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How long does it normally take to find and buy a business?

Modified on: May 18th, 2018

The average time is about 9 months for a small business, but there is a wide variation. It’s not uncommon for a buyer to look at hundreds of posts, sign NDA’s (Non-Disclosure Agreements) for 20 of them, visit 10 of them, make offers on 5 of them, and close on 1.

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