top things to do when buying a business


Buying a business is a nuanced endeavor. There are a lot of details that can be easily overlooked if you aren’t doing due diligence. From analyzing the competitive marketplace to examining the top buyer mistakes, we’ve compiled a list of our six most popular blog posts to provide the wealth of information you need as you consider purchasing a business:

This one of the most frequently asked questions we receive, and we go in-depth to provide all you need to know in this post. We examine the amount needed for a down payment—which can vary depending upon if the business is SBA financeable. We also explain the additional costs that are involved when closing the deal.

Why You Should Consider Buying from a Retiring Entrepreneur
While it’s tempting to follow the latest startup trends, aging Baby Boomers have created a plethora of businesses that will be put up for sale. Discover the advantages of purchasing an established, well-run business.

It’s a Competitive Market for Buying a Business
What do you do when there aren’t enough businesses for sale to meet buyer demand? You have to delve into the process and follow our seven-point checklist to ensure you’re not left behind. It’s vital to be prepared when a solid, viable business goes on the market!

Buying a Business? 16 Common Buyer Mistakes
We outline 16 common buyer mistakes you can’t afford to make. We examine topics such as unrealistic expectations and point you toward the questions that you should ask when embarking on this venture.

Buying a Business – Make Your Acquisition a Good Investment
Have you taken into account these key considerations when you buy a business? We’ve outlined the most important ones with a specific focus on how to enhance your new company’s bottom line.

The Initial Buyer -Seller Meeting in the Business Sale Process
Do you understand the importance of the role of the business broker in these initial meetings? We outline the important aspects of these meetings from a buyer’s perspective and what you should be looking for in order to help set the stage for success.

Certified Business Brokers (CBB), established in 1974 with headquarters in Houston, Texas is one of the pioneers of the business brokerage profession and is one of the oldest and largest business brokerage firms in the U.S. CBB is a full-service business brokerage firm. We provide all the services and support necessary to complete the sale of a business to the satisfaction of both the buyer and the seller. Our track record of success and solid reputation as a leader in our industry spans over four decades and was built on delivering positive results.