Most investors who buy small businesses do so with the intention of running it themselves or by their family members. If this is the first business you are trying to buy, it is advised to have it close to your place of stay so that it is easy to manage. The first step of buying a small business is discovery. One could check online platforms like SMERGERS to find small businesses for sale. You could use the filters on this page to find small businesses that match your requirement. Please visit this page for detailed instructions on buying a business.