Businesses For Sale

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Ovenu Franchise


Discover the Ovenu oven cleaning business opportunity - Enjoy flexibility r...

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Spitting Pig Franchise


Join the UK's leading hog roast franchise with over 28 franchisees already ...

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No Water Just Shine Franchise


A unique new car valeting business model that requires no water! Discover t...

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UK Prestige Car Brokers Franchise


UK Prestige Car Brokers offer a unique, bespoke and free of charge service ...

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Cello Franchise


Cello is a leading gift and home accessories retail shop. You can make home...

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Driving Miss Daisy Franchise


Join the UK's number one community transport franchise and make a differenc...

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Signarama Franchise


Join Signarama, the world's largest franchise in the sign industry. We will...

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Envie Roses Franchise


A home-based franchise providing gifts and memories that speak straight to ...

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Join the UK's leading pet food supplier franchise and benefit from full tra...

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What Are Businesses For Sale?

As the name implies, a business for sale is an already established business being sold on. If you're familiar with franchising, then you'd agree that franchise resales are also considered businesses for sale.

A business will be sold by the owner in varying circumstances. Maybe they're looking to retire, or the business has been so successful they're looking to explore other avenues. But buying a business for sale has many advantages over starting up a business from scratch or franchising.

Advantages of Businesses For Sale UK

The main advantage of buying an existing business is the pre-established client base. For example buying an oven cleaning or window cleaning business, you've got customers from day one. If you're buying a windscreen repair franchise, again you'll have commercial clients in place from the previous business owner.

If you're buying a business for sale (as opposed to a franchise resale), you've got the benefit of having full control over the direction the business takes. That's marketing, branding and the like. If you want to go down the route of a rebrand - that's up you. In the case of a franchise resale, you do still need to stay within the franchise agreement and operations manual, but you'll still have the headstart that is the already-established presence in the local vicinity.

Disadvantages of Buying a Business For Sale

When you take in to consideration all of the work the previous owner has put in for 5, 10, even 20 + years, it should come as no surprise that the upfront cost of buying an established business might be immediately out of reach. But if the business is successful, there's no reason why banks and lenders won't favour assisting with finance. After all, if a bank is favourable at financing a franchise up to 70% of the investment, there's no reason why they'd reject helping you finance buying an existing, successful business - right?

Obviously the past experiences of customers will impact on the performance of the business. If local customers have had a bad experience this may carry over - but then again, being your business, you can rebrand it "under new management" to wipe the slate clean.

You're Not Buying a Business For Sale - You're Investing in One

It should be emphasised that you're not "buying" a business. You're investing in one. Your success will determine whether your investment increases or decreases in value. 20 years down the line, you may find yourself in the same position the existing business owner is in now. With the complete control you have over the business, there are a number of routes you can take. Perhaps you even want to franchise the business. But remember as with everything in life, the more you put in, the more you'll get out.

Business or Franchise Resale?

But which should you choose? An independent business for sale, or a franchise resale? Well with this question, you're back at square one. Business startup or franchising? If you go down the route of buying an independent business, as with starting up alone, you're not getting the full training and support the franchisor would give you. There's no operations manual to keep you on the right track (unless the previous owner compiled one). With a franchise resale, you'll be benefitting from the ongoing training, R&D and support in exchange for the monthly fee. Having that safety net is one of the reasons so many people prefer franchising over starting up a business, and this still applies with buying a pre-established business. Browse Franchise Resales UK.

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No Water Just Shine Franchise

Could this be the perfect franchise for you?

No Water Just Shine Franchiseis a flexible franchise opportunity which can either be run from home, or out in the field. You may need a premises or van for this franchise, so be sure to make an enquiry to check with the franchisor. Conveniently for many, the No Water Just Shine Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out.

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Ovenu Franchise

Will you be a business owner this time next year?

Ovenu Franchiseis a flexible franchise opportunity which can either be run from home, or out in the field. You may need a premises or van for this franchise, so be sure to make an enquiry to check with the franchisor. Conveniently for many, the Ovenu Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out. The Ovenu Franchise business has been established since 1994 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees.

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Signarama Franchise

With over 241 profile views and 14 enquiries in the last 24 hours, franchise territories are selling fast with this franchise.

Signarama Franchise enables franchisees to run their own business from home. Enjoying the luuries of business ownership, Signarama Franchise franchisees can benefit from low overheads, and a flexible lifestyle. One of the benefits of Signarama Franchise is that the business can be run on a part-time basis, adapting to your own lifestyle whilst being your own boss. The Signarama Franchise business has been established since 1986 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees.

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Cello Franchise

Cello Franchise enables entrepreneurs to get into business for themeself but not by themself. Fully backed and supported by the franchisor, with comprehensive training and support, investing in a franchise enables you to regain control of your career. Get into business for yourself but not by yourself with one of the best Businesses For Sale

Cello Franchise enables franchisees to run their own business from home. Enjoying the luuries of business ownership, Cello Franchise franchisees can benefit from low overheads, and a flexible lifestyle. Although the franchise requires full-time commitment (which may later lead to part-time opportunities), more commitment and effort means more potential earnings. The Cello Franchise business has been established since 2015 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees. Cello Franchise already has 2 franchisees, so opportunities are selling very quickly. You should get in touch with the franchisor to check whether your territory is still available to trade in. Territories are usually broken down by postcodes.

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UK Prestige Car Brokers Franchise

UK Prestige Car Brokers Franchise enables entrepreneurs to get into business for themeself but not by themself. Fully backed and supported by the franchisor, with comprehensive training and support, investing in a franchise enables you to regain control of your career. Get into business for yourself but not by yourself with one of the best Businesses For Sale

UK Prestige Car Brokers Franchise enables franchisees to run their own business from home. Enjoying the luuries of business ownership, UK Prestige Car Brokers Franchise franchisees can benefit from low overheads, and a flexible lifestyle. Conveniently for many, the UK Prestige Car Brokers Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out. The UK Prestige Car Brokers Franchise business has been established since 1998 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees. UK Prestige Car Brokers Franchise already has 6 franchisees, so opportunities are selling very quickly. You should get in touch with the franchisor to check whether your territory is still available to trade in. Territories are usually broken down by postcodes.

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