Tim Bullard, President

Tim Bullard, President

"Once you have made the committment to BUY, SELL, or IMPROVE your business with VR, you have access to an unequalled group of expertise, experience and support to insure you successfully meet your goals in a professional, informed way."

Each office is
independently owned
and operated

Our office is owned by

Lakes Business Group, Inc.

W229 N1433 Westwood Drive #106
Waukesha, WI 53186

Office: 262-347-2083
Toll free: 877-447-2083
Fax: 262-347-2090

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Advantages of Buying versus Starting a Business

Fact: 80% of new businesses fail in the first 3 years!

Fact: Most established businesses continue to be successful!

If you are motivated by personal accomplishment, stimulated by challenge, and want to be your own boss, then business ownership is for you. However, let someone else take the risk and high cost of starting from scratch. Buying an established business provides you with two of the three necessary components of success - a proven location (or customer base) and the right product. You provide the third ingredient - management.

The following are some of the likely advantages of buying an established business versus starting a new one:

  • The market cannot support another competitor
  • Can get your new business up and running quickly
  • A successful business may stay successful while you get up to speed
  • Your new business may already have the equipment and assets you want
  • Set-up and installation costs are cheaper or non-existent
  • The old clientele may well be your new clientele
  • Get the "best" location or acquire a favorable lease
  • Expenses and revenues are known
  • Easier to get licenses and permits
  • Easier to get loans and other financing
  • Intangibles: Goodwill / Brand Name
  • Supplier relationships are established
  • Trade credit may be established
  • Inventory is in place
  • Get key employees on your team
  • Get trained experienced employees and staff
  • Prevent competitor from entering area
  • Little competitive backlash or reaction
  • May be able to use the experience and advice of the previous owner

Please contact us for more information.