Buying a Business

Venture Connect knows it’s not good enough to buy any business; it’s about buying the right business for you. Our services are designed to help you find the business that best suits you and your requirements. Contact us to find out how we are to help you.

All of our services offered through Venture Connect are provided by experienced and professional Business Advisors working remotely from within British Columbia, Canada.

Business Purchase Package
$1500
  • Business Valuation
  • Sales Mediation
  • Advisory Services
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Business Match Package
$2000
  • Business Search
  • Business Valuation
  • Sale Mediation
  • Advisory Services
Business Search Package
$800
  • Business Search
  • Business Valuation
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Price Validation Service

Need reassurance of an accurate purchase price?  Venture Connect offers due diligence, independent price valuations and price negotiations for buyers and buyer agents.

Additional Details

A recent client review: “I had worked for 27 years in retail management and wanted to buy a small retail business, but had no idea how to determine fair value for an existing business. The business valuation support and sale mediation services from the Venture Connect Advisor, gave me the knowledge and support needed to confidently proceed with this acquisition.” 

Price Validations typically take 1 – 3 business days from the time relevant materials are received.

Pricing for Price Validations start at $500 and provide background information to support the pricing determination. 

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Business Plan Service

Venture Connect creates high quality and realistic business plans that incorporate your skills and attributes. The plans include short and long-term goals, marketing strategies and when appropriate noting potential new markets. 

Additional Details

Venture Connect business plans have been used for financing and immigration program support.

Business Plan pricing begins at $2,250 depending on the complexity of the file. Business Plans are generally completed within 5 – 7 business days from the time required information is received.

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Sale Mediation Service

If you are purchasing a business we will assist you to a successful completion of the sale through preparation of a Letter of Intent for your sale, outlining the agreed upon terms and buyer/seller responsibilities.

Additional Details

Consultation and discussions with both buyer and seller helps to ensure the sale stays on track and is smooth for both parties.

Pricing for Sale Mediation Service begins at $750.

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Business Search Service

Are you unable to locate a business specific to your needs or that of your client? We assist buyers and buyer agents from all over the globe locate businesses. Our large network of community partners can help match business opportunities to your specific profile.

Additional Details

Venture Connect’s Customized Business Search compiles the opportunities and presents them to you for consideration.   

  • We specialize in searches throughout rural BC
  • Saves you time by locating opportunities not easily found or available through an electronic search
  • Many opportunities present as a result of local knowledge even if the businesses are not actively listed for sale
  • Network partners include Community Futures, Economic Development Agencies, Immigration Consultants, Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Government among others

A 2nd search may be conducted at no additional charge if the first search does not identify appropriate opportunities.  Criteria modifications may also be made for the second search. 

Pricing for Customized Business Searches is $500 and takes approximately 2 weeks.

Once your payment is received we will forward a Buyer/Investor Profile Form to you. Data obtained from you will be held confidential and used to direct our search.

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Business Purchase Package

Perfect for someone looking seriously at buying a business, this package will ensure every buyer has access to practical advice that assists them to a successful closing of their business purchase. 

Additional Details

Package includes:

Business Valuation - We will provide a price valuation for the business you are targeting, showing the market value range of the business, discussing positives and concerns and potential negotiation ideas.

Sale Mediation - When you are ready to make an offer for the business, we will assist you to a successful completion of the sale through preparation of a Letter of Intent for your sale, outlining the agreed upon terms and buyer/seller responsibilities.

Advisory Services - as the search / purchase process unfolds we will provide advice, ideas and answers to questions you have about your options at each step along the way.

Pricing for Business Purchase Package is $1,500.

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Business Match Package

Perfect for someone looking for a business that is right for them. This package includes all of our key Business Buyer Services to ensure you are in the right path for a successful business purchase.

Additional Details

Package includes:

Business Search - We assist buyers from all over the globe locate the right business to purchase. Our large network of community partners can help match business opportunities to your specific profile.

Business Valuation - Once a business is found that seems right, we will provide a price valuation for you, showing the market value range of the business.

Sale Mediation - When you are ready to make an offer for the business, we will assist you to a successful completion of the sale through preparation of a Letter of Intent for your sale, outlining the agreed upon terms and buyer/seller responsibilities.

Advisory Services - As the search / purchase process unfolds we will provide advice, ideas and answers to questions you have about your options at each step along the way.

Pricing for Business Match Package is $2,000.

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Business Search Package

Do you need assistance finding a business you'd like to purchase? This package includes a search and valuation to help you decide if you'd like to advance to the next stages of purchasing a businesses.

Additional Details

Package includes:

Business Search - We assist buyers from all over the globe locate the right business to purchase. Our large network of community partners can help match business opportunities to your specific profile.

Business Valuation - Once a business is found that seems right, we will provide a price valuation for you, showing the market value range of the business.

Pricing for Business Match Package is $800.

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Mergers & Acquisitions Service

When you need more than 1 privately held small business to achieve your goals. Venture Connect offers a unique service in the Mergers & Acquisition marketplace. Our M&A service is designed to assist investors seeking to purchase and package more than one small business to achieve their business portfolio goals.

Additional Details

We specialize in packaging smaller businesses that are generally located throughout rural British Columbia. Individually these business may have one or 2 employees and sell for as low as $100,000.

Our process begins with a discussion to learn about your business portfolio goals.

Contact Venture Connect to begin the process.

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Concierge Service

Are time constraints or lack of familiarity with the region impacting your ability or that of your client to effectively explore business opportunities? Venture Connect’s Business Concierge Service is popular with business buyers and investors, especially those from outside the province or country. 

Additional Details

Venture Connect will provide a trusted business confidant/tour host and tailor the service to meet your needs.  

Considerations when creating your concierge plan:

  • Specific needs of you or your client
  • Are your businesses identified or do we need to search for businesses on your behalf?
  • How many will be in your party?
  • Will children be involved and do they require additional services?
  • Will it be a single or multi community itinerary?
  • Will overnight accommodation be needed?

We can also:

Introduce you to local economic development or business agencies that can add value to the process through their knowledge of the community and local market  

Considerable time, planning and communication go into establishing site tour logistics and the creation of an efficient concierge package.  Please allow no less than 10 working days prior to your planned visit to ensure we can accommodate you in the manner you deserve. 

Pricings on Concierge Service dependent on itinerary and duration.  Please contact us for a quote.

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Business Financing

No matter where you are at in your business planning or growth Community Futures can help with financing. With 34 offices across British Columbia financing and support are available to start, grow or purchase a business in rural BC.

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Our lending program assists local entrepreneurs in obtaining the financing they need to develop and enhance their businesses. Community Futures provides repayable funding to entrepreneurs for working capital, equipment purchase or lease, and business start-up, purchase or expansion.

Click on links below to access loans from your Community Futures office nearest you or phone 1-888-303-2232.

Southwest Region

Community Futures Stó:lō

Community Futures North Fraser

Community Futures South Fraser

Kootenays

Community Futures Revelstoke

Community Futures Central Kootenay

Community Futures East Kootenay

Community Futures Boundary

Community Futures Greater Trail

Northwest Region

Community Futures 16/37

Community Futures Haida Gwaii

Community Futures Pacific Northwest

Community Futures Nadina

Northeast Region

Community Futures Peace Liard

Community Futures Stuart Nechako

Community Futures Fraser Fort George

Community Futures North Cariboo

Community Futures Cariboo-Chilcotin

Thompson Country

Community Futures Central Interior First Nations

Community Futures Sun Country

Community Futures Thompson Country

Community Futures Shuswap

Community Futures Nicola Valley

Vancouver Island/Coastal

Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation

Community Futures Mount Waddington

Community Futures Strathcona

Community Futures Powell River

Community Futures Sunshine Coast

Community Futures Howe Sound

Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot

Community Futures Central Island

Community Futures Cowichan

Okanagan

Community Futures Central Okanagan

Community Futures North Okanagan

Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen

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