Mark Daoust

Member Since 2015

Mark Daoust

President & CEO

Quiet Light Brokerage, Inc.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

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.


  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • exit planning
  • Financial Modelling & Valuation


August 4th, 2021

Eight Ways Companies Can Turn A Negative Customer Experience Into A Positive One

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.

August 2nd, 2021

13 Tips to Getting Your Voice Heard in a Group Setting

Learning how to speak up in a group and make your voice heard is an essential professional skill.

May 3rd, 2018

7 Tips For Achieving 300 Percent Business Growth In Six Months

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

May 10th, 2017

Three Things To Tell A Seller When Buying Their Business

Trust and goodwill are necessary components of all business acquisitions.


Quiet Light Brokerage, Inc.

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.


  • exit planning
  • mergers & acquisitions
  • E-Commerce