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The toughest questions to ask yourself before searching for a small-medium business to buy

Over his career, Tom Malloy has advised hundreds of entrepreneurs considering launching a search to buy a small-medium business. Here are a few of the toughest questions every prospective searcher should ask themselves.

  • "Have you managed people at varying levels of education and age groups?"
  • "Can you make timely decisions with limited resources?"
  • "Are you intrinsically satisfied and motivated to be an independent SMB entrepreneur?"
  • "Do you have the capital to fund your search and acquisition costs/equity?"

For more questions to ask yourself before beginning your search, read the rest of Tom’s article on Medium.

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