Buy a small business

Considering purchasing a business? Here's what you need to know.

Catastrophic events = business purchase opportunities


By Mark Smock

As a buyer, everyone likes to get “a deal”. Finding a bargain often means being at the right place at the right time, whether intended or by fate. Finding a lucrative opportunity to buy a business that is for sale because of an unexpected catastrophic event requires a disciplined approach.

As a business buyer, you often need to use “creative” means to position yourself to get the first, if not the only, shot at a promising business acquisition candidate.

 

Creative ways to finance a business purchase


By Mark Smock

You’ve just walked out of a business owner’s office, who has grown an established, profitable business that he is willing to sell to you, for very favorable purchase terms, at a fair price, but you have no clue how you are going to raise the necessary capital required to complete the purchase. Sound familiar?


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