Buy a Business

What you need to know about buying a business

Don’t go it alone. Buying a business can get very emotional and we provide the stability and professionalism that ensure a smooth transaction. Buying a business is just as complex as running a business – there is no need for you to learn both. Let us focus on the deal so that you can hit the ground running.

Whether you want to buy a business in Southeast Missouri or are interested in one of the franchises we represent in another part of North America, we can help. Open to relocating? We collaborate with hundreds of other Murphy Business brokers to find the perfect business for you, wherever it might be located.

Don’t see anything you like right away? A Buyer’s Search is a great way to uncover a business opportunity where the owners haven’t yet listed it for sale. As your business broker, we’ll contact the owners on your behalf to see if they might be interested in selling – all without revealing your identity.

Contact Jennifer S. Smith today to get started!

How to Buy a Business

We help each buyer find their perfect business – one that matches their financial and personal goals. Here’s how we do it:

  1. Determine the criteria surrounding what you want to buy.
  2. Find businesses that match those criteria.
  3. Conduct fair market analyses for those businesses.
  4. Prepare an offer and negotiate terms and conditions.
  5. Secure funding.
  6. Close the deal.
  7. Transfer the assets.

Sound daunting?  Don’t worry, we will be guiding you every step of the way.

Benefits to Buyers

Most buyers are buying for the first time, and can’t afford to get it wrong. They don’t know where to start, how to approach a seller, what questions to ask, how much to offer, or whether it’s really the right fit at all. Even when they know these things, emotion usually takes over and that can kill a deal. Running a business and buying a business require two very different skill sets.

When you work with us, we keep the deal from getting any messier than it has to be. Most of the time it’s not messy at all! You have enough on your plate preparing to own a business – let us handle the transaction. We are skilled at structuring deals, negotiating terms, and getting to the closing table. Our track record proves it.

Contact Jennifer S. Smith today to get started!