We know that running a business can be extremely difficult. But buying a business can be even harder, particularly if you have never bought or sold a business previously. It is time consuming, confusing, tiring and full of traps for the unwary. Choosing the right partner to guide you through the process can be the difference between a successful acquisition of a promising business and a disappointing failure to close – or, worse yet, a closing on a troubled business that you could have avoided.
Comer Business Brokers (CBB) is that partner. There are many steps in a successful acquisition process, and we are here to guide you through each of them, step by step. From selecting an appropriate acquisition target, to negotiating the right deal, to conducting a thorough diligence process, to satisfying conditions and closing on your new business, CBB brings exceptional expertise and experience to bear. Our extensive work with business sellers gives us a unique perspective on their needs and wants and allows us to traverse the business-buying labyrinth with you more quickly and efficiently.
At CBB, we will take time to get to know you as a buyer. Are you targeting a specific industry, or do you have a more general set of target characteristics that could cross industries? What is your budget, available cash and creditworthiness? Do you want to be an owner-operator, or do you prefer absentee ownership with a qualified and trustworthy staff? Have you owned a business before, or will this be your first time? Are you a financial expert or novice? Better understanding you, your experience and your expertise allows us to tailor our advice and representation to best serve your unique needs.
We also take the time to get to know your seller. Understanding a seller’s strengths, weaknesses and blind spots enables us to conduct more thorough and meaningful diligence, and helps us prepare you to hit the ground running post-closing. Understanding a seller’s personal situation, needs and concerns permits a more streamlined negotiation process, allowing you to get to a better deal faster.
Small business transactions are, more than anything, about trust. At CBB, we pride ourselves on building that trust, both with you as a buyer and with your seller, to achieve efficient, mutually beneficial results. Buyers appreciate our integrity and professionalism, and know that our ability to help business owners Sell Well translates easily into our ability to help prospective purchasers buy well.
Please contact us today and see how we can help you realize your goal of business ownership.