Category Archives: Buying a Business

Our Buyers Saved More Than $100 Million

We’ve helped buyers of SMBs save: $135467000 Click to request a private Zoom chat with Ted J. Leverette, The Original Business Buyer Advocate ®. You’ll hear how our clients bought businesses (priced below $10 million) for less than the asking price. $600,000 was the last price reduction for a mature, profitable company having sustainable competitive […]

Who Needs a Business Buyer Advocate?

Article-Who Needs a Business Buyer Advocate?   Ted J. Leverette is The Original Business Buyer Advocate ®. (He is not a business broker; does not represent sellers.) “Business Buyer Advocate” is his trademark, registered with The United States Patent and Trademark Office. Leverette enables buyers of profitable small and midsize businesses in the USA, Canada, […]

Searcher and Search Evaluation

Get a Free Reality Check How well are you “selling” yourself to owners/sellers of companies? Or to potential lenders or investors? This 2-Minute Video Reveals What The Savviest Searchers Do Fix what’s broken. Add what’s missing. Alex Pawle, Kent Business Investors bought a manufacturing company. How he got there is quite a story. You’ll hear […]

Tips for Searchers and Searches

Buying a business? It’s all about search. And being best. And first. And beating buyer competition.   This 2-Minute Video Reveals What The Savviest Searchers Do Fix what’s broken. Add what’s missing. Ted Leverette does not believe the how-to books and seminars pitching buy-a-business for $1 or no money down. It’s not that those get-rich-easy-with-no-risk […]

What the Smartest Business Buyers Do First

The most successful buyers begin with two advantages over competing buyers: They know that buying a business is all about search. This 2-Minute Video Reveals What The Savviest Searchers Do They thoroughly research before searching: One of the most important research tasks for people wanting to buy a SMB is to check out pricing ratios […]

Entrepreneur Ideas for Kids & Aspirational Adults

“Playfully serious!” FREE It’s priceless! Podcast: When it is Not Practical to Buy a Business, Start a Business (9:48 min.) Listening might inspire you and yours to be a business owner. Why? Because so many young people and adults want to find their way out and up from the economic quagmire that is stifling them. […]

Too many business brokers, buyers and sellers make this mistake.

The opportunity that vanished for businesses, towns and people along Route 66 is happening today to tens of thousands of profitable small and midsize companies in the best local economies, thanks to missteps by advisors, business brokers and potential business buyers. Keep reading for street-smart insight into opportunity lost and how, today, astute people gain […]

62 Reasons for Sellers Hiring Brokers

Savvy Buyers Level Their Playing Field The advantages that brokers convey to sellers are why savvy buyers contact our Business Buyer Advocates ® to level their dealmaking playing field and to help facilitate win-win done deals. According to our poll, conducted in the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom (plus a few contributors from around […]

You Can’t Buy It If You Can’t Find It

How to Prepare Yourself and Find the Right Business to Buy 285 Dos, Don’ts & Profit Strategies and 6 Checklists This 2-Minute Video Reveals What The Savviest Searchers Do Poorly prepared people, who cannot show their advisors worthwhile deals, are the #1 reason why attorneys, accountants, lenders and other others kill deals or have trouble […]

Business Buying Dos, Don’ts & Profit Strategies

New 8th Edition: October, 2020 How to Buy the Right Business the Right Way— 296 Dos 273 Don’ts 93 Profit Strategies 203 Negotiating Tips ™ Click to place your order.     2-Minute Video Reveals What The Savviest Searchers Do I don’t believe the how-to books and seminars pitching buy-a-business for $1 or no money […]

Creative Financing

Amazing, I read down the list and saw many of the techniques I have used over the years and currently. Some, or most, probably came from reading your tips over the years. Good work and very helpful to those of us who follow you. I currently have investors interested in our technology company and asking […]

Gateway to Hidden Market of Best Businesses for Sale

2-Minute Video Reveals What The Savviest Searchers Do Are you an advisor to buyers or are you trying to buy a small or midsize business? The hidden market of businesses for sale is where up to 80% of the mature, profitable and fairly priced small and midsize businesses are quietly for sale by-owner. Few of […]

Ted Leverette Reveals How Business Buyers Are Blindsided By Seller’s Employees

Insights Savvy Business Buyers MUST Detect from Employees of Companies for Sale Employees can be the buyer’s BEST reality check. Too many buyers are fooled by employees working for businesses for sale. LISTEN to my 5-minute interview with a searcher whose deal cratered: You’ll hear: why he (after devoting considerable attention and time) withdrew his […]

Buyer’s Bill of Rights

Buyer’s Bill of Rights Bill of Rights for Buyers of Small and Midsize Businesses THE PROBLEM FOR BUYERS OF BUSINESSES Too many potential buyers of small and midsize businesses do not know what is fair and reasonable during their interaction with business sellers, business brokers, M&A intermediaries, professional service providers, sources of financing and other […]