How to Find a Business For Sale in Florida


If you’re thinking about buying a business for sale in Florida or are actively looking to buy a business, a good place to start your research is learning what types of businesses are currently available for sale. Knowing the types of businesses you can readily buy, what county they are located and what the purchase price of the business is along with what its sales currently are will help you find the right business to purchase.

When buying a home, buyers know to contact a realtor or use an online service that gives you access to the MLS or other service that lists the full details of a home for sale. But, when you want to buy a business, where do you look? A certified business broker, that’s where.

A certified business broker can help you align your interests, financial needs, and goals and match you with a business that will be the best fit for you. While responding to all of your questions and concerns during the buying process, a certified business broker will help you avoid the pitfalls whether you are a first time business buyer or serial entrepreneur.

Easy to Search for and Buy a Business
Certified business brokers make it easy to search for and buy a business.  Try it out yourself, click here.

Here you can customize your search by selecting the Florida County in which you’d like to explore business opportunities. For a complete list of all businesses, simply click “Start Search”. Or, you can drill down further by selecting many other details such as:

  • Business Category,
  • SIC Code(s)
  • Selling Price (minimum and maximum)
  • Down Payment (maximum)
  • Adjusted Net (minimum)
  • Gross Sales (minimum and maximum)
  • Listing or Office Numbers
  • Keywords
  • Recently Modified Listings
  • Business that May or May Not Qualify for Visa
  • Businesses that May or May Not Have Real Estate
  • And other select search terms.

Utilizing this online tool, potential business buyers can dream about the possibilities. This search even indicates how much profit the current business owner made in the previous year. Spending a few minutes searching for a business to buy can help you hone in on what type of business excites you and what types you’d like to avoid. It can also be a great planning tool to determine how much money down you’ll need to invest in a similar type business and to start learning what’s available for sale in today’s market.

While this tool may be utilized most often by those looking to purchase a business in Florida, it is also an excellent tool and opportunity for those who want to sell a business. How so? It’s simple. Let’s say you own a flower shop in Orange County. Quickly and easily accessible online, you can get a ballpark idea of the listing details of similar businesses in your county or in neighboring counties that are for sale.

Cress V. Diglio, Florida Business Broker    
Cress V. Diglio is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), a Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and the Past Chairman of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA).

Whether you are looking to buy a business, sell your business or merge with another business, Florida Business Broker Cress V. Diglio has the experience to assist you in all facets of the transaction. Call Cress today for complete transaction support and expertise, 888-984-4208, or visit