Why Buying an Established Business Works Better

In most instances, buying an existing, established business is easier and
generally less risky than starting one from scratch. When you buy a business,
you are taking over an operation that's already generating cash flow and profits.
You have an established customer base, an online and offline reputation, and employees
who are familiar with every aspect of the business that you may need help with.
More importantly, financial loans and banking tend to go easier than when
you start from scratch with no history.

Hiring a Business Broker
to Work for You

Once you have chosen a geographic area and business type to buy, apart from looking for “Business Opportunities” or “Businesses for Sale” in local newspapers, as well as keeping your ear to the ground, hiring a Business Broker is the best way to find businesses for sale. The assistance brokers can offer, especially for first-time buyers, is worth the cost. Business Brokers can offer assistance in several ways.

Narrow Your Interests

At Elan Capital we start by finding out about your skills and interests, then help you select a business that is right for you. With our help, you may discover that an industry you had never considered is the actually the ideal one for you.

Prescreened Businesses

Prescreening businesses for your best bet. Professional Business Brokers such as Elan Capital, find they turn down many of the businesses they are asked to sell, whether because the seller can't or won't provide full financial disclosures or because they find the business is overpriced. Utilizing the services of an Elan Capital Broker helps you avoid these bad risks when buying a business.

Paperwork Experts

Professional Business Brokers assist with paperwork, making sure it's complete and done efficiently. Brokers know the latest laws and regulations affecting everything from tax issues to licenses and permits to business financing and escrow. Elan Capital is versed in the most efficient ways to cut through inefficient processes and red tape, which can slash months off the purchasing process. Working with Elan also reduces the risk that you'll neglect a critical form, fee or step in the process of buying a business.


Most importantly, the negotiating process is really when great Business Brokers shine. They also help both parties stay laser-focused on the ultimate goal and smooth over any complications that may arise. It's not just about making sure you pay fair-market value. There is much more Elan Capital provides their clients, but our negotiating skills are unequalled.

No decision is more emotionally charged than determining a purchase price for an existing business. In the typical scenario, the seller has one idea of how much the business is worth, while the buyer will typically have a much different viewpoint. Here, each party is dealing from a completely different perspective and it's very important to know that the one who is best prepared will have the most leverage when the process enters the negotiating stage. Deciding on a purchase price, however, is just the first step in negotiating the sale. More important; is how the deal is structured?

Why ELAN Capital?

A Professional Business Broker must have the proper background and knowledge to assist you at every step in the buying process, so that the transaction is closed on paper, where both the buyer and seller have addressed all prior and future legal, taxation, financial and ownership issues concerning the business. We believe that by making our clients out top priority and treating both buyers and sellers with honesty and integrity, we help both parties achieve their goals. A Professional Business Broker is the best way to channel information between both parties, and can ease difficult transactions by guiding both parties to negotiate all differences without any pressure, as well as professionally guiding first time buyers and seasoned buyers to make their decisions with due diligence, every step of the way.

  • Honesty and Integrity

    With the prestigious Business Finance Consultant (BFC) designation, which is awarded by The Loan Consultants, Inc. to their nationwide network of independently owned and operated business brokerage companies, we guarantee honesty and integrity in every transaction. Elan Capital, Inc., with this BFC designation, offers highly personalized service and help to cut through the red tape that is often involved in buying or merging a business.

    Of course, we understand the importance of both providing the highest professional standards, and maintaining complete confidentiality while providing these services when buying a business. Only generalities are discussed in the initial stages, there will be no in-depth discussions nor will Elan Capital, Inc. disclose any confidential information without a signed non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement.

  • The Bottom Line

    The bottom line is our business networks expand your potential sellers well beyond local neighborhood commercial real estate brokers. By using Elan Capital, your stage becomes global in reach. Elan Capital will use these networks to bring you the broadest number of qualified businesses for sale that match or exceed your expectations.

    At Elan Capital, our professional business brokers use the same care in helping to match you to the appropriate business for sale as if we were buying it for ourselves. We can help you buy a business comfortably and efficiently with an experienced professional guiding you through every step.

  • Global Network

    Through our worldwide business network affiliations, we have access to a global database of businesses for sale, many of which have never been advertised publicly. This gives you the maximum number of qualified businesses for purchase which fall within your preferred geographic area. At Elan Capital, we can tap the greatest number of opportunities so you can buy a business, and rest assured our valuation specialists found the most suitable business, at fair market value, structured to your liking.

  • Many Financing Options

    To make the process even easier, Elan Capital utilizes our financial and banking contacts to assist with financing if needed, including traditional financing, SBA loans, as well hundreds of other financing options Elan Capital programs offer.

Helping You Win

Helping you find the right business is only the first of many steps in buying or merging a business. Not only will we make sure you are getting the maximum value, we will be with you to professionally guide you through the entire process of buying a business, from beginning to end.

At Elan Capital, we believe our success is due to making our clients our top priority, and we intend to continue doing so. We look forward to partnering with you.