• Superb City Centre Business Near Castle
• WT £4,800 / GP 55-60%
• Enviable Reputation
• All Year RoundAnd Tourist Trade
• Beautifully Presented
• EPC Rating – D
Blacks are pleased to present this excellently located leasehold sandwich bar and cafe to the market for sale. The superb business occupies an enviable position in the beautiful North Wales town of Caernarfon. It is located with a number of other attractive and successful independent businesses in a hugely popular street close to Caernafon Castle and the town walls. In this location, the business benefits from both all-year-round local residential trade and from the massive tourist market with visitors from all round the world being drawn to the castle, the town, its picturesque harbour on the Menai Straits and to the stunning North Wales countryside around.
The business enjoys an excellent reputation for quality food in a traditional atmosphere. Most food is homemade and the current owner, who is also a trained chef, cooks the meats himself for sandwiches, salads, etc. The owners also supply sandwiches for sale at another retail outlet within the town. The spacious business includes the welcoming and attractive shop which is supported by dining areas with twenty six covers, the kitchen, toilet facilities and two cellar storerooms. The lease also includes two self-contained flats on the first and second floors, a one-bedroom flat which will be vacant by the end of May and a two-bedroom flat currently with a sitting tenant. We were unable to view the flats at the time of our visit but we are advised that they are well-presented and that the vendors are able to sublet them for £325 PCM each. A new owner may wish to retain one flat for their own occupation.
• Includes 2 x Two Bedroom Flats
• Takings £10,000 Per Week GP 18.22%
• Plus Lottery, Payzone + Cash Machine
• Beautifully Presented Business
• Large Gated Yard Facility
• EPC – C
This is an excellent opprtunity to purchase a well-established and spacious freehold off licence and convenience store with National Lottery which is located in the centre of New Ferry, Wirral. The property includes two combined first and second floor two bedroom flats and a substantial rear gated yard for the owners vehicles. New Ferry is a highly populated district of the Wirral and is situated on the Mersey side of the peninsula.
The business premises were beautifully presented at the time of our visit with air conditioning and open-fronted chillers, selling a range of off licence and convenience store items such as confectionery, tobacco, frozen food, ice cream, toys, lottery, Payzone and a free-to-use cash machine. The successful business enjoys excellent trading figures and is able to capitalise on its central position with a large free car park to the rear.
Blacks consider that this business and property represents a superb opportunity for a buyer looking for a successful, established business with spacious accommodation which could be separated to provide an additional rental income. Our helpful staff will be pleased to arrange viewings and to provide any additional information required.
• Well Established
• W/T £800
• Huge Potential
• Ill Health Forces Sale
• Excellent Location
• EPC Rating – Not Required
This is a first-class opportunity to acquire a well-established sandwich bar situated in an excellent location in Bolton.
The business is located in a strong trading position amongst complementary businesses on a busy junction. Once inside the building, the true size of the premises is revealed. The business does benefit from seating but also with ample room to add even more tables. The full size counter is midway through the ground floor and the preparation area is located behind. To the rear of the building is a kitchen and storage area.
The building benefits from first floor living accommodation which is currently used as storage and a managers’ office. The first floor could certainly be utilised in a different manner to add more value to this proposition.
This sandwich bar provides an excellent opportunity for a dynamic couple to take over the reins of the business and drive it forward. The sandwich bar is an excellent chance to capitalise on the current owners’ hard work and push it on to the next level.
• High Quality/High Value Equipment
• WT £1,000 & Growth Opportunities
• Open 5 Days
• Desirable Location / Low Rent £91 PW.
• Affluent Customer Base
• EPC Rating – TBC
This is a fantastic Laundry Business For Sale in Northwich. The business is reluctantly offered for sale due to health reasons and, as significant investment has been made into the highest quality equipment and upkeep of the premises itself, this is a fantastic opportunity for a new owner/operator. Bear in mind that the price includes the extensive range of equipment listed.
Upon entering, the first impression is that the premises are smartly presented and have an abundance of high quality equipment. There is a comfortable waiting area to the left and the main service counter is to the rear of the ground floor customer area. Behind the counter is a raised section which includes an ironing room/office/kitchenette with boiler room and WC facilities.
The business would ideally suit a hands-on owner/operator who could drive the business forward with enthusiasm and build on the solid trading base enjoyed by the current owner.
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UBER TO LAUNCH DELIVERY SERVICE: Uber is hiring bike couriers in New York City who will deliver packages to consumers around the city. Carriers will be paid $20 and hour and receive a free iPhone to manage deliveries. The job listing, which was posted on Craigslist, is a clear sign that Uber is preparing to launch its new on-demand delivery service any day now. Once that happens, Uber and Amazon and eBay (the two e-commerce companies also have delivery services) will be on a crash-course to compete for same-day delivery. (Craigslist)
A PARTNERSHIP TO TAKE ON STARBUCKS: Blue Bottle Coffee and Tonx, an online subscription coffee service, have forged a partnership. After a few months, Tonx will become the e-commerce arm of Blue Bottle. The deal has the makings to disrupt the coffee industry in the U.S., as no major company has yet to tap into e-commerce for coffee. Starbucks has a stronghold on retail coffee through its massive chain of cafes, and Starbucks’ partnership with Green Mountain has brought single-serve coffee to offices, but Starbucks has yet to make any dent in the coffee delivery market. (Wired)
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AMAZON DASH AND THE RACE TO REDUCE FRICTION: Amazon’s Dash shopping wand is the latest effort by a major tech company to reduce the friction between a consumer’s desire to buy something and making the purchase happen. Yesterday, we reported on how PayPal wants to allow mobile app users to make payments at retail stores without ever having to take the phone out of their pockets. Amazon’s Dash takes a different approach to accomplish a similar aim. Dash is a standalone, remote control-like device that people can use to add items to their Amazon grocery shopping list, by scanning bar codes of items in their kitchens (it also records voice requests). It’s intended to be used as a small appliance, clearly aimed at busy families: “Keep it on your kitchen counter or hang it on the refrigerator,” reads Amazon’s marketing copy for Dash. “Did your kids just eat the last of the cereal? Conveniently refill and restock your home’s everyday essentials, and have fun doing it.”
FOLLY OR BRILLIANT? Analyst reactions to the Dash have run the gamut, from befuddlement over whether Dash really added any real convenience, to intrigue over Amazon’s foray into shopping hardware. “Why do you need a standalone ‘wand’ for an operation that is perfectly feasible with today’s smartphones?” writes Tyler Wells Lynch for Reviewed.com. But R.J. Hottovy, a senior analyst at Morningstar, notes that just like Amazon’s newly announced Fire TV set-top video streaming box, the Dash gives the Internet retailing giant a direct line into consumers’ homes, and their purchase decisions. “It’s a pretty compelling device to enhance the overall ecosystem,” he tells BII. “The company’s giving consumers every reason to shop through Amazon, and the hardware they need to do it.” The Dash is now available for free, but only to Prime Fresh subscribers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. “Once we learn more from our customers about their experience we will consider expanding the trial,” Amazon said in a statement. (Tech Reporter Keith Griffith For BI Intelligence)
REMEMBER CUECAT? Amazon’s Dash reminded us of the CueCat, a goofy-looking, cat-shaped barcode scanning device released in 2000 that attached to PCs through a USB connector. It was basically an early version of today’s QR code systems. The company that made the CueCat is no longer around, and in 2009 CueCat had the dubious honor of being chosen for Gizmodo’s Worst Gadgets Gallery. Consumers will decide whether Dash will be tomorrow’s CueCat, or whether it will inaugurate a new product category — stand-alone shopping gadgets. Amazon certainly can’t be faulted for not trying to innovate in shopping tech.
SHOPKEEP 2.0: Shopkeep, a point-of-sale system for the iPad, has been updated with a slew of new features. In addition to a streamlined user interface, Shopkeep now supports single sign-on so retail managers and staff don’t need multiple access codes. Additionally, Shopkeep’s creators redesigned the system’s transaction flow to reduce the amount of time it takes to check-out a customer. (Cult of Mac)
NEW STARTUP ACCELERATOR IN INDIA: Pitney Bowes, the 94-year-old maker of mailing and marketing technology for businesses, is launching a startup accelerator in India to create new technologies and innovations to support its business. The accelerator will give Pitney Bowes a place outside its corporate culture where it can fund disruptive new technologies. Pitney Bowes joins Target, Coca Cola, and other corporate giants who have recently launched startup accelerators in India — one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the world. (TechCrunch)
Many people nowadays commonly mistake that because they see an online business for sale, it’s automatically earning millions. The concept comes from the term ‘internet millionaire’, this term sticks out in the heads of entrepreneurs (especially the older/less computer literate) as having an online business means you will become a millionaire overnight. This. Is. Not. True.
It is true that the internet can be a place to make a modest or even viable income, but you have to work at it to achieve the status you want to achieve. This means hours of blood, sweat and tears dealing with people on Facebook/Twitter – of whom you’d probably never speak to in real life. I’m going to run through a couple of key questions to ask yourself before starting your own internet-based venture.
1) Am I going to sell a product or a service?
Ah, the age-old question. Product or service? My opinion, go with what you’re best at. If you’re used to running something traditionally stock-managed, such as a newsagents – sell a product.
It’s a good idea to do some research beforehand – and take an extensive look at profit margins and market research before making a decision on what to sell.
Choosing a niche, such as music, might be a good idea when selling a product. This is because it creates the brand-identity – if you sell a certain product, well, you’ll become known for it, earn repeat custom, and therefore become a brand.
In my opinion, branding is a psychological concept where a company uses clever marketing tactics combined with offering the best/product service to instil themselves firmly in their potential consumers mind. Ever wondered why butter companies are obsessed with making such silly adverts? They’re not. They just know when you come to buying butter from a supermarket shelf, you’re more likely to go with the brand that showed a horse dancing than the one that showed the stereotypical family sitting around a table – sadly, its human nature.
The other choice to a product, is of course a service. Are you a web designer? Then why would you be messing around selling baby clothes? Use your talent, and make it your niche on the web. Offering a service does offer a less-stressful incentive, especially when it comes to inventory – as you’ll have none. Just you and your talent – what could be better?
Obviously, the volume of your sales will be smaller when selling a service opposed to the typical e-commerce business, but you may be able to make that up with your profit margins. If you’re selling a service, such as web design, people will pay you – as they don’t know how to do it themselves.
2) How do I market my business?
One problem I see with companies is where they intrude into peoples personal lives through things like Facebook. Nobody wants to use their personal account to be promoted at, all they want to do is look at pictures of cats and candy crush.
The typical consumer will come looking for your business, so it’s a case of making yourself as visible as possible – without damaging your reputation.
3) Is there anything else that I need to know?
Yes, if your online business is running from home you will have to register your home address as your business premises.
Also, just because you are online does not mean you are exempt from taxing like any other business – that is a common misconception!
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• Takeaway & Restaurant
• Established Over 30 Years / WT £3250 GP 60%
• Low Rent £163.46 Pr Wk
• Superbly equipped
• Huge scope to develop
• EPC Rating – E
This is a superb opportunity to purchase a well-established, leasehold traditional fish and chip shop including a twenty cover restaurant ; the business is located in a small shopping precinct with car parks by an important approach road into Morecambe, Lancashire. The business is located together with several other shops which include a Co-operative supermarket all of which support nearby residential areas and the passing trade.
The premises were beautifully presented at the time of our visit and comprise an attractive double fronted retail unit with a superb dining room and servery counter. The business has an excellent three pan frying range with four chip holder units. Since buying the business, the owner has invested in new equipment and other fixtures and fittings to produce a well-equipped rear kitchen which is supported by a potato room and WC.
This very successful business achieves attractive sales figures which are driven by an excellent reputation for quality food and good service. Blacks consider though, that there is considerable potential to further increase sales because the owner does not trade after seven pm on weekdays nor after lunchtime on Saturday and is closed on Sunday and Monday.
We consider that this business represents a superb opportunity for prospective buyers to acquire an excellent, well-established and profitable business which is situated in an enviable trading location close to Morcambe football club. Our helpful staff will be pleased to arrange viewings and to provide any additional information required.
• Established Over 42 Years
• Weekly Sales Approx £700 PW
• 2 Workstations
• Set Amid Residential Area
• Retirement Sale After 42 Years
• EPC Rating – TBC
This very attractive hair salon is situated on the outskirts of Pontefract, in a mainly residential area which therefore provides an abundance of potential customers.
The business has been trading in our clients control for over 42 years and the business is only now being made available on the open market due to the owners’ retirement plans. This has created an exciting opportunity for a new owner to enjoy all the benefits of this well-established business, with the additional benefit of being able to easily push it forward to the next level. Bear in mind our clients have been operating this business for many years and achieving the turnover with limited staffing, so development prospects are excellent.
Externally, the business has an impressive appearance with its crisp clean signage, large display windows and contemporary appearance. Once inside the salon, the sheer size of the cutting floor can be fully appreciated. To the rear of the building is a staffing area with kitchen leading a cellar currently used for storage.
The business is a well-established business that has been trading strongly for many years and would ideally suit an enthusiastic hands-on owner/operator who could push the business forward. Early viewings are essential to avoid any disappointment as an early completion is anticipated.
This is even more apparent considering that this is a freehold sale and includes the property of the ground floor and cellar of the building. It does not include however the first floor, this being a flying freehold.