Issue 86 - Australian Business For Sale

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Volume 15 2019

Camping Retailer NSW

SPECIAL FEATURE

BUSINESS ADVICE Your guide to Buying or Selling PAGES 21 - 35

p $100,000 + S.A.V.

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A unique opportunity to purchase the Largest Independent Camping Retailer in the Newcastle and Lakes Region. The business has an excellent reputation in the local community for its high quality, well priced equipment and passionate team. The business has key supplier agreements from all the major camping, kayaking and outdoor brands and strong negotiating power.

p $2,850,000 WIWO

Set in a beautiful landscaped clearing tucked away in the midst of 17 freehold acres of old growth forest, Greenwood Park Estate Luxury Holiday Villas seem like they're a million miles away from anywhere. In reality, this modern 3 year old construction, not far from Pebbly Beach, is within 15 minutes of the bustling tourist town of Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW.

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Stunning period style motel in busy outback location with above average return. Constructed 1904 3½ star. Heritage Edwardian style with brick and plaster partitions and iron roof. Large spacious rooms - Quality furniture throughout. 23 Units and 3BR Cottage. Solid clientele, tourist corporate & mining trade. Close to clubs & restaurants.

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AGENTS & BROKERS

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PRIVATE SELLERS

CONTENTS

PUBLISHER Hans Ten Bruin

IN THIS ISSUE:

FRANCHISE ENQUIRIES Anne Marie Coupe

FRANCHISES & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

2 - 20, 64, 84

BUSINESS ADVICE

21 - 35

AGENTS & BROKERS

PRIVATE SALE ENQUIRIES Tony Westhoff

36 - 45

PRIVATE SELLERS

46 - 83

Phone 02 9281 4599

A - Z INDEX (BY BUSINESS TYPE)

AGENT & BROKER ENQUIRIES Dante Mariotto

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BUSINESS ADVICE STARTING A BUSINESS: TO BUY A FRANCHISE OR GO IT ALONE? Dr. Warren Harmer, The Business Plan Company

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HOW TO DEFINE WHICH BUSINESS IS RIGHT FOR YOU

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GUIDE TO BUYING A BUSINESS

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Troy Eichelberger, A1 Debt Assistance

Queensland Government

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WHEN YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT TRULY STANDS OUT, ASK YOURSELF - WHAT DISTINGUISHES THAT COMPANY’S PERFORMANCE FROM ITS COMPETITORS?

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Bob Lyon, The Better Business Report

MENTORING SERVICES FOR BUSINESS Commonwealth of Australia

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LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS TO MAKE WHEN SELLING A BUSINESS

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SELLING YOUR BUSINESS? YOU NEED YOUR STAFF MORE THAN THEY NEED YOU

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VENDORS / PURCHASERS - BEWARE DEAL WITH A LICENSED AGENT

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Christopher Tsiknas, Lawpath

Kerry Anne Nelson, Operation Verve

Real Estate Institute of Australia

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FRANCHISE & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY INDEX

Acai Brothers

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LINK Business Brokers

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Auto Masters

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Operation Verve

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Chatime

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San Churro Chocolateria

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DeckSeal

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Sheds n Homes

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Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo

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Symmetry Marketing and Publishing

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GroutPro

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The Business Plan Company

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Gutter Knight

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The Party Girl World

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THE Shed Company

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Lawpath

EDITORIALS WHY JOIN THE SAN CHURRO FAMILIA?

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NICHE BUSINESS IN BOOMING INDUSTRY

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San Churro Chocolateria 6

DeckSeal

LIFESTYLE CHANGING OPPORTUNITY

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NOT ALL FRANCHISING SUCKS!

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Auto Masters Chatime

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EXPO PRESENTS ALL THAT’S GREAT ABOUT FRANCHISING Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo

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WHY JOIN THE SAN CHURRO FAMILIA? San Churro’s Spanish heritage doesn’t stop at the menu and fit-out, with the brand’s very foundations built upon the Spanish way of life. With a ‘mi casa su casa’ approach (my house is your house), San Churro is a genuine family who cares deeply for both its customers and business partners. It operates with an open and welcoming demeanour that is unpretentious, relaxed and playful in nature. San Churro is Australia’s only Spanish-inspired Chocolate Café brand, and is looking for passionate partners to join the familia San Churro was borne out of a memorable experience when founder Giro Maurici and his wife Kelly stumbled upon a chocolateria in the back streets of Madrid where they dined on decadent traditional hot chocolate and freshly cooked churros amongst the hubbub of Spanish music and laughter. Inspired by this unique and memorable experience, they set to work planning and researching how to adapt this business to the tastes of the Australian public, and to create a successful franchising business model that could expand across Australia. Embracing the best aspects of the traditional chocolateries of Spain, with a café concept specifically designed for success in the Australian market, San Churro offers quality chocolate, fresh made-to-order Churros using an authentic Spanish recipe and many other inspired desserts and drinks. This premium dessert experience is delivered in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere within a Spanish inspired fit out. Each chocolateria is designed to imbue the vibrant, social shared experiences that are synonymous with Spanish culture.

The San Churro concept has been designed with distinctive branding, product specialisation and sophisticated operating systems to develop a successful franchise system. The business has a central Support Team based in Melbourne and structure that provides training, operating systems, assessment, marketing support, menu design and development, management accounting and reporting, payroll execution, supplier procurement, site selection and lease negotiation, fit out design and development assistance and much, much more. With an ever-evolving menu, San Churro is constantly pushing the boundaries of deliciousness and maintaining a presence at the forefront of Australia’s dessert scene. The San Churro franchise model provides an opportunity for people who aspire to own their own business many competitive advantages over being an independent operator, with a dessert café concept that focuses on high quality menu items that are simple to prepare and do not require a chef. It’s easy to see why this model appeals to people of all ages and from all walks of life. For more information contact Kim Davies, Franchise Recruitment Manager via kim@sanchurro.com or visit www.sanchurro.com/own-a-san-churro

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NICHE BUSINESS IN BOOMING INDUSTRY

DeckSeal specialise in the restoration & preservation of all structural timber elements. We undertake a wide range of projects including:• Decking • Timber Cladding • Fences • Bench Seats • Timber Screens • Outdoor Furniture • Planter Boxes • Pool Boxes • Concrete/Paving Cleaning & Oiling As leading industry professionals, DeckSeal has worked diligently over the years to refine our expertise - sourcing the finest products & establishing simple to follow methods that deliver the most outstanding results for clients. We work across residential, commercial & retail sectors, removing faded, peeling & cracked coatings & restore them with updated & improved penetrating finishes. Treatments can vary from a simple clean or annual maintenance, to a full sanding & coating. Our services also extend to cleaning & sealing of driveways, paving & concrete. Driven & committed to what we do, the DeckSeal team come highly skilled & ready to share our industry knowledge with franchisees to ensure the continued success of the business & it's brand. We are a unique business, delivering in an extremely underserviced marketspace. DeckSeal offers everyday people the perfect opportunity to capitalise on their existing skills or quickly build a new set without the burden of learning a new trade.

The restoration & preservation of timber structures & decks is a niche business, placed within a significant growth market. There are very few businesses like it & none doing it to the standard of DeckSeal. A timber deck is an iconic part of the Australian outdoor lifestyle & a key feature in countless homes across the country. Not only does a timber outdoor area extend existing living space, it adds value to a property - more so when maintained to its full potential. The growth of the business has led to us being unable to service all the leads we receive due to time constraints or job location key factors indicating the strong level of demand. We have a diverse client base & repeat business. Most of our clients are happy to transition onto our structured ongoing maintenance program providing franchisees with long term clients. We have created large territories using our state of the art mapping platform that covers a broad demographic based on our territory formula, most are 3 to 4 times the size of other service franchises. Our franchisees are invoicing between $15,000-$30,000 per month! Investing in a DeckSeal Franchise gives you the opportunity to secure your financial future & create a better work life balance for you & your family. You also get direct access to our products & suppliers, a full suite of operations manuals & ongoing support. DeckSeal is the original and leading deck restoration company in Victoria. We specialise in the restoration and preservation of deck and timber structures. For more information call 1800 DECKCLEAN (1800 332 525) or visit www.deckseal.com.au

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Specialists in all aspects of timber restoration, preservation and outdoor maintenance, we undertake a wide range of projects including decking, timber cladding, screens, fences and garage doors to name a few Why DeckSeal is a great investment – • • • • • • • • •

Low entry costs Large, exclusive territories Sales and Brand Marketing done by Head Office No ongoing marketing fees Full suite of Operational Manuals Customer service call Centre and 1800DECKCLEAN phone number Current Franchisees invoicing between $15,000 - $30,000 per month Franchisees are generally booking 6 weeks in advance Niche business in a booming growth segment • • • •

Leaders in our field Diverse client base and repeat business Full training provided Ongoing support

For further information contact Danielle 1800 332 525 l admin@deckseal.com.au www.deckseal.com.au/franchise


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Boats, cars, holidays, golf & time to enjoy all of this with the family. With head office support teams based in Perth and Adelaide, regular training for you & your staff are some of the key points to making money & then having time to enjoy it. With just two to four staff required & only five and a half trading days, an Auto Masters franchise gives you the time to enjoy the rewards. The general misconception about buying a mechanical business, is that you have to be a mechanic, where in actual fact you employ

mechanics to carry out the work while you operate the business. A large percentage of Auto Masters top 10 franchisees aren’t mechanics, which shows customer service skills and a smile are the keys to operating a successful Auto Masters franchise. The system is proven over 30 years with a number offranchises owning multiple locations. For many businesses staff has been a big problem. However, with a clean, tidy work environment, Auto Masters is the preferred choice for many mechanics in the industry Auto Masters’ success is based on sound business strategies, clever marketing and customer service. With service stations closing down their workshops and independent mechanics unable to keep up with the training and technology required to work on newer models, our growing population and people becoming aware that Auto Masters can service new cars without voiding their warranty, are factors in industry growth. Auto Masters now boasts over 60 franchises across WA & SA and you can join the group from $300,000. Auto Masters are an active member of the Franchise Council of Australia and its systems comply with the Franchising Code of Conduct. For more information or a confidential chat on owning an Auto Masters franchise contact Auto Master Head Office (08) 9316 1177 or visit www.automasters.com.au/franchise

Franchise Juice Bar

Melbourne

VIC

Eat Fresh. Eat Raw. Eat Healthy. Eat Acai Brothers Acai Brothers Brighton Superfood Cafe specializes in Acai Bowls, Raw treats, Smoothies, Juices and Coffee focusing on great tasting products in this health booming industry. Fast growing franchise. With over 25 stores nationally, this Australian Acai Brothers Franchise has gone from strength to strength in just over 4 years of operation. The Acai Brothers Franchise is a fast growing franchise with regular support for each individual store as well as state support. There is initial training with the National Training Manager who will make sure all procedures are thoroughly gone

through to enable a confident hand over process. No Hospitality or Previous ownership of a store is required. You will need a passion for the Health food industry, a love for the product and a friendly presence. With a team of 10 highly competent staff on board this is a big advantage to help with the smooth transition. Very loyal customer database with long-standing business relationships with local gyms, schools, organizations, retail, day spas and more... Social media established (Facebook & Instagram @acaibrothers_brighton) Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

price: $99,000 + S.A.V. kane_mx5@hotmail.com

www.acaibrothers.com

450857

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Franchise

Melbourne

VIC

Flexible, Mobile Business Opportunity Gutter Knight Melbourne, provide quotes and install yourself or sub contract the installation out. Exisiting customer base and great support from your franchisor. Ideally, you have the ability to present options to the client, email a quote and coordinate the stock and installation. Established systems which provide a great lifestyle. We also have a 2012 VW Highline Amarok that is sign written, promoting your business as you drive. Full training provided. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

price: $50,000 + vehicle 450799

mob 0431 482 743 neil.j.welsh@gmail.com

Originally founded in Taiwan during 2003, Chatime set out to introduce the world to the fresh, delicious flavour and fun of modern Taiwanese tea. With 1000 T-Breweries globally, and 114 of those in Australia, Chatime is confidently achieving that goal, with our Australian company initiating strategies and operational practices that have since been adopted by the global network.

Franchise

Mackay

Chatime Australia's Executive Management Team believe in leading by example and have established a lively and hardworking culture. Bold strategies have been formed and successfully rolled out in 2018-2019, based on the needs of customers and franchisees alike. Among these are the launch of our high-traction Loyal-Tea app, ground-breaking marketing campaigns that have created a cult following on Social Media, a modernisation project in Finance focussed on mandatory bookkeeping and payroll compliance, as well as a continuing drive to grow the business.

QLD

Established GroutPro Franchise No Experience Needed GroutPro Mackay is an established franchise business carrying out tile & grout restoration work for residential and commercial customers in both Mackay and the Whitsundays. No experience is needed, Very high demand for our service’s, High profit margins, Established Facebook page & Web Site. GroutPro provides a comprehensive training program plus all the tools and equipment necessary. GroutPro services include tile & grout cleaning, grout recolouring, damaged tile & grout repair / replacement, epoxy re-grouting, tile & grout sealing, and much more. Price $60 000 - includes all stock & current mobile number. Price $78 000 - includes all stock and fully sign written Hyundai Iload van & current mobile number.

With over 100 Australian franchised units, we're proud to say that 2019 marks our fifth consecutive year achieving same store double digit sales growth. Behind all of our measurables, there is a company culture that blends the historic Asian heritage of teamaking with Australian traditions, constantly seeking meaningful ways of connecting with our ever-growing customer base. A playful sense of fun is encouraged among all staff, and our strong ethics continue to prompt strategies that increase corporate social responsibility. At Chatime we are committed to providing a unique retail experience that is consistent, fun and reliable for each and every customer and partner proving that not all franchising sucks!

To find out more about how you can become a franchise owner and join the Chatime family visit www.chatime.com.au/franchising 450211

price: $60,000 stock included mob 0429 996 879 trevor.r@groutpro.com.au www.groutpro.com.au

Since our Australian launch in 2009, Chatime has been one of the fastest growing iced tea franchises nationwide. Driven by diligence, passion and teamwork, our company is devoted to creating Australia’s favourite bubble tea brewed from the freshest ingredients with the fullest flavours. From the care given by our T-rista's (servers) in store to every customer, through to the Executive Management Team, Chatime has created a vibrant magical world for tea lovers to immerse themselves in.

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A- Z Franchise and Business 1300TempFence

DeckSeal

Concept: Hire and Rental

Concept: Garden, Household Repairs and Maintenance

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Investment: $50,000 - $100,000

Auto Masters

Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo

Concept: Bike and Automotive

Concept: Advertising and Promotions

Investment: $300,000 - $400,000

Locations: Sydney, Perth, Brisbane & Melbourne

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

Franck Provost Paris Salons

Concept: Animal and Pet Care

Concept: Beauty, Health and Fitness

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Investment: $200,000 - $300,000

Chatime

GroutPro Australia

Concept: Cafe and Restaurant

Concept: Mobile Business

Investment: $300,000 - $400,000

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning

Hannaford

Concept: Cleaning, Laundry and Waste Services

Concept: Agricultural and Rural

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Investment: $50,000 - $100,000

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Opportunities Directory Just Better Care Australia

Super Castles Australia

Concept: Aged Care and Retirement

Concept: Leisure / Entertainment

Investment: $50,000 - $100,000

Investment: $50,000 - $100,000

Reliable Education

Superfinish Express

Concept: Import / Export / Wholesale

Concept: Bike and Automotive

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Resurfacing Australia

The Party Girl World

Concept: Garden, Household Repairs and Maintenance

Concept: Child Related Products and Services

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Investment: $0 - $50,000

San Churro Chocolateria

THE Shed Company

Concept: Cafe and Restaurant

Concept: Building and Construction

Investment: $600,000 - $700,000

Investment: $50,000 - $100,000

Sheds n Homes

VIZ360 - Virtual Reality & 3D Media

Concept: Building and Construction

Concept: Business and Professional Services

Investment: $50,000 - $100,000

Investment: $0 - $50,000

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EXPO PRESENTS ALL THAT’S GREAT ABOUT FRANCHISING time include Thailander, Solar Run, Quantum Blast, Plumbing Bros., New York Minute Burgers, The Great Greek, The Mr Group, Patty Smiths Handcrafted Premium Burgers and Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie.

Rod Young

Jim Penman

Andrew Morello

Franchising has evolved in Australia into a dynamic small business sector with an estimated annual turnover in excess of $130 billion. It is now one of the most popular and profitable ways to start or grow a small business, and as the industry’s premier showcase, the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo has brought together more franchisors and franchisees than any other business event. The Melbourne show being held in August is the final Expo for the year following exciting and successful events in Sydney in March and Brisbane in June. “Each Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo showcases a huge range of business ideas – in Melbourne we are looking forward to welcoming lots of new exhibitors as well as regular attendees such as Subway, Poolwerx, Aussie mortgage brokers, United Franchise Group, Clark Rubber, Gutter-Vac, Mail Boxes Etc., Fastway Couriers and Minuteman Press,” says Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey. There will be a delegation from Taiwan exhibiting the latest business ideas out of Asia, while business opportunities exhibiting for the first

“I’m especially looking forward to hearing from our keynote presenters, Jim Penman from Jim’s Group and Rod Young from DC Strategy,” adds Stacey. “Jim is an Australian icon and Rod has extensive experience in taking small businesses and turning them into multi-million dollar enterprises, which I’m sure will be of great interest to our visitors.” Also speaking in Melbourne is charismatic Andrew Morello, Head of Business Development at The Entourage, Australia’s largest training institution for entrepreneurs and business owners. Stacey adds that the Franchise Council of Australia will be holding informative panel sessions with established and successful franchisees sharing their stories and taking questions from the floor. “The seminars and free panel sessions are always a highlight of the Expo,” says Stacey. “It’s a good idea to check the program on our website before you attend, to make sure you’re in time to hear from any speakers who particularly interest you. “But of course the main game is on the show floor, with exhibitors from a wide range of industries, all ready to encourage and inform visitors about their franchise, business opportunity or service.” For more information go to www.franchisingexpo.com.au Contact Fiona Stacey for more information on exhibiting ph. 03 9999 5464 or fiona@specialisedevents.com.au

Franchise

Adelaide

SA

Mr Clip Lawn Mowing Franchises Do you want to work outdoors, get fit & be a part of a great South Australian company? Do you long to be financially independent while self-employed & have a secure cash flow & strong personal & business growth? Mr Clip is your answer. Founded as a lawn mowing business in 1988, Mr Clip has now expanded to include Tree & Stump services & Commercial Garden Management. We now have opportunities available in highly sought after territories with existing customer base ready to go. We recruit individuals who are prepared to invest their talents & hard work to

share in the success of our whole team. Owning a Mr Clip franchise is far more than mowing lawns for a living. It’s an opportunity to grow, become more confident, & develop character traits that will last a lifetime. Put your skills to good use and make a living from them, a serious living, while doing what you enjoy. With the backing of a franchise with a local office, extensive systems and procedures, training, and the support of local franchisees, this is a golden opportunity for a rewarding career & a healthy active lifestyle as well! Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (08) 8365 8000

mob 0433 344 166

www.mrclip.com.au

450670

price: $25,000

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Business Advice Choosing to Buy or Sell a business is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make. The rewards, or consequences, can be life changing, so it is vital you take the time to get the right advice.

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STARTING A BUSINESS:

TO BUY A FRANCHISE Starting a business can be a daunting proposition, with the aspiring business owner facing a myriad of tasks, decisions and challenges. Many business functions suddenly become the responsibility of the owner, whether they are skilled in them or not. That’s not to forget the financial risks, which can be life changing in either direction – boom or bust Starting a business can be a daunting proposition, with the aspiring business owner facing a myriad of tasks, decisions and challenges. Many business functions suddenly become the responsibility of the owner, whether they are skilled in them or not. That’s not to forget the financial risks, which can be life changing in either direction – boom or bust. The more risk averse entrepreneurs may see franchises as a great option, with some safety in a known brand, training, systems and processes, infrastructure and support; the best of both worlds (in theory). But, with the horror stories of franchising splashed across the media, it’s natural to question the promise against the reality. Is it better to just start a business on your own, save the extra fees and invest that into your own business? There is no simple answer, as every situation is as different as every new business owner. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each.

Buying a franchise There are lots of franchises out there, varying in size from just a few, to national icons with thousands of franchisees. Even though the sector is highly regulated, the way that each business is run varies a lot. In franchises, the franchisee mostly follows the business formula of the company, doing things the standard way that fit in with the company brand. That can be as varied as making muffins, mowing lawns or running fitness classes. The upside of being part of the franchise is that you get to benefit from the brand identity, the business that comes with that, marketing systems and support. The idea of immediate cash flow is tantalising for a new business and can be quite appealing. The reality of how much support you get, how good the brand is and how much business you actually get varies a lot from franchise to franchise - sometimes good, sometimes not. One crucial factor for being in a franchise is that you can have less control over many aspects of the business. Ideally you should believe in the product and the company, which can be a challenge for some headstrong entrepreneurs. If you like doing things your own way, you may feel constrained by being in a franchise. Another factor is the location and how many other franchisees there are (and will be). Franchisors that want to grow sometimes do so at the expense of the franchisees. In my own experiences, I bought into a network being told there would be 18 in the state, which changed to 30 within 6 months. Some previous franchise clients of ours had their business cannibalised by a neighbouring franchise. Of course you pay the support, brand, marketing and systems, which means fees and charges up front and ongoing.

Starting your own business Starting a business on your own is a lot less restricted than a franchise, so everything you will need to do yourself. There’s no built in support, processes and policies to follow, no brand, not traffic already looking for you. Because of that, you have an opportunity to do things completely your own way, to build completely your own empire, your own brand. With less restriction, you can control the set up costs more, but it will be up to you to build up the business. But that has its own risks. As with franchises, there are stories of success and failure. Without doubt, you will totally believe in the company since it’s yours.

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OR GO IT ALONE? How to decide For any potential investment, especially a business, due diligence is crucial. Build your team of experts and consider all of the opinions in your decision making. In the most successful franchises that I have worked with, the franchisor has the best interest of the franchisees at heart, and doesn’t kill the relationship through punishing conditions or profit-at-all-costs attitude; they are there to support when times are harder. Know the conditions of your agreement inside out and get great legal advice. As there are so many franchises out there, do your homework and talk to some existing franchisees. Really ask yourself if you

want to do that activity in the company way, every day? For the start-ups, take the time to build a solid business plan with external expertise to know what you are getting into. The ultimate decision rests a lot on the right opportunity but also on who you are as a person. Even though both are forms of business ownership, the experiences can be quite different. Knowing what is important to you as a business owner will act as a framework to make your decision. Take your time and look at lots of options; for the right choice, an exciting and rewarding experience lies ahead.

Dr. Warren Harmer

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HOW TO DEFINE WHICH BUSINESS IS RIGHT FOR YOU Humanity and our environment are going through historically important changes, which we need to navigate more carefully. Technology can leave you vulnerable, but it is not the only challenge we face in business today. I grew up prior to computers and the internet, we had no mobile phones. What we had, was a much simpler version of now. It offered us certain benefits – TRUE, quality leisure time was one of those. We never had to check emails or text messages; things just had to wait for us to get back to work. Today, our leisure time is not comparable to pre internet and mobile phones. Your brain does not get the same opportunity to go into rest mode. Gadgets constantly require our input and attention. Technology has spread itself across our existence like a huge fishing net – and it can be highly irritating. Fake news, cyber crime, hacking, clickbots etc, are all new challenges that business until recent years had never heard about. These new area problems can ruin businesses that have become a target. Anti Virus software will not be a match to the latest hacking tools. There is a need for diversification in the offering of small business, to align with the changes to our lifestyle over the last 10 years. Pioneers and Innovators are needed in small business today, not just in the corporate sector. We have an increasingly unwell society and an increasingly unwell planet. Todays’ children do not get the physical exercise we once did. Yet, physical exercise is mandatory for a healthy brain development. The brain develops with exercise, as exercise stimulates the cerebellum in the brain. A business focusing on the shortcomings we experience today, would make an ideal ethical choice. How will it perform financially? Always run a feasibility study when you put your finances at stake. The quality of our supermarket food products has deteriorated. Preservatives and traces of many poisonous chemicals are found in the majority of what we put into our mouth each and every day.

What has all that got to do with your urge to buy a business? Everything! You have to adapt to current needs and market factors. What was an appropriate indicator for a good business 5 years ago, may no longer be of any relevance today. I always remind people of the Kodak collapse. One of the worlds best known brands until the mid to late 1980’s. Yet, new technology wiped it out almost overnight. Looking for a business opportunity, evaluate the lifestyle impact of your decision. Will you have weekends to yourself, or does the business require a weekend roster? How do you feel about the product or service you will be dealing in? Does it meet your ethical standard? What is the industry growth forecast? Can I add services or products to the business to suit my location? Does my purchase contract prevent me from certain add on idea’s? Is the lease secure and fair value? What about the financial investment that you are about to commit? Have you allowed for all costs, including some initial operating cashflow to cover the first six months? Worked out all wages, taxes, utilities and other trade associated costs? The business that you are most likely to succeed in, is the business that you actually have a passion for. It may not be the style of the business, but the opportunity to grow a small business into a bigger business with a new idea. Most business buyers assume they can do things better than the current owners. This often rings true, as the current owners may just have had enough and have shown little love for the business of late. Just don’t jump in blind, the current owners may Australian Business For Sale ®


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know something that may impact the business in future. Do your due diligence prior to the purchase and make it all inclusive. Leave no stone unturned. Finding a flaw with a business is not a bad thing. It may be the best buying opportunity. As long as you are confident that you can work around the existing flaw, you may pick up a bargain. In many fields, workplace security has dramatically declined and wage growth has been non existent since 2009. Being successfully self-employed can offer you, more job satisfaction, more job security and leaves you less vulnerable to loss of income. Many small businesses fail in their first year. Should that worry you? NO! This fact simply should alert you to the potential pitfalls and help you avoid mistakes made by some of the failed businesses. Owning a business can bring a certain feeling of freedom with it. It is your chance to find your calling and grow to financial success. It can also be the mistake that took away the family home. Don’t over commit yourself. Don’t be afraid of the new skills you may need to learn, just make sure they are skills that you are not afraid to learn. Create a business buying strategy, similar to planning your life. Don’t treat your business purchase as a separate entity, see if

it can enrich your dreams and compliment your life goals. Use the internet to research your potential business purchase. Search the actual business and see if there are “independent” news articles or reviews, these may provide a clearer picture than the one you may be presented with by the seller. Once you found the right business, having done your research, just try and run it the best way anyone could run such a business. Put your shine on it, its not just an income producing vehicle – the business now is simply relying on you. Enjoy the ride and live your dream. Run it like an athlete, always aiming to improve performance. As an Insolvency advisor and business owner, I have seen more cases of business going bad than most people. Good operators and good businesses are not spared from unfortunate circumstances. We can’t fool proof everything, but we certainly can take many measures to reduce risk. The vast majority of insolvency cases are not made up of good operators, but often those who have over committed and perhaps those who have a lack of understanding of what it takes to run and grow a business. If you need help to purchase or sell a business, feel free to contact me initially via email, outlining your situation.

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GUIDE TO BUYING A BUSINESS You’ve weighed the pros and cons, and now you’ve made the decision to buy a business. But what’s the next step? Buying a business is a complex and timeconsuming process. It requires thorough investigation of the business you plan to buy, and research of the market for its products or services to ensure it’s viable. This guide provides an overview of buying a business, but for such a major financial and emotional investment, it is vital that you always seek professional legal and financial advice before signing any documents.

Preparing to buy a business Once you have decided you're ready to buy a business and have checked advertisements of businesses for sale, you will have a shortlist of potential businesses to suit your budget, interests and goals. The next step is to prepare thoroughly by seeking professional advice, getting your finances in order and starting to research the businesses in more detail.

Organising your business advisers Getting sound professional is a vital part of the due diligence process. At a minimum, you will need the services of an accountant (to investigate the financial data and operations) and a solicitor (to investigate any regulatory issues, check licences and registrations and draft a purchase agreement).

Checking your finances Buying a business is a significant investment, so you need to sort out your finances early and be well prepared and professional when applying for a bank loan or approaching potential investors. This will give them confidence to back your business and convince the seller you are serious.

When checking your finances, consider: • the purchase price of the business • transfer (stamp) duty, usually payable by the purchaser • the working capital requirements for your business (your cash flow projections will show that figure) • professional fees and charges related to the purchase • any loan repayments and servicing costs, if applicable

All commercial lenders use the following criteria to assess loan applications: • your ability to service loans (interest and periodic repayments)

• security (most banks require a 1st mortgage on real estate security and may lend up to 65% of the real estate asset being offered as security) • the management and business skills of the borrower • the trading history of the business (at least 3 years prior to purchase) • the profit and loss and cash flow forecasts for 3 years (forecasts need to be supported by realistic assumptions about future trading). It is important that you are able to supply the necessary information to the lender assessing your request. Remember, every funding proposal will have its own unique features. Therefore, you should seek professional advice from your accountant or business adviser about the best way to organise funding.

Starting your research Early research of potential businesses could include: • scouting the location • researching your competition (what do they offer that is different) • checking the business's website and marketing materials • trying the business's products or services • checking demographics • finding out why the business is for sale • talking to the business's suppliers • talking to the business's customers • researching customer reviews about the business online • performing a credit and historical search on the business's legal structure and/or its owners/directors • researching industry and market trends.

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Conducting due diligence When buying an established business it is vital that you, the prospective business owner, examine the business in detail. This process is known as due diligence. Due diligence is generally conducted after the buyer and seller have agreed in principle to a deal, but before a binding contract is signed. Conducting due diligence is the best way for you to assess the value of a business and the risks associated with buying it. Due diligence gives you access to important and confidential information about a business, often within a time period specified in a letter of intent. With this information you can assess the business's financial position and identify risks and ongoing potential. It is your chance to answer any questions you might have about the

business. The due diligence process ensures that you get good value for a business. Done correctly, it can be the difference between buying a business that makes you money and buying a business that costs you money. You should always perform due diligence with the help of your lawyer, accountant or business adviser.

Investigating a business To conduct due diligence you'll need to carefully review: • income statements

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• records of accounts receivable and payable • balance sheets and tax returns including business activity statements (last 3-5 years) • profit and loss records (last 2-3 years) • cash deposit and payment records, as reconciled with the accounts • utility accounts • bank loans and lines or letters of credit • minutes of directors' meetings/management meetings • audit work paper files (if available) • the seller's claims about their business (e.g. their reasons for selling, the business's reputation) • privacy details (e.g. of employees, trading partners, customers) • stock

• details about plant, equipment, fixtures, vehicles (are they in good working order and licensed?) • intellectual assets of the business (e.g. intellectual property, trademarks, patents) • existing contracts with clients/staff • partnership agreements • lease arrangements • details of the business's automated financial systems • details of credit and historical searches related to the business. You also need to value the business to check whether the asking price is fair.


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Warning signs for the buyer You should be wary of sellers who: • do not disclose important information (e.g. their reasons for selling, financial statements, licences and permits, staff contracts) • won't agree to a trial period or enough time to conduct due diligence (you will need at least 30 days) • won't introduce you to their suppliers, landlord or estate agent • are involved in legal proceedings • are keen to close the deal quickly • have a questionable credit record and history.

Making an offer After you've conducted due diligence and valued the business, it's time to begin negotiations - usually with professional support and business advice. Negotiating the purchase of a business involves making an offer, which is usually followed by the seller's counter offer and bargaining to reach an agreement.

Negotiation tips • Know your limit (the highest price you're prepared to pay for the business) and stick to it. • Never agree to the first price quoted. Remember that the seller's first price is a starting point. It's probably useful only because it gives you an idea of whether the business is within your price range. • Open negotiation at the lowest price possible (but make sure it's reasonable and you're able to substantiate it). If you offer half the asking price, the seller may not think you're a serious buyer. • Always take your time during negotiation. You're buying a business that may well be your principal activity for many years. An extra few days or weeks are worth investing to ensure you purchase the right business for you. • Make your own list of items for negotiation, placing them in separate categories based on what you can compromise on (nice to have) and what you can't (must have). • Challenge the seller by asking 'what if' questions. What if a major client goes bankrupt? What if a key group of employees leaves with the changeover? • Do not reveal your own reasons for buying or how badly you want the business. If you really want it, you'll probably end up making more concessions to get it or paying more for it anyway. • Avoid being overly critical and confrontational. Keep the conversation focused on facts. • Practise the negotiation with a friend or relative beforehand (role play). • Make sure you're satisfied with the outcome. The product of successful negotiation is both parties satisfied with the end result. But if only one party is satisfied, make sure that party is you.

• Be prepared to strike a deal if you're comfortable with the price. Be prepared to walk away if you're not. • Above all, keep emotions away from negotiations. If you can't do that, ask your professional adviser to negotiate on your behalf.

Bargaining Buyers and sellers often enter into negotiations from what's sometimes called a 'positional bargaining' standpoint. Since both parties want to achieve the best outcome for themselves, the seller's interests will be different from your interests. • The seller's interests will include wanting to make as much money as possible on the sale of the business, attending to the sale transaction in the way that's most tax advantageous for them, severing liability ties and avoiding any contract conditions they can't meet. Most of all, the seller wants a profit. • Your interests will include wanting to pay the least amount possible for the business, with the inclusion of as many tangible and intangible assets as possible in the purchase price, favourable payment terms and warranty protection against false claims from the seller. Most of all, you want a bargain. A shrewd bargainer would be able to convince the other party that the other party is getting more than they're paying for or, alternatively, that they are paying less than what the business is worth.

Business legal structure If you're satisfied with the due diligence report, have the necessary finance available and are ready to sign the contract, you must consider how to structure the purchase. The most common structures include: • • • •

sole trader partnership company trust

The structure you choose must be defined by key considerations, including: • • • • •

financial risk of the business personal financial exposure requirements from outside partners or investors expansion plans federal and state tax efficiency.

It is very important that you decide on the correct legal structure for your business before you sign the contract. Asset transfers attract taxes, such as stamp duties and capital gains. Make sure you don’t need to re-structure your business soon after you have signed the contract, as this will attract unwanted taxes and additional professional fees. Seek professional advice before deciding on the ideal structure.

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Drafting a purchase contract After you and the seller have agreed on a price for the business and what the price covers, you'll usually draw up a contract to give legal force to your agreement. A written contract ensures that both parties clearly understand what each is agreeing to provide, for what cost and for what method of payment. You should consult a legal adviser and accountant for advice on the tax and legal implications the transaction has for you.

Type of purchase You need to determine if you want to make an offer for the business's assets, its shares, or both.

Payment method What you will pay, how and when.

Types of purchase contracts

Seller's involvement after purchase

There are basically 2 types of contracts:

This might include providing you with training so you can continue operations in a seamless manner.

• purchase contract for the assets of a business (i.e. you purchase only specific assets that the business currently owns) • purchase contract for shares in the business (i.e. you purchase all the shares in the business and, so, take over all its assets and liabilities). Before deciding whether to buy shares or assets consider the following: • When you buy assets, it is relatively easy to establish whether the assets are unencumbered and that you are not inheriting any potential liabilities that may be associated with the sellers past history (e.g. pending legal action, tax disputes, overdue creditors) • When you buy shares in an existing company, you are exposed to all outstanding claims against the company in which you will own equity. Even if the seller agrees to provide legal indemnities, you may be exposed to unexpected claims. Make sure you seek professional advice before you sign the contract.

What to include in the purchase contract Price This will usually be a break-up of the purchase price, allocating specific amounts to goodwill, plant, equipment, stock, etc. You should seek accounting advice regarding allocations of assets, as this has serious taxation implications. You should determine exactly what aspects of the business you're interested in buying. For example, the business manufactures an item and sells it in a store. You'd need to determine if you want to buy both parts of the business.

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Restraint of trade covenant This protects you from loss of business through the seller's opening of a competing business within a reasonable proximity.

Any other conditions This might include the things you and the seller each agree to do before settlement, and arrangements for current employees. In addition to the basics of price and purchase, contracts should address contingencies such as: • whether the purchase is subject to finance approval by a bank or other financial institution • your defaulting on instalment payments • the seller providing inaccurate or false financial information • the seller having more liabilities than were known at the time of purchase • the seller not owning some of the claimed assets • material changes in the business occurring before the transaction is closed • the seller opening a competing business in a location too close to the business they've just sold you. Most of these provisions work to protect you, the buyer, since the seller knows what they're selling and the amount to be received. You'll want to limit your risks as much as the seller is prepared to allow.

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WHEN YOU SEE A BUSINESS THAT TRULY STANDS OUT,

ASK YOURSELF WHAT DISTINGUISHES THAT COMPANY’S PERFORMANCE FROM ITS COMPETITORS? Before I take on a client I stop and look at everything about that industry that could gripe, frustrate or irritate a potential customer. I ask people what irritates them. I try to internalize the same problems so I can experience the customer’s frustration when I create my client’s marketing.

Bob Lyon The Better Business Report

I write down on paper precisely what aggravating problems I want my client to promise to correct - all the problems someone could have who seeks out my client’s product or service.

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I then examine companies in my client’s field who are doing things right by addressing one or more of the problems on my list. I look at a lot of different industries looking for the undisputable winners’ in each field. Why? Because many success-building techniques that work for one firm in one industry are adaptable to others. In fact, most are useful. I've prepared a suggested worksheet you can modify or add to.

Here is my suggested worksheet: • Things I can't stand in other businesses. • What would I do if I were in that business to overcome that problem? • How I can adapt the positive side of that negative observation over to my business? • Things firms do that impress me. • How I can adapt that technique into my business’s marketing operation?

Carry it with you all day.

• Terrible ads I've seen.

Keep it in the car when you're driving and listening to the radio.

• How could they be improved?

Keep it handy at home or in the office. Every time you see or hear something that irritates you, assume that it irritates the heck out of most everybody else and jot it down. To remedy this problem or its equivalent in your industry can lift your business head and shoulders above your competitors.

When you see a business that truly stands out, ask yourself – What distinguishes that firm’s performance from its competitors? Once you find an answer, record it, and then employ that same technique in your business.

• What salesman/woman has impressed me? - How a nd why? • How can I adapt that positive impression to my marketing? • What turnoffs have I been subjected to by salespeople? • How could that negative be converted to positive? • How could I adapt that positive? Prepare worksheets for radio, T.V., newspapers, the Internet and direct mail and then force yourself to review it regularly. Frequently and systematically review this data, to identify marketing elements that can be incorporated into your business operation.

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Take the necessary actions to test the effectiveness of these elements in enhancing your marketing programs. While doing all this, remember your Unique Selling Proposition (U.S.P.) the reason or reasons why customers should chose to do business with you over your competition? If asked to recite in a tight, concise, compelling 60 words or less, the Unique Selling Proposition their firm offers that goes above and beyond all their competitors, most business owners would go blank.

If you can't immediately, clearly articulate one or many unique sales appeals, how do you expect your customers to perceive it? Indirectly this article is really about how to improve, expand or create a compelling U.S.P. to make your firm invincible. It really works. Try the techniques. Integrate them into every fabric of marketing and observe the impact. It truly will amaze you.

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Business mentoring refers to a relationship between an experienced business person (the mentor) and a business owner or employee (the mentee).

Whether you are just starting out or want to expand your business, business mentoring can be used at all stages in the business lifecycle and offers benefits to both mentors and mentees.

Mentoring offers opportunities for personal development and it's always a good idea to extend your business support network.

As a business owner, you may choose to have a mentor for yourself or for your staff. Through mentoring you can develop your business skills for free, which can help you achieve success earlier than you may have on your own. Mentoring can help you develop your business through improved planning, performance and productivity. It can broaden your business networks, which can help you identify new opportunities, ideas and innovative solutions for your business. Mentoring can be informal, with friends, family or business contacts providing support and advice when it's needed. You can also get involved with formal mentoring programs run through government or industry associations.

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LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS TO MAKE WHEN SELLING A BUSINESS Selling a business is often an emotionally taxing experience as an owner. You have to balance handling all the administrative matters correctly with preparing for life away from your business. As a result, it is really easy to overlook certain parts of the process, which unfortunately can create headaches down the track. This is particularly relevant to the legal aspect of selling your business. To help you avoid any complications, we’ve come up with a list of legal factors for you to consider before signing off on a sale

Terms of Sale When presenting your business for sale to prospective buyers, it’s important to be very clear and specific about what exactly you want to sell. The goodwill of your business can be spread throughout your tangible and intangible assets. This can range from land and equipment to your business name and customer data. You will want to establish the elements of your business that you wish to sell or retain, prior to entering into a Business Sale Agreement.

Business Name Transfer If you do agree for the new owners to take on your business name as part of the sale, you will be responsible for the transfer process. ASIC provides a simple to use service to transfer a business name to a new owner. This process is done completely online and is accessible here. It is important you are aware of this obligation prior to agreeing for your business name to be sold.

Employees When selling your business, the future of your current employees will be one of the more pressing matters to deal with. This is

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something you don't want to neglect, as there can be legal consequences if you do not act appropriately. During the process of a business sale, there are essentially two outcomes that can occur with regards to your employees. The new owners may want to keep your existing employees when they take over the business. In this instance, it is wise to provide as much information to the new owners in order to avoid any confusion or complication. As a starting point, you should transfer your employee’s most recent records over to their new employers. In addition, you will want to make them aware of any existing obligations you have with your employees. These could include contractual, financial, legal or leave related agreements. Despite the fact that your employees will still have work, you will need to provide notice of their employment ending. Inform them that they will have to enter into a new contract with the new owners, which comes into effect when the business is officially sold. Alternatively, if the new owners have no intention of employing your staff then you should notify them as early as possible. This can be a delicate situation to deal with, and as a result, honesty and transparency during this process is vital. Being clear with your employees about their future will not only benefit you as the employer but will also give them the best opportunity to find other employment. It’s best practice to refer to and follow the requirements of the Fair Work Act 2009.

Leases and Licenses During the negotiation process with a potential new owner, it’s vital to identify any existing leases, licenses or permits that concern the operation of your business. An existing lease may require a transfer to be arranged with the vendor to the buyer. With regards to licences, councils tend to be the authority that will manage the transfer process when a business is sold. Liquor and food licences are examples of this. Failing to disclose any of these factors, can lead to legal consequences, especially if they are noticed after a sale has been completed.

Conclusion The key theme to remember throughout the entire process of selling your business is transparency. Disclosing relevant information about your business to a prospective buyer will ensure you don’t encounter any complications after the sale. If you are uncertain about any aspects of the selling process, the advice of a business sale lawyer be of use.

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SELLING YOUR BUSINESS? YOU NEED YOUR STAFF MORE THAN THEY NEED YOU The job market is not like it used to be. The people on both sides of the table know that business owners need their staff more than the staff need their employer, and if they plan to sell up, they need the loyalty, reliability and efficiency of their staff more than ever.

Kerry Anne Nelson Workplace Process Architect

info@operationverve.com

The power game is up for the boss. We are in a seeker’s market. I spoke with a business owner recently who is passionately invested into the goal of building his very successful creative design business into a cookie cutter franchise model. He says he plans to duplicate that model across multiple stores to create a saleable asset. He’s in the early stages of his journey, and on this day he was lamenting the frustrations of recruiting his first hire. “They come into the interview and ask what I will offer them! As if I owe them something!” The stats around employee motivation and expectation act as a challenging mandate for business owners. A 2018 study by Axonify showed that over 85% of employees not only want training to advance their own career, but they want it to be fun, personalised, easy to understand, delivered on paid time, at a time they choose. As real human beings with feelings and pride, employees also want acknowledgement, recognition and reward. Octanner tells us that 79% of employees who quit their jobs cite a lack of appreciation as a key reason for leaving. 69% of the participants in that particular study reported not having been recognised even once that year. No wonder 85% of employees are disengaged at work! In a 2016 Reventure study on the Australian Workplace, half of workers admitted that “some days of work don’t really get my maximum effort.” Guthrie Jensen tells us that 74% of employees feel they aren’t reaching their potential at work. This is an expensive problem. 40% of workers say they will leave their employer in the first twelve months if they do not receive adequate training to do their work, which costs Australian

businesses $33 billion annually. Workplace disengagement across the board costs over $500 billion each year. The last thing you want if you are working a plan to sell your business is to have unpredictable, disengaged staff manning the fort. Long-time business mentor and exit strategist Denise Hall, affectionately known as “The Entrepreneurial Mother”, says most business owners leave their run too late when it comes to adequately preparing for the sale of their business. “The actual sale process should take anywhere between 3-9 months. But you’ve got work to do first to get the asking price up. From a salability perspective, your staff need to have the expertise to transition the business from your ownership to the next party. They need to be able to replace you entirely.” Business owners who break the statistical mould prepare their business for sale well in advance on the strength of their staff training and development programs. This is about more than boasting the competence and productivity of your current workers. Building a saleable asset relies on the creation of robust staffing processes. Effective systems for training, management and promotion attract high quality candidates, empower them to perform well when they’re hired, and make them reluctant to leave. Furthermore, a business asset is only truly ready for sale if it can be demonstrated that even in the face of staff departure, it is guaranteed that the business show can and will go on. Benjamin Franklin once said “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest” yet gaping holes in workplace training abound. Axonify’s study shows that one third of employees receive zero training, and 43% of those who are trained say that training was ineffective. A recent study by CareerBuilder.com shows that a whopping 58 percent of managers said they didn’t receive any management training at all. To be fair, the vast majority of businesses do offer staff training in one form or another, but effectiveness is the key to building Australian Business For Sale ®


a saleable business. A 2017 ReportLinker study revealed 83% of employees with opportunities to take on new challenges say they’re more likely to stay with the organisation. Companies that offer comprehensive training programs have 218% higher income per employee than companies without formalized training. But it doesn’t stop there. These companies also enjoy a 24% higher profit margin than those who spend less on training. You might like to think of your business asset like your car. Your employees are the engine, and training them provides the fine-tuning and maintenance they need to ensure optimum performance. If you’re looking to sell that car, the potential buyer will be impressed if it hums like a dream. If you can show long term service records, they will be confident the vehicle has been prepared to perform well into the future. If you’re selling your business, your potential buyers need to see staff working like a well-oiled machine as a result of their performance being maintained by systems that are recorded, tried and tested. When you as the seller can show that the work of your staff is consistently excellent because you have developed well-refined management systems, you are a very attractive candidate indeed.

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

All funds paid to an agent, including any pre-paid advertising expenses, must be deposited in the agent’s trust account, and accounted for to his Principal. If the agent misappropriate funds, he can be prosecuted under the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act, and the aggrieved party can get restitution by claiming upon a compensation fund. However, the fund is ONLY available to you if you have used the services of a Licensed Agent. Most agents are genuine, but bogus agents have been known to defraud customers vendors in particular) of thousands of dollars, which they have claimed for marketing and advertising expenses.

Should you be approached by someone representing themselves as an agent, who wants you to list a business for sale, and who asks for pre-paid advertising and marketing expenses, ask for their License Number. Then call the Department of Fair Trading to check if the number is genuine. To be absolutely certain, deal only with a member of the Real Estate Institute Business Agents’ Chapter. All members of the Institute are Licensed Agents, and are bound by a code of ethics. Call the Real Estate Institute in your state.

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ISABELLA'S TRATTORIA

Mudgee N.S.W.

Established for 20 years, in the highly recognised state and national tourism destination of Mudgee, Isabella's provides authentic Italian cuisine enjoying a continued repeat and referral dining experience • Traditional authentic homestyle Italian cuisine • Fully equipped commercial kitchen including coolroom • Over 100m2 of floor space, seating 75 inside and 60 outdoor alfresco/courtyard for warmer months • Prime CBD location attracting high traffic flow and street parking convenience

ph 02 6372 2222 AB 0155

ISSUE 86

mob 0488 738 379

• A fantastic and rare opportunity to own and operate one of Mudgee's leading eateries • Leasehold premises in place July 2020 with 3 year option • Huge potential for growth • Full financials and inventory available to genuine purchasers

eml peter@thepropertyshop.com.au www.thepropertyshop.com.au

price:

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UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER THE EXCLUSIVE BYRON BAY MARKET

Restaurant & Bar

Byron Bay NSW

$1.65M - $1.75M NEGOTIABLE

Renowned St Elmo Dining and Bar

Calling all Pizza Lovers A Chance Rarely Offered Pizza

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Launceston

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Tasmania

Over 10 years of successful service Long lease with favourable conditions Rare on premise PSA liquor license

For further information contact

M: 0475

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670 675 info@donohoebusinesssales.com

This high profile property holding and well know Launceston business the Italian Pizza House, located at 65 George Street and Shop 15 Yorktown Square, Launceston is offered for sale for the first time in 15 years and only the second time in over 40 years. Successfully operating as the Italian Pizza House from the 65 George Street location, the business is a Launceston institution having thrived over this time selling high quality takeaway pizza, pasta, soup, salad and deserts to Launcestonians - both pick up and delivery. Shop 15 Yorktown Square, interconnected to 65 George Street, would make an excellent indoor dining option or cafĂŠ with its easy access off Yorktown Square and parking the Square offers - a great addition to the existing business perhaps. Currently it is used for storage. With an established reputation within Launceston, a high profile CBD location, ever increasing tourism in our beautiful state, this is a rare opportunity. Please note floor are and land area are the total for both properties Square. Boundary indicators on images are approximates only.

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

48 Brisbane Street, Launceston TAS 7250

AB1794

mob 0408 569 366

AB1806

ben@harrisonhumphreys.com.au www.harrisonhumphreys.com.au Australian Business For Sale ÂŽ


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mob 0409 916 298

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Great Lakes Packaging Party Supplies

$90,000 + S.A.V. Tuncurry NSW

Long established business with unlimited potential to grow profit through loyal & local customer base

• Proven business with solid income year on year

• Highly visible location with favourable lease terms

• Price includes all fixtures & displays, delivery van, computer, website, hire equipment & commercial dishwasher • Motivated vendor who has priced to sell

For further details contact

ph (02) 6555 6555 mob 0407 209 157 email info@coastalproperty.com.au www.professionalsforster.com.au

AB 0074

Tattoo shop Batemans Bay NSW

Rare Business and Strata Freehold Opportunity

The current owner has been operating this successful business for the last 14 years and is ready to retire

Price: $375,000 + G.S.T.

• Successfully operating as a specialised piercing clinic and retail fashion store including clothing/jewellery/piercings/ handbags and luggage • The sale is offered with a walk in walk out basis including the strata freehold building

• Suitable for a Tattoo Parlour the opportunities to grow the business are endless

mob 0408 612 914 ph (02) 4472 6055

aristotle@rhbatemansbay.com.au www.rhbatemansbay.com.au Australian Business For Sale ®


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Restaurant Balwyn Victoria

Spice up your senses! This upmarket iconic Indian restaurant has everything to complete your search criteria from large premises at allows you to entertain over 100 guests to an impeccable set up that cost over $350,000. Chimes Indian Restaurant Fine Dinning Market - Taking approx. $12,000 pw. With a full commercial kitchen and stylish fit-out, this has to be one of the most immaculate looking Indian restaurants in Melbourne. Currently running proudly by its owner & Chef Gaurav, this business can operate with minimal staff and achieve amazing margins. Topped with a great lease in place, this business should be on your radar. Features of our restaurant:

H Fit-out cost of over $350,000 H Staff willing to stay on

H Seating capacity for 100 guests H Quite Flexible Liquor license in place

AB 1977

This is the opportunity of a lifetime for a passionate about food and ready to invest to grow the growing business, in a fast-growing inner city suburb area, at a great price. If this seems like your dream job, then please give Mitin a call Today!

$350,000 all inclusive

Mobile: 0432 710 011

www.the-agents.com.au

Email: mitin@the-agents.com.au

Takeaway • Kendall • N.S.W.

Business For Sale - Kendall Takeaway Fantastic opportunity to purchase long serving leasehold Takeaway in the village of Kendall. As the only Takeaway in town this business has an excellent reputation and sees customers come from far and wide for their highly regarded Schnitzel wraps and burgers along with a huge array of other hot food, coffee, ice cream and lollies • Currently operating 6 days per week (5 days per week once per month) there is ample opportunity for growth to further increase profitability. • Suit husband and wife and can be supported with small staffing requirements • Long lease available and very reasonable rent • Over $200,000 annual turnover • Full financial records available to approved enquiries • A great business with all required plant and equipment for just $65,000 plus stock at value • Genuine enquiries only We have obtained all information from sources we believe to be reliable; however, we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations.

PRICE: $65,000 + S.A.V. MOB:

0423 941 136 PH: (02) 6559 9400 shancox@prdnationwide.com.au

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Profitable Business & Freehold with Immediate Income Plastic

Pinjarra WA

Great opportunity for investor or new immigrant to Australia. This manufacturing business was established 23 years ago and operates with a husband and wife team

$1,290,000 ex G.S.T.

Manufacturing plastic film bags and tubing for general packing industries. Repeat business from well established customers in a wide range of industries. No specific qualifications are required and the owners are willing to provide training.

The LARGE Workshop premises (1200sqm) was built in 2017 and has a showroom area, reception, boardroom, office work space, and kitchen. There are 2 toilets and shower facilities and mezzanine floor 150sqm. The building is insulated and has 3phase power. The dual driveway access for large vehicles and a concrete car park area. Asking price includes: All Plant & Equipment to operate business, 2 Fork Lifts, 2 Delivery vehicles, Spare machines for expansion, Office Furniture, Stock estimated at $50,000, Freehold Total 7325sqm

Located in the fast developing Peel region, the site is within 10 minutes drive of freeway access to Perth.

Ideally situated for market coverage and lifestye in the town of Pinjarra and nearby coastal city of Mandurah.

For further details contact

AB 1967

ph (08) 9733 2299 mob 0408 772 722 email marg@professionalswaroona.com.au www.professionalswaroona.com.au

Advantage Business Sales & Valuations specialises in the business sale process Everything we do is with the objective of making the process for buyers and sellers as informative, professional and streamlined as possible. We are experts in marketing businesses for sale, presenting business information confidentially and professionally, and in guiding sellers and buyers through the complex process of a business sale. We look forward to talking further about your business goals.

Stephen Wolff

Dione Mauric

Principal / Business Broker

Business Broker

Advantage Business Sales & Valuations

Advantage Business Sales & Valuations

Ph 0424 046 541

Ph 0415 543 469

E: stephen@advantagebsav.com.au

E: dione@advantagebsav.com.au

www.advantagebusinesssalesandvaluations.com.au

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for Carpet Tim, Looking for Carpet Tim, Carpet Julie Carpet orLooking Carpet Harry Julie or Carpet Harry Here is an opportunity to own a business that is a a fixture in the Cairns Home Makers Market.

This is the first time since its inception that the business Carpet Bob has been for sale. This business is run by two people with the installation of the floor coverings done by contractors. Bob measures up and quotes the jobs while Maria takes care of the finances. Carpet Bob has a large customer base mainly through local real estate agencies & developers.

Carpet & Flooring

There are opportunities to expand their range beyond their current stock type.

Cairns QLD

Contact Bruce Holmes for an information memorandum

$395,000 W.I.W.O. stock included

P: 07 E:

4053 7986

M: 0402

348 695

bruce@ormsbyrealty.com.au

www.ormsbyrealty.com.au

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AB 1980

Child Care Business Only Chickens @ Forster Takeaway

$70,000 + G.S.T. WIWO Forster NSW

Perth Southern SuburbS MMJ Real Estate offers to the market for Sale this Child Care Centre Business.

• Successful Take Away Business at Stockland Forster

CHILD CARE CENTRE PERTH W.A.

• High traffic location in the food court next to children's playground

For details on the business entity and address/location please contact Chris Geers.

• Training provided by current owner if required

This is a business only sale, Child Care Centre with long day care licence and separate OSHC licence at nearby Primary School.

CHRIS GEERS

For more information or to arrange an inspection please contact the MMJ Selling agent Chris Geers

chris.geers@mmj.com.au

• Detailed inventory included, simply walk in & continue the business • Long lease in place until October 2022 For further details contact

0410 493 057

ph (02) 6555 6555 mob 0407 209 157 email info@coastalproperty.com.au www.professionalsforster.com.au ISSUE 86

AB 0074

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P.O. A. (Leasehold)

www.mmj.com.au

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Antiques

Mayfield

NSW

Antique Management Business So if you wish to be self-employed and financially comfortable in a proven business with a steady and guaranteed income from rents, commissions and some sales this could be the opportunity for you, It is not often that an Antique Centre is presented for sale, especially one that has a history of making money and is continuing to make money. The business is housed in a Heritage listed building purposed as an antique centre. The building itself has a long and colourful history. It is located on a main thoroughfare with easy access to Newcastle and interstate travellers. There is a bus stop outside and street parking

near by. A new major Coles owned shopping complex is being built opposite, as well as other commercial developments in the vicinity. There is an independently owned and operated cafĂŠ on the premises designed to compliment the Antique Centre and be a Destination Business as proven by patronage from all over Australia. The business has been established for 15 years and since the current owners are seeking retirement an opportunity has been created for another person or family to take over and continue to benefit from the lifestyle and profits that only The Coliseum can offer.

450780

price: $95,000 + G.S.T. + S.A.V. mob 0478 626 193

Arts & Crafts

Victor Harbor

SA

Business + Lifestyle on South Coast of SA Whyte House Gallery has become the Craft Shop mecca for craft enthusiasts. Operated by the same owners for 30 years, Whyte House Gallery is well respected amongst crafters Australia wide, and has become an intrinsic part of the creative community of South Australia and farther afield. The business stocks: Patchwork and Quilting Supplies, specializing in over 200 Batik Fabrics, Needlework Supplies covering all types of Embroidery and Textile Arts, Scrapbooking, Card Making and Paper Craft Supplies, Beading Supplies, Knitting, Crochet and the list goes on. This

business has potential for yet more growth through a website which has yet to be established. Whyte House Gallery has recently joined Facebook and Instagram. Classes and workshop are held in a separate enclosed air-conditioned classroom within the shop. Leasing arrangements are flexible or the opportunity exists for the building to be sold with the business. This iconic business is situated in beautiful Victor Harbor, on the south coast of South Australia, just 1 hour’s scenic drive from Adelaide, making it the perfect sea change opportunity. Contact Deb for further information. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (08) 8552 1885

whytehousegallery@bigpond.com

445716

price: $169,000 WIWO stock included

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In a beautiful landscaped clearing tucked away in the midst of 17 freehold acres of old growth forest, these Luxury Holiday Villas seem like they're a million miles away from anywhere. In reality, this modern 3 year old construction, not far from Pebbly Beach, is within 15 minutes of the bustling tourist town of Batemans Bay

Greenwood Park Estate at East Lynne fronts the Princes Highway with easy quiet access from Pebbly Beach Road and is surrounded on all sides by National Park and State Forest. There are 5 free-standing self-contained villas , a reception area, caretaker's residence, common area BBQ, Pizza Oven and outdoor kitchen, huge plant and equipment shed as well as a storeroom/laundry building.

Accommodation East Lynne NSW

All furnishings, stock etc are included for a Walk-in Walk-out deal. The current Annual Gross Income of $100k is still building.

The property is self-sufficient with water having rainwater collection for villa reticulation plus onsite high-quality bore water used for irrigation and fire suppression. All internal roadways are sealed, and the landscaping is beautifully done. Bush trails on the property as well in the adjoining Murramarang National Park allow a direct contact with nature.

Centrally situated on the stunning NSW South Coast Greenwood Park Estate is in the perfect location with dozens of spectacular beaches, tourist attractions, shopping, dining and so much more. The world class Equestrian Centre, Willinga Park, is just a few kilometres up the road. Whether it's sport, bushwalking, fishing, boating, horse-riding, 4-Wheel Driving or relaxing, the opportunities for further expansion & development are limitless. Greenwood Park Estate is poised at the spearhead of the property boom on the NSW South Coast.

price

$2,850,000 WIWO

This successful and wonderful lifestyle accommodation business located 10km north of Batemans Bay and 31km south of Ulladulla, only comes on the market due to ill health. The purchaser would have the option of living onsite or offsite and renting out the Caretaker’s Villa. Further information and financial details would be provided upon inspection (by appointment) and after confidentiality requirements have been completed

450785 ISSUE 86

mobile 0429 274 601 admin@greenwoodparkestate.com.au

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Bakery

Murchison

VIC

Bakery in Murchison opposite the picturesque Goulburn River Bakery established for over 100 years in the town of Murchison. The shop is ideally located in the main street of Murchison with a long history of consistent regular passing trade along with holiday makers and locals. The Murchison Bakery has been owned and operated by the current owners for almost 25 years. A great opportunity to obtain a well established business with a great trading history with the potential for future growth. This business has a high turnover, strong net profit and has a 3+3+4 yr lease. Murchison is a small country town with all the facilities you would expect from a thriving country town including a great Primary School,

Preschool, Medical Centre and Pharmacy. There is Vline train and bus service available. Murchison is located between Nagambie and Shepparton and is and hour and a half drive from Melbourne. Murchison is a passing through town to many popular well known tourist destinations. Also a poplular stop for campers and bike and car clubs. The Murchison Bakery is well fitted out with spacious open plan seating area for 38 inside 20 outside and an additional 30 upstairs on the balcony overlooking the Goulburn River and beautiful landscaped gardens. There is ample parking available out the front of the shop. Freehold available to purchase seperately.

438646

price: $450,000 negotiable mob 0487 924 355

Bakery

Thriving Bakery in Prime Location Here is your opportunity to ownership of a strong performing, well established and popular bakery which is well recognised by the local community. Positioned in the growing suburb of Morisset, this popular bakery is located in the heart of the local shopping centre (opposite) Coles. There is ample shopping centre parking for customers and is also located very close to public transport. We have regular and loyal customers which are widespread. Some are local and others will travel for our quality products such as a variety of pies, sausage rolls, pastries, cakes and sandwiches. We also have a barista machine for those hot beverages to complement our food. The shop is well maintained with new and reliable equipment (only 12 month old).

Morisset • • • •

NSW

Open 7 days a week from 7:00am to 5:30pm Weekly takings $10,000 - $12,000 Long term lease Full training will be provided.

Urgent sale due to change in family circumstances Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

kssong22@yahoo.com.au

450821

price: $298,000 + S.A.V. negotiable

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This well-established automotive service and repair centre is located in a high exposure position, opposite Australian Technology Park and Channel 7, and just minutes from the centre of Sydney

INNER CITY AUTO SERVICE & REPAIRS WORKSHOP Independently owned, the workshop carries out both major and minor servicing, including general car, log book, and car fleet servicing, as well as mechanical repairs, for all makes and models with the latest diagnostic equipment. The workshop has also partnered with a premium global tyre brand providing high quality tyres and wheels to suit any vehicle. The workshop has been well designed to maximise the available floor area, with 8 hoists including a wheel alignment machine, and space for 13 cars. The business operates with a team of 6, comprising two (2) Owner/Operators plus four (4) mechanics. Current annual turnover of $1.8Mil is generated through the well-established customer base, high number of repeat clients, as well as a regular stream of new business. The business has earned a reputation for reliability, quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. There is huge potential for future growth with hundreds of apartments being built in the surrounding area, and the first stage of Australian Technology Park’s newest development nearing completion. Expected to accommodate an additional 20,000 people, as well as a new shopping centre and food destination, the business is primed to take advantage of this enormous expansion. All the required systems & procedures are in place to enable a smooth transition. An existing lease is in place until December 2026 on the current premises. Further information & financial detail would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

PRICE

$880,000

450680

MOBILE

ISSUE 86

0432 182 426

EMAIL

info@alexautoservices.com.au

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Bait & Tackle

South West Rocks

NSW

Looking for a sea-change? Dream of being your own boss? Rocks Marine Bait & Tackle could be the answer. A rare opportunity to own this well-established family business in a picturesque and thriving coastal holiday town. Located in South West Rocks on the beautiful Mid North Coast, this iconic tackle business has been operating for over 30 years catering to local and tourist demand. It is situated in a prime location on Memorial Avenue, neighbouring popular beaches, cafes and accommodation in the heart of town.

Current owners have enjoyed 17 years of excellent trade in this popular little town, with regular annual turnover of around $700,000, and are now looking to settle into retirement. This shop enjoys a well-established customer base with year-round trade. Long lease remaining. Current owners available for handover and ongoing support if desired. The business offers buyers the potential to live and work where others come to holiday. Don’t hesitate to call and enquire today. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (02) 6566 6726

034781

price: $295,000 + S.A.V. rocksmarine@tsn.cc

Boat

Cromer

NSW

Trailerable Houseboat Manufacturing Great opportunity to get into one of the biggest and growing markets in Australia, Caravan, Camping and Boating.

No experience necessary, can be manufactured under license and overseas.

Huge potential for savvy buyer. Can be relocated anywhere.

Price includes new hull ready for fitout with many components and stock, website and more. Owner selling due to retirement.

Unlimited options for new buyer.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

sales@alienhouseboats.com.au

www.alienhouseboats.com.au

450702

price: $85,000 + G.S.T. all inclusive

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Building Supplies

Superb Business in a Great Area This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a long established (24 years) and very profitable business located in the suburb of Cardiff in the beautiful Lake Macquarie/Newcastle area of NSW

$495,000 + S.A.V.

Cardiff Metal Market roll-forms metal roofing and fencing products and retails to a large and expanding customer base of builders, roofers, renovators and DIY customers. The Gross Turnover has grown 21% in the past 2 years to exceed $1.4million. With some key equipment additions over the past few years, the net profit return has vastly exceeded the percentage gross growth. With the purchase price comes a substantial amount of specialized plant and equipment ($384,000) which provides a high entry barrier to potential competitors. The Business has an operational running Stock of approx. $500,000 (at cost). The leasehold premises are 3000 m2 with a long lease available on the same reasonable terms as the current lease. There is plenty of street and onsite parking. Cardiff Metal Market gives no credit which means there are no accounts to administer. No franchise fees. No outrageous shopping centre rent, just a safe, secure and stable business where YOU are in control. This Business, and the wonderful Lake Macquarie region, will provide the purchaser with a great lifestyle. This is a easy business to run and would suit working partners, father and son, or husband and wife. There is plenty of potential growth in this business; very little advertising is done and the owner is currently only working 3 - 4 days per week, plus there is plenty of unused capacity in the Roll- former machines. All training and advice relating to systems and procedures will be provided to the purchaser. The purchase price of this highly profitable business includes all plant and equipment. Detailed financial information will be provided once genuine interest/suitability and financial capacity has been established

Mobile:

0413 705 217

sales@cardiffmetalmarket.com ISSUE 86

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Book Shop

Applecross

WA

Popular Book Shop in Neighbourhood Shopping Centre Independent established (20 years - one owner) Book Shop for sale in a invibrant upmarket neighbourhood shopping centre with a good location within the centre. Long term affordable lease in place with amenable owners. One person operation (currently with 2 PT employees). Full training and on-going support in all areas can be provided. Open 6 days - 9.30 to 5pm.

Loyal customer base with potential to expand the business. It has been a joy and a pleasure to own this business but the time has come to retire and spend time with the grandchildren. For sale on a WIWO basis.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0427 025 127

450156

price: $97,000 stock included - negotiable down@iinet.net.au

Building and Construction

Ulverstone

TAS

Aluminium Window Manufacturing Business This is a very long established business with proven success over a period of 40 years & under the current ownership for the last 17 years. The Business is located on the beautiful north coast of Tasmania with a population of 20,000 plus in the progressive town of Ulverstone, on the mouth of the Leven River, 21 km west of the city of Devonport & 12 km east of the picturesque town of Penguin. T & G Glass manufactures all forms of aluminium windows, sliding doors, security doors, mirrors & glass replacement. The business has acquired solid

regular clientele over many years of quality & reliable service. There is no other major window manufacturer in the area. Included in the purchase price is a substantial amount of specialised plant & equipment. The current turnover runs at $1.2Mil with an operational stock of approx $70K. There is plenty of scope & potential for this to be increased. This is a great business & comes with a lifestyle to match. Further information & financial details would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0419 346 317

admin@tgglass.com.au

443977

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

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A QUALITY BUSINESS IN A PROGRESSIVE COUNTRY CITY The Terrace Tamworth is a trendy Café / Restaurant and Gift Store just one year young but with a proven track record modelled on a successful business previously established in Tamworth by the current owners The Café has in a short period, become the ‘go to’ venue for all occasions, breakfast, morning teas, lunches and special events.

The Business is located in the main shopping precinct of busy downtown Tamworth, parallel to the main street and overlooking beautiful Bicentennial Park. This area is a hub of activity during the Tamworth Country Music Festival held every January. There is an abundance of public parking.

The Terrace is a beautiful Lifestyle store with plenty of scope for expansion. It comprises a charming 2 storey terrace house with loads of character including several fireplaces, high ceilings and heritage features. There is a DA in place to allow for expansion into night-time trade but currently the business operates between 8 and 3.30, 7 days/week. An existing Liquor Licence is in place.

Downstairs includes a dining area (seating 41) and a large modern commercial kitchen featuring an inbuilt wood fired Pizza Oven, cool room and service area plus 3 pristine toilets (one disabled) and storeroom. Upstairs are two indoor dining areas (seating 30), an internal Gift Store and customer service area and a large open terrace area overlooking the park for alfresco dining (seating 54).The Terrace features a pergola and large retractable awning

complete with water feature and potted plants. There is also an office and staff amenities with toilet, shower and laundry upstairs. Included in the price are all the internal fixtures and furnishings. A comprehensive list of the quality inclusions is available. Stock related to the Gift Store approx $90K. This is a well managed and profitable business that has plenty of capacity to continue to grow. Its popularity and proven success acquired through great food and friendly quality service.

The Terrace is for sale as a leasehold purchase. The freehold premises are also available for purchase if required POA.

Further information and financial detail would be provided after inspection (by appointment) and when confidentiality requirements have been completed.

Tamworth N.S.W.

price:

$275,000 + S.A.V. mobile: 0409 165 889 lucy@theterracetamworth.com.au www.theterracetamworth.com.au ISSUE 86

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Cafe

Hyams Beach

NSW

A Truly Unique Opportunity Hyams Beach is one of the most sought after holiday and short break destinations in NSW and is widely regarded as one of the finest beaches in the country. Situated on Jervis Bay about 2.5 hours drive south of Sydney, Completely surrounded by National Parks it contains the highest priced real estate in the region. The Store and Cafe is the only commercial outlet in the village and presents a truly unique opportunity. Run by the Alison family for most of the last 27 years it is an icon of the Bay and Basin area. The ongoing success of the business is founded on a

menu that focuses on fresh local produce with all food prepared in-house and a reputation for friendly and generous service. Annual turnover (ave. last 2 years) $1.45m. Rent $10,000 per month, long lease available. On-premises liquor license is included for transfer to an approved purchaser. All figures are exclusive of GST where applicable. Freehold available by negotiation including newly renovated residence. Detailed financial analysis is available by request on satisfactory completion of a confidentiality agreement. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0428 430 242

eat@hyamsbeachcafe.com.au

www.hyamsbeachcafe.com.au

Cafe

Perth

450846

price: $550,000 WIWO leasehold

Clothing

Murwillumbah

WA

Success by the Sea! Family owned and operated, this exceptional seaside cafĂŠ is a dream business, consistently busy all year round with a very strong local following. A destination venue overlooking the ocean, ideally located right in the heart of the popular Two Rocks Marina. By far the most popular dining in the area. Famous for its burgers and all-day breakfast, known for great food, quality coffee and top service. Established six years ago with a new fit-out and full kitchen. Turnover has continued to increase year-on-year. Contact Adam for full details.

NSW

Upmarket and Progressive Womens Clothing Boutique

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

mob 0417 903 838 fieldskat@y7mail.com

lightly@chantillylaceboutique.com www.chantillylaceboutique.com

450703

price: $320,000 all inclusive 450475

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

Located in a prime position, a cornerstone to a fast growing country town in the northern rivers, lots of window space and surrounded by great cafes, very good rent and a 3 x 3yr lease if required. Having secured popular international brands This successful boutique has been est. over 15 yrs, with a loyal local clientele and repeat business from visitors from Interstate and overseas, has a large Database and established website and social media accounts. Secure a good annual income for an owner operator making a lifestyle change with the possibility to keep on an assistant manager to ease the transition. Current turnover is approx $400K with online possibility.

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55 Restoration & Pest Management Business For Sale – Gold Coast QLD PRIVATE SELLERS

Growing Business in a High Growth Region Highly successful & profitable business established for 40 years, only 2 owners in past 30 years, has recently come onto the market for sale This is a well known and respected Restoration and Pest Management business situated in one of the most famous resort areas of Queensland. One of the most beautiful regions of Australia offering an unmatched lifestyle with beaches, waterways, boating, fishing, golf courses, magical hinterland etc, plus all the required facilities and amenities, restaurants & shopping centres close by.

The Restoration & Pest Management business has acquired through dependable & quality service a clientele of over 18,000 customers. The Business services the numerous holiday apartment blocks, commercial buildings, private residences offering tourist accommodation, plus the many home owners and real estate agencies of this thriving coastal region.

The Business caters for cleaning services including carpets, upholstery, tiles, leather, mattress sanitization & cleaning. Pest Management covers general pest, rodents, termites, bed bugs, etc. Flood / water damage extraction is another facet of this excellent & growing business. Price includes 4 fully equipped & well maintained vehicles plus all appropriate plant & equipment to get the work done, all in good condition. This business currently operates with 3 to 4 full time qualified technicians. Is easily managed with all systems and procedures in place by current owner plus an office assistant 3 days per week.

Current turnover approx $ 665K with a running stock of approximately $3K. There is plenty of potential for this business with the continual growth of the Gold Coast region, currently 687,460. The Gold Coast is the largest non capital city and 6th largest city within Australia. Imagine having a beach walk or surf every morning, throw a line in, the possibilities are endless.

Further information & financial detail would be provided after meeting/inspection (by appointment) & after confidentiality requirements have been completed

price $545,000 + S.A.V.

m 0457 077 436 e Coopkatay@yahoo.com.au ISSUE 86

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Chandlery

Sydney

NSW

Ships Chandlery - Retail Business For Sale With a reputation that spans over 25 years, a strong and loyal customer base, this presents a great opportunity to own a family-owned marine accessories and chandlery business close to the busy marine recreational hub of Pittwater on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The business has recently gone through a revamp with new POS systems, Website and effective social media marketing campaigns. Operating for over twenty-five years, the chandlery shop has been located in three Northern beaches locations with a 12year history in its current position. The affluent suburb is the largest boat ownership per capita in Sydney. The Boatlocker

Chandlery is unique in that it offers not only new, but also second hand and antique marine parts and fishing gear. We are one of the only ones left in New South Wales and over the years, we have grown and now cater to customers from all over Australia. We also sell our products online through our user-friendly website. Our business has low overhead costs and has been generating a substantial income with increasing demand for fishing and boating equipment. Great supplier network allowing us to offer great products and maintain long-term customers. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mike@seapowerboatlocker.com.au

450722

price: $50,000 www.seapowerboatlocker.com.au

Charters/Tours

Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

QLD

Whitsunday Diving, Sailing & Boat Charter/Hire Business Kiana Sail and Dive has been operating successfully in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands for over 16 years, has an excellent record and reputation in the market and is currently run by the present owners a few hours a week. The purchaser of Kiana, a magnificent 18m (60ft) Steel Ketch, inherits the business and the membership of Whitsundays Sailing Adventures (WSA), a cooperative of charter boat owners that provides marketing, reservation and billing services to its members. Kiana operates from Abell Point Marina in Airlie Beach, has a crew of 3 (Skipper, Dive Instructor and Deckhand/Cook) and caters to 14 guests. Kiana has a

certified value of $550K, the agreed value of the Company’s Insurer (Insurance Certification is available). In addition to the boat the sale includes 2x365 day Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Permits (GBRMPA), one to allow the operation of the charter business and the other the permit for a mooring at Bait Reef. The market value of these permits is at least $50K each as no new permits are to be issued in the Whitsundays. The current owners after an idyllic 16 years are now looking to retire for family reasons (grandchildren in Sydney). Further information and financial details would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

mob 0425 266 512

kiana@mskiana.com

www.kiana.mskiana.com

448462

price: $650,000

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With a substantial customer base developed over its long 26 year history, the business has built an enviable reputation for their quality work, reliability and customer satisfaction. Specialising in all areas of Civil Construction projects and General Earthmoving, the business has completed major infrastructure projects for Local Government, Energy Providers, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), as well as the Private sector. Average gross turnover for last 4 years is approx. $1.3Million, with future growth assured through upcoming major local projects.

Sale includes asset register of over 30 items (available upon request), with 12month lease option for current yard workshop (approx. 3acres). Currently run by an owner operator, the business would be suited to a family partnership.

A loyal and experienced staff, between 8 to14 depending on the workload, are willing to stay on, some of whom are able to oversee the day to day operations and quotes works as required. With all systems & procedures in place, the business could also be run profitably either remotely, or under management by an investor with no previous industry experience. Alternatively, given the solid client base, this would be a suitable acquisition for an existing operator looking to expand into the South Coast region. Current owner selling due to other business plans but is willing to assist & advise during the transition.

Boasting lakes and inlets, great surf beaches, excellent tidal and beach fishing, boating and watersports, as well as some excellent bushwalks, native flora and fauna, the region is a magnet for water-lovers and nature-lovers alike.

This is a real opportunity to take advantage of an established civil construction business with an excellent reputation in the industry, an amazing lifestyle, only1 hour from the major city of Wollongong and approx 2hrs from Sydney.

Further information & financial details would be provided upon inspection (by appointment) & after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

EMAIL:

ISSUE 86

cac07081928@gmail.com

449244


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Camping & Hiking Equipment

Lithgow

NSW

Multi-purpose Gas, Industrial Supplies and Camping R&K Gas Supplies is a long-established (25 years) and profitable business in Lithgow. It boasts an excellent reputation among locals, travellers and tradies alike, and is being offered for only the second time. Situated in the same location at the end of the Bells Line Of Road, every vehicle that drives into Lithgow from Richmond or back passes this shop. Extensive customer database and strong Facebook presence with 1000+ following. Largest LPG supplier for business, industrial and residential customers in the Lithgow district. Sole BOC quality gases supplier in the

Lithgow district. R&K Gas Supplies is also the ONLY camping shop in the Lithgow region and Blue Mountains, selling Oztrail, Primus and Companion Camping gear. Delivering gases to customers five days with set scheduling for all areas. Only two hours from Sydney. Experienced staff, wishing to remain employed with the new owner. Current agencies Elgas and BOC industrial gases are very keen to maintain their supply agreements with the new owner. Landlord is keen to offer a rental agreement with new tenant, with a very reasonable <5% of annual turnover. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0409 033 252

450797

price: $370,000 WIWO all inclusive farmertimbo@gmail.com

Commercial Services

Malaga

Courier

Belmont

WA

QLD

This well established business needs a new owner to take full advantage of its potential. Currently owned as part of a large company, this advertising trailer rental business needs a sole owner operator to take advantage of the massive growth in this easy to run business can be run from home. LED advertising trailers are everywhere for retail use, commercial use, road works, land releases and political advertising. Content is uploaded via websites as is management of solar batteries and content. Price includes 16 trailers and low mileage Ford tray back ute. Earn up to $1,800 per trailer, per month.

Flat pack furniture delivery business, operating around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. No franchise fees. Work your own hours, at your own speed, drive in style and complete comfort in new VW Crafter Van which is fully sign written with logo and registration. All furniture is flat packed for ease of delivery. Great net figures available for this growing business which is increasing steadily. Also included, guaranteed weekly advertising fee back in your pocket and your invoices paid weekly. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Contact Peter for more information.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

price: $180,000 + G.S.T. WIWO

price: $125,000 all inclusive

mob 0418 924 224 vernon@kingman.com.au www.kingman.com.au

mob 0412 217 304 pscollard@hotmail.com

450805

Delivery Business with Guaranteed Contract

450855

Easy 1 Person Business, Flexible Hours

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Courier

Mt Gambier Region

SA

Long Established Courier Business with Good Figures! ‘Bordertown Daily’ is a locally owned courier business in regional South Australia- distributing freight ex Mount Gambier servicing the following towns:BORDERTOWN DAILY - Servicing Tarpeena, Nangwarry, Penola, Coonawarra, Naracoorte, Padthaway, Mundulla and Bordertown in the upper south east- returning daily HAMILTON DAILY - Also known as WATGO”S FREIGHT EXPRESS- Servicing Casterton, Coleraine & Hamilton in Western Victoria - returning daily Current owners have been in the business for 9.5 years and have a well established client base. Business currently

leases a commercial shed & employs 3 full time staff members. Fleet includes: • 2014 10 pallet FSR 600 • 2015 NPR 400 PREMIUM • 2010 HINO FD 500 with a 2015 10 pallet taughtliner • 2008 TOYOTA HIACE • Forklift If you are a motivated person and want the opportunity to work hard for yourself and your family, this is the business for you. Contact for more details.

442621

price: $370,000 negotiable bh 0438 712 144

Deli

Whyalla Stuart

SA

Well Established Deli in an exciting Coastal City Topz Shopz Deli for sale in the regional coastal city of Whyalla on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Now is the perfect time to invest in this popular Deli, situated at the end of a small shopping complex with Harris Scarfe being the major tenant. The Regional Development Australia Whyalla Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) recently identified that Whyalla may potentially become the fastest growing city in Australia. John and Lise Lawson have owned the business for the past eleven and a half years and would now like to retire, hence the reason for selling. John and

Lise employ eight very loyal and hard working staff. The business has been in operation for over 20 years, so is very well established. The Topz Shopz Deli is 232sqm with excellent parking. There is enough space to sell take-away food, cigarettes, grocery lines, papers and magazines, drinks and ice, as well as a small dining room. It also has a 14.5 square metre (inside measurements), 3 phase, 6 door cool room. The majority of the plant and equipment has been replaced. Gross turnover last financial year was $1,066,000, which has been steadily rising. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

ljlawson@internode.on.net ISSUE 86

450616

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


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Delivery Services

Armidale

NSW

Established Northern NSW Freight Run An excellent opportunity exists to purchase the successful, and well established Phantom Freight business. The business operates between Armidale and Tamworth, from Monday and Friday (no weekends or public holidays). Phantom Freight is well respected and has built a great reputation over its 26 years for providing excellent customer service and prompt reliable delivery. This strong business philosophy has generated a loyal and long term customer base of over 300 clients. The business can easily be based in either Armidale or Tamworth, and is currently run by one Owner/operator. Turnover is $4,500 per week, with huge

potential to expand. Freight ranges from small cartons through to pallets and also includes car parts, slings of timber, tyres, stock feed and fertiliser etc. Sale includes 2009 Mack fitted with a Cummins and auto shift Road Ranger. The truck has 16 tiedown straps on rails, hanging gates, load rated cable curtains and reverse camera. Owner would consider selling the run without the truck if the purchaser has their own vehicle. This is the ideal opportunity to own a business with the advantage of not working weekends or public holidays, creating a good balance between work and your personal lifestyle. Please contact Jim for details.

447449

price: $185,000 mob 0411 121 781

Distribution

Assembly Wholesale & Retail Part of a National Network Marine Industry with International areas established. Margins - Excellent, the business and margins were originally structured to supply wholesale to dealers, but 90% of sales are online at full retail, which gives you 100% of the profit. Benefits - Become part of an international network of an Australian designed product - Get a ready made business handed to you on a silver platter - Be proud to stand behind a product of the highest quality.

All States

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Aquire a business that one day will have a high key value. The business is designed to be no risk to incoming distributors, so that you get a full return of your total investment on the sale of your initial stock. We expect you will replace that stock many times a year.

sales experience and general business sense. You need to be able to finance the investment... banks will not lend on a new operation.

What do I need to acquire a distributorship? The product is world’s best. The price is competitive, so you need general

Please email your location of interest and your phone contact in exchange for the full business details and website link.

Further information:

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

trevorhansen@bigpond.com

445522

price: $150,000 all inclusive - stock included

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Distribution

Townsville

Mudgee

QLD

Townsville Significant Business

NSW

If we were YOUNGER, this business would NOT be For Sale

Not Food or Retail

price: $1,600,000 leasehold

price: P.O.A. WIWO

bh (07) 3810 1000 peter@spectranential.com.au

bh (02) 6372 1822 mob 0432 085 211 dma@westnet.com.au www.facebook.com/hoemudgee

450043

447953

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

Current owners having operated it for the past 51 yrs and plan to retire. Business is now trading as franchised dealers for Jaycar and Leading Edge Electronics. Product lines include TV (terrestrial and satellite) and mobile communication, printers, photo processing and restoration, computer systems and software, plus quality educational toys. The leased premises has approx 200 sq mts of floor area. Current turnover of approx $850,000 with a running stock of around $200K. Areas for expansion in several areas of professional office equipment and field service in TV and communication antennas as there is little to none local competition.

• $2.7m turnover with consistently strong profits • Excellent future growth potential • Genuine 5 day week • Well-developed systems • 3 owners in 20 years • Strong footprint in booming economy • For sale at $1,600,000 plus $100,000 working capital • Genuine interest only thank you

Event/Party Hire

Perth

WA

Easy to Run Business with Low Overheads Join the ever growing Event Hire Industry and cash in on the market! Buy this business and you can EASILY add more inventory and keep growing the business, all the hard work has been done. This well-est. industry leading business in the event hire sector is offered for sale. The products are used at weddings, corporate functions, birthdays and more. Some of the many attractive attributes of this business include: • Very well established and strong brand in the market • Consistent revenue and profit growth. • Preferred supplier status at some 35 venues and relationships with over 80 venues • Hirable equipment and a well branded truck

• Over 200 confirmed bookings awaiting the new owner with some $45,000 in revenue collectable • The business has well developed marketing and operational processes. • Opportunity to franchise the business – The owners have completed 95% of a thorough in depth franchising structure ready for the new owners to capitalise on. The current inventory takes up approximately 50sqm and is easily relocatable with the office run form home. The current owners own multiple businesses and are looking to concentrate on other endeavours. Easily run with 2 owners and 1 to 2 casual staff in the peak months. Enquire today.

chris@vintageletters.co ISSUE 86

www.vintageletters.co

450859

price: $239,999 all inclusive


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Funeral Services

Mid North Coast

NSW

Established Forster / Tuncurry Funeral Service Nicholson Family Funerals is a locally-owned business dedicated to servicing the families of the Manning Great Lakes Area for the last 13 years. Well-recognised in the surrounding area, the business has become an important part of the community, helping families alleviate their grief by offering support and taking charge of the process. Our commitment to meeting the needs of a professional and personalised funeral service, and accommodating the wishes of the deceased, result in a high percentage of our business comes from customer referrals. With a considerable turnover, this venture has been generating excellent income and offers a good business proposition for driven entrepreneurs. The region has

a growing older population and a two-year government contract in place in this quiet industrial area. The business promises high margins and very low overheads for dedicated individuals who can help to grow the business further by liaising with health care facilities and aged care centres. Included in the sale are one Removal Vehicle & Hearse included in sale, and over $170,000 of prepaid funeral bonds. There is also a small 20 seat chapel for smaller services, and Council approved DA for further development. This business offers the perfect work-life balance to individuals who want to be associated with this compassionate service. Please contact for further information.

mob 0452 623 063

450856

price: $60,000 negotiable jasonnicholson2015@gmail.com

Gift Shop

Miss Lynnie’s Decor & Gifts Specialising in gifts for all occasions, as well as beautiful decor items, Miss Lynnie’s Decor & Gifts boasts a large and loyal customer base. Successfully operating in this location since 2006, this unique and very popular gift store enjoys a great position within a popular shopping centre, with a high volume of foot traffic. This business can be easily run by two people - currently owner and one casual. Two years remaining on lease with the option to extend. Floor area 132sqm. No franchise fees, with growing turnover.

Mackay

QLD

Current owner is now looking to retire, and regretfully offers the business for sale. Please contact Lyn for further information.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (07) 4942 7911

mob 0418 737 543

Lyndunn@qld.chariot.net.au

450627

price: $195,000 + S.A.V. + G.S.T.

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Hire

Sandstone Point

QLD

Home Based Kiosk, Houseboat and Boat Hire Business Waterfront Lifestyle Business. Live on site. Established since 1962 and currently operated by a husband and wife team for the past 7 years. This business is located 40 mins north of Brisbane on Pumicestone Passage overlooking Bribie Island, 1klm from the new Sandstone Point Hotel and the brand new Big 4 Caravan Park. This Kiosk & Boat Hire has a large, repeat clientele of local fisherman and tourists. The business currently operates 5 days per week with potential to operate 7 days. The 3x3 lease includes a 4 Bed waterfront house on site and a large shed. The sale includes a 44ft Houseboat, Deluxe BBQ Boat, 10 Various sized

tinnies, paddleboards, kayaks, 3 permanent commercial moorings, all necessary permits in place to operate and various equipment. Ample parking with caravan park across the road with two boat ramps and BBQ playground area. Owner/Operator will require a recreational marine licence or be able to obtain. The shop cosists of bait and tackle, ice, drinks, gas, icecreams etc with simple takeaway foods, pies, sandwiches and coffee. Selling at cost of assets which are valued at $350 000. Approximately 400k turnover. Great profits. Walk in walk out.

447892

price: $350,000 WIWO all inclusive mob 0448 840 121

Hire

Bongaree

QLD

Hire Shop - Fantastic Value Mid way between Brisbane and the Sunshie Coast, Queensland. Highly successful and well established business is for sale after 21 years of operating. Only selling due to health reasons – priced to sell on a walk in walk out basis. Located on Bribie Island and operating 5 ½ days per week, you’ll love the lifestyle and flexibility.

The hire equipment available will suit everybody from builders, tradies to DIY clients. The owners are also including a second online party hire business as well. The value doesn’t get much better! Further information is available upon signing a confidentially agreement.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0407 300 306 ISSUE 86

450819

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Hire

Rockhampton & Capricorn C.

Sydney

QLD

NSW

The business currently has three (3) caravans with demand to expand the business. Christmas, Easter and School holidays are booked out 12 months in advance. Customers can see the availablity of the vans online; pick their dates and then complete the online booking form, allowing remote access from wherever you are. All vans are comfortable and fully equipped with spares and extras. It is a fabulous business that sells itself - you just have to clean and manage the money. Financials are available on request for serious buyers.

One of the most stylish and popular cafes in the Hills area, this brand is now offering franchising opportunities. People today are now more attracted to cafes that are more unique, offers great coffee culture, atmosphere and great coffee experiences. Yes Craft N Coffee has it all. If you are considering entering a cafe business but has no experience or not sure where to start, we have all the answers! You can also visit our website for more information. If you are interested in having your own new cafe, make great profits, please give us a call to find out more and discuss in detail.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

price: $130,000 WIWO all inclusive

price: $190,000

mob 0447 492 496 hire@capricorncaravanhire.com.au

mob 0481 159 974 www.craftncoffee.com.au

450710

Boutique Coffee Brand now Franchising-Full training

449285

Only Caravan Hire Business Accommodating Central Queensland

Homeware

Gold Coast

QLD

Lifestyle Business on the Gold Coast with Great Cashflow Direct Importer - 2 days trading - Massive margins and plenty of opportunity. This retail business has massive repeat customer base established for 20 years and enjoys little to no competition for its products. This easy to run retail business can be run as a laid back lifestyle business or can be taken to the next level with numerous opportunities for growth by expanding stock range, and adding more retail channels eg Amazon. This homewares, souvenirs business is based in a prime location within Australia’s largest marketplace at the Gold Coast and only operate’s on weekends. Benefit from the

massive margins from every item sold as you directly import 95% of the products from trusted manufacturers overseas with no minimum order quantities. Low rent, operating only 18 hours per week, plenty of training and support provided to new owner. Current revenue is from retail trade, wholesale and eBay accounts. All wholesale accounts are COD so no risk of holding accounts or chasing up debtors making this a great cashflow business. The business consists of:• Shed value • Fixture, fittings, equipment • Stock • Goodwill. Contact for further details. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0447 730 580

450840

price: $349,000

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Import/Wholesale

Bayswater

WA

Marine and Industrial Rope and Cordage Wholesaler The business specializes in the wholesale supply of ropes, cordages and associated products to the marine, industrial and mining industries with additional retail potential. The offer includes a good level of appropriate types and quality of start-up rope stocks, pallet racking, pallets, plant and equipment along with a fully interactive web based promotional and expansive sales platform. Whilst the business is presently based in Perth Western Australia, it is easily transportable and able to cover

marketing to all Australian States. The Australian market is said to be valued at $ 20 - $ 30 million and we believe that with the right inputs this business could achieve 10% of that potential in farly short time. The business is well supported by very credible manufactures and local agents with 40 plus years’ experience. The business is being offered for sale due to a contractual arrangement that prevents the owners from undertaking the expansion. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

447569

price: $100,000 + S.A.V. + G.S.T. jb@iinet.net.au

Intimate Apparel / Lingerie

Atherton

QLD

Largest lingerie shop in Regional Queensland Located on the scenic Atherton Tablelands, one hours drive south-west of Cairns, this award-winning business was established in Atherton in 2008 and has built a reputation for quality lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear. Open Mon - Sat, the owner only works 4 1/2 days a week and has 3 trained casuals. Owner and 1 casual are trained prosthesis fitters. Owner is now wishing to retire and spend time with her husband and cat! The reputation of the shop through its quality stock and excellent customer service

ensures customers from around Australia remain loyal. The business has targetted women of all ages and sizes and offers a prosthesis service to women who have had mastectomies. Located within a 2 minute walk of the post office, customer parking is easily found. 182sq m of floor with rental of $1767.34 per calendar month (inc GST). Lease has 1 year + 3 + 3 years to run. Huge potential to expand internet sales. Financial details available to genuine enquirers. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (07) 4091 3839 ISSUE 86

mob 0431 416 867

sales@allwoman.com.au

www.allwoman.com.au

450728

price: $340,000 WIWO leasehold


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Maintenance & Repairs

Glenella

QLD

Power Tool Repair Business with Existing Customers Pioneer Power Tool Repairs was established in early 1992 and is a family owned business currently operating from a ‘work from home’ style workshop. It has the potential to expand into further areas generating more work and the option for employees or keep as a small family business and develop your own shed into a workshop. Pioneer Power Tools can be operated from any location; the main current client base is in the Mackay Region. This business is a Warranty Agent for Makita, Metabo, Hitachi, Dewalt, Stanley Black & Decker, Festool and Wallpro. We repair all electrical tools and

most battery operated tools. Pioneer Power Tool Repairs currently has a large client base comprised of individuals, workshops and companies throughout the Mackay Region and surrounding areas, as far as Airlie Beach, Moranbah, Townsville and many other localities in between. Requirements to own this business: - Restricted Electrical Licence to be able to work on, repair and test & tag tools once they have been repaired. This Licence can be obtained through an online course. Reason for Selling: - Planning on moving and transitioning into other areas of employment. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh 0427 623 528

mob 0437 100 332

450542

price: $180,000 all inclusive pioneer@gsandersonelectrical.com

Marine

Vanuatu

INT

Vanuatu Water Tour Business Long established Vanuatu tour business for sale. The business operates 2 vessels undertaking various water based tours, all with cruise ship contracts and strong relationships with all major resorts and tour wholesalers. The Reef Explorer is a glass bottom semi-sub and the only one of its type in Port Vila that does reef viewing and snorkeling tours. The Coral Explorer does high speed snorkeling tours with Sea Doo sea scooters. This is a genuine sale as the owner has other business interests overseas and cannot give this business the time

and attention it deserves. Can be run under management with fantastic long term staff but would also suit owner operators. Vanuatu has over 120 cruise ships visit per year. • Assets over $250K • Easily run with staff in place • Great cash flow with opportunity to grow • Genuine lifestyle opportunity • Vanuatu is income tax and corporate tax free Vendor will consider all genuine offers.

southpacificseas@gmail.com

448934

price: $269,000 WIWO

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A Versatile & Expanding Business Manufacturing

North Brisbane QLD

price: $950,000 WIWO This well established and successful Company, with over 15 years of experience in the Industrial Welding business, is located in North Brisbane Titanium Industrial Solutions (TIS) uniquely offers both Poly Welding and Steel Welding servicing mine sites, structural steel quarries, rural pipeline projects, civil construction sites, manufacturing plants and gas and oil sites. The bulk of services the Company preformed are carried out on site with a growing client base throughout Queensland and NSW. TIS has acquired a solid reputation for quality, safety and reliability, also a willingness to fit in when required, whether it be working late nights or weekends to get the job done. Other areas of Company expertise are related to the maintenance of water main steel pipes, other civil pipe work, water treatment plants and recycling plants. The Business also performs general steel fabrication work on stairs, platforms etc. The Business comes with a substantial quantity of specialised equipment included in the price. 6 welding machines, 4 vehicles, trailers including a heavy duty fabrication trailer, 4 ton forklift, other small plant, parts and consumables. All plant and equipment is new or near new condition. Also included in the price comes the well respected business name and website, all systems and procedures related to the business, weld procedures and documentation plus ongoing and upcoming work. This well structured, profitable and versatile business could be operated from anywhere in Australia and would be a suitable acquisition for an existing company looking to expand or run under management by an investor looking for a decent return. Further information and financial detail would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

mobile 0428 443 162

email kane@titaniumindustrialsolutions.com 450733 ISSUE 86

www.titaniumindustrialsolutions.com

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Massage

Busselton

WA

Thai Massage Studio with Strong Local Customer Base Located in buisy shopping arcade in Busselton CBD, high volume foot traffic. The shop has reception area, 4 furnished massage rooms, intergrated sound system, staff/kitchen room. Air conditioned and Thai style atmasphere. This business has acheived a very good reputation and has a strong local customer base and good walk-in trade. Advertising and promotion is all in place for the next 12 months. The business has been established for 2 years and has a 2 x 2 year lease. Turn-over is $100,000 plus per

annum. Idealy 2 - 3 staff are required and more during the high season Nov.-April. Parking is available in council car park close by. The shopping arcade is located between two major shopping supermarkets so generates a high profile. Rent is very resonable. This is a very good cash flow business with very low overheads. Financial books are available to genuine buyer. Owner wishes to retire is the only reason for selling. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

goldenorchidthaimassage@gmail.com

Mobile Business

Wanneroo

Newsagency

Nambucca Heads

WA

Popular Mid North Coast Newsagency

Blinds & Curtains Mobile Repairs Independent mobile blind & curtain business you can run from home. Established for 12 years, work is generated via our web page as well as a large number of Real Estate Agents. No costly overheads such as rent. All work and repairs are done at the customers home with our mobile workshop. Well maintained fully kitted out 2008 Toyota Hiace van. Turnover $100,000 plus. Plenty of stock. Owner willing to stay on and train if required. Contact for further information.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

450853

price: $75,000 negotiable - all inclusive mob 0400 366 811

NSW

Modern and Traditional- Discover this modern, profitable online Newsagency that sells stock across Australia and overseas. Recently gaining additional distribution territory it is onwards and upwards. Further to this, In store Lotteries sales have increased by 40% YTD and ongoing consistency across the board. No costs or updates are required as this store has just completed The Lotts refurbishment. Centre of town, solid brick 200m2 retail outlet, air conditioning, large storage and office space plus 5 car parks. Long term lease available. Current Lease $51,054 + GST pa. Retail and distribution sales Turnover $1 Million plus. Asking Price Includes fixtures, fittings and delivery vehicle. SAV approx $98,000.

price: $275,000 inclusive + S.A.V. bh (02) 6568 6610 mob 0487 383 901 nambuccanews@optusnet.com.au www.nambuccaheadsnewsagency.com.au

447654

mob 0472 637 753

449767

price: $75,000 negotiable

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A Unique Mobile Business Mobile Business - Central Coast - NSW

Great Cashflow A wonderful opportunity to purchase a successful Mobile business that has been established for over 8 years & enjoys a large & loyal clientele plus an ongoing increase to its customer base each year The Business which is currently based on the Central Coast, trades 3 days a week with no weekends & specialises in providing quality fresh Seafood, direct from the Sydney Fish Markets, to people living in the Upper Hunter & Northwest regions of NSW. The Seafood business is owned & operated by a husband & wife team who have shared a comfortable & relaxed country lifestyle, along with 6 weeks holiday per year, whilst generating a solid income but are now looking to retire. This is a Business that can continue in its current form providing a more than comfortable living for the purchaser. However it is a business that has plenty of potential. An immediate opportunity to increase the income would come from extending the trading days & by servicing more towns. There are no franchise fees, no lease with extortionate shopping centre rental to pay out each month. The Business could be based anywhere between Sydney & Newcastle with further expansion down the South Coast & Southwest NSW. Included in the purchase price comes all setup & marketing equipment, a well equipped & up-to-date serviced Isuzu Truck, 4 Freezers &520L Fridge. The current owners are willing to advise & assist the prospective owners to understand & familiarise themselves with the various processes over an agreed transition period. Further information & financial detail would be provided upon inspection (by appointment) & after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

P: $295,000 W.I.W.O.

M: 0419 803 196 E: chrishickey@bigpond.com 450027

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Picture Framing

East Victoria Park

WA

Picture Framing Business. Est. 34 yrs. Motivated Seller • • • • • -

Asking $115,000 negotiable WIWO. Very Little risk at this price. Solid business operation for 34 years Turn-over $250K to $300K Machinery included is high-end pneumatic and includes: Alpha Machine T400 double mitre saw (replacement value $30K) - Valiani computerised mat cutter (replacement value $35K) - Alpha Machine V-nailer (replacement value $3K) - Epson Stylus pro 9900 wide format printer and stock (replacement value $16K)

- Other equipment, Table saw, drop saw, dust extractors, spray booth, computers, hand tools etc (replacement value of roughly $8,000 replacement value) • Stock value $20,000 • Good-will estimated at $60,000 • Total valuation $172,000 • VERY SOLID BUSINESS priced to sell. • Motivated seller • Did we mention that the business has recently made it to page one on google?! • Very good opportunity for growth

mob 0439 330 412

450706

price: $115,000 WIWO negotiable milfordframers@bigpond.com

Pub

Bundaberg

QLD

Historic Country Pub This historic gem is located approximately 30kms from Bundaberg. It is well supported by the locals in the community and visited by motorbike and car enthusiast clubs. The hotel is situated on 4.5 acres and offers accommodation for travellers and visitors with a large camping area at the rear. Located on the Kolan River, the hotel is a short walk to the Bucca crossing, which is very popular with visitors in the warmer months of the year. Many patrons take advantage of the great country atmosphere and live music on weekends. The kitchen runs 7 days a week for

lunch and dinner. The Bucca Hotel has 7 rooms with shared facilities, a recently renovated beer garden with entertainers’ stage and owner’s residence which has been refurbished. The business has thrived since recent renovations have been made. The current owner is a hands-on owner/operator and is assisted by other casual staff to run the hotel. This is the perfect business for a couple looking for a lifestyle change to live in a rural community, surrounded by the beautiful countryside. Please visit the website for other information regarding this charming country pub. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0428 226 033

ronkadel72@gmail.com

www.buccahotel.com

450860

price: $750,000 WIWO freehold

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This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a long established (1990) & highly successful business located in the spectacular Northern Territory of Australia

Jenny’s Orchid Garden Nursery F Howard Springs F Northern Territory

Jenny’s Orchid Garden is situated a half hour drive south of Darwin on 5 acres (2.02ha) of freehold land plus residence with more than 2 acres dedicated to the commercial propagation of orchids. The Garden has the largest variety of tropical tree orchids in the Northern Territory & is known for having one of the best orchid nurseries in Australia. The Garden is a collection of many years work, with over 2500 orchid plants sourced from all around the world. The Business is an established supplier to the likes of Bunnings as well as supplying a number of retail nurseries & landscape businesses. Current turnover approx $500K. Jenny’s Orchid Garden has a range of areas encompassing vast shaded areas containing rainforest & exotic collections of beautiful tropical plants. The shaded areas have vast numbers of ferns, bromeliads & many others, both indoor & outdoor plants. There are approx 100,000 plants in stock which include orchids, bromeliads, gingers, heliconias, ferns plus lots more. The Garden is a popular tourist attraction & receives many visits. The large 5 bedroom Residence which contains a showroom & office, is surrounded by tropical foliage & is a great place for Devonshire Teas on the veranda & in the gardens. The Business is currently open 7 days a week to the public, including public holidays. There is approx 6,000 square metres of shade houses plus other buildings used as potting sheds, a public toilet block & an entrance shop.

This is a solid & profitable business currently but still has plenty of potential & room for expansion. Further income could be easily derived from additional nursery related merchandise such as imported ceramic pots etc. A number of other added options would be open to a purchaser with imagination with its year round magnificent flowers & lush tropical surrounds. Further information & financial details would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed

price $3,000,000

mob 0412 211 412 - Jenny ISSUE 86

email tropicalorchids@ozemail.com.au

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Restaurant

Brisbane

QLD

Japanese Restaurant Sushi and Bar Under Management Since 2016 Well Established Japanese restaurant and bar, spent over 700k on authentic Japanese style, and high class fitout in Westfield shopping centre. and located in a very fine restaurant area. This tastefully people favourite Japanese sushi train and restaurant a la carte, and serving nice Alcohol with profitable bar and drinks. Absolute great atmosphere and live band. The A La Carte restaurant dining area, doubles as a function venue for special occasions such as birthday party, group

dinning. Perfect area with no competition. Chefs and Floor staffs are friendly and reliable, some have work over 2 years since it has just open for 3 + years. The contract with Westfield is still 3 more years to go, for sure Westfield is going to give another 6 years contract. The restaurant has 90 seat inside out, with 150m2 inside and exclusive 27m2 outdoor seating with covered. Contact John for Full details. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0435 711 425

450675

price: $850,000 negotiable O.N.O. patrickyeong83@gmail.com

Restaurant

Pizza Restaurant for Sale Amazing opportunity and nothing to spend. Pizza restaurant for sale for $300kWell know pizza restaurant ( 48 seats) for sale in Regents place Sydney. 4-year-old fit out and modern and highest quality equipment and furnishings. Kitchen and cool-room and storage integrated.

Sydney

NSW

1.2-meter wood fire oven- large service bar area and in busy shopping centre. Lease is one year plus three-year option. Licence has a PSA to midnight. Nothing to spend. Can be re-branded if required. Original set up cost was over 900k.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0409 699 079

jk2418@gmail.com

450778

price: $300,000 + G.S.T.

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Restaurant

Manly

NSW

Manly Pizza and Wine Italian Restaurant Manly Pizza and Wine Italian Restaurant is rapidly becoming the first choice of Italian in Manly. The award winning restaurant has been established for over 10 years and is situated in the Pacific Arcade at the ocean beach end of Sydney Road. The restaurant is a social hub, earning a great reputation and is currently rated #3 of 228 restaurants in Manly. By coming to Manly Pizza and Wine Italian Restaurant you will experience a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, great service from our helpful staff and superb Italian cuisine and beverages to complement your meal.

Currently trades 5 nights and 4 lunches, also provides takeaway and delivery, so excellent room for growth. Seating for 40 – 70 in busy arcade and only 50m from the main Corso access to Manly Beach. Current Liquor Licence to midnight. Sales over past 3-years range from $430,000 $500,000 p/a. Wages paid $130,000 - $180,000 p/a. Ideal business for family operators. Lease open to negotiation as currently month to month while landlord completes leasing of the whole building. Owner has other business interests and not heavily involved. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0417 680 934

adrian@plateitup.net.au

450716

price: $40,000 WIWO www.manlypizzawine.com

Restaurant

Warwick

QLD

Opportunity for Growth in This Business Restaurant Bar and Grill & Conference Centre Fully Licenced Located 1.5 hours from Brisbane. Restaurant is located in a motel complex in the CBD. New fitout Modern Rustic, 09/2016 Currently only open 5 nights. Plenty of opportunity to grow the business, trade is from locals and motel guests. Building size is 620m2 under roof, massive 9 x 9 mtr kitchen all modern equipment including combi oven with walkin coldroom & freezer & dry store (Chattel list available on request). Function Room is 20 meters x

10meters and can be divided into two separate rooms. Dining room is 19 x 10 meters has 3 male & 3 female toilets and 1 disability bathroom. All plant, equipment and fitout is included, We are the freehold owners and have got the business up and running and growing, and is now ready for some one to take it to the next level. We have other business interests we are pursuing so this must be sold. NEW Lease to suit buyer. Currently im the head chef with 7 casual staff FOH & BOH. Figures on request Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0418 868 918 ISSUE 86

450781

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Sports Goods

Thurgoona

NSW

Well Known Online Golf Business 15 Years and More for Sale! Well known within the golf industry. This online business has built a reputable reputation amongst its huge customer base.

With a turnover yearly of $1,000,000 plus this represents a great opportunity for someone to take the business to the next level.

With a retail premises, online website, ebay store a database of 30,000 plus.

Currently employing 3 full time staff the business is easily relocated to anywhere in Australia.

The owners regrettable have decided it is time to pursue other ventures and to free up more family time.

Please only genuine interest only!

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

squizzyg@tpg.com.au

450663

price: $200,000 + S.A.V. + equipment www.squizzysonline.com.au

Supermarket

Moulden

NT

Supermarket / Liquor Store / Food Takeaway Great opportunity to purchase high turnover, high gross margin suburban store with liquor licence and food takeaway. On the market due to change in family circumstances. This very secure and profitable business is a long-est. grocery store with significant takeaway food income and earning approximately $80,000 per week. The unique food offering attracts a loyal customer base. Premises had a recent exterior paint, and solar panels contribute to low electricity costs. This fantastic business offers: • Easy access and on street exposure, with plenty of customer parking

• Extensively equipped with fully operating kitchen and food service areas • Long history of strong trading • Spacious display space of approximately 400sqm • 3 years remaining on lease • Highly trained and efficient team. Long term staff • Good profit margins With a motivated and flexible vendor, this business is genuinely a tremendous opportunity and still offers investors scope for improvement and growth. For further information, please contact Michelle Harwood.

mob 0439 818 191

michelle@mouldensupermarket.com.au

450774

price: $1,850,000 + S.A.V. negotiable

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Post Office - NSW Tweed Heads / Coolangatta

FREEHOLD POST OFFICE, GENERAL STORE, SUB NEWS & SERVICE STATION This Business that comes with a Lifestyle to be envied, is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Australia

Situated in the magnificent Bilambil Valley in the state of NSW, the freehold Post Office and Store was established in 1926 with the current owner operating the business for the past 23 years. The Store is the centre piece of a small country village which is only 10km from beaches, waterways, restaurants, shopping centres and all the amenities of the Tweed Coast and Murwillumbah.

The Business provides full Post Office services, Banking, Fuel, Sub Newsagency and Convenience Store; it has no competition in the village.

The Bilambil Valley Post Office Store does a turnover of $2.3 Mil plus p.a. with an operational stock of approx $50K. The licensed Post Office provides counter service to over 200 customers and 80 post boxes; it also services several large mail order businesses.

The Business comes with a well appointed attached 3 bedroom residence on a land area of approx 2600m2. Plans have been drawn up for a 70m2 adjoining building suitable for relocating the post office if desired. The local primary school is 200m away and the village residential area directly opposite. There are plenty of sporting facilities with 2 complexes close by catering to cricket, soccer, football and junior rugby league. There are also well patronized equestrian clubs. A developing major residential area is only 2km away. This is a great opportunity to take over a successful and lucrative business situated in a wonderful and friendly country town in a magical area of NSW.

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 to a suitable purchaser. Further information and financial detail would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed

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Surf, Skate and Ski

Currumbin

QLD

Surfboard Manufacture Supplier Just 5min From the Beach • Australia Wide • Some overseas customers • No Experience needed • Office admin only

• Established for 40 years • Industry leader • Well Established repeat Customers • Major supplier to the Ocean Action Sports industry • 3 x 3 Year lease • Allocated car parking for staff and Customers • Factory Size 300sqm POA • Long time employees in place

Further information and financial details will be provided upon inspection (by appointment) and after confidentiality agreements have been completed.

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

401551

price: $650,000 negotiable O.N.O. jliebeta@bigpond.net.au

Takeaway

Popular Charcoal Chicken & Takeaway This popular family owned Charcoal Chicken & Takeaway business that has been operating for over 35 years in Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands, NSW. Multiple Award winning small business in South Coast, Illawarra area & Australia wide. Location • Located in a prominent position on the main road through Moss Vale which links the town to the Illawarra Highway. • Ample on street parking • Shop measures 187m² • Seating for 20 people inside • Moss Vale is 45min from Wollongong & 90min from Sydney

Opening Hours • Monday 09:00 - 20:30, Wednesday to Sunday 09:00 - 20:30

Staff • Owner (x2) work 120hrs/week combined • 2 x Full time staff (1 x family member)

Ideal for a family business. Owner selling as he wishes to retire after operating the business successfully since opening in 1983.

Moss Vale

NSW

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (02) 4868 2972

mob 0434 634 598

leo.mihalis@gmail.com

450762

price: $350,000

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Takeaway

Esperance

WA

Popular Kebab Shop with Spectacular Views of Esperance Perfect family business, in a main street of Esperance close to beach with sea view trading in the same name and food service over 10 years is for sale. It is in a growing area as a massive project of Esperance jetty is developing. The rent for the shop is $650 a week Including GST and outgoings, and the length of rent is 3 years plus another 5 years. This is not only a kebab shop. All the facilities and equipment are available like an oven for Pizza and Pide making, Coffee machine for barista, and freezers for ice creams.

The shop will come with 2x 55�Lcd TV’s, 8x high quality cameras and a security system, POS System including a proper software, 3x kebab machines, 1x char grill, 1x hot plate, 1x double gas fryer, 1x commercial toaster grill, 1 x Planetary Mixers (Bakery), 2x walk in cool room, 1 x upright fridge, 2 x big chest freezer, 2 x upright freezers, 2x salad bars, 2 x buffet, 1 x Oven for Pizza, a double bowl sink, 1 x single sink and few work benches and there is also a toilet. The shop seats 20 people inside and 4 people outside with potential to fit more. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0405 103 415

450111

price: $110,000 negotiable WIWO mamoridi@yahoo.com

Takeaway

Dubbo

NSW

Priced To Sell, Award Winning Takeaway Very busy takeaway, in prime position in DUBBO. Casual eat in. Big turn over. Open 6 Days. Closed Sunday. Rent $7150 per month including GST.

and start making $$$ NOW. Must be experienced operator, this is the BIG SHOW. No Agents Please or newspapers thanks.

One month free rent per year. Outgoings approx $10,000 per annum, council rates etc. Big Walk In Coolroom. Buy

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

spartanspizzabar@hotmail.com ISSUE 86

450030

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


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Service Station

Magnetic Island

Gladstone

QLD

Island Lifestyle Corner Store and Service Station

QLD

Great Truck/Semi Tipper Owner/Driver Business

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

price: $330,000 negotiable - all incl.

mob 0412 170 668 dave@arcadiastoreaust.com.au

450479

Can you feel the Magnet?? An opportunity to be your own boss on a tropical island. Fully Renovated... Healthy optioned Corner Store and Service Station... Quality Food Specialist. “Your turn to take it to the next level!” The Arcadia Store is about keeping it local, fresh and of the best quality available. We’re not your traditional Corner Store, we have so much more! Drop in and be surprised by our range of gourmet groceries, grab a coffee or two, homemade chutneys, local produce, fill the car with fuel and something to eat for every palette including great gluten free options.

448116

Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

Suiting a person looking at working for themselves returning a good income and having every weekend as a long weekend. Normal hours Monday - Thursday (0700hrs 1700hrs). All equipment required to do the job included in sale and all the suitable person requires is a Heavy Combination licence to start working for themselves. Prime Mover/Semi Side Tipper Combination - 2007 Scania R580 & 2011 Roadwest Semi Side Tipper both in great condition. Long standing reclamation contract working in local area with local government corporation. Successful business for over 19 Years now and only selling due to retirement. Invoiced weekly and paid monthly with full trading figures available to genuine enquiries.

mob 0439 729 422

Tourist Attraction

Ulladulla

NSW

Surf, Ski & Wakeboard School, Stand up Paddle, Kayak etc. Regrettable sale for our multi award winning water sports company due to on-going medical challenges. Walking On Water & Ulladulla Surf Schools are the Shoalhaven’s No 1 water sports coaching company. We specialise in a range of awesome activities which include Surfing at our surf academy, Water Skiing, Wakeboarding, Speed Boat Inflatable Rides, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, The Boogie Slingshot (Australia’s fastest water ride) knee boarding etc. We have a fleet of 22 Stand Up Paddle boards, 300 wetsuits, 40 surf boards, 14 kayaks, (doubles & singles) an awesome 2013 Ski & wakeboard boat, (Singray 225 LR), 70 lifejackets, water skis,

wakeboards, knee board, inflatable rides, a massive 8 person stand up paddle board, commercial equipment racks etc. There are two purchase options available as the business may be split if required. Ulladulla Surf Schools is available at $189,000 which includes the surf academy, kayaks, stand up paddle, & the ten person SUP, 2015 Mazda BT-50 + box trailer & all necessary equipment etc. Walking On Water includes the boat & necessary equipment for $89,000. The whole business is for sale at $269,000 which is a discounted rate for both businesses. Full training & qualifications can be obtained as we have an accredited examiner.

mob 0417 360 791

stwitchen007@gmail.com

www.wow-watersports.com.au

446014

price: $189,000 stock included

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Absolute Lifestyle Business Situated in Serene Rainforest Setting Lake Eacham Qeensland

Luxury Rainforest Cottages Aimed at Eco Wildlife Market This is a special opportunity to purchase a lifestyle changing freehold property and business on the Atherton Tablelands. Ideally located just over1 hour from the tourist mecca of Cairns. 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 are available in nearby Yungaburra Heritage Village and Malanda (10 mins) with major facilities in Atherton (30 mins away). The residence is a 2 level, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 'Queenslander' style house with verandahs plus 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, office & bedrooms. Large grassed area at the side for recreation and large covered pergola has a built-in pizza oven. A dedicated reception and wildlife feeding area is attached by a small walkway to the house which is constructed of timber and corrugated iron, providing a rustic Australian style welcome to guests whilst maintaining owner privacy. 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. Fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, stove and dishwasher. 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. The main attraction is the wildlife, peace, seclusion and nature on your doorstep. Plenty of room for further development. Contact Owners for full and further information

$1,600,000 Freehold ph: 07 4095 2322 mob: 0427 952 233 john@craterlakes.com.au

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www.craterlakes.com.au

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Sydney

NSW

Demolition Earth Moving Transport Business Opportunity The business has been operating for 25 years, hauling sand, gravel, grain, machinery or anything that is transportable. There is a mix of late model and older machinery. The business stocks and sells loam, sand, blue metal, compost and decorative pebble to the public. A hire service is in operation and has room for expansion. Machinery currently available for hire include bobcat, excavator and tipper truck. The Company has two Licensed Sand Mines in which we supply sand to surrounding concrete plants and for private sales. Concreting is another part of the business. This business is for sale for under $2m and is very negotiable in various configurations.

NSW

Online Ecommerce Business Website From $390 - Only 100% Dropshipping Businesses for Sale. Used Code “WELCOME” for a flat 10% OFF any business purchase. LIMITED TIME ONLY!! With Commerce is a marketplace to buy businesses for entrepreneurs like you. If you are looking for an online business with a ready made website, in some of the most profitable niches in eCommerce, allowing you to work from home for a few hours a week then this is the right business for you. We have businesses available in a variety of niches from fashion, swim wear, fitness, pets, electronics, home and garden just to name a few. Download the FAQ for more info.

price: $390 all inclusive

mob 0409 397 992 newboldbh@gmail.com www.newbolddemolitionandasbestos.com

mob 0430 043 203 ani@withcommerce.com www.withcommerce.com

446895

price: P.O.A.

450179

Coonamble

Windows & Doors

Prestons

NSW

Established, Highly Successful & Easy To Run Business This is an exciting opportunity that won’t last long! You can purchase this well established business, that has been running for 5 years with solid returns and with exciting growth opportunities. Get your foot in the door with one of Australia’s busiest industries! No experience required, all training and support provided. Simple systems and easy processes. What’s on offer? Lease: Currently at the start of it’s second option with +3+3 available. Space: 560sqm on internal warehouse, office and amenities + yard and parking. Inclusions: Tooling, equipment, forklift, shelving, storage systems and racking. Additional: stock on hand (approximately $120k). Website & Domain: fully built and

SEO optimised with great Google organic ranking. Highlights: • Short operating hours: Mon to Fri 8.00am till 3.00pm • 2 part time employees only (33hr p/w + 18hr p/w) • Consistent customer base • Strong performing industry with impressive year on year growth • Supply contract in place. This opportunity is one of a kind - located in the busiest part of Prestons industrial precinct, currently run by one manager, a perfect opportunity for a solo operator/ owner. Profitable, easy to run with great reputation and a strong repeat customer base. Prospective buyer would have comfort knowing they are purchasing a business that has strong growth potential. Contact us for more information.

mob 0447 111 440

450801

price: $415,000 + S.A.V.

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Index of Businesses A

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1, 47, 79

Accommodation

Import / Wholesale

65

Aged Care

39

Internet

80

Antiques

46

Intimate Apparel / Lingerie

65

Arts & Crafts

46 39, 49

Auto or Mechanical Repairs B

J

10

Juice Bar M

Bait & Tackle

50

Maintenance & Repairs

Bakery

48

Manufacturing

Bar

40

Marine

66

Boat

50

Massage

68

Book Shop

52

Medical

39

Building and Construction

52

Mobile Business

Building Supplies

51

Motel

C

66 39, 44, 67

68, 69 1

N

53, 54

CafĂŠ

1, 58

Camping & Hiking Equipment

Newsagency

68

Nursery

71

Carpet & Flooring

45

Chandlery

56

Party Supplies

42

Charters / Tours

56

Pest Management

55

Child Care Centre

45

Picture Framing

70

Cleaning Services

55

Pizza

40

Civil Construction & Earth Moving

57

Plastic

44

Clothing

54

Post Office

Commercial Services

58

Pub

58, 59

Courier D

59

Delivery Services

60 39, 60, 61

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39, 75 70

R

Restaurant

Deli Distribution

P

37, 40, 43, 53, 72, 73

S

Seafood Service Station

69 75, 78

Sports Goods

74

Electronic Devices & Equipment

61

Supermarket

74

Event / Party Hire

61

Surf, Skate and Ski

76

F

Franchise Funeral Services

T

10, 12, 18, 64 62

G

General Store Gift Shop Glazing

75 53, 62 39

H

Hire Homeware

Takeaway

43, 45, 76, 77

Tattoo Shop

42

Tourism

79

Tourist Attraction

78

Transport Truck

78, 83 80

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63, 64 64

Website Windows & Doors

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TRANSPORT BUSINESS

ESPERANCE W.A.

This is the largest Bus Transport Business on the south coast of Western Australia and the most successful operation of its type in the region. A solid business with consistent cashflow from transport contracts with the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia, charter, rental and cruise ship servicing In 2018 Busy Blue Bus was awarded a 10 year contract to operate seven town bus routes in the Major Regional Centre of Esperance. Six regional school bus routes are Evergreen contracts and two are tendered contracts. Services emanate from a recently renovated depot space, with superb management, consistent staffing and excellent resourcing for delivery of high quality and sought-after bus transport services. Our fleet comprises 12 charter buses, 7 town buses and 8 school buses. The Esperance depot is run under capable management. Our personnel are skilled across various job functions and areas. The expertise and experience in the management team ensures continuity of service and that we always have backup and relief staff available. Staffing currently consists of a fulltime Operations manager, a full-time accounts/OH&S manager, 2 part time office staff, a fulltime mechanic, a part time cleaner and casual bus driving staff.

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There are great opportunities for future expansion of this business and the services it provides. The addition of further Esperance Town Bus Routes, ongoing School Bus contract acquisitions, local school expansion and charter services in relation to student movement, the expanding demand for tourism related charter services with increasing cruise ship visitation and the continuing huge growth of visitors to this magnificent area of Australia, plus servicing the expanding mine site requirements in the region. The partners are selling this division of the business as part of their restructuring for a new strategic direction. Expressions of interest are sought for this sound business investment. Further information and financial detail would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed

mob: 0428 287 028

eml: james@busybluebus.com.au

www.busybluebus.com.au



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