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How can personal and business contacts be utilized when looking to buy a business?

When looking to buy a business, personal and business contacts can be a valuable resource. They can provide insights into potential opportunities, industry trends, and even specific businesses that might be for sale. For instance, friends and family might be aware of someone looking to sell their business. They can also provide introductions to business owners who might not have publicly listed their business for sale but could be open to an offer. In addition to this, business contacts can provide valuable insights into the reputation of the business you're considering. For example, contacting the Better Business Bureau, industry affiliations, and credit-reporting agencies can help you determine if there are any complaints against the business. This can be a crucial step in your preliminary investigation of a potential business purchase. Moreover, your business contacts can also be a part of your acquisition team, helping you analyze the business's potential returns and its asking price. They can provide valuable advice and guidance based on their own experiences and expertise.
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