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CONTENTS Is it better to buy a new or an existing franchise? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Much more than just a Ute Liner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 My Financial Results Were A Disaster … Why Didn't My Accountant Warn Me? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Working with your Spouse in a Franchise? This Book will Save you from Failure! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Tax Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 The Investment Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Buying a Small Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Small business laws and regulations damaging Australian family businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

BUSINESSES FOR SALE - ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY BUSINESS TYPE

Change - why is it necessary? Because if you keep doing the same thing, you'll get the same result! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

FRANCHISES, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES PRIVATE SALES & AGENTS/BROKERS LISTINGS

& OTHER RELEVANT COMPANIES

Private Sales section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-94

ActionCOACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

BUYING A BUSINESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Autobarn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

SUBSCRIPTION FORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Autopro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

SELLING A BUSINESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Bartercard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9

A - Z Index of Businesses for Sale . . . . . . . . . .98

Bosston Canopies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Business Ideas Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48, 49 Diversified Exhibitions Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Eagle Boys Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, 22

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: Network Services

Electrodry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Fruition Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Healthy Habits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Jim’s Computer Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Jim’s Test & Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Paradise Shade Umbrellas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Poster Faktory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Rent The Roo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 59 Rhino Linings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Disclaimer

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Sodablast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 St Clair partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Sunwise Blinds & Awnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Synergy Business Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Telco In A Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Ultra Tune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13


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Is it better to buy a new or an existing franchise? Author: Jason Gehrke

Jason Gehrke

When a person decides to go into business for themselves via franchising, their thoughts inevitably turn to which system, and whether it should be an existing outlet or new operation.

This article addresses the issue of choosing between a new, start up outlet (also known as a “greenfield” outlet), or buying an existing franchised business and looks at a number of interdependent factors that contribute to the choices made by franchisees.

Location In the first instance, the location of greenfield opportunities or existing outlets for sale will be a primary consideration for any potential franchisee. Most potential franchisees will be looking for opportunities close to their home base, and generally within a 20km radius of

where they currently live. If there is an existing franchise servicing that location which happens to be for sale, then the potential franchisee may be wellpoised to buy the business, however it is not always the case that a buyer and a seller will both exist in the same location at the same time. Even if the business is for sale, there is no guarantee that the buyer will meet the seller’s price or sale conditions. Alternatively, if the buyer makes an unsolicited offer for a business that is not currently for sale, the buyer may end up paying a higher overall price than for a business that is already on the market. Should a buyer not be interested in looking for a business in their home location, but are prepared to relocate (and usually to a place already in mind, such as a specific coastal, regional or metropolitan location for either a sea, tree or city change), then the same problem arises: What greenfield or existing businesses of the franchise are available in that location? If there are none available on such terms that suit the potential buyer, then the

buyer may actually change their preference for franchise system and look at competing offers if their location requirement can’t be fulfilled.

Timing Closely linked with the issue of location is that of timing. How long might a buyer be prepared to wait for a new or existing franchise to become available in their preferred location, and what other alternative and potentially more appealing opportunities will be presented to them in the meantime? If a greenfield or existing franchise is not available in the desired place at the time that a potential franchisee makes an inquiry, it doesn’t mean that one won’t be available in the near future. Even if a location does become available in the near future, a change in a potential franchisee’s employment situation, or a change in health or family circumstances in the meantime (such as the birth of a child) may reduce the buyer’s appetite for the risks of small business.

Franchise Illawarra / South Coast

NSW

Autobarn Albion Park - Leading Motor Vehicle Accessory & Spare Part Retailer Business specializes in retail sales and a percentage of trade sales. Established, well recognised and highly regarded name in the industry. Attractive modern building and fit out. The purpose built store has not only a great retail area but also a dedicated fitting bay and a separate stock receivables area. The Shellharbour Council Shire is one of the fastest growing areas in NSW. Largest range of motor vehicle accessories and spare parts in the Illawarra/Wollongong. Excellent exposure to the Princes Highway with 40000 cars passing each day. This store has experienced strong growth, year on year for the past 3

years. In addition to the growth the franchisee believes there is opportunity to further improve the market in the following areas: New ranges soon to be released by Autobarn and with the growing demand in the region the store will get growth by increasing its range and stock depth. Strengthening business from surrounding trade customers. Continue to grow high achieving categories such as, roof racks, spare parts, mobile electronics, batteries and performance. Alongside the store’s experienced staff, is a great turn key operation that is literally WIWO.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0430 387 954 sales@albionpark.autobarn.com.au 4 Australian Business For Sale ®

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Potential franchise buyers may be prepared to wait up to a year or more for their preferred franchise to become available in their desired location, although this may be more likely for sitedependent retail rather than mobile services franchises, and linked to the overall investment level and potential returns associated with the business (ie. The greater the investment level and potential for associated profits, the longer a potential franchisee may be prepared to wait for an opportunity to become available).

Cost The issue of cost can have a bearing on a potential buyer’s preference for location and timeframe, if for example, a high cost option may become available in the desired location in a year’s time compared to a lower cost option in an adjacent location that is available now. An existing franchise may be offered at a higher or lower price than a greenfield franchise. Subject to the valuation method used, a higher price might indicate that the business is performing well and trading profitably.

A price lower than the normal entry cost of a greenfield franchise might indicate a poor performing business, or indicate that the vendor needs to sell the business quickly. Either way, a potential buyer must undertake due diligence to assess the viability and value of the offer.

Sale price valuation methods Valuation methods determine both the price range at which a vendor proposes to sell, and which a buyer is likely to buy. Unlike greenfield franchises for which either a universal price is set or is otherwise determined by the sum of the full establishments, costs plus the franchise fee, existing franchises can significantly vary in price. Common valuation methods used to assess the value of a business for sale include market-based valuations, assetbased valuations and earnings-based valuations. A potential buyer should ask the business seller what valuation method was used, and with the assistance of an advisor, calculate the value of the business under all three valuation methods to determine

a reasonable price range for the business. In addition to the three main valuation methods “pay-off-all-my-debts-and-giveme-something-to-live-on” valuation may be applied by the owners of financially distressed businesses in an attempt to get themselves out of a financial hole and set themselves up for their next venture. Businesses valued in this manner will generally sell at a substantial discount, or close down before they can be sold.

Capital requirements Capital requirements includes the investment capital to buy the business, reinvestment capital to maintain the business in good working order, and working capital to pay the obligations of the business until such time as the business is able to pay these for itself. Where franchise networks are accredited by banks, investment capital lending for either greenfield or existing franchises may be more accessible than for nonaccredited systems. However, a loan to buy an existing business may not be enough if the business has old equipment or outdated inventory, software, corporate image, etc,

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so the buyer must have access to reinvestment capital. On the other hand, buying a new franchise means that everything is new from the start and does not need to be replaced or upgraded for much longer (possibly even for the whole initial term of the franchise), and therefore the buyer should not need to raise reinvestment capital at the same time as buying the business. The final capital consideration is working capital. An existing business that is already generating cash would be expected to require less working capital (depending on the nature of the business) than for a new business which will need to build up its cashflow from a standing start in order to pay its bills as they fall due. In a new franchise, the experience of the franchisor will generally provide a benchmark of how much working capital is required to get the business up and running.

Leasing & franchise term issues For franchises that are operated from fixed locations, the conditions of the

lease and the time remaining on it are critical considerations for a buyer of an existing business. These are equally important for a buyer of a greenfield franchise, particularly to ensure that both the initial term of the franchise and the duration of the lease match-up and are both long enough for the franchisee to get their investment back during this term. Where an existing business is sold, the new buyer may only be able to operate it for the remainder of the lease or franchise term (or both), and if there is insufficient time left on either of these agreements when they are transferred, then the buyer may not be able to get their investment back on the business.

Training & support A benefit of buying a new franchise is that the training and support is provided by the franchisor in accordance with the current business model, including the latest products and services and innovations in technology and other work practices introduced to the system.

training may be provided by the vendor franchisee, who may not deliver the training to the standard of the franchisor, or be as familiar with the new innovations introduced to the system. Buying an existing franchise may also mean that the training is conducted in the business being sold, rather than off-site at a training facility.

Staff An existing business may already have staff in place who can maintain the operation of the business while the new owner settles in. There can be problems though, if the staff don’t take to the new owner or their vision for the business, and key people could leave or may be invited to leave. Knowing who is critical to the business and getting them onside and securing their ongoing involvement is an important consideration for anyone buying an existing business. For greenfield franchises, employing the right staff for the right jobs still remains a challenge, but at least the franchisee can choose their employees for themselves and start with a clean sheet rather than modifying the behaviours or expectations of existing employees.

When buying an existing franchise, the

Franchise Sydney Western Suburbs

NSW

Regional Master Franchise Home Services Industry Established 6 yrs, specializing in interior house cleaning, mobile car cleaning, lawn & garden care, mobile pet grooming, window and carpet cleaning. Currently operated by husband and wife team from home office allowing great work/life balance. Success of the business does not depend on owner doing hands on work. Master Franchisee’s role is to recruit, provide support, coach and mentor franchisees to success. Range of 6 services provides multiple income streams. Excellent brand name nationally and well established

in the local community. Vendor is so committed to brand he has purchased a second Master Franchise and is continuing with the system providing seamless transition and on-going support as required. Vendor is also willing to offer Finance to approved purchasers. If you’re looking for a business that is consistently delivering huge profits, is positioned for massive growth, is part of the dynamic and rapidly growing home services industry and is supported by a substantial & growing trailing income, enquire now.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0424 945 400 mastfran@bigpond.com 6 Australian Business For Sale ®

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Transfer of goodwill When buying a new franchise, the franchisor’s brand and reputation in the marketplace is the goodwill to which a franchisee is granted access. When buying an existing franchise, the same applies but is supplemented by the goodwill that the previous operator has developed with the local market in their conduct of the business. If goodwill is low because customers have experienced poor service or product quality, then a buyer will need to rebuild, which can provide an opportunity to increase the value of the business. On the other hand if goodwill is high (for which the buyer would have paid a premium), then the buyer must also operate the business to the same high standards as the previous operator from the outset or risk losing customers and diminishing the goodwill for which they have paid.

Reasons for sale Finally, what are the reasons for the sale of the franchise? It is easy to assume that a franchisor offers new franchises for sale as part of the natural growth of the network.

When dealing with an existing business for sale, the real reasons for the sale may not always be those which the vendor has stated. For example, the reason that “It’s time to move on and do something else” could actually be a disguise for “I’ve never made any money out of it and I’m tired of flogging a dead horse”.

A formula for due diligence By conducting thorough due diligence on the proposed purchase of a new or existing franchise, a potential business buyer increases their chances for future business success. As a general rule, people who are buying a business for the first time (or buying in an unfamiliar industry) should be prepared to invest one hour of time for reading, research and learning per $1,000 to be invested in the business.

Time spent on due diligence = 1 hour per $1,000 to be invested This includes time spent with professional advisors (lawyers, accountants and business consultants whose advice should always be sought prior to buying either a new or existing franchise), time spent in the business as

part of the research, and time spent speaking with current and former franchisees, customers and suppliers to the business.

In conclusion In short, there are benefits and shortfalls when faced with the choice of buying a new (greenfield) franchise against buying an existing franchise. By taking into account the factors listed in this article, and undertaking appropriate due diligence, a buyer will be able to make a more informed decision best suited to their requirements.

Jason Gehrke is a director of the Franchise Advisory Centre and has been involved in franchising for 20 years at franchisee, franchisor and advisor level. He provides consulting services to both franchisors and franchisees, and conducts franchise education programs throughout Australia. He has been awarded for his franchise achievements, and publishes Franchise News & Events, Australia’s only fortnightly electronic news bulletin on franchising issues.

Franchise Brisbane & Sunshine Coast

QLD

Tuition Franchise – Keep All The Profits A unique opportunity exists for private sale of established Fruition businesses with a high net profit. Completely systemised, the businesses are currently fully managed, but would also suit an owner operator. Fruition Tuition delivers coaching in The Basics; Maths, English and Science at prep, primary secondary and adult levels. There are 19 Learning Centres in Queensland and this is your opportunity to create flexible operating hours to suit your work, family dynamics and individual needs. A leader in the tuition industry, this is an innovative and exciting

company with a reputation for integrity and professionalism with an emphasis on being learner focused and having fun. Full initial training is provided with ongoing support to ensure the security of your investment. Corporate marketing activities are conducted regularly to ensure strong Brand presence. With low overheads and exclusive and effective teaching systems, Fruition Tuition has the ability to make a significant difference and positively change lives. No percentage of profits taken – only a weekly Admin Fee. Contact us for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: P.O.A. mob 0438 580 061 fiona@fruition.com.au www.fruition.com.au

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Much more than just a Ute Liner Rhino Linings has been providing innovative industrial coating solutions since 1988 and is proud to claim hundreds of industrial, commercial and military customers along with a global retail and industrial dealer network covering over 75 countries, all utilising spray and roll on elastomeric polyurethane, polyurea and hybrid solutions for industrial commercial coating and linings. Recognised as the global leader in spray on Ute/truck bed liners, Rhino Linings comprehensive product range now includes ArmaFloor™ a two component, rapid curing, hybrid polyurea coating system which is decorative but durable for garages, patios, decks, walkways and more. With ArmaFloor™ customers could spill almost anything, track in mud, even “squeal the wheels” all with confidence that the floor is easy to clean, tough enough to withstand hard knocks and will continue looking good year after year, adding extra value to their home for minimal investment. Archicentre.com.au recently polled 545 home owners; they found 75.5% had intentions of renovating their existing home. So now is the perfect time for home owners to discover potential uses for the largest room in the house - their garage! With the range of decorative flooring options available by Rhino ArmaFloor™, renovators can turn their garage into that extra room - a personal gym, study, rumpus room or family room.

as he desires, the client base can extend from residential applications to larger industrial and commercial flooring applications” says Mark Teakle, Rhino Linings Managing Director. In return Rhino Linings provides training, marketing and ongoing technical assistance, allowing the applicator to focus their energy and time into increasing their business and providing a superior, professional, clean finish and excellent customer service. “Our aim is to ensure The Rhino ArmaFloor™ system empowers the business owner to generate revenue, capture market share and experience the personal success that comes with running their own business” continued Mr Teakle. “For those considering becoming an applicator there are many benefits. The start up cost is low, there are no franchise fees, and applicators can work from home, plus they are backed by the strong national brand name of Rhino Linings.” Explore your options, call Rhino Linings today and discuss this perfect business opportunity with one of Rhino's friendly sales team members, phone 1300 887 780 or visit our website www.rhinolinings.com.au/floo ring for further information.

Rhino Linings is offering small start up business opportunities for those that want to take advantage of this high growth industry “Our business model allows the ArmaFloor™ Applicator to grow his business as large Australian Business For Sale ® 11


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My Financial Results Were A Disaster … Why Didn't My By Bob Lyon Accountant Warn Me? Otherwise, you'll have no idea whether you've successfully implemented the change or not, and if you have, by how much.

stock take the other areas of their operation? Why should you confine stocktaking to that part of your business that deals predominately with stock?

If you want to get to a particular destination, you'll never know how to get there unless you know where you started … that makes sense doesn't it?

Shouldn't you be taking stock of where your business is right now, particularly where your marketing and business growth efforts are concerned?

For instance, if you want to increase your profitability by 25% more than it is now, what does that mean? It's meaningless unless you know what your profitability is to start with.

Don't only think about advertising as marketing, it's more diverse than that. But we'll get into that a bit later. For now I want you to think about where your business is at this very moment.

The responsibility is on YOU to keep your business in the black!

Before we get too far into implementing your financial control strategies, we need to conduct two surveys …

Well, it's not too late … here are some vital points you need to check every week or at least every month while you're in business

One is to determine exactly what your average dollar sale is, and the other to determine what your profit margins are.

Before we get down to discussing the various strategies, there's one important concept we need to discuss. And that concept knows where your business is before you start to implement anything. You need to know what the current situation is before you begin to change it.

We've already talked about this, so you should already know what these figures are.

So let's get practical. We need to remeasure your average dollar sale, and that's not difficult to do. In fact it's dead simple. All we need to do over the next couple of weeks is to make note of every sale you make. Then at the end of the week, do the calculation to find out how much each customer spends on average every time they buy from you.

When I got my annual accounts from my accountant recently, the results were a disaster … Why didn't they warn me? Now wait a minute! You're running your Bob Lyon business, NOT your accountant, so you can't blame them. If you'd arranged (and been prepared to pay) for monthly reports or prepared your own profit and loss statement, you'd have known things were not going as well as they should.

I'm sure you're familiar with the term stocktaking. Most businesses conduct them regularly because it's an accounting requirement. But, how many businesses

Just divide the week's revenue by the total number of customers … got it? And we need to do the same with profit margins.

Franchise Rockdale

NSW

Walk Into An Established, Operating And Profitable Business All types of business people are searching for cost effective office space. Your role is simple, 1-2 on site staff, service your clients needs and only spend 2 days a week in the office, while your running your other businesses from the same office. 20 -30 long term clients, whom are on direct debit system for payments. Unlike other franchised businesses,

Synergy Business Centres will continue to help, train and maintain your Business centre and if need be assist you on a daily basis. The great thing about owning your own Synergy Business Centre is that you can continue to run/grow your existing businesses while you grow the Centre. Currently at full capacity but growth in Virtual and meeting/board room hire is endless.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 9597 9955 fax (02) 9597 9901 mob 0410 614 642 tony.ferkovic@syn.net.au www.syn.net.au 12 Australian Business For Sale ®

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price: $330,000 Inc. GST - Turnover $410,000 excl. GST p.a.


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Once you've completed these simple surveys, you'll have an excellent idea of the average dollar sale and your current margins. This gives us more information to make decisions with and we'll know what we have to improve on. If you've started measuring improvements already, you'll have a benchmark against which to measure the strategies you've been putting into place. By testing and measuring, you'll know when you've reached your objective, by how much you've improved, and the cost effectiveness of the strategies.

We'll also need to monitor and develop some Key Performance Indicators for …

Working capital: • Inventory • Accounts receivable • Accounts payable • GST liabilities

Fixed Capital: • Fixed assets (plant and equipment) • Income tax liabilities

Cash and debt: • Cash • Loans and long term borrowings

If your business hasn't grown in value over the past couple of years, then you've bought a job. You're NOT running a business! This is where your business coach, accountant and financial planner can assist you. Get them to advise, set up and check your systems. See if they're appropriate, cost effective and able to deliver the data you need to make you an effective manager. By increasing your sales, reducing your inventory costs and fixed expenses you can make an enormous difference to your bottom line.

You'll also have a direct and accurate way of seeing the effect these strategies have on your bottom line.

Equity: • Cash or equity put into the business • Profits retained in the business

Just remember, what you can measure you can manage.

There are a few basic tools you need to understand. I guess you're familiar with profit and loss statements, cash flow statements and balance sheets.

As you develop your business, you'll need these Key Performance Indicators to control your growth.

Once you have your Key Performance Indicators and financial controls in place, you'll need to consider reducing any debt you have and putting money aside for investment.

Well, profit and loss statements let us know whether you're making a profit or loss for the month or the period it covers. The cash flow statement shows us what our current cash flow situation is - like whether we have more money outstanding than we have in the bank. And the balance sheet shows us the state of the business at any given time.

Here are some to get you started … • Debt to equity ratio … Net debt divided by Equity expressed as a percentage • Profit to sales ratio … Profit divided by sales expressed as a percentage • Net cash flow to profit ratio … Net cash flow divided by profit expressed as a percentage

For further information on how your business can benefit from these and other exciting business and marketing tactics call Bob Lyon direct on 043 883 0937 or get your FREE report entitled “How To Sell Your Business At Your Price … And Cause A Stampede Of Prospective Buyers Literally Begging For Your Time” by simply going to www.betterbusinessreport.com/ab4s1.htm

Franchise Hurstville & Bankstown

NSW

Two Leading Franchise Outlets Great opportunity - one of Australia’s leading franchise systems. Two outlets for sale in great locations close to all amenities such as train, bus and major shopping centres, cinemas etc. Both workshops are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic and service equipment. Long established businesses and well known in the area. Large customer base with high retension rate. Walk in and start to generate high income from day one. This is an Australian owned company with over 200

service centres and is an instantly recognizable and respected brand. Asking price for HURSTVILLE $260,000 plus stock, annual gross sales approx $600,000. Net profit approx 30%. Lease in place until 2015 with 3 year option. Asking price for BANKSTOWN $400,000 plus stock, annual gross sales approx $850,000. Net profit approx 30%. Lease in place until 2020 with 3 year option. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0416 104 224 hurstville@ultratune.com.au bankstown@ultratune.com.au www.ultratune.com.au

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Working with your Spouse in a Franchise? This Book will Save you from Failure! Helen and Jim Bakasetas, franchisee partners A lot has been written about franchising, but the experts who write about the topic often fail to realize what should be obvious: The success of a franchise depends on the relationships of those who own it. Fail to recognize the importance of relationships and most franchises run by life partners will be doomed to fail from the outset, even when they buy into an excellent franchise system. Finally, there is a new book that addresses the relational factor in franchising. The Invisible Partnership: How to Work with your Spouse without Getting Divorced, written by Louise Woodbury and William de Ora, hits the nail on the head www.invisiblepartnership.com. We can say that our franchise would have been another failed business venture had we not learned from Louise and William the principles presented in their book.

together. But in the early days of working in our new franchise, it was the husband's business. As the wife, I referred to the business as “his business.” The franchisor and the suppliers thought the same way. I did my best to work in the background. But because it was not “my business,” the ultimate decision was left to the man. To be really honest, I resented this. And to be fair to my partner, the business demanded far too much of him alone. But not knowing any better, we did our best. However, our best wasn't good enough. The problem wasn't that we were bad or wrong, and it wasn't the

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The Invisible Partnership is a ground breaking book that will help couples to readjust to how best to work together. Louise and William go totally against the common thinking. They recognize that couples relate differently at home from the way they relate at work. William and Louise helped us see that couples tend to overlook these important differences between life at work and home. The answer to this tension, they say, is not to establish demarcation lines between work and home. This is impossible. William and Louise say the line between home life and work will always be blurred. Instead of separating home and work, they say the answer is to merge them.

The concepts in The Invisible Partnership helped us to turn our business around and make it a success. In fact, our story is presented as a case study in the book. Our story is not unique. We operated naively on the basis of several culturally accepted but false ideas. For example, in the cutthroat world of business, the man is typically regarded as the dominant force while the woman is supposed to stay in the background minding the front desk and doing the books. We bought into this big lie and it caused many problems. Now we understand how wrong this thinking is. We also failed to recognize that businesses run by life partners have their own special dynamics. As the authors of The Invisible Partnership say, “If you apply the rules that govern a normal business to a business run by life partners, then your business will be doomed to failure.” Thankfully, we learned the crucial principles needed to run a successful business with a life partner from Louise and William. Any good franchise obviously must have a good system. However, if the systems are not based on strong relational foundations, then the business won't have a chance. So, when we say “strong foundations” we don't mean the track record of the franchisor or how they support the franchisees. The foundation I am talking about is the strength of the working relationship of the life partners.

partners. Based on our experience, the concept of alignment is critical to the success of any business run by life partners. This is true for small and medium-size businesses.

The way you merge them is by aligning the couple's life goals. In a strong partnership, common goals and aspirations must take priority over individual agendas. We knew this before. But no one ever explained this principle in the context of a business and life partnership. Louise and William were able to communicate this and other important factors without management mumbo jumbo because they made the same mistakes we made. And like so may other couples, they were heading toward financial ruin and almost got a divorce. franchisor's fault. The problems occurred because we did not address the relational basis of our business and partnership. Among the many great points The Invisible Partnership makes, the one that most set our business in the right direction is the principle of “alignment.” William and Louise tell us that life partners working together in the same business must be aligned in mind, spirit and action. This principle was missing in the franchise manual, training program and support services. It's frightening, but franchisors in general have no idea how to address this fundamental, essential foundation. This is unfortunate because most franchises are bought by couples who are life

The Invisible Partnership: How to Work with your Spouse without Getting Divorced is a real eye opener. It's a book that must be read by all couples in business if they feel their business and marriage is stuck in a downward spiral. If you find yourself in this situation, then this book could save your marriage and business. The Invisible Partnership was our savior, in more ways than one.


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Tax Brief by Peter Small, B. Bus, F.C.A., Dip. Fin. Services

INCREASED TAX BURDEN ON COMPANIES An extension to the tax laws applicable to companies has the potential to operate as a wealth tax. Division 7A of the tax laws, which taxes loans made by private companies to directors, is being expanded to include other types of benefits that may be provided by the company. These benefits could include use of company property, such as real estate, boats or artworks. Under the new rules, extra tax will be imposed on those who hold personal assets, such as those mentioned above, in a company rather than personally. If your company currently owns assets that will be caught under the new rules, you should contact us without delay to see if steps can be taken to transfer the assets out of the company’s ownership.

TAX RULES ON TRUST DISTRIBUTIONS The Commissioner of Taxation is considering applying Division 7A tax laws on unpaid distributions made by private (family) trusts. In the past, it was possible

for distributions to be made using book entries, and Division 7A tax laws were not applied. If a trust has insufficient cash to pay the distributions, or if the amount distributed is to be retained in the trust, it may now be subject to Division 7A. Another change for private trusts will require tax to be withheld from distributions to a beneficiary who has not quoted a Tax File Number (TFN) to the trustee. This is to apply to all distributions paid after 1st July, 2010. Accordingly, all trustees should obtain TFNs from beneficiaries prior to that date.

FRINGE BENEFITS TAX (FBT) - 2010 Employers are reminded that the FBT year ends on 31st March, 2010. Any employer who provides fringe benefits to an employee is subject to the FBT rules. Directors of companies are deemed to also be employees for FBT purposes. There is an exemption from FBT for many business tools (including briefcases, calculators, portable computers, mobile phones, and electronic diaries, provided that no more than one is supplied per year for each employee). Minor benefits

are also exempt. To qualify for this exemption the benefit must be small in value ($300 is the maximum) and must not be provided on a regular basis. These exempt benefits are (generally) able to be claimed as tax deductions by the employer, and Input Tax Credits for the cost of the gifts are also available. And finally, gifts, unlike monetary bonuses, are not taxable income to the employees receiving them. Employers should remember these rules when planning staff bonuses. The value of benefits provided to employees is required to be reported on their PAYG Summary for the year, where the value of the benefit is $2,000 or more. While we directly contact clients we know to be affected by FBT, we invite other readers to contact us if they require our assistance or believe they may be liable. Finally, we recommend that loan repayments should be described as such on cheque butts and in cash books, and should preferably be for round amounts, to avoid any suggestion that the payment might be a fringe benefit. St. Clair partners - phone (02) 9221 4088

Franchise Sth East & Far Nth QLD

QLD

Workplace Posters / Immediate Income Due to growth exclusive Sales and Service Franchises are being offered at key locations across Australia. Poster Faktory provides workplace posters to organisations covering a broad range of issues relating to Health, Safety and the Environment. The products and services are relevant to most businesses and government organizations. A member of the Safety Institute of Australia and a regular exhibitor and sponsor of major health and safety exhibitions and conferences across Australia and New Zealand, Poster Faktory has 6 franchises in Australia and 2

in New Zealand. This is a successful international business currently experiencing rapid growth in Australia. Offers an immediate income with significant expansion & earning potential. Low operating costs and flexible working hours. All stock provided, marketing materials, training and client introductions. Low start-up requirements. Exclusive territory with established client base and potential to increase and expand the business. Average client retention rates of 95%. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 3385 5825 fax (07) 3385 5825 mob 0413 689 738 john@posterfaktory.com.au www.posterfaktory.com.au 16 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

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The Investment Clock by Evan Kambourakis, Dip. A, B. Com, ASA Tick Tock Tick Tock, what time is it on the investment clock? Interest rates have now reached the bottom of the cycle and statistical data suggests the hand has moved to number eight in line with the economy recovery phase. In the past 20 months we have experienced The Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Markets have been volatile with share prices dropping, property price corrections, unemployment rising, consumer and business spending falling. Some experts suggest that the fallout from the GFC being toxic loans, mainly in the US and Europe, will take years to correct. A positive point for the Australian economy, is our successful survival of the GFC. We were one of the few countries not to go into recession. Australia fended well against the GFC, better in comparison to other global developed countries. Although, a big part of Australia’s success relates to China’s high demand for our exports, the Government’s stimulus packages, bank guarantees, the good economic inheritance from the previous Federal

Government, efforts made by the Reserve Bank, and our sensible banking system all played their part. Its important to point out that the investment clock was first printed in 1937 in London’s Evening Standard newspaper. The Investment clocks principle is based on the theory that markets and the economy flow through predictable cycles.

Investors have used the investment clock as a guide for exit/entry, buy/sell or hold onto assets strategy decisions. This investment clock is a guide only. The hand can turn backwards, slow down, speed up at any give time, and may switch in volatile times. However it gives a good indication of what to expect next. St. Clair partners - phone (02) 9221 4088

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

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

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

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

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

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

“ W E A R E N O T Y O U R AV E R A G E A C C O U N TA N T S W H E N I T C O M E S T O B U Y I N G A B U S I N E S S ” Australian Business For Sale ® 17


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Buying a Small Business Buying a small business for sale is a much different purchase than a larger, more complex mergers & acquisition transaction. A small business purchase is based on sound financials but it is also based on the right fit with the buyer. Compatibility with the company for sale is critical to the success of the venture. This article will explore some of the things to think about if you are considering buying a small business. Is the business right for you? Often, buyers of smaller businesses will go through the process of buying a company and be focused on the financials (which are important), the due diligence process and the actual work involved in buying a small business. The first day after the deal closes can be a moment of panic, excitement – or a combination of the two. When you are working with a business broker, looking for a business to buy, please take the time to reflect on what you really want to do. Can you really see yourself working in a business that you own and putting in significant hours as the owner & operator? Running a small business can be quite labour intensive. Oftentimes, a buyer is replacing a job and is looking for an entrepreneurial venture to focus their

by Anne Brown

attention on. Whatever the case may be, please take the time to consider carefully if the business truly is right for you. You’ll be glad that you did. Does your family support the venture? When a person buys a small business, it is a major commitment in time, money, energy, and risk. It requires perseverance to succeed. Take the time to have a conversation with your family to get a true sense on what their feelings are about the investment. Buying a small business will affect everyone in the family so please get every member’s input before you make the investment. Are you comfortable with the risk? Buying a business does require a level of risk to be assumed by the purchaser. After all of the due diligence is completed and all the identified risks are mitigated as best as possible, there still remains a level of business risk that must be assumed. The final leap of faith when buying a business is difficult for some investors and they get ‘cold feet’ at the last instance. Before you start looking for a business to buy, do an honest assessment to discover if you are ok with the risk involved with business ownership. How well do you know the market?

Buying a business is a long process that can take several months of searching until the right business opportunity is found. Sometimes, a “right” business is found that is in the right industry but not the right geography. Sometimes this is ok but sometimes extra caution must be taken. For instance, the process of buying a restaurant business in Brisbane, QLD is much different than buying one in other parts of QLD – even in a relatively large city like Cairns. A business buyer from QLD might be searching for small businesses in Brisbane but discover one that fits in all aspects but is located in Mackay instead. Although the buyer may be familiar with running such a venture, the markets are very different so it is important to do your homework on the area, competition and other local factors. Also, when you buy a business in another city please take into account such factors as the commute, as this could impact your quality of life. Buying a business is a journey that requires financial prudence but also one that requires some insight into yourself and what you are looking for from the venture. Be honest with yourself and take the time to consider all the variables – not just selling price and the bottom line.

Franchise Queensland-wide

QLD

Business Coaching Franchise A Business Coaching Practice License with the world’s #1 Business Coaching Firm, ActionCOACH has become available for sale. The licensee can practice unrestricted, throughout Queensland (conditions apply in other States). ActionCOACH Business Coaches get to: 1. Become a business mentor and help businesses excel by focusing on the four core aspects of their business: time, team, money, and systems using the multiple tools available to Franchise Owners; 2. Be in charge of your own career; 3. Have the lifestyle that comes from having a home office, and 4. Make an hourly rate most professionals only dream of... expect to achieve over $25k per month within the first year. When it comes to business coaching franchise opportunities or businesses for sale, an ActionCOACH Franchise is not only the #1 choice in business consulting services, it’s the only choice for a company that truly values, trains and supports its franchisees. This proven system positions you way ahead of the competition so why go it alone? Read more: www.bis-successcoaching.com Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 3878 6558 mob 0417 645 368 pamusher@actioncoach.com www.actioncoach.com 18 Australian Business For Sale ®

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Small business laws and regulations damaging Australian family businesses specialising in advice to family and privately owned businesses. Ms Prestney said that having seen a substantial reduction in the value of their businesses and their retirement savings as a result of the Global Financial Crisis, family business owners also have to deal with: Maximum deductible contributions to superannuation for intending self funded retirees over the age of 50 being reduced by 50% from $100,000 to $50,000 from July 2009 and will be further reduced to $25,000 from July 2013. “This comes at a time when business values and retirement savings have fallen and therefore substantially reduces the prospect of financial security for family business owners,” Sue Prestney said. The Australian Taxation Office issuing a ruling in June 2010 that will substantially increase the rate of tax payable on earnings retained for business investment by family businesses that have chosen to operate through a Family Trust. This has retrospective elements for the businesses involved. The Reserve Bank policy requiring banks to hold substantially greater reserves of capital to support small family business loans than it does for housing loans. “The result of these regulations is to skew lending towards housing at a time when family businesses

are crying out for support,” Ms Prestney said. “The reduced pool of funds available is increasing the costs to those businesses lucky enough to get funds.” Major findings of The MGI Australian Family and Private Business Survey 2010 were: In 2006 a total of 75% of owners were considering selling their operation if approached. In 2010 it’s down to 61%. Previously 17% of owners said they did not have enough funds for retirement. This has increased to 31% on the back of reduced investment values. Concerns about the future financial performance of the company jumped from 31% to 54%. Just under half of owners said they would still be working beyond 65 years of age with one third saying they needed the ongoing income or to sell the business to fund retirement. Succession planning is now a major concern for 20% of businesses, a jump from 9%. 35% of sons are involved in the family business but fewer than 6% of daughters. Sons are five times more likely to inherit the business than their sisters. MGI is represented by 283 offices in 82 countries and has been operating in Australia and New Zealand for 25 years. For further information contact Sue Prestney MGI Melbourne Tel: 03 9521 3000 Email: sue.prestney@mgimelb.com.au

Franchise

Franchise

Australia Wide

Salisbury & Elizabeth

Jim’s Computer Services A division of the Jim’s Group

RENT THE ROO Appliance & Furniture Rental

SA

Maximize your Lifestyle & Profits. Work from Home. No Experience Required. Rent The Roo Salisbury & Elizabeth is part of a fast growing franchise network with 4 offices in Adelaide and many more interstate. We rent Furniture & Electrical items to an appreciative clientèle. This established and growing business can reward you with a great work from home lifestyle and a fantastic income. Training & Support provided during transition with ongoing support given by the franchisor thereafter. Please contact Rick for more information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0409 203 120

price: $395,000

enquiries@jimscomputerservices.com www.jimscomputerservices.com

mob 0427 402 419 southwestslopes@renttheroo.com www.renttheroo.com

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Franchises - from $19,000 • Work where you want, when you want • Be your own boss • Join the group with the name you can trust Master Franchises - from $33,000 • Develop and manage your own network of Franchisees National Franchise - P.O.A • Operate this national business with 80 Franchisees all over Australia

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A major study has revealed that many Australian family business owners have been forced to shelve retirement plans because of a dramatic fall in the value of their business and their retirement savings. Because the aged business owners are working longer, succession planning in many Australian family business operations is in disarray. Ms Sue Prestney, Principal, MGI and MGI Australasia Executive Chairperson, says it’s not just the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) that’s causing financial and management difficulties for small business – it is the laws and regulations that continue to be imposed by the government. Ms Prestney called for all political parties to have a major re-think in their attitudes towards family businesses. “It seems that the best family business can expect from their politicians is the perennial promise of reduced red tape when a much more substantial response is required,” she said. Australia has two million family business operations, worth $1.5 trillion, and these businesses have been badly bruised by the Global Financial Crisis , according to results of The MGI Australian Family and Private Business Survey 2010. The survey was undertaken by RMIT University and supported by MGI, a leading international accounting firm


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Change - why is it necessary? Because if you keep doing the same thing, you'll get the same result! Louise Woodbury Author of The Invisible Entrepreneur & The Invisible Partnership

Embracing Change We encourage our clients to embrace change explore “What if?” scenarios when they are ready for a change or are being forced to change due to circumstances beyond their control. By asking yourself a 'what if?' question you begin to identify solutions and ideas, as well as flush out your fears and concerns about change. And, let's face it. What keeps most of us stuck in our groundhog day world is fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of not looking good or getting it right. Fear of what others might think. However, what is fear? Fear is typically triggered by our past experiences, which are driven by negativity or something not succeeding as we had expected. Fear keeps us safe and comfortable and won't allow us to step outside our boxes. Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real! No matter whether the changes being made are major or minor, too often we all hit the brakes - we panic, we stop. However, in not changing, we find ourselves going backwards and becoming disenchanted, miserable and negative to be around. Or, worse still, we revert to business as usual.

• Make change and fear your friends Although fear can keep us from harm, it's more about knowing how to use 'your fear' to serve you and support you in making the changes. • Trust yourself If you find yourself constantly complaining about something, then this is your trigger that change is required. So listen and act. • Make change fun By asking yourself 'what if?' you can start having fun with change and creating some scenarios that could just work. Some other strategies for embracing change are: 1. Read something new - be willing to stretch your mind in new directions - learn something new

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The world is changing so fast and successful people, as well as successful businesses all recognise the need to change early. They understand that there is no option other than to embrace change. But how do you learn to embrace change?

So, how do we embrace change?

Franchise

2. Explore what is possible in your life - what are you passionate about, what are your interests - avoid focusing on what's not possible 3. Revisit a failed strategy and ask 'what could I have done differently to make it work?' Remember: the one thing you can always count on is change. You'll either make the change or allow the change to happen to you. If you're ready for your business - and your life - to take a new direction, then start playing with the idea of 'what if?' I love this quote by Vince Lombardi, a great football coach who said "If you're not making mistakes, you are not trying hard enough." Make this month your month of embracing change and see where it takes you. Louise Woodbury www.Asklouise.com www.invisibleentrepreneur.com Tel: (02) 9955 8888

Geelong

VIC

Healthy Habits Geelong Established business in the Food Court at Westfield Geelong. Healthy Habits is Australia’s number one sandwich bar and healthy fast food option with 31 outlets Australia-wide. This store has been operating for over 4 years, is in a prime location within the food court and has a strong customer base. With the combination of Healthy Habits strong branding, fantastic products along with the recent upgrade to the Shopping Centre makes this an opportunity not to be missed. Contact Jeff Poyser at the Business Development Company for more information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $245,000 bh (03) 9562 7777 mob 0425 839 779

fax (03) 9562 0067 jpoyser@bdcaus.com

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Everyone knows the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over Louise again, and Woodbury expecting different results. However, knowing the definition alone is not enough.

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“WORK AND LIVE THE LIFE FROM HOME” 5 Acre property with two homes and a KOI Fish Farm business "Rare Opportunity becomes available" Owners say after 35 years its time to retire. Selling their 5 acres of prime land with future development potential, substantial brick residence with an In-ground swimming pool and a second 3 bedroom home and all infrastructure that goes with a farm that breeds Koi fish. Although this is a successful and an established business, the owners are aware that this is a unique property to sell, and therefore are open to various selling options that may assist a purchaser.

Bringelly

This property is also capable of breeding perch fish. Some of the infrastructure includes F Acres for fish farm/buildings F 20 ponds holding from 8,500 Litres (all filtered) F Display Pond 35,000 Litres F Air conditioned sales & administration office F Workshop and security car park with surveillance F Full breeding facilities & 15 dams F Generator & fibreglass w/shop F Thousands of fish. From fingerlings to 30 year old fish. (Fish to be negotiated separately). F Water bore - 8.5 Litres per second of clean water

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For any further assistance please contact

Joe Borg Mob: 0418 286126 Ph: (02) 4647 4007 Email: joeborg@century21icon.com.au

Disclaimer: All information contained herein is gathered from sources we deemed or believed to be reliable. Gracelands Real Estate Pty Ltd does not warrant the accuracy of the information and interested persons should rely wholly on their own enquiries.

www.century21.com.au/icon

Franchise South West

WA

Eagle Boys Pizza Superb central location in Collie town centre, servicing a young population in the town and surrounding areas. Close proximity to shops and other venues with excellent parking. Current T/O $576,000 p.a. Key features and benefits of the business include a proven business with a predictable cash flow, proven success in the region, huge market awareness, a strong team in place, high profile location, excellent demographic area for a successful pizza store and a well established working relationship with the local radio station. The huge

staff of Worsley Aluminum, Blue Waters Power Station and Muja Power Station are among the regular customers. A full time owner/manager could save $52,000 p.a. from current wage costs. Eagle Boys began in 1987 and has grown into one of Australia’s most successful pizza franchise operations. 100% Australian owned with unique production system that helps Eagle Boys out-perform the competition. All training provided. Some SELLER FINANCE could be available to suitable purchaser.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Kangaroo Valley Roadhouse

Wellington Newsagency

Own your own Grocer/Service Station/Residence in the heart of Kangaroo Valley. Well established business ideally located in the scenic Southern Highlands of NSW. This solid business opportunity includes a well stocked Friendly Grocer (IGA) Supermarket, Service Station and private residence on a 3/4 acre block. The service station is supported by Caltex. Only supermarket & service station in Kangaroo Valley. Large garage and storage shed. Plenty of parking. The business benefits from local residents plus the region’s strong tourist trade. This is the change you’ve been looking for. Available only as a package. Relocate to the picturesque Kangaroo Valley and reap the benefits today.

Get out of the Rat Race. Great lifestyle opportunity in Wellington, located approx. 50km from the major regional centre of Dubbo. Own 2 thriving newsagencies in the one town! Enjoy 100% market share. Both ideally located and offering the only newsagency services for Wellington and the surrounding districts.

Price: $2,000,000 freehold

Price: $870,000 + S.A.V. & Incl. freehold

Parkes Auto Wreckers

Bosun Wholesalers

Do you like cars? One of the largest and most profitable Auto Wreckers in Australia is for sale, business + freehold. Situated in Parkes a thriving inland centre of NSW. Great management systems in place. Full training provided. Full auto dealer’s license held with opportunity to also sell cars. Freehold covers over 10,000 sqm of land. Parkes boasts a strong economy underpinned by mining, tourism, agriculture, government services and transport logistics. Great place to raise a family - quiet rural life plus all the amenities and sophistication to enjoy life’s pleasures. NPBT $600K p.a. Fully detailed information memorandum available.

Have the lifestyle and business of your dreams and no rent. Leading marine wholesaler situated at beautiful Sussex Inlet on the South Coast. Established 28 years with strong reputation for products and service. Stocks a wide variety of marine products: high quality stainless steel marine/boating parts, life jackets, flares etc. Easy to run business, operating procedures in place and fully computerized. Strong customer base includes major hardware retailers, marine mechanics and boat builders. Trading bus hrs Mon-Thurs, early finish Friday. Sale includes 10 storage sheds generating $20k p.a. extra income, plus1633 m2 block freehold with room to expand storage. Owners wish to retire.

Price: $2,223,000 WIWO

Price: $1,255,000 WIWO

Wellington Newsagency is a fully staffed and serviced Westpac bank agency and Western Union agent. Has 13 sub-agents and services the local correctional facility. One newsagency is freehold, the other is currently leased. Turnover $2 million with net earnings for a normal working couple $230,000 p.a. Great Management Information System in place.

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_69_1

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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

MANAGEMENT RIGHTS A home with an income! Call now for your FREE Introductory brochure

Letting 11 x 1 bedroom motel style units in this well located complex. Manager has small 1 bedroom unit attached to office, long agreements, on site laundry, has heated pool & spa. Nett $106,000 Price $750,000 Contact Gerry Lewis 0411 655 445 CLOSE TO HASTINGS STREET - Sunshine Coast Well located boutique complex easily run by 1 person & situated a short stroll to Hastings Street & Noosa Heads. Spacious unit with 2 outside balconies. Present mangers have been there for 8 years. Nett $96,600 Price $970,000 Contact Mike Brand 0407 739 575

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND Large income at this holiday complex, beachfront position. Manager employs staff to help run the business. Manager has studio unit in building, long term agreement. Nett $560,000 Price $2,495,000 Contact John Ennis 0407 750 862 Exclusive Agent

ON THE BEACH - Gold Coast Excellent holiday complex for 1st time managers. Great repeat business. Spacious 2 bedroom ensuite unit with office & reception on title. Nett $88,000 Price $899,000 Contact John Ennis 0407 750 862

GOING CHEAP - Gold Coast Easily run by one person. Large manager's unit with private yard. No set work hours & proven solid income. Ill health forces Vendors to move on. Nett $75,000 Price $550,000 Contact Andrea Venz 0438 925 977

SOLE OPERATOR - Gold Coast This easy to run complex offers fabulous lifestyle. No need to live on-site, ability to bring the family pet & many more benefits. Very easy to run. Nett $61,000 Price $635,000 Exclusive Agent Contact Andrea Venz 0438 925 977

CAIRNS BEACH GEM - Nth Qld Fantastic contemporary complex in great location. Being changed from permanent lets to holidays, so huge scope to continue building the income. Stunning 2 bed 2 bath unit. Nett $82,500 Price $670,000 Contact Alex Re 0414 835 128

PRISTINE PERMANENT - Nth Qld Contemporary huge 3 bed, 3 bath stunning home with private pool & garden. Office on title, body corp salary $34k. Long agreements, no set hours, minimal duties, 1 person easy to run. Nett $66,000 Price $395,000 Contact Alex Re 0414 835 128

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WATERFRONT HOLIDAY COMPLEX - Sunshine Coast Manager letting 12 units in this 18 unit waterfront complex. Price includes 2 bed manager's apartment with single lock up garage & spacious office & back office. Facilities incl. pool, sauna & BBQ. Nett $70,000 Price $575,000 Contact Gerry Lewis 0411 655 445 RIVER LOCATION - Sunshine Coast This attractive & well maintained family style townhouse complex is situated close to Noosa ricer, Restaurants & all facilities & is popular with families. 3 pools, tennis court, repainted 4 years ago. Nett $219,500 Price $1,562,500 Contact Mike Brand 0407 739 575

WATERFRONT RESORT - Gold Coast With all the facilities you would expect including: pools, tennis court, saunas, gym & located centrally for shopping, dining & all the attractions the Gold Coast has to offer. 2 bedroom unit. Nett $530,000 Price $3,600,000 Contact Wesley Venz 0412 768 178 (PICTURE) WATERFRONT LOCATION - Gold Coast Wonderful water views from all units! Resort facilities including heated pool, spa, sauna & private jetty. Lovely tropical, low maintenance grounds. All this situated in a quiet location. Nett $140,000 Price $1,020,000 Contact Wesley Venz 0412 768 178 MOTEL STYLE NOOSA - Sunshine Coast


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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

EASY TO MANAGE - Gold Coast Walking distance to beach. Vendors will consider a trade. Only asking 3.78 times the nett! Genuine reason for selling. The unit is in immaculate condition having been renovated in May 2010. Nett $37,000 Price $515,000 Contact Ross Venz 0414 925 802 Exclusive Agent 4 BED PLUS OFFICE - Gold Coast Perfect for the family & a second income. Very modern spacious home with a fully fenced yard in a central location. Complexes like this one are hard to find! Nett $48,000 Price $670,000 Contact Louise Pase 0407 751 578 Exclusive Agent PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY - Sunshine Coast Fantastic location with private walkway to patrolled surf beach & nearby surf club. Awesome beach & river views, walk to CBD. 2 towers with studio, 1, 2 & 3 bed units. Strong repeat business. Nett $715,000 Price $5,000,000 Contact Maria Duke 0409 349 285 STYLISH HOME WITH AN INCOME - Brisbane Inner City complex. Easily managed by 1 person. Modern stylish 2 bedroom manager's unit. Separate office. No set office hours. An inspection will surprise you. Nett $74,000 Price $1,013,000 Contact Denise Lucas 0408 153 092 (PICTURE) CITY FRINGE - Brisbane A modern contemporary style building with a resort style pool & BBQ entertaining area. Easy maintenance & gardens. Walk to Southbank Parklands. Nett $168,800 Price $1,406,000 Contact David Harris 0418 748 050 Exclusive Agent RAINBOW BAY - Gold Coast

GREAT LOCATION - Gold Coast Mixture holiday & permanent lettings. Great location metres to the beach & shops. Nice manager's unit. Long term agreement. Lots of repeat business. This is one complex you should inspect. Nett $170,000 Price $1,235,000 Contact Ross Venz 0414 925 802 Exclusive Agent CLOSE TO THE RIVER - Gold Coast Beautifully appointed 3 bedroom ensuite plus large office, free standing home with DLUG. Pet friendly, great complex with generous body corp salary. Priced to sell! Nett $98,600 Price $920,000 Contact Louise Pase 0407 751 578 NORTH FACING OCEAN FRONT - Sunshine Coast Building has had major make-over in the office & common areas. Large 3 bed manager's unit which has been renovated. Very large balcony with top water views. Close to shops & playground. Nett $331,000 Price $2,650,000 Contact Maria Duke 0409 349 285 OFF THE PLAN - Brisbane Bayside beauty, convenient location with all facilities close by, high tech security complex with a 3 bed unit with office on title, good salary. Get in early and set up to suit yourself. Nett $125,000 Price $827,500 Contact Denise Lucas 0408 153 092 Exclusive Agent BAYSIDE - Brisbane A beautiful waterfront security gated complex with a large 3 bedroom manager's townhouse includes income from marina rentals. Nett $129,000 Price $1,200,000 Contact David Harris 0418 748 050

Views of lovely Rainbow Bay. Manager's unit 2 bedroom was completely renovated. Air conditioning. All the resort facilities. Nett $234,000 Price $1,650,000 Contact Garth Rippin 0412 735 389 LABRADOR - Gold Coast Holiday complex all units in the rental pool. Lovely 2 bedroom manager's unit with great outdoor living. Be quick this will not last. Nett $108,000 Price $718,000 Contact Garth Rippin 0412 735 389

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Roadhouse

Western Western Australia Australia

Nullagine Roadhouse—Freehold Business Approaching $2M in Annual Sales Here is one of the Central Pilbara’s success stories, a roadhouse style business in the centre of WA’s mining and construction boom area, that keeps growing and growing. Nullagine Roadhouse is a freehold business on 4005 sqm of prime land and includes manager’s residence, fuel and gas, storage sheds, freezers, workshop, staff quarters, ATM plus plant and equipment, and much more. The roadhouse is a mixed business premises boasting: General Store, Australia Post & Commonwealth Bank agencies, Take Away, Tyre fitting service and sales, to name a few. The Roadhouse is very well situated at the entrance to the town of Nullagine where everyone must drive past on their way to Marble Bar and Port Hedland. The mining boom is spreading through the Pilbara and has now reached Nullagine. Act now to secure this cash flow, positive business and take advantage of the resources boom to continue building to new levels of profitability.

PRICE: $895,000 as a going concern, plus stock

Call Serge MOBILE: EMAIL:

0417 997 937

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Motel Western NSW

VERY GOOD RETURN ON INVESTMENT This unique business is situated in far Western NSW in the opal mining village of White Cliffs. The White Cliffs Underground Motel offers excellent tourism opportunities with very good returns. This healthy business would suit a family partnership. The motel has 32 rooms with 92 bed spaces, plus staff accommodation, managers residence, restaurant, bar and kitchen facilities. A swimming pool and courtyard greet you upon arrival. The rooms are mostly underground, with share bathrooms. White Cliffs allows you to enjoy the glorious outback, visit National Parks, learn about opal mining and at night experience the beauty of the clear night skies after wonderful evening sunsets. Looking for a change of lifestyle with good returns? This is it. The White Cliffs Underground Motel presents a wonderful opportunity to purchase a distinctive business, which offers excellent returns on investment. Private Sale

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Advertising/Media Surry Hills

NSW

Promotions / Campaign Service National Talent Pool was started 11 years ago and specializes in supplying promotional staff to assist clients with local, regional and interstate campaigns. The business uses attractive staff who are excellent communicators and the current owner will train incoming purchaser in methods of staff recruitment used for bookings taken every week. System in place that has worked successfully for the past 11 years with ongoing adjustments to

improve efficiency - staff required for a campaign can vary from 2 to 200. This promotional service can be run from a small office. Prominent Yellow pages online advertising is in place and attracts many of the company’s large corporate clients. Google adwords generates 40 – 50% of the business. Potential profit $100,000.00 - $300,000.00 depending on whether one or two persons operating the business. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 9569 7116 mob 0438 189 199 info@nationaltalentpool.com.au www.nationaltalentpool.com.au

436698

price: $70,000 negotiable

Auto Parts & Accessories Nationwide

NSW

The Hard Yards Have Been Done Established manufacturer & distributor of HID – Xenon products to suit various markets which have been established over many years. XenonOz has an envious reputation within the aftermarket industry with a comprehensive range of products, service and national support second to none. With a fully established network, and growing OEM opportunities, XenonOz is well placed to continue its growth. XenonOz is a business that could easily be operated from a home office, with suitable storage and

workshop space, therefore keeping costs to a minimum. It would also suit an expanding workshop/existing distribution business that wanted an established brand and distribution. Included is all IP, stock, data, web site, contracts. Low debt, no A/R. Reluctantly selling due to family illness. Full assistance with product, sales & marketing materials & training provided. Complete explanation/demonstration of all facets of the business will be completed within NSW at no additional cost. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $175,000 bh 1300 320 569 mob 0417 662 069 frank@xenonoz.com www.xenonoz.com

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Auto Parts & Accessories Dalby

QLD

Opportunity Knocks/Diesel Electrics Established 30 yrs in the town of Dalby 21/2 hrs west of Brisbane, an area enjoying economic growth. Current turnover $1.47 Million. Occupies prime position on Warrego Highway, with a strong customer base including major energy, mining, manufacturing, government, and agricultural businesses plus domestic, and established corporate accounts. The business is a complete Heavy Equipment Service Centre with qualified auto-electricians. Fleet of vehicles for on-site work. Retails a range of brands including Bosch, Alco

Batteries, Denso, Delco Remy, Sanden & Murphy Instruments. Comprehensive operations manual detailing all business procedures. 11 trained staff in place. Lease in place with 5-yr renew option. The business has built strong industry and community contacts. Growth potential due to sustainable agricultural industry and mining and resources boom of the Surat Basin - heavy transport predicted to treble in Dalby and natural gas underpins the regions economic strength. The town offers relaxed country living with all modern conveniences.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 4662 3177 fax (07) 4662 1862 mob 0408 719 346 dalbyopportunity@bigpond.com www.dieselelectrics.com

436339

price: $500,000 O.N.O.

Auto Parts & Accessories North-west

VIC

Highly Successful Autopro Opportunity Established in 2002 Autopro Robinvale has grown into a strong diversified business supplying all parts, accessories, oils, outdoor power products, hardware, tools and equipment to agricultural areas. Includes local retail and trade customers. The business services the large agricultural growth in Robinvale and surrounding areas. Autopro marketing is aimed at the agricultural sector which includes large Agribusiness companies as well as local table grape, dried fruit and wine grape growers, almond

and pistachio growers plus local vegetable growers. Autopro products include incar entertainment systems, navigation and motor vehicle security systems, performance products and seat covers. The business has seen continued growth in sales each year since 2002 and continues to excel in sales growth exceeding all projections and expectations. Robinvale is a picturesque holiday town located between Mildura and Swan Hill on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by the Murray River. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Auto Parts & Accessories

Building and Construction

Brisbane

Lancelin

QLD

WA

Outdoor World Lancein

Spray On Ute Liner, Spray On Van Liner, business, in Geebung, located 15 minutes North of Brisbane CBD. Established 10 years. Leaders in the industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for motivated persons with absolute support from current owner who established the business. Extensive customer base, ideal owner operator with 1-2 staff. Training provided to suitable buyer.

Outdoor World Lancelin is a member of the Outdoor World Group. Not a franchise but a buying group. Focusing on RANBUILD sheds (www.ranbuild.com.au) and ODW patio sales. Servicing the GINGIN shire. Many opportunities available with a number of land releases approved. With the Indian Ocean Drive near completion opportunities will extend to Cervantes and Jurien. If your looking to be your own boss this business is for you. Great site exposure with the option to purchase the freehold as well. 2000m2 + block zoned as Mixed Business. Current owners need to sell due to family demands.

Other areas are also available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $120,000 negotiable

price: $340,000

mob 0418 935 940 donna.punch@bigpond.com

bh (08) 9655 1475 ah/mob 0418 944 229 fax 9655 1568 jody.bondini@westnet.com.au www.outdoorworld.com.au

426399

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

436368

Spray On Liner Business Great Opportunity

Building and Construction Barossa Valley

SA

Family Business With Lifestyle Excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic person or partnership to secure your future in the beautiful Barossa Valley with this well known brand Shed Boss, a profitable National Franchise. Turnover $1.5 Million. Situated in Australia’s most famous wine region, a prime growth location, the office and display are located at Nuriootpa 1 hour north of Adelaide, next to Barossa Council. Long lease available. Same owners for ten years. Good business systems in place. Ample car parking.

Specialising in commercial and rural sheds, domestic sheds and patios, decks and balconies, verandahs, carports, pergolas, roller doors, winery buildings etc. Trained staff prepared to stay on. Price includes an amount of work in progress, all confidential client lists plus lead and business strategies. If you are serious about looking at this business opportunity contact Mark for more information. Only people with a serious interest need apply. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0418 811 174 dahlitzco@internode.on.net

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Bakery Perth

WA

Cin’s Great Buns This Bakery/Café is situated in a walk thru shopping centre near Subiaco oval and train station and close to a hospital, residential apartments and offices. Serves a variety of bakery items such as buns, bread, pies, rolls, pizzas, breakfasts, muffins, slices, croissants, coffee and cold drinks. Established business with a solid regular clientele. Allowed to trade 7 days per week – flexible to suit owner. Great earning potential as a family business. Price includes quality equipment such as Moffat Rotel 2, 3 tier

individually controlled oven, double enforced stainless steel island work bench, spacious walk in cold room, Faema coffee machine, Skope fridge and freezers. Lots of work space. Seats approximately 20 people outside the shop. Total shop area 79 sqm. Subiaco is an affluent suburb with premier fashion outlets, a vast array of restaurants and cafes and many attractions including galleries, museums, theatres and the Station Street market. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $193,000 WIWO 438233

mob 0432 233 531 Cins@mail.com

Beauty Products North Sydney

NSW

Retail sales of Luxury branded Skincare, makeup and perfumes Unique boutique. Carrying Lancome, Estee Lauder, La prairie, Clarins and Clinique skincare and Makeup and Chanel, Dior, Bvlgari and most of the major brands of perfumes. Well established, in current location for more than 13 years now great client base. Recently refurbished no need to spend anymore. Currently trading at +9% on last year. Currently working as owner 1/2 day + a fulltime employee,

however can be run with owner + casual for lunchtime rush. Located in a prime position near North Sydney Station. Very high traffic flow. Only 5 and 1/2 days closed on public holidays, Mon-Fri 8:30-6 Thurs 8:30-7 Sat 9-4. Excellent lifestyle. Staff: Owner + casual Turn Over: 2008 -2009 $793,938.60 Nett profit: approx $165,000

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Bike and Motorcycle Dandenong

VIC

Freehold Business With Outstanding Turnover Retail sales of Motorcycles. Kawasaki Franchise, Second hand motorcycles.accessories and spare parts, workshop. Located in Dandenong, the Southeastern suburbs of Melbourne,fastest growth area in Australia. Huge turnover in excess of $ 3.5 million. Well stocked with all the top brands in accessories to the value of $350 thousand. Kawasaki franchise with all the current models on the showroom floor,as well as

good range second hand motorcycles. Large workshop with Qaulified mechanics to service and repair customers motorcycles. Also selling a large amount of tyres with a well equipped tyre service. Net profit is $382,000 with the business value of $650,000 and stock value $850,000. The total value including the freehold is $3,500,000. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (03) 9792 0232 ah (03) 9796 2279 fax (03) 9794 0304 sales@sharptune.com.au www.sharptune.com.au

436252

price: $3,200,000 Freehold WIWO

Bike and Motorcycle Mudgee

N SW

Quality Retail Bicycle Business Retail business selling brand name bicycles such as Trek, Cannondale, Merida, Eastern and We The People. Also stocks parts and accessories and has a fully equipped workshop. Located just 1 block from the main street of Mudgee next door to Countryfit gym. The business employs a fully qualified bicycle mechanic who also deals with customer sales and ordering stock. Average turnover $195,000 p.a. The stock value is always around the $90,000 with approx

$40,000 in tools, computers and office fittings. Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm Weekdays and 10am to 1pm Saturday. This business has a reputation for excellent customer service and would be perfect for someone who values this. With so much emphasis on fitness and well being it is a great industry to be part of and the Mudgee region is a perfect setting for anyone wanting a tree change. SELLER FINANCE AVAILABLE TO A SUITABLE PURCHASER.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $140,000 mob 0427 664 912 ben@piriehomes.com.au

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Bike and Motorcycle Northern NSW

NSW

Opportunity For A Bicycle Enthusiast This excellent bicycle shop occupies a prime position in the growing city of Grafton. Cycling is extremely popular in the region with a major annual national road race every October. Mountain bike riding is growing in popularity with a developing system of local trails. The shop sells all types of bicycles including Specialized, Avanti, Merida and other brands. Also parts and accessories especially for transport and fitness riders who buy tyres, baskets, lights, pumps etc. 2 mechanics kept

busy in workshop with services and repairs. Advertising and promotion through shop website, directories, maps, print and radio and sponsorship of local riders and events. The shop also runs social rides, bicycle training, off-road trail building and is involved with the Grafton Cycle Club. Vendor finance up to $10,000 available. Lease to September 2012. Staff: 2 owners plus 1 p/time. Gross income for 2008/09 $384,000. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 6642 7890 fax (02) 6642 7890 mob 0422 587 159 ride@graftoncitycycles.com.au www.graftoncitycycles.com.au

433968

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

Boat North Coast

NSW

Cruise Business 12 Metre Catamaran Established in 1994 this family owned & professionally operated business operates the Free Spirit catamaran licensed for 90 passengers, in the Forster area. Operating in the enclosed pristine waterway Wallis Lake, selected for its beauty with a choice of 4 different rivers to cruise. The business services work functions, parties and coach groups as well as the general public on regular scheduled cruises. The core cruise is a 2.5 hour lunch cruise staffed by 1 skipper plus 1 catering person per 30 passengers.

Reliable, relief staff is available when holidays are taken. Sale includes the Free Spirit stocked with an extensive inventory of plant & equipment, a 2009 Citroen Picasso, liquor license, intellectual property, extensive office equipment, operations manual, professional Safety Management System and solid advanced bookings through to March 2011. Current owners are happy to work through a transition period and the skipper (owner) is happy to remain on a casual basis.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Boat Sydney

N SW

Silver Spirit Cruises Silver Spirit is a well known and respected charter vessel operating on Sydney Harbour over the last 10 years. Fantastic opportunity for someone who would like to make a true sea change and actually live and work on the beautiful harbour. Currently operates approx 60 charters a year, nearly 50% of this work in December early January giving the owners plenty of spare time to develop the business further. Average number of guests per cruise around 35. Require total crew of 4 including the skipper.

Clients are wide and varied but expect to see birthday parties, weddings, corporate parties, training days and many Xmas parties. No previous experience necessary as present owners happy to stay on and provide all support and training required. Owners have been living on the vessel for 5 yrs and found great combination of work/play plus obvious financial benefits – then take the helm and cruise away for a weekend in quieter times. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $795,000 432717

mob 0416 252 406 clowe@ispdr.net.au www.silver-spirit.com.au

Butcher Shop Cairns

QLD

Best Location in Shopping Village Located 5 mins from Cairns city centre and ‘on the way home’ for many customers. Dominates the front of a shopping village, with ample parking. Complemented by businesses such as bakery, bottle shop, fishmonger, takeaways, hair/beauty and IGA minimart. Popular amongst locals and tourists alike, retail trade is booming with solid well established wholesale clientele - daily supply to Several IGA stores, local & remote restaurants, bakeries, caterers, miners etc. The shopping village is situated in the centre of

a rapidly growing area surrounded by secondary and primary schools. Operating 6 days p.w. 6am – 6pm Mon-Fri and 6am - 3pm Saturday. Current staff: husband & wife owners, 2 apprentices and couple of casuals. Gross T/O $980,000.00. Fitted with new plant and machinery. Premises 148m2. Leased on 3yr + 3yr + 3yr with option to extend. Approx $25,000.00 stock. Jump in before extremely busy Christmas period. Possible vendor financing to eligible applicants. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $350,000 WIWO mob 0401 528 440 butcherforsale@bigpond.com

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Cabinet Making / Windows & Doors North

QLD

Business Opportunity Plus Lifestyle Established since 1981 specialising in the manufacture of kitchens, built-ins, vanities, windows, doors, security screens, shower screens, mirrors, blinds and awnings. 1012 sqm workshop on 1 acre block, plus showroom, two offices and lunch room. Workshop is fully equipped with panel saw, thicknesser, hinge borer, hot glue edge bander, drop glass table, air security screen bed table, gulliotine, aluminium drop saw, etc. 5 work stations and various hand tools. 2007

Isuzu Pantec, 3 tray back utes and 2 tonne forklift. Employs 10 staff, some with business 15 years. Current owner will provide training. Located in the Cassowary Coast region the town has all amenities such as private and public schools, TAFE, major supermarkets, hotels, clubs, restaurants etc. Main industries banana growing, cane and cattle. Well serviced by road, rail, air and sea. Adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef and many islands, with excellent fishing. Option to buy freehold also available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $940,000 + S.A.V. - 5 x 5 lease 437495

mob 0427 956 798 lockyno1@hotmail.com

Cafe Blue Mountains

N SW

Beautiful Backdrop to Profits and Lifestyle If you want to run a business in one of the loveliest places on earth, this is the business for you. The CaffĂŠ Bean Coffee Shop is located in Blackheath a picturesque village in the upper Blue Mountains. Great local clientele plus many tourists and visitors. Turnover averages $4,700 per week. Currently trading 7 days a week 8am to 4pm. Seats 26 indoors and 6 outdoors. Currently employs two casual mature staff members.

New furnishings and some new equipment. Blackheath is the gateway to the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and has a busy shopping centre providing everything from restaurants & hotels to antique & collectable shops, pre-loved goods & bookshops. It offers breathtaking scenery and a multitude of activities to suit singles or couples and is the perfect place to raise a family. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Cafe Port Macquarie

NSW

Seeking New Owner For Loyal Customers Well-established cafe on the North Coast located in a home zone area between Spotlight and Fantastic Furniture. No other cafĂŠ like this in the area. Includes extensive outside catering. Great regular clientele with large range of business clients for lunchtime catering. Current owners have never had to advertise. 200 car parking spaces with no time limit attracts many regular customers as they can park with no problems. Hours Mon-Fri 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Sat-Sun 9.00am-3.00pm (unless catering is on). Great team of staff in place, reliable and honest and happy to stay on, including full time chef and manager and 4 casual staff. All systems in place such as order forms for catering and enquiries etc. All equipment serviced regularly. A first class product and customer service has meant it is rare for clients not to come back. The owner is selling very reluctantly and wants to find a new owner who will look after her loyal customers.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $110,000 O.N.O. 433998

bh (02) 6581 4260 mob 0417 078 463 coffeespotcafe@bigpond.com

Cafe Melbourne

VIC

Dominate This Shopping Strip!! An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced operator to attain this successful and well established takeaway business in the heart of East Brunswick. This attractive turnkey business is situated on busy Lygon Street and is surrounded by new high-rise developments in a densely populated area. It is located next-door to a newsagent/tatts outlet ensuring regular foot traffic. It is the only takeaway on this busy shopping strip. This 3 year old business was fitted out from the ground up with an enormous commercial kitchen with all first class

fittings and equipment. Currently seats 28 but the double-fronted shop is roomy enough to fit more. The building size is approx. 300sqm. Comes with a fully functional website, is listed on numerous other websites, and has a strong online following through MySpace, Facebook and a database of 750 contacts. Franchise potential with many enquiries already. The logo has also been trademarked for 10 years. Owners reluctant to sell, but must do so due to family commitments.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $210,000 + S.A.V. bh (03) 9384 6200 mob 0404 074 599 cristina1974@optusnet.com.au

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Cafe Mornington

VIC

Little Beauty Well established CafĂŠ located in Mornington, on a very attractive and busy main street with a lot of tourist traffic. Catering to a wide range of customers including local businesses, and specializing in homemade food such as soups, pies, sausage rolls, muffins, cheesecakes and the best coffee in town. Solid, loyal customer base. The cafĂŠ has seating for 12 inside and 24 outside. Fully equipped commercial kitchen and most equipment is brand new. New

black and red tables, chairs, bench, fridge, one door drink fridge, food display, 7lt x2 soup warmer, 3-shelf pie warmer, top of the range coffee machine and much more. The Mornington Peninsula is just an hour from Melbourne and offers a beautiful environment with all amenities such as galleries, spas and shopping in pretty seaside villages. This is a great business and lifestyle opportunity. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (03) 8774 1465 mob 0434 438 697

ah (03) 9774 2782 ggregor@stefantraining.vic.edu.au

437830

price: $70,000

Cafe Western Sydney

NSW

Bellbird Echo Cafe & Restaurant This business is part of a tourist stop at Kurrajong Hills at the base of the Blue Mountains on Bellbird Hill a short distance from Richmond and Kurrajong Village. Situated on the Bells Line of Road a main tourist and transport road. Catering for a maximum of 50 people, open 7 days pw. Facilities include large garden area where restaurant patrons can sit and eat as well as appreciate the mountain valley views. Large grounds cater for children and a small number of leashed animals.

The garden includes a gazebo for dining. Fully licensed plus BYO. Country rustic style ambience complete with large fire place for winter days and nights. Building contains modern commercial kitchen & office plus separate front area with bar & coffee facilities currently used to display large collection of teapots and gifts. 2-bed flat available attached to restaurant. T/O $210,000 can be greatly increased by night trading. Some vendor finance may be available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Cafe

Dural

Cleaning

Toowoomba

NSW

QLD

Highly recommended business located in the affluent Hills District. Well established and beautifully presented with regular customer base. Fully licensed, currently trading 5 1/2 days p.w. with DA approval for 7 days trading till 11pm huge potential for night trading. Situated among other premier businesses in Round Corner Plaza on Old Northern Road. Owner in business for a long time and is ready to retire. This is a genuine and profitable business and comprehensive assistance is offered during hand over. Contact acting agent for further details.

Family owned office and commercial cleaning company. 12 long-term contracts in place and very stable. The business would suit 2 persons, earning $180,000 p.a., or employ staff and earn approx $70,000 p.a. The business specialises mainly in body corporate-strata office cleaning. Potential to expand this business depending on the number of hours you want to work. 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: $155,000

ah 0407 948 248 mob 0407 948 248 contact@reels.com.au www.cafeleon.com.au

mob 0447 538 159 alaussieclean@gmail.com

427725

Cleaning Contracts for Sale

437117

Café / Restaurant in Premier Location

Camping Sydney

NSW

All Camping Supplies This award winning store has been in business since 1978 and with the present owners since 1988. The store has built up a reputation and is regarded as The Camping Store on the north side of Sydney located on the Upper North Shore at Thornleigh. Turnover $600,000 plus per annum. This is a brilliant opportunity that would suit husband and wife or family - can be run by 2 people with 1 casual. This well established business that is recession proof, has a large customer base selling top quality equipment covering all aspects of camping and outdoor pursuits including Bushwalking, 4x4, Touring, Scouts, Guides, Cadets, D of E, & Schools, and is well

respected within the camping Industry. Also fills Gas bottles – only gas filling service in the area. 3 on-site parking bays. No competition in the near vicinity. Stock as at 1 July 2009 $145,000. Current owner preferred to remain service orientated but there is an option to expand the business by Internet trading. The business deals with all the major distributors of outdoor equipment including Black Wolf, Caribee, Coleman, DMH, Engel, Evakool, Garmin, GME, Hema, Outdoor Connection, Primus, Roman, Southern Cross Canvas, Supex, etc. to name a few. Long Lease in place. Extensive training offered. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh 02 9481 0473 mob 0405 355 522 sales@allcamping.com.au www.allcamping.com.au

432970

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Cleaning North Brisbane

QLD

Opportunity With Leading National Brand This nationally recognised carpet cleaning franchise is well established and situated in a continually developing area. The current owner has built up a number of regular commercial clients and there exists huge potential for continued growth and expansion of the franchise. Price includes training, early model van and equipment. The business specialises in carpet dry cleaning, carpet and fabric protection, upholstery cleaning, leather cleaning and protection,

healthy mattress solutions, tile and grout cleaning and offers a 24 hour emergency service. The Electrodry service leaves no detergent residue and carpets are guaranteed not to shrink or stretch, also germs, bacteria and fungi are removed by the process – so this is a business that offers great benefit to customers and therefore a benefit in repeat clients and profit to the business owner. Owners selling due to relocation. Price reduced for quick sale. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh 0411 510 793 mob 0411 510 793 peterwardrop1@optusnet.com.au www.electrodry.com.au/carpet_dry_cleaning.aspx

437727

price: $70,000 O.N.O.

Cleaning Brisbane

QLD

Business Owner Turning Away Clients This well established specialist commercial cleaning business needs 2 people to operate and the current owner can no longer manager on her own. New business coming in every week and she has to turn it away. Currently servicing clients throughout the whole of the Brisbane region. Solid repeat client base built through networking in building industry and reliable quality service. Current turnover $116,000 - $3000 p.w. - but increasing rapidly with improved economy.

Clients are mainly builders, renovators, insurance companies and occasionally tenants moving out of rental properties. Easy to run. Just provide the service and you can’t go wrong with this business. No previous experience necessary. Owner will train. Price includes all equipment needed, client contacts and business mobile number. Option to purchase vehicle. Nothing else to buy, just contact clients and start doing business. Phone or fax owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Cleaning

Clothing

Brisbane South East - West

Mintabie

QLD

SA

Commercial Cleaning

Clothing Store And A Lifestyle

Based in Ipswich the state’s fastest growing area. This is a fully managed cleaning business turning over $1,000,000.00. Make $180,000.00 working 5-10 hours bookwork a week or manage it yourself & make $225,000.00. Government & Council contracts in place, plus assorted office cleaning work. One person can operate this business or would suit a couple. Don't miss out on a great opportunity, easy money. Excellent fully trained staff & systems all in place. Call now!

Clothing store and lifestyle opportunity with three small houses all on a 12 year lease before next renewal. Weekly freight service, high profit. T/O $15,000 + per week. This business would suit couple and is easy to run. Minimum English required. Selling due to retirement. Established for 30 years with regular customers. School in town. Contact for further information.

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

price: $450,000

bh (08) 8670 5248 ah (08) 8670 5030 fax (08) 8670 5145 eve.10987654321@aussiebroadband.com.au

436136

price: $450,000 437485

bh 0422 454 876 ah 0422 454 876 mob 0422 454 876 srejtano@optusnet.com.au www.bremercleaning.com.au

Clothing South Coast

WA

Ladies Fashion Boutiques in Mandurah & Rockingham Looking for a great place to live? “Occasions Boutique” was established 25 years ago in Mandurah, 1 hour south of Perth, one of the most popular retirement areas in WA. Due to the success of this store another was started in November 2009 in the neighbouring coastal town of Rockingham, 25 minutes from Mandurah, in a major shopping centre. Both stores cater to the 35+ to Senior wear, with over 18 labels on floor, including Fashion Accessories such as Shoes,

Jewellery, Scarves, Hats and Bags. Excellent opportunity with both stores to incorporate Menswear. Gross Turnover Mandurah store is $625,000, with the new Rockingham store showing excellent trade, and growing. Both stores in excellent customer base locations. Would suit the person who likes time to themselves and has a passion for fashion. Two staff in each store, owner working 4 half days a week between both stores. Email or phone Sharon Black for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

ah (08) 9581 7745 mob 0419 927 991 occasions@westnet.com.au

435039

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Clothing Central Queensland

QLD

Established Business Jumpping Beanz Embroidery is located in Biloela, Central QLD. Biloela is within 1 1/2 hours of 2 major shopping areas and the beach. The business has been operating since August of 1995 and has steadily increased clientele and is now a very well established business with a good net profit. Gross T/O approx. $230,000. Store is located in a very good location with excellent street parking on a busy main access road. Business consists of three

machines, 1 x 6 head ZSK; 1 x 4 head ZSK and 1 single head ZSK supply corporate uniforms as well as sporting teams. Very large retail display area with 2 dressing rooms set up, extra large workroom plus storage room, 2 offices, kitchen and dining area with fully ducted air-conditioned premises. Full training is included in sale. Freehold option for premises is also available if required. Contact for further information. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 4992 4309 fax (07) 4992 5235 mob 0409 600 062 jumpbean@bigpond.net.au

435411

price: $190,000 + SAV (approx $30,000)

Clothing Sydney CBD

N SW

Clothing Wholesaler / Importer Great opportunity for someone involved in the garment business or wishing to enter this industry. This is a well-established business operating for over 60 years. Occupying a great location in the CBD near Central Station. Well-known leading iconic designer brand in ladies fashion, knitwear and larger sizes. Clients are Department Stores, Major Ladies Fashion Chain stores & Boutiques. The brand is sold in Australia, New Zealand and is represented online. The business has solid,

established connections with many excellent suppliers and factories overseas (China, etc), plus an established network of sales agents. There is excellent potential to grow & expand this business, with many opportunities yet to be exploited. Owners are willing to stay to provide training and experienced hard working staff are also happy to stay. Reason for sale – retirement due to health reasons. Owners can assist with some finance if needed. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Clothing Cairns

QLD

Live and Work in Paradise Established women’s designer label and retail outlet in the stunning tourist destination of Kuranda, Tropical North Queensland. Multifaceted enterprise consisting of Retail outlet, Manufacturing, Wholesale, Mail Order catalogue and Online shopping website. Would suit a buyer seeking a Lifestyle Change and an interest in retail, manufacturing, investment or franchise opportunity. Set in a prominent location in the main street between the Kuranda Scenic Railway / Skyrail and the main

attractions, this concept shop has been growing since its establishment in 1992. Kuranda, which is situated in a World Heritage rainforest above Cairns, attracts over ONE MILLION tourists a year, most of whom pass the front door of this prime retail outlet as they walk to the top end of town. 19 years of successful growth. Time for the owner to retire. The retail outlet is staffed by a shop manager and a weekend sales assistant. Trading hours are 7 days per week 9:30am - 4:00pm.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Office (07) 4041 7081 mob 0419 023 396 sandra@sandravidendesign.com www.sandravidendesign.com

437072

price: $580,000 + S.A.V.

Clothing Richmond

NSW

Clothing /Embroidery/Retail Shop Master Embroidery Pty Ltd is a family owned and operated business in Richmond on the outskirts of Sydney. Established for 10 years with an annual turnover of $310,000 +. Supplying corporate, work wear, safety, leisure, sporting, hats & caps and promotional items. Also screenprinting, making signs, stickers, digital & vinyl transfers and posters. Central town location, air-conditioned premises with 2 shop frontages, large showroom, workroom & change room, on

street parking & rear carpark. Extremely strong company growing every year. Loyal Client base. Equipment consists of 4 x Barudan embroidery machines, Roland digital print & cut machine, T-Shirt heat press & cap press. Full training and support included in sale to facilitate a smooth transition. Take advantage of all the hard work already done and the enormous growth potential. Freehold option for premises is also available if required. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $260,000 WIWO bh (02) 4578 9488 fax (02) 4578 9499 mob 0410 487 898 sales@masterembroidery.com.au www.masterembroidery.com.au

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Clothing Port Stephens

NSW

Young Women’s Fashion Boutique Hula Hut Clothing opened it’s doors in 2000 as a sea side store in Nelson Bay. Starting out as a beach inspired store, we quickly realised the demand for not only beachwear but also for women’s streetwear and fashion pieces. We occupy a prime corner location in the heart of the Nelson Bay area catering to a large clientele of both tourists and locals. The key to the success of our Business is due to the excellent location of our store and also by keeping up with the latest trends and fashions with widely sort after labels.

Port Stephens is a very popular holiday destination for the Residents of Newcastle and Sydney – this is a Business plus Lifestyle opportunity. We have also expanded with a thriving on-line business – visit www.hulahut.com.au. The Business can be operated by an experienced owner plus one part-time employee or under management. Lease expires December 2014 with a 5 year option. There is also an option to purchase the on-line operation. Please contact owners for expressions of interest.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 4981 5595 mob 0401 046 093

ah (02) 4984 9608 fax (02) 4981 0173 mail@hulahut.com.au www.hulahut.com.au

436771

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

Clothing Rockhampton

QLD

Ladies Bridal & Formalwear Ladies Fashion and bridal Boutique situated in the heart of Rockhampton. The store is located one street back from the Fitzroy River which is poised to develop in the coming years.The business has been established for 36 years and specialises in Mother Of the Bride outfits and caters for the more classic fit of fashion. We are exclusive stockists of Alfred Angelo Bridal Range which has an extensive range of Bridesmaid dresses available to order in 55 colours. Many styles are also suitable for

Racewear and Formalwear. Rockhampton is an up and coming city close to the beautiful Capricorn Coast and east of many Mining Communities. Housing here is very affordable and the climate affords a wonderful lifestyle with very temperate winters. Business offers significant opportunity for expansion and growth. Currently holds approx. $150K in stock. Possible finance available. Current owners (Partners) wishing to move on to new challenges

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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fax (07) 4921 4895 justyouboutique@bigpond.com

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Clothing

Cronulla

Computer

Cairns

NSW

QLD

Ladies Fashion Boutique Cronulla

IT Consultancy and Internet Cafe

“Dutchee Dutchee” has been established 8 years. Located in a prime position in Cronulla CBD, with parking at door. Strong lease, 90sqm with double display window and reasonable rent. Customer database of 2000 members. Exclusivity to well known brands such as Wish, Cooper Street, Ladakh and more. Please phone/email Owner for further information. No enquires taken in-store.

Your chance to purchase 2 established businesses for the price of one or purchase separately. IT service & sales business in the Cairns CBD for sale with 10 staff and $1.2Mil Turnover. Internet cafe also for sale with 3 staff, $200-$300K turnover. Contact for further information.

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

price: $295,000 + S.O.H.

bh 0439 799 506 ah 0439 799 506 mob 0439 799 506 mark@mdse.com.au www.callstation.com.au

435520

price: $550,000 438282

bh 0414 742 850 ah 0414 742 850 mob 0414 742 850 dutcheedutchee@bigpond.com www.dutcheedutchee.com.au

Convenience Store Mudgee

N SW

Great Town / Huge Potential Convenience / Minimart / Takeaway located in the thriving, historic township of Mudgee. Selling takeaway food, newspapers, magazines, coffee, groceries, fruit and veg etc. No competition. Turnover $450,000 + annually. Situated in a small shopping centre in a fast growing residential area. The business has a solid regular and loyal clientele. Large premises as

new, with open front display fridge and large 5-door display cool room. Mudgee is a country town with an increasing population and relaxed lifestyle, all amenities, social and sporting facilities – a great place to live. The region has been famous for over 100 years for its wine production and is a wealthy rural area. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 6372 9901 fax (02) 6372 1978 esdtransport@bigpond.com.au

436628

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Distribution Northern NSW

NSW

Food Distribution Business The business has been established for 9 years and specialises in the distribution of all frozen and dry products to school canteens, sporting clubs, shops, cafes & health food stores. Based in Murwillumbah in the Northern Rivers of NSW the business is the only distributor for a brand of specialty pies, cakes and pastries. These include gourmet, vegetarian and halal approved products. They are also the sole distributor for a baker selling school based products that fit the healthy canteens guidelines. The

distribution run is from Ballina to Brisbane. The expansion potential is huge as deliveries are only done 3 days a week. Currently run by husband/wife with a turnover of approx. $10K/week. Stock value approx. $15K. Low rent in energy efficient building. Low overheads. 3 x 3 year lease is in place with a further option of 3 years. The sale includes a new 2010 Mazda Freezer truck with 20 year warranty + Toyota Hilux, shipping container, freezers and all office set-up including MYOB. Clients are well established.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $120,000 + S.A.V. WIWO 435546

mob 0417 213 897 kirsner@virginbroadband.com.au

Earth Moving VIC

High Profit - Government Contracts Operating since the early 1980’s, 99.9% of work is from government departments: commonwealth, state, federal and local government, and ranges from levee bank works, dam building, landfill rehabilitation, roads and drainage to sub-division and irrigation works. Company turnover approx. $4.3 million with $2.7 million profit. Repeat work from three local shires and two water departments. Current contracts in place for plant hire approx. $600,000 per annum, irrigation modernization lump sum

contract approx $1.5 million, landfill rehabilitation approx. $2 million, levee bank restoration approx. $30,000. Other tenders pending award to approx. value $2 million. Still tendering. Premises situated on 5-acres, office and workshop with highway frontage. Office, workshop and yard not included in purchase - can be leased. Offering 3 months free lease. Current owners are prepared to stay for 3 months free to assist transition – longer if required, for cost. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Educational Equipment VIC

Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Launceston

Long Established Educational Retailer and School Supplier This offer presents a unique opportunity to acquire an established educational supply business which can grow further in the vibrant Australian retail and mail order educational equipment business within Australia and the Pacific region.

Melbourne Shop

The business operates with 4 retail outlets (Melbourne, Adelaide, Launceston & Hobart) plus a large modern mail order warehouse and head office in Melbourne. The current annual turnover is approximately $5 million. Windmill Educational P/L is a well known retail and mail order business which was started at Mont Albert in December 1977 by the current owners who have now decided to retire. It has operated for 33 years providing enough profits to enable the owners to purchase the freehold of 5 retail premises plus warehouse/head office.

Adelaide Shop

The main customer base includes primary schools, preschools, playgroups, special needs, councils, hospitals and general public throughout Australia and the Pacific. The constant cash flow from retail sales, mail order & institutional orders makes this a very flexible business. The vast range of products may be viewed on website www.windmill.net.au The current stock level is approximately $1.3 million at wholesale value. The modern warehouse with Dexion style metal shelving to suit pallet storage at upper levels and picking shelving at lower levels. Its convenient situation enables easy container truck access and backing. Price includes all plant & fixtures. (Leasehold - very reasonable rents).

Hobart Shop

The Univex point of sale system includes approximately 20 connected computer terminal units, cash registers combined with efficient stock management and accounting and invoicing software. A 24/7 support and maintenance contract operates. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please. Melbourne Warehouse 560sqm Office 150sqm

Launceston Shop

price: $1,500,000 + Stock + Fittings mob 0419 384 636 ornithology3@yahoo.com.au

www.windmill.net.au

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Footwear

Mudgee

Electrical

Canberra

NSW

ACT

Boutique shoe store located in the central west town of Mudgee, a town with an expanding population and wine district. Unique products including ladies footwear, handbags and scarves at affordable prices. Exclusive labels and a strong client base with a 30-65 demographic, as well as a constant flow of tourists. Be your own boss. Great lifestyle in a great town. In business for 6 years, financials available. Priced to sell as owner wishing to travel.

Existing franchise available now! This business specializes in the testing of electrical equipment to ensure a safe workplace. Long established client base and approx $100k annual T/O with a high profit margin. All plant & equipment including sign written vehicle - 2005 Ford Courier ute. Full training & support provided to franchisees. Join the team voted “Best Value Franchise” $50k-$150k, 2009, by AFR Smart Investor. Comprehensive training offered. This is one of the world’s most famous and trusted brands. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

price: $140,000 WIWO

bh (02) 6372 0240 ah (02) 6373 3570 fax (02) 6373 3570 jackie@wellheeled.com.au www.wellheeled.com.au

bh 0418 966 376 ah 0418 966 376 mob 0418 966 376 Donm@jimstestandtag.com.au www.jimstestandtag.com.au

438234

Jim’s Test & Tag

437438

Boutique Shoe Store

Electrical Mackay

QLD

12 Volt Shop Well established business on a prominent main road. Operating only 5 days a week. Extensive product range including: • • • • •

Camping fridges; Solar Panels; Inverters; Generators; Batteries and 12v Accessories

Sales and service of all major brands of camping fridges. Opportunity to develop the business further with many avenues that can be expanded into. Average turnover approx $800,000 Contact us for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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ah 0423 328 751 coolrite@dodo.com.au

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Engineering Southern

VIC

Portable Line Boring Service Currently located in Broadford, this well-equipped portable line boring service would be a great add-on for any est. engineering business. Selling at less than replacement value. Price includes: • 5.0m x 2.0m steel water & dust proof lockable van body, 4 side mounted byfold doors - easy to work out of • lockable boring bar storage tray located under van body • fully mobile mounted on UD Nissan diesel MKA245 only 50,000 kms, spring applied park brake, bull bar, driving lights • fully mine site compatible,

amber revolving lights, three phase & single phase all rcd protected, fire extinguishers • line boring equipment stored in (bac) roll cabinets x 4, 2 each side, self or key lockable • 2 types of mounting systems, 10 x 2 legged 430 mm plates, 10 x 2 legged 600 mm plates, various 90 degree & other plates for different jobs… Plus LOTS MORE. Selling due to health reasons. Finance available / Conditions apply. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (03) 5784 2555 mob 0428 535 625

fax (03) 5784 2777 micksyzygy@bigpond.com

426925

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

Farm South East

QLD

Dreams Can Come True This is a great lifestyle opportunity on 63 acres, located in Gatton in the fertile Lockyer Valley just 60 mins from Brisbane. Comprising 40 acres of currently growing turf and 23 acres of selectively cleared areas for horses, a few head of cattle, bike riding or other activities. Includes a spacious 3-bedroom home with inground saltwater pool and a demountable for either an office or that little extra space for guests. A wide range of equipment included in the package: large machinery

shed, cx60 tractor with forklift and airconditioned cab, 5240 Kubota airconditioned tractor, 9ft and 6ft Howard roller mowers, Vanvuren turf harvester with tractor, fertiliser spreader and irrigation pipes. This property has an 18 megalitre dam backed up by a 3 megalitre turkeys nest and 2 working bores each pumping 3,000 plus gallons per hour. An ideal 2-man working operation with endless rewards. Owner regrettably selling due to health. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Price: $1,700,000 Negotiable fax 07 5466 5780 mob 0413 069 463

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Fitness Centre West Ryde

N SW

Curves Women’s Fitness and Weight Loss Centre This busy, popular & wellmaintained Curves Club, established in West Ryde in 2005, presents an excellent opportunity for a dynamic owner/manager. The club is located in the heart of the West Ryde shopping precinct with an existing membership of 400 and great potential to expand this. Positioned on the ground floor with ample parking nearby, the club’s highly visible position attracts many new members. Our happy and loyal membership of women comes primarily from

the local community.The Franchisor is CFW, an ethical, professional & supportive privately owned corporation which provides ample free training & support for owners & staff on an ongoing basis.Curves West Ryde has been a family owned & run business, with 6 part-time staff in place. The owner wishes to retire & requires an enthusiastic buyer who will love & support our members in their quest for a healthier lifestyle. For more information about Curves please visit website.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 9807 9949 ah (02) 9427 6350 fax (02) 9807 9494 lindalbryan@gmail.com www.curveswestryde.com.au

mob 0414 718 574

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Fitness Centre Western Sydney

N SW

Curves Fitness Centre Established in the US in 1992, Curves is now the largest fitness franchise in the world. The first Australian franchise opened in 2004. The Moorebank franchise is in a great central location on busy Nuwarra Road, Moorebank. It has been operating for over 2 1/2 years with a good membership base. All equipment is in great condition. You do not need any qualifications to successfully run this business, but within 2 years of owning the business a new owner must obtain qualifications in weight management and

training which Curves will provide. This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody wanting to get into the fitness industry and to own a business that will help women. It offers flexible working hours and a great opportunity to build up a successful business. Curves Moorebank sells a variety of memberships with a large majority 12 months agreements. A high percentage of these are on monthly direct debit giving a very secure income stream into the future. Seller finance available. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Fitness Centre Sydney, Balgowlah

NSW

Curves Fitness Centre in Balgowlah Situated in the busiest street in the affluent suburb of Balgowlah, Curves is the largest fitness centre in the world. The leaders in women’s fitness with 9,000 locations in 60 countries and 300 clubs in Australia. Services include CurvesSmart the most advanced fitness technology in the world. The territory being offered includes Manly, Fairlight, Clontarf, Balgowlah, North Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights, Seaforth, and Manly Vale. Gross Turnover 2009 $293,838.Excellent territory for the Curves demographic as there are many upper middle class ladies conscience of

their health and with disposable income for a gym membership. Ideally located on Sydney Road in the main shopping block of Balgowlah, surrounded by Commonwealth Bank, hardware shop, newsagent, medical, restaurants, etc. The premises open directly onto a 2 hr car park for easy access, plus great walk-by traffic. High exposure to the many cars passing, and a main bus stop across the street. Owner reluctantly selling due to starting a family. Please contact Marlon Goldstein at LJ Hooker Business Brokers for more information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0420 834 026 brooke5000@yahoo.com www.curves.com.au

435806

price: $190,000 negotiable

Fitness Centre Gold Coast

QLD

Women’s Fitness and Weight-loss Centre Looking for an enthusiastic buyer who will support the members in their quest for a healthier lifestyle. Unique opportunity to own a well-established Curves for Women franchise and work in the popular and fast-growing health and fitness industry. Ideally situated on the Gold Coast, operating in attractive spacious 216 sqm premises. Sale includes the latest CurvesSmart personal coaching system and all equipment, Curves training programs, excellent marketing programs, trained

loyal staff and ample parking. 5 years left on lease. Training provided to new owner plus market analysis, sales and marketing support and global brand recognition. If you have the passion to help women change their lives while shaping your own business future, this business will suit you. Love your work while making a difference to women in the community. Curves is the largest health and fitness franchise in the world and is transforming lives. Contact for more information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $89,000 all inclusive mob 0405 593 316 www.curves.com

gcannon06@hotmail.com

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Fitness Centre Ballarat

VIC

Spartans Gym and Fitness Huge opportunity to enter the fitness industry at a realistic price. Located in the growing area of Ballarat in Victoria, the business specialises in weight training. Facilities include a separate fitness & toning room, main weight training area, 2 saunas and fitness assessment area. The gym, which opened in 1995 with imported equipment, has a replacement cost of over $300,000. The staff are fitness

professionals who strive to help clients achieve their fitness goals from general fitness to professional sport level – and they are happy to stay on. This opportunity would suit anyone looking for a good, solid business at a very reasonable price in a great town. Training available to a suitable purchaser. Please contact Peter Gubbins of Ballarat Business Brokers for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (03) 5342 9744 mob 0412 812 437 / 0407 504 412 peterg@ballaratbusinessbrokers.com.au www.spartansgym.com

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Florist South West Sydney

NSW

Award Winning Florist Established since January 2005. Winner 2010, 2009 & 2007 Small Business Awards for Liverpool Region. Situated on a very busy main road. Right next door to a fresh flowers only cemetery, in a small shopping complex with plenty of parking and easy access from either side. Shop has great layout, with large shop front and bigger back work area. Large cool room too. Flower display trolley system from inside cool room roll out into shop. Quick and

easy. Toilet, kitchenette, alarm, security cameras. Rent $735/wk. Lease exp 1/12/2011 option to renew for another 3 years. Annual t/o – approx $250,000 net – 11 months of trading, (we choose to close all January). 2005 Mercedes Vito van is for sale too if interested $25,000 O.N.O. Owners have new family commitments and can’t commit to a full-time business. Contact Owners for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0410 690 963 leppington@optusnet.com.au 50 Australian Business For Sale ®

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Florist Sydney

NSW

Successful Award Winning Business This florist is situated in an ideal location on a busy shopping mall. Maintains an extremely high level of service in the South Western Sydney region of Casula. Provides a 7 day delivery service, Interflora & an internet-based ordering system. Catering for weddings, parties, anniversaries, funerals etc., the business sells an

arrangement of flowers, balloons, hampers, soft toys plus many more, and retails via the online store. Net profit is growing. 3 qualified casual employees in place. The current owner is willing to stay on for a month to assist incoming purchaser during the transition period. Possible finance available. Contact owner for further information

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

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price: $80,000 WIWO

Florist Greater Brisbane

QLD

Bouquet and Floral Preservation This Brisbane based business, covering all of Queensland and northern NSW specialises in preserving flowers through freeze drying. Using the world’s leading preservation system, freeze drying the actual flowers in their natural state. These flowers are then mounted in a beautiful framed display. Floral memories to enjoy for years. A unique service, a stunning gift. The business has grown over the past 6 years and there is still huge potential for expansion.

Work from home with minimal over heads. Sale includes 2 x freeze drying machines, all equipment to operate the business successfully, plus stock. Extensive training will be given and plenty of support. Genuine reason for sale. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $69,000 WIWO mob 0400 390 866 info@flowersforever.com.au www.flowersforever.com.au

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Florist

Furniture

Batemans Bay

Auburn

NSW

NSW

Located in Batemans Bay this reputable business is finally hitting the market. A Classy Touch Florist was established by the owner in 1983. Interflora membership. Fantastic coastal location, lifestyle & a growing clientele base. Known up & down the coast for its strong corporate, wedding & funeral work. Specialises in both fresh & artificial arrangements. The owner is now retiring. Batemans Bay has all amenities & attractions: golf club, bowling club tournaments’, fishing tournaments, coastal & bush walks, cafés, restaurants & unspoilt beaches & coastline. Contact Helen for more information.

This well established Furniture store sells exclusively imported European and Middle Eastern Ornate Furniture. Huge turnover $900,000. The stores position allows for outstanding exposure and self promotion due to its position in a home maker centre. The furniture is of the highest quality. This amazing opportunity would suit an astute buyer or a husband and wife team willing to expand on a well established business with further scope to expand. The furniture store has a long lease with low rent and an overall floor space of 360 square metres. Reluctant sale. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $180,000 + stock

price: $295,000

bh (02) 4472 6071

bh (02) 9748 1889 fax (02) 9748 4335 fashiontrade2008@yahoo.com www.luxuryeuropean.com.au

mob 0439 726 071

ent7009a@interfloraflorist.com.au www.aclassytouchflorist.com

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Great Location Huge Potential

436653

The Perfect Sea Change

Fruit and Veg Shop Inner West Sydney

N SW

Must See Boutique Fruit Shop & Juice Bar Beautifully presented fruit shop with juice bar located on a main road in the affluent inner west suburb of Balmain. The business has been established for over 30 years and has HUGE potential to grow. No competition for the juice bar. Sells fruit and veg, flowers, yoghurts, juices, gelato, deli items and groceries. The shop has 3 cool rooms and upstairs there

is an office/storage area. This is the perfect family business. The sale price includes all stock, equipment and a 6 pallet truck. Long Lease in place 4 + 5. T/O $15,000 per week. Employs 2 fulltime staff and 3 casuals. Reluctant sale due to family commitments. Some Seller finance available to approved purchaser. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Furniture NSW

Sydney

Serra Office Furniture / Inner City Continuous owner operator for 25 years in the same location: the high density commercial and residential area of Ultimo near the Sydney CBD. 400sqm office and showroom. Convenient on-street location. The business has its own loading dock for pick-up of sales by customers. Very stable profits over the long years of operation. New long-term lease negotiated, 3 years with option for 3 more. Low rent costs in very convenient position in City of Sydney Council zone. Working hours variable to suit owner - currently being run part-time by owner operator 4 days 9.30 to 4.30, with one part-time staff member. Potential to expand well established broad, long-term client base, and opportunity to expand into the growing home office market. Millions of dollars worth of furniture has been sold with Serra Office Furniture identification stickers attached and this leads to extensive repeat business. Huge potential to expand profit through internet advertising. Further business is projected from the huge expansion of housing and office density in Ultimo, Pyrmont and surrounding suburbs. The business would suit a husband and wife team. Ample parking with a mix of loading zones and short-term parking. Very high levels of passing traffic offering excellent exposure. Extensive signage on building. Included in sale is a high roof Ford Transit delivery vehicle with extensive signage. Training offered to new owner in all aspects of operations such as sales, stock and MYOB. Vendor finance available. Owner has completed a part-time university degree while running the business and wishes to embark on a new career. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $195,000 + GST + S.A.V. approx $40K bh (02) 9660 4198 sales@serra.com.au www.serra.com.au

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Garden Centre

General Store

Northern

North West

NSW

Hydroponic shop

TAS

Solid Business with Country Lifestyle

Well established for 10 years this business is situated on the southern end of the beautiful Gold Coast and specializes in the sale of hydroponic plants and equipment. The shop also makes and retails Hydroponic Solution, an exclusive winning brand, and the number 1 seller in the area. The formula is included in the sale. 3 months training offered to new owners. Gross turnover is $370,996.00, which is returning 20%. This easy, low maintenance business can be run by one person. The land is under contract, so the business must be relocated - owners have an available site in a neighbouring suburb. A good solid business with a lifestyle bonus. Contact for further information Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

price: $495,000 + S.A.V. Freehold

bh (02) 6674 1060 mob 0418 712 514

bh (03) 6438 1116 fax (03) 6438 1423 mconies1@bigpond.com

435688

fax (02) 6674 3088 e.c.n@bigpond.com

Located in the thriving dairy community of Yolla, this business has served the town for over 100 years. The only shop in town catering for approx. 200 families as well as a large Regional High School, Hotel, Garage, Water Bottling Plant & Farmers- Co-op. Provides groceries, fresh produce, hardware, newspapers, take away food, fuel etc. It is also the local Post Office, Medicare Office & Commonwealth Bank. Turnover $1.6 million p.a. Magnificent double brick building set on an acre of land (2 titles) in the centre of town. Attached is a comfortable 2 bedroom home with new deck & workshop. Owners’ wanting to retire. Great opportunity to change your lifestyle & earn a good living. Make the leap across Bass Strait…you wont regret it!

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General Store Mid North Coast

NSW

Lakes Way Liquor & General Store Bungwahl store is located 40 mins south of Forster and 25 mins north of Bulahdelah NSW on a link road that goes via the coast and lakes, called the Lakesway. A very popular place for Sydney and Newcastle residents. It is 3 hours north of Sydney and 1 hour from Newcastle. The shop is freehold and is a general store: alcohol, fuel, groceries, Australia Post

outlet – it has the lot. Approx turnover of $1.4 million. It is a solid business with plenty of future scope. Employs two casual staff. The shop comes with all plant and equipment which is extensive. Owners have a separate takeaway food shop that is leased out. POSSIBLE FINANCE AVAILABLE to a suitable purchaser. Contact owners for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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General Store Cape York

QLD

New Mapoon / Cape York General Store and Takeaway 3 Business In One! This profitable and unique general store and takeaway is situated in New Mapoon and is the most northern store in Australia. With approximately 3000 residents to service along with a healthy tourist trade coming through for refreshments or gifts, this general store has it all. Selling items ranging from jewellery, to generators, toys, groceries, frozen meat, DVDs, CDs, X-boxes, clothes, microwaves, cutlery, eskies, guitars - you name it this store

has it. Leased premises with low rent, includes 2 caravans on-site for accommodation if you wish. This business has been established for 15 years. New Mapoon is an area at the tip of Cape York Peninsula, one of Australia’s premier tourist regions. As well as this business the community has a Library, Arts and Crafts shop and a Bait and Tackle shop. If you love fishing and want to live in the real Australia, this is a lifestyle decision you would never regret.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 4069 3013 mob 0458 404 512

ah (07) 4069 3338 fax (07) 4069 3894 nathandemey@yahoo.com

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Hairdressing Salon Sydney CBD

N SW

Busy Salon in the Best Location This highly recommended and busy salon has a prime location on one of Sydney’s main entertainment and commercial hubs - Oxford Street in Darlinghurst. Situated in a small arcade opposite a busy Fitness First gym and a wellestablished supermarket, the arcade has easy access from both Riley Street and Oxford Street. This business has a well-known and recognizable name and is

being sold fully equipped. The premises are very modern and immaculately presented, tailored to customer comfort, with 8 chairs and 4 basins, and the salon caters to a solid regular clientele plus a strong passing trade from the many accommodation venues in the area, such as hotels and backpackers. GHD and ALFAPARF products are used. Contact owner for full information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $130,000 Negotiable ah 0409 696 769 sqhair@hotmail.com

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Hairdressing Salon

Sydney

Hairdressing Salon

Blue Mountains

NSW

NSW

Blue Mountains most Awarded Salon

Combined hair & beauty salon in sought after location. Turnover $500,000 +. Main road frontage opposite Woolworths carpark, on a shopping precinct. Casual staff in place on rotating shift basis with 3 on beauty and 5 on hairdressing. Solid regular clientele. Salon has 5 chairs & 3 beauty rooms. Extra regular income earned from rental of one of the chairs 2 days per week. Attractive, immaculate premises. 5 years left on lease with possible 5-year option. Baby boomer owner wishes to retire. Contact for further information.

Blue Mountains most awarded and reknowned Salon unfortunately is for sale due to owners health problems. This price is for a quick sale. Visit our web site to read about our salons ethics and achievements. We are the preferred wedding stylists out of most major venues, and this is a bonus income for our business. We are a huge colour and cutting salon, with a specialist upstairs colouring studio, and also a bridal studio. We have captured the market on the chemical free/environmental issues, and this has put us ahead of our competition. Please contact Owners for more information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

price: $95,000

ah (02) 9727 8441 mob 0408 222 908

bh (02) 4780 5590 mob 0413 114 400

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Hairdressing Salon

Sydney

ah (02) 4782 9117 janisnew@bigpond.net.au

Hobby

Melbourne

NSW

VIC

Opportunity Knocks

Tranquil & private salon in bustling Health Centre in Castle Hill area. Centre includes female gym, laser clinic, doctors and holistic healing centre. All equipment brand new, beautiful set up with private wash beds & intimate work stations for clients to relax. Established 18 months. Growing rapidly. High income clients. Huge potential for additional income - space for beauty room, tanning etc. Good rent. Reluctant sale. For more photos Visit arcontisane.com.au and go to Clinic page.

A well established retail and on line RC hobby store is offered for sale in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Hobby & Model Warehouse has operated for 12 years at the one location, which is close to public transport & the metro ring road. HMW handles both retail floor sales & on-line Internet sales specialising in Radio control Aircraft and Helicopters. It is offered with computerised point of sale, accounting, self managed web site software, lathe, fixture & fittings & all other equipment. This is a very easy to run business with excellent returns and great scope for development in other areas. Contact for further information or visit www.hobbymodelwarehouse.com

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $80,000

price: $159,000 + S.A.V.

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Exquisite Hair Salon & Spa

mob 0423 623 805 sales@arcontisane.com.au

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Hardware South Coast

NSW

After 30 Years Owners Wish to Retire Established in 1980 with the original owners now retiring, this business would suit an active couple with some trade knowledge. Situated in beautiful Kiama on NSW South Coast, just 1.15 hrs from Sydney’s southern suburbs. Busy tourist area. The business supplies metal fencing supplies and installation, doors – exterior and interior, timber mouldings and jambs, tiling supplies, builders hardware, paint and accessories, cement and concrete, hand and power tools and recycled fence materials. Turnover

$300,000 p.a. Buying Group: member of Hardware & Building Traders. Strata titled premises in Trade Centre Complex – other businesses include Tradelink, South Coast Homes, Tyre Power and Auto electrician. One unit 12M x 12M plus adjoining unit 6M x 12M. Price includes business, units 1 & 2, stock (approx $48,000), fork lift truck 3.5 ton T/Top, fixtures, fittings, counters, paint tinting machine, paint shaker, computer, MF centre, filing cabinets, shelving etc, Post Office Box. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $650,000 WIWO freehold 438004

fax (02) 4233 1037 mob 0429 603 886 tmcbeath@bigpond.net.au

Hardware / Garden Centre Snowy Mountains

NSW

Owners Ready To Retire A well established hardware and award winning garden centre in the picturesque town of Tumut. Located within the central business area adjacent to Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. Vehicle entrances at front and rear can accommodate heavy vehicles for unloading. Premises comprise a 2-storey brick building with hardware store and garden centre on the ground floor. 1st floor is partly tenanted, partly vacant. Extensive storage buildings and Garden Centre retail shop of 200sqm. Rectangular block

with 40 metres of frontage. The business is fully computerised and supported by a loyal and enthusiastic staff. Owner offers assistance for a transition period and some vendor finance is available if required. Great opportunity with growth potential, in a beautiful and friendly country town where the lush green valleys and surrounding mountains celebrate four distinct and beautiful seasons. Just 1 hr from the snowfields, 4 hr drive to Sydney and half a day’s drive to Melbourne. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: P.O.A. freehold mob 0408 472 517 ian_mcdougall60@hotmail.com

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Health/Medical Sunshine Coast

QLD

Health Food Shop This is a profitable business, established for 17 years with a loyal customer base. Beerwah is the hub of a fast growing area and this is the only health food store within a half hour drive. The store includes a clinic room, ideal for a naturopath owner to do consultations with in-store help or other renters. For someone new to this field, there is lots of free industry training, phone help and seminars. Situated in the busy main street, the rent is low

and a long lease is available. Turnover this F/Y is on track for $200K+. Trading 5 1/2 days with an occasional casual allows a great lifestyle in a great area for someone looking for a busy and satisfying occupation. Current owner looking for a new challenge after 12 years of the satisfaction of helping customers to better health. Would be available for training/assistance if needed by new owner. Seller finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $77,000 + S.A.V. 435287

bh (07) 5494 0299 fax (07) 5494 0299 jetora@bigpond.com

Health/Medical Sydney

NSW

Home Based Business Relocate Anywhere The Oz Nature Shop is an Internet business specializing in a range of unique health based products from Australia and around the world. Trading for 10 yrs online this is the ideal stress-free family business, generating a good income. Requires approx 2–3 hours 3 days p.w. preparing orders for dispatch and basic admin work. One part time staff willing to stay on. Goodwill built up over 10 yrs and the business enjoys a solid online clientele. Owners will assist and support

incoming purchaser for smooth transition. Minimal Internet experience necessary as website easily maintained. Huge growth potential and would suit anyone with a marketing or health related background who enjoys helping people and looking for an almost total residual income. Sale includes office hardware & software, all stock, (will need at least single garage space), website and database. Gross Turnover $130 - $150K p.a. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Hire Central West

N SW

Walk In and Start Earning Top-branded business specialising in the rental of furniture, white goods, computers, air conditioners and other appliances. This busy Rent The Roo franchise covers an area from Mudgee to Bourke, Coonabarabran to Walgett, and Orange to West Wyalong. Started in 2005 with many satisfied clients still with us, the business can be run by a husband and wife team plus one casual when needed. Easy to use system of payments with no need for commercial premises as all

enquiries come via phone, and paperwork is filled out at the client’s location. Current owners work 9.00am to 5pm but this is flexible. Training provided. Client and contract figures available. The business offers the advantage of a successful recognisable brand – the owners of the brand were the pioneers of white-goods rentals in Australia and the core business has been operating successfully since 1976. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $450,000 434974

bh (02) 9281 4599 fax (02) 9212 6054 info@ab4s.com.au www.renttheroo.com.au

Home Based North Queensland

QLD

Postcard Publishing Business Kooka Publishing is a family business, primarily mail-order, so can be easily relocated. Currently operating from a home office part time approx 2 hrs/day 5 days/wk. Produces 26 postcard lines, 26 poster lines, 5 sticker lines and regular digital image sales. Specializing in a foldout panoramic postcard format offering 150 degree panoramic view, and high resolution posters featuring Australian landscapes. Unique product – only one on the market. Distribution has rapidly grown - patented cards and posters now sold

from Cape Tribulation to Kiama and the Red Centre. Distributed to 250 retailers in 26 regions. 90% of retailers become regular customers re-ordering on an ongoing basis. Majority of orders arrive via online shop. Products are sold by largest souvenir retailers in Australia including: Visitor Information Centres, 31 Licensed Post Offices, 57 newsagents, various theme parks, souvenir shops, zoos, cafes, bookshops, petrol stations, framers, airports, resorts, National Park shops and museums. See website for more details.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $95,000 + S.A.V. bh (07) 4091 7562 fax (07) 4091 7562 mob 0439 862 860 info@kookapublishing.com www.kookapublishing.com

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Home Based Relocatable

QLD

Decorative Timber Mouldings Designer Lines Interiors (DLI) specializes in sourcing and distributing a “designer” range of interior products. These products are predominantly hand carved decorative timber mouldings used primarily to decorate interiors of both residential and commercial buildings and to add those special finishing touches to furniture, mirrors, doors, windows, fire places, shop fronts, kitchens, curtain boxes etc. National brand selling to architects, builders, interior designers, furniture manufacturers etc.

National customer database. DLI exclusively imports, markets and distributes these hand carved products in Australia and New Zealand, plus marketing the Milano Range of Embossed Decorative Mouldings manufactured in Queensland. DLI also exclusively imports, markets and distributes a range of decorative flexible polyurethane mouldings - this is a new range introduced in 2007 and has become a popular addition to the products sold. Visit website or contact for more information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

fax (07) 3289 4026 mob 0419 241 216 info@designerlines.com.au www.designerlines.com.au

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price: $80,000 all inclusive

Homeware South Coast

NSW

Carpets Blinds & Tiles Occupying a perfect position in the CBD of Narooma, opposite a car park and next to Retravision, this longestablished business has good turnover and profits. A large modern showroom with ocean and inlet views make this a very pleasant place to do business. One of over a hundred nationwide stores with no ongoing monthly costs and at a fraction of the cost of equivalent premises. The business can be run by two persons. Narooma is a

desirable coastal town with a warm temperate climate and a vibrant café culture attracting locals and visitors. The town has a thriving commercial centre plus a relaxing lifestyle with all facilities and amenities. So when you finish work for the day you can tee off over the cliff tops, lie on the beach or indulge your senses in food and wine and live the sea change. Experience how life and work should be. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Homeware Whitsundays

QLD

Soft Furnishing - Retail Owners have been operating this business for 16 yrs. Retailing all aspects of soft furnishings: curtains, blinds, vertical drapes, shutters etc. Established clientele with repeat customers including real estate agents and builders. The business enjoys an excellent reputation. 120 sq.m air cond immaculate Showroom, 40 sq.m air-cond well-equipped workroom. Large stock holding (150 rolls fabric) plus sampling and accessories. Sale includes signed vehicle. Long established accounts with

national suppliers. Can be comfortably operated by two good people. Airlie Beach / Whitsundays is one of the most progressive growth areas in North Queensland. The perfect business opportunity if you’re looking for a sea change. Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef in the calm waters of the Coral Sea, the 74 islands making up the Whitsundays lie midway along Queensland’s coast. Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of the region. Owners wishing to sell as they are well past retiring age. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $220,000 WIWO 436702

ah (07) 4946 7695 mob 0409 898 430

Homeware

Lithgow

Laundry - Commercial

Central Coast

NSW

N SW

Domestic & Commercial Laundry

Long established business in Lithgow operated by current owners for 17 years. Local dealer for BOC Gases and supplier of LPG gas. Also selling welding equipment and camping supplies. Business is easily run by husband and wife team. Shop is opened 5 1/2 days per week. Sale includes Toyota forklift, Hino truck and Toyota ute. Contact for further information.

Well established family business with excellent turnover and trading figures. The business caters for the whole area of the Central Coast and has long established clients including the major tourist accommodations and medical centers. The industrial washing machines and dryers and Jensen ironer and folder are all quality equipment and in excellent working condition. This Freehold sale also includes four Toyota Vans. Trained staff in place. The business has 2 street frontages and a secure external area for storage of chemicals. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $415,000 WIWO

price: P.O.A. freehold

bh 02 6351 3174 fax 02 6351 3133 mob 0418 217 457 rkgas@westnet.com.au

bh (02) 4332 3725 mob 0419 211 107

436236

Gas, Welding & Camping Supplies

fax (02) 4332 5477 edsvendptyltd@bigpond.com

436639

bh (07) 4948 3488 fax (07) 4948 3499

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Hotel Kuranda

QLD

Kuranda Hotel / Motel Located in the main street, on a prominent corner position, in the town of Kuranda, facilities include Public Bar, Dining Room, Kitchen, Covered Beer Garden & BBQ area, Motel Units and Manager’s accommodation. The timber verandah along the front of the hotel allows for outdoor dining, with views over Barron River. During peak tourist times it is not unusual for Kuranda Hotel to do 280 to 455 meals daily. Freehold property includes 4 blocks (approx. 1 acre) zoned for an additional 100 motel units plus shops, townhouses, food court & Micro Brewery. Kuranda is a residential based

country town located on the fringe of the Atherton Tablelands 28 km northwest of Cairns, 25 mins from Cairns International Airport, with over 1 million visitors per year. Kuranda is now a major tourist destination of North Queensland, with major tourist attractions including Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Butterfly and Bird Sanctuaries, Barron Falls and Rainforest Nature Park. The town centre has a village atmosphere with arts and craft shops, cafes, clothing stores and gift shops. POSSIBLE FINANCE AVAILABLE to a suitable purchaser. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $2,400,000 freehold + S.A.V. 437243

bh (07) 4093 7206 mob 0402 009 711 barry.sm@bigpond.com

Hotel Gunnedah Shire

N SW

Freehold Country Hotel -Tambar Springs Great opportunity to purchase a long established Freehold Country Hotel. Situated on a main road within the Gunnedah shire, the Royal Hotel caters to a loyal community of some 500 patrons who live on the surrounding rural properties. The Hotel also has a good passing tourist trade. Located on an acre of land, the Royal is the central feature of Tambar Springs has a well appointed bar & dining room, 2 poker machines, KENO, beer garden, BBQ & swimming pool plus 6 accommodation rooms. Current T/O approx. $470K plus. Long term lease in place

for 5 acres next of the hotel used for additional parking (caravans & trailers). The Royal is a popular venue for club & social groups (vintage car clubs & motor bike clubs). The Hotel has a commercial kitchen that provides for a well patronized dining room. The kitchen also supplies food for local functions & Meals on Wheels. This is a very busy hotel with plenty of future potential in a friendly rural town. Great lifestyle with the larger townships of Gunnadah & Coonabarabran not far away. Some SELLER FINANCE may be available to suitable purchaser.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Import/Retail Melbourne

VIC

Import / Distribution Turnover $3.3 Million Centrally located in Melbourne, this wellestablished business specialising in lifting & materials handling equipment, consistently earns profits of over $25,000 per week. Easily run and ideal as a family business or utilizing existing staff. Solid reputation with ongoing repeat business from referrals. Long term industry relationships with Asia’s most progressive factories and other global distribution networks. Computerised accounting and inventory systems in place. 5x5 lease available. Situated in a new warehouse close to all amenities. Extensive media advertising ensures the company name is well known Australia wide. Plenty of potential for growth under a strong and enthusiastic management. Business plans for expansion are available. Price is less than 2.5 times

profit plus plant and stock etc. Generous Vendor Finance available with appropriate security. Existing owner wishes to retire and will provide support and guidance to successful purchaser. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: In excess of $1.2 million + stock & equipment 422202

bizvic2010@gmail.com

Import/Wholesale Sydney

NSW

Excellent Return on Investment This giftware business has obtained exclusive distribution rights to major giftware products high in demand with exceptional high returns. Well established “business name” & strong goodwill developed over 25 years. Broad client database includes Sports & Trophies shops, Franchised stores, Photography & Camera outlets, Tobacconists

and many others. Homeoperated therefore low overheads. Business can be operated from anywhere in Australia. Gross T/O 2009 $135,000. Vendor will provide training if required. Selling due to relocation overseas. Stock value $30,000 - $70,000 (subject to final valuation). Vendor finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $125,000 + S.A.V. bh (02) 9626 3399 fax (02) 9626 2299 mob 0432 288 199 siraint@tpg.com.au

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Internet Brisbane - Australia-wide

QLD

Internet Bookshop Terrific home-based business. Fine selection of rare books, first editions and out-of-print books. Approx 3,300 books are e-catalogued and a further approx 1,500 books comprising a private collection. The books are in very good or excellent condition and represent years of collecting and refining a high quality e-bookshop. Registered with a large international book broker now a subsidiary of Amazon.com. Selling stock, bookshelves,

e-catalogue and office equipment. Could easily be set up in your home, garage or shed. Very easy business to learn and excellent opportunity to sell throughout the world. Work your own hours. When you go on holidays you just notify the broker and go offline. No worries with accounts as payment is made through the broker before the book is dispatched. Inspection welcomed. All assistance offered. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $40,000 ah (07) 3254 4908 dtbell@bigpond.net.au

438203

bh (07) 3254 4908 mob 0419 814 481

Internet Cafe North Queensland

QLD

Internet / Gaming Shop Ideal for someone interested in the Internet and Gaming industry who is looking for flexible work hours and a laidback lifestyle in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Situated on Main Street in Atherton capital of the Tropical Tablelands, this new but promising business is up for sale due to a change in personal circumstances causing the owner’s relocation. The business

presents lots of potential to expand and features 8 Xbox with 24inch High Def Monitors, 1 Xbox with 42inch Plasma with Band Hero Set Up, 2 Guitars, Drums and 3 Mics, 6 Computers and over 50 game titles. Atherton is an hour and 20 mins drive southwest of Cairns on the Kennedy Highway. Cairns Airport is 93 km. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 4091 2967 mob 0448 796 972 64 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

ah 0448 796 972 bwaite82@hotmail.com

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Luggage & Travel Goods Nambour

QLD

Great Product Range + Convenient Location = Excellent Profit Located for 33 years in a corner position on the main street of Nambour, this business provides the local community with a wide range of products including luggage, travel goods, backpacks, handbags, wallets, general giftware including photo frames, ornaments, barware, souvenirs, clocks & watches etc. Average Net profit $120,059. The variety of products sold has been found to work very well in the area. Currently trading 5 days per week, from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday & from 8:00am to 12 noon on Saturday with an option to increase to 7 days if desired. Ideally situated

directly opposite a McDonalds outlet and in close proximity to the bus/rail interchange, with a long term lease in place. This business is also a member of Tobacco Station, the largest Tobacconist Franchise in Australia, providing a solid and reliable cashflow for the business all year round. Current staff levels are two casual staff sharing each day with one owner although the business can be comfortably run by two owners. The town of Nambour is set uniquely within the fastest growing area of Australia, the population set to increase by approx. 50% over the next ten years. Contact for further info.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 5441 4031 mob 0407 366 594

fax (07) 5406 0951 timandleeanne@bigpond.com

435207

price: $265,000 negotiable

Manufacturing Brisbane

QLD

Business Is Ripe For Growth A fantastic opportunity exists for anyone wishing to purchase a profitable business in this lucrative market where all the hard work has been done. We manufacture and retail a wide range of 4x4 and Utility vehicle accessories. Located in Geebung, a suburb of northern Brisbane, we have a fantastic showroom with a range of products on display as well as 2 self managed websites for automated internet sales. The business has been operational for 4 years with all supplier agreements, systems, staff and long term lease in place. T/O been growing at 30% annually and 2010 financials will show approx.

$1,300,000 T/O with an adjusted EBIT in 2010 of approx $200,000. We have a great reputation in the industry of quality products and service and our customers include motor vehicle dealerships, corporate clients, fleet departments, government departments, tradespeople as well as retail customers. Our target audience is anyone who owns a Ute or 4x4 and there is significant opportunity for expansion and growth. The business is being sold due to a change in personal circumstances and is being sold at $375,000 plus SAV (approx. $75,000) – included will be a WIP component of approx. $70,000.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $250,000 + S.A.V. ah (07) 3886 2405 mob 0447 564 534 clinton@utestore.com

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Manufacturing Sandstone Point

QLD

Marine & Auto Trimming Business Top Canopies workshop is situated at Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point next to Bribie Island. Less than 1 hr from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, 45 mins from airports. Operating since 1982 the business specialises in custom made biminis, canopies, clear enclosures, storm covers, protective covers, seating etc. Also does work for local taxi company, smash repairs, boat hire and builders. Profitable cash flow. Has exclusive rights within the marina complex. Located in a high growth area with

waterfront canal blocks - when complete the Pacific Harbour development will incorporate 150 berths, shops, apartments, restaurants etc. More luxurious boats are coming to the area and Top Canopies has been asked to be placed on the Pacific Harbour website. The marina complex has 24-hour video surveillance. Employs 1 fulltime and 2 part-time staff. The unit is 102 sq.m with parking area. This is a beautiful island community set against the awesome backdrop of Glasshouse Mountain.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 5497 5005 mob 0419 110 953

ah (07) 3408 7888 darylphillips@iinet.net.au

437400

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

Manufacturing Coopers Plains

QLD

Cleaning Products Manufacturer Established for 21 years specializing in manufacturing products for the Auto Industry. The business services industrial and automotive companies with a range of high quality cleaning products and supplies Australia wide to distributors and end users. Customer base of solid, long term clients includes dealerships, bus companies, workshops, detailers, mechanical workshops, truck parts outlets, trucking fleets, car washing companies, tyre shops etc. Factory site in Brisbane and Distributors throughout Australia. Reputation for producing a top

quality line of exclusive products for the ultimate protection and care of vehicles. The broad range of products manufactured includes: polishing and cutting compounds, heavy duty cleaners, vinyl and tyre rejuvenators, auto car and truck wash, workshop products, solvent / degreasers and dewaxers, vinyl, leather and tyre care, air fresheners, window cleaners, acid cleaners etc. Also supplies cleaning accessories and paper products such as hand towel and toilet rolls, etc. 5 full time staff. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Manufacturing Melbourne

VIC

Leading Horse Float Manufacturer One of the leading manufacturers in the horse industry for 40 years, this business, situated in Carrum Downs, 34 km from Melbourne CBD, is now for sale. $200,000 to $300,000 of stock and work in progress. Huge amount of equipment including welders, guillotine, folder, forklifts, spray booth, rotary compressor and more. $250,000 of orders in hand waiting to be started. The business has a very high

reputation in the horse industry. 12 staff employed including Production Manager who could manage the whole business if required. Floats sold Australia wide. No special skills required, but an ability to manage staff, production and sales would be an advantage. This is a genuine long term business at a realistic price. Vendor finance available. Call Tony direct on 0417 593 218 for more details.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $1,300,000 WIWO 432825

bh 0417 593 218 ah 0417 593 218 mob 0417 593 218 tonyt@satlink.com.au

Mining Lightning Ridge

NSW

Opal Mining / Grazing / Nursery Be your own boss in this unique town renowned for its black opals – largest known deposits in the world. Mining purpose lease and claim plus 1233 hectares of well watered grazing land. All the equipment necessary to prospect, mine, process, wash and cut opals. Includes registered Mack truck, International truck, 2 Diggers, a blower for extraction of opal, power pack and compressor. Also drilling rig with many sizes of augers for exploration.Included in the sale

is a camp residence plus a comfortable 2-bedroom residence with extensive garden, including a nursery providing further income, plus work shed containing all tools for maintenance, welder, grinder, drills, benches and vice.With 80,000 visitors per year to the area, there is an opportunity to combine the property’s features into a tourist attraction. Owners only selling due to age and health. E-mail or ring for detailed prospectus.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $750,000 WIWO bh (02) 6829 1081 fax (02) 6829 0082 mansfieldopal@ceinternet.com.au

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Mixed Business Norfolk Island

NSW

Escape to Paradise Located on sub-tropical Norfolk Island with its beautiful beaches, reef, rainforest and intriguing history, all only 2 hrs flying time from the mainland. The South Pacific Trading Co Pty Ltd offers a fantastic lifestyle and carefree, comfortable income stream for nominal hours with option to invest further to expand the market base. The sale encompasses 5 interactive businesses: (1) Arabica coffee plantation (2) wholesale & retail of multi award winning Arabica coffee, (3) licensed 55 seat café/restaurant in superb position – with franchise opportunity, (4) coffee plantation/industry eco tours,

(5) bottling and marketing local spring water. Est. in 1996 with current turnover of $400,000 + and excellent profit margins. The sale includes both commercially developed freehold property with a building site suitable for domestic dwelling and separate commercial and rural long-term leasehold properties. 5 years authenticated trading figures supplied plus freehold property market appraisal. Sale includes all plant and equipment, fixtures and fittings, vehicles and infrastructure. Full training and support offered to new owner. The ultimate business and lifestyle opportunity realistically priced for an immediate sale.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh 0011 6723 22108 southpacificcoffee@norfolk.nf www.southpacificcoffee.com www.norfolkcoffeehouse.nf

425639

price: $693,000 + S.A.V. ( approx $25K ) includes freehold

Mixed Business Mid North Coast

NSW

Great Business / Great Lifestyle Great opportunity to take over a well established and successful Mixed Business. Located in the beautiful rural township of Smithtown on the Macleay River not far from Kempsey and South West Rocks. The store is the only one of its kind in town. This thriving business includes a post office, newsagency, takeaway with the latest in fast food equipment, mail delivery run, grocery, delicatessen and fruit & veg. Large regular clientele plus supplies lunches to the

employees of the Nestle factory located in Smithtown. T/O $1MIL plus per annum and growing each year. Approx stock $30K. Large premises with great potential to grow. 4 b/room home included in leasehold - only driveway separates the two. Wonderful lifestyle with only a short drive to the coast and 4 hrs from Sydney. Some SELLER finance would be available. Contact Dave Sprague at Port City Realty for more information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 6589 4555 fax (02) 6583 4147 68 Australian Business For Sale ®

mob 0408 652 985

425963

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Mobile Business

Sunshine Coast

Mobile Business

Central

QLD

QLD

Established Mobile Seafood Business

Seafood Business With Lifestyle

Mobile licensed seafood business with a refrigeration / freezer trailer, double wheel based with a glass fronted display section with rego. Included in price is a marquis, collapsible table, digital scales, till roll calculator, commercial fridge with glass doors, commercial freezer with glass doors, display trays & bowls as well as mobile phone with number 0406 77 fish. The business can be seen up & running at Montville Farmers Market on the second Saturday of every month. Easily run by one owner or husband / wife couple looking for extra income. Good returns if worked on a regular basis. Training and support provided.

Operating in the towns of Moura, BlackWater and Emerald with smaller towns also catered for. Owners wish to pursue the processing and product development side of the business and sell the mobile business. Gross sales approx $500,000. Offered with two options. Option 1: New operator continues to run business under FISHO CQ brand with full support, training and product sourcing from principle business. Option 2: Buyer goes it alone with their own supply base. Price includes truck and all equipment Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

434000

ah (07) 5478 9189 mob 0432 389 749 buderiminteriors@aapt.net.au

bh (07) 4939 7050 ah (07) 4939 7050 fax (07) 4939 7050 mob 0449 147 063 fishocq@bigpond.com

437625

price: $225,000 all inclusive

price: $25,000 Negotiable

Mobile Business Townsville

QLD

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

considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland, is Australia’s largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast. Situated adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, other popular attractions include a large tropical aquarium holding many of the Great Barrier Reef’s native flora and fauna; the Museum of Tropical Queensland, built around a display of relics from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora; and Magnetic Island, a large neighbouring island, the vast majority of which is national park. Contact Owner for more information about this amazing opportunity.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 4774 8162 mob 0417 884 399

fax (07) 4774 8162 efs.pty.ltd@bigpond.com.au

424591

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Mobile Business Pittwater, Sydney

NSW

As Seen on 9 Network Small Business Show A unique opportunity to purchase a very special coffee boat business in Sydney. This dynamic business is based on - but not limited to - the pristine waters of Pittwater on the northern side of Sydney. Operating an average of two days per week, it is an ideal business for a husband and wife team. Well established and very respected with an excellent reputation. Highly profitable with the ability to expand into other areas. The business has been operated

by the current owners for the past eight years. A normal boating licence is all that is required. A $14,000 equipment refurbishment was carried out three months ago. New trailer two years ago complete with bronze rotor disc breaks. Outboard motor two years old. The business is seasonal so you can have holidays during the winter. Training is available. Will consider partial vendor finance for genuine buyer. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $160,000 + S.A.V. 437171

bh (02) 9450 2157 mob 0400 945 559 gearron1@bigpond.net.au

Mobile Business Central

VIC

Dream Business and Lifestyle This award winning business provides huge CASH income. Easy to run mobile catering as an owner operator or offering excellent ROI under management. Work from home. Established runs to blue collar workers at their place of work providing morning tea and lunches. Also roast catering for weddings, parties, etc. Cash T/O $400,000 + with gross business profit 46%. Operating for 10 years with regular client base. Mon – Fri. No weekends, nights or public holidays with 4 weeks

off at xmas. Includes all equipment, e.g. 4 purpose built catering vans, ice machines, coolroom, fryer, griller, operations manual, video surveillance, cash registers, etc. No direct competition. Plenty of room for expansion. Option 1: Buy business. Option 2: Buy business, lease house, kitchen, office shed with option to buy the lot. House: 3 bedroom, 14 acres, inground pool, separate commercial kitchen and office. Huge shed. Partial vendor finance to approved purchaser.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Luxury Hire Car Service

Perth

Motel

South East

WA

Professional Chauffeur Services Master Franchise For Sale

Suit Husband and Wife Team Situated in Mundubbera, 2 hrs from the coast, the motel has 20 rooms, 3 1/2 and 4 star rating, undercover parking and poolside bistro dining area, air cond., Internet, Austar etc. Very well presented and easily run by a couple, with 4 casual staff in place. Includes separate 4br residence with courtyard. Mundubbera, recognised as the citrus capital of Queensland, is a vibrant rural community with all amenities such as schools, banks, hospital, shopping, sporting etc. Assistance offered during handover period. Net profit is a 32% R.O.I. 22 years remaining on lease. Contact for further information.

Well established Corporate business based in the metropolitan area of Perth. Comprising a small fleet of luxury vehicles, with full time franchisees and part time dedicated chauffeurs. A new operational computer system is in place plus the latest accounting package for easy and efficient management. Sale of the Master Franchise includes all office furniture and computers, website and HUGE client base which is increasing daily. This is a very sound investment. Training will be provided. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $445,000 negotiable 438236

price: P.O.A. mob 0417 973 083

QLD

bh (07) 4165 4399 munmotel@bigpond.net.au www.mundubberamotel.com

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QLD

Motor Inn and Conference Centre The Fitzroy Motel and Rockhampton Conference Centre is a leasehold business situated in the CBD of Rockhampton in the Central Queensland boom hub for beef and mining. Comprising a 22-unit motel and a conference centre seating 30-50, this is an ideal business for a husband and wife or family to run.The conference side of the business is increasing. A three-bedroom residence is included and all parking is under cover. Catering is

provided for private functions. There is approximately 20 years left on the lease with more available.The business is on the Government booking preferred list and returns a 28-35% net profit. Located on the Fitzroy River the city of Rockhampton is a vibrant mix of commercial, tourism and cultural interests with a world class theatre and art galleries. The nearby airport provides easy access for visitors and locals. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $895,000 bh (07) 4927 9255 fax (07) 4922 1828 mob 0438 788 268 lyn@fitzroymotorinn.com.au www.fitzroymotorinn.com

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Motel QLD

North

Hostel / Motel in Cooktown Located in one of the 100 best towns in Australia, this business comprises 6 buildings containing 4 self-contained units, 8 motel units and 20 double standard rooms. There is also an amenities block, 2 car garage and a 4-bed donga (portable building) in the camping area. Turnover 2009 - 2010 $320,000, 2008 - 2009 $340,000. Minimum staff required - easily run by 2 persons with occasional casual staff. Training offered to new owners. In ground salt water pool, sealed car park, BBQ area, 2 pergolas and landscaped gardens. Top quality fit-outs including tiled floors and split system air cond. Advertising and signage in place. Also for sale 2 blocks of land in Charlotte Street beside the motel, making a total of 5 blocks along Boundary Street and Charlotte Street. Cooktown is a small but bustling tourist town - access point to the Great Barrier Reef and Lakefield National Park, with top facilities and resources for residents and visitors. This is the ultimate business and lifestyle opportunity. Contact for further information Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $1,950,000 freehold fax (07) 4069 5964

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Music/Entertainment North Gold Coast

QLD

Music School, Instrument Retailer And Repairer The hard work has been done for you, no direct competition. This business has been designed to grow. It currently has 3 sound proof rooms and another room acting as a 4th room. The fit-out has been purposely designed to accommodate growth and allow for more teaching rooms to be added with ease. This business is designed to come in and take over, all the hard work has been done with good working systems in place as well as fantastic staff &

teachers. The instrument repairs are mostly outsourced to highly skilled trained professionals close by so it is not necessary to have prior knowledge. The music retail is strong with over one dozen schools in the local area. Ideal opportunity for someone to get into the music industry without an enormous outlay. Get in now and take advantage of a growing revenue without the head ache of setting up a new store from scratch. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

ah 07 5665 6112 ali@alipdesign.com

mob 0416 108 554

433145

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

Newsagency Byron Bay

NSW

Bangalow Newsagency and Bookshop An exciting and highly profitable business in a beautiful part of NSW, 90 mins from Brisbane CBD, 40 mins from Gold Coast airport. Turnover $1,000,000 + (excluding NSW Lotteries). Specialising in stationery, books, newspapers, magazines and NSW Lotteries, with the bookshop focusing on new releases, cooking, children and pre-school categories. Strong client base of local businesses and consumers because of the large range of stationery and a large tourist and visitor trade.

Two loyal staff members in place. Situated in the centre of a cosmopolitan shopping strip, fully refurbished. Bangalow is a quaint village with beautifully restored, heritage protected federation style buildings situated in the Byron Shire Hinterland 10 mins from Byron Bay, offering the best of both worlds – a major city up the road and a major tourist destination down the hill. A desired destination for city dwellers seeking a “seachange” the area continues to grow. Long lease in place.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Price: $750,000 + S.A.V. bh 02 6687 1396 ah 02 6684 8060 fax 02 6687 2362 mob 0421 176 563 bangalownews@optusnet.com.au bangalownews@optusnet.com.au

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Newsagency Brisbane

QLD

Landmark Business with Premier Lifestyle Close to Brisbane and the world famous Gabba Sporting Ground and only 40 minutes to the Gold Coast. Full Newsagency - Stationer, Golden Casket & Gold Lotto Agent. Merchandise mix includes: bus tickets, confectionary, drinks, gifts, greeting cards & wrap, magazines, newspapers, novelties, phone cards and Western Union funds transfer etc. Imaculately presented, easily run and a great family business, can be operated by 2 people. Fully systemized and a multi award winning business. Located on a main arterial road with high passing traffic, ample parking and major bus station at the door. Buyer has nothing to spend. Close to colleges, schools, university, medical centres etc. Shows steady growth, particularly in the high profit supply of business and school stationery. Includes all necessary equipment, extensive databases plus 2 Internet Domains. 3 year lease with 5 year option. Some vendor finance available. Current owners retiring.

ph (07) 3206 4855 mob 0420 332 942 / 0412 154 459 chilnews@optusnet.com.au

436654

price: $620,000

Newsagency Hunter Region

NSW

Newsagency & House Rare opportunity to purchase a solid business in a growing area of the beautiful Hunter Valley. Located in Bellbird, a suburb of the historic township of Cessnock 2 hrs north of Sydney & only minutes from the wine growing area of Pokolbin. Long established business that has proved itself to be recession proof. Provides a good, consistent cash flow with a loyal & regular clientele built up over many years. Current T/O approx. $550,000. Stock approx $6070K. The shop is fully air

conditioned & spacious with plenty of room to expand. Large paper run comes with a paper delivery vehicle, 3 sub agents, Lotto agency & ATM. The lease agreement would provide a modern 3-4 bedroom home featuring airconditioning, ducted vacuum system & double garage. The Newsagency is also available as a freehold that includes all the above and a hairdressing salon next door currently leased. Price for the freehold available upon application only.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

ah (02) 4991 7885 fax (02) 4990 8585 kathyaustin@bigpond.com www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au 74 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

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Pet Shop Central Coast

NSW

Aquarium, Pet and Produce Store Rare opportunity to purchase one of NSW Central Coast's largest independently owned retailers. Lots of showroom and retail space, our success is related to our huge range of products offered for a huge variety of animals. The turnover for this store is over $1.2M p.a. Situated in the rapidly growing lifestyle centre, opposite the Wyong Golf Club, this business is surrounded by a variety of industries and retail outlets which bring thousands to the area every week, such as KFC, BP, Subway, Takeaway, Pizza Hut, Kidz HQ,

Fernwood, Child Minding Centre and various other businesses. Due to bad health the current owners wish to retire. This is a rare opportunity in a rapidly expanding industry. The store is open 7 days per week. New owners with any entrepreneurial skills will quickly increase T/O to where it should be. The business has a good database, e-mail list, mailing list, and website (currently being redesigned). Proof of finance required before any figures released. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 4353 0708 flyingstartdist@hotmail.com www.lifestylepetandproducesupplies.com.au

437394

price: P. O.A.

Printing Brisbane North

QLD

Great Potential/Huge Growth Area Owners ready to semi-retire. This long established (17 years) and successful Offset and Digital Printing business is located in North Brisbane, the largest and fastest growing industrial area in the southern hemisphere. The business is operated by a husband and wife team plus casuals when required. The premises comprise a 165sqm Tilt Slab Unit. Good regular and loyal client base with plenty of repeat business. Great

potential to increase the current T/O $220,000 +. The unit has good street front exposure to passing trade. The price includes all machinery, software and computers. Long lease available. Purchase of the freehold unit is also available if required P.O.A. The current owner would provide training and could stay on in a part time capacity. Some SELLER finance could be available. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $160,000 + S.A.V. bh (07) 3881 2425 fax (07) 3881 2566

ah (07) 3886 4236 mob 0408 675 808

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Printing Sydney

NSW

MUST SELL Due to Health Reasons 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 approx. $360,000. Plant & equipment value $310,000. Health issues are forcing retirement so owners prepared to negotiate all reasonable offers, and will train if required. Some SELLER FINANCE could be available to approved purchaser. 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

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price: $310,000

Real Estate Agency Far South Coast

N SW

Franchise Office Long established business located on the Far South Coast of NSW. Highly profitable permanent rent roll of 160 properties. Current sales listings 57. Successful business in immaculate premises, operates with a recommended staff of 5 including the Principal. Current licensee is prepared to continue working in the business for a period of 3 months to assist new owner. Option to purchase freehold premises $250,000. Sale price includes 2009 Toyota

Yaris, plus extensive quality office furniture and equipment. Additional space available in premises next door 50 sq.m, and a storeroom. New purchaser needs a N.S.W. Real Estate License. Situated in a highly desirable coastal town surrounded by world class beaches, renowned for the pristine environment and many attractions. The temperate climate facilitates a vibrant outdoor culture. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Removalist

Drouin

Restaurant

Melbourne CBD

VIC

VIC

Indian Restaurant / Prime City Location

Furniture Removals Owner operated Furniture Removals business. Well established. Would suit husband and wife team. Good turnover. Currently operated from home. Very busy business with repeat clientele. Ongoing successful advertising in place. All blankets, trolleys etc included in sale price. Owners wish to retire. Contact for further information.

“Namaste on King” is a fully licensed restaurant located on the ground floor of Victoria University. Offering top quality Indian cuisine to a mixed clientele of students, administration staff, visitors and locals. Regular corporate dinners from different offices. Magistrate Courts, Offices & Legal Practices are in close proximity. Operating successfully since 2007 the restaurant seats up to 100 people, with a huge bar, in an area of 250 square metres. There is a fully functional and well-equipped commercial kitchen. A 2 x 3 lease is in place with an extended period available. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $120,000 ONO

price: $150,000 Negotiable 437465

bh (03) 5625 5210 ah (03) 5625 5210 fax (03) 5625 5210 mob 0407 554 065 auskiwi@dcsi.net.au

bh (03) 9642 2264 fax (03) 9642 2265 mob 0402 451 971 info@namasteonking.com.au www.namasteonking.com.au

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NSW

Busy Mexican Restaurant Long established for 20 years this popular restaurant is located in the suburb of Mortdale a primarily residential area on the Georges River and the Illawarra Cityrail line.Features a Mexican / Latin American cuisine using traditional Mexican products locally produced or imported. Includes a takeaway service. The restaurant has a relaxed and romantic ambience frequently commented on by customers. Solid, regular client base, with a seating

capacity of approximately 60 including inside and al fresco dining.Open 6 days Tuesday to Sunday 5.30pm – 10.00pm for dinner, with an option to open for lunch if desired. Freshly renovated kitchen and large cool room. The restaurant has earned a great reputation catering for birthdays, anniversaries, business lunches and dinners and Christmas parties. Highly recommended by customer reviews. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $210,000 bh 9580 9849 mob 0409 954 620 / 0428 569 210 fiona@johnspence.com.au

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Restaurant

Lorne

Restaurant

Forster / Tuncurry

VIC

NSW

Affordable Dream Business

• • • • • • • • • •

Restaurant/Takeaway fully licenced (indoor & outdoor) (60+ fine dining, 16+ alfresco style), prime location, main street, 5 mins to the beach & parks overlooking water, fully renovated, new equipment, nothing more to spend, 2 meeting/function rooms + office space & shower, open 5 days lunch and dinner only, opportunity to improve to open 7 days with demand in breakfast, approaching peak season, T/O $260K. Suit husband & wife / couple or friends. Please call, or visit website for further information.

Over 1.2 million turnover 90 seats inside 90seats outside on sundrenched terrace Main street location 7 years of trade Up to date bas reports and tax logements Operatins proceedures Menues for the past 7 years Solid reputation Walk in walk out

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $390,000 Negotiable

price: $195,000 negotiable

bh (03) 5289 1808 ah 0403 850 195 mob 0403 850 195 sacha@babalubar.com.au www.babalubar.com.au

mob 0412 595 711 www.mathculator.com/restaurant.htm

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Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Great Ocean Opportunity

Restaurant Lismore

NSW

Exceptional Business and Lifestyle Opportunity The Loft is a well known restaurant in Lismore with seating capacity for 50 people, 40 upstairs & a bar area with 10 seats. Operating under drink & dine license. The Loft has changed from the traditional menu to a modern Australian tapas style menu available 4 nights a week & a mains section available 3 nights a week. With live music on Wednesday evenings to further push the new license. Lease expires in 2017. As the building is owned by a trust there is never an issue in renewing the lease. The Loft is an ideal restaurant for a first

time owner as it is fully equipped & functional with sound procedures in place. Also provides catering outside. Owner is happy to stay for a limited period to ensure a smooth transition. Staff in place. Open hours Wed-Sat 5pm till late. No lunch. Lismore is part of the Byron Bay hinterland, on the Wilson River, in the Far North Coast of New South Wales. For family reasons that after 7 years they are seeking to sell and are proud to hand it over as a successful, vibrant & enjoyable business. 2 months rent free! Vendor finance available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Restaurant Northern

VIC

For Lease/Desirable Riverside Location Fully equipped restaurant located in Tocumwal on a high profile site adjacent to the Murray River. Beautifully renovated dining area on approximately 185 sq.m, plus deck area seating 85 and an outdoor al fresco seating area. The kitchen is as new with quality equipment. 5 year lease in place with 5x5 option. First year rent free. Solid customer base of regulars and tourists/visitors. Would suit someone seeking a business plus lifestyle. Option to lease restaurant or

entire building with second premises for extra income. Tocumwal is located 257kms from Melbourne on the New South Wales border and is the first stop on one of Australia’s major inland routes, the Newell Highway. Visitors are attracted to the 24 magnificent sandy beaches located within 5 minutes East and West of Tocumwal, all surrounded by some of the most impressive Red Gum Forests on the Murray. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Contact for lease pricing 431576

mob 0457 970 359 earthmovevic@bigpond.com

Restaurant Sydney Region

NSW

Japanese Café / Restaurant Licensed and BYO cafe style restaurant located in Surry Hills a popular inner city suburb. Seats 30 diners. Currently trading Monday to Saturday evening only, however breakfast and lunch could be added to the trading hours and the restaurant would suite any cuisine. Well equipped open kitchen with a large walk-in cool room. Unbelievably low rent helps to increase profit margins. All equipment owned, well maintained and nothing

leased. Permanent staff of 2 with 6 casuals. Remaining 2 year lease + 5 year option. Consistent patronage by regulars plus new clientele. The restaurant uses all natural ingredients and has a wide range of imported Japanese Sake and Shochu plus traditional Japanese cuisine, and offers an extensive selection of Japanese and herb teas. Owners prepared to train if required. No reasonable offer refused. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: No reasonable offer refused mob 0412 007 851 enquiry@jculinary.com.au

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Restaurant Canberra

NSW

Revolving Restaurant in Telstra Tower The second owner in 30 years has decided to sell. Two businesses are being offered in this unique location. The Alto Restaurant is a 250 sqm revolving restaurant, Canberra’s premier dining experience. One revolution of the restaurant takes 85 minutes ensuring breathtaking views to accompany the meal. 200 sqm renovated kitchen area with new equipment. New 10 year lease in place. Huge storage areas and cool rooms. The restaurant is fully

managed with a turnover of $1.5 million. The second business is the Panorama Café, also located in the Telstra Tower one of Canberra’s tourist icons. This business is split into a souvenir/gift shop and a cafe and was refurbished 2 years ago. Also fully managed with a turnover of $400,000. The owners are prepared to separate the businesses or sell as a package. More information provided to serious buyers.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 6295 1090 - Steve Bates or Barry Li at Bates & Pickering Chartered Accountants www.altotower.com.au

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price: $1,200,000

Restaurant Byron Shire / Mullimbimby

NSW

Bombay Cherry Established for 5 years, operating as a café by day and an Indian Restaurant by night. Bombay Cherry is well known for it’s local fresh coffee, chai and tea, along with free WiFi ‘Bombay’ has become a popular meeting place for locals. A busy lunch time trade is accompanied by a ‘curry run’ to the Byron Bay Industrial Estate on three days a week. In the evenings Bombay Cherry becomes an

atmospheric restaurant. It is fully licensed and seats 40 people, as well as having a busy take-away trade. This business has a continuing expanding clientele in the growing township of Mullumbimby – known by many as “The biggest little town in Australia”. With fair rent and a long lease this is a perfect opportunity to secure a business in the Byron Shire.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Restaurant Melbourne

VIC

Thai Restaurant For Sale Well-est. Thai Restaurant, seating 42 inside, fully licensed and BYO. Has built a reputation for authentic southern Thai cuisine with diner and takeaway, and the clientele has out grown the premises. Very low outgoings and cheap rent with very short hours (5pm - 9:30pm) only 6 nights a week. The restaurant would be ideal

for a family start-up business. Excellent turnover consistently $4,000 - $7,000 per week. Potential for lunches to increase this healthy current profit. Ample car parking. Owner wants to establish bigger premises due to continued growth of business. Contact for full & financial information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $160,000 + S.A.V. - Seller Finance Available

Noosaville

Swimming Pool

Bathurst

QLD

NSW

Pumps, Irrigation & Swimming Pool Accessories

With one of the best views of the world famous Noosa River, this 120 seat Restaurant & Bar will appeal to the discerning buyer/s. Noosaville is a lively holiday centre with a huge diversity of activities and amenities attracting large numbers of visitors and new residents. Ideal place for families with safe swimming and relaxed friendly atmosphere. You could not find a more attractive business and lifestyle proposition than this restaurant. Contact owner for further information.

WaterMart is located in Bathurst and has been operating since 1995. Enjoys an excellent reputation in the area, is situated in modern, attractive premises and has a large, loyal customer base. Owners entering pre-retirement phase and offer training and longer term support to assist new owners. WaterMart is a strong performer, the largest seller of swimming pool supplies in the area with comfortable returns. Detailed information pack with profit and loss for past 5 years available on request. 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: $540,000 + S.A.V.

bh 0414 699 141 ah 0414 699 141 mob 0414 699 141 msnnoosa@hotmail.com

mob 0428 324 262 ralph@watermart.com.au www.watermart.com.au

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Highly Sought After Restaurant Location

438445

Restaurant

429808

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

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Roadhouse Shire of Cunderdin

SA

Opportunity Not To Be Missed T/O $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.

price: $630,000 + stock 432778

mob 0408 811 655 meckeringroadhouse@bigpond.com.au

Roadhouse North West

QLD

Great Cash Flow Business This long established Roadhouse business is located in McKinlay and has developed a reputation as one of the best places to stop for both drivers and tourists. McKinlay is situated in a flourishing pastoral area and is the main truck route from both Sydney-Darwin and BrisbaneDarwin. Large regular clientele who stop for hearty meals, fuel and lots of drinks and takeaway food. T/O for 2008/2009 was $1million +. The leasehold sale includes

Roadhouse, Convenience Store, Fuel Station, Community Postal Agency with a Rural mail delivery service. A new 2 bedroom air conditioned relocatable house is also available within the lease agreement. The town of McKinlay was made famous when its major hotel was featured in the movie Crocodile Dundee. Owner selling due to retirement. PRIVATE SALE, NO CONTACT BY AGENTS OR MARKETERS PLEASE.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Sales and Distribution Byron Bay

NSW

Chai (Tea) Manufacturing & Distribution A unique outstanding business established in 1998, now boasting national major chain distribution. This well established brand’s popularity has grown with the increasing popularity of Chai. The innovative Hari Har Chai range is a leading chai brand synonymous with quality and value. This exciting and profitable business offers lifestyle opportunities with huge potential for expansion nationally and internationally.

Seller offers full support and new product innovations ready for launch. Can be relocated anywhere in Australia. This business could be operated by one person or would be perfect for a couple or family to run. No experience is necessary as the owner is willing to offer full training to incoming purchaser to facilitate a smooth and easy transition. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0403 191 119 christina@hariharchai.com www.hariharchai.com

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price: $690,000

Security Adelaide

SA

Family Business in Security Technology Axeze Pty Ltd designs, develops and sells a range of access control and keyless entry products. Products are either developed in-house or sourced, then integrated into Axeze core products. Three part time staff. Award winner for innovation and engineering excellence. Products include fingerprint and facial biometric readers & associated software, a range of RFID access control products. Distribution opportunities for a range of electric door locks in Australia & N.Z. and Pyronix/Castle Alarm products in South Australia. In order to stay

ahead of the market Axeze is developing a TCP/IP based Network Management System replacing the current version. Segments include aged and disabled, hospital, schools, medical, legal, hotel, food & beverage, manufacturing, residential etc. Growth projections 25-45% p.a. Axeze owns copyright, trademarks, industrial design registrations, and has a patent pending on innovation combining Blue Tooth with RFID. This is a solid income generation business requiring minimal staff. Excellent gross profit margins. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $750,000 bh (08) 8340 8200 fax (08) 8340 8211 mob 0417 877 980 shelly@axeze.com.au www.axeze.com.au

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Security North East QLD

QLD

BNA Security BNA Security is a well established firm within the Burdekin District. It is the only security firm in the Burdekin and it services Brandon, Ayr and Home Hill and surrounding areas. BNA Security is a unique business in that there is little to no competition in the security sector. BNA Security offers patrols for both commercial and private premises, cash-in-transit, static guard work, alarm responses and alarm monitoring. BNA Security has a sound client base with plenty of opportunity to expand in many areas. BNA Security is situated in the Burdekin District. The Burdekin is liquid gold in both commercial and private sectors. The Burdekin offers families an ideal lifestyle. It is bountiful in opportunities for both business and private sectors and offers a restful and relaxing environment for families, ideal for starting or raising a family or the individual who loves to fish or who wants a quiet and friendly country life.

BNA Security is a business offering excellent opportunities, unique rewards and a sound business investment. Requirements: Qld Security Licence Class 1 & Class 2 , Weapons Licences. Some SELLER FINANCE available to approved purchasers. Contact Jason for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 4783 5746 fax (07) 4783 6003 mob 0438 791 001 enquiries@bnasecurity.com.au www.bnasecurity.com.au

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price: $189,000 O.N.O.

Sign Service Sydney

NSW

Wide Format Print And Signs Well established computerised Digital print and sign business (since 2003) with extensive client base situated on the doorstep to Sydney’s busy city precinct. Bannerama Australia specialises in all high quality printed products used in the advertising, promotion and sign industries. Clientele includes; art houses, graphic designers, schools,

universities, property developers, signwriters, real estate agents, many other businesses and of course the individual. This operation has full web, yellow pages and google advertising set-up and is easily operated by 2 people. Comes with $60,000 equipment and stock, extendable lease on 85sq.m retail outlet. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 9319 0855 fax (02) 9319 0833 mob 0418 681 545 mark@bannerama.com.au www.bannerama.com.au 84 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

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Sign Service South East

QLD

Solid Business With Superb Lifestyle Located on beautiful Bribie Island just 50 mins north of Brisbane, this business specializes in sign making, digital printing and screen printing. Well established since 1993, the premises include a 215 sq.m workshop, office and print room. Currently operating 5 days p.w. Large client base includes retail, corporate and commercial, with consistent repeat business. All plant and equipment serviced regularly and well maintained. 4 networked computers. Good

lease in place. Currently run by husband & wife with 1 part time staff. Gross Turnover $225,000 - $300,000 p.a. Offers complete signage solutions, servicing southeast Queensland and beyond. Bribie Island is joined to the mainland via a bridge, with easy access to the Bruce Highway, and is a vibrant, growing island community, great for families, a hidden gem without the crowds of the Sunshine and Gold Coasts. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $160,000 WIWO 435658

bh (07) 3408 1151 fax (07) 3408 1122 mob 0419 722 477 don@islandsigns.com.au www.islandsigns.com.au

Smash Repair Warrumbungle Region

NSW

Outstanding Country Based Freehold Business Opportunity Located in Coolah this fully equipped workshop is perfect for an owneroperator or auto electrician. Established over 30 years, the business services a large area of the spectacular Warrumbungle region and specializes in restorations, private & insurance work, detailing and some retail including new & 2nd hand parts, Black Duck, and Topaz canvas seat covers. The business also hires horse-floats & box trailers, and is the only shop in the area with large vehicle access for trucks, tractors etc. Sale includes a hire/courtesy car. A 2009 Business Awards Nominee, the business boasts a strong repeat customer base, as well as an excellent reputation and relationship with industry assessors. The workshop currently employs one full-time employee (panelbeater & spraypainter) plus one part-time/casual (panelbeater, in training for paint ticket), with an auto electrician who works regularly from the business. Also included in the sale is an adjacent block of land fully fenced and council approved for residential usage, or as a holding yard (with water metre). Offering limited vendor finance. Coolah, gateway to Coolah Tops National Park, has many attractions and offers all amenities including schools, hospital, clubs/pubs, gym, accommodation etc. Contact Danielle Tuckwell for further information, and visit Warrumbungle's website for more regional information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $220,000 WIWO - Seller finance available bh (02) 6377 1171 ah (02) 6377 4516 mob 0429 416 021 (David) coolahvalleysmash@hotmail.com www.warrumbungleregion.com.au/coolah.cfm

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Sports Goods Brisbane Southside

QLD

Sports Power - Retail Sporting Goods The business operates as a member of a buying group (not a franchise) with more than 150 stores Australia wide; it is the largest sporting retailing group with strong presence in all states and territories. It is a dynamic organisation with a significant share of the Australian sporting goods market. The business for sale is located in a Brisbane South and has been established since 2004 and features: • Turn over $550,000+ in 2010 and growing • Top suburban location • Buying power equal to the largest chains

• Easy to run with 1 f/t owner with casual staff • Low rent and long lease term in place • Great repeat customer loyalty • Strong relationship with local sporting clubs and suppliers • Fully equipped with video security system and security gates/tags. This well established business opens 7 days a week (Sunday trading is optional) is easy to run and is priced for quick sale. For expression of interest or get more information on this great business opportunity please call or e-mail.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

ah 0414 844 571 mob 0414 844 571 vrfactor@gmail.com www.sportspower.com.au

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

Supermarket Central West

NSW

Rural Gem / Turnover $520,000 + p.a. Successful business located in the farming community of Trundle approximately 47kms north-west of the booming township of Parkes. This long established supermarket and general store caters to a loyal regular clientele, generating an excellent turnover. Associate member of SPAR National Wholesalers, the business offers a wide range of groceries, fresh fruit & veg, cold cuts & fresh packaged meat. Operating five and a half days per week with a staff

comprising the owner and two casuals. This is a freehold sale and includes all equipment & plant. Stock value approximately $35,000. Separate residence available for lease or purchase. Trundle is a small friendly rural community of wheat, sheep and cattle farming and the town has shopping and recreational amenities such as golf club and swimming pool. Possible finance available.Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Takeaway South Coast

NSW

Ideal Seaside Family Business Well-established business located in the beautiful seaside town of Tuross Head. Turnover $325,000 and seller finance available. Great location in a shopping complex with solid regular customers and casual holiday trade. The business specializes in a wide range of products including cold meat, eggs, hot BBQ chickens,

fresh fish, bread, cakes, pies etc, plus sandwich bar and coffee. No competition. 2 months rent free to assist transition. Owner is ready to retire. This is a successful business and a lovely place to live and is ideal for a husband and wife team or a family enterprise. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $89,000 WIWO 432219

ah (02) 4473 6765 mob 0400 441 584 conleysdeli@dragnet.com.au

Takeaway Hawkesbury

NSW

Good Turnover in the Hawkesbury Located in a small shopping centre in the Hawkesbury area this busy and successful takeaway sells fish and chips, chicken and other hot food. Close proximity to schools, community centre and sporting fields, with a good turnover of approximately $400,000 p.a. Open 6 Days and closed on Mondays, servicing a solid, regular local clientele. The business would suit a husband and wife team or family. Situated in the town

of Glossodia in the Hawkesbury River Valley, the largest area in metropolitan Sydney, noted for its pleasant tree-lined streets and excellent community services, this is an area that attracts both young families and older people looking for a more economically viable and relaxing lifestyle. Call Andreas on 0419 490 857 or the shop on 02 4576 5780 before 11am or after 2pm. Genuine Enquiries only.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $160,000 + S.A.V. bh 0419 490 857 ah (02) 4567 8467 mob 0419 490 857 andreas_froemel@optusnet.com.au

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Takeaway

Springwood

Takeaway

Western Sydney

QLD

NSW

A busy takeaway/cafe in Springwood specialising in seafood takeaway with a broader menu to suit. A bright and cheery workplace with excellent customer loyalty. Currently trading 7 days. Ample patron parking and in excellent, highly visible position. Currently earning $8,500-$10,000 per week with potential to earn more. Contact Elana PH (07)3208 7066 for further information.

Established takeaway business selling a variety of hot and cold food and drinks. Occupying a top location in a busy shopping mall in Liverpool. Open 7 days 8am – 5pm and until 9pm on Thursdays. Good solid regular customers plus plenty of passing trade. Well presented premises on 80 sqm. 5 tables inside with seating for 15 people plus outdoor seating for 30. Sale includes all plant and equipment - just walk in and start trading. 5 year lease in place with 3-year option. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $200,000 WIWO

price: P.O.A.

bh (07) 3208 7066 ah (07) 3341 7695 mob 0410 517 695 elana.z.1@hotmail.com

bh (02) 9602 8968 mob 0417 686 085 d.dedovic@hotmail.com

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Excellent Location in Shopping Mall

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A Quality Takeaway Shop For Sale

Takeaway Hunter Valley

NSW

Ideal Family Business Est. 16 years. This Fresh Seafood and Takeaway shop is a thriving business adjoining the recently est. Rutherford Marketplace with a total of 4 Supermarkets in the immediate area, producing high volume customer flow. Renowned for Quality Seafood and known for the best Fish, Chips and Burgers in the Maitland area. Only Seafood Takeaway in the Rutherford and surrounding areas. Very

busy regular clientele. Air Conditioned, seating inside and out, adjacent or underground parking available. Excellent cash business. Open 7 days with a 1 + 4 year lease. Cheap rent, $585.00 per week including outgoings. 8 years figure available showing an excellent continuing growth pattern. Current average weekly turnover $15,000. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Takeaway Penrith

NSW

Takeaway / Food Bar Located in an industrial area of Penrith. Specialising in hamburgers, chicken burgers, steak, pizzas, soup, BBQ chickens, fresh salads, sandwiches, kebabs, fish & chips etc. Also selling hot and cold drinks, smokes, newspapers and groceries. All stock, appliances and equipment included in price.

Large shop area plus potential spacious 2-bed unit upstairs. Total gross income for 2009 $168,863. Staff willing to stay on if required. Trading Mon - Fri 6.30-2.30, Saturday optional. Equipment includes phone, fax, kebab cooker, deep friers, ovens, espresso machine etc. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $85,000 WIWO 435542

mob 0433 073 964 ellarylie@hotmail.com

Ten Pin Bowling North-West

VIC

Bowling Alley & Leisure Lounge Long established and well patronized 6 lane bowling centre situated in a major country town. Operating from a modern freehold complex, the business caters for leagues, social groups, birthday parties & schools. Average turnover $200,500 p.a. Equipment includes AMF machines, computer scoring & synthetic lanes, plus 3 x three-quarter snooker tables and excellent coffee and meals area. Also table tennis table, air hockey machine, fizz

ball machine and more. Owners available for training and on-going support as they will continue to live in the area. All necessary permits in place, this business has plenty of potential to grow. Long term lease possible with option to purchase the freehold. Staff comprises a manager plus 3 casuals. Three bedroom residence also available for lease or purchase. Contact for more information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $620,000 leasehold + S.A.V. ah (03) 5452 1440 mob 0418 320 384 kftbll3579@aussiebroadband.com.au

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Tree Lopping Yeppoon

QLD

Sea Change Servicing the Capricorn Coast within a 20km radius of the picturesque seaside town of Yeppoon. All facets of tree work from pruning & removal to stump grinding. Foliage, limbs and trunks chipped and mulch sold. Clients include Local Council, Real Estate Agents, Tourist Parks, Schools, Resorts, Local Developers plus private residences. Operating for 12 years, figures show consistent growth with potential for further growth as the town and surrounding area continue to grow. Hughwood Tree

Lopping is a well known name around town, many customers returning for followup work. Only one other tree lopper in local area so limited competition. Includes all equipment: 2 trucks, 2 stump grinders, 2 chippers, 4WD utility, saws, climbing gear, ropes etc, all serviced regularly, in excellent working order. Yeppoon is a wonderful place to live and work continual yearly growth of the area demonstrates the desire to move away from crowded city areas. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $250,000 437911

bh (07) 4939 8598 mob 0417 889 009 hughwood@ozemail.com.au

Tourism Coastal

WA

Holiday Cottages on the Beach Situated on spacious grounds opposite the beach in the town of Denham. Ideal business for couple or partnership. Comprises 14 comfortable self contained beachfront holiday cottages each with spectacular ocean views over Shark Bay. Lease in place to September 2014. Gross T/O $200,000. A balmy tropical climate with crystal clear ocean waters have made this a highly successful, popular holiday destination. Fishing enthusiasts can hire boats and catch Golden

Travally and Coral Trout and families can bond with dolphins at world famous Monkey Mia. The dolphins of Monkey Mia are a huge draw card for Denham and the Shark Bay region in general and most visitors base themselves here as a result. The dolphins come to the beach to be fed each day offering a superb photographic opportunity. Enjoy your work with this top class holiday / tourism business opportunity. Contact for further information

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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“Every day when I go to work, I am still amazed” Mystery Craters - Australia’s Most Baffling Phenomenon! This tourist icon is now on the market with Seller Finance offered

This extremely unique business is very well established and will offer its new owners not only a delightful work environment but also an excellent turnover. Bundaberg is one of Queensland’s fastest growing areas, offering plenty to see and do. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who would like to get into the tourism industry and yet there is still amazing potential for this business to expand even further thereby offering the opportunity to increase turnover and profitability. The business already offers an excellent return on the investment, and the overheads are very low. LOT 2 • Established Lawns & Gardens • Fairy Garden & Fairy Dell • Misty Lake • Kids Playground • Seating for 50+ • Kiosk caters for snacks, light lunches, tea & coffee etc • Rock, Mineral & Fossil Display • Coins & Notes Collection • Antique Machinery • Souvenirs, Gifts & Jewellery. This property has been featured on many TV documentaries and is shown on most road maps.

Price: $585,000 + SAV FREEHOLD - Seller finance available LOT 1 4 Bedroom cottage includes 4 bay workshop & double carport Handy to school bus, 150 metres off main road

Price: $230,000

LOT 1

Call today for more information on this unique opportunity

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Transport

Central

Transport

Central QLD

QLD

QLD

Major opportunity won’t happen again. Full time work with fantastic turnover. With a multi national company in the mining industry. T/O $900,000 p.a. with huge potential for expansion. Business is located in Blackwater, 836 km north of Brisbane and 190 km west of Rockhampton. Blackwater is a friendly, thriving and progressive community within easy driving of the Beef Capital and the Capricorn Coast. Included in sale price: 2 x Full Mine Spec Freightliners and Side Tippers, 1 x 19mtr B-Double Side Tipper, 1 x Tri Axle Side Tipper. Genuine Buyers contact for further information.

Established trucking business servicing the mining areas of North Queensland. Full time contract work with a multinational company moving heavy equipment and general freight from Mackay to the mines. Operating on a daily basis with the return trip back to Mackay paid in full. Weekly payments and no fuel outlay required. Gross T/O approx. $240,000 p.a. The price includes an FLB Freightliner 525 HP B-double rated prime mover (Price negotiable without the truck). Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $990,000 + G.S.T

price: $260,000

mob 0409 196 624 / 0401 814 080 jnk2@bigpond.com

bh (07) 4966 4371 gmb7788@gmail.com

434644

Owner Operator / Netts $160,000

435410

Excellent Opportunity

Transport Melbourne

VIC

Vehicle Logistics Business This Melbourne based transport logistics business services major rental companies exclusively, plus dealerships with new car deliveries to large companies on a regular basis. Good paying customers and lots of scope to expand the business. Fleet comprises 4 trucks all with trailers, varying in capacity: 1 x 2 car carrier, 2 x 7 car carriers and 1 x 6 car carrier. 1 truck is Japanese and 3 are European. All equipment regularly serviced.

Reputation for service and reliability. Agreement with landlord on truck yard for storage and truck parking. Owner willing to be a consultant for 3 months at minimal wage to introduce new clients who are ready to come on board. Approaching busiest time of the year for next 8 months. Good turnover $1,200,000. Suit owner willing to put on more trucks, as lots of clients waiting. Staff of 4. Selling due to new adventure. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh 0418 526 249 ah 0418 526 249 fax (03) 9434 3773 mob 0418 526 249 danmeltranzpl@y7mail.com 92 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

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Vending Machine Melbourne

VIC

The House of Coffee Vending Machines Prime opportunity in one of the most reputable coffee vending operations in Melbourne. A fantastic “lifestyle friendly” business allowing you to work flexible hours, from a home based office, which can easily fit around your other commitments. With the coffee industry in Melbourne booming right now, this is an excellent opportunity to get involved in a very lucrative opportunity!!! The business can be easily doubled or tripled in a very short time. Sale includes:• 20 established coffee sites, varying from big city Hospitals to Government Organisations and city offices. • 27 Coffee Vending machines.

(Market Value: $80,000 / Replacement Value: $150,000) • The www.houseofcoffee.com.au web-site • Full training including machine servicing, technical support, transport companies, suppliers, existing customers etc. Gross T/O in excess of $150,000 p.a. working 2 days per work (maximum of 20hrs) with a 60% net profit. Buyer should have an enthusiastic attitude, and be keen to continue to grow the business. The secret to success in vending is “marketing” (!!!) Whether it’s you, or whether you pay someone to do it for you, circumstances may change so it’s essential to keep building your client base.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0417 591 105 info@houseofcoffee.com.au www.houseofcoffee.com.au

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price: $250,000

Waste Removal South East Melbourne

VIC

Skip Bin Hire Great Money Earner Well established family business 20 years strong. Trading 5 days per week, huge potential for growth. Specialising in skip bin hire, the business has many long term, loyal clients, some who have been with the business for over 15 years. Sale includes 1998 Izuzu FV with hook lift unit and 2002 Volvo FLE250 with hook lift unit. Long standing client base

covers commercial, industrial and domestic. Approx 30 bins of various sizes. Option to buy 20 tonne excavator, plus yard rental. Located in SE suburbs and servicing most areas of Melbourne. Currently employing 3 staff but easily run with two. Reputation for prompt, reliable service. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $350,000 bh (03) 5782 2299 mob 0427 822 299 dualbrook@hotmail.com

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Caveat Emptor (BUYER BEWARE!) An important notice to all vendors

Waste Removal

Dear Vendor,

Mission Beach

It has come to our attention that some vendors are being approached by other "so called Business for Sale type" organizations offering various packages with wildly exaggerated claims.

QLD

Work And Live In Paradise

Buyer Beware

Selling price includes 2 Pump Trucks, Septic 04 Nissan MK245. Grease Trap 03 Toyota Dyna. This very easy to run & lucrative business is based in Mission Beach, just 1 1/2 hrs South of Cairns. Mission Beach has some of the most picturesque beaches along the east coast of Australia, stretching fourteen kilometres in all. Beautiful Beaches, Islands and the BEST fishing. Contact for further information.

Some of these organizations might be disguised as Business Brokers that are really only interested in your advertising dollar and not in selling your business, if in doubt ask them to show: A. That they are licensed to sell businesses

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $365,000 435548

bh 07 4068 9042 mob 0412 279 104 brussell@qld.chariot.net.au

NSW

Throughout Australia those parties acting as agents for vendors or purchasers of existing businesses must be Licensed Agents. In fact, in NSW this has been the case since 1935, when the government enacted legislation designed to protect the public from unscrupulous operators.

price: P.O.A.

All funds paid to an agent, including any pre-paid advertising expenses, must be deposited in the agent’s trust account, and accounted for to his Principal. If the agent misappropriate funds, he can be prosecuted under the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act, and the aggrieved party can get restitution by claiming upon a compensation fund. However, the fund is ONLY available to you if you have used the services of a Licensed Agent.

bh 0438 153 500 mob 0438 153 500 fax (07) 3245 7582 info@aquaticweedharvester.com.au www.aquaticweedharvester.com.au

Most agents are genuine, but bogus agents have been known to defraud customers

Aquatic Weed Harvesting / Sydney Business Contracting & Servicing government & private bodies in Sydney and surrounding areas for the past 16 years. Specializing in environmentally removing all aquatic weed & rubbish from water bodies using the business’s own researched, designed and manufactured combination harvesting equipment. The open conveyor system used allows turtles and other wildlife to be quickly returned to the water, simply by reversing the conveyor, and can be equipped with GPS System which allows overlap width cutting without any visual reference. Contact for further information.

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INDEX OF BUSINESSES A

H

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Advertising / Media . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Hairdressing Salon . . . . . . . . .55, 56

Sales and Distribution . . . . . .19, 83

Auto Parts & Accessories . . .27 - 29

Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83, 84

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Health / Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

Sign Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84, 85

Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Smash Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Beauty Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Hobby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

Sports Goods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

Bike and Motorcycle . . . . . . . .31, 32

Home Based . . . . . . . . . .10, 59, 60

Supermarket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32, 33

Homeware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60, 61

Swimming Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Building and Construction . . . . . .29

Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

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Butcher Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

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Takeaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 - 89

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Import / Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Ten Pin Bowling . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Cabinet Making . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Import / Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90, 91

CafĂŠ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 - 37

Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Internet Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Tree Lopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 - 39

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Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 - 43

Laundry - Commercial . . . . . . . . .61

Vegetation Management . . . . . . .94

Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Luggage & Travel Goods . . . . . . .65

Vending Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

Convenience Store . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Luxury Hire Car Service . . . . .71, 99

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Waste Removal . . . . . . . . . . .93, 94

Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Management Rights . . . . . . . .24, 25

Windows & Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

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Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . .65 - 67

Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Earth Moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Mining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Wrecking Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Educational Equipment . . . . . . . .45

Mixed Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Mobile Business . . . . . . . . . . .69, 70

Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26, 71, 72

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Music / Entertainment . . . . . . . . . .73

Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 47

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Fitness Centre . . . . . . . . . . . .48 - 50

Newsagency . . . . . . . . . .23, 73, 74

Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 - 52

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Footwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Pet Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Franchise .4 6 7 12 13 16 18 20 - 22

Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75, 76

Fruit & Veg Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

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Century 21 Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 53

Real Estate Agency . . . . . . . . . . .76

Hedland First National R.E. . . . . .26

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Removalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Landmark Wilson Russ . . . . . . . . .26

Garden Centre . . . . . . . . . . . .54, 57

Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 - 81

Twenty Twenty SME Pty Ltd . . . . .23

General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . .54, 55

Roadhouse . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 26, 82

Venz Management Rights . . .24, 25

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Luxury Hire Car Service Sydney

NSW

Stretch Hummer Limousine Hire This is a unique opportunity to purchase into the extremely lucrative stretch hummer limousine hire car industry. Operating in the Greater Metro areas of Sydney and their surrounding areas, this business’s turnover is $450,000 p.a. with a net profit of $200,000+. Existing database of over 15,000 customers and bookings for the coming months in excess of $45,000 confirmed. Website in place. Featured on the Channel 7 drama series “Packed to the Rafters” this is a highly successful business reluctantly being sold by the owners due to a marriage break-up. The newest late model stretch hummer limo seats up to 14 passengers and is very popular for special occasions such as weddings, formals, airport transfers etc. Bookings go very fast. The business also specialises in Stretch Chrysler Limos and Stretch Dodge Nitro’s. A very profitable car rental business that specialises in renting world-renown vehicles to automotive enthusiasts and travelling executives, as well as for special events and sun seekers looking to accelerate their enjoyment. All interested parties must sign a non-disclosure agreement upon enquiry. Please send your complete contact details to enquire@dxyne.com.au Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $925,000 negotiable enquire@dxyne.com.au

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