A Guide to Buying a Business
- Price: £3.60
- Published: January 2017
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
Buying a business is a good way of gaining a ready-made entry into a market, as it provides a relatively quick start compared to the time needed to build a new enterprise from scratch. However, it can be a complicated and time-consuming process and requires a great deal of research into both the business itself and the market in which it operates.
This guide explains the process of buying a business. It discusses the pros and cons of buying a business, the various methods for valuing one, how and what to check before and after making an offer, and the most common ways to finance the purchase. It also includes sources of further information and support.