Community Guidelines

The BizBuySell Community pages were created to provide an environment where people just like you can share questions, ideas and knowledge about small business ownership.

That's why the BizBuySell Community questions and answers is a free service offered to all BizBuySell visitors. Make this community yours by helping it grow as a friendly and educational resource.

Ask questions
There are few better ways to get a real world answer to your questions than to ask your peers. The BizBuySell business for sale marketplace gets over 800,000 monthly visitors. Whether you are learning and considering buying your first business or are a seasoned professional, this community is here for you to learn everything from the basics of business ownership to answers to your most complex business questions.

When asking a question be precise and provide as much information as possible to get better answers.

Share what you know
When you see a question you know the answer to -- answer it! You'll make someone's day every time with every response. Get recognized as an expert in your field by helping others with thorough and thoughtful responses. Take advantage of the broad and diverse BizBuySell network.

Browse the questions and answers to learn what other BizBuySell users are talking about. This vast resource is available for everyone to learn what the real community has to say about business ownership.

Community Guidelines

Be an outstanding Community member
Help keep your community clean. The BizBuySell Community is a place where you can discuss your questions, concerns and knowledge with others you can trust. Treat this community as you would your own to provide the best experience for all who participate.

It is not OK to use this forum to solicit others for personal/financial gain or illegal activities, nor is it OK to post links that are unrelated to the topic or to proposition people.

Please be respectful and keep hateful and incendiary comments off the BizBuySell Community pages. We are a community of people with diverse beliefs, opinions and backgrounds, but who share common interests. This isn't a soapbox to vent personal frustrations or to rant about issues.

You may not use profane, obscene, vulgar or sexually explicit language. You may not post links to content that are disparaging of any person, company or product. You may not post links solely for the benefit of driving traffic to your site.

Do not use our site or tools to engage in personal attacks, defamation, harassment, spam, offensive content, inappropriately aggressive behavior, or any illegal, false or misleading activities.

Harassment includes:

  • Unwelcomed and unsolicited communication to community members about products and services.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion.
  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person's lifestyle choices and practices in the various forms of personal attacks, defamation, and harassment.
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they're not appropriate.
  • Inappropriately aggressive behavior or threats of violence.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Stalking or following.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
Ultimately, what constitutes harassment can be subjective and we reserve the right to terminate or restrict access to a User's account and to delete any content posted through it, without notice and at our discretion, if we deem it to be engaging in any of the behavior above.

Report Abuse
Next to all posts is a Report Abuse link. If you find a question or answer that does not meet our Community Guidelines, this link can be used to report the offense to BizBuySell administrators. Be responsible when using this tool. You may not report questions or answers that you personally disagree with. And keep in mind; others have the same ability to report your posts.

If you have concerns, comments, or problems with any of the material you find on in the Community, please feel free to contact us.

BizBuySell does not guarantee the accuracy of any questions, answers or other posted information (collectively, "BizBuySell Content"). BizBuySell Content is provided for informational purposes only "as-is" without warranties, representations, or guarantees of any kind for you to use at your own risk. BizBuySell Content is not intended for trading, health-related, legal or investing purposes. The opinions expressed through BizBuySell Content are the opinions of the individual author and do not reflect opinions of BizBuySell. By submitting a question or answer, you acknowledge that BizBuySell is not responsible for any response or reaction you receive or do not receive, and you hold BizBuySell harmless from any loss, harm, injury or damage resulting from or arising out of your submission of the question or your use of or reliance on any response thereto.

Response to violations of Community Guidelines
Members who have violated these Guidelines are at risk of review and possible exclusion from participating in the BizBuySell Community. All questions and answers are subject for editing or removal at BizBuySell's sole discretion without notice.

BizBuySell reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time without notification.

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