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What does 'Business for Sale' mean?

Posted by IPS Commercial on June 13, 2022

Financial independence to do whatever you want to do without restriction is a goal that most people are aspiring to achieve. In order to do this, many turn to buying an existing business or franchise to gain a substantial profit margin that will increase their current income and add on to their income streams. While you can invest in startups and already ongoing businesses, another way you can go about it is to buy a business for sale.

A business for sale you can see in our listings is any company or business currently in the market that you can buy. When you buy a business that’s currently on sale, you buy everything included in it. For example, if you buy a coffee shop business, you’re purchasing the equipment, furniture, and anything needed to operate it. Of course, when you do go through with the acquisition, you get the entire business brand.

The following is normally included when you buy an existing business:

  • Brand name
  • Lease contract
  • Accounts receivable
  • Inventory
  • Work in progress
  • Prepaid expenses
  • Accounts payable
  • Wages payable
  • Employee payroll liabilities
  • Sales taxes payable
  • Furniture & fixtures
  • Equipment

With businesses up for sale, it makes it easier for you to choose which one you want to invest in. This is especially so since most business for sale listings include all the details of the current location, business, and photos as well of how the company is faring.

However, it is still a good idea to visit the business directly to see how it looks as well as know the day-to-day operation there. This can allow you to make points on what you want to improve upon once you’ve acquired the business and ownership rights have been transferred to you.

A common misconception that people make is thinking that when they buy the business, they automatically buy the space where it’s located. This is not the case since most businesses only lease the space so when you’ve acquired the rights for a brand, then you need to pay the cost for the lease. In this case, when you’re viewing the business you’re interested in, make sure to ask either the owner, property manager, or real estate agent on what the lease terms are like as well as how much it costs.

Be financially independent now when you invest in your own business! Check out the business for sale listings in IPS Cambodia. Once you’ve chosen which one you want, contact us quickly so we can assist you from start to acquisition!


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