Buying System

Find and Buy Your 
Ideal Business
Pay a Fair Price
The System even includes Exclusive Instructions on how to find and buy your Ideal business even if it's NOT listed For Sale with a broker!


A proven system for buying  private companies that is based upon experience gained buying and selling more than 2,000 businesses


Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Ted Burbank and in 1979 I established the first business brokerage office to serve central New England.  I managed a staff that averaged twenty plus individuals that included CPAs, MBAs, Attorneys, a Wall Street Investment Banker and others, most of whom had business ownership experience. 


We represented a unique team and together we sold more than two thousand businesses.  We learned a tremendous amount in the process and from each other.  The books and software offered here are a distillation of the experience and knowledge gained in that process.


Our "Business Buying System" is based upon experience gained in 
the actual purchase of more than two thousand businesses!


I originally produced and assembled the "Complete Guide to Buying Your Ideal Business and Paying a Fair Price" book and software especially for first time business buyers but many financial professionals, business brokers, intermediaries and advisors to entrepreneurs have purchased the program and found it of benefit in their practices.  I made sure, also, that the Buy a Business - Tool Box software could be used by non-financial and financial professionals alike to assure the program would benefit the most people.


The Business Buying System's software consists of  several interactive components that cover the entire acquisition process from start to finish. Applying the "Insider Information" this package provides can save  you thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees plus save you hundreds of hours reviewing inappropriate businesses or companies that are not right for you. The Business Buying System is designed to make process of buying a business simple and safe.  

Use the Business Buying System and

no one will ever believe you are buying your first business.

Here's what is included in the Business Buying System

The Book --
"How to: Find, Investigate, Finance and Buy Your Ideal Business Including Buying a Business That's Not For Sale"

Profit from the experience and insight gained in negotiating more than two thousand business transfers.  This practical guide, written in understandable "shirt sleeve" language, simplifies a very complex subject.  The book focuses upon the motivations and perceptions that drive a sale and the software "crunches the numbers."  Case studies and examples are provided to illustrate every major point.

This foundational element of our Business Acquisition System walks you through the buying process step by step making sure you are protected every step of the way.  The System even includes Exclusive Instructions on how to Buy a Business that's NOT For Sale!

   Hard Copy @ $75.00    
   Download @ $55.00


If we learned anything in the process of selling two thousand businesses it is that buying a business is not easy.  In fact it is probably going to be one of the most difficult things you have ever attempted to do. Why is buying a business so difficult?  The short answer is that the rules for buying/selling a business differ from those for selling essentially anything else you can imagine.  

Perhaps these three examples will illustrate:

  • Business owners would constantly tell us that they didn't want people to know their business was for sale. 

  • Most business buyers would confide they were unsure of exactly what type business they wanted to buy. They could tell us what they didn't want and, as with art, would know the right business when they saw it. 

  • When it comes to price, if you ask twelve people what a business is worth you will probably get as many answers.  

To summarize. Sellers don't want you to know what they are selling is for sale?  "Don't let anyone know my business is for sale but sell it quickly."  Buyers want to buy something but they don't know what it is. Both want a fair price (whatever that might be).  Seven additional differences are explained in the book with instruction on how to turn these differences to your advantage.


Business Buying System was assembled to address and solve these issues and many others as well.  For example, one of the first issues addressed is How to Identify Your Ideal Business.  We have devoted an entire chapter to this subject and developed a matrix for you to use as you screen businesses for suitability.  This foundational part of your quest is critically important to your success not only in finding your ideal business but your success after the purchase as well.


The book ""Complete Guide to Buying Your Ideal Business and Paying a Fair Price"" walks you through the Business Buying Process one step at a time.   Each major point is illustrated with a case study of an actual sale. 

Some of the tips and insider information  illustrated in ""Buying a Business That's Not For Sale"

  • Identify businesses that fit you.  Ideally businesses that have "All the Right Things Wrong" with them 

  • Quickly eliminate businesses that do not fit your personality or fail to meet your income needs

  • How to find a business to buy that's not for sale (an estimated twenty percent of all business owners are considering sale but are not yet listed with a broker)

  • Three questions to ask so you don't waste time and money reviewing businesses that don't "fit" you or your lifestyle - cut right to the quick without offending either the seller nor the sellers advisors

  • Ask the four key questions used by the Pros to determine profitability before seeing " the books" - Save hundreds of hours and perhaps thousands of dollars in professional fees analyzing businesses that either: 
    a) will not support your lifestyle or b) you cannot afford to purchase.

  • Learn how to determine the real profits of any business, especially cash businesses, using methods employed by the Internal Revenue Service and savvy business buyers

  • Avoid pitfalls and common mistakes that most first time buyers make that can cost you dearly 

  • Learn negotiation techniques that produce win-win results

  • Where to obtain the best advice (and it's usually free)

  • Determine a proper price and transaction structure for purchasing the business.

  • Ask all the right questions of the seller without aggravating him or her

  • How to obtain all the important documentation and information up front

  • Analyze the collected data as would a financial professional

  • Structure Win-Win Offers and Counter-Offers quickly and confidently 

Business Pricing and Transaction Structuring Software

Business Pricing and Transaction Structuring Software 
for Small to Middle Market Companies

Easy to use.  Simply enter one page of data from tax returns or accounting statements, answer a few questions and make some decisions and the software does the rest.  It couldn't be easier or more simple.  The program, although years in development, will provide your valuation in minutes.  

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   Book & Software Download


Size does matter 
One size does not fit everyone; and neither does one approach to business valuation.  That's why the program produces values, transaction structures and fairness testing for the three size categories of private businesses - all at the same time.  The three Size and Business Structure categories can be briefly described as follows:

  • Middle Market -- Generally Private companies with well defined Corporate structure and earnings in the low millions

  • Mid-Size -- Private companies with Corporate structure developing.  Owner has delegated many management functions to others - earnings typically from $250,000 to the early Millions.

  • Main Street -- Commonly referred to as "Mom and Pop" - Business owner wears essentially all the hats - Earnings usually under $250,000

15 valuation methods
Yes, the program simultaneously produces three business valuations using 15 valuation methods. This approach insures you are using valuation methods that are appropriate for the business involved.

Don't pay too much! 
the EZbizPricer 2.0 pricing software to develop a fair price you can defend and with terms that will work.  Construct a deal where existing cash flows will cover your acquisition debt service, give you a reasonable return on your investment and compensation commensurate with your initial investment.  Use the Data Gathering form to assure you cover all the important bases.  

Transaction Structuring

Determine a Fair Price and Terms for the business - You can perform countless "What if" scenarios and calculate scores of possible transaction structures quickly and easily to determine a Fair Price.  It's not necessarily the price you pay that's most important but rather - it's the terms or how you pay it that really matters.  Make sure the business can afford the purchase price terms so the business can stay sold.

EZbizPricer 2.0's Transaction Structuring software helps you analyze counter offers for fairness and "get back to the table" with a proposal you can defend quickly and confidently.


Fairness Test and Justification of Purchase Price
Make sure the business can afford to pay: 

  • The acquisition debt service and 

  • You a reasonable wage, 

  • That your Rate of Return is commensurate with the risk involved 
    This is a double check on whether or not the price is fair.

Designed to be used by non-financial professionals
Don't let the ease of use fool you - this is a powerful program designed for the business owner, business buyer or advisors who needs to know how to price and structure the sale of a company.  

EZbizPricer 2.0's Transaction Structuring software helps you analyze counter offers for fairness and "get back to the table" with a proposal you can defend quickly and confidently.

No financial expertise or specialized knowledge is needed and the program uses Microsoft Excel™  so there isn't a new software program to learn.


   Buy a Business Tool Kit 

  Software only 

Part 1 "MBA on a Disk" -- Business Analyzer and Financial Audit Software.  Perform your "Due Diligence" like a pro 

Simply enter one to five years of financial data from accounting statements or tax returns, answer a few questions regarding the business, make a few decisions - press a key and PRESTO!

The program has calculated:

  • The Real Profits of any business (special section for use with Cash Businesses)! Business Buying System provides you the unique ability to uncover the real profits of any business - even Cash Businesses

  • A Fair Price and Terms for the business - You can perform countless "What if" scenarios and calculate scores of possible transaction structures quickly and easily to determine a Fair Price 

  • Fairness Test and Justification of Purchase Price Calculations - Make sure the business can afford the price, and that your Rate of Return is commensurate with the risk involved - this is a double check on whether or not the price is fair.

  • Determine the real profits of any business, especially cash businesses, using audit techniques employed by the IRS and savvy business buyers

  • Pro-forma projections of profitability under your management - Easy and straightforward calculation that employ the scores of  historic operating ratios generated by the program.

  • Cash Flows and working capital requirements - Make sure you will have adequate reserves and money to grow your new business

  • Comprehensive Ratio Analysis with explanations - Scores of ratios are calculated by Business Buying System software along with an explanation of what each ratio means, why it is important and how it is calculated

  • Business Buying System software will also generate Comparative Income Statements and Balance Sheets 

  • Risk Analysis Reviewer ~ Checks out factors other than "the numbers"

  • Graphs to visually view key factors

Hard copy sample of an actual case study included for reference


"The right tools can make you an expert"


Part 2 - Forms, Checklists and Contracts plus Special Contingencies and Language on the Deal Master 4.0 CD-ROM

All the documents required to buy a business safely ~ Forms, Letters, Contracts and Checklists all ready to be used as is or customized by you.  All documents have been field tested in several thousand negotiations.  All documents are designed to protect you fully during and after negotiations are completed.  

Forms, checklists, letters of understanding and the like are considered mundane by many.  We can assure you they are vitally important in many subtle and not so subtle ways.  In the interest of brevity, consider the possible cost of an oversight caused by the lack of a comprehensive Due Diligence Checklist.  How will you be assured all bills are paid when you take possession?  What protection will you have should unpaid bills arise after the sale?  The "mundane" Forms, Checklists and Contracts Section of the Business Buying System addresses these and many other issues automatically.

Some of the forms and checklists:

  • Preliminary Checklist to assist in clearly defining the business that will be right for you. This checklist alone can save you from spending countless hours and thousands of dollars as you search for the "Right Business."

  • Business Profile data gathering workbook - Covers all of the questions that must be answered to avoid costly oversights - make sure you cover all the bases.

  • Due diligence checklist covers:
    a) all areas of concern to be investigated and checked - 
    b) All the documents that must be collected (in addition to Tax Returns) before a price is finalized and a sale consummated.

  • Forms and letters for use in negotiating the purchase of the business safely ~ Samples in book illustrate usage and all are on the CD ROM ready to be used as is or customized for a special situation.

  • Sample wording for contingencies to protect you in those special or unusual situations that may occur.

Business Buying System's family of documents proceed through the Offer, Counter Offer, Due Diligence, Negotiation, Problem Solving, Financing and Final Close with YOU in CONTROL throughout the process.  Deal Master's documentation is designed so you can SAFELY STOP the process at any time up to the preparation of the final documents. YOU STAY in CONTROL and YOUR DEPOSIT is SAFE until you call a stop or the deal is done.  Hard copy Samples included for reference.

"Present yourself as a professional"

Part 3 - "Loan Proposal Generator" on Deal Master 4.0's CD-ROM

The Loan Proposal Generator portion of the Business Buying System  is unique in that it automatically creates a Loan Proposal based upon actual Lender's lending criteria and presents the data in the format the Lender's like to see making it easy for a lender to say yes to your loan request. 
You can structure your offer with confidence and present yourself as a savvy business person to the seller and the seller's advisors.  Sample Loan Package included for reference.

Special Bonus ~ Deal Master's Loan Proposal Generator contains a section that will facilitate your contact  with the most competitive lenders willing to "do your deal" at the best available rate. Run a possible transaction by the lenders before you make an offer to determine: 

  • What the lenders will consider a Fair Price

  • What down payment will be required of you 

  • How much bank financing is available and at what rate 

  • The Amount of seller financing that may be required

Owning "Business Buying System" is like having your very own CPA, MBA, Financial Advisor, Banker and Business Intermediary on CD-ROM.  Calculate scores of sophisticated ratios to thoroughly analyze the business.  Develop a fair price and transaction terms that will work.  Investigate the Business with the same tools used by the IRS and savvy business buyers. Save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in professional fees by doing the calculations and assembling financial and other information into a concise report for your advisors to review.  Proper use of you professional advisors is simplified with Business Buying System .  

 "Your accountant would have to charge you many times
the cost of this package for the ratio and business analysis alone"


Easy to use - No new programs to learn

The Business Buying System's programs are in either Microsoft Excel workbook format or Microsoft Word doc format.  You need not know Excel to use the program.  The forms, checklists etc are in Microsoft Word doc file format and as such can readily be imported into most any word processing program if you are not using Word.  No need to learn a new software program to start using Business Buying System right away.  Yes, an operating manual is included but, because the program is so intuitive, you probably will not use it.

In Addition - Samples and Examples

Samples and examples put you on a fast track to understanding the several sophisticated reports the Business Buying System's software programs generate.  Having completed reports to review will make developing these reports for the businesses you target so very much easier to do and understand.   

  • Sample Business Analysis

  • Sample Business Valuation

  • Sample Transaction Structure

  • Sample SBA Loan Proposal

Now add this unique 
book and software combination -

Determine the Real Earnings of any Business 
Using IRS Field Audit
This Book and software combination has been expressly created for 
the non-financial entrepreneur or executive engaged in buying or selling Private Companies.  

Obtain a clear and concise understanding of any company's financial strengths and weaknesses quickly.  Ratify opportunities a company represents in minutes using this unique book and software combination.  This combo was created for non-financial professionals and is based upon experience gained participating in more than two thousand Private Company acquisitions.  It is written in clear, plain, shirt sleeve English and not accounting jargon or code that is understood only by members of the "Financial Circle." 

Thanks to CD-ROM technology, the copious amount of IRS data is readily available to you as dynamic information.  You can forget about the tedious data input that is required with static information found in books, articles and reports.  Business Buying System has organized the data on CD-ROM - ready for you to use and analyze as you wish.                                                            

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  Book and Software

IRS Tax Return Data by Industry on Deal Master 4.0's CD-ROM 

Who would have believed you would have direct access to Internal Revenue Service information directly from your computer with Business Buying System's CD-ROM.  The financial data collected from tax returns filed with the IRS is compiled in spreadsheet format by Industry, Business Form, and other criteria and its all right on the Business Buyer's Tool Kit's CD ROM.  


We have made it easy for you to use the data to justify/ratify your assumptions and compare your target business to other businesses of the same size within the same industry.  For example, you might want to use this data to ratify that the Gross Profit percentage you expect to maintain is realistic and attainable. This data is especially helpful in adding credibility to your projections and increasing a lender's confidence in you as a savvy businessperson. 

Compare: - Gross Profit - Net Expenses - 
Recast Income and Profitability - Rents - Labor Costs  

Real Profitability of one Industry with Another and more. 

IRS Field Agent Audit Guide by Industry on Deal Master 4.0's CD-ROM

In addition to the IRS financial data the Deal Master CD-ROM contains the IRS's internal Audit and Investigation Guides for businesses from Architect to Veterinarian.   Thanks again to CD-ROM technology, the vast amount of information involved is readily available for download to your printer or for on screen review by industry .  

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Each Audit Guide provides an overview of the industry under review to familiarize the you with industry lingo, practices and then outlines just what questions should be asked, what documents should be requested for review etc. as part of your investigation or due diligence.  Actually the IRS agent's Audit is essentially the same as a Due Diligence Review one should conduct before acquiring any business.  

Now you can have the same 
Audit and Investigation Tools the IRS uses

We can keep the cost to you very low by providing the data on the Deal Master CD-ROM rather than in the size of a telephone book.  For example, the Audit Guide for Commercial Printers, when printed from Deal Master's CD ROM, is almost half an inch thick.  

The IRS Field Agent Audit Guides will be especially valuable if you are considering the purchase of a "Cash Business" such as:

  • Bars or Restaurants

  • Beauty Shops

  • Bed and Breakfasts

  • Car Wash

  • Child Care

  • Laundromat

  • Pizza Shop

  • Retail Shop

  • Liquor Store 

  • and others

Whether it's a Manufacturing, Distribution or a mobile food cart business you are looking to buy, there's probably an IRS guide on Deal Master's CD ROM that can help you investigate your target business like a professional.

No need to be intimidated by accounting and finance jargon any longer. 

Buying a Cash Business?  The book explains how to determine what the real earnings of any company might be under your ownership and the "MBA on CD ROM" software makes "crunching the numbers" easy.    Impress your accountant with the quality Due Diligence review the "MBA on Disk" software produces.  Save the hundreds if not thousands of dollars he/she would have to charge you for a similar work product.  The book and software enables you to fully understand any company's financial position and maintain complete control over the Due Diligence process.

Avoid Misuse of Advisors
After you complete this guide you will be in a position to use the financial professional you engage correctly.  Most business buyers do not completely understand how the relationship between advisor and client should work and as a result misuse their advisors and, as a result of this misuse, fail to attain their goal of business ownership.

Perhaps the best way to illustrate the ideal relationship between client and advisor would be compare the role of a spiritual advisor to that of an accountant.  A young man approaches his clergyman and asks “Should I marry this woman?”  The clergyman’s only answer is NO.  Why?  Simply because asking such a question indicates that the young man isn’t sure of what he is doing.  If he is not mature enough to answer the question himself is he mature enough to handle marriage?  That question has to be answered by the young man himself and is not a decision that should be shifted to another.  

Assume for a moment that you are an accountant or CPA and that your best friend in the world has just thrust a few tax returns into your hands and asks: “Should I buy this business?”  Did you feel a chill go up your spine?  The real life accountant certainly would have.  Your fear would be that your friend doesn’t know what he’s doing.  You also are mindful of the litigious society in which we live.  Your answer to his question eventually would probably be NO.  

Proper Use of Your Financial Professional
You should have completed the following tasks BEFORE you approach your financial advisor:

  • Gathered tax returns, Income Statements and Balance Sheets for the last three to five years.  

  • Gained a comprehensive understanding of company operations

  • Performed comparative Analysis of Income Statements and Balance Sheets

  • Developed a 5 Year Comparative Ratio Analysis

  • Conducted a Gross Profit Test

  • Researched the Company’s Industry and that of its major customers

  • Obtained a full understanding of the opportunity the business represents

  • Constructed a Pro forma of expected Company performance under your ownership.

 It is also unlikely your accountant wants to spend the time required to teach you how to interpret financial statements.  Accountants and CPAs make their living interpreting financial statements for their clients and not by teaching them how to do it themselves.

A Savvy Business Person or an Immature Dreamer?
You provide your financial advisor with the above material and ask, “Have I done this correctly and/or have I left anything out?   If you are the advisor wouldn’t you view this client as obviously being a prepared, serious and savvy business person rather than an immature dreamer?  By employing the information and principals this guide provides you will not just appear to be a savvy business person you in fact will be a savvy business person.  One who fully understands the Company’s financial position and the opportunities the Company represents.

I have finished reading "The Layman's guide....." 
and it was extremely easy to read and understand.

And now, the final piece of the System

The Complete Guide to Business Valuation 
When Buying or Selling a Private Company       

A business may be deemed worthless 
by one yet be worth millions to another!   

The previously unwritten rules for buying, selling and valuing a private business.  Determine the right price for any private or family businesses (with sales between $100,000 and$20,000,000). Case studies illustrate why different size companies command different prices.

The book illustrates why individual motivations and perspectives may be more important than “the numbers” when making value and buy/sell decisions. This is the only resource of its kind. Based on marketplace experience, not theory.  

For an overview of what is covered take a look at the Table of Contents

How much does the Business Buying System cost?
That's the wrong question.  The more important question is how much the Business Buying System will SAVE you.   The few questions below will illustrate our point.

  • How many dollars will be saved avoiding unnecessary legal and accounting fees investigating inappropriate businesses?  

  • How would you measure the emotional cost of buying the wrong business?

  • How can you be sure you paid a fair price?  

  • How much will your CPA charge you for the analysis and review MBA on disk produces?  How many businesses might you analyze and review before finding the right one?  

  • How much will your accountant, CPA charge for a business valuation? 


"Those who are serious about buying a business will purchase this System and wonder why the price is so low." 

   100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  
If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason - Simply return the materials and receive a Prompt and Courteous Refund of Your Entire Purchase Price  

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Regular Price

The Book - 
"The Complete Guide to Buying Your Ideal Business and Paying a Fair Price" -- Step by step instruction on How to: Find, Investigate, Finance and Buy Your Ideal Business Including
Buying a Business That's Not For Sale



  Software- EZbizPricer 2.0 -
   Business Pricing and Transaction Structuring Software for the  Non-Financial Executive

Software- Buy a Business - Tool Kit CD ROM Which Includes:

  *  MBA on a Disk  -- Business Analyzer and Financial Audit Software

*  SBA Loan Proposal Generator  

*  Document Pack - CD and Binder containing a complete set of all forms, contracts etc. needed to complete a transaction on your own if you prefer


Bonus Book and Software -
Book - How to Determine the Real Profits of any Business using IRS Audit Techniques
       Regular price $45.00


Software - IRS Audit Manuals and Tax Return Data by Industry 
 Regular price $85.00


     IRS Tax Return Data by type of business

     IRS Field Agent Audit Guide by type of business

  Business Review and Analysis Software

     Samples and examples 

Bonus Book -
The Complete Guide to Business Valuation when Buying or Selling a Private Company
Regular price $75.00



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The Books, Business Pricing and software programs, the Document pack and IRS Tax Return Data can all be downloaded now.  However, the IRS Field Agent Audit Guide files are huge and therefore impractical to download.   We will therefore, send you a CD ROM containing the entire Business Buying System (including the IRS Field Agent Audit Guides) by USPS Priority Mail. 


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When you order a hard copy we send you a download version along with your confirmation.

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