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BUSINESSES FOR SALE - ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY BUSINESS TYPE

CONTENTS Don’t Sell Your Business Just Because You’re ‘Over it’ Why? It’s The Worst Possible Time To Sell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 The Rack’n Stack Warehouse Success Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Success & Survival In Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Before You Begin Your Next Marketing Program... Take Another Look At Your Customers And Their Needs . . . . . . . .10 Why Do Franchisees Buy Franchises? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Be Part Of The Fastest Growing Industry On The Planet . . . . . . .14 Making Finance Work For Franchising In 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Contours Sets Benchmark For Women’s Fitness In Australia . . .18 Have You Thought About What Your Business Is Worth? When You Come To Sell It, It May Not Be Worth As Much As You Think . .22 Thinking About Starting Up a Business? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Are All Business Brokers The Same? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

FRANCHISES, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES & OTHER RELEVANT COMPANIES

PRIVATE SALES & AGENTS/BROKERS LISTINGS Private Sales section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-123 BUYING A BUSINESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 SUBSCRIPTION FORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 SELLING A BUSINESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 A - Z Index of Businesses for Sale . . . . . . . . .122

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.

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.

AllSafe Energy Efficient Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Autopro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Bakers Delight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Baskin-Robbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Bartercard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 21 Business Ideas Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 17 Camera House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Carpet Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 CleanTastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Contours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 59, 60 Diversified Exhibitions Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Eagle Boys Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62, 113 Ezy Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Frenchams Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Furniture One Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Goodyear Autocare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Home Timber and Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Jumping J Jays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Just Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Local Liquor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Kip McGrath Education Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Kwik Kerb International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Michel’s Patisserie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Office National . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Ovenclean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Paradise Shade Umbrellas Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Pizza Hut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Rack’n Stack Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Rhino Linings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Save on Bills Australia Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Sleepy’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 St Clair partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Stain Busters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Tag It Safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Telco In A Box Pty Ltd (NSW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Touch Up Guys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Tyrepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Ultra Tune Auto Service Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Worldwide Online Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70


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Don't Sell Your Business Just Because You're 'Over It' Why? It's The Worst Possible Time To Sell By Louise Woodbury, co- author of “The Invisible Entrepreneur - How to Grow Your Business by Taking 3 Months Off” and “The Invisible Partnership - How to Work with Your Spouse Without Ending in Divorce”

This is the time most business owners start thinking about selling. And, just because you feel you are done with the business is not a reason to put it on the market. Bottom line: if you do, you won't get what it's worth. So, here are five major symptoms to be aware of as you approach your second five years. 1. Loss of passion You feel as though you are trapped on a never-ending grind of work, work, and work. After going through the same old routine for five years, the passion has gone. While spending so much time at the coalface, you forgot that your original objective was to dig through it. Without your objective sin mind, you become like a ship without a rudder, going around in circles and getting nowhere fast. Without the spark which created the business, how can you light the fire? 2. Lack of focus At the start you had a dream and a goal and you knew why you wanted to get it. Not only did the goal pull you on, it inspired you, your team and your clients. However, as an entrepreneur, you see opportunity after opportunity and can get distracted from your core goal. And if you lose focus, so does your business. 3. Lack of new ideas You instinctively know the gap between you and your competitors has narrowed. 4 Australian Business For Sale ®

They copy your product or service or, as a result of improved communications and technology, they are bringing in innovative ways of improving what you are doing. Your product is not new any more and you are in danger of losing your competitive advantage in the market place. Without fresh ideas, you are going to be left behind. 4. Lack of skills With things succeeding, there are more people and a bigger business to manage. Your management skills are no longer good enough to take your business to the next level. A lack of planning can affect productivity and profitability. You know you don't have the capacity to master all the skills you require, and the solution is to bring in somebody who can help. But your ego doesn't allow you to admit you're out of your depth. The temptation is to put the foot on the brakes and hold the business to within your competencies. And to hold the reins more tightly than ever. 5. Lack of adequate capital Like most small businesses, you're usually running close to the wire with limited funds. This puts pressure on introducing new technology, marketing initiatives and better human resources to improve products or services. You are feeling the pressure of insufficient capital but don't know what to do. These are all key symptoms of becoming tired of a business. The core issue here is that you are exhausted and lack energy. You are at least five years older than when you started and not had enough R & R, if any. Burning the candle at both

ends, working on pure adrenaline and lack of mental rest has caught up and you are close to burnout.

problems can be addressed with time. Time to think, time to plan and time to reignite your passion.

Most businesses go down not from being badly run but from the owner running out of energy.

If you really want to sell, then plan to sell. Don't sell because you're 'done' with the business. By selling when you're sick of the whole box and dice, you're setting yourself up to get the lowest price possible. And you deserve far more than that!

Your body may get used to all these years of work, work, work. You could even be numb to the subtle aches and pains, desensitised to your internal alarm bells. It's like the frog in hot water. As the water heats to boiling, he'll stay there because he won't feel the difference until it's too late. Next, the frog is cooked. The same principle applies to business owners who just keep on keeping on day after day. You might think you are strong but...

Louise Woodbury www.InvisibleEntrepreneur.com www.AskLouise.com Louise@InvisiblePartnership.com

You may well be able to relate to some of these symptoms. But rest assured that all these

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The Rack'nStack Warehouse Success Story The Company originated in Cairns, North Queensland and due to high demand and good management a second store was opened in Townsville within 12 months.

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Success & Survival In Business Small business is often the first choice for those who have lost their jobs. Most will not have been in business before. The transition is not easy and being a first time business owner is a vastly more complex occupation than being an employee.

Here is a list to help you make this transition and ensure success: • You should have a clear vision for where you want your business to go and be able to easily identify opportunities that help get you there. • You should have a business plan, your road map. Your plan must be based on the best market research you can get. You must source experts to assist with the strategic and financial aspects of the plan. • Make sure you have sufficient capital – not just for the purchase price but also for working capital. • Prospective customers need to know the reasons they should choose you over your competition. You need to be able to articulate the reasons. • You should have a marketing plan that covers all aspects of promoting your business, appropriate to your business. • Always remember that your current customers are the lifeblood of your

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successful business. Always keep in touch with them. Show them that you are looking after their interests. Ask them if you meet their expectations. Be honest with them. Being able to communicate persuasively is crucial to business success. To communicate convincingly, you need to focus on one clear message and then structure your support message properly. If you want people to follow your advice, position yourself as an expert. Use your time effectively. How efficient you are is a great determinant of success. Failing to take action is one of the biggest roadblocks to business success. Avoid putting off tasks you need to do. Be different. Finding a point of difference from your competitors is the way a new business can lift revenue and become visible in the market. Be fair on people, firm on performance. Set performance standards for employees and suppliers from day one. Review performance on a regular basis and give feedback. Use technology. Have a website to help you build relationships and drive

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more sales through your business. Form an online relationship with customers through emails. Systemise your processes. Having a systemised and predictable process of doing things is like breathing without it your business can not survive. Surround yourself with a good team. Carefully choose your employees. Have passion for what you do and a desire to build an enterprise through clever strategy and creativity. Hire an experienced accountant to help you meet your tax obligations and give you advice on how your business is going and how you can enhance it. Should you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Small on 02 9221 4088.

The road of excellence is challenging but very rewarding. Yet many twists and hurdles can derail you and produce obstacles to success. The best organisations understand the need for a clear vision, create strategies to circumnavigate the impediments, and remain focused on the customer. Good luck with your endeavours! St. Clair partners - phone (02) 9221 4088

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Before You Begin Your Next Marketing Program… Take Another Look At Your Customers And Their Needs By Bob Lyon In this article we'll look at the value of your existing customers. Not the lukewarm, wishywashy appreciation of customers that most business has. I mean Bob Lyon the intense insight that it is NOT new customers, but old customers that are the key to growth and profitability. Your best prospects are your existing customers. If you've been putting all your marketing efforts into acquiring new customers, stop and divert some of your resources into reselling and cross selling to those same customers. Do this in every way possible -- through package inserts, regular mailings and special offers -- stay in touch with those customers and get them used to buying from you. Your customer relationships are the number one asset you have, so stay in touch. Provide your customers with post purchase reassurance; give them the best deals and guarantees you can possibly get away with. Give them preferential pricing and build rapport and trust. A frequently overlooked way to gain your customer's trust is to thank them for favouring you with their purchase. Send your customer a letter within 5 days to a week after the customer's first transaction, where you: • Thank them • Resell the value of your company and • Reassure them of prudence of their purchase Such letters program your customer to repurchase from you and are an excellent way to offer additional products and services or upgrade the original sale. The point is you must reinforce the buyer's decision. This simple action can prove extremely powerful because it builds your long term sales. Have you considered how the value of your customer increases if you actively contact them again and again? • Create a special offer to go with every invoice or delivery • Program your data management system to contact customers every month or each quarter • Mail your regular customers every month • Mail delinquent customers and prospects every two months • And if you have a really HOT offer that really works mail your entire customer list. 10 Australian Business For Sale ®

• Offer to up-sell at the point of purchase • And tell your customer why they should buy, how to buy, what to do and why they should do it now.

Before you begin to market these programs you may want to take another look at your customers and their needs Ninety percent of businesses I look at NEVER determine the needs, desires or requirements of the people they're trying to sell to. How can you expect to adequately fill somebody's needs if you never take the time to understand them? It's laughable! Yet few companies seek to meet their customer's needs. Those companies that do understand their customer's needs and attempt to satisfy those needs seem to end up with all the business. You can end up with all the business too, if you'll take the time to learn what your customers need and want. Let's probe that a little … People want products that offer convenience or better quality. They want things that last longer, save time, look better, perform more functions, are state of the art, save money, make life less difficult by saving effort, generate more money, or make their owners more effective. What do your customers want or need most in the product or service you offer? Do they want the convenience of knowing they can go down the block and get it from you or the knowledge that your firm stocks or offers more items, sizes, or products than any other company? Do they want Top-of-the-line products or service? Or, do they want highly personalised service, attention, advice and instruction? Perhaps they merely want to acquire the kind of goods and services you sell at the lowest possible price. Or maybe price alone isn't what they're after - maybe they want the best guarantee or the best service to support the sale. We don't always know which need or which combination of needs you customer is seeking, but once you find and fill that need you'll own your business niche. If you don't know what needs your customer wants you to fill, start by recognising that no one can be all things to all people. You'll dilute your image as a need filler if you try and do that. So first determine which needs you can fill that is consistent with who you are, what your business is and how you operate.

Then talk to your customers and let them tell you specifically what needs they most want filled and decide which of those needs you can actually fill. Then, don't just silently fill those needs. Inform your customers and the entire market place that you've listened and that you've done something to satisfy the needs of your customers. Continually inform, educate and point out that your company is fulfilling the needs of your customers. Change your ads and sales letters and phone your customers and inform them you're prepared to fill their needs. Once you determine precisely what your customer's needs are and you commit to fulfilling those needs … Then do it. If you decide that service is the critical element, offer the best service, the fastest service, the most skilled people and the most knowledgeable staff. If top quality is the need you decide to fill, don't offer mediocre goods! If you claim to be the best quality business, make darned certain you're a regular fusspot about what you sell. If you promise the lowest price, keep that promise. Integrity demands it. If you don't genuinely fill the needs you say you will, your customers will soon abandon you.

The cornerstone of your marketing plan should be to educate your customers. One of the saddest marketing mistakes I see is the failure of businesses to educate their customers about the unique advantages offered them. When you educate your customers you'll see your profits soar. Think about yourself. When you buy or consider buying any item or service you often don't know as much as you'd like to know about the item. If you have any unanswered questions about a product, you're less likely to shell out the money to buy it. When a company takes time and initiative to objectively educate people on all the products they're considering purchasing, it gains trust and favour. Education is a powerful marketing technique. Educate your prospective buyer about everything including a few of the bad or less positive aspects of your product or service and you'll sell almost twice as many people as you do now. This one concept - educating your customers - will gain an inordinate advantage over your competitors.


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Take your customers by the hand Few businesses realise that they must lead the customer to action in addition to developing a compelling marketing plan. People need to be told how to act and obtain your product or service. Therefore and this is incredibly important - every sales call, letter, commercial or personal contact should make the case for your product. Give your customer a brief education then take them by the hand and tell them what action to take next.

Tell them why Whenever you ask for a sale, run an ad or offer a product at a specific price, always tell the reasons why. Why can you sell a product or service at lower prices than your competitors? Is it lower overhead or volume buying? Do you buy odd lot inventories? Do you not provide all the services? Why is your price so good? If your price is high, tell your customer why. Do you offer a superior product? Is your product made with demonstrably finer materials? Is your product designed to last or perform longer than your competitors?

If your price or package is especially good value, tell customers why you're making this offer. Is it because the customer is ordering for the first time and it's an exclusive offer for first time customers? Or is it because you got a great purchase on all or part of the components in the package and you want to pass the savings on? Or, is it because you're overstocked and you want to clear your slow moving inventory so, you're willing to sell at a loss. Please tell your customer the reasons why! Why should I patronise you instead of your competitors? Tell them what you're doing that makes favouring your firm better for them. Why can you handle my purchase better than someone else? Please tell your customer all the reasons why. The more factual, believable, creditable and plausible reasons you give for people to deal with you, the more compelled they are to favour you with their business.

Make yourself into an expert Here's a marketing niche that's crying to be filled. Reposition your company as the source for industry information - as an expert in the industry - and you'll be amazed at the increase in business that results.

First educate people about your product or service. Tell them all the interesting details regarding the construction and function of the product and be sure to include this information in your advertising and promotional material. Next, create a booklet or report about how your product or service can save customers' money, time or effort and how you offer better guarantees, personalised service and advice. And finally have a report on how to buy or what to look for when choosing your product or service. You might even have a broader book about the product category that only touches on your particular service. So there you have it … Four powerful strategies you can implement straight away. “Understanding customers and their needs” and “educating customers to your value” are surprisingly simple but highly effective and when implemented concurrently will produce amazing results.

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Why Do Franchisees Buy Franchises? By Jason Gehrke, Director, Franchise Advisory Centre Research by the Franchise Advisory Centre indicates there are several key motivating factors for the decision to buy a franchise. While most of these factors will be Jason Gehrke present for different people’s decisions, the relative importance given to each of these will vary from one person to another, resulting in unique combinations which might arrive at the same destination, but take different paths to get there. These key decision making factors are: - Lifestyle - Brand Security - Self Direction - Income - Skills Development

Lifestyle By far the greatest factor in the decision to buy a franchise – weighted at 33% - is the perception that franchising will provide an improved lifestyle. Rarely will two people agree on what lifestyle actually is, yet it seems to be something that the overwhelming majority of new franchisees and small business owners value and want. What “lifestyle” is or should be will vary according to individual circumstances, such as age, gender, likes, dislikes, hobbies, sporting interests, family, friends and so on. Lifestyle for some people might involve playing lots of golf, while for others it may mean spending more time with their children. For others, it might mean less stress in their working life so that they are able to enjoy their home life more, even though their working hours may not change. Lifestyle is often considered to be synonymous with leisure. In other words, a quality lifestyle may be one that involves lots of leisure time or activities. Many franchises are even promoted on the basis that operators will enjoy a good lifestyle, with the inference being that they will have more time, income or both to pursue their leisure activities. Lifestyle for most people is not seen as work, but rather the outcome from work. Even though the nature of the work itself may provide lifestyle benefits (eg. travel, social interaction, outdoor activity, etc) these may not be the same leisure benefits sought by a buyer (eg. greater time for family, hobbies, etc). 12 Australian Business For Sale ®

Despite its role as the greatest factor in the decision to buy a franchise, the concept of lifestyle is also dependent on many nonbusiness factors. It does not automatically follow that buying a franchise (or any other type of business) will result in an improved lifestyle. Additionally, lifestyle “needs” change over time. For example, people who choose a certain type of business in the hope of being able to spend more time with their children may find the business no longer suits this need if the children have grown up.

Brand Security The next greatest contributing factor to the decision to buy a franchise is the strength of the brand and the support provided by the franchisor (a decision weighting of 27%). Potential franchisees perceive that franchisors will provide complete training, knowledge, skills and ongoing support in the total front and back end operations of a franchised business. The perception that the all-knowing franchisor will steer the franchisee on a course to prosperity is often based on the success stories of other franchisees in the network, the demand for the product or service in the marketplace, and the franchisor’s own recruitment advertising and PR. Potential franchisees – especially those going into business for themselves for the first time – place a premium on going with a business model that is tried, proven, or otherwise appears successful. By doing so, potential franchisees also assume that the risk of business failure is either eliminated, or massively reduced. The reality is that no business venture is without risk, but franchising is nonetheless perceived to be safer because of the franchisor’s experience, knowledge and support.

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boss, and can control the work practices and stability of the business. Taking control through becoming your own boss might solve these problems, but also replaces them with entirely new ones, such as meeting market demand and dealing with competitive forces.

Income In the research, income was perceived as a much smaller contributor to the decision to buy a franchise. Ranking fourth after Lifestyle, Brand Security and Self Direction, income for many potential franchisees appears not to be the most important factor in choosing a franchise. There may be several reasons for this. One is that potential franchisees assume that the income from their business will at the very least match their previous wage or salary, but often arrive at this assumption without any financial analysis to prove that the business is capable of supporting owner’s drawings at such levels. Another reason is that the franchisee may place greater emphasis on lifestyle, and therefore decides to trade off income in order to achieve their desired lifestyle. A further consideration may be that information about income is rarely available from franchisors. Franchise recruitment literature usually promotes lifestyle, the support provided by the franchisor, and the opportunity to be your own boss, but seldom discloses financial information. Advised by their lawyers not to provide financial data for fear of making representations, franchisors are conditioned not to offer this information, and potential franchisees may not pursue it in detail if the idea of lifestyle, support and self-direction are ultimately more appealing.

Skills Development

People who have lost their jobs, or worked in unstable industries or for employers with volatile businesses, poor workplace practices or high levels of staff turnover attach greater importance to controlling their own destiny, and see selfemployment through franchising as a way of achieving this control.

The last of these main factors in the decision to buy a franchise is the development of new skills (weighted at just 3%). Potential franchisees who have been in the workforce for 10-20 years may find that their job is no longer fulfilling or challenging, and that future prospects for advancement are limited or non-existent. The alternative of starting their own business can be very exciting and involve new experiences and the gaining of new skills, confidence, contacts and selfesteem not previously available as an employee.

Buying a business is the ultimate form of economic self-determination. Business owners don’t need to worry about a bad

A potential franchise may look to a franchise to deliver these skills through a combination of the formal and informal

A third contributing factor to the decision to buy a franchise (weighted at 19%) is the concept of being your own boss, calling the shots, taking charge, and setting your own direction in life.


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learning provided in the franchise network, as well as the person’s own desire to learn in order to succeed.

Conclusion If you are reading this article and are contemplating buying a franchise, chances are your decision-making process will be largely governed by these five key factors. The relative importance you attach to each factor will be different from other people on the same search. The weightings you apply to each major factor will change according to your personal circumstances, and even change after you have bought a franchise as you rationalise the purchasing decision to yourself. For example, while lifestyle might appear to be important at the outset, lifestyle alone will not pay the bills and therefore the requirement for an acceptable income may rise in importance following the purchase of a franchise.

Once you know what relative weighting should apply to each of the five key factors for your franchise buying decision, you are ready to start looking for brands that meet your criteria. Be sure to undertake adequate due diligence before making a final purchasing decision. A good rule of thumb is to allow one hour of your time on due diligence for each $1,000 to be invested in the business. Then, if the business is the right fit, be sure to review your buying criteria over time to ensure it continues to meet your needs.

Jason Gehrke is Director of the Franchise Advisory Centre and has 17 years experience in franchising and is a past Franchisor of the Year winner. Jason can be contacted on (07) 3716 0400 or email jason@franchiseadvice.com.au For more information about the Franchise Advisory Centre’s visit www.franchiseadvice.com.au

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Be part of the fastest growing industry on the planet A bright idea has sparked an unmatched franchise system that provides energy efficient solutions for the 21st century. ALLSAFE director Mark Hawley says AllSafe is unique in that people refer it as a ‘one stop energy efficiency shop’. “When we get asked who our competitors are, we often find it difficult to answer,” Mark says.

With seven franchises currently operating and nine by June 2010, AllSafe is rapidly expanding its franchise network by creating 52 franchises across Australia and New Zealand. On site and head office based training is provided by the AllSafe Team and specialised product training is provided by their supportive manufacturers.

A turnkey operation with AllSafe begins with the franchise fee of $95,000 +gst, plus an estimated setup cost of $100,000 +gst which includes leased vehicle, stock, IT system, signage, uniforms, stationery and training. Mark says AllSafe offers individuals the opportunity to own their own business in an exciting new market. “Making homes and workplaces more energy efficient is the future and when you have a growing business which has a great product mix of National Branded products, it is reassuring to have the support of these suppliers behind you”, says Mark.

Allsafe Energy Efficient Products offers consumers a complete sales, advice and installation service on a wide range of energy efficiency products and is recognized as one of the leading and fastest growing energy efficient products’ provider in Australia “The AllSafe concept has been well received by the building sector and homeowners who are constantly telling us that it’s about time someone came up with this idea”, says Mark.

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All franchisees also gain accreditation as HIA Greensmart advisors and ABSA (Australian Building Sustainability Assessor) that allows them to assess thermal performance and energy star ratings of homes, factories and offices.

For further information about AllSafe Energy Efficient Products franchises contact David Jordan on 0428 ALLSAFE (0428 255 723) or 07 3268 SAFE (07 3268 7233), or visit www.all-safe.com.au and click the Franchise link.

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Making Finance Work For Franchising In 2010 Steve Hansen, who has been in the Australian franchising industry for over 20 years and heads up franchise chain CHOOKS fresh & tasty, gives advice on finance for franchisees in 2010. The basics of applying for finance You’ve got to start off with a basic business plan before applying for finance. It will be a prequisite for most financial institutions, and some may also request a cash flow projection. In regards to your own equity, as a rule of thumb, 50 per cent will be required. In bigger franchise systems, the risk will be seen to be less, therefore the financier may accept a lesser equity level from the franchisee. All the banks will say, and they’re probably right, that funds are available but when you have an economic situation like we have seen the past year they become more nervous. What this means for investors is that one needs to tick all the boxes to get a loan for anything – it doesn’t matter if it is a home or business loan. If previously they only ticked 80 of the 100 boxes, now they are requiring that you can tick all of them. And it is a reasonable stance. If you can’t tick all the boxes, you need to ask yourself why, and what can you do to fix this.

Different lending options

A third, and less common option, is for the franchisor to lend to the franchisee. Some systems will assist franchisees into a business, particularly one where you’ve got a potential franchisee who is well skilled but doesn’t have any money and there’s a store that’d be better run as a franchise rather than corporately owned.

Franchisor support on financing As a franchisor, CHOOKS fresh & tasty is accredited with Westpac and we are in the process of gaining accreditation with Commonwealth and NAB. The more banks can understand about our business and model, the better placed they are to look at lending applications from our current or potential franchisees. I support the banks and their education initiatives to assist franchisees and the franchising industry – thereby improving standards and benchmarks for everyone. I believe that franchisors which have accreditation with several banks attest to the strength of their business model.

Strengthening your financial knowledge

The two common options are borrowing against your home or against the business. In most cases you’re not going to be able to borrow 100 per cent against your home or against your franchise. With a well-recognised system such as McDonald’s you might get the ability to borrow at a greater rate than other systems due to the strength of brand. You need to borrow against some security, whether it is your home or a relative’s home. We recommend you spread the loan over the term of the agreement. So if it is a 10 year agreement, spread the loan over a 10 year term.

Business owners cannot afford to let their finance knowledge lapse. And people just starting a business or franchisee are definitely in a position to develop their finance skills. My recommendation to anyone wanting to go into franchising or small business is that they should go to the Westpac Beyond Survival classes, it will give them lots of insights. They’re suitable for almost anyone involved in the franchising industry – I’ve done it myself and I learned truckloads.

When you borrow against the franchise, you are borrowing against the cash flow of business. The term will be shorter and the interest rate will be higher.

Any interest rate rise is always going to impact the bottom line for franchisees, as with the home owner. I survived the 198788 years with interest rates of 20.75 per cent. We were simply paying bank interest (i.e. not making profit); we worked for the bank for three years essentially. Back in those days I did my calculations on 12-16 per cent in 1983. When it got to 20.75 per cent we were in trouble, along with the rest of the country. Having a good relationship with the bank did help in this situation though.

You can use a mix of finance too – e.g. 50 per cent against the security (over a 15 year term for CHOOKS) and 50 per cent on a four or five year term against the business’s equipment (this is anything the bank could come in and sell off like fryers, computers and furniture). The options of financing – loans and lines of credit are normally dependent on the individual/company and the strength of their assets. If the person is reasonably wealthy they can ask a bank for line of credit and get one. 16 Australian Business For Sale ®

What impact will rising interest rates have on zees?

What could be done to support small business growth? Unfortunately, most government ministers don’t comprehend that small

business runs the country, not government. It would be good for Australia if they provided more incentives to small business to employ more people. In my opinion, payroll tax is a major disincentive to business growth. Banks are already fostering small business growth by working with franchisors on accreditation and by providing education programs for business owners. I hope this continues to develop in the future. Steve Hansen’s top tips for franchisees to maximise finance 1.Do your homework first. 2.Talk to your bank manager who is familiar with your finances. If you don’t have a bank manager, choose a bank your franchisor is accredited with, as the bank will have in-depth knowledge of that particular franchise system. 3.Have a business plan (for yourself not only for the bank’s requirements). If you’re not comfortable doing the plan yourself, employ a broker who specialises in franchise lending. Formulate three, five and ten year plans. 4.Be prepared to meet strict requirements in lending applications, near enough is not good enough in this economic environment. 5.Remember that almost everyone underestimates the amount they’ll need for proper cash flow. 6.Look at the long-term and set aside money for known costs (e.g. image upgrades mid-way through or renewing your franchise fee at the end of the agreement). 7.Resist the temptation to splurge your early profits on new cars and other luxuries- reinvest. 8.Use professionals who specialise in franchising – lawyers, bank staff and accountants. 9.Continually re-evaluate your finance needs and get a finance health check from your bank and franchisor regularly. For further information or to arrange a picture please contact Trina McColl at Ignite PR & Marketing on 07 3368 1650 or trina@ignitepr.com.au.


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Contours Sets Benchmark For Women's Fitness In Australia Contours has announced its accreditation with Fitness Australia, the Health and Fitness Industry Association, as a registered business member. Contours is now the only accredited express women's gym to meet the industry's standards, and has set a benchmark for express women's gyms in Australia. By enhancing the training and education standards of its professional workforce to a level that meets the requirement for membership of Fitness Australia, Contours has achieved nationally accepted industry standards. Over 200 Contours franchisees have committed to attaining a minimum Certificate III in Fitness qualification and a current Senior First Aid and CPR certificate for all staff in their businesses. Contours CEO, Justin Wilshaw says, “Accreditation from Fitness Australia is our stamp of approval to work in the fitness industry. Achieving industry excellence across all aspects of the business, particularly in fitness knowledge is mandatory across all

studios and positions us as a leader in our field.” Those considering the purchase of a Contours franchise - particularly those with no business or fitness background to date can rest assured that they are buying into a stable system that meets industry standards and that will allow them to achieve their business goals, coupled with quality products and services.

franchises. 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. For more information on Contours, please visit www.contours.net.au.

“Our business model allows our franchisees to grow themselves,” continues Mr Wilshaw. With 40% of franchisees now operating multiple studios, we can see a clear indication of the model's success. With over 200 studios now open in Australia, the reach of the Contours franchise is quickly being felt by women in all corners of the country. As one of the first express fitness product to specifically target women between the ages of 30 and 55, Contours has become one of Australia's fastest growing

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commercial and private clients. The predominance of repairs being bumper bars and mag wheels. There is an increasing demand for service from the private sector. This business has been established 16 years and offers satisfaction, freedom and flexibility of running your own business. T/O $100,000 plus. Training and back up support included in price. Contact John / Daniel for further information.

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Have You Thought About What Your Business Is Worth? When You Come To Sell It, It May Not Be Worth As Much As You Think In my experience, most business owners don’t start thinking about what their business is worth until they start thinking about getting out. A recent global survey by Grant Thornton identified that 45 percent of Australian owners of privately held businesses are thinking of selling in the next ten years. This figure is only topped by New Zealand, where 69 percent of business owners anticipate selling in the next decade. My question is: who is going to buy them? These figures are consistent with the Baby Boomer population bubble that is affecting many markets in Australia (and NZ) as the baby boomer generation approaches and enters the retirement years. This population bubble means that the number of businesses coming onto the market will certainly rise in the next few years, meaning we could have a glut on our hands. In any market, a glut means that prices will plummet. There will be many more sellers in the market than buyers. We only have to look at the housing market to know what happens when the number of sellers exceeds buyers. Crash go the prices! The reality is that if you are planning to sell your business in the next few years, it may

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not be worth what you are hoping for. There are two factors that will work against you getting a good price when it comes to selling up. 1. The disruptive changes that need to be made to extract the owner at the time they choose to leave creates a major distraction to the conduct of normal business, which means that profits (which affect the valuation) may be lower than normal. 2. A business that is reliant on the owner is very hard to sell, or has to be sold at a much lower price than the same business is worth if it is self-reliant.

What does this mean for you? You don’t have to wait until you want to sell to start working on getting the best price. Because of the coming turbulence in the market, you should prepare by creating flexibility with the options you have. You should start to build your business by doing the things that maximise value, but also establish a “Plan B” in case you can’t sell for the price you want. You will be best placed to extract maximum value from your business and achieve maximum price by building a business that

works without you. Whether you have been in business for a while, or just starting out, it’s time to start planning to put your business on autopilot. When your business runs on autopilot without you, you have all options open. You can run your business profitably and have the freedom to live your life as you want. You can still retire, but don’t have to sell your business to achieve that goal, because it will supply you with ongoing residual income without having to work in it. On the other hand, your business is a much more saleable prospect if it runs successfully by itself. It has much more value to an investor if they can walk straight in knowing that there does not have to be a transitional time of weaning the business away from the exiting owner. You need to make the transfer easy and set up your business to be attractive to a potential buyer. There will be many that will end up being un-sellable and worthless by being dependent on the current owner. Only the best businesses will sell in the coming economy. Why not make yours one of them? It’s time to start now. Greg Roworth is the founder and CEO of Business Flightpath International Consultants


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Thinking about starting up a business? Or are you in the middle of the ride of your life – having established a business, found some finance and started developing – totally focused on making it a success? Take a moment to read this – it may save you from making some of the more common mistakes that entrepreneurs make. These are the mistakes that I made. Humans are funny creatures. Despite our almost unlimited access to the learning and experiences of our parents, partners, siblings, friends, colleagues and associates, as well as whatever we can read, see or hear, we all learn more from our own mistakes than by hearing about the hardfought lessons of others. Business entrepreneurs are no exception to this. Quite to the contrary – being pigheaded is almost a prerequisite to succeed with a new business venture. I am certainly no different, having been directly or indirectly involved with half a dozen startups in my career. There are many lessons I wish I didn’t have to learn, but did, sometimes the hard way. Some of those startups were successful. My first – a company that developed the world’s first hand-held point-of-sale terminal for restaurants – celebrates its 25th year in 2010 and remains a leading provider of restaurant systems in Scandinavia and Europe. Others enjoyed moderate success and were sold or merged. I enjoyed being part of them all, and learnt a lot along the way. But I certainly learnt more than anything from the more spectacular failure of my most recent startup – MobileSelect. I hasten to add, this is not going to be a story about that company, other than to say it was an online venture set up with a vision to help people find the right mobile plan. With startup funding from iSelect, plus a closely-knit group of more or less wealthy private investors, we enjoyed some early success and quite a bit of media attention. But after the initial euphoria, growth stalled, we ran out of funds, and the company was liquidated in July 2008, at significant financial loss to me and my family as well as the other shareholders and creditors. This is also not so much about the specific mistakes I made along the journey, of which there were many, but more about the lessons learnt from those mistakes that I hope can benefit others. 1. Get advice from others, and listen to it. As a matter of fact, mistakes are made in every startup; it is par for the course in any risk-taking venture. It is not admitting to or acting on those mistakes that can end up being costly. Entrepreneurs are by definition blinkered. Carrying the vision forward is your job. Removing obstacles and meeting any challenge front-on is a prerequisite for success. It is easy to see those well-meaning comments and opinions on your venture as distractions, and I know I certainly did a lot of the time. Challenging as it may be, listening to other people can be the 24 Australian Business For Sale ®

difference between success and failure. The point is not about right or wrong, but about being able to constantly evaluate and analyse the business, the market, the products and the money and people that you need around you to make it happen. In short, the more people you listen to along the way, the more support you will find, and the more likely you will be to succeed. 2. Establish a well-functioning board (of advisors) It took me a while to admit it to myself, but failing to establish a board of people that can provide strong advice from day one was one of my biggest mistakes. I was happy that the board “took care of itself” as many of the shareholders were keen to be involved at that level. As Julia Roberts said in Pretty Woman: “Mistake, big mistake; HUGE.” And as Richard Geere’s character would no doubt agree, having shareholders on your board is fine, but being a shareholder doesn’t in itself qualify you for a board position! Whether you are setting up a formal board of directors or an advisory board, make sure it consists of people that have diverse experience in areas related to your venture, and that they are prepared to challenge your wisdom and question your plans. As a matter of fact, having an advisory board can be much more useful than a formal board, as it is much easier to recruit competent people to contribute as an advisor rather than as a director. Being a director carries a huge responsibility and with it considerable risk (just ask the directors of James Hardie), so the people you want may not wish to be involved in that capacity. 3. Investors don’t necessarily agree with how much money you need Another reason for not having a board dominated by investors is that it may well cloud their judgement when it is time to raise more capital. Particularly if things aren’t going exactly to plan in the early stages, and they rarely do, you may find resistance to getting your board to raise sufficient capital for the next stage at a reasonable valuation. “Reasonable” may well be below the initial expectations that you set, and the fear of being diluted can easily lead to irrational decisions being made by a board consisting mostly of your investors. 4. Don’t put a value on your business – the market takes care of that There is no such thing as successful entrepreneur who hasn’t, at one time or another, had an eye on the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But whatever expectation you have, reality will be quite

different one way or another (just ask Steve Jobs). When presenting your idea and your vision it is all too easy to dazzle the audience with the size of the market, the uniqueness of the product, the future growth curves and the substantial profits to be expected within a few years of starting up. The investors that “buy” your numbers are in all likelihood not the investors that you want. Any savvy venture capitalist or private investor will make their own assessment regardless of what you say, and valuation (surprisingly for many) is relatively low on their list of investment criteria. They’ll look at you and your key colleagues and business partners, they’ll look at the market potential for sure, and they’ll make sure they understand the risks. If they do decide to invest, the value of your business is merely what they are prepared to pay, plus some room to negotiate, of course. Don’t fall into the trap of using future valuation as your negotiating tactic, it can so easily come back to bite you further down the track when you may need more money. And, in all likelihood, you will need more money. 5. Numbers mean nothing until delivered The same goes for your budget numbers. There is a reason that more and more public companies shy away from giving revenue and profit guidance to the stock market. It creates an expectation that cannot be undone once published. I am not for a moment advocating that you should not budget, but focus on budgeting for what you need to get the business to break-even, then double the expenses and halve the revenue. And avoid setting lofty budget goals for what you’ll achieve in two or three years. Starting up a business is all about focusing on what needs to happen now to fulfil your vision for tomorrow. And a vision that is only about numbers does not have enough depth to be taken seriously. 6. Pay attention to the details There are some entrepreneurs out there who can create amazing things through the extraordinary force of their personality and vision – Richard Branson is a particular hero of mine who seems to be able to create new businesses through the glint in his eyes. But most of us mere mortals cannot do that. We need to focus on the details of the business to make it happen, otherwise it won’t. And truth be told, Branson’s books tell a story of a man that was obsessed with the minutest detail in his early careers, and probably still is.


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I also recall a presentation by Graeme Wood at an Anthill function talking about how he got involved in the intricate details of the user-interface of the Wotif website. If I had my time again with MobileSelect, I would have spent a lot more time on the development of our applications, systems and the website, but instead I spent too much time planning, budgeting, reporting, attending board meetings and thinking about “the big picture”. 7. Know what you don’t know In retrospect, I also know that I was missing some key skills – or, rather, I was relying too much on learning on the job and flying by the seat of my pants. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and I know now that my biggest contribution to the business was the idea itself, as well as selling it to the business partners we relied on to make it happen (the mobile carriers). We lacked skills in some key development areas, and the end result was a product that, although it may have fulfilled “the vision”, in reality was a sub-standard service that our website visitors found difficult to use. So make sure you know what you need to make it happen, and be absolutely certain to identify your own shortcomings. Nobody is good at everything.

8. Act early and decisively – admit mistakes and move on Having our “version one” of the online service we offered being less than fantastic wasn’t in itself the end of the world, and it happens more often than not. However, not doing something about it can be a fatal mistake. No startup can afford to hesitate before rectifying a mistake. If things don’t work, be it related to the product, the market, your sales process or the people you employ, don’t wait. Don’t expect it to sort itself out. Be decisive. Make changes. You are much better off risking a new mistake than trying to persevere with the one you already made. 9. Strive for what is possible – leave perfection to those who can afford it Striving for perfection is a luxury accorded only to companies with deep pockets in mature and regulated industries. One of my early business mentors, a Norwegian entrepreneur with several very successful startups behind him, used to urge me to decide what was “good enough” to do the job – a state typically obtained long before perfection. (Or, as Bill Gates would say, bug-free software is obsolete!) It was good advice then, and it still is. It requires a degree of leadership to tell your designers, your developers or your engineers that today is the day we “go live”,

open the doors to the public, start selling and then hope for the best. Finding that balance between being “finished” and being “ready” can make or break a budding startup. 10. And finally… be prepared – leave something in the bank I am a recreational sailor. I spend most Saturdays on a yacht on Port Phillip Bay. One of the things you learn going into the wind towards the windward mark, trying to get the boat to travel less distance while maximising speed, is that you have to leave something “in the bank”. Go a bit higher into the wind just in case there is a windshift before you get there. The margins can be small in sailing, but missing the mark only reduces bragging rights in the bar after the race. Risky, but not terminal for most of us. Sailing too close to the wind in business is much more dangerous, not just because you may run out of water (money, that is), but being in shallow water reduces your options when you most need them. So make sure you have at least three or four months of negative cash-flow left at any time. Anything less can cost you not just bragging rights, but the key to the bar! Kim Wingerei sells mobile phones and telco services online. He works to live, is easily distracted and likes sailing. Article first appeared in Australian Anthill.

Franchise Adelaide

SA

Situated On The Most Popular Beach In Adelaide A short tram ride from Adelaide is the seaside town of Glenelg locally known as The Bay. Here you can walk along the jetty or promenade, swim at pretty Glenelg beach or just eat Baskin Robbins ice creams along the waterfront and admire the stunning sunsets. This successful franchise, Baskin Robbins Ice Creamery, situated on Jetty Road, a major tourism and retail precinct, takes advantage of the ideal location. Catering for a large clientele of both locals and tourists. Baskin Robbins is known as the best ice cream in

the world with around 5,000 stores worldwide. The business has a gross T/O of $450,000. Glenelg has a perfect Mediterranean climate characterised by warm dry summers and cool mild winters. There is lots to see and do and this is a major growth area with many new developments ensuring a solid future income. Possible finance available. Good strong lease. Owner will assist transition. Selling due to changed family circumstances. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $305,000 + stock bh (08) 8295 3419 mob 0412 581 971 rachelmeuris@optusnet.com.au www.touradelaide.com/glenelg_pg1.html

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Are all business Brokers the same? he is the actual salesperson that will handle the sale and if he/she is not be very cautious & wary of these listers • Ask the broker how they determined the selling price Stephen Wray Selling your business is one of the biggest decisions in your life. The first question you will have is, “Should I use a broker or sell the business myself?” The answer is easy; you should use a business broker! (I'll discuss this further in another article - stay tuned.) However the next question you ask is even more important, and that question is: “What broker should I choose and why?”

• Don't let greed influence you by listing with someone who quotes the highest selling price - If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is • Meet them face to face - Never sign over the phone • Ask how long they have been in business • Contact a member of the Australian Institute of Business Brokers, to help you sell the business.

And… Beware of Bad Broker Tactics

Be warned not all brokers are the same!

These are a few to be aware of:

A good broker will make you money and save you the hassle and headaches of the business sale process. A bad one will cost you time, and importantly money. If you qualify the broker carefully in the beginning you can save yourself many sleepless nights, and hard-earned dollars. Tips for choosing the right broker • Ask for references - then check the references • Ask to see a copy of their license or certificate - never deal with an unlicensed person. It is illegal to act as a agent if you are unlicensed but this practice is still happening today • Ask the broker listing your business if 26 Australian Business For Sale ®

Some gullible business owners also become influenced by the promotional material that is shown to them, referring to overseas connections and an incredible success rate in achieved sales. Be aware that interstate brokers are not allowed to sell businesses outside their licensed area. So if you spend large amounts of upfront money with these brokers you will be setting yourself up for disappointment. C. And Unlicensed Brokers

Sellers might go to the agent they perceive as the biggest, or the one with claimed overseas connections or the one with a glossy magazine. Or, the seller might choose the broker that gave the highest expected sale price.

Many vendors have forked out thousands after falling for a great pitch, or promises of potential buyers. These bad experiences make vendors suspicious of everyone in the industry, including the reputable organizations. For this reason we have created this article outlining some key points to help you tell the difference between a Good Broker and a Bad Broker.

Some of these brokers might give an impression that there is an affiliation with well-known financial institutions, when in actual fact there is not.

A. The Ridiculously Low Commission Tactic If the commission is low, you should ask yourself how can the broker make money from the sale on such a low commission? 99% of the time if the broker asks a large upfront fee for marketing and advertising then there is your answer; they are more interested in the upfront fee than the commission resulting from the sale of your business. If you read between the lines it is obvious they are not that interested in selling your business, rather in just listing the business. Note: Most reputable brokers also charge a upfront fee for service and advertising also, so refer to our tips to choosing a reputable broker. B. The Interstate Lister Tactic There are companies that operate outside the state they are based and licensed in. They use listers - slick commission sales people - to list businesses mainly in the country area. These travelling sales people are normally not the actual broker, their job is to list and get out of town, and that is usually the last you will hear from them.

This is scary stuff because these people do not hold the proper broker's license to sell a business. Always ask to see a copy of the license when you engage a broker, or check the Department of Fair Trading or department of consumer affairs in your state.

General Tips for Buyers and Sellers If you are buying a business beware of these traps… 1.Not being honest with yourself about how much money or expertise you have for the business you want to buy. 2.Not thinking through the consequences of owning a business… taking over a new business, no matter how successful it is, will involve you spending considerable time and effort before you can relax and enjoy it. 3.Taking too much advice from family, friends and advisers and neglecting to think the situation through from your personal perspective. 4.Being too focused on purchasing a business in one industry or of one type without looking at the alternatives. 5. Not allowing for all the other expenses in addition to the price, such as the professional fees and stamp duties involved in the process.

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2. Going with someone who quotes the lowest commission rate and again letting greed not logic influence you. 3.Taking your foot off the accelerator and not continuing to do the things that make your business great as soon as the business is listed because its about to be sold. 4.Boasting to a potential purchaser about how good you are (inferring that the business can only run with you there) during their inspection. 5.Not understanding and becoming frustrated with the sales process because it can be a long and harrowing experience and not always successful.

Why use an AIBB Member • AIBB business brokers have the knowledge and experience to help you sell your business for the best possible price.

• The process of buying or selling a business can be time consuming and overwhelming. An AIBB business broker has the experience to ensure the process of buying or selling a business, is smooth and a win win situation for all parties. AIBB business brokers know how to properly value businesses and structure the marketing. For both buyers and sellers, using an AIBB business broker will mean having an experienced, knowledgeable professional representing you in the transaction. You will leave the transaction confident that you got the very best price and the very best deal. If you are seriously considering buying or selling a business don't take any chances, put the experience of an AIBB business broker to work for you. The Australian Institute of Business Brokers is the peak industry body, which represents business brokers, and its purpose is to ensure a standard of excellence in the profession and to promote it through:

• Demonstrated professional competence. • A commitment to continued development of expertise and knowledge. • A responsibility to the community, clients and to the profession. To this end, members have adopted and as a condition of membership, agree to abide by a code of Professional Ethics.

We hope this article will help you in the sale or purchase of any business. To search for a Licensed AIBB Member go to www.aibb.org.au Mr. Stephen Wray National President Australian Institute of Business Brokers

• A belief in and adherence to the highest standard of ethics.

Franchise South Coast

NSW

Carpet Choice Long established floor covering business located in Batemans Bay on the magnificent South Coast of NSW, only 279KM from Sydney. Carpet Choice operates as a buying cooperative & does not have the expensive ongoing franchise fees & training costs associated with most franchises. The business supplies & installs a wide range of floor coverings, carpets, vinyl’s & floating floors to a growing clientele. Clients range from domestic housing through to construction companies. Established contracts are

held with Principal Health Care, Catholic Health Care Services, government schools, police stations, Dept of Housing plus others. Current T/O $1.57 Million + increasing yearly. Stock approx. $170K. The showroom/warehouse is situated on the Princes Highway with good exposure. This is an opportunity to purchase, not only a great business with lots of future potential, but a wonderful lifestyle in one of the best areas to live in Australia. Training would be provided to a suitable purchaser. SELLER FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $515,000 + S.A.V. bh (02) 4472 7001 mob 0402 141 635 batemans@carpetchoice.com.au

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Motel - Kiama

Freehold/Leasehold 3 Star 19 Room Motel in Kiama. 2472 m2 land zoned “Residential”. Current operators have owned and operated Motel for the past 28 years. Located 500 metres south of Surf Beach and 500 metres North of Kendalls Beach. Prime site located on Manning St. with plenty of room to further expand Motel (subject to council approval). Motel has outdoor pool and BBQ facilities with potential to offer food to further increase revenues. Fully detailed Information Memorandum and supporting data is available. via appointment.

Sleepys Warrawong

Very profitable operation. Professionally run by Husband and Wife with 1 casual and 1 casual delivery driver. In high profile location on a busy arterial road with approximately 20,000 cars passing daily. 5 x 5 year lease from 5/06. Easy to run with all training provided by the Franchisor and current owners. Owners want to relocate back to their home state. This is the 2nd Sleepy's store owner by current operators and upon sale they will be purchasing their 3rd store closer to home. Inspection strictly by appointment. All financial data held and fully detailed Information Memorandum is available.

Price: Offers above $2,500,000

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

Farmborough Rd Newsagency & First Choice Office Supplies

Camera House Well respected Franchise

2 Businesses in one! Newsagency and Office Supplies. Ave weekly net profit $3,270 per week. All financial data held. Website up for Office Supplies (www.firstchoiceofficesupplies.com.au) & Orders Online! Huge potential. Located in Unanderra in the Wollongong area with a mix of residential and industrial estates. The district includes a racecourse, Golf Driving Range, Pool, Sports Stadium and a number of parks. Excellent shop presentation, efficient layout providing a comfortable shopping experience. High gambling sales and profit. Retail area 166 SQM plus office space of 18 SQM. Systems manual in place. Businesses are computerised and includes POS, Stock Control, Home deliveries, Sub Agents and Debtors. Fully detailed Information Memorandum available.

Price: $600,000 + S.A.V. (Approx. $120,000)

Well respected Franchise. Same operator for the last 30 years, looking now to retire. Very profitable operation with net profit of $120,000 P.A. Great support and training from Franchisor. Located in a high profile location on busy Burelli St in Wollongong. Camera house business is centred around cameras, anything digital, imaging and associated services. Fully detailed Information Memorandum with all supported data held.

Price: $370,000 + S.A.V. (Approx. $290,000)

Contact John Carrasco Phone: (02) 4203 2100 or 0448 755 034 Address: Shop 5, 160 Crown St Wollongong, NSW 2500 Website: www.twentytwentysme.com.au AB0517_68_1

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

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

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

Letting 22 holiday apts in this quality Noosaville complex in prime location. 3 bed ens managers unit, office, long agreements. Has heated pool & electric BBQ's. Good repeat business. Nett $160,000 Price $1,435,000 Contact Gerry Lewis 0411 655 445

Exclusive Agent

RUN UNDER MANAGEMENT - Gold Coast Located in excellent highway position in Surfers Paradise. Established building with 1-bedroom units, 80% investors. Ideal live off-site or partnership building. Renovated 2-bedroom unit. Nett $350,000 Price $1,960,000 Contact Wesley Venz 0412 768 178

Exclusive Agent

COOLANGATTA PERMANENT - Gold Coast A 1 person job & still play golf. 2 bed unit, large outside living area. 3 mins walk to beach & shopping centre. Excellent position. Long term agreement. Nett $57,500 Price $630,000 Contact John Ennis 0407 750 862

Exclusive Agent

PARIS END OF SURFERS - Gold Coast High rise holiday complex, excellent repeat business, spacious 2 bedroom ensuite unit with office on title. This is a luxury complex. Nett $262,000 Price $2,150,000 Contact John Ennis 0407 750 862 Exclusive Agent

Perfectly maintained boutique complex situated close to river & restaurants & popular with the couples market. All but one of units recently renovated. Huge office with kitchen facilities on unit title. Nett $173,160 Price $1,425,000 Contact Mike Brand 0407 739 575

ABSOLUTE WATERFRONT - Sunshine Coast Pet friendly absolute waterfront comprising 2 adjacent complexes. Close to Hastings St, Noosa Wharf and all facilities. Spacious stand alone managers unit with outside waterfront courtyard. Nett $62,945 Price $995,000 Contact Mike Brand 0407 739 575

EASY AS! - Gold Coast This simple little holiday complex is easily run by 1 person. Views of the ocean from the managers unit. No amenities to clean & this business is located in popular Coolangatta. Nett $67,140 Price $665,000 Contact Andrea Venz 0438 925 977

CASH COW - Gold Coast This icon building is located in the heart of the Gold Coast action. All the business comes to you. Live off site & watch the cash roll in. All the hard work is done. Nett $360,000 Price $2,405,000 Contact Andrea Venz 0438 925 977

Brisbane Office

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

FABULOUS NOOSA RIVER LOCATION - Sunshine Coast

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TWO POPULAR BOUTIQUE COMPLEXES - Gold Coast Over looking the Golf Course close to Robina shopping centre & rail. It would have to be one of the best managers units. Lovely outlook from this 3 bed ens unit with DLUG. Nett $135,000 Price $1,235,000 Contact Garth Rippin 0412 735 389 Exclusive Agent ON THE BEACH - Gold Coast Watch the waves rolling in from your 3-bedroom managers unit, with ensuite. Great holiday building, walking distance to Surfers Paradise & Broadbeach. Nett $162,543 Price $1,970,000 Contact Garth Rippin 0412 735 389 Exclusive Agent NOOSA MOTEL STYLE - Sunshine Coast Letting 11 1 bed units in motel style complex. Walking distance to Noosa's famous Hastings St & Noosa beach. Has pool, spa, BBQ & guest laundry. 1.5 bedroom managers unit with office attached. Nett $106,000 Price $750,000 Contact Gerry Lewis 0411 655 445 Exclusive Agent MODERN - Gold Coast Very modern complex, great outlook from managers unit, separate office on title. Potential to increase income. Walk in walk out! Nett $150,000 Price $1,500,000 Contact Wesley Venz 0412 768 17


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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

PERFECT LOCATION - Sunshine Coast Luxury oceanfront 4 star north facing resort. Managers 3 bed unit has had total renovation. All units have large balconies with water views. Building has had major renovations. No set hours. Nett $331,000 Price $2,650,000 Contact Maria Duke 0409 349 285 PICTURESQUE PERMANENT - Gold Coast Large managers t/house with private yard & DLUG. Huge office with no set hours. Handy location to all amenities & you can even fish in the nearby river. Nett $169,000 Price $1,295,000 Contact Louise Pase 0407 751 578 Exclusive Agent BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY COMPLEX - Gold Coast This is a very attractive complex with a spacious 3 bed ens a/c managers unit, office on title, no set hours. Great amenities. Lots of repeat business. Only asking 3.38 times nett. Vendor will trade. Nett $102,000 Price $995,000 Contact Ross Venz 0414 925 802 MINI GOLD MINE - Brisbane Handy to Brisbane, furnished permanent minimum 3 months tenancy, popular with mining and infrastructure people, includes a comfy 1 bed managers apartment. Nett $75,200 Price $625,000 Contact David Harris 0418 748 050 INSPECT NOW! - Gold Coast A pure delight to inspect. Pet friendly & plenty of room & lifestyle. Ability to work other jobs. Minimal hours. Nett $44,000 Price $590,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927 Exclusive Agent ACTIVE PARTNER REQUIRED - Brisbane (pic) Purchase 20% or 40% share in this very prestigious Management Rights complex. This position requires an interview process by the current partnership team. Resumes & references are essential. Nett $156,000 or $247,000 Price $840,000 or 1,680,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927 Exclusive Agent

QUALITY & STYLE - Sunshine Coast Just 50m to Mooloolaba beach & Surf Club makes this a popular spot. All 23 units in letting pool & all but 2 have furn. packages. Well designed complex. 3 bed unit with large outdoor area. Nett $284,650 Price $2,125,000 Contact Maria Duke 0409 349 285 Exclusive Agent HUGE WATERFRONT UNIT - Gold Coast Beautiful large managers direct waterfront unit in prime position. This is a lifestyle business with large BC salary. BC very pro managers. Current managers moving to larger complex. Nett $125,000+ Price $1,435,000 Contact Louise Pase 0407 751 578 TOP CLASS HOL/PERM COMPLEX - Gold Coast This is a very desirable complex with ocean views from managers 2 bed ens a/c unit. Office on title, long agreements. Excellent amenities. Easily managed. Vendor will consider a trade. Nett $185,000 Price $1,725,000 Contact Ross Venz 0414 925 802 BEST IN THE WEST - Brisbane Only 20 mins to Brisbane CBD. A fabulous gated townhouse complex with comfy 3 bed managers townhouse, easily managed by 1 person, easy caretaking duties. Nett $174,500 Price $1,167,800 Contact David Harris 0418 748 050 MAGNIFICENT - Gold Coast What a fabulous business. All the hard work is done. Magical views from every unit. Proven, stable income & plenty of repeat business. A must to inspect. Nett $333,000 Price $2,820,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927 Exclusive Agent

SIMPLY FANTASTIC - Gold Coast This one is superb. Huge managers house with all the modern fit-out. Beach views from every unit. Beautifully presented & a must to inspect. Nett $276,000 Price $2,880,000 Contact Office 07 5592 5927 Exclusive Agent

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

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs Gold Coast

QLD

Kirra Automatics Long established Automatic Transmission repairs business located on the beautiful Gold Coast of QLD. This successful business is only 200 metres from Kirra Beach in close proximity to Coolangatta Beach. Having been in operation for 45 years, Kirra Automatics has established a large & loyal clientele, both general public & trade customers. We also do our own torque converter rebuilding. Current T/O is approx. $370,000 per annum. Price includes plant, equipment and spare parts.

(approx $78,000). This includes 5 hoists & 2 motor vehicles. The workshop covers an area of 1000sq metres, two thirds under cover, one third being driveway & parking. The premises also has a customer waiting room & office area. We are located near other auto businesses, mechanical, auto electrics, smash repair etc. Long lease available. Wonderful lifestyle opportunity for a qualified tradesperson to take advantage of this great business in one of the best areas of Australia.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $90,000 432731

mob 0408 455 703 piperg@bigpond.com.au

Auto or Mechanical Repairs Geraldton

WA

For Sale - Herks Panel Repairs Smash repair business in busy Geraldton, 4 hours north of Perth with population increasing every year. Established 35 years with 4 tradesman , two painter & 2 panel beaters, 1 labourer, manager, receptionist. Preferred repairer for SGIO, CGU, HBF, RAC, QBE plus we do WFI, Elders etc. Office and separate workshop on a 2000M2 corner block. Equipment includes hoist, car

bench,spray booth, pulling equipment, fan dent puller, spot welders, 2 mig welders, many tools etc. Glasrit paint system in place. Panel & Paint quoting system plus ORM software. We also have Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence. Owner would like to retire and has a respectable reputation. Only five panel shops in the City of Geraldton. 5 year lease on premises or option to buy later.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs NSW

North Coast

Service Station / Auto Electrical / Electronics

Located in Gloucester, Mid North Coast in NSW. Just 90 minutes from Newcastle and 50 minutes to Forster beaches & not far from beautiful Barrington Tops. Situated in the centre of town on a large double block the service station is well patronised by a loyal local clientele plus a good passing tourist trade. Huge workshop & showroom/office. Specialises in auto electrical & air conditioning repairs & maintenance. Gross T/O $600K plus. Stock approx $70K. Agents for Bosch Service, Jaycar & Leading Edge Electronics, Kleenheat LPG, Air Liquide Industrial Gases, Waeco mobile refrigeration. Great opportunity to purchase a long established business (1992) & a healthy country lifestyle in a great area. Service Vehicle inc. in sale. Freehold property also available with discount for package deal. Current council zoning effects subdivision of service station/workshop to enable separate trade from rear street which provides rental income from property. Double your income with mechanical repairs in workshop. Training would be provided to a suitable purchaser. FINANCE AVAILABLE. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Business - $235,000 + S.A.V. Property - $660,000 Property & Business - $785,000 + S.A.V. bh (02) 6558 1600 sales@autolecgloucester.com.au

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs Melbourne

VIC

Car Servicing 100% vendor finance is available, walk in with no money down. Est. for 27 yrs, this Motoring Franchise is located in Bulleen, Victoria just 12 km north-east from Melbourne’s CBD in a affluent area. It has a reputation of reliability, efficiency and

personalised service. You make money from the day you take over. Large base of clientele and strong goodwill. Turnover $450,000. Easy to run with help always available from Head Office. Excellent 5x5x5 year lease. 2 full time mechanics.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $200,000 431028

bh (03) 9850 4100 fax (03) 9852 1252 mob 0413 697 984 contactteak@gmail.com

Auto or Mechanical Repairs Jandowae

QLD

Freehold Business / Freehold House Combine a very successful business with a great lifestyle. Jandowae is located 1.5 hrs from Toowoomba; surrounded by one of Queensland’s largest wheat growing areas. Long established (33 years) specializing in service & repair of all types of light & heavy vehicles. RACQ licensed & inspection station. Large

clientele takes in the surrounding area. Current T/O exceeds $550,000. Sale includes a large 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with airconditioning, 3 car accom & a large outdoor area. Jandowae has all necessary facilities & amenities for good healthy country living. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs Brisbane

QLD

Walk In And Start Earning Long est. workshop operating in Oxley for 27 yrs with loyal & extensive customer base. All retail customers, no accounts, no bad debts. Street frontage on major 4 lane arterial road. Floor area 316 sqm, air conditioned office, customer lounge & staff room. Three hoists, extensive list of modern equipment with the latest in

diagnostics inc. Computerised workshop accounting program, website, RACQ Approved Repairer, 5 day operation, currently 1 full time office staff & 2 on workshop floor. Good net profit, suit couple with 1-2 staff. Great opportunity for a tradesman to earn much more than wages. Training provided to suitable buyer.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 3379 3690 ah (07) 3271 4464 mob 0414 451 148 g.family@optusnet.com.au www.gleesonsauto.com

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Auto Parts & Accessories Outer Sydney

NSW

Automotive Tyres & Mechanical Well established since 1972, this highly recommended business operates out of superb premises in the semi rural & growing Hills District of Sydney. Boasting a busy main road position & well-equipped workshop, the business has an excellent customer base for tyres sales and mechanical repairs. Currently aligned with Tyrepower, the largest independent tyre retailer in Australasia, and one of the fastest growing co-operative buying groups in Australia.

Tyrepower is an industry leader in tyre retailing and associated automotive services who pride themselves on offering clients and customers the best brands, the most accurate advice and competitive prices available. Turnover $2,000,000 plus per annum. Long lease available. Sale includes late model fully equipped service truck plus fork lift. Current owners of 28 years now retiring. Please contact for full & financial details.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: will exceed $1,000,000 bh 0408 275 754 dural@tyrepower.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 $840K, consistent high growth, generating avg. 18% yearly net return including healthy sales through the leased mechanical workshop. Stock approx $100K. Freehold includes shop premises and modern 3 b/room home.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: P.O.A. 431039

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

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Beauty Salon

Mudgee

Gold Coast

NSW

QLD

Goodyear Autocare Mudgee

Established Boutique Salon

Premier business located in Mudgee, a town in central NSW. Being just under a four-hour drive from Sydney, Mudgee is a favourite “short break” destination for people who like food, wine, the great outdoors and the comfort of sophisticated accommodation. Business has been established 13 years and is fully refurbished, nothing to spend. A1 equipment inc. in sale. This is a fantastic opportunity for motivated persons. Vendor finance available. Owner willing to negotiate price for quick sale. Contact for further information.

Long established boutique salon walking distance to Surfers Paradise. Set within unique centre with lots of lovely complimentary shops & restaurant. The salon specializes in hair, beauty & tanning with local patronage. Beautiful décor and atmosphere. Currently run with casual loyal staff who will stay on. Owner is an investor and does not work within business. Easy to operate with shortcuts system. Good lease with 5 year option. Current T/O $200,000 p.a. Plant value $48K. Finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 6372 2186 ah 0427 722 186 fax (02) 6372 7627 mob 0427 722 186 harbrem@dodo.net.au www.mudgee.nsw.gov.au

price: $95,000 + S.A.V.

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414387

price: $283,000 negotiable

responsegcbusiness@hotmail.com

428182

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Bakery Brisbane

QLD

Bakers Delight Franchise Opportunity This excellent Baker’s Delight Franchise is located within the vibrant inner city suburb of Paddington, Brisbane next to Woolworths. Just 10 minutes from City Centre. Established for over 15 years. Fantastic family style local business with loyal local clientele.

Excellent parking facilities with 7 days trading. Gross T/O for year 08/09 $557,000. Reluctantly selling this highly profitable business due to other commitments. Contact for further information. Possible finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $170,000 negotiable 429832

mob 0419 568 322 davenwynd@gmail.com

Beauty Products Gold Coast

QLD

FHAB - “Face, Hair and Body” 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 2500 VIPs, a strong tourist and local trade? The prime location in a busy shopping centre with trained and loyal staff? Want to make a sea change and be your own boss? Stocking discount and fashion cosmetics as well as professional make up and nail products. Supplying to tourists, make up artists, nail

technicians, local shoppers and the Harbour Town community. Harbour Town is the tourist and local discount shopping destination on the Gold Coast with annual traffic reaching 7 million! T/O 437,423 p.a. Selling due to owners having relocated to southern NSW. Currently run under management. Make the most of our new initiatives including a Nail Bar, Spray Tans and improved website. Do you want to own the best little make up business in the Gold Coast? Possible finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $125,000 + stock bh (07) 5500 5462 sara@fhab.com.au

fax (07) 5500 6981 www.fhab.com.au

mob 0413 592 645

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Bike and Motorcycle Melbourne

VIC

Great Opportunity / Big Turnover Thriving business located just 10 mins from Melbourne CBD, in Hoppers Crossing. Sells a massive range of new and used Motorcycles including a complete range of Yamaha plus used bikes from MX, Enduro, Sports, Touring & children’s bikes. Also a super store with Spare Parts and a huge range of Accessories with brands such as Fox, Alpinestar, O’neal, Shift & Crofts. Turnover $4 MILLION plus / stock varies between $400K & $500K. Renowned for its friendly staff and some of Australia’s finest factory trained technicians. The business has large modern premises with an extremely modern workshop. Currently this very profitable business is run Under Management with the owner not involved in its every day operation. Contact for full & financial information. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

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Bike and Motorcycle Mornington Peninsula

VIC

Great Opportunity for Bike Enthusiast Located in a prominent position in Hastings with excellent exposure to the main road, this Bike Shop has been operating for over 17 years. Selling all types of bicycles and accessories, electric bikes, exercise equipment and mobility scooters, with potential to hire bikes, sell sports equipment and scuba gear as there is no sports shop in town. The building is 2 storey with approx 300 sqm downstairs including 80 sqm showroom, toilets, shower, kitchen, repair area and massive storage area, and

80 sqm upstairs which includes another showroom and office with beautiful views over the surrounding farm lands. Currently operated by 2 people. Great web site in place plus cards, uniforms and other marketing material. Excellent plant and equipment. The business expanded to new bigger premises last February and the figures since the move speak for themselves. Huge potential for growth. Very large customer base established. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (03) 5979 1776 mob 0418 314 687 graham@hastingsbicycles.com.au www.hastingsbicycles.com.au

433118

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

Boat South Coast

NSW

The Ultimate Coastal Lifestyle Business Live on the beautiful South Coast, own a safe oceangoing boat and make it your business to enjoy. Est. 16 years and still growing this business caters for fishing, diving, whale watching and island cruises around

Montague Island in the pristine waters of Bateman's Marine Park. Fully licensed (2C 13 persons) and operational. Changeover training and experienced crew available if required. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $220,000 bh 0408 428 857 ah (02) 4476 8080 mob 0408 428 857 islandcharters@westnet.com.au www.islandchartersnarooma.com

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Book Shop

Building and Construction

Northern NSW

Bundaberg

NSW

QLD

Enjoy Your Work

Local Concrete Pumping Service

Not just a fun business, this diamond in the rough in Murwillumbah in the heart of the Northern Rivers Region, 20 min from beaches, is a treechange opportunity that won’t last long. Strong loyal customer base established over 18 years. Consistent sales in good times and bad. Very little competition, low rent and unique quality stock. The growth potential is endless. Easy to run, operating Mon-Fri 9-5. Turnover $100k gross sales a year. Put in as little or as much extra time as you want. Training and ongoing support for new owner.

Established for over 12 years, this business operates in booming Queensland coastal region. Business shows solid turnover and profit, and has potential for further expansion with enthusiastic new owner. This is an easily run business and current owner works part-time. Price includes Mercedes Benz truck mounted with 28 metre Callaghan boom pump, advertising, phone number and ongoing work through repeat clientele. Current owner is relocating.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

ah (02) 6672 7420 baileysbookstore@gmail.com

434552

bh (02) 6672 6881 mob 0458 716 158

bh 0412 798 589 ah 0412 798 589 fax (07) 4154 2658 mob 0412 798 589 burnettconcretepumping@yahoo.com

414519

price: $145,000 O.N.O.

price: $94,000

Building and Construction Gold Coast Hinterland

QLD

Retirement Looming Opportunity for Younger Man Successful family run asphalt business specialising in bitumen roads, driveways and repairs. Located in the beautiful Mount Tamborine area in the Gold Coast hinterland of southeast QLD, 70kms south of Brisbane and 25kms inland from Surfers Paradise. Rapidly growing and highly profitable business involving all forms of earthmoving. A large range of equipment to handle a job of any size is included in the sale. The business turns over

$1,000,000 per annum and shows a healthy 40% - 50% profit with plenty of forward bookings in this fast developing area. Unlimited potential. Price includes all plant and equipment. Owners are willing to train the purchaser. It would be beneficial if the purchaser held earthmoving tickets and truck license. This is a genuine opportunity for a younger man as S.E. QLD is the fastest growing area in the country. Contact owners for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 5543 6553 ah (07) 5543 6666 mob 0418 985 003 lynette.beadle@bigpond.com www.tamborinemountain.net 40 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

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Building and Construction South East

QLD

Solid Business Looking For Motivated New Owner Located in Brisbane- Gold Coast growth corridor. Specialising in the supply of sealers, colour, stencil, polymer flake flooring, swimming pool coatings and concretors tools. This trade store needs to expand. Increased interest and demand from the DIY sector is dictating expansion in that area as well as increased product ranges from existing suppliers to be promoted. Ideal business for a couple, but has been run for the past 5 years by a single owner with assistance from a knowledgable casual staff member. Please contact if this business is for you.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $160,000 + S.A.V. 429831

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

Building and Construction

Cafe

Strathalbyn

Far North

SA

QLD

Excellent Turnover

Three Great Cash Businesses In One

Established concrete batching plant & equipment. Consists of 3m3 cement weigh hopper, 75 tonne cement silo, silo filter/overflow kit, 7m3 Sand/Aggregate weigh hopper, water pumps/sprayers, air compressor, batch hut/lunch room, toilet & storage shed, aggregate and sand storage bins, washout bays and pits. Equipment in excellent condition, purchased brand new 2 years ago. Trucks and loader can be included on negotiation. Please contact for further information.

Cafe, 2 purpose built vehicles (smokovans) + Laundromat business situated in friendly tableland town, Mareeba, close to Cairns and Port Douglas with endless things to see and do. Currently operating 5 days a week, 7:30am to 3:30pm by 1 single mum with 4 part time ladies. All cash income! High T/O with low rent. A couple could do so much more with this business. Price includes stock and equipment, no encumberances. Contact for full and financial information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

434364

mob 0407 553 205

ah (07) 4092 3135 mob 0432 201 783 lorrie41@qld.chariot.net.au

432842

price: $120,000 WIWO

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Cafe North Melbourne

VIC

Great Location This cafe generates consistent sales and high profits. It has operated under the same vendors for 21 years, and is established in an excellent corner location in North Melbourne, close to the local shopping strip, Victoria Market and CBD. Average weekly takings of of $12,000+, but this financial year to date it has achieved an average of $14,000+. Operates 7am-4.30pm, Mon Friday only. Easy going

landlord, receptive to longer lease; Currently 9 years left to run on lease; weekly rental $828 incl GST. Shop seats 45 with ample space for preparation and storage. Stable staff keen to stay on; simple food (no chef), with all recipes, menus and manuals included. Management willing to stay on for a while if desired. Perfect mix of strong, proven performance & further growth opportunities.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $330,000 432427

mob 0421 604 523 info@sandwich.com.au

Cafe Falls Creek

VIC

Café and Bar in Popular Ski Resort The Last Hoot Café and Bar is a 150 seat café/restaurant situated in Falls Creek Ski Resort in the Victorian Alps. Gross turnover last ski season $400K. Sellers finance available. Operating at lunchtime as a café providing hot meals and various other food plus coffee and refreshments and catering for up to 400 skiers per day. At night it operates as a Pizzeria, providing pizza, pastas and other meals including desserts plus a fully licensed bar. The business is

conveniently located at the base of the major ski run and is adjacent to the resort’s biggest chair lift. The area is one of 2 busy hubs within the resort and is a major thoroughfare and meeting place. A highly enjoyable and profitable business to run with scope to operate Xmas, Easter and School Holidays or year round. Sale includes all fixtures, fittings and equipment. Take advantage of free rent - lease paid up until May. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Cafe

Western Suburbs

Cafe

Townsville

NSW

QLD

Great Cash Business

Heritage Tea Rooms / Townsville Icon

Well established & beautifully presented food business. ‘Well Being’ is located in a very busy food court within a major Shopping Centre. The business has a large regular clientele plus a huge passing trade. ‘Well Being’ specializes in a wide range of fresh good including sandwiches, salads, soups, risotto’s & pasta. Also serves various juices & smoothies. Only simple cooking is required such as steak sandwiches. Current T/O $8K - $8.5K per week. Easy business to run with maximum 4 staff (casual) required in busy times. 5 year lease. Training would be provided to a suitable purchaser. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Situated in a cool, picturesque bush setting in the Townsville hinterland, the multi award winning Hervey’s Range Heritage Tea Rooms is world famous – the first establishment on the planet to offer the rare Kopi Luwak Coffee on the menu @ $50 per cup. Frequented by tourists & locals alike, the business serves freshly baked scones, cakes, breakfast, lunches, espresso coffee & teas. This business also includes a gift/souvenir shop & is still growing with the opening of a Cellar Door for wine tasting & sales in the near future. A function shed which seats 100 & wedding chapel are new additions. This has become a “must do” when visiting Townsville. $635,000 T/O & massive 70% gp – 5x5 year lease. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

428406

mob 0419 285 885 ricardojoanne@aol.com

bh (07) 4778 0199 ah (07) 4778 0014 fax (07) 4778 0199 scones@heritagetearooms.com.au www.heritagetearooms.com.au

433143

price: $485,000 WIWO

price: $85,000 WIWO

Cafe Western Sydney

NSW

Partnership Breakup Vendors misfortune, your good fortune! Selling due to a marriage breakup. With a new $300,000 approx. fit out, this café is ready to go, just looking for new owner to reap the benefits. Vendor willing to assist incoming purchaser by offering 1 month’s free rent plus sellers finance. This café/restaurant is strategically located in an old fire station on a main road in Sydney’s Parramatta, enjoying the advantage of thousands of visitors, tourists plus local

residents. Yefsi is beautifully presented, with modern fixtures and fittings. Previously catering Greek cuisine however, can be used as any cuisine. The premises offers elegant space and a relaxed atmosphere for its future regular and casual clientele. There is also a second floor which could be used for functions. Strong 5x5 lease, owner willing to assist in transition period. Contact for full information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 9281 4599 mob 0411 180 823

fax (02) 9212 6054 sophia17@optusnet.com.au

433049

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Cafe Central Coast

NSW

Unique Café Nursery/Perfect Sea Change Cafe - Nursery - Gift Shop located in the beautiful relaxing resort area of Ettalong Beach, just 4km from Woy Woy, and only 40km north of Sydney. The business if renowned for its food including an All Day Big Breakfast & Xtreme Gourmet Burgers, plus sandwiches, Devonshire tea, cakes, muffins, coffee and iced drinks as well as takeaway options. There is indoor seating plus covered and heated outdoor areas including 2 sun filled courtyards. Open 7 days from 8.30am to 4.00pm. The business also sells plants & other gardening items such as

potting mix, pine bark, seed raising mix, fertilizers etc. The giftware side of the business offers a range of locally sourced pieces such as exquisitely hand painted ornaments, exotically scented soy wax candles, hand made gift cards and other unique one-off items. There is a display of beautifully designed Balinese homeware and handicrafts available for purchase, plus a range of feng shui books, incense, fragrant oils, tarot and crystals, plus fantasy items such as pixies and fairies etc. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 4344 5824 yomp@live.co.uk

mob 0409 880 658 www.yeolde.yolasite.com

433710

price: $70,000

Cafe Mid North Coast

NSW

FREEHOLD - Multi Purpose Complex Wonderful opportunity to purchase an established Arts & Craft centre, Café / Gallery plus an approved Function Centre & a 3 bedroom, double garage home overlooking the beautiful Taree Valley. This unique business is located 10 minutes from Taree, the freeway & only 15 minutes from pristine beaches. The large Cafe / Gallery has a spacious under cover seating area & is surrounded by 2 acres of spectacular parks & gardens with its own large Spring Fed dam. The function

centre is a great venue for weddings, birthdays, or other special occasions (forward bookings to Oct 2010). No money to spend. Large parking area for cars & coaches & lots of paved areas. The replacement cost of the buildings, plant & equipment alone without the acreage would surpass $1MIL. The potential of this opportunity must be seen to be appreciated. Owners wanting to retire & looking for a quick sale. Priced to sell. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Cafe Central Coast

NSW

Coffee & Donuts Situated in a prime position in a food court next to the entrance of Woolworths, this business has been successfully operating at this location since 1994. The shop has recently undergone a complete re-fit and is in a newly refurbished area of a major shopping centre. The shop also has new equipment and a long lease. With plenty of loyal customers enjoying the cake & yeast donuts, coffee, hot drinks, milkshakes, thickshakes, cold drinks, scoop ice cream, slushees, hot dogs and over 5,000 donuts each week . The

cake donuts are made daily on the premises. Turnover is in excess of $500,000 gross pa. No franchise fees to worry about leaving plenty of profit to take home. A store room is also included. After 16 years of running this successful, independent shop the owner is moving on to new ventures. A full equipment list can be sent out on request. Full training is available in all aspects of using the equipment through to the operation of the shop, if required. Finance available. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $265,000 WIWO 434166

bh (02) 4362 8666 mob 0414 431 306 wayneluckey@optusnet.com.au

Cafe Pyrmont

NSW

Waterfront Cafe/Restaurant Family owned and operated waterfront dining with a Mediterranean feel. Fully licenced restaurant with dine or drink, located in Pyrmont Sydney. The picturesque Pyrmont is also part of the Darling Harbour region and is 2 kilometres south-west of the Sydney CDB. With beautiful water & park views, this business currently operates 6

days, breakfast and lunch only and would suit any cuisine. Catering for its loyal, local residents & corporates as well as private functions and off site catering. 2 permanent plus 4 casual staff in place, lease 3+5. Licence to seat 70(35 outside and 35 inside) which is great for private functions. Contact for full information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $330,000 negotiable mob 0414 850 333 h2ocafepyrmont@iinet.net.au www.h2ocafepyrmont.com.au

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Cafe Bundaberg

QLD

Two Bakery Cafes For Sale Two successful businesses being sold separately or as a package. The first business is located at Bargara on Queensland’s Coral Coast, 1 months rent free to assist incoming purchaser. Seller finance available. Well established for 10 years in a shopping centre with good established retail and wholesale customer base. Low- rental and long lease. No experience required. Highly experienced staff in place.

PRICE $255,000. Includes Mitsubishi delivery van, wellmaintained equipment and stock. The second business would be an ideal husband & wife operation & is situated at Burnett Heads a popular fishing resort, PRICE $45,000. 1 months rent free. Seller finance available. Excellent combined $900,000 plus turnover businesses with the fringe benefits of an enjoyable lifestyle. Contact for further information.

price: Bargara - $255,000 WIWO Burnett Heads - $45,000 WIWO Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

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price: Combined - $295,000

Cafe Brisbane Northside

QLD

What a Great Location! This is a timely opportunity. Established 10 years this well patronised Coffee Lounge is located in a busy area of Sandgate on Brisbane’s Northside not far from the Bay. The present owners, who are ready to retire, have built a reputation for tasty, made-on-

the-premises food. Staff in place and prepared to stay. Current T/O $500K plus. Lease in place with options for renewal. Great potential for a young couple to take advantage of a loyal, regular clientele. Training would be provided.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Cafe

South Coast

Car Detailing

Sydney

NSW

NSW

Unique Opportunity

WOW Mobile Wash

Situated on the beautiful South Coast at Sussex Inlet this well established Marine Trader, located over the water comprises a Café / Kiosk, a retail business selling all types of Fishing Gear & Bait, a Marina with Tinnies for Hire & a Fuel outlet. The Café has built a great reputation for sumptuous, light Meals & wonderful Coffee & has a solid regular clientele plus an ever-increasing tourist trade. This is mainly a cash business. An opportunity to purchase a good business now with huge potential in the future, with massive growth in the area. Training & possible finance would be available to a suitable buyer.

Well established mobile car & boat detailing business serving the Sydney Metro area with huge potential for growth. Currently operating 2 cars but set-up to franchise or expand under strong brand name. Large customer base serviced for 4 years, which provides instant turnover, strong cash flow, with an excellent profit margin. New owners will receive full training, stock, website and two cars ready to earn from day one.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

425953

fax (02) 4441 0888 mob 0427 551 016

mob 0431 559 949 mike@wowwash.com.au www.wowwash.com.au

432886

price: $120,000

price: $550,000 O.N.O. WIWO

Caravan Park Albury

NSW

Lifestyle / Income Well-established friendly popular park easily managed by a couple. Situated on NSW/VIC border so plenty of passing trade. Close to snowfields, wineries, Ned Kelly country & the beautiful Murray River. 52 sites. Fully self-contained cabins & low maint. pool. 3 bed. residence on site with office & private

yard. Gross Profit $250,000, nett approx. $100,000 p.a. 50% of park consists of longterm tenants ensuring good regular income. Located in town therefore close to shops, sporting facilities, schools & clubs. 14-year lease. Training & finance available to a suitable purchaser.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

400662

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Caravan Park

North West

Catering

Galston

WA

NSW

5.6ha, 123 powered sites, 7 cabins, in ground pool and spa, 3 bedroom managers residence. Approval for additional 64 accommodation units. Contact for further information

Kims Cafe and Catering is a perfect business for a couple who enjoy the hospitality industry. This business comes with many extras, such as a work vehicle and cafe furnishings and kitchen equipment. Why spend Hundreds of thousands of dollars on another business when Kims Cafe and Catering is set-up, ready to open for business! Many well established corporate clients in the Sydney area and we also cater private events in the Hills District and surrounding suburbs. The Cafe is currently trading 6 days a week. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: P.O.A.

price: $120,000

bh (08) 8398 2300 fax (08) 8398 2306 rick@pkfmb.com.au

mob 0438 549 110 kim@kimscatering.com.au

433074

Cafe / Catering Business

434719

Freehold Caravan Park

Catering South West

NSW

Grinners Are Winners! This is a company owned franchise with excellent standards of service. Includes a large data base of long term Government & Corporate clients as well as the management rights to one of Sydney's most unique function centres. Grinners Catering prepares and serves a tantalizing array of Hot & Cold menus from Buffet to Finger Food Cocktail selections, Outdoor Barbeques etc. This business has been the blueprint to develop the successful systems now used nationwide by Grinners Catering. A very strong bank of confirmed and deposited forward bookings well into 2010 and enquiries into 2011.

Attractive long term lease on premises. Located in Camden NSW, just 60km south west of Sydney. Camden boasts that rural feel of yesterday, with all the luxuries and conveniences of today, offering locals and visitors the best of both worlds. Sale price is all inclusive complete with motor vehicles. Previous hospitality experience not necessarily essential due to all operating systems being in place. This franchise is being released to free up personnel for further expansion. Contact for further information. Finance available to approved purchaser.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Catering Brisbane

QLD

Silk Road Mobile Delights Highly successful private business delivering quality snacks & meals to already established & long standing customer base, within prestige suburbs in Brisbane’s West, including Chapel Hill, Indooroopilly, St Lucia, Toowong, Taringa, Kenmore & Fig Tree Pocket. T/O $180K plus pa with gross profit margins in the 50+% region. Price includes: • 2007 Toyota Hilux 2.7Ltr manual with low mileage. • Stainless steel module on rear tray with working oven (Cook-on brand), Icehawk refrigeration display unit & drinks cabinet, duel water tanks (clean, waste), 2 gas bottle storage, twin wash basins & additional cold storage. • 4 Chest Freezers, 3 Refrigerator/freezer units, numerous trays and associated items. Two weeks training, introduction to customer base & advice on opportunities to grow the business. Additional training can be negotiated at an agreed rate. Stock is not included in the price, but will be charged at cost. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $85,000 including $5,000 of seller finance 433967

bh (07) 3878 7028 mob 0417 932 199 bruceip@bigpond.com

Child Care Centre Canberra Region

NSW

Freehold Child Care Centre Located in an historic & friendly village 30 minutes from Canberra, this well established & profitable long day Child Care Centre (62 place) has achieved high quality ratings in all NCAC accreditation categories at its last review & is extremely well regarded in the local community. Comprising of three rooms (Preschool, Toddler and Baby) and currently reflecting an occupancy rate of approximately 80% the centre

generates fees in the order of $850,000 per annum. The centre is fully managed by the existing staff with little input from the current owners. The block, which is approximately 3 000m2, provides a fabulous outdoor play area and may offer the opportunity to further extend the premises. Being a popular semi-rural village close to Canberra there is a growing demand for childcare places along with the opportunity to expand into before and after-school care.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $1,750,000 freehold mob 0409 311 091 childcaresale@hotmail.com.au

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Cleaning Grafton

NSW

Long Established Instant Income Highly profitable Cleaning business situated in Grafton on the banks of the mighty Clarence River. 1 hour drive South to Coffs Harbour. 30 minutes North to Maclean and 45 minutes to Yamba & Brooms Head. Services the Grafton area of NSW. Established 21 years with regular daily, weekly and monthly clientele. Includes office, builders cleans, vacant house cleans, windows, domestic cleans, carpet cleans etc. This is a secure

business with regular income and potential for growth. Currently operated/worked by husband and wife. A newly leased van is included in sale with take-over lease by the purchaser. Machinery included- vacuums, carpet cleaner, floor polisher etc. Training provided. Great lifestyle with beaches, fishing & boating close by. All amenities & facilities available in this great country town. SELLER FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $65,000 WIWO fax (02) 6644 8320 jaklee1@bigpond.com

432420

bh (02) 6644 8320 mob 0429 793 210

Cleaning Melbourne

VIC

Commercial Cleaning Contractors There is a lot of money to be earned here. This franchise is perfect for a side income hiring full time cleaners or for those who want to work themselves 40 - 50 hours a week and keep 2 casual staff. After 6 years we have earned enough to get ahead in life. 12 contracts in place including one very large contract serviced for 5 years this contract due for expansion as new premises opening in July. Work hours

3:30pm - 11pm Monday – Friday, plus some weekend work - these times are based on 2 people doing the work. Current turnover $9000 to $10,000 per month. Another new contract signed due to start April 9th. If a job is lost due do company closure or moving overseas it is replaced by head office. Plenty of work out there. 2 weeks training available. Contact for further information.

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Cleaning - Commercial

Clothing

South

NSW

Sydney Northern Beaches NSW

Great Cash Flow Business

Clothing Alterations

Spic and Span is an active cleaning business which has been running for 12 years. Business specialises in carpet steam cleaning, Vinyl strip/reseal, window cleaning and commercial contract cleaning. Based in Cooma, servicing the far South Coast (Bega & Eden) and the Snowy Mountains area (Jindabyne, Cooma & Queanbeyan). Currently 10 cleaners employed, some casuals. Business also looks after minor maintenance, gardening and lawn mowing. Currently running 4 vehicles(3 vehicles are less than 2 years old) and two truck mount carpet cleaners. Gross T/O $550,000. Training will be provided as well as ongoing support by current owner. Contact for further information.

Clothing alteration business in Northern Beaches. Established 14 years. Turnover $120,000 p.a. Nett $2,000 p/w. Selling for $195,000 including all equipment & shop fittings. 2 partners operating the business, both work 4 days each. Lease available – 15 months, with 3-year option. Current rental $420 p/w.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $450,000

bh (02) 9975 7776 mob 0404 829 305

ah (02) 9975 7776 demircan@live.com.au

431375

price: $195,000 025534

bh (02) 6453 3094 ah (02) 6453 3109 fax (02) 6453 3055 mob 0412 360 735 tidbold1@bigpond.net.au

Clothing Dural

N SW

Ladies Fashion Boutique A unique ladies fashion clothing and accessories boutique targeting ages in the 30 and over age range. Turnover $500,000 plus. This is a growth business with an excellent location among other premier businesses in the affluent Hills District. Well known in the trade with top labels. High repeat sales from regular customers, plus mailing list. Open 6 days with fully trained staff in place. Can

be run under management or by an experienced owner plus one part time employee. The business has a first class relationship with its suppliers. Scheduled advertising in place. Reluctant sale, owner has been in the business for a long time and is ready to retire. Seller finance available. To discuss price and all other details contact the owner. Accountant can confirm all information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0408 461 294 tovela@optusnet.com.au

433009

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Clothing Wollongong

NSW

Sea Change Ladies Clothing Boutique Up market ladies boutique. Well established on Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow, ideally positioned halfway between Aldi and Woolworths, providing plenty of free parking for customers. My style boutique stocks highly sought after Australian & European labels such as Mela Purdie (exclusively), AnimaleContony, Very Very, Honey & Beau, Hussy, DP Jeans, Zola Shoes, Manzoni bags & accessories, Samantha Wills jewellery. Strong client card

base with many repeat customers mainly in age demographic 30 – 65. Gross turnover 2008 / 2009 $500,000 and growing. Fairy Meadow is a beautiful coastal tourist town with a vibrant business community and first class amenities and recreation. Selling due to family relocating to property in Kiama. Fully detailed Information Memorandum and financials available. Contact John Carrasco of Twenty Twenty SME for further details.

bh (02) 4203 2100 fax (02) 4229 5305 mob 0448 755 034 john@twentytwentysme.com.au www.twentytwentysme.com.au

430686

price: $145,000 + S.A.V. (approx. $200,000)

Clothing Northern NSW

NSW

Clothing Boutique in Friendly Country Town Located in Dorrigo on the main route between the country and the coast, this modern, stylish clothing store specializes in upmarket ladies and menswear, with potential to add childrens clothing to its retail operation. The premises have a large attractive retail space elegantly laid out to attract passers by and display the stock to the best advantage. There is ample storage space. The business also operates an Internet shop which provides a good

stream of new clients. Excellent local clientele plus an ever-increasing tourist trade. A new owner with a flair for fashion plus enthusiasm could continue to build this business. Very reasonable rent and low overheads. Dorrigo is only 45 mins to the beach, 60 mins to Coffs Harbour and 80 mins to Armidale and is a popular tourist destination. Owner is ready to retire. Possible finance available. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 6657 1339 fax (02) 6657 1339 52 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

ah (02) 6657 8104 mob 0415 996 398

eoh57@hotmail.com

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Newsagency

Pest Control

Katherine

North

NT

QLD

This is an excellent opportunity to invest in a solid business in a high traffic tourism area with good local trade also. With a secure lease it has a prime territory and a well presented premises. Good growth potential with increase in profits due to recent initiatives yet to be reflected in the already strong returns. Easily run business in a great region. Contact for further information.

Rare opportunity to purchase a long established & successful Pest Control business located on the beautiful & fast growing Coral Coast of North QLD. Operating in the Port Douglas & Mossman area (60 mins to Cairns). Large & expanding client base with still plenty of future potential. 30 % Domestic, 30% Commercial, 40% Termites. T/O $300K plus. Easy business to run with licensed technician happy to stay. Plant & equipment included in the sale. Suit family looking for a good business & a great lifestyle & boating, fishing etc. Training provided. SELLER FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $650,000 + S.A.V.

price: $160,000 WIWO

bh (08) 8971 1203 fax (08) 8971 1553

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

ah (08) 8971 0972 scott.palmer3@bigpond.com

429003

Live & Work In Paradise

435307

Established Newsagency

Nursery Melbourne

VIC

Security & Lifestyle In A Rewarding Family Business Invest in this recession proof Hydroponic Cut Flower Business! Specialising in Gerberas - approx 12,000 plants all under hot housing. Operating for 14 years selling direct to florists twice weekly. This operation needs 1 person full time & 1 part time. No previous experience required as vendor is available and prepared to train buyer in all facets of the business for as long as required. Showing EXCELLENT returns for approx 4 days a week work.

Includes 1999 Ford Transit delivery van with low kms & in excellent condition. Located in a Bayside suburb with schools, universities, hospitals, public transport, major shopping centres all in very close proximity & only 20kms from Melbourne CBD. Also available for renting is either a 2 or a 3 bedroom unit. Vendor is prepared to offer vendor terms of $100K deposit & the balance on easy pay as you go terms. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (03) 9558 1349 mob 0413 071 884

fax (03) 9558 0616 dvoutsas@iprimus.com.au

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Nursery South East

N SW

Cascades Nursery/Perfect Family Business Situated on 14.7ha (36 acres) only 2km out of the town of Batlow, this well established nursery is an ideal family business. The customer base stretches from Yass through to Canberra and down to Cooma and Jindabyne. Boasting one of the largest ranges of cold climate exotic trees to be found in any nursery, Cascades has an enviable reputation for quality, range and service. The land area is rich basalt soil, ideal for expansion into field-grown trees and establishment of a wholesale business to run

alongside, or any other horticultural pursuits. Nestled into the rolling hills on the western edge of the Snowy Mtns, Batlow is a friendly small country town boasting a huge range of amenities, social, sporting, cultural and medical. With a climate ideally suited to this business, Batlow, famous for apple production, lies at 800 m altitude midway between Sydney and Melbourne, just over 2 hours to Canberra, and close to all the winter and summer delights of the high country.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 6949 1268 amandian@cascadesnursery.com.au www.cascadesnursery.com.au

433144

price: $700,000 + S.A.V.

Painting & Decorating Sydney

N SW

Quality Business & Quality Income An exciting opportunity to purchase a well respected painting business with the backing from a reputable established franchise company. What you will receive on the purchase of this business is Instant Reputation, Quality Image, Business Know How, Quality Income, Quality Clients, Signage, Some Stationary Needs, Van Fully Equipped and Trailer with Signage, and Full Training. The Franchisor will offer a suburb in Sydney

suitable to you and you will not have to waste hours chasing work and talking to prospective clients. Buy into a viable business whose success is already demonstrated. Being part of a major organization you benefit from their bulk buying power and their help with any technical or business questions. If you want to run your own business and are looking for financial security contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

fax (02) 9711 2856 mob 0438 553 537 sarlute@optusnet.com www.sydneypaintingprofessionals.com.au 94 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

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Pet Shop Beaumaris

VIC

Pampering Our Precious Pets Current owner is willing to assist new owner with 3 months RENT FREE. Poppets is a professional grooming studio for pets which provides quality service, pet information, pet products and animal health supplies for dogs, cats and small animals. Located in the beautiful suburb of Beamaris, approx. 23 km south of Melbourne CBD. The business

is in a very well known shopping strip called the ‘Concourse’, which is surrounded by many other local businesses e.i IGA, bakers, banks, medical, chemists, cafes etc. Gross T/O $415,000. Trading MondayFriday 9am to 5:30pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm. Contact for further information. Seller finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0439 198 892 kagregory9@bigpond.com www.poppets.net.au

433013

price: Sensibly priced

Pet Shop Melbourne

VIC

The Purrfect Pet Shop This dynamic pet store is ideal for the single operator or husband/wife team. Purposely set up and merchandised so can be easily run by a single staff member. Ready to walk into and start selling... nothing to do, complete refit. Stocking high quality specialty pet goods, all stock is current and lines are of high turnover. Selling puppies, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, birds, rats and mice and all accessories for domestic pet care. Ever growing market which has not been affected by recent global financial factors, store is showing good growth.

Currently turning over between $5000 - $7000 per week dependant on the amount of puppies available. Owners currently drawing a weekly wage plus employing staff. Exceptional income for owner operator. Situated 25kms South east of Melbourne this store is in a well known shopping centre boasting Kmart, Coles, Sanity, Australia Post, 4 major banks, Medical Centre plus wide selection of specialty retailers. Enjoys excellent traffic flow, low rent and a further 31/2 years left on lease. Current stock value approx $37,000.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0410 131 486 / 0404 971 496 petprofessionals@bigpond.com

429892

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

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Post Office Merriwa

NSW

Secure business with residence & lifestyle A licenced Post Office is Australia’s safest, low risk business. Merriwa LPO is a charming country PO with the option of a beautifully renovated sandstone residence. With secure net income of $85k this thriving business is a great treechange opportunity with scope for expansion. Merriwa is ideally situated in the scenic and flourishing Upper Hunter Valley, within 2 hrs of Newcastle, Dubbo & Tamworth & only 1.2 hrs from Mudgee. Our friendly town boasts many

facilities incl. new hospital, 2 doctors, 3 schools, cafes, Olympic pool, golf course and most sports. Three bed. house (much larger than it looks in the photos) has spacious well appointed rooms, high ceilings, 2 WC, new 8 metre garage/workshop, outside entertaining area, carport and attractive gardens. Priced to sell. Possible finance available. Price: Business, freehold commercial property & residence $549k + S.A.V. Business only $249k + S.A.V.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $549,000 + S.A.V. freehold

Play Centre

Point Cook

429857

ah (02) 6548 3088 fax (02) 6548 2878 mgillott@bigpond.net.au

Rural

North Coast

VIC

NSW

Perfect For Owner Operator

Children’s Indoor Play Centre Cafe & Takeaway

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Situated just South of Coffs Harbour, North Coast Weed Control was est. 1989 & is a well known & respected agricultural ground spraying business. Ideally suited in this area because of its unique 12 months growing season & drought proof status. The major part of this business is boom spraying (fully equipped Toyota Land Cruiser) weeds in pasture for livestock producers of dairy & beef. Other activities include pre-emergent & selective crop spraying, hand spraying of a wide range of noxious weeds plus domestic & industrial work as well as Government work. Selling due to retirement. All financial figures available. Contact for further information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $295,000 WIWO

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

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

bh (02) 6655 4076 mob 0427 256 003

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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 5 years. Play Centre trades 7 days whilst take away shop trades MonFri 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 $7000 per week with a gross T/O $350,000 & growing. Net profit of over $90,000.

fax (02) 6655 4514 kaynlin@bigpond.net.au

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Printers & Consumables Hobart

TAS

Printer Maintenance Business Secure your future in a growing market. Established in 1989, this business is located in Kingston, an expanding commercial and residential area approximately 10 mins from Hobart CBD. Specializing in printer service and repairs with a major part of the business in the refurbishment of laser toner cartridges, refilling ink cartridges and reloading printer ribbon cassettes. The leased premises consist of a modern office and 120 sqm workshop and storage space, with ample parking. Sale includes large printer parts inventory, laser cartridge components, ribbon stocks, bulk ink stocks and packaging materials, and a large

range of test printers. All equipment in good condition. The sale also includes a Mitsubishi Magna station wagon. The business currently employs a husband and wife plus one part-time employee. All printer technologies covered including Laser, Inkjet and Dot Matrix therefore the business is a “one-stop” shop for its clients. The business has established a reputation for service and quality being genuine recyclers of used products and equipment, keeping many older machines functioning well and rebuilding some laser toner cartridges more than 30 times (and still going). Owner wishes to retire. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (03) 6229 8511 ah (03) 6267 4586 mob 0418 104 984 lloyd@printertech.com.au www.printertech.com.au

433720

price: $130,000 WIWO

Printers & Consumables Byron Bay

N SW

Printer Supplies – Retail Easily run business trading 5 days per week 9am - 5pm. Established in 1994 with a broad customer database of over 3000 customers and many more not on our database. This is a great business for you to bring fresh energy and expand the operation without much difficulty. There will be comprehensive training to suit the needs of the new owner, plus a procedures and operations manual as well as

ongoing backup advice for a few months if required. Due to family and health reasons the owner has priced this business to sell, providing an excellent opportunity for a new owner to acquire the business at a modest cost. Full MYOB accounts and BAS statements. The owner is willing to provide some vendor finance if necessary. So if interested move quickly as the opportunity won’t last long!

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 6680 7776 fax (02) 6619 1007 bevan@inkybusiness.com.au

433969

price: $70,000 + S.A.V. ($15,000)

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Printing Sydney

N SW

Digital Printing Offset Printing Outsourced Copiko Office & Print Centre is a full service business centre conveniently located in the business region of Surry Hills, NSW, 5 min walk from Central Railway Station and Sydney CBD. Copiko has the expertise and latest technology people need to produce high quality & professional documents on budget. Complete solutions

with no jobs too big or too small. Price includes 3x b&w machines, 1 colour machine, 1 franking machine, 2 computers, binding and laminating equipment etc. Strong database of casual & existing clientele. Selling due to overseas commitments. Vendor finance up to $10,000 available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $95,000 equipment included renhor@gmail.com

431984

mob 0430 590 988 www.copiko.com.au

Printing Bayside Melbourne

VIC

Easily Run Business Located in a prime Bayside suburb, this successful Graphic Design and Printing business, has been established for over 20 years. The business has a loyal and regular clientele. Clients include major developers, architects, builders, planners, businesses and the public. This is an easily run business with up to date equipment including Canon Large Format Colour Printer and Scanner, Xerox black and white and colour machines, Oce Scanner and Plan Printer, Laminators, Binders and a small competent staff in place. Long term lease with

rental increases fixed at 3.5% p/a and first option to purchase building. Located in busy area with easy parking. Services include graphic design, photocopying, printing, binding, laminating (small and large), plan printing, large format full colour poster printing and scanning. Great established business with consistent and growing revenue stream. Ideal for owner who wants a flexible and well established profitable business. Nominated twice for “Bayside Business Award”. Training is provided. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

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Printing Sydney

NSW

Owner’s Misfortune Your Good Fortune Very well-known and respected business opportunity now available. Specialising in printing and retailing a large range of promotional material to clients all over Australia, particularly in the home entertainment industry. Huge customer base and fully equipped with modern machinery etc. All work is

done in-house. No experience necessary. Turnover exceeds $370,000. Plant & equipment value $280,000. Health issues are forcing retirement so owners prepared to negotiate all reasonable offers, and will train if required. Possible finance available. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 9542 6843 info@ab4s.com.au

mob 0414 437 502 / 0414 215 985

428861

price: $395,000

Resort Daintree National Park

QLD

Daintree Wilderness Lodge A splendid and unique property located south of Cape Tribulation and set in the World Heritage Listed rainforest. This pristine tropical setting attracts visitors from all around the world to enjoy the beauty of the rainforest where it meets the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Excellent financial return with room for expansion. Offering the combination of a successful business and an asset that could not be replaced for the asking price. National and international guests praise this delightful property. 500 bed nights already booked and expected

to exceed 1200 for 2010. Competition is unlikely as other developments are restricted in the protected rainforest - this provides financial certainty for the future and scope to increase net income. A management couple is employed, willing to stay if required. The 20-acre property consists of 7 cabins with interconnecting boardwalks, licensed restaurant, 2-bed residence, swimming pool, workshop/garage, staff accommodation, plant & equipment. Possible finance available. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0423 334 191 leonie@beatmedical.com www.daintreewildernesslodge.com.au

033907

price: $1,500,000

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Resort Magnetic Island

QLD

Island Leisure Resort Golden opportunity to take advantage of this tropical paradise holiday resort. Located only 50 metres from Nelly Bay beach stretching 1 kilometer. Restaurants are within walking distance of the resort, along with two grocery shops, pizza shop, cafes and bakery. Rooms are a fully selfcontained studio bure, with queen size bed, triple single bunks, kitchenette, dining table & armchairs within the

one area, along with a separate bathroom and private patio. Resort has a lovely lagoon style swimming pool, with spa and gas BBQ area. Full size tennis court, a games room with pool, pingpong & car racing games, a guest laundry with washing machines, dryers & ironing board. The resort is a licensed establishment. 9 years left on lease. Contact owners for full and financial information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $600,000 leasehold

Windsor

Restaurant

Brisbane

NSW

QLD

Well Established Franchise

Located on the banks of the Hawkesbury River at Windsor and situated in a beautiful spacious park, this licensed restaurant comprises two levels with kitchens and is ideal for the innovative operator. Presently is a seafood buffet restaurant, wedding receptions, conference venue and group catering venue. Also has alfresco seating for 230 downstairs and intimate seating for 80 upstairs, creating a relaxed dining atmosphere for its regular and casual clientele. It has off street car parking, minimal rent with heaps of potential. Sale includes all equipment and forward bookings. Owners retiring. Contact for full and financial information.

This Pizza Hut franchise has been established approx. 15 years and is located in a suburb South East of Queensland. Staff & Management already in place. Great owner operator or family business with healthy T/O and nett profit. Could be run under management and provide healthy returns. Shop fit-out recently upgraded. Good lease with very reasonable rent. Reluctantly selling due to illness. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: P.O.A.

price: $575,000 + S.A.V.

bh (02) 4587 8198 mob 0411 399 193 abexley6153@hotmail.com

mob 0433 850 424 jayg2209@hotmail.com

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Picturesque Water And Park Views

429865

Restaurant

430716

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Restaurant NSW

Sydney Inner City

Unique Village Restaurant Basil Pizza is located on King Street the central thoroughfare in the heart of trendy Newtown just 5km from Sydney CBD. Near the University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital the business caters to a diverse clientele from Newtown and surrounding suburbs. Famous for quality traditional as well as organic wholemeal, gluten free and vegan pizzas, plus pies and desserts. Organic coffee beans, organic soy milk and sugar keep discerning, health conscious regulars coming back. The business operates from 5pm every evening until late. A 3-year lease is in place. Basil Pizza shares premises with its alter ego Naked Espresso which is open every Saturday and Sunday for a vegan breakfast. The business would suit a family or owner/operator. Seller finance is available. Current owners are no longer able to commit to the evenings. Contact for further information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $140,000 mob 0433 729 739

basil@basilpizza.com.au

www.basilpizza.com.au

433112

bh (02) 9519 4880

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Restaurant Sydney

N SW

Gross T/O $1,000,000 Well established Martini Bar restaurant located in the very popular restaurant district of Leichhardt. Specialising in traditional Italian food and woodfire pizza. With a full bar licence (licenced till 1am during week and 2am friday & Saturday) this business was placed in Sydney’s top 10 pizzerias. Dinners enjoy a casual & romantic atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for relaxing with

friends and family. Also caters for functions, parties and other celebrations. Large indoor and balcony spaces which can cater for groups as small as 10 to as large as 200 people. Restaurant seats inside for 120 and outside 80. Open 6 days, Dinner Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm - 10pm. Selling due to wanting to start a family. Contact for further information. Seller finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 9568 3344 fax (02) 9568 5893 mob 0414 433 024 josiesal77@gmail.com www.martinibar.com.au

432894

price: $515,000

Restaurant Hornsby

NSW

Dine in / Takeaway / Delivery / Functions Cantucci’s is located in Westleigh. Just 27km northwest of Sydney’s CBD, Westleigh is a strong community based suburb in the Upper North Shore region. The business is a dine in Restaurant seating up to 60 people inside with an outdoor area (with adjustable alfresco rain and wind covers) that can seat up to 35. Specialising in traditional Italian meals such as pizzas, pastas, chicken

and veal dishes as well as fish, steak, ribs and gelatos. There are TV and DVD facilities available for functions. Staff in place, 2 fulltime and 8 casual. Restaurant has all new fridge compressors for the new cool rooms, wood-fire pizza oven, gas conveyer belt pizza oven, 6 burner stove (with 2 ovens) and 4 burner stoves. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Restaurant Port Arthur

TAS

Fishing and Tourist Centre / Restaurant Lemo’s Restaurant is located 5 minutes from Port Arthur Historic Site which attracts 262,000 visitors annually. Enjoying a panoramic view of Long Bay the restaurant serves fresh seafood, Tasmanian produce and wine with deli food, cakes and coffee for smaller appetites. Ample parking for tourist buses. This 23-acre property has 2 land titles and potential to further develop with tourism accommodations currently lacking in Port Arthur region. 2 storey premises with

restaurant on the 1st floor serving up to 100, plus a gift shop selling local produce, crafts, chocolates etc. 2nd floor includes manager’s quarters & storage areas. Separate land title has a 3-bed 2 bath residential property on 1 acre with rental revenue $7,800 p.a. The property has stream water flowing into a man-made lake filled with salmon and rainbow trout. Staff of 1 couple and two casuals, depending on season, turn over approx 200k annually - potential to increase.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $1,900,000 negotiable

Restaurant

Gymea

434538

bh (03) 6250 3403 fax (03) 6250 3403 lemosrestaurant@gmail.com www.lemorestaurant.com.au

Restaurant

Liverpool

NSW

Great Opportunity!!!

N SW

Fully Licensed Italian Wood Fired Restaurant

Well established Cafe restaurant, located in a main street of a trendy area with plenty of street parking. Fully licensed, open 7 days a week lunch and dinner, and breakfast on the weekends. 120 seats and outside dinning area. Fully equipped, almost new (2yr old). Spacious kitchen and good size cool room. Two years lease with an option of 5X5. Contact Jim Lund for further information.

Stylishly designed fit-out with commercial kitchen. All equipment is top of the range and in excellent condition worth well over $200 000. Thriving on it’s well-earned reputation for excellent food. This stylishly designed pizza restaurant is well located off a busy road with ample parking and signage included. Please contact Miro for further information.

price: $195,000

price: All Offers Considered

bh 0411 123 474 ah 0411 123 474 mob 0411 123 474 jmlinsight1@bigpond.com

mob 0450 274 588 smash_it@hotmail.com

433454

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

432840

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Roadhouse South East

QLD

Turnover $3Million Plus. Located on a busy highway 1km south of Nanango Township, 190 km north west of Brisbane. Established 45 yrs, a BP branded site selling unleaded & E10 Fuels, Diesel & Gas, but the premise is independently owned and is not linked to any fuel company or distributor. Consists of Indoor and Outdoor Eatery Areas – a major drawcard in terms of customers and income. Excellent kitchen, storage areas, plus the advantage of Mechanical Workshop facilities. Includes 4 bedroom, fenced residence making this business ideal for a family unit. Current Lease

5 x 5 x 5 yrs. Operates 5.30am – 8 pm – 7 days p.w. The operation of a new till system allows for efficient management of the stock levels of the business. Staff in place. All equipment well maintained, near new condition. Wide range of customers includes locals, travellers, families & truckies. Highly regarded for its customer service and good food. The owner is retiring from the business which has provided an excellent income for 17 years, will provide initial support and training to the purchaser for the first 4 weeks. Sellers finance available. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 4163 1175 fax (07) 4163 1569 mob 0409 492 504 waynescott46@yahoo.com.au www.nanango.qld.gov.au/tourism.php

433033

price: $885,000 + S.A.V.

Roadhouse Shire of Cunderdin

WA

Opportunity Not To Be Missed Turnover $5,000,000 This small and convenient dine in and takeaway fuel stop is located in Meckering, a town 130 km east of Perth, along the Great Eastern Highway. Fresh and tasty food offered without being locked into any franchise agreements. Seats 34 with ample truck parking. 3 fast flow diesel pumps for trucks, 2 prem petrol, 2 regular petrol

and 1 LPG fuel pump. Opening hours 5am – 11pm, 7 days a week. Easily run with excellent staff already in place. Owner currently working 2 days per week. Combined the business boasts an excellent T/O and has the district advantage of no competition. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Rubbish Removal Sydney Northern Beaches

NSW

Truck With Work Good solid reliable business with a turnover of $120,000 $140,000 p.a. operating in the Northern Beaches area. The truck is a UDMK 175 model 2005 and has had a new clutch put in and a complete engine rebuild, plus new tyres. A two and a half year contract with retainer is in place. Seller finance is available. The current owner

lives in the western suburbs and the contract is in the north of the metropolitan area therefore the owner is looking for a business closer to home. Ideal for an owner / operator who wants to work in the northern beaches area, a tourist destination with the beautiful beaches of Manly and Palm Beach.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $110,000 432881

fax (02) 9670 2554 mob 0410 343 211 manny_73@bigpond.com

MILLION DOLLAR OPPORTUNITY Fully Established Outdoor Shade Products

NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS Presently operated as a successful home based business in S.E. Queensland u Can be relocated anywhere in Australia u Owner operators work their own comfortable hours u Licenced Distributors are now operating in 4 States u

Owner operator has the potential to earn NET INCOME of $1,400,000 over 5 years Chartered Accountants have valued this business at over $735,000. Written valuation available.

This unique and vibrant – easy to operate home based business is offered for the first time $685,000 WIWO

For a private appointment E-Mail: gwtippett@bigpond.com

428808

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Sales and Distribution Blue Mountains

NSW

Successful Cartridge Refilling Enterprise INKORAMA is a retail business selling consumable items & services to the small business, home office, student & personal usage market. Supplying an extensive range of inkjet cartridges, laser toner cartridges and speciality paper. Using the latest specialist equipment, inkjet cartridges are refilled on-site for an expanding & appreciative clientele. Photocopy, document printing, laminating & faxing services are offered & internet access is available. Located in Katoomba, one of Australia's best known tourist destinations. Trading hours

Mon - Fri are 9.00 am - 5.00 pm & 9.00 am - 12.30 pm on Saturdays. The business is currently operated unassisted by the sole proprietor. “Word of mouth” promotion by customers continues to grow the business & there is no local competition. The rented premises is situated in an attractive arcade with passing through traffic from Katoomba’s main street to a substantial parking area, three national retail outlets (Coles, Kmart & Franklins), Australia Post and numerous small enterprises. Contact for full and financial information. Possible finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 4782 4722 mob 0408 841 522 inkorama@iinet.net.au www.bluemts.com.au

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

Sales and Distribution Sydney

NSW

$400,000 Gross Income Enjoy the fashion industry and be your own boss, work the hours you want. Specialising in ladies fashions, presenting fashion parades and sales for ladies groups. Present owners are husband and wife

(plus two casuals) who have operated the business for 15 years and wish to retire. 12 months forward bookings Stock approx $70K. Contact owners for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

ah (02) 4739 6179 mob 0412 177 666

fax (02) 4739 6171 baileys@internode.net

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Sales and Distribution Australia Wide

NSW

A Natural Sunless Tanning Brand For Sale Turnkey business that can operate from anywhere within Australia or overseas. The range of natural, Australian made sunless tanning products targeting the beauty salon & health food store/ pharmacy industry. It took 3 years to formulate the 95% natural sunless tanning range. Products have been available for commercial sale for 3 years. Featured in premium women’s magazines such as Vogue, Madison, Harper’s Bazaar & featured on Dancing with the Stars. National health food store/beauty salon distributor within Australia for trade customers; while products are supplied directly to customers via the website. Future expansion,

including expanding Australian operations, export & private label formulation manufacture. Current owner works only 6-8 hours per week. Price includes sunless tanning product formulations, brand name (registered Australia and UK), all marketing intellectual property including: packaging design, brochures, posters, counter stands, shelf talkers, training DVD’s, website (with over 650 e-mail subscribers), customer list, national health food/beauty salon distributor (*growing industry*), supplier list and current systems & processes. Finance available. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $100,000 + stock

Security

Service Station

East

SA

Ideal Family Business & Lifestyle

Well Established + Very Profitable

Established Service Station located on the corner of the main street in the picturesque town of Springsure. The shop sells fuel, oil, tyres – all sizes, car care products, drinks etc. Large mechanic’s workshop with two hoists and a spacious storage area at the rear. There is also a second shop with its own power supply, receiving a rental income of $180. Stock includes tyres, windscreens, filters, carcare, oil, mower blades and parts, car parts, fuel and drinks etc. Open Monday to Friday with potential for 7 day trading. Strong casual and regular clientele. Situated on the main highway of the new Great Inland Way Road, the town of Springsure is noted for its tourism, bushwalking, caravan & camping and historic sites. The town’s economy also benefits from the two coal mines in its surrounding areas. Contact for further information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Unique security business with excellent reputation built over 11 years. Cash in Transit (CIT) clients providing majority of income. Extra income from supply of uniformed guards plus crowd control. Many high profile clients under contract. CIT work mostly 9.00am - 3.30pm weekdays and one person could operate, but steady sustained growth will result in need for part-time staff. Easily operated from home-office. Includes 2 fully equipped 2006 Commodores, all office equipment, computers, uniforms, pistols etc, plus Domain name. Vendors will assist new owner during handover period. Selling due to personal reasons.

price: $500,000 negotiable fax (08) 8263 6012 david.longrigg@aps.net.au

price: $560,000 neg. + S.A.V. freehold 428587

bh (08) 8263 6002 mob 0417 807 028 www.aps.net.au

QLD

bh (07) 4984 1551 mob 0407 125 644 tntwarner@bigpond.com www.springsure.com.au

432808

Adelaide

433386

bh 0405 768 146 ah 0405 768 146 mob 0405 768 146 sunlesstanbusiness@gmail.com

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Sign Service Brisbane

QLD

Sign & Promotions Service Business specialising in business promotion offering a large range of business packages including signage, business cards and printing, uniforms and promotional products. Easy and interesting business to operate with a huge potential for growth. The business has been operating for 30 years under the same ownership and has never been offered for sale before. Turnover $200,000 to $280,000 p.a. Vehicle, Fixtures & Stock (valued at approx $50,000) included. Operations & Procedure Manuals will be

available on sale of business. Excellent shop front on busy main road – great exposure. Cheap lease in place which can be extended. No experience required to successfully run this business but training can be given, if required. Currently trading 5 days a week. Business located in Brisbane’s northern suburbs in a strong and loyal community based just south of the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Close to Brisbane and close to beaches. Possible finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $160,000 WIWO fax (07) 3285 2522 jo@thig.com.au

432236

bh (07) 3285 2222 mob 0404 040 043

Sign Service Williamstown

VIC

Excellent Return in the Sign Industry This business devised the first internally illuminated Real Estate Board and began trading in 2001 as Visualboards, located at Techno Park Drive in Williamstown. The product had an explosive growth and to fund ongoing production of the boards a scheme was devised that saw packages of 10 x Illuminated Boards at $1000.00 each being sold to self managed super funds. A sister company was formed, Digital Spectrum, which is now the preferred supplier to

a number of Melbourne’s larger building companies for the fitting out of their Display Villages. The combined income of the two trading entities is around the mid $800,000.00 p.a. High level of Real Estate Board stock included in sale plus a range of equipment, including 2.5 ton crane truck, digging equipment and fully equipped metal fabrication shop. The combined businesses would yield an unencumbered buyer an excellent return. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Sign Service

Smash Repair

North Hunter Region

Western Sydney

NSW

NSW

First 2 Months Rent FREE

Established screen-printing / sign business serving the rural Gloucester area since 1980. Gloucester is a vibrant country town in a picturesque valley at the junction of two rivers. Solid client base with expanding local business and tourism. Offering diverse services including wholesale clothing, screen-printing, sign making, desktop publishing, graphic design and vehicle signage / graphics. Sale includes equipment and stock such as computer, printers, scanner, Camm1 cutter, screen-print carousel, curing oven, screens, office furniture, registered business name, inks, dyes, vinyl & clothing stock etc. Gross turnover: ~$70,000 p.a. Contact Terry for further information.

This is an opportunity to purchase a successful and proven business that has been established for 20 years. Located in Wetherill Park in Sydney’s western suburbs, it would suit an owner-operator or investor. Well-known in the area and with an excellent reputation, the hard work has been done – just needs a new owner to maintain the same standard and reap the rewards. Contact for full & financial information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $35,000 stock & equipment incl.

price: $380,000

bh (02) 6558 9031 mob 0427 589 031 cocteau@internode.on.net

mob 0413 607 733 / 0403 193 464 statuspp@optusnet.com.au

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Work from Home in Perfect Location

Sports Goods

Sunshine Coast

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Richmond

QLD

QLD

Great Business Opportunity

Unique ladies sports apparel business in prime location opposite Maroochydore Plaza. Ladies Golf, Tennis, Leisure Clothing, Footwear and Accessories with Top Brands such as “Ashworth”, “Bennington”, “Claudia Romana” and “Bette and Court”. Great business in an idyllic environment. Want a new career, work for yourself with potential to expand. Regretful sale $75,000 WIWO, includes full Ecommerce website, well below start up cost. Contact Alison for further information.

Great Opportunity to purchase a profitable business. Located in Richmond, situated half-way between Townsville and Mt Isa and is recognised as being one of the most attractive outback towns in Queensland. Richmond is a town that takes pride in its appearance. Singleton’s Supermarket is currently operated by owners and 6 casual staff. Offers a wide range of groceries including fruit & veg, dairy and cold goods. Freehold business which includes plant and forklift. T/O $2,675,000 p.a. Selling due to retirement. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $75,000 WIWO

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

bh (07) 5443 3055 mob 0402 860 777

bh (07) 4741 3367 fax (07) 4741 3750

ah 0402 860777 admin@golfdivas.com.au

432989

Golf Divas, Ladies Golf Boutique

ah (07) 4741 3293 richmond@5staronline.net

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Stationery Melbourne

VIC

Opportunity Not To Be Missed! Located on busy and renowned ‘Bridal Street’ in Armadale, Melbourne. This beautifully appointed retail outlet and its strong, vibrant and self-reliant team are looking for new owner/s. Fresh, unique and innovative with a reputation as an industry leader this business speaks for itself. Brand new website and on-line store compliment busy retail and printing/design components. An exciting opportunity to

enter a flourishing and enjoyable business in the resilient bridal and paper craft industry. Regretful sale due to illness. Business trades 6 days with a revenue of $11,000+ p/wk. Recently renovated with great lease and on-site parking, storage and office. Full assistance provided during transition period. Contact for further information. Possible finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $295,000 + S.A.V. 432192

mob 0404 331 129 dfam@bigpond.net.au

Surf, Skate and Ski South Coast

NSW

Award Winning Sports Retail Business This shop specializes in clothing, jewellery, body jewellery, skateboards and body boards. Gross turnover last financial year $385,000. Large regular customer base plus good casual trade. Located in Nowra which is situated on the beautiful Shoalhaven River and offers an excellent lifestyle in a vibrant community. The shop

is the only Ticketek and Moshtix ticketing agent from Wollongong to the Victorian border. The business has won various awards, taking out the most outstanding Specialized Retail Business for the Illawarra and South Coast, and Best Small Retail Business for NSW and ACT 2009. Seller finance available. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Takeaway Bundaberg Coast

QLD

Excellent Family Business The Bargara Snack Shack is a thriving business located near the beach at Bargara(500m). Providing small and large meals such as Grills, BBQ Ribs, Pasta, Burgers, Curry & Rice etc plus pre-prepared meals such as Beach Packs, Family Packs, Romantic Packs and Gourmet Packs. Busy local trade continues to increase. The business also does catering and is now the preferred supplier for many local companies’ catering needs. This side of the business has been ongoing with previous clients increasing to include apartments,

Bundaberg Regional Council, training groups and local functions. Catering jobs booked for Melbourne Cup, Christmas, Wedding and Birthday Party for 100. The business has built a reputation for superb pizzas due to home-made dough. The shop was initially run by one person but due to increasing business now requires 2 full time during the day and up to 3 for evening trade. Approx. 10 deliveries per week. Business at crossroad for further expansion. Possible finance available. Contact for further information.

price: $120,000 432816

bh (07) 4154 7126 mob 0423 519 899 lcarron@dodo.com.au

Takeaway Western Sydney

N SW

Highly Successful Donut Shop Fantasy Donuts is located in a major shopping centre and specialises in both Cake & Yeast Donuts. Gross turnover $504,296 p.a. Seller finance available. The business also offers a wide range of soft drinks, milk shakes, slushies, energy drinks, coffee & kids drinks. Specializing in both cake and yeast donuts, the cake donuts are made on the premises and the yeast donuts off the premises, but

this is optional. Operating successfully at the same location for 20 years, the brand has created a landmark in the area. Current owner runs the business with one other family member and has found being an owner/operator a huge advantage in terms of increased sales and turnover. Owner reluctantly needs to sell for health reasons. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 9281 4599 mob 0418 214 956

fax (02) 4571 3882

432951

price: $265,000 + S.A.V.

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Takeaway

Western Sydney

Takeaway

Chinchilla

NSW

QLD

See Tucker & Eat It

Great Cash Business

This established food business has been serving the South Penrith area & surrounding businesses for well over 25 years. As the name suggests, See Tucker & Eat It sells everything from takeaway seafood to burgers, chips, chickens, roasts, salads, drinks to even candy & ice cream! This business is one of the longest established & most popular food businesses in the area (Population over 11,000 as quoted by the 2006 census) & is ideally located on one of the main arteries (167 Smith Street) through very busy South Penrith. Contact Angelo for further information.

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. SELLER FINANCE AVAILABLE. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $230,000 + S.A.V. 433073

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Takeaway

Takeaway

Gold Coast

NSW

Excellent Opportunity for First Time Operator

Off The Hook Fish & Chips Gourmet Fish & Chip Shop with new fit out - approx. $125K in equipment. Situated in a shopping village in a prime location with a very high traffic flow of approx. 20,000 customers p/w. Lease until 2013 with 1x5 year opt. Trading 7 days a week due to popular demand & strong local following & reputation. Current T/O $8,000 p/w & growing. Located on a major road with ample parking & outside seating area. Suited for a working owner &/or husband & wife team. Currently operates with owner with casual staff. Selling due to other commitments.

Located in Wentworthville with high-density population. Trading 10 am - 7 pm with potential to trade later as centre does not close until midnight. Owner selling due to overcommitment. • NEW $20,000 chicken rotisserie machine setup • NEW $3,500 Hot Bar • NEW fryers, hotplate, freezer and toaster • Large walk-in COOLROOM • Regular customer base Contact for inspection today.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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price: $74,000 mob 0431 690 186 cam.phan@hotmail.com

QLD

bh (07) 5530 7021 ah 0438 132 306 fax (07) 5569 2509 mob 0438 132 306 info@offthehookfishandchips.com.au www.offthehookfishandchips.com.au

433425

Western Sydney

bh (07) 4662 8292 ah (07) 4669 1350 fax (07) 4662 8292 saltysseafood@bigpond.com www.chinchilla.org.au

428310

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Takeaway South Coast

TAS

High Turnover Business + Residence/Freehold or Leasehold The Ferry Road Store is situated at Kettering directly opposite the Kettering Marina, 300m from the Bruny Island Ferry Terminal and 40 mins from Hobart. Approximately 200,000 cars travel to Bruny annually. The shop is a general store with petrol and takeaway and has position, position, position with spectacular views of the marina and surrounding hills. Very broad menu including homemade hamburgers, fresh local fish & chips, pizza, fresh salad rolls etc. Also stocks a small selection of incidental grocery

items, fishing tackle, fuel, dried fruits, cakes & coffee. Lunch trade with tradesmen working in the local area is very strong. Gross T/O approx. $400,000 p.a. with 80% in food and beverage. The business could easily be run by two people with one casual over the busier weekend periods. Private rear courtyard, large lawn and garden. Can also be sold as Freehold $500,000 + S.A.V. Two week training period provided to new owner. Lease terms negotiable. Full financials available. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (03) 6267 4474 mob 0427 674 474

fax (03) 6267 4075 anniekrueger@bigpond.com

433346

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Takeaway South West

WA

Eagle Boys Pizza in Bunbury Well-established business for 13 years serving a district extending from Australind in the north to Stratham in the south. Centrally located at the gateway to Bunbury with a large customer base from schools, local university and college. Equipment has been upgraded to cope with turnover of $25,000 + per week. Turnover $769,000 p.a. Bright immaculate premises. Eagle Boys have excelled in a highly competitive retail environment so you get a proven business with predictable cash flow, huge

market awareness, a strong team in place, high profile location adjacent to large shopping centre and an excellent demographic area for a successful pizza store. Opportunity exists for new owner to establish a second store in the developing suburbs. Well-established lunchtime trade and busy evenings. Loyal and stable staff. Full time owner/manager could save $45,000 p.a. from current wage costs. Full and extensive plant and equipment included in sale. Contact for further information.

mob 0427 603 020 pvsummers@hotmail.com www.eagleboys.com.au

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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 subnewsagency plus gourmet espresso coffee & alfresco dining. Large regular clientele & a good passing trade.

Trading 6 days, current T/O $1mil plus. Prime, corner, main Highway location. Long lease great business now with huge potential. The Macleay Valley Coast is the unspoilt gem of North Coast NSW. A paradise of sun & sand, legendary surf breaks, wide rivers & some of the best fishing you could ever hope to find. Training available to suitable buyer. For further information contact Robert McNamara.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $360,000 + stock 426594

bh (02) 6562 6144 mob 0428 685 600 rmcnamara@winsome.com.au

Takeaway

Transport

Forster Tuncurry / Taree

NSW

NSW

Nuts Galore Franchise Opportunity

Airport Shuttle Bus

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 and has been operating for nearly 5 years. The nuts are sourced from all over the world and from the best regions. Training will be provided although this business is ample to run & deliveries are available. This franchise continues to grow and expand, giving owners an excellent income. Catering for its regular and casual clientele. Finance available. Contact for further information.

Forster Tuncurry Airport Shuttle is a shuttle bus service between Forster Tuncurry and Taree Airport. Located on the beautiful mid North Coat this business is easy to run with plenty of free time for the beach, golf etc. This business has a lot of potential with 36 flights a week in and out of Taree Airport. This business is not just limited to the airport run, it can also be used in down time for charters. Contact for full and financial information. Private sale, no contact from agents or brokers. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $34,000

bh (02) 4579 7376 mob 0425 230 079

fax (02) 9625 9559 dbsteam@live.com.au

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bh 0413 280 545 ah 0413 280 545 mob 0413 280 545 adam@ftairportshuttle.com.au www.ftairportshuttle.com.au

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Transport Interstate

QLD

Ideal Owner Operator Huge opportunity to purchase an established business comprising 2 trucks and trailers both 6/7 car Brisbane Mackay Townsville Cairns delivery area. Loyal and

regular customer base with ample room for expansion with existing sub contractors. Operating for nearly 10 years. Contact for full business and financial information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 3202 1125 fax (07) 3202 1170

ah (07) 3282 8383 markdeb2@bigpond.com

429800

price: $356,000 incl. GST on vehicles

Transport South Coast

NSW

Water Cartage Varies Options To Purchase This highly profitable business is located at Batemans Bay. Specialising in Water Cartage for both domestic and commercial requirements. Long established (present owner 18 years). Offering a wide range of services. Council roadworks, RTA, private contractors, and other local bodies hire tankers on a

regular basis. Current T/O $1.2 Million Plus. Sold as a going concern with a fleet of tankers and staff in place. Owner willing to provide assistance and training. Freehold premises are also available for purchase if required. Contact owner for full and further information. Finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 4472 7687 fax (02) 4472 6851 mob 0411 044 276 ewt@southernphone.com.au www.bayinfo.com.au

420221

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Transport Canberra

ACT

Five Star Premier Service Based in Canberra, Rogers Coaches specialises in 5 star travel catering for all types of events such as senior groups, shopping trips, school excursions, transfers (airport or conference) and local tours. Gross turnover has

increased over the years with 2008 taking in around $250,000. Price includes 3 coaches and established clientbase. Selling due to retirement. Contact owner for further and full information. Possible finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $205,000 WIWO 431871

bh (02) 6231 8943 mob 0429 018 003 rogers1@sctelco.net.au

Tourism Bundaberg

QLD

Major Tourist Icon / Mini Theme Park Long established & unique tourism opportunity is located in Bundaberg and specializes in tours to a 25 million year old rock formation set in a sub-tropical paradise. Set on 4 acres of parkland the business also sells souvenirs, gifts and jewellery plus Devonshire teas and coffee. Excellent turnover from entry fee and retail sales. There is also a rock, mineral and fossil display, antique machinery and a collection of Australian and international notes and coins.

Added features - fairy garden & fairy dell, a misty lake & kiddies playground. Would suit an investor or hands on operator. Included on the property is a roomy fourbedroom cottage, workshop and storage sheds. Location handy to school bus and Bundaberg is one of the fastest growing regions in Queensland – visit www.bundabergregion.info then “things to see” and scroll to “Coral Coast”. Seller finance available. Contact owners for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Tourism QLD

Tweed Hinterland

Unique Forest / Farming / Accommodation Investment

Gamajalah Forest is situated in a renowned premium tourism region on the QLD / NSW border this property comprises 100 acres of valuable, private Tweed Valley hinterland with a development proposal for 40 hectares. Only 15 mins from Murwillumbah, 30 mins from the Gold Coast and 40 mins from Byron Bay. Abundant water, spectacular views, streams and wildlife. 2 New homes, 2 rental cabins, both let, with $2400 per month rental income. Huge opportunities for expansion. 10,000 maturing rainforest trees, some now harvesting providing ongoing income stream. Horse and cattle facilities, tractors and machinery etc. Tradesman owners are unable to take it to its obvious potential – they have been on the property for 36 yrs and are getting older, can no longer do it on their own. Looking for a 50/50 partner/investor - will remain as partners or managers. Negative gearing. Carbon credits. Also recipients of ongoing local government grants. Ideal site for eco tourism or farm stay. This enterprise would suit someone with some extra cash to invest in a sustainable lifestyle for the difficult future ahead. Murwillumbah is one of the top ten most desirable places to live in Australia based on the natural beauty and property values of this area, plus welcoming locals and good infrastructure. Watched over by the majesty of Mt Warning the area is a blend of rolling green hills and gently flowing rivers with sugar cane, banana plantations hobby farms and small village communities. The area enjoys a sub-tropical climate with abundant rainfall. Possible finance available. Contact owners for further information.

price: $1,000,000 investment mob 0411 646 217

greg_church@bigpond.com

429695

fax (02) 6679 1019

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Tree Lopping

Vending Machine

Brisbane

North-Western Sydney

QLD

NSW

Established for 16 years, this easy to run business services both the Inner and outer suburbs of Brisbane. Repetitive ongoing client base ensures an excellent turnover. The business specialises in dead and dangerous trees removal, but performs all aspects of tree lopping, shaping, pruning, stump removal, palm cleaning and removal, slabbing and removal of timber. All equipment has been well maintained with full training provided. No experience necessary. Current owner works in a managerial role only, with highly experienced and trained staff & sub contractors to do the hard yards for you. Contact for full financial information.

Well established and centralized around the Hills District. Approximately 50 machines, of which 40+ are located and 4 are new (still boxed). Sale includes Mitsubishi Delica 4WD Diesel Bus customized to carry vending stock, can be converted back to 7-seater mini bus. Mix of coffee machines, cold drink & combination snack & drink machines. Complete business, includes racking trolleys, storage cupboards, spare parts, marketing and management document systems. All servicing required can easily be carried out in 3 days per fortnight. Training available. SELLER FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $190,000 + equipment

price: $145,000 WIWO

bh 0419 684 308 mob 0419 684 308

mob 0409 318 038 ian.vincent@shandon.com.au

fax (07) 3805 3024 pig67chev@bigpond.com

427431

Great Returns/ Minimal Effort

432884

Easy to Run With Solid Income

Wholesale Sydney

NSW

National Wholesaler - Great Buy Long established and well respected wholesaler of hematite jewellery, semiprecious gemstones and magnetic jewellery. Database of over 800 wholesale clientele nationally as well as international customers and online sales. Exhibition stands at major expo events held nationally. Trained staff in place and skilled production team for Australian made products. Included plant, equipment, intellectual property and stock (approx. $200K). Attractive, modern

and near new building with offices, showroom and warehouse, available either for lease or purchase. Fantastic lifestyle with travel opportunities and 5 day working week. Easy operation as all procedures and protocols are fully documented. Training provided if required. Great business with solid returns. Financials available to qualifying enquiries. Regretful sale due to health reasons. Serious offers considered. Seller finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

ph (02) 9417 6996 aurum@iinet.net.au www.aurumoz.com.au 118 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

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INDEX OF BUSINESSES A

Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29, 66

Pet Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Auto or Mechanical Repairs . 32 - 36

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Play Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Auto Parts & Accessories . . . .35, 36

Garden Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

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General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Gift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

Printers & Consumables . . . . . . . .97

Beauty Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Graphic Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98, 99

Beauty Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Guest House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

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Bike and Motorcycle . . . . . . . .38, 39

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Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99, 100

Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Hairdressing Salon . . . . . . . . .70, 71

Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 - 103

Book Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71, 72

Roadhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

Building and Construction . . .40, 41

Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 - 74

Rubbish Removal . . . . . . . . . . . .105

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Home Based . . . . . . . . . . .23, 74, 75

Rural . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

CafĂŠ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 - 47

Homeware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75, 76

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Car Detailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Sales and Distribution . . . .105 - 107

Caravan Park . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 48

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Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48, 49

Import / Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Service Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Child Care Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78, 79

Sign Service . . . . . . . . . . . .108, 109

Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50, 51

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Smash Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 - 53

Jewellery Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

Sports Goods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

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Stationery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110

Convenience Store . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Kitchenware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Supermarket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

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Surf, Skate and Ski . . . . . . . . . . .110

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Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

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Earth Moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Lawn Mowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Takeaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 - 114

Education and Training . . . . . .55, 56

Liquor Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116, 117

Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

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Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 - 116

Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

Management Rights . . . . .30, 31, 82

Tree Lopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118

Entertainment / Arts . . . . . . . . . .123

Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . .82, 83

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Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Vending Machine . . . . . . . . . . . .118

Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

Mixed Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

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Fish & Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

Mobile Business . . . . . . . . . .85 - 88

Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118

Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29, 88 - 91

Fitness Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . .59, 60

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Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Newsagency . . . . . . . . . .29, 91 - 93

Franchise . .4, 18, 25, 27, 29, 61, 62

Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93, 94

Fruit & Veg Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

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Function Centre . . . . . . . . . . .64, 65

Painting & Decorating . . . . . . . . . .94

Twenty Twenty SME Pty Ltd . . . . .29

Funeral Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Pest Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

Venz Managements Rights . . .30, 31

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Impressive and Spacious Amusement Business For Sale - Central Location!!! Piccadilli & Spacezone Family Amusement Centre has been established for over 15 years. This well known, easily managed and profitable business offers amusement and entertainment for a wide group of people. Birthday parties are extremely popular. Piccadilli & Spacezone Family Amusement Centre is the only one of its kind in a minimum 100km radius. Strong turnover in this cash orientated business. Located in the heart of town, utilising it’s street front location - this business includes an internal internet cafe (housing six computers), providing high speed broadband internet connections. This is in addition to hosting a wi-fi service, allowing patrons to hook their laptops to the internet for a fee. Whilst browsing the internet, clientele can purchase food and beverages from the fully functioning cafe. As an authorised dealer for Optus, Virgin, Telstra and Vodafone this business sells pre-paid phones, pre-paid internet devices, credit and overseas calling cards. There is a secure cash point system located on the first floor, near the counter. Lockable management office also located on the first floor; equipped with two safes. The layout of the site allows full view of all areas & machines. Two levels: • Lower level houses sixty machines, six computers in the internet cafe, a ticketing machine, POS terminals, cash point system, pool table, amenities, rest area, two wide screen TV’s, office, and Cafe. • Second level is a fully functioning accredited Laser Tag course. In addition to the full-time amusement centre - this business also owns many arcade machines leased throughout the Central West. Features • Security • Air Conditioning/Heating • Alarm System • Limited Competition • Central Location • Internet Cafe • Cash Based Business • Laser Tag Course • Street Frontage • Fully Equipped Cafe

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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