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Advantages of buying an existing business franchise


You want to start your own business, and why wouldn’t you? You have the skill, the resources, and the absolute winning business idea. But should you go for an existing business, or work your way from scratch?

You have plenty of things lined up for consideration, but one thing’s for sure: you will save lots of time, effort, and valuable resources if you decide to purchase an existing business.

As a matter of fact, here are four more reasons why buying an existing business can be more advantageous for you.

  1. Operational facility 

Apart from the facility itself, there are many other things inside, such as expensive equipment, which adds to the overall value and benefit of buying an existing business. The facility might not need any expensive renovations or changes done to it if it was well-maintained. The equipment may need upgrading if they are already outdated, but at least you have time to mull it over and familiarise yourself with the business prior to making big equipment investments. 

  1. On hand staff 

With the assumption that the owner of the business put together a good team in place, you will be able to enjoy the advantage of having people who already know the business and may even be able to give you valuable information about it once you take over. This will save you plenty of time on recruitment and training.  

  1. Established brand 

This is perhaps the biggest advantage to buying an existing business. It takes so much to establish a name and a brand, so having those two in place already amounts to huge savings right there. With that in mind, you must also do your part as a buyer to look into the business’ marketing materials and negotiate price adjustments according to the state of the website and other upgrades that need to be undertaken. 

  1. Existing customers 

Customers are the heart of any business. When you buy an existing business with a customer base in place, you instantly have much less work on your hands. It is always easier to bank on an existing customer base than to work your way towards acquiring new ones.                                                                                                                                                          

There’s no doubt about the many advantages buying an existing business brings. However, regardless of how advantageous, it is still very important for you to do your homework and find out all there is to know about the best business opportunities. This is to ensure you are buying something that is of good or high quality and are not getting the short end of the deal. If you do this the right way, you should see a return on your investment in a much shorter amount of time.

Confidentiality Agreement

In Consideration of the Vendor of the subject business, or any other business introduced to the Proposed Purchaser and their agent National Brokers Network (“the agent”) providing information to the Prospective Purchaser, the Prospective Purchaser agrees:

1. To keep all information provided confidential in respect to the subject business and any other business introduced to the Prospective Purchaser by the Agent.
2. That no information is to be disclosed by the Prospective Purchaser to any third party without consent by the Agent;
3. That it will not use for themselves. Or for others benefit, such information other than to Purchase the subject business or other business introduced by the Agent;
4. That any agreement to purchase the whole or portion of the business shall be exclusively through the Agent;
5. To immediately return to the Agent all such information and other details in written form including any drawings and any copies made of written information, notes, summaries or extracts of any document therefor if any when requested by the Agent;
6. Under no circumstances will the Prospective Purchaser make direct contact with the vendor of the subject business or other introduced business without the prior written consent of the Agent;
7. If the Prospective Purchaser breaches this agreement or buys the business direct from the Vendor, the Prospective purchaser is liable to and indemnifies the Agent for any and all losses the agent may incur including economic loss and loss of income.v

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