Consulting Services
Challenging Times

Today, business owners are facing some of the most unique and profound challenges they have ever experienced. 
  •  Weak Sales and Shrinking Margins
  • Cash Flow Shortfalls
  • Poor Staff Performance
  • Ineffective Advertising and Marketing
  • Crushing Lease Expenses
  • Diminished Profitability
  • Difficulty in Getting Financing
  • Outdated Business Model
We are Your Ally
Peninsula Consulting Group is a local resource for business owners. As part of the Monterey Bay Business Brokers (along with Carmel Business Sales and Santa Cruz Business Brokers) we’ve been helping businesses like yours for over three decades.
Not Your Typical Consultants
Our team is unique. Our team members have all started and run their own successful businesses. We have a diverse set of management, financial, technical, operational, sales and marketing skills. We’re practical people and we deliver results, quickly. We’ve worked with hundreds of businesses, in virtually every industry category.
Finding Answers to Critical Questions 
Are you asking yourself questions like these?
  • My business is stalled – what do I do?
  • Should I sell my business – how much is it worth?
  • How do I grow my business or add another location?
  • Is it a good time to buy a business or expand?
  •  What are my options?
  • How can I move from mere surviving to prospering?

If so, now might be the time to consider a partner in looking for new answers.

What We Can Do For You
  • Analyze your business financials for strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify core business issues and create solutions
  • Review your business model and update it to market
  • Determine business valuation
  • Develop strategies to improve sales and profitability
  • Enhance employee training and productivity
  • Build a viable cash flow model
  • Facilitate a bank line of credit or SBA loan financing
  • Facilitate obtaining or transferring licenses and permits
  • Renegotiate your lease
  • Other specialized transaction services for business buyers and sellers
  • Identify and address your unique issues
With more than 500 business sales transactions and hundreds of businesses assisted in the past three decades, we are the oldest, largest and most respected business brokerage and consulting group on the Central Coast. Peninsula Consulting Group takes pride in creating positive outcomes.  Please contact us today to take the next step.
Note: Peninsula Consulting Group provides certain business consulting servcies which do not require CalBRE licensing.


""I first met Mike Russell and his team several years ago when I moved to the US from the UK. I was looking to buy a business that would fit the specific criteria of my E2 Visa. Although Carmel Business Sales didn?t have any suitable listings for me at that time, I was impressed with the professional and considerate manner in how I was treated as a potential buyer. I eventually bought a small Cafe in Capitola, which I sucessfully remodelled and managed for several years. When I was ready to move on and explore new opportunities, Mike Russell was the first person I called. I knew from first hand personal experience as a previous buyer, that I wanted my business to be listed, marketed and sold by Mike and his team. I already knew what it was like to be treated as a buyer and thus felt every confidence in Mike?s abilities to handle the sale of my business. What I love about Mike is his all round in-depth knowledge of all business operations, from tiny hole in the wall mom and pop joints, to larger corporations. His extensive knowledge of all the challenges we unique group of business owners face comes from his experience as a business owner himself and of course many years of experience through the changing economic times we all face. I truly cannot thank Mike enough for the way he and his equally experienced support team specifically handled the sale of my business. He and his team took care of every single detail and he personally handled all the tricky negotiations between myself, the buyer and the landlord. He organized all the escrow arrangements and would often be working late into the night, making phone calls to both myself and the buyer to keep us informed and updated on the progress of the sale. I could not have sold my business without Mike?s help, that is certain. He was the key player in this deal by keeping all parties moving in the right direction. I whole- heartedly recommend Mike and his team whether you are selling or buying a business". Tina Davey-Lee"
Tina-Davey Lee
Cafe Violetta