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Buy a Business

Once the decision is made to start a business, often the next decision is either to buy an existing business or start a new venture from scratch. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options.

  • Buying A Business

    The pros and cons of buying an existing business versus starting fresh.

  • Choosing A Business

    Finding a profitable business to buy.

  • Purchase Research

    Before making the final purchase, examine the business carefully. Use of a qualified attorney is important.

  • Determining Value

    Know the elements to examine when calculating a business' value.

  • Sales Agreement

    Essential elements that should be on the final sales agreement.

  • Due Diligence

    Know the legal aspects of owning a business; includes zoning laws, permits, and the environment.

  • Closing Checklist

    Make sure you and your attorney review the final points of the sale.

  • Buying A Business FAQs

    Learn the answers to commonly asked questions regarding buying a business.