What To Consider Before Buying A Business

Taking over a company can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if it’s your first business. However, if you’ve given it a lot of thought and have determined it’s time to give it a shot, make sure you consider these things before starting.

Typically, buying a company is less risky and difficult than starting a new venture because you already know exactly how well that company is doing in the industry and where the previous owner left off. However, it’s not always that simple. Any number of things can cause a business to fail after it’s purchased. Take these tips into consideration before you buy a company so you’ll be on the right track when the time comes.

Why people sell their businesses

Before you buy a company, it’s important to know that most people don’t sell their business because it’s going downhill. Usually, an entrepreneur will sell his/her company for various reasons, but chief among them is that the founder has become invested in a new business idea. It’s not uncommon for someone to spend a lot of time growing a business and then decide they want to do something else. For you, this may be […]

October 19th, 2017|

4 Keys to Successful Reputation Management

These are the very basics of successful digital marketing. To learn more about how to be a successful business owner, stay tuned for more posts on our blog! Also, if you are considering buying a business in Raleigh, contact ENLIGN’s business brokers. Our business brokers truly care about our clients and work to give you fast and the most profitable results. We can also help you buy a business in Raleigh provide a number of similar services. Learn more on our website!

In our last blog, we began discussing reputation management and how it is a key to having a successful business. Today, we wanted to dive a little deeper and discuss all the various aspects of what reputation management can be and how it can substantially benefit your business in Raleigh.

Heavy Web Presence

To not only survive and be successful, but also dominate the market you need to invest in a website and a high-quality website. A high-quality website with have visual elements, high-quality pictures, work well on all formats (desktop computer, smartphone, and tablet). You should not only have a website, but also have […]

July 5th, 2017|

3 Keys to Digital Marketing

As we began discussing in our last blog, digital marketing is the key to successful modern marketing. Phonebooks are more useful as doorstops in most cases and other physical marketing is less effective than it has been in the past. Nearly every adult has a smart phone. They don’t go anywhere without it, even taking it to the bathroom with them. Since the widespread use of smartphones and their high-quality apps, maps are becoming obsolete as well. All of this heavy internet use is a tell-tale sign that to be successful in the digital world you need to invest in digital marketing.

What’s the Goal?

So, what is the goal of digital marketing? Getting people to your website is the obvious goal, but how do you do this? The key to getting people to your website is ranking well on search engines and the apps that these influence. You do this by showing Google and other search engines that not only is your content relevant to those searching for you online, but also that you have valuable content.

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization […]

June 21st, 2017|

5 Tips For Business Success – Part 2

In our last blog post we began talking about basic tips for starting a business in Raleigh successfully. Often, when unseasoned businessmen and women decide they want to start a business, their business plan is little less than a dream. Though idealism is important to have when starting a business, it can only get you so far. The American dream wasn’t the only thing that made our forefathers successful. It was their dreaming, their perseverance, and endurance, but it was so much more than just their heart that helped them find success: it was their mind and the thoughtfulness that they put into the entire process.

From Part 1

In part one of this blog series, we talked about the importance of delegating and having a niche. If you would speak to a business broker, they would tell you that these are both foundational to success.


Though having a hands-on approach is important, delegating will save you from potential burnout and losing focus on your responsibilities that only you as the business owner can fulfil. Hire people that you trust to delegate tasks to and […]

May 21st, 2017|

5 Tips For Business Success – Part 1

It seems that many are deciding to start a business. The American dream is still embedded in most citizen’s subconscious and we feel that we can do anything: All we need is hard work, determination, and perseverance. Unfortunately, despite our idealistic dreams, if these are the only “tools” in our arsenal for starting a business and unless you are the exception, the business will most likely fail. Success is found in focused, intentional work, using the right resources, getting educated, and employing not only our heart, but also our mind.

There are many aspects to consider when starting your own business here in Raleigh. Here are a few basic tips that business brokers wish you knew for putting your business and yourself in the direction of success.


When you are starting a business, you must delegate. We completely understand that you have a vision. A clear, specific vision for your business: from possible menu items to the orientation of the “wait to be seated” sign on the front desk. Though there are times to be nit picky, often choosing your battles is key when starting […]

May 5th, 2017|