There are some benefits to buying an existing business if you’re not as interested in starting a business from scratch. The key to buying a business? Doing the right research so that you can be confident that what you see is what you’re going to get.

Buying and Selling a Business

Buying a Business

There are some benefits to buying an existing business if you’re not as interested in starting a business from scratch. The key to buying a business? Doing the right research so that you can be confident that what you see is what you’re going to get.

By Nolo |

Planning for the Future: Your Exit Strategy

This article is part of our “Business Startup Guide” – a curated list of our articles that will get you up and running in no time! Have you ever dreamed of building a company so successful that after only a few years you were able to sell it to a bigger company? Then, you could take your...

By Candice Landau |

13 Ways to Make Your Online Business an Attractive Purchase

There’s a lot to think about when you’re looking to sell. From keeping your operations smooth to scouting potential buyers, getting ready to pass along your business takes a lot of work. However, this process is easier if your company is an attractive option for potential buyers. To find out how successful founders had managed...

By Scott Gerber |

What Startups Need to Know About Exit Strategies

  Startups looking for angel investors or venture capital (VC) absolutely need an exit strategy because investors require it. The exit is what gives them a return. Exit strategies related to startup funding are quite often misunderstood: The “exit” in exit strategy is for the money, not the startup founders or small business owners. The...

By Tim Berry |

4 Things You Might Not Think to Investigate Before Buying a Business

If you’ve got your eye on a new business, you’ve got a lot of research to do. We know you’ll ask for financial records, look into the economic stability of the area, and be critical of the asking price, but it’s hard to uncover everything there is to know about a company. To make an...

By Lisa Furgison |

What is Advertising Opportunity?

A product or service may generate additional revenue through advertising if there is benefit from creating additional awareness, communicating differentiating attributes, hidden qualities or benefits. Optimizing the opportunity may involve leveraging strong emotional buying motives and potential benefits.

By Tim Berry |

The History of Franchising As We Know It

The franchise model has been called the greatest business model ever invented. But, how did it begin? How did franchising start?

By Joel Libava |

Q & A: How Do I Evaluate This Business? Real-World Due Diligence

This question was posted on my “ask me” page on my timberry.com site. I can’t promise to answer all the questions I get, but I try, and I’m particularly happy when I get one whose answer might be useful to other people. Those I post here or on my main blog. This question came from...

By Tim Berry |

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There are some benefits to buying an existing business if you’re not as interested in starting a business from scratch. The key to buying a business? Doing the right research so that you can be confident that what you see is what you’re going to get.