October 31, 2020  
  Buying a Business Advice for Florida Entrepreneurs  
  Sarasota, Florida Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Buy a Business Sarasota, Florida

Buying a Sarasota, Florida business? Smart move! While you won't get the experience of starting a business on your own, buying an existing Sarasota, FL business is a low-risk proposition compared to starting from scratch.

If you're browsing through this page, we'd hazard a guess you're considering the popular path of buying a Sarasota company.

In order to be taken seriously as a prospective buyer, you need to understand how businesses are bought and sold. Learn more about purchasing a business by looking over our buying a business articles, including our Why Understand Business Valuation article among others.

Businesses for Sale in Sarasota

OK, it's time to get to our list of resources for buying a business in Sarasota, Florida. Below, you will find suggestions for buying a Sarasota company that can set you on the path to controlling your own destiny.

Online Business-for-Sale Marketplaces

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

  • BizBuySell - Check out BizBuySell's list of Florida Businesses for Sale. Widely recognized at the leading online business-for-sale marketplace, they showcase over 50,000 business listings for sale. They usually have many Sarasota businesses for sale, as well as business-for-sale listings in nearby communities.

Local Sarasota Business Brokers

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

American Business Brokerage, Inc.
2831 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34237
Web: www.americanbusinessbrokerage.org
Phone: (941) 957-1414
Fax: (941) 953-5394

  • Stacy Alario, Cbi

Carefree Realty
3800 S. Tamiami Trail
Suite #325
Sarasota, Florida 34239
Web: www.floridabo.com
Phone: (941) 366-1500
Fax: (941) 366-5158

  • Angelo J Iannello

Florida Business Opportunities
3800 S. Tamiami Trail
Suite #325
Sarasota, Florida 34239
Web: www.floridabusinessopportunities.com
Phone: (941) 366-1500
Fax: (941) 366-5158

  • Dale Tindall

Horizon Realty
2965 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, Florida 34232
Phone: (941) 928-7376

  • Vera Cristea

Horton Business Group
1335 Hidden Harbor Way
Sarasota, Florida 34242
Web: www.hortonbrokers.com
Phone: (941) 346-0332
Fax: (941) 827-2966

  • Cynthia S. Horton, Cbi Ava
  • Jerry S. Horton, CBI MBA, Ph.D

Murphy Business & Financial Svcs, Inc.
5949 Approach Road
Sarasota, Florida 34238
Web: www.murphybusiness.com
Phone: (941) 925-1511
Fax: (941) 923-4950

  • Victor C Diehm

Servian Group, LLC
750 N. Tamiami Trail
Unit 807
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Web: www.serviangroup.com
Phone: (941) 953-5601
Fax: (941) 953-4006

  • Robert Servian

The Octagon Company
P.O. Box 2411
Sarasota, Florida 34230
Phone: (941) 358-1002
Fax: (941) 351-1591

  • Murray Henry

Vr Business Brokers Of Sarasota
5603 Marquesas Circle
Sarasota, Florida 34233
Web: www.vrbiz.net
Phone: (941) 906-8722
Fax: (941) 925-3977

  • David Sinclair

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