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Frank Chebalo BMD Virginia Beach 3515

Frank Chebalo: Franchise Owner of Big Mouth Direct of Virginia Beach

In February 2015, Frank Chebalo became the franchise owner of the single-territory Big Mouth Direct (BMD) of Virginia Beach. Throughout his tenure with The New York Times Broadcast Media Group, he served as president and general manager, of the local CBS affiliate, as well as chief consult on all major technical initiatives. Some of his key strengths are his knowledge of Internet marketing and current trends impacting the broadcast industry.

Respect for Big Mouth Local (BML) Products Helping Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses

Frank, a managing partner with Advanced Business Brokerage LLC and Adams & Chebalo LLC, sells and markets franchises and small- and medium-sized businesses. He was interested in becoming a BMD franchise owner because he enjoys working with small- to medium-sized businesses. Frank decided to pursue this opportunity with BMD—including selling franchises in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia—for the following reasons:

“I have a great deal of respect for BML’s product line and believe the work is parallel to my experience. It’s also a great fit and complement to what I’m currently doing,” he said. Frank described his work “assisting individuals in acquiring a small business as a source of professional satisfaction and financial reward.”

In addition, he noted that BML’s online advertising services for small- and medium-sized businesses enhance their success and help them to grow. “I do consulting for businesses looking to sell in the future but need some assistance in improving their performance,” he added. “This franchise will complement that activity.”

Business Broker With Years of Leadership Experience

Besides his work as a business broker, Frank has 22 years of experience as a highly regarded and dynamic engineering and operations manager. He has held leadership positions in engineering and project management focusing on maintenance, in-house and remote operations and design. As a results-oriented manager, Frank excels at negotiating, budgeting, capital planning, implementation, mentoring and collaboration.

Credentials and Affiliations

Frank received a B.A. degree in communications from King’s College in 1977, with a minor in English. He completed a leadership course at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and attended an executive education series through Columbia University Graduate School of Business and Duke University. Here are his other credentials and affiliations:

  • Certified business intermediary (from the International Business Brokers Association)
  • Certified business consultant (from the Business Training Institute)
  • Licensed real estate agent in Virginia
  • Member, International Business Brokers Association
  • Member, M&A Source
  • Member, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

To learn more about Frank’s extensive experience, see Advanced Business Brokerage LLC at as well as Adams & Chebalo LLC at To discuss purchasing BMD franchises in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia as well as digital advertising services in Virginia Beach, call Frank at 757-204-1159 (land) or 757-478-8346 (cell). You may also email or write to him at 4445 Corporation Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

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