Add immediate scale.

Whether you’re thinking of integrating parts of your supply chain, expanding to an adjacent market, or extending your reach to a new territory, you may feel inundated by the work that’s required, especially if that work includes making an acquisition. 

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Negotiate the Terms of an Acquisition

Once you’ve found a business that meets your criteria and you’ve vetted it with your accountant and attorney, your focus can …

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Create a Business Plan That’ll Help You Attain Financing for Growth

When you apply for an SBA loan, a term loan, or seller financing for a business you plan to buy, …

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How to Use Your Retirement Savings to Fund Your Business Acquisition

You have many options for attaining the funding you need to finance a business acquisition. But if the idea of …

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How to Find a Second Business to Acquire

If you own a business and are interested in growth, you may want to find a second business to acquire. …

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Find an Accountant for Your Acquisition

A knowledgeable business accountant is a must for any small business acquisition—and for all the work that follows. Here's why: …

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How to Renegotiate with the Seller

Due diligence is one of the most important tasks you’ll take on when buying a business. Through the process, you’ll …

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Buy a Business: The Sales Agreement

After you’ve found a business to buy, evaluated its viability, and negotiated its terms, your attorney will draft a sales …

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Close the Deal: 11 Things You Need to Take Ownership of a Small Business

A great deal of work goes into finding a business to buy. Once you’ve found one, completed the due diligence …

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Is a Distressed Business a Good Opportunity?

You can find distressed businesses in every industry. Some can be great opportunities, especially if they can be bought for …

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Weigh the risks and benefits.

There are many benefits to growing your business through acquisition, a move that can help you attain new competencies, cost savings, capacity, and a steady base of loyal customers far more quickly than you might be focusing on organic growth efforts. However, this strategy is costly, and it can introduce risks and potential pitfalls. Find out if it's the right strategy for your business in our guide, The Pros and Cons of Buying an Established Business.

Find great opportunities.

Business brokers make it easy to find opportunities to buy a business. There are countless sites that help prospective buyers find and vet businesses that meet their goals. 

But rather than waiting for the right business to list—and then competing against other interested buyers who will drive up the price—you can opt for another course of action: buying a business that isn't for sale. Is this strategy right for you? Read our guide to find out.

Cover the costs of acquisition.

The costs of buying a business can be substantial, but there are many ways to attain the money you need for your acquisition. Beyond personal resources, you might consider bank loans, SBA loans, seller financing, and non-conventional strategies, such as assuming the business's debts or leasing the business. There are many other options to consider, too. Our guide to financing the costs of an acquisition can help you find the right choices for you.