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SMALL BUSINESS MAGAZINE

BVNMUSINESS MAGAZINE

ISSUE 014 JULY 2016

branding with social media

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REASONS YOU SHOULD START BLOGGING

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CONTENTS COVER STORIES SPILLING THE BEANS

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BRANDING

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WITH SOCIAL MEDIA VALUING YOUR BUSINESS 7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD START BLOGING LIFE STYLE BUILDING A START UP FEDERAL ELECTION WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR SMALL BUSINESS EXCLUSIVE BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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SPILLING THE BEANS 2016

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Ben Coyle, Melbourne coffee shop owner, business coach and author of Spilling the Beans shares some insight on his experiences and things he wished he knew when he first went into business of running a cafe. “Many people dream of owning a café one day. While it can be very rewarding, there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. In fact, one-sixth of new cafés go out of business within the first three years, for reasons that could have been avoided”


Q) What are your busiest times of day? A) In general most cafés experience a rush in the morning and over lunch due to people getting their morning coffee or taking meals. I have found that this can also be weather dependent; the first hot or cold changes in every season can affect how busy you may be. Having said that, in a society with such flexible hours, I find there is no rhyme or reason as to when you will get busy. Q) What are your most popular drinks and snacks? A) Coffee is by far the most popular choice, especially with the different brewing methods available, however tea is also becoming more popular. In my venue, a toasted focaccia is always popular, as is the soup of the day. But a fresh home baked muffin takes the cake (pardon the pun). Q) What are the biggest challenges you face on a typical day? Is there such as thing as a typical day? A) That is a good question. In my business every day is slightly different. Most café owners, other than possibly wanting more customers on any given day, find staffing an issue. Hospitality is known as a transient industry where staffing is concerned. This means a constant search for good people and never-ending training. Q) What are some of the most unusual things you’ve overheard, or had to deal with? A) Oh, that is a whole book right there. Probably my favourite story is when I found a man in my kitchen leaning over the sink, his face buried in a mango he brought in himself. He was surprised when I asked what he was doing and told him that he wasn’t allowed in the kitchen. He then proceeded to steal toilet paper after having washed the mango off his face. I don’t think he was the full cup of coffee, if you know what I mean. Q) What is more important, great coffee or great service? A) With the exception of a coffee cart or hole-in-the-wall coffee business, I’d say great service supersedes great coffee. No matter how good a coffee is, if you do not smile and make people feel better for having come to your café, they won’t remain customers for very long. A café should have both. Q) Are there any things you wish you knew before setting up your business? A) There are so many things that I wish I knew I wrote a book about it! Each lesson was valuable in its way and I would like to share three with you. Firstly, I wish I knew more about the industry. It is not as simple as standing behind a counter taking money and making coffee. There is a lot more to be done when setting up, building and maintaining a café. There are lots of rules and regulations that must be adhered to. Doing more research would have helped me achieve success earlier. Secondly, I wish I knew to trust my instincts. There are many people and suppliers who wanted my business and my money. Most are legitimate, but there are some unscrupulous and shrewd salespeople out there. Neither do they know or care how hard I work to make my business succeed. Remember the adage: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Lastly, cafés are in the people business, so you are there to serve others, and it is all about the experience you provide. Sometimes you will provide a great experience with little appreciation, as some people can be rude without realising it. So I wish that I learnt earlier to be more humble, to understand people better, and to be aware that it isn’t personal. Business is a journey and as rewarding as it is, there are numerous challenges that require you to grow. Interview sourced by “A day in the life of a coffee shop owner” written by Simon Downes

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BRANDING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

If you’ve ever poked on Facebook, liked on In-

engaging the right audiences with valuable content.

stagram or tweeted on Twitter- then chanc-

It’s important social media is used correctly- obvi-

es are you have a brand....yourself!

ous advertising or promotion doesn’t connect or

Social Media has allowed for everyday individu-

engage with the audience and the online community

als to share in the snapchat reality realm like a

have a low tolerance for obvious self- promoting.

Kardashian and view latest releases like an insider

Social media is all about captivating the au-

via Instagram. These days everyone has a voice

dience by telling your raw unedited sto-

and a forum to be heard- with the right steps this

ry- through engagement you will success-

can mean serious exposure for your business.

fully be able to promote your business.

Socially savvy entrepreneurs know that it’s all about

Although many may argue engagement and promo-

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Social media reaches more people

tion are relatively the same thing-

by presenting a valuable offer

there is a big difference which

that’s based on your customers’

any marketing guru can explain.

interests and needs. Social media

Engagement is rooted in consist-

amplifies your efforts so you can

ently sharing insight and provid-

be found and engage a wider

ing value every time you connect

audience to grow your business.

with a customer. This establishes credibility while building trust and inspiring customers to tell their friends about you. Promotion extends your engagement efforts

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branding

with social media To put it all together, here are a few of the best practices for successfully engaging customers and promoting your small business through social media.

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Follow the one-in-seven rule Follow the one-in-seven rule. This rule is where only one of every seven posts overtly promotes your business. The remaining six should be focused on sharing valuable content, including posts from the community. This doesn’t mean you can’t promote your business in those other posts; just be sure you pair it with great content.

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share your expertise

Share your expertise. Post little-known, fun facts in the form of questions with a special offer presented to the first person to answer correctly.

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get some friends and followers

Create a pinterest board Create a Pinterest board. Make sure the board has eye-catching visuals and run a contest through it that will inspire and reward customers for their participation. Be sure to encourage them to re-pin and create their own boards that reflect the initial contest for additional social amplification of your campaign.

Get Some Friends and Followers. It’s important to have content on your social media pages before you start adding friends and followers. When you try to find friends, they’re going to look at the page to see if they want to follow you. So you need to give them a reason to follow you first. Provide valuable information about the industry. Post pictures of your business or people enjoying your business. On YouTube, post videos of your business, customer experiences, and encourage customers to make their own. You can also ‘favorite’ other YouTube users’ videos and they will end up on your page. Your first priority should be building that relationship with people, not pitching your service or product. Give them story ideas and leads that have nothing to do with your business.

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stay in touch

Stay In Touch. Get alerts sent to your phone when folks engage with you via your social networking sites – at least in the beginning – that way you respond quickly.

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POTENTIAL: A WORD WE HEAR ALL THE TIME WHEN IT COMES TO VALUING SMALL BUSINESSES.

Valuing Your Business: A Guide to Talking the Talk

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YOU’VE DONE ALL THE RIGHT THINGS.

1. REVENUE FLOWS

YOU’VE HAD THE BRILLIANT IDEA.

REVENUE, SALES, TAKINGS: WHAT-

YOU’VE TAKEN THE RISK. YOU’VE

EVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, IT’S

POURED YOUR TIME, TOIL, AND SOUL

BASICALLY HOW MUCH YOUR BUSI-

INTO YOUR PROJECT, AND YOU’VE

NESS SELLS TO YOUR CUSTOMERS.

TURNED THE IDEA INTO AN ENTERPRISE.

MOST BUSINESS OWNERS CAN

IT’S GOT PROMISE, IT’S GOT PROFIT

READILY EXPLAIN WHAT THEIR REV-

OR BETTER YET, IT’S GOT BOTH. NOW

ENUE IS WITH LITTLE ASSISTANCE.

YOU’VE DECIDED IT’S TIME TO SELL.

FEWER, HOWEVER, CAN EXPLAIN

YOU DO ALL THE RIGHT THINGS AGAIN:

THE FOLLOWING KEY CONCEPTS:

YOU ENGAGE A BUSINESS BROKER, YOU PUT THE BUSINESS ON THE MAR-

CONCEPT: RECEIVABLE TURNOVER

KET. A PROSPECTIVE BUYER CALLS. YOU’RE EXCITED: YOU KNOW WHAT

TRANSLATION: HOW QUICKLY

VALUE LIES IN YOUR BUSINESS AND

YOUR CUSTOMERS PAY YOU

YOU KNOW THEY’LL SEE IT TOO. THE DAY OF THE FIRST MEETING COMES

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: LOOK AT

ALONG. YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT

THE DATE YOUR INVOICES ARE SENT

YOUR PROJECT, IT’S POTENTIAL, YOUR

OUT. COMPARE THAT TO WHEN YOU

PASSION. BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT THE

ACTUALLY RECEIVE THE CASH. HOW

BUYER WANTS TO TALK ABOUT. THEY

MANY DAYS DOES THIS USUALLY

WANT TO TALK NUMBERS. WHAT’S THE

TAKE? A BUYER IS GOING TO WANT

RECEIVABLE TURNOVER? WHAT’S YOUR

TO KNOW HOW QUICKLY THE CASH IS

ANNUALISED GROWTH? WHAT WILL

GOING TO HIT THEIR POCKET – YOU

MY RETURN ON INVESTMENT BE?

SHOULD WANT TO KNOW, TOO!

***** SOUNDS LIKE GIBBERISH? TO MOST

CONCEPT: VOLATILITY AND SEASONALITY

PEOPLE IT DOES. TALKING NUMBERS AND VALUATIONS IS RARELY THE MOST EXCIT-

TRANSLATION: HOW STEADY

ING PART OF A BUSINESS SALE – BUT FOR

IS YOUR REVENUE?

MANY BUYERS, IT’S THE ONLY LANGUAGE THEY KNOW. SO IT’S A LANGUAGE

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: LOOK AT YOUR

YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN IF YOU

REVENUE ON A PER MONTH BASIS OVER

WANT TO IMPRESS BUYERS AND GIVE

THE YEAR. WHICH MONTHS DO YOU

YOURSELF THE BEST CHANCE OF MAX-

MAKE THE MOST REVENUE? WHICH

IMISING THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

MONTHS DO YOU MAKE THE LEAST?

LUCKILY, IT’S NOT AS HARD AS IT

MOST IMPORTANTLY, CAN YOU EXPLAIN

SOUNDS. MOST OF THESE DIFFICULT-

WHY TO YOUR PROSPECTIVE BUYER?

SOUNDING TECHNICAL TERMS HAVE A COMMON-SENSE MEANING BEHIND

2. GROWTH

THEM. THIS STARTER’S GUIDE WILL

POTENTIAL: A WORD WE HEAR ALL

GIVE YOU SOME INSIGHT INTO THE

THE TIME WHEN IT COMES TO VALUING

MOST COMMONLY USED TERMS AND

SMALL BUSINESSES. A BUYER LOOK-

CONCEPTS, AND HOW TO TALK THE

ING AT YOUR BUSINESS MIGHT THINK

TALK TO YOUR PROSPECTIVE BUYERS.

IT HAS POTENTIAL BASED ON YOUR DESCRIPTION; THEIR NEXT QUESTION WILL BE, HOW MUCH POTENTIAL?

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TRY TALKING TO THEM ABOUT

SOME LISTED SHARES, OR HE CAN

SURE THEY CAN DISCUSS WITH YOU

THE FOLLOWING:

PUT HIS MONEY IN A TERM DEPOSIT.

WHAT THE MARKET IS LOOKING LIKE

CONCEPT: REVENUE/PROFIT GROWTH

WHICH ONE IS HE GOING TO CHOOSE?

AT THE MOMENT. THEY’LL BE ABLE TO

THAT’S WHAT A RETURN IS ABOUT.

EXPLAIN HOW YOUR BUSINESS STACKS

TRANSLATION: HOW MANY

IT TELLS US HOW MUCH MONEY

UP AGAINST THE OTHERS OUT THERE,

MORE CUSTOMERS ARE YOU AT-

WE’RE GETTING BACK FOR OUR EF-

AND WHY YOU SHOULD PITCH A PRICE

TRACTING EVERY YEAR?

FORTS. A COMPARABLE ON THE

HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE MARKET

OTHER HAND, IS A SIMPLER CON-

AVERAGE. BE PREPARED TO EXPLAIN THIS

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: IT’S GREAT

CEPT: IT’S TELLING THE BUYER WHAT

TO YOUR PROSPECTIVE BUYER TOO!

TO BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN HOW MUCH

SIMILAR BUSINESSES SOLD FOR.

MORE REVENUE YOU MADE THIS YEAR

TRY TALKING TO YOUR PROSPEC-

THAN LAST YEAR. WHAT MOST BUYERS

TIVE BUYER ABOUT THESE:

WANT TO KNOW, THOUGH, IS A QUICK SNAPSHOT OF HOW QUICKLY YOU’VE

CONCLUSION PRESENTATION IS THE KEY TO A SUC-

CONCEPT: RETURN ON INVESTMENT

GROWN. WORK OUT SOME SIMPLE

CESSFUL BUSINESS SALE. THIS APPLIES TO YOUR FINANCIAL POSITION IN THE

PERCENTAGES FROM YEAR TO YEAR

TRANSLATION: HOW MUCH MON-

SAME WAY AS IT DOES TO THE VISUAL

USING THE FOLLOWING FORMULA:

EY IS THE BUYER GOING TO GET

IMAGE YOUR BUSINESS PROJECTS ON

BACK FOR EVERY DOLLAR THEY

TO THE MARKET. THE MOST SUCCESS-

INVEST IN THE BUSINESS?

FUL BUSINESS SALES ARE THE ONES

(THIS YEAR’S REVENUE – LAST YEAR’S REVENUE) X 100 ÷ LAST YEAR’S REVENUE

WHERE THE BUSINESS OWNER CAN WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: TAKE YOUR

EXPLAIN NOT ONLY THE VISION AND

YEARLY PROFITS, DIVIDE BY THE (PRO-

THE PASSION, BUT ALSO THE HARD

VOILA – THAT’S THE PERCENT-

SPECTIVE) SELLING PRICE OF YOUR

NUMBERS BEHIND WHAT MAKES THE

AGE GROWTH RATE OF YOUR REV-

BUSINESS, AND MULTIPLY BY 100. THIS IS

BUSINESS A GREAT INVESTMENT CHOICE.

ENUE FROM ONE YEAR TO THE NEXT.

THE YEARLY PERCENTAGE RETURN THAT

NUMBERS ARE THE LANGUAGE OF

DO THE SAME CALCULATION FOR

YOUR PROSPECTIVE BUYER WILL GET.

SUCCESS – MAKE SURE YOU’RE NOT

YOUR PROFIT. QUICK AND IMPRES-

COMPARE THIS PERCENTAGE TO, SAY,

THE ONE LOST IN TRANSLATION!

SIVE FOR A POTENTIAL BUYER.

A TERM DEPOSIT RATE. IF, FOR EXAMPLE, YOUR RETURN ON INVESTMENT IS 12% AND A TERM DEPOSIT IS 3.5%,

CONCEPT: VOLATILITY AND SEASONALITY

YOU MAY WANT TO POINT OUT THAT OUT TO YOUR PROSPECTIVE BUYER!

TRANSLATION: HOW STEADY IS YOUR REVENUE? CONCEPT: COMPARABLE SALES WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: LOOK AT YOUR REVENUE ON A PER MONTH BASIS OVER

TRANSLATION: COMPARABLE SALES

THE YEAR. WHICH MONTHS DO YOU

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING SIMPLE QUES-

MAKE THE MOST REVENUE? WHICH

TION FOR YOUR BUYER: WHAT HAVE

MONTHS DO YOU MAKE THE LEAST?

OTHER SIMILAR BUSINESSES SOLD FOR?

MOST IMPORTANTLY, CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY TO YOUR PROSPECTIVE BUYER?

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: THERE’S NO FORMULA HERE THAT CAN REPLACE

3. RETURNS AND COMPARABLES

EXPERIENCE. FIND A BUSINESS BROKER

A BUYER ALWAYS HAS OPTIONS. HE

WITH GOOD EXPERIENCE AT SELLING

CAN BUY YOUR BUSINESS. HE CAN

BUSINESSES LIKE YOURS, AND MAKE

BUY ANOTHER BUSINESS. HE CAN BUY

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7 Reasons why you should start blogging for your business A weblog, commonly known as a “blog”, is a website that functions as an online journal for those who wish to post readable text with other forms of media and content, such as photos, videos, music, polls, and more. The number of businesses that choose to create a blog continues to soar – a trend driven by the unique way blog hosting allows the sharing of information, news and announcements in an interactive format. Blogging is not a direct marketing tool, and readers will find blatant promotion of your products and services to be boring and, possibly, deceptive. However, business blogging offers many opportunities to connect with consumers and colleagues in ways that were never before possible. With millions of active blogs now online, it’s important to understand their potential uses before you create a blog for your business.

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1: Get the Word Out Business blogging is the perfect way to present news and information with a “you heard it here first” spin. Blogging can help you at both ends of the spectrum – whether you are announcing good publicity and news or managing a reputation crisis. Your blog is the official source of information for your business, available to all of those who are interested – which is why so many business owners create a blog to give their company a voice.

2: Interact with Readers Your business’ website might be doing an excellent job of talking to your customer. But when you create a blog, you can talk with them instead. Business blogging provides an interactive forum, giving you a way to address your customers directly – and vice versa. It’s a unique benefit and a great reason to create a blog.

3: Find Your Niche Blog readers are some of the most active, engaged users on the Web. Blogging can help you find your niche by connecting with the customers who have an interest in – maybe even a passion for – your particular industry. When you create a blog, you can easily engage with that target audience.

4: Receive Feedback When you invite your visitors to leave comments each time they post, you gain free market research in the form of invaluable customer insight, opinions, reviews and complaints. Use your feedback to improve the products and services you offer, and you’ll see how business blogging can help you enhance customer retention and brand loyalty.

5: Increase Traffic Blogs often contain keyword rich content, frequent updates and linking opportunities – all things which can boost search engine ranking. Business blogging can also help you attract traffic through social media sources dedicated to blogs and news sources, such as Technorati and Digg. When you are “tagged” by these sites, you gain traffic you wouldn’t have before you decided to create a blog.

6: Establish Yourself “A business blog is important because it is the optimal choice for your content marketing hub. In today’s content-driven world, while you may view yourself as a marketer, you’re really a publisher. You have to provide relevant content for your prospects, customers and the public, who spend over 10 hours a day consuming media.”—Joe Pulizzi, Content Marketing Institute. Business blogging allows you to demonstrate your industry knowledge. When you create a blog, you position yourself to become an expert source of information regarding your blog topic. Once your readers value what you have to say, repeat visits will come naturally.

7: Network with Industry Peers Blog hosting can connect you with other bloggers and readers who are involved in your industry and, therefore, are interested in your products and services. When you network through each other’s blogs, you not only gain new friends in your industry, you gain valuable links from other blogs – an essential component of business blogging that can help boost your search engine ranking. Blogging isn’t a passing fad – it’s a powerful communications tool which will continue to build a presence on the Web. When you’re ready to create a blog, keep the seven goals of business blogging in mind. Source- http://www.networksolutions.com

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7 Reasons Most People Should Build Lifestyle Businesses, Not Startups

1. You are not Instagram. For every startup that sells and makes millions, there are hundreds — if not thousands — that fail or, even worse, continue to just barely make it, sucking the life out of you in the process.

LIFE STYLE

2. Building a startup is building a 9-to-5. While it’s fun to start up running on nothing but adrenaline and Red Bull, the excitement wanes and the monotony sets in after a few months. Many startup companies turn into really bad 9-to-5 jobs for the founders. They get mired in day-to-day details and work harder than anyone else, but they don’t get the benefits they signed on for as an entrepreneur in the first place. For example, Jun Loayza who, after getting over a million in funding and successfully selling two companies, left his current startup to pursue a lifestyle business. 3. You won’t wait years to turn a profit. So someone gave you a bunch of money and told you to go build your business — cool, but that doesn’t mean you’re profitable. When you work for yourself, your overhead is limited. Salaries, office space, benefits? That’s all on you. I started my most recent business with less than $500 and it took me three sales to become profitable. Most startups are lucky to be profitable after three years!

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4. You can work from a beach with a Mai Tai. You know that dream everyone had after reading the 4-Hour Workweek where they’re chillin’ on a beach with a cocktail, working from a laptop? That’s really possible. Sure, those haven’t been the most productive days of my life, but a lifestyle business lets you choose when and where you work — generally, all you need is an Internet connection. This year I’ve already worked from places like Vail, Playa del Carmen, Cuba, New York, China and Jordan among others — all without skipping a beat in my business.


5. You’ll have more flexibility than Gabby Douglas. You say you wanted to become an entrepreneur for increased flexibility and control in your life? Fat chance in a startup, especially when you’re playing with someone else’s money. As a lifestyle entrepreneur, you truly have the flexibility to set your own schedule. Take Laura Roeder, for instance — she moved from Southern California to spend a few months in London, where she got to attend this year’s Olympic games. A lifestyle business is one that promotes the lifestyle you want to live. For many, that’s more time with friends and family; for others, it’s travel and adventure. You get to decide. 6. Stress is minimized. As an entrepreneur, stress will never go away — it comes with the territory. But you’d better believe that while starting up, it has the potential to be much worse. Thoughts like “How am I going to make payroll this month?” and “Revenues were 30 percent less than projections, what will the investors think?” or “My partners and I have drastically different opinions of where the business should go, what do I do?” are all common issues in a startup. A lifestyle entrepreneur has no one to answer to but themselves, thus reducing the stress that comes with common business problems. Stress of getting started can be minimized even further by running your business from abroad, where it’s cheaper to live.

7. You can become a modern-day Renaissance person. I can’t focus on just one thing; I’m always all over the place. Being a solopreneur has forced me to learn how to handle all aspects of business — marketing, accounting, sales…you name it, I do it. In this position, you grow your expertise and become a more well-rounded business person, and that will undoubtedly help you in any future endeavors. The phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” isn’t always a bad thing. Are all startups bad? Of course not. Are all lifestyle businesses beaches and daiquiris? Not a chance. However, if you’re looking to maximize your enjoyment while have the freedom and security that comes with knowing you have full control of your life, then a lifestyle business may be exactly what you need.

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LONDON Bound

London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights, attractions and activities. With so much to do, it’s hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit, but below you’ll find our top 10.

1. British Museum- Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court. World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to six million visitors per year. In addition to the vast permanent collection, the museum’s special exhibitions, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent.

2. Coco Cola London Eye- The Coca-Cola London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel; a feat of design and engineering, it has become the modern symbol representing the capital and a global icon. The experience showcases breathtaking 360 degree views of the capital and its famous landmarks and has been the number one visitor experience in the city for the past decade. The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes and gives you an ever-changing perspective of London. Within each capsule, interactive guides allow you to explore the capital’s iconic landmarks in several languages.

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An experience on the Coca-Cola London Eye will lift you high enough to see up to 40 kilometres on a clear day and keep you close enough to see the spectacular details of the city unfolding beneath you.
Make the most of your time with us by visiting our London Eye 4D Experience, free with every ticket. See London come to life through unique perspectives and multi-sensory special effects, including wind, bubbles and scent. The four-minute show is perfect to watch at the start of your visit.

3. Tower of London -Despite the Tower of London’s grim reputation as a place of torture and death, within these walls you will also discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. Don’t miss Royal Beasts and learn about the wild and wonderous animals that have inhabited the Tower, making it the first London Zoo. Discover the priceless Crown Jewels newly displayed in 2012, join an iconic Beefeater on a tour and hear their bloody tales, stand where famous heads have rolled, learn the legend of the Tower’s ravens, storm the battlements and get to grips with swords and armour and much more!

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Somerset House-Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London, sitting between the

Strand and the River Thames. During summer months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate on London’s favourite ice rink. Somerset House also hosts open-air concerts and films, contemporary art and design exhibitions, family workshops and free guided tours of spaces usually hidden to visitors. The mission of Somerset House Trust is to conserve and maintain Somerset House to the highest standards and to develop the site as a public space which is universally recognised as a world class visitor attraction and centre of excellence for culture and the arts.

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5. Harry Potter Tour- Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry PotterTM films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind- the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world. Be sure to book with visitlondon.com for the best tour rates, including your transport from Victoria Station in Central London.
Some of the things you can expect to see and do:
•Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall. Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures. •Step onto the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium.
•See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle.
•Learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models.
 Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.
TM & © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.

6. The National Gallery- The National Gallery displays more than 2,000 Western European paintings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
You can explore inspiring art by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir and Van Gogh. The pictures in the collection belong to the public and admission to see them is free. There are free guided tours, audio guides available in multiple languages and free family activities for children of all ages. You can also discover how Eugène Delacroix influenced generations of artists, from Matisse to Kandinsky in our special exhibition, ‘Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art’.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk/Delacroix

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Buckingham Palace- Book your visit to Buckingham Palace for a glimpse inside one of the few

working royal palaces remaining in the world today. During the summer, you can tour the 19 spectacular State Rooms. These magnificent rooms are decorated with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto. Each year Buckingham Palace hosts a special exhibition as part of the summer opening. The exhibition changes each year, but always provides a fascinating glimpse into royal life.
Outside of the summer opening, you can still see the famous exterior of the palace and watch the famous Changing the Guard

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8.Madame Tussauds- With 14 interactive areas, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz, glamour and incredible history with more than 300 stunning wax figures. Walk down the red carpet with Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Depp, before exploring our sports zone alongside Usain Bolt and David Beckham. Enjoy an audience with Her Majesty The Queen and Will and Kate before stepping on stage with music icons including Miley Cyrus. Then, after a behind-the-scenes look at how our sculptors work, ride in a taxi and relive the rich history of London at Madame Tussauds London. Your favourite heroes and villains from Star Wars Episodes I-VI have been brought to life in authentic walk-in sets, inspired by key scenes from the films, including the swamps of Dagobah, Jabba’s Throne Room and the flight deck of the Millennium Falcon.

9. London River Cruise-Escape the crowds and discover London from the river Thames on a relaxing river cruise.
With its rich history and iconic landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge, it’s a great way to see London from a different perspective. There are a variety of river tours available to suit all tastes, including sightseeing trips with commentaries, themed cruises and dining experiences. Pre-booking tickets is a great way to beat the queues. See listings below for providers offering quick and secure booking. You can also pick up tickets at pier ticket offices. If you have a Travelcard, you can get a third off many fares. Touch in and out with your pay as you go Oyster card for a discounted fare on MBNA Thames Clippers services.

10. About Dinner by Heston Blumenthal- Opened January 21st 2011, Focusing on the revival and modernisation of traditional British recipes, the menu at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal features simple contemporary dishes inspired by Britain”s historic gastronomic past and recipes dating as far back as the 16th century

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FEDERAL ELECTION

2016

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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SCOTT Morrison is betting on small business to drive the Australian economy — handing out $2.2 billion worth of tax cuts over four years on the understanding it would create jobs and spur ideas. “Small and medium businesses are driving jobs growth in Australia and must continue to do so,” the Treasurer told parliament in May. “They are also overwhelmingly Australian owned and more likely to reinvest their earnings in future growth, as they seek to build their businesses,” he said. The tax cuts kick in on July 1 — election eve. They will mean handing $295 million of tax savings to small business in the first year. Smaller firms win a reduction in tax of 1 per cent while those turning over between $2 million and $10 million get a 2.5 per cent discount thanks to the Budget. It means 870,000 small business will pay the cheapest company tax rate of 27.5 per cent from July 1. Compared to the previous year, another 90,000 businesses are eligible for the lowest rate thanks to the wider definition of small business. The government estimates small business will save $2.2 billion in tax over four years.Small business will continue to pay 27.5 per cent tax until 2024, when lower tax rates for all business gradually kicks in, tracking down to 25 per cent by 2026-2027.Small Business Minister Kelly O’Dwyer said Treasury’s new definition of small business to a turnover of $10 million means those employing 5.5 million Australians now qualify for the small business tax cuts. “Small businesses are the ¬engine room of the economy,” Ms O’Dwyer said. “These measures will help small businesses to innovate, grow and create more Australian jobs.” And the $20,000 instant asset write-off for new equipment for small business has been extended for another year, to July 2017. Small business made claims under the asset write-off worth almost $800 million in the past financial year — almost double the previous year. Companies eligible for the write-off for equipment purchases was also extended ¬beyond those with a $2 million turnover to include those earning up to $10 million. “So far, more than 40,000 ¬additional businesses have ¬instantly written off assets in the 2014-15 year as compared to the year before,” Ms O’Dwyer said. Sole traders also got a bonus set to save them $150 million in 2017-18, with an additional 3 per cent added to the tax discount for unincorporated firms. The discount will be ¬extended from 5 per cent to 8 per cent next financial year and to 16 per cent over the decade.

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BOUTIQUE RETAIL FASHION

$ 7 9 ,0 0 0

REF: B12415

This well established Boutique Retail Business For Sale specialises is one of only a few fashion stores in a fast growing area. With exclusive labels and a focus on the higher end of the market, this boutique stands out. Great opportunity for someone who wants an easy to run well established business with minimal overheads and lots of opportunity to grow. Many supporting businesses like cafés, dry cleaner, alterations business and more in the immediate area. Upmarket and exclusive labels $5,000 takings per week approx. Easy to run . 5 ½ Days only Long lease in place with options. Loyal customer base . Opportunity to grow. Further information can be obtained by calling Phil Booysen on 0429 006 921 or phil@absolutebb.com.au

SEAFOOD CAFE BUSINESS REF:B12418

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This seafood cafe business for sale specialises in cooking fresh Australian seafood for both dine in and take away clients. Customers can also purchase fresh, raw fish to cook at home if they choose. Boasting a top location with main road street exposure and ample parking with a brand new, sparkling fitout. Trading 6 days per week (closed Mondays) from 10am to 9pm, the business is run by the Vendor on a full time basis, with the assistance of one full time and four casual employees. Currently taking $10,000 per week, the business has an extremely long lease of 5x5x5x5x5 years. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

TRANSPORT BUSINESS FOR SALE REF: B12429

$3 5 0 , 0 0 0

Located in Gippsland, this transport business for sale has been in operation for 17 years and with the owner wanting to retire, the opportunity for someone to acquire a successful and well established business has arisen. Currently running deliveries and pickups in the Gippsland area as well as Melbourne metro. No interstate deliveries are made, however the business could be expanded to include this. The business is currently turning over in excess of $400,000 per annum, with the day to day operations overseen by the owner and 2 full time and 1 casual employees transporting the deliveries. The business has never employed any marketing or advertising, so some basic strategies could be used to further grow the business. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

LICENSED CAFÉ BUSINESS

$ 1 9 8 ,0 0 0

REF:B12431

This fully licensed Café Business for Sale is very well set up with an awesome vibe, full commercial kitchen and loads of opportunity to grow even more. With ample parking, tram stop nearby and supporting businesses around, this business is a must see. The business has been in this location for many years but had a recent refurbishment, so it looks a million dollars. No need to spend much if any money to get it to your standards. If you are a serious buyer looking for your next opportunity, call us now to view. Daytime trading only with potential to do nights. Liquor licence in place till 12:30am. Busy area with great ambiance Further information can be obtained by calling Phil Booysen on 0429 006 921 or phil@absolutebb.com.au

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PIZZA SHOP IN COLLINGWOOD

REF: B12445

This Pizza Shop Business for Sale is located off Smith St with ample parking at front and apartments right next door. An experienced operator can take this gem back to its glory days. Not only is there 95 apartments next to it there is more being built as well making it perfect for a captive market. Shop boasts impressive set up with double decker oven, walk in cool room and a courtyard which is not being utilised to its full potential. Currently this Pizza Shop Business for sale averages $4,000 per week turnover, with a rental of $36,000 per annum ex G.S.T. Sharp operator can take this shop back to its glory days as there is a huge audience to capture. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic on 0404 146 202 or ismar@absolutebb.com.au

FLORIST BUSINESS REF:B12456

$150,000

This florist business for sale is located in the eastern suburbs, on a busy arterial road on a strip of shops. The business has been established for 10 years and has proven itself as a successful florist in that time, now boasting takings of $8,000 per week. There are several well set out websites included with online shopping cart that is a feature of this business and as a result, online orders represent a large portion of the income. The websites are all ranked highly within Google, meaning it is easily found by customers. The shop is fully fitted out with a separate office, work station area, cool room and 5 phone lines to allow more than one customer to call at a time. Perfect for those looking for a florist establishment with large online aspect Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

DRY CLEANING BUSINESS

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REF: B12463

Located in the inner eastern suburb of Kew, this dry cleaning business for sale is an excellent opportunity to own and grow your own business. Well positioned on a busy arterial road, the business enjoys prominent street frontage and enjoys a high volume of both foot traffic as well as vehicle traffic. A tram line out the front increases the volume of passers by. Currently taking $4,000 per week, the business is very reputable in the area and has positive reviews on Google. The business is fully equipped with a drying machine, three commercial washing machines and irons. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

DRY CLEANING BUSINESS

$2 3 8 , 0 0 0

REF:B12483

Located in the popular Chadstone area, this dry cleaning business for sale has been established for 30 years, with 18 of those years being by the current owner. The business trades Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm as well as 8.30am to 2pm on Saturdays. Most of the work comes from the general public as well as ongoing work with funeral parlours, real estate agents and car yards in the local area. In addition to this, the business offers an alteration service, which is currently outsourced. The business does not currently have any agency work however this would be an excellent opportunity to expand by adding this facet to the business.Very reasonable rent of $2,119 per calendar month with long lease options of 5x5 years. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS

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REF: B12485

Located in an industrial estate in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, this automotive business for sale has been established for a very impressive 29 years by the same owner. The workshop is fully equipped with four hoists, numerous jacks, jack stands, engine lift and cradles. In addition there are specialist hand tools and equipment for roadworthy testing. The factory has evaporative cooling and a separate lunch room as well as three networked computers in the office, split system airconditioning with a customer bathroom. In addition to this, there are 5 car parking bays out the front. The business is currently taking $11,000 per week and is run by the vendor on a full time basis, with the assistance of 1 full time employee. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

BOUTIQUE BAYSIDE FASHION

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REF:B12489

This well established Boutique Retail Fashion Business For Sale is a very unique Fashion Business located in a Trendy and Upmarket Bayside Shopping Strip! With exclusive labels and a focus on the higher end of the market, this boutique stands out. Upmarket and exclusive labels . $7,000 takings per week approx. Ladies Dresses, Jackets, Skirts, Shoes, Accessories etc. Men’s- Jeans, Shirts, Tees,Sweaters, Shoes etc. Long lease 7 years remaining. Includes online site Are you looking for an easy to run, niche market business with huge potential to grow?? Then call Matthew Shea now on 9566 7300 to find out more about this Boutique Retail Fashion Business For Sale!

MARKETING BUSINESS

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REF: B12494

This marketing business for sale is boutique supplier of quality & innovative corporate, promotional and sporting apparel and accessories that utilises an extensive sourcing facility Australia wide and overseas. The business is flexible and can be run from any location, even a home office, meaning that it has low operating costs. Currently turning over $453,000 per annum and being operated by one part time owner, 1 part time employee and 1 casual employee. The business would be ideally suited to be run as a family business. The current owners have recently redesigned the website with client login options and IT support and are happy to assist with a negotiated handover period. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

RETAIL HARDWARE BUSINESS

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REF:B12503

Having been established since 1971, this retail hardware business for sale in the east has certainly stood the test of time. The business has been run by the current owner for 17 years and is widely known in the area. Supplying a wide range of rural products including fencing, electric fencing, chemicals, hardware and farm supplies. Boasting prime location with excellent main road exposure, the business is run from a large premises with a 50m x 20m yard at the rear of the property to allow for storage of products. Currently trading 5 1/2 days per week (closing at 12.30pm on Saturdays) the business is currently turning over $800,000 per annum. There is currently no online presence for the business, so a website with shopping cart could broaden the profile of the business as well as increasing revenue. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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SOUTH EASTERN HAIR SALON

REF: B12460

Located in the busy growth area of Melbourne’s south east, this hair salon business for sale has been established for 25 years, with 6 of those years being with the current owner. The salon comprises 9 hair stations and 2 wash basins, a modern fitout and great frontage, making it easily noticed from the street. The salon is managed by the Vendor on a part time basis and has the assistance of 2 full time and 1 casual employee who continue the day to day operations. The salon is trading 5 days per week, being closed on Sundays & Mondays. The salon currently uses Kronos software and boasts a few thousand clients on it’s database. Pakenham is such a booming area that the database could continue to increase under new management. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

HAIR SALON IN PAKENHAM REF:B12468

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This hair salon business for sale is an exceptional opportunity to take over a business and build it from the ground up. The salon is an open plan style premises, with wooden floorboards, high ceilings, 7 hair stations and 3 basins as well as a colouring room. In addition there is a spray tan room and the potential to add further beauty services. The salon has a main road location on a strip of shops in the heart of Pakenham and has plenty of on site car parking for staff and clients, as well as parking for clients on the street. Ideal for a first time business owner looking to become their own boss! Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au.

DAY SPA BUSINESS

$3 8 , 0 0 0

REF: B12498

This recently established day spa business for sale is located on a busy inner city road giving it prominent main road exposure and an abundance of passing foot and car traffic daily. The salon is beauty presented and fully fit out with 4 hair stations and 1 wash basin, 3 pedicure stations, 1 nail station, 2 beauty rooms, 1 bath, 1 spray tan room as well as an office and staff area at the back. Currently trading 6 days per week, being closed on Sundays, the business is run by the Vendor with the assistance of 2 employees. A long lease of 3x3x3 years is in place to ensure peace of mind for the purchaser. The business would be suited to someone from the local area with their own client base or someone looking to expand a recently established business. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

HAIR SALON IN NARRE WARREN

$1 4 8 , 0 0 0

REF:B12502

This long established Hair Salon For Sale is located in the heart of a busy shopping strip with ample parking and supporting businesses. Low rent within the 10% margin and a nice long lease with options, makes this a good long term investment. A sub-let Beauty room further reduces the already reasonable rent and draws even more potential customers through the door. The size of the salon allows further growth for the experienced and entrepreneurial buyer. 10 Work Stations, 3 Basins, 1 Beauty Room (Sublet), Computer based POS system with full database, 3x3x3 lease (a huge bonus for this area) The owner of many years is looking forward to take a long well deserved break. Further information can be obtained by contacting Phil Booysen on 0429 006 921 or phil@absolutebb.com.au

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TRUCK CLEANING BUSINESS

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REF: B12504

Located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, this truck cleaning business for sale is an exceptional opportunity to acquire an established business and help it grow. The transport cleaning service is a fully equipped mobile van that has a high pressure hose system and 3000 litres of water as well as premium cleaning products. The average cost of a truck clean is $500. The business generates a weekly revenue of $5,000 for it’s 2.5 to 3 days of trade, based on it’s regular ongoing clientele. The business would ideally suit an owner operator who can increase regular clientele and increase trading days along with this. A website and use of social media would also be of benefit to increase the reach of the business. Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

PERSONAL TRAINING BUSINESS

$1 3 0 ,0 0 0

REF:B12511

This personal training business for sale boasts a prime location on a busy main road in Preston! With minimal overheads, the business has excellent profit margins and generates excellent turnover with plenty of ability for growth under a motivated new owner! The current rent is $1,833 per calendar month, and the business itself is around 200 square metres in size. This is made up of the main training area, a small weights room, an office, a staff kitchenette, a storage area and a bathroom. There’s also currently an excellent 2x2x2 commercial lease in place. Currently the business is generating $150,000 pa in turnover with excellent profit margins. Under a new owner with the drive to push and promote the business further, there’s still plenty of room to grow the turnover. Further information can be obtained by contacting Damon Ambatzis on 0402 225 989 or damon@absolutebb.com.au

CURTAINS AND BLINDS

$$8 8 00,,000000

REF: B12517

Well situated on one of the Northern Suburbs main arterial shopping streets, this busy curtains & blinds retailer has been operating for 42 years and has established a very good local reputation. With immense room to grow, this business is screaming for a fresh, motivated couple to take this business to new heights! Very cheap rent of just $2,500 per calendar month and a new lease to be negotiated, this is your opportunity! Trading 6 days a week this is a great little business ready for the next step Further information can be obtained by calling Harry Hatzipanagiotis on 95667300 or harry@absolutebb.com.au

MASSAGE BUSINESS

$6 8 , 0 0 0

REF:B12503

This Massage Business For Sale is located in busy Forest Hill Shopping Centre with loads of foot traffic and supporting business around. The income is spread over a range of services performed in either the 4 private massage areas or communal areas, depending on the service required. If you are looking for the opportunity to own your own business rather than work for someone else, or you want to have the freedom of owning your own independent parlour rather than being caught up under control of the chain parlours, then this one is for you. High Foot Traffic area, Beautiful setup and relaxing atmosphere, 4 private massage rooms, neck and shoulder massage area, foot massage area Further information can be obtained by calling Phil Booysen on 0429 006 921 or Lynn Mu on 0430 880 323 or phil@absolutebb.com.au and lynn@absolutebb.com.au

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BARBER HAIRDRESSING SALON

REF: B12413

the business services. The vendor works in the salon alone, so this is ideal for a hairdresser looking to become their own boss & take over a great location with vision to

This barber hairdressing salon business for sale offers a high exposure location on a

grow. High exposure on a major road with a huge amount of passing traffic daily, and

major road through the south east. Established 57 years now, this barber hairdresser

public transport & parking at the door. Taking $2,300 per week. Rent of $410 per week.

salon shop is located in a busy shopping strip in Glen Waverley. A simple operation

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

with 2 stations, the spacious premises offers plenty of room to add more & expand

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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PAPPA RICH FRANCHISE REF:B12414

business has 6 full time staff & 6 casual staff, the vendor does work in the business full time but the shop could run under management if you implemented a manager.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the door with this fast growing food

Long lease of 6 years. Strong support from a major franchise with a top reputation

franchise in a top shopping centre location! This Pappa Rich Malaysian food fran-

already in place. Ideal for an owner operator that’s a first time business owner.

chise business for sale is located in one of Melbourne’s most prestigious shopping

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

centres. Taking $25,000 per week the store is open shopping centre hours. The

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS

REF:B12417

Currently run under management by a full time employee, with the assistance of 3 casual employees, the business could continue this way or be easily converted into

Located in the booming regional Victorian suburb of Geelong, this automotive busi-

an owner operator model. Trading 5 days per week (closed on weekends) from 9am

ness for sale has been established for 4 years and has built itself a solid reputation

to 5pm, the business currently enjoys cheap rent of $1,796 pcm inc GST.

as a quality and reliable mechanical workshop. A spacious, well equipped workshop

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

that is fully fitted out with all necessary tools & equipment including three hoists.

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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WILLIAMSTOWN CAFE

REF:B12419

The business enjoys rent of $2,429 per calendar month with lease terms of 2x3x3 years, which includes 3 private car parks, with plenty of customer parking on the

This recently established business for sale is located in the beautiful coastal

surrounding streets. Currently serving predominately coffee and tea, as well as a

suburb of Williamstown. The venue has two separate areas, one that is used for

small range of foods. The location has a fully equipped kitchen.

private functions and another for walk in customers. With a seating capacity of

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

18 in one room and 24 in another as well as 3 tables out the front of the shop.

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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TRENDY BAR BUSINESS REF:B12420

business has shown excellent growth & is currently taking $15,000 per month. Good size premises with a trendy urban vibe, the 45sqm premises is fitted out with a bar &

If you’re looking for a profitable, easy to operate business that gives you a great work/

seating for 40 inside, 12 outside. Liquor license is currently until 10pm with planning

life balance, then this could be it! This trendy bar business for sale in Fitzroy operates

permit in place to extend to 1am.

evenings from Wed to Sat serving a quality range of specialty beers, boutique wines,

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

select spirits & craft cocktails in a funky, laid back environment! Established 1 year, the

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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PET SUPPLIES AND GROOMING REF:B12421

shopping centre hours. Prime location near an entrance to one of the south east’s biggest shopping centres, it also offers its own external entrance. Thousands of

This business combines retail & services in a major shopping centre location, and

patrons passing by the doors daily. 5 year lease. No experience required just a

is ideal for an animal lover! This pet retail supplies & grooming business for sale

love of animals. Ideal for an owner operator

offers a prime location in a shopping centre & a great range of animal services that

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

can easily be expanded on. Taking $7,000 per week the business operates usual

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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RETAIL CYCLING BUSINESS

REF: B12422

base, the vendor runs the business with the assistance of a part timer so this is ideal for an owner operator. Taking approx $227,000 per annum, the store opens Monday

If you are looking for an easy to run retail business & you have a passion for fitness

to Saturday with a shorter day on Saturday. New lease for the new owner and cheap

or cycling, this could be ideal for you! T- Prime positioning on a busy road with the

rent of $830 per week

tram running straight past & parking at the door. Large, high visibility shop with

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

showroom of approx 120sqm in size. Long established & with a large loyal customer

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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HAIR SALON BUSINESS REF:B12424

5 days a week with one late night trade. The shop offers a comprehensive range of hair & beauty products, as well as a bright modern salon with 6 stations, 2 wash

Established 30 years ago, this bright modern salon has been in the hands of the

basins. This business is currently taking approx $20,000 pcm with very good net

current owners for 6 years but they need to move on now so it is prime for the next

profits. A new lease will be provided to the purchaser.

hairdresser to come along & make it their own. This hair salon business for sale of-

Further information can be obtained by calling Harry Hatzipanagiotis on 9566 7300

fers great location with high foot traffic in the heart of Clayton. This salon operates

or harry@absolutebb.com.au

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FANTASTIC BAKERY CAFE

REF: B12425

per week. 5 x 5 Commercial lease in place. Seating 14 inside plus 4 outside. Rent $8,000 per month for a large shop with a prime location. Full bakers kitchen with excellent storage and facilities. This business presents buyers an excellent op-

This fantastic bakery cafe has been operating successfully for over 50 years. With

portunity.

a very loyal customer base and a fantastic reputation, this business is profitable

For further information on this fantastic business, please contact senior business

and successful, though there’s still more potential for growth! Takings of $14,000

broker Damon Ambatzis on 0402 225 989

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HAIR SALON BUSINESS REF:B12426

maculate, with a boutique look and unique appeal, that just ads to the outstanding location! The fitout boasts 8 stations and 3 washbasins. Great parking available

Located in Prahran, one of Melbourne’s trendiest suburbs, this hair salon business

for clients as well as easy access to public transport including trams & trains.

for sale is located just moments from Chapel Street, one of the city’s most iconic

Trading 5 days per week.

shopping strips. This high end salon has been established for 9 years and has a

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

long list of loyal clientele that spend on average $200 per visit. The set up is im-

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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HAIR SALON BUSINESS REF:B12427

clients further- ensuring the business has grown and remained ahead of its field for customers. Owner currently manages the salon and staff full time- perfect role for

The salon has an exceptional fitout that includes 12 hair stations and plenty of car

new owner to fill with no qualification in hair or styling required. The business has

parking for clients. The salon enjoys takings of $15,500 per week. A long lease of

been run successfully both under full management or owner operated.

5x5x5 years is in place. The business has established excellent marketing strate-

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

gies including an excellent website, use of social media and an app to engage

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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BEAUTY SALON FRANCHISE

REF: B12428

to day operations of the business run smoothly. The salon boasts 7 beauty treatment rooms including a laser room with brand new laser machine plus a room set up for spray tans. Takings of $11,500 per week and a long lease of 5x5x5 years is

This beauty salon franchise business for sale has been established for 8 years in

in place to ensure peace of mind for the new purchaser.

it’s south eastern location and is part of the successful Brazilian Butterfly franchise.

To obtain further information and arrange an inspection please contact Ismar

The salon is run under full management with a full time manager to ensure the day

Muratovic on 0404 146 202.

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CAFE IN WHITTLESEA

REF: B12430

inside plus a further 8 outside. This cafe business would be ideal as a family business or partnership, with the current owner happy to provide a training and handover period

Located ideally in Whittlesea town centre, this attractive and spacious cafe business

to the right buyer to keep loyal and regular customers content and help the new owner

for sale provides buyers an excellent opportunity to take over a successful cafe busi-

get started on the right foot!

ness and make it their own! Taking around $5,000 per week currently. Cheap rent of

Further information can be obtained by calling Damon Ambatzis on 0402 225 989 or

$1,632 per month. 5 year lease. Currently using 8 - 10kg coffee per week. Seating 33

damon@absolutebb.com.au

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TIMBER YARD BUSINESS REF:B12432

impressive $3.4M per annum. One vendor works in the timber yard whilst the other one offers fencing quotes, but staff go out & do the work. Ideal for an owner opera-

This profitable business offers an opportunity to take over a well established

tor who is not interested in doing the labour, but assisting with sales & pocketing

timber yard & fencing business for sale located out of the north eastern suburbs.

the profits! Long lease of 4x4 remaining with rent of $2,600 per month.

Established 18 years, this business has shown consistent growth & offers a large

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

loyal customer base as well as a stellar reputation in its industry. Turning over an

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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SPECIALITY FRUIT & VEGETABLE REF: B12433

display area & a great location that is easily accessible by walking from the train station, other public transport or parking at the door. Cheap rent of $792 per week with long

This speciality fruit & vegetable business for sale offers an excellent opportunity to take

lease of 1x5x5\

over a profitable business that is easy to operate, and has shown consistent growth. Taking $8,500 per week the business is open from weekdays from 8am to 6.30pm, and

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

closing at 5pm on Saturday. The store is meticulously laid out with a large cool room,

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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PIZZA AND BURGER TAKEAWAY REF:B12434

Full Liquor License until 11pm ensure new owner has all the room to expand and concentrate on any aspect of the business whether it be takeaway, cafe or restau-

Fantastic capacity for growth and room to expand on potential- seating a total of 45

rant dine in pathway. Very reasonable rent for fantastic size and location.

inside and out with Pavilion setting wrapping around for ultimate alfresco dining.

Currently trading an average of $13,000 per week.

Trading 7 days per week 10am-9pm business provides easy and very popular

Further information can be obtained by calling Chris Panagiotidis on 9566 7326 or

menu of cafe style dining, burgers and pizza both dine in and delivery.

Elle Likopoulos on elle@absolutebb.com.au

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HAND CAR WASH BUSINESS REF:B12435 Trading 7 days per week 9am-5pm the business has ample room for further growth and Premier hand car wash and detailing business available for sale in Melbourne’s west of Point

excellent reputation for quality and trusted service amongst local community.

Cook. Excellent high exposure location in the car park of busy shopping centre. Current average turnover of $6,500 per week approximately and very reasonable rent of only

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

$1,154 per week for prime location in centre car park!

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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PRESTON SKIN CLINIC

REF:B12436

continual growth potential. Current average turnover of $10,500 per week - the clinic is immaculately set up with six treatment rooms. A turnkey ready opportunity.

Specialising in advanced skin treatments and permanent hair removal. Exceptional

Fantastic low rent of $2,122 pcm within close proximity to public transport and

business located on a busy high exposure site in Preston. Ideal for both industry

parking access.

professionals and investors.Operating for nearly 10 years the clinic has a full pos

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

software and policy & procedures manual to ensure smooth hand over and future

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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BAYSIDE DERMAL CLINIC

REF: B12437

business experience has been invested into this business model - ensuring a fantastic investment run under the management of staff. Fantastic high exposure location with

Specialising in advanced skin treatments and permanent hair removal. A fantastic and

ample surrounding parking as well as public transport access and rent of only $20,275

exclusive opportunity to delight industry professionals and pure investors alike! Owner

per year (exc GST).

has built over the last 6 years a specialist skin care and beauty clinic that exudes

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

professionalism and high quality to its valued clients. Over 26 years of industry and

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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MANUFACTURER & WHOLESALE REF:B12346

to 24. The business trades 5 days a week from Monday to Friday and is operated by the vendor on a full time basis, with the assistance of 2 full time and 3 part time

Established in 1996, this clothing manufacturer and wholesale business identified a

employees. Currently turning over $1.3 million per annum, the business has all

void in the ladies fashion industry for fabric colours, designs and textures in bigger

procedures in place to ensure a smooth takeover.

sizes. Inspired by the Balinese and Javanese, the business creates a range of aes-

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

thetically appealing and naturally inspired fabrics into clothing for women in size 10

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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IMPORT & WHOLESALE REF:B12439

to this, the business imports a range of artificial flowers for bridal make up and jewellery for bridal flowers. Products are available online and available to both retail and wholesale

This import and wholesale business for sale in the south eastern suburb of Hallam spe-

customers at wholesale prices. The business has takings of $360,000 per annum and a

cialises in the importation, distribution and manufacture of artificial flower arrangements.

new lease is available to be negotiated with the purchaser.

The business manufacturers a range of bridal flowers, floral arrangements trees on real

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

wood branch, potting & fashioning artificial plants, wood planters & pedestals. In addition

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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LYGON STREET RESTAURANT REF:B12440

inside and 36 people outside. An amazing fitout inside which includes a enclosed alfresco area outside and fire place inside, which ads to the cosy and comfortable

Located in Melbourne’s busiest Italian precinct, this Lygon Street restaurant

atmosphere the restaurant has. The business is currently taking $20,000 per week.

business for sale has been established for 25 years, with 19 of those years being operated by the current owner. The premises itself is spread over 2 buildings,

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

which gives great street frontage as well as a huge seating capacity of 134 people

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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GELATI & ICE-CREAM BUSINESS REF:B12442

site. The business serves coffee as well and this aspect of the business could be expanded to generate further income throughout the winter with some hot food options. The business

This gelati & ice-cream business for sale has been established for 6 years and has

has impressive takings of $155,000 per annum for just 6 months of trade, with a long lease in

established itself as the ice-creamery that delivers amazing service to customers. As well

place to ensure peace of mind.

as serving 24 flavours of ice-cream, as well as shakes, smoothies, juices and waffles. Ice-

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

cream is supplied on a licensing agreement, therefore there is no making of the product on

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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GELATI AND ICE-CREAM BUSINESS REF:B12443

be expanded. The premises has a 3x3 year lease in place at the moment, which includes a 3 bedroom dwelling at the rear of the shop. The new owner could choose to sub-lease this out

This gelati and ice-cream business for sale has been established for 6 years, with the previ-

to reduce outgoings of the business or live in the dwelling to reduce living expenses.

ous two years being run by the current owner. Gelati and ice-cream is made on the premises and have been perfected over time to ensure the process is a smooth one, with a tasty

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

product at the end. There are a total of 20 flavours being served at the moment, which could

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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BEAUTY SALON AND SPA REF:B12446

& Skinstitut. Good size salon with 10 treatment rooms, beautiful earthy fitout with floor to ceiling shopfront windows allowing plenty of natural light in the entrance.

This business is run under semi-management & would be ideal for a therapist

Rent of $1,903 per week. Beautifully laid out salon with 10 rooms that can cater for

looking for a great business to expand upon! The salon offers a range of quality

a lot of clients.

treatments including tanning, IPL, electrolysis & microdermabrasion along with the

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

usual maintenance services, and uses top quality products such as Thalgo, DMK

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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COMMERCIAL CLEANERS

REF:B12447

profit margins. Operating 7 days per week with 7 employees- the business is perfect as an investment or for someone looking to work very few hours only.

Fantastic opportunity to acquire an established commercial cleaning business

Very good consistent profit margin and turnover of $330,000 per year- over the last

based in Melbourne. Focusing on Melbourne Metro work, business has consistent

3 yeras, the business continues to grow on a rising trend!

cleans for many commercial and construction clients.

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

Mainly renovators and builders clean- ensure very simple quick work with higher

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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RECEPTION & ENTERTAINMENT REF:B12356

standing reputation for fine cuisine and range of menus to suit all customers. Very high turnover and profit margins- suitable for investors (both international

Fantastic opportunity to acquire a prestigious hospitality and functions business

and domestic) with hospitality experience looking to further expand their portfo-

close to the Melbourne CBD. Private functions to cater for every occasion with

lio and acquisitions.

a variety of rooms and spaces to accommodate big events down to a small

Further information can be obtained by contacting Petros Margaritis on 0416

private lunch! On site kitchen and team of highly qualified staff ensure long

000 154 or Elle Likopoulos on 9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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INNER CITY RESTAURANT REF:B12450

120 guests.The business trades Monday and Saturday from 6pm to 10pm and Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 10pm. A full commercial kitchen and walk in cool

This beautifully presented inner city restaurant business for sale boasts a simple

room add to the appeal of the business. A long lease of 5x5x5 years is in place to

and classical fitout that encourages customers through it’s doors to enjoy a fine

ensure peace of mind for the new owner.

dining experience. The two storey premises boasts a function room upstairs with

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

an enclosed courtyard and main dining area which can accommodate from 10 to

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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PLAY CENTRE BUSINESS REF:B12451

aged two years and over as well as an ‘old fashioned’ games area which has games such as elastics, knuckles, hacky sacks and more. The centre boasts a

This play centre business for sale is almost new, having been established for just

function room upstairs that is available for hire as well as a range of options for

1 year. The fitout is fantastic, with 3 distinct playgrounds and a cafe with healthy

children’s parties.

food options.The centre boasts a robotics area to engage children six years and

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

over as well as a playground with ball pits, slides, a tunnel and a bridge for children

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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IMPORT BUSINESS REF:B12452

alongside the warehouse. The business has a list of prominent clients that purchase products to then on sell within their own organisations. The business boasts takings

Located in the Dandenong area, this importing business for sale has been in opera-

of $1.2 million per annum and a new lease is available to the purchaser.

tion as a family run business since 1997. Specialising in a wide range of products including plush dolls, collectables, giftware, home decor and a range of Christmas

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

decorations.The products are sold online and in the showroom, which is located

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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HAIR SALON BUSINESS REF:B12453

that comprises 5 hair stations, 3 basins, 2 beauty rooms as well as a laundry and a private rear car park.The salon is run by the Vendor on a full time basis with the

This hair salon business for sale is an organic hair salon based in Melbourne that

assistance of 1 casual employee. The salon has a well set up website in place that

strives to provide organic, ethical, health focused, cruelty free, vegan friendly, eco-

could be expanded with an online booking system.

friendly hair services without compromising style, health or the environment. The

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

salon has been recently established, meaning it has an almost brand new fitout

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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WHOLESALE FRUIT & VEG REF:B12455 This family run business has takings of $12,000 per week. Extending the retail Established for 35 years, this wholesale fruit and vegetable business in Gippsland

trading hours would be an easy way to increase revenue. The business enjoys

specialises in providing local businesses with fresh & local produce. In addition

good rent and a very long lease of 3x3x3x3x3 to ensure peace of mind.

to the wholesale aspect of the business, the vendor has recently added a retail

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

aspect, with a wide range of Asian groceries as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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ALTERATION BUSINESS REF:B12457 lease in place, low rent and it is located in an up-market area where people are not The owner of this long established Clothing Alterations Business for Sale is looking

ashamed to pay good money for quality work being done.

forward to retirement, making this awesome opportunity available. Located on a main road amongst many supporting businesses, this is an ideal opportunity to

Further information can be obtained by contacting Phil Booysen on 0429 006 921

expand and grow an already established business. This business has a good

or phil@absolutebb.com.auz

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TRAVEL & TOURING BUSINESS

REF:B12458

offers a fantastic opportunity for anybody wishing to maintain a work/life balance. The business operates out of an office located in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, with

This travel and touring business for sale offers a lucrative opportunity. Targeting

affordable rent and 2 year lease remaining (which can be extended on approval)

domestic and international visitors the business has flourished in its near 20 years

Websites & SEO are in place, giving fantastic online presence.

of operation. In the steadily growing tourism industry, the business has shown

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

consistent growth & is now turning over around $2M per annum. The business

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX REF:B12459

to use at night. The entertainment complex boasts 20 snooker tables, 31 pool tables, a games room full of arcade games as well as a function room and a cafe and bar area

The sale is for both the business AND the freehold, with is a massive 2221m2 and the

which boasts a 24 hour liquor licence.The function room can be hired out for children’s

building is fully equipped as an entertainment centre downstairs. The large upstairs area

parties as well as social events, with full catering and drinks packages available.

is approximately 300m2 and is currently configured as 4 offices plus storage. Included

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

on the title are 46 car parks and an additional 30 car parks are available for the business

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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INDUSTRIAL CAFE BUSINESS REF:B12461

The owners recently undertook a big clean up, leaving a very neat and tidy shop, with no work needing to be done by the new owner. The kitchen boasts a walk in

Located in a large industrial area on a major thoroughfare, this industrial cafe

coolroom as well for additional functionality.

business for sale is also on a busy corner. Currently run by a husband and wife team, the business is perfectly placed to continue in this manner. The business

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

trades from 6am to 2.45pm Monday to Friday and 7.30am to 11.30am Saturdays.

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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SPECIALISED AUTO BUSINESS REF:B12462

business has been established in it’s current location since 2005 and enjoys very reasonable rent of $1,459 pcm. Currently turning over in excess of $400,000 per

Located in the eastern suburbs, this specialised automotive business for sale has

annum, the business trades Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm and Saturday

captured a niche in the market and provides repairs and remanufacture of turbo-

from 8am to 12pm.

charger units. Being such a specific automotive repair business, there is no competi-

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

tion in the immediate area and only 2 competitors in the south eastern suburbs. The

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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PATISSERIE CAFE BUSINESS REF:B12464 Operating with a basic cafe menu, there is excellent opportunity here for a buyer Currently operating with a simple menu and retailing cakes and sweets, the busi-

to incorporate more variety into the menu and capitalise on the potential still left in

ness operates 7 days for breakfast and lunches, with no evenings.Serving around

the business.

9kg of coffee per week, the business generates around $6,500 per week turnover

Further information can be obtained by contacting Damon Ambatzis on 0402 225

with excellent profits. Currently seating 22 inside and an additional 14 outside.

989 or damon@absolutebb.com.au

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MAINTENANCE BUSINESS REF:B12465

to staff. The business is ideal with someone in carpentry or maintenance experience looking for consistent high turnover work flow with flexible hours. One month

Fantastic opportunity to acquire a well established and run maintenance business

full on the job training will be offered to new owner to ensure smooth handover.

with longstanding repeat clients. Consistent job flow throughout the year with major

Sale includes all equipment and goodwill.

Body Corporate clients resulting in high level work flow. Current average turnover

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

of $156,000 per year (average) with no rental overheads and any high wage cost

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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PROFITABLE MANAGED BUSINESS REF:B12466

major service provider in its industry & turns over $7M per annum with high profits. Fully equipped with $3M worth of machinery & equipment to perform all work

This is a very rare opportunity to take over an immensely profitable business that is

required. Huge volume of work in the pipeline & potential for growth is endless if

run fully under management. Providing infrastructure services, this highly profitable

you want to extend services.

managed construction related business for sale is an ideal investment for a savvy

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

investor. Established by the vendor 37 years ago, this business has become a

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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BRUMBY’S BAKERY FRANCHISE REF:B12467

such as a butcher, Coles Supermarket, Chemist Warehouse and more. The business has 2 full time bakers that take care of making the products. Currently using

Located in the large growth suburb of Pakenham, this Brumby’s Bakery franchise

812kg of flour per week, the business does have a wholesale aspect, which

business for sale makes for a solid investment. Established in 2007, the business

amounts to approximately 10% of the revenue of the business.

has benefited from the increase in population in the area and now has takings

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

of $10,000 per week. Located in a shopping centre with surrounding businesses

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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DANCE FITNESS FRANCHISE REF:B12470

Friday, and only mornings on Saturday & Sunday. The vendor works part time & has 5 casual staff so this is ideal for a fitness or dance enthusiast who can take

This dance fitness franchise business for sale offers a range of workout options

over & involve themselves more to take on more clients & grow the business

for its customers.In a prime location on a major road through the area & right

even further Support & guidance from a major franchise including training.

near the train station, the business is easily accessible & has high exposure. The

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

business operates out of a 120 sqm studio both mornings & evenings Monday to

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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GYM BUSINESS REF:B12471

room that could be used to offer additional services such as massage or nutritional advise to clients. The vendor is keen to stay working in the business as a personal

Located at a busy shopping complex amongst a small residential estate, this gym

trainer, which would help ensure a smooth transition to the new owner.

business for sale has been established for 10 years. It is currently trading as a ladies only gym, but could be easily converted into a mixed gender gym, which given

Further information can be obtained by calling Elle Likopoulos or Ismar Muratovic on

the residential expansion in the area, could increase clientele. The location has a

9566 7326 or Elle Likopoulos on elle@absolutebb.com.au

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PRINTING & DESIGN BUSINESS REF:B12472

over an average of $20,000 p.c.m and has systems in place that will make it a smooth transaction. Rental for the property is $3,882 p.c.m inc G.S.T and outgo-

This is an established Minuteman Press Franchise business for sale located in

ings. The Franchise will train and support.

the Mitcham.This business for sale has a repeat client base and is well-known throughout the business community. There is ample amount of parking.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Ismar Muratovic on 0404 146

On offer is a business that you can purchase under set up costs that already turns

202 or ismar@absolutebb.com.au

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CAR DETAILING BUSINESS

REF:B12473

and is run by the vendor on a full time basis with the assistance of 2 casual employees. As the business is a mobile service, there are few overheads, including no rent.

Located in the Ballarat region of Victoria, this car detailing business for sale has

Trading 5 days a week from Monday to Friday allows for excellent work/life balance.

been established for 9 years by the current owner. The business offers a premium car and truck washing and detailing service with the option of having the clean done

Further information can be obtained by calling Elle Likopoulos or Ismar Muratovic on

onsite to add to the convenience. The business is turning over $140,000 per annum

9566 7326 or Elle Likopoulos on elle@absolutebb.com.au

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RESTAURANT BUSINESS

REF:B12474

commercial kitchen that is fully equipped with brand new equipment. The space has a well set out 96 person seating capacity with an additional 9 seats outside

Located in the heart of Cheltenham, this restaurant is excellently positioned on

and a liquor license until 11pm., which is complimented by the fully set up bar.

a busy road surrounded by shops and just a short walk to the train station. The

Currently taking $14,000 per week, the business has a long lease.

restaurant is beautifully presented and serves a range of different menus including

Further information can be obtained by calling Elle Likopoulos or Ismar Muratovic on

brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks. The extensive menu is possible due to the full

9566 7326 or Elle Likopoulos on elle@absolutebb.com.au

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THAI RESTAURANT BUSINESS REF:B12475

seating capacity of 127 people. Currently trading for dinner only 7 days per week, there is an excellent opportunity to commence serving a lunch menu as well, which

Located in the heart of Croydon, this Thai restaurant business for sale has been estab-

has been very successful in the past. A fully set up wesbsite is in place which allows

lished for 11 years and serves a wonderful collection of authentic Thai dishes. Boasting

customers to order online for pickup or delivery.

a fully equipped commercial kitchen which includes a walk in cool room and freezer as

Further information can be obtained by calling Elle Likopoulos or Ismar Muratovic on

well as 3 woks. The business has a liquor licence until 11pm and has an impressive

9566 7326 or Elle Likopoulos on elle@absolutebb.com.au

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PRIME CAFE BUSINESS REF:B12477

kitchen, cool room & attached 3 bedroom residence upstairs. Taking $8,000 per week, using 20-25kgs of coffee per week. Rent of $1,211 per week for both the

This prime cafe for sale offers easy accessibility with public transport to the door

business & residence, with long lease of 3x4x4

including tram, and a high profile location on a major road into the city. Offering an inviting meeting place that delivers quality, healthy food & delicious coffee. With

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

seating for 32 inside & 8 outside, the business is well equipped with a commercial

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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RESTAURANT BUSINESS REF:B12478

week . This business has the capacity for continuing growth opening an extra day a week. Without a website or advertising in place, the business has established a great

Located in the heart of Noble Park this Chinese restaurant business for sale is in a

reputation by word of mouth so there is huge potential for much further growth with

great location ,walking distance to the station on a very busy shopping strip. Heavy

marketing.

foot traffic and parking on your door step. Established 7 years ago this restaurant is

For further details or to book an inspection please contact Harry Hatzipanagiotis on

showing continues growth generating takings of $7,000 p/w only trading 6 days a

9566 7300

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RETAIL COMPUTER BUSINESS REF:B12479

business is currently taking $360,000 per annum and is operated by the Vendor on a full time basis with the assistance of a full time and a part time employee.

This leading retail computer business for sale has been established for 15 years in

Trading 5 days per week, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, the business is

its current location and is an excellent opportunity for a computer savvy person to

closed on weekends.

become their own boss. The business is part of a buyer’s group that offers trading

Further information can be obtained by calling Elle Likopoulos or Ismar Muratovic on

arrangements with many of the leading suppliers to the computer industry. The

9566 7326 or Elle Likopoulos on elle@absolutebb.com.au

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PIZZA & TAKEAWAY REF:B12481

and does not charge delivery fees. The business is taking $6,000 per week and a new lease at a rental of $550 per week can be negotiated. There is the option for living

Located in Gippsland in eastern Victoria, this pizza and takeaway business for sale

quarters can be made available if required.

has been solidly established for twenty years. Currently trading 5 days per week, being closed on Monday and Tuesdays, serving predominately pizza (65%) with the rest of

Further information can be obtained by calling Elle Likopoulos or Ismar Muratovic on

the trade being fish and chips. The business is the only takeaway business in town

9566 7326 or Elle Likopoulos on elle@absolutebb.com.au

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SKIP BIN BUSINESS

REF:B12482

clients, which is predominately builders. The business trades Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm as well as Saturday from 7am to 12pm and the huge workload

This skip bin business has been well established by the Vendor for 15 years

is reflected in the impressive takings of $820,000 per annum. Very reasonable

and in this time, has established itself as a reliable and profitable business for

rent and a long lease of 5x5 years adds to the appeal of the business.

sale. The business has a total of 90 bins, which is made up of 40 skip bins and

Further information can be obtained by calling Elle Likopoulos or Ismar Muratovic on

50 walk-in bins which allow a work load of domestic, commercial and business

9566 7326 or Elle Likopoulos on elle@absolutebb.com.au

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NURSERY FLORIST & CAFE

REF:B12486

with a wide range of flowers & plants. Substantial block of 1855 sqm fully equipped to continue business operations, rent of $1200 pw or purchase the freehold & be your

Easy to operate business, ideal for the horticulture and gardening enthusiast. Out-

own landlord! Enormous potential for growth if you wanted to extend the services &

standing reputation already in place & well staffed for a new owner to slot in easily

range of products, or fantastic lifestyle business enjoying fresh air & meeting people.

& continue its success.The business incorporates a gift shop selling unique gifts for

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

indoors & outdoors, a florist with floral arrangements, a cafe & a nursery garden centre

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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AUTOMOTIVE/ ENGINEERING REF:B12487

Taking a combined $1.4 million per annum, the business is run by the Vendor on a full time basis and both locations are fully staffed to ensure a high standard of customer

Established in 1974, this automotive and engineering components business for sale

service.

has two locations in the Geelong region and stock a range of bearings, universal joints, sprockets, sprockets, pulleys and many more components.Both locations trade Mon-

Further information can be obtained by calling Elle Likopoulos or Ismar Muratovic on

day to Friday as well as Saturday mornings to make them very accessible for clients.

9566 7326 or Elle Likopoulos on elle@absolutebb.com.au

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PIZZA AND TAKEAWAY REF:B12492

as well as a double oven, pans and grill and a walk in coolroom, allowing plenty of options with the type of food that could be served. The sales are 30% delivery and

Located in the outer south east, this pizza and takeaway business for sale is located

with excellent parking out the front, 70% pick up customers. Currently taking $9,000

on a major arterial road giving it excellent exposure in a booming area. Serving

per week with a lease of 3x3 years in place.

an extensive range of pizza and pastas as well as chicken schnitzels and chicken

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic on 0404 146 202 or

parmigianas and BBQ ribs and wings. The business has a full commercial kitchen

ismar@absolutebb.com.au

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PIZZA AND TAKEAWAY REF:B12493

Great potential for some that wants to open during the day as well as evening. This pizza business for sale has a wood fire oven fridges coffee machine and seats

Located in Coburg this PIZZA /CAFE takeaway business for sale has lots to offer.

around 65 people including the 4 tables on the foot path. Freshly painted with a

Located on a main road corner shop front walking distance to a hospital and 50

new 600 litre grease trap and gas also available.

metres away from 2500 new apartment building blocks which are nearly ready to

Further information can be obtained by contacting Harry Hatzipanagiotis on

be occupied . Great foot traffic with bus stops and tram stops on your door step.

9566 7300

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AIR CON & HEATING BUSINESS REF:B12496

to this the businesses offers a complete ongoing service on all the products it sells. Currently turning over in excess of $3,000,000 per annum, all the systems

Located in the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne, this air conditioning and heat-

and procedures are in place for a smooth transition to growth and the new owner.

ing business for sale has been established for 15 years. The business specialises

A fully equipped website is in place with a shopping cart

in products and services associated with domestic and commercial air condition-

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

ing, hot water systems, solar products as well as surveillance products. In addition

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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NORTHERN HAIR SALON

REF:B12497

6 stations, 2 wash basins & a beauty room. Serving the locals for more than 40 years, the business has a loyal customer base & no online advertising apart from Facebook,

This hair salon business for sale offers a prime position in a bustling shopping hub in the

so there is enormous potential for growth! Long lease remaining of 3x4x4, cheap rent of

northern suburbs! On one of the biggest roads out to the north, this hair salon is easily

$430 per week.

accessible with plenty of parking & public transport to the door including tram. Refur-

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

bished around 3 years ago, this bright salon has a modern, crisp design & is set up with

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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PET SUPPLIES BUSINESS REF:B12499

it very accessible for customers from both the local area and those that travel some distance to the business. Currently taking $11,500 per week, the business is owned and

This long established pet supplies business for sale has become an icon of the area,

operated by the Vendors. A fully set up website is in place as well as active use of social

being established for 40 years, with 7 of those years being with the current owners. The

media to market the business.

business provides a range of equine, dog, cat and animal supplies to customers both

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

locally and customers out of the area. Well located just off the Princes Freeway, making

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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VIBRANT CAFE BUSINESS REF:B12500

online presence apart from Facebook page barely utilised, some advertising can grow the business substantially. Ideal for a partnership or family, the business has

This vibrant cafe business for sale offers a highly sought after location in a busy

no staff & is operated by the vendor. Long lease of 2x5 remaining. Easy business

shopping district in the south east. Well equipped with a full commercial kitchen &

to run & high profile location.

seating for 40 inside & 8 outside, the cafe has been established for 5 years. Using

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

4-5kgs of coffee per week the cafe has turnover of approx $3000 per week. No

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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JIMS FRANCHISE BUSINESS REF:B12501

well known franchise groups in Australia, who will train you & continue to support & guide you throughout your business ownership. Business comes fully equipped &

This Jims franchise cleaning business for sale opportunity with a large portion of

includes all clientele. Operating 19 years now, this particular business has a large

government work offers an ideal entry into the world of business ownership. No ex-

loyal customer base & is run by the vendors.

perience necessary, take over existing clientele & continue to receive leads from the

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

franchise. This franchise territory is located in the south east. Join one of the most

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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IMMACULATE HAIR SALON REF:B12505

In addition to this there is a nail area, spray tan room and a back area away from clients, laundry and a courtyard. The salon is currently run by the owner on a part

Located in the outer eastern suburbs, this hair salon business for sale is immacu-

time basis, with the assistance of 2 full time employees. Trading 5 days per week.

lately presented with it’s sleek and modern design. The business has been established for 5.5 years and in that time has built itself a solid reputation and a loyal list

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

of clients. The salon is very spacious with 9 hair stations as well as 3 wash basins.

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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RETAIL LOCATION BUSINESS REF:B12506

brand new, with it being only 4 months old. The current fitout is designed for a gift and homeware store but it could be adapted to add other lines and products to

Outstanding location in the heart of Kew East. A short distance from the city and

compliment the current range. The business has a 3x3 year lease in place at rental

close to public transport, the suburb attracts more affluent residents. The area is

of $2,560 per calendar month.

undergoing some re-development with a brand new IGA supermarket opening as

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

well as cafes and restaurants. The shop itself has an excellent fitout that is almost

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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RETAIL OFFICE SUPPLIES

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supplies to businesses, schools as well as home offices. Currently turning over $400,000 per annum, the business is trading Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm as well as

Located in the Gippsland area, this retail office supplies business for sale has been

from 10am to 12pm on Saturday. A well set out website is in place, with a shopping cart

established for a very impressive 23 years by its current owner. The business provides

to enable customers easy access to products if they’re not able to get to the store.

services such as stationery and office supplies, digital printing, photocopying, binding,

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

laminating and office furniture. With over 300 active customer accounts, the business

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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EVENT PARTY HIRE SUPPLIES REF:B12509

staff will remain in place which will ensure a smooth transition for the new owners. All equipment included in the business sale. Turning over $400k per annum with good net

This event party hire supplies business for sale is an award winning provider of hire prod-

profits, the business operates Monday to Friday with a 4pm close. Cheap rent of $460

ucts for events. Established for more than 35 years, this business has developed long

including GST per week for great size premises.

term relationships with local businesses such as schools, wineries, restaurants etc as

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

well as servicing the general public for all their event needs, big and small! Experienced

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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BAR AND BREWERY REF:B12512

tavern type of atmosphere with a large screen that often shows various games of sport. The business is currently generating a turnover of $150,000 per annum and

This business bar and brewery business for sale is an excellent opportunity to

has lease options of 5x5 years in place to ensure peace of mind for the purchaser.

acquire a well equipped and fully set up business for the set up cost alone! The

A fully set up website is in place, with social media accounts in place.

has been established on the back of the popularity of locally brewed boutique beer.

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

A range of beers and ciders are brewed on site, where customers can enjoy a bar/

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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CHINESE RESTAURANT IN CBD REF:B12513

and the dining area boasts seating for 40 people downstairs and 50 people upstairs. Currently taking $25,000 per week with a long lease of 5x5 years in place. The busi-

In a second to none location, this Chinese restaurant business for sale is located

ness has been operating for 2 years and is currently run under management.

very close to QV in the CBD, giving it a huge amount of passing traffic on a daily ba-

Turning over $145k per annum.

sis. Serving a large variety of the extremely popular dumplings as well as a selection

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

of hot and cold dishes. The kitchen is fully equipped with 3 woks and a cool room

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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SPACIOUS RESTAURANT REF:B12514

create whatever menu items you choose, and the business has a liquor licence. Lease of 4 years remaining. Perfect for someone looking for a well set up restau-

Located in Keysborough on a major road through the area, this restaurant sits

rant & staff in place to assist in a smooth transition. Huge potential for growth with

within a busy shopping hub which means an abundance of parking, high visibility

the ability to incorporate catering & functions.

& easy access by public transport. Operating 7 days from 11.30am to 9.30pm, the

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

spacious premises has seating for 120 people, full commercial kitchen for you to

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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RESTAURANT BUSINESS REF:B12515

transport. Established for 18 years, the business runs under management with capable & experienced staff. The spacious premises has seating for 90 people, full

This is an ideal opportunity to take over a spacious restaurant business for sale

commercial kitchen and the business has a liquor licence. The premises has its own

in the east with full set up including commercial kitchen & turn it into your dream.

carpark. Long lease of 9 years remaining.

Located in Bayswater North on a major road through the area, this restaurant has s

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

an abundance of parking, high visibility for passing traffic & easy access by public

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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TWO STOREY CAFE FOR SALE

REF:B12516

using approx 23kgs of coffee per week. Rent of $990 per week inclusive of GST for large premises & prime spot in a highly sought after location. Huge potential for growth by

Boasting a highly sought after position in the bustling heart of trendy Bridge Road, this

utilising liquor licence & opening for evening trade, the business is fully equipped for you

two storey cafe business for sale offers great premises & long established business.

to expand or alter the existing menu.

Two storey premises with seating for 35 downstairs, 44 upstairs & 12 outside, as well

Further information can be obtained by calling Petros Margaritis on 0416 000 154

as a full commercial kitchen & liquor licence in place. Turning over $550k per annum

or petros@absolutebb.com.au

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NURSERY BUSINESS REF:B12519

development. The 2 acres of land that the business is positioned on keeps all of the products including a wide range of plants, bushes and trees as well as mulch, sand and

Located to the north west of Melbourne, this nursery business for sale is a successful

soil. Currently generating a turnover of $600,000 per annum. The business has been

business that has all systems and procedures in place to ensure success for years to

trading for 8 years and would benefit from the addition of a website.

come. With excellent highway exposure, the business is strategically positioned with

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

14 new housing villages to be built in the future with some having already commenced

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au.

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RELOCATABLE CATERING REF:B12521

gluten free, vegetarian & vegan, paleo as well high protein meals for athletes. The business is currently generating a turnover of $260,000 per annum for it’s 4 days of

This catering business for sale offers a wide variety of clean and nutritious meals

trading per week.The business is required to be relocated, so you can choose the

that are delivered to clients doors, where they are simply reheated & consumed.

location of the business and still offer delivery across Melbourne.

The business prides itself on providing simple meals made with fresh products of

Further information can be obtained by calling Ismar Muratovic or Elle Likopoulos on

the highest quality. A range of meals for different dietary requirements including

9566 7300 or elle@absolutebb.com.au

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