Archive for 'Finding My Business' Category

The best websites to find a California Business for Sale

By Hoke - Last updated: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The top and best websites  are, and Together these three websites account for about 80% of the California businesses for sale on the internet in California. and are the top two national business for sale websites. You will find redundant listings because most brokers post their listings on all three […]

Why a Buyer’s Business Broker Often Fails to Find a Quality Business

By Hoke - Last updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Let’s discuss what goes on when you have most brokers perform an acquisition search. It is simple. They get on the internet Business for Sale websites and start looking. It is important to know that about 95% of internet business listings are from brokers, not principals. It is also important to understand that there is […]

Finding a Higher Net Income Business

By Hoke - Last updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014

High Income businesses are rare. Here is the approximate breakdown of all high income businesses for sale in California as a percent of total businesses for sale: $1 Million+ Annual Discretionary Income: 0.04% $500,000 – $1M Annual Discretionary Income: 1.3% $250,000 – $500,000 Annual Discretionary Income: 5% When the buyer discounts these percents for desired […]

Internet Acquisition Search

By Hoke - Last updated: Sunday, September 2, 2012

The most common, least effort and least costly is the internet search. See The best websites to find a California Business for Sale. The buyer can perform the search themselves and contact the sellers directly if they wish. Many Business Brokers will perform this service for the buyer. However there may be a disadvantage of […]

For Sale by Owner

By Hoke - Last updated: Sunday, September 2, 2012

The majority of businesses are not sold through business brokers. The owner puts out the word through their business network or it is sold to a family member, friend or employee. Some of these businesses owners are not aware of business brokers and the business for sale market. Some are so concerned about confidentiality they are […]

Where to find businesses for sale

By Hoke - Last updated: Saturday, September 1, 2012

Today the internet is where businesses are sold. Unlike residential real estate agents, business brokers do not have an exclusive MLS type system. You need not be a broker to search businesses for sale. In fact brokers have a disadvantage over the principal buyer. See The disadvantage of letting a broker search for my acquisition […]