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Flipping Businesses Like Houses; Is It a Viable Income Strategy?

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The concept of buying something, fixing it up and selling it is nothing new. People do it with refurbished electronics, they do it with cars, houses and virtually anything you can think of. However, most people associate flipping with physical objects, so can it be done with a business too?

In short; yes. Even though a business isn’t necessarily just a physical thing, the idea of buying something, improving it and then selling it still applies. But is it a viable income strategy and can you actually get consistent gains from it?

There’s not as much competition when it comes to buying and selling businesses

When you buy and sell things like computers, cars or even houses, there’s always going to be a market to compete with. This is because there are still lots of new things being made and others can also refurbish them to sell them. As such, there’s a constant supply of those items because it’s relatively easy to churn out more and refurbish old ones.

When it comes to businesses, there aren’t actually many people buying and selling businesses because it’s an incredibly niche market. New businesses don’t perform as well as existing ones because a time investment is needed to grow it, and old businesses are difficult to save unless you’re incredibly experienced and knowledgeable about a particular industry.

There are resources available to help you buy and sell businesses

Websites like The Dealmaker’s Academy offer some fantastic resources on buying and selling businesses. It’s becoming increasingly popular to do it as a source of income because there’s not much competition, so you’ll want to try and stay ahead of the curve and learn how to do this as soon as possible. This will help you build a professional reputation and portfolio, and it can open up other job opportunities such as consultation.

If it wasn’t viable to buy and sell businesses then we wouldn’t be seeing resources dedicated to teaching it. As of now, there aren’t many people buying and selling companies because it’s a huge investment that requires a lot of time and effort. But if you’re willing to learn, there are definitely some informative resources out there to help you improve your knowledge and find opportunities.

Buying and selling businesses can be more financially stable

One of the interesting things about buying a business is that you inherit everything about it. This means you’ll continue making income if the business is profitable and you’ll already have a base of customers. This makes it surprisingly stable to purchase a business and continue its operations.

As long as you’re willing to adapt or improve on its existing business ideas, you’ll have a good shot at improving it and increasing its value for when you decide to sell it. Just remember that entrepreneurs typically don’t sell businesses unless they feel like it’s not making money. As such, it’s important to understand the flaws in the business and look for ways to improve it before you enter negotiations.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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