Starting a business in this economy is enough to give most people an ulcer, especially if it is a complete start-up. Of course, that all depends on what type of business you’re in, but most agree it is better to wait until things improve.
It is with this thought in mind that I started looking at a Businesses for Sale by Owner directory on line the other day. It was then that I realized that the best way to get started is to buy an existing business. Rather than the headaches involved in starting from square one, it is much easier to buy a healthy business from someone who has already gone through the “start-up” stage.