Indicators Point to Economic Recovery to Continue Through 2012

Rise in Profits Leading to Increased Small Business Growth

The economy continues to improve according to new data that indicates higher than projected expectations. In a recent Business Week article, many analysts believe that that the second half of 2012 will bring continued growth, which includes areas in consumer and business spending, home building and manufacturing.

Due to many businesses keeping a tight overhead, profits have risen steadily. In the second quarter of 2011, profit rose at a 19.3% annual rate from the previous quarter. Profit margins continued to grow in the last quarter at much higher gains than at the end of the last economic downtown. With revenues projected to continue to increase, many businesses will take the incoming profits and start building their inventories, purchasing new equipment and hiring new employees.

With the latest economic projections, now is the time to look into buying a business. At VR Business Sales, we offer thousands of businesses for sale in all industries. We stand alone in our industry with our decades of experience and innovative tools that have facilitated 100s of thousands of successful business transactions since our inception in 1979.


Contact a VR office in your area today to find out how you can take advantage of the market trends as a business owner.

With increased business activity you can also benefit greatly by having your VR Business Brokerage office.
Watch the VR Franchise Presentation Videos for more information.
Then contact VR for more details Toll-Free: 800-377-8722


JoAnn Lombardi | How to Approach Selling Your Business

How to Approach Selling Your Business

Article by JoAnn Lombardi, Pres. VR Business Sales

When a business owner makes the decision to sell, the goal of selling a business remains the same, maximizing what you receive from the sale.

When the decision is made to sell the business, there are some pointers to follow in making sure the transaction is successful.

Standing by the Process

Deciding the Point Person for the Sale

Establishing Deadlines

Communicate with Your Landlord and Banker

Readying for Buyer Due Diligence

Determining what should be Included in Letter of Intent

For more details read full article here How to Approach Selling Your Business


Peter King | Determining Risk when Buying a Business

Determining Risk when Buying a Business

Article by Peter King, CEO of VR Business Brokers


Risk can be influenced by the stage of the venture, the competitive advantage, proprietary technology, the expertise and experience of management and many other factors that can determine whether a venture succeeds or fails.

Below is a list of some financial instruments that are sorted by ascending order of risk:

Senior Loans Across All Assets

Senior Loans with Specifically-Named Assets

Subordinated Loans across All Assets

Unsecured Loans

Preferred Stock

Common Stock

To read full article click here Determining Risk when Buying a Business


The VR Advantage | Buying a Business With VR


VR’s International Network of Professional Business Intermediaries offers over thirty years of successful experience to the buyer of a small or mid-size business around the world.

Our tradition of bringing qualified buyers and committed sellers together is the cornerstone of the VR organization.

VR boasts as being the only network of business intermediary’s that requires a fulltime commitment on behalf of its franchisees and associates.

VR has never allowed part-time offices and part-time associates to represent our clients, and makes the promise that it never will in the future.

Our responsibility and obligation to the general public is taken seriously, therefore, we do not allow part-time, work-at-home individuals help find the correct qualified business opportunity for you.

Our Intermediary’s are continually trained on market trends and conditions, financing options and techniques, and transaction structures, which allow the VR network to better serve its acquiring clients. Every highly trained and experienced VR Business Intermediary is dedicated to your needs, and eager to share their knowledge and expertise with you.

Choosing VR gives you the ability to search for qualified business opportunities on a local, regional, national, and international basis.

VR will aid you with your financing requirements, help package the transaction for the lender approval, and give you access to our national banking relationships. No transaction is too small or too large for VR to lend its expertise.

Call VR for more information at 1.800.377.8722


JoAnn Lombardi – The Right Strategy for the Business You Buy

Determining the Right Strategy for Your Business that You Buy

By JoAnn Lombardi, President VR Business Brokers

In order to determine the strategy that will work effectively after buying your business, there are five essential questions that will help you determine if you will able to implement and push you to prosperity and solidify customer loyalty.

What Type of Business Do You Run?

What Other Businesses Do You Have?

What Are Your Core Competencies?

What Are Your Core Values?

Are Your Short-Term Goals and Long-Term Strategies Aligned?

Read the full article at Determining the Right Strategy for Your Business that You Buy


One of our business experts can also help you with all aspects of Buying a Business.
Contact VR at 1.800.377.8722 for more information.


JoAnn Lombardi – Evaluating the Buyer for Your Business

Seller Beware – Due Diligence Critical When Evaluating the Buyer for Your Business

By JoAnn Lombardi, Pres. VR Business Brokers


Normally when the buying or selling of a business takes place, the buyer only performs due diligence. However, smart sellers know that it’s a two-way street.


The seller has a lot to risk. Of course, if you sell your business for 100% cash, you risk very little. However, this is a rare scenario.

In performing due diligence, the seller should employ the same checklists as the buyer and ask equivalent questions, including areas of:





You want to make sure that your business is in capable hands. You want a buyer that will help grow your business.

Read full article here  Seller Beware – Due Diligence Critical When Evaluating the Buyer for Your Business


JoAnn Lombardi – Preparing an Offer For Buying A Business

Preparing an Offer as a Business Buyer

By JoAnn Lombardi, President VR Business Brokers

Attention to detail is important with every aspect of the business that is for sale.

As a buyer, you will have to perform your due diligence before an agreement is drafted and signed by you and the seller.

Some of the key aspects to consider are:

  • Outlining all the positives and negatives to the deal;
  • Resolving the challenges that are preventing negotiations from moving forward;
  • Find the middle ground where both you and the seller can come to terms;
  • Present and have signed the purchase agreement.

Read full article here Preparing an Offer as a Business Buyer


In buying a business, our skilled VR Business Intermediaries can help toward finding a business that matches your qualifications and interests, as well as informing you on what the Seller expects from you as a Buyer.

You can contact our VR Headquarters at 1.800.377.8722

For information about owning a VR Franchise you can view VR Franchise Presentation Videos & PDF.