Buying or Selling a Business

If you're thinking about buying or selling a business, this is a good place to find out what you need to know. Get information on doing due diligence before buying a business, valuing a business you intend to buy or sell, and using an acquisition agreement to memorialize the terms of a business sale. There's also information on closing your business safely and legally. If you're thinking about buying or selling a business and want to get the best deal possible, you'll need to do a lot of planning and preparation.

Nolo has books, forms, and online applications that can help you buy or sell a business. For a complete list of Nolo's small business products, see the Small Business Products page.