Small Business for Sale
Being your own boss does not necessarily mean starting up your own small business from scratch. You can consider the option of buying into one already existing small business. As simple as this may seem, you may need to spend a little more of your time because if not handled well, you could end up with a shell of a business which was dead long before you came along. Spend all the time and resources you can afford trying to make a decision on the best small business to buy.
A small business on sale is always appealing to the potential buyer but you have to know why it is being sold and if you can manage to run it at your current capability. Inquire about why the seller is selling the business and take time to think about whether you will be able to run the business yourself. Ask as many questions as possible and demand to get answers, after all, it is your right to know. If you feel that the seller is being evasive and is not being helpful, pull out of the deal and go shopping for another one. If you can afford it, get your own lawyer to guide you through the proceedings and to ensure that you are not tricked into buying a small business that is full of debts and unpaid loans. Before you sign anything, be sure of what it is and involve your lawyer.
Finally, bargain. With all the strength that you have, bargain. Do not accept the fixed price offered to you. You should always have a backup plan, in case things don’t work out as you’d hoped.