Chart showing the process of buying a business

Venture Opportunities is a group of experienced business brokers that will help you determine if business ownership is right for you, show you businesses that will be of interest to you, and guide you through the process of buying a business in Dallas/Fort Worth. Business consulting is just one of our areas of expertise.

Dallas/Fort Worth Business Consulting

Below is the general process of buying a business in Dallas/Fort Worth. For personalized business consulting, call Venture Opportunities today at (972) 783-1662.

  • Meet with a business broker. They will determine your skill set, business goals and personal preference and help you decide what types of businesses will interest you.
  • Sign a confidentiality agreement and complete the buyer profile sheet. Public knowledge of a potential sale can affect the attitudes and actions of customers, employees, competitors, lenders, suppliers, or investors, and thus the value of the company. Confidentiality is important!
  • Receive confidential information about the business.
  • Meet with the current business owner.
  • Write an offer to purchase the business with the guidance of a Venture Opportunities business broker.
  • Negotiate the cost with the current business owner.
  • Meet with your attorney, accountant, etc. as needed.
  • Finalize the purchase contract.
  • Obtain financing with the guidance of the business broker.
  • Negotiate lease assignment or property purchase.
  • Perform due diligence. This is the responsibility of you, the buyer.
  • Closing. Congratulations, you own a business!

Buying a business is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make. Venture Opportunities is equipped with the training and expertise to guide you through this process while also making sure you understand the importance of every step along the way. We will coordinate meetings with the seller while you will make all the decisions and consult with your accountant, lawyer or financial adviser. We have handled many transactions and understand the complexities of selling and buying a business in Dallas / Fort Worth. For more business consulting and tips, set up an appointment with one of our skilled business brokers.

Anne Barr - Business Broker

Ann Barr

Anne Barr has been a professional business broker in the Dallas/Fort Worth market since 1981. Anne has been in sales for over 38 years and holds a Texas Real Estate License.

Anne has owned and operated three businesses and is highly qualified and experienced in the marketing of small to mid-sized companies. She has assisted in the sale of over 486 businesses. Anne specializes in the sale of existing franchised businesses as well as new franchise opportunities.

David Barr is the President of Venture Opportunities, Inc

David Barr

David Barr is the President of Venture Opportunities, Inc. David has been a professional business broker / intermediary since 1980, focusing on General Business Brokerage and Mergers and Acquisitions and representing client transaction value up to $20,000,000. Mr. Barr has handled the sale of over 550 companies. David earned a university degree from the State University of New York majoring in economics and business.

Rochelle O'Brien - Professional Business Broker

Rochelle O’Brien

Rochelle has 14 years experience assisting clients with the purchase and sale of businesses, preparing SBA Loan packages and developing marketing plans for the firm. Rochelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems from Kansas State University and holds a Texas Real Estate License.