Reference 3136: Stockport Hair Salon For Sale

• Well Established
• WT £3500
• Stunningly Presented
• Enviable Reputation
• Lucrative Opportunity
• EPC Rating – D

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Reference 3680 Northwich Laundry Business For Sale

• 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
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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.

For more information, please click here.

Or call 0161 763 5000.

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Interesting Read for E-Commerce Business Owners…

Online businesses, how do you maximise your profit? Do you offer fast delivery on your internet items for sale?
Let us know how you work, we’re interested!

This article has a few points on the world of e-commerce – why not take a quick look?

Ben.

Credit to Business Insider for this fantastic blog.

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Welcome to our new E-Commerce Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the e-commerce industry, produced by BI Intelligence.
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)

WELCOME, E-COMMERCE INSIDERS: This is our new newsletter covering all things e-commerce. Please email csmith@businessinsider.com with news and tips.

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)

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Online Businesses – What you need to know

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!

Mr Ben Sturgeon
Blacks Business Brokers Limited | 15 -17 St Mary’s Place | Bury | BL9 0DZ
Tel: 0161 763 5000 | ben@blacksbrokers.info| www.blacksbrokers.com

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Reference 3666 Morecambe Fish & Chip Shop For Sale

• 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

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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.

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Reference 3669 Pontefract Freehold Hair Salon For Sale

• Established Over 42 Years
• Weekly Sales Approx £700 PW
• 2 Workstations
• Set Amid Residential Area
• Retirement Sale After 42 Years
• EPC Rating – TBC

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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.

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Reference 3660 North Yorkshire Kitchen & Furniture Business

 

• Trading For Over 30 Years
• WT £1,000 + / GP 70%
• Low Rent of £100 Per Week
• Extensive Back Catalogue of Customers
• Highly Regarded Trading Name
• EPC Rating – E

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Reference 3664 Little Sutton Empty Retail Premises For Sale

• Excellent Corner Trading Site
• Highly Populated Area
• May Also Suit Residential Development
• Convenient For Wirral, Chester, M53 + M56
• Retirement Sale
• EPC Rating – E

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This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a freehold showroom with store , workshop and a former first floor flat.The useful and spacious corner site premises are located near to a busy suburban road in Little Sutton which forms part of Ellesmere Port. This is a highly populated residental area as well as benefitting from Commercial/Trading Estates nearby. The premises are ideally located for the Wirral and the motorway networks, Ellesmere Port, Chester and North Wales. Blacks consider that this property would be suitable for similar commercial use but may also be suitable for residential development , subject to obtaining any necessary consents.

The premises have been used for many years as a scooter and motorcycle showroom. The owners are now looking to sell the premises and are seeking retirement after many successful years of profitable trading.The premises comprise a large showroom with counter and supported by an office and storeroom with kitchen and toilet.There is also a workshop with double access doors. The property also includes a former first floor flat which has been used for storage purposes. This comprises a former lounge,  two former bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom.

Blacks are pleased to market this property for sale and consider that these premises benefit from many and felexible usage opportunities. Our helpful staff will be pleased to arrange viewings and to provide any additional information required.

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Why you should buy a business from www.blacksbrokers.com

Are You A Buyer? We know how important this decision is for you!

We realise an investment in a business is one of the most significant decisions you will ever make. We know you may be counting on your new business to support your family, educate your children or provide for your retirement. Our aim is to help you reach your business goals.

Anyone can give you advice on buying a business, but only an expert in the field can give you the best advice. – Chris Rowlands, Managing Director.

Everyone has a different reason for choosing business ownership. Entrepreneurs want a change in lifestyle with more personal freedom and unlimited profit potential. Others plan to turn small businesses into family operations. Some choose to introduce new products and services through existing operations, and everyone is attracted by estate building and the tax advantages of business ownership. Whatever your motivation, you can count on Blacks Business Brokers to introduce you to businesses that match your individual interests, goals and capabilities.
Simply register with us and you will receive priority email or text alerts with businesses that match your needs ensuring that you will be the first to know about our new listings.

Please have a look at some of our testimonials below:

The last transaction we worked on together was certainly memorable – your calm style, intellect and negotiating skills again brought home the deal to the great satisfaction of all involved. Well done!”

Mrs McClaren (Buyer)

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Having experience within business is one thing but when it came to buying a business I had no knowledge.

Blacks provided the confidence, answers and guidance to make the transaction as smooth and as stress free as possible.

It was the unbiased view that was most attractive working for both seller and buyer with honest, realistic opinions that were both valid and relevant.
I was not entirely sure what to expect but was very happy and therefore felt I should write this recommendation for any potential buyer that is feeling a little uncertain regarding buying a business through a transfer agent such as Blacks”

Mr Manjra (Buyer)

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 Dear Terri and the Team

Thanks for your co operation on this. I would like to write few words about your service as follows.

‘ Very friendly service with frequent follow ups and immediate response from our telephone calls.  Very good co operation and communication with the Seller, the Landlord and our legal side also. I have got a good opportunity through Blacksbrokers.com and I would strongly recommend Blacksbrokers.com to business buyers and sellers. Thanks.’ 

Regards

T.Kulandaisamy

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Dear Jo,

Just a quick note to show my appreciation on the professional manner that Blacks Business Brokers dealt with finding me a new business premises.

After our initial meeting, where you identified the location and type of property we required, I viewed a suitable property within 24 hours and have subsequently moved in.

I am more than happy to recommend yourself and Blacks Business Brokers to any prospective clients who are looking to relocate business premises.

Yours truly,

Ben Horrocks (New Tenant)

 As you can see, our services excel our buyers hopes and really do make a difference!

If you’re looking to buy a business, we can help. We have a comprehensive system in place to help find the business that suits your needs… and your aspirations!

If you want any more information, just let me know.

Have a look at the website! www.blacksbrokers.com

Ben.

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Reference 3665 Astley Newsagents For Sale

 

•   Densely Populated Area
 •   WT £850 Retail, £1,400 N/S, £250 Lotto
 •   GP 30%
 •   Huge Scope To Develop Retail
 •   Firmly Established
 •   EPC Rating – TBC
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Blacks Business Brokers are delighted to present this extremely affordable newsagents in the Astley area of Manchester.The business is operating from a small retail parade and has been established for many years. The present owner is looking to sell the business having chosen to largely trade as a solo operation. This creates a fantastic opportunity for a new team of owners to take the business forward to the next level and provide the additional services which would be welcomed within the densely populated area.Externally, the single storey retail premises is highly noticeable from the busy main road, there is plenty of parking nearby and a dedicated car park for the parade of shops.

Internally, the main entrance opens into the retail area which has plenty of space and a multitude of shelving and displays. The main counter area is to the rear of this floorspace and this leads through to the store area with WC.

The Paper Shop has five profitable morning rounds and this brings in a steady flow of revenue for the business. A new owner could drive the main retail aspects of the business by introducing alcohol sales and extending the opening hours into the evening. There is existing demand and therefore the opportunity to increase the stock levels and thus develop the convenience aspect.

At such an attractive price, this business provides a real development opportunity and is an exciting proposition with appealing running costs. The present levels of trade give a comfortable level of profit which is an excellent platform on which a new owner can choose to build. Your earliest attention is encouraged as a swift completion is anticipated at this price.

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