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I just lost my job and I'm thinking about running some business instead of looking for job I have around 100K

I just lost my job and I'm thinking about running some business instead of looking for job. I have around 100K, what kind of business I should buy ? I have never run business before. Please advice. Thanks

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Hi. Would you ever consider moving to Atlanta, Georgia or surrounding areas to invest in a business (Gas Station, Convenience Store, Liquor Store, or Hotel). If so, please give me a call at (404) 910-3928. I have many investment opportunities. Thank you.

Apr 15, 2010
Jon Holmquist
Edgemaster Model 400 sharpener
Marion County, OR

Hello Maia, whatever business you buy is going to be a real learning experience. I would suggest that you look at a franchise that you can get for $25K so you can keep the rest for ongoing expenses and for emergencies. I just happen to have one, check see if it fits, if it doesn't look at all the others. You will have experience behind your first attempt at running a business. Best of luck, Jon at Edgemaster Mobile Sharpening

Apr 12, 2010
Raul Aldama


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Apr 10, 2010
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Hello, I have two businesses that are established and would be very easy for a beginner to take over. You could either keep the managers currently in place to run the business for you as an absentee owner, or just for a a period of time until you learn to run the business yourself. Both of them are currently making good money and have been in business for several years. Please contact me if you would like further information at
Best Regards
Michelle Goebel

Apr 7, 2010
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Freedom Business Brokers
Orange County, CA

Sorry to hear that .But consider it as a blessing in disguise.Somethings happen in your life for a reason The destiny is a bigger force to reckon with. Long time ago I quit a nice job for a sales career
that was low paying but it gave me a new sense of direction and later i prospered and made plenty of money in sales. You have to break that barrier by ignoring this blow by putting it on the back burner
and look forward for a bright future.
I have one good business in Cslifornia in Orange County if you like it I can discuss it with you.
That suits your budget and is absentee run.

Apr 7, 2010
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Biz2Credit LLC
New York County, NY


The best thing to do would be to acquire an existing business where you can put 50k towards your equity contribution and rest of money you can raise under SBA acquisition program.

The best way to search for financing is to enter you information on If you meet the general criteria of a lender or a bank on the system, you'll be matched with them. If you don't meet any of the lender criteria, the system will educate you as to why you didn't fit the criteria and what you can do to qualify in the future. It's a great system and it's free. Good luck.

Apr 7, 2010
Satish Patel
Sunbelt Business Advisors
Middlesex County, MA
Premium Broker

Sorry to hear that.

We are a renowned business brokerage firm in New England region and host over 10k listings of businesses on sale. We cover a range of mainstreet businesses that can fit your budget. We can offer you a qualified advice.

You can search through our listings at: or register with us at: for our business broker to assist you directly.

Apr 6, 2010
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ANA Brokers

Hello ; when you call me i have a lot of business for sale and i can help you .
972--898-5598 Susan from ANA BROKERS

Apr 6, 2010
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Ekinix Inc.
Adams County, CO

Hi Maia,

Buying a home based Internet business may be the way to go. Contact us if you are interested in going this route. We are helping people on a daily business find businesses that suit their lifestyle.




Apr 6, 2010