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What is the best primer on buying a business for a first-timer?

Coming out of corporate America and looking to buy my first business. What are the best books, articles, blogs, etc., to prepare myself? Thanks.

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Are you only interested in buying a business or are you also interested in investing ? I'm looking for an investor for a profitable business.If you're interested, e-mail me with questions at

Feb 1, 2010
Robert Cutler
New York County, NY

Before doing anything, I would learn as much as possible about the business you are looking to buy and I would make sure that I have sufficient access to capital. Then I would get familiar with the buying process as explained through the following link: . I would then put together an acquisition team (namely a skilled lawyer and accountant) who will be able to help guide me through the process. Then I would consult with brokers to locate a seller.

Feb 1, 2010

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