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CONTENTS What is telcoinabox? . . . . . . . . . . . 6 I have got something to Worlds most popular beverage . . . 8 smile about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Unlocking Your Creativity . . . . . . . 10 Fastest way to become Why not Wear Nothing?! . . . . . . . 14 your own boss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 A Sparkling Window to

Real estate franchising . . . . . . . . . 37

Success With Myhome. . . . . . . . . 16 Are your staff representing No signs of slowing down!

your views and values? . . . . . . . . 38

Award-winning female fitness

How to add value to your

studios continue to multiply . . . . . 18 business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Pack & Send signs

How To Sell Your Business …

Master Franchisees in

At Your Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

New Zealand & UK. . . . . . . . . . . . 20 SumoSalad turns five as it Exciting new Business Opportunity BUSINESSES FOR SALE - ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY BUSINESS TYPE

wrestles the big boys . . . . . . . . . . 49

Why Play Dirty?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Healthy Inspirations grows by Enough already!: Fatigued

helping women lose weight . . . . . 51

Franchisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Small Business Owners:

PRIVATE SALES & AGENTS/BROKERS LISTINGS

We are serious about people

Are You a Lifer or an Exiter? . . . . . 52

losing weight are YOU serious

A business that blooms . . . . . . . . 54

about making money? . . . . . . . . . 26 Since When Did I Become Smart Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 a Grumpy Old Man. . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Private Sales section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-163 BUYING A BUSINESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159

FRANCHISES, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES & OTHER RELEVANT COMPANIES

SUBSCRIPTION FORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 SELLING A BUSINESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161 A - Z Index of Businesses for Sale . . . . . . . . .162

7 Eleven Stores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Jim's Graffiti Solutions . . . . . . . . . 26 Austway Vending Investments . . . 12 Jumping J Jays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Autobarn Pty Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Midesigns Australia Pty Ltd . . . . . 54 B.I.G. - Business Ideas Group . . . 15 Myhome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Borderline Australia . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Myhome Window Cleaning . . . . . 17

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Brian Tracy Training . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ovenu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Bridgestone Australia Ltd . . . . . . . 21 Pack & Send Systems Pty Ltd . . 164 Chooks Fresh & Tasty. . . . . . . . . . 25 Paradise Shade Umbrellas PL . . . . 7 City Pacific Finance . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Raine & Horne Pty Limited . . . . . . 36 ColorTech Franchises . . . . . . . . . . 49 Refills Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Concept Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Snap-On Tools (Australia). . . . . . . 45 Contours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sonic Golf Australia . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Couriers Please . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 St Clair partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Diversified Exhibitions Australia . . 32 Subway Systems Australia . . 31 - 41 Eco Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SumoSalad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Disclaimer

Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher, and no responsibility for breaches of current anti-discrimination or trade practices acts occasioned by these opinions will be accepted. Australian Business For Sale® uses care and diligence in the preparation of this magazine, but it is not responsible or liable for any mistake, misprint or typographical error. Australian Business For Sale® prints advertisements provided to the publisher but gives no warranty and makes no representation as to the truth or sufficiency of any description, photograph or statement. Australian Business For Sale® accepts no liability for any loss which may be suffered by any person who relies either wholly or in part upon any description, photograph or statement contained herein. Australian Business For Sale® reserves the right to refuse any advertisement for any reason.

Fastway Couriers . . . . . . . . . 34 - 35 Synergy Business Centres Pty Ltd. . 2 FoodWorks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Telco In A Box Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . 4, 5 Healthy Inspirations . . . . . . . . . . . 51 The Coffee Club Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . 9 Holy Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 The Natural Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Human Rights and

The Natural Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Equal Opportunity Commission . . 16 The Touch Up Guys . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Humico Australia Pty Ltd . . . . . . . 24 Wear Nothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14


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What is telcoinabox? telecommunications leaders. telcoinabox provides four core services to all clients:

Damian Kay

telcoinabox has revolutionised the telco industry in Australia, as the only telecommunications franchise system for individuals or existing businesses. telcoinabox enables you to become a telecommunications provider -essentially, a phone company, with all the latest offerings of mobile services, landlines, broadband, VOIP and beyond. Our wholesale channel also offers large groups and organisations the same opportunities for recurring revenue by enabling them to promote phone services to their member base.

What makes it possible? Look at how the 'big guns' in telco work: Infrastructure and technology. Now you can offer the same technology behind the

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• 'Network Services' — Through our relationships with Australia's top carriers we provide you access to a wide range of telecommunications products at extremely competitive wholesale costs (based on an aggregated spend of over 100 clients). • End User Billing — your customers receive clear, concise billing for services. You do not generate paperwork. That's part of 'what's in the box' of telcoinabox. • Payment processing — telcoinabox provides 10 different ways for end users to pay their bills. All integrated into our billing system for ease of use and reporting. • Support framework — We pride ourselves on our support model, your success is our success. We have a number of different support teams to support our clients in every facet of telecommunications, which means

that many of our clients have no technical or previous telecommunications knowledge.

The opportunity for you Who would have thought you could become a phone company. And a very profitable one - through either running your own business within a franchise structure or through leveraging our services or rates as an existing business.

Our franchisees Our franchisees all started from different levels of business experience. The one fact that brings them together is that they recognised the opportunity of selling telecommunications products- as a universally needed and accepted commodity. telcoinabox was their perfect opportunity. It could be yours. Each of the featured companies here is an independent business -sometimes only one person - who sells telcoinabox


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products under their own name. Visit some of the links to see how they've set up their own identity and internet presence.

Success stories - What does telcoinabox offer to customers?

the telecommunications industry from our experience. telcoinabox appealed more than any other franchise. There was nothing else as cost-effective or lucrative."

Follow the leader

Innovation James Rowden, 2easy Telecom "There's nothing like it! Flexibility and opportunity attracted us to become a telcoinabox franchisee. Once we were up and running, I even took a month off for our honeymoon and managed the business entirely online." Support Leo Rodriguez, Voice2net Telecom "I know 90% of my customers personally and often run into them. This means I need the backing of good systems and products - I can't let my customers down. If it wasn't for the levels of support I get from telcoinabox, I wouldn't stay in business. I get reliability to grow my business reputation."

Becoming a franchisee with us is a fast, structured way to get started in business and at only $45,000(+GST) it's affordable as well. Leading innovation, first class support and a winning business model are all elements that have made telcoinabox a unique offering and one of the most exciting franchise opportunities to join. Our recent BRW magazine listing of 7th out of 100 of Australia's fastest growing companies is testimony to this.

See what's in the box When you sign up with telcoinabox, you can count on us for ongoing systems and support including: • Return Airfares (within Australia) to Sydney plus one week accomodation • In-depth training • Detailed business manual • Strategic business planning tools and assistance • Access to a comprehensive range of

competitive telco products • Ongoing sales and marketing assistance • Regular sales and development conferences • Access to billing and customer relationship management platform (Utilibill) • Customer credit checking • Comprehensive management and support of your customer's monthly billing process • Online ordering and payment system • Customised Customer Service IVR (Interactive Voice Response System) to answer and route your inbound calls more efficiently (optional) If you are interested in becoming a franchisee please call us or register to start our simple 4 step process which will provide you with more detailed tools and information in evaluating how the telcoinabox opportunity relates to you.

A HOME BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR $11,750

Potential

Andrew Branson at IF Telecom "We understood the size and potential of

For further information, please visit www.telcoinabox.com, call 1300 7 TELCO (83526) or email info@telcoinabox.com.

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Worlds most popular beverage The Coffee Club is a place where people can meet and relax in stylish, comfortable surroundings while enjoying good food, great service and excellent coffee. With more than 200 stores located throughout Australia and New Zealand The Coffee Club is one of the country’s largest and progressive café specialists. The Coffee Club brand offers two styles of stores The Coffee Club and The Coffee Club Café, Bar and Restaurant. The Coffee Club provides superior shop design and fitout and ensures the international selection of fresh foods, coffees and teas never disappoint. Since opening the first Coffee Club in Brisbane in 1989, the operation has developed a business model where franchisor and franchisee work collaboratively in a supportive environment to achieve the best result for all stakeholders. It's a comprehensive system that is firmly grounded in the principles of contemporary business planning. There

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are six building blocks of The Coffee Club’s franchise system: 1. Mission and core values 2. People 3. Marketing 4. Operations 5. Property 6. Financial Management Franchisees are trained in each of these areas using teaching methods which emphasise 'learning by doing' as well as detailed manuals which have been developed by the company. New franchisees are provided with a minimum of six weeks initial training including contemporary business practice and hands on in-store experience. In addition franchisees will be allocated a dedicated Franchise Consultant to support all their ongoing business and development needs. The Coffee Club is dedicated to being recognized as a leader in the Australian franchise industry and is also a member of the Franchise Council of Australia. Our consultative franchise systems, our

contemporary organizational design and our extensive history in hospitality are the building blocks for your success. When you invest in The Coffee Club franchise, all the operating systems, technical expertise, marketing systems, management methods and relevant information to make your business a success is provided. Our group buying power will cut your operating costs and our tested marketing programs will ensure your business grows faster and has a greater chance of achieving forecast results sooner. In essence The Coffee Club culture has always been to provide a sense of belonging. We go out of our way to make customers feel at home so that when someone asks ‘where will I meet you?’ the answer will always be The Coffee Club. To enquire about a franchise opportunity with The Coffee Club, contact Tony Maddock for VIC, WA and SA opportunities on 0400 017 882, and Wayne Kirkland for NSW and QLD opportunities on 0416 144 370.


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Unlocking Your Creativity

By Brian Tracy

Learn to turn your great ideas into successful endeavours. I began studying creativity more than 20 years ago. I thought it was an ability that was possessed by a few, especially intelligent people, such as artists and writers and scientists. But as I delved further into the subject, I came to a remarkable conclusion: I am a genius! Not only that, but you, too, a genius! In fact, probably 95 percent of the population has the capacity to function at exceptional levels. Creativity is as natural to human beings as is breathing in and out. Everyone is creative to a certain extent. People are highly creative because they decide to be highly creative. It's no miracle. Creativity is like any human faculty; it can be developed with practice and strengthened with constant use. If you improve things in small ways, you are engaging in small acts of creativity. If you make major breakthroughs, and improve parts of your life in extraordinary ways, you are demonstrating high levels of creativity. And the amount of creativity you use in your life is largely up to you. If creativity is improvement, in what areas do you want to use it? The answer is simple. You want to use your inborn creativity to improve the parts of your life that are most important to you. You can use your creativity to improve your relationships, to increase your income and improve your business, and to assure yourself higher levels of health and happiness. With that definition, you can see clearly that you have opportunities to be creative from the time you get up in the morning to the time you go to bed at night. Creativity is like a muscle. If you do not deliberately and consciously flex your creativity on a regular basis, it becomes weak and soft. It loses its strength. If people criticize you for your ideas, or if you have concluded that you are not particularly creative, you will tend to be more passive and submissive and look to others for new and better ways of solving problems and achieving goals. However, if you start to practice creative thinking, along the lines that I'm going to share with you, you will be absolutely amazed at how smart you really are. I used to think that you had to be highly intelligent to be creative. Then I found that intelligence is not just a matter of IQ. There 10 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

are many people with high IQs who got excellent grades in school but who are doing very poorly at life. They are working at jobs they don't like and earning salaries that are far below their potentials. They probably haven't come up with a creative idea in years. Intelligence is a way of acting. If you act intelligently, you are intelligent. If you act stupidly, you are stupid. That's all there is to it. You can decide to be highly intelligent and highly creative simply by doing the things that highly intelligent and highly creative people do. If you do these things over and over, you'll soon get the same results. People around you will be talking about how bright and full of ideas you have become. There are three basic qualities of genius. Since you are a genius, you should know what they are and apply them regularly. The first quality of genius is openmindedness. People who are fluent, flexible and adaptive in their thinking are far brighter than those who are rigid, mechanical and straitlaced. The more open you are to new ideas and possibilities, to new approaches and solutions, the more creatively you will function. Most people tend to fall into what are called "thinking traps." They assume that there is only one right answer to a problem; in reality, there could be several right answers. They jump to conclusions, assuming that because one thing happens, it is the reason for another thing's happening; there may be no relationship at all between the two events. Sometimes people think that the problem has to be solved immediately; often, the problem can be deferred for some time, and often it will solve itself if left alone. People think that certain problems have to be solved without spending any money; often, if the solution is important enough, it is a good idea to spend money on it. Another thinking trap people fall into is thinking they have to solve the whole problem; sometimes, solving just one part of the problem is enough for the time. A final thinking trap is thinking that it is your problem and you are the one who must solve it; often, it is someone else's problem, and the very best thing for you to do is to turn it over to that person and refuse to get involved.

The second quality of genius is the ability to concentrate single-mindedly on one thing at a time, on one problem at a time. And to stay with it until it's solved. Highly creative people practice focusing on single questions and single problems, while uncreative people diffuse their mental energies by trying to do several things at once. They work on this and work on that. They pick something up and put it down. Then they go on to something else and come back. Often, they are scatterbrained, and if they do come up with ideas, their ideas are shallow and poorly thought-out. The difference between diffusion and concentration in creativity is the difference between gentle sunlight and sunlight concentrated through a magnifying glass. It is the difference between light and a laser beam. It is the difference between a small flame and a welding torch. Your job, in increasing your creativity and enhancing your intelligence, is to concentrate your powers where they can do the most good. The third quality of genius is the ability to approach problems systematically. People who throw themselves at their problems often become frantic and confused. They take a haphazard approach to thinking, and then they are amazed when they find themselves floundering and making no progress. In his book Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peter Drucker makes the point very clearly that innovation must be a systematic process. It must be planned and organized. It is too important to be random and haphazard. Here is a 10-step method you can use to think systematically. With this method, you develop your creativity to genius levels. 1. Change your language from negative to positive. Instead of using the word problem, use the word situation, or call it a challenge or an opportunity. If a sale falls through, you can say something like, "This is an interesting challenge. It is an opportunity for me to improve my sales effectiveness so this doesn't happen again in the future." The more positive your language is, the more confident and optimistic you will be when approaching any difficulty. The more continued on page 12


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creative and insightful you will be in identifying solutions and breakthrough ideas. 2. Define your situation or difficulty clearly. What exactly is the challenge you are facing? What is causing you the stress and anxiety? What is causing you to worry? Why are you unhappy? Write it out clearly in detail. Sometimes what you are worrying about is what is called a "cluster problem." It is a series of small problems clustered together. You need to sort them out and define them separately. 3. Ask, "What else is the problem?" Don't be satisfied with a superficial answer. Look for the root cause of the problem rather than get sidetracked by the symptom. Approach the problem from several different directions. For example, if your business is slow, you could ask, "What exactly is the challenge facing me?" Your first answer might be that sales are down. But what else is the problem? How else could you phrase your answer to make the problem more amenable to a solution? Here are some different ways of answering that question. You could say that sales are down. You could say also that you are not selling enough. Or you could say that people are not buying enough. Or you could say that people are buying too much of your competition's product. Or you could say that people are not buying your product the way it is currently produced or packaged. Or people are not buying your product the way you are selling it, or for the reasons you think they should, or in the quantity you need them to buy it for

you to be financially successful. In each case, by changing your definition of the problem, you change your possible approach to the solution. You expand your possibilities. You become more creative. You unlock more of your inner genius. 4. Ask, "What are my minimum boundary conditions?" What must the solution accomplish? What ingredients must the solution contain? What would your ideal solution to this problem look like? Define the parameters clearly. 5. Pick the best solution by comparing your various possible solutions against your problem, on the one hand, and your ideal solution, on the other. What is the best thing to do at this time under the circumstances? 6. Before you implement the decision, ask, "What's the worst possible thing that can happen if this decision doesn't work?" I remember once spending all the advertising money of the company I was working for on a single advertising campaign. I was convinced that, even at a low rate of return, sales would more than justify the expenditure. I failed to ask that question about the worst possible outcome. I got blindsided by the "fallacy of large numbers," which says that if you advertise to an enormous number of people, the odds are that you will get a certain number of sales. What happened was that I got no sales at all from the advertising. As a result, I almost ruined the business. I should have asked, "What effect would there be on the business if the advertising did not work at all?"


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In fact, before you make any expenditure of money or effort in trying to achieve your goal, you should evaluate what would happen if your decision were a complete failure. 7. Set measures on your decision. How will you know that you are making progress? How will you measure success? How will you compare the success of this solution against the success of another solution? If you decide to sell or market in a particular way, how will you know that you have made the right decision? How will you define a success? Make it measurable. Then monitor it on a regular basis. 8. Accept complete responsibility for implementing the decision. You might want to delegate responsibility for the implementation of the action steps to someone else. Many of the most creative ideas never materialize because no one is specifically assigned the responsibility of carrying out the decision. 9. Set a deadline. A decision without a deadline is a meaningless discussion. If it is a major decision and will take some time to implement, set a series of short-term deadlines and a schedule for reporting. If you have a one-year goal to increase your income, break down the goal into months, and then break down the months into weeks. Break down the weeks into days and the days into hours. Then discipline yourself to do the things you need to do, every hour of every day, to assure that you achieve your weekly and monthly goals and your annual goal on schedule.

immediately if you are on track or if you are falling behind. You can then use your creativity to alleviate further bottlenecks or choke points. 10. Take action. Get busy. Get going. Develop a sense of urgency. The faster you move in the direction of your clearly defined goals, the more creative you will be. The more energy you will have. The more you will learn. And the faster you will develop your capacity to achieve even more in the future. The world is full of creative individuals who have wonderful ideas. But almost all of them fall down when it comes to implementation. And this is where you can excel. The future belongs to the creative minority who can not only think but also take action and put their ideas into effect. You can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle or achieve any goal that you can set for yourself by using your wonderful creative mind and then taking action consistently and persistently until you attain your objective. Success is a mark of a creative thinker, and when you use your ability to think creatively, your success can be unlimited.

Further information contact Andrew Phillips MBA Managing Director Brian Tracy International Phone 1800 634 227 www.tracyint.com.au Intl +61 8 8267 2144 Fax 08 8267 4279 Mobile 0418 500 721

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Why not Wear Nothing?! Wear Nothing Pty Ltd is a national distributor of beauty equipment and products. With brands such as MagicTan (a huge global brand!) and our own local MagicSkin brand we have been very successful over the last 5 years in dominating the automated spray tanning market. We have salons throughout the whole of Australia who are proud to say that they are a MagicTan salon. With the demise of UV tanning as a result of a huge campaign by the Cancer Council the future of spray tanning has never looked brighter. Recently we have entered the permanent hair reduction market through our own MagicSkin IPL brand. IPL is a painless procedure that is set to replace waxing as Australia’s preferred method of hair reduction. The potential market for both spray tanning and IPL treatments is huge and we are looking to capitalise on these two huge growth markets through the appointment of motivated regional dealers. You will probably take on an existing,

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loyal customer base that are already purchasing our tanning solution or IPL handles but above all you will have a large untapped market on your doorstep who are just waiting to hear about the opportunities associated with MagicTan and MagicSkin. In addition you will be associated with a highly respected brand in the Australian beauty market.

You will find that Wear Nothing are focused on exceptional customer service and training. We want "our" salons to make money and are not interested in simply flogging machinery or products. As a dealer you would be expected to continue and improve on these standards by providing unrivalled customer service in your region. Training of our dealers is of paramount importance and as well as demo and computer equipment (valued at

$60,000) you will receive full training on the products that we sell including a 5 day dedicated IPL course in Melbourne or Sydney plus a week in Noosa learning about our business. We have the equipment and products to make your business a huge success. The only factor that we cannot control is your dedication to the task in hand. We will give you the tools, leads database, computer systems, training and demo equipment that you need to do the job. All you need is enthusiasm and a real work ethic to make a dealership work for you ! The price of a regional dealership varies depending on size and existing client base but your investment will be in the region of $60,000 to $130,000. Call now for an initial information pack on 07 5440 5353 and ask for James or Phil. Email james@wearnothing.com.au www.wearnothing.com.au.


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A Sparkling Window to Success With Myhome

The company is launching the Australian branch of Myhome Window Cleaning window cleaning services based on the very successful UK operation.

originally developed in the UK by Unilever to offer clients tailor-made services and then streamlined by Myhome UK, now the largest franchise groups in Europe. “The Australian market for home services has skyrocketed as people find themselves increasingly time poor and unwilling to spend their precious leisure time doing household chores,” says Myhome Australia Chief Executive Officer, Chris Barlow. “The AB demographic that we target considers that cleaning services are a necessity, not a luxury and they are starved of quality home service suppliers.”

Myhome Window Cleaning provides specialised window cleaning for cash rich, time poor households looking for quality home services. The turnkey business model was

“We introduced Myhome cleaning services into Australia just 18 months ago and the company has already doubled its initial growth projections. We expect to see

Myhome Australia, provider of premium home cleaning services and one of the nation's fastest growing franchises is offering aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to own their own business in the rapidly expanding home services sector.

similar results with Myhome Window Cleaning,” Mr Barlow said. The UK experience shows that 98% of Myhome Window Cleaning customers are repeat orders and 40% of new business is from referrals. Chris Barlow expects the Australian experience to be much the same. “Myhome Australia is already a trusted brand name here, with a loyal customer base and many customer referrals. We expect that Myhome Window Cleaning franchisees will be able to build on that trust in growing their own businesses.” Starting a new business can be very challenging, involving steep learning curves. Myhome Window Cleaning effectively eliminates start-up stress by providing franchisees with a comprehensive training program that gives them all the knowledge and support they need from the very beginning. Once their business is operational Myhome Window Cleaning franchisees receive unparalleled ongoing IT, logistics and marketing support based on the company's unique and proven management system. This breaks down the whole process of operating and growing a business into simple, manageable steps to give predictable and profitable results.

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Myhome Window Cleaning is a premium brand, serving the higher end of the home services market and the marketing model ensures that the quality of the service is promoted at every opportunity. Sophisticated branding on vehicles and stylish uniforms are designed to make staff feel part of a professional team and to make them easily recognisable to existing and potential customers. Myhome Window Cleaning offers franchisees a business in which they can work normal working hours (no weekends) with the support of a national network and a proven business format

Further information about Myhome and Myhome Window Cleaning is available at www.myhomeclean.com.au or by phoning 1300 33 4663.


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No signs of slowing down! Award-winning female fitness studios continue to multiply Starting with just one small studio in regional Victoria in 2005, no-one could have anticipated the rapid growth of Contours - which has now achieved close to 200 studios across all Australian states and the ACT. As the first express fitness product to specifically target women between the ages of 35 & 75, Contours has become one of Australia's fastest growing franchises. Since June 2007, the awardwinning workout concept has expanded in to two additional states (TAS and the ACT) and almost doubled its studio count. Currently, an average of two Contours studios open each week - an increase on the average of one per week 12 months ago. Contours' 100th studio opening was celebrated in June 2007, followed less than 9 months later by its 150th studio opening in March 2008 - and its 200th is

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set to open within the next few months. “More than three years after its launch, Contours continues to snowball as others see the success of current franchises and decide to invest in their own studio,” says Contours CEO Dave Hundt. “The strength of the franchise model is evident in that over 40% of franchisees now operate multiple units.” Contours studios offer franchisees more than just a brand name - they also acquire extensive studio support in the way of an entire operating system and a close-knit Australian-based team of 14 staff that provides set-up, training, marketing and day-to-day operational assistance. This efficient, user-friendly business model is one of the reasons why Contours has so quickly become an award-winning and reputable franchise option. The franchise's unprecedented growth, according to Mr Hundt, is also driven by

Contours' surging membership base, which has grown from around 25,000 to over 40,000 in the last 12 months - an increase of more than 60%. “The typical Contours member is pressed for time due to family and work commitments, but still wants to achieve results,” says Mr Hundt. “She wants a straightforward, 'no frills' exercise program that will help her maintain health and wellbeing - and Contours provides exactly that in a comfortable, supportive environment.” At the core of Contours' popularity is its innovative 29-minute workout, which combines low impact aerobic activity and resistance exercise with weight-bearing equipment specifically designed for women.

To enquire about a franchise opportunity call 1300 657 339 or visit www.contours.net.au


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Pack & Send signs Master Franchisees in New Zealand & UK developing a network of professional, fully trained and supported franchisees,” says Michael Paul. Pack & Send searched for highly qualified master franchisees that had a sound local knowledge of the market and broad experience in human resource management, sales and marketing.

June 2008, Australian retail logistics services company Pack & Send announced the signing of two international master franchise agreements in New Zealand and the United Kingdom (UK). Pack & Send have appointed Michael Ryan (UK) and Matthew Everest (New Zealand) as licensees to develop the Pack & Send branded retail network in their respective countries. “The past ten years have seen a relatively high proportion of Pack & Send's freight jobs exported to the UK and New Zealand so it was only natural for us to extend the development of our retail network in these countries,” says Michael Paul, founder and CEO of Pack & Send. Since opening in 1993, Pack & Send has delivered goods to customers all over the world and has since recognised the widescale international demand for its unique packaging and freight services. Pack & Send's extensive and continually growing geographic reach of stores in Australia has resulted in an unparalleled service offering known as 'store connect' - a service where multiple franchise stores in different regions seamlessly work together to

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provide solutions for customers. International franchise stores will allow Pack & Send to provide high quality 'store connect' services on a global scale. As Australia's leading retail logistics services provider and winner of the prestigious PricewaterhouseCoopers 2007 Franchisor of the Year award, Pack & Send recognised that finding someone to replicate their success in overseas locations would take would more than just investment in capital and management skills. “Pack & Send's master franchisees need to have the same vision for the brand and a sense of entrepreneurship and long-term commitment that made us successful in Australia. They need to be committed to

Pack & Send are currently looking closely at establishing master franchise operations in Canada, Singapore and Europe, “Our vision is to establish a global footprint of Pack & Send stores; we have registered our trademark in over 50 countries throughout the world,” says Michael Paul. Michael Paul offers advice to those looking to expand offshore, “Take a proactive and systematic approach to international expansion; don't master franchise as a result of an unsolicited enquiry. Assess your readiness to expand overseas, determine the desired expansion markets and invest in establishing the necessary infrastructure - it will save substantial time and money in the long term.”

For more info visit www.packsend.com.au


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Exciting new Business Opportunity Why Play Dirty? A machine that cleans golf clubs is a simple concept and an equally simple business model with substantial opportunity for growth and return on investment. Sonic Golf Australia has just been launched in Australia. A clever ultrasonic golf club cleaning machine is at the core of the Sonic Golf business- supplied to Golf Clubs on a free, profit sharing basis. “The machine has been used for years at clubs like The Belfry and the R&A at St Andrews.” reveals Master Licensee Mark Mc Ginley. “The machine works using ultrasonics. Ultrasonic

technology has been used for over 40 years to clean medical, electronic and other precision equipment. Ultrasonics produces millions of tiny bubbles in a solution that implode when coming into contact with any surface. It is a completely, safe, effective and non abrasive cleaning method which can clean a full set of clubs in just 2 minutes! That's clean clubs; tacky clean grips and no mud in the sink at home as well! The service is great for members but also an excellent added value service for societies and corporate events.” See demo on www.sonicgolf.com.au “I use the ultrasonic club cleaner regularly and in all my years as a professional, I have never come across a better way of cleaning golf clubs. The grips are restored

to a tacky finish and the grooves on the club faces are clean, thus improving the amount of ball control.” Bill Ferguson (PGA) former coach to Ian Woosnam and other European Ryder Cup Stars Despite only being launched in Australia in July 2008, Sonic Golf Australia has already signed up its first Regional Partner. Zane Coleman has been appointed Regional Partner for the Hunter Valley. Zane remarks:

July 2008 sees the launch into the Southern Hemisphere of a unique opportunity to own your golf club cleaning business A ground floor business opportunity has arrived in Australia. The Sonic Golf Club Cleaning Machine uses Ultrasonic technology to clean a full set of clubs in just 2 minutes! • Exclusive Territories available • Training and ongoing support • Huge market potential with little or no competition • Low on going costs • Full or part time • Superb lifestyle business

“It's an innovative idea that I can see people like me paying for. When I visited Sonic Golf they were

extremely helpful and professional. I was also very impressed to see the machine in action” Sonic Golf Australia offers a mobile licence for those individuals who wish to work full or part time. “For an initial investment of $20,000 we provide a machine, marketing material, training, support and a defined territory.” Said Mark Regional and Master State Licences are also available on request.

Sonic Golf has a proven track record in the UK and Europe. Clubs such as The Royal and Ancient at St Andrews have been successfully using The Sonic Golf Machine for a number of years.

Mobile license territories are available from $20,000. Regional and State licences are available, price on application. For more information or a full prospectus please email

Mark Mc Ginley - Master Licensee For a full prospectus or more information on Sonic Golf Australia contact Mark Mc Ginley. E: mark@sonicgolf.com.au T: 1300 GOLF 18

mark@sonicgolf.com.au or call

1300 GOLF 18

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Enough already!: Fatigued Franchisor Franchisors are growing tired of being demonised with ongoing inquiries and commissions they believe suggest they are trying to take advantage of franchisees. Following announcements the industry is facing its third inquiry in nine months, Award Bookkeeping Company CEO Deb Shugg said she was concerned the actions of a few unscrupulous franchisors was not only the driving force behind ongoing inquiries that create a sense of limbo for both franchisees and franchisors, but their actions continued to perpetuate the misconception the franchise model was inherently flawed and to be avoided. “Prior to the introduction of the Franchising Code of Conduct some 10 years ago, I believe franchisees had grounds to be concerned about entering into a franchise relationship. “But since its introduction, I believe the overwhelming majority of franchisors have undertaken to legitimately operate within its parameters and do the right

“Do I believe the industry has progressed and become a better option for franchisees? Most definitely.

thing by their franchisees. “Nonetheless, a decade on and attitudes towards franchisors haven't changed, despite that laws imposing mandatory protections for franchisees continue to play their role,” Shugg said.

“The Code, associated disclosure obligations and the ACCC's active role have all been instrumental in weeding out dishonest franchisors, and yet the stigma remains - perhaps even more so.

Shugg founded the Award Bookkeeping Company franchise system in 2001, which is now in another growth phase following the recent introduction of the Award Business Consulting franchise. With 50 franchises nationally, Shugg firmly believes in the franchise business model and strongly supports “constructive, not piecemeal or kneejerk” refinement of the Code and associated regulation to ensure adequate protections exist for all parties to the business arrangement. However, Shugg said she was seriously concerned the system's former failings would continue to haunt the industry as a whole unless we actively promoted the model's benefits.

“I think it's time we stopped punishing all franchisors for the actions of a few and promoted the primary benefit of a franchise, being that a franchisee is able to be an independent business operator with a strong brand and the support and ongoing assistance of a franchisor who wants that franchisee to succeed.” Award Group Australia offers franchise opportunities for small business operators with extensive accounting experience and/or qualifications. Franchises are available nationally. For more information: Rebecca Derrington 0408 062 354 or 03 9326 3196.

Build a residual income with Humico A limited number of franchise territories are being made available for sale Be part of a global business with full training provided Investment between $50k and $125k Once installed into refrigerated environments Humico Filters:• Reduce airborne bacteria •

Lower Cool Room temperatures

Remove Odours

Increase the life of fresh food

Minimise food wastage

Reduce energy costs

100% non toxic • 100% Renewable 100% Recyclable

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1800 999 576 or visit www.humico.com.au


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We are serious about people losing weight are YOU serious about making money? You get a non royalty based system so you keep all the profits you make. You can work the hours that suit you. As Australia struggles with the obesity epidemic and the burden of the cost to our health system there has never been a time where our services have been more in demand. Australia has now been labeled as the most obese country in the world-what an embarrassment but also what an opportunity.

You do not have to set up an expensive Gym or hold a lot of stock like a Health Food Store. You will benefit from The Natural Way's 27 years of experience. Through the programme you will learn and teach a

holistic approach to weight and health management and not only assist your clients to attain immediate weight loss results, but also provide the tools to help them make lifestyle changes for permanent weight management. Your clients will gladly refer other people to you. You are helping others have a better life. Franchisees tell us they love their work.

Australians need YOU to help them lose weight do it the easy and Natural Way by joining The Natural Way.

This offers women a unique opportunity to work for themselves but not by themselves in a positive environment.

You do not need previous industry experience

Business Opportunities available in all states & territories. FREE call 1800 633 433 for more information or visit www.thenaturalway.com.au

Your training is comprehensive and you will be respected as a Wellness and Weight Loss expert in your local community You are well supported and fully trained by a passionate team.

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If you don't do anything about it NOW, Australia may continue to be regarded as the most obese country in the world - this is your chance to help your fellow Australians!


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With over 62% of men and 45% of women in Australia considered overweight

WHAT A GREAT TIME TO BUY A THE NATURAL WAY FRANCHISE

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THE FACES OF SOME OF OUR SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISEES WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM

WHAT SETS US APART - OUR FRANCHISEES SAY IT ALL

The demand for weight loss has never been greater. 1000's of Australians want to lose weight everyday. If you are looking for a proven approach to weight loss with healthy profits and very experienced and dedicated team to guide you look no further than The Natural Way. Your clients will love the great results and personal service as our system is designed to help clients not only lose their weight but maintain it - which is just one of the reasons we are proving so popular. Just some of the reasons why you should consider buying a The Natural Way Franchise: • • • •

27 years experience Repeat business - you clients visit you weekly No Royalties - you keep all the profits you make Full Training - regardless of your previous experience we will train and equip you for success.

START LOVING YOUR WORK

I LOVE MY CLIENTS "After successfully operating my first clinic and having sold it, I was thrilled to be given a second opportunity owning another clinic in a new location. What I love most about my business is my clients and helping them on their journey to success. I still get a buzz from it, after 18 years!" Cora - Gold Coast BEST DECISION I EVER MADE “Buying a The Natural Way franchise was the best decision I ever made. As a business opportunity I cannot recommend it more highly.” Tama - Tamworth FIVE YEARS ON “Because it was my first business I felt more confident buying a franchise. I chose The Natural Way as they did not have a royalty”. Five years on Christine has opened a second clinic. Christine - Toowoomba MADE TO MEASURE “The Natural Way is a made to measure business for a mature and caring woman.” Pride and satisfaction still growing 9 years on. Flav - Rockhampton THE MOST SUPERIOR WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION “Having now been involved with The Natural Way for over ten years I am committed to my clients and the outstanding weight loss and flow on health benefits they obtain. I believe that The Natural Way offers the most superior and comprehensive weight loss solution currently available in Australia.” Robyn - Sydney

1800 633 433 www.thenaturalway.com.au

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This section provides IP information for those purchasing an existing business or looking to buy into a franchise. Buying A Business When you buy a business you buy more than the stock or the right to sell products out of an existing shop. You are generally buying the IP and other intangible assets of the firm.

Valuing Ip There are many ways to value IP, and given the complexity of valuation, someone with accounting and IP expertise will be required. Make sure your accountant, business adviser or lawyer has experience in the valuation and management of IP.

Franchising & Ip Businesses such as McDonald’s, Dymocks bookshops and Eagle Boys Pizza have made the word “franchise” a household term. Simply, when a successful business wants to expand its operation without borrowing capital to develop, they license their IP to franchisees.

Buying A Business Rather than start a business from scratch, many people buy a business that's already established. When you buy a business you buy more than the stock or the right to sell products out of an existing shop. You are generally buying the IP and other intangible assets of the business. Whether it's their logo, patents or client list, you are buying their intellectual property and the rights to use it. And just as you'd need to value the stock, fixtures and fittings, work in progress, current contracts and any hire purchase or lease agreements, you need to value the IP and other intangible assets that you are buying. The following IP and other intangible assets might be identifiable in a business: • Patents and trade marks • Domain names • Copyrights and industrial design registration • Franchises and licences • Distribution agreements • Newspaper mastheads/publishing rights • Secret processes and formulas • Information databases, including client lists • Computer systems software • Core technology. 28 Australian Business For Sale ®

In simple accounting terms, identifiable intangible assets such as trade marks, patents or licences will be recorded at their fair values on the acquisition date of a business. In some cases, amortisation, (which is like depreciation) can apply to IP assets. This implies that their overall value can fall each year, just as the value of office assets (like computer equipment) does. On the other hand, successful sales of products and services may mean that the value of IP such as patents and trade marks increases. For further information and resources on buying an established business, please visit business.gov.au.

Valuing IP There are many ways to value IP, and given the complexity of valuation, someone with accounting and IP expertise will be required. Make sure your accountant, business adviser or lawyer has experience in the valuation and management of IP. IP rights must, of course, be in force and valid, and it may be appropriate to seek warranties in this regard. Patent attorneys and lawyers can advise on validity of registered IP rights.

Be clear on IP for tax purposes Be aware that tax and IP have two points of contact: 1. Tax applies to any gains made from commercialising your IP, such as sales, franchising and/or licensing your IP to others. It could also apply if you sold your patent or trade mark and its value, like a house, has increased in value. 2. There are transaction taxes such as stamp duty, GST and withholding tax that could apply. Given this potentially costly issue, it would be wise to seek accounting advice on the structure you would use to run the business you intended to buy. This is an important decision considering the IP assets that are part of the sale. For more information on IP and taxes, refer to IP and Starting a Business.

Tax treatment for different IP The taxation of the different types of IP is complex, so speak to your accountant about how your developed and acquired IP should be treated, and how your IP could

be leveraged to deliver taxation benefits, e.g. through transfer pricing. However in general terms, pursuant to the general tax deduction provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, losses and outgoings incurred to create and/or own IP rights, or for the use or enjoyment of existing IP rights may attract a tax deduction. A deduction is claimable only to the extent that the losses or outgoings are incurred in gaining or producing assessable income, or are necessarily incurred in carrying on a business for the purpose of gaining or producing this income. Importantly losses or outgoings of capital, or of a capital nature are not deductible. This means that for most small businesses, the expenditure to purchase IP or outgoings incurred in the creation of IP will generally be regarded as capital outgoings, whereas periodic expenses, incurred for example in obtaining a licence to use third party IP, or to take IP infringement action against another, will be deductible in the year in which the expense was incurred. Similarly, the costs to register a trade mark, patent or design are of a capital nature as registration provides the IP owner with an enduring benefit, whereas expenses to maintain an existing IP registration to ensure its continued existence would be deductible.

How do you check who owns the IP before you buy it? It's vital to check the ownership of the IP you are buying. For example, when buying a business and its associated trade mark, it is wise to search IP Australia's trade mark register to see who owns the trade mark. But that's not all - as a third party could have an interest in the asset or there could be a loan held over the trade mark. It is recommended that you seek expert advice - a lawyer, or a patent or trade mark attorney can help you.

Franchising IP Businesses such as McDonald's, Dymocks bookshops and Eagle Boys Pizza have made the word 'franchise' a household term. According to an article in the 'Business Review Weekly magazine' of 20 January to 16 February 2005, the franchise industry is booming with over 150 new franchise chains appearing in Australia in 2003 and 2004: there are now over 50,000 franchisees in Australia. With such continued on page 30


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astronomical growth in the industry and a touted 90% success rate for established franchise systems, it's little wonder that when you are thinking about starting a business, franchises appear to be an attractive option. So what are the key IP issues for both sides of the fence - for the franchisee (the buyer of the IP in the business) and the franchisor (the seller of the IP in the business)?

IP and the franchisee (the buyer of the IP in the business) When a successful business wants to expand its operation without borrowing capital to develop, one possible option is to license their IP to franchisees. In addition to the actual product or service of the franchisor, franchise IP generally includes trade marks, logos, promotional material, a business system, marketing system, various confidential know-how processes and shop fitouts. Franchisees usually also benefit from coordinated marketing efforts managed by

the franchisor. Putting it another way, franchising is really a method of systematically sharing the franchisor's IP to distribute goods or services. The franchisor owns the IP rights over the various elements of the franchise and the franchisee pays a fee or regular royalties to use the franchisor's IP. A Holden car franchise is an exclusive branded distributorship business, and the food and sandwich outlet known as Subway is a business format franchise. A major benefit of the franchise system is that you as the franchisee are able to trade under a well-known trade mark. In fact, one or more trade marks will usually be at the core of most franchises. The franchisee typically is granted a trade mark license, where the fee is a percentage of the gross turnover. There is usually also a fee for a marketing budget to promote the trade mark as part of the franchise business. As a condition of use and benefit of the franchisor's IP, there is usually a requirement imposed on the franchisee to act in accordance with a set of rules meant

to preserve the value of the IP and to deliver the expected business results. This also has a potentially negative side, as the franchisor could set quite strict rules under which you trade and use the franchised IP, therefore stifling any of your own business creativity. Importantly, all your rights relative to the franchisor should be outlined in the disclosure documents presented to you by the franchisor. You can then assess whether the rules are ones you can live by. Such rules must comply with the mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct, established in July 1998. The federal government has made buying a franchise a less daunting experience thanks to the introduction of the Franchising Code of Conduct, which sets out the rights of the franchisee more clearly. Also, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is watching franchisors who behave badly. The ACCC has a free Franchisee’s Guide available on their website - see www.accc.gov.au to get a copy. A significant point to remember is that you

I have got something to smile about both exciting and daunting at the same time. I have always enjoyed a challenge and my confidence in the Ovenu service was well founded. I am fully booked weeks in advance”.

The largest, independently owned, Oven cleaning and detailing service in the WORLD

A Flexible Profitable Business Turnover should exceed $100,000 p.a with very low overheads We offer our Franchisees Generous, exclusive territories for single or multi van operation Full training and ongoing support Proven systems… Our service will bring an oven back to showroom condition Using Safe non caustic bio degradable solutions. Low start up cost only..... $35,000 plus GST and a van If you want to be your own Boss, and create the work/life balance that you and your family deserve...call us now

State Licences also available Call 1300 OVENU 1 (that's 1300 683 681) or email to enquiries@ovenu.com.au

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When Toby Bowes decided he needed a change from his teaching career he started looking for his own business. It had to be an exceptional venture for such a dramatic career change. “I was looking for something with low start up costs, but with good income that would allow me to work flexible hours to fit in with a busy family life with my wife and two young children. I researched a lot of businesses before I found Ovenu. The idea of being the first to offer the Ovenu service in Queensland was

Toby is so happy with his Ovenu business that he has purchased the State Licence for Queensland, and is now looking forward to sharing the Ovenu success with others.

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should check the intellectual property clause of the franchising agreement and/or disclosure document thoroughly before you sign anything. Ideally, you should have your legal or business adviser look over the agreement to ensure you understand your broader obligations and those relating directly to the intellectual property you are licensing as part of the franchising agreement.

IP rights and the franchisor (the seller of the IP in the business) For franchisors there are specific IP issues that come into play when considering turning your business into a franchise system. Your most powerful tools in becoming a successful franchise are your trade marks and your unique business operation. It is strongly advised that you protect trade marks and unique business methods as forms of registered IP. This is not only effective business insurance for you as a franchisor, but will also provide potential franchisees with confidence that the intellectual property they are licensing from you is secure and can be used to restrict competitors’ entry into the market. You may also wish to explore the option of exporting your franchise system overseas. In this case the protection of your trade

marks overseas will be critical to your success, and you should investigate the costs and processes involved in overseas registration. Speak with your legal adviser or trade mark attorney and see www.ipaustralia.gov.au for more information. Austrade, in conjunction with the Franchising Council of Australia, has developed two publications on expanding franchises into overseas markets. See www.franchise.org.au for details. Some other options available to you include the use of unregisterable IP rights such as copyright, and the use of confidentiality agreements. A registrable IP right will not always protect the business know - how connected to your franchise licence. While many of the processes and operations of a franchise may end up in the public domain (e.g. everyone will be able to see the fit-out) there could be some confidentiality obligation placed on franchisees, particularly where there is valuable operational know-how or confidential information such as secret recipes. When you enter into a franchising agreement, generally the franchisee secures the rights to operate the business or use the IP for a set period. You as the

franchisor, in turn, train and support the franchisee and market the business. Usually there is an ongoing levy or fee and an advertising fee for this activity.

Where to get help • The Franchise Council of Australia sells various publications for franchisors and franchisees and provides comprehensive information about franchising. Go to www.franchise.org.au. • The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission at www.accc.gov.au • The Franchising Centre has published a book called Franchising in Australia. The Franchise Centre provides advice on the pros and cons of franchising and writes comprehensive reports on any franchise system that you want to check out. www.franchisecentre.com.au Also seek help from: • Your accountant • Your legal adviser • Other franchise owners - introduce yourself to other franchisees in two or three franchises you use yourself. Ask them about the franchise lifestyle. • And go to courses on franchising run by TAFE institutions or Colleges of Advanced Education in your state.

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Fastest way to become your own boss For a fantastic income and lifestyle opportunity, you simply shouldn't pass up the Fastway to becoming your own boss. This year, Fastway Couriers celebrates a milestone with 25 years of franchising success and there are plenty of opportunities for those wishing to contribute to this ongoing success story. Having commenced operations in Australia in 1993, Fastway Couriers now proudly operates nationwide with 25 regional depots to service the freight needs of thousands of customers across the country. What sets them apart from the competition is their strong identity within the business community through the six-hundred plus dedicated and hard-working Courier Franchisees and their daily mission “…to deliver consistent customer satisfaction through Service, Accountability, Value and Excellence.”

hard to argue with those reasons and its no wonder the group seems to be going from strength to strength. In addition to the exceptional service provided to its customers, Fastway has given countless investors the opportunity to be their own boss in either a Courier Franchisee or Regional Franchisee capacity. So you might wonder why they have been so

Ken Rosebery, CEO for Fastway Couriers (Australia) attributes the success of the group largely on “…its simplicity and focus on providing a reliable and good value courier service for small and medium sized businesses.” It's certainly

When it comes to being a successful Courier Franchisee with the Fastway network, the formula is simple - you need to be hard-working and dedicated to your customer's needs and willing to follow their proven methods for success. After being in business for 25 years, they certainly know what they're doing! No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to be the very best you can be. Exclusive territories start from as little as $25,000 and many of these come with a substantial income guarantee to get you earning a decent living from day one. It couldn't be simpler! Pierre Salame, Fastway Courier Franchisee in Sydney's Prestons region wanted to get out of the corporate rat race in search of a simpler life. ”Going into business for yourself can be a daunting task, but it's made all that bit easier when you have a support team backing you all the way. Plus, it's the perfect opportunity to be financially rewarded for all my hard work by owning my own business, whilst still being part of a dedicated team of franchisees.”

Fastway Couriers can now boast successful franchising in nine countries, consisting of 120 Regional Franchisees and over 1,500 Courier Franchisees across the world. Group turnover is reported at $441 million and there are over 95,000 customers worldwide that rely on the Fastway Courier network to get their parcels delivered to their destination on time and on budget. Not surprisingly, this award winning franchise group has been the recipient of over 39 franchise and industry awards, including 'Overall Franchise System of the Year', an impressive three times in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Fastway Couriers has been repeatedly placed in BRW Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies and is the single largest courier operator in Australia.

just the answer you've been searching for…

successful. Well it's simple, “…the consistency and friendly service offered by Fastway franchisees is valued and respected by other hard working business people and means that we're always at the top of the list when it comes to our customer's national freight requirements” says Ken. If you've been thinking about starting your own business, but you're worried about managing everything on your own, then a Fastway franchise could be

Fastway Courier Franchisees benefit from an exclusive territory, a five day working week (no weekends or public holiday work), no ongoing franchise fees and the ability to split your territory for capital gain. Plus you get the benefit of going into business for yourself, but not by yourself, thanks to an experienced support network, which is there to assist you to grow your business and ultimately your income.

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, then check out the website for further information at www.fastway.com.au or contact Chris Byrne on (02) 9714 5888.

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Real estate franchising Running your own real estate office, and watching it grow, is one of life's most rewarding experiences. Of course starting from scratch is hard work. You have to build a solid, dependable reputation in your local area and make a name for yourself before vendors and buyers will trust you with their business. Moreover, this can cost you plenty in time and money. Join a franchise system such as super brand Raine & Horne and there are no upfront fees and your business can hit the ground running. Franchisees can also benefit from the kind of support a lone ranger agency can only imagine, such as television advertising, public relations, website marketing and other marketing activities that can promote your name and business in your local area. There is a marketing fee to help cover your slice of the action but as Jason Maxwell, Managing Director of Raine & Horne Newcastle and Raine & Horne Stockton, says, “Marketing costs are pooled and this gives the network more bargaining power with print, television and radio networks. Raine & Horne runs regular television and mass marketing campaigns in my region which my competitors running their own shows simply can't match.”

Brett Hunter from Raine & Horne Terrigal/Avoca agrees and says, “Buyer discounts for advertising and from suppliers and partner companies means more dollars for a franchise owner's bottom line.” In addition, franchise owners are part of an inner sanctum which involves many opportunities to share ideas (and mistakes) with other franchisee real estate owners. Raine & Horne's franchisees, for example, meet regularly at the franchisee advisory council and attend conferences where they share information and learn from each other. Raine & Horne is celebrating 125 years of business in 2008. So, when you decide to pitch your tent with a real estate franchise it is not uncommon for the phone to ring almost immediately. Combine this benefit with the training that the franchisor provides and new franchises definitely have a running start. Unlike starting a business from scratch with no past performance, a franchise is one that is literally a turn-key operation, which can help provide a realtor with long-term sustainability. At Raine & Horne, if a potential franchisee doesn't come armed with industry experience and a real estate

Sydney North Shore

Talking about training, a real estate franchise such as Raine & Horne provides franchisees with extensive training as part of the package. Start from scratch and there's no training or mentor to lead the way. Look, there's also no guarantee linking with a real estate franchise will secure small business success. However if you stick to the established game plan and like working as part of a team, there's no reason why you can't make it in the exciting world of property. Breakout: Raine & Horne franchise fee structure is fair, reasonable and incentive based. • No initial upfront franchise entry fee; • Competitive, incentive based fee structure; • Financial assistance and genuine concessions to new franchisees; • Minimal cost training levy; • Minimal cost special functions and seminars; • Very modest monthly marketing fund contribution. David Haythorn is Raine & Horne's General Manager Operations, NSW/ACT

Franchise

Gold Coast

NSW

QLD

Ovenclean – Gold Coast

Pedders is a unique & highly successful franchise specialising in a wide range of steering & suspension products and services. These products have been developed & manufactured by Pedders for distribution and installation throughout 116 locations in Australia. This established ‘Pedders’ outlet has been operating successfully for 15 years. Current T/O $700,000 plus with the business run totally under management. The business is in an established area that is still growing with good exposure & has huge potential for an owner/operator. Training & possible finance would be available to a suitable buyer.

Fantastic opportunity to own this great franchise on the beautiful Gold Coast. Specialist oven cleaners: • Two exclusive franchise areas • Simple to manage • Lots of repeat business • Pre-bookings already in place • 2007 Citroen Berlingo van • Cleaning kit & supplies • Training provided •Backup & support from regional franchisee & head office. Only specialist oven cleaners in Queensland no competition. Every home has an oven & a cooktop! This is a great chance to buy an established business and have a wonderful lifestyle on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

price: $280,000 + S.A.V.

price: $97,000

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Are your staff representing your views and values?

Franchise

by Marc Hurwitz, B. Com, (Accounting)

Brisbane

QLD

A ‘Price Attack’ Priced to Sell An ideal family business, this “Price Attack” franchise is located in Sunnybank, Brisbane. The Best of Both Worlds – your own Hair Dressing Salon & the turnkey security of a franchise. 2 1/2 years left on present 5-year lease with further option available. Staff in place & prepared to stay on. Hair salon at back end of shop & retail area at front. Needs re-fit & this is reflected in realistic asking price. Figures available to serious buyer. Please contact owners for full & financial information.

1. Develop a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Create an internal FAQs document so that queries are responded to accurately by staff, and they do not have to make up an answer. 427573

price: $80,000 bh 0411 265 691 mob 0433 032 500 karen.edwards@pmplimited.com.au

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Melbourne

When operating a business it is important that your staff represent your views and values. In other words you need to ensure that when your staff address customers, suppliers or general members of the public that they are reflecting the correct vibe and culture of the business. Some ways to try and ensure that staff correctly represents the business are:

2. Create an environment the employees can be proud of

If your employees are happy in the work environment they will respond to any queries with a positive attitude. Your employees personal view of the company will affect the way in which they represent the company. 3. Live your image To set a good example and lead the way in terms of company image, you need to live your company image. From your personal example, staff can have a visible understanding of what the company stands for and what is expected of them.

St. Clair partners Phone (02) 9221 4088.

Franchise

Perth

VIC

Golden Opportunity

WA

Australia’s Largest Mobile Swimming Pool Franchise Company

This Golden Circle Distributor/Franchise business supplies popular, renowned brand name juices. The area serviced is the Melbourne CBD and excellent earnings are available. 45 days/week but work your own hours. Can be sold with or without truck. Training available for the first month. Ongoing support provided by Golden Circle. Suit active person with flair for selling. Phone Dominic on mobile for details.

This is your opportunity to own two neighbouring franchise areas which are run as one business. PoolWerx is a trusted name & this wholly mobile business will not disappoint. Regular client base & calls for breakdown services give a gross T/O of $210K. Training will be provided by Head Office & there will be a handover period of a month by the current owner for extra support. Price includes van & all related equipment. Huge growth potential.

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How to add value to your business When selling a business the first consideration in relation to valuing the business is given to the tangible assets such as plant and equipment, buildings, stock and financial performance. The intangible assets are also worth considering as they can increase the market value of the business. Intangible assets mean assets that are not of a physical nature. Working on the intangible assets can ensure you receive the maximum consideration when you decide to sell your business. Here are some examples of the intangible assets of the business: 1. Culture and value to meet challenges: Be sure that your business has the culture and values tomeet its present challenges and has defined goals to capitalise on future opportunities. This gives the prospective buyer confidence in the business.

by Nuha Awad, B. Bus, (Accounting)

2. Acquire and retain knowledge: Your business needs to acquire knowledge resources to remain competitive and for future growth.

that support all its activities. The right processes and systems contribute to overall efficiency and enhance the value of the business.

3. Develop skills and competencies: Provide your employees with the opportunities to increase their skill and competency levels to meet the current and future needs of the business. A company with a definite program and history of developing skills and competencies is one that gives a buyer a greater level of confidence.

6. Build relationships: Build on existing relationships, especially with existing customers. This can be strongly reflected in the value of a business as continuing repeat business from past customers not only shows up in sales turnover but your cost of sales reduces.

4. Lead and communicate: Establishing clear goals and aims for your business, remain actively involved in change processes while delegating and motivating employees to achieve goals. Clearly communicate this throughout the business. 5. Processes and systems: To remain competitive the business needs to have good processes and systems

7. Reputation and trust: These play a key role in how competitive a business is and need constant attention so that the business is viewed favourably.

St. Clair partners Phone (02) 9221 4088.

Don’t Buy a Business Before Seeing Us… Have an expert on your side to attend to everything that matters • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

What Business What size Franchising advice What value Have I the money Can I meet my commitments Is it worth the asking price How do I know I am not overpaying for the business Property rental advice Are the vendor’s figures for the business correct Lease advice Negotiating a better deal Is the sale contract in order The financial proposal Getting behind the figures How much should I borrow Obtaining banking advice

• How do I obtain finance • What should I know about the business • Obtaining legal advice • What type of finance should I get • What registrations should be undertaken • What books should I keep • What entity should own the business • Is the valuation of the stock correct • What insurance should I have • Taxation requirements • Long term planning • and the… many many other matters to consider

…the RISK is too Great! Make an appointment with Paul St. Clair

St. Clair partners Chartered Accountants Level 15, 109 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 Fax: (02) 9221 7498 www.stclairco.com.au

(02) 9221 4088 Ask about our FREE “Buy a Business Seminar”

“ W E A R E N O T Y O U R AV E R A G E A C C O U N TA N T S W H E N I T C O M E S T O B U Y I N G A B U S I N E S S ” Australian Business For Sale ® 39


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MASTER FRANCHISE TERRITORIES FOR SALE Wellness and wellbeing is driving a multi-billion dollar natural health and fitness boom. With 62% of men and 45% of women in Australia considered overweight, 1,000’s of people want to lose weight everyday. The Natural Way is expanding across Australia due to the demand for our unique approach to health and weight loss and the growing demand for weight loss with a holistic approach. A Master Franchise business creates sales and profit by:

How To Sell Your Business … At Your Price By Bob Lyon … And Cause A Stampede Of Prospective Buyers Literally Begging For Your Time! SPECIAL REPORT Showing small and medium sized businesses how to increase their profits and make better use of their time.

Hi Folks, How did Bill Gates, Ted Turner and Michael Dell make their money? Most people think it was in building their business.

NT SOLD SOLD

Selling Their Business!

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SA

SOLD

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• Building and developing a business where multiple Franchisees are working for you.

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• Making money from franchise sales and ongoing product sales to your Franchisees • You will be guided every step of the way from an experienced Head Office that has sold over 15 franchises in Queenland

This rare opportunity exists for a person with a passion for health and healthy profits $$$$$$$$ QUOTE FROM W.A. MASTER FRANCHISEE “To be able to support another person through their business growth is rewarding beyond anything I could have expected. Being a Master Franchisee in a fast growth industry delivers all my expectations.” Robyn Bishop November 2007

ASKING PRICES ON APPLICATION PHONE ROBYN

WOODS-CHILD Business Development Manager (02) 9969 1070 or 0410 505 920 EMAIL robyn@thenaturalway.com.au WEB www.thenaturalway.com.au

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Not true. They didn't make their fortunes building their business. They made it…

These guys made their fortunes selling their business. And you can too. A wellsystemized, profitable small business can realistically sell for 5 times its earnings… and more. This means if it's currently making $100,000 a year… you can sell for half a million. If the business is making $300,000 a year… you can sell for a cool $1.5 million! That's a nice tidy sum, wouldn't you agree. But that's only possible when you have everything in place. Now imagine if you really put The Better Business Marketing System to work… and acquire the ability and skill to build up businesses (industry doesn't matter because you now know how to grow any business) to an earnings level of $200,000 per year. Imagine if you hold these businesses for two years… and then sell for 5 times earnings. You make $400,000 income… plus a handsome capital gain of $1 million. In total you've pocketed $1.4 million… or…

$700,000… per year (excluding taxes). Imagine if you did this every two years. Life would be pretty fun, wouldn't it? The alternative of course is to hold onto the business… and not sell. Over two years you'll pocket $400,000 in earnings… plus have an asset with a valuation of $1.4 million. Granted, you can hold onto it, duplicate and expand. The downside to this is you won't enjoy the wonderful cash flow opportunities' selling provides. With cash flow you can use it to invest in passive investments such as real estate and the stock market. And this is how you build real wealth. In short, acquire businesses and sell them at huge capital gains for cash flow. Invest these funds in passive investments to build wealth. In 5-10 years you'll never have to worry about money again! To make this possible though, you'll need to prepare your business. I'm going to reveal some very powerful secrets now. Secrets only one business owner in a thousand knows (and I'll bet they purchased this program!!) so you cash out for a bundle.

1. Systemize Your Business This means integrating all your processes with a contact management program. You want your purchaser to step into a well-oiled machine that makes loads of cash without him or her being there. You'll be 'pitching' it as a lifestyle business. A lifestyle continued on page 42


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business that gives the purchaser more enjoyment out of life. Freedom, time with friends… and… family. This can only happen if systems are in place. Believe me, you will not fetch the price you want if the purchaser has to slave away… on a daily basis… just to scrape a profit. This… along with #2 below is what The Better Business Marketing System! is all about. If you've followed the steps throughout the program thus far, your business is now a truly profitable entity that works without you!

2. Make It Profitable If you've followed the Better Business Marketing System to this point, you'll be making some very handsome profits. Money is rolling in and life is good. Let me be clear however. If your goal is to sell out for a big profit… leave some room for growth. Don't max out profits. It's nice to tell prospective buyers they can still make more money.

3. Create A Marketing Folder You need an organized marketing folder.

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This marketing folder will hold all your promotions… and their response rates. It's a simple 3-ring folder that houses your successful ads, sales letter and sales scripts. You present this folder to prospective purchasers and say something along the lines of… “Here's one of the secrets of my success. The information in this folder allows me to cause a cash flow surge whenever I want. For example, if I wish to obtain publicity during the football season, I send out these 3 press releases. The results… in precise profit increases are here. Have a look. Or here's another example. If I want to stimulate demand after Christmas … when all my competitors are struggling to pay their bills… I send this simple two-page letter to my customers. Look at how much profit I made the last two years. Amazing isn't it? I can do this anytime I want. It's like a license to print money. Have a look. I've got ads and sales letters for the entire year… and for virtually every circumstance imaginable. My income is entirely predictable because of these marketing efforts. I don't leave anything to chance. This entire folder is yours when you buy this

business. I don't need to tell you how valuable this is. None of the other businesses you see that are being in the newspaper have the ability to create sales like I have… with the use of this folder. It's worth its weight in gold.” I'm sure you get the picture by now. Imagine how powerful your position will be… and how firm your asking price… if you presented your business in this light. People would be tripping over themselves to purchase your business!

4. Use A Recorded Message I suggest you DO NOT place your own telephone number in the business for sale ad. Instead make prospects call a recorded message for their first contact. In this way, the recorded message expands upon the information in the advertisement… and… allows prospects to eliminate themselves as they learn more. The benefit to you is you don't waste time speaking to people who are not serious about purchasing your business. This is because you'll be clearly specifying the type of buyer you're looking for. If you're continued on page 44


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looking for an all cash buyer… state that in your message. If you're looking for a buyer who needs experience in your industry… state that in your message. You don't want to waste your time speaking to people who do not meet your criteria… or… who don't have a chance of being able to purchase the business. Let them eliminate themselves. Only at the end of the message do you provide your actual contact phone number.

5. Upload Information About The Sale To Your Website Take advantage of the Internet. It's the greatest direct response medium in the world! Upload information about the sale of your business to a private link on your site. So let's say your web address is www.bouncytennisballs.com. That's where customers go to purchase your tennis balls. Upload information about the sale of your business to a special part of your site… with the URL something along the lines of www.bouncytennisballs.com/businessfors ale This is real easy to do with Site Build It! so don't worry if you're not a tech head. But if you do need someone to help you, go to www.webwarrior.com. On the website upload loads of photos of your business. Take pretty pictures of the exterior… the offices… the inventory. Lead your prospective purchaser on a virtual tour. In addition, provide more information about the profitability of the business. Go into detail about the marketing folder… and the systems. Delve deeply into the freedom you enjoy with this business. The capacity to be with friends and family when you wish. To go on holidays. You've structured this business so it can be profitable without your involvement! Upload actual scans of your takings. Upload actual deposit slips (with the account numbers blanked out, of course). Do everything required to build credibility. Obtain a sworn statement from your accountant stating the figures you've presented are true and accurate. Scan this document and upload it to your website. This again also makes you more credible. And, contact 5 or 10 business brokers and 44 Australian Business For Sale ®

have them value your business. Masquerade as a prospective client. If their valuations are on par with your asking price… tell prospective purchasers about their appraisals. Once again, upload the official valuations to your website. In addition to providing details about your business… and… just like the recorded message… give precise information about the type of buyer you're seeking… and who you are NOT seeking. This saves you time and means you'll only speak to people with the capacity to purchase.

6. Create An Information Folder This is real easy to do. Simply print the sales information from the website and turn it into a presentation folder. Why? So you can give it to people when they come… and… leave your business! This folder now becomes your 'silent salesman' when the prospect goes home to 'think about it.' They can flick through the folder at their hearts content… over and over again, all the while not realizing they're being sold on your business! Don't let them go home empty handed.

7. Place a Killer Advertisement To Attract Buyers Now, we get to the fun part. You've got no idea how lucky you are. The two ads I'm about to reveal to you are worth tens of thousands… even hundreds of thousands to you in additional profits. I'm not kidding. Both ran in a buy and sell magazine. And both have a very interesting story behind them. Here's the first:

I can't take credit for this ad. Master copywriter Brett McFall wrote it. A client of Brett's needed to desperately sell his business. For 6 weeks, his client tried to sell the business his own way… with his own ad. He had no success. The minimal calls he received were only from people who wanted to slash his price and negotiate him down to a pulp. He was frustrated and wanted a solution to his problem ASAP. Enter Brett McFall. He wrote the ad you see above. Immediately his client was inundated… absolutely inundated with calls of people ready and willing to buy the business… at his price… even though it was advertised previously for 6 weeks. It was offered at $95,000… and the seller was adamant that was not going to negotiate on price. He wanted the full $95,000. Can you imagine the number of calls he received for him to have the confidence and temerity to not negotiate? I mean, everybody negotiates the sale price of his or her business! And to think, just weeks before he was struggling! Bottom line: He actually sold the business for $94,000… all cash… and there were 3 buyers waiting in the wing literally begging him to sell it to them if the buyer fell through. An enviable position to be in to say the least!

“I Must Sell My Fish And Chip Shop For $15,000 Below Its Value!” Business agents tell me I could get $110,000 if I want - but I don't want to! 15 years in the business and an opportunity to start my own mail order business from any beachside location I choose, compels me to sell now! I have taken $15,000 off the price. If you would like a fast-food money-making-machine on a busy corner in a rapidly growing area, call now on XXXX XXXX You will get: • Fixtures and fittings worth $70,000 - work great and are in tip-top condition • Catering and cooking equipment worth $30,000 - easy to clean, best quality • Massive profits Hundreds of happy and loyal customers - virtually never have to advertise.Turns over $6,000 a week - but you can make much more if you want to.All the training you need to successfully operate and expand the business. I MUST SELL - I will sell to the first person with the $95,000 purchase price. I will consider financing you too. Please call Nick for full figures and details on XXXX XXXX continued on page 46


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Here's the second ad:

He listed the business at $55,000 and was swamped with 23phone calls… most of which on the very first day!

“I Must Sell My Pest Control Business… $40,000 Below Its Value!” You'll Make $3,000+ Per Week! “I'll show you how to make $500-$700 a day (90% cash) or $1,000-$1400 a day with two people!” There's no a toxic fume or smells. I use safer, odourless products which my customers prefer and safer for me too. I care about my health and the way I do things is far safer than what many other pest controllers do … plus my customers love it. My Accountant thinks I'm mad and Business Agents tell me I could get $95,000+ if I want to - but I don't want to! This is a money making machine that blows the phone off the hook. Other Pest Control companies would kill to know what I do to get so many calls. I use a little-known secret that gets customers calling me first every time before any other company. In the past week alone I've had over 70 calls that I've been unable to return.And this is a regular occurrence. I'm booked out for the next 2 weeks in advance (which I can prove & I'll show you) and I simply cannot keep up with the demand.With current demand there's probably enough for 3-4 people bringing in $500-$700 a day each! (That's $20,000 $30,000 a month and I'm only asking for $55,000).There's definitely enough for two people to be booked solid every day for more than 2 weeks in advance. So if you have a brother, friend or partner you could go into this together and have enough work for the two of you. You can see what I've earned over the past few weeks and what I've already got booked in for the next 2 weeks. I'll show you, plus you are welcome to come out with me to see for yourself what I do, the calls I receive and the bookings in my diary. It's easy to learn, it's easy on the body (it's not labor intensive) and you'll pick it up in no time. So why would I want to sell such a great opportunity? You see, I have other business interests that make me very good money and I also make money from investment properties. I am simply not committed to this business and someone like you, who wants to focus on it, will make a killing. I am compelled to sell this business now! So I have taken $40,000+ off the price and I don't care. I want a quick sale. So if you want a money-making-cash-machine, then you better call quickly, because once I show you, or anyone else what I'm doing, I know the first person to see it will buy it. You get all this included too: • • • • • • • •

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Holden Rodeo Ute. (Value $10,000) Pest Control equipment. (Value $4,000) You'll get a fully setup Pty Ltd Company and ABN etc (Value $1700) Training and instruction from me for 2 full weeks and then telephone support and advice as you need it. (Value $5,000+) I'll help you with official training courses so you know what you are doing and help get you licensed.You'll be under my license in the meantime. (Value $3,000) You'll get a customer database of names, addresses and phone numbers. (Value $10,000+) You'll get my unique proven advertising and marketing system which will give you more customers and calls than you'll be able to handle. My system currently makes me $3,000+ pw. (Value $8,000+) You'll get $400 advertising program/course from Australia's No1. Business Coach, Copywriter & Marketer.And a $300 telephone consultation with him for any advertising, marketing or business challenges you have. I'll introduce you to suppliers of pest control equipment and products. I'll introduce you to another pest control friend of mine who specializes in Termite treatments and inspections. He'll help you out too. Plus, a whole lot more! You simply can't lose. Be quick and call now!

I Must Sell - I Will Sell to the first person with the $55,000 purchase price. Please call Glen for further details on either 041X XXX XXX or 1 800 XXX XXX.

price of $55,000. Why? Because part of the original purchase price was a $10,000 truck. Glen decided to keep the truck and deduct the sale price by the same amount. There you have it. Two ads you can use to sell your business and cash out for a bundle. Use these ads as a model for your own needs. Place the ad in the business for sale section of any Buy and Sell newspaper.

How To Instigate A Bidding War Here's a dirty little secret from the real estate market. Don't meet each prospective purchaser individually… not on first contact. Have an 'open business' and…

Meet Everybody At The Same Time! Arrange for everybody to meet you at your office simultaneously. This way they all see each other… their emotions will be stirred to fever pitch… and… you save a lot of time.

How To Sell Your Business For An Additional 20-30% Before I close out, I'm going to reveal just one more secret. If you want to put some extra profits in your pocket… and… don't mind taking some additional risk, I recommend you consider vendor finance. This is especially applicable if the sale price of your business is in the mid to high 6 figures… and… beyond. Let's face it. Most people can't afford big sale prices like this. If you're asking price is $1 million… agree to accept a 20% deposit… and the balance paid out over 12 monthly instalments. This is good for you… because… instead of getting an all cash sale price of $800,000… you can now bump it up and make an additional $200,000. It's good for the buyer because he or she can pay out of profits. But there's the kicker. You don't say you want a 20% deposit. You don't mention any amount. When the prospective purchaser asks what the deposit is, you ask…

“How Much Can You Deposit?” I can't take credit for this ad either. Our friend, Glen Donaldson, wrote it. Glen's story is even more fascinating. As you can see, it's a much larger ad. It set him back $1000 to run. 46 Australian Business For Sale ®

Multiple people were showing up at his doorstep… at the same time… virtually begging to sell the business to them. In the end he sold the business to the first caller… for $45,000… instead of the listed

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You're no worse than when you started.

Franchise ACTION STEPS

And by the way, if the buyer defaults on his or her payments, the business reverts back to you. Now you can implement the Better Business system again!

Tick when complete: ❏ Ensure the business is systemized and runs like a well oiled machine ❏ Ensure it's very profitable with some room for growth. A 70-80% capacity is good

And there you have it. A simple marketing system for selling your business and cashing out for a bundle!

❏ Create a marketing folder ❏ Hire a recorded message service

I told you the information in this report is worth tens of thousands… and very possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars to YOU.

Gladstone

❏ Record your message ❏ Prepare and upload all information about the sale of the business to your website

Have you ever seen these secrets ANYWHERE before? You haven't, right. That's because nobody teaches this stuff!

❏ Create a 'silent salesman' information folder ❏ Run the ad and hold on! A. Did you sell for 5 times

And as you know, this applies for the entire The Better Business Marketing System!

earnings?

Number One In QLD For Floor Coverings Located on the coast of central Queensland, just south of Rockhampton, Gladstone is a large regional centre currently riding on the back of the mining boom. Andersens Floor Coverings Gladstone offers a huge range of quality carpets, ceramic tiles, timber and vinyl. T/O is approx. $2million. The current location has been operating for nearly 30 years, the last 15 years as an Andersens franchise, so it is a well established local business. Fantastic staff, excellent product, and enormous potential to further expand an already strong business, represents a fantastic opportunity for the prospective purchaser.

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price: P.O.A.

To learn more and access FREE marketing strategies, call Bob Lyon direct on 043 883 0937 or go to http://www.betterbusinessreport.com/ab4s.htm

Contact Peter White at Raine & Horne Gladstone on (07) 4972 1500 or 0439 786 737 for further details

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Franchise

Brisbane

NSW

QLD

This Specialty Coffee Shop occupies a prime location on a major shopping precinct of Windsor, a spectacular township just 57k from Sydney CBD. Turnover is $600,000. All the benefits of a renowned brand name support this high cash flow business, so if you’re looking for a strong, profitable business and a lifestyle change this is the ideal opportunity. Owners are selling due to moving interstate. Contact for full & financial information.

Based in North West Brisbane suburbs, services include washing, drying, clipping etc. Half of customer base serviced every 2-8 weeks. Turnover $60,000 & increasing each year. Paperwork available to support growth. Very flexible hours. Fully stocked, very good equipment plus extras. Franchise fee covers 1800 number manned 24 hrs; and includes public liability. Receive customer details via text message. No experience necessary, full training provided. Towed with Suzuki Vitara & operating 4-5 days p.w. Selling due to family reasons. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $480,000 + S.A.V.

price: $68,000 negotiable

mob 0411 579 001 wmcl3457@optusnet.com.au

mob 0416 292 601 juanita186@hotmail.com

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Mobile Dog Grooming Franchise

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Gloria Jeans Coffees Windsor

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SumoSalad turns five as it wrestles the big boys Blow out the candles and put up the balloons because celebrating its fifth birthday this year is Aussie brand SumoSalad. Coming a long way since its humble beginnings back in 2003 with just one store in Sydney, the healthy food franchise is now one of the nation's most popular takeaway outlets for both franchisees and consumers.

SumoSalad is famous for, now incorporates an exclusive fine dining experience for customers in the evening.

have access to our nutritional, delicious and convenient food offering,” says Luke Baylis, Managing Director of SumoSalad.

In addition to turning five, 2008 is already shaping up to be a big year for the healthy food franchise with the 60th SumoSalad outlet opening in Bondi Junction (NSW) recently - a major milestone for the brand.

Currently there are blue ribbon SumoSalad franchises available to purchase in numerous areas both in Australia and overseas. “At the moment Victoria is poised as the strongest growth market for SumoSalad, with a bunch of new stores recently opened and available to purchase, however the brand is also proving incredibly popular in other states, so wherever you are now couldn't really be a better time for potential franchisees to jump on board,” Baylis added.

Recently announced as the number one food retailer; second fastest growing franchise by outlet numbers; and third fastest by revenue in a prestigious poll about Australia's 'Fastest Franchises' not to mention being named best food retailer in the 2008 American Express Rewards for Excellence, presented by the National Retailers Association (NRA). SumoSalad is quickly proving that their cheeky health brand is no longer just a start-up kid but a hefty challenger in the franchise industry!

Since then a number of other stores have also opened with many more to be rolled out over the rest of the year, including an entry into the New Zealand market. Already trading across numerous Australian states, Dubai, UK, and other countries next on the list, it won't be long before SumoSalad will be accessible all over the globe.

In an enterprising move, last month SumoSalad launched their first ever Black Label concept store in Doncaster, Victoria, which in addition to offering the traditional healthy take-away option that

“In the year of SumoSalad's fifth birthday, whilst we're proud of how far we've come, we're now more determined than ever to continue expanding and building the brand, to ensure more people worldwide

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Not bad for a five year-old eh? SumoSalad really has grown up so if you also want to get big and start sharing in the sumosized benefits then forget about fried chooks, fatty pizzas and greasy burgers and think lean and green instead! For more information about SumoSalad and the franchisee opportunities available simply email franchisee@sumosalad.com, call +612 9569 7866, or visit www.sumosalad.com.

ColorTech - Franchises

New & Established Areas Established since 1990 ColorTech specialises in on site bumper and scratch repairs. What you get as a Franchisee:

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Comprehensive Training to make you the best Admin Support. We chase your debtors so you can concentrate on your customers Marketing and Promotional Support Ongoing Technical Support & Training Low Set up Costs & overheads Regular Cash Flow Proven Business System

NEW FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES • ColorTech will work with you to identify the territory that will best suit you. • Once the territory has been selected you commence our 4-6 week training program. • ColorTech will then start a detailed marketing program to place you in the market. • ColorTech will be available at all times for ongoing technical & promotional support. ESTABLISHED FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES BRISBANE Price $75,000 WIWO Strong customer base, T/O $124,000 p.a. Price includes late model Hiace, equipment, training & ongoing support.

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SYDNEY Price $45,000 WIWO Established 8 years, large customer base. Price includes Ford Econovan, equipment, training & ongoing support.

Contact Aaron Wagner phone 1800 SCRATCH (1800 727 28 24) fax (02) 8704 8549 Totally Mobile

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Healthy Inspirations grows by helping women lose weight As more Australian women look for the best way to lose weight, this business keeps growing Healthy Inspirations was created to meet a gap in the market for women who were not being well served by gyms or weight loss programs. Up to two thirds of Australian women want to lose weight, but far less do anything about it as they simply don't have confidence in the options available in their local community. Women realise that it is unlikely that they will lose weight by joining a gym, as gyms do not offer any comprehensive weight management programs. This is why there has been a huge growth in quick-fix solutions sold by pharmacies, but the pharmacies do not offer any structured supervised exercise solution to keep the weight off in the long term. On the business side, many women have been concerned that to succeed in a gym franchise, you need to maintain a high number of members paying small fees. This may be fine in the first year, but if women don't lose weight, or they get bored, the business will lose revenue unless it can keep replacing its customers. Unless you have word-of-mouth marketing from happy members working

for you, your marketing costs will increase. Healthy Inspirations is different. Most centres reach break even with less than 200 members, as the weight loss program delivers additional revenue from weight loss program fees and profits from supporting products. The Great Shape Program has been developed by ateam of leading Australian dietitians to make healthy weight loss easier for the members, the franchisee and their team. There are now over 10,000 women who have lost weight at Healthy Inspirations centres in Australia and New Zealand. The on-site training school teaches the franchisee and their team everything that they need to know to recruit members, start them on the program and support their ongoing weight loss efforts. The profits of the centre are boosted by the sale of weight loss support products. Members learn how to lose weight creating their own main meals, which are supplemented by between-meal snacks that they buy in bulk from the centre. The equipment has been developed and made in Australia to the highest

ergonomic standards. Franchisor Jamie Hayes says, "Many people do not understand the exercise science advantages of adjustable hydraulic exercise stations that help members of all ages get a safe, effective and balanced workout. Our equipment is adjustable so women can progress as they get fitter. Also, hydraulic circuits avoid the injury risk of fast moving circuits that use weights. Members from other women's workout studios are surprised to discover how effective our workout is and that's only one part of our weight loss program.� The franchisees get complete business support that includes centre design, recruiting, on-site training school and incentre training programs, local area marketing (that the franchisee controls), e-marketing, their own web site, and management assistance. Both Westpac and ANZ have assisted franchisees with finance. To find out about what's involved visit www.healthyinspirations.com.au or call the national franchisee support office on 1300 799 669.

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Small Business Owners: Are You a Lifer or an Exiter? Tips on Determining Business Exit Readiness

Lifers are people who are so intrinsically tied to their business it's like a life sentence. The business is so dependent on them that they can't stop working or pursue other interests because if they did the business would fail and their quality of life dramatically affected. Exiters, on the other hand, are people who have freedom from their businesses. A successful business sale, or a year's holiday in the Maldives, is only a phone call away. These people can walk away from their business and it will continue to thrive. It's rarely a black and white diagnosis. Most business owners will sit somewhere on the continuum between being a Lifer or an Exiter. The research by Eyes Wide Open revealed 10 characteristics that distinguish Lifers from Exiters. These characteristics have been developed into a Quiz to help you quickly determine if you are at risk. Here are some sample questions: 1. Do you define yourself by the business you are in? e.g. Do you find yourself saying "I am a??" 2. Do you have hobbies or interests outside the business? 3. Do you consider working very long hours as an inescapable 'fact' of being in business? 52 Australian Business For Sale ®

4. Does 30% or more of your business income come from a single client? How do you think you would fair? Are you more of a Lifer or an Exiter? Take the Quiz to find out. It can be found in An Elegant Exit.

Getting Out - Successfully! There are 3 key steps to improving your chances of a successful exit. 1. Strategically decide WHAT you want to have happen

The tactics included: • Developing a Life Plan • Diversification • Building a 'Carrot' and • Creating Enough Pain for Change The complete list of tactics, detailed explanations and suggested action steps can be found in the report "An Elegant Exit".

Time is of the Essence 2. Plan HOW you are going to make it happen 3. Actually GET ON with making it happen When Eyes Wide Open talked about these 3 steps with business owners there was a wide variety of reactions. Some people said:

Exiting your business may not be a burning issue for you right now. The daily management of money, compliance, customers and employees often takes

priority over some event that might happen in the future. You may scarcely have the time to plan for today's events let alone dedicate resources to something that may not show fruit for a very long time. By choosing to do nothing you're leaving your destiny in the hands of fate. Many of the changes you may need to make will take time to implement. So getting started today is essential to ensuring you have choices tomorrow. For further information go to www.eyeswideopen.com.au. Small Business Consulting Australia Shop 251, 8 Lachlan Street Waterloo NSW 2017 Phone Number 1300 793 782.

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• They had planned and managed their exit from the outset • The discussion was completely irrelevant to them since they were happy to work for the rest of their living days • The solution will show itself when the time comes • Had done some thinking about it but not really actioned anything yet The research uncovered 6 tactics business owners use to successfully exit their business. These tactics ensured the right planning was done and action taken to increase the chances of getting a desirable result from the business.

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The Essential Ingredient – Albury Wodonga This successful franchise is in its 5th year of operation. The premises are located in a prime Albury main street location & have a secure lease with further 5 & 5 years to run. The product range of cookware, quality foods & culinary books enjoys continued growth & is currently at $780,000 p.a. (30-608). The retail business trades only 51/2 days per week & there is the potential to build on current trade sales. The owners wish to retire & are happy to provide initial training & support.

price: $350,000 + S.A.V. ($180,000) bh (02) 6041 4111 ah (03) 5728 1100 fax (02) 6041 4112 mob 0427 414 110 teialbury@bigpond.com

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A business that blooms Midesigns is Australia's leading floral franchise, specialising in the lucrative hire market Midesigns has been established in the interior decorating industry for over 17 years and has operated our floral division since 1998. With 17 years experience, our system has been tried and tested and successfully refined in a variety of business demographics. Midesigns floral franchise offers its franchisees the opportunity to join a committed team with a proven track record. Midesigns involves the hire, lease and sales of quality artificial floral arrangements. Our unique hire service, which offers considerable cost saving benefits to our customers, is one of the keys to the success of our floral franchise. Midesigns services the corporate, wedding and domestic markets offering savings of up to 70 % compared to the general price of fresh flowers. We have simplified the business systems by supplying our franchisees with floral arrangements, designed and made by Midesigns Head Office. This enables the franchisee to focus on the business operations.

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Midesigns floral franchise gives you the freedom to be your own boss and reap the financial rewards that come from being a self motivated, organised, service orientated individual. Our mobile business system benefits those that wish to own a business in a niche market with flexible hours and low overheads. Franchisees are attracted to Midesigns due to the quality of our products, the simplicity of our systems and the financial benefits that a hire concept has to offer.

What are the benefits of buying a Midesigns franchise? Midesigns franchise offers its franchisees the peace of mind that comes with joining a business that has a long and successful history. Through rigorous adherence to the founding principles, practices and procedures, the Midesigns business model has proven to be a success. The advantages of owning a Midesigns floral franchise include: • All floral arrangements are

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manufactured and supplied by Midesigns Mobile system that enables minimal overheads Flexible working hours, suitable for women with children Flat fee structure No staff required Simple system to operate with no prior experience necessary A business that works even when you take a well deserved break Training, ongoing support and product development 100% Australian owned and operated Work smarter not harder With 17 years business history we are passionate and committed to the success of our product

Territories Available • Regional • City • CBD

$59,500 $79,500 $95,000

For further information contact Suzie Tay 07 5492 4389. www.midesigns.com.au


The fastest growing franchise in the world.

Be part of a global success story with a proven formula from a brand that’s recognised throughout the world. As of June 2007 the number of 7-Eleven stores worldwide reached 32,711, overtaking McDonald’s to become the largest retail/ foodservice chain in the world. (Planet Retail July 2007). In Australia 7-Eleven have 366 stores in 3 states, with a turnover twice that of Subway, and 6 times higher than Gloria Jeans (BRW 2006). As a 7-Eleven franchisee you’ll enjoy the position of market leader in convenience retailing.

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To further ensure your success, 7-Eleven gives all franchisees comprehensive training, and a proven and highly structured support system that’s streets ahead of the competition. For more information go to www.7eleven.com.au or contact: VIC: Len Campbell (03) 9550 0600 NSW: Shayne Howarth (02) 9798 0711 QLD: Brett Reading (07) 3511 7733

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Suite 1, First Floor, Victoria Square, Broadbeach, Queensland Aust. 4217 Email: enquiries@venz.com.au Web site: www.venz.com.au

Phone: (07) 5592 5927 Fax: (07) 5531 5313

A HOME WITH AN INCOME! Call now for your FREE Introductory brochure WATERFRONT - Sunshine Coast Luxury as new permanent waterfront/park frontage complex. Letting 33 of 48, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with 3 bedroom ensuite air conditioned managers apartment with courtyard. Nett $123,000 Price $2,700,000 Contact Gerry Lewis 0411 655 445 RIVER OUTLOOK - Sunshine Coast Established Noosa holiday complex letting 22 of 25 units. 3 bedroom ensuite split level managers unit with separate office. Has pool, BBQ, walk to cafes, restaurants & opposite Noosa river. Nett $166,000 Price $1,555,000 Contact Gerry Lewis 0411 655 445 TRINITY BEACH STARTER 23% RETURN - Nth Qld The best value rights in the country! A great starter. Permanent letting, easily run by one. Manager rents 2 bedroom plus office unit. Body Corporate salary $50,000. Nett $68,000 Price $298,000 Contact Alex Barker-Re' 0414 835 128

ONE OF THE BEST! - Gold Coast One of the best mixtures of holiday & permanent lettings. A short stroll to the beach & shops. Great manager's unit. Office on title. Long agreement. A must to inspect! Nett $198,000 Price $1,810,000 Contact Ross Venz 0414 925 802 Exclusive Agent (pic)

ONLY 3.6 TIMES NETT - Gold Coast Easy to manage permanent complex. Walking distance to beach, no set office hours. Vendors will trade house/unit in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Auckland or Hamilton NZ to $200,000.00 + Nett $37,000 Price $495,000 Contact Ross Venz 0414 925 802 Exclusive Agent

LUXURY BUILDING - Gold Coast Waterfront complex currently running at 80% occupancy. Large business includes all staff & staff wages. Plenty of goodwill in place & secure income. Nett $550,000 Price $4,135,000 Contact Andrea Venz 0438 925 977 Exclusive Agent

FAMILY RESORT - Gold Coast Spacious managers house with large front reception area. Popular family resort with mixture of 2 & 3 bedroom units available for letting. Suit partnership or family business. Nett $320,000 Price $2,300,000 Contact Andrea Venz 0438 925 977 Exclusive Agent

UP MARKET PERMANENT - Gold Coast New listing, executive style complex & unit, 3 bedroom ensuite townhouse with private courtyard & air conditioned office on title. No office house, a great business. Nett $195,000 Price $1,675,000 Contact John Ennis 0407 750 862 Exclusive Agent

DESIRABLE PERMANENT - Gold Coast Spacious 3 bedroom townhouse with office, unit has all new appliances & ducted air conditioning. Close to transport, very neat & tidy. Nett $142,000 Price $1,115,000 Contact John Ennis 0407 750 862 Exclusive Agent

GREAT INCOME - Sunshine Coast Situated close to Noosa & all it has to offer, this motel style complex comprising 1 bedroom units is ideally located & is enjoying great returns. Spacious 3 bedroom managers unit. Nett $198,700 Price $1,550,000 Contact Mike Brand 0407 739 575

EASILY RUN - Sunshine Coast This boutique complex is situated close to Noosa River restaurants and shops. Can easily be run by one person. Long agreements in place. Great starter. Nett $68,000 Price $720,000 Contact Mike Brand 0407 739 575

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Sunshine Coast Gerry: 0411 655 445 Maria: 0409 349 285 Mike: 0407 739 575

Bargara/ Hervey Bay Michael Leiper 0409 932 721 leiper@mail.com

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Suite 1, First Floor, Victoria Square, Broadbeach, Queensland Aust. 4217 Email: enquiries@venz.com.au Web site: www.venz.com.au

Phone: (07) 5592 5927 Fax: (07) 5531 5313

WHALE WATCHING - Brisbane Watch the whales from your balcony & earn a living! Great resort complex with excellent repeat clients. Large 3 bedroom managers unit, large office, good storage & small conference room. Nett $270,000 Price $2,050,000 Contact Denise Lucas 0408 153 092

RIVER POSITION - Brisbane Live & work beside Brisbane river, enjoying City lights & river breezes. Great income with potential to increase for astute manager. Fabulous 2 bedroom managers apt. Beautiful complex. Nett $250,000+ Price $2,070,000 Contact Denise Lucas 0408 153 092

PRIME PERMANENT - Gold Coast Situated in great rental area. Close to schools, shopping & transport. Good salary, long term managers moving on. 3 bedroom townhouse with private courtyard & plenty of storage. Nett $145,000 Price $1,080,000 Contact Wesley Venz 0412 768 178 Exclusive Agent

BOUTIQUE HOLIDAY - Gold Coast Conveniently located near Surfers Paradise & only minutes walk to cosmopolitan cafes & shopping. Modern, easy care grounds with good repeat clientele. Realistically priced unit & business! Nett $310,000 Price $2,000,000 Contact Wesley Venz 0412 768 178 Exclusive Agent

PACIFIC DREAMING - Nth Qld Very few properties available at the present time that are good buying, this is one of the few! Easily managed complex, plenty of opportunity to increase income. 2 bedroom managers unit. Nett $100,000 Price $695,000 Contact Grant Skinner 0408 996 188

AIRLIE BEACH Stunning views over the Coral Sea to the Whitsunday Islands beyond! Well established with the right systems in place. Managers unit is very pleasing 3 bed, 2 bath unit, superb views. Nett $195,000 Price $1,650,000 neg Contact Grant Skinner 0408 996 188 (pic)

SHADY NOOK BY A BABBLING BROOK - Brisbane Ideal 1st time complex. Well located for City on major through road. Currently managed by 1 person. Very comfortable & private managers villa, minimal duties. Nett $68,000 Price $660,000 Contact Nan Demeral 0419 677 845

GREAT EQUATION - Brisbane Well established & maintained older complex. Would suit a 1st time manager. Close to everything, never a problem to rent. Very good business, Vendors selling due to ill health. Nett $170,000 Price $1,115,000 Contact Nan Demeral 0419 677 845 Exclusive Agent

LOVELY PERMANENT - Gold Coast Beautifully presented country style complex, with large open plan residence. Easy to manage grounds and gardens - lovely pool area. No set office hours and great rental location! Nett $62,000 Price $645,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927 Exclusive Agent NEAR NEW - Gold Coast Located in popular, growing precinct. Minimal B/C work. No set office hours and easy to run. Mainly investor owners from interstate. Fresh and clean and still under warranty! Nett $82,000 proj Price $815,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927 Exclusive Agent 4 1/2 STAR - Nth Qld Fabulous location! Short stroll to the beach, shopping, restaurants. Set amongst landscaped tropical gardens with amenities such as pool, tennis court & pool house with BBQ and kitchen facilities. Nett $320,000 Price $2,200,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927 Exclusive Agent

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS - Gold Coast Plenty of potential in this holiday complex! Ideal location and current managers are gaining rental units. Low business multiplier offers a great return on investment. Income continually growing. Nett $128,000 Price $895,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927 Exclusive Agent

Hervey Bay Denise Lucas 0408 153 092 chezlucas@aapt.net.au

Townsville Laura Harvey 0412 910 615 venztown@hotmail.com

Cairns Alex Barker-Re' 0414 835 128 venzfnq@bigpond.com

Port Douglas Grant Skinner 0408 996 188 grantjuliet@austarnet.com.au

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Since When Did I Become a Grumpy Old Man? Something insidious seems to have happened as I have got older. The world as seen through the prism of popular culture continues to be dumbed down. Stupid seems to have become mainstream. This appears to have occurred both in general and business society. Now, it may well be that I am just becoming one of the grumpy old men from The Muppet Show. I offer the following for you to judge. CEOs and their executive teams who preside over share prices which fall, are involved in scandals, or are sold on to private equity firms because the executive team cannot get sufficient value out of the assets are given bonuses on top of extremely high salaries. Politicians not only get away with plausible deniability, but seem to believe that it is a legitimate tactic in

executing their responsibility to spend our individual money to build a collective future society for our children, better than the one we were born into. Promises become core promises and non-core promises. The truth becomes what people believe is the truth, not necessarily what is the truth. People who would be lucky to have a serious following of friends at their local pub, gain national and international notoriety based on actions within a voyeur's house that would have had them arrested or ostracised from a society with reasonable morals. Buzz words dominate business. “Going forward” is used as a phrase relating to time used instead of next month or next year, a minimum of ten times in a morning television business news report. If they can do the opposite of going forward in time, then I'd really be

listening. Phrases which confuse rather than inform become the norm, for example, “People” becomes “Human capital”, “Employees” becomes “Associates” and organisations “Push the envelope”. Athletes who can perform their particular skill at a higher level than most others and are paid astronomical salaries to do so, become a protected species if they lose their way and succumb to repeated use of drugs, both legal and illegal. Compared with the “man in the street” they get repeated chances for redemption before the law is applied. Leaders do not lead. They prefer to pretend that they are like us; so as not to scare us and possibly lose our support. They do not see their role as envisioning and building a better future, persuading us along the way by continued on page 60

• Self-contained units manufacture & store 500 bags daily using town water supply and 3-phase power • Low operating costs and compact footprint • Exclusive territories available • Expected return of at least 25% in hard cash for very little effort • Single units from $153,500 + GST + Installation • Units operating in Newcastle, Liverpool and Lightning Ridge Build on your bottom line!

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Noosa River Cruise Business - Live the Dream

Noosa Health & Fitness Centre

Imagine a lifestyle on the majestic Noosa River. If you love boats and are a people person then this is for you......This is the only business that cruises the Noosa Sound and Weyba Creek Waterways.

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Noosa River & Canal cruise business Unique opportunity with cruises & boat hire Located in Noosa's only Marina Easy for a couple to run price: $299,000

High quality fit out & air conditioned Approx 800 members, potential for 1500 The best and latest equipment available Purpose built premises & excellent parking High reputation for service & quality staff Five on premise health care suites Huge potential in this growth industry

price: $495,000

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Established cash flow takeaway Beautiful hinterland town on the Sunshine Coast Easy to run with casuals Prominent location in town No competition & strong fresh seafood sales Potential to add coffee and other lines

price: $142,000

Suit a quick learning handyman Located in Noosa Village Easy care and could be managed Open 6 days currently Quality shoe repairs Key cutting, engraving & leather stitching

price: $90,000

Enquiries: Richard Locke 0433 237 422 Corner of Thomas & Mary Streets Noosaville, Queensland 4566 Australia Phone: (07) 5449 8899 • Fax: (07) 5449 8022 • Email: richard@noosarealty.com.au

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the force and logic of their idea. Rather they want us to see them as their mates, liking them and supporting them as evidenced by opinion polls. People do not want to take responsibility for their actions. There is a preponderance of declarations to an ever increasing social media that “the government must do something”. Not about issues which can only be tackled at government level, but about issues over which we have individual control; for example, obesity. Current affairs and news programmes rarely investigate anymore, settling for entertainment or opinion pieces dressed up as “balanced reporting”. Only later do we find out how much of what should have been a neutral exposé of what actually happened, was heavily laced with staged filming and opinion to create a newsworthy scene. Governments which used to be known for upholding moral standards, redefine morals and words to suit a low

moral purpose. “Torture” becomes “Rendition”, Invasion” becomes “Preemption” and “Prisoners of War” become “Enemy Combatants”.

©2007 Change Factory New words are created where perfectly good ones existed. My favourite is “celebutante”, meaning: A person of high society and wealth who's famous just for the fact of being rich and fabulous; A socialite who is "famous for being famous". I would have thought “shallow” would have done in the same context. Children's names are altered purely for the sake of making them different. Worse than the “Summer”, “Moon” and “Tuesday” epidemics of the late 70's and early 80's we now have Rojar instead of Roger, Kathee instead of Kathy or Karolyne instead of Caroline. It seems as though there are a great many people out there who are not only dissatisfied with being the best version of who they can be, but are willing to also set up their children's life from birth as one in search of difference over excelling.

Whitsunday

Night Club This business is more than a night club. A recent refit has transformed it into an up market lounge bar providing first class entertainment for the ever growing local population and the thousands of tourists who continually flock to this world famous designation. The recent upgrade is already proving a success with increased profits justifying the capital outlay. A secure lease ensures the long term future of this excellent business.

Price: $595,000

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Now, I don't know whether I am more like Statler or Waldorf, but I do feel better, getting that off my chest.

About the Author: Kevin Dwyer is the founder of Change Factory. Change Factory helps organisations who do not like their business outcomes to get better outcomes by changing people's behaviour. Businesses we help have greater clarity of purpose and ability to achieve their desired business outcomes. To learn more or see more articles visit www.changefactory.com.au or email kevin.dwyer@changefactory.com.au


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MINI-TANKERS REFUELLING SOLUTIONS Mini-Tankers Franchise: Opportunity. Reward. Are you seeking a business opportunity in Newcastle that will provide you with: A proven business formula? Growth? No risk of bad debts? Flexibility and support? Mini-Tankers Refuelling Solutions The No.1 on-site refuelling solution.

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MANAGEMENT RIGHTS - HOME WITH AN INCOME HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE & WORK HERE ? This is just one that we have available. Phone now for more details on how you can become a part of this exciting and secure industry. Purchase a unit to live in and a guaranteed income with long term stability. Prices start from $330,000 to $4M VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR A LIST OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS FOR SALE

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WHOLESALE PATISSERIE & CHOCOLATIER Tropical Cairns, Far North Queensland

Make a lifestyle decision and change to the easy pace and friendly people of lush, tropical Cairns in Far North Queensland. This thriving area is the 4th fastest growing part of Australia. Capitalise on the opportunities this presents. Our client is a very profitable wholesale patisserie and chocolatier with an excellent reputation and a loyal and diverse client base. Established in 2003 it has shown strong growth in sales and profits since the beginning. The sale includes a purpose-built, fully equipped, commercial kitchen in a convenient central location. There is a Food Standards Accreditation Program in place This is a unique chance to step in at the top - the local competitors don't come close. Selling at only $600,000 this is an opportunity that won't last long! Contact Kleinhardt Business Consultants for more information: Call or email Campbell on 07 4040 7100 or cam@kleinhardt.com.au (Interested parties will need to sign a Confidentiality Agreement and be qualified buyers.) AB0382_64_1

Video store Kyabram VIC

GERRINGONG NSW

Pizza Restaurant Outstanding opportunity for an energetic couple or family to run their own business. Currently trading as pizza restaurant & cocktail lounge with spacious inside dining, plus relaxing lounge and outside dining spaces. Well established business in large GV town, busy main street location, well equipped modern shop, large weekly turnover with high net profit. Long lease available with very reasonable rent. Potential plus with this business with excellent staff available to new owner. Price:

Seachange Gerringong Well established easy to run video store in the beautiful New South Wales sea side town of Gerringong. Easy two (2) hour drive South of Sydney.

Price: $165,000 For further details contact Gerry Lewton at

ph 03 5853 2588 • mob 0409 531 351 steve@kyabramrealestate.com.au AB0396_64_1

www.kyabramrealestate.com.au

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bh (02) 4228 0633 mob 0412 109 783 lewtonpennimpede@primus.com.au www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au

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Advertising/Media

Eltham

Advertising/Media

Melbourne

VIC

VIC

The Eltham Directory - Earn $5,000+ per month

Business Opportunity /Fastest Growing Industry

Ideal Owner/Operator business opportunity. Work 3-4 days per week. No previous experience in advertising or running a business necessary. To be sold with ongoing 3, 6, & 12 month contracts. Own & produce a respected local information directory, The Eltham Directory, successfully on your home computer. All templates, manuals, tutorials & current artwork provided. Full training provided. The Eltham Directory offers local businesses a place to advertise their products and services to residents. Produced monthly, it is delivered to homes & businesses.

Media & communications company specializing in innovative outdoor advertising. With flexible & minimal hours, extremely low overheads, established website, low risk & no stock to carry, this is an exciting business opportunity that is easy to run from your home or an office. Operation of the business fundamentally involves advertising on TV screens within shopping centres. The target market is extremely broad & includes retailers, local businesses and large brand names. Invoicing & payments done electronically. Currently established in one shopping centre with a second shopping centre ready to go & huge potential for further expansion. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $15,500

www.theelthamdirectory.com

Advertising/Media

South East Queensland

bh (02) 9281 4599 mob 0450 288 439

fax (02) 9212 6054 martinjsmith@gmail.com

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Ferntree Gully

QLD

VIC

Auto Repair & Service Centre

Local monthly newspaper, well-established for 10 years, situated in the vibrant, fast growing town of Rainbow Beach, approximately 265km north of Brisbane and 76km east of Gympie on the Cooloola Coast. Very popular with holidaymakers with World Heritage Fraser Island just 700 metres away. Only 1 weeks work each month working from home. No overheads. Turnover $130,000. 3 months training included. Selling due to retirement. Contact for full & financial information.

Successful family owned & operated Mechanical Workshop. Authorised Repco Service Centre (no franchise). VicRoads Vehicle Tester, LMCT approved. Situated in Ferntree Gully at the base of the Dandenongs. established 20 years. Solid repeat private client base servicing & repairs to all makes & models. 3 x 3 year lease. 4 hoist bays (1 x 4 tonne & 2 x 3 tonne incl.) will store 11 cars. S.A.V. Owners selling due to retirement. Sale price includes courtesy vehicle. T/O $500,000. Contact owner for more details.

price: $130,000

price: $160,000

bh (07) 5486 3561 fax (07) 5486 3177 mob 0418 715 065 co88301@bigpond.net.au www.rainbowbeach.info

bh 0408 996 745 ah (03) 9739 5748 fax (03) 9758 7489 mob 0408 996 745 b-rjones@bigpond.com

427251

Unique Seachange Opportunity

427436

info@theelthamdirectory.com

price: $65,000 WIWO 428247

ah (03) 9431 3003 mob 0409 210 553

427898

bh (03) 9431 3003 fax (03) 9431 0084

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Central Country

Newcastle West

QLD

NSW

This is a unique business, specialising only in the servicing, repairs and performance modification to Subaru cars. It has been a family business since 1981 and has a long Subaru customer base. The running of the business is made easy due availability/stock on hand of only one make. The business is located in the CBD right next to Hunter street giving access to trains,buses and Marketown shopping centre. With the right training for a qualified self motivated mechanic this business is ready to walk in and run.

price: $95,000

price: $110,000 + S.A.V.

bh (07) 4982 2244 fax (07) 4982 2236 jsminingservices@bigpond.com

fax (02) 9212 6054 marshy_555@hotmail.com

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Hervey Bay

427558

Subaru Specialist

Successful well-established business in Emerald, specializing in mechanical repairs, servicing of cars, 4WDs, light vehicles & light trucks. Busy, fully equipped workshop: 1.3 ton hoist & 4.5 ton wide lift hoist. Staff of 3. Excellent reputation & strong client base of regular & loyal customers. Long lease avail. Great opportunity for expansion. Ideal for husband & wife team. Owner willing to stay on for training. Estimated gross T/O 2007 / 2008 $256,210 +. Selling due to changed family circumstances.

427470

Ideal Family Business / Lifestyle

NSW

Sydney

NSW

Strong Business in Excellent Location

For 11 years we have been the proud owners of this fullyequipped mechanical repair workshop in the beautiful and fast-growing city of Hervey Bay. Extensive customer base. Reputation for providing friendly & reliable service with high standard of workmanship. Authorised Repco Service centre (only one in town), agent for HICLONE, Authorised Inspection Station (Qld Transport). operating 5? days. Annual T/O $400-450K. All equipment and stock included in sale - all I will be taking is my own hand tools. Leasehold $3,000 per month + outgoings, long lease available.

Located in the western suburb of Smithfield this business specialises in Commercial & Private Vehicle Maintenance & Mechanical Repairs. Includes registration checks/pink slips, pre-purchase inspections, green slips, brakes, wheel balancing etc. to all makes & models of vehicles. Caters to regular & casual clients, with a Loyalty Program in place. Uses a dedicated software system tailored to the automotive industry. Urgent sale, only selling due to health reasons. Finance may be available for the right buyer.

price: $175,000 all inclusive

price: $75,000

bh 0403 427 852 mob 0403 427 852 ras_herveybay@msn.com

bh (02) 9604 0395 mob 0488 252 659

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427900

Mechanical Repairs at Hervey Bay

fax (02) 9729 2013 vicautomotive@bigpond.com

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Canberra

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Sydney’s North Shore

ACT

NSW

Successful business established 55 years, situated in Brookvale on the main road servicing from Palm Beach to City. Unbeatable exposure, approx 65,000 vehicles/day. Very busy, 5 staff, excellent reputation and strong client base of regular and loyal customers. Workshop accommodates 20-25 vehicles. 2 street accesses, a well-equipped workshop with latest diagnostic equipment. Registered NRMA approved repairer. Includes vehicle, stock, plant & equipment. Long lease avail. Great opportunity for expansion. Owner willing to stay on for training. Contact owner for full information.

price: P.O.A.

price: P.O.A.

ah (02) 6297 8767 mob 0417 267 930 kingsleyw@westnet.com.au

fax (02) 9907 1463 mob 0409 126 434 service@gradysauto.com.au www.gradysauto.com.au

427044

Auto Electrical/Auto Air Cond./Mechanical

A really good Mobile Mechanical Business operating in Canberra and region since 1997. Turnover is around $100,000 based on just a 3 day schedule only with plenty of room for growth. Ideal for anyone looking to buy a business that has not yet reached its full potential. No franchises - No region agreements - just high quality new and repeat clientele, and the freedom to work the timetable that suits you. Old tradesman will support new tradesman as long as required. Included is a 1999 25-Transit Diesel equipped with all the necessary tools.

416274

Ideal Owner Operator

Auto or Mechanical Repairs North West

NSW

Turnover $7.7 Million / Sold as Whole or Separately Operating for 80 years in the same family, this thriving garage / tyre shop / fuel depot is now for sale due to retirement of the present owners. Located in the Golden Circle Triangle in North West of NSW agricultural area. Offers many services to the district including NRMA roadside service, Holden Dealership with workshop & parts, deliveries of BP fuel, tyre

service and BOC gases. Occupies an excellent central position in the main street of Warialda, a friendly, vibrant country town with all facilities and recreation for a family or single person: hotels, cafes, golf & rotary clubs, sporting clubs, shops and outdoor activities in picturesque bushland. There are excellent schools, a new hospital & medical facilities. Contact for further details.

ah (02) 6729 1268 fax (02) 6729 1725 roger.007.moore@bigpond.com

427714

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Auto Parts & Accessories

Auto Parts & Accessories

South Coast

North East

NSW

NSW

Australian Vehicle Accessories

Successful family owned business in Batemans Bay, operating for over twelve years. Agents for O'Brien's & National Windscreen Group, providing services including windscreen repairs & replacements, residential, commercial & automotive window tint installation, pinstripe body moulds & vinyl sign writing. Strong turnover with a large repeat customer base. Huge growth potential with Batemans Bay fast becoming the South Coast regional centre. All stock & equipment (approx $80,000+). Training provided. Approx turnover $240,000 pa. Motivated vendor is committed to moving interstate. Contact for full & financial information.

Established in 1990 this successful business is located in Inverell ‘The Sapphire City’ & has a diversity of products & suppliers. Fully equipped workshop including 2 vehicle hoists. In 2004 won the MTA Under Car Award. AVA are distributors of most major recognized brands in the 4WD industry and as a result have very little competition. Sale includes logo, domain names, workshop plant & office equipment. Huge potential to progress even further into the accessory market, either regional or national, overseas requests come in for quotes to supply products, plus many approaches to franchise. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $195,000 WIWO

price: $295,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 4472 8858 mob 0412 324 444 baywindscreens@bigpond.com

bh (02) 6722 1056 ava4x42@bigpond.com

428257

Bay Windscreens and Tint

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QLD

Turnover $2.8 Million & Relaxing Country Lifestyle Well-established & well-known family business located south west of Brisbane in a friendly rural community, catering for its regular, casual & tourist clientele. This highly diversified business offers services including Auto Parts & Accessories, Tools & Equipment, Oils & Batteries, Engine Reconditioning and Motorcycle Sales & Service. Clients range from Mechanical Trade, Retail & Motorcycle enthusiasts to a high percentage of agricultural clients. The business has very

little competition. Fully experienced staff in place. Stock on hand $480,000, plant, equipment & machinery approx $200,000. Helpful vendor willing to stay on in the transition period, with the timeframe to be negotiated. The area enjoys a cool invigorating climate, in a region of fruit, vegetable & wine growing with spectacular scenery, national parks & tourism & comprehensive business, education & health services. Contact for further information.

bh (02) 9281 4599 mob 0417 798 138

fax (02) 9212 6054 info@ab4s.com.au

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Auto Parts & Accessories

Backpackers

Brisbane

Hunter Valley

QLD

Auto Protection Highly Profitable Business

NSW

Only Youth Hostel / Hunter Valley Wine Region

price: $120,000

price: $1,600,000 WIWO

mob 0418 935 940

sales@xtremecoatings.com.au

www.xtremecoatings.com.au

Backpackers

Coffs Harbour

mob 0409 446 326 jody.mick@bigpond.com

426693

bh (07) 3865 5820

426399

A unique opportunity exists to secure an expanding business with huge growth potential. Excellent returns. Would suit husband and wife team. Full training will be provided and full support from brother business that has 7 years operation and is a Business Achiever Award Winner (2007). Price includes all stock, plant, equipment (high pressure hot polyurea, polyurethane spray machine) and training. Contact Tim for expressions of interest.

The Hostel is situated in a superb rural location on 26 acres, 2 kms from Cessnock on Wine Country Drive only minutes from the wineries of Pokolbin & 500 mtrs from a great country pub. The Hostel accommodates 46 people with a large kitchen/lounge/dining area, separate shower/toilets, swimming pool/sauna, barbecue & wood-fired pizza oven. Separate 3 bedroom house/manager’s residence. Current T/O $300,000. Conducted winery tours are a part of the business with 2 minibuses to transport hostel guests plus clients from other accommodations in the valley.

Bait and Tackle

Brisbane

NSW

QLD

Backpackers Coffs Harbour

Seachange Family Business

Barracuda Backpackers is located 500m from the beach & next to the largest shopping centre between Sydney & Gold Coast. The hostel has 14 rooms & accommodates up to 64 beds in 6 bed dorms, 4 bed dorms, twins or doubles. Facilities include swimming pool, BBQ, laundry, kitchen, Austar, dining areas & car park. Also included is a 3 bdrm & office manager’s apartment. Compliant with all Coffs Harbour council regulations including smoke detectors. WIWO available; beds & fit-out included. Could potentially become a surf school.

Long established business (50 yrs), “iconic” in fishing circles, one of the best-recognized brand names in fishing tackle. Located inner city Brisbane close to the CBD. 250sq metres retail space & upstairs office & storeroom. T/O approx. $600,000 p.a. 1 fulltime employee & casuals. Includes $160,000 of stock, shop fully fitted out & modern Point of Sale system. 3-year lease on offer. Bait freezers, shop fittings, display cabinets etc. Enormous potential for expansion with Internet sales, advertising & longer trading hrs. Good money to be made out of this business.

price: $1,200,000

price: $230,000 negotiable WIWO 427785

bh 0409 773 306 fax (02) 8354 9067 mob 0409 773 306 mrdomnz@hotmail.com www.backpackers.coffs.tv

bh (07) 3391 3065 mob 0417 789 235 tol.kouz@aanet.com.au

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Bait and Tackle

Bakery

Cannonvale

Port Macquarie

QLD

NSW

The Whitsunday Tackle Shack

Ryan’s Hot Bread Kitchen

Tired of City Living? Cold winter days & nights getting you down? Ever dreamt of living in a tropical paradise? Get ready for the most incredible “sea change”, an opportunity to own a fishing tackle store in the beautiful Whitsunday’s jewel in the crown of the tourist destinations along the Great Barrier Reef. Renowned for its custom rod building, rod & reel repairs & tournament rigging, situated half way between Cairns & Brisbane, operating since 1998, catering to both tourists & local fishermen

Opportunity to purchase a well-established Bakehouse (25 years) on the beautiful North Coast of NSW. Located mins from the centre of Port Macquarie, Ryan’s Hot Bread Kitchen is a large wholesale bakery supplying a loyal & regular clientele on a daily basis. Supermarkets, local stores, cafes, restaurants & clubs. We sell our products from multiple outlets while only having the cost of one. Average T/O $650,000 + p.a. Very successful business increasing substantially each year in rapidly growing area. Reliable staff willing to stay. Price includes 2 delivery vans. Training provided to suitable buyer.

tackleshack@bigpond.com

mob 0414 648 911 deaves899@hotmail.com

427027

price: $380,000 WIWO 428256

price: $65,000 WIWO

Bakery

Bakery

South Coast

NSW

Monbulk

VIC

High Exposure Cash Flow Business

Bakery

Located in the centre of the uniquely preserved historical & developed village of Mogo 10 kms south of Bateman’s Bay, this business is renowned for its quality products & is well patronized by locals, tourists, holiday makers & return trade. Dine in or t/away. Surrounded by a variety of complimentary businesses. Gross T/O $197,969 Stock $6000. Modern, spacious, air-cond. building, secure staff parking, lock-up garage & amenities. Landscaped grounds, courtyard for al fresco dining. Price includes all equip & recipes. Contact for full & financial information.

Monbulk is the gateway to the Dandenong ranges and is a vibrant, growing town. Established 6.5 years ago, the bakery is located on a prominent corner location which further enhances the viability of the business. T/O $68,000 plus. Ideal for husband/wife team. This business can easily be increased by taking on more wholesale, updating the shop and putting in a salad bar, making it easier to cope with the lunch trade. Staff are willing to stay on. Training can be provided during the takeover period.

price: $120,000

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price: $120,000 WIWO + fixtures & fittings

bh (03) 9756 6536 ah (03) 9456 7761 fax (03) 9756 7761 mob 0419 549 900 northby@hotmail.com

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Bakery

Bakery

Pascoe Vale

Sale

VIC

VIC

Bakery Cafe

Established For Over 30 Years

Excellent takings. Located in Pascoe Vale on busy main road with school nearby. Business established for over 25 years, trading 5 1/2 days with short hours. Closed Sundays. $230,000 with stock.

The busy & thriving town of Sale (population approx. 46,000) is only 20 mins from beaches & is a popular tourist destination. Facilities & work opportunities are drawing young families to the area. The RAAF base and the offshore oil & gas rigs ensure a steady stream of customers for this well-known local bakery. Price includes delivery van, all stock & equipment. Training given if needed & staff willing to stay. Possible finance available.

428775

mob 0408 149 919 ritaeater1234@yahoo.com.au

Central Western Slopes

Bakery

Newcastle

NSW

NSW

Ideal Owner / Operator

This bakery was established over 100 years ago and is centrally located in a beautiful and prosperous area of NSW, only 45 minutes from Orange, Parkes, Cowra, and Forbes. As the only bakery in town we make a large range of pies, cakes, slices, specialty rolls, breads, hot x buns, Xmas cakes & birthday cakes. We also do coffees, sandwiches and have plenty of outside seating. Located on the main street we get a lot of passing traffic, and also wholesale to surrounding towns. Great potential in an increasingly popular tourist destination with newly established wineries.

Located in a strip shopping location opposite the picturesque Lake Macquarie. The Brumby’s franchise has been operating successfully for over 10 years. Best suited for anyone looking to be their own boss in a successful retail franchise system. Ideal for a husband / wife team. Experienced & reliable staff in place. The stores great location in Warner’s Bay offers lovely views, and a good position to capitalize on the numerous events which take place along the foreshore during the year. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $350,000 WIWO freehold

price: $210,000

bh (02) 6344 2525 mob 0408 147 878 caseyellen2@bigpond.com

ah (02) 4957 9280 mob 0400 389 908 brumbyswb@live.com.au

426208

Great Bakery & a House!

426334

Bakery

bh (03) 5144 6155 mob 0408 178 974 ierardi@bigpond.com www.salecommunity.com/index.html

426463

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Bakery

New England

Bakery

Belmont

NSW

NSW

2 Specialty Cakes & Pies Shops

Family operated business located in town centre of beautiful affordable Glen Innes. Well established 25 yrs with loyal customer base. Product range also includes bread products, pastries & busy salad & juice bar. Mostly retail with small amount of wholesale. Trades 7 days wk & currently operated by manager, with loyal staff. T/O approx. $600,000 with good cash flow. Keen vendors. New 5-year lease with exclusive purchase rights end of lease period. Some vendor finance avail. Contact owners for great business and lifestyle opportunity.

Well known retail cake shops, specialising in homemade novelty cakes, pies, gourmet sandwiches, fresh bread etc. Established 12 years. Currently operating from 2 great central locations in Belmont, a tourist resort on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie, approx. 30mins from Newcastle’s CBD and 90mins from Sydney. Full experienced staff in place. 21-year lease on the large store, 4-year lease on the smaller. T/O $33K p.w. 1 month’s training. Will consider selling the smaller store at $95,000. Ideal for owner operator or can be run under management. Please contact owners for further and financial information.

price: $415,000 leasehold

price: $495,000

mob 0447 287 875 / 0413667909 gmc51196@bigpond.net.au

mob 0422 248 821 www.bscp.net.au

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The Glen Pie Shop

Bakery

Melbourne

juapete@bigpond.net.au www.lakemac.com.au

Bakery

Darling Downs

VIC

QLD

Bakery - Ideal Location

Ideal Family Business

Well-established business 15 yrs, in very attractive pedestrian mall leading from highway. Captures daily passing trade + locals & office workers. Wholesales to popular café next door. Plenty of parking. 5 min walk from Mitcham railway station. Has specialty artisan bread & cakes to order & noted for its pies. T/O latter half 2007, average $6,300 per month retail excluding wholesale. Ideal for owner-manager. Excel spreadsheet avail. detailing customers per day, average dollar spend, items sold etc. Reluctant sale due to family circumstances.

Prime location off busy highway in Highfields, one of southeast Queensland’s fastest growing areas. 7 years left on 9-year lease. Sales in excess of $400,000 expected this financial year catering for its regular & casual clientele. Equipment regularly maintained. Plenty of potential for growth. Next to Village Green tourist area, just down from busy state school. Contact Owner for full & financial information.

price: $180,000 WIWO

bh (07) 4630 8144 ah (07) 4697 9509 fax (07) 4697 9509 mob 0409 611 033 chopes91@gmail.com

price: $350,000 426393

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Bar

Sydney

Bar

Ballarat

NSW

VIC

Pool Room / Bar / Night Club

Gentleman’s club established 10 yrs in an ideal location in the centre of Sydney’s CBD. Basement with ground floor entry. Excellent fit out with stylish upmarket decor. Current liquor license. Although the club is not trading at present all it needs is a hands on entrepreneur to develop the huge potential this venue offers. Possible change of use. Good rental and a 5 x 5 yr lease is in place. Contact owner for further information.

Located in CBD within 2 blocks of all major Night Clubs in Ballarat. Specializes in Pool Competitions, Late Night Entertainment & Functions. Has 25 Pool Tables plus many Electronic Games. Stage and Dance floor for Bands. Licensed till 5am. Gross T/O year ending 2007 $270,000 with great potential for expansion. Pool room consists of large main area approximately 900 sq mts. 2 function rooms 240 sq mts & 450 sq mts. 180 sq mts storage / workshop area. Selling due to family reasons.

price: P.O.A.

price: $170,000 WIWO fax (02) 9618 6500 obrien@speednet.net.au

Bar

Melbourne CBD

mob 0400 993 554 clubq@ncable.net.au

427329

bh (02) 9618 6633 mob 0411 555 038

427317

Club - All Set Up & Ready To Go

Beauty Salon

Sydney

VIC

NSW

Located on a major thoroughfare in Leichhardt, an inner city suburb of Sydney, this highly successful business is ideally placed for easy access & to catch attention. Operating for 9 years the business specializes in Ipl Hair Removal, Dermabrasion, Skin Rejuvenation, High Grade Skin Peels. The owner is selling as she has been asked to impart her skills in the industry in a teaching role in a beauty college. Contact Angelo for full & financial information. All Fixtures, Fittings & Equipment inclusive in price, Business to be Sold at Cost.

price: $515,000 incl. fixtures, fit-out + lease

price: $100,000 O.N.O.

mob 0423 208 336 info@LustreLounge.com.au www.lustrelounge.com.au

mob 0417 675 979 info@spmuc.com.au

428032

Successful Business / Excellent Location

LUSTRE LOUNGE is a renowned boutique cocktail bar, located in the heart of the Flinders Lane nightlife precinct. Self-managed by experienced staff. Current owners both have full time careers elsewhere. Fit-out includes: a fully equipped bar with no more to spend, 100sqm with overhanging Flinders Lane balcony. $500k/pa takings over last 2 years, triple margin average on sales operating only 35hrs/pw. 4am Liquor + Planning License (95% of takings are prior to 2am). Very low rent of $30k/pa with no outgoings. Lease till 11/2017. Smoking is permitted on the balcony. Possible finance available. Contact owner for further information.

424486

Cash Business / Cocktail Bar

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Beauty Salon

Beauty Salon

Central Coast

Hornsby

NSW

NSW

Priced to Sell - Well Below Fit-Out Cost

Prestigious Day Spa

Located on the booming Central Coast, this excellent business is the ultimate sea change opportunity. Beautifully appointed with a quality fit out, modern equipment, loyal and professional staff, the business has an extensive regular client base and is easy to run, either by an owner/operator or under management. Encompasses 2 x beauty rooms, waxing room, 3 x hair stations, 2 x solariums, California Tan Auto Bronzer, 2 x nail stations, Max 7 Led Light Therapy machine, computerised appointment book and P.O.S. system, and a professionally designed website. Gross T/O $300K. Contact for full information.

This outstanding day spa, located in Westfield Hornsby, has been successfully operating for over 7 years as one the area’s most prestigious salon/day spas. With an initial fitout costing over $300,000, the day spa operates with large retail display area, waiting area, reception, manicure area, single & double treatment rooms & spa room. The salon has a solid, loyal client base.. T/O in excess of $500,000. This business has a very strong financial track record. Some finance may be available on application.

price: $170,000 + S.A.V. 428772

mob 0410 496 085 cameron.kirby@advanceskin.com.au

426450

price: $225,000 stock included

bh (02) 4365 0009 mob 0409 650 062 pcolley@qccomms.com.au www.revivebeautyretreat.com.au

Beauty Salon

Beauty Salon

Western Sydney

NSW

Perth

WA

Solarium and Beauty Care

Beauty Therapy / Clothing / Jewellery

Fully renovated & modern looking, this is not your average salon, with all your hair, beauty & tanning amenities in one. From the moment you walk in you’re relaxed by the calming sound of the water feature & the latest music from the flat screen TV in the waiting area. Located in Cabramatta West, it has five cutting chairs, three comfortable adjustable wash-basins and an air conditioning nail table. Has brand new eight-minute stand up solarium bed with change room inside. Contact owner for financial information.

Reasonably priced, highly recommended business with possible finance available. Vendor wishes to retire, willing to help incoming purchaser by paying 1st two months rent. This well-established & successful business is on a major shopping precinct in Victoria Park, close to the city of Perth. Comprises 50% beauty therapy and 50% retail of a variety of goods from women’s clothing to skin care. Gross Turnover of $162,000 for 01/07/07 - 30/04/08. Contact for full and financial information.

ah (02) 9757 2120 dita702@hotmail.com

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bh (02) 9610 4363 mob 0405 708 486

mob 0412 162 142 panash1@optusnet.com.au www.what-women-want.com.au

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Beauty Salon

Byron Bay

Bed and Breakfast

South East Queensland QLD

NSW

Great Queensland Husband & Wife Opportunity

Feel Good - Relaxation & Healing Lounge Specialty massage and beauty therapy. Using new age health technology, this business has a superb location at Main Beach Byron Bay. Ideal for couple. Gross T/O $125,000 in first year. Sale price from $66,000 to $123,000, depending on equipment included. Owner only selling due to other commitments. Make a lifestyle change to beautiful Byron Bay, a global tourist destination offering whale watching, music, writing and film festivals, athletics and surfing etc. Contact for further information.

Opportunities like this don’t pop up every day. Bed & Breakfast plus coffee shop located on the main road in Millmerran, one hour’s drive from Toowoomba. Historic Queenslander with 3-b/r residence & coffee shop & 2 suites. Ideal husband & wife business, plenty of clientele. Please contact for full & financial information and more information on the Millmerran area.

price: $620,000 freehold

bh (02) 6680 9887 feelgood@aapt.net.au

bh (02) 9281 4599 info@ab4s.com.au

426344

price: from $66,000

fax (02) 9212 6054 www.millmerran.net.au

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Bed and Breakfast Central Coast

NSW

Coastal Change Bellbird Rest 4 star Bed & Breakfast “FOR SALE at Lisarow Central Coast NSW, half way between Sydney and Newcastle popular holiday location. Operating 8 years, three guest suites with luxury fittings, 6 person spa on balcony. Lots of quality inclusions, “Lotus Suite” with intimate double spa, private 6 person undercover spa on balcony. Natural gas for heating, cooking & BBQ, reverse cycle A/C, security lighting, CCTV cameras on perimeter wired to HD recorder. Free standing water tanks for irrigation of garden system, hosing

& pressure cleaning outside. Large room suitable for home based industry with laundry/ensuite, walk in cool room. Walk to bus, rail, Primary & High schools, regional shopping centre with Cafe’s and Takeaways. Close to beaches & Brisbane Waters for fishermen. Advertising, registrations, yellow pages, Internet web site in place. Additional photos available. Contracts are prepared. Why are we selling? Simply, time to move on. For further information please contact Graham or Susan. See website to view property.

bh (02) 4329 2555 mob 0428 246 662

ah (02) 4329 2555 fax (02) 4328 2935 info@bellbirdrestbnb.com.au www.bellbirdrestbnb.com.au

428255

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Bed and Breakfast

North-West NSW

Bike and Motorcycle

Mildura

NSW

VIC

Suzuki Motorcycle Dealership

Unique bed and breakfast business opportunity, located at Turley’s Hill in the White Cliffs opal fields. Speciality accommodation, 6 guest rooms, opal showroom – souvenirs. Potential for underground restaurant/café. Opal mine at rear. Mine and dugout tours. Gross turnover $140,000. Net with add backs $87,500 last year. 10 X 5 years lease at $20,000 PA + CPI. Owner selling due to family reasons. Please contact for further and financial information.

Successful Suzuki Motorbike / Toro mower dealership for sale in the regional centre of Mildura Victoria. Established 8 years selling motorcross, road, agriculture and fun motorbikes into the surrounding district. Toro mowers sold to locals. Great location near the centre of town. Business has been established for 8 years. Current staff of 4? . Strong accessory sales with brands such as Fox, O’Neal, Alpine Star, Renthal, etc. Price includes full working plant. Sales growing each year. Potential for further growth.

price: $160,000

price: $200,000 + S.A.V.

bh (08) 8091 6626 ah (08) 8091 6626 fax (08) 8091 6726 pjsunderground@bigpond.com www.babs.com.au/pj

bh (03) 5022 7088 ah (03) 5022 1848 fax (03) 5022 7090 mob 0428 221 848 ayling@ncable.com.au www.suzukimagic.com.au

426656

Underground B&B In The Opal Fields

Bike and Motorcycle

Beaudesert

Bike and Motorcycle

South Coast

QLD

NSW

AX Motorcycles

Dealers for Suzuki, Briggs & Stratton, Parklands, Masport,Shindaiwa, Scott Push bikes etc. Specializing in the sales and service of new and used motorcycles, ATV’s & power equipment. Full range of parts, tyres, tubes, oils, riding gear & accessories. Workshop facilities with repeat customer business, known for its friendly atmosphere. We are situated in a rural corridor with huge growth potential. Contact owners for further information.

Located in Nowra on the beautiful South Coast only 2 hrs from Sydney this newly established business (just over 12 months) is turning over $395,000 plus. Franchise brands Gas Gas, Aeon Quads, Benelli, Sachs, Motorini with the opportunity to sell Aprilla. Stock approx $150,000 (includes Bikes, Apparel, Boots & Accessories). Superb new fit out. Fully licensed mechanical workshop with spare parts & accessories division. Located on a highway with maximum exposure, this business has huge potential. Plenty of parking available. Training provided to suitable buyer.

price: $150,000 + S.A.V.

price: $145,000

bh (07) 5541 1322 ah 0428 789 843 fax (07) 5541 1414 bmcycles@hotkey.net.au

mob 0418 287 489 dejon01@austarnet.com.au

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Motorcycles & Mower Mart

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Bike and Motorcycle Melbourne

VIC

Great Business & Lifestyle Opportunity Thriving business located just 10 mins from Melbourne CBD, in Hoppers Crossing. Sells a massive range of New and used Motorcycles including a complete range of Yamaha plus used bikes from MX, Enduro, Sports, Touring & children’s bikes. Also a super store with Spare Parts and a huge range of Accessories with brands such

as Fox, Alpinestar, Oneal, Shift & Crofts. Renowned for its friendly staff and some of Australia’s finest factory trained technicians the business has large modern premises with an extremely modern workshop. Business Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 - 6:.00, Sat 9:00 - 1:00. Contact for full & financial information.

price: P.O.A.

Blinds and Shutters

Boarding Kennels/Cattery

South Gippsland

NSW

Good Business in Desirable Location

VIC

Fastidious Cattery Home Away From Home

Well-established business for over 30 yrs, located at Warners Bay in the lakeside suburb of Lake Macquarie. T/O $1,200,000, return to owners $164,097, average WIP $80,000, average stock holding $50,000. Modern commercial premises with an established lease, 2.5 years left on current lease. State of the Art modern showroom displaying all products. Experienced staff willing to stay on. Contact for further information.

Drouin Boarding Cattery is a family owned business, located in 2 acres of gardens in a quiet rural environment in Drouin South. Offering 5 star accommodation and care for felines, the cattery can accommodate over 50 cats in large walk in pens, all with outside runs. Ideal opportunity for someone looking for a lifestyle change. Gross turnover $78,000 p.a. Excellent owners accommodation. Contact for further information, or visit website.

price: $510,000 freehold

mob 0418 566 343 fax (02) 4956 6234 stottgra@exemail.com.au

bh (03) 5627 6290 mob 0414 616 660 drouincattery@dcsi.net.au www.drouincattery.com.au

427908

price: $320,000 WIWO

426100

Newcastle Area

428049

bh (03) 9369 8684 mob 0425 705 051 info@citywestyamaha.com www.citywestyamaha.com

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Boat Hawkesbury River

NSW

Boat Charter Business Unique opportunity for a boating enthusiast being very well established with low overheads, an enviable promotional presence on the internet and extremely easy to run this profitable Bareboat “self hire and drive” charter business requires a person with only a standard power boat licence and is presently based only One hour from Sydney’s lower North Shore with an operational area including all the Hawkesbury and Pittwater waterways. The included luxury 10 berth Resort flybridge Cruiser is fitted with a new very economical Volvo Penta marine diesel and is in NSW 1E and 4E commercial surveys. Also included is a BFG Bowrider Speedboat with a 90hp Yamaha O/B and a new Walker Bay RID Dinghy with Honda O/B as well as forward bookings and associated equipment, ongoing support or even management are negotiable for further information call or visit our forsale information website.

price: $285,000 negotiable

Bread Run

Boat

Brisbane

QLD

QLD

Scenic Cruising on the Noosa River

Lifestyle & Security

Operating over 10 years, Kingfisher Boat Hire is renowned by visitors and locals alike as the quality boat hire company on the Noosa River. The hire fleet consists of 17 boats, including fishing skiffs, cruisers, fishing kayaks and luxury pontoon boats. Superbly located in the Noosa Marina, the office doubles as a retail shop which offers stunning and uninterrupted views of the river and harbour. Effective web & print marketing in place, and strong referral business. Gross T/O for year ending 30/11/07 was $172,000. Owners selling to retire. Sale includes $160,000 plant and equipment.

Great opportunity with a secure income of over $160K p.a. and growing at over 10% p.a. The business is particularly suited to a family with schools and amenities easily accessible. This Tip Top bread run has a good profit margin and also includes a Hino Dutro truck specifically built for this job. Please contact owner for further information.

price: $180,000

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price: $275,000 plant & equipment Incl.

fax (07) 3287 5443 mob 0423 828 518 weownaptyltd@hotmail.com

414853

Noosa

404450

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Building and Construction Gold Coast Hinterland

QLD

Asphalt Business S. E. Queensland A family concern with all the equipment for contracting roadways, carparks etc. has unlimited potential, with present owner keeping turnover at around $1 million per/year. As retirement is looming a genuine opportunity for a younger man as S.E. QLD is the fastest growing area in the country.

price: $759,500 negotiable mob 0418 985 003

lynette.beadle@bigpond.com

www.tamborinemountain.net

414490

bh (07) 5543 6553

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Building and Construction

QLD

Toowoomba

Termimesh Pest Management Termimesh offers pest management solutions to the building industry. The original part of the business is a Franchise area in booming Qld. This provides the only termite control system that uses finely woven Ultra marine grade stainless steel mesh. The unique system is installed during construction by trained and accredited

installers. Setting industry standards, Termimesh warrants performance and longevity to give customers confidence and security. Working in conjunction with an extensive Temimesh database, the newer part of the business offers post construction termite inspections and general pest control. Strong customer base with

$615k T/O for 06/07, + healthy profit. New 3+3 year lease available. Sale includes tools & equipment, fixtures, well fitted out offices and workshop valued at $30,000. Also 3 late model fully equipped work utes with signage at $43,000. SAV is $30,000 average. Training provided and loyal staff intend to stay on.

price: $460,000 + S.A.V.

Building and Construction

Building and Construction

Gold Coast

VIC

Portable Line Boring Service - Best in Australia Located in Broadford. Boring capacity 40–1000mm diameter. Most equipment not more than 3 yrs old, light, user friendly & reliable. Boring & welding equip work separately, remote controlled 35 C.F.M. compressor, 2 x types of mounting systems, stored in B.A.C cabinet systems. All equipment truck mounted in secure lockable steel water & dust proof body. UD Nissan diesel truck MKA 245 6 ton, still under warranty. Long range fuel tanks/ air bag suspension, bull bar, d/lights, fully mine site compatible. Must be seen to be appreciated. Selling due to health reasons. Contact for full information.

QLD

Specialist in all Decorative Concrete Finishes Quality Decorative Concreting Service, located in the Northern end of the Gold Coast. 80% of business from local area, with strong community support and clientele. Specialising in all decorative concreting finishes, repairs and reseals. Gross turnover approximately $250,000. Owner selling for career change. Contact for full and financial information.

price: $45,000

bh (03) 5784 2555 fax (03) 5784 2777 mob 0428 535 625 micksyzygy@bigpond.com

bh (07) 5577 3999 mob 0412 392 800

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price: $280,000 + G.S.T.

fax (07) 5529 6868 qdcs@iprimus.com.au

426383

Southern

424602

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Butcher Shop

Hunter Valley

Butcher Shop

Central Sydney

NSW

NSW

Branxton Quality Meats

High profit Gourmet Butcher

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase this long established butchery in a rapidly growing town. This store is the only butcher in town. Large local customer base plus high level of passing trade. T/O approx $11k per week. This store also supplies local pubs and clubs with high quality products including award-winning sausages. Branxton is located just 2 hours north of Sydney & 50 mins west of Newcastle in the beautiful Hunter Valley, the premium wine growing region of NSW. Owner is committed elsewhere & willing to negotiate for quick sale.

High turnover, high profit shop, 6 full-time staff, central location, good parking, no wholesale or club orders, retail only. Prospective buyer must have proven track record in the retail meat industry and good financials. First time offered. Please call or e-mail for further information.

price: $500,000

Butcher Shop

Sydney South West

bh (02) 8222 6100 ah (02) 9222 1880 shop4sale911@yahoo.com

427901

bh (02) 4938 1435 mob 0428 481 127 aldani@bigpond.net.au

426923

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Butcher Shop

Ipswich

NSW

QLD

Freehold or Leasehold Options

Situated in a new shopping centre directly opposite Coles this thriving butcher shop has great exposure to the rapidly growing passing trade. The butchery specializes in quality meats & a good range of “home made” sausages. Located in a growing area with plenty of good Aussie meat eaters. Current T/O on average $18,500 a week, over the Christmas period $40,000 a week. All modern equipment included in the price. Contact owner for full & financial information.

Established for over 25 years, this butcher shop is a landmark in Leichhardt, Ipswich. Reluctant sale due to health. Ideally would suit two butchers. Healthy T/O of $560K with plenty of regular clientele & nursing homes etc. Leasehold $130,000. Freehold $200,000. Please contact owners for full & financial information.

price: $210,000 WIWO

price: P.O.A.

bh (02) 4677 3500 mob 0401 943 723

bh (07) 3281 4552 fax (07) 3281 4552

425362

Scotts Family Butchery

ah (07) 3288 7034 mob 0413 133 927

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Cabinet Making

Caboolture

Cabinet Making

Gold Coast

QLD

QLD

Shopfitting & Joinery

Profitable Business With Freehold Option

Blow In Shopfitting and Joinery. Located in Caboolture, the new hub of Brisbane and Sunshine Coast. Caboolture is one of the fasted growing Commercial and Industrial Business Regions. Caboolture’s leading custom manufacturer. Fantastic opportunity for a Licensed Contractor. Financial growth potential. All freehold Plant, Equipment & Stock. Most Plant & Equipment is only 12 months old. Plant and Equipment value $220K. First 12 months of trading Turnover $620K. With massive growth potential. Walk in, walk out. Training can be arranged during transition. Management and Staff are willing to stay. Regretful sale due to family. Serious buyers only.

Very busy business est 1991. 330 sq mts of new modern factory with mezzanine. Excellent street frontage and exceptional profile. 6 allocated car parks, well appointed office with modern fit out. New freehold plant and equipment. Includes all stock, tools and supplies. Toyota hi ace plus 07 Falcon ute. Qualified staff in place. Owner prepared to stay on in consultancy capacity. Lease/freehold to be negotiated with owner. Sales in excess of 1m per annum for last 2 years. $120,000 booked already in June 08.

price: $285,000

info@blowinshopfitting.com.au www.blowinshopfitting.com.au

price: $350,000 WIWO 427460

bh (07) 5497 7021 ah 0412 466 122 fax (07) 5429 5750 mob 0412 466 122

Cafe

Brisbane CBD

bh (07) 5593 5949 ah 0438 550 864 fax (07) 5593 6045 jjpoppet@optusnet.com.au

Cafe

Penrith

QLD

NSW

Cafe / Takeaway

Highly respected for over 20 years, this iconic Brisbane Café maintains a well-established and far-reaching reputation with its loyal customers through quality service, presentation, impeccable food & comradeship. Their outstanding $150,000 fit-out includes, as-new café equipment, furniture, fixtures/fittings, fridges and a lot more to start an immediate income. New growth customer base from recommendations & cafe location. Average S.A.V. $10,000. T/O - over $540,000 pa. Open only 5 days week. Long 5-year lease. Staff will stay on & owners will train. Possible finance available.

Well-established business, high reputation in one of the fastest growing areas of Western Sydney. Good client base, well known for its fresh salads, sandwiches & wraps, home baked lasagnas, quiches, plus a lot more. Corporate catering, sandwich platters & finger foods. Sale includes all equipment (coffee machine has 12 payments of $160/month to go). T/O $4500 / $5000 in a 6 day week. No nights, no Sundays or public holidays. Training available for a suitable buyer.

price: $210,000 WIWO

price: $85,000 WIWO

ah (07) 3831 7457 mob 0417 684 110 birdnest@ecn.net.au

mob 0425 238 600 fred_y@aapt.net.au

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Landmark Café - Inner City

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Cafe

Brisbane

Cafe

Brisbane

QLD

QLD

Located near the seaside in desirable Brighton on Brisbane’s Northside, this is a top lifestyle husband & wife business. The hard yards have been done & now is the ideal time for enthusiastic buyer to take this café to the next level. Staff in place. T/O $3,000 p.w. Genuine sale due to health reasons. This will go. Please contact owner for full & financial information.

price: $250,000

price: $55,000

mob 0439 720 721 mcallens@bigpond.com

mob 0418 126 818 faycoish@aapt.net.au

Cafe

Brisbane Bayside

427037

Lifestyle Opportunity at Bargain Rate

Located in the Morningside area of Brisbane, this business, which includes a strong catering component, is a top husband & wife opportunity in Queensland. 3 years left on present lease with further option available. Staff in place & prepared to stay on. T/O $10,000 p.w. Business has been in the hands of present owner for 7 years. Genuine sale. Please contact owner for full & financial information.

427115

Priced to Sell - Cafe & Catering

Cafe

Melbourne CBD

QLD

VIC

Great Bayside Cafe

Main Street Location

Well-established business occupying ideal corner location. Seats 17 inside & 12 al fresco. Caters to tourists, regulars & corporate client list. Serves all day breakfast, sandwiches, cakes, pies & sushi etc., but coffee driven strategy delivers the regular clientele. First class presentation, steady growth in customer numbers. 3-year lease. Fully fitted & equipped. Contact for more information.

Bright and spacious café in prime location on main street of legal hub, under Quest Hotel and opposite prominent, newly developed 3 x 27 level building block on corner Bourke and William Streets in CBD. Also, a short walk from Magistrates Court and Supreme Court. Regular clientele base and strong potential for growth. Takings of $15,000. Ample dining area, indoor and outdoor (85 seats). 155 sq. metres. 20kg coffee. Occupied by the same owner for 5.5 years.

427348

ah (07) 3806 0201 mob 0421 658 784 fourever4@optusnet.com.au

bh (03) 9670 6788 ah (03) 9587 9840 fax (03) 9670 8466 mob 0403 053 394 hullo2u@hotmail.com

427668

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Cafe

Cafe

Central Coast

Sunnybank

NSW

QLD

Good Business / Great Returns

Busy Muffin Break Franchise For Sale

Located in one of the best areas of the Central Coast this thriving Cafe/Restaurant is situated in Killcare Village on the waterfront opposite the Marina. The 'Old Killcare Store' is a beautifully presented Heritage listed building (1927) & a landmark in the Village. Operating 7 days with a Wine & Dine licence, gas fire place, cosy lounge, and seating for 60 inside & 30 outside. Modern Australian/Italian/Asian menu with take-away available. Price includes up to date appliances, all equipment, good storage & large cool room. T/O averages $15,000 a week. 10 year lease available & training would be provided to a suitable buyer.

This is an established Muffin Break franchise situated directly outside Kmart in Sunnybank Plaza, with a good reputation & large customer base. T/O $500K plus. The shop has a well-sized kitchen and counter area, a large private (not shared) dining area with seating capacity of 40, & a large separate stock-room. The shop is well-designed with all display cabinets in direct view of the centre's main walkway. This business is easy to run and profitable. Regrettable sale.

price: $150,000 O.N.O. WIWO

price: $395,000 + S.A.V. 427156

fax (02) 4360 1148 mob 0438 232 984 petecompton@bigpond.com

bh 0421 504 896 ah 0421 504 896 mob 0421 504 896 erinwarner_84@hotmail.com www.muffinbreak.com.au

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Cafe

Southern Highlands

NSW

Western Sydney

NSW

Continental Cake Shop / Cafe

Located in the historic township of Mittagong in the beautiful Southern Highlands, this long established cafe specialises in homemade pastries, pies, quiches etc. Has a regular clientele & does plenty of catering. Great salad bar, coffees, cold drinks & ice creams. Also licensed to serve a special brand of succulent chicken. All equipment owned (except Dairy Farmer’s fridge and Streets ice cream freezer). Training would be provided to a suitable buyer.

Well-known and successful business located in Penrith specialises in homemade pies, sausage rolls, gourmet foccacias, soups and pasta. Also supplies continental cakes for all occasions. Excellent location in the centre of Penrith CBD ideally placed for regular customers and to catch passing trade. Price includes all equipment. Long lease. Excellent turnover. Contact owner for full & financial information.

price: $125,000 + S.A.V.

price: $125,000 WIWO

mob 0412 311 165 karenarowley5@bigpond.com

fax (02) 4737 8044 mob 0416 119 286

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Toddys Coffee Shop

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Cafe Kakadu National Park

NT

Lifestyle, Income and Accommodation It’s time to achieve your dream of a productive work/life balance in the middle of the magnificent World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. This highly recommended café, seating 60 + patrons, services a large local mining industry, park workers and the indigenous community as well as 250,000 tourists a year. With an annual

turnover of $800,000, there is limited competition and low outgoings. Generous accommodation is available as well. Most equipment in the café is either upgraded or new. The café is open Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 3.30pm, leaving plenty of time for fishing. Increase your opening hours and boost your profit.

price: $350,000 428817

fax (08) 8979 2966 mob 0417 440 072 croc.bites@hotmail.com Cafe

Raymond Terrace

NSW

NSW

Cravings Café

This popular cafe is a rare investment opportunity in the growing coastal town of Pacific Palms. Includes 2 acres prime land, creek access, just mins from surfing beaches, shops, schools & services, current DA for freestand. residence (& plunge pool). Peaceful setting, established gardens, main road frontage offering high exposure to passing traffic. Large on site car park. Local & tourist clientele – extra at weekends & summer. Huge potential exists for further development. Just 3.5 hrs north of Sydney. 15 mins south of Forster – Tuncurry. Chance of a lifetime waiting to be seen.

Situated in a fast growing area not far from Port Stephens this successful business caters mainly to a local commercial & residential clientele who frequent the café on a regular basis. The business is family friendly trading Mon to Fri only, offering light meals, breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps etc, all prepared on site. Plenty of seating inside & out. Good position with easy parking. Showing good profits with minimal staff.

price: $695,000 freehold

price: $160,000 WIWO

bh (02) 6554 0877 mob 0447 621 340

bh (02) 9281 4599 info@ab4s.com.au

ah (02) 6554 0847 medlock@gmail.com

428806

Lifestyle & Investment Opportunity

fax (02) 9212 6054

425237

Mid North Coast

Cafe

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Cafe

Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Cafe

Brisbane

NSW

QLD

The cafe is ideally situated to take advantage of the tourism & passing trade of the area, however most of our clientele are regular repeat custom. The cafe has been totally refurbished with additional seating on the footpath. There is a great village feel and we have worked hard to bring good, healthy quality food and a point of difference to the cafe. The current T/O $350,000 is increasing yearly.

This uniquely positioned, prominent Café & Florist shop, as featured on Channel 7’s “Great Southeast,” is a must to visit. Commanding magnificent panoramic views filtered through Brisbane’s near-by hill tops. Main road frontage, high traffic and passing trade and only 5 mins from the CBD. Trades 7 days – seats 60. Established for over 4 years, with a 4 year lease remaining, with option. T/O – over $750,000 pa. Fixtures/fittings and equipment valued at $50,000. S.A.V. average - $5,000. Loyal staff will remain and owners will train. Member Interflora . Possible finance available.

price: $170,000 WIWO

price: $320,000 WIWO

mob 0422 598 037

mob 0413 584 045

Cafe

Cafe

Sydney - Northern Beaches

424727

Café & Florist shop – As seen on TV

425389

Great Cafe / Great Local

NSW

Gold Coast Hinterland

QLD

Excellent Business - Ready to Operate

Situated in affluent Northern Beaches, commanding main street frontage. Operating as BYO restaurant/café/takeaway. Has developed a strong loyal patronage. Local area experiencing growth in high to medium density housing. Seats 55 plus, both indoors and courtyard. Plenty of onstreet parking. Currently trading 4 lunches and dinners 7 nights. Fully equipped wok/commercial kitchen with barista standard coffee station etc. Long lease with option. Staff will stay on. Training provided. Selling due to family commitments. Contact for further information.

Located on Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine, a bustling and well-known tourist strip. Situated next to a winery and wedding gallery, seating 50-indoor/outdoor dining. Currently operating 6 days a week, closed on Tuesdays, with no night trade. Business has a good regular trade and cash flow, with long lease available. Currently produces restaurant quality fresh gourmet fare. Weekly T/O approx. $6000. Selling due to health problems. Please contact for further information.

price: $289,000 WIWO

price: $130,000 WIWO

bh (02) 9979 8838 mob 0416 268 996 pandan.leaf@gmail.com

bh (07) 5545 0924 mob 0448 734 969 pvallentine@bigpond.com

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Malaysian Restaurant in Prime Position

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Cafe

Cafe

Outer Melbourne

Inglewood

VIC

QLD

Family-Owned Business

Freehold Café with Separate 3 b/r Home

Ideally located on Main Street in Greensborough at entrance to shopping centre. Provides breakfast, sandwiches, coffee & cakes etc. Weekly turnover approximately $10,000 and more depending on seasons. Open 7 days a week, but this is flexible as Café is not part of the shopping centre – different landlord which is an advantage. Has Main St and shopping centre access. Contact for full & financial information.

Landmark establishment, only 21/2 hrs S/W of Brisbane, includes an immaculate and separate 3 b/r home on the property, with a combined value of over $300,000. Business commands direct frontage to the Cunningham Hwy, servicing both regular & passing trade, at gross takings of over $300,000 pa. Limited opening times only by the retiring owners. (Well below potential income). Magnificently presented café, located in the town centre, has antiques & collectables on sale, complimenting the newly completed $100,000 fit-out. Plant & equipment valued at over $50,000. S.A.V. average - $50,000. All inclusive sale. Possible finance available.

427306

mob 0413 959 502 victoria_kondis@hotmail.com

Car Rental

Car Detailing

Windsor

ah (07) 4652 2171 fax (07) 4652 2181 maureenbrigden@bigpond.com www.inglewood.qld.gov.au

424813

price: $590,000 WIWO freehold price: $300,000

Brisbane

NSW

QLD

Maxi-Shine / Maxi-Profits

Boutique Car Rental Business

This carwash has been trading successfully for the past 13 years, operating 7 days a week. Recently expanded to cope with demand, the business now has 2 touch automodics, 5 self serve bays & 6 vacuums. This very profitable business is run with a minimum of staff & current T/O exceeds $750,000. The carwash is well located with maximum exposure in a growing area. Could be easily run under management.

What a Fantastic Opportunity!! Fully operational, Brisbane based with a fleet of 32 new / modern vehicles. All the hard work has been done over the last 12 months and this car rental business has loads of future Growth Potential. Ready built facility within close proximity to the airport. Already showing excellent returns with a fully developed web site and agents in place. Walk In / Walk Out.... nothing to do but reap the rewards. This is an income producing business from day one. Family reasons for a reluctant sale. Contact for full & financial information.

mob 0412 494 898

424458

price: $1,550,000 WIWO

bh (07) 3865 8900 fax (07) 3865 8922 mob 0418 734 877 sales@assetcarhire.com.au www.assetcarhire.com.au

426959

price: $380,000 WIWO

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Caravan Park East Gippsland

VIC

Great Holiday Accommodation in a Superb Bush & Beach Setting Located next to the magnificent rugged wilderness of Cape Conron National Park in East Gippsland with 60 kms of sandy beaches facing south over Bass Strait. Well established Caravan Park consisting of 2 cabins sleeping 6, 2 cottages that sleep 8 & a house that accommodates 16 people. Set on approx 200 acres with 60 acres cleared for powered & unpowered campsites, the park features a playground, 2 pools, 2 tennis

courts, laundry, general store & liquor store on site. This is a good solid business with plenty of regular clients & a waiting list during holiday periods. Current T/O $150,000 plus with lots of potential to expand. Great lifestyle, relaxed atmosphere with an abundance of wildlife & a beautiful beach a stone’s throw away. Training & possible finance would be available to a suitable buyer.

price: $1,300,000 freehold 426444

bh (03) 5154 8219 matt.conroy8@bigpond.com

Caravan Park North-west

NSW

Group Accommodation And Camp Sites Located adjacent to the picturesque Warrumbungle National Park on 28 acres of beautiful natural bushland, 12km from Coonabarabran. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a wonderful lifestyle plus a successful business. Situated on a tributary of the Castlereagh River in the Warrumbungle Mountains, this business specialises in group accommodation for schools, church groups, seminars, as well as being able to cater for weddings, 21st birthdays and the general public. The site has self contained ensuite

cabins, bunkhouses, rail carriage bunkhouse (sleeps up to 155) plus caravan and group campsites (powered and unpowered). Also includes large entertainment area, solar heated pool, kitchen, dining hall, laundry and 2 amenities blocks. Abundant supply of great quality water. Price includes a 3 bedroom residence, forward bookings, and equipment. Business is selling for the freehold value of the property and buildings. Training and possible finance would be available to a suitable buyer.

bh (02) 9281 4599 fax (02) 9212 6054 warcamp@bigpond.com.au www.coonabarabran.com 86 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

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Caravan Park

Albury

Child Care Centre

West Brisbane

NSW

QLD

Government incentives make childcare centres a solid investment, & here is a prime example of the breed. Located in west Brisbane. 10 x 5 x 5 year lease in place. Staff in place & prepared to stay on. T/O $11,000 p.w. Genuine sale. Please contact owners for full & financial information.

price: $465,000 leasehold

price: $690,000

bh (02) 6025 1489 mob 0429 699 140 alcarprk@bigpond.net.au www.tourisminternet.com.au

mob 0418 151 237 / 0417 880 492 helgak@westnet.com.au

Civil Construction

Gold Coast

427364

Ideal Husband & Wife Business

Well established friendly popular park easily managed by a couple. Situated on the NSW/VIC border which allows for plenty of passing trade. Close to snowfields, wineries, Ned Kelly country and the beautiful Murray River. Shady drive-through and ensuite sites. Fully self-contained cabins. Recently renovated low maintenance pool. 3 bedroom residence on site with attached office. 50% of park consists of long term tenants which ensures a regular income. Close to shops, sporting facilities, clubs. 15 year lease. Nett approx $100,000.

400662

Lifestyle income

Cleaning

Newcastle

QLD

NSW

Jaymak Franchise

Well-established business with plenty of work. Rock excavation & cartage. Possible finance available. Sale includes Volvo F12 & 20 ton excavator with buckets, ripper and grab. As most of the land on the Gold Coast has been built out, a majority of homes are now being built in the Hinterland areas, therefore there is big call for rock. Owners prepared to assist for a period of 1 month. T/O $20K per month. Regular clientele. Also available Ford Louiville truck $40,000 O.N.O., optional. Please contact owners for full and further information.

Located Hunter/Central Coast. Coolroom maintenance business specialising in the sanitising of coolrooms, bars and kitchens. Huge franchise area covers Newcastle, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter, Central Coast to lower North Coast - suit break up into smaller sub-franchises to be sold. Diverse range of customers, massive potential, needs to be taken to the next level! T/O $100000pa+ & GP 30-40%, expansion potential. Operated from home, very little stock, overheads low. Backing of national group of franchisees, & excellent franchisor. Includes extensive training, promotional materials etc. Part vendor finance avail.(conditions apply). Visit www.jaymak.com.au Agents welcome. Enquiries hunter@jaymak.com.au

price: $170,000

price: $85,000

bh (07) 5530 6857 fax (07) 5530 6871 raem1@bigpond.com.au

bh (02) 4957 5888 ah 0400 270 315 mob 0400 270 315 marktildsley@bigpond.com

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Cleaning

Melbourne & Outer Metro

Cleaning

Melbourne

VIC

VIC

Solid Husband & Wife Business

Well-established business (16 yrs). Super Suction Services specializes in domestic & industrial clean up insulation/dust removal, factory cleaning of dust, grain & flour spills. Services Greater Melbourne & surrounds as well as country Victoria. Has excellent goodwill, does a lot of referral work. T/O approx 300K p.a. with two trucks & two operators plus part time office worker. Potential to expand insulation aspect by reinstalling insulation. Selling with three vacuum trucks but could split and sell with two. Plant & equip. $285K. Contact for full & financial information.

A cleaning company that undertakes contractual work in vacate cleaning, carpet, tile and grout cleaning, stripping and sealing of vinyl, and drape dry-cleaning. The present contract has approximately 3 years to run. Our private work includes carpet cleaning and duct cleaning which is carried out when we have time available from our contract obligations. All equipment is in excellent condition and has had regular maintenance. Late model Toyota Hi Ace van included. Sales figures available to serious buyers.

price: $185,000 + equipment + plant

price: $220,000

mob 0407 593 250 sales@supersuction.com.au www.supersuction.com.au

bh (02) 9281 4599 info@ab4s.com.au

427457

Mobile Vacuum Service

Cleaning

Illawarra & South Coast

fax (02) 9212 6054

Cleaning

Northern Suburbs

NSW

NSW

Long Established / Great Reputation

Highly profitable & secure home based business. Established 1994 & first time offered for sale. Large customer base. Current work includes regular & one-off office and factory, domestic, end of lease, carpet steam & window cleaning, as well as pressure washing & hard floor maintenance. Area of operation from the Sutherland shire down to the Illawarra. Net profit $150K. The business has excellent growth potential. Cleaning is undertaken by employees & contractors. Experience not necessary to run this business. Manager keen to stay on. Equipment included.

This family owned & operated cleaning business has been established for over 13 years & has used its great reputation to pick & choose the very best work available. The business has a large regular clientele mainly based in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs servicing both residential & commercial premises. Would suit couple. T/O $2,800 plus per week working Mon to Fri. Price includes well maintained van & equipment. No franchise fees, no restrictions on area & great potential to expand. Training would be provided to a suitable buyer.

price: $480,000

price: $99,000 O.N.O.

mob 0418 972 233 richard@orricleaning.com.au www.orricleaning.com.au

mob 0414 621 404 menetti@optusnet.com.au

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Managed Cleaning Business

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Cleaning

Hervey Bay

Cleaning

Southern Sydney

QLD

NSW

Business / Lifestyle in Dynamic Hervey Bay

Good Cash Flow

This well-established business (11 years) is located in Hervey Bay and surrounding areas & specializes in Carpet Cleaning, Rental Bond, Sale, Builders & Office Cleaning. Sale includes Mazda E2000 with signage all over for high profile advertising. The business has an excellent reputation for cleaning/service & guaranteed work ethics. Price also includes chemicals & training. Owner selling due to changed family circumstances. Contact for full & financial information.

Major international carpeting & upholstery cleaning franchise servicing the St George, South Sydney, Metro & Sutherland Shire. This business covers 12 standard franchise territories. Loyal & regular clientele with a good mix of large commercial, residential & hospitality clients. Excellent profit ratios with genuine & realistic growth prospects. Price includes all equipment & full training by master franchisor & the current owner, plus master franchise leads, support & business guidance. Option to buy a Toyota Hi Ace SBV $10,000 (market value $17,000).

price: $59,000 stock included

mob 0422 781 204

Cleaning

North Coast

428127

price: $125,000 WIWO 428266

fax (07) 4125 7245 mob 0409 483 659 drywayfrasercoast@bigpond.com

Clothing

Revesby, Sydney

NSW

NSW

Excellent Lifestyle Business Opportunity

Top End Fashion- Ladies Boutique

Situated in the beautiful Northern Rivers area, this carpet cleaning business offers a guaranteed income with a Govt. cleaning contract, plus opportunity for expansion. Currently run by husband & wife team on a part time basis (approx. 25 hrs/wk). Operating for 12 years with Turnover $130,000 +. Equipment includes 2003 Mazda Bravo ute with truck mount & new sign written canopy, plus extras (list on application). No previous experience necessary, training provided. Contact owner for full & financial information.

A finalist for best fashion store, stocking Australia's top labels including Wish, Seduce, Lili, Passion, Charlie Brown, I Love Billy shoes, Bebe and many more! Massive growth potential servicing the Revesby area. All current stock included in price. Also stocking jewellery, footwear, and hand bags. Situated in prime location - new shopping complex surrounded by hairdressers, post office, banks and restaurants. Extensive client base, longterm lease available. New fit out. Owner moving interstate. All offers considered.

price: $65,000 negotiable

mob 0407 377 299

428379

price: $180,000

mob 0421 287 842 frances_marjanovic@hotmail.com

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Clothing

Clothing

Sydney

Burpengary

NSW

QLD

Opportunity to Double This Business!

Magnificent Adult and Lingerie Shop

Established for 21 years, one of the largest embroiderers in Sydney. Situated in a very high profile location, clients include many diverse companies from largest to smallest, also providing wholesale services. 6 full time staff plus 4 casuals. Turnover approx $1.6 million. Husband & wife currently draw $50,000.00 ea plus other expenses. Current owners lacked the drive to take this business to its full potential; therefore a great opportunity exists for someone to double the turnover. Contact for full & financial information.

Beautifully presented Adult and Lingerie shop with an excellent range of top quality adult products and lingerie. Established January 2004 and situated in the CBD of Burpengary, one of the fastest growing areas in QLD, and in close proximity to Woolworths, Coles and Aldi Shopping complexes, plus future development of K-mart due 2008. There is no other Adult Shop competition within Burpengary.

price: $100,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 9624 5044

mob 0417 278 345

coreena.enriquez@bigpond.com

www.justembroidery.com.au

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price: $350,000 WIWO

Clothing

Perth

ah 0403 260 343 mob 0402 112 481 vanessa@horizontaltango.com.au www.horizontaltango.com.au

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Clothing

Geraldton

WA

WA

Funky Threadz

Stuart’s Mensland

Children’s new and pre-loved clothing store provides locals and visitors with affordable and fashionable wear, including new brand names, and a range of shoes and baby goods. Funky Threadz also offers children’s and baby giftware for those special occasions, and women’s jewellery. Funky Threadz is located at Atwell Shopping Centre in a young, fast-growing area and has a loyal customer base in a busy shopping precinct.

Long established men's outfitters located in Geraldton, Midwest WA, one of Western Australia's most famous and popular tourist regions. Stuart's Mensland specialises in men's clothing/footware fashion/industrial. Trading five and half days a week. Two owner operators plus two assistants. Gross turnover approx $658K (net profit $134K) with ROI of 67%. Owners seeking $200K + SAV. Long lease, prime CBD location, recognised national buying group.

price: $45,000

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Real Estate Value At Its Very Best Commercial Property - Blue Mountains NSW

The Hillcrest Coachman is one of the most beautiful historic estates in the Blue Mountains. It is situated at the very entrance to Leura, between the Great Western Highway and Leura Railway station. The property comprises 4 individual lots totalling nearly two acres. The multi-award winning restaurant/function centre overlooks Leura “The Jewel of the Mountains� which is a most prized destination for overseas tourists visiting Australia, interstate guests and local tourists and shoppers alike. The estate was originally built around 1900 by the Scottish shipping agent Scott Fell and has stunning views over the Jamison Valley towards the Three Sisters, a World Heritage listed area. The current owners purchased the property in 1992 and restored it to its original glory. They also established various business divisions for income and created the infrastructure for future development opportunities. The restaurant seats up to 150 customers with parking for 33 cars. The function centre caters for weddings, entertainment and other social events, offering a delightful experience for friends, family and guests. The Hillcrest Estate comes with approved plans for the vacant western lot to be transformed into a 17-room hotel / guesthouse with the possibility of including conference facilities. This offers a unique opportunity for the development of the estate into a complete 5-star tourist complex. Contact owners for full and financial information.

price: $4,500,000 freehold business hours phone - (02) 4784 3265 mobile - 0438 843 265 fascimile - (02) 4784 3118 email - coachman@pnc.com.au website - www.bluemts.com.au/coachman website - www.hillcrestcoachman.com

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Clothing

North Coast

Computer

Northern Country

NSW

NSW

Computer Specialist / Ideal Location

Well-established for over 30 years in Murwillumbah an important rural centre just south of the Queensland border, between Byron Bay & Coolangatta, just 20 mins to airport and 15 mins to Tweed Coast. Good local as well as tourist trade. Great opportunities to grow & expand lines and stock. Staff in place. Suppliers come to you. Situated in a great position in one of the fastest growing towns in NSW. Contact for full & financial information.

Located in the popular treechange destination of Armidale, a Member of Leading Edge Computers Group, includes retail sales, computer equipment repairs, computer network installation & support for small business. T/O $850,000 p.a. Staff of 6 plus owner. Client base developed over 9 yrs, warranty agents for manufacturers of brands such as Hewlett Packard, Toshiba, Canon & ASI. Regional support for a variety of national maintenance companies. Includes bus. software Jim2 for managing sales, inventory etc. Selling due to changed family circumstances. Visit www.countryweek.com.au/nsw.html or www.armidaletourism.com.au for information about the local area.

price: $60,000 + S.A.V.

price: $175,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 6672 2600 brigitteprammer@yahoo.com.au

ah (02) 6771 5343 mob 0402 052 489 terry@casaparis.biz

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Clothing Business / Lifestyle & Seachange

Computer

Darwin

Convenience Store

Gold Coast

NT

QLD

Sale of the Century

All The Hard Work Has Been Done

Opportunity to purchase this reputable, established, very profitable business awarded Darwin Business Association Business of the Year 2003. Net profit $160k+ p.a. for past 7 yrs. Sole value added I.T. hardware distribution / wholesaler / distributor in Darwin, $4 mil+ sales p.a. existing loyal resellers & repeat businesses throughout N.T. plus scope to develop & expand. Reliable, efficient & experienced work force. Owner will provide training during transition period to ensure positive cash flow & continuous profit from day one. Full financial details available. Selling for family reasons.

Beautifully located in well-established residential area of Labrador, nestled in the heart of a bustling complex of restaurants, cafe, hairdresser & nail salon. Well-known business frequented by regular & casual clientele for their daily requirements. Visually superb situation on corner of 2 main arterial roads catching good passing traffic buying bait, ice cream, drinks etc. for a day at the Beach or Broadwater, also parents & children going to & from school. T/O $570,000 p.a. & growing. Plenty of parking. Well presented & stocked. Very good lease. Large floor area, built-in cool room. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $480,000 stock included + plant & equipment ($80,000)

price: $145,000 + S.A.V. 428349

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mob 0424 399 836

ruby136@hotmail.com

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Convenience Store

Collarenebri

Convenience Store

South East Queensland QLD

NSW

Gateway to the South Burnett

Shop/House on large twin blocks, A/C, 3-bed house adjoins large old fashioned shop opening onto big privately enclosed lawn with shade trees, BBQ's. Flows into large former Indoor theatre, suit storage / accomm. etc. History abounds - old bakehouse, wood fire ovens. Convertible to private caravan park, tourist attraction etc. Lock up Garage, double car port. Business caters for early workers from 6am through to school kids/town workers and others to 7pm supplying all types of groceries, drinks, pies, sweets, toiletries,cigarettes, fishing gear, water-bags etc. Agent for Pharmacy. Sale arrangements through a solicitor.

Located in the hoop pine timber town of Yarraman, surrounded by rolling hills, rich farmlands & forests. This long established & successful Convenience Store situated on a 11/2 acre commercial block (land & building $250,000 + 5620 hectares) provides cafĂŠ & restaurant meals plus a huge range of takeaway, stationery, petrol, newspapers, magazines, phone cards, DVD, fishing gear & lots more. Price includes a 3-bedroom house attached to the business.

price: $140,000

price: $330,000 + S.A.V. freehold

bh (02) 6756 2063 ah (02) 6756 2063 fax (02) 6756 2063 cutlersstore@bigpond.com.au

mob 0414 676 261 yarramanfinefood@bigpond.com.au

427338

Historical Lifestyle Change

Convenience Store

South East

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Convenience Store

Central

QLD

QLD

Located in Wallangarra 2.5 hours sth of Brisbane. Only store in town. T/O $1,210,668. Industries in town include 2 army bases, abattoir, 2 pubs, butcher shop, child care centre, HACC services & various small businesses. Store sells bread, milk, broad range of groceries, takeaways,also newsagency - cards, magazines etc., videos, plus smoko/lunch to meatworks & army bases daily. Operates 4 vending machines (3 in meatworks, 1 at golf club). 3-bed house next door. Price includes plant & equip (incl delivery ute) + goodwill. Selling due to changed personal circumstances.

Perfect for husband & wife or family, located in Calliope on highly visible corner of 10-shop precinct in boom area (2nd fastest growing area outside Brisbane). Many new housing estates & plenty of work, only 20 mins from coast. Gross T/O $783K and increasing. Stock approx $25K. Sells groceries, fruit & veg, milk, bread, dairy & frozen foods, phone cards & some gift lines. Loyal regular customers & good passing & local trade. 2 casual staff + owners. Earn good profits while having plenty of time off. Selling due to early retirement.

price: $795,000 + S.A.V. freehold

price: $230,000 negotiable

bh (07) 4684 3262 dean_home@internode.on.net

bh (02) 9281 4599 ah (07) 4975 7171 bonnielass@bordernet.com.au

428017

Well-Established Business Needs New Owners

427606

High Profits / Ideal Treechange Business

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Convenience Store

Port Stephens

Convenience Store

Bundaberg

NSW

QLD

Best Burgers In The Bay

This Is The Real Seachange

Iconic general store/takeaway operating successfully for 60 years! Renowned for its burgers & supported by the majority of tradies in the Bay. Located opposite popular beach. Offstreet & easy parking, eating area, exposure to busy main road. Takeaway food, cappuccino, milk, bread, newspapers, bait, ice & groceries. Brand new freezer, ice making machine, cash registers, scales, telephone system etc due to power surge caused by Energy Australia. Long-term lease includes 3 bed. house behind store on large block. Average weekly takings last 12 months $11,000. Reasonable rent.

An easily run Convenience store in the main shopping centre right on the beach. This rapidly expanding coastal town offers plenty of growth potential. T/O $750K p.a. Bright, uncluttered store with modern finish. Regular clientele & plenty of tourists frequent the area to watch turtles, fish, swim, snorkel or surf right here on our doorstep in safe, calm ocean waters. Great time to get into a lovely area before the market takes it out of reach. Affordable housing, amenities, schools etc.

price: $159,000

fax (02) 4984 1744 suejohnson_08@bigpond.com

Deli

bh (07) 4159 2929 fax (07) 4159 0306 mob 0411 032 501 / 0400 700 708 bargarabeach@hotmail.com

428822

bh (02) 4984 1744 mob 0407 393 141

428811

price: $150,000 + S.A.V. + equipment

Distribution

Western Sydney

South Coast

NSW

NSW

Fast Growing Area

Solid Profits / Magic Area

• Compact & well established Deli occupying 60sqm within a busy centre in the Hills District. • Well suited to a husband and wife team. • Excellent fit-out, equipped with the latest in refrigerated display units (worth approx. $300,000). • The Deli operates with casual staff plus the owner who has had the business for the past 9 years. • Healthy T/O ($5,000 p.w.) with plenty of potential to increase turnover. • Will consider partial vendor finance for serious buyer. 2 weeks training available. • Owner retiring.

Well-established, easy to run & successful Chicken Distribution business, situated on the beautiful South Coast of NSW. The business has built up a loyal & regular client base supplying whole chickens & chicken pieces to hotels, clubs, butchers, restaurants & shops from Berry to Ulladulla. This is a Tues to Fri delivery business (no processing involved) T/O $650,000 plus with plenty of opportunity to expand. Located in a light industrial area the price includes 2 delivery vans and a cool room, being a 20 foot refrigerated container.

price: $135,000 WIWO

mob 0433 544 523

wdunbar@bigpond.net.au

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price: $110,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 4447 1425 mob 0432 323 571 ssbrien@tpg.com.au

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Distribution

Distribution

Australia & New Zealand NSW

Canberra

License Agent – Internet Sales & Marketing

Exciting New Technology / Business Opportunity

Clothing Rush is an online clothing & fashion magazine with revenue stream from advertising & classifieds. As part of growth is offering Marketing & Sales Agency Licenses for: • Sydney • Melbourne • Brisbane • Perth • Adelaide • Canberra • Hobart • Darwin • New Zealand. 5 yr license (with option renew 5 yrs). Licensee Agent has right to promote & sell advertising for their respective areas for very generous payment structure. Following successful tenure Agent has generous share of license value. Please email expressions of interest with contact details, area of interest & brief resume.

This Australian company has designed, developed, tested & manufactures The Safe Air Screen, a stainless steel mesh that is installed in a car’s rear windows to allow air to flow into & through the car while stationary or moving. Developed as a practical & safe method to prevent searing heat build up & damage to vehicle interiors & keep cars cooler & more comfortable during scorching summer days. Rigorously safety tested for strength & durability. Get in on the ground floor of this new technology in auto accessories. Contact for full & financial information.

price: P.O.A.

Distribution

Wollongong

bh (02) 6299 0990 fax (02) 6299 0990 mob 0418 603 860 vlad_gt@tpg.com.au www.safeairscreen.com.au

427838

427444

price: $2,000 mob 0412 411 440 info@clothingrush.com.au www.clothingrush.com.au

ACT

Distribution

Coffs Harbour

NSW

NSW

Secure Husband & Wife Opportunity

Beach / Beauty & Country Lifestyle

This is a strong investment opportunity. A growth industry with a brand leader in the industry. Dealership available in Wollongong, NSW, specializing in Scooters & Light Rehab Mobility Products. Sale includes dealership, exclusive territory & premises with lease available. T/O $285K average over past 3 years. Staff in place & full training provided. Wollongong territory established 6 years, nationally the company has been established 15 years. Please contact for full & further information.

Well established (10 yrs), home-based Wholesale Food Distribution business located in the Coffs Harbour area, which is recognized as the best place to live in Australia. The Distribution area services Coffs North to Woolgoolga, Maclean, Yamba, Iluka & Grafton. Good regular clientele including butchers, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, delis, pizza shops & generals stores. The business supplies a wide range of products (hams, bacon, salamis, cheeses, pates, olives, seafood, cooking oils, gourmet cakes & biscuits). Solid T/O $500,000 plus with plenty of opportunity to expand. Price includes vehicle.

price: P.O.A. mob 0402 859 376 michellefoulkes@westnet.com.au

427935

price: $130,000 427789

bh (03) 9799 9077 fax (03) 9799 9177 mob 0438 566 616 kelvin@scootersaus.com.au www.scootersaus.com.au

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Distribution

Distribution

Sydney

Melbourne

NSW

VIC

Melex Electric Golf and Utility Vehicles

Concrete Resurfacing Business

Potential income of $100,000 plus for a low entry fee of $50,000, which gives you 4-5 demonstration vehicles. Areas currently available are in NSW, TAS. & N.Z. Manufacturers in Europe since 1971, world’s largest & most intelligent fleet of Electric Utility vehicles (120 models), including range of golf vehicles. NSW will be the largest market for our vehicles. Seeking astute business person/s eager to reap fantastic margins offered within this specialised market. Successful distributor will have good wholesale experience. Will receive back up for parts & advice.

Well-established business located in Ringwood 25 km east of Melbourne. Uses Stone-Crete Concrete Resurfacing System, transforming grey dusty concrete floors into look of polished granite, saving up to 65% on floor covering costs. Benefits include: bonds to existing concrete floor; exceptionally hard wearing; seamless floor; easy to clean; stunning colours; stain resistant; easily installed and guaranteed. This system offers customers exceptional value for money and business owners a solid, profitable business opportunity. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $50,000

price: $15,000 mob 0417 643 988 www.melex.com.au

426445

fax (07) 3314 8024 paul@melex.com.au

mob 0402 303 703

apspraycon@hotmail.com

www.slipstopmelbourne.com.au

Dry Cleaning

Driving School

Sunshine Coast

fax (03) 9870 4194

Morton Bay

QLD

QLD

Specialist Dry Cleaner

Drive in quick to snap up this fantastic opportunity on the magnificent Sunshine Coast. Gross T/O currently $181,000, with potential to grow this figure significantly. Business includes prepaid advertising, website (with online booking system), magnetic signs, 1300 number and four contracted drivers who use their own vehicles and pay all associated costs – you just take a 15-20% commission. Training can be provided. All the hard work has been done for you – it’s time to get busy and make some money!

Long established (20 years) dry cleaning business located in Sandgate, a popular seaside retreat on the southern shores of Bramble Bay, within the Morton Bay area. Loyal regular clientele plus an agency dry cleaning run. Specialises in cleaning suede leather (only 1 other suede leather dry cleaner in QLD). Great potential to expand. Training would be provided to a suitable buyer.

price: $45,000

price: $265,000 WIWO

bh 1300 667 887 mob 0411 511 451 info@ssdt.com.au www.ssdt.com.au

mob 0418 878 858 info@peerless.net.au

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Smart Start Driver Training

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Dry Cleaning

Earth Moving

Sunshine Coast

QLD

Gold Coast

QLD

Subcontractor to Major Earthmover

Well-established & successful dry cleaning business located in Buderim on the beautiful Sunshine Coast not far from Maroochydore. This business is easily run with an efficient & compact plant. Services a loyal & regular clientele. T/O approaching $200,000 with huge opportunity for growth & expansion. Full training & partial vendor finance available to a suitable buyer.

This business generates a strong, reliable income exclusively from a major well-established operator on the Gold Coast, servicing an area from Brisbane to Murwillumbah. T/O approx $120,000. Vehicles: 2002 Yanmar Vio50-2, 5 Tonne Excavator. 6321 hrs, has radio, aircon, hydraulic quick hitch and 4 Buckets. Has just had all hydraulic cylinders and tracks reconditioned. 1986 International 1950D 10 cu metre Tipper, 210hp Perkins Phaser Intercooled Diesel, Road Ranger 13sp O/drive gearbox. 38,000lb Hendrickson Diffs. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $225,000 WIWO

price: $180,000 WIWO

ah (07) 5456 1966 fax (07) 5456 1966 mob 0402 225 197 jgdalzell@bigpond.com

ah (07) 5596 2939 mob 0411 749 116 soldier165@internode.on.net

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Great Buy / Great Area

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QLD

Excavation Specialists Great opportunity to purchase a profitable & successfully established business (16 years) at a very reasonable price. Located in magnificent Hervey Bay (only 3 hours north of Brisbane), one of the most scenic & sought-after areas of Queensland, where there is an abundance of work now & huge potential in the future in this rapidly growing area. Price includes

Volvo tipper & trailer, bobcat, and 3.6 mini excavator. Also available Isuzu truck, 1.4 mini excavator & attachments, 2 rollers & driveway equipment. Business could be relocated within the area. This is a great buy & a wonderful lifestyle for the right person. Training & possible finance would be available to a suitable purchaser.

ah (07) 4124 1331 mob 0417 781 044 norton50@bigpond.net.au www.hervey.com.au

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Eco/Environmental

Electrical

Brisbane

QLD

Singleton

NSW

Retravision Store

This eco-friendly business has been established for 14 years. Brisbane based, owner wants to retire. Selling for equipment cost only for $850,000 (replacement cost $1,500,000) involves a large amount of machinery, current turnover around $700,000 per annum. Please contact owner for full and further information.

Singleton is located on the fringe of the Hunter Valley wine growing region & is home to powerful industries, an army base, & a vibrant farming & agricultural industry. Located in Singleton Plaza with both mall and street access, the store is fully air-conditioned with storerooms on site. The business boasts a strong IT and communications section. Fixtures and fittings are all in good condition. Plant and equipment includes 6 computer terminals & standalone server, & 2 year old delivery truck.

price: $850,000

price: $115,000 + S.A.V.

mob 0428 880 750 robbiet@westnet.com.au

bh (02) 6571 1252 mob 0418 490 009

428676

Unique Environmental Business

Engineering

Lithgow

ah 0418 490 009 singleton@retravision.com.au

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Entertainment/Arts

Perth

NSW

WA

Hydraulics specialists

Pro Audio & Disc Jockey Business

This family-run hydraulics business, established 12 years ago, services contractors in the rapidly expanding area of Lithgow. Located centrally to six coalmines & two power stations, there is a flourishing & strong customer base. Full workshop equipped for hydraulic & air hose assembly as well as two mobile workshops. The business repairs & reseals hydraulic rams, as well as offering truck parts, oil & filters for sale. Currently employing business owner & secretary with casual staff when required.

This Concert & Corporate Pro Audio & Disc Jockey hire business was established 16 years ago & is a market leader in both fields. Loyal client base. Caters to all public address system needs from permanent hire in house systems in pubs & clubs to corporate functions & outdoor concerts. Our service has a first class reputation and we are a household name in the industry. Plenty of potential with a rock solid infrastructure. Value of stock alone is approximately $300,000.

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bh (02) 6355 7799 mob 0427 590 609

bh (08) 9405 6450 ah (08) 9405 6450 fax (08) 9405 6453 mob 0418 666 101 barry@showco.com.au www.showco.com.au

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Fish & Chips

Fishing

Bracken Ridge

Gold coast

QLD

QLD

Upmarket Fish & Chip Takeaway

Fishing Charters / Lifestyle & Income

Located in a prime position at the front door of Coles supermarket. Only 8 months old with new equipment throughout the store.

Well-established, professional & enjoyable business specializing in offshore deep-sea reef & game fishing. Advance bookings, regular & casual clientele. T/O $300,000. Income plus great lifestyle on beautiful Gold Coast. Vessel ‘Careel’ is a 34’ purpose built fast & stable Cougar Catamaran built 1996, maintained in immaculate condition, powered by twin 250hp Suzuki 4 strokes fitted new November 2005, survey for 12 passengers & 2 crew offshore. Includes all safety, navigational & fishing equipment & new courtesy vehicle. Crew avail plus training for new owners. Contact for further information.

price: $110,000

Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre

QLD

Brisbane Southside

QLD

Husband & Wife Queensland Lifestyle Opportunity

Invest In A Queensland Lifestyle Into its fourth year, this fitness centre has come into its own & presents itself as a timely investment opportunity. Well located in Newmarket. Billboard advertising & referrals contribute to a $500K T/O. 3-year lease with option. Possibility of staff staying on. Genuine sale due to other commitments. Figures available to serious buyers. www.thehealthclub.com.au

Located in Jimboomba 45 mins south of Brisbane, this fitness centre is priced to sell. Staff in place & prepared to stay. Lease in place with further option available. Figures available to serious buyer. Please contact owner for full & financial information.

price: $100,000

fax (07) 3356 5399 mob 0413 601 455 luis.prado@uchealth.com.au www.thehealthclub.com.au

bh (07) 5546 9922 mob 0407 583 736 jymhealthfit@aapt.net.au

426320

price: $395,000

427447

Newmarket

mob 0418 450 585 matt@fishthedeep.com www.fishthedeep.com.au

408646

price: $390,000

fax (07) 3351 0711 fishfix1@msn.com

427335

bh (07) 3261 6000 mob 0419 688 571 www.fishfix.com.au

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Fitness Centre

South Coast

Fitness Centre

Terrigal

NSW

NSW

Personal Training Franchise

Interval Circuit Fitness Equipment

This is your chance to purchase an established franchise on the NSW South Coast in the popular seaside location of Shellharbour Village. Loyal 80+ customer base with plenty of support from the ever-growing Step Into Life franchise team. Excellent monthly income stream & huge potential for expansion. It’s fully operational & comes with all the equipment you need to train your clients. This business offers you a fantastic lifestyle, flexible hours, great returns & the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.

This is a great opportunity to start your own Circuit Workout with no franchise fees or strict conformity. Equipment is in as new condition. Price includes 6 upper body pieces, 6 lower body pieces, 12 resting stations, manuals, business plan, marketing strategies, music CDs at 140bpm & voice changeover CDs for 30, 40 & 60 seconds. Equipment is top of the range with 2 years’ warranty still left. Price does not include packing or shipping. Welcome to come and view set-up.

price: $52,000

Brisbane

ah (02) 4385 2167 thirtyminuteworkout@hotmail.com

Fitness Centre

North Shore, Sydney

QLD

NSW

Fitness Centre / Good Membership

Great opportunity to purchase at a very reasonable price, an established Fitness Centre that has been operating successfully for a good number of years. Located in the heart of Paddington, an older suburb of Brisbane, which has become one of the very trendy & fashionable areas with lots of boutique shops, cafe’s & restaurants. The Studio (180sqm) is made up of 4 separate rooms. Cycle room, Pilates/Fitness room, main Gym floor area & office. T/O $150,000 plus. Price includes $50,000 worth of equipment. TRAINING would be provided to a suitable buyer.

Successful fitness centre situated in excellent central location in Sydney’s North specializing in personal training & safe & healthy weight reduction programmes. Forestville centre is approx 250 sq mts. Fully appointed & equipped. Current T/O $200,000 (350 members). Strong community presence and support from local business, schools, sporting groups and associations keep the number of memberships growing. Easy to run and fully systemised business makes this a great starting point if you are looking to enter the fitness & health industry.

price: $70,000 WIWO

price: $150,000 WIWO

bh (07) 3876 4781 mob 0401 465 613 jackie.bowers@hotmail.com

mob 0414 706 966 revivecastlecrag@bigpond.com

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Energise Your Body

425912

Fitness Centre

bh (02) 4384 1550 mob 0412 001 511

427964

price: $26,000 427527

bh (02) 4296 8884 ah (02) 4296 8884 fax (02) 4296 8884 mob 0409 573 762 shellharbour@stepintolife.com www.stepintolife.com.au


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Fitness Centre Ballarat

VIC

Spartans Gym and Fitness Arena Huge opportunity to enter into the fitness industry at an amazing price. This centre, located in the growing area of Ballarat in Victoria, would cost well over $300,000 to duplicate. Specialising in weight training, the centre has a separate fitness & toning room, main weight training area, 2 saunas, fitness assessment area and a solarium. Large established

clientele. Current T/O $23,000 a month with a good profit margin. Staff happy to stay on. Business would suit husband & wife team or owner/operator looking for a good, solid business at a very reasonable price in a great town. Training and partial vendor finance would be available to a suitable purchaser.

price: $130,000 WIWO 423633

bh (03) 9387 0744 www.spartansgym.com Fitness Centre

Rosebery

Fitness Centre

Western Sydney

NSW

NSW

Well-established business located in the M centre at Minchinbury for 15 years. Has excellent regular and casual clientele. Prime main highway exposure. T/O $250k – $300k p.a. Includes private ladies gym with aerobics/group fitness classes, life fitness hammer strength and men’s weight area, life fitness cardio area and sauna. A walk straight in business. Contact owner for full & financial information.

price: $139,000

price: $199,000 negotiable

mob 0430 364 142 agre4781@bigpond.net.au

mob 0406 007 041 ultrafit@optusnet.com.au

426257

Health Centre / Gymnasium

Curves offers women an affordable & proven workout to build strength & fitness. Asking price reflects cost of setting up a new franchise from scratch & includes existing 190 members & trained staff, 24 exercise stations, stretching station & current fit out. Curves is the largest fitness franchise in the world - over 12000 locations in 45 countries. Offers continuing product development, education & promotion. Sydney club owners have formed Co-Operative to share projects & ideas. Entrepreneur Magazine named Curves Best New Franchise. Reluctant sale due to family demands.

428805

Highly Successful Curves Franchise

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Florist

Blue Mountains

Florist

Brisbane

NSW

QLD

All Flowers of Blaxland

Florist & Cafe Business Opportunity

Located in the idyllic township of Blaxland this beautifully presented Florist Shop has been trading successfully & generating solid profits for many years. This is a great opportunity to purchase a wellestablished business with a regular clientele in a prominent highway position, with a good passing trade & easy parking at the door. Large spacious shop, separate preparation area, storage area & cool room. Price includes fixtures & fittings, office equipment, customized computer system, website, CCTV, alarm system & a branded delivery van. Possible finance available. TRAINING will be provided to a suitable buyer.

This ideal husband & wife business occupies a busy, well supported location in Ashgrove (an inner Brisbane suburb). This is a timely opportunity for new blood to take this profitable florist/cafe business to the next level. Exclusive florist to Opera Queensland. Staff in place & prepared to stay on. Possible finance available, 2 X 3 year lease in place. Low rent. Gross T/O $230K. Completely refurbished incl. air-conditioned shop front & rear workroom - nothing to spend. Training & support provided over transition period. Contact for full & financial info.

price: $110,000 WIWO

bh (02) 4739 0450 mob 0434 390 450 allflowers@optusnet.com.au www.allflowers.com.au

427197

price: $135,000 WIWO

Florist

Sutherland Shire

bh (07) 3366 2377 ah (07) 3366 6592 fax (07) 3366 2307 mob 0414 998 789 ashgrove@interfloraflorist.com.au

Florist

Sydney

NSW

NSW

Long Established / Proven Successful

It’s Time To Smell The Roses

Blooms Flower Shop has been established for over 20 years in one of the best areas of the Sutherland Shire, on the main street of Gymea’s unique shopping strip. Great village atmosphere with lots of boutique shops, cafes & restaurants. Blooms has no competition being the only florist in Gymea, is well situated & has a solid passing trade. Current T/O $6500 / week. Blooms also caters to local weddings, regular corporate account customers, the local crematorium & cemetery. Training would be provided to a suitable buyer.

This successful award-winning florist is well-positioned in a busy mall. The business maintains an extremely high level of service in Casula, the South Western Sydney region. Provides a 7 day delivery service, Interflora & an internetbased ordering system. Net profit $190,000 and growing. $44,000 refit in November 2007. 3 qualified casual employees. Owner willing to stay on for one month during the transition period.

price: $145,000 WIWO

bh (02) 9822 7238 fax (02) 9822 7298 mob 0404 484 846 kylieorchid@hotmail.com www.cassiescountryflorist.com.au

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price: $95,000 WIWO 427883

mob 0413 644 749

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Franchise

Franchise

Noosa

Central Darling Downs

QLD

QLD

Noosa Hydrodog Mobile Dog Grooming

Expanding Market

Great business opportunity to earn a generous income whilst enjoying Noosa's lifestyle, working with man's best friend. Very well established business operating with extensive clientele since 2004. Wash/Clip 100 dogs/wk. Weekly turnover $1200-$2000. Secure your success rate with the leading franchise in the dog care industry for over 10 yrs. Ongoing Yellow Pages Advertising. Contact for further information.

Located in a growing rural & mining town 50 min from Toowoomba. This well known business is a leader in its field, specializing in the refilling & sales of Ink & Laser Printer Cartridges, along with the sales of both genuine & generic printer cartridges, sales, service & advice on printers. Full training provided along with all associated materials & help for a smooth and easy transition. Full franchisor support & the benefit of R & D all done for you on an ongoing basis in this ever-changing industry.

price: $45,000 O.N.O.

bh (07) 4662 0740

Franchise

Franchise

Mt Gravatt

427459

price: $98,000 negotiable

ah 0421 229 228 joyce_bucholtz@hotmail.com

427349

bh 0421 229 228 mob 0421 229 228

QLD

Newcastle Area

NSW

Baskin Robbins

Muffin Break Mt Gravatt is ideally located in the middle of the food court at Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre, one of the biggest in the Southside of Brisbane. The current lease expires 2010. Turnover is $570K. Net profit: $80K (not including owners taking which is about $40K). The right owner could take this top brand to reach its full potential. Owner has other business commitments therefore has reduced the price for quick sale. Asking $130K - $150K. Contact for further information.

Opportunity to purchase a long established internationally renowned Ice Cream Franchise, located in one of the most sought after areas of Australia, with great beaches & sporting facilities only minutes away. The business is situated in a compact local Shopping Centre with street frontage, has good regular clientele with private & public schools close by plus plenty of passing trade. Large Shop area with plenty of seating internal & external. Lots of parking available. The Franchise comes fully equipped including walk in freezer. Training provided to a suitable buyer.

price: $130,000 - $150,000 WIWO

price: $260,000 + S.A.V.

mob 0411 147 749 nkassim68@hotmail.com www.muffinbreak.com.au

mob 0430 168 350 gjandsmhayes@hotmail.com www.baskinrobbins.com.au

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Muffin Break

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Franchise

Outer Melbourne

Franchise

VIC

Western Suburbs Brisbane

QLD

“Have A Snack” Franchise Resale

Established for 21 years, hey dee ho music is a successful franchise business spread along the east coast of Australia, offering children’s yoga, dance/drama, concerts & after school programs. Work around your lifestyle. Run your own business yet have franchise support. Franchise: Sunbury/Macedon Regions. Young yet established area. Huge growth potential encompassing music, yoga, singing & drama/dance. Call Jodie: 0424 605 272. Price: $80,000 Franchise: Mornington Peninsula Birth place of hey dee ho music - a wonderful opportunity incorporating music & yoga. Call Jean: 0407 892 940. Price: $40,000

Have A Snack is an honour vending franchise supplying quality snack goods and confectionary to workplaces and offices. Franchisees visit on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The franchise services the western suburbs of Brisbane. Current hours of the franchise are equivalent to two days per week; however the hours are flexible and you can work from home. All stock is delivered to your door. Provides good return on investment. Excellent growth potential. No experience necessary; full training and assistance provided, with regular follow-up support.

mob 0424 605 272 / 0407 892 940 heydeeho@bordernet.com.au www.heydeehomusic.com.au www.funkeymusic.com

price: P.O.A. 428282

A Business and a Lifestyle

bh 0403 674 317 ah 0403 674 317 pbradbur@optusnet.com.au www.haveasnack.com.au

Franchise

Northern Beaches/Sydney NSW

South West

Cartridge World Business Opportunity

Subway - Excellent Opportunity

Retail shop in a beautiful beachside suburb of Sydney. In these ecologically fragile times, we are aware of the need to reduce our carbon footprint. Cartridge World provides an environmentally sound & economical solution to the cost of replacing printer cartridges, reducing the impact on both landfill and wallets. The refilling of cartridges is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The premises have a strong lease in place. Possible finance available. Contact for full & financial information.

Successful food outlet located in the vibrant town of Collie 200 kms from Perth, and 60 kms from Bunbury. Ideally situated in Coles Car Park one of the major shopping areas of the town it has a newsagent & bank along side. Major refit in 2006 so nothing needs to be done in the next seven years. Up to date financial records & profit & loss available. Changed family circumstances force sale. Enjoy a profitable business in a small town with strong industrial base surrounded by beautiful forests.

price: $120,000

price: $350,000

ah (02) 9453 9047 helenthor@hotmail.com

ah (08) 9795 6490 fax (08) 9795 6450 tomprice@bigpond.net.au

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Franchise

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Franchise

Coffs Harbour

Franchise

Redbank

NSW

QLD

Growing Business/Growing Area

Coffs Harbour is a growing area due to the natural beauty, lifestyle & opportunities the region offers. Established 10 years ago by the current owners, the franchise has grown into a very successful local company with an exceptional reputation. Large client base. Services include cleaning carpet, upholstery, leather, car carpets/upholstery, mattresses & vertical blinds as well as insurance work. Work is very flexible. Average $3000 p.w. Franchise management & staff are very supportive. Includes Mercedes vehicle, second vehicle, & all equipment & stock on hand.

Centrally located in the booming SE Queensland region, Redbank is to the east of Brisbane (40 mins) & only 1 hour’s drive from the Gold Coast. This profitable & well established (22 years) Wendy’s Supa Sundae’s franchise is in Redbank Plaza & is an ideal opportunity for a husband & wife team to take advantage of a growing business. Brand new Soft Serve machine valued at $26,000. Long lease (41/2 years) with staff keen to stay on. T/O approx $411,000 plus brand new fit out. Training & possible finance available to a suitable buyer.

price: $170,000 stock included

price: $240,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 6656 4011 electrodrych@bigpond.com www.electrodry.com.au

mob 0438 713 486 nstevens@tpg.com.au www.wendys.com.au

427572

Electrodry - A Nationally Recognised Franchise

Franchise

Sunshine Coast

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Central Coast

QLD

NSW

The Cheesecake Shop Franchise

Mrs Flannery’s Franchises specialize in retail Health Food, Natural Products, Organics, Vitamins & much more. This prime-located outlet situated in busy Central One Shopping Centre, operating for 5 years with 06/07 T/O of $850,000. Huge opportunity for right person/s. Current stock value approx. $120,000 included in the price. Also purpose built fit-out included (over $250K). Ongoing support, training. Please contact owner for further information.

Winner of the 2006 Business Awards - Best Bakery/Cake shop. Specialising in cheesecakes, cakes, desserts and savouries, all baked on premises. Located on outside of busy shopping centre. Staff in place & 3 1/2 year lease in place. Minor upgrade soon to be completed. Current T/O $600,000+ p.a. Includes coffee option with inside/outside seating for 35. Successful franchise, consistently the highest sales in NSW. Huge growth area with opportunity to expand to other locations. No qualifications required. Full training & support provided. Contact Marian for further information.

price: $165,000 WIWO

price: $315,000 negotiable + S.A.V.

mob 0418 982 625 martin@mrsflannerys.com.au www.mrsflannerys.com.au

mob 0417 288 099 cheesecake@jumpnet.com.au marian.corcoran@bigpond.com

415333

Outstanding Health Food Franchise

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Franchise

Sutherland Shire

Franchise

Western Sydney

NSW

NSW

Located in Chester Hill, this long-established business provides new concrete surfaces in a range of colours and designs for existing concrete that is drab, slippery, dangerous or unsightly. Domestic, commercial or government application, ideal for driveways, patios, verandahs, ramps, carports, pool surrounds, paths etc. “Business Package Modules” offered to help start business. Includes training in Spray Paving, guaranteed work & customer SMS leads, product research & development, customer’s interest free finance, call centre messaging, marketing & promotion etc. Also includes all equipment, stock and Ford Transit van. Only selling due to ill health. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $120,000

price: $45,000 WIWO

fax (02) 9548 0743 mob 0438 954 810 marcel2233@hotmail.com www.hosemasters.com.au

bh (02) 9743 7376 kdchristmas@hotmail.com www.spraypave.com.au

Franchise

Cairns

426958

Spray Paving / Unique & Successful Business

This is a franchise with a difference. No extortionate rent, no expensive overheads. This business generates a great income maintaining all types of hydraulic, pneumatic and industrial hoses & fittings. The franchise area is the rapidly growing Sutherland Shire. Sale price includes a purpose built vehicle with custom slide out workbench with awning, plus stock. No specific qualifications are required, full training & assistance will be provided. Franchisor has recently injected a large amount of capital to further improve the business.

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Hosemasters International with Top T/O

Franchise

QLD

Hervey Bay

QLD

Book City Hervey Bay is in the coastal city’s main shopping centre (major expansion planned) and is in one of the fastest-growing areas in the country with a large tourism base. A franchise operation, the business has traded for 12 years and is a solid performer. Franchise group main award winner in 2007. Figures and price available to serious buyer. Please contact Owner for further details.

price: $98,000

price: P.O.A.

fax (07) 4054 3548 mob 0412 154 313 rrolley@bigpond.net.au www.seal.com.au

ah (07) 4128 7705 mob 0412 278 850 bbabooks@bigpond.net.au

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Solid Performer - Ideal Family Business

Seal-A-Fridge specialize in on-site manufacturing and fitting of domestic & commercial refrigerator door seals. One of approx 35 franchises throughout Australia, the Cairns Master Franchise offers the option of selling off one or more portions of the exclusive territory. Sale includes M.Benz Sprinter Panel Van in excellent condition (45,000km), stock, plant & equipment. Excellent cash flow business with very low operating costs in a growth region. Well established operation with on-going training available. A detailed Information pack and CD is available to genuine persons.

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Franchise

Fruit and Veg Shop

Brisbane Northside

Mid North Coast

QLD

NSW

Highly Recommended Business

Two Businesses / Prime Locations

Possible finance available for this excellent retail bedding / mattress franchise outlet (established by the Franchisors) is now ready for new owners. Located within an extremely busy Homemaker Centre on the booming northside of Brisbane turning over $1million p.a. now, after only 18 months, this business offers a potential 50% return on investment for the purchasers in their first year with lots of further growth. Excellent H & W operation or investment opportunity. 5-year lease in place. Full training and support part of the package. Simple to run. Loyal & highly trained staff will stay on if required.

This business opportunity comprises 2 fruit & veg shops in excellent locations in Forster, a town famous for its oysters, great fishing, waterskiing, surfing beaches and some of the best scenery in Australia. One shop is located on the main street of the town & priced at $295,000. The other business is situated in Stockland shopping centre ideally placed to capture both regular & passing trade in the complex, very reasonably priced at $115,000. Owners wish to retire. Contact for full & financial information.

Function Centre

Fruit and Veg Shop

Far North Coast

NSW

Rockdale

NSW

Established Function Reception Centre Business

Highly Recommended Opportunity Well-established family owned business specializing in all aspects of fruit and vegetable retailing. Catering for its regular and casual clientele. Desirable location, well placed to catch passing trade. Ideal family business for someone wishing to enter this area of retail. Only selling due to other commitments. Contact owner for further and financial information.

This is your chance to purchase an established, licensed function centre with advanced bookings, fully fitted out with long lease. Seats 550 guests with large dance floor & stage. Established for 10 years & has been owner-operated the whole time. Majority of business is through weddings, T/O $1 million p.a. for only 2 to 3 days work a week. Venue has a great reputation with goodwill attached, & owners are prepared to assist with the transition. Owners wish to retire.

price: $380,000 427110

price: $75,000 WIWO mob 0412 920 175

bh (02) 6554 7081 grensue@bigpond.net.au

428181

www.dtrdi.qld.gov.au

bh 0401 527 875 mob 0401 527 875 barclayb@tpg.com.au

428760

mob 0422 184 083 aqtms@three.com.au

425140

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Furniture

Batemans Bay

Garden Centre

Sydney - Inner West

NSW

NSW

Well Established Business In Residential Area

Furniture & Bedding Retail - Freehold Available Established in 1987 by present owners, this business has grown with the beautiful South Coast of NSW. Gross T/O $1.8m. Loyal customer base built over 21 years. Part of large independent buying group, the Furniture One Co-operative. Current owner administers the business. Enthusiastic & dedicated staff in place. Freehold or Leasehold option. Located in Batemans Bay in the busy Homemaker Centre, there is an interconnected internal door to Betta Electrical, which helps both businesses maintain a constant flow of customers. A lifestyle and a business to support it.

Great opportunity to own a profitable garden centre. Operating 10 years, little competition. Located busy road, adjacent to sports park. Good repeat customer base, open 7 days, equiv. 3 full time staff. New lease avail. (3 x 3 x 3 or 5 x 5) Stock incl. plants, chemicals, manures, fertilisers, mulches, potting mixes and pots. Fixtures, fittings and 4 year old van with low km’s included in the price. Potential for further development. T/O excess of $500,000 p.a. Owner retiring.

price: $100,000 + S.A.V.

ah (02) 4472 4494 mob 0412 428 121 Baycrew@bigpond.net.au

bh (02) 9558 9611 ah (02) 9591 2445 fax (02) 9558 5215 jennyinoz@optusnet.com.au

428638

price: $399,000 + S.A.V.

Garden Equipment

Coburg

Garden Maintenance

Sydney Metro

VIC

NSW

Maintaining Commercial Landscaping

This tool business has been established for 36 yrs and specialises in the retail & servicing of Power Tools. Ideally located on a main road with premises 3,200 sq. ft. 5 yr lease available. Last valuation $400-450K for the business. Due to retirement, this is now selling for a nominal price. Includes all shop fittings, sharpening machines & test equipment. Long standing clients and accounts. Turnover $460,000. Will help with changeover. Contact for full & financial information.

Established for over 19 years and highly recommended, with loyal, long-term, high profile industrial and strata clientele. Company provides top quality service maintaining landscaped gardens to a high standard. Covers all Sydney metropolitan area. Generates excellent, all year round income, regardless of weather. Turnover $250,000. Owners moving interstate. Sale includes all equipment needed, valued at $35,000, including a two-tonne Isuzu truck with fully enclosed back. Possible finance available.

price: $225,000 WIWO

price: $330,000 WIWO

bh (03) 9354 3301 ah (03) 9386 8352 fax (03) 9354 4554 mob 0412 225 911 gillstoolmobile@optusnet.com.au

bh (02) 9670 3722 ah (02) 9670 3722 fax (02) 9670 3722 mob 0418 115 509 office@sdlandscape.com.au

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Gills Tools / Sales Repairs & Sharpening

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General Store

South East Country

General Store

North East Country

SA

NSW

Ideal Business Plus Home

Buying a Business & Country Lifestyle

Established 26 yrs located in Tantanoola, 15 km from Millicent, 35 km from Mt Gambier. T/O $611,000. Takeaway food, papers, bread, milk, all deli items, petrol & bottle LP gas outlet. Services the local community including Vesta Windmill Farms, Kimberley Clark Pulp Mill & Wood Yard, Unimen Dolomite Quarry, Hollafresh Organic Herbs, Tantanoola Caves etc. 7000 people employed at pulp mills 2 kms away. Paid staff 15 hrs per week. Large workshop attached. Excellent 3-bed stone house. Friendly rural community with all facilities. Possible finance available. Contact for further information.

Solid well-established business in small friendly country town of Coonabarabran, gateway to the majestic Warrumbungle Ranges – one of the best places in Australia to experience nature. Sells a wide variety of goods from takeaway, snacks, bait, gas refills and fishing gear to ice creams and camping equipment. Caters to loyal regular clientele plus tourists & visitors. Huge range of well maintained plant & equipment including freezers, rotisserie, deep dryers, microwaves, aircon, etc. Small outdoor seating area for patrons. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $370,000 freehold

price: $210,000 freehold WIWO

General Store

Mudgee

bh (02) 6842 2066 fax (02) 6842 2066

427823

427475

bh (08) 8734 4080 ah (08) 9452 3547 fax (08) 8734 4388 mob 04179 85190 amamelreb@bigpond.com

General Store

Hunter Valley Region

NSW

NSW

Freehold General Store

Maitland Mini Mart

This thriving general store is positioned on the main road in the beautiful wine-growing town of Mudgee. Brick built, the store has a 3 bedroom residence attached and it is all in very good condition. T/O $6000 plus per week. There is an internal door which links the store with the Mudgee Book Exchange. The business has excellent potential for younger owners in a rapidly expanding country town. Contact owner for further information.

Excellent opportunity to take advantage of this well known family business located in Maitland in the Hunter Valley. This popular wine-growing region caters for casual and tourist clientele. Close to Newcastle with its beaches and recreational facilities. T/O $700,000+ p.a. Well presented business with orderly appearance. Specialises in groceries, magazines and lollies, catering for the daily requirements of the local residents. Contact owner for full & financial information.

price: $450,000 freehold + S.A.V. bh (02) 4933 5131 mob 0416 245 391

ah 0409 453 625 merleah.lund@stockland.com.au

428262

price: $220,000 + S.A.V. 428809

bh (02) 6372 1384 ah (02) 6372 1384 fax (02) 6372 1384 www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au/j/index.php

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General Store

Southern Grampians

General Store

Northern Rivers

VIC

NSW

Cavendish Café & General Store

Great Freehold Family Business

Cavendish Café & General Store is home to ‘Australia’s Biggest Hamburger.’ While maintaining its history, the store is equipped with an ATM, mobile phone recharge & bill paying services. Specialising in friendly country hospitality, it provides fuel, LPG refills, groceries, magazines & newspapers, souvenirs, fast takeaway food, & dine in meals in the café. The store’s reputation is built on providing excellent quality food served with country hospitality. It’s a popular stop for traffic. Includes beautiful historic 4 bdrm residence.

Speciality general store, takeaway and fuel station, excellent location – 30 Km from QLD border, with regular and casual passing trade. Large family home, with a modern kitchen and bathroom, and a spacious outdoor area. Gross turnover $873,196.03, giving current owners an excellent income and lifestyle. Now only selling for health reason and moving back to UK. Please contact for full and financial information.

price: $330,000 + S.A.V. freehold

Gift Shop

General Store

Mornington Peninsula

bh (02) 9281 4599 ah (02) 6634 1211 (after 7pm) urbenville@optusnet.com.au

392212

price: $625,000 + S.A.V. freehold 428263

bh (03) 5574 2395 ah (03) 5574 2395 fax (03) 5574 2257 mob 0402 842 145 cavendishstore@bigpond.com

Cairns

VIC

QLD

Best Coffee on the Peninsula!

Funky Accessories Store!

Iconic general store operating successfully for over 60 years! Renowned for its organic, fair-trade coffee, and located across road from popular beach & camping foreshore. Off-street parking, landscaped outdoor eating area and great exposure on main road. Takeaway food, coffee, milk, bread, newspapers, gas swap, trailer/mower hire, organic & fairtrade products, bait, groceries. Long-term lease includes 2-bedroom house behind store on large block. Average weekly takings for last 12 months is $10,400. Young owners selling to travel before starting a family. Contact for full & further information.

Jewellery, gifts, dancewear, novelties, hair and costume accessories. PINK is one of a kind with strong branding and all systems in place. The owner is the sole purchaser of stock from existing supplier list with freedom and opportunity to increase profit by changing stock and expanding ideas. Well-established, fun business, ready to turn your dreams into reality! Great lifestyle biz - high profile location next to MYER in Cairns’ most major shopping centre.

price: $230,000 plant & equipment included

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428126

price: $95,000 426391

bh (03) 5985 5147 ah (03) 5985 5147 mob 0433 112 182 jessie@whitecliffs.com.au www.whitecliffs.com.au


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Gift Shop

South Coast

Glazing

Northern Tasmania

NSW

TAS

Well-established patchwork/embroidery and giftware shop, specialising in personalised service and craft classes. Located in popular “sea change area” – Jervis Bay, a high growth region with very few local competitors. Excellent reputation with approx. 400 genuine customer database. Over 800 bolts of fabric and wide selection of giftware with proven sales. Leasehold ($350 per week plus outgoing). 2 year lease remaining. Full training given if required. Contact for full and financial information.

Showing good profits with a T/O of approx $1.2million. Located in Deloraine between Launceston & Devonport, this successful business has been established 11 years.Specialising in glazing & aluminium fabrication; windows, doors, showerscreens, security etc. Price includes land & building, 6 vehicles, all plant & equipment. Second office & small workshop operated in leased premises in Longford. Great opportunity for the right person to purchase a solid business at an affordable price. Possible accommodation available. Finance may be arranged.

price: $25,000 + S.A.V. WIWO

price: $425,000 + S.A.V. freehold

bh (02) 4443 5515 ah (02) 4443 4338

mob 0400 745 052 delglass@tassie.net.au

fax (02) 4443 5326

Guest House

Glazing

Wetherill Park

424882

Easily Run Under Management

426377

“Ritzy Bitz” Business Plus Location

Blue Mountains

NSW

NSW

Real estate value with an income

Leadlights, Splashbacks & Fully Frameless Showerscreens

price: $110,000 O.N.O.

price: $1,900,000 freehold

fax (02) 9688 4110 mob 0411 866 125 info@lawrenceleadlights.com.au www.lawrenceleadlights.com.au

bh (02) 4787 1369 fax (02) 4787 1585 annette@bluemountainsmanorhouse.com.au

425403

Well-established leadlight, glass & glazing business. Situated with great exposure and cheap rent in the Wetherill Park industrial area, servicing the entire Sydney metropolitan area. This business has been in operation for 14 years, with excellent returns, stable clientele and has the potential for further growth. Includes 1 vehicle – 2004 Toyota Hilux Ute.

The Blue Mountains Manor House occupies the most spectacular location at Mount Victoria on the very highest peak of the Blue Mountains. The building is a magnificent historic home, highlighting a bygone era at its very best. Constructed by J.R. Fairfax, of Sydney Morning Herald fame, the house has 13 ensuite rooms and 3 apartments. With a 100 seat dining room & especially impressive grounds, it is situated in a quiet position in a peaceful 19th century village. Owner reluctantly moving on.

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Hairdressing Salon

Hairdressing Salon

Lithgow

Sydney

NSW

NSW

Located in the Hornsby area this boutique hair & beauty salon is well established with an extensive and regular client base. This purpose built salon boasts a beautiful, modern fit-out with 9 styling stations, 3 electric/massaging washing stations, specialized colouring area and 5 ambient beauty rooms. Also 2 large retailing & product promotional areas. The salon is completely computerized for control of appointments, POS, stock levels and database. A quality, fully staffed salon which can be effectively run by the owner or under management. Turnover $500,000+ with a 5-year lease in place.

price: $180,000 WIWO freehold

price: $185,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 6351 2629 ah (02) 6351 2467 johnsylpalmer@hotmail.com

mob 0410 464 036 quadtec@bigpond.com

424541

Hair / Beauty Salon - Great Turnover

Long established business has been operating for 50 years. Men’s Hair Salon located in the historic township of Lithgow in the Blue Mountains with lots of tourist destinations nearby. The Salon is situated on the main street of town & large regular clientele with little or no competition. Price includes a spacious 3 bedroom apartment above the shop. Adaptable for both men & women. Good opportunity to purchase a freehold business in a great country town that has plenty of amenities, sporting facilities, schools, new hospital etc & a reliable rail service to Sydney (2 hours) if required.

426502

Busy Salon / Little Competition

Hairdressing Salon

Hairdressing Salon

Merrylands

NSW

Narellan

NSW

Hair Salon

Fantastic shop with more than 100sqm of space. Shop fit out is modern with 6 hairdressing chairs, 3 basins, spray tan room, beauty room, storage room and a large room at the back. In operation for over 2 years with a steady flow of repeat & referral clientele, this business has enormous potential. Low running costs & good returns. New owner will not need to spend a cent on renovations/fit-out. Staff are willing to stay on. Lease has 3 years left with a 5 year option.

Large, well established salon in rapidly expanding area of outer Sydney. 10 styling stations, 3 basins dedicated bridal & formal area, spray tanning and waxing room. This business offers ample opportunity to expand to include a nail or beauty area. It is located on the perimeter of a busy shopping centre and has all the benefits of passing trade but none of the restrictions associated with the centre. It has plenty of parking directly outside and currently trades 6 days per week. Currently employs three full time senior stylists and two third year apprentices. This is a genuine sale due to a family illness.

price: $95,000 negotiable

price: $90,000

bh 0419 249 241 ah 0419 249 241 mob 0419 249 241 dee@dzignmarketing.com.au

mob 0418 227 590 wagner50au@hotmail.com

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Hairdressing Salon

Castle Hill

Hairdressing Salon

Brunswick

NSW

VIC

Hair, Body, Art

Recently refurbished, this award-winning hairdressing salon is located in a prime position in the very busy Castle Towers Shopping Centre, which has plans for major extensions, bringing more clients your way. The business is part of the largest hairdressing franchise in Australia, Just Cuts, who are very supportive & offer marketing & training. The business is very easy to run with the franchisor taking care of marketing & corporate image. Currently run under management. Gross T/O approx $614K.

Well established Salon, specialising in hairdressing, bodypiercing and hair extension, located in Melbourne. Regular and loyal clientele. Qualified staff willing to stay and help training of new owner. Gross turnover $135,000 with $50,000 taxable income on paper last year. Owner only selling due to motherhood. Further information available on web site. Please contact for full and financial information.

price: $245,000 + S.A.V.

price: $98,000 + S.A.V. (approx. $5,000)

fax (02) 9399 8741 mob 0414 556 999 peter999@optusnet.com.au

ah (03) 9384 1400 mob 0419 311 775 home@risingangel.com.au www.risingangel.com.au

427484

Just Cuts Castle Hill

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Hardware Mid North Coast

NSW

Hardware Retail & Trade - Huge Growth Potential Located in the picturesque area of Foster Tuncurry with fabulous beaches, great fishing, boating, water skiing plus Myall Layes & Seal Rocks nearby. ‘Home Timber & Hardware’ is a successful & well established business. Has large premises (store 900sqm, yard 1,600sqm) & has a strong regular retail clientele as well as supplying builders, landscapers & local state authorities. BOC Gas

agent. Current T/O approx. $1,500,000 plus with huge potential in this rapidly growing region. Stock approx $200K. Off-street parking for over 20 cars & a drive through yard for customers’ convenience. Price includes bobcat, forklift, flatbed truck, tipper & Felder table saw plus all fittings & equipment. Training & possible finance would be available to a suitable purchaser.

mob 0412 600 864 godfrey@greatlakeshardware.com www.greatlakeshardware.com

426718

price: $350,000 + S.A.V.

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Hairdressing Salon

Western Sydney

Health/Medical

Queensland Area

NSW

QLD

Territories offered in Toowoomba, Brisbane West & Townsville. We are a medical testing and treatment service seeking three territory manager-owners. We seek people with strong communication skills and a passion to make a difference to people’s lives. Your investment to secure a territory: $39,500K. Includes an exclusive semi-established territory, equipment, guaranteed leads, excellent training, and ongoing support within a proven business model. Prior experience in the medical field is an advantage. Could suit pharmaceutical or medical equipment reps, nurses, and therapists.

price: $158,000 + S.A.V.

price: $39,500

fax (02) 9399 8741 mob 0414 556 999 peter999@optusnet.com.au

bh 0438 437 639 fax (07) 3381 9025 nen@healthysleep.net.au

Health/Medical

428094

Medical Testing / Three Territories Available

Fronting a busy thoroughfare in Westfield Parramatta, this hairdressing salon is ideally positioned. The business is part of the largest hairdressing franchise group in Australia, Just Cuts, who are very supportive & offer marketing & training. The shop is fitted out in the standard Just Cuts open plan & salon style. The business is very easy to run with the franchisor taking care of marketing & corporate image. Currently run under management. Gross T/O approx $414K.

428807

Just Cuts Franchise - Parramatta

Hire

Central Queensland

Brisbane

QLD

Dental Equipment Services Business

QLD

Jukebox Disco Lights & Cocktail Machine Hire

Unique opportunity to own a specialist technical services business! Exceptional position in market with limited opposition. 100% professional clientele. Potential for significant market and geographical expansion. Business showed a net profit of 73% of the asking price in the six months to December 2007. Current service area of Central Queensland includes Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald, Mackay, Cannonvale and Airlie Beach, and could be relocated. Would suit any competent technician.

Great business for family or uni student to run from home. Excellent weekend income. Make a weeks wage in a few hours on the weekend. Purchase to continue well known name on Northside of Brisbane or set up this business in your area. Includes 4 cd jukes, 1 digital/karaoke juke, 1 cocktail machine & numerous disco lights plus 100’s & 100’s of CD’s.

fax (07) 4926 4440 lab@cqtec.com.au

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426281

bh (07) 4926 1222 mob 0417 790 080

bh 0422 677 399 ah (07) 3886 4005 fax (07) 3886 4005 mob 0412 598 640 landymarks@optusnet.com

414214

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Hire

Hire

Noosa

Southern Sydney

QLD

NSW

Noosa Car Rentals

Home Based Party Hire Business

Ideal lifestyle business based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Proud owners reluctantly moving interstate for family reasons. Established reputation for professionally run car rental business with a high emphasis on customer service. Subsequently reaping the benefits of ongoing repeat business. Fabulous fleet of 27 new Toyota cars. Mobile business easily worked from home and local base. Walk in income with loads of additional benefits. Opportunities exist for expansion with minimal competition. Enjoy a flexible working day with plenty of ability to prioritise family or fun in the sun. For full information and financials contact Neil.

Easy to run Party Hire business currently servicing the Sutherland Shire & St George area with Digital Jukeboxes, Cocktail Slushy Machines, Party Lighting, Smoke Machines, Bubble Machines, non-alcoholic Cocktail Drinks for adults & children along with other party gear. The business caters to weddings, christenings & all types of parties plus we deal with numerous pubs, clubs & sporting associations. This is a great business with a huge opportunity to expand & ideal for a husband & wife.

price: $140,000 WIWO negotiable

bh 0429 053 728

mob 0429 053 728

info@noosacarrentals.com.au

www.noosacarrentals.com.au

427771

price: $210,000

Hire

Blue Mountains

bh (02) 9545 4712 mob 0408 463 830 michelle@party-onjukeboxhire.com.au www.party-onjukeboxhire.com.au

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National

NSW

QLD

Adult Prepaid distributors required

This award winning leasehold business has serviced the Blue Mountains for approx. 20 years. Estimated turnover in excess of $400,000. Occupying a central location at Leura with excellent office/warehouse facilities. Being offered with forward bookings and a large plant and stock inventory which includes two trucks and one forklift. The business provides a healthy profit and ideal lifestyle in one of the most beautiful towns in Australia. The business has a full complement of staff who are prepared to stay on. Contact for full & financial info.

Get your share of Australia's 2 billion dollar adult industry. Adult Prepaid Cards work like a prepaid phone card but give users access to online adult entertainment, movies, & live chat without the use of a credit card or email address. We are looking to appoint a limited number of distributors in each state (except SA) to develop long term business relationships with retailers to stock & sell our Adult Prepaid Cards, tapping into one of the largest & most profitable industries. No technical or programming experience required.

price: $398,000 WIWO

price: $10,000

bh (02) 4782 1023 fax (02) 4782 6192 mob 0414 591 757 libbydelfsma@hotmail.com www.blueysmountainhire.com.au

bh 1800 683 536 ah (07) 5564 5276 fax (07) 5564 5281 business@atlasmedia.net.au www.atlasmedia.net.au

428187

Event & Wedding Hire

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Home Based

Mail order business

If you are looking for a real business that you can run from your home, our mail order business may be what you have been looking for... Established 3 years. We have developed 5 DVD courses that are sold throughout Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne

VIC

Online Gift Store For Sale This online gift store has held a good reputation since it entered the market place in 2005. The site maintains steady traffic & regular sales, with a solid repeat customer base. Online links bring customers to the site. Run initially as a hobby business, it is now fully trademarked. Provides quality gifts for the whole family at a decent price. Established stockists & credit accounts. Must sell due to relocation abroad. Full training will be provided.

What we are selling is the rights to the five courses for distribution to Australia & New Zealand. Included is all that you need to duplicate them. We will give you 6 months help in change over.

$150,000 O.N.O. Call (02) 9402 5810

428825

bh 0423 735 042 ah 0423 735 042 sales@tonicgifts.com.au www.tonicgifts.com.au

Homeware

North Sydney

VIC

NSW

Mirror Specialty Shop - Superb Location

1 person operation. Smallgoods delivery run covering outer north and northeast area of Melbourne. Independent operator, meaning no constraining contracts. Currently operating 4 days with potential for growth. Sale price includes database of existing customers, equipment and truck. Vehicle is 4.5 ton Ford Trader van. T/O $430,000. Sold as a going concern. Genuine sale. 2-4 weeks training provided & owners will consider partial vendor finance for serious buyer. Contact Barry or Kate for full and financial details.

Well established for 30 years, this business occupies an ideal corner location in one of the most affluent Lower North Shore suburbs. Specializing in Framed and Frameless Mirrors (the largest range of framed mirrors in Sydney) plus Retail Shop, Workshop for Custom Made Orders and some Importing and Wholesaling. Realistic expansion potentials in niche market. It has a large attractive shop front display area. Gross T/O $650,000, net is $130,000. Business is computerised and easy to learn, training is provided. Selling due to family reasons. Contact owner for further & financial information.

price: $75,000 + S.A.V.

price: $125,000

mob 0417 515 950 / 0438 515 950 tannerr@bigpond.com

mob 0414 961 525 ssolsson@ozemail.com.au

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Ideal for Owner / Operator

427336

Home Based

Melbourne

026910

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Homeware

Homeware

Brisbane

Deniliquin

QLD

NSW

Boutique Ceramic Tile Retailer

Floor Coverings & Window Furnishings

Quality importer, retailer and distributor of Ceramic, Porcelain, Stone and Glass tiles. Well-established client base turning over in excess of $1,000,000 p.a. with great future growth potential. Boutique style showroom located in Brisbane’s designer precinct. This premium business primarily targets up market residential, architectural and commercial projects. Exclusive off street parking. Please contact owner for full business and financial details.

Long established family business for 40 years. Situated in main shopping area of Deniliquin on the Edward River on the fringe of the world’s largest redgum forest, where bird and wildlife abound. Specialising in floor coverings and window furnishings. Large show room and storage area, both with rear and front entrance. Price includes stock, plant and fittings, premises available for rent. Contact for further and financial information.

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price: $325,000 + S.A.V. bids6185@bigpond.net.au

Hotel

Ice Cream

Nelson Bay

SA

NSW

Renovated Hotel for Sale

Good Cash Flow / Great Lifestyle

Fantastic Tourism Potential. Historic Koolunga Hotel built in 1876 is located on the Broughton River, at the gateway to the Southern Flinders Ranges, mid way between Clare Valley and the sea. The hotel has been recently renovated including development of Accomodation and a country Outdoor Beer Garden. Close to new wind farms with excellent capital growth potential. Includes live in accomodation for Manager. Trout fishing & walking trails along the river bank add to the hotel’s attraction. Contact for full & financial information.

Located metres from the waterfront at Nelson Bay, 40 mins north of Newcastle. Well established Ice Cream Franchise / Baskin Robbins situated in an arcade leading to the Marina on the main street in the centre of town. The business has been trading successfully for the current owner for the past 9 years. T/O $300,000 plus with the potential to increase. Price includes all fixtures & fittings (approx $100,000). A wonderful opportunity to purchase a good business & chance to take advantage of the great lifestyle (boating, fishing, beaches) offered. Training would be available for a suitable buyer.

price: $460,000 freehold WIWO

price: $180,000 + S.A.V. (approx. $8,000) 427387

bh (08) 8846 6181 ah (08) 8846 6181 mob 0419 850 418 annbevan3@bigpond.com www.koolungahotel@websyte.com.au

bh (02) 4984 1984 mob 0416 117 248 toni666@hotmail.com

426197

Koolunga

bh (03) 5881 1473 ah (03) 5881 1353 fax (03) 5881 3448 mob 0408 271 915 mahers384@westnet.com.au www.denitourism.com.au

427004

price: $60,000

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Import/Retail

Import/Wholesale

Wagga Wagga

Sydney

NSW

NSW

Radio Control Retail Hobby Store

Excellent Return on Investment

Fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to be profitable in this lucrative market. Est. 29 years in the beautiful Riverina area. Fantastic showroom with a range of hobby goods including aircraft, helicopters, cars, boats, radio control sets and engines. Staff in place. T/O approx $900K. Lease available upon request. Self-manageable website for automatic internet sales. Solid reputation with ongoing repeat business from over 5,300 loyal customers. Infrastructure in place for further expansion into domestic and international markets. Business can be relocated. Training available. Owner’s retiring. Financial details available on request. Vendor will consider partial vendor finance for serious buyer. Visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au

This giftware business has obtained exclusive distribution rights to major giftware products high in demand with exceptional high returns. Well established “business name” & strong goodwill developed over 25 years. Broad client database includes Sports & Trophies shops, Franchised stores, Photography & Camera outlets, Tobacconists and many others. There are no close competitors offering similar products and quality. Home-operated therefore low overheads. Gross T/O 2008 $150,000. Vendor will provide training if required. Business can be operated from anywhere in Australia. Selling due to relocation overseas. Stock value $100,000 - $150,000 (subject to final valuation). Contact for full & financial information.

price: $900,000

price: $400,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 6925 6600 mob 0429 328 598 luvfishin@bigpond.com.au www.coltaylormodels.com

423292

stock included (approx $850,000)

ph (02) 9636 3399 mob 0432 288 199

fax (02) 9896 3822 seblhc@yahoo.com.au

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NSW

World’s First Mobile Game Disc This exciting business with unbelievable potential now available. Simple to use: load into PC and download to phone by cable or Bluetooth. Game downloads to mobile phones accounted for US $8 billion last year and this is expected to grow to US $11 billion this year. Over 800,000 mobile phones are sold monthly in Australia and Forrester Research suggests 43% of mobile phone users are playing games. The revenue potential now exists for the hugely lucrative mobile game business. Currently

operating from Darlinghurst in Sydney, Gogo Games has been advertised in leading magazines. Crazy Johns has sent out 3 million brochures promoting the gogo games & mobile game disc. Currently 105 stores stock the game. Market potential of this acquisition is enormous. Stock on the floor, great website & branding, built up network of solid contacts. Would suit business owner who understands sales & has support team. Selling due to family circumstances.

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Import/Wholesale

Southport

Interior Design

Northern Suburbs

QLD

NSW

‘Interior Essentials’ was set up in 2004 to supply a styling service to assist in the sales & marketing of property. The service includes the supply & placement of furniture accessories, bedding, prints & styling to achieve a more attractive price for the property by creating a visual ‘lifestyle’ for the prospective purchaser. This innovative & successful business has established a loyal & regular clientele among real estate agents & developers. This is a growing business with huge potential. Training would be available to a suitable buyer.

price: $160,000 WIWO

price: $155,000 stock included

mob 0405 181 689 kazel2@iprimus.com.au

mob 0407 267 196 susan@iessentials.com.au

Internet Cafe

Internet

Nationwide

428279

Great Design / Great Style

Great opportunity to purchase an established (8 years) & successful Import Wholesale business at an exceptionally reasonable price. The business involves the importation of Beauty Products, the main ones being Acrylic Nails & Waxing solutions, which are distributed throughout Australia. The business also has a Nail Training Academy School training up to 6 students at a time. Turnover has been $20$30,000 a month, currently less due to ill health. Price includes fixtures, fittings & stock at valuation ($120,000). Relevant training would be provided to a suitable buyer.

428082

Import / Distribution / Training

QLD

Sydney

NSW

Internet Cafe - Best View

Leading Baby & Children’s Clothing & Accessories Online Store. Best dressed kids in the playground! All the hard work has been done. Website is a hosted application - can work wherever there is an internet connection. Make your own updates & have total control over the business. Indexed well on Google & ranks highly for key words & phrases. Highly successful website, enjoys extremely high visitors per month & high number of pages per visitor. Successful marketing strategies in place. Excellent relationship with suppliers, database of 3,000 loyal customers & growing. Full sales history & website statistics available.

University of Sydney on your doorstep and surrounded by popular restaurants and shops. Established for three years and increasing number of satisfying customers. All equipment well maintained and reasonable sale price. The owner going overseas.

price: $30,000 + S.A.V.

price: $100,000

bh (07) 4634 9941 fax (07) 4634 9941 mob 0420 363 960 jason@cookiesandcream.com.au www.cookiesandcream.com.au

bh (02) 8011 4822 mob 0402 011 097 mrjackim@hotmail.com www.istardium.com.au

427731

Online Clothing Business

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Juice Bar

Brisbane Southside

Juice Bar

Sydney South-West

QLD

NSW

Join the fastest growing franchise in Australia, located in a busy town centre which is about to double in size. ‘Boost Juice’ specialises in juice, smoothies, wraps & other supplementary foods. There are 180 ‘Boost Juice’ franchises in Australia & was rated Franchise of the Year. The business is currently run under management with T/O of $300,000 plus. Huge potential for hands on owners in this thriving centre.

price: $125,000

price: $295,000 + S.A.V.

mob 0400 695 566 plawford@iprimus.com.au

mob 0425 291 112 mail@oakworth.com.au

Landscaping

Kitchenware

Sunshine Coast

425421

Boost Juice

This business is ideally located in a kiosk location outside Woolworths in Westfield Shoppingtown Carindale, just 12km from the Brisbane CBD. The business sells all types of juices, smoothies, wraps and salads. Both the food and drinks are very easy to prepare as the hard work has already been done and simple and effective systems are in place. The business is currently run under management, but ideal for owner/operator. The current lease expires in November 2008, but Westfield have already offered a new lease which is the subject of negotiation.

426854

Go Go Juice

North-West Sydney

QLD

NSW

Retail - Quality Kitchenware

Landscape/Building Supplies - Huge Future

Easily run, well established, quality retail kitchenware business. Ideal for two people. Currently operated by one owner plus 2 part-timers. Located in busy Stockland Shopping Centre, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast. Adjacent to Coffee Club, opposite newsagent and Medicare, and 10 meters from Coles. Shop recently renovated with lease in place till 2011. Average T/O $400K. Net Profit $90,000 p.a. Owners willing to train buyers in running and management of business & will consider partial vendor finance for serious buyer.

Re-established for 41/2 years within the magnificent “Regal Garden Complex”at Annangrove & commanding main road frontage. Servicing both trade & public customers with extensive landscape & building requirements and now acquiring contracts for 8 new outlets with the Bunnings Group - Western Region, (unbelievable potential & massive business boost). Sale includes: Office facilities etc.- $15,000 + SAV $100,000 + Trucks. 8 & 4 tonne, Bogie (15 tonne) - $140,000 + Loaders, 4 & 9 tonne + Forklift - $15,000 and $10,000 paid advertising. Plus bulk storage bins. Full details available. T/O $1,250,000 pa. Qualified staff will stay & owners will train. Possible finance available.

price: $230,000 + S.A.V.

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price: $980,000 WIWO 425178

bh (07) 5476 6467 ah (07) 5476 6467 fax (07) 5476 8004 wleahy@southernphone.com.au www.caloundra.qld.gov.au

mob 0407 706 223 andrew@andrewslandscapesupplies.com.au

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Lawn Mowing

Lawn Mowing

Southern Sydney

Brisbane

NSW

QLD

Queensland Lifestyle Business Opportunity

Own a prime & secure geographical part of this wellestablished larger business operation, contained in the South and Southwest of Sydney. Only six prime sites to maintain, reducing travel & maximizing productive work time. Turnover $93,000. Nett $83,000. Includes truck, enclosed trailer, ride on mower, gardening equipment, brushcutters, hedger and full training and ongoing support to run and grow the business. This is a very secure and substantial opportunity.

Lawn mowing business based at Graceville. Core areas are Eight Mile Plain, Ascot, Clayfield, Hamilton, Paddington and Brookfield. The mix with Commercial and Residential would be about 40/60. 5 staff at the moment, as we are winning a lot of new business, but last year we only had 4 staff. Extensive plant & equipment including 2 Toyota Hilux Utes, 2 Honda Mowers, 2 trailers, etc. T/O $260K. Genuine save. Please contact owner for full & financial information.

price: $93,000

price: $130,000

ah (02) 4862 4657 mob 0425 216 216 scottmckay@westnet.com.au

fax (07) 5510 9429 mob 0414 734 653 brian.duncombe@rslcom.net.au

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Commercial Grounds Maintenance - Cream Business

Liquor Shop

Canberra

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Jandowae

ACT

QLD

Premium Freehold in Rural Queensland

The business specializes in boutique style wines, has an excellent range of SA wines. Gross T/O 1.5 million. Located in a wellestablished, busy, retail complex Kippax Fair Shopping Centre – good access to free car parking. Shop also has own external entrance. Present owners operating since 1996, solid & loyal customer base. Banner grouping with other independent operators has gained better marketing exposure & buying power – part of Local Liquor/Countrywide group. Selling due to changed family circumstances. Contact Jose Corujo 0417 481 107 or Helen Robinson 0408 024 031 for full & financial information.

Combine a lucrative business with a tranquil lifestyle only 11/2 hrs from Toowoomba. Established for 32 years, the business specialises in service & repair of all light & heavy vehicles, fuel, oil & LP Gas sales, RACQ breakdown & towing service plus inspection station. Trading MonFri with a huge potential for growth. The business has an exemplary reputation with a large clientele locally and from the surrounding districts. The business is sold on a WIWO basis. Sale also includes a large, 2 storey, solid brick & timber home. Complete with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, rumpus room complete with bar, aircon upstairs, wood heater downstairs, 3 car accom, large outdoor area & much, much more.

price: $350,000 + S.A.V.

price: $999,000 freehold

bh (02) 6254 5318 fax (02) 6254 2165

bh (07) 4668 5161 fax (07) 4668 5537 mtsjandowae@bigpond.com

mob 0417 481 107 / 0408 024 031 jandhrob@tpg.com.au

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Boutique Wines in Prime Location

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Management Rights

Sunshine Coast

Manufacturing

Lismore

QLD

NSW

Agricultural Specialists

Well-presented medium rise 4-star holiday apartments in beautiful Maroochydore near all major facilities, shopping & restaurants & minutes to Maroochy Beach & River. Lift, heated pool/spa, large beachfront balconies, BBQ, security parking & broadband Internet. Currently 80% occupancy rate + $165,000 forward bookings. Business price $310,000, net return $79,154 pa with growth potential. 18 year Body Corporate Agreement. Manager's Apartment: spacious ground floor, air-con, 3 bed, sep bath with spa, 9’6” ceilings, private courtyard, granite benchtop kitchen, 2-car secure parking, price $495,000. Separate office, one person to manage. Full training provided.

Located on the outskirts of Lismore west of Ballina, this long established (25 years) and very profitable business has minimal competition. Specialising in hydraulic hoses & components plus the design & manufacture of harvesting & spraying equipment for Macadamias, Chestnuts & Walnuts which is a major part of the business. Supplying a loyal clientele throughout Australia this business could easily be relocated. T/O currently $500,000 with plenty of potential to expand. Staff willing to stay. Freehold industrial shed with manager’s residence is also available for purchase. Training & partial vendor finance available to a suitable buyer.

price: $805,000

price: Expressions of Interest

bh (07) 5443 1722

fax (07) 5451 1386

info@sunshinetowers.com.au

www.sunshinetowers.com.au

428324

Location & Lifestyle by the Sea

Manufacturing

Mornington Peninsula

fax (02) 6624 7004 mob 0418 159 800 lismorehyd@linknet.com.au

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Manufacturing

Ingleburn

VIC

NSW

Red Hill Country Gates

Air Filter Company

Located on the Mornington Peninsula, specialising in manufacturing of Timber & Steel gates, Customised Doors and Post & Rail fencing. Distribution and installation of automated gate opening systems. Huge scope for expansion, currently run with only 4 employees. Turnover $400,000 plus, increasing on average 30% per annum. Freehold available. Please contact for full and financial information.

Manufactures air filters for air conditioning & air handling systems. Price includes stock, 7 sewing machines, 70 patterns, 3 cutting tables, 3 printing machines, press tools & hand tools, welding equipment & other sheet metal equipment to manufacture a complete air filter from raw material to finished product ready for installation. Operating since 1989, owner ready to retire, will assist new owner for next 2 years, if required. Suit sales & marketing person with trade background or engineering experience - staff fully trained with long history in company. Accounts & staff details avail.

price: $425,000 WIWO

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bh (02) 9683 4932 fax (02) 9683 6592

ah (02) 9624 2236 ian@wisdomfinancial.com.au

427593

price: $100,000 427325

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Manufacturing

Brisbane Southside

Manufacturing

North Gosford

QLD

NSW

Easy business to operate, we manufacture cushion inserts, pillows, and speciality orders made from a cotton or polypropylene bag filled with polyester fibre. Well maintained reliable machinery including forklift and Iveco van. Strong customer base with 3 major chains. Experienced staff, 1 fulltime and 4 casuals. Gross T/O 06/07 - $400,000. Potential for the supply of cushion inserts with major chains, Big W, K Mart, Spotlight, Pillows, major motel chains and Government, both Federal and State and enhancement of web sales. Contact Owner for full and financial information.

price: $499,000 + S.A.V.

price: $680,000 + S.A.V. (approx. $100,000)

mob 0407 156 708 kathiebuswell@optusnet.com.au

bh (02) 4325 3433 goldiecu@bigpond.net.au

427503

Great Business

Textile converters of fabric & industrial materials, a truly niche business. We have machines that re-roll materials supplied to us and then use strip cutting machines to fulfil customers’ requirements. We service a huge customer base all over Australia and produce bias bindings and piping for trim. T/O approx $600,000 p.a. Business established for 40 years. No need for advertising or sales representatives, word of mouth brings in new customers every month. Long lease on premises available. Owner is prepared to assist new owner learn the ropes.

424988

One of a Kind Business in QLD

Manufacturing Canberra

ACT

Create Income Through Unique Metal Coatings Forged Metals Australia is offering a chance to a limited number of people to share their knowledge & technology to run a highly successful business of their own. • Exclusive hands on training in Canberra factory in the

creation of different high polished & textured finishes. (No similar product on the market). • No ongoing fees. • Exclusive right within an area that best suits you. • No experience or technical knowledge necessary. • Ongoing Technical & Promotional support.

This technology would be a great add on for anyone working in signage, architectural design, kitchen & bathroom manufacturing. Great profit margin possible (10 to 1). Huge potential as one job alone could pay for the original outlay.

mob 0405 158 425 info@forgedmetals.com.au www.forgedmetals.com.au

427303

price: $75,000

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Manufacturing

Gold Coast

Manufacturing

North East Victoria

QLD

VIC

A Business in Paradise

Unique Business

Become the boss of this dominant decorative concrete company & take advantage of South-East Queensland’s booming economy. No experience required, employees that do all the work. Gross T/O $347,000. No.1 Yellow Pages Ad, professionally designed website & fully signwritten fleet of vehicles + Manufacturing plant & equip. Now is the perfect time to transition into this business, kickstart your returns with $35,000 pre-booked work. Suit salesperson, middle manager or husband & wife team. Last 2 years accountant verified financials available.

Well-established 13 yrs. in desirable rural area of Wodonga. Manufactures school wear; sports wear, catering for over 15 schools. Business still growing, loads of potential. Retail shop has school, work, hospitality and corporate range. Sale includes one-head Tajima machine, industrial sewing machines, elasticator, button holer, patterns etc. plus all customer files. Also embroidery service running as own identity. Computer system with stock control package. Possible finance available. Great business for family or partnership. Owner wishes to retire. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $120,000 + S.A.V.

Detailed 12-page PDF Prospectus available upon request. bh (07) 5592 1838 mob 0433 178 827 gps@options.net.au

425653

price: $290,000 WIWO

Manufacturing

Melbourne

bh (02) 6056 3413 fax (02) 6056 3416 mob 0429 431 463 jmcloth@dragnet.com.au www.alburywodongaaustralia.com.au

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Manufacturing

Campbellfield

VIC

VIC

This well respected, Australia wide brand has been operating in the Outdoor Living Solution market for 4 years and has an enviable reputation amongst its peers. Based in Melbourne and focusing on the sale, design, manufacture and installation of high quality outdoor blinds, awnings & shade sails the business returned circa $300k after EBIT for the 07/08 financial year. With an experienced management and sales force this business may be operated at arm’s length if desired or the new owner can play an active role in taking this operation to the next level. Full hand over and training provided.

price: $72,000

price: $720,000 incl. S.A.V. & future orders

bh (03) 9560 2581 mob 0408 391 112 slingshotcamper@optusnet.com.au

bh 0419 995 133 mob 0419 995 133

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ah 0419 995 133 psherlock@imchannels.com.au

428795

Outdoor Living Solutions

Take advantage of the public's move toward smaller cars by offering a product specifically designed for that market segment. The Slingshot Camper is a modern camper trailer. The 2 models available come with the unique 4 second set up capability. Currently operated from Melbourne, the business could be relocated anywhere as the market is Australia wide. The package consists of fibreglass patterns & moulds, intellectual property by way of design registration & trademarks, & a detailed assembly guide complete with patterns & some tools. Owner willing to provide assistance.

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Manufacturing Brisbane

QLD

Factory Business - Pool Tables • Located in-between busy Gold Coast and Brisbane • Situated on Main Highway - 100,000 Cars Per Day Exposure • 375m2 Factory with Beautiful Showroom and Offices (+80m2 Mezzanine) Information About the Business • Established 15 Years • Most popular Pool Table Manufacturer in Australia • Only Manufacturer in Australia of Fibreglass Outdoor Pool Tables • Australia-wide Distribution Already in Place • Pool Table Internals are World Famous for Simplicity and Reliability • Excellent Quality and Reputation • Huge World Wide Franchise Possibilities • World Class Website – www.dbrleisure.com.au Financials • Turnover 2007-2008 = $700,000 (potential to easily expand) • Huge Cash Flow Business • Plant, Machinery, Equipment and Moulds worth $210,000 Training & possible finance would be available to a suitable purchaser.

price: $399,000 + S.A.V. ($25,000)

Central West Country

Manufacturing

Tamworth

NSW

NSW

Unique Magnetic Products Business

Specialising in manufacture of aluminium windows & doors, domestic & commercial. Located in Orange an economically strong area with diverse mining, health & agricultural industries. Two new vehicles included - optional. All hard work done establishing systems, client base, tools & equipment plus computer program for quoting, production, invoicing & stock control. Potential to expand business or keep as is. Three well-trained loyal & reliable staff, 2 f/time & 1 casual. Contact for further & financial information.

Innovative business located in Tamworth, specializing in magnetic products for farming, workshops, general, industrial, therapeutic and personal. First export order delivered to Middle East last year. 6 agents in place in NSW and 1 in QLD. 2-3 franchise opportunities in each state. No other companies like this in the market place. 4 unique products currently patented in Australia, with 2 new projects under development. 60 page website. Tremendous potential for right enthusiastic person. Only selling due to sudden loss of key partner. Contact for full and financial information.

price: $340,000 + S.A.V.

price: $200,000

bh (02) 6361 2018 fax (02) 6361 1465 mob 0402 823 077 info@stunning-windows-doors.com.au

bh (02) 6765 6510 mob 0412 632 253 magnetsrus@bigpond.com www.magnetsrus.com.au

427309

Unique Manufacturing Business Opportunity

426419

Manufacturing

426104

mob 0414 407 716 admin@dbrleisure.com.au www.dbrleisure.com.au

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Manufacturing

NSW / ACT

Gold Coast

Solid Business / Great Potential

Unique Trailer & Sheet Metal Products

This well-established joinery company produces custom detailed joinery, particularly kitchen joinery, for the commercial residential developer and home builder/developer markets. Through a subsidiary brand it also provides flat-packed joinery products, particularly to resellers, in the home builder/kitchen joinery market. Sales for financial year 2007 were $6.3M, up from $2.9M sales in 2005. This business is now a well developed business with a substantial trading history, and a track record in several market segments (government, large developer, home builder/renovator and small to medium cabinetmaker/joiner/resellers). Substantial opportunity exists to expand further.

Manufacturing workshop supplying Boating/Trailer & mining industry. 2 core components of business:- 1. Trailer mud guards. 10 sizes with variations being developed. Supplying trailer manufacturers predominately in SE QLD. Unique products – cold formed, round steel mudguards. Unique process, lighter and stronger than competition. Opportunities to expand in retail and industry sector. 2. Core sample trays. Sheet metal tray manufacture. New bending machine commissioned. Regular ongoing orders. Currently run with 2 staff - Owner works part time.

price: $2,200,000 + S.A.V.

price: $182,000 + S.A.V. (approx. $10,000)

mob 0403 805 243 don.fitzpatrick@innoventure.com.au

fax (07) 5529 2621 mob 0414 425 701 keith.h@stretchtec.com.au www.mudguard.com.au

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Gold Coast

NSW

Aluminium Windows & Doors Manufacturer

Casual Furniture & Aged Care Equipment Specialists

Well-known business located in the sea-change area of Batemans Bay, NSW. This well established business has been servicing the area for 30 years. Specializing in the manufacture of aluminium windows, doors and all associated products. Massive client base and work in progress to support the high turnover. There are 14 long serving staff, up to date computer systems, and 5 vehicles. Located in new premises, 3 x 3 leasehold. Freehold on request. Contact Peter for further details.

Enjoy a lifestyle change with this successful established business in Bundall on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Same owner since 1983. Manufacturer of commercial quality outdoor furniture. The business sells mainly wholesale to a large number of repeat corporate customers. Plant & equipment valued at approximately $75,000. T/O 2006 $456,000. T/O 2007 - $507,000. Stock value approx. $35,000. Contact for further information.

price: $690,000 + S.A.V.

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price: $125,000 + S.A.V. 422451

fax (02) 4472 6701 mob 0414 624 442 pgjs@westnet.com.au www.atn.com.au/nsw/south/south-d.htm

QLD

bh (07) 5539 8288 fax (07) 5570 2200 pridecasual@optusnet.com.au

425670

South Coast

QLD

424088

427767

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- MANUFACTURING -

STEEL FABRICATIONS “We can build just about anything… with Steel!”

$1.6 million $2 million TURN OVER - P.A.

O V E R

WORK IN PROGRES

ocated at Moora, on the Moore River, 170km from Perth. The company caters for the building industry’s requirements and needs for Steel Fabrication & Design to suit residential, commercial and heavy industry projects, large or small.

L

The freehold operation has no immediate opposition and ultimately deals in the production of Steel Fabricated Structures and development of Miners Cottage “Park Homes” now being extensively sold throughout W.A. The company also holds the franchise rights for the sale and erection of Ranbuild Sheds and Rhino Tanks. The business operation (Freehold) includes a comprehensive inventory of first class quality machinery, including – Two trucks, Utilities, Forklift, Welders & New Office equip. etc, valued at over $170,000. (Full inventory & financials by written request). The newly constructed office & factory complex offers main road frontage and occupies two acres of prime industrial land in Moora, being the centre of lush farming, wheat growing, sheep & cattle grazing and now boasting the largest town (and growing) between Geraldton & Perth. Owner, loyal staff & workers are willing to stay on, if required. Possible Vendor finance available.

PRICE: Freehold - W.I.W.O.

$1,100,000 Includes: • • • •

Property - $650,000 average S.A.V. - $70,000 Work in progress $2 mil. All plant & equipment. valued at over $170,000

m: 0427 511 466 e: austeelmoora@westnet.com.au w: www.moora.wa.gov.au 413872

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Market Stalls

Sydney

Milk Run

Nowra

NSW

NSW

100% wholesale milk-run. Caters for Independent Supermarkets, service stations, shops, schools and various other outlets on the northern end of the city. Average delivery of 10,200 litres of milk, juices and dairy products each week. Nets approx $2,200 per week and the work can be easily managed by one or two people. Deliveries are 6 mornings a week. Steady cash flow throughout the year. Sale includes truck and computer system. Business is covered by a 7 +7 Franchise Agreement with Dairy Farmers.

price: $38,000 WIWO

price: $242,000

mob 0433 839 232 wayne.higgins@internode.on.net

ah (02) 4422 5000 mob 0438 225 000 vaturner1@optusnet.com.au

Mixed Business

North Coast

428067

Dairy Farmers Franchise

Great chance to take advantage of a long established market stall within the Rocks, the busiest Tourist area of Sydney, selling an est. artwork brand Pistachio Australia. This business would suit a person who only wants to work on weekends or wants to supplement their income with a good & consistent CASH flow. Showing great returns this business has a unique & innovative product range which will be supplied to the purchaser on a wholesale level. There is also the added opportunity to expand & open new outlets. No experience or creative flair is required as all training will be provided.

427832

Opportunity that Rocks!

Mixed Business

Callala Beach

NSW

NSW

IGA Store / Seachange / Lifestyle

Seachange & Lifestyle

Located beautiful river & beachside town of Nambucca 25 mins sth of Coffs Harbour. Services locals, retirees & tourists. Gross T/O averages $17,000 per wk with further growth potential. Specializes in fresh grocery, dairy & freezer, Fruit & Veg. Exclusive agency for Darrell Lea Chocolates, DVD hire, most extensive home brew offered in the valley servicing growing number of brewers. Also “Penny & Woody” Australia’s largest bears & a hit with tourists. Reason for sale: family commitments. S.A.V. approx $100k and 5k for the bears.

General Store & post office,across the road from the beach, we sell petrol, Groceries, we have a Post office,cafe & subnewsagency.

price: $300,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 4446 5009 ah (02) 4448 8505 fax (02) 4448 8512 mob 0425 298 554 demps1@iprimus.com.au

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427295

fax (02) 6569 4230 mob 0413 178 320 landsbaker@optusnet.com.au

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Mixed Business

North East Arnhem Land

Mixed Business

Alexandra

NT

VIC

Ideal Family Business

Nhulunbuy is a growing coastal town situated on the Gulf of Carpenteria, offering fishing and sailing opportunities. The shop sells a large variety of goods; unisex clothing for all ages, toys, phones, souvenirs, jewellery, computer equipment, and Playstation and Xbox 360 consoles and games. Sale price includes all inventory. 2-bed house for sale if required. Owner only selling due to retirement. Poss finance available. T/O $850,000 with stable net profit margin.

Situated in a prime location in the centre of the main business district. Well stocked selling Clothing from Babies to Ladies size 24. Also Camping gear, Children’s fashion, Fitness wear, Fitness gear, Music accessories, to name a few. Established in present location for 4 years it provides a very lucrative income. Well supported by the high volume of campers who visit the district. Ideal husband & wife situation or run by one with casual staff. Strong 5 yr lease. Contact for further details.

price: $550,000 stock included WIWO

price: $120,000 + S.A.V.

bh (08) 8987 1338 fax (08) 8987 1339 bernieblouin@bigpond.com www.australianexplorer.com/arnhem_land.htm

bh (03) 5772 1904 ah (03) 5772 1782 fax (03) 5772 2310 mob 0448 018 649 jkkg@virtual.net.au

427209

Top End Lifestyle

Mixed Business

Mid North Coast

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Sydney Metro

NSW

NSW

Foodtown Supermarket $1.9 Million Turnover

Mixed Business Plus Home This thriving business includes post office, newsagency, takeaway with latest in fast food equipment, mail delivery run, grocery, delicatessen & fruit & veg. Only store of it’s kind in town. Located on the Macleay river in picturesque Smithtown. Also supplies lunches for the busy Nestle factory in town. T/O over $1 mil p.a and growing. Excellent opportunity to live on the mid north coast 4 hrs from Sydney. A lovely 4-bedroom house is included with this freehold business. Contact owner for full & financial information.

Long term established family business located in the heart of Riverwood near public transport. Annual turnover of $1.9 million+ with well established customer relationships. Convenient close parking around the area. Well known IGA brand provides owners flexible buying power. New owners shown the ropes for a successful business. Current owner looking to retire after 7 years of success. Do not miss out on this great opportunity! Possible finance available.

price: $800,000 + S.A.V. freehold bh (02) 9153 6297 mob 0412 161 128

fax (02) 9534 3401 kan.huang1989@gmail.com

426581

price: $398,000 negotiable + S.A.V. 425963

bh (02) 6567 4824 ah (02) 6567 4824 fax (02) 6567 4115 mob 0428 674 111 big.fella98@bigpond.com

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Mixed Business

Mobile Business

North West Country

NSW

Blue Mountains

NSW

Richo’s Mini Mart

Floor Sanding & Polishing Business

Great family business, well-established, 1 owner 20 years. Situated in friendly sporting town of Wee Waa, Australia’s cotton capital. T/O $800,000 +. One stop shop providing takeaway food, groceries, DVDs, gas fittings, lawn mower parts, gas refills (Origin gas agent), newspapers and coffees. ATM & EFTPOS available. 3-bed residence above shop with double carport, large block of land with room for expansion. Owner retiring. Will stay on for 3 months if required. Contact for full and financial information.

Good strong business plus lifestyle, well established by the current owner since 1997, with an excellent reputation. Operates in the Blue Mountains and Penrith area. Turnover is around $200,000 pa, with nett around $100,000 pa. There is huge potential for a new owner to take this operation to the next level. Sale includes vehicle and all tools and equipment. Half page yellow pages ad in place. Contact owner for full & financial information.

price: $450,000 WIWO freehold

Mobile Business

Mobile Business

Eastern Suburbs Sydney

QLD

Awesome Cash Business

Automotive Tool Sales - Fantastic Opportunity

Baked potatoes are the original fast-food! Nature has already wrapped it & the packaging is edible as well as nutritious. This business operates on cash. Low start up costs. Flexibility to work full or part-time. Minimum food preparation. Best of all excellent profits! This is not a franchise and there are no royalty payments. Extremely high profit margins. Go where the crowds go. Trade at markets, concerts, festivals, agricultural shows, school fetes to name but a few. Leasing available from $240.00 p.w (+ gst). Contact owner.

Well-established business for 6 years, supplying high quality professional brand name tools and equipment to the automotive, marine and heavy transport industries. Good relationships with vehicle dealerships & independent workshops with a high percentage of repeat business. $350K turnover, 5 days a week with no weekend work, offers an affluent income & flexibility. Team member will work alongside new owner for 2 weeks, ongoing support available from existing owner who operates identical business on the Northern Beaches. Genuine reason for sale. Please contact Jason for full and financial information.

price: $38,500

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price: $175,000 WIWO 428820

bh (07) 3822 7655 ah (07) 3822 7655 fax (07) 3822 6605 mob 0437 641 974 info@oldenglishpotatoovens.com.au www.oldenglishpotatoovens.com.au

NSW

bh (02) 4389 8455 mob 0418 278 909 toolzone@primusonline.com.au

426841

Brisbane Region

ah (02) 4739 5007 mob 0412 395 470 jasonhollier@optusnet.com.au

428761

price: $120,000 negotiable 427244

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Mobile Business Brisbane

QLD

Coffee On The Move This is a highly recommended business in a fast growing industry. An opportunity to be your own boss and work flexible hours where the scenery is always changing. This business is for sale as a going concern, offering an immediate income (120 + cups/day), minimal overheads (no franchise fees) and unlimited potential for future growth. The business operates a 2004 diesel VW Transporter Van and services a loyal customer base in a well established and growing area.

It would suit a husband and wife team. The fit out of the van includes a brand new 6.5 KVA Honda generator (removable if required), fridge, water and sullidge tanks, stainless steel paneling and sinks. Other equipment (mainly for weekend events) includes tables, chairs, collapsible gazebos, advertising signs, umbrellas, windbreak, a large esky and floor mats. Possible finance available. Contact the owner for full & financial information after 3pm daily on mobile or email.

price: $168,000 426706

mob 0437 662 453 robadams@bigpond.net.au

Brisbane Nth/Redcliffe

Mobile Business

Sale

QLD

VIC

The Ultimate Relocatable Cash Flow Business

One person can run this! Well-established customer base for wholesale delivery of pies, cakes and bread. Includes refrigerated delivery van in good condition. Operating 5 days - no weekends or public holidays - between midnight and 8 am. Good net profits for owner/operator. Ideal for someone looking to buy themselves and income and location life style. T/O $236K. 2 weeks training provided. Possible finance available. Please contact Noel for further information.

Can be run from anywhere - baked potato business with 2 complete signwritten trailers. Work the weekends that suit you, then take the rest of the week off. Specializing in outdoor events and functions, this cash business has unlimited potential with country fairs, Easter shows, race meetings, school sporting events, club functions etc. Sale includes 2 marquees, 2 glass door fridges and 2 ovens, suitable for a variety of hot food. Easily set-up and easy to operate with big profit margins. T/O $100,000. Owner willing to advise and give support.

price: $85,000 negotiable

price: $35,000

bh (07) 3869 0650 ah (07) 3869 0650

bh (03) 9372 6337 mob 0414 769 793

422249

Food Delivery Run - Pies and Bread

fax (03) 9372 6338 rmisseos@bigpond.com.au

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Motel

West Wyalong

Motel

North-West NSW

NSW

NSW

Widely Recommended by ALL

NSW Lifestyle Opportunity

Long established & well known country stop-over, travelling between Qld & Vic and only 1km from town, commanding Newel Hwy frontage. Good tourist trade with modern well-kept 19 room accommodation & facilities. Big swimming pool, B/B/Q & recreation area. Recent internal & extensive make-over. Good, spacious 2 b/r residences. Easy to run by couple. Close to quality schools, hospital & 5 recreational clubs. T/O - around $160,000 p.a. with a 24.5 year lease remaining. Owners will stay on & train. Possible finance available.

Ideal husband & wife business. The Village Motor Inn is modelled on a Swiss style resort with guests staying in one of 32 chalets situated on 41/2 acres of trees, lawns & gardens. Located on the Dubbo side of Gilgandra 1.5 km from the Post Office, on main highway. The complex is built around a fully licensed a-la-carte Restaurant, pool & BBQ area. Sale includes 1 x 2 B/R House & 1 x 4 B/R House. T/O in excess of $230k. Genuine sale as owners moving. Please contact owners for full financial information.

price: $295,000 WIWO

http://west-wyalong.visitnsw.com.au/town/West_Wyalong.aspx

price: $1,150,000 freehold 424831

bh (02) 6972 2777 ah (02) 6972 2777 fax (02) 6972 1080 mob 0404 103 136 ardeanalmotel@bigpond.com

Newsagency

Far North Coast

bh (02) 6847 1433 fax (02) 6847 2096 villagemotorinn1@bigpond.com www.users.bigpond.com/villagemotorinn1

Newsagency

Maitland

NSW

NSW

Profit Growth / Ideal Location

Newspower “Platinum”

Excellent business located in the CBD of Lismore in a medium sized shopping centre anchored by Woolworths plus 20 specialty shops. Advantage of no paper deliveries & no Sunday or Public Holiday trading, but this is optional. Superb new shopfit Dec 06. Has shown continual growth, projected T/O 07/08 Newsagency $560k, Lotteries $750k. Enjoy a profitable business and great lifestyle in the highly desirable Bryon Bay hinterland - beautiful beaches, rainforests, hour from the Gold Coast. Stock value est. $130k. Selling due to illness in family.

Located in busy CBD shopping mall in Maitland (30 mins north of Newcastle) with T/O exceeding $1.6M. Core business involves newspaper, magazine, greeting card, NSW Lotteries and stationery supply. New 5 year lease. Sale price includes fixtures/fittings and goodwill. SAV approx $80,000. Owner selling for family reasons after 13 years.

price: $435,000 + S.A.V.

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price: $350,000 + S.A.V. centro.news@bigpond.com

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ah (02) 4934 1585 mob 0405 843 795 rod74p@optusnet.com.au

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Newsagency

Western Sydney

Newsagency

Sydney

NSW

NSW

Strong Cash Flow / Lotto Outlet

Growing Business - Price Reduced!

Established over 20 years with large regular & casual clientele. Turnover $750,000. Possible finance available.The business is ideally suited to a husband & wife team and conveniently located in a local supermarket. The agency offers lotto, bill express, dry cleaning, magazines, stationery & delivery run. Computerized POS system, monitored security system. 11 subagents with growing residential and industrial areas. Current lease 3 x 3 years. Training will be provided. Figures available to genuine buyers. Contact for full & financial information.

Located in a new and growing shopping centre “Thornleigh Marketplace” on the corner of The Comenarra Parkway and Pennant Hills Rd with 2 floors of parking, rail station and bus stops nearby. The newsagency is situated near the entry to Woolworths and is 140sqm plus a storeroom in the basement. LOTTO commissions have increased 15.2% in 2007/8 over the prior year. Staff in place & prepared to stay on, if required. The territory covers most of Thornleigh with 7 subagents. Current lease 10 years. Full training will be provided. Nets $2,345 per week. For more details, go to www.geocites.com/newsagency4sale/home.html

price: $220,000 goodwill + fixtures & fittings + stock

bh (02) 9624 3972 mob 0412 621 834

mob 0423 529 041 thornleighnews@bigpond.com

fax (02) 9624 3972 parmjit_57@hotmail.com

426539

price: $220,000 + S.A.V.

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Newsagency Cessnock (North NSW)

NSW

Profitable Business Plus Residence Situated only 2 hrs drive from Sydney this long established Freehold Newsagency is located in Bellbird a suburb of Cessnock & only minutes away from Pokolbin (the largest wine growing area in NSW) within the beautiful Hunter Valley. The business has ATM, Lotto Agency, large paper run + vehicle. 3 sub agents. The Newsagency is air conditioned & has ample

room for expansion. Gross Turnover approx. $550,000. Price includes a new 4bedroom home featuring ducted vacuum system, air conditioning & double garage, plus a tenanted Freehold Hairdressing Salon. Great growth area, good business now with huge potential in the future. Training & finance could be available to a suitable purchaser.

ah (02) 4991 7885 kathyaustin@bigpond.com www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au

425763

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Newsagency

Newcastle

Newsagency

Launceston

NSW

TAS

Local landmark! Established 62 years in the same prominent position on the corner of Thompson’s Lane & Georgetown Road. Currently operating as Newsagency & Takeaway, with potential to change. Less than 1km from the largest TAFE college in the state and large industrial area. Good lease in place with 3-bedroom residence attached. Sale includes extensive plant & equipment. Sole venue for gourmet chicken for the area. Taking over $559,114 p.a. trading 6 days per week. Owners selling to retire. Please contact Dale or Kerry.

price: $320,000 + S.A.V.

price: $98,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 4953 2488 mob 0414 692 932 wpate@bigpond.net.au

bh / fax (03) 6326 5885 ah / fax (03) 6330 2593

Nursery

Caboolture

426132

Family Cash Flow Business

A very good business in the right position, long established in West Wallsend, a unique town nestled in the foothills of Mount Sugar Loaf, just off the F3 freeway and only 25 min from Newcastle city and beaches. The newsagency profit is approx. $100,000 plus which will no doubt increase with the proposed housing developments in West Wallsend and surrounding territories and the upgrade of the golf course. Due to commitments elsewhere and the need to live closer to family, the owners are selling their much loved business. Owners willing to help & staff will stay on.

425991

Great Family Business - Lots of Potential

Nursery

Rollingstone

QLD

QLD

Outer Brisbane Flower Farm

Palms

Well-established Rose growing family business. Staff in place and prepared to stay on. Features include: • 2 x Homes • Swimming Pool • 2500 square metres of covered area • 17,000 Rose Plants • Set on 0.8 hectare (2 acres) of land • Growing all year round from its Hydroponic System. Supplying to established wholesale markets, also agents for Australian Native Flower and Foliage. Visit website for further viewing. Full training. Contact for further & full information and check out local shire Website. www.caboolture.qld.gov.au

Palm nursery, 40,000 mostly Foxtails but also Golden Cane, Bismarkia, Triangle, Christmas, Clumping McCarthur, McCartur, Clumping Fishtail, Teddybears. Plus 1 acre, dwelling, and worker caretaking and working from dwelling. For Sale due to ill health.

price: $1,200,000 negotiable

bh (07) 4770 7359 ah (07) 4770 7359 fax (07) 4770 7847 mob 0409 125 513 leah.thomson@bigpond.com

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bh (07) 3888 3276 brian@shannonroses.com.au www.shannonroses.com.au/bfs_index.htm

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Nursery Devonport

TAS

Great Business / Wonderful Lifestyle Located in an idyllic area of the Apple Isle equidistant between Devonport & the picturesque Port Sorell with beaches, boating, fishing & water skiing only minutes away. This is a long established (20 years) Freehold Nursery producing fresh cut, bagged herbs (grown under cover) for the Tasmanian restaurant trade plus a propagation wholesale nursery specializing in “Renaissance Herbs” & “Romantic Plants” for the

Tasmanian market. Easily operated & profitable business & has great potential to expand, with support from a national network of growers. Price includes a beautiful 3 bed., 2 bath. plus office/study renovated character home featuring Tassie Baltic pine. Very good business & a wonderful lifestyle. Schools & all amenities nearby. Training & possible finance would be available to a suitable purchaser.

price: $650,000 freehold 427290

ah (03) 6428 4182 mob 0417 166 717 landaemherbs@bigpond.com Pet Shop

Brisbane

QLD

Brisbane

QLD

Must Love Dogs

Specializing in a large variety of quality Gifts & Homewares Party Plan or Online. Enjoy the tax benefits of writing home expenses off against your business. Price includes car (if required), website, equipment, display kit, pallet racking, packaging & stock at cost. Gross T/O 04/05 $167,500, less in 07/08 due to owner having to reduce work hrs. Willing to train & assist new purchaser. Large mailing list, opportunity for buying trips interstate & overseas, work your own hrs, guaranteed party bookings to Christmas. Selling due to changed family circumstances.

Boutique pet grooming salon and pet care needs. In Brisbane on busy main road in shopping centre with complementary businesses nearby and plenty of car parking. Will suit 1-2 staff, with huge growth potential. Ongoing training and support available. 3 years remaining on lease with re-lease option. Genuine reasons for sale.

price: $40,000 negotiable + S.A.V.

price: $78,000 WIWO

ah (07) 3287 7888 mob 0438 528 492 info@brightbeautiful.com www.brightbeautiful.com

bh (07) 3848 2379 mob 0413 885 059

427766

Gift Shop in Your Home

ah 0413 885 059 m.logie@optusnet.com.au

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Play Centre

Brisbane

Post Office

Howard Springs

QLD

NT

Howard Springs Post Office

This award-winning cafĂŠ & play centre is an ideal family business opportunity in Queensland. Solid lease in place with further 5-year option. Established 3 years ago, this business is now on the up & up & ready to be taken to the next level. T/O demonstrates steady increase. Includes website, full training & support & the possibility of some staff staying on. Heaps of potential. This will go so call now.

30 minutes from Darwin City. This Licensed Post Office is located with other major shops, a Medical Centre,Chemist, and Supermarket in a small village type atmosphere. The shop is well supported by local residents and tourist in the busy dry season. Substantial Number of PO BOXES with a growth rate exceeding 100 Boxes per year. Ideal business for a husband a wife team. NETT INCOME APPROX $145,000 per annum PRICE $600,000 & SAV APPROX $30,000.

price: $280,000

price: $600,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 9281 4599 fax (02) 9212 6054 info@ab4s.com.au

bh (08) 8983 1383 ah (08) 8988 4227 fax (08) 8983 3846 mob 0418 379 169 tonymez@bigpond.com

427142

Award-Winning Play Centre & Cafe

Post Office

Ardlethan

Post Office

Griffith

NSW

NSW

Post Office with Residence

Well established business in small friendly town of Ardlethan, rich agricultural district of the Riverina, close to large towns of Wagga Wagga, Griffith & West Wyalong. Electronically operated servicing CBA, St. George, Bendigo & other major banks & credit unions. 1 staff plus 2 doing mail runs. Solid brick building well maintained & refurbished, spacious, bright & air conditioned. 3-bed house attached plus new colourbond shed, can hold 4 cars. Price includes twin cab ute & postie bike. Town has schools, medical, shops, clubs, restaurant, churches etc. Contact for full & financial information.

Licensed Post Office with residence, on a large convenient block. The single person operated business is located in Lake Wyangan, a small village within a high growth area situated between a recreational lake and the city of Griffith. The Store is meters from the local primary school, the local park, and the bicycle path that links the city and the lake. The city of Griffith is a thriving community with a healthy culture of restaurants, wineries and theatre on offer. Separation of the business and residence can be considered.

price: $265,000 + S.A.V. freehold

price: $295,000

bh (02) 6978 2099 fax (02) 6978 2097 mauramuscarella@bigpond.com.au

bh (02) 6962 9570 fax (02) 6962 9570

427429

Ideal Family Business / Country Lifestyle

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Post Office

Trangie

Publishing

East Arnhem Land

NSW

NT

High Profit / Superb Lifestyle

Located in central west NSW, Trangie Newsagency, Post Office & NSW Lotteries outlet has been providing the daily necessities for the township of Trangie & surrounding communities since 1927. With an extensive floor area, there is a vast array of goods sold including Darrell Lea confectionery, stationery, greeting cards, giftware & toys. A large, well maintained property is included. Easily run by a staff of 2 with comfortable trading hours. This is a very strong rural business providing a healthy return. Nets $2000 per week. Training provided.

Well-established newspaper (30 yrs) located in Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula, a vibrant affluent mining community. Specialises in local news & events. Gross T/O approx $500,000 p.a. 2 f/time staff & 2 p/time (incl.owners). Enjoy a relaxed tropical lifestyle on the edge of the Arafura Sea, excellent fishing, boating & sailing, Australia’s most intact Aboriginal culture nearby & no water shortages. Daily jet flight connections to Darwin & Cairns. Selling due to empty nest – parents now wish to leave home! For further information on Nhulunbuy go to www.ealta.org

price: $370,000 + S.A.V.

price: $375,000 negotiable

ah (02) 6888 7763 mob 0447 080 680 gab.wake@bigpond.com

bh (08) 8987 2999 fax (08) 8987 2900 rohoo2@bigpond.com www.ealta.org

428639

Sale of Trangie Newsagency

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Resort Adelaide Hills

SA

Adelaide Hills Wilderness Lodge Situated just 30 mins from the city, offering superb facilities in a picturesque hills environment with abundance of rare wildlife in a protected, forest sanctuary bordered by Mylor Conservation Park & Onkaparinga River. Guests visiting for a conference, team-building event or educational retreat will adore the natural surroundings & modern facilities including swimming pool, grassed sports oval, basketball stadium & air-conditioned conference room. Current business systems allow owners to be leveraged—they do little hands-on work meaning more time to sit back, relax & enjoy the finer comforts of

the area including its prestigious wine. Commercial kitchen complete with huge walk in cool store has impressed chefs & catering staff with the ease of turning out fantastic meals for groups of more than 200 guests. At night visitors can explore the sanctuary, then stay in cosy rooms with accommodation for up to 120 people. Situated in the peaceful town of Mylor, the Adelaide Hills Region is a mecca of tourist attractions, hosting numerous local & international events including Jacobs Creek Tour Down Under, internationally acclaimed Oakbank Easter horse races & numerous Food & Wine Festivals.

fax (08) 8388 5556 mob 0416 181 678 ahwl@mac.com www.adelaidewilderness.com.au

427899

price: P.O.A. freehold WIWO

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Restaurant

Restaurant

Broadbeach

Camden

QLD

Cafe / Restaurant - Price Reduced for Quick Sale

NSW

German A-La-Carte & Functions

price: $95,000 all offers considered

price: $220,000 O.N.O. + S.A.V.

bh (07) 5538 0700 mob 0416 118 462

mob 0417 697 733 oldpen58@bigpond.net.au

427388

fax (07) 5538 0722 andrea1572@optusnet.com.au

426950

URGENT SALE - Gold mine on the Gold Coast. Location, location, location... occupying an excellent position in the centre of mall .......... lots of foot traffic. HUGE potential (not trading currently, due to difficult pregnancy). Must sell - owner committed elsewhere. Fully equipped restaurant has indoor dining currently set up for 49 as well as outdoor undercover dining (including clear awnings) for another 44. Footpath dining also available for another 25 through council approval. Long lease in place.

Fully licensed European restaurant situated in Narellan in the heart of a growing area. Plenty of parking on site. Kitchen well equipped. Dining room licensed for 158 persons, bar 12. Currently offering German cuisine, but would also suit Polish, Hungarian, Greek or Italian. A-lacarte restaurant caters for functions, patrons and is open 6 nights a week and one lunch. Has the potential to open 7 days for both lunch and/or dinner. Long lease, reasonable rent and outgoings. T/O first three quarters of the financial year: over $300,000 and rising. Stock value approx $7,000.

Restaurant

Restaurant

Brisbane

QLD

Canberra

ACT

Highly Successful Restaurant in Tourist Mecca

Cooking With Gas Located near the city, this café has come a long way in 3 years. The business utilizes a nice combination of location, food quality, presentation, ambience & service. Mediterranean cuisine. 3 x 3 x 3 year lease in place. T/O $14,000 p.w. Staff in place with possibility of them staying on. Please contact us for full & financial information.

Excellent location in huge tourist centre Gold Creek Village approx.15kms from centre of Canberra, on the edge of a major suburban development. Many shops, businesses & tourist attractions. Modern Australian cuisine with a homey feel – “comfort food”. Regular clientele plus visitors. Restaurant & Catering Awards ACT multi award winner. Historic building with wooden beams creating superb ambience. Covered courtyard popular in summer. Gross T/O 2006/07 $360,000 10% increase on previous year. Potential to further increase by including lunch. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $350,000

bh (02) 9281 4599 info@ab4s.com.au

bh (02) 6248 6761 mob 0404 377 041 janeandcam@hotmail.com www.greenherring.com.au

fax (02) 9212 6054

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Restaurant

Restaurant

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

NSW

NSW

Award Winning Restaurant + Home + Freehold

Faro Latino Restaurante

This is a rare opportunity to buy a well-established, multiaward winning, licensed restaurant & freehold situated on the highly acclaimed Jetty Strip of Coffs Harbour. Seats 91. Includes architect-designed 4 level home overlooking the harbour & marina, luxury B & B accommodation, & a 2 bedroom residence used for storage. Currently trading dinners only, 7 nights, however the location is ideally suited for breakfast & lunch as well. Well-equipped kitchen, bar, and facilities. Council approved BA for extension to 150 seats. Owners retiring.

Lifestyle change. Located in beautiful Coffs Harbour Jetty Strip. Excellent fit-out, fully licensed. 25 outside, 30 inside Plenty of potential. Open only 5 nights. Featured in Sydney Weekender TV program. Long lease. Plant & stock included. T/O $175,000. Profit $50,000. Must sell Contact Fabian Chiossoni for further information.

price: $130,000 MUST SELL

price: $1,800,000 427930

bh (02) 6651 1516 ah (02) 6651 1516 pmandree@bigpond.com

bh (02) 6653 7981 ah (02) 6653 7981 fax (02) 6653 7981 mob 0411 469 621 fchiossoni@yahoo.com.ar

Restaurant

Restaurant

Sydney

NSW

Dee Why

NSW

Successful Business in Mosman

Indian Restaurant

Walk in & earn $ from day 1. Owners relocating overseas and MUST sell. Well-established business (20 yrs) situated in the affluent suburb of Mosman, on a busy main road with ample rear parking. Eat-in, takeaway/delivery. Seats 24 inside, loyal clientele of local residents, northern beaches traffic, sporting groups & corp functions. No direct competition, runs extremely well with potential for further growth. Equipment includes pizza oven, dough roller, drink fridge, 6-burner gas cook. etc. No experience in pizza necessary, current owners willing to train. Possible finance available. Contact for full & financial information.

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase the leasehold of an Indian restaurant in the Northern Beaches. Main street exposure in the heart of Dee Why with excellent foot & car traffic, & seating for 60 patrons. Plenty of parking. Solid masonry construction with ground floor & first floor separated into two units. Newly renovated with contemporary dĂŠcor. All equipment is fully owned, in excellent condition & included in sale. Available immediately. Minimal capital investment required. 2 year lease available.

price: $80,000 negotiable

rachel.pace@cba.com.au

428027

price: $145,000 mob 0417 064 766

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bh (02) 9972 3309 mob 0413 298 561 satish.kala@hotmail.com

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Restaurant

Mount Tamborine

Restaurant

Brisbane

QLD

QLD

Italian Restaurant

Highly recommended business opportunity located on Mt Tamborine, a popular tourist mecca for visitors from Brisbane & the Gold Coast. Capacity to seat 70, plus extra 40 chairs. The restaurant has a unique design, central bar, & a wide enclosed patio. Includes separate 4 bdrm brick residence. Large garage & storage sheds, established gardens on 6 acres with spring water. Council approved for 6 tourist cabins. This business has enormous potential. Possible vendor finance available. Contact for full & financial information.

Great food & excellent service in a relaxed & family run restaurant, seating 80. Was established more than 4 yrs ago on one of the best and well-known positions in Brisbane. T/O $18,000 p.w. Caters for cocktail and birthday parties. Long lease 1 + 5 yrs + 5 yrs. Owners moving into a new venture in 2009.

price: $1,300,000 freehold

price: $380,000

bh (07) 5545 0310 ah (07) 5545 0310 mob 0419 685 753 pennylambert@rocketmail.com

fax (07) 3505 0991 mob 0407 007 978 info@bellanotte.com.au www.bellanotte.com.au

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Restaurant, Cellar Door Outlet and Residence

Restaurant

North West Sydney

Restaurant

Leichhardt

NSW

NSW

Italian Restaurant

Situated in Kellyville in the booming Hills District, this restaurant T/O $400,000. Catering for its extensive clientele for the past 50 years, offering Italian/Australian cuisine at present. Set on picturesque acres. Seats 110, function room, main road exposure, off-street parking, licensed, loads of potential. Separate 4-bedroom residence which can be used by the owners or rented out as an extra income, and large storage facilities. Possible finance available.

Italian Pizza restaurant located in Leichhardt, close to the Sydney CBD. Corner position, fully licensed and recently renovated restaurant seats 60. Function room seats 80, potential wine bar with adjoining courtyard. Pizza section seats 16, plus additional outdoor seating for up to 15 people. Takeaway & deliveries. Large coolroom with adjoining freezer room. Sale includes extensive modern equipment and S.A.V. T/O in excess of $400,000 p.a. + rent. 2-bedroom unit upstairs included. Currently tenanted for $300 per week. Two car spaces.

price: $245,000

price: $195,000 WIWO

mob 0414 913 134 rachel.heard@bigpond.com

bh (02) 9568 3467 ah (02) 9810 7992 mob 0410 729 282 mtotaro78@hotmail.com

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Restaurant Sydney Inner City

Restaurant NSW

Spacious Popular Dining Venue Well renowned restaurant in Surry Hills in majestic heritage building, at present specializing in traditional Russian & continental cuisine. Live music, cabaret show, bar & cellar room, dance floor, vodka tasting & Russian cocktails. Log fires in two of the rooms create superb ambience. Operates Tues Sat. Could easily be converted to other food specialty. Caters for its regular and casual patrons. Ideally located in a high-density area to capture passing trade. Owner selling due to other commitments. Contact for full & financial information

Sydney South

NSW

Motivated Sellers - Dining & Bar

price: $178,000 negotiable WIWO

bh (02) 9319 7705 fax (02) 9345 5833 metroem@optusnet.com.au www.coachmen.com.au

bh (02) 9540 4699 mob 0431 379 758 sallesi@aapt.net.au

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Restaurant

426579

Situated in the entertainment precinct of the affluent suburb of Caringbah. Newly renovated with contemporary decor, brand new commercial kitchen and bar. Fully licensed with seating for 54. Trading 5 nights pw Tue - Sat. Currently Mediterranean but kitchen is suited to any type of cuisine. All equipment is fully owned, in excellent condition and included in sale. Plenty of parking. Cheap rent $628 p/w inc GST. T/O $250,000. Regrettable sale due to illness in family. Possible finance available.

Rubbish Removal Cooktown

QLD

Where There’s Muck, There’s Money!

Manly/Northern Beaches NSW

Exclusive French Dining This well established fine dining Restaurant situated on a high traffic road and bus route. Open 5 nights only (can be open 7 nights + few lunches) seats 40. Low rent and no water charges. Close to Manly beach. New big Stockland complex with 280 apartments opening soon. Equipment, fixtures & fittings valued at approx $40,000. Well below potential. T/O $430,000 p.a. Suit couple. Owners will train if necessary. Possible finance available.

price: $1,500,000

bh (02) 9949 4155 mob 0408 826 181 mauricemagneron@gmail.com

bh (07) 4069 5851 mob 0417 962 581

426114

price: $230,000 WIWO

fax (07) 4069 5851 www.cooktown.com.au

426702

Highly recommended Owner/Operator business opportunity located in far north tropical Queensland. Looking for a new owner to take over this lucrative business. No competition, sole trading opportunity. Possible finance available. Currently trading 30 hours per week - NO weekends. Living arrangements to be discussed. Net profit $200K. Included in sale: Hino, Fuso & Mercedes Trucks, Ford Trader, 15 Hook bins, 35 Skip bins & 4 Bulky bins. Enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty of Australia’s first European settlement & plenty of outdoor activities such as wildlife safaris, golf, & waterskiing.

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Sales and Distribution

Sydney

Sales and Distribution

Canberra

NSW

ACT

The business specialises in the distribution of flour & associated bakery lines to retail bakers in the Canberra region. Established in 1990 by the current owners, an ideal family run / husband & wife enterprise. Excellent trading results. Centrally located with a long lease & room to grow. A unique business that has developed a wide niche market that continues to increase. Presents an outstanding opportunity for future growth through automation & computerisation. Offered for sale as current owners now looking forward to retiring. For more information please contact John Dormer & Associates.

price: $600,000 negotiable

price: $420,000 + S.A.V.

mob 0412 661 768 www.kico.com.au

bh (02) 6280 9870 ah (02) 6280 9870 fax (02) 6280 9871 andrew.fernance@jdaa.com.au

michael@kico.com.au

Sales and Distribution

South East

421225

Wholesale Food Distribution

Unique & ideal opportunity to purchase leading installation company that supplies & installs safety surfaces for playgrounds in council parks, child care centres, schools & commercial customers. Work performed Sydney & statewide. Established 15 years, huge loyal client base, preferred industry suppliers for 2 playground manufacturers. Existing & all future works included in sale. Currently 3 staff & contractors, T/O $1,000,000 pa. Repeat works from clients & established contacts – huge potential for expansion. Owner willing to assist & train for short period. Selling for health reasons. Includes full list plant & equipment. Contact owner for further information.

426246

Playground Surface Installation

Sales and Distribution

Nationwide

QLD

NSW

Easy to Relocate Opportunity

Established 30 years, with current owner 10 years. Located in Murgon approx. 1 hrs from Sunshine Coast,on 2,023m2 FH block. Ramp and Oil Shed 55,000 litres, Petrol Storage 38,000 litres distillate storage, two Underground Tanks. Included 1850 Truck and 33 seater School Bus. Optional 4 bedroom house on 5 acres additional costs $410,000. T/O approx. in excess of 2,000,000 litres p/annum. Contact Neil Collard for further information.

Long established book wholesale business, since 1992. Turnover approx. $300,000. Possible finance available.Supplies a niche market of special education professionals, including teachers, speech pathologists, Psychologists, counsellors, parents of children with disabilities, Parent Support Groups and Associations. Currently a network of customers in Australia & New Zealand - mostly mail order but could establish a retail outlet in right location nationwide or N.Z. Now looking for new owners to take over. Please contact for full and financial information.

price: $700,000

price: $130,000 + S.A.V.

bh (07) 4168 1555 mob 0407 681 253

bh (02) 9281 4599 fax (02) 9212 6054

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Sales and Distribution

North Queensland

Sales and Distribution

Wollongong

QLD

Top Owner/Operator Opportunity Idyllic Cairns Tropical North Queensland

NSW

Small Engine Specialists

price: $415,000 WIWO

price: $120,000 + S.A.V. (approx. $30K)

ph (07) 4057 7399 mob 0427 577 496

bh (02) 9281 4599 mob 0404 052 507 fourpoms.4@gmail.com

fax (07) 4057 7499 admac02@bigpond.net.au

Seafood

426126

Highly recommended business, est. 1972, dealers and warranty agents for Honda, Rover, Masport, Victa, Shindaiwa, Dolmar/Makita, Atom, Briggs & Stratton & Talon. Winner of the 2006/2007 NSW Honda Sales Award, with strong lead base & local contractors. Selling, repairing, & servicing high quality professional products to the trade & general public. T/O $320,000 p.a., easy to run & low rent lease. Possible finance available. Staff willing to stay. Selling for health reasons. Please contact Harry for further information.

427360

Newspaper distribution service to established retail & home delivery customers. A rare opportunity to acquire this fit, sustainable home based business. Exclusive contract with The Cairns Post. Defined territories. Annual turnover $1.14 million. Includes plant & equipment, (5) delivery vehicles, all in good condition. Dedicated staff in place and Vendors will provide full training and further support if required. This is a low risk profitable business with a sustainable income and short working hours.

Service Station

Brisbane Northside

Tamworth

QLD

NSW

Catch A Beauty

Highly Profitable Country Business

Located in one of the fastest growth areas in Pine Rivers this Seafood Café has alfresco dining for up to 40 people and is BYO. The menu has a selection of seafood ranging from quick snacks to complete dinners. With a loyal regular clientele, great reputation and trading 7 days, 11am till 8pm. It would make the ideal family business or perfect for an experienced operator wanting to expand the business. The café has a huge stainless steel catering kitchen with modern equipment. Great potential.

Main service station in town, with land area approx 8000 sq mtrs. Yearly T/O $2million – $2.5million. Business includes 3 bed house, 3 garages. New 10x5 year lease. Located 25 mins north of Tamworth on the main road. A popular truck stop. Great tourist attractions for the area include music festival, paragliding championships & competitions plus recreational parks popular with fishermen, caravans, campers etc. Reluctant sale due to retirement. Contact for further information.

fax (02) 9212 6054

427072

bh (02) 9281 4599 info@ab4s.com.au

bh (02) 6785 1563 fax (02) 6785 2280 mob 0416 821 1285 libertym@bigpond.net.au www.visittamworth.com

426439

price: $120,000 + S.A.V. negotiable price: $215,000 + S.A.V.

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Sports

Hervey Bay

Sports

Sunshine Coast

QLD

QLD

Squash Courts in Caloundra

Located in thriving Hervey Bay, fully equipped Gym with approx 500 members. Aerobics room – complete with steps, power bar equipment & hand weights. Indoor skate park with a range of hire skates & blades. DJ box set up with sound & lights. 5 squash courts, only squash courts in town. Undercover 15m pool complete with gas heater perfect for learning to swim. 3.5 tennis courts with resident coach. Fully equipped coffee shop with cold room. 3.5 yr lease. Selling due to changed family circumstances.

The Caloundra Squash Club’s Program advances the game of squash and encourages new players to take up the sport through organized play, in-house and inter-town competitions, and individual and group lessons including junior coaching. Members can enjoy the physical, mental and social benefits of exercise in a fun environment. T/O $200,000. 2 paid staff work 4 days p.w. owner works 3 days. $30,000 value stock & $10,000 fixtures. An enjoyable business to run in a boom town. Contact for full & further information.

price: $38,000 WIWO

price: P.O.A.

bh (07) 4128 9147 changes8@bigpond.com

mob 0418 732 677

391304

Excellent Value for the Money

Sports Goods

Sports Goods

Worldwide

squash@caloundrasquash.com www.caloundrasquash.com

NAT

Port Douglas

QLD

Good Strong Business in North Qld

The Shallow Dive Breathing System: a new patented innovative system has been developed that requires no mechanical aids and will revolutionize the industry. Every boat owner the world over at some time needs to dive underwater on his hull, and the vast majority of backpackers & tourists want to see a reef underwater. Its simplicity of use, lightweight & low cost will guarantee worldwide markets. It can be manufactured without machinery, anywhere, with a huge profit mark up. Contact for full & financial information.

This highly successful & rewarding business selling shoes & dive gear has been established for 33 years. Occupies a prime location at Marina Mirage at fabulous Port Douglas in tropical North Queensland. • Turnover $350,000 per annum. • Long lease. • Excellent location at main entrance to the Marina. • Same owners for 33 years. Only selling due to retirement. Contact owner for full & financial information.

price: $100,000 + 5% royalty

price: $350,000 including stock

mob 0424 541 136 info@ab4s.com.au

bh (07) 4099 5770 fax (07) 4099 5770 sheridandive@yahoo.com.au

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Boating & Leisure Business Opportunity

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Spray Painting

Stationery

Gladstone

QLD

North West Sydney

NSW

Ground Floor Opportunity

Established for 12 years with strong financial growth, located in Gladstone central QLD. The sole supplier in town with huge potential for expansion. This well-equipped workshop is more than capable of servicing industries such as Qrail, BSL, QPA & Tasman Warajay. The location has good schools and recreation facilities; the Great Barrier Reef is close for fishing with local rivers for mud crabs, prawns and water sports. Training is available to the purchaser. Please contact Zach for full and financial information.

Situated within Sydney’s fastest growing commercial area near Baulkham Hills, it’s Location – Location – Location. Purpose-built in the right place for steady growth over the next 5-10 years, plus. All new fixtures/ fittings & computer system fit-out, valued at $60,000. The location commands high visibility & profile within an excellent new building. Extremely good turnover & climbing each month, plus an on-line ordering system. Operating Mon to Fri only. Suit husband and wife. Walk-up start, as everything is here and well presented to commence immediate income. Long lease and possible finance available. Owners will assist & train.

price: $259,000 negotiable WIWO

price: $150,000 + S.A.V.

mob 0414 903 711 powdercoat@sctelco.net.au

bh (02) 8883 0050 mob 0412 251 409

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Powder Coating Specialist

fax (02) 9899 4005 geoff307@yahoo.com.au

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Supermarket Cairns

QLD

IGA X-press Supermarket 4.5 Star Over $2.5 Million Turnover p.a. Well established award winning business located in an up market suburb of Cairns, (next to vet, bottle shop, childcare facility). Consistent turnover with high capture area, loyal customer base. No competition. On offer to our customers – • Supermarket - groceries, meat, fresh produce, golden casket, gas refills. • Takeaway – pizza, roast meals, chickens, fish and chips, burgers. • Fresh bread and croissants baked daily. • Delicatessen • ATM, newspapers, magazines • 7 day trading 6.30am – 10.00pm • Sub-newsagency

This store has the added advantage of being under the IGA brand, which provides buying power and the ongoing support of a business manager to provide retail expertise. The current owners will supply full training prior to hand over. 10 casual staff. Annual returns and financials available with excellent GP margin. Full plant and equipment listing including 16 camera security system, new touch-screen tills, and IGA Branded Hilux ute. Long-term lease available. Lease started 2004 3 x 5 year lease still have 11 years to go. Owners have purchased IGA supermarket in Brisbane due to family reasons.

bh (07) 4055 1411 mob 0409 478 165

fax (07) 4055 1477 bviga@bigpond.net.au

428784

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Supermarket

Boonah

Supermarket

Toowoomba

QLD

QLD

Ideal family lifestyle opportunity in Boonan, Queensland, 1hour south-west of Brisbane. Well-established supermarket recently fitted out with new shelves, new counters & newly painted. T/O $60K p.w. Secure lease available & staff in place & prepared to stay on. Genuine sale as present owners wish to make a sea change. Please contact owner for full & financial information.

Well established award winning family grocery store, situated 15km from Toowoomba in high growth area, on major highway. Sales figures show 20% growth over past 3 years. Excellent 31% GP margin. All plant equipment and point of sale systems in excellent condition. Well known IGA brand provides owners with buying power and support of professional network. New store owners can confidently take over ownership of business and start trading. IGA Stores currently in high demand! Not to be missed! Contact for further information.

price: $590,000

price: $725,000 + S.A.V.

mob 0408 603 399 ned.ryan@bigpond.com

mob 0411 056 553 withcottiga@westnet.com.au

Surf and Ski

Maroubra

426592

Highly Profitable IGA Grocery Store

426897

The Real Queensland

Swimming Pool

North Coast

NSW

NSW

Surf Shop Wonders

Swim School - North Coast

Retail surf shop selling all major brands including Billabong, Quiksilver, Ripcurl, Haviannas and many more. Family owned business established over the past 11 years. Developed loyal clientele, with clothing and surf hardware to satisfy all their requirements. Located along the high pedestrian trafficked Maroubra road amongst the business district of Maroubra Junction. The surf industry is very strong in the Maroubra area, as the area features two surf clubs and associated board riding clubs. The shop also has 2 security car spaces, storeroom, kitchenette, bathroom, pool and spa.

Established for 16 years, this Swim School on the NSW North Coast is located in a rapidly growing seaside town. Great opportunity to become involved in a rewarding & active industry. The facility consists of 2 indoor heated pools, amenities, office, shop, covered outdoor areas & car park. Data base of existing & past customers on computerised booking system. Successful teaching system in place. Lease arrangement possible for a buyer looking to ‘grow’ this business. Large 3 Bedroom house next door available for rent. Freehold and training available.

price: $90,000

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price: $137,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 6654 2858 mob 0418 635 153 info@woolgoolgaswimschool.com.au www.woolgoolgaswimschool.com.au

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Swimming Pool

Cairns

Takeaway

Brisbane

QLD

QLD

Pool, Spa & Accessory Shop

Ideal Husband & Wife Opportunity in Qld

Long established operation & loyal customers. Well exposed location on one of Cairns’ main thoroughfares. Valuable potential to increase sales. Stable & happy large client base maintained. Highly respected in the industry, with an annual T/O of around $700.000 p.a. Training will be provided and qualified, experienced staff will stay on, if required. 2 years remaining on lease, with new lease negotiable. For further business information contact our company accountant, Bevan Phillips – (07) 4050 1717. Possible finance available.

The Yoghurt Bar is situated in a high traffic precinct of the Brisbane CBD. Opened in December 2005, the shop has steadily increased it’s sales. Low fat, Greek style yoghurt with a large variety of toppings provides the core turnover but is supplemented by Gelati, fresh fruit juices and winter soups. All the equipment was purchased new for the opening and is in A1 condition. Over $75,000 was spent on fit out and equipment. Current lease 5 years. T/O $5,000 pw - Margins are very attractive. Plenty of scope for expansion.

price: $370,000 + S.A.V.

price: $140,000 + S.A.V. (approx. $3,000)

Takeaway

South East Country

mob 0412 200 999 ray_mander@bigpond.com

427067

422170

bh (07) 4033 1993 fax (07) 4033 2079 mob 0438 771 802 snows@qldnet.com.au www.cairns.qld.gov.au

Takeaway

Sydney CBD

QLD

NSW

Located in Murgon in the South Burnett region (includes Bunya Mountains), 2 hrs from Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast & Toowoomba, 3 hrs from Brisbane. Gross T/O $550,000 - $600,000. Specializing in fish & chips, hot chooks, spuds & doner kebabs. Burgers, all day breakfast & family meals also popular. Seating for 20 inside. Caters for business, departmental & party functions providing sandwich & hot finger food platters. A lot of passing trade en route to Bundaberg & Rockhampton. Cold room & freezer. 2 x 10 chook rotisseries. 3x3 yr lease. Selling due to family reasons. Contact for full & financial information.

Ideal family business with scope for expansion. Beautifully presented, regular traffic with a 5 day week in food court. We specialise in making your own salads and crepes with a strong emphasis on Health and Freshness. Usage rights, salads, crepe, fruit salad, yoghurt, juices, smoothies, and soup. Trading hours currently are 6.30am to 4.00pm, due to other commitments. Can trade to 6.30pm and have evening trade as well. All equipment only 24 months old.

price: $190,000 + S.A.V. (approx $12,000)

price: $260,000 WIWO

bh (07) 4168 1577 ah (07) 4169 0641 mob 0438 171 283 cameron@burnett.net.au

mob 0413 613 440 jonstav@optusnet.com.au

426213

Salad & Crepe Bar

427435

Great Profits / Ideal Tree Change

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Takeaway

Shellharbour

Takeaway

South Coast

NSW

Reputable Beach Side Takeaway and Café

NSW

Local Tourist Icon - Great Business Well known Takeaway / Fish & Chips / Seafood business located in Greenwell Point, approximately 2 hours from Sydney on the South Coast of NSW. Local tourist icon in premium waterfront location on Crookhaven and Shoalhaven Rivers. Well established business with great staff. Regular customers and tourists. Long lease. Turnover approx $395,000 p.a. Please contact Troy for further information.

BUSY Takeaway and Café in booming picturesque Shellharbour Village. Ultimate position with captivating harbour views located in the heart of the Illawarra. Great reputation with excellent growth. Spacious, modern, wellequipped. Sparkling fit-out with alfresco seating. Training provided if required. Enjoy excellent returns with a seaside lifestyle. Great value at only $199K + SAV. Please call for further information.

428047

ah 0414 946 674 mob 0414 946 674 mangion@gmail.com

Takeaway

Takeaway

Chinchilla

NSW

QLD

G’s Snak-A-Tak

Ideal family business

Situated on Lake Macquarie, Morisset is both a resort & a residential town, not far from the beaches of Newcastle & the Central Coast. This large takeaway is located in an industrial estate with great opportunity for expansion in a rapidly growing area. The shop has a regular clientele catering to local business & passing trade, as well as supplying local coal mines on a daily basis. This is the only dedicated takeaway in the industrial estate. No weekend work, business operates Mon to Fri. Long lease available & training would be provided to a suitable buyer.

This business shows strong growth in trade which should only increase due to the massive growth that the Chinchilla region (Surat Basin) is continuing to experience from the explosion of power, mining & gas industries throughout the district. Very popular takeaway, serving fish, chips, burgers & drinks with plenty of dine-in tables, located in the main street. Gross T/O $300,000 p.a. Ideal family business, established for over 20 years. 7 day trading, owners wishing to retire. Last seafood stop in the west. Sales price includes a large range of equipment.

price: $230,000 + S.A.V.

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price: $125,000 WIWO

bh (07) 4662 8292 fax (07) 4662 8292 saltysseafood@bigpond.com

428310

Central Coast

bh (02) 4447 1332 ah (02) 4447 0513 fax (02) 4447 0513 mob 0403 283 163 troy.nn@hotmail.com

036311

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Takeaway

Western Suburbs

Takeaway

Blue Mountains

NSW

NSW

Highly Recommended Opportunity

Large takeaway servicing fast growing industrial estate in the rapidly expanding area of St Marys. Well established with regular client base. Seating capacity inside for 60 within an overall area of approx. 450 sq mts. Off street car park plus street parking. Menu includes sandwiches, hamburgers, fish & chips, coffee, cold drinks, icecream etc. Current T/O $8,500-$10,000 week. Big potential to increase. Price includes station wagon for deliveries. Training would be provided to suitable buyer.

Keen vendor selling due to family commitments. The business caters for its regular, casual & tourist clientele. Located in a busy arcade in the beautiful town of Leura. Sells Gourmet products from Australia and Europe including frozen pasta meals, Gelato ice cream and Sandwich Board takeaway. Also catering and hampers. Long Lease. Includes fitout & stock. The area is a busy tourist location and there are many fine coffee shops, restaurants and galleries. Price includes taking over lease, stock and owned equipment.

price: $165,000 WIWO

price: $30,000 O.N.O.

mob 0404 493 927 1stop@westnet.com.au

bh (02) 9281 4599 ah (02) 4784 2113 mob 0403 314 928 deligoods@optusnet.com.au

425947

Super Cash Business

Takeaway

Central Coast

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Mid North Coast

QLD

NSW

Excellent income - T/O $1.3 million p.a!

Lucrative business situated in the township of Yeppoon, gateway to the Capricorn Coast and the Great Barrier Reef. Turnover approximately $450,000. This very popular business has excellent returns and plenty of potential, trades 7 days a week and has a 3 year lease with 3 option. 8 casual staff employed. Contact owner for full & financial information.

Exquisite coastline with beautiful beaches or peace & serenity of country living - this area offers both! Wellestablished mixed business supplying all requirements. Thriving takeaway, sub newsagent, general store including fruit & veg PLUS gourmet espresso coffee - the one stop shop. Situated corner block main highway with alfresco dining. Superbly located between suburbia & prime industrial area. Plenty of off-street parking, catering for regular & casual clientele. T/O 1.3M p.a. & growing. Long term lease available & secure financial return. Possible finance available.

price: $220,000 WIWO

price: $430,000 negotiable WIWO

bh (07) 4939 4384 mob 0419 723 106

bh (02) 9281 4599 mob 0411 123 083

428765

Excellent Cash Flow Plus Lifestyle

fax (02) 9212 6054 info@ab4s.com.au

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Takeaway

Corryong

Takeaway

Launceston

VIC

TAS

Well-established for 40 years, this local corner shop provides a variety of goods as well as hot food. Ideally suited to a couple, with potential for expansion. Has a solid base of regular customers and is open 7 days. Nothing to spend. Situated in the northern region of Tasmania an area rich in natural attractions and the best trout fishing in the world. A business opportunity and a life change opportunity! Contact for full & financial information.

price: $100,000 WIWO

price: $38,500 WIWO

bh (02) 6076 1606 fax (02) 6076 1606 mob 0427 354 732 www.atn.com.au/vic/east/east-c.htm

bh (03) 6326 2805 mob 0413 852 233

Takeaway

427068

Ideal Family Business

Well-known business located in Corryong, at the bottom of the Snowy Mountains. The town hosts the “Man From Snowy River” festival every April, as well as the National Folk Festival, which starts New Years Day. Situated 120km away from Wodonga, it is a very lovely town surrounded by mountains, and just 100km from the Thredbo snow fields. Specialising in sit-down down meals, ice creams, lollies & DVD’s for hire. Staff in place, 5 x 5 x 5 year lease. T/O $5,500 p.w. Only selling for health reasons. 2 weeks training provided. Contact for full financial info.

425341

Downtown Milkbar

Taxi After

Before

Port Hedland

NSW

WA

Excellent Cash Flow Business

Great location at beautiful Coffs Harbour, ideally situated to attract patrons frequenting the cinema next door. The restaurant and takeaway was changed into a huge storeroom and takeaway bar for convenience. Not operational at present. Easily convertible, providing space for 50+ seats inside plus more. 2 bathrooms, good-sized kitchen, cool room and built-in boss speakers in roof. Selling due to relocation. Contact for further information.

Well-established business operating successfully for 20 yrs, located in the coastal Pilbara region, covers the Port Hedland & South Hedland areas. The business owns 8 plates with 14 on the network, is extremely busy and this is projected to continue for the next 10-15 yrs. Loyal customer base plus many fly in/fly out visitors. The state’s mineral boom is pushing the expansion of the town’s population & business opportunities - population projected to double over next 10 yrs. Family circumstances force sale. Contact for further information.

price: $30,000

price: $1,200,000

mob 0434 435 281 patdawgroup@yahoo.com

mob 0408 937 708 ivan@bigpond.net.au

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Telecommunication

Telecommunication

Sydney

Western Sydney

NSW

NSW

B-tel fones has been operating for over 8 years now. Established since 2000. It has become one of the leaders of Mobile sales and accessories. Located in a prime location in Westfields Mt Druitt, offering connections through both the Soul (Optus) and Vodafone networks. Great turnover with trailing airtime approx $10,000 per month, which covers all the rent and expenses. This business has a huge existing database and a great reputation.

price: $165,000 negotiable + S.A.V.

price: $155,000

bh (02) 9585 2655 ashokwadhera43@optusnet.com.au

mob 0405 101 000 btelfones@bigpond.com

428211

B-tel Fones

Prime location in heavy traffic area in Westfield Shopping Centre, Hurstville opposite Telstra shop, ideally placed for regular clients & to catch passing trade. Shop area 28 sq m, employs one full time (plus owner) & one casual. Averages 105 connections per month, total prepaid vouchers and prepaid phone sales averages $34,000 per month. This store has enormous potential the present owner cannot take advantage of due to ill health. Contact for further information.

428184

Optus Premium Dealer

Telecommunication

Telecommunication

NSW

Sydney Inner West

NSW

Telechoice Ashfield Excellent Business Opportunity

Mobile Phone Kiosk Located in a busy local shopping centre, Stocklands Wetherill Park prime location opposite Target. This business has been established for 5 years and recently renovated with a new 5-year lease. Specialises in mobile phones, accessories, pre-paid and repairs with an excellent customer base. Great first business with a good turnover. Make an offer. Price includes all stock.

A fantastic opportunity to run your own business with Australia’s number one Optus Premium dealer. This franchise opportunity is located in the prime location of Ashfield Mall. The business has loyal and repeated customers. It generates high recharge and prepaid sales to maintain cash flow. Other major telecommunication outlets in the shopping complex are Telstra and Vodafone. Trailing commission (airtime) almost fully cover shop rent making the store rent-free. Training and on-going support will be provided from head office and local franchisees.

price: $149,000

bh (02) 9836 2070 mob 0437 015 715

mob 0411 077 007 vinh83duong@yahoo.com.au

ah 0437 015 715 sal@foneboutique.com.au

428311

price: $59,000

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Timber Yard

North Queensland

Tourism

South East Coast

QLD

WA

Excellent $2million p.a. T/O and growing!

Public Aquarium / Popular Indoor Attraction

This is a highly recommended, successful & well-established business in the lucrative timber industry. Located in Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands, just west of Cairns and the beach. The area offers an ideal lifestyle change with many social, educational, recreational & sporting opportunities available. The business can be run under management and is not labour intensive and gives the owner an excellent income and lifestyle, hence this is a reluctant sale. Possible finance available.

Located in CBD of Esperance, one of WA’s must see destinations. Perth consumers are relocating south to get away from city pressures & enjoy Australia’s Best Beaches, National Parks & laid back atmosphere. The Aquarium is family owned & operated, features Touch, Learn and Discover, a beautiful, informative, inter-active underwater experience, sixty metre long Discovery Trail, Touch Pool, Gifts, Jewellery, Books & Souvenirs. Steady clientele includes locals & coach companies. Averages 11,000 visitors & gross T/O $140,000.00 p.a. Selling due to family reasons.

price: $800,000 + S.A.V.

price: $125,000 WIWO 426651

bh (07) 4092 6200 fax (07) 4092 2780 mob 0417 983 408 qualitytimbers@aanet.com.au www.qualitytimbersmareeba.com.au

Tourism

Maryborough

bh (08) 9071 7222 mob 0428 711 253

fax (08) 9071 7233 esperanceaquarium@bigpond.com

Tourism

QLD

Sunshine Coast/Brisbane

QLD

Lifestyle Opportunity In Maryborough

Airport Transfers & Tours

Ideal owner-driver opportunity in Maryborough Queensland. As new hand-painted Tour bus “a local icon” running guided tours through the local area with plenty of potential to expand. Heritage city of Maryborough is 25 min drive from Hervey Bay - Australia’s fastest growing city. Casual staff in place & prepared to stay on. Business can be operated from home. Marketing in place & figures available to serious buyer. Please contact for full & further information.

Personalised luxury airport transfers between Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast & The Hinterland. Not a shuttle bus. Transfer 6 passengers in beautifully equipped and well-appointed Kia with matching luggage trailer. Currently running around 22 transfers per month. Web page. Secured government contract for the next 3 years. Vehicle fully compliant with Transport Certificates, airport authority, transponder for tolls & GPS fitted. Plenty of opportunity to expand. Can be worked as hard or as easy as you like. T/O $3600 per month working part-time.

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bh (07) 4121 4726 chris@chrisloftassociates.com.au www.maryboroughtours.com.au

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bh (07) 5432 4651 mob 0408 750 230 info@vistatravel.net.au www.vistatravel.net.au

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Tourism Tropical North

QLD

4WD Tag-Along Tours This adventurous & exciting family owned tour business has been operating successfully for over 25 years organizing wondrous tours throughout outback Australia. Cape York, Arnhem Land, the Kimberley, Simpson Desert, Victorian High Country, the Tasmanian Wilderness plus plenty of other remote but breathtaking destinations. Our experienced guides & cooks help clients enjoy the spectacular scenery, wildlife,

flora & fauna of our beautiful country in security & safety. All tours are fully catered camping tours. Price includes 2 purpose built & equipped Toyota 4WD’s plus an extensive range of camping equipment. Advance bookings currently over $150,000. Owners willing to provide training & support for initial tour season. Partial vendor finance would be considered for suitable buyer.

price: $240,000

Tourism

425743

fax (07) 4091 2545 mob 0408 062 101 edwardmew@bigpond.com www.guidestoadventure.com.au Tourism

Mid North Coast

NSW

NSW

Lifestyle Business in Beautiful Port Stephens

Wellness Retreat / Guesthouse

Highly recommended well established holiday units set on 7 acres, comprising 6 holiday units. Extremely well presented complex, salt water swimming pool, undercover BBQ area, laundry & children’s Cubby house, plus superb 4-bed home. Ideal for owner-operator. Excellent location opposite sand dunes, only 4 mins to the coast & 10 mins drive to Nelson Bay. Younger guests enjoy sandboarding on the dunes while less rigorous attractions include dolphin & whale watching, golden beaches, eco-diverse Marine & National Parks, etc. An asset now with regional growth guaranteeing the future.

price: $1,350,000

price: $1,250,000 freehold

bh (02) 6355 2939

ah (02) 6355 2939

info@dargansprings.com.au

www.dargansprings.com.au

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Spectacular timber and mudbrick lodge - 8/11 bedrooms. Built 2001. Tourism Award winning and Eco-accredited. On 11 acres with breathtaking mountain views. 2 hrs from Sydney, 10 mins from local supply town & Blue Mts villages. Separate 5-bedroom family home and garden. Fully operational business as is, or can be adapted for multiple uses. Outdoor activities - rock-climbing, bush-walking, also spa and health retreat facilities. Commercial kitchen. Fully furnished with quality fittings and handmade furniture. Tranquil home and lifestyle business opportunity.

bh (02) 4982 2553 mob 0432 085 602 pinetrs@bigpond.net.au www.portstephens.org.au

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Blue Mountains

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Transport

Transport

Albany

WA

Sydney

NSW

Transport Deliveries Excellent Opportunity

Thriving Albany Transport Company For Sale This is a big business with long proven track record and excellent returns. Never has transport been more important than this. It is a boom time in our region. Albany was voted the biggest boom town in Australia in 2007, this is the perfect time to become part of this prime moving industry. Your chance is here when you purhcase this very well established, highly regarded business. With a very long successful track record, this big operator has a great reputation, loyal clients and a very bright future in Albany’s booming economy.

Well established business delivering Kitchens and Joinery from manufactures to site, covering Sydney metro & country regions. Also providing services for office and household deliveries. Opportunity to expand. Asking price offers goodwill to current manufacturing customers. Fully fitted out 2003 ISUZU FRR, 22ft pantec, low kms, excellent condition. Full financials on application.

price: P.O.A. price: $95,000 + GST

Transport

Greystanes

mob 0400 822 406 jpo39270@bigpond.net.au

428178

427437

bh (08) 9841 3996 ah (08) 9841 4935 fax (08) 9842 1036 mob 0407 423 552 rules@albanyis.com.au

Transport

Rollingstone

NSW

Truck With Liquor Distribution Contract

QLD

Trucks 2003 Argosy 110 bigcab rebuilt cummins ISX, 2006 Columbia 500 Detroit new paint and bullbar, both trucks have fridges & TV’s, 45’ Maxicube new fridge motor. Also (41’ Bogie insulated pantech if wanted) List of contacts, plus 2 loads per week from Rollingstone under contract 6mths of the year.

Like to drive your own truck & enjoy the security of a long term contract with a National Distributor? This Mitsubishi 8 tonne flatbed with tailgate delivers both, plus a flexible 4-5 day week (no weekends). The business has 8 years of established trading. Gross T/O $120K & a recently won fuel surcharge. This is a great opportunity for a driver to run your own business & still keep your weekends.

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427271

mob 0403 274 143 tanya_seymour@wsahs.nsw.gov.au

bh (07) 4770 7359 ah (07) 4770 7359 fax (07) 4770 7847 mob 0409 125 513 leah.thomson@bigpond.com

428803

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Transport

Transport

Gladstone

QLD

North West Rockhampton

QLD

Mining Sites Gravel Deliveries

Concrete carrying business for sale, based in the biggest industrial area in Qld. 1 x 1998 ISUZU FVZ 1400 5.6 M3 CAPACITY - Working Hervey Bay. 1 x 1999 ISUZU FVZ 1400 5.6 M3 CAPACITY - Working Agnes Water. 1 x 1999 ISUZU FVZ 1400 5.6 M3 CAPACITY - Working Gladstone. 1 x 1998 HINO RANGER GD7 With 2.8 M3 BOWL (Bowl is 24 months old) - Working Gladstone. Gross T/O for the 4 is approx. $495,000. Please contact owners for full & further information.

Well-established transport business in Gracemere. Owners willing to introduce new owners to the National Company. Situated in central QLD mining town, delivering of gravel products to railway & various mine sites. Annual turnover in excess of $300,000. Price includes 1 x 1996 Freightliner Prime Mover & 1 x 2006 Tri-Star Side Tipper. Please contact for full and financial information.

price: P.O.A.

price: $240,000 negotiable

bh (07) 4978 6904 mob 0409 202 226

fax (07) 4978 6903 jojusell@tpg.com.au

426316

QLD Lifestyle Opportunity in Gladstone

bh (07) 4933 4136 fax (07) 4933 4133 libertyexpress@bigpond.com

427089

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Transport Brisbane

QLD

Furniture Removals Business Great potential to expand this family owned Removalist business operating since 1996. Local and interstate work. Large client base and current advertising is in place. Office equipment includes phone numbers and mobile number. Clear title on Truck and Trailer: 10/2002 Nissan UD, 185/hp turbo diesel intercooled, 5 speed, just

over 335,000 klms, extremely well maintained, owner driver since new, has lots of extras, 46 cubic metre body and 26 cubic metre trailer, both units fully equipped with packing, trolleys, straps, ties, walk boards etc. Very good unit to drive and operate. This is the ideal furniture transport business. Phone David for full and financial information.

bh (07) 3882 3000 mob 0411 590 246

fax (07) 3882 3030 davkat63@bigpond.net.au

428185

price: $115,000

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Transport

Brisbane Northside

Truck

Sunshine Coast

QLD

QLD

Written Guaranteed Income

Historically AB4S knows these are a solid investment. This will go. Concrete Mini Agitator with 5 year contract with major Queensland concrete player. Based on Brisbane’s Northside. Sale includes vehicle in good condition. Full training and support provided to approved buyer. Genuine sale. Please contact owner for full & financial information.

Operating for over 2 years on a Cemex, Sunshine Coast area contract, maintaining an annual turnover in excess of $130,000. Current contract has 5.5 years to run, plus a 10 year option and includes a written guaranteed income. The Truck is in perfect condition, as detailed:- Sterling Lt 7500 Registered 1/06, 46,000 km, 315 HP Cummins – Common Rail, Road Ranger 9 Speed, With 6.4m3 Bowl with Latest Remote, Top Earning Plant. Full training provided by owner. Possible finance available.

price: $110,000

price: $280,000 all inclusive

bh (07) 4848 5252 mob 0418 715 592 mtd@dodo.com.au

bh 0432 890 044 fax (07) 5438 2628

426417

Money Maker in Waiting

Truck

Noosa Hinterland

ah (07) 5438 2628 bowpak@bigpond.com

Vending Machine

North-western Sydney

QLD

NSW

100% Gross Profit On Sales

Located in Cooroy in the Noosa Hinterland. LT7500 Sterling first registered in 12/05 , currently 68,000km. Contracted with CEMEX till 2014 in high growth area. Easy to run with training given.

Well established and centralised around the Hills District, approximately 50 Machines 40 + located, 4 new machines & 3 used machines to be located. Sale includes Mitsubishi Delica 4WD Diesel Bus converted to carry Vending stock. Mix of Freshly ground coffee machines, Cold drink & Combination snack & Drink machines. Coffee for winter, cold drinks for summer hence steady income. Well serviced & maintained. Ideal wife & husband business. Further marketing & sighting of the unallocated machines can boost income significantly. Complete business management sys. Training available. Please contact for full & financial information.

price: $264,000 including G.S.T.

price: $175,000 negotiable

bh 0412 988 980 ajsormani@bigpond.com

bh (02) 9390 9703 mob 0409 318 038 ian.vincent@shandon.com.au

428113

Concrete Truck with National Company

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Video Store

Canberra

Video Store

Nelson Bay

ACT

NSW

Leading Edge in Entertainment

Civic Video

This well-established, newly renovated store has the best position in Belconnen, catering for its regular and casual clientele. A strong income is derived from DVD hire, sales and other merchandise. Consistent sales growth will be achieved by diversified product lines. Having a large customer base, the store holds more movies than the competition. This is your chance to gain entry into an exciting industry. Possible finance available.

We are situated a 3 hour drive north from Sydney in beautiful Port Stephens with great fishing, boating and within close driving distance to the Hunter Valley, renowned for its lush countryside & abundant vineyards. Only DVD store in Nelson Bay township so we have an excellent customer base. Turnover varies between $250K to $300K depending on tourist trade for the year. New security system, airconditioners & photocopier, 3 internet stations available to the public. This business would be ideal for a husband & wife team.

price: $169,500 WIWO

price: $250,000 WIWO 427326

bh (02) 6251 7022 ah (02) 6258 7648 fax (02) 6251 7624 mob 0410 516 935 philmartin@ozemail.com.au

Video Store

Western Sydney

bh (02) 4984 2122 ah (02) 4982 1570 jdgrant@nelsonbay.com

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Wedding

Brisbane

NSW

Civic Video Store Bankstown

QLD

Brisbane’s Multi-Award Winning Decorators

Video store established 30 years, current owners 12 years. Also retail stock & confectionary for sale, hire of games (Playstation 2 & 3, Wii games and Xbox 360 games). T/O approx. $300,000, Nett $100,000. Shop renovated September 2007 and new computer programme purchased. This shop has a strong hold on the area, is a well-known landmark and has outlasted all competition. Low rent, plenty of parking. Current owners looking to sell due to family commitments. Contact for full & financial information.

Ideal husband & wife business & great Queensland lifestyle opportunity. This Wedding and Venue Design business is located in Carina. Leased premises. Sale includes all equipment including 2 vans – total stock & P & E value approx. $100K. T/O $140,000. High profile business with 12 months advanced bookings & it’s own website. Presently being run part time but plenty of potential to expand. Genuine sale. Please contact owners for full & financial information.

price: $120,000

bh (02) 9758 1340 mob 0411 806 600

mob 0418 183 533 weddings@thepartygirls.com.au www.thepartygirls.com.au

fax (02) 9758 1340 greenacre@civicvideo.com.au

420090

price: $197,000 WIWO

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Caveat Emptor (BUYER BEWARE!) An important notice to all vendors

Wedding

Dear Vendor,

South Coast

NSW

Buyer Beware

Profitable Untapped Market

Some of these organizations might be disguised as Business Brokers that are really only interested in your advertising dollar and not in selling your business, if in doubt ask them to show:

Ideal husband & wife weekend business situated near Nowra. Well established with drivers in place. 2 x 1984 Jaguar XJ6 white stretched limousines, 2 x 1953 white MK7 Jaguars. Cars are in excellent condition and maintained regularly. Sale price includes 4 Jaguar wedding cars and plenty of forward bookings. Lifestyle opportunity with an income stream. 2 weeks training provided. Will consider partial vendor finance for serious buyer. For further information, please contact owners and visit our website. For regional information visit www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

A. That they are licensed to sell businesses

ah (02) 4421 6921 www.shoalhavenprestige.com.au

421229

price: $140,000 negotiable bh (02) 4421 6921 MOB 0438 639 518

It has come to our attention that some vendors are being approached by other "so called Business for Sale type" organizations offering various packages with wildly exaggerated claims.

B. That they are a member of the Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) or the Real Estate institute

Throughout Australia those parties acting as agents for vendors or purchasers of existing businesses must be Licensed Agents. In fact, in NSW this has been the case since 1935, when the government enacted legislation designed to protect the public from unscrupulous operators.

NSW

price: $2,600,000 WIWO

All funds paid to an agent, including any pre-paid advertising expenses, must be deposited in the agent’s trust account, and accounted for to his Principal. If the agent misappropriate funds, he can be prosecuted under the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act, and the aggrieved party can get restitution by claiming upon a compensation fund. However, the fund is ONLY available to you if you have used the services of a Licensed Agent.

mob 0427 651 958 dikko@ozemail.com.au www.manningriversteel.com.au

Most agents are genuine, but bogus agents have been known

High Profits in Steel Reselling

426396

Located in Taree in the beautiful Manning Valley, this business specializes in steel reselling retail/wholesale. Gross T/O approx $3 million pa. Tax figures available. Price includes freehold premises, trucks etc. Walk in-walk out sale. Excellent cash turnover, good repeat business and the market for this product is increasing daily. Will train new owner & staff will stay if needed. Selling due to retirement. Contact owner for full & financial information.

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C. Names of vendors who they have sold businesses for and are happy with their services. Some of these organizations are so called "Internet, magazines, etc." publishers. In our 18 years of working in this arena, we have seen a lot of these organizations come and go. Australian Business For Sale claims that we give you the best possible marketing/ exposure/ connection that is available in Australia. Please check before you decide to go ahead or call us if you need more info. Australian Business for Sale Tel (02) 9281 4599 Fax (02) 9212 6054 Email info@ab4s.com.au

Vendors / Purchasers Beware Deal with a Licensed Agent

Wholesale

Mid North Coast

applicable to your state (Code of Ethics);

to defraud customers vendors in particular) of thousands of dollars, which they have claimed for marketing and advertising expenses. Should you be approached by someone representing themselves as an agent, who wants you to list a business for sale, and who asks for pre-paid advertising and marketing expenses, ask for their License Number. Then call the Department of Fair Trading to check if the number is genuine. To be absolutely certain, deal only with a member of the Real Estate Institute Business Agents’ Chapter. All members of the Institute are Licensed Agents, and are bound by a code of ethics. Call the Real Estate Institute of NSW on (02) 9264 2343.


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INDEX OF BUSINESSES A Advertising / Media . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Auto or Mechanical Repairs 49, 63-65 Auto Parts & Accessories . . . .66, 67 B Backpackers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Bait & Tackle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67, 68 Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 - 70 Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Beauty Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 - 73 Bed and Breakfast . . . . . . . . . .73, 74 Bike and Motorcycle . . . . . . . .74, 75 Blinds and Shutters . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Boarding Kennels/Cattery . . . . . . .75 Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Bread Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Building and Construction . . . .77, 78 Butcher Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 C Cabinet Making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 - 85 Car Detailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Car Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Caravan Park . . . . . . . . . .86, 87, 163 Child Care Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Civil Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 - 89 Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89, 90, 92 Commercial Property . . . . . . . . . . .91 Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Convenience Store . . . . . . . . .92 - 94 D Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 - 96 Driving School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Dry Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96, 97 E Earth Moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Eco/Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Entertainment / Arts . . . . . . . . . . . .98 F Fish & Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Fitness Centre . . . . . . . . . . . .99 - 101 Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Franchise . .37, 38, 47, 52, 103 - 107 162 Australian Business For Sale™ Sale ®

Fruit and Veg Shop . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Function Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 G Garden Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Garden Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Garden Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .108 General Store . . . . . . . . . . . .109, 110 Gift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110, 111 Glazing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Guest House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 H Hairdressing Salon . . . . . . .112 - 114 Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Health / Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114, 115 Home Based . . . . . . . . . . . .115, 116 Homeware . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116, 117 Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 I Ice Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Import / Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Import / Wholesale . . . . . . . .118, 119 Interior Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Internet Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 J Juice Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 K Kitchenware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 L Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Lawn Mowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Liquor Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 M Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Management Rights . . . . . . . . . . .122 Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . .122 - 127 Market Stalls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Milk Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Mixed Business . . . . . . . . .128 - 130 Mobile Business . . . . . . . . . .130, 131 Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 N Newsagency . . . . . . . . . . . .132 - 134 Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134, 135 P Party Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

Pet Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Play Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136, 137 Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 R Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 - 141 Rubbish Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 S Sales and Distribution . . .7, 142, 143 Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Service Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Sports Goods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Spray Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Stationery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Supermarket . . . . . . . . . . . . .145, 146 Surf and Ski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Swimming Pool . . . . . . . . . .146, 147 T Takeaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 - 150 Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Telecommunication . . . . . . . . . . .151 Timber Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152, 153 Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 - 156 Truck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 V Vending Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Video Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 W Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157, 158 Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

BUSINESS BROKERS & REAL ESTATE AGENTS Bizsmart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58, 61 Gilchrist Business Brokers. . . . . . .62 Kleinhardt Corporate Advisors . . . .62 Lewton & Pennimpede Real Estate & Business Brokers . .62 Management Rights Brokers . . . . .61 McConnell Kerwin First National . .62 Noosa Realty Service . . . . . . . . . . .59 QLD Business Brokers . . . . . .60, 61 Venz Managements Rights . . .56, 57


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Enjoy the natural beauty of the great outdoors and run a healthy business and get away from it all at the same time. Situated 2 1/2 hrs (200 klm) from Brisbane, this Freehold property comprises 630.5 hectares of land with approx. 5 klms of creek frontage. It offers patrons a wide range of activities including Camping, 4WDriving, Trail Bike Riding, Fishing, Bush Walking, Golf, Gold Prospecting and is a Working Sheep & Cattle Property. There are 60 powered plus unpowered sites all with stone fireplaces & BBQ plates & 3 Ablutions blocks including treatment plants, plus laundry facilities. There is a Kiosk & Playground area, 9 On-site Vans plus a 9 hole Golf Course. The caravan/camping area is nestled along Thanes Creek, which runs through the 1558-Acre property. Glendon Dam (200 M/L) is popular for fishing, swimming and canoeing. The 3-bedroom Homestead includes office, ensuite, WIR, large country kitchen, fireplaces plus in-ground pool and there is a 2-bed Manager’s Residence. Turnover is approx. $160,000 p.a. with plenty of opportunity for expansion. The property also has a 6 Bay Carport and Helipad. A fully developed & maintained website is in place and the property has a daily mail service and school bus service. The average yearly rainfall is approx. 700mm. This property is drought proof. The sale includes all necessary plant and equipment.

Contact Mark for further information fax (07) 4667 4961

info@glendoncamping.com.au

www.glendoncamping.com.au

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