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Buy a business

Are you ready to buy a business?

Whether you are buying your first business or making an acquisition to expand your existing business, it is important to make the right choice. Find out how to evaluate and finance your acquisition and what to expect when you get started.

What challenges are you facing?

Check out the content under the headings below to discover the steps involved in buying a business.

Should I buy a business?

A key advantage to buying a business rather than starting one from scratch is that an acquisition allows you to skip the expensive—and risky—start-up stage.

How do I find a business to buy?

Finding a business for sale isn’t as simple as looking for a for-sale sign in the window. Instead, most entrepreneurs looking to sell their business are waiting patiently for the right buyer to come knocking.

How do I evaluate a business that's for sale?

Once you’ve found a target, you should do in-depth research to ensure you understand what you’re purchasing and make sure you’re not overpaying.

What should I do after buying a business?

Access to start-up financing is essential for most new businesses, but for many entrepreneurs just starting out, their biggest challenge is getting adequate financing.