Looking for Businesses for Sale? Tips for Keeping a Small Business Affordable

May 15, 2010

With a questionable job market and diminished income becoming a reality for many workers, the idea of starting a business is becoming more and more favorable.  However, starting a business can still be risky. Before you start searching for businesses for sale, consider a few money saving tips.

  • Start by searching for an existing business in a Business for Sale by Owner Directory.  A Business FSBO listing means you can step right into an existing business and avoid startup costs and broker fees.  In addition to being a cost-effective way to get started, a “Businesses FSBO” directory can also offer valuable tips on financing, taxes and insurance. 
  • Another way to spend wisely is to start small.  Rather than rolling out your plans for multiple locations or leasing a property right away, why not start with an online store and find out how much demand there is for your product or service.
  • It may be tempting to jump right into your new business by quitting your day job, but in this economic climate that approach is ill-advised.  Consider starting a business part time.  This will allow you to keep your paychecks coming in while you work out the kinks in your business plan. 
  • If you have a really marketable idea and some good connections, you may want to consider looking for capital from private equity investors.  Not only will they provide funds for your startup, they may also be able to find you your first couple of clients.

Looking at a Businesses FSBO directory will help you generate ideas for starting your business, and start conversations with business owners with businesses for sale.  No matter what stage your business is in, you can always benefit from starting small and being practical with money.