Businesses For Sale In Seattle Washington

There are many types of businesses for sale, and there are many ways to find these businesses. You can look on the Internet or search in the newspaper. You can also purchase a franchise. Once you have found and compared businesses, and are ready to make a purchase, there are a few things you should do before signing on the dotted line.

Finding businesses via the Internet:
Many web sites act as a go-between for people selling and buying businesses. Once you find one of these sites, follow a few easy steps to find a business that is right for you.

  1. What type of business are you interested in? Businesses are broken down into many categories, including auto dealerships, grocery stores, social services, museums, printing, and even leather products. Of course there are many more to choose from.
  2. What location are you looking in? Web sites break down businesses into states, cities, or regions.
  3. After you have selected a type of business and a location, a list of businesses for sale in the area will come up. Here you will be able to see the name of the business, the asking price, and sometimes other information (including the amount the business has been making annually, and the address at which the business is located).
  4. Many times you can click on the business for even more information. Sometimes the cost will be broken down into real estate value, product being sold with the business, etc. You may also be able to find out the age of the business, and whether or not the previous owner will provide training.
  5. Last of all, you will be given a contact name and information to find out more information and begin the process of purchasing the business.

Finding businesses for sale on the Internet might not be for you. If that is the case, you can look through the newspaper for business buying opportunities.

Finding a business in the newspaper:

The newspaper will often list the businesses that are for sale. If you do not subscribe to the newspaper, you may find the information you want on the newspaper’s web site (if they have one).

While looking on the Internet, or in the newspaper, you may come across franchise opportunities. Owning a franchise is somewhat different from owning your own business.

Franchises:
Franchises are another way to purchase businesses for sale. Franchises are national or regional chains that sell you one or more of their businesses. You are buying the business name and system, in essence, but there is more to it than that. You must continue to meet requirements set by the business owner. There are restrictions with franchises that you will not have with your own business.

Once you have found your potential business:
Once you found a business you are interested in, make sure you have the land and the building appraised. You should also have the building and the land inspected. Once you have done this, write out a detailed contract in order to avoid future problems.