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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 - 23

BUSINESS ADVICE

24 - 37

AGENTS & BROKERS

PRIVATE SALE ENQUIRIES Tony Westhoff

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PRIVATE SELLERS

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Phone 02 9281 4599

A - Z INDEX (BY BUSINESS TYPE)

AGENT & BROKER ENQUIRIES Dante Mariotto

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BUSINESS ADVICE HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT FRANCHISE IN 2020 Jason Gehrke, The Franchise Advisory Centre

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START YOUR BUSINESS THE RIGHT WAY WITH BUSINESS.GOV.AU AusIndustry

IS NOW YOUR TIME?

Ian Jones, Australian Institute of Business Brokers

NEWS LAWS IN 2020 THAT WILL AFFECT SMALL BUSINESSES Christopher Tsiknas, Lawpath

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SUPPORTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS Australian Taxation Office

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TOP 5 ISSUES FACING SMALL BUSINESS IN 2020

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HOW TO MAXIMISE THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS BY MAXIMISING THE VALUE OF YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET

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FINDING AND DELIVERING VALUE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

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Dr. Warren Harmer, The Business Plan Company

Tony Arena, BCI Business Brokers

Mary Aldred, Franchise Council of Australia

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR A PROFITABLE SALE Kerry Anne Nelson, Operation Verve

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MY BUSINESS HEALTH FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

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FRANCHISE & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY INDEX

Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo

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Qoin

GroutPro

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Red Rooster

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Home Caring

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Solomons Flooring

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Super Vape Store

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Swift Personnel

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LINK Business Brokers Lock & Roll

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Megasealed Australia Polished Diamonds

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The Local Guys – Test and Tag ThinCats Australia

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EDITORIALS NEW APPLIANCE TEST AND TAGGING FRANCHISE IS LEAVING COMPETITORS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR!

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LEARN FROM THE LEADERS AND LEGENDS OF SMALL BUSINESS

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The Local Guys - Test & Tag

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Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo

SECURING A FUTURE WITH LOCK & ROLL Lock & Roll

HOME CARE: A COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY IN A HIGH GROWTH INDUSTRY Home Caring

OWN A DIAMOND EMPIRE Polished Diamonds

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THINCATS AUSTRALIA PROVIDES FAIR MEDIUM-LONG TERM GROWTH FINANCE

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BUSINESS IS BOOMING, BECOME A NATIONAL RECRUITMENT BRAND!

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ThinCats Australia

Swift Personnel

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NEW APPLIANCE TEST AND TAGGING FRANCHISE IS LEAVING COMPETITORS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR! The days of greedy franchisors are over! It’s time for franchisors to really see their franchisees as true partners& always looking to serve the franchisee. If we go in with that attitude, we are positioning ourselves for success! One example of The Local Guys giving back is that $5 from every job completed, goes to World Vision Australia. We want to give back, because business needs to be more than just earning a buck. The commercials are important, but what we stand for is equally important.

The Local Guys – Test and Tag Franchiseis taking the Appliance Test and Tagging industry by storm! Offering Franchise Partners, a life changing opportunity, that can give you a true work life balance & a very strong ‘Return on Investment’. Where else can you start work at 10am – finish at 3pm and still make more than a lot of people can in a week? Sounds too good to be true? It’s done through intelligent processes, a strong brand reputation & repeat work! When we get a new customer, we typically keep them for at least 7 years & that could be up to 4 visits/jobs per year. We also have plenty of upsell and cross sell opportunities, so once you get a client, there is plenty of chance to make extra $$$. Currently an average job value is $880. We have been franchisees 3 times ourselves, so we understand what franchise partners are looking for & what is important to them! We built the brand around these values. I think that’s what has attracted people to us& why we have been successful so far.

When you become a Local Guy Franchise Partner, you will be rewarded in many ways. Some of these include: low fees, high margins, repeat work, non-seasonal & also a non-urgent service! This means you can schedule your week; however, you decide! If you feel like starting a little later or finishing earlier, you can. If you need a day off, just book it out. Don’t want to work weekends? We rarely do & if we do, it’s the franchise partners choice. Currently we are seeking motivated, hard working people to become franchise partners. If you have enthusiasm & drive, we will teach you the rest! No need to have any formal training or be an electrician! Currently franchises are being offered for $24,900. For more information visit www.thelocalguystestandtag.com.au

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Solomons Flooring & Blinds For Sale

Megasealed Bathrooms and Balconies Gold Coast Franchise is part of a proven successful business model with over 24 years’ experience across Australia. Join Australia’s quality certified market leader in the repair of leaking bathrooms and balconies. The business has many ongoing relationships with real estate agencies, builders, onsite managers etc... The owner is whiling to provide a smooth handover and transition. The business is currently operated from a home office giving flexibility to be run anywhere. - National Marketing support & brand power - Exclusive established territory - Exclusive product range

One of the best Solomons stores in Western Australia is on the market and you could own this fantastic, family run business! Featuring a huge 335m2 showroom, that’s decked out with current displays and samples, walk in and start selling from day one. It even features a state of the art coffee machine and kids play area, while mum and dad choose their new flooring. Solomons has been around since 1890, and it’s a brand that customers can trust. With huge buying power and dedicated support from the State Franchise Manager and operations team, you will always be supported in assisting to make your business the best that it can be.

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

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

price: $270,000

price: $395,000 WIWO - all inclusive

mob 0418 632 712 goldcoastnorth@megasealed.com.au

bh (08) 9444 7001 mob 0450 955 653 osbornepark@solomons.com.au www.solomons.com.au

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LEARN FROM THE LEADERS AND LEGENDS OF SMALL BUSINESS Anyone dreaming of starting their own business in 2020 shouldn’t miss this opportunity to visit the Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, at ICC Sydney Darling Harbour from Friday 20 until Saturday 21 March. The show has been revamped this year with new ‘Start Your Own Business’ workshop and the Franchisee Success Summit, in addition to the popular seminar program featuring industry experts, franchisees and franchisors. “Small business is the driver of our economy and many people

2020 SHOW CALENDAR Sydney 20 – 21 March ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

find it offers a fantastic lifestyle and steady income,” says Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey. “But it’s also crucial to do your research and make sure you choose the best concept for your circumstances. The Expo is independent and gives you the perfect chance to see the options, speak with the experts and have all your questions answered.” Each Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo showcases a huge range of business ideas. You will have the opportunity to come face to face with the people behind emerging brands as well as established businesses, such as Poolwerx, Snap Print & Design, Battery World, Experimac, Speed Queen Equipment Sales, The Graffiti Eaters, Miniso, Minuteman Press, Swimart, Roll’d and many more.

Perth 3 May Crown, Perth

Brisbane

Melbourne

19 - 20 June

21 - 22 August

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank

Concepts on offer for the first time in Sydney include Stagecoach Performing Arts, The Great Greek, 1800 Blinds, Hey Juice, Ninja Kids, Duck Donuts, Elite Carpet Drycleaning and Darbecca. In addition to meeting exhibitors, visitors find great benefits in attending the free seminars held as part of the show. Free seminars help visitors to understand the difference between franchises, finding a business that matches your skills, success strategies and pitfalls to avoid.

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“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.

Prestons

NSW

High Volume ($1.7m+) Flagship Red Rooster Franchise

“Once again the 2020 shows have been well supported by the small business and franchising community” she says. “Any company wishing to take a stand at this year’s shows and reach thousands of potential new franchisees should get in touch with our team to discuss the benefits of exhibiting.” Gain the freedom and flexibility of being your own boss with an established brand and support network behind you. Visit the show to explore a wide variety of franchises, advisors and business ideas, all under one roof.

• Exposure and access off Camden Valley Way with daily traffic count > 40,000 vehicles per day • Services the immediate residential suburbs of Casula and Prestons with around 15,000 households and population >30,000 • Potential to add Deliveroo and increase Uber Eats sales. • Fully run under management Sales $1.71M year, 33k week average 17/18 FY, Gross Profit 65%, Net Operating Profit $293,000. Owner is downsizing his business due to starting a family.

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.

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

price: $640,000 negotiable mob 0425 211 819 hamish@resky.com.au

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SECURING A FUTURE WITH LOCK & ROLL “The main challenge I faced when starting the business was to learn about the hardware and technical side of things – but with Lock & Roll’s training programs and support, it made for a smooth transition.”

A few years ago, David Anderson from West Hoxton, decided to go down the path of becoming his own boss as a franchisee business owner. “Being a part of a franchise group never crossed my mind until I stumbled across the Lock & Roll opportunity whilst job-hunting,” said Mr Anderson. Lock & Roll’s business proposition is simple. They specialise in fixing the hardware and functionality of windows and doors. Hardware will inevitably deteriorate or fail over time with constant use, and doors can become stiff, making them almost impossible to slide.

As a Lock & Roll franchisee, owners have the support of a proactive operational team including a Training Manager, Franchisee Manager, Marketing Team, Business Director and General Manager. The focus for the operational team is to understand what their franchisees are looking to achieve and how they can improve the system by implementing support structures. The flexibility is really what sold the idea of owning a franchised business to Mr Anderson. “I start my first job around 9am after I drop the kids to school. I’ll typically finish my day around 4pm and my partner helps me on a part-time basis with admin and invoicing in the evening. I still work hard but if I need to take time off, I can easily book it in.”

“The scope of work and benefits were certainly appealing; a strong rewarding income, flexibility and an opportunity to build a business based on quality workmanship,” continued Mr Anderson.

Mr Anderson’s advice for those considering buying a franchised business is to, “do your research, pick a good area and build your relationships in that area, be prepared to work hard and increase your skills – there’s a lot to learn.”

Now managing the Leichhardt NSW territory, Mr Anderson has built a strong clientele consisting of strata management companies, fixing windows and doors for both rental and owner-occupied properties, along with time-poor residential homeowners.

For more information call Lock & Roll on 02 9651 3444 or visit www.lockandroll.com.au

Wet Cleaning / Laundry

Innovative NEW Garment Cleaning System Want to start your own business in the retail service sector with a low capital investment? • Significant upfront tax benefits • $0 goodwill • $0 franchise fees • $0 ongoing royalties • Minimal staff requirements An opportunity exists for you to be part of the worldwide transition to wet cleaning, partnering with the world’s largest supplier of commercial laundry equipment. SoftWash wet cleaning is an environmentally friendly, toxic free, water based alternative to dry cleaning. Developed in Europe, and with proven results, this new system is set to change the garment care sector in Australia. What’s more, it’s a completely versatile system that has the ability to be tailored to other business opportunities and add

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on’s such as a laundromat and commercial laundry and ironing service. Whether you are looking to keep it small or are thinking big we can tailor the SoftWash system to you. For more information contact Total Commercial Equipment. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh 1300 355 769

mob 0438 829 229

phil@totalce.com.au

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price: P. O.A.

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HOME CARE: A COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY IN A HIGH GROWTH INDUSTRY Aged and disability care is a rapidly growing industry in Australia, largely driven by an ageing population and the national roll-out of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). This means there is now a great opportunity to build a solid financial future on that growth – while also making a meaningful contribution to your local community. HomeCaring is a proudly Australian owned and operated business that provides professional and compassionate care services in the home. From domestic assistance to personal care, dementia care and helping people get out in the community, we’ve built a strong brand by offering seniors and people with a disability a chance to live independently in their own homes.

As we continue to grow, we are now offering like-minded candidates with people skills – especially those with health sector experience – an opportunity to partner with us as franchisees. As a brand with a strong reputation in the home care industry, HomeCaring offers a compelling business model to potential partners – most notably a unique 50/50 partnership which reduces your initial investment by 50% and makes the opportunity much more affordable. Our partners also have the option of a $80,000 salary package, which removes the pressure of paying the bills and allows you to focus on building up the business in its critical stage of growth. This means our partners are actually able to enjoy the satisfaction that comes from building a successful business with plenty of heart. This was certainly the case for Claire Zhang, a former registered nurse who has grown her HomeCaring business in Sydney’s southwest to over 40 clients in just eight months. “I was comparing HomeCaring’s advertisement with other companies that offered similar business opportunities, and I found that HomeCaring had a far more reasonable and detailed plan, in terms of offering a 50/50 joint venture,” says Claire. “The most rewarding part is being able to see improvement with a clients’ progress, or receiving a compliment,” she adds. “I have found the job that I love to do. The best thing about owning my own home care business is that I can work flexible hours … this is what I enjoy, I can work at 10pm just as easily as 8am in the morning.” For more info. about partnering with Home Caring, please visit www.homecaringfranchise.com.au

Jump Park

Oakleigh

QLD

JUMP PARK - HERVEY BAY QLD

Oakleigh Indoor Sports & Inflatable World + Bar & Café

JUMP PARK - Hervey Bay’s leading family amusement destination. Is this your next business venture? Capitalise on this growing regions success.. Go to the following link for further information and to register your Expression Of Interest.. Sale Link - www.jumpparkforsale.com Main Webpage - www.jumppark.com.au Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/JumpParkHerveyBay Learn More about Hervey Bay www.visitfrasercoast.com/Destinations/Hervey-Bay QUICK before you miss out..!!

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a well-established, successful, diversified and profitable Sports & Entertainment business that has been in operation for over 30 years. Key Features: 2800sqm premises with secure lease, Indoor sports caters for cricket, soccer, volleyball & netball with regular weekly teams, Regular and repeat corporate and school bookings, Inflatable world – kids entertainment weekends and school holidays, party bookings, Liquor license / Bar / Cafe, Accessible via train station and ample parking on site, Can trade up to 7 days, Vendor support & training provided post purchase, Ongoing assistance available with growing revenue and profitability and Financing arrangements available.

price: $589,500 + S.A.V. all inclusive www.jumpparkforsale.com

VIC

price: $1,550,000 negotiable + S.A.V. jonoweinstock@gmail.com

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Indoor Sports

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Polished Diamonds - Jewellery Design is uniquely positioned in the “High End - Luxury Jewellery“ category but without the excessive price or rigid design structure. The ability to produce diamond rings using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D print a wax polymer model appeals to the Millennial generation demanding super high quality custom made jewellery. With any ring design options and almost unlimited diamond and gemstone combinations Polished Diamonds is uniquely positioned for market growth. Polished Diamonds has served thousands of clients from around the World. As part of our international expansion strategy, we intend to establish design studios with State wide territories in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and major cities. Our new partners will have the rights to exclusively market and promote the Polished Diamonds brand, sell our products and use our systems and supply chain within the entire State territory. Our systems and methodologies are profitable and will assist the franchisee to build up a large successful business, whilst mitigating the risks associated with traditional start-up Ventures. The franchisee may establish multiple retail showrooms if they wish at no extra license cost. Therefore, for entrepreneurial, sales and marketing applicants, there are opportunities for growth, profit and economies of scale.

This is a unique opportunity to take an existing profitable, award winning business model and replicate it. The franchise model has a low royalty structure, growth and expansion is rewarded with bottom line profit. The franchisee will also benefit from our low cost and multi- channel business model including: • Established branding, supply chain, training with ongoing support. • Design studio layout for effective retail sales including graphics, equipment, displays etc. • Online sales within the trade area through www.polisheddiamonds.com.au • Social media channels for branding, sales and marketing – Facebook, Google, Instagram • All the intellectual property, systems and know how to replicate the successful business model within the franchise territory. Polished Diamonds founder, Daniel Joines established the business in 2004. His background is in Finance, Accounting and Project Management. He was working for Fortune 100 Oil Giant Chevron when he developed the Polished Diamonds business model. His experience working in the Corporate environment for one of the Worlds largest companies has given him a unique insight into business systems, methodology and project management which he brought to the Polished Diamonds brand. Download brochure: www.polisheddiamonds.com.au/franchise Please contact Daniel Joines Ph Aus: 1800-233-299 dan@polisheddiamonds.com

Food Outlet

Perth

QLD

WA

Area Manager Licensed Agreement W.A.

International Sweets & Gourmet Foods Captain’s Candy commenced trading in 2010 and has had the best year ever with December being the biggest sales month since we opened. A large following of loyal customers and a 5000 strong Facebook community. The shop has two warehouses joined, the first is retail sweets, soda and foods from the USA, UK, NZ and Australia. The bulk store contains many bulk sweets for parties, offices and corporate events. Turnover around $800k, owner and 4 casuals operating from 300sqm with plenty of parking. My reason for selling is retirement. Stock level @$100k+. Fixtures and fittings $100k+ included. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

We are one of the longest established (30 years) Insolvency and Administrative Firms in Australia. We have successfully represented thousands of clients. We are seeking a motivated person/people who are looking for longevity with our Firm. This is a very interesting position that can produce very high annual returns for the right person. You will be required to assist Business Owners/Company Directors as they face financial difficulties, providing advice for their best possible outcome. A Licence (no royalties) is now available for the successful applicant. No pre-existing qualification is required as full training will be provided by our Firm in the areas of insolvency/bankruptcy and administration etc. Leads are provided weekly and ongoing assistance is provided. Licensee office locations may be mobile.

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

price: $100,000 + G.S.T.

mob 0408 189 516

mob 0403 057 788 peter@debtremedyaustralia.com.au www.debtremedy.com.au www.youtu.be/l1liJO2ackw

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Ashmore

Financial Services

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No jewellery specific knowledge is required as full training is provided for this unique Franchise Opportunity. A low setup cost and fair royalty structure that reward and encourage growth and profitability. “Polished Diamonds - Jewellery Design” is an award winning, global jewellery business looking for clever people to operate an exclusive State-wide territory in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. This is a big business opportunity to establish a leading brand across entire States with a low cost entry franchise model. Ideal candidates will have excellent sales and marketing skills,

perfect written and spoken English, be highly organised and be able to fund the initial Franchise costs. Our supply chain includes the world’s largest diamond cutting facility, 1.56m loose diamonds worth $7.4b, CAD jewellery modelling, 3d printing and MRI laser scanning. Manufacturing is completed in our workshop and the franchise offering is a retail role in a boutique luxury showroom which we’ll help you select, then assist with fit out and a marketing campaign so you are ready to open. As winner of “Best Retail” at The Business Awards, our systems are a proven success.

Contact Daniel Joines to discuss this opportunity and for our indepth brochure. 1800-233-299

dan@polisheddiamonds.com


Unique Proven Low-Cost Franchise Opportunity

Only $60k Start-Up NOW WITH 24 STORES NATIONWIDE

Fastest Growing Retail Segment of the Last Decade! No Franchise License Fee to Setup Low Fixed Monthly Royalty Fees Great Return on Investment High Gross Profit Margin

Proven Billion $ Business Worldwide High Quality Products

Full Support and Training

For further information please contact

Miriam O’Hare (Franchise Manager)

e miriam@supervapestore.com

p (07) 5511 4160 m 0499 055 935 www.supervapestore.com.au

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THINCATS AUSTRALIA PROVIDES FAIR MEDIUM-LONG TERM GROWTH FINANCE The fundamentals are clear.

Finance lenders.

Australia has an aging population with limited succession of family owned business from one generation to another. This has led to an increasing supply of well established, profitable businesses for sale. Matched by an increasing number of professional and business migrants seeking to become small business owners but simply don’t have the capital and have very limited access to loans to buy a business. In addition, small business owners need growth finance to refit premises, buy equipment and grow inventories.

On the other hand, Marketplace lending platforms like ThinCats Australia offer a unique and affordable alternative. Connecting a community of investors (savers), usually Self-Managed Super Funds or High Net Worth investors to SME borrowers with fair funding.

Bank lending is generally limited to a percentage value of real estate security so when a small business runs out of “real estate” to offer as collateral security the Banks say No.

Operating in Australia since 2015, ThinCats has helped a large number of diverse businesses, including solar energy suppliers, jet fuel wholesalers, petrol stations, gyms, super food manufacturers, medical, health and wellbeing service businesses and a large number of traditional wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers across Australia.

There are a number of non-bank “Alt Finance” lenders proliferating the market with “online” deals offering fast approval, small value short term loans, usually less than $50k. This is “emergency” funding and not Growth Finance. Growing and profitable small companies simply cannot afford and will not pay the exorbitant rates or comply with the onerous and opaque lending terms offered by myriad of Alternative

The ThinCats platform offers the speed of a fully automated process while ensuring the personal touch of experienced exbankers to deliver a bespoke lending solution to each SME borrower. With loans of (between) $50k to $300k paid off over 3 to 5 years at fair interest rates based on the strength of each borrower, their capacity to repay, management experience and quality of security offered.

For more information call us on 1300 325 342 or visit www.thincats.com.au

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BUSINESS IS BOOMING, BECOME A NATIONAL RECRUITMENT BRAND! The growth of our Sydney recruitment business has led us to realize that being a National company is a necessity! Our franchisees can invoice well above $100,000 in the first 3 months of operation and continue to rise to over a million when you read and follow our successful in depth process. IT’S YOUR SWIFT FRANCHISE; CHOOSE HOW BIG YOU WANT IT TO GROW! Your investment in a Swift Personnel Franchise gives you the opportunity to secure your financial future and create a better work life balance for you and your family. You will gain direct access to the payroll system, introductions to multiple, National clients, and a descriptive operation manual with ongoing support from head office. We are selling franchises in each state of Australia with large territories attached. There is also an opportunity to allow multiple sites in the same state to be setup after a proven track record can be seen. We have had many National clients who we service in Sydney ask us to grow so we can service them in each and every state of Australia.

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Having delivered a service which has a constant allegiance over 25 years of operation in Sydney, will allow us to work with franchisees to grow their business in their state of choice, become another strong market competitor and dominate the recruitment frontier. One of the many key aspects that set us apart from our competitors is the interaction we have between each and every client. We have a hands-on approach and a ‘can do attitude’. We go the extra mile for our clients and they appreciate it by staying loyal to us. Our Blue & White collar recruitment business recruits staff in many different areas including transport, distribution and warehousing and business and professional services sectors. Swift Personnel has more than 80 years of combined experience specialising in short term, long term and permanent placements in both blue & white-collar businesses. We are driven to deliver screened qualified staff and high quality service to all clients nationally. Swift Personnel is a turnkey business opportunity, meaning it has everything you need to start trading from day one. This is a rare opportunity for a can do person who thrives in person-to-person customer relationships and sales. For more information call our office on (02) 8305 4550 and speak with the National Sales Franchise Manager or visit www.swiftpersonnel.com.au

I don’t like pineapple on my pizza!

Did you know using a simple statement like 'I don’t like pineapple on my pizza!' as a password can take more than one year and costs scammers $107,000 to crack? The reason it's a great password is it: • is easy to remember • has 35 characters

• includes an apostrophe, exclamation mark and spaces

The ACSC found 75% of small business owners surveyed are responsible for their own IT and almost half say they don’t know enough about cyber security. If this sounds familiar, then Australian Cyber Security Centre's resources for small business are a great place to start. Visit www.cyber.gov.au/small-business

This is just one of the tips you can find in a range of resources available to help you protect your business.

These resources have been developed by us and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) who recently surveyed small businesses about cyber security.

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A- Z Franchise and Business A Life Without Limitations

Fastway Couriers Melbourne

Concept: Internet

Concept: Transport, Distribution and Storage

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Battery World Australia

Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo

Concept: Specialty Retail

Concept: Advertising and Promotions

Investment: $200,000 - $300,000

Locations: Sydney, Perth, Brisbane & Melbourne

ChemDry

Grout Pro

Concept: Cleaning, Laundry and Waste Services

Concept: Garden, Household Repairs and Maintenance

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Craveable Brands

Home Caring

Concept: Cafe and Restaurant

Concept: Health and Medical Services

Investment: $300,000 - $400,000

Investment: $50,000 - $100,000

Eco Kleen Solar

Just Better Care

Concept: Garden, Household Repairs and Maintenance

Concept: Aged Care and Retirement

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Investment: $50,000 - $100,000

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Opportunities Directory Ogalo Healthy Portugese Chicken

Superfinish Express

Concept: Food and Hospitality

Concept: Bike and Automotive

Investment: $200,000 - $300,000

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Resurfacing Australia

Swift Personnel

Concept: Garden, Household Repairs and Maintenance

Concept: Business and Professional Services

Investment: $0 - $50,000

Investment: $50,000 - $100,000

Qoin

The Cheesecake Shop

Concept: Business and Professional Services

Concept: Food and Hospitality

Type: Financial Services

Investment: $300,000 - $400,000

San Churro Chocolateria

The Local Guys - Test & Tag

Concept: Cafe and Restaurant

Concept: Mobile Business

Investment: $600,000 - $700,000

Investment: $0 - $50,000

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are experts in advertising franchises online and in magazines. We have only just begun advertising with AB4S but have already had a couple of enquiries for our QLD franchises, which is very encouraging.� Best Regards

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HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT FRANCHISE IN 2020 As a rule of thumb, I recommend that a first-time potential franchisee be prepared to spend at least one hour of research for each thousand dollars they are looking to invest in a business.

Jason Gehrke The Franchise Advisory Centre

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Franchising continues to appeal to existing Australians who are looking to become self-employed, as well as new arrivals who qualify for business migration visas as a method of obtaining entry into Australia. However to buy and operate a successful franchise requires more than just having the cash to pay for it. Potential franchisees must be prepared to do some hard work to research and understand the business, the franchisor, and themselves in order to make the best possible decision. And here is the first hurdle: A potential franchisee must be prepared to roll up their sleeves and put some real time and effort (as well as some money via personal development and professional advice) into their franchise search. If not, they greatly increase their chances of picking the wrong franchise, and losing part or all of their investment. To increase the chances of picking the right franchise, here are some key pointers:

What should I look out for? This boils down to three key things: Profitability. Sustainability and strong, competent Leadership. In good times, tough times, or anytime, these three criteria remain the same. Of course it’s rare that a franchisor will make representations about profitability or concede that their business is anything less than sustainable. It is rarer still that a franchisor would claim to have anything less than strong, competent leadership, so these concepts all need to be tested by a potential franchisee’s own research. If a potential franchise buyer is not prepared to invest the time to properly research what they are buying, then they must accept some or all of the responsibility if the investment fails.

How much time should I spend researching a franchise? As a rule of thumb, I recommend that a first-time potential franchisee be prepared to spend at least one hour of research for each thousand dollars they are looking to invest in a business. For example, if a franchise costs $250,000, this amounts to up to 250 hours of research.

That might sound like a lot, but the saying that a fool and his money is easily parted might have been created specifically for those people who recklessly invest after making hasty, ill-considered decisions. Most franchises offered at $250,000 and above will be retail businesses, so prior knowledge and experience in retailing may be useful and should be included as part of any pre-purchase research.

What sort of research should I do? Such research might include (but not be limited to): 1. Start your search for a franchise by visiting one of the upcoming franchise expos held each year in Australia Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, as well as look at franchise opportunities online; 2. Once you have shortlisted one or more franchise systems, carefully read through the information provided by the franchisor. You should also engage an experienced franchising lawyer and accountant, and read the documents for yourself as well as get professional advice. (Many franchisees fail to read their franchise contracts, and then afterwards discover they have signed for something that they didn’t know about or wouldn’t otherwise agree with. Reading the documentation for themselves will also help potential franchisees understand the advice they are being given, and to ask more informed questions of their advisors and the franchisor.) 3. You should contact current franchisees in the system (or at least as many as possible) to ask them about their satisfaction with the franchise, the lessons they’ve learned along the way, and the sort of research they did (or wished they had done) before buying the franchise. The list of current franchisees and their contact details will be included in the franchisor’s disclosure document, however this document may only be available at a relatively advanced stage of negotiations with the franchisor, and in the meantime, franchisees’ details or locations may also be available on the franchisor’s website and in the telephone directory. 4. You should also contact the former franchisees who have left the system in the last three years. Franchisors must provide a list of these franchisees and their contact details (where known) in the disclosure document. By contacting former franchisees, you will have an understanding of their satisfaction with the business and their reasons for exiting. Australian Business For Sale ®


Again it is important to contact as many as possible of the names provided. Calling just one or two is likely to provide a distorted positive or negative view of the system, and only after contacting the full list can a potential franchisee develop a balanced view of the satisfaction of former franchisees and why they left. 5. Compare concepts. There is usually more than one franchise concept servicing a market niche (however unique), so check out the value of the competing offer. Even if the initial investment price is the same, similar franchises may have radically different fee structures, marketing levies, support systems, purchasing or other arrangements that can radically affect the long-term value and profitability of the business, or satisfaction of the franchisee.

6. Verify for yourself any statements or representations made by the franchisor, or issues raised when contacting current and former franchisees. This might include even spending time doing market research such as counting houses in a territory, searching Australian Bureau of Statistics and other sources of data, counting vehicle or pedestrian traffic and directionality outside a potential shopfront, or many other things. While this may sound tedious, it’s all part of ensuring that the facts being used to make the decision to buy the business are the right facts; 7. Consider if you should work part or full time for a period in a franchised store or territory to get a genuine feel for the business (in which case, the longer the better, and the one hour per $1,000 invested rule can be extended). People who have worked in franchises before buying them increase their operational proficiency and become culturally acclimatised to the organisation, thus reducing the likelihood of a horrible “I wished I’d known this before” moment after the investment has been made. 8. Undertake small business and franchise training courses and workshops. People going into self-employment for the first time don’t know what they don’t know and look to the franchisor to fill this void for them. This creates the opportunity for unscrupulous franchisors to abuse their trust, or for the franchisee to develop unrealistically high expectations of the system for which the franchisor cannot deliver. ISSUE 87

Understanding basic principles of franchising, as well as basic business concepts and financial literacy are essential to improving and maximising the long-term value of any franchise investment. (The Franchise Advisory Centre (www.franchiseadvice.com.au) hold a number of workshops, seminars and short courses, as well as various state and federal bodies, and business/industry associations.

What are the best franchises in the current economic climate? Established systems with a critical mass of profitable, satisfied franchisees will not only weather the current economic storm, they will come out the other side in top gear and quite possibly buy out or take market share from a competitor or two along the way. Furthermore, these systems will need to have dynamic and

talented leadership teams, strong corporate governance, and enduring customer appeal. Having said that, concepts such as “established”, “critical mass”, “satisfied”, “dynamic”, “talented”, “corporate governance”, and “enduring appeal” are subjectively assessed, and relative to the eye of the beholder. An evaluation of a system on these criteria might produce different outcomes for different people. Cash businesses (or those with tight credit controls) combined with clever marketing and exceptional levels of customer service (and there are many examples of these in both service and retail franchise brands) that fit the above criteria will perform strongly in the next couple of years.

What about new franchises? There is opportunity in adversity for any entrepreneur. New franchise concepts emerge in Australia at the rate of about 100 per year, however not all of these will be viable in the long run. There may be more risk associated with investing in a new franchise system with just a handful of franchisees, compared to larger and more-established brands, however there may also be more flexibility and growth opportunities for franchisees of new systems. It is also possible that the franchisor’s training, field support and marketing assistance for new franchisees may not be as well-developed in new systems compared to established systems.

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What should I be wary of? The recently-unemployed, particularly those with sizeable payouts for years of accumulated service, holiday pay, etc, are prey for unscrupulous operators. In particular, advertisements that claim a business is a “license, not a franchise”, or which include income guarantees or similar offers should be approached with caution. It is essential that business migrants, some of whom will not have been in business for themselves before, may well make excellent franchisees. However their potential naïveté makes them particularly vulnerable to poorly-considered decisions, hastened by unnecessarily eager franchise salesmen. Migrant franchisees should also be wary of offers to buy multiple outlets at the same time, or master franchises. It will be difficult enough in most cases to learn how to operate just one business, without compounding the challenge across many businesses. The key lesson here is to undertake proper research. (See research hints above).

What laws exist to protect franchisees? It is also worth noting that although the last recession occurred before the Franchising Code of Conduct was introduced (ie. the laws that regulate the franchise sector), there is no amount of legislation that can adequately protect a franchisee from a hasty, unresearched and ill-considered investment decision. Distributorships and licensed business opportunities are often advertised alongside franchises, but look, sound and feel the same as a franchise. No matter what they call themselves, if they meet the four criteria in the Franchising Code, then they are a franchise.

This entitles potential franchisees to receive a disclosure document (containing a variety of important information as well as the lists of current and former franchisees critical for proper research), as well as a mandatory cooling-off period, recourse to mediation in the event of a dispute and all the other protections available to franchisees under the Franchising Code of Conduct. The best way to distinguish between a legitimate franchise offering and something that is designed to separate an aspiring business owner from their cash is to educate yourself, and do your research. Only then can you make a balanced decision that takes into account your long-term interests.

Where do I go for help? Visit the Franchise Council of Australia’s website at www.franchise.org.au to see if the franchise that interests you is a member. Membership of the Franchise Council means that franchisors have agreed to an even higher standard of conduct than the minimum required under the Franchising Code of Conduct. Also visit the Franchise Advisory Centre website at www.franchiseadvice.com.au for many free articles on what you should know before buying a franchise. Jason Gehrke is a director of the Franchise Advisory Centre and has been involved in franchising for 30 years at franchisee, franchisor and advisor level. He provides consulting services to both franchisors and franchisees, and conducts franchise education programs throughout Australia. He has been awarded for his franchise achievements, and publishes Franchise News & Events, Australia’s only fortnightly electronic news bulletin on franchising issues.

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IS NOW YOUR TIME? Unlike Real Estate agents, who need to understand the readily available comparative house and sales data, professional Business Brokers should be able to source comparative business and sales data which is not readily available to most business professionals. Is now your ideal time to buy or sell a business or franchise? If so, you will need a qualified team of industry professionals working with you and in your best interest to ensure you achieve the best possible sale or purchase outcome. One of the most integral members of the team of business professionals assisting you with the purchase or sale of a business or franchise is a Business Broker. There is an old saying "a good lawyer knows the law, but a great lawyer knows the Judge". Well, it can also be said that the difference between a good Business Broker and a great Business Broker is measured by the level of gratitude expressed by both the buyer and the seller at the conclusion of a successful business sale. What does a Business Broker actually do? Business Brokers help people buy and sell businesses, similar in the way Real Estate agents help people to buy and sell properties. Professional, qualified and experienced Business Brokers have specialised skills, training and knowledge required to professionally service clients looking to buy or sell a business, taking into account the unique circumstances of each business, buyer and seller. Unlike Real Estate agents, who need to understand the readily available comparative house and sales data, professional Business Brokers should be able to source comparative business and sales data which is not readily available to most business professionals. Business Brokers also need to understand complex and detailed business valuation methodologies as well as numerous other factors which impact a business’s value. These factors can include, but not limited to: • • • • • •

Understanding a business’s financials, P&L’s, balance sheets, etc HR matters The value of supplier and customers contracts and relationships Intellectual property The value of a lease The value of an online or partially online business versus a similar business with a physical location • The implications or impacts of a strong reliance on an owner; • A business being included/involved in a ‘roll-up’ or, that might be associated with an emerging or declining industry. Professional and experienced Business Brokers should possess an incredible amount of knowledge and a clear understanding of the business, the client, the buyer, the landlord, the market, the region the business is located, the industry, how to best negotiate with the buyer and seller, the accountants (on both sides of the transaction), external advisors, valuers and the solicitors (on both sides). They also need to be able to understand the value of a business,

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which valuation methodology is most appropriate for that business (ie; ROI, Capitalisation rates, DCF, Future maintainable earnings etc) and which profit figure is appropriate in each case (EBIT, EBITDA, PEBIT, PEBITDA, SDE, ROT, etc) as this will change from business to business and is industry dependent. Additionally, a professional Business Broker must be aware of changes which impact a business’s value over time and have the skills to manage the confidential marketing of a business without disclosing the location and name of the business. They should also employ a rigorous confidentiality process which safeguards confidential and commercially sensitive business or franchise information. If you are considering buying or selling a business or franchise, or you’re a franchise system looking for professional representation, it is recommended that buyers, sellers and franchisors work with experienced, professional and licenced Business Brokers and Business Brokerages who are members of the Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) or accredited through the AIBB. AIBB members are accredited and comply with the institute's code of ethics. For information about the AIBB, or to find an AIBB member or an Accredited Brokerage near you, call 1300 79 66 67, email info@aibb.org.au or visit www.aibb.org.au or to contact Ian Jones mobile 0402 111 500, phone 1300 BROKER (1300 276 537).

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NEWS LAWS IN 2020 THAT WILL AFFECT SMALL BUSINESSES Within the last 6 months there have been a number of changes to laws that are relevant to small businesses. Whether you’re an owner looking to sell or a prospective buyer, it’s important to understand how these changes can affect you.

Christopher Tsiknas Marketing Coordinator

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As the new year has rolled in, most business owners will be in the

responded with strict requirements. As the

early stages of carrying out their strategic plans with hopes of a

awards involved range from hospitality to finance

successful start to the new decade. As an owner, it’s natural to

and manufacturing, it is likely that you will be

keep an eye out for anything that may get in the way of achieving

affected as a small business owner.

your goals. Ever changing laws and regulations can often catch business owners off guard and halt long term plans and ambitions.

• Recording and Tracking Hours

Within the last 6 months there have been a number of changes to

The key takeaway from the changes to annualised salary

laws that are relevant to small businesses. Whether you’re an

provisions, is that you now must track and record the hours of

owner looking to sell or a prospective buyer, it’s important to

salaried full-time employees. This means you will have to

understand how these changes can affect you. Below is a summary

implement a system for the employees to submit all the hours

of some of the legal and regulatory changes to be aware of.

they’ve worked and their breaks. Where an employee records hours outside of the limits under the awards, it is best to pay

Updates to Employee Awards The most significant area of change arrives in the impending

them for this at the relevant overtime or penalty rate. • Notice of Annual Salary and Ordinary Hours

alterations to employee awards. The Fairwork Commission, as a result of a review, has decided that it will alter the provisions of

In addition to recording and tracking hours worked, employers

22 employee awards from March 1. The changes are primarily

must now provide written notice outlining an employee’s annual

focused on the annualised salaries component of each award.

salary and the maximum hours they can work outside the 38-

Under the existing legislation of the Fair Work Act, businesses

hour week. As an employer, you will be obliged to ensure that

are required to pay full time employees an amount that reflects

employees are paid at least the minimum wage for any hours

what they would receive under their award, inclusive of overtime

worked after the 38-hour threshold.

and extra allowances. However, the grey area has always centred around the recording of hours worked. Given that it is

Employee Superannuation Changes

rare for full time salaried employees to note their hours and days worked, it is difficult to determine entitlements owed.

As part of the changes to annualised salary provisions, there has been an effect on superannuation regulations. As of January 1,

With high profile corporations being exposed and scrutinised

this year, salary sacrifices cannot be included as part of an

for long hours and potential wage theft, the government has

employer’s mandatory superannuation contribution. Employers

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are now required to pay the 9.5% superannuation contribution

increased to $148,700 per year. Provided the other necessary

on an employee’s gross pay including any salary sacrifice that

provisions are satisfied, an employee under this threshold can

has occurred.

apply for unfair dismissal after termination. This is likely to

As an employer, you should also be aware of the Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty bill which has just passed through parliament. This will essentially provide employers with a 6-month window of opportunity to correct any non-

influence an increase in applications and is something you should keep in mind when terminating someone’s employment.

Conclusion

compliance with regards to superannuation payments. If an

As stories of wage theft and mass underpayment continue to

employer chooses not to act and is exposed after the amnesty

appear, it is clear that a crackdown has begun in 2020. With

period, significant penalties will apply.

significant changes to employment awards and legislation, the

Unfair Dismissal Threshold

Fair Work Commission has taken a stance to ensure the correct payment of employees. Significant penalties will be imposed for those who breach these new amendments. As a result, there is

Although this change did occur halfway through 2019, it is

substantial risk for small business owners across the country,

extremely relevant given the substantial reform to employment

with non-compliance now a fatal move. Given that these

legislation that is currently occurring. The high-income threshold

updates can be complex and difficult to keep up with, the

that excludes an individual from claims unfair dismissal was

advice of an employment lawyer may be of use.

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SUPPORTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS The Australian Taxation Office offer a range of tools and services to help make it easier for you to get your tax and superannuation right, and to help your business thrive. Owning and operating a business comes with many rewards, but also a lot of work. The Australian Taxation Office knows business owners often have a lot to manage and have provided information on some current topics which you should consider if you have an existing business, or are looking to buy or sell one. For more information on starting your business you can talk to your registered tax or BAS agent, visit ato.gov.au/sbsupport, and you can subscribe to the ATO’s regular articles from the Small Business Newsroom at ato.gov.au/sbnewssubscribe.

myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager Whether you own a business or are looking at buying a new one, you can consider using the Business Portal to complete a range of transactions including lodging your business activity statements (BAS), and accessing the small business super clearing house. AUSkey and Manage ABN connections –the previous ways to access the Business Portal – are retiring on 27 March, and myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager will be the new way to access the Portal. • myGovID is the Australian Government's digital identity provider and a new way to prove who you are online. • Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) is a new Australian Government authorisation service that allows you to act on behalf of a business online. You can download the free myGovID app from the App Store or Google Play. The myGovID app is compatible with most smart devices using software: -

iOS 10 or later on Apple devices

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Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later. This excludes devices that use the Android Go operating systems, such as Android One.

If you are the principal authority of the business, you will need to set up your myGovID and link the business in RAM. Once the business is linked, you can set up and import authorisations for others within the business. For more information visit ato.gov.au/mygovid. Australian Business For Sale ®


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Instant asset write-off If you’ve recently bought a new business you may need to look at buying or upgrading assets for it. If you plan on doing this, you can take advantage of the instant asset write-off which allows you to make a deduction in your tax return for an asset, costing less than $30,000 until the 30 June 2020. The threshold applies per asset, so you can use it multiple times if needed. In the 2019-20 financial year, businesses with a turnover less than $50 million are eligible to take advantage of this. To find out more about the instant asset write-off and how to claim, visit ato.gov.au/instantassetwriteoff.

Record keeping for businesses Whether you are buying or selling your business good recordkeeping makes good business sense. It’s important that you stay on top of your record keeping obligations. The ATO have published the five rules of record keeping, which will help you keep accurate and complete records. This makes it easier for you when you need to meet your tax and super obligations. 1. You need to keep all records related to starting, running, changing, and selling or closing your business that are r elevant to your tax and super affairs. 2. The relevant information in your records must not be changed and must be stored in a way that protects the information from being changed or the record from being damaged. 3. You need to keep most records for five years. 4. You need to be able to show us your records if they ask for them. 5. Your records must be in English or able to be easily converted to English. To read more about how you can make sure the records you’re keeping are best practice, see the information at ato.gov.au/recordkeeping.

Natural disaster support for small businesses The ATO understands large parts of the community have been impacted by recent natural disasters, and they want to reassure you they are there to help. Your first priority is to focus on your family and community. If you need assistance with your tax affairs, the ATO can help you when you're ready. If you have been impacted by the recent bushfires and are in an identified impacted postcode, the ATO has automatically deferred any lodgments or payments you have due until 28 May 2020. If you have been affected, but are out of the postcode zone, call the ATO on 1800 806 218 to discuss your circumstances. You can read more at ato.gov.au/naturaldisasters

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR A PROFITABLE SALE Those on the hunt for a business investment are savvy. They will only invest in a bargain that suits their current situation and has the ability to expand their business success.

Kerry Anne Nelson Workplace Process Architect

info@operationverve.com

The process of selling a business can be extremely difficult. When I embarked on this journey for the first time I had absolutely no idea just how arduous it would be. I didn’t realise how long it would all take and I certainly hadn’t considered what would be required to make my business attractive to a buyer. When I started the process I naively thought that all I needed was profitability. After a year of working at that sale, I learned a few lessons that just might make the world of difference to you as you prepare to take your business to market. There was a time in the middle of preparing for the sale where I had to push through the fear that I may not make it. It was a roller coaster ride that was fraught with risky unknowns. I know now that my worries were actually founded in fact. Only 20% of all of the businesses listed for sale ever sell. Those on the hunt for a business investment are savvy. They will only invest in a bargain that suits their current situation and has the ability to expand their business success. The health of your bottom line will certainly make your business more attractive, but this is only one factor your potential buyers will use to evaluate the opportunity you are presenting. Along with a profitable sales history, your buyer needs a truckload of certainty. It is essential that these five key areas ooze stability if you want to sell your business for what it’s truly worth: Staffing If you can demonstrate that your staff work well with or without you there, you will be in a strong selling position. There is not a single business buyer in the world who wants to inherit a chaotic, negative workforce. A team of reliable, competent people running a tight ship is a compelling asset for any business purchase. Well established systems for recruitment, onboarding, training, management and offboarding are even more attractive again. Suppliers Knowing the business has clean, clear lines of supply for stock and other essential resources is vital to a successful sale. You must be on good terms with all of your suppliers. You need to be able to show you have watertight processes for managing accounts, and for purchasing and receiving supplies. When you present your business to your prospect, assure them that your company has easy access to quality supplies at great prices, and that there’s no risk of this changing in the foreseeable future. Operations You will be ready to show off the value of your business asset when you can walk your prospect through well-maintained operations

manuals which document how everything is done. From your workflows to your website, to your marketing, service delivery, site management, and administration… every part of a saleable business must run like a well-oiled machine. This is the proof that the cogs of your business machine can and will keep turning long after you have left the engine room. Goodwill Maximising the strength of your business reputation is an effective way to boost the final sale price. The value of your business brand name, solid customer base, good customer relations, good employee relations, and any patents or proprietary technology will all hold you in good stead with your buyers as long as they are rock solid. Success in this area cannot be achieved overnight. If you are thinking of selling up in future, you need to invest in building the goodwill of your business over the long term. Handover Your business will be irresistible to buyers if you show them you are ready to roll out the red carpet to welcome them. Map out a clear timeline of how you will hand the business over. Include an overview of the steps you have prepared to make it easy for them to take the reins. A successful handover is a natural extension of quality business leadership. Building effective systems to manage your staff, suppliers and operations will enhance the goodwill of your business and set you up for a silky smooth handover. Australian Business For Sale ®


TOP 5 ISSUES FACING SMALL BUSINESS IN 2020 Without specialised skills and departments in marketing, financials, HR and many other functions, the business owner just has to deal with each one, juggling a constant barrage of decisions coming at them. Small business owners are the ultimate jugglers. With too many business functions to manage, too few hours in the day and usually not enough expertise in the business, small businesses rarely operate with the effectiveness and efficiency of a corporate. Without specialised skills and departments in marketing, financials, HR and many other functions, the business owner just has to deal with each one, juggling a constant barrage of decisions coming at them. To add further challenge, the business environment is always changing, so new challenges can be quietly creeping in, and can become painful issues if the owner isn’t paying attention. In this article we have highlighted five of the biggest challenges we see with our clients, that are catching them off guard, causing headaches and (quite often) financial loss. DISRUPTION - The business world is always changing, but the pace of change is undoubtedly getting faster, to the point it’s making many business owners dizzy. Technology is driving massive changes to consumer habits, marketing is changing at head-spinning pace and becoming ever more complex. Standing still can see small businesses lose market share very easily, so extra vigilance is needed to keep up. Whole industries have been hollowed out before our eyes, including such small businesses as bookshops, travel agents and the taxi industry. CYBER SECURITY - Whilst we all enjoy more and more convenience that comes with connectivity, it’s also getting much easier for nefarious actors to find their way into your business. Cyber-crime, identity theft and hacking are just a few of the never-ending stream of attempts by criminals to relieve us of our money. Not only are they increasing in frequency, but also in sophistication, requiring businesses to be every more vigilant. Small businesses are mostly unprepared, with poor security and practices that make them easy targets. Don’t’ assume it won’t happen to you: it can and probably will. RISK MANAGEMENT - This season’s fires and now virus has shaken many industries, with daily news stories of small businesses under enormous pressure from sudden, unexpected events. What is unusual about this season is the large number of businesses affected by the same events, and the number of businesses affected at the same time. What is not unusual is that sudden events affect small business, sometimes significantly. Risk is always present, but almost no small businesses ever do even basic risk management. Just a 2-hour risk management exercise with an action plan can save a lot of pain. The unexpected should never happen because you have already planned for it. EXPECTATIONS AND SKILLS - More and more is being expected of business owners all the time. All of the challenges highlighted here are just a few of the many demands faced on a daily basis, but there are more being thrown at them all the time. New laws in HR, wages and awards, tax, changes to superannuation, trade disputes and technology are just a few. With most small business owners being control freaks, letting go can be challenging, but it is not reasonable to expect one person to do all of them well. MAINTAINING PROFIT LEVELS: COSTS AND MARGINS - Costs and prices are always in flux and profit margins cannot be assumed. In recent years, energy prices, rental and food costs have been particularly in focus, but are only part of this never-ending cycle. These can be ameliorated by good financial management skills, systems and regular reporting and the business owner really understanding how the business finances work. Unfortunately this is not common in small businesses, whose accounts are often outdated and basic concepts like gross profit not used. This leave the business very exposed and unable to act responsively. The common theme for all of these issues facing small business is increasing complexity and demand. Most aspects of business ownership need ever greater skills, knowledge and expertise, from online marketing, to cost management, employment law and cyber security. Juggling a bit faster will help most of the time, but it’s important to know the limit. Don’t be afraid to get expertise in when you need it: building an expert team around you and doing continual planning and review is one of the key skills of successful business Dr. Warren Harmer owners. Chief Business Planner

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HOW TO MAXIMISE THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS BY MAXIMISING THE VALUE OF YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET While I thoroughly investigate the financials and hard assets, I am also asking questions about the people. What is the culture like. Does this current owner have the respect of staff. Will this be a happy transition? This is a summary of the key points from an interview between Joanna Oakey of Aspect Legal and Tony Arena of BCI Business Brokers. “How to Maximise the Value of Your Business by Maximising the Value of Your Most Valuable asset” Value of Staff: The value of the staff roster does not appear on the balance sheet, is not reflected in sales and until recently wasn’t even mentioned in discussions about value of a business. You can go back to 1920 when business valuation books talked about tangible assets only. These days a business may have goodwill as the only asset, be it a customer list that produces regular income (rent roll, mortgage loan book, online subscription services etc) or similar businesses devoid of tangible assets. Ask these questions: You can’t value a business without looking at the situation with staff. The following questions are hardly ever asked: • • • •

How well are staff paid. How happy are employees. Do the key people want to stay on What do their contracts or terms of employment cover?

While I thoroughly investigate the financials and hard assets, I am also asking questions about the people. What is the culture like. Does this current owner have the respect of staff. Will this be a happy transition? Steps to Take: You can take the following measures to strengthen your staff situation prior to a sale Sit down and talk to staff before you go on the market. Take them into your confidence and tell them that you are going to sell. Find out if they would be happy to stay post-transaction. If you are a franchisor business, speak to some of your franchisees and tell them of your intention. Gauge reaction. We recently had a case I saw business fell over because of a franchise revolt right under the nose of the franchisor. Build the Asset: We had another sale where the vendor had no operational role but every morning she would arrive and make sure she walked around and found out how everyone was going. It was important for her that her staff knew she cared about them. If your staff know you care about them, they will look after you on the transaction and afterwards. Built the Roster with Foresight. You are going to sell your business one-day. Any extra people you put on will build value into the business. Choose people who are going to relieve you of responsibility within the business. If you are going to hire a general manager give yourself at least two years to bed down that position. You don’t want to go to the market with someone who is unproven and could further disrupt your life when you find out this is the wrong person for the job. Mental Health We live in an era where employees spend a good part of their life at work. There is often more interaction Australian Business For Sale ®


with people at the workplace than there is at home. If you create an atmosphere of support at work you will be rewarded and this will definitely show up in the bottom line.

in each of the people. That shows up in the bottom line and bears on business value. Mine the Wealth:

You are the coach. Let me give you an example in the sporting world. An international rugby league player once told me the best coach ever he ever had was Wayne Bennett because Wayne used to sit down with him and make him feel he was special, not just another player. In your workplace, people need to know that you care, need to feel that their job has meaning. Under those circumstances they will want to come to work and they will give you more bang for the dollar you are paying them. This is especially so in the workplace of today. Two out of four people will suffer a mental affliction in any given year. You have the opportunity to proactively search out what’s going on in your work force and play a positive part in bringing out the best

Do you have many challenges in your business, to do with costs, productivity, operations etc. The wealth of experience and ideas contained within your workers is immense. Sit down with them and share your problems with them. Ask them for their ideas. They may see the problem from a different view point and might have even seen the problem from their vantage point before. This is a win-win. You may get your solution and your staff member will feel even more valued. Build your business with the people in mind. They might now show up in the balance sheet but they may be the difference in you having a good experience or a bad one when you come to sell.

Tony Arena BCI Business Brokers

tarena@bci.net.au

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FINDING AND DELIVERING VALUE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

In the current marketplace, it’s easy to say that your franchise can’t afford to invest in innovation, training or new initiatives. But can you really afford not to?

It might be a new year, but the challenges facing small business and, in particular, franchising are familiar ones. In the economic briefings and forecasts I’ve attended, the message has been consistent. The economy remains weak and while Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has stated there may be a “gentle turning point" in the economy later this year, businesses are understandably cautious. For any business, this caution must be balanced with the need to continue to innovate and develop products and services that resonate with consumers and meet their fast-changing needs. Finding value for money is the key here. It’s easy to say that in the current marketplace, your franchise can’t afford to invest in innovation, training or new initiatives. I would argue that it’s these very circumstances that mean you can’t afford not to. Perhaps this can be enabled by finding savings that don’t compromise your brand’s value proposition, or that of your franchisees. One of the ways the FCA is working to facilitate this is through our partnership with EnergyAustralia. At last year’s National Franchise Convention, I mentioned how this new partnership will provide FCA members with benefits including access to free energy assessments and follow up recommendations on offpeak usage, solar panels and battery storage. This program is now underway, with the FCA and EnergyAustralia working together to roll out the assessment

and audit program to a select group of members. We look forward to sharing the topline results over the coming months, and to offering this service more broadly across the FCA membership. It might be that your business can find smarter ways to access training and professional development. The FCA can help here too. You may have noticed the FCA has launched its new website at www.franchise.org.au. This is designed to be a streamlined platform delivering fact-based data, business advice and assistance for members, as well as useful information for the broader sector. Here you will find resources like the FCA’s Franchisee Guide, aimed at assisting prospective franchisees and existing franchisees with a toolbox of information from due diligence, to understanding franchise regulations and more. We encourage you to share this, and other useful information from our website across your networks of current and prospective franchisees. Across 2020, we will also be working to deliver member-only exclusive information through this platform, as we seek to provide members with the edge in growing sustainable franchise businesses. As the FCA looks to support members in delivering their ongoing education and training needs, we are also excited to partner with leading online learning and education platform, GO1. This education partnership is designed to support the

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We’re looking forward to sharing more details about the learning pathways and course content that will be available through the GO1 platform with members as the year progresses. Value can also be gained by the connections that we form. Franchise professionals who are facing the same challenges as you but may already have solutions. For CEOs of member franchise companies, membership of your local Chief Executive Syndicate, is an investment being part of an invaluable peer-to-peer network of franchise executives unlike any other.

transformational opportunity to shape the future that we want for franchising. This year’s NFC theme of “Shaping the Future” builds on this and reflects the need for franchised businesses to ensure they are well resourced to control their own destinies, even as market forces exert their pressures on the business environment. Following the success of the FCA’s inaugural Multi-Unit Summit in 2019, this event will again in 2020 bring together current and aspiring multi-unit franchisees and the franchise executives that support them to learn strategies to grow profitable multi-unit businesses and maximise the opportunities for the talented franchisees that are the backbone of every great franchise network.

This year’s National Franchise Convention, to be held in Melbourne from 18-20 October, is yet another opportunity for members to collaborate and learn.

I cannot overstate the importance the FCA places on ensuring that franchising remains a strong business model and that your individual businesses are in the best position they can be for ongoing success.

At last year’s NFC, I also said that while it’s been a tough time over the last 12 months, this presents all of us with a

Each and every FCA membership is valued, and I look forward to continuing to deliver value to all FCA members in 2020.

Mary Aldred CEO, Franchise Council of Australia

www.franchise.org.au

MY BUSINESS HEALTH FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS A healthier way for you to plan and run a healthy business. If you run a small business, it may be hard to know where to turn for business support to help with your wellbeing or the health of your business. My Business Health is here to help you access tools, templates and tips to manage stress and proactively engage with running your business. How can My Business Health support you and your business? My Business Health aims to integrate mental health and business health in one easy to access place. My Business Health topics include: Dealing with finances (Cash Flow) Assistance on managing employees and business relationships (People Power) Tools to successfully run a business (Business Toolkit) How to recharge and reach out for help (Recharge and Reach Out)

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compliance, skills and development needs of FCA members through the provision of training and resources on an accessible online portal.


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Imacka Property 41

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Mason Realty State: Western Australia

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Elders Real Estate Echuca

State: Tasmania

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Ray Noosa Ray White White Commercial Rockhampton & Sunshine Coast North

Complete Business Brokers

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Ray White Commercial Noosa Raine & Horne Batemans Bay & Sunshine Coast North

Collins Parker Business Brokers

State: Victoria

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State: Queensland

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Sharonlee Strahan Villas

Harpers on the Beach

8 Harper Place, White Beach TAS

One of only 8 properties along a 3 kilometre stretch of a white sandy beach which is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in Australia. Only 10 minutes from Tasmania’s No. 1 tourist attraction - the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site. Close to other major attractions - the “Three Capes Track” and “Pennicott Wilderness Cruises”.

For sale by

Expressions of Interest

Includes a first floor spacious managers apartment with panoramic views over white Beach and Storm Bay. Guest facilities include three grooms plus a 2 bedroom beach cottage, a new beach studio and a beach hut. One Title - 2,658sqm with landscaped gardens and lawns, plus on site parking, and a private driveway with electronic gates.

John Blacklow

0418 128 735 Anne Boman

0409 571 542

Strong growth in revenue and profit - easy to operate. More information on www.harpersonthebeach.com.au

5 Victoria Street, Hobart

03 6220 6999

KnightFrank.com.au

Sharonlee Strahan Villas

Sharonlee Strahan Villas

Andrew Street, Strahan TAS

We are privileged to offer two of Strahan’s best accommodation properties which are located on the corner of Andrew Street and Gaffney Street, one kilometre from the town centre and Esplanade. Marsden Court is an upmarket 4-star complex, built in 2005, comprising 12 self-contained units-four are two-bedroom and eight are studios. The site is fenced and has a bitumen driveway and parking areas, carports, and substantial landscaped gardens and lawns. Sharonlee Strahan Villas includes 11 self-contained holiday villas of which ten are two-bedroom. There is a reception, office and laundry building plus fencing, paving, landscaping and bitumen driveway.

Freehold & Business

$1,995,000 John Blacklow

0418 128 735

The properties are contained on nine titles with a total land area of approximately 12,538sqm. AB 0691


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Hospitality Steeped In History

Incorporating:

Cafe, Deloraine TAS

NEW ENGLAND BUSINESS BROKERS 56 BRIDGE STREET URALLA 2358 ph 02 6778 3066 mob 0416 160 180 email mack@imacka.com

The Amble Inn Snack Bar in Deloraine is a great opportunity for those looking to purchase a well-established and profitable hospitality business. After 14 successful years, the current owners are looking to move on into other ventures.

BE YOUR OWN BOSS! High Profile Domestic & Commercial Cleaning Business in the city of Tamworth - north-west NSW. The Business has a large clientele with proven operational systems in place. There are large multinational company payments coming into the cleaning business weekly/monthly. There is a mixture of private clients, multinational clients, child care centres, real estates, local businesses and local large building companies. The Business has been operating for 2 years and is growing weekly. Included is a vehicle, all plant & equipment plus training.

Asking $150,000

The Amble Inn is situated in the centre of the main street. The building has been a little café/milk bar/takeaway for over 120 years. It is the last stop before reaching the central highlands for fisherman and hunters, and is the halfway stop between Launceston and Devonport. With long serving reliable staff, the food currently served is a blend of simple homestyle cooking and grab 'n' go style. Customers have the option of takeaway or dining in. The Amble Inn serves many other delectable specials the local community and travellers have come to rely on. •

New grease trap recently installed by landlord

Favourable lease terms with 3 x 3 year options to run

Profitable business with annual turnover circa $800k

Producing up to 300 coffees a day in peak times

Potential for future upside by converting store room shop front For more info. please contact Andy at Tucker & Howell

price

SUCCESSFUL CAFÉ BUSINESS IN A PRIME LOCATION Situated half way between Sydney and Brisbane on the New England Highway is Uralla, renowned for its food outlets. This thriving business has an AB  1985 established clientele plus being a popular venue for the travelling public. The renovated café is offered on a WIWO basis

Asking $85,000 AB 1187 ISSUE 87

www.imacka.com

$190,000 + WIWO

AB  1985

Contact Andy m 0419 122 683 e andy@tuckerandhowell.com.au

www.tuckerandhowell.com.au


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Children's Entertainment Centre Amusement Centre - Echuca VIC

A fantastic opportunity has presented to purchase this successful & profitable kid's entertainment centre This new, however established business will offer profit from day one with huge growth potential moving forward. This opportunity has presented due to the current owners huge work load with other business commitments in Melbourne. • Huge catchment area including Echuca, Moama, Deniliquin, Cohuna, Kyabram, Rochester & more. • Consistent cash flow with large potential for future growth. • Very progressive town which is enjoying large growth. • Tourist destination for Families at all times of the year. • Multiple revenue streams including trampolines, play gyms, kid's parties, functions, café & coffee. • Experience & well trained staff. • Modern equipment. • No additional capital expense required. • No start up headaches. • No hefty franchise fees. • The vendor is very passionate about this business that has been nurtured from day 1 & is committed to assisting the new owner succeed by offering training & ongoing assistance if required post sale.

Price  $780,000

• Building Size 1056m2 building with 250m2 mezzanine floor & office. • Long term lease available. Contact

Dean Costello

AB 2026

Mobile 0439 412 545 Email dean.costello@eldersrealestate.com.au

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Wetherill Park, NSW

The business has been selling modern oak furniture for almost 12 years. About our Business: • Stable business with established loyal client base; • High turnover: 6 million annual turnover; • Strong relationship with local & overseas suppliers and manufacturers; • Stable and specialised staff team; • All fully functional plant, equipment and fit outs are included; • Well-known full function online trading website; Product and Services: • Selling wide range of premium furniture with various collections; • Collaboration with renowned Australian furniture designer and craftsman, Evan Dunstone; • Furniture ordering from local wellknown craftsman and importing from overseas supplier; • Furniture made from timber with FSC certification; Clientele: • Local residents; Locations: • Opened several stores: located in Auburn, Castle Hill and Alexandria • Warehouse in Wetherill Park; The rent & lease term are negotiable. Please be advised that the sale does not have GST as the business is selling as an ongoing concern.

price

$1,000,000 + S.A.V. + Equipment

For more information regarding this business please contact Roland Su phone (02) 9633 1075 mobile (+61) 404 103 107 business@rolandsu.com.au AB 1229 ISSUE 87


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Bedrock Landscape Supplies Resources and Extractive Allocations, Landscaping and Garden Supplies Building and Construction

Townsville QLD

Business $2.25M + S.A.V.

Supplying an extensive range of materials to wholesalers, trade and retailers, including sands, gravel, aggregates, pebbles and feature rocks, many types of mulch, timbers, paving, garden treatments, pots and ornaments, irrigation supplies as well as tools and hardware.

• Operating successfully for more than 20 Years • Profitable Business with Excellent Return on Investment • Consistent Turnover (approx.$3 million) • Extensive List of Plant and Equipment included • Location is everything on major arterial and Ring Road • Potential alternative use of portion of land STCA • Operate under Management • Experienced and Reliable Staff • Growth Opportunities • Training and Introduction offered • Mining and Quarry Lease Allocation • Prime Position 2.4 hectares Freehold Property available

Freehold Property Available $2.25M Long Term Lease or Freehold mob 0408 708 154 email greg@nqrealty.com.au

AB  1612

www.nqrealty.com.au

AB  1887

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Xchange Business Brokers is a boutique agency specialising in the sale of businesses in the greater Sydney area

AB 1469

We are experts in selling a wide variety of independent businesses such as Cafes, Restaurants, Espresso Bars and Newsagency’s. As well as a great track record of selling Franchises from Caffe Cherry Beans, Coffee Club, Coffee Emporium etc. The Director of Xchange Business Brokers has a combined 25 years in hospitality and business sales, customer service, financial services lending

Contact Xchange Business Brokers now for an obligation free valuation of your business or to discuss your business buying needs

and human resource management. m 0448 822 032

Having listed and sold hundreds of businesses, we are the experts and highly regarded for our customer service.

e joe@xchangebusinessbrokers.com.au w www.xchangebusinessbrokers.com.au

m 0408 612 914 p (02) 4472 6055 e aristotle@rhbatemansbay.com.au

AB 1167

Animal and Pet Care Batemans Bay NSW

exercise yards, cattery, sun-room, freezers,

Excellent location with Princes Highway

Established in 2005, Batemans Bay

fridges, washing machine and all tools and

frontage providing great visibility and easy

Boarding Kennels is an ultra modern pet

equipment. Batemans Bay Boarding Kennels has

access. Located just 16kms from the

boarding facility offering all services.

a comprehensive and highly ranked website

Batemans Bay town centre, Canberra is only

www.batemansbayboardingkennels.com.au

2 hours drive away.

Car parking area for multiple cars including a caravan turning bay. Large separate dry storage room, 4 large water tanks and on-site waste water management system. Separate fully serviced building currently used as a home office could easily be restored to a 2 bedroom home. The boarding facility comprises a reception area, kennels, 4 large grassed

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and can house up to 55 dogs and 30 cats at any one time. Included in the sale is a solid double brick 4 bedroom home, master with ensuite and walk in robe, set on 15.46 acres (6.261ha) of level land with manicured lawns and

Providing a solid income for those who are looking for partial retirement in a proven well established business.

Price: $2,200,000

established gardens.

www.rhbatemansbay.com.au

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Rosemary & Thyme - Gifts & Fashion - Albany Gift Shop

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Middleton Beach

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Western Australia

A thriving homeware, gift and clothing boutique located at Middleton Beach, Albany showing increasingly strong returns. The current owner's hard work now provides for a simple business to run in a very friendly environment. Rosemary & Thyme stock a carefully selected range of homewares, fashion, jewellery and candles and has become a favourite for discerning local buyers and tourists alike.

Rosemary & Thyme stock fantastic lines such as Glasshouse candles, Circa Home Fragrances, Toshi Babyware and Huxter Soaps. The business is also a stockist for Mor Cosmetics, Status Anxiety Leather and Liberte jewellery. • Well known business established 2012 • Loyal local clientele plus strong tourist patronage • Strong social media following • Requires minimal staffing, can be run solo or under management • Carefully chosen stock – estimated value $60K - $90,000 • Well established supplier relationships • Modest lease until September 2022 • Easy business to learn and assistance from current owner

AB1661

Price: Please contact

Rob Mason 0411 615 806

rob@masonrealty.com.au

$75,000 + S.A.V. Leasehold www.masonrealty.com.au

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Noosa Heads Teppanyaki Restaurant - Ready To Go!

Noosa Heads QLD Located in the up and coming Noosa Junction dining and entertainment precinct this fully fitted out Teppanyaki restaurant is ready for the right operator to fire this restaurant/bar into action. • 179sq m (approx) tenancy • Additional 52 sq metre tenancy directly beside Shop 1 is available if additional space is required • Fully operational Teppanyaki restaurant fit out with three cooking stations, bar and large kitchen at rear of tenancy • Restaurant fit out, only 12 months old. No additional cost!! (Fitout can be removed if particular items not required) • External covered seating area potential (STCA)

Ray White Commercial Noosa & Sunshine Coast North

• Air-conditioned with floor to ceiling glass frontage running the length of the tenancy

Mobile

0448 594 361

• Two internal toilets plus additional common area toilet • Restaurant / bar / takeaway in current configuration. (Fitout can be removed if alternate use required eg. retail shop / medical / entertainment use) • Connected to grease trap

Email

david.brinkley@raywhite.com

• Great exposure to busy main street • Large public car parking area in close proximity • Long lease terms available • Close to Noosa Transit Centre with plenty of passing pedestrian and vehicle traffic Call or email David Brinkley to inspect this rare opportunity today.

AB 1534

P.O.A. Price

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Muffin Break | Sunshine Plaza | Price Reduced To Sell

Sunshine Coast QLD • Would you like to step into one of the top performing franchises in the group? • Would you like to be positioned at the centre of the dining area in the Sunshine Coast's largest shopping centre? • Would you like to take advantage of years of hard work from the current owners in creating a strong team & working environment? • Would you like a freshly renovated store in a recently rejuvenated dining area? The Muffin Break kiosk enjoys a central position in the recently refurbished food court and is surrounded by a variety of restaurants & takeaways. Seating for diners is provided both inside & outside overlooking the picturesque natural waterway. As an additional drawcard, there is the 12 screen Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinema, Time Zone and paddle/electric boats available for hire.

Ray White Commercial Noosa & Sunshine Coast North

Sunshine Plaza is the largest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and has been servicing the local region since 1994. The centre has the largest and most diverse variety of speciality stores on the Sunshine Coast with over 320 speciality stores together with David Jones, Myer, Kmart, Target, Big W, Coles, Woolworths. This is a top performing store in the chain & is used as a training model for other franchisees. The business has been showing increasing profits & the current owners are ready to hand over the reins to a new energetic operator.

Mobile

0414 812 719

No experience is required as the Franchisors (300 stores internationally) will train you and assist you in the transition into the business. The current owners will also work with you to allow for a seamless takeover. This business is fully staffed & proceduralised so all the hard work has been done, allowing you to step in and start enjoying the lifestyle that this business will provide. This opportunity will be snapped up quickly, so call now to discuss.

AB 1534

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john.petralia@raywhite.com

www.raywhitecommercialnoosasunshinecoastnorth.com

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Specialty Retail • Port Macquarie • N.S.W.

Mid North Coast Curtains, Blinds & Shutters - High Profit! On offer is an excellent business for the manufacture and supply of made to measure premium bespoke quality curtains, blinds and shutters supplying the Mid North Coast and extended market Established in 1990 and owned by the current owners since 2006 this is a long standing business with an excellent name and reputation. The current owners are ready for retirement. The business runs directly from the owners home, providing a flexible working environment with very little overheads in the way of rent and utilities. The business is being offered for sale on a going concern and walk in walk out (WIWO) basis. All financial discussions will take place firstly between broker and interested parties. Opportunity to meet with current owners will be available to qualified prospects.

AB 0282

SELLERS HAVE REQUESTED THAT NO DIRECT CONTACT BE MADE TO THE BUSINESS Plant & Equipment totals in excess of $100,000. 4 year average sales T/O over $370,000 with low overheads/expenses and high net profit margin. (highest sales turnover in 4 years over $440,000).

PRICE: $525,000 WIWO - All Inclusive Images are courtesy of Vogue polysatin shutters and James Dunlop Textiles for illustration purposes only

A signed confidentiality agreement is required to receive a copy of the Information Memorandum. Contact agent for more details MOB:

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

EMAIL:

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Lakes Creek QLD

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Boarding Kennels/Cattery

Long Established Pet Boarding Kennels This fantastic business & freehold property is up for sale with great return. Foster Care boarding kennels has been operating in the Rockhampton Region for the past 30 years. Situated on a large 2.1acres only 10 minutes from Rockhampton CBD & 30 minutes from The Emu Park coastline. Foster Care is a well known and trusted boarding kennel Residence – 3 good-sized bedrooms with built in wardrobes and air-conditioning, 2 bathrooms. The property is neatly finished and you could move in with no work to be done. Dog Accommodation – Has a total of 63 kennels & can house over 100 dogs at one time. Newly renovated Kennels which are low maintenance.

Cat accommodation – Can house up to 40 cats at one time. This a great business and a wonderful lifestyle that awaits the new owner. Call today for further information Included in the Sale:• 2007 Madza Bravo • Fridges & freezers

• Ride on Mower • Hydrobath & grooming equipment

$899,000

Freehold All Inclusive mob 0499 272 745 email riley.neaton@raywhite.com AB  1671

www.raywhiterockhampton.com.au

Campers Tasmania Caravan Sales, Service or Repairs, Launceston TAS

If you are looking to purchase a small business that is in tune with your interest in the great outdoors, Campers Tasmania is one opportunity you should be considering! The business has been operating for just on two years now with financials available to show steady growth over the start up period

Campers Tasmania stocks quality brands such as Mars Campers, Hard Korr Campers, Evakool, Hard Korr Lighting, Darche, Projecta, Raawcom, iTech, JJ E-Bikes, Luxline Portable Hot Water and Coast RV to name a few. The business predominantly operates from a well located showroom in Frankland Street Launceston, the business owners have also attended four sales expos each year which has resulted in successful sales leads. Campers Tasmania has a professional website complete with online store and a social media presence with a strong following. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a small business with the establishment work already done and ready for you to reap the benefits.

price

$70,000 + S.A.V.

Contact Andy m 0419 122 683 e andy@tuckerandhowell.com.au

www.tuckerandhowell.com.au AB  1985

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Charters Towers Tyre Retail & Services Richmond

Charters Towers Tyres + Freehold

QUEENSLAND

Towers Tyres provide on site and workshop tyre fitting service for all applications. Strong consistent returns (Request for Financials).

Strong consistent returns (Request for Financials). Stable loyal staff (Truly run Under Management). Providing on site and workshop tyre fitting service to the surrounding districts via the Fully Kitted service vehicle.

Business for Sale Asking $449,000 + Stock Included in Sale:

The Workshop Manager (employee) lives locally and offer tyres for all applications.

• Stock at Value $160K-$180K

• Plant & Equipment List available

SAV approx $70K, Plant & Equipment Value $70K (included in sale price, request for list). Freehold is also available at a very attractive price

• FREEHOLD $600,000 (+GST If Applicable)

The realistic seller has owned property since 2005, detailed list of history can be requested, can also provide handover period.

$449,000

Negotiable Freehold

P.O.A.

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AB  2000

0438 737 512

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Air Services

Cairns

QLD

Aviation Detailing Business For Sale Australian aviation detailers provides aircraft detailing services for small to large operators of Aircraft and Helicopters. This unique business is a well-established and has been operated for 26 years and has a good turnover. The business currently employees one part time detailer and could be operated by one to two persons. The business has a large customer base that includes Cobham, Hawker Pacific, Australian Border Force, QG Air, skytrans, AMSA and operators from Papua New Guinea and the pacific islands

along with many other small aircraft operators through to the large commercial jets, including helicopters. We also offer other aviation services such as toilet services, metal polishing, carpet shampooing, leather treatments & detailing of cockpits. This business is the only one in Australia of its kind with further opportunities to expand within Australia. Included in the sale are a fleet of vehicles and other equipment. Training for new owner the business and office are located in the General Aviation Section of the Cairns airport. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0439 933 96

brendon@australianaviationdetailers.com.au

www.australianaviationdetailers.com.au

447225

price: $125,000

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

Mid North Coast

NSW

Great Business Opportunity in Seaside Location This is the perfect opportunity for a young motor mechanic to run their own business AND live in a stunning coastal town. M.B.M. Mechanical Repairs is a well established repair workshop, conveniently located in the industrial area of Forster, on the Mid North Coast of NSW. The business currently undertakes General Mechanical work and Services; Rego and Pink Slip; Brake and Clutch

work; Engine Reconditioning; Boat Repairs; and High Performance Engine work. This long standing business boasts a solid customer base, and the sale includes and tools and equipment. Current lease runs out in March, but can be renewed by the new owner. Owner selling to retire. Contact Mike for further information. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0400 331 684

451063

price: $80,000 negotiable

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449308

phone 0427 621 899 Rhys or 0428 909 681 Vanessa info@childersecolodge.com.au www.childersecolodge.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.

rocksmarine@tsn.cc

Bed and Breakfast

Spring Hill

Boat

Cromer

QLD

Brisbane City Boutique B&B Freehold and/or Lease Freehold + B&B business package ($1.60m) or leasehold only ($250k + GST WIWO) freehold price - $1.35m. Most successful and highly rated Brisbane heritage “Queenslander” B&B. Located within walking distance of the CBD, Brisbane river and all other city places of interest. Outstanding reviews (#3 B&B in Brisbane on Trip Advisor, Award of excellence 2014-19, #1 on Trivago). Property in outstanding condition (cira 1886) and newly painted exterior. On-site managers studio. 1 bedroom, en-suite, AC, courtyard and plenty of storage & parking. Owners ready to retire but full training/handover period provided. Financial details only given once a property inspection and vetting process.

NSW

Trailerable Houseboat Manufacturing and Sales Great opportunity to get into one of the biggest and growing markets in Australia, Caravan, Camping and Boating. Huge potential for savvy buyer. Can be relocated anywhere. Unlimited options for new buyer. No experience necessary, can be manufactured under license and overseas. Price includes new hull ready for fitout with many components and stock, website and more. Owner selling due to retirement. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

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

bh (07) 3839 5334 mob 0412 649 404 info@onethornbury.com

mob 0418 995 622 sales@alienhouseboats.com.au www.alienhouseboats.com.au

448957

price: WIWO - All inclusive

450702

bh (02) 6566 6726

034781

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

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Blinds and Shutters

Ryde

NSW

Curtain, Blinds & Shutters Curtains, Blinds & Shutters

Will Train 30 days Free of Charge (3 days per week training)

Average Gross Turnover $400,000 To $450,000 pa

All Manufacture & Installation by Subcontractors

Home Based Business Established 2003

Price Includes Van & All Samples

Mobile Showroom

Established Website & Google Ranking Advertising & SEO

Strong Customer Base

Owner Retiring

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

bh (02) 9808 5065

fax (02) 9808 1737

mob 0416 294 808

450970

price: $68,000 all inclusive ccbd1@tpg.com.au

Book Shop

Woy Woy

NSW

Your Piece of the Gnostic Pie! If you have an appetite for small business, consider this pie has taken 21 years to prepare. The ingredients used include: • The best ethically–sauced stock • The freshest healthiest staff • The perfect temperature for growth • Enough room for expansion …then save yourself the time and relax and enjoy your own slice of the Gnostic Pie served with a bottom-less cup of ongoing assistance!

Gnostic Corner in Woy Woy NSW is a unique business cooperative trading over 21 years. We have grown to include a cafe, spiritual store, apothecary and healing centre, crystal and jewellery store, florist and clothing. Thriving, together with our community, we have built a place of welcome, sharing and abundance. We are now offering some parts of the Gnostic Pie for sale. It is important to us that we attract people with a spiritual attitude to business, we will offer complete training and ongoing support for the right person or partnership. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

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450343

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Building and Construction

Caboolture South

QLD

1.5 Million Reason to Look at this Shed Business The MyKit business of garages, sheds, carport, farm and industrial buildings has been trading from a magnificent display centre on Morayfield Rd. in Caboolture South for over 3 years now. Starting from absolute zero it now retails some $1.5m worth of sheds in one of the fastest growing area of Australia. What this means to you is that if you are considering purchasing a shed franchise that you need to build into a business, you could purchase this fully trading business with a fully kitted out display centre, signage, banners, branding and a solid lease, in a booming area of

Australia for just the price of the set-up costs. NO goodwill to pay. Why? Because primarily we are software developers for the shed industry (which you will have access to), and our next goal is to move away from shed retailing and move into shed software licensing that we have just released to the industry. Business would suit, husband and wife team, entrepreneur, someone in the shed industry that wants a northern display centre, or anyone that has a need to run their own business. If this could be you and you wish to express your interest at around 45k please contact Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0410 666 812

j.montesalvo@mykit.com.au

445904

price: $45,000 www.mykit.com.au

Building and Construction

Perth

WA

Very Uniquely Run Supply/Install Colorbond Roofing Company Business operating for 7yrs, we supply/install Colorbond roofing products to Industry leading builders. • Average turn-over for last 4 years is over $1.8 Million per year (+ G.S.T). • Gross Profit Average is over $665,000 per year. • Well systemised and all financials up-to-date. • Includes vehicles. • full-time staff who know day-to-day running of the business + reliable and highly-skilled sub-contractors. • Only 15hrs of work per week required to run/maintain business by owner.

Owner will provide training, so the new owners do not need to be experienced in the Metal roofing trade. Established client list and a huge potential for growth. Tried and proven systems mean this company is ready for expansion. Average of over $250k in up-and-coming purchase orders at any given moment. Non-compete clauses apply as current owner is focusing on a new business interests in a different field and wants the new owner(s) to be confident in taking over this well-estabilished business. Please Note Only contact if you have the financial capability to afford a company in this price-range. N.D.A to be signed by any interested parties before additional information provided.

robert_taylor87@hotmail.com

450988

price: $250,000 negotiable

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Butcher

Grafton

NSW

Butcher Shop in Excellent location in the Clarence Valley Located next to Dan Murphys and Woolworths this Butcher shop couldnt be in a better position. Turn over of 1.1m and a long established client base for the past 32 years. Selling a huge range of all meats with no other butcher or chicken shop in Centre and specialising in some old fashioned favourites and new value added ideas. Stainless steel counter top and fittings inside the huge

preparation area makes this an easy business to look after. A great country lifestyle with the mighty Clarence River offering fishing, kayaking, skiing and all other water sports not forgetting you are only 30min from Wooli and 40 min to Yamba beaches. Fully Staffed with a Manager in place working with a great team.

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

mob 0431 439 411

451059

price: $300,000 all inclusive - leasehold butcher.black@hotmail.com

Cafe

Coffs Harbour

NSW

Cafe in the Heart of Beautiful Coffs Harbour Swiss Chalet has been a popular cafe in Coffs Harbour for over 20 years and the current owners ready to retire. Ideally situated including all year round outside “al-fresco� dining and customer car parking. Gross turnover over $220K (business hours 07:00 - 15:00 Mon to Friday). Profit could be increased significantly by extending hours and days of operation. Very loyal customer base and do not rely on tourists.

Qualified Chef not required - simple food preparation (Menu simple comfort food). Established casual catering for local industries & banks etc. Staff (3 part-time casuals) are excellent & would be available to new owners. The current landlord is willing to extend the lease to 4 years (Plus 4 years right of renewal). Ideal business opportunity for someone wanting to move & get established in beautiful Coffs Harbour. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (02) 6651 2398 ISSUE 87

mob 0499 974 954

eddiewright707@yahoo.com.au

450967

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Cafe

Airlie Beach

QLD

Iconic Cafe Situated in Platinum Coral Sea Marina Iconic cafe in a beautiful situation with amazing views overlooking The Marina and consistent foot traffic. Only 2 owners in the last 20 years.

Time for current owners to move on to new surroundings giving the opportunity for someone new to grow the business and reach its full potential. The Marina itself is growing and has exciting new ventures happening.

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

mob 0499 143 421

447692

price: P.O.A. david@paddons.com.au

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.

bh (02) 6351 3174

mob 0409 033 252

farmertimbo@gmail.com

450797

price: $370,000 WIWO all inclusive

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Cafe

Ballina

Newtown

NSW

Cafe/Restaurant for sale

NSW

Carpet Cleaning Van and Equipment With Work

Newly established restaurant for sale in Ballina, been operating just for 3 months and already doing sales over $25,000 a week.

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

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

price: $350,000 negotiable

price: $65,000

mob 0424 734 442 bonefishbarandgrill@gmail.com

bh (02) 5613 3033 mob 0412 610 144 mark@carpetcleaning.com.au

451043

Open 6 days, Seats 100 with beautiful indoor and outdoor garden setting, beautiful alfresco seating with bifolds windows.

451075

Rent is very very reasonable $960 a week inc gst, 3 toilets for the restaurant inc disabled toilet, fit out is fully commercial standard.

Carpet Cleaning Van and equipment for sale with work. VAN: Mercedes 2016 Vito long wheel base. 42,000 km. EQUIPMENT: 2014 Prochem truckmount 2595 hours, 2017 Pex 500 portable machine, 2 airmovers, SX 12 tile and grout cleaning machine, vacuum cleaner, upholstery tool and chemicals. Fully equipped and ready for work: carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, water damage restoration. Work is available with a National company on a subcontract basis.

Computer/IT

Support Contracts and Customers, No Outgoings Retiring and wishing to sell Contracts and Customer Base to existing IT Support Company interested in expanding their Business without adding further overheads. Business is over 30 years old and clients are all Microsoft Server Based Networks ranging from small Professional Networks to Large WANs. The average turnover over the last couple of years is about $250,000 with almost $100,000 of that as Contract income.

Melbourne

VIC

This is an ideal time to buy as many of the clients are due for Server and Workstation upgrades.

Your present staff should be able to handle the workload as most of the support is handled on line.

I am selling the Contracts and Customers only so there are no costs involved, no Leases, no Cars or phones and I will happily assist in transitioning the clients across to the right company.

At the moment I work remotely with approximately 10 Hrs a week and employ a part time employee who averages about 15 Hrs a week in the field.

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

mob 0402 909 005 ISSUE 87

451026

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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

448462

price: $650,000 all inclusive www.kiana.mskiana.com

Charters / Tours

Bundaberg East

QLD

An Iconic Tourist Attraction in the Heart of Bundaberg Bundy Belle River Cruises has been operating in Bundaberg for the past 20 years. Operating all year round offering day cruises for tourists and locals as well as day or night cruises for private functions and any other occasion. The vessel is an ex ferry from Moreton bay built in 1967, full of character and maintained to a high standard. Recently slipped and surveyed. This business is for sale as a going concern and consists of: Bundy Belle. Capacity of 50 passengers + 2 crew. In commercial survey. BBQ boat. Capacity of 10. In

commercial survey. 3 metre poly tender with a 15hp outboard. Jukebox & Karaoke machine, PA system, 1000 watt and 500 watt inverters. Ticket office situated at “Grunske’s by the River Seafood Restaurant” and pontoon. 2nd pontoon in city centre. All advertising in place, DL’s, magazines and Bundaberg Tourism Member. Impressive financials available for perusal. Brand new website / social media. Forward bookings in place. All necessary training and support provided. Operates on a restricted coxswain ticket, local skippers available.

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

bh (07) 4157 8241

mob 0419 528 228

burnettrivercruises@gmail.com

www.bundybelle.com.au

450990

price: $299,000 WIWO - all inclusive

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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.

450616

price: $200,000 + S.A.V. leasehold ljlawson@internode.on.net

Distribution

Townsville Significant Business for Sale • TOWNSVILLE - Transport & 3PL • $2.8m turnover with excellent profits • Record growth driven by online shopping • Expanding into the international market • Genuine 5 day week

Townsville

• Multi award winning franchise with well developed systems

QLD

• 3 owners in 21 years • Strong footprint in booming economy • Genuine interest only thank you

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

bh (07) 3810 1000 ISSUE 87

peter@spectranential.com.au

450043

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Distribution

Cairns

QLD

Food Packaging & Frosty Boy Distributor • Business been established in Cairns since the early 1980's and current owners want to retire. • Turnover exceeds $1m pa. More importantly is the profitability of the business, +$200k pa, so your return on investment is less than 2 years. • Our shed rental is $36k pa. The lease agreement lapsed in 2016 & just continues on based loosely on a handshake arrangement. • Business hours Mon-Fri; WEEKENDS FREE! • Currently run by a husband & wife team in their late 50's,

plus a part time sub contractor driver/storeman who averages about 10-12 hours per week. • The majority of our business is in the food service industry, dealing with cafes/ takeaways/ restaurants with their disposable packaging requirements. Roughly 30% of the business is being the Frosty Boy distributor for the far North Qld region. • The shed is about 300m2, plus upstairs AC office of 30m2 with 5 car parks available. • Business can be relocatable, but not be operated from home. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (07) 4028 3771

pat@starpackagingcairns.com.au

www.starpackagingcairns.com.au

Dry Cleaning

Ryde

451009

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

Dry Cleaning

Mosman

NSW

NSW

Long Est. Dry Clean Business in Mosman

Dry Cleaning Business for Sale

The shop has been operating for over 15 years and has great turnover. Some of equipment are all new worth over $50k. Perfect for Owner operator. Located on a corner of Prince Albert Street and Raglan Street and major Military. New lease just been signed up and expiring 2023 and 5 years option. RECENTLY RENOVATED and NO MORE MOSMAN COUNCIL APPROVAL for Dry Clean Business. There are only 3 drycleaning shop in Mosman Junction. Running Costs are extremely low which equates to high Profits! Open 6 Days 7.30am to 6pm. Can extend the alteration services, as we have the over lock, hemming and sewing machines.

An opportunity exists to own a well established drycleaning business in the ryde area. 2 stores available and can be purchased separately or together. We operate 7 days a week and use modern and advanced machinery. There is still opportunity to expand the businesses but the current owner is retiring due to health. No experience is needed as the owner is willing to train to ensure a smooth transition. Figures are available post signing a confidentiality deed.

price: $500,000 negotiable WIWO

price: $130,000

ashbys01@bigpond.com

mob 0411 693 778 nguyen_hoang_1987@yahoo.com

450637

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

450969

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

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Fish Farm

NSW

A Unique and Very Profitable Business This is an opportunity to buy into a growing Aquaculture Business that has been established for over 14 years (est 2005). The Fish Farm is located in Western Sydney on a 3½ acre leased commercial property & is licensed to grow & sell Murray Cod. This is a highly specialised business that operates under stringent regulations & guidelines. There are 42 x 5,000Litre tanks holding at any given time 25,000 plus fish in various stages of growth from fingerlings to market size (700g – 1.2kg) & ready for sale. The Farm is currently fully stocked for the approaching Christmas & New Year demand. There is no shortage of wholesalers ready to purchase quality product with particular interest in the farmed Murray Cod, an increasingly rare catch in the NSW & Victorian rivers systems, being a much sought after delicacy for up-market fish restaurants. Included in the sale of the Fish Farm is a list of client wholesalers with contact details, enabling the purchaser a solid income from day one. The Business produces between 10-12 tonne of fish on an annual basis. A long lease is available on the current site of operations which also has an established 4 bedroom residence at a reasonable rental. This is a highly successful business with little in the way of competition in the developing and lucrative Aquaculture Industry. All equipment, stock & systems are also included in the sale price, however the possible scaling down of some plant & equipment would equate to a reduction in the purchase price. The current owner would provide for an agreed period, assistance, training & advice to insure the continuing profitability of the business. Some vendor finance could be available to a suitable purchaser. Further information & financial detail would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed

mob 0410 401 554 ISSUE 87

gtd1975@hotmail.com

447969

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Educational

Gloucester

NSW

Outdoor Education Business For Sale, Guaranteed Income Barrington Outdoor Education is a highly respected outdoor education (school camp) business catering for Year 5-12 students. Owners are selling to focus on another of their businesses. Years established: 20+. What’s for sale? Barrington Outdoor Education (BOE) – book of work, 30 years of brand awareness, extensive goodwill, loyal client base, fully documented contemporary operations. Also available? High quality contemporary fleet of equipment (everything you need to run BOE). Option to lease or buy operating centre including home, office, commercial kitchen and storage for all

equipment. Barrington Outdoor Adventures - tours and hire business to compliment outdoor education business. Random Adventure Gear – whitewater kayaking and outdoor gear retail business. Option for permanent lease or user pays agreement at The Steps Barrington Campground alongside the Barrington River near Gloucester. Offers around $350,000 for the business OR $700,000 for the business and all of its associated equipment and fleets. Enquire for full details. Gross turnover 2018/2019: $396,000. Staff required: 2-20 (business comes with extensive casual database) Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (02) 6558 2093

mob 0429 013 823

naomi@boac.com.au

www.outdooreducation.net.au

450865

price: $350,000 + equipment - negotiable

General Store

Pokolbin

NSW

Long Established General Store plus Specialty Honey Shop Fantastic General Store located in the heart of Wine Country Hunter Valley. Part of the unique Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping village. General store established 18 years and the co-located Honey shop has been drawing in visitors for 4 years. This business keeps changing and now has a Farm Shop showcasing local Hunter Valley Produce and Gourmet products Olive Oils Jams and Cheeses and other delicacies. Also has on eof the best ranges of souveniers,

local and Australian. Recent addition of Hunter Valley Cookies to our gourmet line up has again improved the bottom line. 200 Square metres of retail space, huge cool rooms and Freezer space. Price includes all fitout. Figures made available to genuine enquirers. Please call or email for more information.

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

bh (02) 4933 6895

mob 0434 152 910

dalekeen@gmail.com

450946

price: $120,000 + S.A.V. - all Inclusive

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Health/Medical

Great opportunity in the Centre of Gungahlin Located in Gungahlin “the second fastest growing region in Australia”, this established and successful health food business is on the market for the very first time. This business has tremendous potential for growth by capitalising on the growing health food trend. This health food business has been operating for over 13 years and during this time has built a loyal customer base. The shop stocks a comprehensive range of health products including vitamins, herbal teas, organic and wholefoods, natural and organic skin care, sustainable products and lots more. The shop has a functional layout with a warm and inviting ambiance.

Gungahlin

NSW

The business is ideally suited to an owner-operator to ensure maximum profits.

• Excellent location inside Gungahlin Village Shopping Centre, opposite Coles Supermarket

Key Features and Benefits:

• Plenty of free parking

• The Light Rail stop is less than 100m away – increased foot traffic to the area bringing potential new customers

• Good lease, very competitive rent in place until Nov. 2023 • Minimal staff required Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (02) 6242 9794

mob 0401 405 122

450952

price: $180,000 + S.A.V. linh_phan04@yahoo.com.au

Health/Medical

Sydney

NSW

Mobile Body Composition Scanning Businesses These (2 separate) businesses (1 x Sydney @ $179,000+gst, 1 x Gold Coast/Brisbane @ $379,000+gst) that are available would suit a wide variety of owners from diverse backgrounds. These Mobile Body Composition scanning businesses have been successfully operating throughout Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane regions for over 7 yrs. InBody Body Composition Analysers is the Australia & New Zealand distributor of the InBody range of: BIA Body Composition Analysers, Blood Pressure Monitors, Stadiometers. InBody currently supply products, services, and support to large brands, companies, and institutions. The 2 mobile body composition scanning business are separately for sale as per the details below.

These business are currently operating under the InBody brand-name but will be re-branded to suit the buyers own brand for future operations. Includes vehicle(s) and scanning equipment required to operate the businesses. Options for future leads and additional licenced support packages. Full training is provided. Established routes and client lists include a range of locals, fitness centres, corporate clients, sports teams and business workers along with huge potential growth opportunities. We have a large number of repeat customers. We also run contracted programs with Australia-wide partners. Successful businesses with solid financials which are available upon signed confidentiality agreement.

manager@inbody.net.au ISSUE 87

451021

price: $179,000 + G.S.T.


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Australian Internet Business with 28 Day trial. ACT NOW! Clive Gannon, Director Freedom Securities, with 10 Years (2009-2019) of Daily hand written results of the Freedom Software Programme that shows consistent winning outcomes. Freedom Securities is a unique work from anywhere business, such as your home, office or almost any location. This business, established in 1996, utilises a specially designed software programme that allows the operator to successfully invest on the thoroughbred racing industry via the TAB, in Australia and overseas, across all racing codes in many different time zones. It does not pick winners of horse’s races as no one or system can do that!! What it does do is give you the software and an operating system based on Statistical Probability. Ask us for a free demonstration at our office or over Skype, no pressure just a friendly chat. Then commence your 28 Day trial.

Buddina

QLD

• Earn as little or as much as $50,000 to $300,000 +per year? • Review our 9 years of daily trading statistics and results. • Receive a complete turnkey business (everything included) with training and support. • With no Lease and no staff to pay each Month you can’t lose. Asking Price: $49,500, with an annual Licence Fee of $6,000 each year thereafter.

Enquire now you won’t regret it

mob 0402 825 262

clive@freedomsecurities.com

www.freedomsecurities.com

Hotel

Kalgoorlie

451001

price: $49,500

Industrial/Manufacturing

Bundaberg

WA

QLD

Monopoly Location Opportunity

Plastic Machining and Fabrication-15% Growth

This long established Hotel is situated in Coolgardie, 30mins from Kalgoorlie on the main East/West highway. Built in 1897, with recent major renovations. This excellent business operates with minimal staff. Mining camp, no wet mess (290 bed) located 1km away. Early open licence and with over 40,000 meals through the Bistro this business represents a great investment. The Hotel has Front and Lounge bars, Dining/Bistro, fully equipped kitchen. BBQ Beer garden, 10 hotel rooms plus 16 rooms with ensuites. Turnover 2019 $608K with approx 25% R.O.I. A.A. For more information please contact the owner.

The business manufactures plastic products for a range of industries and provides sales in sheet, rod and tube profiles. It has averaged 15% growth per year for the last two years.

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

This is an excellent profitable business with outstanding 6 figure potential. The owners are willing to provide change over assistance.

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

price: $198,000 + S.A.V.

mob 0407 988 337

bh (07) 4152 7272 mob 0457 087 008 kgarson2@outlook.com

https://www.facebook.com/Denver-City-Hotel-155103107843657/

450902

In the last 12 months a new CNC router has been installed to ensure its capabilities for future growth. This long established business is operated by the owners with the help of an occasional casual. It would be ideally suited to a capable hands on or trades person needing only moderate computer skills.

450910

PRIVATE SELLERS

Home Based

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Manufacturing

PRIVATE SELLERS

Commercial Spray Painting and Sandblasting Sumner Park QLD

450914

This successful & long established business owns & operates one of the largest enclosed spray booths in Queensland. Retruck Australia is located in Sumner Park, a large Industrial Park 15km south west of Brisbane This facility consists of 1 x 15m long Truck/Bus semi down draft spray booth with LPG gas bake cycle plus a 1 x 9m semi down draft spray booth with LPG bake cycle; both with filtered extraction and 1 x 11m sandblast blast booth with diesel compressor & recycling system. This equipment enables Retruck to offer a wide range of blast & paint solutions for industrial scale equipment. The family owned & operated business is located in a fully fenced 2,000m2 leased premises in Sumner Park, Queensland. There is around 872m2 of internal work space & over 1,000m2 of outside hardstand storage. Retruck has long term & loyal repeat clients spanning 30 plus years, excellent word of mouth derived through reliability & quality service. New clients are also generated through advertising on social media. The business is easy to run with all systems & procedures in place. There are no essential skills or licences required & it could be run under management. It operates with a

sandblaster/industrial spray painter & a leading hand spray painter. Included in the purchase price is a substantial quantity of plant & equipment including some stock with an estimated value of $506,000. The assets being sold will be of interest to owners of large fleets of commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles, earthmoving equipment, mining equipment & any other plant & equipment which requires regular maintenance & upkeep. There is a huge opportunity for speciality refurbishment of RV Camper Vans, Motor Homes, Buses, Coaches, Caravans, Boats, Trailers, Trucks, general plant & equipment etc. The current owner, who after many rewarding years is now looking to retire; training & assistance will be provided over the transition for an agreed period (approx. 3 months) & would be available on a consultancy basis to insure the continuing success of the business. Further information & financial details will be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

price: $800,000 WIWO mob 0402 095 340 ISSUE 87

email stuart@retruckaustralia.com.au

www.retruckaustralia.com.au


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Marine

PRIVATE SELLERS

Machinery

Toowoomba

Warana

QLD

Agricultural & Construction Implements & Equipment Import

QLD

Retirement Age Forces Change For 35 years I have been supplying the Australian marine industry dealer network as direct importer and wholesaler in boating products. I’m now 65 and will retire, but happy to provide training over a 12 month period. With exclusive designs on specific products, we develop exclusive marine products from overseas countries in Asia with annual visits. $1.2m annual sales. The business has just moved to smaller more modern warehouse With 3x3 year leases. The business can however be purchased without taking the lease and be relocated. 3 longterm staff + part time bookeeper. We don’t email information, please organise a visit/meeting and just stock at cost.

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

price: $495,000 neg. + fixtures & fittings

mob 0416 292 293 james@groundforce.com.au

mob 0411 330 043 steve@propellerwarehouse.com.au www.propellerwarehouse.com.au

450776

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

451018

The business Imports and Retails Agricultural Implements & Construction Attachments and Equipment Australia wide. The business Imports its own products from reliable overseas suppliers as well as sourcing products from other Australian distributors and manufacturers. Sales are direct to customers and wholesale to selected dealers. Training is provided by the owner in all aspects of the business. The business has been trading for 7 years, with a recent move to new premises in the last 2 years. The location is in a brand new complex in a high traffic area accessible by customers & logistics companies. Asking $125,000 + $200,000 Stock and Equipment (ex GST if applicable).

Massage

Busselton

WA

Thai Massage Studio with Strong Local Customer Base Located in busy shopping arcade in Busselton CBD, high volume foot traffic. The shop has reception area, 4 furnished massage rooms, integrated sound system, staff/kitchen room. Air conditioned and Thai style atmosphere. This business has achieved a very good reputation and has a strong local customer base with strong reviews attracting new customers daily plus good walk-in trade. Advertising and promotion is all in place for the next 12 months. The business has been established for 4 years and has a 2 x 2

year lease. Turn-over is $120,000 plus per annum. Ideally 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 reasonable. 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.

mob 0472 637 753

goldenorchidthaimassage@gmail.com

449767

price: $65,000 negotiable

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Specialised Concrete Manufacturing Business

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Illawarra New South Wales

An opportunity to purchase a highly profitable and long established (Est. 2006) specialised manufacturing business currently located in the Illawarra NSW, but easily relocated to anywhere in New South Wales. This business specialises in the manufacture and supply concrete culverts, plinths and pits for use in electrical switching and substations, along with other customer precast concrete products.

Over the past 14 years this business has acquired a large clientele base which includes government departments & blue chip companies that pay on time.

Well set up manufacturing plant. A full list of equipment, vehicles and tools can be provided.

All equipment and intellectual property relating to the business is included in the purchase price. The purchaser is not required to have any special qualifications as the current owner is willing to provide training over the agreed transition period. This is a very successful and highly profitable business now and has even greater future potential. Further information and financial details will be provided upon inspection (by appointment) and after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

price

ISSUE 87

$3,300,000 WIWO phone: 0439 499 083

447298


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Mobile Business

Central Coast

NSW

Lifestyle and Well Established Mobile Seafood Business Business has been est. for over 9 years & enjoys a large & loyal clientele with an ongoing increase to its customer base each year. The Business is currently based on the Central Coast but could be based anywhere within NSW and is operated by a husband and wife team who trade 3 days a week with no weekends & 6 weeks holiday per year. The Business specialises in providing quality Fresh Seafood, direct from the Sydney Fish Markets, to people living in the Upper Hunter & Northwest regions of NSW on a set weekly run. This is a Business that can continue in its current form providing a very 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 or rental to pay out each month. Included in the purchase price is all setup & marketing equipment, a regular serviced Isuzu Refrigerated 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 after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

mob 0419 803 196

450027

price: $295,000 WIWO chrislittlejohn4747@gmail.com

Newsagency

Vincentia

NSW

Newsagent with a Sea Change Newsagency with Lotto located in a great tourist town of Vincentia NSW. This Newsagency is located in the Vincentia shopping centre surrounded by Cafe’s eateries and Coles supermarket with ample parking making it popular for tourist and locals.

• Spacious & well presented shop • Huge potential for further growth • Ideal “husband & wife” or family business

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

mob 0418 678 776

bjrretailgroup@gmail.com

451012

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

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Successful Post Office +

Country Lifestyle This is an excellent opportunity for a couple or family to invest in a solid, well presented & long established Business with increasing revenue located in an historic & charming country township Berrigan is situated 678 km south west of Sydney & 313 km north of Melbourne & only 30 minutes to Barooga & Cobram on the Murray River with its Riverside Restaurant, beaches, camping & the Paddle Boat “Cobba�. Berrigan Post Office is located with main road frontage & ample parking directly outside. The bright attractive Store caters to all Australia Post products plus it provides Banking & BillPay facilities, Stationary, Gift Cards, Greeting Cards & wrapping paper, Mobile Phones & accessories, printers & cartridges, computer equipment, toys & gifts etc, many of which are exclusive to the Post Office. The purchase price includes all plant & equipment. Berrigan is a progressive & growing town surrounded by rich agricultural land well known for its rice, canola, stone fruit, potatoes, vineyards, sheep & dairy cattle & is the centre of the Southern Riverina irrigation area. Historic Berrigan has all the required amenities & facilities for comfortable country living. There are schools, modern hospital, good medical services, Intensive Care Ambulance Service & aged care facilities. There is an 18 hole Golf Course, swimming pool, AFL Football Club, Netball, Bowls Club & Tennis Club. This is a great chance to purchase not only a good & profitable business but also a wonderful & healthy lifestyle away from the traffic & stress of overpriced & overcrowded city life. The leased premises come with a very reasonable rental. Further information & financial details will be provided after inspection (by appointment) & after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

Post Office

Riverina Region New South Wales

PRICE:

$175,000 Leasehold + S.A.V.

450299

PHONE:

ISSUE 87

(03) 5885 2099

colsoservices@bigpond.com


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Newsagency

Maitland

NSW

Maitland West End Newsagency The business is being sold leasehold (3x3 year option). Price includes goodwill, all fixtures and fittings, two delivery vehicles (Suzuki Jimny and Belano), and stock at value. Only selling due to current owners retiring (Owned by the current owners for over 18 years, they are happy to provide training). Located in the CBD of the picturesque Maitland with ample parking and close to public transport, only a 2 hour drive to Sydney.

• Stationary, cards, diaries and calendars • Cigarettes and tobacco • Technology and communication products • Parcel collection agent for TOLL and TNT • Registered agent for Ladbrokes, Bitcoin, Coinjar, Opal Cards, and a local dry cleaners

The main products/services include: • Lotteries • Newspapers (including home deliveries) & Magazines (biggest range in the area)

The newsagency supplies newspapers and magazines to 8 sub-agents situated in the local area, including petrol stations, cafes, convenience stores, and Maitland Hospital. The business also services 3 aged-care facilities daily.

ph 02 4933 6634

maitlandnewsagency1@gmail.com

Restaurant

Mid North Coast

451078

price: $110,000 all inclusive - leasehold

Restaurant

Gordon

NSW

NSW

For Lease – Ready to Operate

Steakhouse

This previously busy and successful, licensed, motel town centre restaurant is available to the right operator fully equipped and furnished at a negotiable rent and deposit. The Motel is under new management and are looking to lease the restaurant to a great operator so they can concentrate on the accommodation business.

A successful business that has been operating for 5 years. Seated restaurant for 35 but also very busy with home delivery (direct website orders, Uber Eats and Menulog). We have a fully equipped kitchen and are situated on the main shopping strip on Pacific Highway with ample parking. We have 2 fulltime staff and 4 casuals. The owner works fulltime in the restaurant. Open 7 days, 5:00pm - 9:30pm. Successful business with solid financials. Available upon signed confidentiality agreement. Owner is looking for a new business venture. Contact for more information and to arrange an inspection.

Major features:- • On premise liquor license • Seats up to 100 customers • Town centre location • View to pool and Bucketts • Great for functions, motel guests and local trade This is a great opportunity to build a business rather than buying one.

price: Deposit Only

price: P.O.A.

mob 0400 701 192 buckettswaymotel@m2data.com.au www.bucketts.com

Grillatgordon@gmail.com

450964

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

432163

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

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Restaurant

Berrima

NSW

Beautifully fitted out modern country licensed restaurant Three years into a five year lease with a further five year option available, we have decided it is time to retire from our much-loved restaurant in the Highlands. Current turnover approx. $300,000 per annum, with plenty of opportunity for a hardworking team to increase substantially. Currently serving 4 lunches and 2 dinners per week, plus functions. The restaurant was newly fitted out only three years ago, with quality equipment and furnishings, all in good condition. Good lease terms currently $3,550 + GST, per month, plus minimal outgoings. Currently operated by us as a couple,

being a chef, and a front-of house, waiter, wine person. Training may be available for the right buyer. The property is in a small single storey development, with excellent access, including disabled access and disabled toilet and parking with a pleasant outlook over parks and gardens. Our DA allows for 60 seats inside and 20 more outside (On the property, not on the Council footpath). We have the restaurant set up for 40 inside and 12 outside at present. Excellent parking at the door. All books, records and payments 100% up-to-date and available for inspection. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

450912

price: $65,000 all inclusive philip.m@iinet.net.au

Restaurant

Tamworth

NSW

Established, Respected & Unique Licensed Restaurant This amazing restaurant has become available for sale for the first time in Tamworth NSW. Established for 9 years in one of Tamworths oldest Heritage commercial buildings. Seating for approximately 170 guests. Alfresco and individual dining rooms are one of the unique dining attractions. Food is all handmade on the premises in the fully fitted commercial kitchen. Fully equipped bar with commercial coffee making facilities and postmix. Plenty of parking on both sides of the establishment with

Wheelchair access and disabled amenities. Long lease available from a very proactive landlord. The Restaurant is situated at one of Tamworths busiest intersections therefore offering great public exposure. The restaurant has financially set the current owners up to be in a position to spend time with young family and is offered for sale at a fraction of its setup cost, insuring the future success for a new motivated operator. https://youtu.be/wCXkl3MoObM Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0438 655 990 ISSUE 87

rbreese@bigpond.net.au

https://youtu.be/wCXkl3MoObM

450985

price: $195,000 WIWO negotiable


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Restaurant PRIVATE SELLERS

Rubbish Removal

Port Macquarie

Mornington

NSW

VIC

Established since 2004, this busy Chinese restaurant, also caters for takeaway and deliveries. Ideally positioned in eat street location, in a year-round tourist destination. Long lease available. Floor area 140sqm. Gross turnover over $500,000 per year. Owner selling due to health problems. Please contact for further information.

Established 25 years with enviable reputation for service. 3 trucks (2 skip trucks and 1 Hook truck) and 97 bins ranging from 3m to 15m. Servicing the Mornington Peninsula and owner operated. Excellent sales figures with a massive growth potential. Gross sales for the past 3 years have been around $400k per annum with just one employee, the owner. Would suit a Husband and Wife team or a family. Take advantage of the 3 trucks and massive stockpile of bins and push the sales to $1.5m or more. Excellent website and first page on Google. This business can be easily relocated. Owner is looking to retire.

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

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

price: $140,000 WIWO O.N.O.

price: $350,000 WIWO

Choi.ho@bigpond.com

033124

Skip Bin Hire Business

449700

Centrally Located Chinese Restaurant

tonylewis52@bigpond.com

Sales and Distribution

Orange

NSW

Profitable, Reliable & Established Trailer Business After founding this business in 2013, Central West Trailers is situated in the vibrant city of Orange. Central West Trailers comes with excellent historical relationships with manufacturers and distributors in Sydney and China. With a history of importing a large range of general use & purpose built trailers from China and Thailand our suppliers love to work with us to ensure mutually beneficial results. Our local and regional reputation is very strong with a large regular clientele who return to us for business time and time again given our customer service and robust product. Further to

this we have a very strong new client acquisitions process and marketing sequence. With a database of thousands of past buyers and hundreds of buyers in our nurture sequence we ensure our cash flow and work throughput is always consistent with sound sales and marketing systems. In summary Central West Trailers has enormous potential to move forward with proven systems and procedures in place. Full of potential will you be the person to jump into the driver’s seat and grow this business to the next level? This Business comes with operation stock of $250,000-$300,000 Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

sean@cwtrailers.com.au

www.cwtrailers.com.au

448702

price: $485,000 WIWO

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Ipswich

Queensland PRIVATE SELLERS

Scrap Metal Recycling

Metal Recycling Sales and Service This well established Recycling Business has serviced the Ipswich and the western suburbs of Brisbane for the past 16 years Yamanto Metal Traders is a registered and licensed second hand dealer based in the Ipswich suburb of Raceview. The Business buys and sells all types of scrap metal as well as car batteries & electric motors. Large metal items such as car and truck bodies and heavy farm equipment are picked up by the company’s crane truck. Yamanto Metal Traders offers competitive prices for nonferrous scrap metal including lead, aluminium, brass, bronze, copper and zinc. The most common recycled metals are ferrous metals, cast iron, car and truck motors, steel construction material, car bodies, steel plate, roof sheeting, stainless steel and wrought iron. The Business also provides an environmental service by recycling many different types of household and general items, fridges, washers, dryers, dishwasher, stoves, microwaves and air conditioners. Plus toasters, kettles, pans, mixers, blenders and hi-fi systems. The Business is situated on 3 freehold, adjoining, industrial zoned blocks with 2 road frontages. There are 3 full time staff plus the owner. Included in the purchase price is a substantial amount of machinery and equipment a Lafort Baler 260 shear, 2 forklifts, excavator, magnet, copper granulator plus tools for repairs and maintenance. Approximate replacement value $350,000. Yamanto Metal Traders has dozens of skip bins placed at businesses and private sites. These are serviced by the company’s skip truck and the crane truck that pick up and transport the scrap back to the yard for processing. The business has continued to grow since its inception with the Ipswich and the surrounding region rapidly expanding. There is still plenty of potential for this currently very successful operation. This Business is offered as a leasehold & comes with a suitable long lease. The freehold property & premises are available for purchase if required POA. Further information and financial details will be provided upon inspection (by appointment) and after confidentiality agreements have been completed.

449812

price $800,000 W.I.W.O. ph (07) 3294 1434

mob 0434 594 833 www.yamantometaltraders.com.au

ISSUE 87

allansee@bigpond.com.au


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Takeaway

Cardiff

NSW

Cafe/Takeaway Business Long established and very successful business, located in the beautiful lake Macquarie/Newcastle area of NSW.

The long term owners are retiring, and a new lease, with good terms, is available to the purchasers.

The business trades 5 ½ days per week, and suits working partnership or husband and wife team.

Detailed financial information will be provided once genuine interest/suitability and financial capacity has been established.

The business has always shown a good net return and is offered with quality kitchen, fridges, coffee machine etc. and has seating for 20 people. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

mob 0432 168 923

451104

price: $65,000 WIWO leasehold g_perone@hotmail.com

Takeaway

Dubbo

Wrecking Yard

Moorebank

NSW

NSW

Wrecking Yard for Local and International Market

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

price: $315,000 all inclusive + S.A.V.

price: $390,000 + S.A.V. negotiable

spartanspizzabar@hotmail.com

450030

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

mob 0413 460 636

450874

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

Car Dismantling / Wrecking Yard Business for Local and Trade International Automotive Exporting FOR SALE. Well and long established trade international company for car dismantling / Wrecking supplying local and international worldwide customer basis. We have large turnover anually and excellent customers’ reputation base in worldwide. Our warehouse located in busy metropolis area with long lease, sufficient condition/spaces to load/unload containers for exporting and importing. All permits are included. A fully equipped workshop with a forklift, all staff are experienced and reliable. All ready to go, WIWO. Great turnover, $1M to $5M selling it cheap for a quick sale. Please contact for all details.

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This first time offered, long est.Transport and Warehousing business has been operating for over 17 yrs from the Melbourne suburb of Keysborough, located 27 km south-east of Melbourne's CBD and the local government area of Greater Dandenong. The current owners have successfully grown the business over many years and are now looking to retire

Transport

Keysborough VICTORIA

The Business operates from a 2,300sq mt leased warehouse, with an option of an additional 1,300sq mts at any time. This warehouse within a large industrial estate and has plenty of parking for both staff and customers. It is close to the Eastern and Monash freeways. A long lease is available with the current lease until July 2021. The Transport sector of the company has 5 permanent daily runs throughout Gippsland, South Gippsland, the Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne Metropolitan areas. Servicing these areas Monday to Friday only.

The warehouse division has a strong customer base requiring container unloading, and Storage. The Business receives numerous enquiries from a growing clientele which shows a lot of potential for growth in this area of the business. There is a good demand for warehouse space in the east of Melbourne.

The Company has acquired a strong and loyal customer base that continues to grow through a solid reputation for good and reliable service. The total current staff of 6 full time employees plus 2 full time subcontractors, work between both divisions. Included in sale are 9 vehicles, 2 forklifts, pallet jacks, pallet racking, office furniture and equipment.

Owner/s will stay on and provide training and advice relating to systems and procedures, if required, for a 3 month period to facilitate a smooth handover. This is a well established and profitable business that has lots of potential for growth and expansion.

Further information and financial detail will be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed

0409 006 582 EMAIL: wendy.aiple@gmail.com MOB:

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Tourist Attraction

Karumba

QLD

Aye Karumba! Outback by the Sea KARUMBA - A favourite for tourists from all over Australia and the world. Featuring a school, supermarket, post office, chemist, bakery, butchers, motels and accommodation, take aways,5 caravan parks, tavern, pub, rec club and a multi million dollar Baramundi Discovery & visitor info centre. Sunday markets, bingo, town pool and Gym, car club, gun club, golf in the gulf and a brilliant life style with an amazing and abundant amount of nature. Great for the kids ours hand raised wallabies, tawny frogmouths, a brolga (Betty) a bustard, egrets and Jabaru and don’t forget the Fishing!

Barramundi, Spanish mackeral you name it. The FERRYMAN has been operating in Karumba since 1990 with the current owners living the dream since 2005. conducting Croc spotting and Sunset cruises over the Gulf waters of Queenslands west coast. Predominately seasonal 2/3 of our income is earned during June, July and August. Heaps of potential to expand and grow, maybe a fishing charter in the morning and sunset and croc spot at night during the peak. Certainly opportunities to restart water taxi services to the Northern fleet of prawn trawlers. Regretful sale due to health concern. Owner does not want to be contacted by agents or advertisers.

bh (07) 4745 9155

mob 0427 610 645

allison@ferryman.net.au

012347

price: $265,000 www.ferryman.net.au

Tree Lopping

Riverina & Murray Region

NSW

Arborist Tree Lopping Firm servicing the Riverina & Murray A progressive Tree Care Service with more than 80% of the $800k+ turnover generated from repeat business as the preferred or contracted supplier (long term government contracts) for over 20 years. With an experienced crew of 4 with minimum Cert III in Arboriculture, you can simply owner/manage if that is your desire. The business provides the following services to government, commercial and residential clients: • Tree Removal & Maintenance Services. • Pest & Disease identification and management. • Bi-products for sale including mulch, firewood and milled timber. • Arboricultural Consultancy. Owner is retiring but

willing to be a part of a phased handover. Your Potential - You could diversify and bolt this business onto your existing business such as earthmoving, landscaping, greenkeeping, gardening or you could offer those services! The business is supported by $550k worth of assets, plant and equipment. An itemised list is available for review for the new owner to pick and choose. It is situated on an industrial lot with land approximately 4000m2 and the Building is 450m2. The new owner can lease the land and building, buy it, or relocate. The seller is flexible! The Seller may consider Vendor finance.

mob 0419 606 813

loren@syncorswim.com.au

450995

price: $449,000 + plant - negotiable

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81 Wholesale / Retail PRIVATE SELLERS

Sydney NSW

A Successful Company that Continues to Grow This long established Company is well known and highly respected in the Fiberglass Industry and would be a suitable acquisition for a similar company looking to expand or an appropriate investment for a person looking to migrate to Australia. Established for 70 years, Fiberglass A/Asia Pty Ltd, a family owned Company specialises in the sale of fibreglass raw materials and associated ancillary products to a wide range of trade, wholesale and retail customers. The Business has minimal overheads, has 8 full time employees, a turnover of approximately $3.5 Mil and operates with a running stock of around $600,000. The Company has over many years established a large and regular clientele through quality of product, attention to detail and good customer service. Advice and guidance from an excellent and experienced technical support team is always available. The Company operates through 3 Trade Centres within the Sydney area plus another Trade Outlet on the Central Coast of NSW. The Business has links with Australian and overseas suppliers of a broad range of products that appeal to boat builders and repairers, manufacturers of fibreglass moulded products and general retail customers.

The use of lightweight and flexible fibreglass has found wide application throughout the automobile and trucking industry, plus a great number of other industries. With substantial increases in production and solid profits this business has continued to grow every year.

The Business is easily run having all the required systems and operational procedures in place. The purchase price includes plant and equipment valued at $200,000. Expressions of Interest are sought for what would be a great purchase for someone already in the industry, or operated under management by a person seeking a successful hands-off investment opportunity. 445677

price

E.O.I.

phone: 02 9958 5238

fax: 02 9958 0838

Further information and financial details would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

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Index of Businesses A

46

Gift Shop

Accommodation

39

Air Services

54

Health / Medical

67

Amusement Centre

42

Home Based

68

Auto or Mechanical Repairs

54

Hotel

68

H

I

B

Backpacker / Hostel

55

Indoor Sports

Bait & Tackle

56

Industrial / Manufacturing

Bed and Breakfast

56

Blinds and Shutters

50, 57

Boarding Kennels

45, 52

L

Laundry

Book Shop

57

M

59

Butcher C

Café

41, 49, 59 - 61, 83 52, 60

Camping & Hiking Equipment Caravan Sales, Service or Repairs Carpet & Flooring

52 6

1, 70

Maintenance & Repairs

6

Manufacturing

47, 69, 71

Marine

70

Massage

70

Medical

47

Mobile Business

72

61

N

Charters / Tours

62

Newsagency

Cleaning

41

Computer / IT

61

Deli

10

Machinery

Carpet Cleaning

D

12

Jump Park

56 44, 47, 58

47, 68

J

Boat Building and Construction

12

72, 74

P

73

Post Office R

63

Distribution

63, 64

Dry Cleaning

64

E

E-commerce

47

Educational

1, 66

F

Restaurant

1, 8, 47, 48, 74 - 76

Rubbish Removal

76

S

Sales and Distribution

76

Scrap Metal Recycling

77

T

Takeaway

78

Financial Services

14

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Australian Business For Sale ®


Cafe

Brisbane Queensland

The well established and successful Cafe/Bakery is located in the north of Brisbane, approx 4 km from the CBD & was initially created to bring together European baking, great food & friendly atmosphere to this thriving area The Business is located in a renovated & modern Shopping Complex & has exclusivity within the complex. There are medical facilities adjacent to and within the complex, hairdresser, bottle shop, cosmetic centre, accounting practice & a gym. The Cafe/Bakery provides a wide range of products in store that are made by our own wholesaling facility. The Shop is full with delicious sweet & savoury baked items that are hand crafted by experienced bakers. Our range also includes an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, Gluten Free and Vegan product range, platters & pastries, to custom cakes & European deli items, we have it all. The Business has been operating for over 5 years & has a further lease of 6 years. Included in the price are all the fixtures & fittings which include fridges, ovens, coffee machine, website, marketing information, intellectual property, point of sales & inventory. There is also a newly set up alfresco area that is free to use & allocated to the tenancy. The Cafe/Bakery provides a consistent turnover of approx $580K with an operational stock of around $15K & a staff of 5 casuals plus full time manager. The Shopping Complex has outdoor & underground parking. The alfresco area is included in the lease. The location is excellent, adjacent to a main road, medium density developments & next to two private schools. The suburb has a population of over 15,000 households. There is plenty of foot traffic. For an owner operator there is an opportunity to acquire a successful, unique and well know business in a highly affluent suburb. For an owner operator there is a stable income that should equate to $200K per annum plus the potential to grow. Some vendor finance would be provided to a suitable purchaser. Further information would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed.

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