Course Description

Starting a business from scratch isn’t the only path to entrepreneurship. Buying a business can be far less risky, less expensive and easier to finance than starting one. In fact, buying a business may be the best strategy for success. This program will provide entrepreneurs with guidance to search, assess, value, finance, and execute a business acquisition. This session will also feature an attorney and franchise broker who will discuss their roles in business acquisition. 


Course Outline

  1. Search
  2. Valuation
  3. Preliminary Due Diligence
  4. Financing the Deal
  5. Getting the Deal Done
  6. Buying a Franchise

Learner Outcomes

Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • why buying a business can be best strategy for success.
  • terms used in buying a business
  • the process for buying a business.
  • what franchise opportunities offer


A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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