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Buying a Business

 Looking to Buy a Business?

Connecting business buyers to sellers for over 18 Years in Australasia, the LINK experience is tailored to cater to everyone interested in buying a business. Whether you are a first time buyer, looking to enter the market; a franchisor, searching for franchisees; or seasoned buyer looking to expand – LINK will make the buying process as smooth and hassle free as possible.

There is no cost when buying through a broker like LINK – the fee is paid by the seller.

To ensure the best possible service, LINK is split into 5 specialist divisions:

  • General Business
  • Tourism & Leisure
  • Corporate
  • Franchise
  • Rural
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Questions about buying a business

How are businesses valued?
How can I be advised of any new businesses available as soon as they are listed?
How do I find out about businesses for sale I'm interested in?
How do I know that what I have been told about the business is true?
How much money do I need?
What happens when I find a business for sale I wish to buy?
What initial information do I need to gather?
What is the ideal business?
What type of business broker should I use?
When can I inspect the business?
Why should I pay someone to buy a business when I could start one up?
Why should I use a business broker?


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