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How To Separate Good Versus Bad Listings
Finding what you want is easier if you look for a few items

By Richard Parker | Diomo Corporation
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Question:
Some listings have a lot of relevant information and others seem to have almost nothing. How do I separate the good from the bad ones? What should I be looking for so I don't waste my time?

Answer:
Insofar as the detail of the actual information or lack thereof, please understand that you cannot buy a business off a listing. Quite often the initial information you'll see online is akin to a classified ad. Further investigation is always warranted.

A lack of information is not a reflection of the viability of the business nor does an abundance of information mean it's good. As a general rule, if the business is of interest to you send in an inquiry to learn more. In a detailed listing, there are over 70 things to look for but, in the initial listings, at the very least you'll want to examine the following:

Get more expert advice in Richard Parker's How To Buy A Good Business At A Great Price - the most widely used reference resource and strategy guide for buying a business.

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Richard Parker is the author of: How To Buy A Good Business At A Great Price, the most widely used reference resource and strategy guide for buying a business. He has purchased ten businesses in his career and has helped thousands of prospective buyers worldwide learn how to buy the right business for sale. He is also founder and President of Diomo Corporation - The Business Buyer Resource Center.

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