Tuesday, 23 April 2013

3 Reasons Why Buyers Should Use a Business Broker

Many have felt the desire to do something entrepreneurial. There are 2 distinctly different paths to follow – start a business from scratch or buy an existing business.

Fortunately for business brokers many of these individuals are aware of the national statistics that are stacked against the likelihood of developing a successful start-up.

By purchasing an existing business, a buyer can dramatically minimize the risks associated with starting a brand new business. And, a professional business broker can be helpful in many ways including finding and executing on a successful transaction.

Serious Sellers:
Sellers who have listed their business with a broker are serious about selling. This eliminates wasted time dealing with owners who are not motivated to sell. Many business owners started their business to someday sell it, so they may be open to the inquiry. Flushing out the truly motived seller is a process a broker spends a great deal of time perfecting.

Variety of Inventory:

A professional broker will have many different types of businesses for sale, many of which you may not be aware of. Many prospective buyers don’t know what they want, but absolutely know what they don’t want. By working with a broker with an inventory of available business buyers are able to shop the market to determine what is the best fit for your skills and interests.

Valuable Information:
Brokers know the information you need to make an informed decision. Brokers maintain up-to-date information, signed and dated by the seller. They organize their files to be able to address just about every question imaginable, they store facts and data directly from the seller and they are quickly able to work through a business’s profile. Brokers and buyers equally value their time and will put information in play to make sure you hone in on the business that is ideal for you.

For many buyers, the process of purchasing a business is not a familiar process. A broker will be able to help guide you through all the steps and intricate procedures associated with buying a business. This will allow you to concentrate on getting ready to successfully operate your new business.

Plus, they will also have checkpoints along the way where you may bring in other advisors to help you analyze contracts and financial data.

An informed buyer is much more likely to successfully buy a business. Professional business brokers employ numerous procedures that eliminate many of the risks involved in buying a business.

Do you have a small business question you would like answered about this article or others?
Bill Sivell is a salesperson with VR Windsor Inc. [www.vrwindsor.com] 519-903-7807, which sells businesses to buyers across Canada and around the world. His 14-year career includes diverse senior management positions in marketing, advertising, sales management and operations management. His blog appears every Tuesday.



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  2. Thanks Henry;
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