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Buying a Business

Ready to buy your own small business? Start by learning the basics, from negotiating a fair price to performing due diligence and working with business brokers.

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Warren Buffett is one of the greatest investors of our time and the quintessential self-made man. Learn his 10 smart financial habits that can put you on the road to similar success.
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For anyone buying a business, a company's value is determined by both its tangible and intangible assets. One intangible asset that brings a lot of value is a company's digital presence.
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Buying an existing business can be a smart way to become a small business owner without going through the startup process, which can be time consuming, costly, and comes with no guarantees.
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As you search for a franchise to own, please don't make the mistake of assuming that you know exactly what the franchise businesses does -- or what the franchise owner's role is.
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It's true: Focusing on the franchise fee is foolish. That's because it's only one facet of the equation. Read why.
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M&A transactions can be time consuming and stressful for a company and its management team. Learn some important things a company can do to maximize the likelihood of a successful sale.
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Mergers and acquisitions require strong preparation, sophisticated advisors, and a dedicated management team. We share lessons learned from M&A transactions involving the sale of private companies, from the perspective of the selling company.
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FOX Business's Liz Claman shares Warren Buffett's advice on how to invest in a business, especially the factors that go into his decision when buying a small business.
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Buying an existing franchise business is a viable option to business ownership. Learn the key things to consider before purchasing a franchise resale business.
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Not all successful entrepreneurs are quintessential risk-takers. But knowing your tolerance for risk and how risky your business idea is is an important step when starting a business.
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The winners are in for the fourth annual AllBusiness AllStar Franchise rankings! We count down the companies that made the top 25 slots on the list.
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Sure, follow the hot new-business trends. But also make sure your new business has the three traits that most often lead to start-up success.
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This FREE eBook highlights the key issues you should consider, prior to compiling your own business development strategy ..
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Two recent surveys of small business owner optimism seem to tell competing stories. So how are you feeling about what's in store for you and your business?
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Two recent surveys of small business owner optimism seem to tell competing stories. So how are you feeling about what's in store for you and your business?
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In the last decade several states have enacted laws that require "related" corporate groups to report their combined corporate income in a single return. These rules, which seek to increase state corporate tax...
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It takes inspiration, ambition, and elbow grease to climb the ladder from employee to business owner. Ten successful entrepreneurs tell how they did it.
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Purchasing commercial space to house your business could be an asset today -- but a massive liability tomorrow. Here are some tips on weighing the pros and cons.
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Every Angel is also a Shark. Here's a look at how different investors can eat you alive, with a killer example from a recent episode of "Shark Tank."
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As your business grows and changes, you may need to update the way it's structured, from an LLC to a corporation, for example. The transition doesn't have to be difficult.
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