Buying vs. Starting

Thinking of buying a business?

The right business broker can make all the difference in finding the perfect business for you at the best possible price.

Maybe you’ve considered starting your own business from scratch. While starting a new business can offer the same rewards as buying an existing business, the risks are much, much higher. After all, approximately 80% of all new businesses fail within the first three years. Why take that kind of risk with your money when you can buy an existing successful business and reap the benefits?

By buying an existing business, not only can you profit from an existing customer base, experienced employees and an established name and following, you can enjoy a proven and immediate cash flow and working capital that will keep your business running.

But how do you find the right business?

VR can help you find the perfect business for your needs and lifestyle. We are the only full-time network of Professional Business Intermediaries. At VR in Tampa Bay / Apollo Beach, we offer buyers a local business broker to matching your interests, goals and desires with the right businesses.

What VR Business Brokers Can Do For Buyers:

  • Educate you in the process of buying a business. Buying a business requires a significant investment of time and energy. You don’t have to do it alone. We will help educate you as we lead you step-by-step through the process of researching and buying a business, working with you every step of the way.
  • Determine the type of businesses that fits your needs, interests and lifestyle. We are experts in matching buyers with businesses. Buying a business is not just as simple as determining the amount of income you need. The business must fit your needs, interests and lifestyle. Our business brokers will sit down with you and analyze your resources, abilities, and interests to determine the businesses that will suit you best and present these businesses to you.
  • Help you see the true value and potential of a business. For tax purposes, tax returns of a privately-owned business are usually prepared to show as little income as possible. At VR Business Brokers, we are experienced in reconstructing financial statements to provide you with a more realistic view of the business. As an additional benefit, our business brokers can draw upon their experiences with other businesses and act as consultants to point out what others in the industry have done to improve their profitability.
  • Structure, negotiate and close the deal. There are many ways to structure a deal. It’s not just a discussion of price, interest rate and number of years to pay. There are many accounting and tax-related issues that have to be considered. VR Business Brokers has the expertise and experience to structure the deal so that it is right for you. Our business brokers are experts in quickly helping you and your advisors resolve problems and reaching the ultimate goal of sitting across from you at the closing table.
  • Assist you in obtaining financing. Not every buyer has all the funds and working capital necessary to buy a business. Some buyers require outside financing in order to raise a portion of this money. VR Business Brokers has access to the widest network of financial lenders available. If financing is necessary, we will find a way to help you make it happen.

Do you want to learn more?

Schedule a free consultation and we will help you understand our process.

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