Buying a Business

News and Articles About Buying a Business

Once Sold for $850 Million, Bebo Founders Buy the Company Back for $1 Million
Technology

Once Sold for $850 Million, Bebo Founders Buy the Company Back for $1 Million

Michael and Xochi Birch plan a major revamp for the social site but say they won't be competing with Facebook.
Jason Fell
4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze
Technology

4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze

The tech giant already is already a leader in maps, but here's why the billion-dollar acquisition can make sense.
Alyson Shontell
Google to Buy Social Mapping Startup Waze
Technology

Google to Buy Social Mapping Startup Waze

Acquiring the real-time traffic and navigation app to help Google stay competitive in mobile mapping.
Benjamin Kabin
Hewlett-Packard in Hot Water Again Over Botched Acquisition
Technology

Hewlett-Packard in Hot Water Again Over Botched Acquisition

A new lawsuit by HP shareholders highlights the need to do due diligence when buying a company.
Brian Patrick Eha
Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013
Franchises

Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013

The number of franchise establishments in the U.S. is expected to grow by 1.3 percent this year.
Catherine Clifford
Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum
Starting a Business

Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum

The buy-build-sell strategy is spreading thanks to a few high-profile successes. Here's how it works.
Kyle Stock
10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business
Growth Strategies

10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business

Doing your due diligence before buying a company will earn you bargaining power and help you avoid unforeseen problems. Here's what you need to know.
Jane Porter
A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist
Starting a Business

A Fix-and-Flip Business-Buying Checklist

Plenty of business owners are looking to sell their businesses. Consider these seven points before writing your check.
Brad Sugars
How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner
Starting a Business

How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner

Here's how a stressed-out executive became an innkeeper -- and why she's glad she made the change.
A New Reason to Buy an Existing Online Business
Technology

A New Reason to Buy an Existing Online Business

Like Facebook's acquisition of Instagram, buying an existing web business can supply top talent and product innovations. It can also provide customers and that vital social-media presence on day one.
Matthew Toren
How Business Buyers Can Plan for a Successful Transition
Growth Strategies

How Business Buyers Can Plan for a Successful Transition

Is a smooth transition possible when acquiring a business?
Jenna Schnuer
How to Buy a Business
Starting a Business

How to Buy a Business

A business matchmaker on how to size up a company for sale.
Jennifer Wang