Tired of the volatility in the stock market? Diversify your assets through business ownership. Acquisitions of existing businesses are at an all time high due to the immediate high returns and established business operations. Individuals, corporations and financial buyer groups are all actively scouring the countryside for existing businesses. It is usually much safer and more profitable to buy an existing business than starting a new venture. According to the Small Business Administration, over 50% of startup businesses fail due to unproven concepts, lack of working capital, and poor management.