There are documents that you may want to ask from businesses for sale before deciding which one to buy. These documents may include balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, tax returns, and footnotes. Having these details will help you determine the business' current financial condition, as well its growth potential. Your banker, accountant, and lawyer can make a financial analysis on these documents to find out whether the business is a good investment for you or not. Keep in mind that buying a business is not something you can do just because you feel like doing it. You have to think things through carefully and take several things into consideration before making a decision. Otherwise, you may buy a business that could not generate profits, giving you nothing but a lot of headache. Your money will just also be put to waste if you have failed to make the right decision.