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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Once you find the perfect business, where do you get the money to buy it?

financing a purchaseBusiness buyers need to have some funds to offer as a down payment in order to successfully acquire a business. That said, we work with motivated buyers in a variety of creative ways to help you tap into all available resources to finance your dream business.

Below is a list of some financing opportunities, some of a creative style, to be considered in the pursuit of your dream. Your VR Business Broker can advise you on the applicability of these sources to your particular situation. You do not need to be an expert in financing. We will work with you to get the money you need.

Very Common

  • Cash equivalents (checking and savings accounts; money market funds)
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Certificates of deposit
  • Gifts/ loans from friends and family
  • Second mortgages and other real estate loans
  • Seller financing
  • Credit card financing

Moderately Common

  • SBA financing/ bank loans/ bank lines of credit
  • Retirement accounts (IRAs, 401Ks, SEPS, pensions, etc.)
  • Borrowing against a different existing business (lines of credit, accounts receivable factoring, inventory financing, equipment financing)
  • Asset sales (real estate, autos, etc.)


  • Customer and supplier financing
  • Venture capital
  • Small business investment companies
  • Private placement
  • Convertible debt financing

Please contact us to discuss your particular financing needs.