Beyond BreakevenBeyond Breakeven has no expertise in buying businesses
I wanted to buy a business sometimes back and consulted Beyond Breakeven to help me with the deal. I was denied the financing, so I had to pay them $5000 to continue the deal. Ed who was supposed to be making thing easier for me, promised that I will not have to pay a penny out of my pocket. This was a complete lie.
Things went fine for few days. But, then one fine day, Ed had an argument with the broker who had listed the business and that broker denied any further communication with Ed. When the broker told me about Ed’s incompetency, I was shocked to hear that. When the broker asked Ed about the letter of Intent to start the deal, he refused to the idea. Later, when the broker insisted, he sent him some template from internet without bothering to make changes to the document.
While I was sitting beside him, he talked to a lady and started saying things that wasn’t true. He said that he can get her more than 10,000 connections on LinkedIn and when I checked his profile, he wasn’t even close to 100.
After three months of continuous followups, Ed came up with three documents of proposal to buy the business. The broker refused to accept any of them as he had never seen such documents before. The broker accepted that Ed was not the right person for making the deal and he would not be able to continue any further. Ed suggested that I should check for other options as the broker was stupid and stubborn.
He was not ready to refund the fee and asked me to think of something that I would like to do. I told him that he just screwed up the deal that I wanted to do. But, he did not care. Candace had the same problem. She was rude to me after making mistakes. She sent me documents by typing the incorrect email id. When I asked about it, she started heating up. Later, when she understood her mistakes, she sent them again.
There were many mistakes done by them and I had to pay for it. After thinking for some time, I called Ed and told him about a new plan that I wanted to start. He asked me to inform him whenever I was ready. When I called Candace after a week, she refused to take the responsibility and said that the contract was over. But, we still had 60 days to reach the one-year timeline.
At the end, I was sent a business plan and a strategic Funding plan. When I looked at the documents, I knew that I won’t be proceeding further with them. The documents were worthless and most of the part was copy and paste of the emails I sent to Candace.
They asked me to call if I needed any assistance. I knew I was done with them. I was not going to waste my time on these fools after looking at what they had to offer. Beyond Breakeven is a scam and you should stay away from Ed and Candace.
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I was sold a bill of goods by the company and lost all the money invested
I entered into an agreement to purchase a business using the services of Beyond BreakEven and Ed Keels. This was labeled the “deal of the year”.
I took the bait from this guy and put my trust in his expertise to purchase a business out of state.
The company (BBE) had the experience and knowledge, so I was led to believe. All the homework and DD was completed, and the upside profit based on his proforma were off the charts.
I paid 8k for the services on Ed Keels and his company, was introduced to a local Police Officer names Henery Maye that would be my partner. Ed did his DD on the guy, he is a cop and has owned other businesses in the past. Regardless the business had so much cash flow projected it couldn’t go wrong.
I invested 50k in the business and within 1 week communications with Mr. Maye stopped and the money was gone.
Now I’m at the mercy of an attorney to help try and retrieve my money from an unscrupulous cop out of state.
Ed Keels is off making other deals.
I should have know better but I guess he talked me into this mess and now I’m fending for myself.
I out 52000 from the advice of beyond break even
I trusted the advice of Ed Keels and now find myself out 53,000 on his advice from a “deal of the year” recommendation. Not bashing the company just providing my experience
Don't believe the lies of Ed Keels with Beyond Break Even.
After, receiving an e-mail promoting BBE. contacting Ed Keels of “Beyond Break Even”. I was made to believe that I would be able to purchase a business with no out of pocket expense.
The only possible reason that would keep me from being able to purchase a business. Would be my credit score if it was lower that 650. Knowing my score was 755. I purchased Ed Keels service’s for $ 6,900, 00. Ed advised me that he would work with me to purchase a business for up to 6 months.
After, going out looking at and contacting Business brokers for a business. for the first 3-4 months. Ed kept telling me that his business evaluation software suggested that these were bad business to get involved with.
Eventually, I ran across a great deal with a Liquor Store. Ed ran it through his business software and advised me to offer the owner the full asking price. Little did I know after making the full offer price to the owner. The owner decided he wanted more for the business and declined my offer.
At this time I’ve been working with Ed for 4 to 5 months.
This is when I started getting nervous about the time element of 6 months of Ed working with me. So, I contacted Ed and mentioned that I wanted to move faster on making offers on business’s before my 6 months were up with him working with me.
This is when He advised me not to worry about the 6 month time period. That he would continue to work with me. Because, I was easy to work with
(his words). However, his wife Candace Keels convinced him otherwise because, when the six months was close at the end.
I called in to ask a question of Ed Keels and was told by Candace that Ed would no longer be working with me as my 6 months was over.
Candace had Ed call me and he confirmed that I was no longer a client. Long story short…I never got any funding from any private lender of Ed’s that he claimed to be able to provide. You are just buying his
“Business Evaluation Software”. Stay away from “Beyond Break Even” if you don’t want to lose $8,000 …..which he advised me that his service’s would be going up to. Do not trust this con-artist ! He doesn’t have any private lenders willing to loan the purchase price of a business.
I’ve been asked to remove this “Review” by the company. Attempted to remove it but will have to contact the website during business hours to get it removed.