Questions & Answers
If you are new to this process, you probably have a long list of questions about business sales and acquisitions. You can find a lot of answers on our blog or in our free downloadable resources about buying and selling a business. We have also addressed several common questions here to help you get started. Have more questions? Contact you local Sunbelt Office today and we will be happy to help you!
Common Questions for Business Buyers View all
What Are The Advantages of Buying an Existing Business?
The main advantage of buying an existing business, versus starting one from scratch, is that there is existing cash flow (presumably, positive cash flow). Beyond that, there are existing processes, people and resources in place from day one. While these aspects may be improved by an in-coming buyer, the fact that they exist in some fashion accelerates the possible ROI opportunities. Additionally, existing businesses are typically easier to finance. One should also consider the potential of buying a franchise, whether…Learn More
How Are Most Main Street Business Transactions Financed?
Business transactions typically entail a mix of buyer’s equity, seller financing, and third party financing. Which mix is right depends on your personal investment capability, the specific business’ dynamics, and economic trends. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are frequently used, as are retirement funds. Many people don’t realize they can use their retirement funds such as 401ks, IRA’s, Company Pension Plans, etc, without penalty, to start a business – contact your local Sunbelt office to learn more about 401k business…Learn More
How Do I Find Out About Middle Market Businesses For Sale?
Some businesses valued at $2 million plus never even get advertised on the internet. In lieu of mass internet marketing, these businesses typically target select groups and individuals across the country (or even the world). Sunbelt Business Brokers maintain databases of buyers looking for substantial businesses, and utilize our vast global office network for further reach. If you are looking to buy a business valued at $1 million plus, or for a strategic acquisition, we highly recommend you search our…Learn More
How Do I Find Out About Main Street Businesses For Sale?
Most business buyers begin their search process online and many websites exist that advertise businesses for sale. Sunbelt’s website is the world’s largest proprietary database of businesses for sale, representing a wide variety of industries and sizes – from $50k to $50m. Good businesses go fast, so to ensure you get a look at the best business for sale, we recommend 1) signing up for a BizBuzz email alert and 2) connecting personally with your local Sunbelt office owner. Once…Learn More
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What Is The Difference Between a Main Street (MS) and a Middle Market (MM) Business?
While these terms are widely used within the industry, they do not have a standard…Learn More
What Is My Business Worth?
Ultimately, any business is worth what somebody else would be willing to pay for it. …Learn More
What Is A Confidential Business Review (CBR)?
A CBR, sometimes referred to as a Sales Memorandum or simply “the book” it is…Learn More
Why Should I List My Business For Sale With A Business Broker?
The quick answer, better results. Business brokers and intermediaries specialize in preparing, pricing and marketing…Learn More