You can do this directly through BusinessesForSale.com. There is a large orange button on all listings that says, ‘contact seller’ or ‘contact broker’. This will take you to a contact form.
You’ll need to contact the seller or the seller’s representative to get more details about the business. You can do this through the contact form. BusinessesForSale.com cannot provide further information on listings, as it is the seller’s responsibility to be as detailed as possible.
If the listing has been removed from our website, you will not be able to contact the seller. Sometimes, sellers and brokers will keep their listing on the site whilst the sale is being finalised. The listing will have a ‘Sold STC’ tag on it. Buyers can still enquire on the listing if this is the case. We recommend enquiring on a listing as soon as possible if you are seriously interested.
You want to distinguish yourself from other serious enquiries and become a higher priority to the seller. Include as much information about your objectives. Include details like:
- What finance you have in place
- What you would like the deal to look like
- If you can relocate immediately (if necessary)
Remember that sellers receive multiple enquiries and will choose priority buyers. If the seller hasn’t responded to your enquiry within 48 hours, we recommend that you send a personalised, follow up message.
You can also upgrade to a Premium Buyer in your account, which will allow our Client Success team to investigate why the seller has not responded and contact them on your behalf.
We’re sorry that you’ve experienced this. Our Client Success team does deal with high volumes of queries every day, and we do our best to respond to these.
Please note that Client Success assistance is a Premium Buyer benefit. If the FAQs have not provided you with an answer, please feel free to contact us.
While we do not create the listings ourselves, we do our best to ensure that all the listings advertised on our site are genuine. While we do encourage advertisers to provide detailed and accurate information, it is a buyer’s responsibility to conduct thorough due diligence before purchasing a business.
We recommend that you contact the seller to find out more information about the listing. If you’d like more support, please feel free to contact us.
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Simply type the sector you are interested in in our search bar. You can also browse the most popular categories on our site. You can also use our advanced search capabilities to narrow down your search.
If you would like to be notified of businesses for sale that match your requirements, you can sign up for free email alerts. You can also sign up to our monthly newsletter, which is located at the bottom of our homepage.
You can access multiple finance options to buy a business with no money. Our loans to buy a business guide offers several options available to you.
You can read our helpful guide on how to buy a business. It’s easy to read and provides valuable information on what to prepare for an expect.
There is no simple answer to this. Starting a business takes time, dedication, clear goals and a solid business plan. We have valuable start-up guides that will give you a step-by-step breakdown of how to start a small business in different sectors.
Generally, it could take anywhere between 6 and 9 months, but this will depend on a range of factors.
In short, buyer due diligence will give you the opportunity to scrutinize the financial, legal and commercial aspects of the business you are interested in. If you’d like to understand more about due diligence, you can read our guide on how to buy a business.
There is no straightforward answer to this, as each path has its own advantages and disadvantages. The decision will depend on your personality, finances, and business goals.
Buying a business can be expensive, but you’ll gain access to an established product, operations and customer base.
Starting a business is difficult, and start-up failure statistics are high. However, the creative freedom, opportunity for growth and rewards can outweigh these risks.
This will depend on the deal structure. Usually, it is one portion of the total buyer finance for the acquisition. This can range between 5% and 50%.
Sometimes, business sellers don’t offer seller financing on our site. A seller will indicate if they are offering seller financing in the ‘Other Information’ tab on their listing, under ‘Owner Financing’ and ‘Financing Available’.
Once you and the seller have agreed to provisional terms, they will require you to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before handing over the financial and tax returns.
You’ll need to personally get in touch with the representative mandated to sell the business you are interested. These contact details are generally found in the documentation you receive (like the NDA or Confidentiality Agreement).
Please contact us if you are looking for legal or financial counsel. We will connect you with a broker or franchise consultant in our network.
Yes, you can. Just click the ‘contact seller’ button on the business listing. All messages to sellers are delivered through our email system, and the seller will reply to you directly.
This will depend on the type of sale. If it is an asset sale, you won’t purchase the company’s debts, unless this is agreed upon during negotiations. If it is a stock sale, you will take on the seller’s debt and obligations.