I'm looking to buy something that can replace my current job and figure I'll need to spend somewhere around 300k - 900k. This represents my life savings and I'm scared to death! So I'm hoping to get some good advice from those who have been down this path. If you have purchased a business in this range I'd love it if you shared your thoughts on the following.
1. What are the most important things to make sure I do/don't do?
2. What did you do right?
3. What do you wish you had done differently?
4. What surprised you the most?
Thanks in advance for your help!