July 6, 2020  
 
  Buying a Business Advice for Maine Entrepreneurs  
  Portland, Maine Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Buy a Business Portland, Maine

If you're thinking of starting a business in Portland, Maine, it's essential that you consider buying a preexisting Portland, ME company.

Our goal is to assist you as you begin the exercise of buying a company in Portland.

In advance of buying a business, get knowledgeable on the subject. You can find some great advice on buying a business by looking over our buying a business articles, including our Valuation Process article among others.

Businesses for Sale in Portland

Now, it's time to get to our list of resources for buying a business in Portland, Maine. Below, you will find referrals for buying a Portland business that can get you started with becoming an entrepreneur.

Online Business-for-Sale Marketplaces

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

  • BizBuySell - Check out BizBuySell's list of Maine Businesses for Sale. At any given time, they have over 50,000 business listings for sale. They usually have many Portland businesses for sale, as well as business-for-sale listings in nearby communities.

Local Portland Business Brokers

After reviewing BizBuySell's listings to find a business to buy, local Portland business brokers are the best people to talk to when buying a Portland 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 Portland business brokerage firms you should talk to:

Caswell Vlachos Group LLC
281 Veranda Street
Portland, Maine 04103
Web: www.caswellvlachos.com
Phone: (207) 699-3314
Fax: (480) 393-4591
Brokers:

  • Stephen Vlachos

Cbi
36 Union Wharf
Portland, Maine 04101
Phone: (207) 773-1745
Fax: (207) 773-3183
Brokers:

  • Donald F. Giancola, Cbi
  • Greg Caswell
  • Steven J. Card

Maine Business Brokers, Inc.
217 Commerical St.
P. O. Box 7346
Portland, Maine 04112
Web: www.mainebusinessbrokers.com
Phone: (207) 775-1957
Fax: (207) 775-6573
Brokers:

  • Bradley L. Kaplan
  • David W. Bartholomew
  • Glen J. Cooper, CBI CBA, BVAL
  • John F. Dyer

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