Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Why list my business for sale on BUY ME A BUSINESS?

Please visit this page to learn why.

Why can't I see my country listed in the “Select Country” drop down menu on the Global Home page of the website?

Buymeabusiness.com has launched recently and our database is therefore still relatively empty. We are focusing our online marketing budget and activities initially one country at a time, starting with the USA and gradually rolling out to other countries in the World until we eventually cover all countries. 

As a seller, you will always see your country listed when you want to list a business for sale. 

Rest assured that we are working around the clock to grow the website as fast as possible and reach out to potential business sellers around the World to encourage them to advertise their business for sale on buymeabusiness.com. As a seller, keep listing no matter where you are located in the World and we will match you with potential buyers very soon. 

How do I get further information on a business for sale or contact the seller?

To get detailed information on a business for sale listed on our site, you’d need to contact the seller or the broker directly by clicking on the “Request Seller Contact Details” button available on each business for sale listing on the site. You would need to be logged in to the website to perform this action. 

After clicking on the “Request Seller Contact Details” button (while logged in as a buyer), our system emails that seller to notify them that you’re interested in their business and have requested to connect with them to discuss further. The seller will either approve or decline the contact request. We will let you know either way by email and through your “Notifications” page available in the top menu while logged in as a buyer. 

If a seller declines your request, you won’t be able to view their contact details to contact them (but they will). If a seller approves your request, both now would have access to each other’s contact details (mainly first name, last name, mobile number, Skype ID and email address) and can choose to contact the other party by calling them directly on the provided mobile number, through SMS, Whatsapp, Skype or by email. Currently, all communication between buyers and sellers happen outside of the buymeabusiness.com website. We simply provide you with the contact details and leave it to you to decide how and when to contact each other to discuss things further, as you normally would in the real world.

Kindly note that we are not a business broker or an agent. We are simply an advertising service that potential buyers and sellers can use to express interest in buying and selling a business. The main role of the buymeabusiness.com website is to connect you with each other by facilitating the exchange of contact details. What happens after that point is beyond the website’s control or responsibility.

Once you establish contact with a seller, it is possible that they may want to know more about you (the buyer) before they disclose any financial or other information about their business. So please be prepared for the same.

Some sellers may also insist that you sign an NDA or Non Disclosure Agreement to protect their business information from their competitors or from the media.

How do I register on buymeabusiness.com?

If you’re a buyer, simply click on the “Buy A Business” button on the top of the page and follow the instructions on the next page. Kindly note that it is 100% free to register as a buyer and use the site to contact the sellers.

If you’re a seller, simply click on the “Sell A Business” button on the top of the page and follow the instructions on the next pages.

How much does it cost to list my business for sale on buymeabusiness.com?

As a seller, there are four main plans to select from when you want to list a business for sale on buymeabusiness.com, as follows:

12 Months Listing

  • Your listing will be visible to business buyers all over the World for 12 months
  • Can feature your listing
  • Can approve Buyers' requests to view your contact details
  • Display your website address
  • Price: $99 USD (Best Value! Save $97 USD)

  • Your listing will be visible to business buyers all over the World for 6 months
  • Can feature your listing
  • Can approve Buyers' requests to view your contact details
  • Display your website address
  • Price: $69 USD (Save $29 USD)

  • Your listing will be visible to business buyers all over the World for 3 months
  • Can feature your listing
  • Can approve Buyers' requests to view your contact details
  • Display your website address
  • Price: $49 USD

  • Your listing will be visible to business buyers all over the World for 6 months or until removed or marked as sold
  • Can upgrade later
  • Can't feature your listing
  • Can't approve Buyers' requests to view your contact details
  • Can't display your website address
  • Price: FREE

Can I get a refund?

We are an advertising service just like a newspaper or any other advertising channel. Once an advert is placed, there regrettably cannot be any refund.

I already have an account. How do I amend my contact information?

Please login to the buymeabusiness.com website with your existing username and password. You can then click the “My Account” link in the top menu to view or edit your account details.

I have forgotten my password!

No problem. Please click on the “Login” link in the top menu. On the login page, below the email address and password fields you will see a “Forgot your password?” link. Please click it and follow the instructions to reset your password.

I have forgotten the email address I used to register!

No problem. Please click on the “Login” link in the top menu. On the login page, below the email address and password fields you will see a “Forgot your password?” link. Please click it to get a page where you can enter your email address. Please enter all your email addresses one by one. Whichever is the correct email address will receive an email from us with instructions to reset your password.

As a buyer, how do I use the buymeabusiness.com website?

As a buyer, simply browse through the available business for sale listings in your desired location (e.g. country, state, city) and request to view the seller’s contact details and exchange yours by clicking on the “Request Seller Contact Details” button available with each business for sale listing. 

After clicking on the “Request Seller Contact Details” button (while logged in as a buyer), our system emails that seller to notify them that you’re interested in their business and have requested to connect with them to discuss further. The seller will either approve or decline the contact request. We will let you know either way by email and through your “Notifications” page available in the top menu while logged in as a buyer. 

If a seller declines your request, you won’t be able to view their contact details to contact them (but they will). If a seller approves your request, both now would have access to each other’s contact details (mainly first name, last name, mobile number, Skype ID and email address) and can choose to contact the other party by calling them directly on the provided mobile number, through SMS, Whatsapp, Skype or by email. Currently, all communication between buyers and sellers happen outside of the buymeabusiness.com website. We simply provide you with the contact details and leave it to you to decide how and when to contact each other to discuss things further, as you normally would in the real world.

You also have a number of very useful features to use as a buyer to help you find the business for sale you’re looking for such as our add to favourites, advanced search and email alerts options. While our add to favourites and advanced search help you zoom in on the business for sale you’re interested in, our email alerts let you create free search alerts (based on your search criteria) so we could email you when a new business for sale matching your requirements is added to our website. You can choose the frequency of those alerts (as it happens, once a day or once a week), edit them or completely delete them directly from your “Email Alerts” page (you’d need to be logged in as a buyer to view it and make changes).

As a seller, how do I use the buymeabusiness.com website?

As a seller, you simply need to click on the Sell A Business button on the top of the page to register, select a plan and list your business for sale listing(s). Every time you submit a new business for sale listing, it goes to our moderation queue to be manually checked by the buymeabusiness.com team. We will let you know by email as soon as your listing has been approved or rejected if it does not comply with our Privacy Policy. If approved, it will be published on the site immediately. If rejected, you’d need to read our Privacy Policy in more detail and make any necessary changes, then submit it again for our review.

When a potential buyer expresses interest in your business for sale listing(s), they will send you a request to view and exchange your contact details. We will notify you every time this happens by email and also through your “Notifications” page which you can only view and access while logged in to the website. 

Kindly note that potential buyers cannot view your contact details until you approve their contact request(s) directly from your “Notifications” page. You will however always see their contact details after they send you the request.

Business Brokers

If you're a business broker and want to add your listings to our business for sale portal in bulk, you can do so using one of the following methods:

  • XML (we also support the REAXML Standard) via FTP (this allows you to import and sync all of your business for sale listings with your website)
  • CSV (this allows you to bulk import all your listings without syncing them with your website)

To get started, simply register as a Seller and contact us to advise which method you prefer to use.  

The business for sale listing was incomplete or inaccurate!

We are only a business for sale advertising service. We are not the creators of these listings. While we always encourage the sellers to create a business for sale listing that is as complete as possible, we cannot ensure compliance.

The business I liked is already sold! What can I do?

The sellers are responsible for deleting the listings or marking as sold a business that is listed on our site. Sometimes sellers do not delete listings after the sale and regrettably there is not much we can do about it. The listings remain for up to 6 months before they are removed from our website. We do send out emails to sellers regularly reminding them to update the status of their listing(s).

I requested the seller’s contact details, but he/she has not shared them with me!

The business for sale listing is managed by the seller. They get an email alert from us with your contact details (first name, last name, mobile number, Skype ID and email address) the moment you click (while logged in as a buyer) on the “Request Seller Contact Details” button available with each business for sale listing advertise on our website. 

There might be many reasons why the seller did not respond such as:

  • It might be their weekend
  • They might be traveling
  • If the listing is through a broker they may have to shortlist enquiries and discuss with the seller before they revert back to you

How can I remember businesses I liked for later?

You have options based on whether you are a registered user or not.

  • If you are a registered buyer, you can add a business for sale listing to your favourites which you can then view by clicking on the “My Favourites” link from the top menu (while logged in as a buyer)

  • If you are not yet registered, you can note down the listing ID of any business for sale listing you’re interested in. When you revisit the website in the future, enter the listing ID(s) you have recorded in the search box to find that particular business for sale listing

I contacted buymeabusiness.com but have not received a response!

We try very hard to get back to all enquiries in time and apologise for any delays.

How do I place my buymeabusiness.com listing?

Simply click on the “Sell A Business” button on the top of the page and follow the instructions on the next pages. Kindly note that there are four main options to register as a seller and list your business(es) for sale on the buymeabusiness.com website, as follows:

12 Months Listing

  • Your listing will be visible to business buyers all over the World for 12 months
  • Can feature your listing
  • Can approve Buyers' requests to view your contact details
  • Display your website address
  • Price: $99 USD (Best Value! Save $97 USD)

  • Your listing will be visible to business buyers all over the World for 6 months
  • Can feature your listing
  • Can approve Buyers' requests to view your contact details
  • Display your website address
  • Price: $69 USD (Save $29 USD)

  • Your listing will be visible to business buyers all over the World for 3 months
  • Can feature your listing
  • Can approve Buyers' requests to view your contact details
  • Display your website address
  • Price: $49 USD

  • Your listing will be visible to business buyers all over the World for 6 months or until removed or marked as sold
  • Can upgrade later
  • Can't feature your listing
  • Can't approve Buyers' requests to view your contact details
  • Can't display your website address
  • Price: FREE

How do I keep myself anonymous while posting a listing?

We understand that selling a business is a sensitive process. Please note that you are not asked to disclose your business name (or website address unless you want to) when you list to sell your business(es) on buymeabusiness.com. You also do not need to disclose specifics on your business. 

When a potential buyer expresses interest in your business for sale listing(s), they will send you a request to view and exchange your contact details. We will notify you every time this happens by email and also through your “Notifications” page which you can only view and access while logged in to the website. 

Kindly note that potential buyers cannot view your contact details until you approve their contact request(s) directly from your “Notifications” page. You will however always see their contact details after they send you the request.

How can I make my listing better?

You can at any time login to your account and update your listing. We always recommend that you provide a listing that is as detailed as possible while preserving your confidentiality until you are sure you would like to communicate with a prospective buyer.

Kindly note that whenever you edit your business for sale listing, it goes back to our moderation queue to be manually checked again by the buymeabusiness.com team. We will let you know by email as soon as your listing has been approved or rejected if it does not comply with our Privacy Policy. If approved, it will be published again on the site immediately. If rejected, you’d need to read our Privacy Policy in more detail and make any necessary changes, then submit it again for our review.

When will my listing expire?

The listing is valid based on your selected advertising plan. While your listing is live, we will regularly send you updates with new prospective buyers who express an interest in your business for sale listing(s).

Can I upgrade my listing at any time?

Yes. You can upgrade your listing anytime.