Many buyers of local businesses see business opportunities in different ways. Some are turnaround artists, while others only look for strong cash flow opportunities. Either way, there are companies and businesses out there for each person. Some buyers prefer plenty of assets while others would like to see the opportunity be “asset-light”. This is an interesting dilemma for many buyers because, in general, you are not going to get high cash flow with a large amount of assets. For professional buyers, most would like a good mix: Enough to get financing, but not large enough where there is a large capital expenditure expense and yet still a large return on assets.
There are plenty of business opportunities available in the marketplace. Finding the right one is the tough part. If you have thought about how to start a business, surely you’ve come across ideas for starting the right business for you. You’re choices boil down to starting a business from scratch, finding a franchise, or buying an existing business. If you have no business experience, finding a franchise might not be a bad idea. For those with more experience, starting a business from scratch or buying an existing business is a worthy idea. Buying cash flow can go a long way to making sure your business dream becomes a reality.