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Franchise Restaurant

AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS FOR SALE®

Hogs Breath Café franchises rarely come onto the market. Australia's leading franchise restaurant chain, 75 locations and growing, 20 year track record. This was the first Hogs Breath Café in south east Qld and has an outstanding location and clientele. Positioned in an award winning retail complex close to Brisbane CBD, Suncorp Stadium and Caxton Street, the business is primed for further expansion. Undercover parking, outside and inside dining, large bar. 12 years left on lease - a blue chip investment. Confidential inquiries to Tim Pratt.

Find inside: • FRANCHISES • BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES • DEALERSHIPS • JOINT VENTURES • BUSINESS LICENCES • DISTRIBUTORSHIPS Price on Application

mob 0438 553 276

Import / Wholesale Profitable business est. 5 years with turnover $710,000, achieving continued growth in sales revenue. Loyal, expanding customer base. Established sales network throughout Australia and NZ with repeat seasonal orders. The label has its own on-line store and social marketing presence and is currently stocked by 150 Australian and NZ retail boutiques plus major Australian department store chain. Can be run from anywhere in Australia. Exciting opportunity for ambitious new owner or existing business wanting to expand.

Tips for selling an existing franchise Increase the value of your business by becoming a business rock star

Price on Application

ph 02 9283 1777

Nursery

Print Post Approved No.PP255003/04058

Profitable Wholesale Vegetable seedling nursery supplying farmers in the Sunraysia area close to Mildura, on the banks of the Murray River, in the heart of the vegetable growing area. All of the seedlings are preordered, nursery is 8 acres of freehold land with glasshouses, greenhouses and all the plant and equipment needed to produce quality seedlings all year round. Comfortable 2 bedroom flat on the property. Nursery was est. in 1986. Current owners have owned business for almost 20 years and looking to relocate interstate to be closer to family. Gross T/O is $1,000,000 Net profit $450,000.

$6.95 $1,500,000 freehold

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CONTENTS Confessions of a Franchisee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Business income generated is tax free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 YLT Your Local Telecom shares success story with Telcoinabox . . .10 Increase the value of your business by becoming a business rock star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Achieving best team results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Helping Your Prospects ‘See the Light’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 S.W.O.T. analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Business support vital in uncertain economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

BUSINESSES FOR SALE - ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY BUSINESS TYPE

Tips for selling an existing franchise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

FRANCHISES, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES & OTHER RELEVANT COMPANIES PRIVATE SALES & AGENTS/BROKERS LISTINGS

AAED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 24

Agents & Brokers section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27

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

Private Sales section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-96

Baskin Robbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 11

Buying a Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Selling a Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 A - Z Index of Businesses for Sale . . . . . . . . . .98

Business Ideas Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Computer Troubleshooters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Diversified Exhibitions Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

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Espresso Essential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, 5

Published By: Professional Publishers Pty Ltd ABN 87 094 164 271

Essential Slush Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, 5

Address: 3 /425 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Fruizee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, 5

ph (02) 9281 4599 • fax (02) 9212 6054 www.ab4s.com.au • info@ab4s.com.au

HBB Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

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

Hogs Breath Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Jim’s Test and Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18, 23 Lenard’s Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Disclaimer

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

Paradise Shade Umbrellas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Rhino Linings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 St Clair partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Speciality Castles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Telcoinabox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 13


Ultimate Business Model Join a Franchise Network that plays with the world’s second biggest traded commodity, with arguably the ‘Best Business Model’ to capitalise on this world wide growth industry that is showing no signs of slowing.

One call, one team, one choice. Since 2001, Essential Brands Group (EBG) has grown from a small start up to an International Brand that now serves over 26 Million drinks per year through it’s Espresso Essential and Essential Slush systems. With more than 11,417 systems now sold via their sales and Franchisee network, EBG has decided to open the doors of opportunity again as they expand into even more regional and metro areas. Qualified applicants can expect world class products from a support structure at both a local and national level that is setting new standards in training and excellence for Franchisees. With the right blend of systems and procedures mixed with the freedom to express individual personalities in a supportive, fun and profitable working environment – you can expect a franchise experience in line with the quality of the exclusive products we supply.

Reasons why Essential Brands Group are the #1 choice. 7 years after beginning Espresso Essential, the accolades began rolling in and haven’t stopped since with BRW Awards such as BRW Fast 100 recognising the fastest 100 growing companies in Australia in 2008. This has been followed by 3 successive years as BRW’s Fast Franchise Winner for Most Growth by Outlets and Revenue. And all of this was achieved with a mature business base, not in start up years where big growth and big numbers is easy to show. � Excellent margins

Distribution of Branded Products. As a Franchisee of the EBG network, you get access to not one, but three (3) brands. All 3 are supplied to you under Exclusive Agreement EBG hold with it’s International Partners so you are selling a unique product into the marketplace in your exclusively owned area. You get access to the full range of products which includes dispensing machines, consumable products, associated packaging sales, POS systems, service income and other financial benefits. Multiple income streams in a boom industry that is defying global economic conditions means the ultimate business model.

Success Vehicle. With each new Franchisee on the road comes the core of our business, your ‘Showroom on Wheels’. We don’t sell coffee out of the van like other coffee franchisees – we sell the

� Low overhead

machines and then all the related back end consumables

� Exclusive world class product range

that continue to supply that machine as part of one

� Recurring back end income � Day one profits from existing customer base � Huge brand presence with over 11,417 locations now sold � Now serving over 26 million drinks per year

complete system. No one does what Essential Brands Group does. This unique business model is perfect for keeping overheads down, eliminating killer retail leases and providing you with the ultimate front end profit centre and back end income stream that grows in proportion to your talents, skills, effort and willingness to work the system.

Enquire about your franchise today. Contact Franchise Department on

1300 304 151

www.EspressoEssential.com/franchises.htm


Ultimate Business Model Join a Franchise Network that plays with the world’s second biggest traded commodity, with arguably the ‘Best Business Model’ to capitalise on this world wide growth industry that is showing no signs of slowing.

One call, one team, one choice. Since 2001, Essential Brands Group (EBG) has grown from a small start up to an International Brand that now serves over 26 Million drinks per year through it’s Espresso Essential and Essential Slush systems. With more than 11,417 systems now sold via their sales and Franchisee network, EBG has decided to open the doors of opportunity again as they expand into even more regional and metro areas. Qualified applicants can expect world class products from a support structure at both a local and national level that is setting new standards in training and excellence for Franchisees. With the right blend of systems and procedures mixed with the freedom to express individual personalities in a supportive, fun and profitable working environment – you can expect a franchise experience in line with the quality of the exclusive products we supply.

Reasons why Essential Brands Group are the #1 choice. 7 years after beginning Espresso Essential, the accolades began rolling in and haven’t stopped since with BRW Awards such as BRW Fast 100 recognising the fastest 100 growing companies in Australia in 2008. This has been followed by 3 successive years as BRW’s Fast Franchise Winner for Most Growth by Outlets and Revenue. And all of this was achieved with a mature business base, not in start up years where big growth and big numbers is easy to show. � Excellent margins

Distribution of Branded Products. As a Franchisee of the EBG network, you get access to not one, but three (3) brands. All 3 are supplied to you under Exclusive Agreement EBG hold with it’s International Partners so you are selling a unique product into the marketplace in your exclusively owned area. You get access to the full range of products which includes dispensing machines, consumable products, associated packaging sales, POS systems, service income and other financial benefits. Multiple income streams in a boom industry that is defying global economic conditions means the ultimate business model.

Success Vehicle. With each new Franchisee on the road comes the core of our business, your ‘Showroom on Wheels’. We don’t sell coffee out of the van like other coffee franchisees – we sell the

� Low overhead

machines and then all the related back end consumables

� Exclusive world class product range

that continue to supply that machine as part of one

� Recurring back end income � Day one profits from existing customer base � Huge brand presence with over 11,417 locations now sold � Now serving over 26 million drinks per year

complete system. No one does what Essential Brands Group does. This unique business model is perfect for keeping overheads down, eliminating killer retail leases and providing you with the ultimate front end profit centre and back end income stream that grows in proportion to your talents, skills, effort and willingness to work the system.

Enquire about your franchise today. Contact Franchise Department on

1300 304 151

www.EspressoEssential.com/franchises.htm


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Confessions of a Franchisee By Heather Hickey, Espresso Essential Franchisee What first attracted you to Espresso Essential as a potential Franchise?

What has been your experience since beginning?

Heather: We moved to Port Macquarie, and I had been in several businesses for most of my working life. We had a personal friend who was a business broker and nothing really ignited our interest. I said to my broker, “What have you got on your books, that has the most potential?”

Heather: “An upwards rollercoaster. It’s always heading upwards but it has its ups and downs as you go. We’ve been most impressed with the market response to what we offer. It’s been extremely good. It’s a system, that if you apply yourself and do it properly, you can’t help but succeed.

He said, “Coffee, but not just any coffee business. You need to take a look at this.” And he sent me to a website.

You look around our network and we have all kinds of people. Different ages, different backgrounds, different personalities. And you see success everywhere.”

With so many coffee based franchises available, why did you buy an Espresso Essential Franchise? Heather: “This is a horse of a different colour in terms of this business. We’ve got sales, service and supply. We’re not whizzing around selling cups of coffee out of a van. This is a unique business model. It’s designed to create long term relationships, with a strong focus on sales and customer service. If you can do that well, the sky’s the limit.”

What would you say to someone considering Espresso Essential as a Franchise?

It’s a business you can grow from the ground up and make it work. It’s a very sound cash flow business because of the way that we do it. It’s a really good system in that regard. The best part for people coming in nowadays is that most areas have established customer bases, so no one is ever really starting from scratch anymore. It’s much easier than when we began. And once you’re up and going, and you establish those relationships which all tend to become long term with our customers, there is strong referral business, great relationships and we’re helping businesses with the products and service we provide. It’s a real win-win.”

Heather: “I would encourage anyone who is willing to jump in and have go, so long as they have a good ethic. If they’ve got a good ethic, they have the chance to succeed like any one else that’s done it. You’ve got to bring some things to the party yourself if you want it to work.

If you have any questions, please call Essential Brands on 1300 304 151.

Franchise Perth - Northern Suburbs

WA

Lenards Chicken Lenard’s is a national branded supplier of freshly prepared uncooked fresh poultry products ready to cook. Lenard’s Ocean Keys is a well established franchise operating in the area for 10 years. Excellent location in the Ocean Keys shopping centre, trading 6 days p.w. 08:00 – 18:00 with potential for longer hours. The shopping centre is located in the Clarkson area of Perth, with plans for expansion in 2012. Ocean Keys is located in the western sector of the Joondalup, Mindarie, Quinns Rocks and

Yanchep areas and supports over 75,000 people and growing. This area is booming in residential construction with plans for further development of residential housing in the years to come. Current T/O $16K per week. Stock value approx $4K. The business is growing rapidly. The customer base is well established with the potential to expand and tap into the booming residential market. Price includes all equipment (as new). Current lease to 2014 with option to extend.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0437 415 634 bully69er@yahoo.com.au 6 Australian Business For Sale ®

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Business income generated is tax free As a high probability style of trading, lay trading is revolutionising peoples income streams. With trade shows and expos around the country and head quarters in Brisbane, HBB, HBB Australia specialises in training people to become exceptional traders on the largest sporting exchange in the world. Any earnings are tax free and clients can trade anywhere at anytime! “With a superior and comprehensive training approach to learning the most effective lay trading software on the market, HBB Australia will help even novices succeed in the world of lay trading,” manager Alex Wright said. “By working for only a few hours a day from the comfort of your own home, HBB Australia can help anyone achieve the financial freedom they desire.” Here are just some of our success stories: Gina Beswick, she was a hard working woman that lived week by week as a commercial cleaner. Not only were the long hours a drag, the income she generated was barely enough for her to fulfil the smallest comforts in life. With kids and a partner that worked equally as hard her options were simple. Sink or swim! Swim she did! After coming across HBB Australia, Gina Beswick from Western Australia, took on-board the proven strategies of Lay Trading and purchased a business with a difference. 2 Months later she is now RETIRED! She trades 90 minutes a day. She goes cycling with her friends in the morning, she gets her nails and hair done every week and spends more time with the kids and most important of all she is now FINANCIALLY FREE! Paying herself $3-$5K per week, TAX FREE. Her partner has followed suit and bought a

business for himself and now they trade together! “Can you really call 5 to 6 hours a week WORK? I am now earning between $3500 and $5000 a week for an hour to an hour and a half 4 nights a week. My days are spent catching up with loved ones….relaxing and enjoying life….which is how it should be” “I LOVE MY NEW BUSINESS, I MADE $2910.00 IN ONLY 2 TRADING NIGHTS” Gina Beswick Western Australia ‘In the past 5 days we have made $2491 all thanks to the new business” “Our total profit for the day was $910, We have been trading live now for 4 days and made more money than gross income from my last job in 10 days…..AND THERE IS NO TAX TO PAY!!!! Frank and Margret Majury NSW “I made $3500 in my first week of owning the business” Robert Wade, QLD “We managed to execute 21 successful trades, as long as it followed the rules HBB taught us we put the trades on! Total for the day was $940, not bad for a new comer!” Rosemary and Jeff Cook South Australia

Call us today to arrange your cost & obligathin free trial... strictly limited numbers 1300 368 865

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YLT Your Local Telecom shares Success Story with

Telcoinabox Craig Kenny, Director of YLT Your Local Telecom, shares his story of success with Telcoinabox and their telecommunications franchises. Craig Kenny was previously working in sales, for a Global Packaging Company, in the past ten years. When Kenny migrated to Australia, he wanted to try something that was different – he wanted to run his own business.

See Telcoinabox video on www.businessforsale.com.au Kenny had discovered Telcoinabox and found their model franchise system suited him so perfectly he took the opportunity without looking at anything else. “I never looked at any other franchise system, it was just something that came along, and I took the opportunity I didn’t need to look at anything else, it was the right

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opportunity for me,” says Kenny.

By that I mean, I am always at work whether I am at home in the office or on holiday. That to me is all part of the lifestyle. Work is a part of my lifestyle as well as my family, my training, my golf and my leisure. Anyone of those things can happen at any time.” Telcoinabox telecommunications service provider franchises offer a fast and structured way to help partners begin their

business. They offer in-depth training, ongoing sales and marketing assistance to all franchisees. Craig Kenny, Director of YLT Your Local Telecom, from Knoxfield Victoria, plans to keep growing and enjoying his Telcoinabox franchisee success. For more informations call 1300 7 TELCO or visit www.telcoinabox.com.au

Ice Cream

Kenny began his telecommunications business in June 2005 by knocking on doors and getting himself out in front of the people. It eventually came apparent to Kenny that there was a great opportunity to offer real value to the SME market. However, for Craig Kenny, the most rewarding aspect of the Telcoinabox Franchise Systems Model was the lifestyle he was able to achieve. “I wanted to be able to sustain my lifestyle which included spending time with my family as well as my many leisure activities and still provide a good income. I had a good lifestyle in the corporate world but it was not sustainable, Telcoinabox had the model for me to be able to do that,” says Kenny. “I work from an Office, as well as anywhere at any time.

Gold Coast

QLD

Baskin Robbins - Cool Sea Change Opportunity This business ticks all the boxes! Located beachside in bustling Tugun Village on the Gold Coast, on a busy intersection, excellent highway visibility, strong complementary food businesses,100 metres to popular beach, steady flow of foot traffic with bus stop at shop door. Easy to master business, no experience necessary. Products easy to prepare, minimal staff required. Baskin-Robbins is a global brand offering franchisees training/support, management systems, ongoing coaching and marketing. Perfect for family to run. Mainly cash business, comes fully equipped, secure lease to 2016. Contact owner to discuss. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $180,000 + S.A.V. mob 0417 070 770 brettamis@hotmail.com

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Increase the Value of Your Business By Becoming a Business Rock Star By Louise Woodbury & William de Ora Authors of The Invisible Branson: The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Business Rock Star

While travelling through France and Italy we have been interested to gauge the impact of the global recession. In consideration that the media feeds us with doom and gloom, and fear about whether or not we have a sustainable future, we are in awe of some of the entrepreneurial business owners who are seizing the moment and beginning a journey despite the economic climate. Not to mention some businesses which have been around since aka 1848. What drives business success? In speaking with business owners we have asked with interest about what motivates them and summarise the key drivers as follows:

Pride & passion in what you do As business owners we can tell immediately whether or not a business is being driven with pride and passion within a few seconds. If the people engage with you immediately then they’re interested in doing business with you. On the other hand if a business is in survival mode there is an air of desperation. Therefore, no matter what country you operate in, how a business owner operates impacts the business significantly. Never underestimate how this is then amplified throughout the whole business including the staff, the environment. And it doesn’t matter whether you are a retail store, a hotel, a restaurant or supermarket.

Creating a long term intention For those business owners who operate with a long-term

The underlying issue that greatly impacts most small business owners is the fact that there is no deliberate intention being set to take advantage of the peaks and troughs. The reason being is that they are typically undercapitalised and short-sighted.

Setting up the business as the best in your field In Florence we had the privilege to stay in a Pensione that is fifth generation and been operating since 1925. To illustrate the power of being the best in your field allow us to elaborate. While this is their family home you feel like you are being invited in for the weekend. However, behind this intimate persona this is easily a million dollar enterprise. The property has over 40 rooms available, provides breakfast, lunch and dinner to its guests. Even though it was deemed as the low season period every room appeared occupied. It is an extremely well orchestrated business. There is no doubt that this business has been designed with the intention of being passed from one generation to another and is focused on delivering the best level of service and care to ensure that you consider returning or recommend it to friends, family, colleagues.

owner and their team, the business is their stage. Every day they get to perform, entertain, engage and deliver an experience that is memorable. After all, in most of these locations, they get one shot. The consumer is only there for one visit. These businesses are like great actors. There is never an off day. They love what they do. They are clear about their role. And, they know they must deliver. One final point is that a successful business is driven by confidence. When the business owner has a confident attitude, this is then reflected throughout the entire business. This confidence then becomes your business culture and success breeds success. It also then positively impacts every person who deals with the business or is looking to buy the business.

Louise Woodbury and William de Ora are married business owners, in-demand motivational speakers, and coauthors of the books The Invisible Partnership: How to Work with Your Spouse without Getting Divorced. The Invisible Entrepreneur: How to grow Your Business by Taking 3 Months Off! The Invisible Branson: The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Business Rock Star QuantumPublications.com.au

This book is based on the views of the authors without official connection with Sir Richard Branson or the Virgin Group.

Franchise

Morayfield

QLD

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream No prior experience is needed for this easy and fun business to run in Morayfield, north of Brisbane. No preparation, just open the doors and start serving delicious, premium Baskin Robbins ice cream. Location, location, location!!! The only boutique ice cream store in the whole Caboolture district. Located in busy shopping centre with restaurants, cinemas, supermarkets, ample parking. Well trained staff. Further potential to increase income if run by owner. Great opportunity. Fully equipped store with the latest fitout. Sales turnover $8,000-$10,000 per wk. Mainly CASH business. Secure lease, reasonable rent.

Operating with a business rock star mindset

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

For the businesses that appear to be thriving, it became obvious that for the business

mob 0411 965 272 ronaaly@hotmail.com

price: $430,000 negotiable + S.A.V. 439474

William and Louise

perspective, there is a completely different way of doing business. For example, some of the tourist destinations have a window of only five months out of every year in which to generate revenue. Therefore, in the current economic climate, while they are now choosing to factor this in they know that it won’t last forever.

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Achieving best team results

Franchise

by Nuha Awad, B. Bus, (Accounting)

Sydney

NSW

Branded Jumping Castles Business Speciality Castles provides children's jumping castles & entertainment and is the largest supplier of licensed inflatables in Australia & NZ. This franchise system is the only system in the industry where the franchisees retain 6778% of all income. Established client base around Australia. Perfect opportunity for individuals, located anywhere across Australia, seeking to work full time or second income working part time weekends & holidays. Guaranteed income first 12 months. Training with on-going support provided. Self-operated business with plenty of support. 6 relatively new Castles provided plus slides, blowers, mats, uniforms, trolleys, training manual, marketing material etc. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0433 206 009 murlionline@gmail.com

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439493

price: $40,000 negotiable + G.S.T.

Employees are the life force of an organisation. They could in some circumstances be a trouble to manage. A good leader will work prudently with employees increasing firm productivity which will contribute to the success of the organisation. Here are some tips for achieving best team results:1. Set aside time to clearly define how the team will work together. This will help future performance by laying a strong foundation for working together and accomplishing tasks with minimum confusion and disruption. 2. Make sure all team members are accountable for their roles. 3. Have an assessment of capabilities of your employees and delegate work accordingly. 4. Involve team members in the decisionmaking process. If not deciding

what is to be done, then how it is to be done, or when, or in what way, by whom. Let their participation increase over time. 5. Develop a caring attitude. A good manager trains, develops, counsels, guides, and supports his/her team and be sure to listen. 6. Outline jobs responsibilities. Make certain that team members know exactly what is expected of them and how their performance will be evaluated. 7. Maintain high standards by involving team members which will build your employees pride and self–confidence. An open mind is very essential to extract the best results from your employees. Nitpicking can be negative. Keep the team spirit lively, and then you will see viable business results. Phone: (02) 9221 4088


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Helping Your Prospects ‘See the Light’ by Bob Lyon Almost every entrepreneur I talk to is concerned with the quantity and quality of new leads that come in the door. We have covered lead generation techniques before Bob Lyon but, what we haven’t covered in as much detail is what exactly you should be doing with those leads once you get them. If you follow many of the models shared within the ‘marketing guru’ crowd, you would quickly turn them off and send them fleeing with their wallet clutched tightly in their hands. Imagine trying to sell a quality product or service, setting up your web site landing, getting the lead, then immediately turning the new lead into your dartboard. Every chance you get you throw a dart at them. Many gurus will tell you to hammer them daily with stuff. And if you read many of their ‘newsletters’ there is very little content … almost all of it is their next big pitch of a product or affiliate promotion. Doesn’t work with me and I will bet it doesn’t work with you.

So what does work in nurturing your prospective clients? First, let’s have a look at how leads are generated with the typical small business owner. 1. They put up a website and offer a newsletter 2. They attend or display at trade shows and collect cards or information from others 3. They run Yellow Page ads and hope for a phone call 4. They run advertisements and expect the leads to come rushing in 5. They rent lists and attempt to find prospects and buyers through the follow-up 6. Networking, word of mouth, and any one of the 100 other techniques you can use for lead generation

The problem with these techniques? Each one of the techniques work, but most of the potential prospects are not itching to pull out their credit card and hand it over to you right this very second. 14 Australian Business For Sale ®

They are doing some research. They are looking around at you and your competition. They are planning out for the next few months’ purchases.

But most of them have zero intention on buying right now. … So the sales people who follow up with the leads say they are poor quality leads. … The newsletter you send out goes to prospects of every level of buying interest. (Usually the follow-up is the same for everyone, no matter how serious they are right now about buying). … The conversions are low and people say that the marketing isn’t working. Up to 95% of the leads you get through your website are only there for research … and have no intention on buying at this time. They may be planning for two weeks, two months, even two years out. According to the respected research firm Marketing Sherpa: • 82% of your potential prospects say content targeted to their specific industry is more valuable and keeps them in your funnel • 67% say content targeted to their job function or business interests is more valuable • 49% say the same for content targeted to their company size (I would bet that you have a percentage of your leads that run very successful businesses, or are considered ‘affluent’) … are you treating them the same as everyone else? • 29% prefer content targeted to their geography If you treat them with some respect and slowly nourish their hunger for research and information, you can convert up to 70% of your leads into buying clients over time (In touch Research Report). • Make sure you take the time to segment the leads out as early as possible in the nurturing process. Flag them with details on where they came from, search words they used, etc … the more detail you have in the

process the better the results will be. • If you have a simple questionnaire that goes out to them and has some interactivity built into it (forms, WebPages, survey forms, etc), it is very simple to flag each prospect with the level of interest they have in buying. Even better, find out with open-ended questions what type of information they want right NOW. • Give them options to increase (or decrease) the frequency of communication. If they only want information once a month, make sure you don’t inundate them with weekly or, worse, dailies. They will be gone in a flash. Or, if you start them out with bi-weekly, and they tell you (through triggers you help them act on), they want twice-aweek e-mails … give it to them. • Create campaigns to win back inactive buyers. I was just talking with my neighbour last night and he runs a plumbing company that does $100,000 a month in distribution. His biggest problem … the sheer volume of buyers he has limits how much effort he can put into his inactive buyers. He estimates if he could get even half those buyers back, he would increase his sales by 40%. • Test (and measure response) using HTML newsletters vs. text e-mails. BOTH work … and it is very dependent on your business, industry and prospects. Saying HTML only or text only is ridiculous. There are no standards for what type of e-mails your prospects want … only THEY can tell you. HTML emails look slicker and more corporate … text e-mails are much more personal and perfect for building a stronger bond with your buyers (based on my tests and results). • Look for trends in buying patterns. Note the time it takes for a Google lead to convert to a first-time buyer, then a second-time buyer. Compare that with offline lead generation ads. Compare those numbers to social media leads. You will start to find some very profitable trends here and you can easily change your entire follow-up sequence to tailor itself to the lead source and buying conditions you find.


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• Map your content delivery schedule to the buying patterns of your prospect. If you find out that leads falling into category X typically buy within two months … then plan your follow-up sequence to build up to a two month sales cycle (lots of quality content up front … slowly over time starting to introduce promotions in small pieces). If prospects in category Y buy within two weeks, you have less time to warm them up so make sure what you do is packed with content and some promotion right from the start. o What three types of buyers do you get in your sales funnel? o How quickly does each type of buyer make their first purchase? Their second? • Use the content you already have. The biggest excuse I see and hear is that the business owner needs more time to develop “perfect” content. Meanwhile, the most effective way to do it is to leverage the content you already have now and build it into the funnel "as is" to see what the results are. As you get your measurements in, you will see the areas that need help and those that are perfectly in the right time and place. • Build in fast-track paths IF your prospects want them. Find ways to initiate a trigger with your prospect base that moves them to a new prospect system. For example: They may have entered into your funnel thinking they would take a few months to look around and find the right solution. But three weeks into the cycle you have an offer for a download, or a survey, or a sales call. If they take you up on it, you want to move them from the three month buying cycle into the one

month cycle. Again, testing will show you which buyers are more likely to respond to which triggers … and quicken their buying cycle. • Recycle your leads. Implement a new system that automatically puts them back in the funnel (or in a slightly modified funnel) if they haven’t taken the desired actions in the typical buying cycle. For example: I worked with a land developer selling homes. When I dug into their leads and the follow-ups, I found many leads they got from their website and trade shows that were NEVER followed up on properly. When we got in touch with those leads, we found that over half of them bought from a competitor because they hadn’t heard back. Now the developer’s system automatically puts them in the appropriate funnel and recycles the sales system every 90-180 days (depending on their level of interest). • Leverage the phone. Yes, the trusty old phone can make a huge difference in the sales cycle. Flag your prospects to receive a quick introductory phone call from a sales person (or yourself ) after they have been in the cycle for ____ days, weeks or months. Hardly anyone uses the phone in their follow-up anymore, so this will add a very nice touch to your sales system. Even better: On the phone call, tell them about a free gift you have for them. Give them a link to claim their gift, without any hook or ‘catch.’ • Every month/quarter/ year you should analyse your follow-up system to find hidden opportunities … and gaping holes. Some of your systems will consistently convert prospects to buyers … others will need more of your attention and new content to test. Ultimately you will find the magic combination that works

like a charm for every level of prospect. Once you do, make sure the numbers don’t change due to changing buyers’ preferences, new technologies, or changes in the economy. “Successful organizations cannot afford to spend money generating qualified leads that slip through the pipeline when they do not result in immediate opportunities.” This is common sense stuff here … we all know inherently that we need to find leads, convert leads to buyers, then find ways to keep them buying.

BUT, despite the simplicity in the model, do YOU follow it? Do you document your process? Have you ever taken a detailed look at HOW the leads come in … WHAT they do first … second … WHEN in the process they are most likely to buy … WHO specifically they are …

Yes, it takes work. But it will be the MOST PROFITABLE work you can do. If you invest a week finetuning your lead-nurturing system, and it converts 20% more prospects to buyers than you did before … how much is that worth to you in the next six months? And if your new systems consistently convert 20% more from here on in … what is THAT worth to you over the next six years? Do the math here … the week of focus time is WELL worth it.

For further information on how your business can benefit from these and other exciting business and marketing strategies 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/a b4s1.htm

Fitness Centre

Sydney

NSW

Curves Women’s Fitness and Weight Loss Centre Busy, popular & well-maintained Curves Club, established 2005, located in the heart of West Ryde shopping precinct. Excellent opportunity for a dynamic owner/manager. Existing membership 400 and great potential to expand. Positioned on ground floor, highly visible position & ample parking nearby. Happy and loyal membership of women comes primarily from the local community. Franchisor is CFW, ethical, professional & supportive, providing ongoing free training & support for owners & staff. 6 part-time staff. Owner wishes to retire, seeks enthusiastic buyer who will support members in their quest for a healthier lifestyle.

price: $139,000 bh (02) 9807 9949 ah (02) 9427 6350 fax (02) 9807 9494 mob 0414 718 574 lindalbryan@gmail.com www.curveswestryde.com.au

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S.W.O.T. Analysis by Marc Hurwitz, B. Com, (Accounting) In the course of running a business there are many strategic decisions that need to be made in order to improve the business and increase the profitability. There are many different techniques that can be used to do this, one of these is a S.W.O.T. analysis.

particularly well you should look how to expand on them and how to make them more beneficial to your business. This could be by way of advertising that particular aspect of the business.

A S.W.O.T. analysis is a way of evaluating your business and business climate in order to see how best to proceed. S.W.O.T stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. The Strengths and Weaknesses relate to internal factors of the business while Opportunities and Threats are external to the business. Let’s look at them individually:-

These are the parts of the business that leave the business at a disadvantage in comparison to the competition, which could be advertising, pricing and range of products offered. Once you have identified your weaknesses you can work on converting them into strengths. Which may be done by increasing advertising, altering pricing structure, expanding your range of products and expanding to a new market.

Strengths:

Opportunities:

This refers to what your business does particularly well that would give you an advantage over your competition. This could be the quality of your product, after sales support, pricing and expertise in the relevant field. So once you have identified what your business does

Opportunities are chances in the environment that can be used to expand your business. These can be new products, new markets and change in procedures. Once you have identified the opportunities you go through the process of “matching and converting”,

Weaknesses:

which is matching the opportunity with your strength and converting it into one. Threats: Threats are external factors that have the potential to decrease your market share and sales. This can be a new competitor, new products on the market and weather conditions. Threats have to be prepared for in order to minimise the impact of the threat. So if a new competitor is opening up offering the same goods at a better price you may need to adjust your pricing.

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Business support vital in uncertain economy

Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast CEO Colin Graham said while interest rates had now been on hold for nine consecutive months, uncertainty resulting from natural disasters around the world and debt levels in the US and parts of Europe was reverberating around the world. “Business in many sectors in Australia has been subdued with many entrepreneurs taking a cautious approach to commercialising new ideas, but with the right advice and support there can be some very good opportunities for them,” Mr Graham said. “In fact, getting the kind of expertise and support an incubator like the Innovation Centre can provide can effectively flip the statistics on business success rates.” The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that of the new businesses registered during 2007-08, more than 28% did not survive past one year, while worldwide governments were recognising the importance of quality business incubators in improving long term success, jobs creation and economic development. In contrast, the Innovation Centre has achieved an 84% survival rate for all companies supported since its establishment in 2002. “Entrepreneurs are often experts in their own field but starting a new business is not an easy task at any time, so it is vital that they get the right advice and support to boost their chances of success,” Mr Graham said. In fact, a new report - The Importance of Startups in Job 18 Australian Business For Sale ®

Creation and Job Destruction by the Kauffman Foundation in the US offered further evidence of the importance of startup businesses to the economy. The Kauffman Foundation has found that start-up companies generate an average of 3 million jobs in their first year, while older, established larger companies and corporations lose around 1 million jobs annually as a result of rationalisation and downsizing. As a results of this and other factors, both the US and UK are heavily investing in supporting new business development with technology focused business incubation a key component. The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, recently announced a funding commitment of over $300m to establish a network of 6 – 8 world leading technology and innovation centres. Mr Graham said back in Australia, with many economic forecasters predicting that conditions would remain flat for the remainder of 2011 before a slow recovery in 2012, now was the perfect time to start taking ideas from the drawing board to the market. “Companies who are geared up and ready for an upswing in the economy can do better than those who launch once the recovery is underway,” he said. Mr Graham said while the Innovation Centre worked primarily with start-up businesses in ICT, clean technology, health technology and creative industries, the evidence from around the world that regardless of industry, best practice incubation support including mentoring and advice, access to a network of professionals including in the areas of finance, research and service providers as well as flexible

office space helped minimise the risks faced by new businesses.

from their incubators are still in business. (Source: Business Incubation Works)

The Innovation Centre is a long-term member of the US based National Business Incubation Association. The NBIA estimates that there are about 7000 business incubators worldwide, servicing different industries and communities.

Mr Graham said since its establishment in 2002, the Innovation Centre had supported over 82 businesses, creating around 350 jobs and helping client companies raise over $23.8million.

The NBIA estimates that in 2005 alone, North American incubators assisted more than 27,000 start-up companies that provided full-time employment for more than 100,000 workers and generated annual revenue of more than $17 billion. (Source: 2006 State of the Business Incubation Industry) Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated

“The centre is currently home to over 30 private companies in the ICT, clean technology, health technology and creative industries and offers world-class support that is making a real difference for business success.”

Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Marketing Coordinator Hayley Passmore on +61 7 5450 2609, hpassmor@usc.edu.au or visit www.innovation-centre.com.au

Franchise

Lilydale

VIC

Jim’s Test and Tag Electrical Testing and Tagging. No previous electrical experience required. Fully paid training provided to approved purchaser. Established 6 years with repeat work. This business specialises in testing of electrical appliances to comply with safe working practices. Gross turnover $160,000 per year. High profit with low overheads. Comes with Nissan Navara D40 Dual Cab 4wd, tools, computerised equipment, stock and long list of clientele. Regretful sale due to health reasons.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $180,000 mob 0434 180 442 JamesJ@jimstestandtag.com.au

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Restaurant Coffs Harbour NSW

Hogs Breath Café Long established (20 years) and very successful franchise restaurant. Hogs Breath Café Coffs Harbour is situated in a highly visible location with great exposure and views to the harbour. Hogs Breath Café is one of the proven and most successful franchises in Australia and has been operating since 1989. It is rated in the top 5 of franchises Australia wide. (Currently 70 stores throughout Australia and NZ.) This themed licensed restaurant caters for all ages and is a brilliant venue for birthday parties and celebrations, with a seating capacity of 160 patrons across all sections of the premises. Hogs Breath Café also has a solid regular clientele plus the custom of the large number of tourists that visit the area. The restaurant is fully licensed, serving steak, seafood, burgers, salads and vegetarian meals at great prices. The business employs 9 kitchen staff, kitchen manager, 10 front of house staff plus an assistant manager. Stock runs at approx $25,000. Being in the Jetty Village Shopping Centre and on the popular Jetty Strip area of restaurants Hogs Breath Café enjoys plenty of passing trade. The centre has more than ample parking. Long lease available. Coffs Harbour is a growing area located on the coast half way between Sydney and Brisbane with a population of 70,000 plus, swelling to over 100,000 during Easter, School Holidays and Christmas. In recent times major sporting and recreational groups have found Coffs’ a great venue with its up to date and quality sporting facilities. Popular Attractions of course are the Big Banana, Solitary Marine Park, and the Pet Porpoise Pool. Contact the owner for further information and financial details. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

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hbcoffs@hogsbreath.com.au

www.hogsbreath.com.au

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s s e n i s u B e l b Profita le y t s e f i L g n i x a With Rel Canoe ‘N’ Surf is located in a prime position for maximum exposure in the centre of Devonport. Located in the picturesque city of Devonport this long established and successful business has been operating since 1976, specialising in surf gear, clothing and all types of water sports equipment. The Business has a large regular clientele and is very Devonpor t TAS well known for the extensive range it carries, surf related clothing, shoes, accessories, luggage, wetsuits, dive equipment, surfboards, skateboards, kayaks plus lots of other gear. The store retails a large number of exclusive brands including Ripcurl, Billabong, Quiksilver, Volcom, Rusty, O'Neill, Globe, D.C. , all the major surf and street labels. Current T/O $1.8 MIL plus. Stock can vary, currently approx $600,000. The store is spacious (650 sq metres) and is usually operated by a staff of 7/8 which includes juniors and casuals. Canoe ‘N’ Surf comes with up to date equipment and an extensive fit out, new Point of Sale, data base and documented processes. There would be a long lease available. The owner’s daughter is currently the main buyer and manager of the business and she is willing to stay on if required to train the new owners. Further support and advice would be available during the transition. Devonport (pop. 25,000) is on the North West Coast of the ‘Apple Isle’ and services a population of 70,000, no traffic jams, no freeways, no pollution, but plenty of good restaurants, bushwalking trails and a multitude of other recreational activities. All this in a beautiful area plus a relaxed and stress free lifestyle. Some VENDOR or SELLER finance could be available.

price: $1,125,000 + S.A.V. m: 0418 534 990 e: jwoude@bigpond.com w: www.canoensurf.com.au 438452

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The Spray Painting Specialist - Look to the future look to Sprayrite Well established business for over 32 years specialising in light and heavy commercial spray painting work, particularly successful in the bus and coach industry.

and repair vehicles for the lucrative mining industry as well as Greyhound Australia. Sprayrite also sources work from other areas and has recently moved into marine refinishing.

The business is located at Brendale, a light industrial area just 17km north of the Brisbane CBD.

Turnover is approx $1,000,000 per annum. Possibilities exist to outsource the spray booths etc. and capacity is there for high turnover of smaller vehicles.

Facilities include 3 up-to-date spray booths, 2 of which can accommodate the largest of buses as well as complying with Workplace Health and Safety and other government environmental regulations. One of Sprayrite's main clients is Mills Tui, a manufacturing company with contracts to a number of government authorities. These include QLD Fire and Rescue, Victoria Country Fire and Rescue and NSW Fire and Rescue. In addition to this, Mills Tui has gained contracts to build

Long lease available. Some vendor finance is available to a suitable purchaser. This is currently a highly profitable business and has huge potential for further expansion in the future.

Price: $850,000

negotiable

(all Inclusive)

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For further financial information please contact Peter Di Tomaso, Accountant.

Sprayrite has a sound footing in its area of specialized work, a healthy financial track record and the prospects for the future are good for someone with a get up and go attitude. The owner is getting on in years and wishes to retire.

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Tips for selling an existing franchise By Jason Gehrke with the their franchisor’s current franchisee selection criteria applied at the very start of their sales process. Here are some other tips on selling an existing franchise business: Jason Gehrke

Set a realistic price

Franchises are like any other asset and can be bought and sold. Franchisees can make money out of their franchise in two ways – through the profits while they are operating, and through a capital gain when they sell.

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

But franchisees have little understanding of this obligation, or the sale process overall, and need help along the way. Under the Franchising Code of Conduct, a franchisor cannot unreasonably withhold consent to the sale of a franchise. The nature of what is “unreasonable” may differ from one business to another depending on the specific circumstances of that business and industry. Rather than go through the process of finding a buyer and getting upset if they are rejected by the franchisor, a selling franchisee should familiarise themselves

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

Small business owners frequently (including franchisees) load their businesses with personal expenses such as leases for private motor vehicles, mobile phones, non-business repair costs charged to the business as repairs and maintenance, additional wages for family members, education and travelling costs, and so on. Such practices significantly distort and artificially lower the true performance of the business. When a multiplier is applied to the profit to determine the value of the business, the overall price will be lower than if “true” profit had been used. Alternatively, a price can also be so great that its profit multiple would appear so high as to make it impossible for a buyer to make a reasonable return on their investment. Of course business owners attempt to get around this by

providing an estimation of their personal chargebacks to the business so that a potential buyer must read the Profit & Loss statement and Balance Sheet with a grain of salt. On top of this, further creative accounting may result in an alternative set of financial statements which may artificially reduce turnover for those franchises where royalties to the franchisor are calculated as a percentage of turnover. Somewhere in this conflagration of excessive costs to reduce profits, and lowerthan-actual turnover, might be the real performance of the business, but only if the buyer can work this out for themselves.

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Electrical

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

Ringwood

VIC

Jim’s Test & Tag Ringwood This business specialises in the testing of electrical appliances to comply with safe working practices. A member of Jim’s Group, one of the world’s largest Franchises and one of Australia’s most famous and trusted brands. No previous electrical experience required. Fully paid training to approved purchaser. Established 4 years with repeat work from regular clients. Comes with computerised equipment, tools, stock and a list of satisfied clients. Gross turnover $77,000 with scope to grow. Urgent sale due to health reasons. Contact owner for more information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $130,900 mob 0427 021 161 rogerr@jimstestandtag.com.au www.jimstestandtag.com.au

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However, selling a franchise, like any other small business, takes time and effort. This is further complicated by the requirement in most franchise agreements that any buyer must be approved by the franchisor. It is generally accepted that the franchisor will apply the system’s thencurrent franchisee selection criteria, which may be more stringent than the time when the selling franchisee originally joined the system, particularly if they joined a number of years previously. This requirement to meet the selection criteria is designed to protect and maintain the overall integrity and operating standard of the franchise system, but franchisors cannot abuse this right of veto.

Provide accurate financial information

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

Talk with other franchisees Once a franchisee has decided to sell their business, they should also inform other franchisees of the same system in neighbouring sites or territories. These franchise colleagues will have an interest in the sale because the sale price may provide

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

Set an open timeframe Businesses can take a long time to sell – months or even years depending on the price, location, industry, sale conditions and other factors. Franchisees and small business owners often make the mistake of setting an unreasonably short fixed deadline to sell the business, then panic or blame the franchisor, the business broker or someone else when it doesn’t sell in that timeframe. Often these timeframes are set by the next thing that a franchisee has

already committed to move on to, such as another business elsewhere, or a return to the workforce often for a former employer or colleague. As the deadline approaches for the franchisee to commence their new undertaking, their desperation to sell increases, and with it, the pressure they apply to their franchisor and their business broker to find a buyer. At the same time, the price becomes increasingly negotiable and the franchisee can potentially cost themselves a lot of money by selling at a much lower price in order to meet their next commitment. The reality is that the business will take an unpredictable length of time to sell, and in that time the franchisee really needs to keep operating at full steam to maintain both the financial performance of the business, as well as their own motivation. Jason Gehrke is a director of the Franchise Advisory Centre and has been involved in franchising for 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. Tel. +61 7 3716 0400


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Training & Development WA

Perth

Leadership and Management Training Do You Have a Passion for Helping People? Well established business for sale operating for 5 years with a License to a major national training and development provider, offering nationally accredited programs (RTO). LEADING NATIONAL PROVIDER This national provider has been a leader in the training and development industry in Australia for over 30 years. As a Registered Training Organisation our development process offers to our many clients a unique experience that guarantees measurable results. Thousands of participants and organisations have experienced the return on investment our process achieves. PERTH OPPORTUNITY The initial hard work has been done, the business has high profile, long term clients in a wide range of industries including Banking, Insurance, Road Transport, Shipping, Construction, Oil and Gas and Automotive to name a few. For the past five years this business has demonstrated growth from existing clients year after year. This combined with strong results in new client revenue, positions the business well for new owners to take it to the next level. Currently producing profits in excess of $200,000 there is huge scope for additional growth. IS THIS BUSINESS FOR YOU? Would suit a professional couple or business partnership looking to grow a business together. Background in business and/or sales and marketing would be an advantage. No experience in the training industry required. Do you: • Have a real passion for helping people. • Enjoy the B2B environment. • Like to work with a wider team who are as passionate as you. • Want the support of a National Provider. • Want real satisfaction from what you do. • Like to work hard AND have fun. Full training and support both locally and from the national provider. Existing owners will stay on for an extended period to ensure smooth hand over.

Contact for further details.

Price: $465,000 439710

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Earth Moving Adelaide SA

Trenchers for Earth Moving & Excavation Established for 30 years in the suburb of Holden Hill, the owner is proud of the fact that this company is wholly South Australian owned, with a reputation built on customer service and customer satisfaction. A leading authority on trenching machines in the Australian/Oceanic region. Range of equipment includes Fermec/Terex, Thomas Equipment, Digga and the recent acquisition of Astec Trenchers. The company was founded on repairs and sales of used trencher equipment, and has since extended to multiple dealerships for various equipment and attachments. The business is the state authorised dealer/distributor for Terex/Fermec, Thomas Equipment, Digga Australia and Astec Trenchers. The company enjoys a large customer base Australia wide, 70% South Australia based, 20% interstate and 10% based in the Oceanic region. A high proportion of customers have purchased machines from the company over a long period. Extremely competent sales force in place highly successful in selling the complete range of products on offer. The business services the needs of the South Australian earthmoving and excavating industry and also has a fully serviced maintenance utility with full time technician, 1 sub-contractor, 1 full time spare parts assistant and a full time courier for metropolitan deliveries. The majority of suppliers are long term and key business relationships are in place with local plumbers and electricians plus larger companies. Contact owner for further information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

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Stationery

Wollongong

NSW

STATIONERY & CAFÉ A Truly Unique Business Opportunity! This long established and very successful business is now for sale. Strong financials over many years, with many long term customers. The addition of the cafe has attracted a large number of new customers, and provides excellent cash sales. The business is open Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm. Established in 1984 the business has been operated by the current owners since 1998. It has also been a member of the Office Choice group since 1998. Focusing primarily on servicing small to medium businesses within the Illawarra Region, offering retail sales directly from the premises. The product range includes traditional stationery items like pens & paper through to office furniture, printer cartridges, and kitchen & washroom supplies. Current stock approx $115,000. In 2007 the Cafe opened, serving morning tea and lunch only, and provides a seating area for customers. The Cafe has become the most popular eatery in the area, and also provides corporate catering services. The business occupies a prime location in the town of Unanderra, opposite the Nan Tien Temple, and has great exposure to industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The 430 sq metre plus premises also features eye-catching product & information displays, both inside and outside. There is plenty of off- street parking. • Current sales P.A. $1.7 Mil plus. • Current staff 5 full time and 5 part time staff, plus the 2 proprietors. • The lease is 5 years with options of 3 + 3, and commenced October 2009. • Price includes stock and fixtures. Contact owner for further information and financial details.

price: $1,150,000 all inclusive

M:

0414 977 659

E:

brad@myofficechoice.com

www.myofficechoice.com

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Advertising/Media

Surry Hills, Sydney

Auto Electrical

Sydney

NSW

NSW

Long established business servicing the entire affluent North Shore area of Sydney for over 45 years. Specialising in all auto electrical repair, air conditioning, alarms, batteries etc. Large shop premises with over 8 bays. Excellent location in the suburb of Chatswood. Owner operated with 1 contractor willing to stay on if needed. Suit husband and wife team or young enthusiastic career driven person to continue the success of the business. Looking for a quick sale. All offers considered. Contact owner on 0413 742 435 for further details.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $100,000 negotiable

price: $98,000 all inclusive O.N.O.

mob 0450 488 755 kh@nationaltalentpool.com.au www.nationaltalentpool.com.au

mob 0413 742 435 info@northshoreautoelectrical.com www.northshoreautoelectrical.com

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Huntingdale

VIC

Auto Electrical & Air Conditioning & Mechanical Repairs

Great Automotive Repair Business

Outstanding well established business, trading at the same Briar Hill location for 20 years. Opportunity exists to purchase this business, which is situated on a 1,000sqm allotment, with ample car space and workshop facilities, including showroom and ample storage space. Mont Eltham Auto Electrics is a Bosch and Denso approved workshop and also is a registered installer of Smart Start Alcohol Interlocks with annual turnover exceeding $600,000. Huge potential for further growth in this expanding Melbourne suburb. Business is currently under management by existing employee. Owner selling due to the purchase of another business. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

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This mechanical workshop has a superb location in Huntingdale S.E. Victoria, with fleet services including brake & undercarriage service to local Police vehicles. Steady work flow. Established in 1983, with solid clientele, this is one of the best known workshops in the area. VACC accredited, VIC Roads RWC approved centre & air condition repair centre. Comfortable T/O $215K p.a. with good profits. Well equipped with 4 hoists on 315 sqm. Reception area. 2 qualified staff in place, will stay on, can run business with little supervision. Selling as owner relocating overseas. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $95,000 WIWO stock included 439187

bh (03) 9435 1198 fax (03) 9432 7442 mob 0418 139 995 sales@monteltham.com.au www.monteltham.com.au

VIC

mob 0408 605 911 ah (03) 9795 1775 ncferdy@gmail.com

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Melbourne

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Best Auto Electrical on North Shore

National Talent Pool started 11 years ago and specializes in supplying promotional staff for local, regional and interstate campaigns. Weekly bookings. Employs attractive staff who are excellent communicators. Current owner will train incoming purchaser in methods of recruitment. Staff required for campaign varies from 2 to 200. Successful system in place and the service can be run from a small office or home. Prominent Google AdWords generates 40% – 50% of business. Potential profit $100,000.00 $300,000.00 depending on whether one or two persons operating the business. Contact for further information.

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Wollongong

Mid Northern Qld

NSW

QLD

Family owned business of 12 years. Owners wanting a change of career. Large 3 bay workshop on 3 freehold blocks, fully fenced, situated on the main street of Julia Creek. Price includes all stock, vehicle hoist and selection of hand tools. Office situated in separate air conditioned building next to workshop, includes all office furniture and equipment. Business also sells Swap’ N’ Go gas cylinders and is an agent for BOC Gases - contract can be negotiated with BOC if new owner wishes to continue selling gas. 2 bedroom house included in sale.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $45,000 negotiable

price: $440,000 stock incl. - freehold

bh (02) 4283 2099 mob 0439 688 825

bh (07) 4746 7011 fax (07) 4746 7427 samcraw@bigpond.net.au

fax (02) 4283 2099 grcmechanical@bigpond.com

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Mechanical Workshop In Julia Creek

Established service centre located in Fairy Meadow, a northern suburb of Wollongong just 1 hour south of Sydney, the business boasts highway frontage on a major arterial road. An authorized inspection station, the business performs all major and minor mechanical repairs, brake and clutch repairs, pink slips and green slips, exhaust tyres service and tyre repairs. Premises include air-conditioned office, 2 hoists, and off-street parking. Sale includes all stock, and equipment. This is a great opportunity for a tradesman to earn much more than just wages! Contact Gary for further information.

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs Port Stephens

NSW

Nelson Bay Mechanical Repairs Upmarket business located in beautiful Salamander Bay, Port Stephens, trading as a Repco Authorised Service Centre, the only one in the Port Stephen’s area. Fully established, extremely well equipped workshop located in busy industrial estate. Comprises 2 sheds, 8 bays plus large awning and storage areas. Modern reception & waiting area, 2nd office, kitchen/lunch room. Includes all equipment: poster hoists, poster wheel aligner, modern diagnostic equipment & tools. Sale price includes one vehicle. Corner

block 1,200 sqm with front and side access. Parking for 16 vehicles. Plenty of room to expand and diversify - great opportunity to incorporate an Auto Electrician or similar to compliment the Service and Repair facilities. Annual T/O in excess of $520,000. Current stock approx $15K. Leasehold sale with the option to buy freehold. Tired of the heat and dust out west or hustle and bustle of city life? Work and live a short stroll from the crystal clear waters and golden sands of beautiful Salamander Bay, an idyllic coastal paradise.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

ah (02) 4982 9950 mob 0418 684 211 / 0408 384 001 nbmechanical@bigpond.com www.repcoservice.com.au

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Option 1: $165,000 including business & stock Option 2: $705,000 including business, stock & freehold

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Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Bakery

Batemans Bay

Gold Coast Hinterland

NSW

Pro Check Auto South Coast - Great “Sea Change” Business Opportunity

QLD

Better Than Your Own Gold Mine

Located in Batemans Bay, this mechanical workshop and Pedders Suspension specialist has been established 15 years. Business comprises both trade & retail sales. Huge exclusive sales area spanning Ulladulla to Bega. Offered for sale with leased premises and all equipment including 2 x 2 post hoists, 4 post hoist, and wheel aligner. Check out Pedders Suspension website for details of their products & services. Please contact Owners by phone or e-mail for further information.

This thriving well known bakery is so busy it has to refuse orders. Weekly net turnover $2,000 plus. Open six days per week with a large regular clientele and solid passing trade. The sale includes all plant and equipment, and all financials are available. Located only 20 mins from the Gold Coast, making this an ideal business and lifestyle opportunity. The current owners are now ready to retire. The bakery is perfect for a couple or family to run. Phone David for more details.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $69,000 + S.A.V.

price: $158,000 WIWO

bh (02) 4472 8225 mob 0459 455 588

bh (07) 5568 7090 mob 0411 072 822

fax (02) 4472 5531 procheckauto@gmail.com

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Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

fax (07) 5568 7090

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Auto Parts & Accessories Hay

NSW

Auto & Agricultural Spare Parts Long established family business (151/2 years) located in the friendly country township of Hay, on the Murrumbidgee River, centre of a prosperous agricultural area. The business specialises in Automotive and Agricultural Spare Parts plus Hardware. Situated in the main street of Hay with large premises approximately 234 sqm. Current stock value $290K. Hay Ag & Auto is part of a leading buying group Australian Industrial Supplies, and has a large regular clientele. Gross T/O $1 Million plus. The site has plenty of room to extend the premises.

The business continues to grow and has provided the current owners with a solid income for the past 15 years – lots of future potential. Hay is one of Australia’s leading wool growing areas, also lamb and beef production plus a variety of crops in the irrigated areas. An attractive country town with all the necessary facilities and amenities for comfortable and healthy living. Freehold premises also available for purchase. Training would be provided to a suitable purchaser. Contact John Burgess on 0487 200 275 for further details.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Bakery Chiltern

VIC

Chiltern Bakery Chiltern is located in popular North-East Victoria’s wine region. The historic township has a population of 1400 people and the town is distinguished by its historic streetscape of well-preserved brick buildings and oldfashioned timber verandahs. Chiltern’s streetscape is a living memorial to bygone days. Its business centre buildings are restored and maintained to preserve the architecture of its gold mining era. Chiltern is located along the Hume freeway just 20 minutes from Wangaratta and 15 minutes from Beechworth. This iconic heritage bakery is a main attraction in the heart

of the friendly township. The Chiltern Bakery is: • Trading 7 days a week • Taking $9,000 p/w • No competition • 90% retail 10% wholesale • Pie trade is standout • Fully trained bakery and shop staff • Occupies two shop fronts • Seats up to 40 patrons • Coffee and salad bar • Negotiated lease available to suit buyer • Full training and support if required • Bank approved finance to approved borrowers Further information please contact Dash Geoghegan.

price: $285,000 WIWO 439781

bh (03) 5726 1000 mob 0429 621 612 plants_man@bigpond.com

Beauty Salon

Brisbane

Bed and Breakfast

Warwick

QLD

QLD

Boutique premises in the affluent riverside surburb of New Farm. Earn a lot of money in a niche area of beauty or expand into other beauty services. Waxing is low cost to the operator whilst being a highly sourced consumer service with loyal regular monthly clients. A money making business with very low overheads. Two rooms in premises plus small kitchen, bathroom with toilet and shower – you could live there if desired, or rent out one of the beauty rooms. Owner selling due to lack of time to run the business properly.

Magnificent heritage listed ex convent. Make a ‘tree change’ with flexible hours and dream lifestyle. Rent rooms as B&B, do tours, weddings, functions or start a restaurant for extra income. Abbey of the Roses is a unique property in the city of Warwick, south west of Brisbane, rated 4 star by RACQ and voted No.1 wedding venue. “Like living in a castle” but with all the comforts, in a safe, picturesque community. Fully Licensed & Registered. 12 bedrooms, elegant reception-dining rooms for 100 guests, library etc. Central location, easily-managed, with room for growth.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $18,995

price: $2,450,000 freehold

mob 0404 882 203 marcelleburrows@bigpond.com

bh (07) 4661 9777

fax (07) 4661 9790

office@abbeyoftheroses.com

www.abbeyoftheroses.com

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Tranquil Country Lifestyle / Guesthouse

439677

Boutique Waxing Lounge / Beauty Salon

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Bed and Breakfast Merriwa

NSW

Hidden Valley Homestead This freehold property and lifestyle friendly business is located in a valley at the base of the Liverpool Ranges midway between the historic township of Merriwa and Willow Tree. Hidden Valley Homestead is a wonderful rural destination set on 5 acres, with well appointed 5 bedroom residence plus Motel with 4 ensuite rooms, fully furnished (queen, double and single beds) etc, accommodating up to 11/12 persons. Further accommodation is provided with the bunkhouse! 3 bedrooms and double bathroom, kitchen with all appliances etc, plus airconditioning and TV. Plenty of room for families.

Other facilities include a games room, guest lounge/dining area, chapel for weddings, salt water pool and barbecue area. The business has established a solid repeat clientele who enjoy the country setting and the facilities offered. It’s a child friendly place with farm yard animals, chooks, ducks and pig to feed, also alpacas, bird aviary, tree house, swings and sand pit. Sale includes signage and website and forward bookings. Great opportunity for that lifestyle change with the potential to expand the business further. This is a good business with the added bonus of a great healthy lifestyle.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $485,000 WIWO negotiable

Bicycles

439665

bh (02) 6548 8588 penelope@hiddenvalleyhomestead.com.au www.hiddenvalleyhomestead.com.au

Bike and Motorcycle

Lithgow

Sydney - North Shore

NSW

NSW

Insane Cycles is located next to a busy Subway restaurant and opposite Harvey Norman. Currently owner operated without staff Insane Cycles has gone through 3 years of good growth. Situated in an iconic mountain biking area with strong local club the town also has a popular skate park and BMX and scooters have been a big growth area over the last year. The business carries approx $60K in stock in the Christmas period. Easy to use website capable of online sales and full work shop with approx $20K worth of tools included. Contact Craig for more information.

Located on Mona Vale road in front of a large shopping centre, St Ives Cyclery is a retail shop which carries Bicycle brands such as Giant, Colnago, Felt and Bianchi. Parts and accessories are mostly BBB while the clothing is Santini. The shop has operated in this area for 8 years and has a good local following. It has also done business as far afield as Hill End, Darwin and Tasmania. The business has a good mechanic and workshop which delivers a first class service to our local community on both mountain and road bikes.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: P.O.A.

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

bh (02) 6351 3171 mob 0448 513 172

ah 0448 513 172 craig@insanecycles.com.au

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bh (02) 9482 2207 mob 0434 181 735 dtinoz@optusnet.com.au

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Enthusiasts Will Love It

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Bike and Motorcycle Dandenong

VIC

Established / Growing Area Opportunity to purchase a successfully established Kawasaki franchise. The business is located in Dandenong (south east Melbourne), one of the fastest growing areas of Australia. The franchise has a large and loyal clientele for new bikes, ongoing repairs & service. The business has been generating sales of $3,000,000 plus. Well stocked with a large range of top brand accessories. The showroom has all the current

Kawasaki models plus a good range of quality secondhand motorcycles. Current stock approx $850K. The spacious premises have a large service workshop with qualified mechanics. The business also has a well equipped tyre service and carries a wide range of tyres. Training and advice would be provided in the transition. Some Seller or Vendor Finance could be available to a suitable purchaser. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $1,700,000 + S.A.V.

Bike and Motorcycle

Melbourne

436252

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

Blinds and Shutters

Central Coast

VIC

Curtains, Blinds & Made to Measure

Busy Motorcycle & PWC Dealership Perfect location on main road, established 2001, specialising in sales, service and repair of motorcycles and jetski's. Spare parts, RWC and accessories add to turnover which has exceeded $1.2 Million. Excellent showroom space and office, large, well equipped workshop includes 2 bike hoists, parts washer, pressure washer, hydraulic press, welding equipment, tools etc. Price includes all plant and equipment including fork lift and late model sign written Ford Tray, spare parts, & accessories. Sale excludes floor stock (approx $250K). Premises leased till 2013. Suit partnership or husband and wife team. Current owner will assist with hand over. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

Great opportunity for couple looking for sea change or work close to home. Business sells curtains, blinds and made to measure products. Est. 16 yrs, very well known, extensive contacts, servicing NSW Central Coast to Lake Macquarie. Adjacent to new home estates and retirement areas. Includes mobile showroom - sign written Automatic Grand Carnival stocked with samples, website and quoting software. Training available plus help line. Situated in aircond premises: factory showroom, 2 offices. 5yr lease or freehold. Clients include Clubs, Pubs, Schools, Hospitals, Residential, Retirement Villages and many Businesses. Owner selling due to partner’s ill health. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $99,000 WIWO 439704

bh 1300 453 875 mob 0418 389 791 sandy@cityjetski.com.au www.cityjetski.com.au www.cityedgemotorcycles.com.au

NSW

mob 0414 619 881 fabricempor@connect.net.au

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Boat South Coast

NSW

Buy a Boat with an Income Based in the coastal tourist haven of Narooma, this fully licensed and operational 10.2m Savage fiberglass charter vessel conducts fishing, diving and wildlife cruises around Montague Island in the pristine Bateman’s Marine Park. Whale watching usually takes priority between September and November, plus other sightseeing trips. The business utilizes a relatively shallow channel of water that creates one of the best fishing centres in eastern Australia – great reef and ocean fishing, diving with grey nurse sharks and seals and exploring historic shipwrecks. The boat is powered

by twin Cummins turbo marine diesel engines each 210HP, has a large deck space, walk around bow with seating, shade cover and spray curtains, state of the art fish finder and roomy galley and toilet. The hull was soda blasted and repainted Sept 09. High return customer base with advance bookings. All engineering and paperwork is sound. Experienced crew available and the owners will provide training if required. Narooma is renowed for it’s world class beaches, golf course, fishing & oyster farming, and offers a superb lifestyle. Contact Martin for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $220,000

Boat Hire Business For Sale

416154

bh (02) 4476 8080 ah 0408 428 857 mob 0408 428 857 islandcharters@westnet.com.au www.islandchartersnarooma.com

Book Shop

Coochiemudlo Island, Moreton Bay, Queensland. 40min to Gold Coast - 40min to Brisbane CBD

Running a boat hire business is easy and enjoyable. Coochie Boat Hire is perfectly located, well established and profitable. • Solid Growth • Easily run by one person (20 -25hrs/week) • No Rent • ”Exclusive Access” Permits in place • Very low overheads • Inventory valued at $100k + • Full training and transitional support included • Priced for immediate sale “There is nothing-absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats” - Kenneth Graham, Wind in the Willows.

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Price: $149,000.00 Contact Adam: 0419 983 801 36 Australian Business For Sale ®

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Broome

WA

Great Bookshop in a Great Location Kimberley Bookshop has been established for 30 years in the town of Broome. This small bookshop with a big reputation is up for sale as the current owners (only the 3rd owners in 30 years) are relocating. The only bookshop in the Kimberley, with diverse customers including locals, tourists and schools. Would suit anyone with a love of books who enjoys meeting people and wants to live in the glorious town of Broome. Easily run with 1 or 2 staff. See website and Facebook for more images. Email for more Information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $350,000 stock incl. negotiable mob 0419 942 208 paul.adair@westnet.com.au www.kimberleybookshop.com.au

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Building and Construction

Taree

Building and Construction

Sydney & Melbourne NSW/ VIC

NSW

Leading Shed Building Company

Manufacturing & Retail Opportunity

Ideal for builder with license or businessman employing builder as supervisor. Located in fantastic Mid North Coast region - this area has it all, lovely small towns with laid back living, only 3 hrs from Sydney. Established 20 yrs, high reputation with councils, Mid Coast Water, National Parks and Wildlife and assorted businesses. Comprehensive, easy to use, supported Building Design package. Average turnover $1.3 million p.a. Includes sales in progress. Training and advice provided. Staff willing to stay. Selling for family reasons. Includes vehicle, scissor lift 4WD, forklift, trailer, welder, garage, barn, carport.

Rendered External Products (International) Pty Ltd has been operating for over 20 years on the Gold Coast. The company is looking for people in Sydney and Melbourne to operate their own business manufacturing and selling rendered foam products to builders and home renovators. No experience necessary as full training is provided along with a brand new fully imported foam cutting machine, included in the price. Work from home or a small factory. Limited stock holding as most products are made to order. Great opportunity to purchase now while the Australian dollar is high. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $39,000

bh (02) 6550 0111 mob 0427 296 316

fax (02) 6551 4598 ronbbutler@gmail.com

439551

price: $737,000 WIWO

bh (07) 5594 1466 fax (07) 5594 1488 mob 0404 741 234 nathan@superiorproperty.net.au www.superiorproperty.net.au

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VIC

Shade Products Business, Domestic & Commercial Very profitable and reliable business currently operated by the owner from a home office. The business specialises in custom designed UV protection shade sails built to individual needs. As sun damage becomes an increasingly serious problem this is a business with a solid future. Clients range from families and businesses to the broader Melbourne community, with approximately 50/50 split between quality, high end, high margin residential customers and reliable commercial customers. The business receives consistent work for several councils around Melbourne, a number of

construction companies and regular work from several top end schools. There are very low overheads. Staff comprises one excellent employee, and all manufacturing and installation is currently subcontracted to long term reliable contractors. The business has shown excellent growth and strong performance in the recent economic climate. This is a strong growth industry. Selling WIWO to new owner, with well developed systems and long term relationships. This business will run itself initially. Owner is prepared to stay on for a period to assist during the transition. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $600,000 mob 0468 678 200 shadeforsale@gmail.com

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Building and Construction

South Coast

Building and Construction

NSW

Adelaide

SA

New, recycled and seconds building materials. Est 8 yrs in the township of Moruya on the beautiful South Coast. Client base of DIY’s, handymen and builders, drawn from very wide area. Deals in anything that goes into a house, except furniture. Also manufactures gates and simple timber products that are retailed from the yard, plus deconstruction of houses where some stock is sourced. Further stock acquired from auctions, foreclosed businesses, builders doing renovations etc. The only recycled building material business in the area. Currently run by husband and wife, 2 part-time staff. Contact Juha. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

This business specializes in bored piles and screw piles and shows very good returns for effort. Operating for over 20 years it is the longest established and most experienced screw piling business in South Australia. Primarily niche Commercial works (design & construct) leaving enormous potential for expansion. All the specialist equipment and contacts are in place. Time restrictions from other business commitments force this sale or partnership offer. Contact owner for further information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $250,000 WIWO

price: P.O.A.

bh (02) 4474 0224 mob 0402 291 669

mob 0447 745 464 s.a.piling@hotmail.com www.sapiling.com.au

fax (02) 4473 5711 turbond@acr.net.au

438453

Business Opportunity - Piling

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Interesting Business With Plenty Of Scope

Butcher Shop Brisbane

QLD

Gourmet Butcher Shop Long established Butcher Shop located in Aspley, a Brisbane suburb 10-15mins north of the CBD. • Excellent location within busy shopping centre, with Coles supermarket at rear. Good regular clientele. • New 5 year lease in place. • Good plant and equipment with nothing to spend. • Large coolroom, new bandsaw and freezer, freshly painted. • Currently run by owner/operator & 1 casual butcher. • Turnover $8,500+ per week. • Currently trading 6 days but opportunity exists to increase sales by opening 7 days. Priced to sell. Contact Mark for more information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Cafe Lake Macquarie Area

NSW

Blue Bottle Cafe Great Family Business This long established and award winning Family Business is located in the town of Morisset, a commercial centre of the city of Lake Macquarie. Morisset is situated west of Lake Macquarie just off the Sydney-Newcastle freeway. The Blue Bottle Café is in the old original Post Office on the main road and has plenty of off street parking at the rear of the building. Current owners have operated the Café for the past 6 years. Has also

functioned as a restaurant. Established regular clientele plus a large passing tourist trade that frequents the Lakes area. A well appointed commercial kitchen provides a good variety of meals with an outstanding breakfast and lunch menu. The spacious premises provide seating for 50 people inside and a further 16 people in an undercover alfresco area. Long lease available. Some training and assistance could be available to a suitable purchaser.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0417 253 682 GrimFamily@bigpond.com www.bluebottlecafe.com.au

439479

price: $120,000 WIWO

Cafe Ipswich Area

QLD

Café / Ice Creamery Well Located / Good Business Well established Café / Ice Creamery located west of Ipswich, 1 hours from Brisbane with excellent exposure, situated on the very busy Cunningham Highway. The business has developed a strong clientele in the surrounding area plus a huge passing trade generated from a main highway linking Queensland and N.S.W. Offers a large range of takeaway food, burgers, sandwiches, cooked chickens, home-made soups, quiches and lasagne. Also a fresh juice bar serving fruit and vegetable juices, a milk bar serving a variety of tasty drinks – milk shakes, thick shakes, ice chocolate and coffee, and

a gluten free range of cakes, slices, biscuits and bread. The Café accommodates 21 customers for sitdown meals both inside and alfresco on a sheltered verandah. Current gross Turnover approx $290K. The Ice Creamery is the largest seller of scoop Nestle ice cream in South East QLD. Included with the business is specialty machinery: Commercial Juicer, an automatic Donut Machine for fresh donuts, and a unique machine that mixes ice cream and frozen fruits to make a Fruitsation - a soft serve fruit icecream. Great business now with the potential to increase. Long lease available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $165,000 + S.A.V. ah (07) 5463 7152 mob 0427 514 976 shalene2@bigpond.com

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Cafe

Melbourne

Cafe

Sydney

VIC

NSW

The only indoor children’s play centre in the rapidly growing suburb of Craigieburn. Also the only cafe in a busy industrial area on Hume Highway. A great business with huge potential that has been poorly run due to personal reasons. Includes 3 tier play structure, inflatable slide, jumping castle, separate toddler unit, all furnishings and kitchen equipment (freezers, bainmarie, fryers, grill, oven, coffee machine, sandwich bar, cash registers, drink fridge, aircond, D.J. units etc. Assets approx $150k. Operates 6 days p.w. Very busy weekends, school and public holidays.

“Relish Sydney” is perfectly positioned in Broadway Shopping centre right outside Coles in the fresh food precinct. Trading for 3 years, offering a variety of ready to eat food including salads, savouries, cakes, pastas, lasagnes and coffee. Weekly sales average $14,500 per week with an increase in catering customers. Additional kitchen/ storeroom, large cool-room & office. Approval for more seating & signage within kiosk area. 3 year lease in place. The kiosk trades 7 days per w.k. with 1 manager & 7 casual staff. Great opportunity for barista wanting to grow a business.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $120,000 negotiable stock incl.

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

mob 0422 332 907 binnur@playnparty.com.au www.playnparty.com.au

mob 0438 250 570 juliesammartino@gmail.com

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Food Retail Kiosk

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Indoor Childrens Play Centre & Cafe

Cafe Northern NSW

NSW

Profitable Cafe in the Heart Of Town Bojangles Café is a well established, family owned business, located in the beautiful Tweed Valley. Since its beginning in 2005, it has grown into a local identity, boasting a reputation for great food and coffee. The café is positioned in the heart of the busy town centre and can be easily accessed from the main street arcade frontage, with plenty of parking at the rear. Our large seating capacity (60) attracts many groups for working lunches and business breakfasts, and the homely and appealing décor provides a fantastic setting for celebrating occasions,

meeting friends or relaxing with a coffee and magazine. Coffee trade is thriving, servicing many CBD businesses and workers daily, and is currently turnover over fifteen kilos of beans per week. The café also caters for regular private functions. Operating Monday to Friday, the flexible lease conditions allow night and weekend trade. The plant and equipment have been well maintained. Bojangles has a friendly buzzing atmosphere and enjoys the patronage of regular clientele. This café represents a great opportunity to invest in a growing business and a thriving community.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (02) 6672 8722 mob 0406 463 584 40 Australian Business For Sale ®

fax (02) 6672 8711 danigal78@gmail.com

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Cafe Ipswich

QLD

Solid Business with Great Potential This long established café, seating 100+, is ideally located in the rapidly growing Ipswich city centre. The premises, situated next to a busy cinema complex, are spacious and air-conditioned. It has been run under management and retains consistent turnover. A working owner could seize many opportunities to expand e.g. offering worksite and office delivery, tapping into the early morning breakfast and coffee requirements of the surrounding businesses, offering business lunches in the spacious dining areas, menu expansion, etc. Current gross turnover is $350,000. Selling price includes all fixtures and fittings, including full stainless steel kitchen and coffee machine, which are all in

good condition. S.A.V. is approx. $5,000. The cafe is run with two cooks and 4-5 casual part-time staff in the front of house. The business is six months into a three year lease with an option for a further three years. Owners are selling due to other business commitments. With a population of 155,000, Ipswich is centrally located in the booming south east Queensland region of Australia. To the east is the capital city Brisbane, and to the west are the rural and agricultural areas of the Brisbane, Lockyer and Fassifern Valleys. The city is 40 minutes drive from Brisbane, and an hours’ drive from the Gold Coast and from domestic and international air and sea ports. Contact Julia for further info.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $120,000 + S.A.V. all inclusive 439576

bh (07) 3282 6649 mob 0429 878 446 julia.peachey@liquimix.com

Cafe / Patisserie Northern Beaches

NSW

Long Established / Consistent Profits This long established and successful Café Patisserie has been operating since 1976 and under the same ownership for the past 16 years. The business has a large regular and loyal clientele and due to good exposure on Condamine Street, an excellent passing trade. The Café Patisserie specialises in great espresso coffee (14 kgs a week), cakes, pies, croissants etc. Also bakes occasional cakes, photo cakes, plus European and Australian treats. Current T/O approx $500K per

annum. The business occupies 2 shop fronts and offers a spacious customer area that seats up to 24 people. The shop is close to local schools and bus stops. Manly Vale is a growing area with plenty of high density housing, some light industrial, multiple retirement villages and aged care facilities. The suburb also has lots of recreational areas, parks, reserves and is close to beaches. It has been named Warringah Council’s “Best Suburb of the Northern Beaches” 20 years in a row.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $215,000 O.N.O. mob 0411 281 222 robertwandl@optusnet.com.au www.amadeuspatisserie.com.au

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Cabinet Making

Caravan Park

Melbourne

Narromine

VIC

Kitchens / Displays /Showroom For Sale

NSW

Freehold Caravan Park Excellent business opportunity. 40km west of Dubbo on Mitchell Highway. 5.5 acres. Lots of trees and roses, 50 powered sewered sites, 7 ensuite cabins (including 2 with spa baths), camp kitchen, pool, amenities block with 8 individual bathrooms. Large sheds - could be used to run additional business if desired. Narromine is a pretty and prosperous country town with all essential services. Presently closed due owners ill health.

• Kitchens Display For Sale • Good location Kew East – 3101 • 4 completed kitchens on display with prestige appliances • 5 months left on least contract plus option 5 + 5 years.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $50,000 WIWO

price: $685,000 WIWO freehold

mob 0419 883 552 kftt@optusnet.com.au

bh (02) 6889 3362 mob 0434 495 547

www.kftt.com.au

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Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

ah (02) 6889 3362 lbpearce12@yahoo.com.au

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Child Care Centre Broken Hill

NSW

Lilliput Early Learning Centre The Child Care Centre is centrally located and is licensed for 29 places. The centre caters to children from 6 months to 5 years of age, and operates fully under management. The current owner, who lives in Brisbane, looks after the payment of wages and accounts etc while the actual running of the centre is done by the director in Broken Hill. The freehold centre is a lowset brick building was recently valued at $230,000 and contains a large kitchen for the provision of meals if required. The staff includes the director / manager, 3 full time staff and 5 casuals. The centre generates an income of $400,000 p.a. and

makes a profit of $90,000 after wages and expenses. An owner / manager could earn a gross income of $60,000 on top of the $90,000 profit. The current staff are loyal and trustworthy and would be keen to stay on as they run the centre as if it was their own business. Known as The Silver City because of its heritage as the richest deposit of silver, lead and zinc in the world, Broken Hill has developed as a vibrant Mecca for artists and filmmakers. Today Broken Hill is still a working town, and mining is still a major economic driver in conjunction with the environment, agriculture, art and tourism.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Commercial Laundry NSW

Central Coast

Toowoon Bay Laundry

Great opportunity to purchase a very successful and profitable business. This long established Commercial Laundry is situated in Toowoon Bay, nestled on a headland between 2 beautiful beaches, only minutes away from The Entrance and Tuggerah Lake. Toowoon Bay Laundry is a large commercial linen service and laundry servicing all the Central Coast area of NSW. The business currently has an 80% commercial clientele which includes motels, hotels, holiday resorts and rentals, restaurants and medical centres. A growing part of the business, which generates a steady and lucrative cash flow, is the ‘laundromat’ facilities offered to the general public, with an ever increasing custom in casual traffic. The laundry also has the facilities to launder doonas, blankets and bedspreads. Current T/O $1.1 Million, increasing yearly. This has been a family business for the past 9 years and operates with 5 family members and 11 casual staff. The freehold premises are purpose built for a smooth and well organised operation. The industrial washing machines and dryers and Jensen ironer and folder are all quality equipment and in excellent working condition. The premises have 2 street frontages for easy access. The price includes 4 Toyota vans. This is a very good business now but has huge potential to expand with the Central Coast one of the fastest growing populations in Australia. The business comes with a lifestyle to be envied with boating, fishing, prawning and surfing all right at your doorstep. Training and advice would be provided from the current owners. Some VENDOR or SELLER finance could be available to a suitable purchaser. Contact for further details. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $1,850,000 freehold WIWO bh (02) 4332 3725

fax (02) 4332 5477

mob 0419 211 107

edsvendptyltd@bigpond.com

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Clothing

Clothing

Central Coast

NSW

Sydney

NSW

Designer / Importer Wholesaler - Women’s Sleepwear

Ladies And Childrens Fashion Prime Location

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

price: P. O.A.

439618

mob 0407 462 816

bh (02) 9283 1777

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Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Profitable business established 5 years with current annual turnover $710,000, achieving continued growth in sales revenue. ESTABLISHED BRAND with loyal, expanding customer base. Established sales network throughout Australia and NZ with repeat seasonal orders. The label has its own on-line store and social marketing presence and is currently stocked by 150 Australian and NZ retail boutiques plus major Australian department store chain. The business can be run from anywhere in Australia. Exciting opportunity for ambitious new owner or existing business wanting to expand. For further information contact Warren Satusky of Satill & Miller Accountants.

Busy clothing store on the Central Coast. Enjoying a prime location, attracting both regular clients and passing trade, with a high traffic flow during summer and school / public holidays. Stocking top brands of ladies and childrens’ fashion including JETS and ADA swimwear, Italian Label Glam 360, Sabeena, Meredith, Gordon Smith, 2 Chillies kids swimwear and OUCH childrenswear. Trading 7 days per week. Close to beach resorts and with the added attraction of a waterfront outlook. $700pw outgoings inclusive. Contact owner for further details.

Computer Grafton

NSW

Computer Professional Looking for that Sea or Tree Change? Computer Troubleshooters Grafton is a locally owned and operated business servicing the Clarence Valley since 2000. Current owners have had since 2006 with excellent figures available. Grafton in the beautiful Clarence Valley ticks all the boxes for that sea or tree change. A charming regional city, 30 minutes from fantastic beaches and with the wonderland of the Clarence Valley at your back door. The business is part of an international franchise network highly regarded for unique and distinct style of on-site & workshop computer service. Area of expertise is to provide quality on-site & workshop computer services to

small businesses and home offices. This franchise services domestic and commercial clients from Iluka in the north, Woolgoolga in the south and the whole area west of Grafton up to Glen Innes. Focuses on providing service, solutions & sales in Computer Hardware & Software, Networking Solutions, Internet & Wireless Solutions, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Solutions, POS & Cash Register Systems & Communication & Data Cabling. Also services corporate, domestic & industrial sector. Office & workshop located at 124D Prince Street Grafton. Employs 3 f/t technicians plus 2 support & admin staff.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Convenience Store

Gold Coast

Entertainment/Arts

Ellenbrook

QLD

WA

Living in Western Australia and need a change.......... going to weddings and parties on weekends and getting paid for it!!! As a mobile D.J. that is just one of the benefits. With D.J.'s on the books you can either go out and perform the shows yourself or stay home and take the financial benefits from the D.J.'s performing the shows for you. Suit husband/wife team. Returns a good supplementary income. The owner’s moving on (getting older)!! Operated by original owner for 30 years - well established. If this sounds like you then please contact.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $79,000 + S.A.V.

price: $25,000 negotiable

mob 0413 230 080 karstenwendy@yahoo.com.au

bh (08) 6296 7892 mob 0403 037 847 cloud9dj@bigpond.net.au www.cloud9dj.net.au

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Mobile D.J. Business Operating From Home

Be your own boss, stress free with plenty of cash flow. Great little Convenience Store / Takeaway, on busy road located at the top end of the northern Gold Coast surrounded by highdensity housing & over 50’s resort style living. Now operated by husband & wife with 2 staff, would suite family with attached accommodation & extra large double garage & plenty of storage. Ample off street parking, included in lease. Easy going landlord. Current turnover $7,500 plus per week. Figures available upon request. The business is currently trading 55-60 % takeaway. Only 3kms to great lakes & boating facilities & right next door to great public amenities.

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Business with 3 Bedroom Residence

Craft Wagga Wagga

NSW

Sewing Machines & Quilting Machines, Patchwork & Knitting – Retail & Service Simply Stitches is a long established and growing business located in the historic township of Wagga Wagga. The large shop caters to an extensive and regular clientele some coming from as far as 2 hours away. Simply Stitches is a retail business dealing in the supply of ELNA and PFAFF sewing machines, ironing presses and overlockers, and the service and repair of all sewing and quilting machines. All types of quilting machines, quilting frames, computerised quilting systems & quilt software. 3000 bolts of patchwork fabrics, knitting yarns, haberdashery, sewing and craft patterns, sewing and craft books, sewing furniture and teaching of all aspects of sewing. Simply Stitches

is the largest patchwork and knitting yarn stockist in the regional area of NSW. Large stock (approx $380K) including patchwork supplies, knitting yarns, machine needles, sewing threads, cotton for hand embroidery, scissors, interfacings, zippers, plus much more. Excellent range of patchwork and quilting books, hand sewing, cross-stitch, craft and general sewing books. Dealership in PFAFF & ELNA. Horn Dealership; selling sewing cabinets, cutting tables and work stations. Long lease available. Wagga Wagga is a large regional town (pop. 65,000) with all the sporting facilities, schooling and amenities required for comfortable country living.

bh (02) 6921 6722 fax (02) 6921 6733 simplystitches@bigpond.com www.simplystitches.com.au

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Distribution Southern

NSW

Honey Packing & Distribution Located in Harden approx 20 mins from Boorowa and Young and servicing southern New South Wales, this long established business packs and supplies honey to a large number of shops and restaurants. Area serviced ranges from Wagga, Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith, Junee, Cootamundra, Young, Yass, the ACT and Goulburn to Picton and Batemans Bay. Also supplies other small packers with bulk honey and a number of health food shops with both bulk honey and unlabled packed honey. Exports to Hong Kong and

supplies a large bakery firm in Melbourne. Gross T/O approx $220,000 + with a very good profit margin. Equipment includes a 20 ft electric hot room, a mono pump, 3 honey tanks, a packing machine, a creaming machine, a cool room and a large food grade packaging room. Also included in the price are 2 Panteck delivery trucks. The freehold premises are also available for purchase (land area approx 1 acre, zoned industrial with town water) P.O.A. Training would be provided for a 2 month period.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $300,000 WIWO 439532

bh (02) 6386 2325 mob 0427 864 325 beeman@dragnet.com.au

Electrical Mackay

QLD

Electrical Sales & Repairs/Tropical Lifestyle Located in the growing city of Mackay in the tourist hub of Queensland’s north coast, this long established (11 years) and successful electrical business specialises in the sale and repair of 12 Volt Fridges plus the sale of Solar Panels, Generators, Inverters, Regulators, Batteries and 12 Volt accessories for Camping, Caravanning & 4WD’s. Excellent position on a prominent main road with good exposure, well-equipped workshop to maintain and service all major brands of camping fridges. The business operates Mon – Fri

and the main customer base comes from the local community, the surrounding mining towns and the constant flow of tourists that pass through with caravans. Current T/O $600,000 plus. Stock approx $80/90K. The owners are looking to move on but are willing to help and advise during the transition period. Great opportunity to continue and expand the business whilst enjoying the tropical, laid-back lifestyle and near perfect climate, with beaches, boating, fishing and more right on your doorstep. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

bh (07) 4951 0881 fax (07) 4951 0891 46 Australian Business For Sale ®

ah 0423 328 751 coolrite@dodo.com.au

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Electrical SA

Adelaide Hills

Classic Lights & Electronics of Mt Barker Good Now with Great Potential This well established Lighting and Electronics business (10 years) is located at Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills only 30 mins from Adelaide CBD and the fastest growing area in S.A. The ‘Classic Lighting’ business is the only lighting shop in the Adelaide Hills and has developed a large and regular clientele, customers coming from all over S.A. from Ceduna in the west to Bordertown in the east, Roxby Downs in the north and Millicent in the south. The shop retails all types of domestic lighting supplies, Pendants, DIY’s, Oysters, Down Lights, Tamp and Floor Lamps and Outdoor / Garden Lighting. Suppliers include Mercator, Crompton, Eglo, Compact Lamps Aust, Neilson, Flagstaff, Robert Kitto and Olympic etc. The store also sells a range of Fans and Heat Lamps plus of course a large variety of globes of all types. The Electronics side of the business markets the biggest range of electronic components in the Hills Area, as well as power supplies, component leads (RCA, HDMI & Audio), Hills antennas and related products, set top boxes, satellite boxes and kits. Current gross sales and income $390,000 plus. Stock value approx $100K. This is a growing business in a growing area. Huge potential. No special qualifications are required. Easily run by a husband and wife team. The owner is willing to assist and advise during the transition.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $295,000 + S.A.V. bh (08) 8391 1133

mob 0406 480 369 / 0400 298 227

tanya.horn@bigpond.com

www.classiclightsmtbarker.websyte.com.au

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Event/Party Hire Wagga Wagga

NSW

Costume Hire / Party Supplies Established 22 years by current owner in the town of Wagga Wagga in southern NSW, half way between Sydney and Melbourne, specializing in Costume Hire & Sales, Costume Accessory Sales, Balloons and Party Supplies/Decorations. Wagga's ONE STOP PARTY SHOP, it has the LOT. Also services Riverina and Southwest Slopes. Business trades 3.5 days p.w. Huge range of costumes from kids to adults, all types & sizes catered for, from star wars to caveman. Most costumes hand made by owner from top quality fabrics. Also sells costumes, a large range of wigs, masks, hats, toy guns/swords, plus face paint, glasses, jewellery accessories etc.

The party side consists of a very large range of balloons, birthday banners, scene setters/cardboard cut outs, disposable tablecloths, plates, serviettes and decorations. Owner offers assistance during changeover. Price includes shop fittings, all hire costumes and retail accessories at cost price (approx $150K). Wagga Wagga is a thriving community with a population of over 60,000, and is home to Kapooka Army Base, Charles Sturt University, RAAF and Navy Base. Halloween, School Formals and Christmas party seasons are approaching - perfect time to buy. Owner has to relocate for family reasons.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $110,000 WIWO 439784

mob 0427 661 231 folliesf@bigpond.com

Financial Services

Lawnton

QLD

Highly Profitable Leasing Finance Company

Great Florist And Gift Shop

This business turns over $3.6m with a net profit of $2m (tax free). It is currently run from an office at home and does not require any additional employees. Current owner is retiring (65) and wishes to sell the business rather than simply run the finance ledger down. Current client list numbers 80 over a variety of industries. All leases are additionally secured by real estate. As this is primarily an internet business it can be run from any location. Business has been established since 1999. Contact owner for further information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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price: $1,500,000 all inclusive negotiable mob 0438 089 599 pete@bribieinvestments.com www.baybonfinance.com.au

QLD

A superb family owned and operated business for over 15 years, enjoying an excellent location in a suburb north of Brisbane. Large loyal client base including Schools/ Clubs etc. Member of a well-known relay service. Close to train station and plenty of customer parking. Newly renovated front of shop and new cold room to accommodate this growing business. Come and inspect and you will be surprised as this is more than just a florist shop. Reluctant sale due to health reasons. Contact owners for further information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $60,000 WIWO negotiable fax (07) 3285 5021 mob 0408 888 024 flowersbylouise@bigpond.com www.flowersbylouise.com.au

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Fencing NSW

North Coast

NorthCoast Fencing / Superb Family Business This successful & well known family owned contracting and fencing business is located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, a huge growth area of the North Coast. NorthCoast Fencing specializes in the sale, installation and hire of all types of fencing and its associated needs, but also encompasses:• Landscaping services, from turf management to building retainers; • Manufacturing of security gates and aluminium custom panels; and • Temporary Fencing for builders and temporary pool fencing. Operating for over 10 years the business has an average annual T/O of $800,000. Gross T/O for the last financial year was down to approx $600,000 due to the abnormal weather conditions (cyclones, floods, etc) which have impacted the area over the past 1218 months. Despite the lower than average turnover, the business still averages a 16% minimum profit margin. The tide has turned though, with July/August figures on the increase and $197,000 contracted work in place. Covering a large territory from Byron Bay to Grafton (NSW) to Warwick (QLD), NorthCoast Fencing boasts an extensive history with government contracts as well as Essential Energy, local builders, the Catholic Diocese, local Shire Councils plus many more. Sale includes two vehicles, a Hilux one tonner and Isuzu 3 tonne truck, plus all plant, a forklift, mig welders and more, allowing an immediate start and easy transition. NorthCoast Fencing does an array of fencing from domestic residential work to commercial and rural work. The temporary fencing part of the business brings in a secure monthly income. Manufacturing has been set up in 2 sheds, 9mx20m and 9mx6m, which are leased. Relocating this aspect of the business to alternative or existing premises would reduce costs. Best suited as a family business (1 in admin, 1 in sheds, and 1-2 in the field), the business can also be run by 1 person hiring sub contractors (welders, fencers, etc) or a team of players. The sub contractors used are very highly skilled and take care in their work for a top notch job. The business currently employs 1, with up to 4 teams & casuals available. Owner is available to stay on for 4 weeks for training and change over, and to assist with acquiring new business. Contact Simon for more information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $700,000 Neg. (Payable as $400,000 Cash + $300,000 Bartercard) bh (02) 6632 3397

fax (02) 6632 3392

info@northcoastfencing.com

www.northcoastfencing.com

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Fitness Centre Tweed Heads

NSW

Easy Tone Body Shaping Studio A unique concept in fitness and health, specialising in providing a passive assisted exercise system. Not a gym, but provides exercise for people aged 18 to 80 and helps them relax at the same time. This is an established business located in South Tweed Heads, offering inch loss and body detoxification. The system also stimulates the circulatory system and relieves stress and tension, using toning tables that work through repetitive, isokinetic exercise by isolating the major muscle groups. The movement of the toning tables

enhances flexibility and body movement while gently firming figures into shape. The studio uses Shapemaster machines from the UK - website www.shapemaster.com.au $150,000 worth of equipment. 1 perm. staff member, 2 casuals. Average exercise session approx 7 mins on each table, with 8 tables each client spends around 1 hour for a full session. Training would be provided. Plenty of potential in this growing area. Freehold also available for purchase P.O.A. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $236,000

Fitness Centre

438636

ah (07) 5524 2614 mob 0407 665 766 davidandchay@bigpond.com www.easytonehealthandfitness.com.au

Gift Shop

Melbourne

Mid North Coast

VIC

NSW

This well established business has been operating in the south-east suburbs for 15 years. Facilities include heated indoor lap pool, sauna, ladies only separate gym, cardio room, cycle studio, boxing room, free weights and machines. Programs include 40 Group Exercise classes per week, Weight Loss program, Body Building and other Fitness programs. 4 full time staff and 2 casuals. Ample car parking. 2,500 members, total numbers gaining every month as new families move to the area and new developments in progress. Selling due to need to finish a project overseas urgently.

Established retail gift and homewares store located in Wauchope, a 20min drive from the tourist town of Port Macquarie. Great position opposite tourist attraction in centre with supermarket, cafes, restaurant & beauty salon, and ample convenient parking. Store stocks beautiful, unique gifts and homewares including “Mor Cosmetics”, Woodwick candles, Allen Design clocks, Painted Ponies, Willowtree Figurines and more! With a growing VIP member base of over 280 clients there is huge potential create a web presence and expand to offer internet sales. Operating 7 days a week, with a 3x3 year lease in place.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $1,200,000 O.N.O.

price: $79,000 WIWO

bh (03) 9512 7500 mob 0425 799 968

bh (02) 6585 2116 mob 0418 112 025 jacqui1968@hotmail.com

fax (03) 9512 7500 priyantha60@hotmail.com

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Bluecow Designs, Homewares & Gifts

439508

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Fruit and Veg Shop NSW

Armidale

Wholesale and Retail Fruit & Veg Market + Gourmet Deli

Opportunity to purchase this very successful, and highly lucrative, wholesale and retail Fruit & Vegetable business, located in the fast growing University City of Armidale, situated in the New England area of the Northern Tablelands of NSW.

contracted large catering company. The business also has contracts with local nursing homes and the Hunter New England Area Health Service. The majority of the hotels, clubs, cafes and private schools in Armidale are also loyal and regular clients.

The Fruit & Veg outlet is in a small shopping complex in a rapidly developing area of Armidale where many new homes have been built to accommodate the ever increasing population that has been attracted to this progressive and wealthy city. Armidale’s current population is approx 20,000.

The business is currently run by the husband and wife owners, 4 full-time staff, plus 3 part-time/casuals.

The large retail premises have developed from purely fruit & veg to a Gourmet Deli plus everyday groceries such as milk, bread, etc. The last 12 months in the retail has produced a 150% increase in turnover. Current turnover $1.5 Million plus. Current stock approx $20K-30K. A website will be established in August 2011 with the expectation of further increases to the already healthy turnover. The wholesale side of the business supplies fruit & veg plus peeled vegetables (trading as Ezy Peel) to a

Price includes a wide range of equipment, cool rooms, refrigerated display units and fridges plus lots more. Also includes a forklift, 2 x refrigerated utes & a DAF refrigerated truck (12 pallet) with 2 tonne tailgate lifter. This is a well established, good profitable business that can only grow in the future. Some training, assistance and advice would be provided to a suitable purchaser. Long lease available. Contact Donna and Graeme for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $780,000 + S.A.V. ah (02) 6775 1863

mob 0427 060 865

hamanddonna.smith@hotmail.com

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General Store

General Store

Adelaide

Lake King

SA

WA

Operating since 1858 this well established business is located 22km north of Adelaide, in the heart of One Tree Hill. Turnover $870,000. Offers Australia Post agency, SA Lotteries, Fuel Station, Bank SA agent, General Store and Takeaway food outlet. The town relies on the Post Office’s 200 PO boxes, mail service plus bill paying and banking services. General store offers fuel, gas, ice, drinks, cigarettes, general groceries, icecreams, newspapers, takeaway food etc. Stock value approx $50,000. Massive opportunity for this business to grow. Reluctant sale due to change in personal circumstances.

A sound business run by a husband & wife team. Freehold sale includes 3-bed house next door, workshop, shed. Gross turnover $967,444 p.a. Trading 51/2 days p.w. Agents for Aust Post, Courier Aust, Star Track, BOC gas, Kleenheat Gas and a newsagency. Liquor license. Also sells fuel the business purchases and makes a sizeable profit as not aligned to a fuel company. Stocks a huge range of groceries - supported by the local farming community. Well equipped kitchen, commercial coffee machine. Reluctant sale due to illness in family.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $380,000 + S.A.V. leasehold

price: $600,000 freehold + S.A.V.

bh (08) 8280 7020 mob 0407 185 317

bh (08) 9874 4015 mob 0402 255 901

fax (08) 8280 7020 kmildrum@bigpond.com

fax (08) 9874 4131 chambru@bigpond.com

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General Store In Thriving Rural Town

439709

Post Office / General Store

General Store North West

TAS

Solid Business with Country Lifestyle Located in the community of Yolla, approx 20kms south of the towns of Wynyard & Burnie, this business has served the town for over 100 years! The only shop in town catering for around 300 families as well as a Regional High School, Hotel, Garage, Water Bottling Plant, FarmersCo-op. and Veneer Timber Plant. Provides groceries, fresh produce, deli products, hardware, newspapers, take away and fuel & gas. It is also the Post Office & Commonwealth Bank. Turnover $1.25 million p.a. Six

years tax figures available. Magnificent double brick building, freshly painted, half an acre of land in the centre of town. Attached to the shop is a two bedroom home with deck and workshop. The huge attic above the house has just been converted to another bedroom or family room. Separate block adjoins (1,193 sq mtrs) priced at $90K stand alone or $60K as part of the shop sale. Owners retiring. Great opportunity to change your lifestyle and earn a good living. Make the leap across Bass Strait...you won’t regret it!

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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General Store French Island

VIC

Sea Change with Guaranteed Income / Freehold Unique opportunity to purchase the General Store / Post Office / Newsagency / Cafe situated on French Island in the heart of Westernport Bay, a short ferry trip to the mainland and 10 mins from Hastings or 30 mins from Frankston. Only shop on the island, no competition from other shops. The property is on 1.5 acres Customer base of local residents, trades people and tourists who visit French island for the peace and tranquility, flora and fauna. Tour bus operator on the island brings tourists to the store on a regular basis. Store sells a

broad range of groceries, alcohol, bread, milk, King Island Meat, confectionary, ice creams, cigarettes, bait, fishing tackle, ice, plus lots more. No council rates, electricity bills, or water rates. Included in price: 4 x 27,000 water tanks, electric water pump, Kobota Generator 11.5 KVA, Battery Bank, Selectronic Inverter 5 kva, Westwind 5 kva wind turbine and tower. The business comes with two 2-bed residences: one of which being a cottage used as a B & B. Excellent primary school on the island, plus ferry and school bus to secondary school.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $660,000 O.N.O. freehold 439717

bh (03) 5980 1209 mob 0439 381 559 frenchislandstore@bigpond.com

Garden Products Sydney

NSW

Rent-A-Garden Established 14 years ago, with a great location in Terrey Hills close to the city, this business hires plants to home owners selling their homes, events managers, film production companies, wedding coordinators, real estate agents and other plant rental companies. The business is the main player in the Sydney area. Clients have included Sydney Opera House, the film “Australia� starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. Existing customer base of regular & prospective clients, approx 1800. Turnover $500,000 +, average contracts approx $2,000 + extensions. The business comes with fully equipped premises 2000 sq

metres, comprising office, green rooms, irrigation system, loading facilities, 3 trucks, essential mechanical equipment. Period of lease 4 years. Location close to the city makes Rent-a-Garden a popular plant supplier and keeps transportation costs down. Website averages 440 visits per month, generating business opportunities. Owner happy to provide training if necessary. All systems in place, new owner can step in and continue business. Opportunities to franchise the business and set up in other cities. May suit landscapers, existing nurseries wishing to expand, or entrepreneurs. Contact Ross for more info.

price: $85,000 + S.A.V. bh (02) 9486 3463 fax (02) 9450 0239 mob 0430 942 531 ross@rentagarden.com.au www.rentagarden.com.au

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Hairdressing Salon

South East Sydney

Hairdressing Salon

Rouse Hill

NSW

NSW

Are you an experienced hairdresser or salon manager and want to grow your own world class salon? This one is for you. Located in a busy shopping centre in the rapidly growing Sydney North West, exceptional high quality fit out consisting of 10 fully equipped workstations plus 2 hair wash basins. Easy to operate without an owner or manager in store. Use your personal touch and experience to take the salon to the next level. Profitable and fully operational with experienced staff. Build your dream. To find out more call Sam.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $95,000 negotiable O.N.O.

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

mob 0414 900 873 claudiacupri@hotmail.com

mob 0417 244 297

sam@shoeinthedoor.com.au

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Busy Salon With Huge Potential

Owner wishes to retire after 40 years in the industry. A new owner with innovative ideas who is looking for a well established salon that has loads of potential to grow would be ideal. This business has been successful without ever doing any form of advertising or promotions, with train station and airport at its fingertips plus new developments and apartments. Situated in a shopping strip with strong walk-in traffic. 3 f/time staff, 8 stations, 3 basins. Includes beauty room and secure car space. Lease open. Contact Claudia for more information.

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Worth Inspecting This One!

Hardware South Coast

NSW

Hardware / Nursery / Perfect Sea Change Live and work in Paradise. Well established business operating for 25 years, Vincentia Hardware and Garden Centre is located in the Shoalhaven region on the beautiful South Coast, just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 3 hours from Canberra. Situated in a busy regional shopping centre, the store caters for regular locals, holiday home owners, and the ever-developing tourist trade. The store is double fronted with adjacent nursery stocking hardware, paint, homewares, garden furniture, plants and garden supplies. Turnover $500,000 with good future prospects in this great beach and bay area. Latest P.O.S. technology

and full computerisation of all shop functions. Business offered W.I.W.O. and price includes fixtures and fittings and stock of approximately $150,000. The Shoalhaven region is the No.1 Tourist Destination in NSW with a huge range of natural attractions drawing tourists to the region. Home to Jervis Bay Marine Park. The bay is a sheltered inlet with the clearest waters and whitest sands in Australia - perfect sea change location. Present owners, now 73, are overdue for retirement. New owner does not need experience - highly efficient staff in place happy to stay on and run the business.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Hardware Hornsby

NSW

Be Your Own Boss & in Charge of Your Future Edgeworth David Hardware is a busy retail Hardware store on the Upper North Shore, with great main road exposure, close to Westfield shopping Centre and next to one of Sydney’s largest liquor stores exposing the business to over 4500 people p.w. Operating for 30 years and continues to grow each year. Currently run as a family business. Long established client base and opportunity for further growth. Current T/O approx $450,000. Store has a private parking area plus plenty of street parking. Excellent reputation for customer service and well stocked departments include a strong paint

section, excellent garden, lighting, electrical, plumbing, hardware and home wares sections. Unique to the store is a crafts department stocking a variety of art and craft supplies. The business also has a gas bottle refill service and bagged cement products. Stock approx $110,000. An easy walk to both Waitara and Hornsby railway stations and in close proximity to Hornsby Hospital. Both Public and Private primary and high schools are close by. Sale price includes furniture & fixtures. Long lease available. Training and assistance provided during transition period.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

Hire

Sydney

439559

bh (02) 9489 3909 mob 0408 464 700 sales@edhardware.com.au www.edhardware.com.au

Hire

Townsville

NSW

Easy Home Based Business $1500 p.w. Looking to boost your weekly income? This is your chance to acquire an exponentially growing frozen cocktail business. Slush City are leaders in the market, servicing parties across Sydney. Potential earnings $1500+ cash p.w. Complete and fully operational and simple to operate. Training provided. Slush City is experiencing solid growth, bookings coming in and profit margins extremely good. All machines continually booked out. Opportunities to franchise the business right across Australia. Owners selling as they do not have the time to fulfil the growth needs of the company. Make an offer today! More information available on website.

QLD

Jukebox Hire Business Great Income For Minimal Hours

price: $59,000 O.N.O. all inclusive

mob 0413 509 159 info@slushcity.com.au www.slushcity.com.au

glennleese@gmail.com www.businessforsale.com.au/booking/40b29059

439647

price: $19,950 negotiable - all inclusive 439552

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Great track record for this business in Townsville. Repeat customers, both corporate and private. Owner started the business & growing steadily with plenty of future growth. Minimal work hrs less than 5-10 hrs a week as systems in place to operate. Calls & bookings outsourced so no phones to answer. Simple and cost effective. One person can operate. Owner has f/time job during week so would suit similar person for nice additional income. Selling due to relocation, but hire business is local so has to stay. Contact owner or visit website for details and figures. All offers welcome. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Hire Blue Mountains

NSW

Special Event Hire This highly recommended award winning business has serviced the Blue Mountains for 21 years. T/O in excess of $400,000. The only party hire business for the NSW Central West for a radius of 200kms!! Specialists in Marquee Weddings with access to a large number of venues. Occupying a central location in Leura, a picturesque town on the Blue Mountains railway line and Great Western Highway that bisect Blue Mountains National Park. Excellent office/warehouse facilities. The business is being offered with forward

bookings and a large plant and stock inventory which includes two trucks and one forklift. Large range of marquees, chairs, chair covers, sashes, tables and all table linen, plus a large range of all other party hire equipment. The business provides a healthy profit and ideal lifestyle in one of the most beautiful towns in Australia. Full complement of staff in place, prepared to stay on. Winners of Wedding Hire ABIA for Excellence voted by Customer Choice. Contact for full & financial information. Owner selling to retire.

price: $290,000 428187

mob 0414 591 757 elizabethwoods1955@hotmail.com

Hire Mackay

QLD

Boat / Kayaks / Camping Gear & Trailer Hire Great opportunity to purchase a lifestyle business with huge potential, in an area of QLD growing very fast. Located in Mackay, at the heart of the Bowen Basin Coal Fields, the business caters to a local community plus large influx of workers servicing the mines and major construction projects planned for next 10 years. The business has a range of Polycraft and Piranha boats for hire plus camper trailers, Hobie Fishing Kayaks and camping gear. Also has Great Barrier Reef Marine Park licenses. Comprehensive list of equipment available. (Replacement value would exceed $100K). Yehah Boat &

Camper Hire is fully operational with insurances, web sites, brochures and other advertising etc. This is a real life changing business, all the hard work done and systems in place. New owner needs no special qualifications and minimal number of work hours p.w. required taking future orders plus preparing and delivering equipment to clients. Many repeat clients from overseas or other parts of Australia hiring from Yehah’s huge range of gear. If you are someone who would like to be involved in a great business and enjoys fishing, boating and camping THIS IS FOR YOU. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Hobby

Melbourne

Home Based

Sydney

VIC

Opportunity Knocks 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.

price: $98,000 + S.A.V.

Home Based

Gold Coast

Earn Over $2,000 Per Week Popular Reseller Package This Popular Tropical Lifestyle Reseller Package adds Instant Income to your business or start a new business from scratch selling our proven Gazebos and Bali Huts. Reseller packages available all areas of Australia. Spend $19,900 on your reseller package, or $142 per week, and get $19,900 of stock. Sell the gazebos and get all your money back within weeks. Reseller support provided, Online training videos plus marketing manual. No restriction on working area. Not a franchise, total freedom. Don’t miss this opportunity. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $19,900 stock included 436810

bh (03) 9464 5397 mob 0418 625 242 info@hobbymodelwarehouse.com www.hobbymodelwarehouse.com

NSW

bh 1300 788 929 www.tropicallifestyle.com.au

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Glebe

QLD

Work From Home/Part Time Or Full Time Searching for a business with the greatest growth prospects at a low entry price and all the assistance to get you started? This is your chance. Opportunity to wholesale or retail cartridges, water filters, water coolers [hire or rental] and shower filters. Stock the van as a mobile shop - summer is coming. Established 1991, based in the Hunter Valley, with a number of Gold Coast customers. Sale includes fully signwritten van, 2008 Mercedes reg Qld, but does not include Marquees. Full training in water filter servicing, water bottling etc. Selling at cost to establish.

NSW

Importer / Distributor Construction Products ACS is a long-established company (15 years) with a reliable client-base, primarily supplying waterstop. Average turnover last 3 years is $100,000 per annum with room for growth marketing to engineers. Would suit an existing distributor or one person working from home. Must have marketing drive. Exclusive supply in Australasia on key products. The quality of ACS products is very high. Contact owner for more information about this business opportunity. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $50,000 All Inclusive

price: $75,000 negotiable

ph (02) 4932 3319 mob 0410 747 003 itshealth@netcentral.com.au www.itshealth.com.au

mob 0420 554 699 www.acsco.com.au

435802

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

jeraco@bigpond.com

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Import / Retail Northern NSW

NSW

Unique Lifestyle Business Retail and Import Wholesale Top quality Kitchenware business comprised of 3 main elements: Abelissimo Kitchenware: Located on the main street of beautiful north coast town of Ballina, just south of Bryon Bay. Established here for 7 years, highly regarded by loyal clients from locals to Byron Bay and Yamba. Stocks all leading quality kitchen and tableware brands. Country Cooks: Retail outlet that also supplies Country Cooks www.countrycooks.com.au online kitchen shop marketing to country NSW as a convenient way to buy quality kitchen and tableware at low prices. The retail outlet is professionally built, comes with Google marketing tools in place,

TV advertisement produced for online shop. La Chamba Imports: Import and wholesale distribution of La Chamba Fair Trade line of prized black clay cookware from Colombia. Unique product marketed around Australia for 4 years, 70 retailers stocking the range plus larger chain of specialty stores with 40 outlets. Used in high end restaurants like Crown Casino Melbourne and bistros across Australia. Comes with marketing website www.lachamba.com.au and training on marketing the range. Reluctant sale, owner moving overseas. Sold as one going concern or 3 separate businesses.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $250,000 + S.A.V. leasehold

Import/Wholesale

Silverwater, Sydney

439595

bh (02) 6681 4438 fax (02) 6681 4437 mob 0438 202 240 service@countrycooks.com.au www.countrycooks.com.au

Import/Wholesale

Sydney

NSW

NSW

Long established business specialising in a range of souvenir and event products such as Australia Day, Halloween etc. Turnover $1.3 million, profit $300k. Existing major clients include Coles, Woolworths, IGA, Metcash, 7eleven, Mobil Quix, Reject Shop, Retail Adventure, Woolworths Petrol, etc. Currently employs 2 sales reps. Ready for energetic purchaser to take to the next stage of development. Warehouse in Adelaide is relocatable. Trades 5 days p.w. Business can run without owner supervision and owner can control from any city in Australia. Assistance offered during transition period. Contact for more details.

Swatow Imports is a long established importer and wholesaler with over 1,000 active accounts, mainly furniture and homewares stores. Unique exclusive lines include the Bramble Furniture range well known in the U.S., plus metal furniture and homewares, caneware and giftware. Current turnover $2,000,000 plus with a profit that can be increased substantially by a younger more energetic person. Suitable for someone with solid financial background, experienced in buying and selling quality merchandise. Owner retiring. Trained staff in place. Opportunity to buy a well established and respected business.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

price: P.O.A.

mob 0430 012 198 admin@forewell.com.au www.forewell.com.au

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429468

Highly Lucrative - $2.2 Million Turnover

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Import, Wholesale & Distribution NSW

Sydney - Fairfield

Import and Distribution of Aquarium Products Long established (14 years) business located in the western suburbs of Sydney. The business involves the importation and sole distribution of an international brand of fish food. The Company also imports and manufactures other related products. This is a highly successful and profitable business with a gross T/O of $4 MIL plus. The Company is a major player within the aquarium industry and has a very large and loyal clientele throughout Australia. The business has sole Australian distributorships for many lines of products and currently holds import license for live fish, fish food and frozen fish food as well as permits to import electrical products and the business stocks a huge range of aquariums, gravel, decorative rocks and ornaments, water pumps and air pumps, heaters and chillers, aquarium furniture plus a great deal more. Current stock approx $2MIL. The warehouse is situated in an industrial area and consists of two buildings (each approx 2000 square metres) plus 350 sq metres of office space & 250 sq metres of showroom. The business employs 8 staff who are all willing to stay on. Take advantage of purchasing a proven and established business, all the hard work done, systems and large client base already in place. This is a great opportunity for those who wish to migrate to Australia, to purchase a business that shows an excellent return at present and has the future potential to expand further for even greater returns. Current owner willing to help and advise with Business Migration Visa. Price includes $500K worth of metal racking, warehouse containers, pallets and delivery trucks. Long lease available with the opportunity to purchase the freehold warehouse POA. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $2,000,000 + S.A.V. mob 0417 808 868

monaco_04@hotmail.com

www.absoluteaquariums.com.au

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Internet Sydney

NSW

A Guide To Success Shopping Guides is a unique and successful model for providing an effective advertising vehicle for retailers, restaurants, professional firms and all B2C businesses to promote their products and services to buyers within their target location. This is achieved through the combination of online and offline marketing using printed guides or directories, supported by a dedicated website, both specific to a selected retail and business area within the Sydney region. Shopping Guides has operated for over 13 years, and currently has a range of seven printed guides and supporting websites, all linked through a portal website at www.shoppingguides.com.au These

Shopping Guides currently extend from the Sydney CBD, North Sydney to Mosman, Crows Nest to Chatswood, Parramatta City, Harris Park and Blacktown City and Burwood, in the inner west. The websites rank near or at the top of Google, with a total of 87,169 unique visits in July 2011. This is a great opportunity to take a long established product, with substantial goodwill and brand recognition, and expand significantly into new markets and untapped revenue streams. (This business can be managed from a home office.) Contact owner for further information & financial details.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

fax (02) 9451 8198 mob 0413 507 596 john@shoppingguides.com.au www.shoppingguides.com.au

439836

price: $160,000 WIWO

Internet eCommerce All States

Unique opportunity to own a well established and successful ecommerce business This premier Australian online craft jewellery supply business appears in the top 10 searches on Google and other search engines, worldwide. Wholesale and retail sales specialising in the revolutionary Precious Metal and Base Metal Clays with a substantial range of ancillary art and craft tools and supplies. Successful and well established with prestige International Distributorships, linked proprietary web sites and re directed domain names. Enormous potential for ongoing domestic and international growth. Comprehensive SSL secured online shop together with a Power Seller rated EBay store Reputable, exclusive Certification

program with Training Instructors based in most capital cities Self managed, user friendly websites, minimal staff and a compact space requirement. The business retains a high level of return customers and success is due to unique products that are highly relevant to a niche audience, product knowledge and support plus competitive pricing. Margins are high and operating costs low. Business includes a generous portfolio of licensed administrative and creative software and hardware plus valuable associated websites and domain names. Full support and training will be provided during handover as part of a successful sale package.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Landscaping NSW

North-West Sydney

Landscape Supplies & Distribution Hardware and Landscape Display Centre and Customer Service Area plus 2 large covered storage areas. The large outside all weather yard has 40 bulk storage bins (approximate stock value $100K). The business has an established loyal and regular clientele, long term trade customers as well as good local traffic. Currently operating 6 days. Recently established with massive potential is a contractual arrangement for the direct delivery to 8 outlets of a major hardware retailer.

Located in Sydney’s busy north west with a huge potential to expand. This is the largest growth area of Australia, with new housing sub-divisions being established on a regular basis, plus large areas set aside for major light industrial and Current T/O $1,200,000 plus. Sale includes 4 trucks, 2 front commercial centres. end loaders, fork lift, plus other The business specialises in the relevant equipment. Current transportation and bulk delivery owners willing to assist with of landscaping materials and training and helpful advice related supplies. during the transition. The Landscaping business has been a long established family business and is located within a Garden / Business Complex. The leased premises contain Offices,

Some VENDOR or SELLER finance could be available to a suitable purchaser. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $700,000 + S.A.V. mob 0407 706 223 andrew@andrewslandscapesupplies.com.au

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Jewellery Store

Laidley

Landscaping

Melbourne

QLD

No Competition – Secure Future Retail Jewellery Store in a country town 1 hr west of Brisbane in the Lockyer Valley. Carries full range of watches, clocks, gold & silver jewellery, giftware. Currently run by owner and 2 casual staff. Would suit couple. No experience necessary as contractors in place to carry out repairs, or perfect store for jeweller/watchmaker. Established 9 yrs. Store has maintained turnover despite GFC. Profitability will continue to grow as located in high growth area - development boom - new airport opening. Total floor space 60sqm. Freehold or attractive rental terms. Full financials available. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

The Mona Plant System (MPS) is an innovative subterranean irrigation system developed in Europe, widespread use in locations such as Helsinki and KL Airports, Disneyland Tokyo, Tivoli Gardens, Ville de Massy France etc. Enormous potential for these products in Australia. Due to workload owners cannot properly market MPS products so are selling at cost of stock, exclusive rights to sell MPS and other products in the Australian marketplace, trading name, MPS trademark, website, 1300 number etc. Products are suitable for professionals & home gardener. Can be run from anywhere in Australia.

439588

price: $55,000 negotiable all inclusive

Laundry

Hampton

Exclusive Australian Distributor Irrigation System

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $80,000 + S.A.V. bh (07) 5465 3344 fax (07) 5465 3388 rick@laidleyjewellers.com.au www.laidleyjewellers.com.au

VIC

bh (03) 9740 7531 mob 0458 377 351 bill@mainstaybusiness.com.au www.green-stay.com.au

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Sunshine Coast

VIC

QLD

Hampton's Lovely Laundrette is a well established business in the busy and affluent Hampton street shopping strip in Melbourne's South East. Operating for 15 years, owner selling to retire. Income 2010/11 $140,771 with profit 20% after paying wages $57,137 and other operating costs of $55,356 (including water, phone, gas, electricity, insurance, stock, GST, etc and rent $24,400). Good opportunity for couple familiar with the cleaning and clothing care industry to own and operate a solid business in an excellent location. Opportunities to expand income and to also reduce outgoings by installing water tank and solar hot water system.

Well-presented medium rise 4-star holiday apartments in beautiful Maroochydore near all major facilities, shopping & restaurants & minutes to Maroochy Beach & River. Lift, heated pool/spa, large beachfront balconies, BBQ, security parking & broadband Internet. Currently 75% occupancy rate. Business price $355,000, net return $86,000 pa with growth potential. 15 year Body Corporate agreement. Includes Manager’s Apartment: spacious ground floor, air-con, 3 bed, sep bath with spa, 9’6” ceilings, private courtyard, granite benchtop kitchen, 2-car secure parking, price $510,000. Separate office on title, one person to manage. Full training provided.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $160,000

price: $865,000

mob 0400 502 938 john.toumbourou@deakin.edu.au

bh (07) 5443 1722

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info@sunshinetowers.com.au www.sunshinetowers.com.au

428324

Management Rights = Business + Apartment

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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 $50,000 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 other business commitments. 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. New addition to the fleet is a Black Super Stretch Chrysler Limo with Jet Doors. 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. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $680,000 negotiable mob 0458 487 118 nichole@sydneyhummerlimousines.com.au

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Manufacturing

Southern Tablelands

Manufacturing

Somerton Park

NSW

SA

Ugg Boot Manufacturing

Manufacturer Of Auto Cleaning Products

Home based business ideal for retirees or person who likes to work from home. Equipment would fit into double garage. All shelving and work benches included, plus Adler binder, Pfaff straight sewer, Sucess overlocker, Aus-Tec straight sewer, Knife press, Ryobi scroll saw and spare overlocker. All press knives from size baby to adult size 16 included, plus professional website with shopping cart, 2 tier trailer and market gazebo. Have fun travelling around to markets and Field Days selling your Australian Made products.

Established in 1990 specialising in the manufacture of automotive cleaning products, this business also supplies the transport industry with their cleaning needs and has a solid base of distributors in South Australia and Victoria. The business has a large base of long term customers including dealerships, auto detailers, trucking companies, tyre shops etc. Manufactures products and distributes high quality items to cover all needs of the auto industry, plus paper products, mops, buckets etc. Currently operates with a staff of 3 full time and 3 part time.

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

price: $30,000

mob 0433 421 509 johnfbird@live.com.au

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bh (02) 4837 3141 ah (02) 4837 3141 fax (02) 4837 3151 mob 0410 442 680 noelene@rdal.com.au www.rdal.com.au

Manufacturing Geelong

VIC

A ‘Whinnying’ Business Opportunity Like to be involved with a unique business with huge potential? ‘Think Flooring’ is a relatively new company but has quickly become a preferred supplier to some of Australia’s most prestigious horse studs and training complexes. ‘Think Flooring’ has developed a stable flooring system which provides horses with a more comfortable living environment. The business has been able to capitalize on the rising costs of bedding material and the strict regulations in disposing of such material. This flooring system reduces waste and can save clients up to $2,000 per stable per year! Current T/O $250,000, with an approx. stock

value of $70,000. ‘Think Flooring’ has established itself as one of Australia’s most diverse stable flooring suppliers and installation companies with a team of subcontractors who have been with the company from its inception and are willing to travel anywhere throughout Australia. This highly successful and growing business is currently located in Victoria but could be relocated to anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. Full training would be provided. Fabrication and installation equipment would be included in the sale price. Option to purchase a 2003 Hino FD truck would also be available (price on application).

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Manufacturing VIC

Melbourne

Have Your Cake and Bank It To! When You Acquire this Market Leading Cash Cow Savvy business operators will take an instant slice of the market, when you acquire this leading wholesale cake & cookie business servicing the thriving cafe/foodservice sector. AND, If you already own a complementary food business, such as pie, bread or cake manufacturing, then adding this successful cake & cookie business to your existing operations, makes your business a complete one-stop shop, explodes your sales potential and blows away your competitors! You instantly gain a proven, profitable range of cakes, cookies, muffins, slices and cupcakes that would also be absorbed within your current cost structure(shrinking your overheads, delivery, labour & supply costs!) and make everything you already do, EVEN MORE profitable! Turnover is $2.5 Million and growing fast with estimated turnover projected over the next 24 months towards $5 Million. This business has been a market leader supplying cafes and foodservice since 1996 and has recently begun to expand interstate. Currently under full management with well trained loyal staff and turnkey systems. A client base of hundreds of regular loyal, long-term weekly clients putting $50,000-$70,000 in the bank weekly, and distributors open to receive additional product ranges of cakes and desserts – enormous added sales and profit. Monday-Friday production with no nights or weekends, but room to expand shifts at will. Currently mostly long term stock products. Several large distributors and massive supply contracts to major clients for secure long term growth. Located centrally in the inner metro area. All deliveries outsourced, so no internal vehicle maintenance or driver headaches. Proven marketing systems in place and high demand market leading products. HACCP certification and audited hygiene and documentation to highest industry standards. Large 2500 sqm factory with room for expansion. 5x5 lease with options and low rental of only $1300 per week. Vendor Finance available to approved purchasers. This business would suit a couple or partners with experience in food or the manufacturing industry looking to acquire, amalgamate or expand existing interests in the food sector. There are huge expansion opportunities here. Contact owners for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: P.O.A. ph 02 9281 4599 bakingvortex@gmail.com

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Manufacturing

Milk Run

Sandstone Point

Cooma

QLD

Marine & Auto Trimming Business

NSW

Alpine Milk & Chilled Foods

Top Canopies workshop is situated at Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point next to Bribie Island, 1 hr from Brisbane and Sunshine Coast, 45 mins from airports. Operating since 1982, specialising 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 boat builders. Profitable cash flow, exclusive rights within marina complex. (24-hr video surveillance.1 full time staff only.) Located in high growth area - Pacific Harbour development will incorporate 150 berths, shops, apartments, etc. Top Canopies also on Pacific Harbour website as there are no work areas at this marina. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $60,000 + S.A.V. approx. $45K

price: $360,000 + S.A.V. + vehicle

bh (07) 5497 5005 mob 0419 110 953

bh (02) 6495 2520 mob 0429 959 803

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

Based in Cooma and servicing a territory covering the high country regions and ski fields, the business is the exclusive distributor of Dairy Farmers products and an extensive range of other chilled products such Berri fruit juices and soft drinks. There are also additional freight runs from Canberra to Cooma 4 days per week. Established for 3 years this business is showing significant profit increases each year. Cooma is the largest town in the Snowy Mountains and gateway to the State’s alpine area. Contact owner for further details.

fax (02) 6495 2524 crobert1@bigpond.net.au

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Mobile Business Gold Coast to Ballina

QLD

Concrete & Timber Floor Finishing Chance to purchase a successful business with huge growth potential. Currently 90% of customers come through a professionally constructed website and the balance through referrals. The business involves concrete polishing, tile glue removal, timber floor sanding and coatings. A one man operation and could be relocated anywhere. Area serviced from Gold Coast QLD to Ballina NSW. Would suit trades person looking for niche market and as much work as they want. Average polish job between 40/60 sqm at $80 per metre takes 4 days to complete, returns approx $4,000. Material content per job approx 20%. Tile & glue removal, concrete grinding, and timber floor sanding are other areas that bring in

bonus income. Most jobs are indoors so you’re not effected by wet days. Price includes all required equipment which fits into an iLoad van (extra): 2 Wermaster machines, 1 small planetary grinder, Polyvac machine and accessories, diamond segments, PCD plates and resin pads, tile glue remover grinder and edge grinders, 11KVA Honda generator, 2 dust extraction units and specialty concrete coatings. Full training provided for sales, and concrete & timber preparation, concrete repairs and, most importantly, the secret art of concrete polishing. Also includes 3 fully optimised websites for Google searches. No advertising costs. Some VENDOR or SELLER finance could be available to suitable purchaser.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Mobile Home and Camper Hire WA

Bunbury

Sick of cranky customers? Imagine if all days were Happy Dayz Enjoy working with happy people! There are 8 vehicles in this fleet of campers comprising 2, 4 and 6 berth models, offering clients the perfect way to travel around a great slice of Oz in absolute comfort – only requires a car license to drive. This business was started 2 years ago by an owner who already runs another business, and has now decided he is ready to semi-retire. At the moment this camper hire operation is a good business, but with a younger, energetic owner running it, it will be a great business. Website up and running, toll free number and the business is listed on Google. The campers have everything clients need from comfortable beds to pots and pans, knives and forks, camping chairs, outdoor table, built in DVD player and some models have a Playstation for the kids. The campers provide something for everyone in the family and this is an ideal family business to run, or would suit an enthusiastic single operator. The campers are all covered by RAC roadside assistance in the event of emergencies, and come with an instructional DVD to show clients how everything works. Current owner has all financials available for genuine enquirers. This is an easy to run business that wouldn’t require experience in this field, but the owner will offer some training if required. Contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $600,000 mob 0411 495 555 ronkrikke@wn.com.au www.happydayzcamperhire.com.au

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Mobile Business

Sydney

Mobile Business

Sunshine Coast

NSW

QLD

Very profitable and simple to operate. Est. 10 yrs in the eastern suburbs, specialising in all minor car paint damage (not panel beating or respraying) and wheel repairs. Work 35hrs/week to earn $2,500 to $4,000. Sale includes nearly new signwritten Citroen Berlingo, all materials and equipment, training and a huge list of clients, some who have been customers for over 9 years. E.g. car dealerships, fleet owners, and importers such as BMW, Lexus, etc. Enormous number of jobs from private owners’, mostly paid in cash. Low overheads, and very cheap business to run – approx $12,000 p.a. covers insurance, materials, petrol, equipment, and all other expenses. Priced to sell as Owner must relocate overseas.

Mobile Knife & Scissor sharpening business servicing Industrial, Hospitality and Domestic customers from Noosa to Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast!! 1. Vehicle and Equipment Included 2. Minimal Operating Expenses 3. INSTANT CASH FLOW 4. Work hours to Suit 5. Most SUCCESSFUL Business and Easily operated by one Person 6. In existence for over six years 7. One Month Training 8. Ample Room for expansion 9. Loyal Extensive Customer Base 10. NO SELLING WHATSOEVER!!! Contact Julian for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $62,000 negotiable - all inclusive

price: $68,000 negotiable

bh (02) 8021 8692 fax (02) 8021 8692 mob 0416 183 957 roberto.calixto@optusnet.com.au www.doctorduco.com.au

bh 0408 728 646 ah (07) 5455 6551 fax (07) 5455 6551 mob 0408 728 646 plaiterjules@hotmail.com

439377

Knife and Scissor Sharpening Service

439641

Mobile Car Paint & Wheel Repairs

Mobile Business Bendigo

VIC

Dream Business and Lifestyle This award winning business proves huge CASH income. Easy to run mobile catering. Work from home. 2 established runs to blue collar workers at their place of work providing smoko and lunches. Also outside catering for weddings, parties, etc. Cash T/O $400,000 + with 2 runs and gross profit 46%. Operating 10 yrs with regular client base. Mon – Fri, NO w/ends, nights or public holidays. 4 weeks off at Christmas. Includes all equipment e.g. 4 vans (2 established runs, 2 for growth or catering) ice machines, coolroom, fryer, griller, operations manual, video surveillance on vans, cash registers. 2 people can operate or work less with 2 part time.

Commercial kitchen, 3 bedroom house with built-in pool on secluded 14 acre bush block, with shed and office all available to lease. 5 mins to major shopping centre, 15 mins to centre of town. No direct competition. Sky’s the limit for expansion. Option 1: Buy Business (& relocate it). Option 2: Buy business, lease house, kitchen, office and shed. Option 3: Buy the lot, business, commercial kitchen, office and huge shed. Option 4: ??? Some SELLER FINANCE available. Contact for further information

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Mobile Business QLD

Mackay

Mobile Hydraulic Hose and Fitting Replacement Service Great business based in the booming tropical city of Mackay, gateway to the central Queensland coal mines, on the doorstep of the Barrier Reef fishing grounds and the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. This whole region is rocketing due to the current mining boom and its natural beauty is a major draw card for tourists. This is a perfect opportunity to invest in a real business with a lifestyle, not just a “job”. This very successful and profitable business is situated on Sydney Street, Mackay with fully air conditioned premises. The Current owner started the business as one man operation in 1997, and it has steadily grown since. Now has a fleet of 4 fully equipped trucks. The client base includes heavy earth moving repairers who service the mining industry, builders and sub division developers and cane harvester contractors. A second term 4 year contract has been secured to supply all hose and adaptors to the coal loading facility at Dalrymple Bay which is located 20 min from Mackay. Gross T/O $1,250,000. Current stock approx $400,000. • Fully managed with stable team • Secure long term contract with major coal loading port • Full systems manual in operation • Fully serviced up to date equipment • Great profit margin • Well established loyal clientele • Fully trained team • Systems easily copied if expansion is required For the effective management of growth the owner introduced a full Systems Manual allowing the business to be managed away from the premises if necessary. The software system makes controlling stock and managing accounts very simple. The management system includes a full client data base. Full financials available. Contact for further details. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $1,100,000 + S.A.V. mob 0418 786 124 bob@ryloc.com.au

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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

price: $300,000 WIWO negotiable

Motel Albury Region

NSW

Affordable Freehold Country Escape + Income Easily run by a couple or small family and perfectly positioned between the capitals to catch interstate travellers, with pleasing turnover and steady return trade. No restaurant, but evening meals available. Swimming pool, childrens' playground and large grassed areas. Within walking distance to eateries and specialty shops. Comprises 9 solid double brick units, centrally positioned on 1 acre of land on a corner block, rear lane access, plenty of room to expand, enjoy the lifestyle or subdivide. Attached 2 bedroom residence. Affiliated with a major motel chain and holding its environmental accreditation with

separate (high) 31/2 star AAA rating. Includes large 17 x 13 metre shed / garage / workshop with 3 phase avail and a separate 2.4 x 4 metre wired and lined storeroom. The property is immaculately presented with pillow top beds, 81cm digital TV's still under warranty, as are some whitegoods. Bathrooms (5), solar heat pump hot water service, carpet, bedding and other daily essentials replaced in last 4 years. Easily run motel, relaxing rural outlook, in progressive shire with good infrastructure. New owners can move in and start making money immediately. Contact for more information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Motel QLD

Whitsundays

Live The Dream Located in the Queensland coastal township of Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Island resorts and one of the most beautiful areas of Australia. 'Bush Village' caters to both families and couples, providing 18 independent and well appointed cabins, surrounded by neat tropical gardens plus a swimming pool and spa all set on 4264 sq mtrs of land. Another feature is a large communal lounge and kitchen plus guest laundry. Bush Village is conveniently located midway between the major Whitsunday Shopping Centre (300 mtrs to the left) and Abel Point Marina (500 mtrs to the right) where all the day and overnight sailing boats depart from. The Bi-Centennial foreshore boardwalk is directly in front of the property. The local bus stop is right at the front of the property for guest convenience. The business comes with a manager's or owner's residence on site having 1 bedroom, with separate lounge, kitchen, bathroom, laundry and toilet. This lifestyle business has provided a solid income to the current owners for the last 17 years. THAT DREAM – THIS COULD BE IT! This is a great business with fantastic side benefits. The Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef are at your front door, Rainforest at the rear. Live in a safe and friendly community, swimming, fishing, boating, you name it, and of course lots of sunshine. 'Bush Village' has a Tour Booking Shop and a Residential Liquor licence, which provides an additional source of income, plus the added bonus of a Golden Ticket to explore all the tours the Whitsundays has to offer. The Village has been a wonderful business to the current owners for many years and provides a huge opportunity for a husband and wife team to take advantage of all that has already been accomplished. This business has been substantially reduced in price for a quick sale, and is now selling for the approximate freehold property value. There is a vacant block of land with seaviews at the rear of the property also available for separate purchase P.O.A. This business offers a tropical lifestyle, unpolluted air, no traffic congestion plus plenty of happy smiling faces. Current owners are happily looking to retire from what has been a life changing experience, and are willing to provide assistance and advice in the transition.

price: $1,450,000 freehold ah (07) 4945 4779

mob 0402 312 140

judith@pannan.net

www.bushvillage.com.au

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Alpine Region l VIC

Motel

Beautiful Bright

e High Country th f o ce ie P ll a m S ity to Own a A Great Opportun Long established in an area recognized as one of the most beautiful in Victoria, the Bright Colonial Motel offers not only a successful business opportunity but also a healthy & worry-free lifestyle. The Motel has 18 units in a quiet garden setting, located on the main road and only a short walk from the centre of this picturesque and historic township. The Motel is situated on a one acre block with plenty of room for future development. On site is a separate 5 bedroom owner’s residence, a part of which could be utilized in busy times if not required by the owners. The Bright Colonial Motel has been operating since 1982 and attracts both holidaymakers and tourists that frequent the area, plus commercial clients that use the motel’s facilities on a regular basis. The rooms are all well appointed with all the necessary facilities for a comfortable stay. Other features include the beautiful gardens, swimming pool and barbeque area. Bright is a town at the base of Alpine Victoria, an hour from some of Australia’s major ski resorts, and surrounded by National Parks. The town itself is a popular holiday and tourist destination, being only 3 hours north-west of Melbourne, with accommodation often booked out during peak periods and festivals. The town boasts supermarkets, beauty salons, eateries and bakeries, pubs and bars, etc. good schools and all the required facilities and amenities for comfortable country living. The Motel business is a simple operation to run and with its accompanying lifestyle, perfect for a couple or family. The business is offered as a freehold with the opportunity of a possible leasehold arrangement (Price on Application). Contact Barry or Glenice for further information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

bh (03) 5755 1633

mob 0419 104 094

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Motel

Newsagency

Sunshine Coast Hinterland QLD

Wyong

Short-Term Accommodation / Freehold

Newsagency with Stationery & Giftware

Tanglewood Gardens Rainforest Retreat provides overnight and short-term stay accommodation. Located in Mapleton approx 5 kms from the picturesque village of Montville. Comprises: 6 garden units, 6 rainforest cedar cabins, Queenslander house, 1 honeymoon suite and a modern brick veneer residence with 3 bed, 2 bath, formal lounge, large kitchen/dining area, office, rear deck, granny flat with adjoining car port, workshop/shed. Chapel for guest weddings, conference room, bowling green, tennis court, salt water pool, hydrotherapy spa and Scandinavian sauna. Land area 9.56 hectares. Currently owner operated. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Located in a Shopping Centre on the Central Coast in Wyong business and residential area, 10 mins from pristine beaches and Tuggerah Lakes, F3 freeway 5 mins, 2 min walk to railway station - close to everything a successful business needs. Immaculately presented shop, easily run, great family business. Specializing in Stationery, Gifts, Toys, Cards, Wrap, Magazines, Papers, Lotteries, Confectionary & Phone cards. Average Turnover $485,000 plus lotteries $1,100,000. Nett $125,000 for 2009/10. Fully systemized and easy to run. NO home deliveries. 2 loyal, reliable casual staff happy to stay on. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $4,000,000 freehold negotiable

mob 0425 242 418 plaza.newsagency@bigpond.com

439519

price: $240,000 + S.A.V. 439636

bh (07) 5445 7100 fax (07) 5445 7528 mob 0438 141 319 info@tanglewoodgardens.com.au www.tanglewoodgardens.com.au

NSW

Natural Therapies Perth - South West

WA

More Than a Business A Very Rewarding Lifestyle Comprising retail shop & 6 therapy rooms, this modern, fresh, Retail & Holistic Therapy Centre is highly visible located on a busy roundabout at the foothills approx 30 mins south of Perth. This is an exceptional opportunity to be involved with the rapidly growing industry of personal development at an established level, where all the hard work is done. A unique business continuing to grow and expand rapidly. Widely known and boasting an excellent reputation with suppliers, professional therapists and customers. Excellent website and a database of approx. 5,000 people. The Centre is totally original in it's concept. Attractive &

inviting shopfront with a variety of quality stock, including books, CD's, gifts, and health products. This encourages foot traffic, spontaneity and further exploration and enquiry into the many other services, workshops, classes and events on offer. Great team of Therapists currently renting space which cover full rent of premises. Owner has a very busy Therapy Practice and can no longer manage both. Current owner happy to continue renting room from new owner if this is an option and/or assist wherever required. No experience necessary. Opportunity to franchise. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Mobile: Rayeleen 0423 335 848 rayeleen@bigpond.com

Jeffrey 0422 963 964

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Newsagency Brisbane

QLD

Be the Boss! Flexible Lifestyle & Work Balance • Well established Brisbane Suburban News & Lotto Agent + Stationer. • Excellent location on Main Arterial Road. • High visual exposure. • Long Lease. • Plenty of Parking. • Major Eastern Busway Stop 50m. • High Turnover - Excellent Returns. • Operations Manual. Full Training & Support Network available. • Web Site established. Extensive Customer Database. • Could be Run Under Management. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $545,000 436654

bh (07) 3398 3953 mob 0412 154 459 chilnews@optusnet.com.au

Newsagency South Coast

NSW

Rare Opportunity on the NSW South Coast This long established and successfully operated business located in a beautiful fishing village on the NSW South Coast has been trading for over 45 years. Includes Australia Post, a full newsagency, Lotto, service station, groceries, fruit & veg, bait & fishing tackle, hardware & lots more. This friendly family general store has little competition and operates with 3 casual staff and owners working an easy half day roster over a seven day week.

Gross T/O $1,660,000 plus current stock approx 80K. Full financial & inventory figures are available to an approved purchaser. The leased premises include a separate 2 bedroom residence with a back yard. Current lease to Sept 2012 with a 3 year option. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a very profitable business with plenty of potential to grow in the future, plus a wonderful lifestyle. Owner only selling because of planned retirement.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Newsagency

Nursery

Whitsundays

South West

QLD

Newsagency With Lotto - Only 6 Days A Week Great small Newsagency for Husband and Wife to run while the children are at school. Turnover $1.4M. Good regular local clientele plus tourist trade all year with backpackers, grey nomads and families or honeymooners - all here to enjoy all year round warm weather and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and 74 islands of the Whitsundays. Schools all within walking distance of the shop. Trading 7.30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 7.30am-4pm Sat. Located in Proserpine, between the Whitsunday Coast Airport and Airlie Beach on Queensland’s No 1 highway. Long lease.

NSW

Highly Profitable Wholesale Seedling Nursery

price: $1,500,000 freehold

bh (07) 4945 3260 mob 0408 886 289

bh (03) 5023 7087 fax (03) 5023 8066 mob 0427 237 087 boeillcreeknursery@bigpond.com

fax (07) 4945 3261 ffcasket@bigpond.net.au

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price: $299,000 + S.A.V. leasehold 439666

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Located in Buronga in the heart of the vegetable growing area of Sunraysia close to Mildura, on the banks of the Murray River, this nursery supplies farmers with pre-ordered vegetable seedlings. Gross turnover $1Million, net profit $450,000. Established in 1986, the nursery is on 8 acres of freehold land with glasshouses, greenhouses and all plant and equipment needed to produce quality seedlings all year round. Comfortable 2 bedroom flat on the property. Current owners have operated the business for 20 years, now looking to relocate interstate to be closer to family. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Nursery Lightning Ridge

NSW

Plus Opal Mining & Grazing 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 with over 1,500 plants grown on-site, 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.

bh (02) 6829 1081 fax (02) 6829 0082 mansfieldopal@ceinternet.com.au

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price: $750,000 WIWO

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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 approx $1M 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 fax (02) 4353 9408 flyingstartdist@hotmail.com www.lifestylepetandproducesupplies.com.au

437394

price: $250,000 + S.A.V.

Photography Blue Mountains

NSW

Photographic Business Opportunity West Of Sydney Long established photo mini lab in the iconic Blue Mountains, same owner for 14 years. Would suit enthusiastic technology driven individual/couple or photographer. The business processes film (15%) and digital (85%) prints using Fujifilm Frontier 340 digital minlab. Servicing regular consumers and professional photographers. Also provides passport and ID photos, photo restorations, printing and scanning medium format and slides, reproducing old photographs, large format ultrachrome prints, and laminating. Products for sale include Fujifilm cameras, B&W film and processing chemicals, colour film, camera accessories, digital memory cards, frames, albums, and

unique (non-photographic) gifts. Potential for growth includes bringing photo gifting production in house, becoming part of a buying group to access greater variety of cameras and accessories, using rear room of shop as photographic studio. Equipment in sale includes Frontier 340 digital minilab with all carriers, 2 x Fuji photo kiosks, Fuji FP230B film processor, Epson 7800 24" ultrachrome printer, and 3 x lamination machines. All equipment unencumbered. Business currently operates 51/2 days p.w. Trading 9am-5pm week days, 9am-2pm Sat. 2011 T/O $163,000 with GP 65% Selling for asset value only due to health reasons.

ah 0407 911 016 bigdskatoomba@westnet.com.au 76 Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ

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Post Office Tweed Heads / Coolangatta

NSW

Freehold Post Office, General Store, Newsagency & Service Station If this is not the best place to live in Australia it must be the Second Best. This Freehold Post Office was established in 1926 with the current owner operating the business for the past 15 years. Located in the beautiful Bilambil Valley the Store is the centre piece of a small country village which is only 10 minutes from beaches and restaurants and all the amenities of the Tweed Coast and Murwillumbah. The Store has no competition and serves as the local convenience store. Full post office services, banking and fuel. Stock approx $50K currently. The business does a turnover of $1.5 Mil plus p.a. The licensed Post Office provides counter delivery to approx 200 customers and 80 post boxes, also services several large mail order businesses. The Newsagency has sub agents and a home delivery run. This is a growing area, council has recently approved 5000 new homes within the Newsagency’s territory. The business comes with a well appointed 3 bedroom residence attached, on land area of approx 2600 sq metres. The local primary school and village residential area are close by, plus a sporting complex for cricket, football and other sports. Council approval is in place for a 70m2 Post Office and Newsagency extension to the existing building. This is a great opportunity to take over a successful and lucrative business in a wonderful country town. The store is for sale as a Freehold purchase but the owners would consider a leasehold sale P.O.A. Some vendor finance could be available.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $1,450,000 + S.A.V. mob 0409 909 801 davidthompson63@bigpond.com

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Post Office Magnetic Island

QLD

Magical Magnetic Island This successful and long established business comes with a lifestyle to be envied. Magnetic Island Post Office has no competition and services a population of approx 5,000, which increases over the winter months due to the large number of tourists visiting the area. Located just off the coast of Townsville, the Island is serviced by passenger and car ferries almost on an hourly basis between 6am and midnight. The Post Office is situated in Nelly Bay where most of the island’s other businesses are located, and is staffed by a full time manager & part time assistant. Most business is carried out 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday 9am – 11am

(staffed by the owners). Current stock level approx $25-30K. The business is offered as a Leasehold with the Freehold available for purchase P.O.A. the vendors residence (a 3 bedroom bungalow with a swimming pool) is located at Picnic Bay and is also available if required by the purchaser. This is the ultimate lifestyle change with an abundance of beautiful beaches, great restaurants & cafes, fishing and boating, a National Park with lots of wildlife & all this within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Marine area. Training would be provided and some rental assistance could be available to a suitable purchaser.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $360,000 + S.A.V. 437532

mob 0418 182 019 picnicbay@gmail.com

Post Office Ardlethan

NSW

Successful Business / Stress-Free Country Lifestyle Long established and very busy Post Office. This is a recession proof and highly successful business located in the picturesque, tranquil township of Ardlethan approx equidistant from Wagga Wagga, Griffith and West Wyalong. All systems electronically operated and easy to run, servicing all the major banks and credit unions. Currently operated by a husband and wife team, with 2 postal runs – a town run and a farm run. Stock value

approx $8-10K. The postal premises are air conditioned, well maintained, bright and spacious. The price includes an attached, attractive, well appointed 3 bed house and a 4 car garage. The business also comes with a twin cab ute and postie bike. Ardlethan is a community caring country town in Riverina area with schools, good medical facilities and plenty of amenities. Training would be provided. FINANCE AVAILABLE.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Removalist

Removalist

Melbourne

Central West

VIC

NSW

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Located in Dubbo this business has been servicing central-west NSW for 20 years, the owner now wishes to retire. Ideally suited to a husband and wife team, with offsider available. Very little competition. Included in sale a Hino GH Ranger 60 cubic metre Pantech truck, fully equipped for immediate start, plus essential stock, and Mitsubishi L300 express van.Full page ad in Yellow Pages and placed on various internet sites. Business name, phone nos., e-mail address and excellent Goodwill included. Also option to purchase other trucks. Seller will work with new owner for 1 month. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $590,000 All Inclusive

price: $220,000 all inclusive

ah (03) 9727 0458 mob 0407 883 261 wazvik@hotmail.com www.maroondahremovalsandstorage.com.au

bh (02) 6889 6380

fax (02) 6889 6301

buckremovals@bigpond.com

www.buckremovals.webs.com

439608

Long Established Furniture Removals

Unique business opportunity in eastern suburbs. Specialising in supply of packing materials, full prepacking, local, country and interstate removals, plus 20 ft container storage. Turnover $800,000 +. Established10 years, strong growth every year – needed to move last year to 1 acre property. Could expand into self-storage. Fleet of 5 trucks, 2 vans and dog trailer, 2 container pin trucks, plus 10 ton container handling forklift, 16 owned containers,59 leased, office block, large amount of removal blankets, office equipment etc. Owner & wife run business with 2 f/time staff, 8 casuals.

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Restaurant Western Sydney

NSW

Brilliant Authentic Brazilian Cuisine Located in the highly populated western Sydney suburb of Homebush, with great exposure on Parramatta Road, ‘Pau Brasil’ specializes in the traditional Brazilian barbeque experience called ‘Rodizio de Churrasco’. For a set price, servers come to the table offering diners a selection of barbeque meats and dishes. The Restaurant has established a large and loyal clientele with its authentic Brazilian food, brilliant atmosphere and outstanding service. The restaurant is spacious, fully licensed and can accommodate up to 160 patrons at 30 large dining

tables. The large industrial kitchen is well equipped to provide for functions and special occasions. ‘Pau Brasil’ also offers a P.A. system, D.J. area, projector and wide screen, stage and dance floor, mezzanine level, bar and reception area. Live entertainment is provided after dinner on weekends. Turnover $900K – $1.2 Mil, trading only 4 days per week (Thursday through to Sunday). Current stock approx $14,000. ‘Pau Brasil’ is a superb venue in a prime location and has a growing clientele who enjoy a truly great dining experience. Contact George for further info.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

mob 0408 824 882 gmikhael13@gmail.com

www.paubrasil.com.au

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Restaurant

South Coast

Restaurant

Western Sydney

NSW

NSW

Stonegrill is a fully licensed 120 seat restaurant, ideal for first time owner. An interactive dining experience where the meal is presented cooking on a stone at the table. Comprehensive procedures and trained staff in place make operating a breeze. A license as opposed to a franchise - no franchise fees or % of sales. Owner chooses and designs menus, no restrictions on suppliers, paying only a minimal license fee per year which includes replacement stones and designated territory. Loyal customer base, private room, bar, parking. Owner will stay during changeover.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

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

mob 0413 757 708 oz_asia@hotmail.com

fax (02) 4722 5142 mob 0410 486 262 gjakes@live.com.au www.stonegrillpenrith.com.au

439607

Unique Restaurant in the Heart of Penrith

Located in the beautiful coastal town of Shellharbour, in a busy tourist area surrounded by caravan parks, hotel, motels, and well known as a popular dining spot for locals and visitors. The new owner will be coming into the PROFITABLE SEASON with summer approaching, so this is the time to act – now! All near new equipment included in sale. The restaurant is tastefully designed with a look both Asian and modern Western. Seating 55 indoor and 35 on balcony with ocean view. Selling due to personal incompatibility. Contact Rob for further details.

439603

Great Opportunity In Southern Wollongong

Restaurant Norfolk Island

NSW

Restaurant on Beautiful Norfolk Island Norfolk’s only authentic Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. Well established business popular with locals & tourists, with a reputation for quality. Stefanos Italian Restaurant is ideally situated on the main street surrounded by tourist accommodation. Fully Licensed, al fresco dining, cocktail lounge & sundeck, seating 100 +. Free standing building with mountain views, tastefully decorated & well maintained. Excellent return on investment. The ultimate sea change & lifestyle only 2 hrs flight from Sydney, Brisbane or NZ. NO income tax, NO stress,

NO pollution. Key staff in place. Full support & training provided. Operating 6 nights Tuesday-Sunday. Owner will separate Business from Freehold if preferred. Long lease & good conditions can be arranged. The purchaser will be refunded airfare & accommodation from Australia or NZ on a successful sale. Norfolk Island is a place of unspoilt natural beauty where time moves slowly, contrasted with a busy tourist industry and vibrant community. Contact owner for more information about this business and lifestyle opportunity.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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mob 0672 352 280

stefanos@ninet.nf

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Restaurant NSW

Penrith

Taj of the Valley Indian Restaurant Fully furnished Indian restaurant in the main street of Penrith at the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Seating for 60 and a loyal customer database of 800 active patrons. Loyalty program in place. Fully licensed and well equipped bar, $15K order taking and reporting software and hand held units. The business specializes in serving the finest authentic vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cuisine and has a reputation as the most outstanding Indian Restaurant in the area. Average gross sales per week approximately $3,500 and steadily increasing. This figure is based on the restaurant operating only for dinner from 5:30pm – there is flexibility for afternoon lunch trade and home deliveries which would greatly expand turnover. Current owners are unable to put in the hours necessary. Would ideally suit a family who could put in the hours to raise the business to its full financial potential. The restaurant has recently been painted and refurbished with new leather dining chairs, there is a back to base alarm system in place and fully equipped kitchen with 1000 litre concrete grease trap. Parking area at rear and rear access to premises. Reasonable rent approximately $750 plus GST per week including outgoings. The Restaurant is currently open Monday to Saturday 5.30pm to 9.30pm, and is a BYO, Eat-in or Takeaway, offering half price cocktails on weekends. 25% of sale price on Bartercard may be considered. Contact owner for more information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $160,000 + S.A.V. mob 0425 840 686

eisaaks@optusnet.com.au

www.tajofthevalley.com.au

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Roadhouse Carrabin

WA

Roadhouse / Hotel / Motel Carrabin Roadhouse / Hotel / Motel and Caravan Park is located approx 31/2 hrs from Perth, halfway between Perth and Kalgoorlie on the Great Eastern Highway. Situated on 21/2 acres of land, the business is being sold Freehold, with fully renovated premises, managers’ house, and 2 x staff quarters. The business incorporates fuel, shop, ATM, 5 motel rooms and restaurant / bar / takeaway plus a caravan park. The motel rooms are usually fully booked with contractors working in the local area / gold mine. Also included in the sale are a large

chiller, 2 x storage sheds, ample truck parking, plant and equipment and much more. This is a good family business, being sold on a walk-in, walkout basis. Situated 20km from the thriving regional centre of Merredin, the base of government and commercial organizations in the area, containing all major shopping, educational and health facilities. If you’re looking for a robust business and a friendly country community in which to live and enjoy life, this is the business for you. For more information please contact Joan.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $950,000 freehold O.N.O. WIWO (urgent sale due to ill health)

Sales and Distribution

Gold Coast

Sales and Distribution

QLD

Unique Opportunity Bottled Springwater Delivery

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Specialising in custom made treated timber lattice in different styles, retailed to the trade, and wholesale. The business also sells steel lattice and panelling, a range of Australian made outdoor spas, cubbyhouses, etc. Included in the sale a second business buying and selling second hand furniture, from the same location. This is a well established business (15 years) in a growing region, and can be run by one person if required. It would ideally suit a handyman/tradesperson as a base. The owners are retiring. Contact for further information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $50,000 WIWO negotiable 393180

price: $130,000 fax (07) 5545 3272 bigdrip@onthenet.com.au

Tamworth

Treated Timber Lattice & Outdoor Spas

Operating successfully for 12 years the business currently services the Gold Coast, Gold Coast Hinterland, Beaudesert, surrounding areas and Brisbane city. Regular, loyal customer base, consisting of Government, Resort, Construction contracts, private residences & retail shops. Includes all intellectual property, complete customer list, delivery truck (2003 Isuzu requiring only car licence), bottles, chillers & all associated computer equipment. This excellent business is easy to operate and can be run by one person working approx 31/2 days per wk. Great cash flow, huge potential for expansion. Selling due to relocation to Hervey Bay. Contact owner for further information.

bh (07) 5545 3277 mob 0418 152 819

438686

ah (08) 9046 7162 carrabin.r.house@harboursat.com.au

bh (02) 6765 8291 fax (02) 6765 6298 mob 0413 842 547 vincesymons@hotmail.com www.customlatticeandspas.com.au

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BLUE CHIP BUSINESS 5 DAYS a WEEK = $272,150 net 2010 Rare opportunity to invest in a secure, well established & very profitable national sales and distribution business. We know of nothing else like this extremely unique business. Tired of hacking away in a highly

competitive business environment hoping for clientele to walk through the door? Here is a lifestyle opportunity to cut a slice of the action in a specialized distribution business as the owners are retiring.

428808

NO LEASE • NO RENT • NO STOCK • NO STAFF

The current owners enjoy a ‘work from home’ lifestyle. All systems are in place & able to locate the business anywhere in Australia. Secure & strong Australia wide licenced distribution base. Full support & all training is provided.

Priced to SELL

Exciting opportunities for further growth and development

Further Details: 0418 782 082 graham.tippett@chateaux.com.au

$395,000

Seafood

Coffin Bay

Turnover $684,850 in 2009 – 2010 Written Valuation - $425,000

Sports

Melbourne

SA

VIC

Oyster Farm In The World’s Best Water

Fun and Exciting Industry

Amazing oyster farm in arguably the greatest, cleanest, most well known oyster farming water in the world, surrounded by national park. Currently growing mostly Pacific oysters but also native (flat) oysters and scallops with huge potential for expansion. Excellent turnover and a demand that simply cannot be filled both domestically and internationally. Close to one of South Australia’s only oyster hatcheries. 5 hectares of water, which also comes with quality machinery, boat, stock, all equipment, staff (if required) and a list of trusted buyers. 4 acres of waterfront land is also available, with 70x30 ft shed, for separate sale or lease.

Great opportunity to own your own business in this exciting industry. BMX is one of the fastest growing sports. Located in the suburb of Boronia and operating for 7 years, BMXMAD has a great support network in the BMX racing scene. This iconic store attracts customers from country Victoria and interstate. Wide range of bikes & accessories, plus products including clothing, hats, DVD's & magazines. Over 200,000 hits on the website monthly. Sale includes shop stock, workshop, website with shopping, Facebook, & Pro Shop. The BMX scene grows daily. A lifestyle business that makes coming to work a pleasure.

price: $250,000 all inclusive

mob 0428 854 404 oyster_g@msn.com

ah (03) 9738 0387 mob 0408 200 565 info@bmxmad.com.au www.bmxmad.com.au

439520

price: $2,600,000 + G.S.T. O.N.O

439589

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Security

Port Macquarie

Security

Brisbane

NSW

Security Door Business - Potential Plus

QLD

Fingerprint Locks Internet Fingerprint Lock Business

Located in the beautiful coastal town of Port Macquarie. Owners have run this well established business for 12 years. Specialising in security doors, window grilles, flyscreens, roller shutters, louvers, key cutting and much more. Amplimesh Dealer and all equipment. 5 day a week business with potential to expand. Great opportunity for a sea change. Business located in the industrial area of Port Macquarie with factory and showroom. A strong customer base of over 4000 clients. 2 vehicles included. Check out website for more information and any questions please contact owners.

Perfect home based opportunity. Finger Locks is a biometric fingerprint lock business established Sept 09, a unique, online, full eCommerce business with 8 types of fingerprint locks from established suppliers. Fingerprint locks have been adopted and widely successful in Asian, European and American markets. Can be run from anywhere in Australia. Owner will ship stock as part of the sale if required. Sale includes secure API payment gateway link to Westpac, fully secured website, full Content Management System, ‘Click to Call’ feature allowing free inbound calls, email database with free email system, hosting, domain name etc. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $170,000 + stock negotiable

price: $22,000 O.N.O. all inclusive

mob 0411 273 925 thecurreys@hotmail.com www.securitydoors.net.au

mob 0422 917 367 sales@fingerlocks.com.au www.fingerlocks.com.au

439786

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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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 84 Australian Business For Sale ®

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Service Station Central Highlands

QLD

Solid Business / Super Lifestyle Established Service Station located on the corner of the main street in the picturesque town of Springsure, Central Queensland, just south of Emerald. The shop sells fuel, oil, tyres (all sizes), car care products, groceries, hot food and drinks, etc. Large mechanic’s workshop with two hoists and a spacious storage area at the rear. Excellent clientele, including fleet vehicles such as police fleet, custom fleet and also telefleet. The freehold premises have recently been totally renovated with new polished concrete floor in shop, new electrical wiring includes 2 new switch boards, all new plumbing, air lines, fuel tanks and lines to bowsers. Plus brand new equipment including Wheel Alignment Machine, Wheel Balance

Machine, Tyre Changing Machine, and Diagnostic Scan Tool. Nothing more to spend! Current gross T/O approx $900K. Stock approx. $50K. Stock includes tyres, windscreens, filters, car care, oil, mower blades and parts, car parts, fuel and drinks etc. Open Monday to Saturday with potential for 7 day trading. Strong casual and regular clientele. Ideally situated on the corner of The Dawson Highway and The Gregory Highway (corner of the main street and bypass), the town of Springsure is noted for its tourism, bushwalking, caravan & camping and historic sites. The town’s economy also benefits from the two coal mines in its surrounding areas. Large farming community. Contact for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

Smash Repair

Southern

432808

bh (07) 4984 1551 mob 0407 125 644 tntwarner@bigpond.com www.facebook.com/SpringsureServo

Spray Painting

West Gosford

VIC

Well Established, State Of The Art Smash Repairer

NSW

Kitchen & Furniture Spray Painting

Highly productive business located in Warragul, with Great Turnover approx $500K - $600K per year. Extremely well presented and set up for new owner to walk straight in. Huge stock levels and c/o parts included, new equipment all latest technology. Full electronic measuring system, twin post bench, spray booth and paint room, 2 post hoist, inverter spot welder, dent pullers, interior car detailing gear (alternate cash flow income), jacks, gantry etc. Workshop 100% fully equipped & maintained, with 4 reliable professional staff. Established 13 years, Great Cash Flow business. Owner needs a long break.

Need a sea change? Established 9 years in West Gosford, this business offers 2 pack full polyurethane to customers, mainly joiners, carpenters and builders, plus others. Excellent premises located a few mins to F3 freeway to Sydney, Newcastle. Quality plant and equipment includes custom spray booth, large screw compressor supplying enough clean air for expansion of business, drum panel sander, solvent recovery unit & metal drying racks. Large showroom & office. Cheapest rent for a quality factory. Suit high end Joinery business or Spray Painter. Priced to sell. You won’t be disappointed.

price: $450,000 negotiable

price: $149,000 + S.A.V. negotiable

bh (03) 5623 5488 mob 0407 044 787

mob 0410 699 692 lushcoatings@gmail.com

fax (03) 5622 1388 curlys@bigpond.net.au

439759

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

439738

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Surf, Skate and Ski

Hunter Valley

Surf, Skate and Ski

Sydney

NSW

NSW

Long-established, busy surfwear clothing store in the Hunter Valley, a highly regarded, much loved family owned business in a busy shopping complex located in the centre of town. Stockists of all major labels including Billabong, Ripcurl, Quicksilver, Roxy, Rusty, Hurley, Oakley etc. The only Surf Retail store in town so no competition. Singleton is a busy, country town, population 26,000, strong economic growth with booming mining industry. Great schools, amenities etc. Highly desirable area to live, gateway to the Hunter Valley Wine Region. Family commitments force sale. Contact for further information.

Salty Liquid Surf Store is a family run business in the suburb of Seven Hills. Gross turnover approx $520,000 p.a. Great lifestyle opportunity. Reputation for customer service customers in the area are very loyal. Selling due to family illness. Carries all Major Brands: Billabong, Quiksilver/Roxy, Ripcurl, Rusty, Fox, Henleys, Jet Pilot, Havaianas, Hurley, Oakley, Arnette, Elwood, Element, Von Zipper, and many more. Store, with 110sqm floor area, is located in a shopping centre with Aldi, Coles, Woolworths, Best n Less, Dick Smith + 70 specialty stores and banks. Large convenient parking facilities. Contact Michael 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: $40,000 + S.A.V. Negotiable

bh (02) 6571 1841 mob 0414 779 515 anthony@evidence.net.au www.evidence.net.au

bh (02) 9831 1759 mob 0433 816 145 mick@saltyliquid.com.au

439725

Retail Surf Shop at BARGAIN Price

439635

Retail Surfwear Shop

Supermarket West Coast

SA

Well Established IGA Supermarket More than just a Supermarket! Excellent opportunity to purchase this long established and respected IGA Supermarket situated in Thevenard just outside Ceduna. This excellent FAMILY BUSINESS also offers in-house butcher, post office and a sub-Newsagency. Operated by the same family for 40 years, built on personal friendly service, the business has carved a unique place in the local community. The store has been upgraded and presents extremely well. Thevenard IGA is the perfect opportunity to buy into an established successful business or expand your retail portfolio. Services locals and Ceduna community 5

mins away. The area is experiencing unprecedented growth with supportive industries, new housing estates, major fishing industry and potential to develop tourist trade. A profitable business requiring approx 5 f/t staff + 12 casuals. Excellent, qualified staff in place. Price includes delivery truck, all fixtures, fittings, plant & equipment. FREEHOLD available & negotiable. All financials available to genuine enquirers. Ideal opportunity for profitable business and lifestyle change. The town is situated in north west corner of Eyre Peninsula, north west of Adelaide. Good facilities, shopping and amenities.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Supermarket Central Queensland

QLD

Great Little Supermarket in Country QLD Less than 1 hour to Beautiful Whitsunday Coast! Collinsville FOODWORKS is a 7 day convenience store that provides a wide range of groceries, delicatessen and meat products to Collinsville and the surrounding region. Customers include shift workers at the two existing coal mines, rail construction workers, bush orders for many of the surrounding cattle stations, occupants of the mining camps, tourists and the local population. The customer base is diverse and increasing as is the population of the town. The current owners purchased the business in 2007. At that time the business turnover was $23,000 a week. With new ownership and a fresh approach, customer numbers, satisfaction, and profitability have increased and current turnover is now nearly $70,000 a week. Approx stock value is $200K. For the past 12 months the business has been run under management with strong support from the national retailer. Long lease available at low rent and no outgoings. Weekly sales have more than tripled in the past 4 years with every expectation that this growth will continue. Current owners prepared for long settlement or handover if required. Separate house available at great rent. The existing two mines will soon be expanded to increase capacity and 3 more mines will be developed. The rail track to port is currently being upgraded and duplicated to increase capacity from 3 trains to 12. A rail track capable of moving nearly 50 million tons a year and three mines costing about $100 million dollars each will bring some very large developments to town and increased opportunities for any business in Collinsville. Don’t delay - ring or e-mail today for details. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $600,000 + S.A.V. bh (07) 4785 6464

fax (07) 4785 6580

mob 0427 340 010

woodsy1308@mail.com

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Takeaway

Sydney

Takeaway

Brisbane Northside

NSW

QLD

This pizza shop has been established for 8 years in a fast growing area in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. Open 5 nights, not open for lunch and no deliveries. Busy business with potential for bigger earnings. Plenty of options on the Lease, Cheap Rent. • Well established and known in the area • 32inch double stack conveyer ovens • Walk-in Cold room • Stainless steel canopy • Professional fitout • Great signage • Cheap rent Contact owner between 11am & 3pm 7 days. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $570,000 WIWO

price: $99,000 WIWO all inclusive

bh (02) 6572 1643 mob 0437 628 180 / 0417 376 282 kirstyspiteri@bigpond.com

bh (07) 3888 4887 mob 0410 735 378 frank883@bigpond.com

Takeaway

Victoria Point

439634

Pizza Shop - Morayfield

First Outlet - Lease or Freehold. All modern equipment, set up for Fast Food, BBQ Chickens and Salads. Located 10mins from Pokolbin Vineyards, 2hrs from Sydney. Walk-in coolroom and freezer, Deep Fryers, Grill, Bain Marie's, 2 Salad Fridges and much more. ready to operate. Large shop, plenty of room for any type of business. FREEHOLD AVAILABLE - $570,000 + GST. 1st Outlet $90,000 + GST Leasehold. 2nd Outlet – Leasehold BBQ Chickens, Salads and Takeaway in CBD of Hunter Valley Mining Town. Current owners 20yrs. Turnover $500,000 p.a. $260,000 + SAV + GST Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Takeaway

Brisbane

QLD

QLD

Convenience Store & Takeaway. Selling hot food, drinks, icecreams, confectionary & basic grocery items. Located in Victoria Point a pretty, easy going, bayside precinct, gateway to Moreton Bay’s Coochiemudlo Island, 50 mins from Brisbane city & 1 hr drive to the Gold coast. Ideal for a couple looking for a lifestyle change. 5 mins from the beach, across the road from a school & very cheap rent. Trades 8am - 6 pm Mon to Thurs, 8am to 7.30 pm Friday, plus weekends - could change hours. All equipment & stock included in price. Contact owner for further details.

Situated in the heart of Queensland University of Technology in the suburb of Kelvin Grove. University comprises about 30,000 students and staff, approx 800 people work in the building at Red Cross Blood Bank, construction company, bank, swimming pool, gymnasium etc. Additonal 3,000 people working in area,1000 in adjacent residential building. 3 more high rises under construction with 500 more apartments. Current weekly turnover $8,000 - $11,000, potential increase with developments. Currently 4 staff. Long term Lease. Owner happy to provide training and trial period. Contact Bill for further details.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

price: $350,000

bh (07) 3207 8152 mob 0422 687 887 bulilyt@hotmail.com

ah (07) 3832 8918 mob 0402 452 225

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Popular Kebab Cafe / Best Retail Area

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Takeaway Logan City

QLD

Quality Takeaway Shop in Vibrant “Young” Suburb This busy takeaway / café is located in Springwood a suburb of Logan City in South East QLD, situated between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Specialises in seafood takeaway with a broader menu to suit. A bright, attractive, cheerful workplace with excellent customer loyalty. Currently trading 6 days. There is ample parking for patrons and the business is situated in a highly visible position in a small complex it shares with a dentist, vet and real estate agent. The complex is on a busy corner, catching a good

passing trade. The takeaway / cafe offers a steady and reliable income with potential to increase. Would suit a couple or family to run. No experience is necessary as the current owner will train in all aspects of running the business if required. Springwood is a high activity area with major bus station, hotels, schools, library, shopping malls etc, primarily middle class residential, with a large young population and an increasing amount of commercial development. Contact Elana for further info.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

Textile Manufacturing / Wholesale / Retail

Tourism

North West

Newcastle

NSW

Growing Business with Blue Chip Clients

434020

ah (07) 3341 7695 fax (07) 3341 7695 elana.z.1@hotmail.com

NSW

Caravan Promotions - Get Paid To Holiday

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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

price: $99,500 + G.S.T.

mob 0427 424 640 info@newcastlehats.com.au www.newcastlehats.com.au

mob 0488 773 200 anthony.huxley@grandcruiser.com.au

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Local manufacturer of premium workwear, industry leader known Australia wide. Est 23 years, clients include government bodies such as police and defence force, plus corporate and retailers. The business continues to grow and a diverse product and customer range has protected it from economic downturns. Located in superb country setting, great lifestyle, much lower overheads. Can be purchased as a stand alone business or incorporated into an existing operation, or relocated. Huge untapped potential for new fresh blood - owner selling on the up, needs a rest. Training provided, no textile experience necessary. Building available leasehold or freehold. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Live the Dream. Travel Australia in a new Grandcruiser caravan and receive a weekly income of $700. If you’re looking to semi-retire this is a unique lifestyle opportunity. Grandcruiser manufactures what is arguably the world’s best caravan, and announces an innovative and fun-filled way for lovers of caravanning and camping to get out and enjoy life while helping to promote one of Australia’s fastest growing RV brands. Receive a new luxurious 21’ Grandcruiser caravan and tour the country for 3 years. To join as a marketing advocate of Grandcruiser contact Tony.

439742

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Tourism QLD

Surfers Paradise

Location, Lifestyle & Income Cruise Through Life While Taking in the Spectacular Sites of the Gold Coast’s Waterways This lifestyle business is located in the visually dominant and very secure position, at the west end of Cavill Avenue in the very heart of Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast of Queensland. The 90ft cruise boat is fully air-conditioned and has a 225 passenger capacity. The Boat’s fully licensed cocktail bar has a great selection of wines and has proven to be a wonderful venue for weddings, conferences and birthday parties. Passengers are treated to a memorable experience cruising through the extensive Surfers Paradise canal system and the Southport Broadwater. On a daily basis, this long established business operates 2 hour cruises, twice a day. Complimentary light refreshments are provided as the boat visits Seaworld, Marina Mirage, and Palazzo Versace Hotel. Passengers also enjoy views of the magnificent homes surrounding the waterways plus an informative commentary about the owners and their lifestyles. The ‘MV Entertainer’ has 2 levels, the top completely open for uninterrupted viewing, and the lower deck fully enclosed. The purpose built boat is outfitted for functions with full catering for groups of up to 90 for banquet style dining. The business has maintained a solid turnover for the past 8 years, averaging $1million a year, with a 60% gross margin. The business has established a proven advertising and sales network and caters to over 30,000 passengers per year. The ‘MV Entertainer’ operates from 2 jetties, with tickets also available from a floating office and other ticket facilities contracted to the business. This is an opportunity to take a good business to even greater heights, all the while enjoying a relaxed lifestyle in a vibrant holiday atmosphere that can only be envied. Owner selling due to health reasons but happy to assist and advise in the transition. Please contact Owner to obtain a Confidentiality Agreement and Information Memorandum. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

mob 0419 227 259

mitchco@optusnet.com.au

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Tourism NTH QLD

Lake Eacham

Absolute Lifestyle – Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages This is a special opportunity to purchase a lifestyle changing freehold property and business. Situated just 40 mins from Cairns on the Atherton Tablelands. This tourism business comprises 4 fully self-contained cottages and owner’s residence on rainforest acreage (approx 4.5 acres). The business is aimed at the luxury getaway and eco / wildlife / bird watching market and can be easily run by a couple. Situated in a growing tourism area with beautiful natural attractions such as waterfalls, rainforest, lakes and national parks. Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages adjoins the world heritage listed Lake Eacham section of the Crater Lakes National Park. Basic needs available in nearby Yungaburra Heritage Village and Malanda (10 mins) and major facilities in Atherton (30 mins away). The residence is a 2 level, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom ‘Queenslander’ style house with verandahs and large glass sliding doors affording great views of the rainforest. Wood burning fire place located in the lounge room, with air conditioning in living area & bedrooms. Large grassed area at the side for recreation and BBQs. Cabins are fully furnished and decorated, & can accommodate 4 persons. Bedrooms with king bed, built in robe, 3 seater leather sofa / bed in lounge, entertainment unit with TV, DVD, stereo. Fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, gas stove. Bathroom with large corner spa. Wood burning stove, reverse cycle air-cond, overhead fans, fully insect screened. Guest laundry. Included in the sale is a ride-on mower plus other equipment. The business comes complete with website and brochures. The main attraction is the wildlife, peace, seclusion and nature on your doorstep. Plenty of room for further development. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please

price: $1,800,000 freehold bh (07) 4095 2322

fax (07) 4095 2233

john@craterlakes.com.au

mob 0427 952 233

www.craterlakes.com.au

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Tourism

Townsville

Toy Store

Indooroopilly

QLD

QLD

Popular Ghost Tour Business

Popular Toy & Gift Shop

All the hard work is done! Minimal overheads, excellent turnover for only 10 to 15 hours p.w. Themed Ghost bus included in sale. Townsville Ghost Tours specialises in tours to historical & haunted locations in 12 seater Ghost bus (optional 20 seater bus available). Range of packages offered for birthday parties, hen’s nights etc., corporate functions - very popular in lead-up to Xmas. Est 2009, experiencing steady growth. Easily run from home. A unique, fun & exciting business. Reluctant sale due to relocation interstate for family reasons. See website for further information. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Small flourishing store located in a busy shopping mall in the best suburbs of west Brisbane. The store enjoys high passing traffic, rights protection for sale of its products, is very enjoyable to operate, high turnover $380,000 p.a. and long lease with low rates. The owner has successfully operated for years and is now selling due to seeking other business opportunities. The selling price is set to sell. If you are interested contact by email. Serious buyers only please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $65,000

Transport

Central QLD

mob 0431 981 081 www.wthobby.com

wickedtoys@gmail.com

439750

price: $120,000 negotiable 439744

bh (07) 4788 0613 mob 0404 453 354 ghosttours@westnet.com.au www.townsvilleghosttours.com.au

Truck

Ipswich

QLD

QLD

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. $250,000 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.

Top opportunity established in Ipswich for over 19 years. Beer, Wine and Spirits truck with work. 8 tonne 2005 UD 10 Pallet Tauntliner plus 4 pallet trailer. 35 accounts. Want to work average 31/2 days per week? Long weekend most weeks.Or expand business, it’s up to you... Healthy returns. Full training will be provided. Earns $132,000 per annum. Please contact owner for further information.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $260,000

price: $130,000

bh (07) 4966 4371 gmb7788@gmail.com

mob 0419 190 702 glennxxxx@bigpond.com

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Ipswich Lifestyle Opportunity

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Tree Lopping Gold Coast

QLD

Very Good Return on Investment TREE LOPPING – Gold Coast – Mick’s Mulching & Tree Services. One of the best small, and longest operating, businesses in the tree industry on the Gold Coast. Our service takes in the coastal strip, including Tweed Heads and some hinterland areas. Consistently generating solid sales and profits through strong and loyal customer base built over 15 years of service. All types of tree and palm work including removal, pruning and stump grinding. Clients are mainly domestic, but also include tourist parks, real estates, body corporate and schools. Staff are loyal, professionally trained and experienced, with relevant industry tickets. Jump to head of queue with a prominent position in Yellow Pages. Keep same name for twelve months

and you can change to a different name and still retain the same position. Tap into solid customer base instantly, the hard work has been done. Business operates on a five day week and is currently averaging well over $6,500 per week. Business is currently managed, but an owneroperator would earn himself $150,000 a year. This business is well priced to sell at $145,000 plus equipment at $45,000. Will sell business without equipment if required. Includes 2 vehicles, 9”chipper, 1 x 14.72mt Hinowa cherrypicker and trailer, 6 chainsaws, 2 x longhandled pruners, plus ropes and lowerind gear and assorted gear. Come live, work and enjoy life on the Gold Coast. Contact Mick for further information.

price: $145,000 + equipment ($45,000) 438573

bh 0411 808 384 mob 0411 808 384 mickcorker@bigpond.com

Vending Machine

Australia wide

Video Store

Griffith

SA

NSW

Be the Boss and Enjoy Life!!!

Run a fun and successful business for under $15,000.

Are you sick of working for wages? This is your opportunity to have your own business plus a great lifestyle and income. Top Video is one of the largest video shops in Griffith offering hire or purchase from a great choice of videos and games. Situated in a prime location on Banna Avenue with easy access for parking and foot traffic. Operating successfully for 12 years, would suit family or enterprising couple. First time this business has been placed on the market. All offers considered.

No Royalties = you keep all the profits. Dance Heads has taken the world by storm. Located at iconic theme parks such as Disney Land, Universal Studios, Grace Lands and Movie World on the Gold Coast. Now you can place your own Dance Heads Vending Booth permanently at shopping malls, tourist attractions or take a portable Dance Heads Event Booth to corporate events, weddings and parties.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: Under $15,000

price: $250,000 O.N.O. WIWO

sales@dhbooths.com.au www.dhbooths.com.au

bh (02) 6963 0595 mob 0408 152 761

438699

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

fax (02) 6964 5022 topvideo@iinet.net.au

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Easy to Operate - Business in a Box

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Waste Removal

Wedding

Yeppoon

Sorrento

QLD

Stop Looking Growing Business Now For Sale

QLD

Unique Computer Driven Wedding Bells No matter where your clients decide to hold their marriage ceremony you can complete their day with the magical sound of genuine cathedral bells. These unique computer driven Belgian brass bells look and sound spectacular and can play a number of different tunes. Whether the ceremony is in a church, a garden, by the ocean or at a private home the bells will bring a special sound that will become part of the wonderful memories of a wedding day. The unit is housed in a heavy duty custom built trailer.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $900,000 all inclusive

price: $28,000

mob 0417 001 989 www.cqseptic.com

mob 0413 853 529 samchanelno5@gmail.com

getpumped@cqseptic.com

439422

Awesome opportunity for a high profit investment. CQ Septic & Waste Management has been locally owned for 12yrs and has a large loyal client base. Specialising in all liquid waste removal including septic tank and grease trap cleaning. Easily managed with very high return for your investment. Huge potential for growth for the go-getter. Located in beautiful Yeppoon on Central QLD coast. Servicing all areas within 100kms of Rockhampton. 2 very good reliable trucks included in sale. See website for all services provided. Contact owner for more details. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

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Wholesale

Wholesale/Retail

Newtown

NSW

Port Macquarie

NSW

Fantastic foodie destination established 13 yrs, About Food is located in Port Macquarie on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of NSW, run by present owner for 10 yrs, but it’s time for a change. Packed with potential e.g. cooking classes and imminent launch of online store. Wholesale and retail presence in Port Macquarie, supplying local Oysters, Fresh & Frozen Seafood, Lobsters, Organic Grocery, Meat & Dairy, imported and local Cheeses etc. The business would be ideal for a couple, has low rent and good turnover. Price includes vehicle, equipment and stock.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $75,000 + S.A.V. + fixtures & fittings

price: P.O.A.

bh (02) 9517 2208 mob 0417 653 941 bzepl@bigpond.com www.businesssupplies.com.au

bh (02) 6583 7883 mob 0410 665 017

Fyshwick

Windows & Doors

Sydney

ACT

Wholesale Pet / Reptile Products Owner continuing academic career and can no longer run this business – and it’s ready to grow! The pet industry and specifically reptile industry in Australia is growing fast. Specialising in over 270 product lines including top quality reptile care products plus water bowls, lighting, rat & bird cages, dog beds, leads etc. Can be relocated anywhere. Comes with Intellectual Property and Business Agreements including patents for digital thermometer/ hygrometer, distribution rights for Dansor background boards and BugCo. Reptile Foods, plus all product brand name designs and rights. Stock value approx $97,500.

NSW

Window Cleaning Run Sydney’s Affluent North Shore Regular commercial and residential clients ensure a dependable cash flow in this business established 20 years. Commercial clients include shops, showrooms, medical centres and a retirement village, providing secure, all weather week to week income. Extensive list of private clients booked on demand returns an attractive lifestyle income. No jobs above two stories. Booked out 2 months in advance for the past year, the owner is splitting the business to concentrate on home location of Central Coast, and will include agreement for Sydney clients. Training and ongoing support offered. Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

price: $150,000 stock included WIWO

price: $35,000 negotiable WIWO

mob 0407 015 739 info@portalpass.com.au

bh (02) 4384 1735 mob 0409 841 735

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439600

Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.

fax (02) 4384 1735 crosley_bs@bigpond.com

037833

Wholesale/Retail

fax (02) 6583 2235 dav.ez@bigpond.com

439465

Dream business for lovers of good food

Small company providing machines and consumables to print shops, businesses and direct to public. Servicing a large database of customers in Sydney Metro, North & South Coast & regional NSW. Supplying quality business equipment direct from the manufacturer/importer, so minimal working capital needed. Consumables supplied exstock, excellent cash returns. Ideal cash flow business for individual or couple. Can be run from home office or small premises Trading successfully for 10 years, owner no longer able to give customers time and attention required. Training & ongoing support provided. Full business history on MYOB.

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INDEX OF BUSINESSES A

G

R

AAdvertising/Media . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Garden Products . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Removalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

Auto Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 53

Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Auto or Mechanical Repairs . .30 - 32

Gift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 79 - 81

Auto Parts & Accessories . . . . . . .32 B Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32, 33 Beauty Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Bed and Breakfast . . . . . . . . .33, 34 Bicycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Bike and Motorcycle . . . . . . . .34, 35 Blinds and Shutters . . . . . . . . . . .35 Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Book Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Building and Construction . . .37, 38 Butcher Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Roadhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 H Hairdressing Salon . . . . . . . . . . . .54

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Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54, 55

Sales and Distribution . . . . . .82, 83

Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 56

Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Hobby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Home Based . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 57

Service Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Smash Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

I Ice Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Import / Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Import / Wholesale . . . . . . . .57 - 59 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

C Cabinet Making . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

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CafĂŠ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 - 41

Jewellery Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Caravan Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Child Care Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

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Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61, 62

Commercial Laundry . . . . . . . . . .43

Laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Luxury Hire Car Service . . . . . . . .63

Convenience Store . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 D Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46, 59 E Earth Moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 eCommerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Spray Painting . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 85 Stationery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Supermarket . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86, 87 Surf, Skate & Ski . . . . . . . . . . .21, 86 T Takeaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88, 89 Textile Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . .89 Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 - 92 Toy Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Training & Development . . . . . . . .25 Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Tree Lopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Truck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

M Management Rights . . . . .26, 27, 62

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Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . .64 - 66

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

Milk Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Video Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

Mobile Business . . . . . . .66, 68 - 70 Mobile Home & Camper Hire . . . .67 Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 - 73

W Waste Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 46, 47 Entertainment/Arts . . . . . . . . . . . .45

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Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Event/Party Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Natural Therapies . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Wholesale/Retail . . . . . . . . . . .89, 96

Newsagency . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 - 75

Windows & Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

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Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Fencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

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Fitness Centre . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 50

Patisserie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Pet Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

Franchise . . . . . . . . . . .6, 11, 12, 18

Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

Fruit & Veg Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77, 78

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Broken River Mountain Resort Eungella QLD This is a once in a life time opportunity to purchase a highly profitable business in the peaceful and undisturbed surrounds of Eungella National Park within a small and supportive community, but with ready access to facilities in the nearby major regional centre. Broken River Mountain Resort is an 18 cabin eco-resort located in the tranquil rainforest surrounds of Eungella. Sitting on 3.09 hectares adjoining the national park, it is the perfect place for its visitors to see platypus in the wild, enjoy long walks and relax in the serene surroundings of the beautifully manicured native gardens. Clientele consists of residents from Mackay and its outlying areas who are looking for a relaxing short getaway, tourists who want to enjoy all that the rainforest has to offer, including the platypus, and the surrounding businesses including the mines who take advantage of the accommodation, conference facilities and restaurant all on the one premises. Resort accommodation includes: • 6 one bedroom self contained units • 4 two bedroom self contained cabins • 8 motel style rooms All accommodation includes private bathroom, heaters, digital free to air TV with new flat screen TVs, radio, fridge and tea / coffee making facilities. Units & cabins have kitchens & pot bellied stoves, while rooms have kitchenettes. Restaurant Possums Table is a stylish 50 seat on-site licensed restaurant that is open seven days for breakfast and dinner. Currently run under a catering agreement. Other Resort Facilities – Broad • Conference room seats up to 50 people theatre style * Full conference equipment • Reception and souvenir shop • Lounge with fireplace, board games, books, wireless hotspot and internet facilities • Pool and sun lounge area • Outdoor games area • 5 outdoor BBQ facilities around the property Included in the price are 2 well appointed residences. 1 three bedroom home plus study on the resort premise 1 four bedroom home located 200m from the resort on a 3,000 square metre block over- looking the surrounding farm land. The bonus with this property is all the hard work has been done for you as it includes a DA for 11 additional cabins (22 rooms). Civil engineering and architectural drawings have been completed.

Ph (07) 4958 4000

Mob 0418 747 336

denismurray@bigpond.com

www.brokenrivermr.com.au

439697

Price: $3,750,000 Freehold


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