Businesses for Sale in Columbus


Key Transaction Metrics by Metro Area

Metro AreaAverage Asking Price (AP)AP to RevenueAP to Cash Flow
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN$426,4900.83.2
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH$300,0000.72.9
Columbus OH$404,5000.73.0
Dayton OH$536,0000.93.5

Buying and Running a Business in Columbus

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Reach: 6,870,000

Columbus, Ohio, is among the top cities with a free business environment. Our data reflects that this city has a good ranking in healthcare and environmental quality.

Columbus is one of the top ten city matches for 0.9% of small business equity investors.

Business Environment – City Scores


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Presented above are the most recent business-for-sale ads on . There are 5 businesses (45% of listings) where owner financing is available. Owners are retiring at 3 companies (27% of listings).

ExitAdviser (this website) is an online For-Sale-by-Owner platform aimed at sole owners selling their companies in Columbus.