Should I Buy an Existing Business or Start a New Business

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There are some benefits to buying a new business. Keep reading this blog to learn some of the top reasons to consider buying an existing business:

Existing Cash Flow
When you buy an existing business, the money is already steady and you will not have to worry about your income source. There will be less stress to deal with when trying to establish your business as a success.

Established Customer Base and Market Share
Established businesses have a strong customer base, especially if the cash has been flowing and you are able to pay yourself.

A Proven Business Model
An existing business will have a proven business model. Having a strong customer base shows that the business has proven that customers will buy. This is especially true for Franchise operations.

The less you have on your plate as a small business owner, the better. Trying to start a new business with the burden of having to generate sales, maintain sufficient cash flow while training employees to competency and vetting capable vendors could be a recipe for not only failure but total burnout. Take the stress off and consider buying a valued existing business establishment instead of starting from scratch.

A Recognized Brand Identity
Another benefit of buying a business is also buying a name brand that’s already recognized by the business community. Over a period of time, the business has built a reputation through marketing, social media, endorsements, and referrals. It has credibility, and unlike a start-up, it doesn’t have to convince new customers to try an unfamiliar brand.

An Infrastructure That Is Already In Place
Compared to startups, which can require an enormous amount of time and money to establish a functioning business, an existing business is already up and running. Location is extremely important to main a strong infrastructure.

One benefit of this is that an existing business already has operational necessities, such as furniture, fixtures, and equipment needed to provide products and services.

Trained Employees and Established Vendors
If you have trained staff and have great relationships with vendors, you will have a lot less stress. People and other businesses already familiar with your industry and business can be a huge help while saving you time and money. It is always smart to keep staff members to keep a consistent level of service.

Startups require an investment with no immediate return
Opening a brand new business in NJ requires a lot of capital for rent, materials, equipment, not to mention advertising and paying employees. A new business doesn’t have any customers either. It has to spend time and money promoting itself and convince customers to buy its products or services from them instead of someone else.

Buying an existing business offers many advantages over a startup. Contact us today to learn how we can help you navigate the market.

Source – BizBuySell

Mike Janis
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