Allan Taylor & Company was founded by two serial entrepreneurs with a passion for helping business owners finish strong. Drawing on their own experience as selling owners, as well as decades of combined business expertise, Chris and Barbara have built Allan Taylor from a local business brokerage into the nationally recognized boutique M&A firm that it is today.

Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor is a nationally recognized expert on the topics of selling, buying and valuing privately-held businesses. Her popular blog “Transaction” ran in the New York Times for three years. Barbara was also named one of “7 People Every Entrepreneur Should Follow on Twitter” by CBS MoneyWatch.

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor is a serial entrepreneur who grew up in a family-owned business in Colorado. His passion for small business ownership has shaped every phase of his life, from consulting with the U.S. Small Business Administration as a graduate student, to launching eight entrepreneurial ventures (to date) of his own.

John Dye, CPA

John Dye’s professional accounting career spans more than two decades. His breadth of experience covers working at a large, super-regional accounting firm, to growing a small local accounting office and then spinning out on his own. Most recently John launched a popular CPA and consulting firm in Bentonville, which he successfully sold to a strategic acquirer in 2017.

As a CPA, I have worked with Chris and Barbara directly on deals, and also from a consultative standpoint with clients preparing for transition. Why I continue to work with them is they are changing the way Mergers and Acquisitions for small and mid-size businesses are done. They have evolved the process well beyond traditional business brokering, working with buyers and sellers to ensure a fair and proper deal is made.

— John Dye, CPA

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