As an aspiring business owner, you know that building a business from the ground up can be a major undertaking — the thought alone is enough to scare most entrepreneurs away. Instead, there are thousands of existing businesses for sale, waiting for enthusiastic and energetic entrepreneurs like yourself to snatch them up.
If you are interested in buying a business but aren’t sure where to look, then you’ve come to the right place. Browse our list of best websites for finding a business for sale, find your dream company and take on the world of business ownership.
IBBA.org — The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is an international association for people and firms engaged in business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions. The IBBA provides its members with education in business brokerage, the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) accreditation, and networking opportunities and semi-annual conferences. Search their directory for everything from home-based business, retail shops, service businesses and restaurants for sale.
BizBuySell.com — As the “Internet’s largest marketplace for buying and selling businesses,” BuyBizSell.com is full of listings of business opportunities and resources to assist with buying and selling.
BusinessesForSale.com — Find over 62,000 business listings, including available franchises, where you can search by business sector and location. The site also features email alerts and a services directory for accountants, brokers, lawyers and more.
BizQuest.com — BizQuest has an inventory of over 30,000 businesses advertised for sale, a robust directory of business brokers, and a leading directory of franchise opportunities. For buyers, their marketplace provides easy access to thousands of businesses and franchises for sale. In addition, BizQuest’s search agent email alerts help buyers identify specific businesses as soon as they hit the market.
BusinessBroker.net — At BusinessBroker.net, search for over 30,000 businesses and franchises for sale, find brokers and see listings by industry and location. The site also has a finance and loan center that offers professional help to guide you in your business purchasing decisions.
BusinessMart.com — Besides a listing of businesses and franchises available, at BusinessMart.com you’ll find resources and services to help you get funding. Search by location and business category, or search by your available capital.
LoopNet.com — LoopNet the place for commercial real estate, but it’s also a go-to spot for finding and advertising businesses for sale. LoopNet’s inventory contains both individual businesses for sale and businesses being sold in conjunction with commercial properties.