January 22, 2021  
  Buying a Business Advice for Illinois Entrepreneurs  
  Chicago, Illinois Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Buy a Business in Chicago, Illinois

Wondering how to buy a business in Chicago, Illinois? Doing it effectively can be challenging, so we've gathered some great resources for you on how to buy a Chicago business.

If you're contemplating becoming an entrepreneur, the odds are you're giving serious thought to buying a Chicago business.

To be viewed as a qualified business buyer, you need to understand how businesses are bought and sold. To educate yourself on buying a business, we suggest you read our Ways to Buy a Business article or any of the other buying a business articles you'll find on our site.

List of Businesses for Sale in Chicago

OK, let's get down to brass tacks and help you find a business in Chicago, Illinois. Below, you will find suggestions for buying a Chicago business that can set you on the path to owning your own business.

Online Business-for-Sale Marketplaces

Before you contact local business brokers, we recommend you start with Chicago business-for-sale listings at an aggregator site. These sites receive business-for-sale listings from Chicago business brokers. They also have many FSBO (for sale by owner) listings. Here are the top online business-for-sale marketplaces that we recommend you consider:

  • BizBuySell - Check out BizBuySell's list of Illinois Businesses for Sale. The site has over 50,000 business listings for sale. They usually have many Chicago businesses for sale, as well as business-for-sale listings in nearby communities.

Local Chicago Business Brokers

After reviewing BizBuySell's listings to find a business to buy, local Chicago business brokers are the best people to talk to when buying a Chicago business. They have many local listings and they will typically sit down with you, understand your needs and then make suggestions on which businesses might be most appropriate for you to buy. Here are some local Chicago business brokerage firms you should talk to:

Andrews Network Affiliates, LLC
101 W Grand Ave
Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Web: www.mcleanllc.com
Phone: (312) 994-2550
Fax: (312) 803-2199

  • Charles Andrews, Cbi Bts, Frc

Blackman Kallick
10 S. Riverside Plaza, 9th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Web: www.blackmankallick.com
Phone: (312) 980-2934

  • Patrick F. Mcnally Mba, Cpa, Abv

Chicagoland Sunbelt
8735 W. Higgins Road
Suite 160
Chicago, Illinois 60631
Web: www.chicagolandsunbelt.com
Phone: (773) 243-1603
Fax: (773) 243-1618

  • Domenic Rinaldi
  • Jim Cohen
  • Kathy Beimfohr

Joseph Associates International
141 W Jackson Blvd
Suite 3420
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: (312) 212-8087
Fax: (312) 664-7652

  • Joseph Farinella

Joseph Associates International, Inc.
141 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 3420
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Web: www.brokerchicago.com
Phone: (312) 212-8046
Fax: (630) 355-6191

  • Joseph Mccaul, Cbi, M&ami, Mba

Kinsella Group Inc.
20 N. Clark St.
Suite 700
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Web: www.kinsellagroup.com
Phone: (312) 229-1351
Fax: (312) 229-1344

  • Louise Krzys, Cbi

Lasalle Capital Group, Lp.
70 W. Madison St.
Suite 5710
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312) 236-7041
Fax: (312) 236-0720

  • Brian Carey
  • Jeffrey M. Walters
  • Kelly Cornelis
  • Rocco Martino

Mesirow Financial Inc.
350 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Web: www.mesirowfinancial.com
Phone: (312) 595-6177
Fax: (312) 595-6139

  • Charles Lawless

Prairie Capital
191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Web: www.prairie-capital.com
Phone: (312) 360-1133
Fax: (312) 360-1193

  • Christopher Killackey

Svoboda, Collins LLC
One North Franklin
Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Web: www.svoco.com
Phone: (312) 267-8750

  • Alex Miller

Walhalla Group, LLC
4540 W. 51st Street
Chicago, Illinois 60632
Phone: (773) 284-6600
Fax: (773) 284-2197

  • Anton H. Gfesser, Cbi

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