Helping Buyers Make the Right Choice

The A List Group is a professional company specializing in bringing business Buyers and Sellers together. As one of the area’s leading firms in the industry, we are best equipped to help you because of our background and years of experience in working with business buyers. Your business purchase information will be handled in a confidential manner.

If you have considered being your own boss, creating your own financial independence and making your own dreams a reality, you’re not alone. Owning your own business is the “American dream.” However, the reality is that buying a business is a serious financial and personal commitment that requires an understanding of what makes a business successful.

How we will help you:

  • Discuss your business interest, financial goals and location preference.
  • Review your financial ability to make a business acquisition.
  • Search for business opportunities available to you.
  • Help you obtain financing.
  • Assist in making and negotiating an offer.
  • Oversee the due diligence process.
  • Work with attorneys and closing agents towards a successful transaction.

Why Buy a Business (Buy vs. Startup)

Why buy an existing business?
What are the advantages and disadvantages? You could start your own business, buy a franchise or purchase an existing business. Owning your own business and buying an existing business has many advantages over building a business from scratch. Too often new owners jump blindly into a business venture, overwhelmed by the tremendous workload of starting a business from the ground up. The chances of survival for a start up business are very low. Some surveys indicate up to a 75% failure rate. The advantages to buying an existing business typically outweigh the disadvantages. Existing businesses can usually obtain financing from financial institutions because they have an established history, assets, and a proven idea. Or, the seller of the business will provide a portion of the financing in the form of a loan. Established businesses are less risky because there is an existing customer base, relationships with suppliers, operating processes, a known location, and employees have already been hired and trained. In addition, there is existing cash flow which will likely provide some immediate income to the buyer.

Experts generally agree that, in most cases, paying the extra cost for an existing business will outweigh the risks of starting one from scratch. We work aggressively to help buyers find a business quickly and efficiently.

Contact Rita Barbato to arrange for a free, confidential valuation.

Phone: 813-833-0487