How to Start a Small Business Brokerage Company

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How to Start a Small Business Brokerage CompanyBusiness Overview:

If you’re an entrepreneur looking for an untapped market to help you start your own business, you should learn how to start a small business brokerage company. These days more and more people are starting their own businesses to experience the freedom of being their own bosses. Eventually, many of these small business owners look to sell their companies for large profits. But since their businesses are still small, they don’t have the time to review buyers, decide on selling prices or set up contracts and other legalities. This is where a small business brokerage firm comes in. As the owner of such a firm, your business does the legwork in matching sellers with buyers. And the sellers, the small business owners, will pay a hefty sum to not have to do any of the middleman work. And believe it or not, you don’t have to have a lot of startup capital to open a brokerage business. However, as you get more comfortable with the process and know where to find the best business bargains, you may start to buy businesses yourself and then turn them around and sell them. This is a business idea that can easily be run in your spare time out of your home office. There is virtually no overhead; however, as you become more successful, you may choose to hire a staff to help you manage more brokerage deals. This market is ripe for broker businesses to jump into the gap between sellers and buyers and make a profit on both ends of the sale.

A Day in the Life of a Small Business Brokerage Company Owner:

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About Your Customers:

Your customers will be small business owners looking to sell their businesses.

What You Need to Start:

  • Knowledge of where and how to find small businesses wanting to sell
  • Comfort with legalities involved in buying and selling businesses
  • Computer with finance software
  • Real estate licenses (in some states)

The Good:

  • Demand for this type of business is huge.
  • The overhead is very low.
  • Small businesses will pay top dollar for your company’s services.
  • You can run this business from your home and in your spare time.
  • You can easily scale up the business, hire a staff and buy and sell small businesses yourself.

The Bad:

  • Learning how to find small businesses interested in selling can take some time until the referrals start to pour in.
  • Dealing with contracts and legal paperwork can be difficult.

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Start This Business Today:

To start a small business brokerage company today, we recommend you purchase Brokering the Sale of Small Businesses. This comprehensive program trains you step by step in the process of brokering small businesses. This program will teach you the best way to find sellers, how to price a business, how to establish partnerships with other brokers, and much more. For more information or to purchase this HIGHLY RECOMMENDED book, click here.




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