Buying a business
Starting a business could be a major goal for some people, with a startup capital that is sufficient and efficient enough to run it and a well polished balance sheet you're good to go. The owner should have a good knowledge about the fundamentals of the business he or she is into otherwise it's just like a piece of free falling meteorite burning cash and disintegrate long before it hits ground instead of a hen laying golden eggs that it should have been.
A startup business might take a while to get it running under its own steam, lets say, you might be uncertain if there is a strong market for your products or services. Other factors would include convenient access for your target market, visibility and current demand within an area. Buying a business that has been proven profitable is an easier option. In this case, It's a step ahead since we wouldn't have to worry about setting up everything and building a huge customer base. Since after thorough research about the business you're aiming at buying, it might just need a little tweaking to further boost profits. So what if it's not profitable? would we still want to buy a business that is not going to provide any return? Well, sometimes it all depends on who is at the helm of the company, how they conduct operations and resource allocation. So if you think you can run that business better than the current owner and you can see its real potential plus it is being sold at a price in which you consider it to be cheap, then, you have nailed a perfect business opportunity. That is if you have enough cash to purchase it entirely. But what if you only got just little over a half or even a quarter of the total amount? could we still be able to own that business and have control over its operations?