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Should you Buy an Existing Business? The Pros and Cons

Be careful this entrepreneurial route isn't for everyone. Rather than starting your own business, you could purchase an existing one instead. Buying an already established business will allow you to avoid the often-painful startup period, while still allowing you to run a business.

Still, although there are many benefits to buying an existing business, there are also risks involved. In this blog post, we'll examine the pros and cons of buying a small business that's already established so that you can make the right decision.

The Pros of Buying an Existing Business

  1. The Product or Service is Already Market Tested

  2. You'll Significantly Reduce Startup Time

  3. The Brand Is Established

  4. It's Easier to Secure Business Financing

  5. Access to the Business's Customer Base

The Cons of Buying an Existing Small Business

  1. You'll Get What You Paid For

  2. Significant Operational Changes May Be Necessary

  3. You Could Get Scammed

  4. It Can Be Challenging to Make It "Your" Business

  5. The Business Might Have a Bad Reputation

Whether you should do so will depend heavily on your situation, business financing op-tions, and the type of business, to name a few examples.

We suggest taking time to consider all vour options prior to making a permanent decision so that your business venture is a rewarding one!


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