About Founder

Alan Melton, Founder and President of Small Business Coach Associates


Alan Melton has established a reputation as a nationally known author, speaker and business leader, having started twelve companies and acquired five more. Now, in the prime of his career, he is mentoring an amazing group of entrepreneurs and executives on the fast track to success. He has coached, advised, and taught thousands of small business owners using a proprietary, award-winning process that has delivered outstanding results to organizations and coaching clients for more than 20 years. His clients have improved their sales by 300% annually, profits by as much as 1,500% and reduced work time by as much as 80%. Author of Small Business Solutions, Alan is a Certified Business Coach and a Certified Family Business Advisor. Alan was recently recognized by Influence Digest, Six Figure Coach Magazine and Hubspot as one of the top business coaches worldwide.

Founder of Empire Business Brokers, LLC

In 2004, Alan Melton founded Empire Business Brokers, LLC to help both business sellers and buyers transition into lifestyles that meet their goals, dreams, and aspirations. Alan and his team provide confidential buying and selling assistance. Recently they helped a business buyer secure financing of 132% of the sale price. They understand how to help you prepare your small or middle-market company for sale and how to move through the selling process while remaining focused on your business. Alan is a Certified Business Intermediary.           

Co-Founder and CEO of Award-Winning Inc. 500 Company

Alan Melton co-founded and served as CEO of a company that he grew from 2 employees to 130 employees.  The company was listed in several national and local publications as one of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the country. It joined a distinguished list of large recipients such as Merrill Lynch, the Ritz-Carlton, Honeywell, and Omni Hotel as the recipient of the coveted Sterling Governor’s Award for organizational performance excellence. When Alan ultimately sold the business . He was also recognized by Bill Clinton, President of the United States as the SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year.

Alan is married and mentored juvenile delinquents for 15 years and has presided over national and local boards and committees. He is an avid reader of titles on business leadership and management, investing, real estate, politics, theology, philosophy, and spirituality. He is an avid music lover. He enjoys working out, hiking and healthy eating!

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“Alan Melton has been working with me to set and meet aggressive goal for my company. He’s even gotten my employees on board with my vision, and I’ve had problems with them in the past. After several “false starts,” I’m finally taking my business to its potential, and I would like to see my clients do the same. He helped me identify $20,000 in unmade sales (services people wanted but we didn’t offer to them and they didn’t know we could provide) and another $25,000 in missed revenues due to under pricing certain services. We also found a way to change our process for preparing returns that cut the turnaround time by 30%.” Dan, Owner, CPA Firm

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