The Best Places to Find Website Companies for Sale – You’ve done your research and come to the conclusion that it would be better to buy a business than to start one from scratch.
But where should you look for a business?
Every year, we get the chance to talk to hundreds of buyers and sellers at MidStreet. We actively promote our business listings, so we know where the best places are to put ads.
We’ve put together a list of the best websites that list businesses for sale to help you find the best business opportunity for you and your family.
The Best Places to Find Website Companies for Sale
The days of looking through the Yellow Pages or the classified ads in the local paper are long gone.
In the digital age, brokers and sellers are flocking to online resources to list their businesses. This is one of the best ways to find what you’re looking for.
These are the 5 best places online to look for a business that is for sale:
Business Broker and M&A Firm Websites
Here’s how they stack up against other well-known sites:
As a buyer, you can look at listings on BizBuySell.com for free, or you can pay $14.99 per month to become a member and get more features. With advanced buying features, you can get reports every month to see how companies in your target industry are being valued.
Members have access to information about real estate and the people who live in the area. Their membership also comes with a feature that makes your name stand out as a buyer so that brokers can find you.
If you are a featured buyer, sellers and brokers may look at your profile a little differently. But it will always depend on the specifics of each case. Some brokers will find it useful, while others might just think it’s a nice feature.
The main benefit of joining is that it shows sellers and brokers that you are serious about learning more about how to buy a business.
BusinessesForSale.com was also started in 1996, and it has about 58,748 businesses for sale. Buyers can join as a Standard Buyer, which is free, or as a Premium Buyer, which costs $14.95 per month.
If you have a Standard Buyer Membership, you can:
- You can save searches you do.
- Save listings
- Receive email alerts
- Follow the messages you send
The Premium Buyer Membership, which costs $14.95 per month, lets you:
- On the site, you can look at businesses that might be private.
- When you contact sellers, have your questions put at the top of the list.
- View contact details (unless they choose to remain anonymous)
- See businesses that aren’t public.
BusinessesForSale is a great site for buyers to use with BizBuySell.com to keep track of businesses for sale and compare business opportunities.
BusinessBroker.net was started in 1999 and has more than 538 active listings at the moment. They give buyers the option of searching by specific industries or by “hot and trendy” industries.
Even though they don’t have as many active listings as larger sites like BizBuySell.com and BusinessesForSale.com, buyers don’t have to pay for extra features or access to view listings.
To get free email alerts when new listings are posted, all you have to do is sign up with your email address.
BizQuest.com has been around since 1994, and their site has more than 1500 active business listings. They don’t charge buyers for memberships like larger business listing sites do. Instead, they offer buyers free memberships.
You can easily search on their site by business type, location, sales price, and other things.
As a free BizQuest.com member, you can:
- Keep track of your requests
- Don’t lose your searches
- Save a list of businesses
- Make searches for emails
- Get email notifications about new listings
Like BussinessBroker.net, BizQuest.com is a great place to go if you want to see all of the listings on a site without having to pay a fee.
M&A Firm and Business Broker Websites
Most business brokers and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) firms post their current listings on their websites, where you can ask them directly. And if you’re looking for a bigger business, some of the best places to look are the websites of merger and acquisition companies.
Find brokers who work with companies in the same industry or with the same amount of revenue as the ones you want to buy. Most of the time, you can subscribe to or ask to be added to an email list that will let you know when relevant businesses for sale come up.
Choose one or more online tools and start your search.
All of these offline and online ways and tools can help you find a business to buy. To get the best results and find a business easily, you can stay up to date on current listings by using multiple online resources.
When you use all of these methods together, you’ll be able to compare different business opportunities and choose the one that will help you reach your goal.
Keep in mind that most M&A firms and business brokers post listings on more than one site. Don’t be surprised if you find the same listing in more than one place.
Check out our active listings, read our “internet-based businesses for sale,” or go to BizBuySell.com today to start your search for a business to buy.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Over the years, we’ve helped tens of thousands of buyers, and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction.
Have a good time looking!