There are two sides to every transaction (and maybe more.)  The buyer is often on their own when considering a purchase of a business, small or large.  This article is spot on regarding some considerations, including seeking assistance.

Recently I worked with two different buyers who were looking at businesses for sale in other parts of the country.  They found it helpful having someone assist them through the process of valuation, offer, negotiation, and, generally, what to consider about operations after purchase.

Buyer’s Info.