Sterling Enterprises

Sterling Enterprises is a consultation/brokering group blending the ideas and concepts of young minds with experienced professionals acting as consultants or facilitators in the buying and selling as well as building of new and existing businesses.  We assist our clients with lending, website design, search engine optimization, business valuation (including benchmarking), mergers and acquisitions, financial and retirement planning, banking, insurance, legal consults and many other services.  This group is comprised of Dr. Richard Sterling and his son Matthew Sterling and several strategic alliances.  Aside from serving the Blue Bell, PA area as an optometrist (over 3 decades) and leader he has been an active member of the brokering industry for about a decade.  Matthew is in his senior year of college at the University of Pittsburgh as an economics major and has plans to enter a masters program in business administration in the very near future. Dr. Sterling became the Medical Director of Sunbelt Network, PA at the beginning of 2012. 

Sunbelt Network is a business brokering firm that was founded in 1978 and began franchising business brokerage offices under the Sunbelt Network name in the mid 1990’s.  Sunbelt has enjoyed tremendous success as a franchise system and has expanded to become the world’s largest brokering business with approximately 250 franchised office locations in 30 countries.  Sunbelt was acquired in 2006 by Merrymeeting, Inc. (, a privately-held investment company that specializes in acquiring and developing franchise companies.  With the backing and resources of Merrymeeting, Sunbelt has been able to maintain its leadership in the business brokerage industry by investing in professional education programs for office owners and brokers developing leading edge technology and systems leveraging international office networks to better serve our clients.

Sunbelt Network, PA has alliances with many different referral organizations in business and health care brokering.  One such business that we are associated with is called FranNet.  This organization has 25 years of experience franchising businesses.  FranNet consultants work individually with clients who would like to purchase a franchise utilizing specific profiling and consultative processes to determine the business model unique to each person.  This model suggests specific franchises that fit best with each person’s goals, skill sets and interests, both personally and professionally.

Sterling Enterprises is a “virtual partnership” utilizing the “network” established by Dr. Sterling since 1980.