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Mark Daoust

President & CEOQuiet Light Brokerage, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

Member Since April 2015


Mergers & Acquisitions
exit planning
Financial Modelling & Valuation


I am the founder of Quiet Light Brokerage, Inc., a business brokerage firm specializing in the preparation and sale of Internet based businesses. My online career started in 1998, the same year Google launched. Although my entrepreneurial career has been *slightly* less noteworthy than Sergey Brin and Larry Page, I've been privileged to have my entrepreneurial career follow the ebbs, flows, and fast-changing nature of the online business world. Before founding Quiet Light Brokerage in 2007, I had started an web-based newsletter for geared towards bootstrapped Internet entrepreneurs (and built that to 220,000 subscribers in less than 2 years). I also partnered with another entrepreneur to acquire an online advertising network of privately held websites. With my personal experience of having started, bought, and sold my own online businesses, I founded Quiet Light Brokerage to help other entrepreneurs plan, prepare, and execute the sale of their own online businesses. I am now joined by an ever expanding team of entrepreneurs who have come with backgrounds that are increasingly impressive. I've been beyond fortunate and lucky and love that I get to work every day with some of the smartest and most experienced entrepreneurs in the online space.

Published content

expert panel

Turning a poor customer experience around continues to be one of the main struggles customer service professionals face daily. When the service experience goes poorly, a company can risk losing that customer forever. The key to success is having go-to strategies for remedying the situation and regaining that customer's trust and loyalty. To demonstrate how to turn unsatisfactory experiences into satisfactory ones, eight members of Young Entrepreneur Council shared their top-recommended ways to improve customer service.

13 Tips to Getting Your Voice Heard in a Group Setting

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Learning how to speak up in a group and make your voice heard is an essential professional skill. Anyone who's worked on a group project knows how difficult it can be to ensure each person's thoughts and opinions are heard. When there's a lively discussion happening, there will always be a few people who dominate the conversation and try to take the lead. However, it's important to be able to politely interject and advocate for your ideas. To help you do this, a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council members shared their best insights. Here's how they recommend making your voice heard in a group setting, and why doing so is an important skill for all professionals and entrepreneurs.


Don't inadvertently give yourself new problems to solve. If it's not broken, don't fix it.


Trust and goodwill are necessary components of all business acquisitions.

Know Your Worth: Smarter Outsourcing Based On Your Hourly Wage


Calculate your target hourly wage in order to make better decisions in your business.

Four Online Business Ideas You Can Start Now And Resell Later


"Glitter bombing" is just the latest online business trend that has tapped into this lucrative model.

Company details

Quiet Light Brokerage, Inc.

Company bio

Quiet Light Brokerage was started in 2007 with the goal of helping Internet entrepreneurs plan and execute the sale of their web based businesses. The team at Quiet Light Brokerage is made up entirely of successful entrepreneurs who have each started, bought, and sold their own online enterprises and now use their first hand experience to walk other entrepreneurs through that process. While our approach and process is driven by a process that has been refined and proven over hundreds of deals since 2007, our personal expertise is what really sets us apart. Our advisors first-hand experience allows them to work within a process, but also be able to see the nuance that exists in each and every online business. Quiet Light Brokerage provides free valuation and exit analysis for any online entrepreneur.



Area of focus

exit planning
mergers & acquisitions

Company size

2 - 10