WEB Business Advisors, LLC was formed in partnership with Transworld Business Advisors of Western Kentucky to list and sell existing businesses and franchises in Western Kentucky. Our mutual goal with our clients is to provide a confidential climate to evaluate one of the most important decisions to be made in your lifetime!

Paducah, Kentucky Business Broker

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W. Edward Barker (Ed)

After growing up in Paducah and graduating college at Virginia Tech as an Engineer, Ed started his career at a Fortune 50 company in Lexington, Kentucky working as a manager in the food industry. He moved back to Paducah as the start-up manager to establish a manufacturing facility for the beverage industry. Here Ed hired all the original employees and set up most of the team structure of the business. Later, Ed was hired to sell capital equipment and eventually rose to the position of President, serving for a number of years. He then entered the engineering business and eventually was chosen to establish a new manufacturing facility in Paducah. Ed has held the following titles during his career: National Sales Manager, Vice President & General Manager, Business Development Manager, General Manager, President & CEO and Partner & Area Director. The industries Ed has served include food, beverage, capital equipment manufacturing, light manufacturing, engineering/construction, pharmaceutical manufacturing and business advising. Ed currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Paducah Water and is a member of the Rotary Club of Paducah. Ed served as Chairman of the Rotary Education Assistance Plan for 10 years.

Why we are the Best

  • We control the entire process
  • We are part and parcel of all the negotiations
  • We control the flow of information and paperwork
  • We will talk with you via phone, but more importantly we will meet you face-to-face while learning most aspects of your business
  • We know your privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance
  • We will provide a free valuation of your financials and suggest a selling price
  • We will advertise your business on the appropriate internet sites including Transworld Business Advisors site
  • We will qualify and vet buyers making sure the potential buyer possesses the financial, emotional and operational capability to consummate the deal
  • We will trouble shoot any issue that arises during the due diligence and lending stages
  • We will successfully close the deal

Why Should You Consider Us?

We are affiliated with Transworld Business Advisors of Florida, who has been listing and selling businesses for over 30 years. They have developed a proven process of controlling the entire sales process right up to the closing table. This total involvement on our part assures you can continue running your business while we handle the details. Transworld is truly an international organization with offices worldwide and over 500 agents listing and selling existing businesses and franchises. More importantly, we are located in Paducah so you don’t have to rely on getting a salesperson attention in Nashville, Louisville or Lexington.


Confidentiality is our mutual goal. Only very close advisors will know about the sale. We know how to promote the sale without disclosing sensitive information. Our listing advertisements are vague on purpose to attract the most buyers. You want to retain your valuable employees for the new owner. Buyers will be thoroughly vetted and you will approve giving them detailed financial information.

Business as Usual

Our Services allow you to run daily operations without worrying about the sales process details. Your listing is continually valued, right up to the closing table.

Working with the Best

We know what it's worth Local, national and global reach. No upfront fees. Listings stay active with periodic auditing. We are willing to Co-Broke.


As someone with zero business experience, I really didn't see it as being possible to become a small business owner. From the first time speaking with Ed Barker, he was encouraging and confident that I was capable and helped me find the resources I needed to help along the process. He was right there through the whole purchase process and was helpful in mediating communication between myself and the seller and also in making sure I had all the information I needed in making the buying decision. Four months later of being a first time business owner and going good! Thank you Ed!


I worked with Ed on the selling of my business. He was always right on top of things and if he didn’t have an immediate answer to questions, he made sure that he got the answers and got back with me promptly. He was always extremely professional and made the selling of my business so much easier. I highly recommend him!


Western Kentucky

  • Sell or buy a business in Paducah
  • Sell or buy a business in Marshall County.
  • Sell or buy a business in Livingston County.
  • Sell or buy a business in Graves County.
  • Sell or buy a business in Ballard County.
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Southern Illinois

  • Sell or buy a business in Jackson County.
  • Sell or buy a business in Jefferson County.
  • Sell or buy a business in Williamson County.
  • Sell or buy a business in Massac County.

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