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Guide to Buying a Business

Whether you want to buy a business in Michigan, or you’re looking for franchises for sale in Michigan, we can help you find the right opportunities.

But before you get too far into the process of trying to buy a business in Michigan, it’s important to understand what’s involved. Find answers to common questions about buying a business here:

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I want to own my own business. Should I buy an existing business for sale?

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Buying an existing business for sale in Michigan can be a great way to become a business owner, in contrast to starting from scratch. Buying an existing business can include many benefits, such as gaining an existing customer base and having employees who are already familiar with operating that business. These benefits factor into the cost of a business for sale. Most importantly, buying an already existing business with a good track record can dramatically reduce the risk of business ownership as compared to starting a business from scratch.

How much does it cost to buy a franchise for sale in Michigan or another type of business?

Valuing a franchise and other businesses depends on a number of factors such as location, industry, and cash flow, among others. That means some businesses sell for the price of a car, while some sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. You may be able to get a sense of the cost to buy a business by looking at our current business listings.

What are the steps to buying a business in Michigan?

The steps to buying a business in Michigan can differ somewhat based on your experience buying businesses and your financial situation. For some entrepreneurs, the first step is to identify their budget based on either available cash or the financing they can obtain. Others start by looking at listings for Michigan businesses for sale and then identifying whether they can obtain the financing to try to acquire that business.

From there, you might work with an intermediary such as a business broker to help you through the process.

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I’m not sure if I’m ready to buy but want to consider some options. What should I do?

You may want to start by looking at our business listings to see whether any of these businesses for sale pique your interest. From there, you may want to discuss your options with a business broker in more detail, such as to determine where you might be able to obtain financing and to learn more about specific businesses for sale. There’s no obligation to complete the sale or even make an offer as you weigh your options.

Why should I work with a business broker in Michigan instead of buying a business directly from an owner?

While you may be able to find some entrepreneurs that are selling their businesses directly, your options might be limited. While working with a business brokerage firm like Capital Business Brokerage to help you identify business opportunities you may have been unaware of. We also may be able to help connect you to financing options, as we want our sellers to find qualified buyers who can provide the necessary cash to close.

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