Due diligence is important to examine the finance condition of the business that you are going to buy so it is match with the seller explanation. Usually it is the last step before the seller close the document and initiated after we offer an accepted price offer. After sign the deal contract, you have to check all financial documents of the business. Thing that you needs to check are employee records, statements of cash flow, statements of profit and loss, sheets of balance, lease agreement, tax statements, expenses data, and monthly sales. These documents should be at the range of three years, so you can have a picture of this business financial health. There are some important data that will give you a picture about business prospect.
You can hire a professional to analyze data of the business you are going to buy. A healthy business should have an increasing sales and decreasing expenses or at least they are static. After you analyze the data, if you find some inconsistencies, this is the right time to pull back. Any discrepancy that you find on the documents it is the indicator that this business may have problem. As an example, if the employee number keep growing but there is no significant profit grown, ask the current business owner to explain this condition.
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There are plenty business opportunities today. Many of them cannot guarantee your success, but some of them are the great opportunity to achieve huge profits. Become an intelligence and smart is important for you who wants to invest your money in a business. Due diligence process will help you to analyze which great opportunity you should take and which bad investments that you should avoid.