Buying a For-Profit Business

Sections of This Topic Include

Basics and Planning
Where to Find Opportunities to Buy a Business
Screening New Businesses to Buy
- - - Franchises?
- - - Multilevel Marketing Companies?
- - - Business Incubators (new businesses that share facilities and other resources)
Evaluating the Business
Making the Deal
Tax Implications
Financing the Deal
Closing the Deal

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Library's Business Planning Blog
Library's Building a Business Blog
Library's Consulting and Organizational Development Blog
Library's Leadership Blog
Library's Strategic Planning Blog
Library's Supervision Blog

Basics and Planning

For Some Personal Reflection

Don't Start It! Buy It!
Buying a Business
Buying a Business or Its Assets
So You Think You Want to Buy a Business?

Basics of Planning

How to Buy a Business
How to Purchase an Existing Business
How to Buy a Business

Do You Need Help?

Nine Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Business Broker
A listing of brokers across the nation

Where to Find Opportunities to Buy a Business

Six Places to Look (where to find opportunities for buy a business
BizQuest -- Sources of contacts to buy and sell businesses
Business Broker's Network - Businesses for Sale

Screening New Businesses to Buy


What to Ask When You Call
6 Tips for Finding the Best Buyer for Your Business


FTC's Franchise and Business Opportunity Page
Tips for Buying a Franchise

Multi-Level Marketing Companies?

(This type of business includes selling through distributors.)

Evaluating the Business

valuation rules of thumb
Growth Through Acquisition
Choosing an Appraiser
Evaluating a Franchise
How Crisis Management Can Enhance the Due Diligence Process
Rethinking Valuation So You Don't Miss a Good Deal

Making the Deal

10 Things to Look for When Buying a Business
How to Assemble a Team to Buy a Business

Tax Implications

Tax Implications

Financing the Deal

Financing by For-Profits

Closing the Deal

Getting a Loan

Sources of Free Information and Materials

Deloitte & Touche's extensive and well-organized list of articles
American Express' list of articles
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