Dec 162011
 

Buying a business can be a great idea – but you need to be careful

One of the options when going into business for yourself is to buy a going concern – a business that someone else has set up, done all the hard yards on, and now (for whatever reason) wants to sell.  Although this might sound like the easy option there are a lot of things you need to keep in mind to avoid expensive mistakes and a lot of heartache. Continue reading »

Dec 142011
 

Want to start a small business?  Thought about a franchise business?

Buying a franchise is something that is often forgotten when people are thinking about starting a small business. It seems like, in the mind of some people, it’s ‘cheating’ because you get help from the franchisor, or they fear that it’s not really their business because someone else came up with the idea or the product. But think about it this way: Continue reading »