in India, Bharad has long held entrepreneurial ambitions. Moving with his family to the United States in 2001, Bharad went on to start and grow an impressive 17 small businesses, including ALOHA Mind Math and Engineering for Kids educational franchises in multiple states and a property development firm in Richmond. With a desire to leverage his business acumen to help others achieve the same success with companies of their own, Bharad came upon Transworld Business Advisors and liked what he saw.

“Transworld has a terrific reputation facilitating the buying and selling of businesses that precedes it, so it seemed like the perfect fit,” said Bharad. “The brokerage process can be stress-inducing for both buyers and sellers, so it’s crucial to be associated with a company known for its professionalism and experience. Transworld exceeds expectations in both areas, so I wanted to be part of the team.”

The recipient of the President’s Award at the UFG World Expo, the annual exposition that recognizes the finest franchisees that are part of the United Franchise Group system, Bharad has grown his business precipitously in his first year, earning the distinction of being Virginia’s largest brokerage firm measured by its number of active business listings. Yet Bharad remains humble, looking to his success as a means of teaching his children life lessons that he himself had learned from his own father.

“My father, a serial entrepreneur, always taught me that running a business was to play a game of courage and risks,” said Bharad. “He taught me to be courageous, to step up and to deal with those risks by measuring them and taking a calculated approach. I followed my father’s advice and built a company that continues to thrive. I’m now teaching the same life lessons to my own boys, to take risks and to enjoy the rewards.”

“Hundreds of business owners have put their faith in our office to handle their business issues, and we’ve become the largest brokerage firm in the state because all 14 likeminded agents in our office recognize the gravity of that responsibility,” Bharad said. “Transworld Business Advisors of Richmond is honored to help entrepreneurs reach their dreams.”

In recognition of Bharad’s impressive growth in the community, he will be honored at an August 10 event at Junior Achievement of Central Virginia’s Finance Park in Richmond, Va. Transworld Business Advisors president and CEO Andy Cagnetta will be in attendance, along with local United Franchise Group franchisees, local non-profits Bharad supports, Junior Achievement of Central Virginia, members of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and others.

About Transworld Business Advisors

Transworld Business Advisors is part of United Franchise Group, a successful group of franchise systems with more than 25 years of experience and over 1400 franchisees. Formerly Transworld Business Brokers, a company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with over 30 years of brokerage experience, Transworld represents acquisition-minded corporations and individuals alike interested in owning their own company, or in franchising. With 125 franchised offices worldwide, Transworld offers the professional services that successfully bring buyers and sellers together. From business brokerage to mergers and acquisitions, Transworld Business Advisors are the business sale specialists. Transworld represents 3000+ businesses nationwide, 7 UFG Franchises and 350+ leading franchises. For more information on selling or owning a business or a franchise, visit


Rupesh Bharad, Owner of

Transworld Business Advisors of Richmond, VA