Positive Start to 2015

Positive Start to 2015

NOTE FROM TOM WEST:

The following is a reprint of a e-newsletter that Clyth sends out monthly to potential sellers and buyers. He has been in the business for many, many years and has been very, very successful. It’s informative for all those that receive it. It contains information on the firm, tips on buying and selling a business, some top businesses for sale, etc. It is short, but very interesting — and gets results.

Too many business brokers wait for something to happen; they are not pro-active.  In many cases, they are not even active. Today’s market doesn’t work like it used to. Business brokers used to advertize in major daily newspapers, the buyer calls came in via telephone, and the address at the end of the ad was for the broker’s office. (Yes, we know that some buyers found the address and drove right to it — only to find the brokers office. They usually were not very happy, but they did come in to the office.)

Brokers in those days knew that they needed to get themselves in front of potential buyers. Today is different — too much of the contact is done via email messages and/or telephone. I believe that personal contact is still the way to go. Most of us believe that buyers really don’t know what they want. We believe that showing them the actual businesses can go a long way to a purchase; that it’s about a lot more than just profit and p & l statements.

Sellers employ us to market their business with the ultimate goal of selling it for the highest price possible and with a down payment that is comfortable for both sides. Emotion is still important. Most buyers will buy a business in a desirable area, one that they feel comfortable (and proud) to own, etc.

Build an email (or mailing list) and try a well done newsletter (such as Clyth’s) as a strong part of your marketing efforts.


 

Market Report

At last the year is getting under way – after the festive season, holidays, long weekends, and the sunniest January for Auckland in many a long year.

Our phones are starting to ring with business owners thinking of selling, buyers looking for opportunities and a career change, and immigrants “buying a job”. Our political scene is relatively stable and our economy in better shape than Australia’s.

We are very positive about the business sales market for 2015. Our experience, knowledge, and professional team are committed to great outcomes for buyers and sellers.

 Our Job

We sell businesses.

We act as agents for business owners looking to exit their firm and aim to maximise the price they receive. Our primary responsibility is to the vendor and to achieve the best result we need full information (both operational and financial) and an understanding of the business… its history and its potential.

We also have an ethical duty of care to our buyers. We need to be clear about what they want to get out of the business, their motivations, and their expectations. Buying a business is a major investment for most purchasers and we aim to fully protect the buyer in negotiations, contracts, and obtaining guidance from other professional advisors.

After 52 years successfully selling businesses we have unique experience in appraisals, advertising and marketing, confidentiality, and contracts. We believe business ownership is thebest investment… offering independence, security, employment, profits, and lifestyle.

Top 25 Opportunities

BRIDAL GOWNS & MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
Profit $79,459 P.A.
Well established and well positioned retail store. Owner works approx 30 hours a week. A great opportunity $70,000 + stock $100,000 circa. GC

BAKERY
Great Price! Not To Be Missed!
Located in affluent area in Auckland, near train station, surrounded by offices & a lot of shops. Price $79,000 + stock. AMB

CAMBRIDGE CAFEE
Established & Profitable
Solid business, current owner has been here 25 years! Weekly Sales $17,000 approx. Top location in the ‘Golden Mile’ of Cambridge. Long lease. Price $275,000.LJH

REAL ESTATE OFFICE
Big Profits Here
Auckland, dynamic growth, includes rent-roll, Strong franchise support. Price $370,000. CM

DAIRY & LOTTO
Prime Location
Weekly Sales $17,500 approx. Price $260,000 + stock. DT

MURIWAI
Takeaway, Dairy & Views
Busy. Passing traffic, plenty of parking. A must stop shop on route to the beach. Sales $727,000 P.A ex GST. Price $288,000 + stock. LJH

BEAUTY CLINIC
Central Auckland
Located in the heart of the City. Customer database, 4 treatment rooms + spray tan booth, Servicing Male & Female clientele. Price $99,000 + stock. TD

RESTAURANT/BAR
Classy Harbourside Location
Fabulous indoor/outdoor space – views! Price $199,000+ stock. HN

LITTLE HONEY OF A CAFE
No Opposition
Weekly sales $5,000 approx. Low rent, secure lease, front of shop parking. Price $138,000 + stock. BM

HOME BASED
Profits Approx $125,000 Per Year
Exterior cladding maintenance for plaster homes. Great self managing team. Includes vehicle. Price $210,000 inc stock. TD

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!
Easy To Operate Ice Cream Shop
This business is perfect for an active owner who is looking to grow a seasonal business. Ice cream and milk shakes served in summer. In winter can be run as a cafe. Price $55,000 + stock. AMB

CHEESECAKE SHOP
Profits! Top Shop – Strong Brand
Established performer. Weekly sales approx $25,000. $810,000 +stock+franchise fee & training.WT

MARKETING SERVICES
Strong IT Focus
Turnkey operation. Could be good add on for existing IT provider or marketing company. 1 working owner and 1 full time contractor. Price $300,000. TD

LICENSED RESTAURANT/CAFE
Prime Corporate Location
Solid Inviting CBD beauty which still has room to grow. Make 2015 the year to be your own boss! Price $180,000 + stock. HN

GOURMET TAKEAWAY
Low Rent
Established, popular 6 days. $125,000+stock. WT

EASY TO RUN DAIRY
North Shore
Weekly Sales $7,000 approx. Price $42,000 + stock. DT

CHIC 5 DAY CITY FRINGE CAFE
Ideal For Foodie Couple
This smart appealing 35 seater cafe has potential galore! Act Now! Price $87,000 + stock. HN

TAKEAWAY – FRANCHISE
Huge Potential
New fit out in airport business park $170,000+stock. WT

RESTAURANT & BAR
Fantastic Premises
Ample & bright, split in two levels the mezzanine offers a private area for functions. Plenty of parking at the front. Price $300,000 + stock. AMB

CORPORATE CATERING
Potential To Expand
5 days, Good lease & rent. Spacious kitchen with cool room. Van incl. Price $89,000 + stock. HN

THAI RESTAURANT
Whangarei – Immaculate Setup
Spacious, Licensed, turnover approx $8,000pw. Price $95,000 +stock. WT

WELL PRESENTED DAIRY
Potential To Grow
Weekly Sales $6,000 approx. Price $49,000 + stock. DT

LICENSED RESTAURANT
Well Suited To Be A Wine Bar
Short Hours, smart dining in affluent neighbourhood. Weekly Sales $8,000 approx . Secure lease & good rent at 10%. Busy main road, good exposure. Priced to sell $88,000 + stock. LJH

CAFÉ
5 Days
Modern, foodie galore. Price $250,000 + stock. PT

INDIAN TAKEAWAY
Huge Potential
Weekly sales $5,000 approx. Price $45,000 + stock. PT

N.B. This list is correct as at 13th February 2015 but some of these businesses may have since been sold or be under contract. New listings coming in every day. Please contact us for more information or take a look at our website – www.clythbiz.co.nz. Please note we will need fully executed confidentiality undertaking to be completed, signed and returned before discussing the opportunities.

 
 
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