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Meet the TransWorld Minnesota Team – Why We Do What We Do

Transworld Business Advisors was founded in 1979 and quickly grew into the largest business brokerage in the United States. Because the need for trusted business consultants and advisors was so great, the business moved into franchising.For over 25 years, Transworld Business Advisors franchises have flourished all across the United States. With over 300 locations, they advise clients to make informed decisions about what is beneficial and profitable when it comes to buying, selling, and franchising businesses.


The TransWorld Minnesota Team

TransWorld Business ConsultantsTransworld Minnesota joined a global network of advisors, bringing expert-level professional services to Minnesota’s business buyers and sellers. The T-World Minnesota team brings over 40 years of combined business ownership experience to our roles. We are prepared with a distinct understanding of what it is to be a business owner and how to measure success.


Scott Hislop: President, Owner, & Business Advisor

In addition to being president and owner, I’m also a business advisor, through and through. I assist business and franchise owners throughout the process of confidentially marketing and selling their businesses.

My own experiences as a business owner provide a distinct perspective into the many responsibilities and pressures business owners regularly face. And, I bring the resilience and creativity necessary to run a successful business of 30 years to my role with TransWorld.


Brian Caldwell: Chief Operating Officer & Business Advisor

Brian is just as much an advisor as he is COO. Brian is especially skilled in business analysis and valuation, as well as establishing processes for seamless ownership transfers. Primarily advising business owners, Brian approaches advising with honesty and integrity, creating a clear picture of what businesses are worth.


Barry Mingo: Chief Compliance Officer, Real Estate Broker, & Business Advisor

Barry brings laser-focused precision and attention to detail to everything he oversees with T-World Minnesota. With each new client, Barry remains focused on whether or not he and his team can truly help them accomplish their goals. Barry ensures all areas of business are handled and managed according to Minnesota State Law, and he brings unmatched expertise in the realm of real estate.


Find Your Business Consultant at T-World Minnesota

At TransWorld Minnesota, we’re passionate about helping other business owners. As experienced business owners, we understand the difficulties and pressures of owning a business as well as the fulfillment and freedom that comes along with it. Anyone who’s been there knows a successful business doesn’t happen naturally. It takes dedication, creativity, and strategy. And, it takes a trustworthy team of skilled individuals.   


Scott Hislop
Scott Hislop
CEO & Owner at Transworld Business Advisors | Business Brokers Helping Entrepreneurs Achieve Their Dreams and Goals Through the Complex Process of Buying or Selling a Business

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