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How to Buy a Business With Seller Financing

A look at when seller financing makes sense and how to vet the deal.
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Advertising and publishing veteran Janelle Regotti was looking for a business to buy. The right opportunity presented itself last year when she found Guide Publishing, a company that distributes a quarterly resource guide for Northeast Ohio seniors. The only catch: Regotti didn’t have the $500,000 asking price. 

With few physical assets to borrow against, she was unlikely to get a bank loan. So with

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