Brian Zoberg, Lic. Real Estate Broker
Direct: (305) 301-2443
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Buying a Business

Suncoast Business Consultants has access to hundreds of businesses for sale ranging from small, single operator, home based businesses to larger multi-million dollar enterprises.  Many of these businesses are listed for sale on this website. The website is updated daily. Others are not listed as they are considered “pocket listings”, meaning the seller does not want the business commercially marketed at the current time. Our firm can assist you in sorting through the listings and finding the right business for you and your family.

We work with local, out of state and international buyers. The businesses we have for sale are broken down by category, price and various other factors to make your search easier. Many qualify for an E2 or L1 VISA or have been pre-approved for SBA financing.

The general process of buying a business is outlined as follows:
  1. Identify several businesses from our website.
  2. Electronically sign NDA – Confidentiality Agreement for each business of interest to you. Sign directly on our website.
  3. Provide “Proof of Funds” or complete financial statement if requested.
  4. Receive detailed, highly confidential information about the business. 
  5. Conduct independent research about the specific business such as internet search, online reviews, location etc… 
  6. Arrange for a conference call or discreet meeting with the business owner either on or off site. (Depends on specific situation)
  7. Do not speak to employees or customers about the sale. This is highly confidential and most business owners DO NOT WANT their employees or customers to know about the possible sale.
  8. Review additional information and prepare an offer to purchase the business. Your offer will either be accepted, denied or  counter offered.
  9. Once offer is accepted you will place money into escrow to conduct due diligence on the business. You will begin the loan application process if applicable, complete application to landlord for lease transfer and decide if the business in Right for YOU!
  10. After you complete due diligence, lease transfer assignment and any other applicable licensing or VISA requirements you can proceed to closing.
  11. After closing you will usually have a training period to learn about the the day to day routines and procedures of the business.

The above is a general outline. The process can be relatively easy or might be more involved depending on the type of business you will purchase.

Please go to Buyer Forms page for detailed description of Process to Buying a Business. Complete Buyer Profile (Buyer Forms Page) and email, or fax to our attention (Fax #: 305-847-0395).

This is the first step in buying a business with Suncoast Business Consultants. Once we have this on file we can update you when a business meeting your criteria becomes available.