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NDD No.66 Volume 12 2009

#66

Volume 12 2009

AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS FOR SALE®

Featuring

• FRANCHISES • DEALERSHIPS • BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES • JOINT VENTURES • BUSINESS LICENCES • DISTRIBUTORSHIPS

Boating Programme Seeking operators who may be interested in operating a membership driven boating programme at various boating locations in Queensland & Northern NSW on behalf of AusMarine Luxury Boating Pty Ltd. Are you interested in having access to a luxury boat and earning monthly income from that boat? No Experience needed and full training will be given. Our members will book and use these boats under their club membership and will pay you for each day a member uses the boat. ph (02) 9212 6367

The ABC of Buying a Business Tips For Selling An Existing Franchise

Print Post Approved No.PP255003/04058

How Do I Make A Meaningful Difference To My Bottom Line? $6.95

$20,000

bymybiz@gmail.com

Brewery Microbrewery located in Deception Bay. Specialise in brewing quality beer for the public at about half retail prices. We do not add any chemicals or preservatives to our beer so it always has a clean fresh taste. Established for about two and a half years located on a busy rd in one of the fastest growing areas in Queensland. Our asking price is below the replacement cost of this business. Forced to sell due to the ill health. Represents a great opportunity for someone to enter this industry. mob 0410 511 826

mmurray@jwc.net.au

$396,000

Tour Business All Star Hire is region's premium 5 star tour business and the only stretched Limo service in Margaret River. Fleet consists of a new 16 pax Hummer Limo, 11 pax Super stretch, a 2003 11 pax Limo Bus, 7 pax Ford Limo and a Merc Sedan. Part-time business in 4 years has current projected T/O close to $250,000 p/a with room for more growth. Advanced bookings to April 2010 with 40% deposits paid. Advanced website with real time updates, advertising and good will. mob 0439 697 750

tours@allstarhire.com

$800,000


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CONTENTS The ABC of Buying a Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Commercial Leasing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Your Duty Regarding Illegal Workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Business incubators prove popular in tough economic times . . . . . . . . .11 Refills Now is rapidly growing its market share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Contours appoints new CEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Small Business Opportunities with Goodman Fielder Baking Australia . .16 How do I make a meaningful difference to my bottom line . . . . . . . . . . .19 Tips for selling an existing franchise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Hard Times, But Maybe a Soft Landing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Work The Magic Of ‘What If’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 The role of brokers in franchise sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Entrepreneurs get set to launch as recession looms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

BUSINESSES FOR SALE - ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY BUSINESS TYPE

Management rights - Be your own boss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

FRANCHISES, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES & OTHER RELEVANT COMPANIES AAED Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 PRIVATE SALES & AGENTS/BROKERS LISTINGS Private Sales section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-139 BUYING A BUSINESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 SUBSCRIPTION FORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

ABC Nursery Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 AllSafe Energy Efficient Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Atlas Media Services Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Autobarn Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Bridgestone Australia Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

SELLING A BUSINESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137

Business Ideas Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

A - Z Index of Businesses for Sale . . . . . . . . .138

Contours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Diversified Exhibitions Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Ecowash Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS FOR SALE® Level 3, 425 Elizabeth St. Surry Hills NSW 2010 Published By: Professional Publishers Pty Ltd ABN 87 094 164 271 Postal address: PO Box 586 Darlinghurst NSW 1300 ph (02) 9281 4599 • fax (02) 9212 6054 www.ab4s.com.au • info@ab4s.com.au All material in Australian Business For Sale ® is copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express permission of the publishers, Professional Publishers Pty Ltd. Distributed in Australia by: N.D.D.

Goodman Fielder Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Jumping J Jays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Kwik Kerb International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Pack & Send Systems Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Paradise Shade Umbrellas Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Piccadilly Financial Group Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Quantum Dynamics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Refills Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Rhino Linings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Ross-Teigan Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Save on Bills Australia Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

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.

St Clair partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Subway Systems Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 20 SumoSalad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Supanews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Tag It Safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 The Natural Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 The Touch Up Guys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14


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The ABCs of Buying a Business

By Tim Berry

Buying an existing business is an excellent option that is often overlooked by entrepreneurs, but it does have advantages. You will have an established name, existing customers and an immediate revenue stream. However, searching for a business to buy can be difficult, and finding the right one to buy is tougher yet.

Ask for the business plan

The process can be time consuming, costly and frustrating. Even the most skilled businessperson may find this experience challenging. To provide some “structure” to this very complex decision, the following process-oriented steps may serve as a checklist to help you go through the process.

If you should purchase the business, you are going to be dependent on the seller for information, contacts and resources. Based on what you know now, what do you think your relationship with the seller is going to be like? Can you expect that to be a positive experience? If you see signs of a “difficult” person in the initial purchase investigation stages, it may become more stressful for both parties as things progress.

Personal assessment and criteria Based on what you know about yourself and why you are interested in this business, you must constantly assess if the concept and the business is right for you. Does it fit with your interests and your resources? Cash, credibility, skills and contacts: do yours match what this business will demand?

Does the seller have a current business plan? Do they have any business plan? The business plan—or its absence—may tell you a lot about the business, its history, the owner’s view for its future, and their interest in selling.

The seller

Figuring out the numbers Regardless of the response to the business plan question, access to the “real numbers” behind the business is crucial. This may be more challenging that one might expect. Business owners are often

reluctant to share operating and financial data, often for tax and competitive reasons, even when they are in a “selling mode.” Ask if the financials that you will review are “recast financial statements” and, if so, what adjustments have been made to these statements? Be as specific as you can when you gain information about the source of these statements. You may not receive any meaningful financials until after signing a confidentiality agreement and proving you have the financial ability to make the purchase.

The help of professionals You may decide to approach a business broker to help you find the right business for you, but remember that the broker’s loyalty may lie with the seller. You will want to retain a Certified Public Accountant and an attorney who is knowledgeable in business acquisitions. A CPA will to help guide you through the financial analysis process, and you may benefit from legal counsel as agreements are drafted and signed. Their expertise and the emotional separation from the continued on page 6

Franchise Alice Springs

NT

Cartridge World Alice Springs Great opportunity to purchase a well established and profitable franchise business located in the historic and thriving township of Alice Springs (population 26,486) Equidistant between Adelaide and Darwin. Cartridge World has no competition in the supply of printer cartridge refills to a solid regular client base which includes The

Departments of Employment Education and Training, Crowne Plaza, Alice Springs Hospital, Job Shop Watershed NT. Gross T/O $424K. Stock $30/40K approx. Good Exposure and easy parking. Training would be provided for a 4 week period. FINANCE AVAILABLE / CONDITIONS APPLY.

mob 0419 531 231 ras32@bigpond.com 4 Australian Business For Sale ®

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


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process can make the costs for their services your wisest investments in the entire process.

Business valuation Ultimately, negotiations will lead to a business valuation to determine what the business is actually worth. There are several ways to estimate the value of a company, such as the value of the company’s assets, how much debt does it hold, and from what sources are the company’s current revenues and profits? All of these are going to have a different impact on the value of the business. Other factors to consider in the valuation process include: • Level of risk: How volatile is the business? • Competition: What is the competitive environment like—sleepy or cutthroat? • Growth: Is this a growing or declining industry, how does that compare to the trend of the business, and what are profitability trends? • Organizational stability: How

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established is the business itself in terms of infrastructure and personnel? • Management team: Is there a competent management team in place and will they stay? Will that be an issue or opportunity for you? • Overall desirability: Will the business be desirable for the “next” buyer?

The structure of the deal The phrase “it’s all in the terms and conditions” applies here. Based on a valuation that you find acceptable, the specific arrangements of the financial transaction may determine if this is a “go” or something to walk away from and feel good about. For example, a one-time cash offer is going to result in a radically different figure than an arrangement where a down payment is followed by a seven-year buy-out. Ideally, the structure of financing will meet the needs, resources and interests of all parties involved.

Adding value Determine if you are going to be able to add value to the business or if your goal is simply to keep “the machine” running.

Once you have purchased the business, what are your objectives? Are you planning on owning the business for the next twenty years, or growing it over the next five years and then looking for the opportunity to sell? This will impact the intangible assessment of what the business may be worth to you and help assess the potential challenges ahead. Beginning your business plan will help to clarify your objectives and the business potential ahead.

The bottom line • Take your time. • Be methodical about gathering all the information you can. • Pay attention to the details. • Get help when needed and leverage available resources. • Continue to “test” to see if the business and its demands fit who you are and what you want your business to be. • If the deal doesn’t feel right, keep looking. For more info contact www.timberry.com


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Commercial Leasing Tips by Marc Hurwitz, B. Com, (Accounting) When starting up a business or deciding to expand/move to a new location you need to evaluate what you do and don't need for your business. You need to see if new commercial premises is actually required or if you can work from home (for a startup) or expand your current premises. Once you have decided on the need for new premises you need to consider many different factors, some of which are: Rent: The first consideration to take into account is the maximum amount of rent you are prepared to pay, and can your cash flow afford to make a 1 month deposit if needed. Location: Your location is often crucial to the success of your business as you will need it to be accessible to your customers, suppliers and employees. So you need to ensure that there is sufficient parking or public transport around for people to be able to access your location. Depending on the type of business visibility can be vital. Expansion potential: The premises need to be able to encompass some expected

growth for your business; as you do not want to be looking to move to a new location a year later. Building Image/Area: You need to ensure that the building gives off the right image for your business. A customers first impression of the business is often the outer building and you want it to make the right impression. You should also consider the length of lease, building security, and neighbouring tenants when choosing a commercial property to lease. We are available to give advice and negotiate terms of a lease

Your Duty Regarding Illegal Workers by Sunny Xin Song, B. Pharm, M.Com, M. Prof. Accounting

Illegal workers are people who are not Australian citizens and who are working in Australia without a visa, or who have a conditional visa that prohibits them from working in Australia. From August 2007 it will be a criminal offence for an individual or company to knowingly or recklessly allow an illegal worker to work, or refer an illegal worker for work with another

business. Individuals convicted under the Migration Amendment (Employer Sanctions) Act 2007 face fines of up to $13,200 per illegal worker and/or two years imprisonment. Companies can be fined up to $66,000 per illegal worker. Employers in the hospitality, manufacturing, retail and transportation industries should be particularly wary. We suggest that the following procedures should be adopted to ensure that the people employed are entitled to work in Australia: Check their original passport and confirm the name of the worker; check that the passport has a visa and the visa is in the name of the worker; check the visa conditions; diarise the end date of the visa. The Department of Immigration also provides the following ways to check work rights: 1. Entitlement Verification Online system; 2. The Employers' Immigration Hotline (1800 040 070) 3. The Visa Entitlement Verification Faxback Service (1800 505 550) St. Clair partners Phone (02) 9221 4088 www.stclairco.com.au

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”

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Are you driven to succeed in business but don’t know where to begin? Electrical Testing & Tagging is Compulsory

Want earnings of up to $5,000 a week? At Tag It Safe we provide franchisee’s the tools,training & support required to offer the exceptional service that has made us an internationally recognised leader in Portable Appliance Testing & tagging. With an established client base, all the hard work has been done for you.

All employers have certain legal requirements in regards to providing a safe working environment for all employees, these legal requirements include the testing and tagging of portable appliances. According to the Occupational Health & Safety Act AUS/NZ3760 as of 2003, all workplaces in Australia and New Zealand must be Tested & Tagged periodically.

Company Background Since July 2004, we have grown from a one person organisation to an international company operating our of four countries Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and soon The United Kingdom. Our company leads the way in Portable Appliance Testing internationally, while our competitors only follow and imitate. With experience of more than 3 million PAT tests across 1,000 plus sites, Tag it Safe, founded in 2004, is now recognised as a leader in Portable Appliance Test & Inspection (commonly known as electrical tagging or PAT testing).

With equipment so small that it can fit in a bumbag, Used the right way, you can make over $1,000.00 a day...

Tag It Safe Support At Tag It Safe we offer Franchisee's the best tools to offer clients the exceptional service we are known and well recognised for. Using the best technology, we can offer clients Real Time Reporting, ensuring all their information is ready for viewing within 5 minutes of completion of testing, leaving clients commenting on how quick and easy the whole process has been. Qualities of a Tag It Safe Electrical Franchisee: Do you believe you have what it takes? • • • • •

Motivation to succeed Willingness to learn Positive attitude Good rapport with customers Drive to offer the best customer service possible • Reliability

Contact:

1300 082 448 +61 (0) 247 213 418 info@tagitsafe.com.au


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Business Incubators prove popular in tough economic times As the economic climate hits a new low, Business Incubators across Australia are continuing to provide great value and practical support to new businesses. Business Incubators are set up to boost the potential of entrepreneurial companies through flexible office space and the support they receive from Incubator Management and the network of contacts associated. A new publication by the US based National Business Incubation Association (NBIA Review, Volume 24 Issue 6) highlighted the following key areas in which value is seen: 1. Incubator subsidies by government pay off through the client companies generating local tax revenue 2. Incubators reduce the risk of small business failure 3. Incubators are part of a larger value chain, adding value to the local business community 4. Incubators enhance economic development in a region The Sunshine Coast’s own Business Incubator – The Innovation Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast – encompasses all of these benefits for start-up companies and has recently expanded to accommodate more established companies as part of their Business Accelerator. Innovation Centre CEO, Colin Graham, suggested that in the current economic conditions, with many people being made redundant, there would be more ‘forced entrepreneurship’ beginning. ‘It is often the case that people who have been thinking about a particular business idea for a long time, may see being made redundant as their chance to get started,’ he said. The Innovation Centre began its Incubator program in 2002 and has helped over 50 companies, primarily in the IT, creative and greentechnology sectors, through

the introductory and growth stages of their development since then, creating over 300 jobs. Business Incubator’s also assist associate or virtual clients by providing them with similar services, without those companies being based on the premises. The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast currently houses over 20 businesses and has four associate clients, and is assisting them through mentoring, advice and business development and networking events. According to the National Business Incubation Association, there is no doubt that Business Incubators are a great investment and that public sector support for them pays off. Their study showed that for every $1 in estimated public operating subsidy to an Incubator, its graduate and current companies generated approximately $30 in local tax revenue alone. They also significantly reduce the risk of small business failure, as the success rate of companies who complete the Business Incubation Program is about 87 percent. The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast’s Business Incubation program includes flexible office space, fast speed fibre optic connectivity, basic business start-up mentoring, assistance with sourcing capital investment, executive development seminars, networking activities, shared administrative facilities marketing and finance assistance. Innovation Centre Business Incubator Manager and Entrepreneur in Residence, Nigel Hall commented, ‘Businesses who participate in our program have a much higher chance of success due to the mentoring, executive development, networking and lower total cost of operating they can access at the Centre’. For more info (07) 5450 2600. Australian Business For Sale ® 11


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Business Owners:

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Refills Now is rapidly growing its market share The first franchised Refills Now store opened in Maryborough, Queensland, in August 2006. Since then, its turnover has increased at a rate of 25% a month and its rapid expansion into the market is typical of the Refills Now business which prides itself on using high quality consumables and offering superior customer service. “We have a ‘would I be satisfied with buying and using this product’ mentality that means our customers can rest assured they are getting a top of the line product,” says founder Paul Northcott. Prior to opening the first Refills Now store in 2005, Paul was state manager for a cartridge refilling business and supervised the establishment of 54 franchises. Now, with franchises in Queensland and NSW, Refills Now is offering franchisees around Australia a high profit business opportunity servicing both personal and business clients. According to Paul, the popularity of digital photography is having a strong impact on the print market with estimates indicating that inkjet printers have taken 95% of the traditional photography market. A growing environmental awareness among consumershas meant that refilling print cartridges has become one of the fastest growing new industries in the world.

“With so much interest being generated in contributing to global environmental issues more people than ever want to do their bit for the environment,” says Paul. “Refilling printer cartridges is an easy, affordable option for the public to do their bit and save themselves money at the same time.” Refills Now has a unique filling system which allows them to refill most cartridges while the customer waits. They also offer new ink and laser cartridges, specialty papers, copier toners, printers and fax supplies.

to encourage the rapid growth of a sustainable and profitable business. We ensure that all franchisees have access to the best equipment, methodology, training and support systems to enable their business to succeed,” said Paul. “We also foster a collaborative and friendly working environment that means our franchisees are not only buying a business but a great way of life.” Paul expects to have 180 stores operating by the end of 2010 and has structured the franchise system to accommodate the opening of eight new stores a month.

Franchisees receive an exclusive territory and help with site selection. They undergo an intensive two week training program and receive a full start up kit plus all the marketing and operational support they need to be successful quickly.

“You can achieve the freedom you’ve always dreamed of with a Refills Now franchise. This lucrative opportunity is ideal for partnerships and husband and wife teams looking for a business to business and retail opportunity.”

“At Refills Now franchisees receive an unrivalled support programme designed

For more info contact Paul Paul Northcott (07) 4194 1722 or paul@refillsnow.com.au

Would you buy a hot franchise that is offering – rapid growth – environment friendly products – 100% guaranteed service – and is available today? These guys did and here is why

Brett Westlake - Refills Now Maryborough The decision to go with Refills Now was an easy one because the cartridge refilling industry is all about brand quality, and Refills Now has established this in local markets. I had previously spent seven years in the cartridge refilling industry and had the expertise to open independently if I had wanted, but I recognised that having the Refills Now brand behind me was worth the investment. It gives your business corporate recognition and when you talk to potential customers you can do so on an equal footing because they recognise you represent a high quality street brand.

Alan Constantine - Refills Now Gosford Having taken the decision to invest in a Refills Now franchise, I received comprehensive operational training including software training, sales, customer service, financial control and management. All Refills Now franchisees receive an unrivalled support program designed to encourage the rapid growth of a sustainable and profitable business. Every month I see my business grow and I am secure in the knowledge that if help is needed it is only a phone call away. On going support, technical updates and communication ensures that we are all, as a group, equipped to deal with the constant advances in technology and reap the rewards that flow from that industry knowledge. Thanks Paul!

There are even more positives when you buy this franchise. Give me a call - Paul Northcott p: (07) 4194 1722 e: paul@refillsnow.com.au

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Contours appoints new CEO Contours Women's Fitness Franchise, one of Australia's fastest growing franchises, has appointed a new CEO, Justin Wilshaw. Mr. Wilshaw joined Contours in January 2009 and has extensive experience operating as a franchisee and franchisor of major franchise brands. Mr. Wilshaw's vision for Contours over the next 12 months is to continue to expand operations in Australia, with specific focus on Queensland and South Australia. As a first priority, he is currently in the process of developing and implementing a five year strategic plan for the business which will direct growth of the company moving forward. Through this, he aims to deliver improved benefits to members and provide greater return on investment for franchisees. “I really believe in the franchise model and have seen how the entrepreneurial sprit can drive both individual and corporate success,” said Mr. Wilshaw. He continued, “Developing this young

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brand further is a motivating challenge, especially since it is already winning awards for its remarkable expansion.” Prior to this role, he was a General Manager at Delaware North Companies Australia which focussed on travel, entertainment and accommodation. In addition to his current role at Contours, Justin's franchise experience is vast. Before his position at Delaware North

Companies, he held positions at Boost Juice and at the Burger King Corporation. Preceding Mr. Wilshaw, Dave Hundt served as Contours CEO from the brand's inception in 2005. During this time, Mr. Hundt saw an opportunity to establish the Contours strong product and business model in a quickly

developing market segment (express fitness), growing the brand to over 200 studios with more than 50,000 members. He still sits as a member of the Board of Directors. As one of 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 with an average of two Contours studios opening every week. In a clear sign of the success that Contours offers its franchisees, over 40% of franchisees now operate multiple units. Contours is a unique fitness concept for women on the go, based on an innovative 29 minute workout program that combines the latest weight-bearing equipment specifically designed for women with an intensive cardio workout in a small studio environment.

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Small Business Opportunities with Goodman Fielder Baking Australia Goodman Fielder (GF) is one of Australasia's leading food companies “icons� in the Australian and New Zealand food Markets. Baking Australia is a division of Goodman Fielder and is one of Australasia's leading bakery companies supplying a range of loaf breads, rolls, buns, muffins, crumpets and bakery ingredients across 30,000 retail and foodservice outlets every day. Key brands include Wonder White, Helga's, Mighty Soft Molengerg and Country Life. To service their customers GF currently has around 700 independent contractors spread across Australia. Contractors deliver and provide customer service to regional Australia as well as capital cities. Customers range from large major Supermarket Chains, and Independents to small rout customers and food service accounts such as schools, hotels, hospital etc. The process for becoming a contractor involves attending an interview with Goodman Fielder representatives where

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you can find out more about the opportunity as well as providing information on your strengths for a contracting role. Each contract involves establishing and maintaining a good rapport with customers, product ordering and adjusting orders, obtaining off-location opportunity as well as providing information on your strengths for a contracting role.

In order to have products in the marketplace by store opening time contractors need to commence from around midnight to 3am. Merchandisers normally work between 5:30am through to 8am where they take product off the shelf and place the delivered product on the shelf. Merchandisers then make a call in the afternoon where they top up and tidy up shelves and off-locations.

Most contractors deliver product themselves and employ a merchandiser and a relief driver. GF encourage potential contractors to take up a contract area that is close to where they live. This helps the contractor keep rapport with customers and monitor sales. A number of contractors have transferred interstate to be closer to their families or look for a lifestyle change. Currently there vacancies in the booming economies of WA and Qld. There is a bi-monthly contractor newsletter that keeps contractors updated on various issues as well as listing all vacant contracts. Contractors and Goodman Fielder have worked successfully together for over 8 years throughout Australia in growing sales and providing excellent customer service to GF customers. Please refer to the advertisement on the opposite page for details on making an inquiry. To find out more contact Linda McMillen +61 2 8874 7143.


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How Do I Make A Meaningful Difference To My Bottom Line?

By Bob Lyon

Showing small and medium sized businesses how to increase their profits and make better use of their time “How do I make a meaningful difference to my bottom line?” ... is a question most small business owners ask themselves when selling their business. Bob Lyon If you put any of the principles I'm about to teach you into practice, it'll create such an impact on your business, and I guarantee it will leave you begging for more. Your existing customers are the HOTTEST market you've got, and yes, you do have to have a good product and customer service. What links the two together is MARKETING, and the facts are that out of 100 products, 90 will never get past the initial development and testing stages. And of the 10 that do, 7 will fail in the market within 3 years. To add insult to injury, 80% of new businesses are gone within 3-5 years. Why? Because in the vast majority of cases, people have no idea how to sell, promote or market their products. Most business people I meet have brilliant

skills in their field of expertise or have a great product, but they can't market their way out of a wet paper bag. In any business marketing is everything. Your marketing and sales skills are the bridge between your products and your customers. And it's here where we find the biggest mistakes most people are probably making right now. The mark of a true champion, whether in business or sport, is the ability to succeed when the chips are down, and to do it consistently whenever it's needed. That's why sports people practice thousands of catches - so they won't drop the crucial one. They do hundreds of repetitions, over and over again, so that when the pressure is on, they get it right. So, are you ready to be a champion - a consistent champion? Good! Look at it this way ... whether you're getting great results or just getting by in your business, you're still going to spend time playing the game of business. So why not be the best? And to be the best, you must master the basics first. Because when it comes to selling your business or simply making money, marketing and sales is where it's at.

Perth

However, before we can get started on marketing and sales, we need to look at how much it costs to run our business. The first stage of growing any business is to make sure the business is profitable. How many sales, customers or dollars do you need each week to break even? Unless we concentrate on breaking even, we won't be able to spend our time money or talents growing our business. So, how can we tell quickly, whether we're breaking even without having to wait for our accountant to tell us each month? It's a good question and one that's easy to answer. First we need to establish what our fixed costs are ... that's rent electricity, water, wages and the costs of your basic materials (i.e. the products you've used). Don't forget to include your marketing, advertising and any other costs. Then work out how many products or services you need to sell to cover those fixed costs. continued on page 20

Franchise

Dubbo

WA

NSW

Oporto Drive-Thru

Located at Whitford City in the northern suburb of Hillary’s this business specialises in the retail of beads for customers to make their own jewellery. Also provides classes in the store and all components necessary such as Crystals, Czech glass, etc. Gross Turnover $145,000. All training and support provided. Customer base of over 6000 plus E-mail newsletter. Full Franchise rights available for $350,000. Would suit a single operator or husband and wife team. Owner selling due to husband’s employment now in Brisbane. Possible vendor finance. Contact for further information.

Great opportunity for someone to take over this newly opened store (October 08). Situated on the highway coming in from Sydney. Store has seating for 80, toilets, drive-thru and carpark. Dubbo is home to the Western Plains Zoo with 600 000 tourists each year. Oporto is a fast growing franchise with over 110 stores. All The hard work at Oporto is done with trained staff and managers. The business is for sale as owners are committed elsewhere.

price: $125,000 stock included

price: P.O.A.

mob 0417 989 038 elsons@iinet.net.au

mob 0418 418 951 tuckers@tuckersofbathurst.com.au

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Beadzone at Whitford City

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Get the basics right and the results will take care of themselves.

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Let's say your fixed costs were $4000 each week - and your average sale is $100 then you'd need 40 sales to break even. That's 40 sales multiplied by $100 equals $4000 ... Can you follow that? It's really quite simple once you get the hang of it. And once you understand the underlying principle, and begin to apply some good sales and marketing strategies ... your business will begin to fly. OK, let's find out what your actual breakeven is... The costs of running my business each week is: $_____________ My average sale is: Therefore, the number of sales I need to make each week is:

$_____________

_____________

Most businesses never really set profit goals Being successful in business has very little to do with the size of your business or what your turnover is. It's all about how much profit you make. For a business to stay in business, keep employing people and keep doing good work there has to be a profit. Most businesses unfortunately never really

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set profit goals - they've never budgeted for it and even worse, they've never developed a plan to achieve it.

x Average Dollar Sale = Turnover x Profit margin = Profits

That's usually because most people don't know how to make their goals real, especially in business. So they find it easier NOT to set goals.

You can't get more customers. But you can increase the number of leads you get, and you can increase your conversion rate, and when combined will result in more customers. Similarly, you can't get higher revenues without improving the number of transactions each customer makes or the average amount of dollars they spend.

What we need to do now is put in place some measures to increase the profits you make. We need to be doing things that will earn you more money. Now contrary to popular belief, profit is the one thing we can't get more of. But what we can influence is the variables that contribute towards the profitability of the business. We should be looking at the business in five separate and distinct areas ... What we call the Power - 5 Principle. When you truly understand how a business works, you'll realise that profit is a factor that is the result of other variables and can't be altered in isolation. The same rule applies for customers and revenues. So, what exactly is the Power - 5 Principle? Well think of it as a formula ... Number of leads x Conversion Rate = Number of Customers x Number of Transactions

Profit has to do with the last part of the Power - 5 Principle … The margins. Activities designed to improve margins have a direct effect on profit. They involve things like pricing policy, discounting, upselling and controlling expenditure. There are other less obvious activities that are just as important. Things like stock control, and accounts management, controlling time and even your ability to know your numbers. For information about how your business can benefit from the “Power - 5 Principle” and a FREE report entitled “How To Sell Your Business At Your Price … And Cause A Stampede Of Prospective Buyers Literally Begging For Your Time” go to www.betterbusinessreport.com/ab4s1.htm or call Bob Lyon direct on 043 883 0937.


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Tips for selling an existing franchise By Jason Gehrke, Director, Franchise Advisory Centre

Set a realistic price Many business and franchise resales fail to sell because the owners have set too high a price. In some instances, the price is based on a figure the owners need to reduce or clear their business and personal debt, plus a premium to recover their “sweat equity” or unpaid effort in operating the business.

Jason Gehrke Franchises are like any other asset and can be bought and sold. Franchisees can make money out of their franchise in two ways - through the profits while they are operating, and through a capital gain when they sell. However, selling a franchise, like any other small business, takes time and effort. This is further complicated by the requirement in most franchise agreements that any buyer must be approved by the franchisor. It is generally accepted that the franchisor will apply the system's then-current franchisee selection criteria, which may be more stringent than the time when the selling franchisee originally joined the system, particularly if they joined a number of years previously. This requirement to meet the selection criteria is designed to protect and maintain the overall integrity and operating standard of the franchise system, but franchisors cannot abuse this right of veto. But franchisees have little understanding of this obligation, or the sale process overall, and need help along the way. Under the Franchising Code of Conduct, a franchisor cannot unreasonably withhold consent to the sale of a franchise. The nature of what is “unreasonable” may differ from one business to another depending on the specific circumstances of that business and industry. Rather than go through the process of finding a buyer and getting upset if they are rejected by the franchisor, a selling franchisee should familiarise themselves with the their franchisor's current franchisee selection criteria applied at the very start of their sales process. Here are some other tips on selling an existing franchise business: 22 Australian Business For Sale ®

Unfortunately this approach often defies conventional business valuation models based on profit multiples, which vary from one business type to another. The result is that businesses are listed for sale (and sometimes sold) at grossly inflated prices that have no bearing on their true market value and will inevitably cause difficulty for the new operators to achieve an acceptable return on investment.

Provide an Information Memorandum When the Franchising Code of Conduct came into being more than 10 years ago, it originally required both franchisors and franchisees to provide disclosure information in the event of a resale. The requirement for vendor franchisees to provide disclosure was removed shortly afterwards, but the usefulness of providing information from an outgoing franchisee to a prospective buyer remains. This can be by way of an Information Memorandum which outlines key data about the business, as well as its track record of financial performance. The best way to approach an Information Memorandum is to think of it as a business plan in reverse, summarising the financial and nonfinancial achievements of the business to date.

Provide accurate financial information Small business owners frequently (including franchisees) load their businesses with personal expenses such as leases for private motor vehicles, mobile phones, non-business repair costs charged to the business as repairs and maintenance, additional wages for family members, education and travelling costs, and so on. Such practices significantly distort and artificially lower the true performance of the business. When a multiplier is applied to the profit to determine the value of the business, the overall price will be lower than if “true” profit had

been used. Alternatively, a price can also be so great that its profit multiple would appear so high as to make it impossible for a buyer to make a reasonable return on their investment. Of course business owners attempt to get around this by providing an estimation of their personal chargebacks to the business so that a potential buyer must read the Profit & Loss statement and Balance Sheet with a grain of salt. On top of this, further creative accounting may result in an alternative set of financial statements which may artificially reduce turnover for those franchises where royalties to the franchisor are calculated as a percentage of turnover. Somewhere in this conflagration of excessive costs to reduce profits, and lower-than-actual turnover, might be the real performance of the business, but only if the buyer can work this out for themselves.

Independently source inquiry together with the franchisor Many franchisees who decide to sell their business expect that a buyer will promptly materialise from the stream of general franchise inquiries received by the franchisor. Unfortunately this is rarely the case. Inquiries received by the franchisor may be for locations anywhere in the region, state or nation, and may primarily be for new or greenfield sites. Furthermore, these inquiries are yet to be qualified into acceptable candidates that meet the system's selection criteria, and finally, the price offered by the selling franchisee may be too expensive compared to the cost of setting up a new location for a potential buyer. It is therefore essential that selling franchisees also seek their own potential buyers by conducting their own advertising (subject to the franchisor's approval) and listing with one or more business brokers who service their area. Brokers often have an ongoing stream of inquiry for businesses in their area, and in reviewing the business for sale prior to listing can help the franchisee determine a realistic market price for their business.

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neighbouring sites or territories. These franchise colleagues will have an interest in the sale because the sale price may provide a benchmark to help determine the value of their own businesses. Also, adjoining franchisees may well be potential buyers in their own right, and able to move more quickly to settle a sale than a complete newcomer because of their existing operational expertise and cultural affinity with the system. Also, existing franchisees will have a better understanding of the creative accounting that may appear in the seller's financial statements. Furthermore, existing franchisees will generally have a greater likelihood of being approved by the franchisor (so long as they are operating their current businesses in compliance with the franchise agreement), and the need for an extended handover from seller to buyer will not be as great compared to selling to someone from outside the system.

Set an open timeframe Businesses can take a long time to sell -

months or even years depending on the price, location, industry, sale conditions and other factors. Franchisees and small business owners often make the mistake of setting an unreasonably short fixed deadline to sell the business, then panic or blame the franchisor, the business broker or someone else when it doesn't sell in that timeframe. Often these timeframes are set by the next thing that a franchisee has already committed to move on to, such as another business elsewhere, or a return to the workforce often for a former employer or colleague. As the deadline approaches for the franchisee to commence their new undertaking, their desperation to sell increases, and with it, the pressure they apply to their franchisor and their business broker to find a buyer. At the same time, the price becomes increasingly negotiable and the franchisee can potentially cost themselves a lot of money by selling at a much lower price in order to meet their next commitment. The reality is that the business will take an unpredictable length of time to sell, and in that time the franchisee really needs to keep operating at full steam to maintain both the financial

performance of the business, as well as their own motivation.

Jason Gehrke is a director of the Franchise Advisory Centre and has been involved in franchising for 18 years at franchisee, franchisor and advisor level. He provides consulting services to both franchisors and franchisees, and conducts franchise education programs throughout Australia. He has been awarded for his franchise achievements, and publishes Franchise News & Events, Australia's only fortnightly electronic news bulletin on franchising issues. In his spare time, Jason is a passionate collector of military antiques.

Copyright © Jason Gehrke, 2009.

Hard Times, But Maybe a Soft Landing Jumping J-Jays caters for a new wave of prospects.

Jumping J-Jays have reorganised their Franchise system to cater for a new wave of prospects in this recession. “This is in response to a larger then normal increase in the enquiry level from potential Franchisees that fell a little bit short on the finance requirements but otherwise could have made great small business operators”, quotes Dave Beattie, General Manager of Jumping J-Jays. As the economy continues to tighten and more people are finding themselves out of work, many are starting to look at the franchise market as a possible next step rather than join the increasing number of job hunters chasing fewer job opportunities. “We have been working on for sometime on how we can further reduce the entry costs for start up franchisees, without

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comprising our quality and brand” says Dave. Jumping J-Jays who operates in multiple countries took a hard look at all that was supplied with a franchise and trimmed down the extras that may not be needed in these current economic times and moved a few items to monthly payments rather then upfront. However this Award Winning rental franchise has increased the franchisees value proposition and their potential ROI by supplying more themes to give a better edge over all competitors. The Franchise Fee is just $35,000 which now includes all the equipment, tools, accessories and cutting edge software and unique Local Area Marketing programs to run a successful Jumping J-Jays home based business. For more info (07) 3623 3353


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MASTER FRANCHISE FOR SALE (only 2 left)

Franchise

Wellness and wellbeing is the new boom in business. With 62% of men and 45% of women in Australia considered overweight, 1,000’s of people want to lose weight everyday and need support. The Natural Way is expanding across Australia and you can be part of this expansion by becoming the new Master Franchisee for Tasmania or Northern Territory. South West

NSW

Great Courier Business NT SOLD SOLD SOLD 2008

Well established & successful Regional Franchise in one of the largest Courier companies in Australia. This is a management business, operating 5 days Mon to Fri. Located in centrally situated city of Albury & encompassing a large regional area from Wagga Wagga in the North to Wangaratta in the South. Current T/O $1,600,000 growing yearly. The Regional Franchisee manages & supports 6 Courier subfranchisees who operate their own exclusive & dedicated areas within the regional franchise area. Partial vendor finance available. Training & ongoing advice & support from the Master Franchisor.

SOLD

price: $490,000 WIWO Benefits of being a Master Franchisee: • Unlimited income potential

bh (02) 9281 4599 fax (02) 9212 6054 craig.ryan@fastway.com.au

428405

Under Contract

TAS

• Low running cost

Franchise

• High gross profit margins • Build an asset for your future • Proven system with strong support from franchisor • Recognisable national brand

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.” R. Bishop November 2007 PHONE ROBYN

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

Brisbane

QLD

Signage Brokerage - No Overheads Specialising in Signage. Great return! No weekend work. No staff to manage. No inventory to carry. Independent agent/broker who acts on behalf of an established customer database. No need to sell your services - customers contact you via established website. Managing & sourcing specific products from various suppliers & manufacturers this home based business is unique yet so simple. No specific skills required to operate this highly profitable low cost performer. All the ground work has been done for you. Room for massive growth from this 5 day a week little beauty.

NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTH CARE CLINICS

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Work the magic of 'what if' 'What if?' is a question that you should always be asking yourself. And never more appropriate than now. “What if?” this is the best time to buy the business you always wanted? Or to sell your business?

Louise Woodbury

“What if?” both buyer and seller can prosper from this transaction? Asking “What if?” will help you look beyond the obvious during these incredibly challenging economic times. This recession is a wake-up call. And if you are postponing buying or selling a business because of fear, then “What if?" can open your mind to options you mightn't normally consider.

If you are looking from a mindset of times being tough, then you'll only see the marketplace from that perspective. Human nature being what it is, you will find plenty of evidence to prove you are right.

and playing it safe.

Not only will you validate your opinion, you will find others who will agree with you. Remember the old saying: “Misery loves company".

Making the most out of “What if?” planning

Be ready to question reality as you know it. Because, remember, there isn't just one answer to your question. For example, we're taught that 1 + 1 = 2. However, in some cases, 1 + 1 = 6. That's right: 6. How can this work? Well, we could be talking about sets. And each set may contain three units. So, in this case, one set of three plus one set of three = 6. Therefore, in the example, it's correct to say that 1 + 1 = 6.

So the real question is: are you going to buy into this word “recession” (with all its crushing, depressing connotations) or are you ready to turn it into the opportunity of a life-time? We're finding that our clients are achieving better than expected business growth and profits. So much so that one is giving substantial bonuses to their team! Another has opened their doors in America; yet another has launched a new division to cope with increased demand. Again, none of these businesses are in what you called recession-proof industries. They're all simply refusing to buy into the idea that their business is or will be affected by a recession.

When we work with small business entrepreneurs on “What if?” planning, many struggle with it. We'll be honest - it can be a challenging process to come up with a variety of different answers. That's because people draw answers directly from their own personal experience or knowledge bank. It's hard to think outside the square. “What if?” is such a powerful question, it deserves your full attention. So many possibilities, ideas and inventions have stemmed from someone asking this very question. For some people, asking it is easy. Others find it uncomfortable. Many don't want to tempt fate or imagine unrealistic scenarios. Some find it a waste of time why think about something that can never happen? Here are few “What if?” questions for you to ponder:

Being logical and so-called responsible is the enemy of the “What if?” mindset.

Fundamentally, like any word, it's no more than a collection of letters that represent a given meaning. What really counts is the meaning you give the "r" word. That will become your point of view - which then becomes your reality.

To come up with an answer like 1 + 1 = 6 you need to have a creative bent. You can't come from a purely logical perspective. This might be at odds with what you've been taught. But remember: it's your creative mind that will come up with the best solutions. And it's your logical mind that has been conditioned, by years of experience, to convince you to settle for less - not for what's truly possible.

If you are about to buy or sell a business, the first thing you need to engage is your imagination. While knowledge, skills and, sometimes, luck can be useful, nothing is possible unless you have the right mindset.

We've seen this many times with small business entrepreneurs. They lose their spark. It's as if something inside them has died. Their entrepreneurial spirit becomes suppressed when the entrepreneur starts being “responsible”

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They put on blinkers that conceal other possibilities, finally losing the ability to ask the all important “What if?” questions.

• What do I need to do to understand my buyer or seller? • How can I reverse the possible risks to my buyer or seller? • What do I fear most in this transaction? • Am I getting the best possible advice? Depending on your beliefs and world view, you might embrace it or shun it. Sometimes, asking a “What if?” question can seem unbelievably hard because it can feel too big, too vague. Nothing is tangible so you don't have enough detail to bring it all together. It can be useful to brainstorm ideas with people who are skilled in creative thinking, people with no attachment to the way you do business. If you don't, the danger is that you will rely solely on your usual frame of reference - the way you've conditioned continued on page 30


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ABC Nursery Hire can give you all of this, plus much, much more. This easy to manage, family-friendly franchise offers you a satisfying income, with low overheads. No experience necessary with all training & support provided.

Franchise territories are available throughout Australia for an investment of only $14,000. Call Debbie Greenwood

yourself to think. When this happens you often only see obstacles instead of trying to find the true opportunities. This is the magic of asking “What if?” And, within the context of buying or selling a business, you would ask yourself what if this transaction could be profitable for both parties? Suddenly you begin to explore a whole a new reality. If you had not bothered to ask "What if?" in the first place, you would have never considered its countless possibilities. So, to their cost, most business owners don't ever ask themselves this question. They've been conditioned to accept the status quo. And nothing could be more dangerous - especially in the current economic client.

Instead of being caught up in trying to look for the “safe” answer, let your imagination flow so you can take off your blinkers and explore the possibilities that are really there for those who can see. Successful entrepreneurs aren't called "people of vision" for nothing. They never settle for the “safe” answer - they look over the fence to see what opportunities are really outside their normal field of experience, constantly asking themselves "What if?" So, take a sheet of paper and write down you thoughts to What if?

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The role of brokers in franchise sales By Jason Gehrke, Director, Franchise Advisory Centre This can lead to tension and conflict between franchisors and franchisees in start-up systems where the expectations of neither party have been met from the outset because both sides have relied on an intermediary to coach them through the process.

Jason Gehrke Following the recent article “Tips for selling an existing franchise”, it is worth exploring the topic of franchise sales in more detail, particularly in regards to the role played by business brokers in bringing franchise buyers and sellers together. Debate often flares within the franchise sector as to the appropriate usage of brokers, who are generally used in franchising for two reasons: 1. To sell new (or “greenfield”) franchises; and 2. To sell existing franchises.

By contrast, established and mature franchisors are much less likely to use brokers for the sale of new franchises and in the main, prefer to limit their role to assisting with resales. Established franchisors are more cautious about the role of intermediaries in the franchise sales process. Through experience, they have developed a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship-building necessary to ignite a franchise sale, and come to appreciate the costs of poor franchisee selection. They are also likely to have more refined systems with highly-evolved processes, and revised their expansion plans to be less ambitious and more sustainable. The following table helps summarise the different approach to the use of brokers by new versus establish franchisors:

Risk Management A franchisee who is given misleading information during the franchise sales process may have a case to sue the franchisor for misrepresentation. Franchisors, and more particularly, their legal advisors, are aware of this risk and seek to minimize the chances of misleading information being provided by carefully vetting their sales presentations and materials accordingly. Statements made by brokers can also accrue liability to the franchisor if the franchisee has been misled into buying the franchise as a court may consider the broker to have been an authorized agent of the franchisor. A franchisor has a greater capacity to manage the performance and representations of their own internal staff, than to do so for external brokers.

Focus resources on the franchisor's brand Recruiting franchisees is expensive, costing up to $20,000 for a retail system in marketing and other expenses per

New franchisors

Established / Maturing franchisors

Many newer franchise systems will use brokers to sell new franchises, and in most cases, will not have been franchising long enough to even have existing franchises up for sale (unless they are company-owned outlets). By contrast, many (if not most) established and mature franchisors are less-inclined to use brokers and often limit their role to franchise resales only, and not sales of new greenfield franchises.

Enthusiastic & highly optimistic

Enthusiastic but cautious

Willing to try new methods of recruitment

Have definite ideas of what does & doesn't work

Yet to count the cost of poor selection practices

Have learned from poor selection choices

Ambitious expansion programs

Conservative expansion programs

Advocates of master franchising

Have often bought-back or terminated master franchises

Systems still under development

Highly developed systems

New franchise systems frequently appoint brokers (or franchise consultants that provide broking services) to sell their greenfield franchises, primarily because they have ambitious expansions plans (including both unit and master franchising), and will defer to the expertise of others if they themselves have no prior experience in selling businesses or franchises.

Often lack adequate in-house franchising experience

High levels of in-house franchising experience

Struggle with first round of exiting franchisees

Developing both retention and exit strategies for franchisees

Likely to outsource recruitment

Very limited outsourcing of recruitment

Little unsolicited franchise inquiry

High brand awareness generates unsolicited franchise inquiry

Unfortunately, these same franchisors have little or no experience with the consequences of poor franchisee selection practices, do not always have business systems that are sufficientlydeveloped prior to franchising, and often have little understanding of working with franchisees in a symbiotic relationship.

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Table 1: Comparison of the use of brokers by new and established franchisors.

Other reasons why established franchisors often steer away from the use of brokers for the sale of greenfield sites include:

franchise granted. Franchisors which manage their own sales internally are in total control of the portrayal of their brand, and the filtering of all inquiries generated by their marketing. Brokers will advertise for their franchisor clients, continued on page 34


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potentially compromising the brand's integrity in the manner and execution of that advertising. Furthermore, initial inquiries made to a broker in response to one franchise brand's advertising may result in a sale for an entirely different brand.

More immediate and accurate management reporting A sales process managed and controlled by the franchisor should allow for greater ease and accuracy in measuring and monitoring franchise inquiry rates, as well as ongoing lead management to provide up-to-the-minute reporting and assessment of the relative effectiveness of different advertising media.

Ongoing relationship Franchise brokers rarely, if ever, have a substantial ongoing stake in the relationship with both franchisee and franchisor after a sale is concluded. Franchisors on the other hand have to live with the consequences of their recruitment mistakes, and if they have made a poor selection choice, will not be keen to repeat it by placing greater emphasis on filtering-out unsuitable franchisee candidates in future. Brokers don't have the same ongoing relationship with franchise buyers, and are likely to continue to focus on initial sales rather than a whole-of-life approach to the business relationship between franchisor and franchisee.

Greater brand knowledge Brokers can never know a franchisor client's business better than the franchisor themselves. If a broker is required to constantly refer back to the franchisor for answers during the sales process, it would simply be more expedient and efficient for the franchisor and franchisee to deal direct without an intermediary. Recruitment personnel who have operated their own franchise for the brand, or otherwise have deep operational knowledge are much more capable of addressing the extensive and often unpredictable questions posed by potential buyers, and will be able to respond with confidence and clarity. Brokers without such knowledge will interrupt the recruitment process more frequently to seek further information, with the effect that excessive interruptions for often basic information can derail the buyer's confidence in the proposition before them.

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Cost & value management A broker's fee for the sale of greenfield franchises can be as high as 20% of the total sale price. If for example, the total cost of a franchise is $100,000, that means a $20,000 fee to the broker, plus the advertising costs which are also at the franchisor's expense. While this fee is essentially a variable cost to the franchisor and is only paid when a franchise sells, it also badly distorts the value proposition of the franchise being sold. For example, if the $100,000 franchise includes $80,000 worth of fitout, equipment and inventory costs, the franchisor is effectively left without an upfront consideration for the use of the system's brand and intellectual property because the remaining $20,000 of the sale price is paid to the broker for their 20% commission. The alternative is to load the broker's commission into the sale price, and increase it by at least another $20,000. At this stage, the franchisor's offering now costs a minimum $120,000 and may begin to look uncompetitive against rival franchise chains. Alternatively, inflating the price to include hefty broker's commissions can undermine the rate of return available from operating the business, and therefore make it less appealing to potential franchise buyers. While the fixed cost of an internal franchise recruitment position is also expensive, this resource can be utilized in other parts of the business, and their ongoing presence provides some aftersale service and reassure for franchise buyers. Additionally, this resource will be dedicated exclusively to the brand, and be more likely to take a holistic approach to establishment of sustainable long-term franchise relationships, rather than rapid-fire commission-driven sales.

Manageable growth Internal recruitment personnel are better-positioned to match the recruitment needs of the system with the system's capacity to train, open and support new franchisees as they join. A broker can only introduce buyers and is rarely in a position to consider the franchisor's wider organizational capacity to absorb such buyers.

systems, but unfortunately many new systems attempt to grow via master franchising long before they are ready, and later regret the decision. Brokers may inappropriately recommend to under-developed franchisors the sale of master franchises, which may then generate higher commissions to the broker compared to the sale of a single franchise. Unfortunately for underdeveloped systems, the selection criteria for both single and master franchisees is often so poorly defined at this early stage in their franchising career that any master franchisees chosen rarely have the necessary operational expertise and business skills to both sell and support franchisees themselves. Consequently these arrangements can quickly cause more problems than they solve and lead to time-consuming and costly franchise disputes.

The use of brokers for the sale of greenfield franchises is often fraught with unforeseen cost and complications for new and growing franchisors. For these reasons, as well as for the gravitational attraction of prospective franchisees toward established systems, mature franchisors rarely engage brokers for greenfield sales. It is not disputed that suitably qualified and reputable brokers have a valid role to play in introducing buyers to sellers of existing businesses. In this environment, and with sensible commissions, brokers can help deliver positive outcomes for vendor franchisees, franchise buyers and franchisors. Jason Gehrke is a director of the Franchise Advisory Centre and has been involved in franchising for 18 years at franchisee, franchisor and advisor level. He provides consulting services to both franchisors and franchisees, and conducts franchise education programs throughout Australia. He has been awarded for his franchise achievements, and publishes Franchise News & Events, Australia's only fortnightly electronic news bulletin on franchising issues. In his spare time, Jason is a passionate collector of military antiques.

Inappropriate use of master franchising Master franchising can be a useful growth strategy for well-developed

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Entrepreneurs Get Set To Launch As Recession Is Here As job instability increases and job cuts start to hit Australian workers due to the world economic crisis and looming recession, there are real opportunities for entrepreneurs with great ideas, according to Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast CEO, Colin Graham. “In a recession there is less job security and sometimes for budding entrepreneurs who have been sitting on a great business idea for years, it is all the motivation they need to recruit themselves and become their own boss,” Mr Graham said. He said at the Innovation Centre, a University of the Sunshine Coast company, they were already seeing increasing interest in their business development programs, from entrepreneurs preparing to put their previously unrequited plans into action. Mr Graham said people starting a business because of a recession, or tough times was referred to internationally as necessity-motivated entrepreneurship and said those doing it had the strong added motivation of wanting to take control of their lives to spur them on. “With figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABC) showing more than 80% of businesses in Australia being small businesses employing 20 staff or less, they are however not alone, but with assistance entrepreneurs have a far better chance of achieving their dreams,” he said. “Going into business of any kind is not a decision to be taken lightly but if you have the right support, such as the solid business advice and support you could get from a business incubator, the rewards could be fantastic,” Mr Graham said. “Evidence shows having the support of a centre such as ours markedly increases the chances of business survival,” he said. Mr Graham said ABS figures showed that 42% of businesses created in 2003/04 ceased operations before June 2006. Meanwhile in a 1997 study completed in the US by the 36 Australian Business For Sale ®

National Business Incubation Association, statistics showed that business survival rate for incubated businesses surged to 87% from 44% for businesses going it alone. “Not only that, of the incubated businesses, 84% of them went on to do business in their local region and stimulate their local economies,” he said. CEO of Innovation Centre’s accelerator client, ThinLinx, John Nicholls is just one example of an entrepreneur who put everything on the line and had worked hard to build a business. In 2001, Mr Nicholls, then a pilot for Ansett, had a dream to create a low-cost computer that was as powerful as those already on the market, so when Ansett collapsed he, and his wife Jeanne, set to work. “ThinLinx was launched in 2003 and we spent five years on research and development to perfect the design and now we have a great range of products that start from just US$99,” Mr Nicholls said. The Hot-E computers replace your desktop box or tower, are so small that they can fit in the palm of your hand, use around 30 times less power than a standard PC and store data on a remote server via the internet. Mr Nicholls said while it had been a long and bumpy road to realise his business dreams, it had been the Ansett collapse that spurred him on to finally take the plunge and work for himself full-time, having had an interest in computers since the 1980s when he developed a modem for his Atari computer. “I love my work and we have never regretted our decision to launch the business,” Mr Nicholls said. Mr Graham said other benefits for entrepreneurs looking to start up in a tough economic climate were that the barriers to start up were often less, though attracting funding could be more difficult. “That’s why new entrepreneurs need to have good advice so they can put together solid business plans that will attract

support. Mr Graham said the Innovation Centre offered this to businesses within its incubator but also had programs for other entrepreneurs wanting to get the best available start. On Friday 5 June, the Innovation Centre will hold its Start it Up program, an intensive and practical one-day course on how to turn your business ideas, skills and passion into a successful and profitable business. “The course is specifically designed to assist ambitious knowledge-based businesses and has experts who have done it themselves covering essential topics such as generating business ideas and opportunities, planning for success, raising finance and developing a results-focused marketing plan,” Mr Graham said. “Incubated business also have an obvious advantage in that they have access to established business networks and could

benefit from the reputation and trust built up around the incubators they were members of,” Mr Graham said. Mr Graham said the Innovation Centre offered flexibility office space for both start-up businesses through their Business Incubator and those looking to expand through their Business Accelerator, as well as tailored mentoring and support programs. He said this year the Innovation Centre had also opened up their business development program to businesses outside the Centre, in an effort to support the Sunshine Coast economy. “We have regular enterprise and networking events, boardroom briefings on relevant issues as well as one and two day courses focusing on starting a business and growing businesses online,” he said. For more information visit www.innovation-centre.com.au.

TERRITORY FOR SALE (Master Franchise and Distributor Wholesaler) GREATER SYDNEY REGION Wellness and wellbeing is driving a multi-billion dollar natural health and fitness boom. Make money in weight loss and wellbeing. By becoming the Master Franchisee for the Sydney Region you can create cashflow by: • Building and developing a business that could have up to 20 Franchisees and potentially hundreds of distributors working for you. • Making money from franchise and distributor sales and continued ongoing sales to your customer base. This rare opportunity exists for a person with a passion for health and healthy profits $$$$$. Asking price on application THE WHOLESALE COMPANY SELLS IT'S WEIGHT LOSS AND WELLBEING SYSTEMS VIA FRANCHISEES AND IS LAUNCHING A NEW WHOLESALE OPPORTUNITY TO DISTRIBUTOR APPOINTED OUTLETS. • Greater Sydney Region (approximately 4 million population) TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION AND POTENTIAL FORCAST

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Management Rights - Be Your Own Boss! You purchase the manager's apartment and then generate an income from renting out the units to tourists and are paid a salary to maintain the pool, gardens and facilities.

Liz Lavender Principal Management rights are the choice of many baby boomers who wish to move to Queensland and operate a successful business. They have a proven track record of over thirty years and are predominently on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Cairns. Over the past 14 years I have sold them to people from all walks of life such as teachers, farmers, trades people, accountants, bank managers, public servants, motelliers and even solicitors! The main attributes are people skills and common sense. Most of the holiday resorts in Queensland have management rights.

There are also permanent rental complexes, student accommodation and Corporate. Again, you purchase the manager's apartment, or house, and become the property manager. You live and work on site from home and have a product that everyone wants! There's no stock to carry, no franchise fees, no rent to pay and unless it's a large business, no staff to supervise. The total price includes your freehold residence, which could be anything from a townhouse on a golf course, to a riverfront or beachfront apartment. Most of my clients sell their existing properties and borrow to buy the management rights business, i.e. you have $500k cash, you borrow $500k and your $1M purchase gives you a lovely home and income of approx. $115k p.a. Alternatively you have $1M cash and borrow $1.3M which will give you a

beachside apartment and an income of $300k. Many entering the industry for the first time are probably not used to borrowing such high amounts of money but the cost of finance today is very attractive while the net return of some of the businesses is often over 15% meaning the difference is yours. Plus the interest is tax deductible. Many of my clients have remained in the industry for over ten years and have enjoyed the benefits it has to offer. WHY NOT MAKE MANAGEMENT RIGHTS YOUR NEXT CAREER MOVE?

For more information contact Liz Lavender, Principal Mobile: 0418 759 939 Email: liz@lizlavender.com www.lizlavendermr.com.au

Cafe / Deli / Juice Bar Darwin NT

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Est. Byron Bay business, in a new complex, with a national and international reputation with profitability and an outstanding T/O. Future bookings already into 2010 at over $200,000. Potential for future growth and to add value with other industry groups (caterers, hire cars, accommodation, florists, entertainment). Lifestyle choice free of the hassles of metropolitan centres, clean air, great schools and reduced day-to-day living costs. A walk-in business with assistance to achieve the transition of ownership and maintain ongoing customer relations and goodwill.

Price: 1,200,000 business/freehold Rob Learmonth

This well-est. coffee shop combines another 2 fast food outlets running back to back making this a very resourceful business. Recently refurbished and located in the Galleria Shopping Complex on the Smith Street Mall, in the heart of Darwin City. Specialising in the supply of pastries, coffee and juices offering a healthy alternative to the office workers in the area. Record future profits anticipated due to recession resistant market in Darwin. Owner selling due to changed family circumstances.

price: $600,000 WIWO

Telephone: (02) 6628 5700

0428 249 483 E: rob@walmurray.com.au A: Shop 9 Alstonville Plaza, Alstonville NSW 2477 M:

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Liz Lavender MANAGEMENT RIGHTS M 0418 759 939

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Liz Lavender MANAGEMENT RIGHTS M 0418 759 939

F (07) 5575 8462

E liz@lizlavender.com

W www.lizlavendermr.com.au

Looking for a Lifestyle change? Management Rights are one of QLD'S most successful businesses. Manage rental complexes with a guaranteed salary (all prices include Freehold Unit/House)

Easily operated by couple. Close to beach, Pacific Fair shops, Casino and Convention Centre. $2.238M nets $340k

In the heart of the action. Great units with superb views. $2.1M nets $300k. If you've got $800k, the bank will lend the balance.

Thriving business renting units to corporate clientelle/short term stays. Close to CBD and the river. $1.645M nets $225k

Boutique rentals on Chevron Island. 2 bedroom manager's unit overlooks the pool. $695k nets $70k

Close to rail, M1, schools and Westfield. 100% occupancy, 6 monthly rentals. $1.024M nets $113k

Includes lovely 3 b/r manager's home. 6 monthly rentals. Close Robina Town Centre. $1.350M nets $175k

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

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

A HOME WITH AN INCOME! Call now for your FREE Introductory brochure

Brisbane Office Nan Demeral: 0419 677 845 Stewart Dawes: 0439 670 854 Denise Lucas: 0408 153 092 40 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

Nett $114,000 Price $928,000 Contact Mike Brand 0407 739 575 RUN BY ONE - Gold Coast Delightfully located near southern family beaches. Mixture of 1 and 2 bedrooms. Plenty of repeat business, this income is recession proof! Nett $86,000+ Price $740,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927

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

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TIME TO MOVE - Gold Coast Long term managers are retiring. This permanent complex has been their home for almost a decade. Good Body Corporate salary, no set office hours, comfortable unit, office on title and you can bring your pet! Nett $90,000 Price $770,000 Contact Wesley Venz 0412 768 178 Exclusive Agent RUN BY ONE - Gold Coast Boutique complex ideally located walking distance to Broadbeach & Surfers Paradise. 50 metres from popular beaches. Easy care grounds & plenty of repeat business. Nett $68,000 Price $489,000 Contact Andrea Venz 0438 925 977 WESTERN SUBURBS - Brisbane Popular complex in good growth area of Brisbane. 54/62 in rental pool. 22/25 years on agreements. Exceptionally good managers 3 bedroom ensuite large villa all secure with a granny flat too! Good working business with easy care gardens with extra potential. Nett $170,000 Price $1,346,000 Contact Nan Demeral 0419 677 845 VALUE HERE - Sunshine Coast Motivated Vendors, well presented complex, situated in popular Maroochydore. Priced to meet the current market, only 3.75 times nett. Easily managed by one person and great location together with a spacious 3 bedroom Managers unit complete the picture. Nett $87,900 Price $840,000 Contact Mike Brand 0407 739 575 POSITIONED PERFECTLY - Gold Coast Positioned to take advantage of schools, shops and transport. All rents increasing, great agreement with no set office hours. Pet friendly, with private courtyard. Nett $150,000 Price $1,060,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927

GOOD STARTER - Sunshine Coast Established 3 level walk up holiday complex 2 mins walk to Kings Beach. Letting 15 of 19 apartments has 3 bedroom ensuite managers apartment with a/c. Long agreements, office on title & not attached to unit. Has heated pool, sauna & BBQ. Nett $68,100 Price $785,000 Contact Gerry Lewis 0411 655 445 (pic) TOWNHOUSE HOLIDAY COMPLEX - Sunshine Coast 3.5 star rated complex, 10 mins to Noosa & set in quiet location across road from beach. Letting 18 or 24, lovely 2 bedroom managers apartment with office attached. Terrific pool area, set in lush tropical gardens. Nett $100,000 Price $850,000 Contact Gerry Lewis 0411 655 445 MONEY MAKER - Gold Coast Consistent repeat business makes this holiday complex a great buy. Easy care grounds, accommodation module, low real estate value, office on title, short stroll to everything Surfers Paradise has to offer! Nett $295,000 Price $1,760,000 Contact Wesley Venz 0412 768 178 Exclusive Agent ACTIVE MANAGER REQUIRED - Brisbane Live on site & manage for current partnership. Salary package of $70k plus 121/2% ownership & free rent. Resume & references required. Spacious office & house, staff in place. Nett $112,000 Price $350,000 Contact Andrea Venz 0412 768 178 Exclusive Agent LANDMARK LOCATION - Brisbane Situated overlooking the Brisbane River & City. Well established & maintained excellent clientele. The current managers have been here 8 years. Great Body Corporate income. Managers 2 bedroom ensuite apartment has recently been refurbished. Nett $155,000 Price $1,465,000 Contact Nan Demeral 0419 677 845 BEACHFRONT - Sunshine Coast Fabulous Coolum beachfront location close to all amenities. All units have ocean views. Restaurant on ground floor. Lock up unit on Market & expected to come into letting pool.


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

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

ABSOLUTE WATERFRONT - NSW Holiday complex, short stroll to beach & shops, in fast growing area. Fantastic water views from managers spacious 3 bed unit. This complex is premier waterfront accommodation. Lots of repeat business. Well worth an inspection. Realistically priced. Nett $197,000 Price $1,630,000 Contact Ross Venz 0414 925 802 Exclusive Agent UP MARKET PERMANENT - NSW This Sydney high rise has it all. Walk to CBD of Sydney. Resort amenities with excellent rental position. Office on title with no unit to purchase. Nett $214,000 Price $1,285,000 Contact John Ennis 0407 750 862 BEACHFRONT BEAUTY 3.4 X - Nth Qld Ocean views from every room. Located on one of Cairns most sought after beaches. New agreements, office on title, easily run by 1 person. Nett $103,000 Price $865,000 Contact Alex Barker-Re' 0414 835 128 OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN - Sunshine Coast Close to Mooloolaba beach in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Quality resort 3 brm managers unit & office on title. Letting 53 units, 6 years since this property was last on the market, so be quick or you may have to wait even longer next time. Nett $454,000 Price $3,375,000 Contact Maria Duke 0409 349 285 Exclusive Agent (pic) MONEY MAKER - Gold Coast This income continues to grow & what a location! Currently run by one, ocean views in the heart of Mooloolaba, a great holiday complex for those serious about making money. Nett $195,000 Price $1,225,000 Contact Louise Pase 0407 751 578 DREAM COMPLEX - Sunshine Coast 4 star, all 1 bedroom & all 33 units in the letting pool. Designated for the couples market. Standard furniture package. 3 bedroom managers unit with ocean views & office attached. Pet allowed. Nett $253,800 Price $1,995,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927 Exclusive Agent MAGIC MOOLOOLABA - Sunshine Coast With beach & river on your doorstep. Letting 19 quality unit in a location that has to be seen to be appreciated. 3 bedroom managers unit with adjoining office on title, pet allowed. Nett $225,000 Price $1,930,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927 Exclusive Agent

WELL PRESENTED HOLIDAY - Gold Coast Situated adjacent to shops & short stroll to beach. Very nice managers unit with large courtyard & office on title. Stunning pool, spa & BBQ area. Excellent presentation. Lots of repeat business. Priced to meet the market. Impressive. Nett $238,000 Price $1,640,000 Contact Ross Venz 0414 925 802 Exclusive Agent BEACHSIDE HOLIDAY - Gold Coast Walk to surf 100 metres away. Excellent repeat business, a great 1st time complex. 2 bedroom air conditioned unit & office. Very neat & tidy. Nett $140,000 Price $1,160,000 Contact John Ennis 0407 750 862 Exclusive Agent 5 STAR RESORT 5 STAR LOCATON - Nth Qld Netting a whopping $335k with room to grow, this complex is simply stunning. A contemporary masterpiece with managers 3 bedroom residence to match. Situated in the heart of beautiful Port Douglas. Huge body corp salary, huge office, huge opportunity! Nett $335,000 Price $2,325,000 Contact Alex Barker-Re' 0414 835 128 GOLF COURSE VIEWS - Sunshine Coast You'll think you'd died & gone to heaven! Quality plus income, long agreements & $69,493 Salary. Letting 17 units, in one of the most prestigious areas of the Coast. Manager's unit a dream. Let me put you in the picture. Nett $140,000 Price $1,350,000 Contact Maria Duke 0409 349 285 Exclusive Agent A HOME WITH AN INCOME - Gold Coast Run by single lady, this central complex has no set hours, very little work, a manager's house with DLUG, a long agreement & pets allowed. What more could you ask for? Nett $48,000 Price $595,000 ono Contact Louise Pase 0407 751 578

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

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Coastal Printing Business Forster - Mid North Coast

Beauty Salon - Brisbane QLD

Tanning & Waxing Business This is a specialist business using the most technologically advanced equipment and procedures. The facility is large enough to incorporate a much needed beauty room which would boost the already substantial income. It is located in an affluent suburb of Brisbane and has all important parking at the front. The tenancy is secure and the rent is very reasonable.

• Fully functional commercial printing business • Long established local business with loyal client base & expansion potential • Brand new custom built premises optimally designed for printing production • 532m2 factory including offices, studio, art room, processing room, storage & 12 car spaces • Long term secure lease available – exceptional fit out with numerous new equipment acquisitions & upgrades including state of the art working methods & data processing Genuine reasons for sale & very realistically priced

price: $139,000 including stock

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Forster Tuncurry Professionals 48 Wharf Street, Forster NSW 2428 Contact: Richard Crowther 0408 647 637 or (02) 6555 6555 Email: info@coastalproperty.com.au AB0074_65_1

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 $9M VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR A LIST OF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS FOR SALE

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Management Rights Queensland is the “home” of Management Rights a business where you own the manager’s unit, rent out the other units for investment owners. You can realize 20% - 25% on your investment. CAIRNS - CAIRNS PERMANENT Near new established complex with lovely village atmosphere. Quality permanent comprising 98 units. Rental pool of 69 and salary $153,000. Excellent 3 brm/2 bathroom mgr. unit with office. Rare opportunity in this high demand rental area. Net $210,000 Price $1.29 Mil CALVIN BAILEY 0414 889 593 SUNSHINE COAST - MAROOCHYDORE RIVER FRONTAGE Lifestyle plus. This is a home with income attached. Overlooking the Maroochy river this building is within close vicinity to the business hub of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore. Choice of schools and shopping close by and fishing right across the road. Ideal for one person to operate. Nett $64k Price $550k Also other similar businesses to suit. LINDSAY PETTY 0407 029 138

GOLD COAST - SURFERS HOLIDAY ICON Top Central Surfers Location. Netting well over $300,000. Why not bring the family in for a partnership as manager can live off site. Long agreement and huge growth potential. Asking $2.2 Mil Motivated vendor will talk. BARRY HEWITT 0405 195 013 GOLD COAST - 4 1/2 STAR HOLIDAY RESORT

BRISBANE - BRISBANE PERMANENT Whether your preference is Bayside, City or Suburbs, Brisbane Management Rights offer excellent opportunities to match your business to your lifestyle. Choose from small complexes earning $50,000 up to those earning in excess of $300,000 pa. Price P.O.A. DI O’SHEA 0437 746 620 BRISBANE - PREMIUM PRESTIGE PERMANENT A1 location on the River Kangaroo Point. 2 bedroom, ensuited manager’s unit. Office on title and no set office hours. Long agreement. Huge rental demand and growth potential. Upmarket facilities and clientele. Nett $230k Price $1.77 Mil GARY PLAYER 0410 554 935 GOLD COAST - BETTER THAN SUPER IDEAL FOR TWO OR MORE PARTNERS. Large Holiday Resort on coastal NSW with 220 keys for tourist letting. Only 2 years old with all the Resort Style amenities. Large pool, lap pool, spa, gym, restaurant and coffee shop. Nett Income presently in the $1.5 Million bracket but increasing monthly. Priced in a very competitive range. Other larger buildings to suit partners also available. Price P.O.A. BOB LOVE 0411 622 722

Located beachside southern G.C. in rapidly growing tourist precinct. Large 3 brm ensuited manager’s unit (rare in holiday letting). Ducted aircon and private covered balcony. Long agreement. Hours to suit. Nett $310,000 Asking $2.4 Mil JOHN REEDMAN 0419 376 625 GOLD COAST - MONEY MAKER Trendy highrise building with holiday letting. Located at Surfers Paradise on the Nerang River. This complex would suit new comers to the industry with its ease of operation and training that will be in place. Nett $230,000 Asking $1.28 Mil GRAHAM GITTINS 0405 355 030 GOLD COAST - NOW AVAILABLE AFTER 12 YEARS Prime beachfront position with close to 60 units. This holiday icon building will be snapped up by a discerning purchaser. Features include indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, sauna, spa. Spacious 2 brm ensuited manager’s unit plus large office. Long B/Corp agreements. A tremendous opportunity for active managers to build & increase net returns. Price $2.59 Mil SOLE AGENT GRAEME MASTERS 0417 635 725

GOLD COAST - KIRRA HOLIDAY COMPLEX Opposite the beach. Lovely managers unit with office on title. Well worth an inspection. Beautiful views from every unit. Ticks all the right boxes. Nett $267,000 Price $2.13 Mil BRIAN THOMAS 0411 489 699

GOLD COAST - HOME & SECURE INCOME Elevated residential resort in high growth area. Substantial perm rental pool. Spacious freestanding 2 storey home, private garden. No set office hours, long agreement. Close to schools, transport facilities, local & major shopping. Ideal for family situation or empty nesters who want free time. Income of $115,000 pa and room to move for under $1 Mil Price P.O.A. RHONDA PERKINS 0418 767 115

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Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

Brisbane

QLD

Sunshine Coast

QLD

Air-Conditioning Service

Located in Cleveland, south east Brisbane, this business has been operating for 19 years, Servicing & Installing Air-Conditioning to vehicles, trucks & earthmoving equipment. Many long-standing clients including Trade customers. • Low overheads • Excellent reputation within the industry • Loyal local customers • Excellent growth potential. Includes: • Ford Courier with service body • Equipment • Data base, phone number & advertising • Training if necessary • Stock at valuation. Financial statements available for the last four years. T/O approx $85,000. Partial vendor finance available.

Business provides sales, service and installation of domestic air-conditioning. Warranty service agent for Cool or Cosy Pty Ltd. Sale includes 1 vehicle and stock. Full-time and part-time staff will stay on if required. ARC Refrigerant Trading Authorisation License. T/O 06-07 $262,000, 07-08 $200,000. Training is available.

price: $85,000 + S.A.V.

price: $95,000 WIWO

bh (07) 3286 3522 fax (07) 3286 2382 mob 0411 229 353 robyn@freezetec.com.au www.freezetec.com.au

bh 1300 258 633 ah 1300 258 633 fax 1300 258 633 mob 0421 735 393 blundensaircon@bigpond.com

428261

Car Air Conditioning / Great Lifestyle

Appliance Service/Repair

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Bathurst

Taren Point

NSW

NSW

Mechanic Workshop for Sale

Well known authorised service centre for brown and whitegoods. Operating from a workshop/retail shop, established 34 years, located in the CBD of Bathurst, about 21/2 hours drive from Sydney. Fully trained staff in place. Willing to give 1 months training if required. Gross turnover $542 000. Very well set up unit, now looking for new owners to take over. 2 x vehicles, plant and equipment is included in selling price. Genuine reason for sale. Contact owners for any further information.

General Mechanic Workshop for Sale - Owner Wants Out! Located in Taren Point is an immaculately presented Mechanic Workshop with Showroom ready for a buyer to move in and start trading. The benefits include:• 200m2 Workshop only 2 years old • Sealed and Painted Concrete Floors • 3 Phase Power and Outlets Throughout • Air Compressor, Lines and Hose Reels • Workbenches • Shelving

price: P.O.A.

price: $50,000

mob 0427 070 689 serv-u@ix.net.au

mob 0409 525 581 arosier@bigpond.net.au

429486

Serv-U Appliance Centre

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Western Suburbs

Melbourne

NSW

VIC

Income $440,000 / Sales & Service

This well-established family business (10 years) is located on the Great Western Highway with great exposure within a very busy service station. Solid regular clientele. Worshop comes fully equipped with 3 bays, office, kitchen, toilet & shower facilities plus plenty of storage space. Authorized Repco repairer with Repco outlet close by (1km) for easy access to parts. Stock runs at approx $10k. The business does all forms of repair & service plus tyres, safety checks & rego’s. Good business now with lots of potential to grow.

Long established general Auto Repair business (same owner 25 years) with a large & loyal clientele. Located in Coburg, the service centre has a spacious workshop and well appointed office, with main street frontage. Authorised Repco service centre. The business offers a complete tyre service & specialises in all brands of quality tyre including Marangoni & Sumoitomo, also in the installation of Bendix Brakes. The workshop carries a large range of auto accessories as well as supercharge batteries & peddlers suspension products. Stock approx $30/40k. Current T/O $440,000 plus with plenty of potential to increase. Training provided. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

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

price: $220,000

mob 0431 693 830 fivestar@smartchat.net.au

bh 0408 814 029 ah (03) 5782 2573 topboze@lycos.com

425931

Mechanical Workshop

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs Wollongong

NSW

Turnover of $1,050,000.00 Located in the suburb of Unanderra, a heavy industrial area. Premises of 2500m2 including a 625m2 5 bay workshop and separate office and parts department. Extendable lease. Specialising in service and repair heavy vehicles, vans, utes, semi trailers, B doubles, cranes & industrial equipment. Mazda T4000

breakdown vehicle & Holden Rodeo diesel ute included in sale. Also includes workshop equipment, software etc. Authorised heavy vehicle inspection station. Extensive customer base includes national companies and owner operators. Staff prepared to stay. Owner will assist transition. Contact for further information.

fax (02) 4276 2733 mob 0413 956 101 dougwheeler2@hotkey.net.au www.dougwheelertrucks.com.au

429866

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

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs Northern Beaches

NSW

Auto Electrical / Aircon / Mechanical Long established (55 years) and very successful Auto Electrical, Auto Air Conditioning & Auto Mechanical business (current owner 32 years). Located in Brookvale in Sydney’s Northern Beach area with great visual exposure to over 60,000 vehicles a day travelling the main road between Palm Beach and the City. The business has a large customer base of loyal & regular clients (approx. 30% business & 70% private). Current T/O $600K plus. Stock Approx $50K. The large workshop area (518

sqm) accommodates up to 25 vehicles & has 2 street accesses. The workshop is fully equipped & has the latest in Diagnostic Equipment. The business has been a registered NRMA approved repairer for 18 years. Also registered & licensed for Full Mechanical Repairs & Servicing. Sale price includes a vehicle, plant & equipment. Owner willing to provide training to a suitable qualified purchaser. Great business with plenty of potential to expand. FINANCE AVAILABLE / CONDITIONS APPLY.

price: $250,000 O.N.O. + S.A.V. 427044

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

Auto Parts & Accessories

North Coast

Western Sydney

NSW

Ideal Owner Operator

Located in Gloucester, Mid North Coast in NSW. Just 90 minutes from Newcastle and 50 minutes to Forster beaches. Situated on a double block right in Town Centre. Massive workshop & showroom / office space. Also has main street service station outlet. Specialising in Auto Electrical and Air-Conditioning. Price includes stock approx $100K. Gross T/O $660K. Selling due to family commitments. Possible finance available. • Agents for Jaycar & Leading Edge Electronics • Suppliers of BP fuels & Castrol oils • Distributors of Hi Tec & Total Oils • Agents for Kleenheat LPG • Agents for Air Liquide industrial gases

Established 23 years, located in Moorebank in Sydney’s South West. Specialising in steering & suspension parts for trucks of all makes. A well developed large amount of intellectual property with a computer system with thousands of part number interchanges and records of parts. Also produces own product catalogue which is distributed to customers. Packaged goods with own brand name and registered trademark. T/O approx. $600,000 p.a. Profit margin averages about 55% of this. Selling due to retirement.

price: $335,000 WIWO

price: $165,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 6558 1600 autolecg@bigpond.net.au

fax (07) 9822 4429 mob 0414 720 924 mcbride@mcbride.com.au

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Auto Parts & Accessories Central

QLD

Buy a Secure Income & Relaxed Lifestyle Rare opportunity in country town of Blackall. Autopro (incl freehold) is centrally located on main street with maximum exposure to locals and travellers and close to schools, shops etc. All the benefits of a national buying group but no franchise fees. Wide main street frontage, off

street parking, large retail showroom and office area. Excellent T/O, consistent high growth, generating avg. 18% yearly net return including healthy sales through the leased mechanical workshop. Freehold includes shop premises and modern 3 b/room home.

price: $685,000 + S.A.V. freehold (negotiable) 431039

bh (07) 4657 4277 mawearne@bigpond.net.au Bakery

NSW

Brisbane-Northern Suburbs QLD

Woodfire Bakery / Huge Potential

Located in Warner’s Bay, a beautiful township on the edge of Lake Macquarie, not far from Newcastle. This Brumby’s franchise is well established, operating successfully for over 10 years. Current T/O $480,000 plus, growing yearly. Good ongoing franchise support. Large regular clientele plus plenty of passing trade from visitors to the area. A chance to purchase a solid instant cash flow and relaxing lifestyle with boating, fishing & beaches just minutes away. Owners will train. Would suit husband & wife team. Possible finance available.

This is a great chance to purchase an established ‘Woodfire’ bakery located not far from Brisbane’s Northern Beaches and beautiful Bribie Island. The bakery specialises in gluten free bread and rolls, wonderful pizzas, pies + sausage rolls, hot cross buns plus an assortment of cakes + pastries all cooked in the woodfire oven. Currently trading 3 days a week with some wholesale orders. This business has huge potential to grow. Current owner unable to give the business his full attention due to other commitments. Training would be provided.

price: $200,000

price: $92,500 WIWO

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

bh (07) 3285 5411 mob 0422 299 160 crawleyvos@bigpond.com

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A Highly Recommended “Brumby’s”

429527

Newcastle

Bakery

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Bakery

Ballina

Bakery

Bundaberg

NSW

QLD

Looking for that Sea Change?

Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

Bakers Delight Ballina Fair • Long Established and respected Franchise Bakers Delight • Beautiful Northern Rivers NSW • Situated in Ballina’s most major Shopping Centre • Prime location at Main Entrance • Long term lease • Newly refurbished in Nov 07 • Northern Rivers has one of NSW’s highest growth rates • Ballina is 25 min. to Byron Bay and 1 hour to the Gold Coast • Has a major Regional Airport

Seaside Bakery Business situated on Queensland’s Coral Coast with outlets at picturesque Bargara and popular Fishing Resort of Burnett Heads. Established 10 years and located in Shopping Centres with low-rental long leases. $900,000 Annual Turnover in a fast-growing area in close proximity to Bundaberg. Price includes well-maintained equipment, stock and a Mitsubishi Delivery Van. Contact owner for further information. Possible finance available.

price: $295,000 WIWO 429862

mob 0428 614 770 bsmi6462@bigpond.net.au

Bakery

Brisbane

bh (07) 3285 2605 ah (07) 3285 2605 fax (07) 3285 4305 mob 0428 884 559 barbus@acenet.net.au www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au

420326

price: negotiable

Bakery

New England

QLD

NSW

Bakers Delight Camp Hill

Country Lifestyle / 2 Bakerys

• Long established and respected Bakers Delight Franchise • Anchored by large Woolworths which provides excellent customer flow • The bakery has a healthy wholesale business • Long term lease • Large loyal customer base • Dedicated and experienced staff

The combined turnover for both businesses is $2.1 million. Established for 70 years, Glen Innes (T/O $1.6 million). New shop in Tenterfield (operating 23 weeks) T/O $560k. Both are located in vibrant country towns and enjoy loyal clientele and plenty of parking. These affluent townships are constantly growing. Owner willing to train new owner. Staff will stay. Glen Innes Tenterfield Combined

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$750K neg $310K neg / long lease $1,000,000 negotiable

bh (02) 6732 1108 smeatons@exemail.com.au

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Bar

Bar

Melbourne CBD

Melbourne CBD

VIC

Cash Business / Cocktail Bar

VIC

The City’s Popular Party Bar

LUSTRE LOUNGE is a renowned boutique cocktail bar, located in the heart of the Flinders Lane nightlife precinct. • Self-managed by experienced staff. Both 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 and operates on only 35hrs/pw. • 4am Liquor + Planning License (95% of takings are prior to 2am). • AMAZING rent of $33k/pa with no outgoings. • Lease recently negotiated for sale to November 2017. • Smoking is permitted on the balcony. • Genuine reason for sale.

The Icon Bar is one of Melbourne’s most popular party bars. Operating Friday & Saturday nights with a 5am license the bar accommodates a capacity of 300 patrons. Averaging a consistent $20,000 plus per week, with the opportunity to increase revenues during the week. The business is currently operated under autonomous management. This is a profitable acquisition that would suit an investor interested in a cash business. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $400,000

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

bh (03) 9663 7226 fax (03) 9663 7224

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Bar

ah 0411 041 281 chris@eventcoordinators.com.au

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Barber Shop

Melbourne

Sydney

VIC

NSW

Unique Mens Barber/Hair Salon

This business has been well established for 35 years and has a 7-day liquor licence. Serving a large regular clientele comprising mainly young Melbourne University students and RMIT students, plus a solid customer base of tourists visiting Melbourne. Economic times have no effect on clientele and there are no adverse effects due to seasonal changes – the business makes a profit every week of the year, irrespective of winter or summer weather. Contact owner's Accountant for further information.

A unique opportunity to purchase a mens Barber/hair salon that has major potential to be franchised. The shop is located in a top area in the Eastern Suburbs, ample parking for clients. Nothing else like it anywhere in the world. The shop has 4 mens massage barber chairs, 1 basin, wet area, LCD, foxtel, Pool table, snack bar, drink vending machines, pinball machine, internet cafe & lounge area. Spent over $120,000.00 on fit-out alone from professional interior designer. Price includes name, trademarks, website, stock & goodwill.

price: $350,000

price: $45,000 WIWO

bh (03) 9824 7511 mob 0416 235 960

mob 0420 319 278 joseph@unitech2.com.au www.unitech2.com.au

ah (03) 9642 1142 phil@phillipstottandassociates.com

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Khokolat Bar / Restaurant

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Beauty Products

Brisbane

Beauty Products

Gold Coast

QLD

QLD

Hair and Beauty Retail Shop

FHAB - “Face, Hair and Body”

Well-known retail hair & beauty shop established for 13 years in the centre of the spunky nightlife of busy Fortitude Valley, Brisbane City. We are located on McWhirters Shopping Mall which connects to Fortitude Valley train station, where you get traffic passing by every day of the year.Ideal business for someone with hairdressing knowledge as you will be selling hair & beauty products. Secure your income, BE YOUR OWN BOSS and keep Growing.We sell exclusive Hair, Beauty& Cosmetic products, Hair Accessories, Electricals plus other well-known brands.

Looking for a well established business located in the renowned Harbour Town Shopping complex in the sunny Gold Coast? Want to own a business that is fully systemised, with over 2000 VIPs, a strong tourist and local trade? T/O 586,000 p.a with good lease and staff willing to stay. Want to develop a franchise or an online business? Selling due to starting a new venture and relocating to NSW. Owners are devastated to leave but reassure the new owners will be ecstatic to arrive! Possible finance available.

price: $330,000 + S.A.V. 429769

price: $50,000 + stock mob 0413 748 366

Beauty Salon

Mount Hawthorn

bh (07) 5500 5462 mob 0413 592 645 www.fhab.com.au

fax (07) 5500 6981 sara@fhab.com.au

Beauty Salon

Lutwyche, Brisbane

WA

QLD

Profitable Day Spa & Hair Salon

This salon is located in the prestigious suburb of Mount Hawthorn, 12 mins from the city centre on a main traffic and shopping street. The salon has been established for 9 years, and has a loyal clientele which is still growing. Comprises reception, 3 treatment rooms, two nail stations, kitchen and toilet. There is also a private car park as well as a free public car park opposite and 1 hour parking outside. Included in the asking price are microdermabrasion (easy peel) diamond, radiancy duet IPL hair removal and photo rejuvenation (u-tek medical), galvanic therapy equipment.

High-end rejuvenation spa and hair salon offering a comprehensive range of beauty and hair services. Services include waxing, permanent laser hair reduction, facials, massage, manicure, pedicures, microdermabrasion, LED facial rejuvenation, Endermologie (cellulite reduction) and all hair dressing services.This exquisite rejuvenation spa and hair salon aims to provide total excellence in the services delivered. In the setting of a pristine salon they pride themselves on offering a therapeutic sanctuary of peace and tranquillity.

price: $89,000

price: $379,000 + S.A.V.

bh (08) 9201 0443 mob 0431 943 650 datawebpl@hotmail.com

bh (07) 5588 1151 mob 0404 490 263

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Beauty and Nail Salon

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ah 0416 197 620 brendapatel@ozemail.com.au

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Beauty Salon

Beauty Salon

Gold Coast

QLD

Outer Eastern Melbourne

VIC

This expanding business with 20% growth p.a. and 1400 + clients needs a new owner. Specializes in Waxing, Tinting, Nails, Nail Art, Solarium, Lotions, Spray Tanning & DetoxBox. Impressive modern style air cond. premises with car parking at rear. Low rent lease, multiple options. High quality solariums – replacement value $130,000. Fully computerized plus professionally designed website. There is no competition in the suburb & the business occupies a prime location on a very busy highway. Owners don’t have time to manage two businesses. Contact for full & financial information. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

price: $239,000 WIWO

price: $75,000 WIWO

ah (07) 5538 1101

responsegcbusiness@hotmail.com

mob 0431 950 772

429280

Beauty & Tanning Salon

Originally est. in 2000. Second owner taken to next level reviving premises, increasing services & sales with quality tradeswomen. Est. local high-end clientele all word of mouth and consistent, continually building. Hard work is done. Unique location within CBD, no competition, gorgeous décor and atmosphere. Excellent software + sms marketing in place. A breeze to operate with 3 lovely loyal staff, owner not hands on. Would suit either an ambitious or winding down hairdresser / massage / beauty therapist, or, a like-minded business person looking for a lifestyle business to continue the momentum. Pure family reasons for sale. Average sales (07-08 yrs) $4,000 per/wk. Rental inc. outgoings $784.50 per/wk. Sale of stock excludes tanbooth rental. No agents. 428182

Boutique Salon (Hair Beauty Massage Tanning)

adam@enviweb.com.au

Bed and Breakfast

Bike and Motorcycle

South East Queensland QLD

Melbourne

Good Business / Beautiful Area

Fully Managed Growing Business

Great opportunity for that ultimate lifestyle change. Magnificent historic Queenslander beautifully converted to a unique Bed & Breakfast located on the main street of Millmerran only 1 hour drive from Toowoomba. Well appointed 3 bedroom residence plus 2 separate suites available for rental. A spacious 1 bed suite with kitchen & bathroom, plus a 2 bed suite with bathroom & large living area. Business includes a very popular & busy coffee shop which provides a great cash flow. Currently open Mon. - Fri. Lots of potential, would suit husband & wife team, in this growing area.

Rare opportunity to acquire this renowned bike shop. Offers a quality range of major bike brands, parts and accessories along with a complete workshop – not a cent to spend. Loyal customer base growing every week. Situated on a major road within a well-developed shopping village with excellent exposure to motorists and foot traffic. Secure business and easy to run with well-documented procedures. Ample parking front and rear. Your chance to secure your future in a growing industry. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $130,000 + S.A.V. 427099

price: $575,000 negotiable freehold bh (07) 4695 1797 mob 0418 691 662 yhouseha@bigpond.net.au www.millmerran.net.au

VIC

bh (03) 9791 7000 mob 0433 562 204 info@absolutcommercial.com.au www.absolutbusinessbrokers.com.au

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Bike and Motorcycle Melbourne

VIC

Solid Performing Cashflow Lifestyle TurnOver $4,000,000 Your chance to own this Motorcycle giant, work ride play. Current lease to run 5 x 5. Landlord will negotiate further lease. Located 15 minutes from Melbourne CBD in Hoppers Crossing. Store manager runs day to day operation so you can be involved a little or a lot. It’s up to you. Selling new Yamaha’s and all brands of used motorcycles. MX, Enduro, Sports, Touring and children’s bikes. Also boasts a super store of spare parts and accessories. Fantastic brands such as FOX, Alpinestar, O’neal, Shift, Crofts and much more. Renowned for its friendly staff and some of Australia’s finest factory technicians. This large modern premises and cutting edge workshop is the jewel in the crown. Full and financial information available.

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Bike and Motorcycle

Melbourne

Boat

Brisbane

VIC

QLD

River Restaurants

Established 6 years ago. Specialising in bicycle sales & repairs. Exclusive area rights to brands such as: Giant, Mongoose,GT, Apollo, EMC2, Kink,Eastern & EuroTrike. Range of bikes include Road Mountain Comfort, BMX & Childrens. Business also sells a wide range of parts & accessories. Located on a busy main road with a local skate park only 500mtr from shop. Is one of the fastest growing areas in Melbourne with approx 70,000 people. Only 35mins from Melbourne CBD. Parking is available at the front & rear of shop. Vendor finance available.

Unique opportunity to purchase 2 authentic timber paddle wheelers. Full restaurant equipment & facilities for 350 passengers each, dance floors etc. Built by well-known ship builders Millkraft in Brisbane. Each ship has a replacement value of $6 mil. Price includes booking contracts, advertising, 2 inner city pontoons, ticket office, 3 cold rooms, carpenter’s & engineer’s shop and store room. Growing passenger numbers each year.

price: $190,000 WIWO

price: P.O.A.

bh (03) 9747 0088 mob 0450 609 856

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

431042

Bikes & Accessories

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Boat Hawkesbury River

NSW

Boat Charter Business Unique and profitable opportunity for any boating enthusiast. Well established with low overheads and enviable promotional presence extremely easy and time efficient to run this Bareboat “self hire and drive” charter business is a consistent performer. Presently based 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 management are also negotiable great value priced to sell for further information call or visit our forsale information website.

bh (02) 4377 1155 info@hawkesburyrivercharter.com.au www.hawkesburyrivercharter.com.au/forsale

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price: $225,000

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Boarding Kennels/Cattery Brisbane

QLD

Great Family Business This licensed cattery occupies a main highway frontage on 1/3 acre with 54 ‘units’ in singles, doubles and multiples. Operating for over 20 years, the business has a strong regular client base increasing weekly. Licenced for 82+ cats. Only genuine cat lovers should apply. Can

be run by one person with a little help on school holidays. Offers a very relaxed lifestyle. Includes 4-bed, 2-bath comfortable home featuring granny flat downstairs. Also included: 2 phone lines, website & laptop with cattery software. Contact owner for further information.

bh (07) 3297 0275 mob 0409 340 490

ah (07) 3297 0275 fax (07) 3297 0757 info@parkridgecattery.com.au

426220

price: $600,000 freehold

Boarding Kennels/Cattery South Gippsland

VIC

Excellent Home & Lifestyle Plus Income This business offers more than just earning a living, offering an ideal opportunity for a family of animal lovers looking for a quiet country lifestyle. Drouin Boarding Cattery is located in 2 acres of gardens in a beautiful rural environment in Drouin South,

97 kms south-east of Melbourne. Offers 5 star accommodation & care for felines & can accommodate over 50 cats in large walk in pens, all with outside runs. Contact owners for full & financial information. Owner finance available.

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Boat

Building and Construction

Hervey Bay

South Coast

QLD

QLD

Located in Brisbane - Gold Coast growth corridor. specialising in the supply of products and tools to the decorative concrete industry. Currently operating as a trade store, increased interest and demand from DIY sector is dictating an expansion into that area, notably polymer flake flooring and swimming pool renovations. YTD GP of 30.55% (an increase of 8.72% on 2008 GP).The enormous potential of this business can best be realised with a couple/partnership running it. Contact for further information.

price: $229,000

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

bh (07) 4124 9540 mob 0418 796 937

mob 0408 875 618 dr35536@bigpond.net.au www.cctechideas.com

ah (07) 4124 9540 artmac46@rocketmail.com

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Expanding Business / Couple or Partnership

Established 1988 catering for groups up to 10 on multi day fishing trips. Main boat is a 1984 kevlar 14.6m trihull (10 knots) 2C survey for 17 persons doing trips up to 7 days. this vessel is valued and insured for $250K. Second vessel is a 1994 8.5m aluminium cuddy cab (20 knots) 2C survey for 12 and caters for day trips, this vessel is valued and insured for $70K both vessels are currently in operation with foward bookings in excess of $200K. This is a genuine sale as owner is waiting for multiple operations prior to retirement and needs a quick sale.

429609

Charter Fishing Business

Building and Construction Dubbo

NSW

Windows and Doors Well-known and highly recommended successful business located in the regional city of Dubbo. Established for over 35 years. B & D accredited dealers and have all types of doors and door furniture. Manufacturing in Vantage domestic and commercial aluminium windows & doors. Crimesafe

Screens & doors, Western Red Cedar Timber windows & doors, aluminium shopfronts and security doors & screens. Large client base with 10 excellent staff in place, and up to date computer system with new S.A.P software. Immaculate premises with a 5x5 lease & a large attractive showroom. 4 vehicles.

bh (02) 6882 5955 mob 0417 261 464

ah (02) 6885 5659 fax (02) 6882 7224 rodpotter@bigpond.com

429861

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Building and Construction

Building and Construction

Brisbane

Donvale

QLD

VIC

Window & Door Replacement

A great franchise opportunity. Located in Capalaba, Brisbane, QLD. T/O $208,000. Can be relocated anywhere in the Brisbane Metro, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Ipswich areas as it is a home based business. Specialising in the supply of small volumes of concrete. Quantities from 0.1 to 2 cubic metres can be mixed on site. This allows customer to get the quantity they require without any mess or waste. Price includes franchise licence and truck ready to earn from day one. Selling due to other business commitments.

Established in 1998. With strong client base in blue ribbon suburbs, Great location 10 minutes from CBD. Repeat customer base, established systems, established staff, great name and location, full report and figures available. Buy yourself a job with a future.

price: $160,000

price: $180,000

fax (07) 3206 2330 mob 0414 415 999 mtweir@bigpond.net.au www.concretetaxi.com.au

mob 0400 072 727 statewidemetals@bigpond.com

429579

A new concept in concrete delivery

Butcher Shop

Perth

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Butcher Shop

Brisbane

WA

QLD

Well presented and positioned Gourmet Butcher shop with plenty of visual appeal. Located in major shopping centre with constant passing trade. Business could also be upgraded to Continental Deli. There is also a separate cool room of 4x2 sqm away from the main area, and a small storeroom. Gross turnover $360,000. Ideally suited to an owner/operator husband & wife team. Only selling due to health reasons. Contact owner for further information.

Located in the northern suburb of Ashgrove, 6km from the CBD, this quality butcher has been well established for over 35 years. Next door to all major banks, shops and schools. All equipment you need to run as gourmet or bulk shop. Includes counter and wholesale 7 days per week. 110sqm and 5 x 5 year lease available. Would suit owner operator. Currently run as a family business, will negotiate for a quick sale, as owner must leave due to illness. Contact John for further information.

price: $110,000 WIWO

price: $110,000 negotiable WIWO

bh (08) 9312 6700 ah (08) 9312 2408 omaebelene@hotmail.com www.emgourmet.com.au

fax (07) 3366 0440 mob 0430 099 021 tuttocaffe@tpg.com.au

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Cafe Brisbane

QLD

Spy Something Delicious At Kelvin Grove The newest Bar/Café/Dining located in Kelvin Grove Village, on the corner of Blamey Street and Victoria Street, is directly opposite QUT Kelvin Grove. Open Monday-Friday from 10am. In addition to quality meals, coffees, iced drinks and full bar service, KGB Urban has

facilities to do out-catering, along with being a wonderful stylish venue for group bookings and weekend functions. T/O in first year $300K p.a. Selling due to partners desire to pursue other opportunities. Possible finance available.

price: $305,000 429881

mob 0411 144 990 sarahdpage@optusnet.com.au Cafe

Stones Corner

NSW

QLD

Cafe/Restaurant

Great opportunity to purchase a long established and highly successful café close to Cronulla Beach. Very busy café all through the year but in the summer it really “booms”. Due to location the business has a huge passing trade plus a large regular clientele. Specialises in great burgers plus a wide range of other hot foods. The café provides seating for up to 55 patrons. Current T/O $10,000+ p.w. and growing yearly. Plenty of potential for growth in this extremely popular area.

This is an excellent business with a major Franchise. Reluctant Sale. Average sales - $31,800.00 per week. Single owner does approx 30hrs a week with no weekends. P&L for 07/08 full year available upon request. Net income for 07/08 year was $185,900. Lease term until 08/04/2017. Option to renew is at 2012. Reduction of Rent/Market Review in Feb/March 09, rent approx $100K - $110K p/yr.

price: $230,000 WIWO

price: $625,000 + S.A.V. (approx $10K)

mob 0419 253 687 dinomansillo@bigpond.com

bh 0424 708 889 ah 0424 708 889 mob 0424 708 889 shancorp@optusnet.com.au

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Cafe

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Cafe

Cafe

Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Glen Huntly

NSW

VIC

Café / Cake Shop

Price reduced for quick sale - Ideal business for a married couple to run a small cafe/take away. Low overheads re: staff wages. Located adjacent to Coogee beach with gorgeous views from the cafe’s counter. This cafe has built up a solid regular clientele in a short time selling great coffee, Maltese Pastizzi, gourmet beach rolls, pasta and sauces. Currently trades 6 days a week from 8am to 5pm. Potential to expand trading hours to open at night and earlier in the morning. Low rent compared to other cafes in the area. Rent $750 plus GST a week. Lease is 3yrs with an option of another 3yrs x 3yrs. Only CPI increase to rent in that time frame.

Great opportunity for the enterprising business person! This shop has successfully operated for over 40 years. Specialising in French cakes, pastries and quiches. Extended range including coffee, pies, sandwiches and ice-cream cones.Located in busy shopping strip next to Train Station. No direct competition. There are no other cake shops or bakeries in the area!Business not trading at full capacity due to family illness. Beautifully equipped shop and preparation rooms. 3deck Salva Oven (valued over $24,000), 2 x 20 litre mixers, Tekno pastry sheeter ($15,000) and lots more.

price: $50,000

price: $50,000 O.N.O.

bh (02) 9664 8086 mob 0404 846 267

bh (03) 9571 4922 ah (03) 9583 9039 erin.shale@gmail.com

ah (02) 9341 5341 apgalea@optusnet.com.au

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Beachview Cafe on the Eastern Beaches

Cafe

Maroubra

Cafe

Currumbin Waters

NSW

QLD

Bargain Price For A Quick Sale

Located close to Maroubra Beach with plenty of passing trade throughout the summer months and a good regular clientele all the year round. Current T/O $880,000 plus. Lots of seating inside and out. Long lease available. Great now with huge future potential.

This very pleasant cafe urgently needs to be sold as the owner is committed else where. Positioned on a main Road in Currumbin Waters on The Gold Coast, It has a Gorgeous Garden outdoor undercover area that Seats up to 30 people. Great kitchen, cool room, store room plus 2 toilets, plenty of refrigeration, approximately 100m2 area, LOW RENT at $300 per week, LONG LEASE WITH 3 X 3 YEAR OPTIONS, BYO license and is able to operate 7 days a week anywhere from 7:30am to 9:30pm.

price: P.O.A.

price: $38,500

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

ah (07) 5593 9087 mob 0404 845 530 jacqui@threelittletrees.com.au

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Great Cash Café

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Cafe Rockhampton

QLD

Jamaica Blue Coffee Shop Turnover $847,000 p.a. Wellestablished franchise situated in Stockland Mall shopping centre in Rockhampton. Part of the Foodco Group which also runs Muffin Break and Dreamy Donuts. 80 Jamaica Blue stores throughout Australia including 12 in Qld/NT region. Winner of the 2008 Franchisee of the Year Award. Current lease runs until Oct 2012. This is a recession-proof business as the profit continues to grow. The business is fully staffed and all systems are in place.

Rockhampton remains an economically viable area with a strong beef market and resilient mining sector. Clientele come from a wide area and expansion of Stockland Mall will make it the largest shopping centre between Maroochydore and Cairns. At present the Centre opens 6 days per week. Experience not necessary, extensive training and assistance given by Foodco. Selling due to relocation north. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $430,000 429667

mob 0418 370 066 luxburg@bigpond.com

Cafe Launceston

TAS

Elm Tree Licensed Cafe The cafe specialises in quality gourmet and homestyle food, including gluten and dairy free products. Elm Tree offers two other sidelines - outside catering and supplying ‘take home’ meals. Situated beneath spectacular and heritage listed Elm trees, and metres from the Transit Centre, Government offices,

Launceston City Council and Launceston Police Headquarters. The business has both formal and relaxed seating (over 80), an ATM, an internet station and vending machines in the transit centre. Future potential in a number of undeveloped avenues. No competition within 2 city blocks.

bh (03) 6334 9233 mob 0428 196 068

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Cafe

Cafe

Melbourne

South Coast

VIC

NSW

Café Overboard – Picture Perfect

This business is located in Brunswick and has a wonderful ambience. Seats 8 people, popular takeaway or sit in if you can get a seat! Trading 7am-4pm Mon-Fri. All equipment new, lots of walk past traffic, easy to operate, excellent fitout, cheap rent-secure lease. Superb lifestyle, 2 person operation, cooking facility on-site, small space but trading as a bigger style cafe. Potential to open weekend trading if desired. A must-see, great profit, not a cent to spend. Contact for further information.

Prime position in Ulladulla CBD on the edge of the harbour & blessed with stunning views over the water, this recently renovated successful cafe/ lollyshop/ ice-creamery offers a la carte style dining or take away. Main sales include coffees, ice-creams and home cooked cakes, also confectionery, tortillas and turkish breads. Friendly community with strong local customer base plus tourists. Gross T/O $4100 p.w., net $2200 p.w. - continues to show a steady increase indicating a very promising future for the Cafe. Contact for further information.

price: $60,000

price: $100,000

bh 0425 839 993 mob 0438 082 228

bh 0427 299 704

429297

Euro-style Boutique Cafe

ah 0404 548 340

belinda@belindascott.com.au www.atn.com.au/nsw/south/south-d.htm

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Cafe

Port Douglas

QLD

Brisbane

QLD

Single Operator or Family Business

Great opportunity to purchase a thriving business in beautiful Port Douglas. Located within the Marina Complex Shopping Centre and overlooking the water this wellestablished Cafe & Ice Creamery has a seating capacity of up to 70 people, catering to local Centre staff as well as the huge number of tourists that visit the area. Current T/O $300,000 plus with plenty of potential to increase. Staff willing to stay on. Owner selling due to retirement but willing to offer training & advice for easy changeover. Take advantage of a great lifestyle. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Located in the northern suburb of Banyo, next to the railway station, this successful small business specializes in coffee, tea, drinks, sandwiches, chips, ice creams, confectionary, burgers, pies etc, takeaway or eat in. Meals range from cooked breakfasts to salad platters, also some catering. Open 9am – 4pm, no Sat. Gross T/O up to $100K p.a. with the owners closing for 3 months holiday per year. Shorter holiday periods and extended opening hrs would increase T/O considerably.

price: $250,000 WIWO

price: $50,000 WIWO

bh (07) 4099 5167 fax (07) 4099 5167

fax (07) 3114 2565 mob 0424 044 799 ijmckee@bigpond.net.au

ah (07) 4098 5453 www.portdouglaswebs.com.au

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Cafe Southern Highlands

NSW

Michel’s Patisserie Mittagong This highly successful and well-known business is situated on the Hume Highway in Mittagong gateway to the Southern Highlands. Enjoys a prime location in a shopping complex, beautifully presented with large seating

area. Specialising in Michel’s own blended coffee, plus cakes, hot food and various cold drinks. Caters to a large regular clientele plus good passing trade. This is an ideal family business. Turnover $556,000 plus. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $369,000 429536

mob 0415 665 455 sassin@gmail.com

Cafe Southern Sydney

NSW

Largest Muffin Break in NSW Your opportunity to purchase this well-known business occupying a top location in a high traffic area of Westfield Shopping Centre, Miranda, ideally placed to attract casual & regular customers including both shoppers and workers in the complex. Current T/O $1,200,000 plus. It is the largest Muffin Break in NSW & the second largest in Australia. Westfield offers free parking for customers & the convenience of all their

shopping needs under one roof. It is a visually appealing cafe situated in the Food Court between David Jones & Aldi catching many shoppers who enjoy a break sitting down with a muffin and a cup of coffee. 4-year lease in place plus 4year Franchise Agreement with Foodco. Would suit owner-operator or investor. Owner must sell due to other commitments. Contact for full & financial information. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

ah (02) 9522 6040 mob 0414 797 076 muffinbreakmiranda@muffinbreak.com.au

428882

price: $750,000 WIWO

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Cafe Brisbane

QLD

Spy Something Delicious At Kelvin Grove The newest Bar/CafĂŠ/Dining located in Kelvin Grove Village, on the corner of Blamey Street and Victoria Street, is directly opposite QUT Kelvin Grove. Open Monday-Friday from 10am. In addition to quality meals, coffees, iced drinks and full bar service, KGB Urban has

facilities to do out-catering, along with being a wonderful stylish venue for group bookings and weekend functions. T/O in first year $300K p.a. Selling due to partners desire to pursue other opportunities. Possible finance available.

price: $305,000 429881

mob 0411 144 990 sarahdpage@optusnet.com.au

Car Rental Port Vila - Vanuatu

INT

Ideal International Sea Change Budget Car & Truck Rental is the leading car rental company in Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, a group of 83 islands in the South Pacific, 3 hrs from Brisbane. Very profitable business, net profit excess of AUD $295,000. Ideally located property combines office and residence, keeping

overheads low. Highly visual location close to all town services. Ample parking, area for displaying vehicles, undercover wash bay, hoist + all equipment. Renovated, aircond building. All trading figures available. Two price options $1,200,000 or $1,575,000. Contact for full information.

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Car Detailing

Redcliffe, Brisbane

Car Yard

Canberra

QLD

ACT

Car Wash and Detailing Business

Canberra’s Best Location

Established Car Wash and Detailing business with a proven track record in the industry. The car wash is situated in a premium location in the largest shopping centre in town. The business has a lot of regular customers plus excellent traffic. It is ideal for an existing car detailing business looking to expand its operations, or for a proactive person seeking an opportunity to operate his or her own business. Financial Details… It is a growing and profitable business with excellent cash flow. All financials are available on request.

Situated in Newcastle Street, Canberra’s premier car district. Operating over 20 years, specialising in quality used cars for all budgets, 4WD, performance cars and cars with a difference also Canberra’s “Herrod” dealer. Excellent goodwill and outstanding customer base. Massive premises with huge building, A/C showroom, 5 offices, workshop, ample parking, fantastic rent & lease, sensational figures, genuine reason for selling. Very rare opportunity. Possible owners finance available.

price: $50,000 mob 0411 114 321 krmontanez@optusnet.com.au www.fyshwickautosales.com.au

429635

price: $295,000 429473

bh 0404 125 760 fax (07) 3885 8518 mob 0404 125 760 aquaflex@optusnet.com.au www.aquaflexcardetailing.com.au

Caravan Park Mt Gambier

SA

Tourist Park Located in a thriving city set in a unique landscape of volcanic craters, lakes, and underground waterways. Known for the famous “Blue Lake”. Current T/O $395,000. Ideally situated park set on approximately 8 acres in a quiet rural setting offering views overlooking the city yet only minutes from town. Halfway point between Adelaide and Melbourne, making it the ideal destination. The accommodation and park facilities have been fully

renovated, all the hard work has been done, nothing to spend. The park consists of 49 self contained brick units, 36 powered Ensuite sites, new playground, large laundry with new washers and dryers, enclosed BBQ, camp kitchen and games room. Large 4 bedroom, 2bathroom residence, large reception area and kiosk. Approximately 2 acres of land at top of property is ideal for future development.

bh (08) 8723 2469 info@limestonecoasttp.com

www.limestonecoasttp.com

429543

price: $1,850,000 freehold

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Caravan Park Central West

NSW

Ideal Country Lifestyle Holiday Cabins + School Bus Run Located on the Newell Highway at Tooraweenah close to the Warrumbungle National Park with spectacular views of the Warrumbungle Mountains. This holiday park offers ideal family accommodation comprising 5 holiday cabins: air cond, 2 bedroom with ensuite and kitchen. 9-metre salt water pool set on 1.4 hectares with good supply of bore water. Price includes a 4bedroom house with

renovated kitchen and bathroom plus large shed. Also included is a school bus run with 25 seat Mitsubishi Rosa – income $83,000 p.a. Offers a relaxing country lifestyle in a tranquil village with plenty of activities for the family including tennis, bush walking and golf on a ninehole course or just a leisurely drink at a great little pub. Selling due to retirement. Contact owners for further information.

price: $640,000 freehold 429604

bh (02) 6848 1186 ah (02) 6848 1186

Caravan Park North-west

NSW

Nature At Its Very Best Located adjacent to the picturesque Warrumbungle National Park, 12km from Coonabarabran. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a wonderful lifestyle plus a successful business. Specialises in group accommodation for schools, weddings, birthdays, general public etc. The site has self contained ensuite cabins,

bunkhouses, rail carriage bunkhouse (sleeps up to 155) plus caravan and group campsites, large entertainment area, solar heated pool, kitchen, dining hall, laundry and 2 amenities blocks. Price includes 3 bedroom residence, forward bookings, and equipment. Training and possible finance is available.

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Caravan Park Gold Coast Region

NSW

Residential Village Caravan Park Ideal opportunity for someone looking for a caravan park/motel/management rights. This easily run urban/country retreat is located on the Bilambil Creek, 10 mins from Coolangatta /Tweed shopping centres and the beaches of the Gold

Coast. Comprises 25 sites with site fees $97 - $180 per week. T/O for last financial year was approx $250,000 with a high net. Site fees are direct credited therefore minimal effort on site is required.

price: $1,300,000 freehold

Outer Melbourne

Cleaning

North Coast

VIC

NSW

Easy to Operate Plus Lifestyle

This is two businesses for the price of one, specialising in all types of commercial, industrial and domestic cleaning. Located in the beautiful region of Gisborne 54 kms north west of Melbourne. Sale includes a truck mounted steam cleaning machine for carpet cleaning, second hand Mazda Van, equipment for window cleaning & floor polishing, commercial and domestic. Possible finance available. Contact for full & financial information.

Located in the fast growing town of Yamba this business is currently run by a husband & wife team, but would also suit a couple wanting to get their kids away from the big smoke or a semi retired couple. Services include BBQ cleaning, holiday lettings, office & bond cleaning. Easy to operate with extremely low overheads. Included with sale: A new Kerrick carpet & rug cleaner, 2 Pullman commercial backpacks, assorted equipment, complete client list, Nissan Serena van fully signaged & excellent reputation. Full training also offered + local knowledge to guide new owner.

price: $180,000 WIWO

price: $49,000 negotiable

bh (03) 5473 3307 mob 0419 006 591

bh (02) 6646 9635 mob 0422 954 115 rustydutchy@yahoo.com

ah (03) 5473 3307 christineadams7@bigpond.com

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Extremely Good Cash Flow Business

429456

Cleaning

430807

bh (07) 5590 9805 ah (07) 5590 9805 mob 0412 730 115 dvillage@bigpond.net.au www.australia-goldcoast.com.au/wiki

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Cleaning

Cleaning

Western Sydney

South East Melbourne

NSW

Sanitising Specialists

Just Needs New Owner

Newly established business, specialising in mattress and furniture cleaning and sanitising. The 3-step process uses a high powered vacuum to remove dust & mites, an Ultra Violet light to kill the mites, bacteria and mould, and a spray to prevent reproduction. The procedure has a repeat cycle every six months. Plenty of scope for future growth. Ideally suited for someone wishing to work at home, or to complement an existing business. Price includes:- • High Powered Vacuum • UV light • Black light to detect mould • 20 free Anti Dust Mite sprays • 300 brochures for business start up • All templates for marketing material (brochures and visiting cards) • Free website • Air Purifier • Established business name • Training and technical knowledge • Package also includes dealership for Air Purifiers. Contact owner for further information.

mob 0422 695 865

dias.aisha@gmail.com

Inhouse Connections is Melbourne’s leading professional domestic/commercial cleaning service. Established in 2000, this business has developed a strong relationship with more than 100 domestic and commercial clients. Inhouse Connections is not an agency business. It is privately run and all staff members are fully employed by the company, not outsourced. T/O $25,000 per/month. All products used are environmentally friendly. Currently services 16 suburbs in Melbourne. Price includes all cleaning equipment and 2 vehicles. Possible finance available. Contact owner for further information.

price: $230,000 WIWO 429069

price: $9,000

Cleaning

Gold Coast

VIC

mob 0401 584 257 pip.newitt@bigpond.com www.inhouseconnections.com.au

Cleaning

Sydney

QLD

NSW

Carpet, Window and General Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning

Work with views like this everyday. All work is based in and around Surfers Paradise with not far to travel between jobs. Huge scope for expansion in and outside of this area. Have fully equipped 2008 Mitsubishi van, all carpet extraction and dry cleaning equipment, enough for 2 vans, window cleaning gear including extension poles, ladders, safety harnesses, general cleaning, vacuum cleaners, mops buckets etc. All equipment is first rate and meticulously maintained. You won’t find worn out dirty old equipment here. Established 12 years, owner is only selling as needs a change! All financials are available upon application. Contact Rod for further information.

Successful established carpet cleaning business, new vehicle and new machine, still with warranty, (recent upgrade) specialising in emergency water extraction, tile cleaning. Ongoing contracts, immediate cash flow, no franchise fees! all equipment and training provided, suit motivated hard worker, Reason for sale: Pursue other business interests.

price: $220,000

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Commercial Property Magnetic Island

QLD

Magical Magnetic Island Ultimate lifestyle plus established hairdressing business. Huge potential to expand and on-going rental income with possible 100% occupancy. Located in Horseshoe Bay, a 380 sq mt beautifully presented 2 storey fully air-con. house - top floor is a 2 & a 3 bed unit - fully self contained - ground floor is a

3 & a 1 bed unit which could be turned into another business. 3 spacious verandas and large swimming pool, under cover parking for 3 cars. A must see opportunity only a short walk to the largest beach on the Island. Regular ferry services (25min) to Townsville. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

ah (07) 4778 5530 mob 0400 704 569 a.dajski@gmail.com www.magneticapartments.com

429257

price: $1,900,000 freehold

Computer Gold Coast

QLD

University Campus Business TurnOver $1,070,000 Located on the campus of Griffith University, 15,000+ students. Only retailer of computers and computer repairs on site with a captive audience demanding its services. High turnaround of students means a constant demand for equipment. Would suit someone interested in computers, software and peripherals, however no experience necessary. Training provided.

5 days, Mon. - Fri., the best place in Australia to live and work. This business, in this prime retail position, is a rare opportunity not to be missed – with the new Gold Coast University Hospital under construction across the road and the proposed Light Rail station at the doorstep for the Uni & Hospital, the growth is enormous. Fully trained staff & technicians in place.

ah (07) 5594 3331 mob 0417 742 145 teryfitz@gotalk.net.au

429529

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Computer

Far South Coast

Computer

Liverpool/Campbelltown

NSW

NSW

Seachange Opportunity

IT Opportunity, Many Income Stream

IT and Communications business in the Far South Coast NSW. Fantastic opportunity to live and work on the coast. Established over 20 years , this IT & T business has minimal competition and a great location in CBD. Selling and servicing computer and telephony equipment to both retail and SME customers. This could be an ideal opportunity to own and manage your own business. Business has modern retail fit-out, workshop and storage facilities, 2007-2008 Turnover $1.5mil.

A rare opportunity in IT Support for new entrant or to expand with surprisingly well mixed income stream with good and reliable staffs and long term satisfied customers. A well Profitable Service business located on Main Hume Highway and close to M5 intersection, with over 60,000 traffic passing daily. Huge parking area. The company has diversified in to shop computer hardware/software sales and service. Onsite support to home and businesses with hardware/networking support to West and South west area with many 6-7 year old clients with higher profit margins.

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

price: $75,000 + stock

Computer

Springwood

bh 0435 119 199 jot2me@gmail.com

430045

429338

bh 0418 423 222 ah 0418 423 222 fax (02) 4226 4171 mob 0418 423 222 shane@accentoffice.com.au www.accentoffice.com.au

Computer

Northern Country

NSW

IT / Computer - Very profitable

NSW

Computer Specialist / Ideal Location Located in a popular treechange destination, a Member of Leading Edge Computers Group, includes retail sales, computer equipment repairs, computer network installation & support for small business. T/O $800,000 p.a. Staff of 6 including 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: $280,000

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

fax (02) 4751 6392 mob 0414 516 330

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

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IT consultancy and computer repairs located in the Blue Mountains approx 80km from Sydney - great place to work and live. This is a very profitable business returning over $250,000 to the 2 owners whom work part time in the business. There are 2 other permanent staff and 2 casuals. We concentrate on service to local business’s whom are all doing well such as medical, accountants, legal, commercial real estate etc. You will recoup your outlay in no time and have a very rewarding business that is also fun to work in.

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Computer

Sydney

Clothing

Hobart

NSW

TAS

Online baby and kids clothing and accessories store. Great opportunity for a home based business with stock and website for sale. Brands including Fishlilly, Sooki Baby, Minihaha, Amplified Kids, Tommy Rocket, Moppit and more. Website is online with some stock added.

price: $450,000 + S.A.V.

price: $20,000

bh 0413 939 862 ah 0413 939 862 mob 0413 939 862 raj@microrentals.com.au www.microrentals.com.au

mob 0409 855 292 anita.james@live.com www.bellabambina.com.au

Clothing

Toowong

429451

Childrens Clothing

Well established for 20 yrs, located in a well-known business park 15km from the CBD. Specialising in hiring out Computers & Audio Visual Equipment mainly to the corporate sector. Extensive corporate & government customer base. Average 3 years’ adjusted net profit excess of $350,000. Strong brand awareness and good web presence. Services customers Australia wide with many repeat clients. Sale includes trading names, websites, goodwill, office plant & equipment and account systems, plus 2 company vehicles. Stock on hand $500,000. Expansion potential, training provided.

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Computer Rental & Leasing Company

Clothing

Blue Mountains

QLD

NSW

Selling for under stock value, no charge for goodwill... Formal wear boutique situated in perfect location, 5 minutes from Brisbane CBD. Positioned on busy street corner with plenty of drive by traffic exposed to window display.Perfect business for owner operator. Run by appointment - this means you choose how many days you work.All comforts supplied to customer:- • Coffee machine/water cooler/filter with built in fridge • Air conditioner/heater comfort • Large expansive change room with mirrors from all angles • Small spare change room

Great business plus lifestyle, situated on the main street of Springwood 11/2 hrs from Sydney CBD, next to the Flight Centre and Ella Bache. Specialises in fashion handbag, clothing and accessories with a fresh & modern appeal. T/O approx $150,000. Set up to franchise in the future with product branding, extensive advertising in local magazines and newspapers, plus established website with online store and shopping cart. Established Party Plan service T/O $11,000 in the last 8 months. Established customer base and store recognition: business awards finalist plus Rotary award.

price: $15,000

price: $71,000

bh (07) 3719 5200 mob 0408 001 212 formalglamour@live.com.au

bh (02) 4751 3595 delushaccessories@bigpond.com.au

www.delush.com.au

429665

Delush Accessories / Retail Shop Plus Online

429793

Shop Fit Out ONLY - $15,000

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Consultancy

Convenience Store

Melbourne

VIC

Central West

NSW

Heart of the Country

Student Agency T/O Approx $4million

The historic township of Cowra on the Lachlan River (3 hrs from Sydney) is the commercial centre of a strong agricultural area. Long-established store (since 1930) catering to regular clientele plus good passing trade. Provides groceries, fruit & veg, drinks etc., some hot food. Also 2 fuel bowsers. Current T/O $600,000 plus, great potential to increase. Price includes 2/3 bed. house. Great lifestyle: fishing, boating, swimming, delicious food & wine. Business is available as leasehold $65,000 + S.A.V. Training & vendor finance available / conditions apply.

This highly profitable niche business specializes in the placement of local and overseas students into universities. It would be an advantage for the new owner to have some knowledge of the tertiary education system of Australia and the requirements of the various universities in respect of enrolments of international students, payment of fees etc. Some training available if required. Contact for confidential information.

fax (02) 9212 6054

429668

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

Convenience Store

Collarenebri

bh (02) 6342 4307 ah (02) 6342 9441 fax (02) 6342 4307 mob 0419 276 482 deerfield5@skymesh.com.au www.cowra.nsw.gov.au

423242

price: $499,000 O.N.O. freehold price: P.O.A.

Distribution

Greater Sydney Area

NSW

NSW

Historical Lifestyle Change

Gourmet Foods To Cafes and Deli

Established for 60 years. 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. 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 7 pm supplying all types of groceries, drinks, toiletries, cigarettes etc. Sale arrangements through a solicitor. Vendor finance available.

The business comprises two delivery runs taking one day per week each. Products include Gourmet cakes and savouries. Sydney West and Southern Highlands areas. Established customers. Strong growth potential. Very simple business with low overheads. Current gross revenue $150,000. Significant cash component. Asking price of $55,000 for both runs representing a return on investment of 40%. Will consider selling separately. Please contact Ashley Carter for further information.

price: $140,000

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430700

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Distribution

Earth Moving

South Coast

NSW

Brisbane

QLD

Earthmoving Plant Hire

Thriving Distribution Business located on the beautiful South Coast. The business specialises in the supply of whole chickens and chicken pieces to a loyal and regular clientele. Customers include hotels, clubs, butchers restaurants and shops from Berry to Ulladulla. Tuesday to Friday delivery business (no processing involved). Easy to run and growing each year. Current T/O $900,000 plus with further opportunity to expand. Situated in a light industrial area in South Nowra. Price includes 2 new refrigerated vans, a cool room being a 20ft. refrigerated container. Training would be provided to a suitable purchaser. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Earthmoving Plant Hire business servicing the Construction industry from South Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast. Supplies excavators, bobcats, posi-tracks, combos, backhoes & tippers to an extensive client base in the government, civil & private markets. This is a well branded local business established for over 20 years with an average turn over of $1.42 M. Employing 9 staff & 15 subcontractors it is currently situated on a one acre lease with separate office & workshop facilities providing a sound position to maximise further growth. Only selling due to illness. Finance available.

price: $190,000 WIWO

price: $695,000 negotiable

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

ah 0411 513 176 mob 0411 513 176 kiara18@bigpond.net.au

427368

Magic Area / Solid Profits

Education and Training

Education and Training

Sydney

NSW

Outer Melbourne

VIC

School Nutrition Education Programs

Academic Link Education Centre

• Established Education & Training Provider • Fully developed and documented programs - Forward order book - cashflow positive • An established provider of Health and Nutrition education and services to Schools and pre Schools. • Since 2003 operations have expanded east and west in support of demand. With established customers and delivery capability in NSW, Victoria, WA today with Qld being established currently. • Our major resource is our Primary School ‘Healthy Eating Awareness Program’.

Located in Glenroy north of Melbourne this well-established, successful education business specializes in private tuition in English, Reading, Writing, Maths, Science & ESL. Authorised Government provider of An Even Start – National Tuition program. Team of 12 tutors. Operates MonFri 4pm-8pm, Sat 10-5pm. Partnerships with some of the numerous schools in close proximity. User-friendly student and payment systems in place. Includes all teaching resources, promotional/advertising (brochures, website etc), and office equipment. Excellent turnover. Would suit anyone wishing to manage their own small business.

price: $50,000 429531

price: $225,000 william5853@gmail.com

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7/5/09

bh (03) 9304 4626 fax (03) 9304 4627 mob 0400 067 792 info@academiclink.com.au www.academiclink.com.au

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Electrical

Electrical

South Eastern Suburbs

Bowral

VIC

NSW

Award winning electronics business located in Bowral one hour south of Sydney. Well stocked & run, the business is part of a national buying group. Turnover $300,000. Prime brands include Jaycar, Vodafone, SelecTv, Engin, Uniden, GME Radios, ASUS Computers, D-Link & much more. 3 yrs remaining on lease and very reasonable rent for this location. Price includes everything. Possible finance available. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $55,000 WIWO

price: $185,000 WIWO

bh 0409 927 554 ah 0409 927 554 mob 0409 927 554 eastern@net2000.com.au

bh (02) 4861 3200 mob 0418 622 786 leebowral@yahoo.com.au

Engineering

Western Sydney

Southern

NSW

VIC

Portable Line Boring Service - Best in Australia

Established since 1992 and registered as Pty Ltd since May 1995. Specializing in machining and milling to orders from drawings or samples. Services offered include a Breakdown Service and Production Quantities, parts for the Transport Industry and parts for Earth Moving Equipment. T/O $140K - $160K p.a. for 31/2 day week. Approx. value of machinery, equipment & tools is $90,000, and includes 2 ton horizontal borer, large centre lathe, 2 centre lathes, universal milling machine, radial drill and machine any size internal & external keyway. Large premises, office and 2 showers. Good loyal clientele. Contact for further information.

Currently located in Broadford, this well equipped portable line boring service would be a great add on for any established engineering business. Selling at less than replacement value. Price includes 35 C.F.M compressor, 2 x types of mounting systems stored in BAC cabinet systems. All equipment truck mounted in secure lockable dust & water proof body. UD Nissan Diesel truck MKA 245 6 Ton, under warranty. Plus long range fuel tanks/air-bag suspension, bull bar, d/lights, fully mine site compatible. Selling due to health reasons. Finance available / Conditions apply.

price: $200,000 + plant & equipment neg

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

bh (02) 9833 4051 fax (02) 9833 4052

bh (03) 5784 2555 mob 0428 535 625

mob 0418 978 216

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429603

Tryco Precision Engineering

fax (03) 5784 2777 micksyzygy@bigpond.com

426925

Engineering

025253

Electronics / Computer Retail & Service

Electrical repair business, servicing and repairing retail and household appliances. Recognised service agent for some of the major brands of appliances.Business has been established over 10 years and recently expanded to include another business that has a very niche market and very limited competition. This area of the business has unlimited scope for growth. Established customer base and all customer / supplier details will be provided.Includes retail business. Currently operating Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

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Entertainment/Arts

Perth

Fish & Chips

Melbourne

WA

VIC

Pro Audio & Disc Jockey Business

Solid Family Business

Great opportunity to purchase this successful Concert & Corporate Pro Audio & Disc Jockey hire business established 16 years & 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. FINANCE AVAILABLE / CONDITIONS APPLY.

Located in Bunyip on the outskirts of Melbourne this business is well known locally with a strong regular customer base plus passing trade. Well known for its fish and chips, burgers and souvlakis but also providing ice creams, some confectionary and soft drinks for the local family community. Very pleasant location with neat attractive premises and good street signage. Seating area inside plus small al fresco dining area outside. Would suit husband and wife team. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $450,000 WIWO bh (03) 5629 5291 mob 0407 532 064 chincho1970@gmail.com

429834

price: $60,000 negotiable 428824

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

Fishing Gold Coast

QLD

Fishing Charters / Lifestyle & Income Well established professional solid performer specialising in offshore deep-sea, reef and game Fishing. Advance bookings, regular and casual clientele. T/O $600,000 p.a. Income plus idyllic lifestyle on Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast. These two purpose built and immaculately maintained, fast and stable cougar catamarans built in

1997 are surveyed for (combined) offshore 24 passengers and 4 crew. Also includes late model courtesy vehicle and all safety, navigational and fishing equipment for both vessels. Crew including 2 Skippers available plus training for new owners.

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

408646

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Fish & Chips

North-West Melbourne

Fitness Centre

Rosebery

VIC

NSW

Ideal Family Business

Successful Franchise / Bargain Price

Well established fish & chip shop with take away or dine in. Located in Southern Victoria, just north of Melbourne on one of Riddells Creek’s main roads. Only takeaway fish & chip ship in town catering for its regular clientele. Living accommodation for personal use. Private car park at the rear of building. T/O $5,000 p/w. Shop hours to suit. Selling due to family reasons. Contact for further information on this business opportunity.

Established & successful ‘Curves’ franchise selling for less than set-up costs. Price 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. Entrepreneur Magazine named Curves Best New Franchise. Reluctant sale due to family demands. There is the opportunity of finance being available to a suitable buyer. FINANCE AVAILABLE / CONDITIONS APPLY.

price: $145,000 WIWO

price: $60,000 WIWO

Fitness Centre

Mornington

mob 0430 364 142 agre4781@bigpond.net.au

428805

430113

bh (02) 9281 4599 fax (02) 9212 6054 info@ab4s.com.au www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riddells_Creek,_Victoria

Fitness Centre

Southern Highlands

VIC

NSW

Health/Fitness/Lifestyle

This Fernwood Women’s Health Club Franchise presents an exciting opportunity for an owner-operator looking to combine a passion for health and wellbeing with a long-standing, successful brand. Located in Mornington, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. This club is well positioned in an established homemaker centre surrounded by a number of big name brands including Bunnings, Officeworks and Clive Peeters. The region is expanding rapidly with new schools, freeways and increased residential developments both planned and underway and is considered a growth area of Melbourne.

This is not a franchise. No on-going fees, no on-going royalties. T/O and profit are yours. Unique opportunity to own this successful Health and Fitness Centre in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. Established site for 20 years, current owner has operated for 3 years. T/O $320K p.a. approx. 450 members with 370 direct debit members. Fully equipped, systemized and ready to go. This is a W.I.W.O opportunity. Staff will stay. Full two weeks handover training. Lease 3x3, 430 sq/mtr of potential to increase earnings. What are you waiting for?

price: $150,000

price: $220,000 WIWO

mob 0432 734 940 kelly.jones@fernwoodfitness.com.au

bh 0419 501 471 mob 0419 501 471 pm_rabowral76@bigpond.com.au

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Rapidly Growing Women’s Health Club Franchise

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Fitness Centre Perth

WA

Fitness Centre Personal Training Studio Well-established business in excellent location with street frontage and great signage, off busy main road. Steady rate of increase approx. 40% per year. Infra-red sauna therapy room, massage room (currently rented by masseuse), male/female showers, change rooms, refrigerated air-conditioning etc., 100 inch entertainment

screen with superb sound system. Large range of weight machines (Hammer Strength) & cardio equipment. Designated kickboxing area, circuit area, range of supplements and fitness clothing + martial arts gear. 4-year lease remains with further 5-year option. Over 500 members on database.

price: $260,000 + $20,000 bank guarantee (refundable)

Fitness Centre

429615

bh (08) 9317 6051 mob 0411 073 493 bradley.o@optusnet.com.au www.bat1health.com.au Fitness Centre

Wollongong

NSW

NSW

Allied Health / Pilates

Where Fun & Fitness Meet

Health and Pilates exercise centre established since 1995 in Sydney’s Inner West. Multiple services provided by the Centre include Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Massage, Pilates exercise, Rehabilitation exercise and Pilates Instructor Training. Revenue streams generated from management fees paid by Practitioners, and prepaid exercise package sales. Turnover approx $350K. Currently run under management, no medical or exercise background required. Significant active client database. Experienced long-standing staff. Brand new premises on excellent 3 + 3 lease. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Strategically located in a northern suburb in Wollongong NSW. The Circuit is a locally owned Hydraulic Circuit Training Gym with excellent exposure to passing traffic. Ample designated parking on site and easy access. Excellent lease, beautifully presented facilities. Rarely is the opportunity presented where a business with such an outstanding reputation and growth potential is offered for sale. It is the first of its kind in the Illawarra,open to both Male and Female with Clients ranging in age from 14-86.

price: $135,000 WIWO

mob 0418 130 878

mj@exactfulfilment.com.au

428043

price: $125,000 WIWO

bh (02) 4225 8680 mob 0413 308 809 info@thecircuit.net.au

429851

Inner West/Sydney

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Fitness Centre

Ballarat

Fitness Centre

Applecross

VIC

WA

Perfect Balance Personal Training has been operating since 2003 at its present location, it is situated in Applecross and has a very large catchment area with high property values typically consisting of a proportionately higher number of high net worth individuals than many other locations in Perth. The business has an extensive database and currently turns over $200,000 p.a. The replacement value of equipment and fit out is approx $87,520.59. This represents a great opportunity for an owner operator.

price: $140,000 WIWO

price: $75,000

bh (03) 9387 0744 www.spartansgym.com

mob 0434 659 843 michael.hales@colliers.com

Florist

Illawong

430803

Great Price For Quick Sale

Huge opportunity to enter the fitness industry at an amazing price. Located in the growing area of Ballarat in Victoria. 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 good profit margin. Staff happy to stay on. Business would suit anyone looking for a good, solid business at a very reasonable price in a great town. Training and owner finance available to suitable purchaser.

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Spartans Gym and Fitness Arena

Franchise

Rockhampton

NSW

QLD

Boot Camps Australia – Fitness Made Fun

Upmarket florist and special gifts boutique, located in a fully renovated shopping centre. It is well located, next a major Bank, and it has achieved solid trading figures for the first 18 months. It has a lot of potential as the renovation of the shopping centre has just been completed and new stores are being opened, attracting more clients to the Centre.It provides quality flowers and plants from reliable and reputable growers. Also as a member of Interflora, it has a reliable network for Local, Interstate and Overseas deliveries.

Located in Rockhampton, with the franchise area also covering Yeppoon, Gracemere, Gladstone & Biloela, the business specialises in Group Outdoor Personal Training. This is an exciting and innovative outdoor personal training system designed to give clients the ultimate workout. The personal trainers work on an individual and team level. Boot Camps Australia has now successfully established franchises and camps throughout Queensland with plans to expand Australia wide. Selling to spend more time with young family. Contact for full & financial information. Possible finance available.

price: $60,000

price: $87,000

bh (02) 9541 4000 ent6285a@interfloraflorist.com.au

mob 0408 361 672 www.bootcampsaustralia.com

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Boutique Florist and Gifts

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Franchise

Franchise

Outer Melbourne

Perth

VIC

WA

This well-established business has a fantastic high exposure location in the northern suburb of Balcatta, 10-15 mins from Perth CBD. Turnover $352,000. Specialises in party goods retail and equipment hire. Customers comprise a good mix from the private and corporate sectors. Fun Business for one person, husband and wife, or family. Great cash flow with substantial growth potential. Onsite, intensive training by Master Franchisor with on-going support. Selling for family reasons. Contact Wade for further information.

price: $215,500 + S.A.V.

price: $235,000 + S.A.V.

fax (03) 9746 6224 kj.bl@bigpond.com

bh (08) 9240 7766 mob 0419 903 112

mob 0402 355 314 www.cartridgeworld.com.au

429682

Sale & Hire of Party Goods

Located in the Shire of Melton in a vibrant, proud, growing and healthy community offering lifestyle choices to over 91,000 residents. This business shows a history of sales growth and sound gross profits. Optional in the sale is a motor vehicle (2003 Daewoo Matiz 3cyl 5door hatch) $4000. Printing is a critical function for any business large or small and Cartridge World provides a one stop shop for all printer needs helping customers to lower their printing costs. Contact for full & financial information.

429614

Cartridge World Melton

Franchise Coonabarabran

NSW

Ford Dealership & More Located in the prosperous & Historic township of Coonabarabran, at the intersection of the Newell and Oxley Highways between Dubbo and Tamworth, Brains Ford is the oldest Ford Dealership in NSW. The business trades in vehicles sales, major repairs and maintenance of all makes and models. The completely tooled workshop is up to

date. Long-standing contracts with NRMA Insurance and Road service produce a guaranteed income. Current T/O $1m plus without car sales. Price includes stock, equipment and freehold. Coonabarabran is the leading community in the Warrumbungle Shire with excellent Schools, Medical facilities and sporting venues.

bh (02) 6842 1500 brainsf@bigpond.net.au

429943

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Franchise

Franchise

Central Darling Downs

QLD

Melbourne

VIC

Touch Up Guys Mobile Paint & Bumper Repair

Expanding Market Vendor finance available. Gross T/O $130K. 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.

Located in Victoria and has been in operation for 15 years. The territory comprises the CBD & some inner surrounding suburbs, with potential for a second van or being able to be split into two. Servicing both commercial and private clients. The business plan of the franchise is developing a much greater presence in the private client sector. This business has the flexibility and freedom of being your own boss. T/O $100,000 + p.a. Training provided included in price. Contact John / Daniel for further information.

price: $130,000

bh (07) 4662 0740 mob 0427 625 618

bh (03) 5996 8394 mob 0425 752 071 maryannclancy@yahoo.com.au

427459

price: $65,000 plus costs

Franchise

Melbourne

Franchise

Perth

VIC

WA

JETSET Travel

Be part of a well established franchise with over 14 year’s success. Specialising in Group Personal Training. One in Hampton and the other in Elwood. Turn your passion into a successful business with each generating a T/O over $80,000 p.a. Strong long term client bases, all equipment is provided, full training also provided to buyer. Great support network and ongoing training with other franchises and State Offices. Contact owner for further information.

Jetset Travel Warwick has been in the same location for OVER 16 years. Situated in a very busy Shopping Mall, in the northern beaches area of PERTH. This business has great potential and would suit an enthusiastic couple. Current owners have run the business for 12 years and are now retiring, but willing to assist in the transition period. T/O exceeds $3,500,000 p.a. and is at the moment franchised with JETSET.

Hampton sale price: $65,000 Elwood sale price: $55,000

price: $120,000

bh (03) 9584 1336 mob 0414 487 492 stepintolifehampton@bigpond.com www.stepintolife.com.au

ah (08) 9247 5753 fax (08) 9246 2367 mob 0434 983 775 kevxxxx@argo.net.au www.jetset.com.au/warwick

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Franchise Lithgow

NSW

Join the Subway Restaurant Network Occupying a prime corner location on the town’s busy Main Street this well-known store specialises in healthy quick meal solutions. Located in a major shopping precinct with nearby shops including Harvey Norman, Dimmys and Woolworths, large government office nearby and

the local Library is 50 metres away. The only healthy food outlet on Main Street. Shop is 110 square metres. The business is currently under management and is growing – offers a huge opportunity for an owner operator. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $330,000

Franchise

Brisbane

429666

fax (02) 4776 1484 info@castlereaghfeeds.com.au Fruit and Veg Shop

Melbourne

QLD

VIC

Highly Profitable Business

Cold Rock is a fun and busy business to be in. It is a unique; wholly Australian owned and operated ice cream franchise system that has successfully established new stores across Australia for the last 13 years. Proven business formula complemented by the best quality products available. Located within Calamvale, QLD in a highly built up residential area catering for its regular and casual clientele. Gross T/O $320,000. Selling due to health reasons.

The Frosty Mango Fruit Shop is a great little store. Nicely stocked and presented, it is well known to the locals in the area with its great Service and high quality Produce. The business has a weekly Turnover of $9,500 and trades Monday – Friday. It is very easy to manage and has the potential to grow bigger. Caters to nursing homes, restaurants, schools and the local community. Contact for full and financial information.

price: $195,000

price: $120,000

ah (07) 3800 6387 mob 0439 708 360 ismail.zahira@hotmail.com www.coldrock.com.au

bh (03) 9822 1901 ah 0413 488 173 mob 0413 488 173

430757

Cold Rock Ice Creamery

429344

bh (02) 4776 1173 mob 0409 512 111

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Fruit and Veg Shop Goulburn

NSW

Turnover $1,650,000 p.a Situated in the thriving regional centre of Goulburn, Divall’s Fruit and Vegetable is conveniently located with access from two main roads. With 56 wholesale customers it is the only retail and wholesale Fruit and Vegetable shop in Goulburn.

Established for 34 years, the owners’ are now reluctantly selling due to other family commitments. 9 months left on current lease with 2 x 3 year options available from landlord. Large customer car park (150 cars).

price: $400,000 O.N.O. 429863

bh (02) 4821 5444 fax (02) 4822 7444 bkcatering@bigpond.com Function Centre

Function Centre

VIC

Hawkesbury

NSW

Duart Homestead - Be Your Own Boss

Ferndale on the River

Lifestyle Options with Very Good Income. This hospitality business specialises in wedding receptions, offering a large reception room and more intimate restaurant options, as well as outside catering, conferences, business meetings, celebration of life ceremonies and special occasion parties. Turnover approx $450,000 p.a.Duart restaurant specialises in modern Australian cuisine showcasing Gippsland’s gourmet produce and wine. Catering mostly for functions means reservation only so you choose when you work. No competition in the market. Contact for full & financial information.

Ferndale is beautifully situated overlooking the Hawkesbury River at Lower Portland. Just 90 mins from the Sydney CBD or 60 mins from Hornsby or Parramatta. Current market is based on conferences during the week and functions or special interest groups on the weekends. Superb venue for weddings. Recreational facilities include swimming pool, tennis court, bicycles & games room. Colonial dining room, with log fire in the winter, offering gourmet meals to casual BBQ’s. Ferndale is set on 9 acres of well maintained grounds. Current owners only concentrate on group bookings. Plenty of potential to cater to families or couples.

price: $350,000

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bh (03) 5147 1985 fax (03) 5147 1985 mob 0414 968 231 duart@maffra.net.au www.maffra.net.au/duart

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

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Furniture Townsville

QLD

Furniture Court BedsRus Wonderful opportunity to purchase a very profitable furniture business in the unique & tropical city of Townsville, centre of the fastest growing area of QLD. Part of Furniture Court buying group NOT A FRANCHISE.

Huge range of furniture, over 1,500m2 of floor space. Located with great exposure on a main road opposite a major shopping centre. Long lease in place. Training would be provided to a suitable buyer. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

price: $680,000 + S.A.V. 428960

fax (07) 4721 3511 mob 0400 551 901 robyn@furniturecourt.com Garden Centre

Mid North Coast

NSW

NSW

Keen Vendor to Assist New Owners

Mowers & Chainsaws – T/O $600,000

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. Possible vendor finance available. Potential for further development. T/O excess of $500,000 p.a. Owner retiring.

Long est. family business operating in Kempsey for 25 years, selling and servicing mowers and chainsaws. This is a solid profitable business presently supporting three families. Dealer for Cox Mowers and has reached Profile Dealer status with Husqvarna Mowers and Chainsaws. Immaculately presented premises with new fit out and signage. Sale includes 4WD Nissan Navara, all workshop tools and specialty tools required for different saws and mowers, workshop benches and cabinets. Stock and spare parts value approximately $80 - $90,000. Contact for full & financial information.

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

price: $250,000 WIWO 427289

bh (02) 9558 9611 ah (02) 9591 2445 fax (02) 9558 5215 mob 0417 201 961 jennyinoz@optusnet.com.au

bh (02) 6562 5089 mob 0428 474 429

ah (02) 6561 7330 roy@blaydensequipmenthire.com

429458

Sydney - Inner West

Garden Equipment

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Garden Equipment

Garden Maintenance

Victoria Point

QLD

Sales & Service of Outdoor Power Equipment

Gold Coast

QLD

Excellent Lifestyle Plus Income

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

price: $40,000 + S.A.V.

fax (07) 3207 0718 mob 0409 055 543 vicptmoct@austcoms.net

ah (07) 5529 9300 mob 0411 312 259

411827

Part of large shopping precinct. Modern showroom and well equipped workshop. Area still growing with small/large acreage and many new estates. Accounts include all schools and clubs. Great profitable business, ideal for family with mechanical knowledge on small engines. Sales in excess of $1,000,000 p.a. Contact for further information.

Located in the greater Gold Coast region, Pacific Pines just 10 minutes from the Broadwater and Gold Coast’s surf beaches. With over 10,000 residents living within this family focused community which offers a convenient and relaxed lifestyle. This business specialises in Lawn Cutting, Mowing & Garden Maintenance. 80 plus domestic customers & body corporate services etc. T/O 55,000 p.a with turning work away. Selling due to retirement. Owner finance available.

General Store

fax (07) 5529 4161 www.verygoldcoast.com.au

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General Store

Hunter Valley Region

Harrow

NSW

VIC

Freehold General Store

Great Opportunity to take advantage of this well-known, long established business located in the historic township of Metford, 5 mins from Maitland in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Very profitable business, current T/O $700,000 plus with the potential to increase further. Specialises in groceries, papers, magazines, drinks, milk, frozen foods etc catering for local clientele & passing trade. Genuine sale, owners selling due to retirement. Great area to live, not far from Newcastle & its pristine beaches & only 2 hrs from Sydney. Training would be provided to a suitable buyer. FINANCE AVAILABLE / CONDITIONS APPLY.

Great opportunity to purchase this beautifully maintained freehold business & home. Ideal for a married couple to enjoy a lifestyle while running a successful business. Kolmar House, built circa 1881, has many original features. The only grocery shop in the beautiful historic township of Harrow, on the Glenelg River, with an established regular clientele. Provides groceries, fresh meat, fresh vegetables, alcohol, plumbing, hardware & farm supplies. Current T/O $370,000+. Operates Mon to Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm. 3-bed residence attached (main with en-suite), great outdoor entertaining area off living room with decking/BBQ area, private courtyard. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

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

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

bh (02) 4933 5131 mob 0416 245 391

bh (03) 5588 1201 fax (03) 5588 1201 lemisal@activ8.net.au

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

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General Store South East

VIC

Great Lifestyle - T/O $600,000 Plus Very successful business in the small country town of Nowa Nowa, fronting the Princes Highway. Provides bait, ice, groceries, clothing, hardware, gifts, newspapers, etc. Also a dairy outlet and a sought after Licensed Post

Office, fully computerised. Only fuel stop for surrounding 25km.Approximate stock value $55K. Possible finance available. Sale includes a 4bedroom home on 1 acre of land. Contact owner for further information.

bh (03) 5155 7209 mob 0437 216 660

ah (03) 5155 7314 fax (03) 5155 7209 nowanowanan@yahoo.com.au

428003

price: $450,000 + S.A.V. freehold

General Store North East

VIC

Ideal Family Business Plus Residence Situated in the developing wine & tourism region, the beautiful King Valley in Whitfield. Established in 1903, this business is a great Lifestyle/tree change opportunity. Offering tourist information, newsagency, paper run weekly, take away

food and inside seating for 20. Includes ideal 3 bedroom residence for owner or weekend/holiday letting. Gross $327,800 p.a. Owners wishing to relocate due to family reasons. Contact for any further information.

bh (03) 5729 8237 fax (03) 5729 8302 www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitfield,_Victoria

430049

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Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Hobart

TAS

Surfers Paradise

QLD

This fantastic business is located in one of Australia’s best locations on the Gold Coast, a loved holiday destination. Established for over 30 years in the same location, selling souvenirs and beachwear, the business caters to the 4.85 million visitors the Gold Coast receives each year. Located in a prime, high foot-traffic area with well presented signage and no limitations on opening hours. The business has a solid core customer base with current T/O $600,000 plus. Current owner will provide 2 weeks training.

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

price: $185,000 WIWO

bh (03) 6234 7716 bears@theteddybearshop.com www.theteddybearshop.com

bh (07) 5592 0887 ah (07) 5598 8915 fax (07) 5598 8257 mob 0414 971 059 gonetroppoholidays@gmail.com

Gift Shop

Sydney North Shore

429520

Lifestyle in Paradise

This highly successful business is located in Collins Street, Hobart, just a short stroll from the main shopping centre and stocks a wide range of limited edition Teddy Bears from world-renowned artists and manufacturers. The store also has a large “Collectors Section” which is continually growing and offers bear lovers the finest and most collectable bears in the world. Enjoyable and easy to run business. Contact for full & financial information.

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The Teddy Bear Shop

Gift Shop

South Coast

NSW

NSW

Party Venue and Gift Shop

Pottering Around

Due to an unexpected imminent overseas posting an opportunity has arisen to acquire a well managed children’s party and product shop. • Prime location • Excellent web site with growth potential for on line sales • Up to date client data base • Strong brand name • Cash generator This would suit an investor who wishes to have hands on management of their own business. For further information, please contact Hugh Henderson.

Pottering Around is a large prominent business with main street frontage in the centre of historic Berry. Established 19 years, an award winning business with unique and exclusive products including gifts, homewares, water features, garden furniture and candles. This business has prestige, position and potential with a possibility of expansion to importing. Current gross turnover $368,000. The historic building has attractive large display windows to the main street. Clientele is from Sydney, Southern Highlands, Canberra and the South Coast. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

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

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ah (02) 4464 2959 mob 0408 642 959 / 0411 283 772 potteringaround@potteringaround.com.au www.potteringaround.com.au

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Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Gold Coast

Melbourne

QLD

VIC

Buy Direct From The Vendor

GAS - Girl’s Accessory Shop

Located in a major shopping centre & specialising in both retail & wholesale products, the retail side of this business includes exclusive Chocolates & Confectionary, stunning men’s & ladies Gifts for those special occasions, Accessories & more. The wholesale side includes Cigarettes & Tobacco products. Current T/O $2,000,000 plus. Stock approx. $75K. The store is part of a leading tobacco franchise & offers full back up, support & training. Keen vendor selling for health reasons. Contact for full & financial information. Inspections invited. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Best girls gift shop in Melbourne. Prime Location in Major Eastlands Shopping Centre offering exciting range of branded gifts, accessories, tasteful bedroom furnishings and fabulous personalised items. Proven business model boasting solid growth (+20%), great profit and rapidly escalating customer base. Weekly T/O 8K+. Established 6 years and part of a licenced, non-franchise, multi-chain of 6 other GAS stores. Chain group buying power with NO Franchise fees and NO other fees. BRAND NEW LEASE & New Fitout. All systems are in place with clear business strategy, POS, budget, experienced staff and HEALTHY PROFIT MARGINS. Fun and easy to operate. Enjoy this Hi-Growth concept! This is a perfect ready-to-go first time or experienced trader opportunity.

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

price: $240,000 + S.A.V. 429292

ah (07) 5532 7779 mob 0408 075 745 johnsonhayes2@aapt.net.au

Hairdressing Salon

Western Sydney

mob 0434 383 396

gaseastland@hotmail.com

Hairdressing Salon

Western Sydney

NSW

NSW

Just Cuts Franchise - Parramatta

Ideal migrant business opportunity. Main road location with parking. Brand new, immaculately presented and spacious premises, fully equipped with all chairs, basins, beauty couch etc. All it needs is someone to go in with a pair of scissors and start trading. The premises would suit a dual hairdressing and beauty operation or sub-let opportunity. Ideally located in a residential area opposite a large new apartment complex, a source of future clientele. Migrant business owner may benefit from Government assistance scheme (see website). Contact for full & financial information.

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. Partial vendor finance available.

price: P.O.A. leasehold

price: $189,000

bh (02) 9281 4599

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

fax (02) 9212 6054 www.liveinaustralia.com/business-visa

429259

New Hairdressing / Beauty Salon Opportunity

info@ab4s.com.au

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Hairdressing Salon

Sydney

Hardware

Nowra

NSW

NSW

Well known successful business on NSW South Coast with a solid clientele. Has been established for 30 years. Dealer for BOC & Elgas Gases. A member of the AIS Buying group. Distributor rights for Tankmasta water tanks, Incitec Pivot Fertilizers, Cigweld, Lincoln & WIA Welding Supplies. Great opportunity to purchase one of the most prominent businesses in the Shoalhaven area. Turnover in excess of $2.4m. Sale includes 3 Isuzu trucks, 1 Ford Ute and 1 forklift plus other office and general equipment. 10 year lease on shop & yard. Genuine enquiries only, possible finance available. Owner selling to retire.

price: $289,000

price: P.O.A.

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

bh (02) 4421 7199 fax (02) 4421 7128 philb@streetquinn.com.au

Hardware

428829

Gas & Welding Industrial Supply Business

Keen vendor willing to assist buyer with partial vendor finance & offering one month rent free. This awardwinning hairdressing salon is located in a prime position in the very busy & expanding Castle Towers Shopping Centre. The business is part of the largest hairdressing franchise in Australia, Just Cuts, who are very supportive & offer marketing & training. The business is easy to run with the franchisor taking care of marketing & corporate image. Currently run under management. Gross T/O approx $614K.

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Just Cuts Castle Hill

Health/Medical

Port Stephens

Central Coast

NSW

NSW

Complimentary Health Care Needs

This hardware store has strong retail & trade business. Established 18 years, annual T/O $1.2m plus commissions & capacity to increase. Located in premises with high exposure opposite a regional shopping centre with high traffic flow. Suit husband & wife team + 3 staff. Sales/ordering/accounts systems all computerised for a turnkey operation. Supported by Mitre 10 & well recognised by locals & business. Stock approx $350K. Includes all fixtures & fittings, Computers/Point of sale, paint counters etc & Toyota Dyna delivery vehicle. Also alarm system & 25 space off street parking. Contact Kate or Steve Brown. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Prime position on busy main street, located within East Gosford village, yet maintains the village shopping atmosphere amongst up-market gift & clothing boutiques & trendy cafes. Stock includes all leading brand vitamins, supplements, sports protein, essential oils, groceries, glutenfree range, skin/hair care etc. Well established customer base, family owned and operated, a regrettable sale due to family relocating. Ideal for anyone looking for a new business opportunity where all of the risks have been taken and the hard work has been done. Training provided. Contact for further financial information.

price: $320,000 + S.A.V.

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

ah 0425 319 471 mob 0425 319 464

bh (02) 9281 4599 fax (02) 9212 6054 eileen@modern-health.com.au www.modern-health.com.au

fax (02) 4984 7094 hardware4sale@optusnet.com.au

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Health/Medical

Hire

South Coast

NSW

Emerald

VIC

Healthy Food Store in Healthy Location

Hire, Sales & Service

Successful health food business established 10 years in the seaside holiday town of Narooma, specialising in organic vitamins, whole foods, gluten free foods, natural cosmetics etc. Caters to a solid regular and casual clientele. Occupying a main road position, open 5 and days per week - can be extended to 7. Very large premises which could accommodate 2 businesses. Fully trained staff in place. Current owners are not running the business to its full potential. The best location in town with potential to grow. Selling due to changed family circumstances. Contact for further & financial information.

Located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, this thriving business caters to tradesmen and home handymen. Est. 10 years with solid turnover, this business hires all manner of gardening, building, plumbing and automotive tools and machinery, as well as Kanga mini diggers and accessories. Sale stock includes mowers, leaf blowers, chainsaws, brushcutters and all accessories. The workshop is large and well equipped, offering service and repair of gardening equipment to the local community. Business is situated in the main street with good parking and easy access.

price: $135,000

mob 0407 392 577 ezywater@genesis.net.au

430699

price: $480,000 429296

bh (02) 9281 4599 fax (02) 9212 6054 orghealthfoods@bigpond.com.au www.southcoast.com.au/narooma/index.html

Hire Blue Mountains

NSW

Event & Wedding Hire This highly recommended award winning business has serviced the Blue Mountains for approx. 20 years. Possible finance available. T/O in excess of $400,000. Occupying a central location in 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. Full complement of staff in place, prepared to stay on. Contact for full & financial information.

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

428187

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Home Based

Home Based

Nationwide

Adelaide

QLD

SA

Going Concern

Wholesale distribution and publishing business located in the Atherton Tablelands, but can be operated anywhere, nationwide. Produces and distributes photographic posters, souvenirs and unique patented postcards to over 250 regular retailers. There is huge growth potential with this business. Can be run part time or expanded to full time. Turnover of around $80,000 per year with minimal overheads. Sale includes extensive current stock, and training provided to expand lines. A solid business, satisfying and fun. Contact for full & financial information.

Existing Long Term Client Base. Asking price is just under 75c per net profit. Financials for the last three years available. Turn Key Business. Take over straight away... selling due to owner personal reasons. Accounting Qualifications and BAS service provider status or eligibity a must. Will only sell to experienced person as I have a long term good relationship with clients and I do not want this to suffer in any way.

price: $275,000 WIWO

price: $45,000

bh (07) 4095 8542 fax (07) 4095 8084 mob 0407 437435 info@kookapublishing.com www.kookapublishing.com

mob 0407 318 919 office@painlessbookkeeping.com www.painlessbookkeeping.com

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Picture Perfect Business

Home Based

Brisbane

Home Based

Sydney

QLD

NSW

Run Your Own Professional Tutoring Agency

Excellent opportunity to be your own boss and in control of your income. Kwik Kerb specialises in concrete garden edging, garden borders, driveway edges and commercial kerbing. Also has equipment to stencil concrete. If business is to be run using the Kwik Kerb name, training will be provided by the company with a fee. There will also be ongoing support and the ability to capitalize on the use of the brand name. Owners selling due to prior family commitments. Possible finance available. Contact for further information.

Run it from home. A unique business, well known. This is an admin role where tutors are matched to students and the tutors visit students’ homes weekly to tutor in academic subjects, K-12. Generous income is made from booking fees. No teaching experience is required. You work from home on computer and phone, so set-up costs are low. Operating smoothly, this business has run for 23 years. Students and tutors are on file already so step in now and build it further. Thorough training provided. Contact us now.

price: $45,000

price: $88,000

mob 0410 680 174 mcglynnfamily@bigblue.net.au

mob 0419 78 78 71 headoffice@hometuitionbiz.com.au www.hometuitionbiz.com.au

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Live The Lifestyle You’ve Always Wanted

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NATIONWIDE ULTIMATE FREEDOM BUSINESS!

Are you making $1500+ Per Week In Your Own Business From The Comfort Of Your Couch? If You Are Looking For An Affordable, High Income Home Based Business, That Can Give You a Full-Time-Income While Working Part –Time Hours Then You Can NOT Go Past This Business Opportunity. This Business Opportunity is in the Area Fund of Recovery, you get full support in the initial set up stage to ensure success.

Call: 1800 837 090 NOW

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Request Our Free Information Brochure

Homeware Ipswich

QLD

Turnover $1 million pa. Ideal Family Business A unique and well established local family business situated in the Ipswich area. Excellent reputation for providing specialty goods and services. Catering for DIY customers and a major supplier of Dunlop foams. This store also specialises in Rubber sheeting, automotive rubber seals and clips as well as Marine & auto carpets and Stainless Steel fittings. They are also Rare Spare stockists. A full upholstery and motor trimming service for

customers including QLD health, RAAF and Boeing. Comprising of two successful businesses combined. Foam & Vinyl retail plus Upholsterers. This is a niche market with virtually no competition. 3 qualified tradesmen and 4 retail staff and an accounts manager in place. Loyal and extensive customer base and a well established supplier base with dynamic buying power. Sale includes all plant, equipment and fixtures.

bh (07) 3281 1999 ah (07) 3202 3050 mob 0411 188 562 judy.jackson@optusnet.com.au www.ipswich.qld.gov.au

429792

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Homeware

Far North Coast

Homeware

Brisbane

NSW

First Class Business in Prime Sea Change Location

Boutique Ceramic Tile Retailer Be quick to own this solid performing quality importer, retailer and distribution opportunity. Well established client base since 1999. T/O in excess of $1,000,000 p.a. The new owner can take this thriving business to the next level supplying residential architectural and commercial products from its boutique showroom. In Brisbane’s designer precinct this business enjoys net figures of $100,000. Ideal location and exclusive off street client parking. Vendor finance is available for you, the serious buyer. Contact for further business & financial information.

This highly recommended business is ideally situated in an Industrial Estate in the thriving coastal town of Yamba on the NSW North Coast. Specialising in the Retail, Supply and Laying of Flooring, the business caters to all the requirements of the homebuyer and renovator, and is part of one of the largest buying groups in Australia. Highly profitable and lucrative opportunity, great lease and staff in place. Currently run by a husband and wife partnership selling due to changed family circumstances. Owners willing to assist during transition. Stock value $40-$50,000. Possible finance available. Contact owners for full & financial information.

price: $325,000 + S.A.V. 429339

price: $295,000 + S.A.V. mob 0431 055 691

QLD

dana@tblconsulting.com.au

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Hotel Central QLD

QLD

Black Gold Located 836km from Brisbane and 190km west of Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway, Blackwater is a proud coalmining town and the ‘coalmining capital of Queensland.’ The hotel has a main bar, lounge, busy dining

area with a seating capacity for 60 patrons plus a function room, gaming room (30 pokies), and drive through bottle shop. The motel has 36 rooms and runs at nearly 100% occupancy. Current T/O approximately $5,000,000 with huge growth potential.

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Hotel

Bendigo

Import/Wholesale

Sydney

VIC

Hotel One Hour From Melbourne

Highly Lucrative $2.2 Million Turnover

Hotel located in growing tourist area in central Victoria. Current average turnover approx $7000 per week and growing. Reasonable rent and over 20 years left on lease. Mainly profitable bar trade with potential to further develop accommodation, food and bottle shop. Please call Brad for further details.

This successful and well-known business specializing in furniture and homewares has showrooms in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney and a current turnover of $2.2 million. Sale price includes plant, equipment and vehicles. 3-year lease with 4-year option. Exclusive Australian distributor for key products. The business has sales agents in all states of Australia. Fully staffed. Owner selling due to retirement. Contact for full & financial information.

price: P.O.A.

mob 0438 266 019 b_rad864@yahoo.com.au

bh (02) 9503 0300 fax (02) 9503 0301

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price: $140,000 + S.A.V.

mob 0411 554 305

Import/Wholesale

Import/Wholesale

Nationwide

NSW

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Sydney

NSW

Excellent Return on Investment

EMVAC is established in Australia specialising in vinyl flooring Import / Distribution. We supplying re-useable high quality vinyl tiles that are suitable for both residential and commercial use. Business is currently in Brisbane, but can be operated anywhere. Stock is stored in Perth/ Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne in Paloga warehouses with excellent facilities. Products are imported from Taiwan and with established distribution retail shops. Minimume resource to keep the business running. Selling due to family reasons. Well below replacement costs. Contact for further information.

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). Vendor finance available.

price: $100,000 WIWO

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

fax (07) 3831 2099 mob 0410 988 488 david@emvac.com.au www.emvac.com.au

bh (02) 9636 3399 fax (02) 9896 3822 mob 0432 288 199 seblhc@yahoo.com.au

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Australian Owned / EMVAC Flooring

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Interior Design

Northern Suburbs

Internet

Australia-Wide

NSW

VIC

Profitable Advertising Company

‘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.

Established for 2 years and became profitable after just 6 months. Youngmelbourne.com.au generates the majority of revenue from local business advertising. 400 + loyal clients with large lead database. Many clients are on direct debit agreement and are secured for specified periods of time (usually 24mths). This business has a lot of room for expansion. Business model is proven to work based on trading success. Operating costs are very low with profit margins high. Training/Consultancy free of charge by existing management for a negotiated period of time.

price: $75,000 stock included

price: $210,000 negotiable

mob 0407 267 196 susan@iessentials.com.au

mob 0466 691 700 andrew@studentfurniture.com.au www.youngmelbourne.com.au

428279

Great Design / Great Style

Internet

Sydney

Jewellery Store

Sydney CBD

NSW

NSW

Mummy’s Favourite Online Shopping

Jewellery / Accesories / Gifts

Well established Online Boutique Gift Business. With a unique target audience of women, toddler and baby, this business has a very good reputation with great word of mouth sales. Fully secured site and easy shopping cart facilities. Drop ship arrangement for some items. Extensive branding through advertising in major lifestyle magazines. Excellent relationship with suppliers. Loyal customer base – high repeat buyers. www.myfavourite.com.au store included in sale. Reluctant sale due to expanding family.

Beautifully presented Y & B Collection Jewellery Kiosk is located in the very popular & busy Sydney Central Plaza,Westfield in the CBD. Specialising in fashion jewellery, sterling silver jewellery, Crystal Bridal jewellery and woman’s accessories. Gross T/O approx $250K. Ideally suited for owner operator wishing to give themselves a strong income plus working in an enjoyable environment. Catering for it’s friendly regular and casual clientele.Reluctant sale due to family commitments. Contact owner for full and financial information. Possible finance available.

price: $180,000 + S.A.V.

price: $135,000 + G.S.T 430387

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mob 0433 204 672 wangai927@gmail.com

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Juice Bar

Sydney South-West

Landscaping

Fraser Coast

NSW

QLD

Kwik Kerb – Offering Financial Freedom

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. Partial finance available.

Are you looking to set up a business or relocate to Queensland? Take advantage of this well known business opportunity, which uses the unique KWIK KERB® continuous concrete edging system, allowing the operator to economically design landscapes and add value to the customer’s property. KWIK KERB® is a dominant leader in the home improvement industry and operators can earn in excess of $100,000 a year. Business can be relocated, and sale price includes brand new equipment. Be your own boss,working full or part time, and build a profitable business using this proven system.

price: $295,000 + S.A.V. 425421

mob 0425 291 112 mail@oakworth.com.au

Laundrette

mob 0437 477 162

info@ab4s.com.au

Laundrette

Brighton

NSW

Business Plus Lifestyle With Accommodation

VIC

Proven Performer This well established thriving business in a village atmosphere provides a secure income of 100K+ for 2 persons. Service washing and ironing, self serve washing and drying plus dry cleaning agent. Large monthly account base with solid repeat clientele and casuals, with potential for growth. Long term lease with good landlord. Three rooms upstairs. Training would be provided in all aspects of the operation for the suitable buyer. Income starts from day one.

Well-established business for 13 years, current owners have run for 6 years. Ideally situated in East Newcastle, 300 metres to the beach and harbour. Gross turnover $76,000 p.a. Solid regular client base plus casuals, with opportunity for future growth. Accommodation above the shop is included in the lease. This is an easy to run business and would suit a single operator or couple. Owners selling due to retirement. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $250,000

bh (02) 4925 2188 paulritchie74@yahoo.com.au

bh (03) 9596 2460 ah (03) 9530 5456 calder_rebecca@hotmail.com

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price: $135,000 WIWO

424397

Newcastle

price: $79,500 + G.S.T. O.N.O.

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Laundrette

Port Macquarie

Lawn Mowing

Newcastle

NSW

NSW

Income Plus Lifestyle

Established for over 25 years and is located directly opposite gorgeous surf beach on NSW’s Mid North Coast. Be your own boss! Perfect for a husband & wife team. The business operates a serviced laundry 5 1/2 days which caters to small - medium businesses and domestic clients. The self service Laundromat operates 7 days a week. This is a leasehold sale with secure lease in place. It has good potential increased trade with the area experiencing huge growth with many new housing estates being developed close by. Good T/O in excess of $130K. Possible finance available.

Established 4 years. Kev’s Lawnmowing and Garden Maintenance is located in New Lambton Heights, Newcastle, just 9km west of Newcastle’s CBD and two hours drive north of Sydney. This is an ideal business for someone looking to buy themselves an income. Owner selling due to family commitments of moving out of the area. 85 plus regular domestic plus casual clientele and potential to expand. Earn up to $1,800 per/wk. Contact owner for full and financial information.

price: $155,000

price: $27,500 WIWO

bh (02) 6583 6206 mob 0418 669 076 flynnsbsl@telstra.com

mob 0402 470 969 gcoles06@bigpond.com www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au

431345

Self Service Laundromat & Serviced Laundry

Lawn Mowing

Southern Sydney

Liquor Shop

South Coast

NSW

Commercial Grounds Maintenance Cash flow / Lifestyle

NSW

Recession Proof Business Located in a prime position on the Princes Highway in Bomaderry just north of Nowra, surrounded by motor inns, tourist villages, motels and caravan parks etc. The business is well-stocked with excellent presentation. The area continues to grow: the surrounding land is being redeveloped to capitalise on the highway position. Good strong customer base of locals plus visitors. Selling due to retirement. Contact for full & financial information.

Your chance to own a secure geographical Territory within South and South-West Sydney. Established client base covering six prime sites enables cost efficient time and travel management. Step into this well organised and well maintained opportunity and enjoy T/O of $94,000 that Nets $70,000. Sale includes, truck, enclosed trailer ride on mower and gardening equipment, brush cutter, hedger and full training and ongoing support. Vendor Finance is available to show confidence in this secure solid performing opportunity.

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

ah (02) 4872 1392 mob 0425 216 216 scottmckay@westnet.com.au

mob 0409 485 287 drinksconsultant@bigpond.com.au

424782

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Liquor Shop Canberra

ACT

Long Established Solid Profits Long established retail liquor outlet (45 years) specialising in unusual, sought after, imported and Australian wines, spirits liqueurs and beers. Regular clientele in this niche market of difficult to find products plus caters to customers looking to buy bulk Tawny Port, Muscat and Sherry. The store also stocks the regular range of alcoholic

products and in addition sells cigarettes, newspapers, bread, milk and other sundry items. Bulk purchasing through a successful banner group allows for very competitive pricing. Training would be provided to a suitable purchaser. FINANCE AVAILABLE / CONDITIONS APPLY.

price: $400,000 + S.A.V. 424311

ah (02) 6299 9203 mob 0419 423 616 vintcell@ozemail.com.au

Liquor Shop Kalgoorlie Boulder

WA

Peels Western Cellars Liquor Store With Drive In Great opportunity to purchase:1. A Freehold Liquor Store, 3 bed home and highly profitable business or 2. A highly profitable business and home with a new 20-year lease. Kalgoorlie Boulder is the largest outback city in Australia (pop 31,000) with excellent amenities. The business has a brilliant location on a busy road with high traffic. Excellent exposure. Established over 30 years. Outstanding growth in sales and profits. Current T/O p.a. exceeds $1.7 million. Rent shows 11% return on investment. Business profit after rent shows 30%. Freehold includes 1,065m2 lot with liquor store, drive-in, parking, 3-bed home, b/g swimming pool and triple garage/workshed. Finance available to qualified purchasers. $770,000 $490,000 plus S.A.V. $150,000

Contact Phil Mulcahy at Fortune Business & Property Marketing All Hrs (08) 9315 4401 Office (08) 9315 2700 Mob 0418 689 423 Web www.fortune.net.au and go to Rural/Lifestyle Businesses

Email phil@fortune.net.au 418843

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Liquor Shop

Canberra

Manufacturing

Gold Coast

ACT

QLD

Boutique Wines in Prime Location

Metal Fabrication Business

The business specialises in boutique style wines. Located in a well-established, busy, retail complex Kippax Fair Shopping Centre – good access to free car parking. Brand new 180 sqm cool room. Present owners operating since 1996, solid & loyal customer base. T/O $1,400,000 plus. Banner grouping with other independent operators has gained better marketing exposure & buying power – part of Local Liquor/Countrywide group. Training would be provided. FINANCE AVAILABLE. Contact Jose Corujo 0417 481 107 or Helen Robinson 0408 024 031 for full & financial information.

Operating since 1983, this business services the Industrial, Commercial & Residential sectors. T/O $400K. 80% of work is through referral or existing client base. Fully equipped workshop, 2 year lease. Small staff & great systems in place, plus $80K worth of new orders. Opportunity to grow the business. Website & yellow pages advertising. Price includes computers, ute, stock & equip. Products include balustrading, gates, doors, structural & architectural pieces. Projects undertaken range from small wrought iron work to larger architectural & structural projects. Motivated vendor moving to Sydney.

price: $165,000

ah (02) 6254 5318 fax (02) 6254 2165 mob 0417 481 107 / 0408 024 031

424950

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

bh (07) 5564 9743 fax (07) 5564 9659 mob 0402 411 114 craignw@optusnet.com.au www.artistryiniron.com.au

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Management Rights Port Douglas

QLD

Lifetyle Plus Excellent Income Net income $255,000. Superbly presented and ideally located 70 meters to Four Mile Beach and minutes from the heart of town, this AAA 4 star rated holiday complex has 20 selfcontained units + Manager’s office & apartment. Tropical lagoon style pool + spa, wading pool, BBQ, Sundeck,

lap pool, cable TV. Net Income includes Body Corp salary. Large & regular clientele reflected in forward bookings. Full info available. Strong position despite economy, UK contracts mean good low season + high season very well booked, mainly due to return guests.

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Manufacturing Melbourne

VIC

Turnover $500,000+ p.a. Unlimited Growth Potential Specializing in the branding and supply of corporate clothing, promotional products and event merchandise. Clients range from private businesses and government departments to sporting organizations, the majority of work from repeat orders and customer referrals. Operates

currently with the owner & one full time production manager/machine operator. Business systems in place ensure the owner can concentrate on business development and customer service. In-house embroidery facility ensures the best quality product. Long lease available.

price: $255,000 WIWO

Manufacturing

South East

429621

mob 0438 573 583 jeremy@promocorp.com.au www.promocorp.com.au Manufacturing

Western Sydney

SA

NSW

Transport Equipment Specialist

Italian Patisserie - Wholesale

Founded in 1987 this highly successful company specializes in the servicing, repair and manufacture of heavy transport equipment. T/O $4.5 million. Staff in place, operating from premises on the Sturt Highway in the Riverland. Carries a complete range of truck and trailer parts including road transport signs & banners, fleetguard filters, wheel seals, suspensions & components, brake components, hydraulic jacks etc. Manufactures a range of aluminium and steel tippers built to specification. Land, buildings & equipment being sold as a package. Contact for full and financial information.

This extensively equipped operation specialises in the manufacture of pastry products, supplying wholesale to cafes, restaurants, clubs etc. Price includes all plant and equipment plus delivery vehicles. Operating from a 2-unit complex in Prestons. Turnover approximately $1 million p.a. Well-trained and reliable staff (17) in place. Could be suitable for someone in the industry looking to utilize these excellent facilities or continue the business as is. Contact owner for full & financial information.

price: $3,600,000 incl. stock & equipment fax (02) 9826 0255 mob 0411 377 052 info@dolceroma.com.au

429830

price: P.O.A. 429627

bh (08) 8588 7380 fax (08) 8588 7273 mob 0418 839 156 peter@morellis.com.au www.morellis.com.au

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Manufacturing

Sunshine Coast

Manufacturing

Redcliffe

QLD

QLD

Wholesale Meat Manufacturing

Business-Sport-Event Marketing Manufacture

Changed situation requires an urgent sale of this Wholesale Meat Manufacturing business. An excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level. - Husband and wife team currently working 4.5 days a week - Primarily wholesale with small retail outlet - Simply bulk processing – mincing, dicing, slicing. - 2 full time and 2 casual staff members - 40 pallet custom built cool room with security for temp and access. - Large premises enabling predicted future expansion. - Long list of equipment – all modern and top end gear Secure extended lease in place at below market rent.

Rewarding Business with excellent prospects and lifestyle.Our product list is extensive and includes Stickers, Decals, Signs, Banners, Exhibition Banner Stands, Flyers, Business cards, Clothing printing and Embroidery along with Logo printed lines such as keyrings, balloons, Mugs and much more.With such a wide range of products we have something for everyone and this has seen this business grow, and continue to grow. After 10 years we have a large customer list that extends throughout the state and further along with the associated files, logo’s and artwork for them.

price: $180,000 O.N.O.

officeatraintree@gmail.com

Manufacturing

Gold Coast

mob 0438 179 684 www.signcellar.net.au

429626

429400

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Manufacturing

Melbourne

QLD

VIC

Camper Trailers

Bushchem is the manufacturer of the Bushby range of cleaning products, located on the Gold Coast in South East Queensland. It has been manufacturing and distributing a complete range of Kitchen, Housekeeping, Laundry and Engineering products throughout Queensland for over 25 years. The company has Distributors based from Northern NSW to Cairns and operates direct to the hospitality, cleaning and other industries in and around the Gold Coast.

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.

price: P.O.A.

price: $65,000

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

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

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Manufacturing Windsor

QLD

Well Established Embroidery Company Situated on a main road close to the CBD this business has been operating for 18 years with loyal repeat clientele. Very well known and profitable the business is ideal for a family to run. Initial set up cost exceeded $1 million with 87 embroidery

heads. Current turnover $500,000 p.a. with nett $226,000. There is room for growth as the current owners have not done any marketing or had sales executives for 7 years…just no need. Finance available. Contact for further information.

price: $450,000 WIWO ah (07) 3862 4047 fax (07) 3357 7255 austitchalz@a1.com.au www.austitchembroidery.com

Manufacturing

Brisbane

429908

bh (07) 3357 7277 mob 0419 773 589

Manufacturing

Nationwide

QLD

QLD

Microbrewery located in Deception Bay. Specialise in brewing quality beer for the public at about half retail prices. We do not add any chemicals or preservatives to our beer so it always has a clean fresh taste. Established for about two and a half years located on a busy rd in one of the fastest growing areas in Queensland. Our asking price is below the replacement cost of this business. Forced to sell due to the ill health. Represents a great opportunity for someone to enter this industry. FINANCE AVAILABLE / CONDITIONS APPLY.

Manufacture and sales of a portable turntable for wrapping pallets. Currently operates from owner’s premises in Caboolture, Queensland but is relocatable. Would suit a small to medium manufacturer, particularly one presently involved with materials handling manufacturing. Includes all assembly and welding jigs, materials and parts schedules, drawings, 3 in 1 sheet metal cutter/folder, rolling machine, and templates. There is ample scope to increase market penetration of this product. Owner selling due to retirement. Contact for further information.

price: $395,000 WIWO

price: $35,000 + S.A.V.

mob 0410 511 826 mmurray@jwc.net.au

bh (07) 5498 5016 fax (07) 5497 8200 insight2@hotkey.net.au www.rippa-rappa.com.au

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Pallet Wrapper Manufacture/Relocatable

429949

Brew For You

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Manufacturing

Ingleburn

Manufacturing

Mid North Coast

NSW

NSW

Good Now With Lots of Potential

Well Established Business / Magnificent Area

Great opportunity for a trade’s person to purchase at a very reasonable price an established metal fabrication/sheet metal business. Specialises in high quality work tailored to the individual customer’s requirements. Also does repair, replication & design work. Price includes stock ($5/$10k), presses, dies, guillotine, folders, saw, power drills, welding equipment & much more. Good regular client base & plenty of ongoing work. Current owner (5 years) is willing to stay on, offering training & advice. Great start up business with a good income now & the potential to expand in the future. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Located at Taylors Beach in the beautiful & idyllic area of Port Stephens. Long established & successful business (current owner 17 years). Specialises in the manufacture & installation of custom made security doors, grilles, insect screens & woven stainless steel doors. Current T/O $155,000 plus. Stock approx. $10K / $15K. Huge potential to expand. Operating from a large industrial shed. Ideal opportunity for a husband & wife team in this rapidly growing & wonderful area to live. Training would be provided. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

price: $85,000 + S.A.V.

Tamworth

Manufacturing

Blacktown

NSW

NSW

Post Yourself a Good Income

Tremendous opportunity to take this innovative Tamworth based, speciality magnetic product business to the next level. 4 unique patented products sit amongst a range of specialized solutions across a variety of industries. 90 page easily maintained Wesbite generating internet sales across Australia & Pacific countries, plus 6 agents in NSW and 1 in Queensland. Massive potential to expand business. Owner will walk you through these in a handover trading period and will introduce you to existing loyal clientele. 2x2 lease negotiable with landlord. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

This unique business involves the manufacture of Stone Letter Boxes. The business has been operating for 10 years, with good returns now & the opportunity to greatly expand the business & profits in the future. Training would be provided, easy to learn, basic materials sand & cement (minimum outlay). Included in the price are equipment: tools, forklift etc. Established client base: nurseries, builders & developers. Current T/O $120,000 plus stock approx $20k. Owner selling due to other business commitments. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

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

price: $135,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 6765 6510 fax (02) 6765 5554 mob 0412 632 253 magnetsrus@bigpond.com www.magnetsrus.com.au

bh (02) 9621 5151 fax (02) 9621 6151 mob 0418 221 503 sales@stonecrete.com.au www.stonecrete.com.au

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422465

Manufacturing

bh (02) 4981 9922 fax (02) 4981 2870 mob 0418 688 322 nbsec.doors@hunterlink.net.au

429260

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Manufacturing

South Coast

Manufacturing

Sunshine Coast

NSW

QLD

Ideal Owner Operator

Retail Trophy Suppliers and Outlet

This business is located in Ulludulla one of the most desirable places in Australia to live. Specialising in the manufacture of concrete products for the building, plumbing and nursery industries, including garden pots, bird baths, tree circles and decorative figures, stepping stones, building steps and plumbing fixtures. Yearly earnings approximately $100,000 plus. Contact owner for further information.

The Base Place design and manufacture business specialises in a comprehensive range of timber trophy components and associated giftware products. Wholesaling direct to retail trophy suppliers and outlets Australia wide. Located in the New Kawana Town district, on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Unfortunately selling due to further commitments. Contact owner for further financial information.

price: $380,000 O.N.O.

price: $149,000 WIWO 428848

bh (02) 4454 0015 fax (02) 4454 5512 bresciamj@aapt.net.au www.ulladulla.info/attractions/welcome.html

mob 0418 888 974 lhampel@ozemail.com.au www.thebaseplace.com.au

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NSW

Safety Workwear Supplies Excellent opportunity to take advantage of this well-known company specialising in a complete line of high-quality workwear clothing, that gives the functionality and protection in all sorts of extreme conditions. Stock is purchased wholesale with personalised embroidery

done on site. An outside rep generates orders from new and existing high profile clientele base. T/O $1,000,000+ p.a with excellent profit margin. Fully trained staff in place, owner willing to assist in training if required. Contact for further information.

ah (02) 4869 3097 mob 0438 031 633 jim@highlandsworkwear.com www.thesouthernhighlands.com.au

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Manufacturing

Milk Run

Brisbane

Northern Beaches

QLD

NSW

Great Buy - Lattice & Balustrade Specialists

Mighty Milk Run

This is a rare opportunity to get into a successful and fast growing business on the ground floor. The business has been established for over 20 years. Specialising in lattice, balustrade, verandah gates (Batwing), decorative brackets, louvre panels and window hoods to both the retail market and to builders. Current T/O $240,000 plus & increasing yearly. Very little competition and low overheads. Would suit a person with some woodwork experience. Owner willing to provide training in the transition. FINANCE AVAILABLE. Genuine sale / owner wishing to retire.

Long established and lucrative Milk Run delivering to 100 wholesale outlets (mainly cafes, restaurants, pubs, hospitals etc) throughout the Manly area. This is a Dairy Farmers franchise and comes with their standard 7-year contract. Current T/O $1.5 million. Depot close by (12 min) at French’s Forest. One employee (makes up customer orders). Price includes a 10 tonne Isuzu refrigerated truck. 6-day delivery. Training would be provided.

price: $60,000 WIWO

Mixed Business

bh (02) 9939 2748 mob 0417 440 866

fax (02) 9939 5818 paulallpress@bigpond.com

424473

martinlattice@optusnet.com.au www.martinlattice.websyte.com.au

price: P.O.A. 422714

bh (07) 3865 3066 ah (07) 3901 1033 fax (07) 3865 3625 mob 0433 215 742

Mixed Business

Sydney

Zeehan, Strahan, Rosbery,Queenstown

NSW

TAS

Growing Business For Sale

Located in a well-known shopping strip in the western suburb of Liverpool, this business has been operating for nearly 40 years catering for its regular customers plus a steady passing trade. Turnover $780,000. Specialising in Australian groceries Plenty of good parking for customers frequenting this business plus the adjoining bottle shop, bakery and doctor. Excellent lease in place. Ideal family business providing a good income. Contact for further information.

Western Homes & Gardens is a carpet cleaning & yard maintenance bus on the West Coast of Tasmania. Covering 4 towns. Client base is O.Z. Minerals Hookers R/E, Roberts R/E, Dean Chamley R/E Dept. Health & human services, Dept. Energy & infrastructure, local schools & businesses, tourist bus. at Straham & local residents. All equipment is well maintained & up to date inc. new John Deere ride-on mower, new Honda mower & catcher, portable carpet cleaner & tools & chemicals, 1998 Ford Econovan, maintained, Trailer & ramps, assorted tools, Honda Brushcutter 35cc. h/d, & assisted window cleaning equipment. Reason for sale, failing health.

price: $200,000 WIWO

price: $85,000 O.N.O.

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

ah (03) 6471 6317 mob 0438 264 526

fax (02) 9212 6054

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Excellent Return on Investment

fax (03) 6471 6317 blue.polly.allingham@gmail.com

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Mobile Business

Mobile Business

Australia wide

NSW

Brisbane

QLD

Joe’s Mobile Food Van

Excellent opportunity to take advantage of this import /wholesale business which is operated across Australia, specialising in unique designed blends of black, rooibos, green and white leaf teas. The teas are all quality loose-leaf products (not tea bags). Gross T/O approx.$100,000. Price includes 30ft, 5 star A class motor home, trailer, Toyota van & all business equipment. Direct selling to retail and food service outlets. Ideally suited to a travel-minded business couple. Full training provided.

This is a business opportunity like no other. Can operate from home. T/O $320k. Fully equipped immaculate van's providing sandwiches and other snacks plus drinks,servicing an area within the western suburbs of Brisbane. All cash flow, no 30-90 days waiting for money. Would suit just about anyone from husband & wife to semi-retired. Strong regular clientele and very consistent takings. Trading Monday - Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm. An enterprising person could unleash the huge potential of this well-established business.

price: $397,000 + S.A.V.

price: $220,000

mob 0412 298 540 designerteas@iprimus.com.au www.talkabouttea.com

bh (07) 3294 8551 mob 0411 414 376 heathercooper@bigpond.com

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Combine Touring and an Income

Mobile Business

South East Brisbane

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Mobile Business

Brisbane

QLD

QLD

Become part of the growing, high demand mobile coffee industry in Brisbane, with this unique mobile coffee franchise. Extensive territory with huge growth potential and no ongoing fees - the possibilities are endless. This simple operation comprises of a stylish LWB Mercedes Vito Van with low KM’s. Immaculately fitted out with commercial equipment. Currently trading solidly to happy, loyal clientele Mon-Fri in an expanding business area. Additional weekend work available. Contact for further information.

Here’s your chance to own a unique mobile coffee business that provides excellent income, improved lifestyle and guaranteed income on start up. Selling hot and cold drinks. This mobile business is an exclusive territory Espresso to go. Espresso To Go is an ideal business for anyone who has ever dreamed of working for them self but lacked the experience and know-how to venture out on their own. Established guaranteed customer base. Fantastic $2500 p/w income. Flexible hours, Marketing materials. Full training provided.

price: $135,000

price: $130,000

mob 0431 607 760 fiona@cafemobile.com.au

mob 0421 064 243 backy_chen@hotmail.com

430178

Money Guarantee Coffee Run

426752

Prestigious Established Mobile Cafe

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Mobile Business

Townsville

Motel

Snowy Mountains

QLD

NSW

Floor Sanding & Finishing

Great Area with Future Growth

Well est. and successful floor sanding business located in tropical Townsville. Opportunity of a lifetime. Premier business of its kind in North Queensland. Easy to run, key staff in place. Owner agrees to stay on for up to 12 months. Operating in a growing dynamic market for 18 years with huge potential for expansion. Price is walk in walk out including all vehicles, plant and equipment, valued at approx $50,000. T/O around $400,000 p.a. Figures available for due diligence. 1 year hand-over training period and partial vendor finance available.

Located in the beautiful township of Tumut, a region that features huge inland lakes, clear streams, great trout fishing, vast pine forests and mountain peaks. The Elms Motor Inn is centrally situated 100 mt from the main shopping area. This is a triple AAA rated Motel (3.5 star) and has a solid regular clientele plus a good tourist trade. All 10 units are ground floor and feature all amenities plus gas BBQ area. Owner or manager’s residence is 2 bedroom and well appointed. Tumut is a timber town with a paper and pulp mill. A large number of the local population are employed within the forestry industry.

price: $400,000 WIWO

price: P.O.A. 424591

bh (07) 4774 8162 ah (07) 4725 7025 fax (07) 4774 8162 mob 0417 884 399 efs.pty.ltd@bigpond.com.au

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

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Motel Gippsland

VIC

Coal Creek Motel Located in the picturesque South Gippsland area of Victoria in the historic township of Korumburra on the busy South Gippsland Highway, 11/2 hrs south of Melbourne directly opposite the Coal Creek Village a popular tourist destination. The Motel offers 20 standard rooms of 31/2 star rating, 2 double family rooms & two 4

star rated rooms with large spar baths. Features a licensed Restaurant & big commercial kitchen, beer garden & barbeque, set in beautiful established gardens. Long lease available (25 years). Well-appointed 2bed Manager/Owner’s Residence. Finance available - conditions apply.

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Motel NSW

North West

Nolan’s on the Barwon-Walgett No Recession Problems Here! This thriving Motel business runs at high occupancy all year round. Located on the Kamilaroi Highway on route from Adelaide to Cairns & Brisbane. Situated on 138 acres of natural bush land on the Barwon River, Nolan’s offers the outback explorer a great venue to truly experience the outback while enjoying modern facilities & comforts. • 18 reverse cycle air conditioned units • Units fitted with fridges, tea and coffee facilities, TV with Austar channels • Licensed air conditioned and heated restaurant with bar • Outdoor dining area • Conference room • In-ground Swimming Pool & Spa • Outdoor BBQ area • Natural Lagoon • 2 bedroom managers residence • 382 megalitre water licence The units are located within easy walking distance from the restaurant and reception area, while being far enough away to offer privacy, peace and quiet. The restaurant currently operating Mon to Fri only has proven to be a popular place for locals and travelers alike to enjoy fine food and refreshing drinks among friends and many functions have been hosted and enjoyed at the function room. Nolan’s on the Barwon has approval & ample room for more motel units or self contained units and plans are available for the addition of a caravan park to the already popular, thriving business. This is a wonderful well established & very profitable business which has a solid regular clientele. Very few motels have to turn people away on a regular basis, due to being booked out. The restaurant has a huge reputation for excellence & the facility could be utilised further to generate more profits. Offered for sale due to owners retiring – enjoy the lifestyle and success that Nolan’s on the Barwon has to offer. FINANCE AVAILABLE. For further details contact John or Christine.

price: $1,200,000 freehold mob 0428 220 832

nolansonthebarwon@bigpond.com

429315

bh (02) 6828 1154

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Motel Northern NSW

NSW

Moree Lodge Motel Situated on the Newell Highway, on route between QLD, NSW, VIC is the thriving town of Moree, Northwest NSW. Moree is called the 'Artesian Spa capital of Australia' and is a small but very busy town attracting many business opportunities due to farming in the district and overnight business, as we sit on-route between QLD & VIC, PLUS the Hot Artesian Mineral Spas which bring in regulars staying weeks on end. The motel has a 3 star rating, offering 15 units: • 1 Family unit • 6 One-bedroom units • 8 Studio units • All reversed cycle air cond.units • All self contained kitchenettes • Outdoor dining area

• Outdoor BBQ area • Guest Laundry • All allocated undercover car park • Unique FULL HOUSE SIZE managers’ residence The Motel is easy walking distance to the town centre, 500 metres to the Hot Artesian Pools, 500 metres from the train station, 2 km to airport, close to the RSL Club and across from a beautiful landscaped park. The motel is WIWO and buyers interested in motels or B&B, this is worth looking at. Start earning immediately. Owners will stay for training. Business is good and we are selling to retire. If you are looking at lifestyle and a great country town, Moree Lodge Motel ticks the boxes. Further details contact Libby.

price: $730,000 WIWO freehold

Music/Entertainment

Nationwide

429530

bh (02) 6752 4504 ah (02) 6752 4504 moreelodgemotel@bigpond.com www.moreelodgemotel.com Newsagency

Sunshine Coast

Nat

QLD

Radio Station / Unique Business Opportunity

Mount Coolum News

Expressions of interest are invited from individuals or companies, in an (LPON) Radio Station, 87.6FM, servicing Gladstone/Tannum. Pop. approx 70,000, a progressive & prosperous port city with a buoyant economy. WorxFM 87.6FM may be operated remotely if necessary, and has been servicing the local Port Curtis region for 8 years, with a good listening audience. Sale includes two transmitters, prime site lease option, some studio equipment, automation software, radio link, aerial & cabling, extensive music library. Excellent opportunity for growth. Radio broadcast is an exciting industry & FM radio licenses are rare to come by. Some training if required.

Selling to retire. Retail only Newsagency on the Sunshine Coast. (No paper deliveries) For the past 6 years we have run our newsagency at Mt. Coolum (just down the road from the Coolum Hyatt). If you’re looking for a seachange, this is an IDEAL little newsagency for a couple to run comfortably. The area is growing phenomenally. At least half a dozen developments have started up in the past few years with much more to come. Latest is 90 new units now under construction just a few hundred meters south with another 60 planned.

worxfm@hotmail.com

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ph 0406 752 627

bh (07) 5471 7977 fax (07) 5471 7977 mtcoolumnews@bigpond.com.au

429660

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Newsagency Hunter Region

NSW

Opportunity in the Hunter This long - established Newsagency located 2 hrs north of Sydney is situated in Bellbird, a suburb of the historic township of Cessnock & only minutes away from the famous wine growing area of Pokolbin in the beautiful Hunter Valley. The business has a good regular clientele, a large paper run plus 3 sub agents, lotto agency & ATM. The shop is fully

air-conditioned & spacious with ample room for expansion. Current T/O approx. $550,000. (Stock $4050,000). This leasehold business comes with a new 4 bedroom home featuring ducted vacuum system, air conditioning & double garage plus delivery vehicle. Great growth area, huge potential. Training & finance could be available / conditions apply.

ah (02) 4991 7885 kathyaustin@bigpond.com www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au

425763

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

Newsagency Maitland

NSW

Instant Cashflow Situated in the picturesque Hunter Valley not far from the large wine growing area of Pokolbin. This well established newsagency will generate a good, solid income from day one. The newsagency is located in the busy CBD shopping mall of Maitland (30 min North of

Newcastle). Good regular clientele for newspapers, magazines, cards, NSW lotteries and stationery. The business has 6 sub-agencies. Current T/O $1.6M plus. Stock approx $80,000. Training would be provided to a suitable buyer. Finance available / conditions apply.

ah (02) 4934 1585 mob 0405 843 795 rod74p@optusnet.com.au

427381

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

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Pest Control Far North

QLD

Want to Live in Paradise? Well established expanding pest control business located in Port Douglas & Mossman areas (60 minutes north of Cairns) turnover $290,000 P.A. Large varied client base 30% Domestic, 30% Commercial, 40% Termites. Solid growth & future potential. Suit husband & wife team or single operator. Friendly, welcoming community, great for kids or a singles playground. Booming

area despite economic climate. Residence / office available for lease or sale...P.O.A. Plant & Equipment, sale includes 1 fully equipped vehicle‌2nd vehicle take over lease agreement. Licensed technician will stay & owner will assist transition. Forced sale due to past injuries. Financials available, Part vendor finance available subject to negotiations.

price: $229,000 negotiable 429003

bh (07) 4098 2801 mob 0407 121 828 pestman@conxx.com

Melbourne

Pet Shop

Moroochydore

VIC

QLD

Beautiful Sunshine Coast Queensland

Situated in a busy shopping centre in Wheelers Hill 25km south east of Melbourne, this pet store is flanked by major retailers and all amenities. Enjoying excellent traffic flow the business had a complete refit in June 08 and is in perfect condition. Specialises in puppies, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, fish, rats and mice. All stock current lines and top quality. Turnover of $225,000 over 8 months. Ideal for a single operator or husband wife team. Ready to run, nothing to do.

Retail Pet store. Established 2000. Original owner. Easily run family business. Operated by staff at present. Store has an open plan layout. A loyalty program is in place and a data base with over 3,000 members is available. Member of an Australia wide buying group. Secure area used for office or could be converted to animal grooming area with good potential for grooming to be a solid business on its own. Current owner has three business and needs to sell one. Turning over in excess of $500,000.00 per annum.

price: $85,000 + S.A.V.

price: P.O.A.

bh (03) 9726 5846 mob 0410 131 486 catherine.kimpton@bigpond.com

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

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The Purrfect Pet Shop

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Photography

Forster

Play Centre

Northern

NSW

Giggle and Bounce Children’s Entertainment Centre & Cafe

Plenty of Potential Great opportunity to purchase an established Digital Photo Lab business situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the NSW North Coast. The Photo Lab has the capacity for large format printing & photo gifting. The business is centrally located & has good exposure. Large regular & loyal clientele plus a solid passing custom in this thriving tourist town. Stock approx $15K. Current Turnover $280,000 plus with the potential to grow in what is a rapidly expanding area. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Located in the town of Swan Hill on the Murray River this indoor play centre is conveniently located next to the town's Library. All equipment complies with Australian safety standards as a minimum. Set up with arts & crafts, 2 themed party rooms, spacious kitchen/cafe & toilets/nappy area. Caters for up to 70 customers with air conditioning/heating & ample parking. Stock, suppliers and training included. Contact for further queries & financial information.

price: $180,000 negotiable

price: $100,000 + S.A.V. 427818

bh (02) 6555 3337 fbphotos@tsn.cc

VIC

bh (03) 5032 5950 ah (03) 5037 2672 fax (03) 5032 5960 mob 0405 803 532 giggleandbounce@hotmail.com

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Play Centre South Coast

NSW

Indoor Kids Playcentre & Cafe Situated on the beautiful South Coast & located adjacent to a large homewares centre which includes Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Bunnings, Joyce Maine, etc. Seats approx. 140 people and can cater for up to 250 kids. 3 storey play structure maze with 3 tunnel slides and a 3 lane race slide.

Ball pit, flying fox and jumping castle. Separate fenced off toddler area. We have 3 themed party rooms, fully equipped Café with great coffee. The business has a large cash sales component. This business is priced to sell and is well below establishment costs.

mob 0419 602 446 bouncenslide@shoal.net.au

428487

price: $360,000 WIWO

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Play Centre Chelsea Heights

VIC

Children’s Indoor Play Centre & Cafe Occupying a prime seaside location, this freshly revamped play centre offers: large play structures, separate play areas, bike track, jumping castles, soft play areas, cubbies, slides and much more. Two themed party rooms cater for

children’s birthday parties whilst full venue hire is also available. Parents can relax and enjoy a coffee or meal in the modern 80-seat cafe. Excellent reputation. Trading 7 days a week. Contact for full & financial information.

price: $300,000

Play Centre

North Western

429670

ah (03) 5976 3436 spy03583@bigpond.net.au Play Centre

Point Cook

VIC

VIC

Children’s Indoor Play Centre Cafe & Takeaway

Children’s indoor playcentre & cafe. Well established playcentre approx. 4yrs with excellent reputation. Solid customer base. Situated approx 16km from CBD. Incredible ambience in centre finished off in a reception type style. Inspection will impress. Centre trades 7 days 9.30am to 5pm, Mon - Fri & 9am - 6pm, Sat & Sun. The centre is also available for private functions & special occasions (eg 1st birthdays) and is solidly booked in advance. Offices and store rooms have been fitted so all book-work can be done on site.

Well established play centre located in Point Cook with freeway frontage, only 15 minutes from the city. Beautifully presented, modern centre has been operating for 4 years. Play centre trades 7 days whilst take away shop trades Mon-Fri only and is fully staffed.Playtec equipment includes 3 lane super slide, 3 level play structure, jumping castle and a unique 10 seater electric “Mississippi train”. We have customers travel to our centre especially for the train.This is a great, well maintained business with a fantastic reputation & is surely not to be missed. Takes on average $7500 per week with a gross T/O $390,000 & growing. Sale price includes a near new sign written Ford Fiesta Company car. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

price: $340,000 O.N.O

price: $399,000 WIWO

mob 0403 497 325 jungle4@optusnet.com.au

ah 0418 316 275 mob 0418 316 275 cawanne@dodo.com.au

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Awesome Kids Playcentre

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Play Centre North East

VIC

Playcentre / Cafe / Restaurant Successfully established Playcentre / Cafe / Restaurant located in busy shopping centre in the historic & attractive township of Wangaratta (population 15,600 +). Biggest & best between Melbourne & Sydney. Separate play areas & themed party rooms with seating for over 100 people. Also can function as occasional childcare & dance studio. Large commercial kitchen serving a separate

Cafe / Restaurant with an outdoor eating area which services the play centre plus a regular shopping centre clientele. Current T/O $200,000 plus with huge potential to expand. Priced to sell at more than $200,000 under establishment cost. Great opportunity to utilise the well appointed kitchen & restaurant area with more than lunch time trade. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

price: $295,000 WIWO 428904

mob 0428 147 561 kidzarus@bigpond.net.au Post Office

South East

NSW

WA

Post Office Business & Home - Freehold

Solid Business Plus Residence

Charming country Post Office with tastefully renovated sandstone cottage.Recession proof business offers rare treechange oppurtunity.This well established thriving business has secure nett income of approx $85k for 1.6 persons.Friendly and flourishing Upper Hunter Valley town of Merriwa - two hrs from Newcastle. Excellent town facilities incl. modern hospital, 2 doctors, high school & 2 primary schools, golf course & most sports catered for.House is much larger than it appears in front photo. and is well appointed with large rooms, high ceilings + well maintained gardens.

Located on the main street of Goomalling 132 km north east of Perth, this business is the hub of communications for the town. The post office has an attached 3-bed residence with private entertainment area plus garden. The business can be run by a single operator or would suit a couple. No experience required as training is available. Trading 9am – 12.30 / 1.30 – 5pm. Stock value $12,455. Plant & equip value $35,000. Gross T/O $130,000 p.a. Contact for further information.

price: $347,500 + stock freehold

bh (02) 6548 2042 mob 0414 981 191

ah (02) 6548 3088 mgillott@bigpond.net.au

429857

price: $570,000 + S.A.V. freehold

bh (08) 9629 1030 ah 0428 553 666 fax (08) 9629 1030 mob 0428 553 666 tusca@westnet.com.au www.goomalling.wa.gov.au

429956

Merriwa

Post Office

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Printing

Printing

Moorabbin

VIC

Brisbane

QLD

Long established print & design company (25 years) solid, regular client base with ongoing repeat business. T/O $1.5 mill - $2.0 mill. Price includes over $700,000 worth of equipment. Experience in the print or design trade would be a benefit but not essential as a team of capable staff are in place & willing to stay. Possible finance/condition apply.

price: $1,450,000

price: P.O.A.

ah (03) 9570 9117 mob 0407 501 153 precis@apmggreen.com

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

Publishing

429465

Print & Design

Unique Printing Business. T/O $2 million, Great profits and potential to be taken to the next level. Established 10 years ago. Loyal client base, 4 colour A2 & 4 colour A3 Offset Printing (5 Presses in total), inhouse CTP/Pre Press/Design Colour Copying, Large format Digital Printing, Verko/Raised Printing (Tunnel & Slitter). Owner looking to expand other business interests (non print related). Owner will stay on for up to 6 months part time if required. Price includes stock, leases, software, machinery etc.

429455

Printing - Unique Business Opportunity

Real Estate

Western Sydney

Melbourne Metro

NSW

VIC

Profitable Home Run Business

Real Estate With a Difference

Coffee News The Hills, Penrith & Hawkesbury. Coffee News is a franchise business that started in Canada over 20yrs ago and is now in over 45 countries, so you have the backing of a proven well established business. I have 3 areas in Western Sydney. I started Coffee News Penrith almost 2 years ago with no experience in the advertising, selling or publishing world. We have a very simple system - that works and anyone can follow. With Coffee News you can work from home at times that suit you. It has very low overheads and is very easy to run - no experience necessary.

A one of a kind opportunity to own a real estate company that has a unique point of difference, allowing the agent to cover more territory with less effort and achieve greater market share. Our two service options allow a licensed agent the freedom to operate the business from shop front, administration or home office. Properties listed throughout Melbourne metro from one central office. Expansion plans underway for Victoria, and NSW business trading name registered. Enormous potential as a franchise operation.

price: $120,000 WIWO

bh (02) 4739 3767

mob 0437 393 766

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price: $97,000

bh 1300 78 19 20 mob 0410 432 309 jason@ourhomeyourhome.com.au www.ourhomeyourhome.com.au

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Refrigeration

North Coast

Restaurant

Gymea

QLD

NSW

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Specialist

Mende’s at Gymea

Located in Mackay gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. T/O $275K. Provides sales, service, installation and 24hr breakdown service to residential and light commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment in fast food, hotel, marine & recreational vehicle industries. Sole service agents for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Dometic, Aircommand and Coleman air-conditioners, Skope, Williams and Orfords refrigerated cabinets and Quantum Hot Water systems. Clients also include McDonalds, Wendy’s, Donut King, New Zealand Natural, Baskin Robbins etc. Great business with huge potential. Suit husband and wife team. Possible vendor finance.

Currently operating as a Pizzeria Ristorante/ Cafe - B.Y.O. Operating as dine in or takeaway. Very good low rent. Newly established business. Seats 85. Trendy area. Can operate breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plenty of street parking. Near busy railway station. Versatile kitchen, can utilize any cuisine. Ready to go for liquor license. Walk in Walk out... NOTHING TO SPEND. Private Sale no middle man!

price: P.O.A.

bh (07) 4955 0227 mob 0411 433 236 versref@mcs.net.au

429481

price: $155,000 WIWO

bh (02) 9524 2688 ah 0448 410 610 fax (02) 9524 2688 mob 0448 410 610 madga@optusnet.com.au

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Restaurant South Coast

NSW

Millard’s Cottage - Location, Location Fully licensed, a-la-carte, 60seat restaurant with indoor and alfresco dining, and stunning harbour views. Established 25 years in Ulladulla, trading Mon-Sat evenings. Potential to increase turnover by including lunches. Separate bar, 2 private rooms with verandah access, large commercial kitchen, 6 burner

gas stove, salamander, char grill, fridges etc plus amenities. Upper level of the building boasts 4 large double bedrooms, kitchenette, modern bathroom, separate toilet, large loft area suitable for office or lounge plus private balcony. This is a freehold sale with plenty of potential for development.

bh (02) 4455 3287 mob 0408 029 541 millards@exemail.com.au

424399

price: $1,625,000 freehold

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Restaurant

Restaurant

Forest Lake

QLD

Sylvania

NSW

Great Opportunity

This modern and well established Sushi conveyor restaurant is in the centre of the fast growing community Forest Lake in Brisbane. This is the only Sushi restaurant in the area. This business is right for the person who wants to take over an existing business. Well presented, bright and clean. Great potential for growth and expending to be a franchise business. Includes 2 Sushi robots - only 2 years old, Sushi dishes and all equipment. Selling due to owner has other business to run and do not have enough time to expend this business. The lease is 3 year plus 5 year option.

60 seat licensed restaurant, recently renovated,modern decor, carpet throughout, good regular clientele, situated on busy street frontage with off street car park for 15 cars. Rent and out goings $950 per week. New 3x3 lease available. Sale price includes all kitchen equipment & furniture. Nothing extra to buy.

price: $219,000 + stock

price: $150,000

mob 0421 898 613 watop_int@yahoo.com

bh (02) 9544 6233 mob 0431 776 284

Restaurant

fax (02) 9544 6235 azzwade@yahoo.com.au

430611

430386

Sushi on Conveyor

Restaurant

Forster

Sydney

NSW

NSW

Great Restaurant / Great Location

Successful Pizzeria in Mosman

Situated in a magnificent waterfront position in Forster on the picturesque North Coast of NSW. Established 4 years, the restaurant is fully equipped, fully licensed & has a reputation for fine wines & great food. With a seating capacity for over 70 people it is a wonderful venue for weddings & functions. Solid regular and tourist clientele. Good staff willing to stay. Long lease available (9 years). Current T/O $700,000 plus. Open 6 days for lunch and dinner, and breakfast on Sat & Sun. Training would be available to a suitable buyer. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Walk in & earn $ from day 1. Owners relocating overseas and MUST sell. Well-established business (21 yrs) situated in the affluent suburb of Mosman, on a busy main road with ample rear parking. Eatin, takeaway/delivery. Seats 20 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, 6burner gas cook. etc. T/O $300,000 approx. Lease 3 x 3. No experience in pizza necessary, current owners willing to train. Possible finance available. Contact Rachel for information.

price: $380,000 + S.A.V. jan_500@hotmail.com

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price: $115,000 422328

ah (02) 6554 9073 mob 0412 540 910

mob 0417 064 766 falernaspizza@optusnet.com.au

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Restaurant Coffs Harbour

NSW

Thai Restaurant & Cooking School Occupying a prime location only mins from beautiful beaches on a popular jetty strip, this well established business is popular with locals & tourists all year round. Seats 180, alfresco & private room dining. Currently open evenings only, potential for lunches if desired. The

popular cooking school runs once per week with potential for more. The restaurant is constantly booked out due to word of mouth, so no need to advertise. 3yr lease + 5 yr option. A dynamic business with huge potential. Excellent chefs willing to stay on.

price: $305,000 negotiable 427634

ah (02) 6654 8949 mob 0447 500 195 dannielle.burke@bigpond.com Restaurant

Melbourne

NSW

VIC

2 Award-Winning Restaurants - 1 Location

Bar/Restaurant in ‘A’ Grade Location

Located in the heart of Dubbo, a thriving tourist destination and major thoroughfare in the Central West, this pair of licensed restaurants – a gourmet pizza restaurant and a tapas bar – have been established for more than 10 and 3 years respectively. Featured in the Good Food Guide, with the benefit of a strong and loyal customer base, these restaurants enjoy a consistent annual turnover ($950k pa) and good profitability. Scope for growth with franchising and extended opening hours. Priced to sell.

With gross T/O over $1 million p.a. this popular venue occupies a superb corner location in Swan Street at the entrance to the sports and arena precinct of Melbourne. Constant traffic from sporting events and concerts at the MCG, Vodaphone and Rod Laver Arena and Olympic Park, as well as shoppers, locals, regular customers and general street traffic. Easy to run business offering potential to grow further, with gross weekly income exceeding $32K on 3 occasions in the last 12 months. Either work in it yourself or let it run under management, it is very profitable either way.

price: $325,000

www.twodoors.com.au

www.sticksandstonespizza.com.au

price: $445,000 429613

bh (02) 6887 3210 mob 0438 841 850 webster10@clearmail.com.au

bh (03) 9570 9402 mob 0402 019 540

ah 0400 446 186 dsirianni@barryplant.com.au

429195

Dubbo

Restaurant

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Restaurant

Restaurant

Sydney, Inner West

Inner Sydney Suburb

NSW

NSW

Award Winning Restaurant for Sale

Burgerman

Prime location in the inner west of Sydney near the harbour, this business has amazing possibilities. Good Turnover, seating for 100 and security parking for guests. New fit out worth $380,000. Isolated landing privately owned, council has no input. Must sell, owner moving overseas.

The restaurant is located in the heart of Darlinghurst’s restaurant precinct. Burgerman prides itself on being the pioneer of the gourmet burger industry, offering sizzling chicken fillets and juicy lamb rumps served with gourmet vegetables, tantalising house-made sauces and famous crisp French Fries. The local clientele make up the majority of the turnover, often coming in once a week. Very well known and highly regarded establishment. Huge potential to expand, easy to run, fully systemised and not chef dependant. The restaurant is Licensed with a restaurant On-License.

price: $199,000

price: $165,000 O.N.O.

Restaurant

mob 0414 589 833 inekehodge@hotmail.com

420144

429608

mob 0416 112 563 qui@iinet.net.au www.quirestaurant.com.au

Restaurant

Sydney

Gold Coast

NSW

QLD

Balmain Star Chinese Restaurant

Steak Seafood Restaurant

This business occupies a prime location on a major thoroughfare in the affluent inner city suburb of Balmain. Turnover approximately $624,000 p.a. Attractively presented with dining inside plus alfresco, seating for 60. Good solid loyal customer base with plenty of new trade. 3 x 3 year lease in place. Highly visible location. This is an extremely profitable cash flow business. Suitable for Asian or European cuisine. Contact for full and financial information.

Trawler Steak and Seafood Restaurant is on the Hwy between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. With views over the Cascade Gardens and an indoor seating and conference area of 200 and outdoor deck area that can seat over 100 people. A total of over 300 seats available at any time. Great for Weddings/functions and parties or just a regular weekly walk in or book in crowd. This business is right for the person who wants to take over an existing busy business. With weekly gross incomes as high as $92,000 this business can turnover in one month what others can do in a year.

price: $80,000

price: $180,000

bh (02) 9818 8188 fax (02) 9810 9788 info@ab4s.com.au

bh (07) 5575 4390 fax (07) 5575 6525

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Restaurant $130K - Takeaway $50K 424108

ah (02) 9773 0374 mob 0402 459 399

ah (07) 5575 4390 mob 0403 057 788

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Restaurant Brisbane

QLD

Two Pizza Shops Sold As A Package Pizza Napoli has been producing gourmet Pizzas and Pastas for over 35 years. So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to acquire two busy profitable pizzerias, one in Kedron and the other in Everton Park. Kedron is located in inner-northern Brisbane, around 5km from the CBD, while Everton Park is about 8km from Brisbane’s CBD. Kedron’s population was just over 11,000 at the last census and is well serviced by council busses. Both stores complement each other, catering for their local and casual clientele. These two pizzerias are easily run in conjunction as they are within 10 minutes drive of each other, which is great for prepping. Both shops have excellent goodwill established. Trading only 5 nights Wednesday-Sunday, 5pm10pm and Friday lunch 11-3pm (only at Kedron). Kedron has 30 seating capacity dine-in, takeaway and delivery; Everton Park has 14 seating capacity dine-in, takeaway and delivery. Only 25 hours working at each shop with extra hours for lunch optional to increase current income. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, easy menu and great profits! Nett income $180,000 p.a. Possible finance available.

Contact owners for full & financial information.

mob 0422 996 984

tastytreesnthings@yahoo.com.au

www.pizzanapolibrisbane.com

428837

price: $400,000 for both

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Restaurant

Melbourne

Restaurant

Sydney Waterfront

VIC

NSW

Rare Opportunity

Well-established Thai Restaurant, seating 42 inside and fully licensed. Good clientele that has out grown the premises. Very low outgoings and cheap rent with very short hours (5pm - 9:30pm) only 6 nights a week. Excellent for a family start-up business. Turnover consistently $4K $7K per week. Potential for lunches to increase this excellent current profit. Owner wants to establish bigger premises due to continued growth of business. Contact for full & financial information.

Long established (20 years) landmark waterfront restaurant located within a marina complex situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Sydney. The business caters for 2 groups, a kiosk that serves walkers, workers & boaties with casual takeaway, drinks & coffee, attached to a 130-seat capacity European a la Carte restaurant catering to a large regular clientele plus a strong tourist trade. The Restaurant is fully licensed & has established itself as a superb venue for weddings with confirmed bookings into late 2010. Current T/O approx $1,000,000. This is a rare opportunity for a suitable person to take advantage of this successful business. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

price: $135,000 + S.A.V.

price: $375,000 WIWO

bh (03) 9369 8799 mob 0403 192 357 narathai99@optusnet.com.au

mob 0430 132 157 smh@comcen.com.au

429808

Thai Restaurant For Sale

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Restaurant South Coast

NSW

Two Businesses - Restaurant + Cafe Restaurant Opportunity Kiama: 72 seat restaurant situated in CBD with off-street parking. Currently operating with on-license with option of changing to drink and dine. Equipment + fit-out is 12 months old including fully equipped kitchen + bar with granite bench tops, wine racks, fridges, polished timber floors & touch screen POS. Staff currently in place. T/O $7,500 p/wk. Accommodation for owners upstairs. Perfect for chef + partner, training provided if necessary. Price: $167,000

Café Opportunity Kiama: Well established and successfully run café with views of ocean on the main street. Seats 64 including outdoor area, well known breakfast destination frequented by locals + tourists. T/O $12,000 with staff currently in place including manager. Business is currently run by 1 owner working 4 days/ week. Huge catering potential. Well suited to chef or enthusiastic front of house person. Price: $295,000

bh 0421 107 605 ah (02) 4232 4565 fax (02) 4232 4495 iconfoodandwine@fastmail.fm www.manningstdeli.com 118 Australian Business For Sale ®

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Roadhouse North Queensland

QLD

Wondecla Roadhouse This is the ultimate lifestyle business for a husband & wife team, situated in the lush rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands. Well established (current owners 11 years) & very profitable. Supplies fuels, oils, LPG gas, takeaway food, convenience lines, fruit & veg etc. Also has a laundromat, cold room, coffee machine, security cameras plus plenty of other relevant equipment. Included in the freehold price

comes an attached 3 bed, airconditioned home on this half acre block. Located just outside of the historic township of Herberton, Wondecla is a fast growing & thriving community due west of Cairns. Current T/O $580,000 plus. Stock included (not cigarettes & fuel). Training would be provided & FINANCE AVAILABLE to suitable buyer.

price: $890,000 freehold 428966

bh (07) 4096 2159 fax (07) 4096 2094 wondeclaroadhouse@bigpond.com Rural Supplies

Southern Coast

Rural Supplies

Mid North Coast

QLD

Not Just a Business – A Lifestyle

NSW

Produce & Saddlery Specialists

price: $169,000 WIWO

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

mob 0430 337 544 greg.prussia@harcourts.com.au

mob 0447 223 121 colbar2@bigpond.com

429449

Located on the mid north coast midway between Sydney and Brisbane. Specialising in all rural & pet supplies, including animal supplies, fencing, feed supplements, hay & chaff. Area agent for Kleenheat Gas. Operating from its warehouse storage and retail sales premises. Long secure lease available and located in the centre of town. T/O in excess of $650,000 p.a. Business is experiencing strong growth. Selling with all plant and equipment required to run this well established business. Owners selling due to other commitments. Genuine enquiries only, contact for further info.

429631

Boutique Saddlery and RM Williams clothing store, a turnkey business in the Samford Valley only 23 km from Brisbane CBD. This growing area with acres of horse country is the perfect location for a saddlery store, and no competition. Sale includes exclusive accounts with RM Williams boots & clothing, Zilco, Ariat, Weatherbeeta, Stubben Saddles, Bates & Wintec Saddles and more. Also fixtures and fittings, computer system etc., plus 1100+ loyal customers in the database. Potential to expand online sales. Reluctant sale due to family health circumstances.

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Sales and Distribution

Seafood

Bundaberg

Sydney

QLD

NSW

Ecosmart - Solar Hot Water Systems

Fresh Seafood Retail Shop

Located in Bundaberg this business specializes in solar hot water heating systems, serving Hervey Bay, Maryborough & Gympie from its warehouse & office, sub agents Agnes Water & Tin Can Bay. Exclusive agency for Ecosmart Hot water. Also supplies and installs CSR bradford insulation, skydome skylights and ventilation. Gross turnover $1,400,000. Sale includes 3 vehicles + stock at valuation $30 - 70K. Selling due to company outgrowing current owner’s ability to manage it. Changes in legislation 2010 will see electric hot water systems eliminated & this company increase five fold.

Fresh seafood shop, located in Neutral Bay. Open 7 days. Stable customers, in shopping place

price: $120,000

Security

Sunshine Coast

Self-Storage

South East QLD

QLD

Secure Your Future

mob 0417 788 853 or 0409 038 748

Complex of 213 self storage units with strong record of staged expansions. Room to further expand, submission with council for further 1000m2 of storage. Land area 12400m 2. Current storage area 2840m 2. On site residence. Storers have access 7 days, in daylight hours. Price range $2.5 million - $4.5 million. Offered for sale by expressions of interest.

price: E.O.I. 429345

price: $350,000

QLD

Self Storage Facility

Well established security business that provides monitoring, installation, service and patrols to an expanding clientele of residential, business and commercial clients. Currently run by owner operator from home-based office. Situated in a beautiful small town experiencing strong growth. Unlimited potential for expansion. Trained staff in place. Gross income $350,000+ and growing. Accountant’s figures available. Income increased 31% financial year + owners earnings. Vendor changing vocation. Prepared to oversee TRF of business. Would suit owner with good promotional skills or family seeking secure income. Option to sell each aspect of the business separately.

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429488

bh (07) 4151 7744 fax (07) 4151 7755 ecosmartwidebay@westnet.com.au

429447

price: $325,000

bh 0429 303 998 ah 0429 303 998 selfstorage213@gmail.com www.ourselfstorage.com

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Service Station Central

QLD

Modern Self - Service Station The lease of Caltex Blackwater is now available. This modern fuel station is situated on the A4 highway in Blackwater, 200 km inland from Rockhampton, towards Longreach. Owned and run by a family team for 15 years. Trading every day 5am to

8pm. Turnover $3 million. S.A.V. approx. $200K, plant approx. $130K. The business is self serve with fuel, convenience & car accessories. 15 year lease available for $100,000. Gross profit $500K. Contact owner for further information.

price: $430,000 428653

bh (07) 4982 7711 fax (07) 4982 7711 rozarry@hotmail.com

Sports Goods Port Stephens

NSW

Nelson Bay Sports & Tackle The business has been established for over 40 years, with current owner for over 13 years. Great location opposite the Marina Waterfront and Nelson Bay Beach. We sell all the major the brands of fishing, snorkelling, spearfishing equipment and some sporting goods. Gross turnover is $530K. The lease

has a little over 2 years to run with an option for a further 5 years. It would be ideal for a couple with some casual help as and when required. We operate 7 days a week. Price includes computers and programmes, fridges, freezers, display cabinets, slatwall and its fittings. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

mob 0419 781 468 sports@nelsonbay.com

428234

price: $310,000 WIWO

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Sports Goods

Perth

Sports Goods

North Sydney

WA

NSW

Kitesurfing Retail Business

Excellent Franchise Opportunity

Looking for Lifestyle and guaranteed income? This Kitesurfing retail business, est. in 1999, boasts an unmatched selection and service with many secure major brand suppliers. Excellent location in high growth area, next to Port Coogee prestigious coastal residential and boating development. Secure premises with main road frontage, and good off street parking. Easy lease - rent $950 p/m and no strata fees. Significant and well developed customer base / goodwill. Current turnover of $550k+. Also includes on-line store.

The Athlete‘s Foot franchise is a business system that has been developed over 31 years and is ranked up amongst the best franchise systems in both the United States and Australia. Even through these hard economic times the St Ives store has been experiencing steady growth. Strong associations with sporting clubs, leading Podiatrists and Physiotherapists in the area combined with the exclusive Fitprint complimentary service, this is an opportunity that cant be missed.

price: $100,000

price: $170,000 + S.A.V. 429683

mob 0438 382 638 info@choicekitesurfing.com.au www.choicekitesurfing.com.au

Surf, Skate and Ski

Penrith

bh (02) 9440 5614 mob 0411 628 588

fax (02) 9440 5693 tafsives@tpg.com.au

Surf, Skate and Ski

Maroubra

NSW

NSW

Super Surf Shop

Great opportunity to purchase an established surf/skate/street retail business (running for 5 years). Ideal for a couple with an interest in the surf, skate and fashion industry with exclusive brands such as Hurley, Element, DC, Fox, Zoo York, etc. This Surf Shop is situated in a large shopping centre in Penrith. It is the perfect location to cater to its growing, loyal clientele as well as the solid passing trade. Huge potential for further growth. Please contact Nicole for further information.

Great opportunity to purchase a family business that has been trading successfully for the past 12 years. This Surf Shop is situated close to the beach, in perfect location to cater to a large and loyal clientele as well as the solid passing trade on Maroubra Road and Maroubra Junction. The shop carries all major brands Billabong, Quicksilver, Ripcurl, Haviannas and lots more plus other clothing, shoes & skate gear, and a great range of hardware (stock approx. $80K/$85K) to satisfy the most discerning surf enthusiast. Good cash flow, growing yearly. Huge potential for further growth. Training would be provided. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

price: $75,000 negotiable

price: $129,000 + S.A.V.

mob 0418 402 598 gracal138@hotmail.com

mob 0416 101 731 maroubrasurf@optusnet.com.au

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Great Opportunity To Enter The Surf Industry

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Surf, Skate and Ski

South Coast

Swimming Pool

North Coast

NSW

NSW

Unique Lifestyle Opportunity

Swim School / Seaside Town.

Well established surf/skate/street retail business (17yrs) occupying 3 shops in main street of Ulladulla. Ideal for a couple with an interest in the surf skate and fashion industry with exclusive brands such as Rusty, Element, DC, Krew, RVCA, Stussy, Matix, Zoo York, Analog, Supra, DVS, Oneteaspoon, etc. A regular and growing client base not only from around the South Coast but also Sydney and Canberra. Turnover $400,000 p.a. Stock approx $250k. The area is an ideal holiday destination offering excellent boating, fishing and surf options with pristine lakes and estuaries and safe beaches. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Great opportunity to become involved in rewarding, fun, healthy & active industry. Well-established 16 yrs, 2 indoor heated pools, one 12m x 5m learn to swim pool, one 25m x 2.5m lap pool, all amenities, office & shop, outdoor areas, car park. Client database. Teaching system in place. Potential to grow business. Current T/O $100K approx. Large 3-bed house avail. for rent. If you like working with kids & young families this would be a great business for you. Owners happy to train. Freehold also available. Ph or email for more information. Partial vendor finance / lease holiday available.

mob 0437 522 724

422351

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

price: $90,000 bh (02) 6654 2858 mob 0418 635 153 info@woolgoolgaswimschool.com.au www.woolgoolgaswimschool.com.au

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Swimming Pool South East Melbourne

VIC

Perfect Home Business New Wave Swim School Beautiful 4-bed home plus income. Specializing in teaching students to swim, established 15 years in the suburb of Frankston, with an excellent reputation (see website). Client base of around 500 students per week. Operates full time 40 weeks of the year. Plenty of holidays for quality family

time. Turnover approx $300,000 p.a. Modern air cond. architect designed building on 3 levels. Pool 12.5 meters x 5 meters, children’s play area, private gym upstairs. Fully trained staff in place. Selling due to travel. Contact for further information.

ah (03) 9775 2627 swimmergal@bigpond.com www.newwaveswim.com.au

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Swimming Pool Broken Hill

NSW

Silver City Pool & Spa Turnover $500,000 Situated in a high visibility, high traffic position in Broken Hill, a thriving community on the edge of the NSW Outback, population over 20,000. Specializes in swimming pool service and cleaning (pumps, filters, chlorinators etc.). Also Truck hire and Freezer Van hire, Ice Retailer and Wholesaler, LPG

bottles for BBQ. Price includes Freehold land and building, plant and equipment, goodwill and S.A.V. Potential for expansion. No competition. Approx. 500 clients including local council, Country Energy, Country Water, Central Darling Shire plus local mines. Selling due to retirement.

price: $470,000 all inclusive freehold 400306

ah (08) 8087 7222 aclifton@sctelco.net.au

Takeaway

North Beach

Takeaway

Sunshine Coast

SA

QLD

Pizza Pasta Takeaway

Corner Deli, Grocery, Takeaway and Hot Foods. Includes 3bdr house + separately attached renovated granny flat. 2 minutes from beach, very private with tourism surroundings. Highest growth property development in South Australia. Excellent potential.

Looking for a life style change - then this is the business for you - well established pizza takeaway shop in the centre of growing community on the Sunshine Coast in Australia - this business caters for a family based community next to schools and University and has been here since 1999.The surrounding area is still under development indicating future target business with the shop positioned in an established shopping precinct which includes an IGA, greengrocer, medical centre, chemist, dentist, baker and Chinese restaurant/takeaway.

price: P.O.A.

price: $90,000

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

bh (07) 5438 9911 mob 0422 684 809 mcginnjanedanny@hotmail.com

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Buy a Lifestyle

429700

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Takeaway

Takeaway

North Coast

Sunshine Coast

NSW

QLD

This highly successful Wood-fired Pizza and Pasta bar occupies a prime location on Hastings Street, a relaxed, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare on Noosa’s beachfront. Gross net $270,000 p.a. Great cash flow business. Although specializing in pizza and pasta the business can sell foods from all over the world. Would suit a family or couple to run, with potential to expand. Renewable 3x3x3 lease. Figures available on request. Current owner has run this business for 15 years and is ready to retire. Contact for further information.

price: $350,000

price: $130,000 WIWO negotiable

bh (02) 6566 7711 ah (02) 6566 5393

bh (07) 5449 2468 sherley66@bigpond.com

mob 0402 216 450

429684

Position Position Position

Ideal family business located in South West Rocks. The Paragon Pizzeria is one of the best-known businesses in town. Situated on a main street leading into town, the business has been established 13 yrs and just keeps growing. It has two sign written cars for deliveries, seats 36 inside and 12 outside. Work approx 31/2 to 41/2 hours per night, plus prep time in afternoons approx 11/2 hours. Our pizza and pasta people say it’s the best ever eaten. New 3x3x3 lease avail.

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Takeaway Mid North Coast

NSW

Great Income / Great Buy Located midway between Sydney & Brisbane in the historic township of Kempsey situated on the Macleay River not far from South West Rocks & Crescent Head. This long established and very busy business specialises in great tasting takeaway meals, is a general store with fruit & veg, a sub-newsagency plus gourmet espresso coffee.

Large regular clientele & a good passing trade. Current T/O $1,000,000 + growing yearly. Prime, corner, main Highway location. Long lease great business now with huge potential. Training & finance available to suitable buyer/conditions apply. For further information contact Robert McNamara.

bh (02) 6562 6144 mob 0428 685 600 info@ssminimart.com.au

426594

price: $395,000 WIWO

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Takeaway

Brisbane

Takeaway

Northern Rivers

QLD

NSW

Highly Recommended/Turnover $420,000+ p.a.

Gourmet Pizza

This successful and well-designed pizza shop is located in the central Brisbane suburb of Milton within a busy shopping complex and has a large regular customer base. There is a small seating area but most of the trade is pick-up and takeaway, with some deliveries. Employs 8 casual staff who are willing to stay. Computer system in place for taking orders. This business is easy to run with a simple menu to follow.

Located in Lismore NSW. Operates at present as a Pizza Take/Away-Delivery. Established as the best pizza in town simply by good product and good service. Opening for business at 5pm-11pm, Sunday – Thursday and till 12 midnight Friday – Saturday. Potential to do extended hours. Minimal seating inside but has potential for outside seating. Current lease has about 2 and a half years plus a 3 year option. Business enjoys a very lucrative return with no advertising. Training will be provided to new owners.

price: $180,000 + S.A.V.

Sydney

Takeaway

Tweed Coast

NSW

NSW

Great Cash Flow / Wonderful Area

Excellent chance to take advantage of this well established and successful franchise. Situated in Westfield Shopping Complex, Mt Druitt, in a prime position. Nuts Galore has now grown to several stores in Sydney thanks to its healthy snack alternative. The nuts are sourced from all over the world and from the best regions. All stores comprise of trained staff in knowing their product. Training will be provided. This franchise continues to grow and expand, giving owner an excellent income. Catering for its regular and casual clientele. Finance available.

Located just over the border from the Gold Coast this very popular takeaway / Café specialises in Burgers, Fish & Chips & Breakfast meals. Plenty of Dine In tables with seating for up to 48 patrons. Situated in the centre of Kingscliff main street overlooking the beach. Good staff in place & willing to stay. Easily run under management. Huge potential in a booming area & a great place to live. Training would be provided to a suitable purchaser. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

price: $255,000 + S.A.V.

price: $135,000 WIWO

phone / fax (02) 9625 9559 daniellongley@aapt.net.au

bh (02) 6674 1485 mob 0412 048 590 richiemc@bigpond.net.au

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Nuts Galore Franchise Opportunity

425943

Takeaway

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

429011

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Takeaway Mackay

QLD

The Fish Shack Ideal Family Business Wonderful opportunity to purchase a very busy and profitable takeaway business located within a shopping complex in the fast growing Northern Beaches area of Mackay. The fish shack specialises in great fish & chips, burgers, gourmet sandwiches, plus other takeaway food. Large regular

clientele of trades people for lunches and plenty more happy customers in the evening. Current T/O $650,000 plus. Price includes all equipment including fridges and freezers. Staff required 2 plus junior in peak times. Training would be provided. Vendor finance available/conditions apply.

price: $240,000 WIWO 426226

mob 0411 429 987 rwjk@bigpond.com

Gold Coast

Takeaway

Chinchilla

QLD

QLD

Possible Finance Available

Situated in a retail complex on a main traffic corridor in the heart of the Gold Coast 10 minutes from the major holiday destination of Broadbeach. Specialises in Fish and Chips, Burgers and Chickens etc. Gross T/O $250,000. Stock levels approx $3-$4K. 3 x 3 lease available. Operates 6 days p.w. 10.30am-8.00pm. Off street parking. Easily run by husband and wife team plus extra help during busy periods. Well presented, bright, airy and clean. Great reputation with local community. Potential for growth. Reluctant sale due to family issues.

Just over three hours drive from Brisbane along the Warrego Highway, you will come across the friendly town of Chinchilla. This Ideal family business, established for over 20 years. Servicing the local community with takeaway, serving fish, chips, burgers & drinks with plenty of dine-in tables, located in the main street. Gross T/O $300,000 p.a. Owners wishing to retire. Last seafood stop in the west. Contact owner for further information.

price: $89,000 WIWO

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

bh (07) 5522 7288 mob 0409 629 863 mikeadafiler@aapt.net.au

bh (07) 4662 8292 fax (07) 4662 8292 saltysseafood@bigpond.com www.chinchilla.org.au

429856

Income Plus Lifestyle

428310

Takeaway

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Takeaway

Northern

Takeaway

Western Sydney

NSW

NSW

Kiosk in Busy Shopping Centre

Located in Manilla, NSW, just 48k’s from Tamworth. Manilla is situated between Split Rock and Keepit Dams (great for fishing and skiing)with a population over 3,500. PJ’s is renowned for its great fresh burgers, pizzas, fresh southern fried chicken, cleanliness, friendliness and quality. Gross T/O in 08/09 approx 1.9 million. Systems in place such as order sheets, deliveries to your door, internet ordering, lists for staff. Selling due to family commitments. Contact owner for full & financial information.

This highly successful business occupies a prime position in the Centro Shopping Centre in Bankstown with its very busy foot traffic. The business is highly visually appealing, offering a variety of delicious snacks. Caters to a regular and passing clientele looking for a coffee stop-and-break. Turnover $320,000 p.a. Ideal cash flow business, would suit owner-operator or husband and wife team. Strong lease in place. Possible finance available. Contact owner for further information.

price: $140,000 + S.A.V.

price: $155,000 WIWO

bh (02) 6785 2741 ah 0428 852 374 pjtakeaway@netspace.net.au

bh (02) 9281 4599 mob 0400 377 747

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Telecommunication

Western Sydney

fax (02) 9212 6054 rey@myacn.net.au

Telecommunication

Melbourne

NSW

VIC

Online Mobile Shopping Plus Showroom

If you’d like to be part of a highly successful national franchise with over 120 stores, this is the ideal business opportunity. Excellent location in a busy shopping centre. The store is currently run with little input from the franchisee and would thrive under an owner/occupier. Average turnover for the last 12 months is over $100,000 per month. TeleChoice, The People’s Choice, is the no. 1 premium Optus dealer in Australia, a growing franchise and your opportunity to be a part of this dynamic industry. Current owner selling to focus on other commitments.

This well established business is one of the leading mobile phone and related products wholesalers in Australia, providing service to more then 2,000 business around Australia & New Zealand (including Government institutions), and servicing more then 30,000 private clients and growing every year. MelbourneMobiles.com.au is a very successful online mobile & related products shopping website, offering large variety of mobile phone handsets and services. T/O $450,000 p.a. with future growth potential. Showroom situated in Caulfield Sth, Melbourne. Brands include: Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, HTC, Blackberry & Vodafone plans.

price: $185,000

price: $280,000

mob 0422 867 766 lance@kweego.com.au

bh 1300 66 19 44 dhay@melbournemobiles.com.au www.melbournemobiles.com.au

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Telechoice Franchise – Mt Druitt

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Telecommunication

Sydney

Tourism

Tropical North

NSW

QLD

Tourism Opportunity on the Daintree

Established 7 years. 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 125 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.

Well-established business on the beautiful Daintree River. Strong local support with regular bookings from accommodation venues. Suit husband and wife team. Opportunity for expansion into organised group tours and private charters. Turnover $120k. A unique opportunity as limited permits available. Price includes: 7.6 meter Cairns Custom Craft vessel, 2 X 9.9 hp, Marine Park permit for 21 passengers, 365 days per year, ticket booth near Daintree car ferry. Sold complete as a going concern. Training available. Contact owners for full and financial information.

price: $165,000 O.N.O. + S.A.V.

price: $150,000

bh (02) 9585 2655 ashokwadhera43@optusnet.com.au

ah (07) 4098 7887 fax (07) 4098 7887 niceneasytours@ledanet.com.au www.niceneasytours.com

428184

Optus Premium Dealer

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QLD

Partner / Investor Golden Opportunity Invitation to participate in a development proposal for 40 hectares of land in a renowned premium tourism region. 2 new homes: 1 let, 1 owner’s home, 2 cabins: both let, forest of 10,000 9 yr old trees with ongoing income stream, stables and cattle yards, tractors and

machinery. Spectacular views, streams, wildlife. 15 mins from Murwillumbah and 30 mins from the Gold Coast. Ideal site for eco tourism / farm stay. Very private. Owners on site 30 yrs, getting older, cannot do it on their own. Looking for 50/50 partnership.

fax (02) 6679 1019 mob 0411 646 217 greg_church@bigpond.com

429695

price: $1,000,000 investment

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Tourism

Training

Tweed Heads

Sydney

NSW

NSW

This registered training organization operates in all states and territories, but primarily in NSW. Has developed a reputation with Councils as the leader in training and development of staff. Successful contracts secured with companies such as Railcorp and the business is on the Approved Provider List (APL) for Government funding. Turnover 2008 $390,000, 2009 expected to reach $500,000. New training programs in place, e.g. Fatigue Management Training in the heavy vehicle industry – an almost unlimited market. Staff willing to stay on and training provided for new owner.

price: $99,000 WIWO

price: P.O.A.

bh (07) 5590 7687

bh (02) 9602 7530

nolian@aapt.net.au

mob 0412 450 767 www.neptunespleasurepontoons.com.au

Transport

Sth Coast/Sthn Highlands

429629

Workplace Training – Anywhere in Australia

Buy yourself an income where going to work is a pleasure. Providing luxury cruises with BBQ facilities, this Pontoon Boat Business operates on the beautiful Tweed River – ‘Neptunes Pleasure Pontoons’. Well-known in the local community and tourism sector. This business was nominated as a finalist in 2 categories for the Business Excellence Awards. Includes: 2 x 19ft sign written pontoon boats, all safety equipment, licenses, registrations, berth agreement, promotional material, website, mobile phone with business number and clear roll-downs on one boat.

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Neptunes Pleasure Cruises

mob 0410 697 779

Transport

Interstate

NSW

QLD

Ideal Opportunity in the Transport Industry

Huge opportunity to purchase an established Regional Freight Company. General, Express, Courier & Specialist freight work with a good, loyal & regular customer base. Niche work that reduces competition. Large but cheap depot. 4 vehicles, 5T 10 pallet Tautliner, 3T Pantech, 2T Tailgate vehicle & new Ranger Ute. T/O approx. $500,000. Ongoing vehicle leases in place. Work 5 days only. Enjoy the present success & the massive potential to grow this well named business. Training would be provided. Finance available / conditions apply.

Option1: Entire business comprising 2 trucks and trailers both 6/7 car with Melbourne-Sydney-NSW CountryBrisbane-Cairns-Townsville-Mackay-Rockhampton delivery area. Opportunity to work with permanent sub-contractors covering Brisbane to SE Queensland area. Depots located Brisbane-Melbourne-Townsville-Cairns. Price $450,000. Option2: One truck and trailer with Melbourne-SydneyBrisbane run. The truck is a freightliner with a 6/7 car capacity trailer. Turnover $350,000. Training provided if required. Price $170,000. Contact owner for full business and financial information.

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price: $220,000

bh (07) 3202 1125 ah (07) 3282 8383 fax (07) 3202 1170 mob 0438 114 940 markdeb2@bigpond.com

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Transport South East

VIC

Tandem Tip Truck with Full Time Work Working with a family owned business established for 30 years. Weekly pay. Two Tandem tip trucks with work in the South/South East suburbs. 1 Freightliner FL 80 250 Cummins 14 spd spicer g/box 14mtr Hercules Alloy body 390,000 kms. Excellent

condition. 1 Sterling HX 7500 LT 2007 315 Cummins Allison auto with retarder 15mtr Hercules Alloy body 91,000 kms. Excellent condition, like new. Will sell separately. Contact for further information.

price: $270,000 O.N.O. 429136

ah (03) 5996 0459 mob 0409 174 146 martin.wood1@bigpond.com Travel Agency

Nationwide

VIC

VIC

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Walking Tour Specialist

Established in 1997 and owned by a dedicated and dilligent owner, this thriving business is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, an excellent spot with busy traffic. Attracting a large amount of interest, whether they are casual passersby or frequent customers and students from RMIT, this albeit tiny shop has so much more to offer. The owner now unfortunately wants to retire after more than a decade’s worth of hard work and is selling this once-in-alifetime opportunity for interested buyers.

Unique home based business specialising in arranging and operating European walking tours and boating holidays for individuals and small groups, with particular focus on UK, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. The business has been operating successfully for 15 years with considerable repeat business. Turnover in excess of $100,000 p.a. with many enquiries now being received for this year's northern hemisphere season. Sale includes website, brochures, accommodation guides, established relationships with European tourism agencies, client lists. Full training and transition provided by current owner.

price: P.O.A.

price: $70,000 424404

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

mob 0418 995 160

abeeson@y7mail.com

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Melbourne CBD

Travel Agency

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Truck

Truck

Gladstone

QLD

Guaranteed Income Transporting Concrete

Northern Beaches

NSW

Concrete Truck With Contract This business is ideally suited for an owner operator. Specialising in the delivery of Ready-mix Concrete to the local region. Price includes truck and contract to 2015. 10/05 Sterling Louisville auto 65,000km. Working 51/2 days a week within Northern Beaches. T/O $130,000 to $140,000 p.a with minimum guarantee. Excellent opportunity for a truckie looking to buy themselves an income. Possible finance available.

2 Concrete Trucks for sale, both with separate contracts to Boral in Gladstone. A 2003 Sterling – Manual with Cummins engine, and a 1995 International Acco – Manual with Cummins engine. Both trucks have guaranteed gross earnings written into each contract. Turnover $300,000 p.a. Detailed statement of financial performance available. Currently the owner drives one and an employee drives the other. Reluctant sale.

price: $215,000

mob 0418 546 322 mark@evoportables.com.au

mob 0427 811 125 dp5800@bigpond.com

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price: $350,000

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Truck

Sunshine Coast

QLD

Sunshine Coast

QLD

Concrete Truck Contracted to National Company

Crane Truck Hire This business operates as a sub-contractor specialising in the delivery of timber packs to residential building sites and hardware stores. General delivery areas range from Brisbane to Gympie with some work to the Gold Coast and Hervey Bay. The business has regular customers plus a lot of ad-hoc casual work. Rates are $70.00 per hour from depot to depot (plus GST). Work commitments currently average 20 hours per week. Contact for further information.

Become an owner driver in delivering Ready-mix concrete on the Sunshine Coast Queensland. This concrete truck is based in Noosa and is required to be working 51/2 days per week. The truck is a 06/99 Freightliner FL80 automatic and comes with a contract to a National Company until the year 2011. Last financial year showed a turnover of $115 000. Training will be provided.

price: P.O.A.

bh (07) 5476 6751 mob 0417 557 077

bh (02) 9212 6367 fax (02) 9212 6925 bymybiz@gmail.com

fax (07) 5476 6751 wayne.whitfield@bigpond.com

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Truck

Central Queensland

Vending Machine

Gold Coast

QLD

QLD

Merlin The Wizard Horoscope

Located in the Idyllic township of Tannum (20km from Gladstone. close to a long sandy beach. Boyne liquid waste removal has been established for over 8 years. The business operates from a home base with 3 vacuum trucks 2004 H”40 1200L, 2008 Nissan UD 8000L, 1996 Nissan UD 6000L. All trucks are E.P.A and council approved. Set clientele with contracts in place. Current T/O 690K. Huge potential in this growing area. Training provided. Great opportunity for a family team fishing, surfing, boating etc on your doorstep. FINANCE AVAILABLE / CONDITIONS APPLY.

Worldwide rights to unique coin operated machine, which vends full-page Horoscope readings. Licensed computer program, especially written to produce individual readings. The manufacture of the machine is a simple assembly process. All components including fibreglass Merlin cabinet are produced locally. Price includes 5 new machines (3 sited), exclusive rights to computer program, web site, and approx $6000 of parts. Program capable of being adapted to “browser based” to make it purely an on line business with worldwide appeal.

price: $798,000 WIWO

price: $49,750 + G.S.T. WIWO

bh (07) 4973 3638 fax (07) 4973 2777 tbwaste@bigpond.net.au

mob 0418 981 075 bgsadler@bigpond.com www.merlinthewizard.com

429050

Perfect Family Business

Vending Machine

Vending Machine

Melbourne / Brisbane

429869

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NAT

Melbourne Metro

VIC

Be Your Own Boss /Gourmet Candy Shops

Drink & Snacks vending machines

• High quality Japanese & American made

Great opportunity to purchase an Instant Income business. This vending machine business operates within the Melbourne CBD & is ideal for someone looking to gain entry at a minimal cost into this industry. Price includes 22 machines (5 sited + 5 sites ready), and starting stock. Would also be a great add-on business for someone already involved in this industry. Owner selling due to other commitments. WORK THE HOURS THAT SUIT YOU! Price also includes a Mitsubishi Lancer, 5 speed manual 2 door coupe. Good business now with lots of potential.

price: $50,000 to $250,000

price: $14,990 negotiable

Steve (02) 9756 6999 info@jota.net.au

bh (02) 9281 4599 ah 0420 335 732 matttodorovski_au@yahoo.com.au

• Machines in current active sites in Melbourne • Machines in current active sites in Brisbane

429900

• Overall price will vary in regards to machines taken

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Caveat Emptor (BUYER BEWARE!) An important notice to all vendors

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Dear Vendor,

Brisbane

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.

QLD

Buyer Beware

Queensland Floral Supplies

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:

Well established for 11 yrs and conveniently situated at Hendra only minutes to the Airport and Gateway Motorway and close to the city. The business has a reputation for providing good quality flowers with a little extra service so rarely has to compete on price. Many avenues available for expansion. Gross T/O to 30.6.08, $752,155 p.a., to 31.12.08, $780,543 p.a. Flower import business established 19 yrs currently run from same premises. Both businesses are available for a combined price of $320,000 + sav.

A. That they are licensed to sell businesses

price: $108,000 + S.A.V. 429337

mob 0414 507 240 info@laflora.com.au

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.

QLD

price: $180,000 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.

bh (07) 5576 7239 mob 0422 837 410 info@belenci.com.au www.belenci.com.au

Most agents are genuine, but bogus agents have been known

Great Potential

430117

Currently located on the Gold Coast but could be relocated anywhere in Australia. This successfully established business specialises in high quality Ceramic Coasters. The product is slightly larger than normal, glazed on all sides with a rubber backing. Currently 16 Australian wine labels including some of the largest wine products in Australia are approved along with numerous Coffee Cup designs. Manufacture contacts are in place. Stock $150K approx. Clients can include Winery Cellar door, Gift Shops, Tableware & Kitchenware, retailers & Bottle Shop outlets. Price includes stock, website etc.

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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 21 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

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Wholesale

Gold 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 in your state.


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INDEX OF BUSINESSES A Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Appliance Service/Repair . . . . . . . .44 Auto or Mechanical Repairs . .44 - 46 Auto Parts & Accessories . . . . .46, 47 Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 48 B Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Barber Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Beauty Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Beauty Salon . . . . . . . . . . . .42, 50, 51 Bed and Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Bike and Motorcycle . . . . . . . .51 - 53 Boarding Kennels/Cattery . . . . . . .54 Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53, 55 Building and Construction . . . .55, 56 Butcher Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 C CafĂŠ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37, 57 - 62, 118 Car Detailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Car Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Car Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Caravan Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 - 65 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65, 66 Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Commercial Property . . . . . . . . . . .67 Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 - 69 Consultancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Convenience Store . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 D Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70, 71 E Earth Moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Education and Training . . . . . . . . . .71 Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Entertainment/Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 F Fish & Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73, 74 Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Fitness Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 - 76 Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Franchise . . . . . . . . .4, 19, 26, 76 - 79 Fruit and Veg Shop . . . . . . . . . .79, 80 Function Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 138 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 G Garden Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Garden Equipment . . . . . . . . . .81, 82 Garden Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .82 General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82, 83 Gift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84, 85 H Hairdressing Salon . . . . . . . . . .85, 86 Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Health/Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . .86, 87 Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Home Based . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88, 89 Homeware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89, 90 Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90, 91 I Import/Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Interior Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 J Jewellery Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Juice Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 L Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Laundrette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93, 94 Lawn Mowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Liquor Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 - 96 M Management Rights . . . . .38 - 43, 96 Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . .96 - 102 Milk Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Mixed Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Mobile Business . . . . . . . . . .103, 104 Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 - 106 Music/Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . .106 N Newsagency . . . . . . . . . . . . .106, 107 P Pest Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Pet Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Play Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 - 111 Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42, 112 Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

R Real Estate Agency . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 - 118 Roadhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Rural Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 S Sales and Distribution . . . . . . .30, 120 Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Self-Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Service Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Sports Goods . . . . . . . . . . . .121, 122 Surf, Skate and Ski . . . . . . . .122, 123 Swimming Pool . . . . . . . . . . .123, 124 T Takeaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 - 128 Telecommunication . . . . . . . .128, 129 Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129, 130 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130, 131 Travel Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Truck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132, 133 V Vending Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 W Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

BUSINESS BROKERS & REAL ESTATE AGENTS John F McEvoy Real Estate Pty . . .36 Liz Lavender Management Rights . 38 Management Rights Brokers . . . . .42 Professionals Real Estate Forster/Tuncurry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Property Pacific Real Estate . . . . . .43 QLD Business Brokers . . . . . . . . . .42 Raine & Horne Darwin . . . . . . . . . .37 Venz Managements Rights . . . . . .40 Wal Murray & Co First National - Alstonville . . . . . . . . . . . .37


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Tourism Alice Springs NT

There is also a large industrial yard for bus parking, maintenance, storage and kitchen. The business specialises in affordable, fun, 1, 2 & 3 day tours to Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon, Palm Valley & West MacDonnell Ranges. The Tours are ‘All Inclusive’ where the price includes meals, park ticket & Accommodation (if required). Tourists see Central Australia’s best locations with experienced guides and enjoy the exclusively popular Uluru/Ayers Rock BBQ Champagne Sunset Dinner. Emu Run Tours is the leader in Central Australia Tourism with a top market share when compared to other national & local operators. The business is experiencing high growth & the Ayers Rock / Olgas Tour runs all year.

International Tourists come to Australia with priorities to visit the Rock, Reef & Bridge. Be a part of showing them one of these 3 world-renowned destinations! Excellent forward bookings in place & dedicated booking agencies Australia wide - this business will not disappoint & the phone just keeps ringing. Multiple daily bookings are received via the website. Gross Turnover approximately $2 million. Being sold as a going concern therefore no GST. Owner is selling due to retirement. Contact for further information.

0407 090 245 EMAIL denise@emurun.com.au www.emurun.com.au

PHONE DENISE WEBSITE

Included in the sale are 10 vehicles (3x40ft coaches, 1x4wd Oka bus, 1x4wd Coaster bus, 3x2wd Coaster buses, 1xNissan Patrol 4wd, 1xTransit van). The industrial yard & town office are leased at very reasonable rates.

429886

Emu Run Tours is a popular business situated in immaculate premises in a prime tourist location in Alice Springs.


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