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.