Good Time To Buy A Business?

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Since you are reading this, you are probably a prospective business owner. Yes, it is a good time to buy a business and own a business. Along with tax cuts, many regulations were cut, simplifying business ownership. While the long-term advantage is great, it didn’t take long to start seeing results.

As there is more money to spend or save, many businesses have given bonuses to employees and also increased wages. The whole idea of business ownership has become more exciting, and employees realize their importance to the owners. When employees feel appreciated and are able to share in the profit of a business, they are happier and work harder. They also make positive comments about the business to friends and others outside the business, which will likely lead to a larger customer base and more profit.

Once again, businesses are able to purchase needed equipment and can deduct from their income tax all of the income invested in that equipment. This is huge for many businesses. Many manufacturing businesses have reopened, which has allowed employees to return to their jobs. Tax cuts for individuals has provided more money for them, along with the benefits they receive because of the business tax cuts, allowing them more opportunities to purchase items they need and want. The pro jobs, pro workers, and pro American attitude are refreshing as we watch our economy grow and gain the feeling of unlimited potential after many years of frustration. Our economy looks really good.

Now, let’s bring this down to a personal level. For various reasons, people change. If you start searching for jobs, hoping to find a better job and actually begin job hopping, unsatisfied with each job and moving on to the next, you may be ready to be your own boss and make your own decisions.

Your job should be an enjoyment to you and something you look forward to with enthusiasm each morning. If you don’t like what you do, you will likely get job burnout, making your life miserable, along with all those close to you. You may be bored with your work and find it too routine, lacking challenge. Perhaps you would be happier becoming the owner of a business.

If you believe you need to make more money or that you don’t get enough recognition for your work, you may become unhappy with your job. Perhaps you would just like more appreciation or recognition. One advantage of being a business owner is that you can work hard and make as much money as you want to make. You do not depend on an employer to decide how much you should make.

Personality conflicts can occur occasionally but can be overcome. If you have a personality conflict with your boss, you may decide the job is not worth the fight. You could have a difference in ethics or feel any suggestion you make will not be considered. Perhaps you continue to be overlooked for a promotion when you have made your desires known and believe you are stuck where you are. If you seem to have gone as high as you can go within the company, you may decide the time is right to put your efforts into a business of your own.

Every job, good or bad, is a learning experience that helps you prepare for the next phase of your life. If you think this is the right time for you to buy a business, then go for it! Select a good business broker to search opportunities for you. When you find a business with which you are comfortable and one you think you would be enthusiastic about going to work each day, get all the facts, meet with the owner, crunch the numbers and see if it will work for you. There are many businesses for sale, so I am sure there is a perfect one for you!

  • Author: Pat Jones
  • Title: Business Owner - Business Broker
  • Company: Pat Jones Business Brokers
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  • Date: June 20, 2019
  • Category: Buying a Franchise or Business
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