Businesses for Sale in South Africa

Connecting business buyers to sellers is our business, and the Businesses4Sale experience is tailored to cater to everyone interested in buying a business. Whether you are a first-time buyer, looking to enter the market; a franchisor, searching for franchisees; or seasoned buyer looking to expand, our experienced team at Businesses4Sale will support you throughout the whole process. Businesses4Sale offers our clients professionalism, experience, expertise, and knowledge in the process of buying a business.

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Services

Services

Ref: 3256

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Plumbing Services Business with Tenders

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 5,020,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

This is an opportunity to acquire a plumbing service business which is a national services and repair Plumbing company, with a reach across Africa. The company was established in 2010 but has only started operations recently when they were assigned two tenders. Work on the three tenders where the seller subcontracts for a reputable building contractor has just started in the Johannesburg area, Gauteng Province, South Africa. The two tenders have a total value of more than R35m excl VAT offering a net profit of more than R7mil before owner drawings. Another 2 tenders which the seller is positive will be allocated to the company is pending. The seller is selling the business due to cash flow constraints. It is advised that the buyer should have at least R2m trading capital available over and above the selling price. This is a unique opportunity offering an above-average ROI. Its an ideal opportunity for an existing plumbing services business wishing to expand or an entrepreneur looking to start his own business from a strong base. The buyer need not have the specific technical knowledge, but experience in the plumbing industry will be beneficial. Included in the sale are assets to the value of more than R1m, a website and successful app developed for this company specifically. The asking price excludes VAT.
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Professional

Medical

Ref: 3230

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Profitable & Well Established Medical Practice (GP)

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 590,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,075,498

Monthly Profit

R 44,125

A well established (40 years) profitable General Medical Practice (GP) is on the market due to the owner retiring. This popular, solo practice is well located in a medical center in Pretoria-North. The center also has two associates, physio, dentists, and lab depot. This consistently well-performing practice is ideal for a General Practitioner seeking an opportunity to practice independently and earn a lucrative income. The practice is contracted to most medical aids and receives a consistent income stream from X-rays digitally linked to radiologists in the area. The practice currently only operates during the week, with an opportunity to trade longer if desired. This is a self-dispensing practice (not compulsory) that offers ample parking, security, and a full complement of well-trained staff. The asking price excludes VAT
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Franchise

Franchise

Ref: 3229

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Established [email protected] Business Centre

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 390,000

Annual Turnover

R 593,596

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Since its conception in 1999, the [email protected] concept has proven to be an excellent investment opportunity with a healthy rate of return. This is an established and operational [email protected] Business Centre in Gauteng, South Africa. This franchise outlet offers various services including, but not limited to postal and courier services, photo printing, graphic & web design, secretarial services, digital printing, large format printing, photocopying, etc. It is conveniently located in a well-known upmarket mall. The mall boasts a diverse mix of tenants that include retail, restaurants, banks, and a gym. The business has support from the local community as well as from mall tenants. This is a well-known franchise brand, where operational and marketing support, as well as training, is provided by the franchisor. The business is easy to manage. This is a perfect opportunity for a person with strong management or entrepreneurial skills. The selling price of R390 000 includes assets and stock and excludes the franchise joining fee of R65,000 excluding VAT.
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Retail

Office Supplies

Ref: 3226

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Printing and Courier Franchise

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 390,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

An Established [email protected] Business Centre in the East of Pretoria is for sale. This well-located printing and courier Franchise Retail business offers buyers an established client base, potential to grow, and ample support from the Franchisor. This business is well located in a popular strip mall in the East of Pretoria. The mall host various well-known restaurants, national brand retail stores, and anchor tenants. This business is priced to sell fast due to the owner relocating! The price includes stock and assets.
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Retail

Clothing/Accessories

Ref: 3220

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High-End Women's Boutique for Sale

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 3,345,000

Annual Turnover

R 6,418,011

Monthly Profit

R 85,000

High-end women’s clothing boutique based in an upmarket suburb of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa selling the latest international and local fashion in clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Established in 1980, this family-owned business has been owned by the seller since 2010. The business is located in a high-end fashion node. Key aspects of this business: * Normal retail operations * run by manager and * Sales representatives * operating 7 days a week Established business with years of experience behind the brand and a very loyal following. If you share a passion for business and fashion with a flair for attention to detail, high-quality standards, and professionalism, then this opportunity is for you! The new owner should be customer service orientated and focused with a strong lean towards going the extra mile for every customer - a natural leader to ensure their team is following the success recipe for reaching and maintaining excellence in all facets of running a high-end boutique. The selling price includes stock of ± R1,000,000 and excludes VAT.
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Retail

Clothing/Accessories

Ref: 3219

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Franchise Upmarket Ladies' Boutique

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 4,125,500

Annual Turnover

R 10,973,058

Monthly Profit

R 110,000

Rapidly growing, high-end, quality clothing retail franchise outlet now for sale in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Women of all ages support this store with an array and class of the international brands they stock. The store offers handbags, footwear and accessories while maintaining their essential artisan values and high-quality offerings. The business has a philosophy of beautiful styling, distinctive fabrics and tailor-made customer service resulting in a brand that has many a South African fashionista or celebrity drooling in anticipation for the next season’s ranges. Established in 1980 the business has been with the current owners since 2005. The store was relocated to its present location in 2018 where it is situated in a high-end fashion node. This is the ideal opportunity for a customer service orientated entrepreneur who is focused with a strong lean towards going the extra mile for every customer. With this franchise group, you will enjoy ongoing field support to make sure that you are in business for yourself, not by yourself! Asking price includes stock of ± R1,500,000 and excludes VAT.
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Services

Copy/Laminate

Ref: 3216

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Franchise Printing & Courier Services - East Rand

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 2,010,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,725,529

Monthly Profit

R 2,182

A well-established franchise Printing and Courier Service business is for sale which forms part of a very strong franchise group network. The business is 16 years in operation and is located in a popular shopping center, which has national brand name Retail stores, Family stores, and Banks, as anchor tenants. There is little competition in the area. The business is a going concern and the price including stock of +/- R 30,000 and excludes VAT.
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Professional

Property/Real Estate

Ref: 3213

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Three Stylish Executive Luxury Suites

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 5,575,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Three upmarket high end properties offered for sale! Located in the upmarket suburb of Northcliff, Johannesburg, Gauteng, these modern and stylish luxury executive suites comprises three apartments, all of which are fully furnished to cater for the top end of the market. Offering stunning 180° north-facing views, the executive apartments are perfectly designed with a fully equipped modern interior. Perched in a tranquil setting on Northcliff Hill, they are the perfect retreat for professionals looking to offset a busy lifestyle. The luxury suites are for anybody wanting the ideal executive lock up and go accommodation. The location is also very central and it is within easy reach of major business hubs. Apartment 1 - Classic Studio Apartment This a large studio unit, exuding warmth and ambiance with its earthy African tones and atmospheric lighting. Apartment 2 - Contemporary Studio Apartment This an airy studio unit, with a separate utility room. It has a modern, open feel with clean lines and lots of light. Apartment 3 - Deluxe 2 Bedroom Apartment This a spacious two-bedroom apartment offering the ultimate in comfort and luxury. Its expansive hallway ushers in natural light, amplifying the sense of space and airiness. Other features include: - 24-hour security - Under cover parking, automated garage door - Ample and secure visitor parking - Pool in communal barbecue area - Weekly servicing The furniture, fittings, appliances, crockery etc for all three apartments is valued at ± R728 000 and all is included in the sale. Why not invest in owning an asset instead of accommodating your executives in expensive hotels? This is the ideal opportunity for a corporate company looking to own upmarket, modern accommodation units in a prime area. Also a great opportunity if you are looking to invest in high end, modern property generating passive income through high earning tenants. This lock and up and go property is the ideal investment if you have a busy lifestyle!
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Beauty/Health

Beauty Salon

Ref: 3178

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Well Established Hair and Beauty Salon

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 740,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,601,345

Monthly Profit

R 29,366

Well-known, trendy and professional beauty and hair salon for sale, where personal attention and complete relaxation is the first priority. Situated in a sought after suburb of Linden, Johannesburg, Gauteng, this profitable business has loyal clients and it is located in a busy centre with ample parking. Young children and teens that join their moms, young professionals as well as the smart over 60s are the loyal clients of this salon. The well trained, experienced and loyal staff are key to ensuring the loyal clients enjoy their experience at the salon. The current owner is an entrepreneur and a stylist. The new owner need not be a hairstylist or beauty therapist. The exciting news is that there is a need to appoint more stylists as they are experiencing a heavy workload. Significant opportunity for growth exists for the new owner who can add more value and offer a wider retail range, rent a chair option etc. You need not be a qualified hairstylist to successfully run this business. This is the ideal opportunity if you want to be your own boss or if you are an entrepreneur with a flair for the beauty and hair industry. You can enjoy the rewards of working in a very pleasant business environment. The new owner will be stepping into a well run and fully operational business. The knowledge and experience of the staff could give a completely inexperienced owner enough support and confidence to grow into the business. Asking price excludes stock of approximately R55 000.
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Services

Cleaning

Ref: 3091

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Dry Cleaning & Tailoring Franchise

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 486,250

Annual Turnover

R 116,033

Monthly Profit

R 9,669

Investment opportunity in well established Dry Cleaning Franchise outlet. The business offers a range of services including but not limited to dry cleaning, laundering, tailoring & shoe repair. The store is situated in a very popular shopping center in Pretoria East. They have been operating for nearly 7 years and are well known. The business is part of a franchise and benefits from established systems & processes as well as the support of the franchise. The brand is well known and they have outlets across the country. The business offers the opportunity to join an established franchise with a proven concept that has been operating in the SA market for multiple decades. The location and shopping center are highly sought after.
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Beauty/Health

Hair

Ref: 3056

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Ethnic Hair Franchise Group

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 5,132,400

Annual Turnover

R 36,471,090

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Leading South African brand in the ethnic hair industry with various well-positioned stores across multiple provinces. This particular business opportunity consists of taking over the national network of a head office owned stores with immediate opportunities for further store rollouts. The retail concept offers a one-stop-shop to consumers for all their ethnic hair needs including wigs, braids, extensions, and an endless array of accessories. This business is particularly well-positioned for franchising with a unique proposition in the market, the business has a successful concept and store format, they have been operating profitably for multiple years and have established systems and procedures to support future store rolls outs. The brand is sufficiently entrenched in the market, individual store profitability is good and the store footprint is substantial. Asking price excludes VAT and stock of R2.4m.
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Food/Hospitality

Takeaway Food

Ref: 752

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Popular Take-away in Vanderbijlpark

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 595,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,068,004

Monthly Profit

R 47,063

The forty-year-old very profitable takeaway business is located on a corner stand in an industrial area and therefore only operates during the week and half day on Saturdays. The rent is very reasonable, and the landlord provides backup electricity with a generator. The shop uses modern display screens to showcase their menu. The menu is varied, from breakfast through burgers to steak. The business is ideally suited to someone who wants to be involved in the food and hospitality business but is not keen on the long hours required from a franchised operation and high rents payable in the malls. It does, however, require a full-time manager/owner who can manage the store with the help of well trained and reliable staff. Please note that the asking price excludes VAT and stock.
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Confidentiality Agreement

In consideration of Businesses4Sale South Africa entering discussions relating to the possible acquisition of an interest in a business on my behalf, I hereby agree as follows:
  1. Not disclosing any information, including that the business is for sale and to treat as totally confidential the identity of each business quoted to me and any details as to its operation or financial accounts.
  2. Taking all reasonable precautions to protect the confidentiality of information made available to me in the course of any negotiation and eventual transaction.
  3. That all information is received for no other purpose than the evaluation of the investment potential of the business.
  4. Not to disclose the identity or any details of the operation or financial accounts to any third party (except my accountant or legal advisor who shall agree to respect this requirement for confidentiality) unless expressly authorised in writing by the Seller or his broker.
  5. Not to approach any Seller of any business introduced to me by Businesses4Sale South Africa or its staff, customers or suppliers without prior arrangement with the Seller or his broker and to refer all queries through the relevant Businesses4Sale South Africa representative/broker.
  6. I accept that all information was presented to me/us in good faith and that I cannot hold Businesses4Sale South Africa or its agents liable for any inadvertent deviations or inaccuracies.
  7. I accept that I am responsible for verifying facts and figures to satisfy myself, as to the accuracy of information during any due diligence I/we may choose to carry out.
  8. For the purpose of this agreement the “Confidential Information” means any idea, concept, data, document, drawing, schematic, business, technical, financial, operational, administrative, marketing, economic and other information and material of a proprietary nature, about or concerning or relating to the business whether in oral form or in eye, machine or electronic readable form and includes information and material contained in any memorandum, report and/or other document prepared for either party hereto by an third party.
  9. In the event that a suitable business opportunity is found in using the services of a Businesses4Sale South Africa and in the subsequent event that I should wish to present an offer to purchase such business, then prior to the commencement of the “Offer to Purchase” process, and should I be called to do so, I agree to willingly submit a consumer credit report.
  10. If I decide not to proceed with the investment, I agree to immediately return to Businesses4Sale South Africa all written information supplied and retain no copies.
  11. I agree that, in the event of a breach of trust in the above, the Seller can take whatever action they deem necessary to recover any cost of damage caused by such breach.
  12. By my signature hereto, I attest that all the above information is true and corect.
  13. Electronic signatures: This agreement and related documents entered into in connection with this agreement are signed when a party’s signature is delivered by email or another electronic medium. These signatures will be treated in all respects as having the same force and effect as original signatures
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Questions about buying a business in South Africa

Most of the businesses for sale with us are valued on the following;

  • The amount of money they earn
  • The desirability of the industry
  • The associated risk factors

Higher prices will be paid for businesses in more desirable industries that are operating in a market perceived as low risk. These types of businesses are in strong demand. Therefore, the value of the business will be greater than for one in a less sought-after industry and perceived to have a higher risk factor attached to it, even though both businesses may make the same amount of money.

Most small owner-operated businesses are valued according to the cash surplus available to the owner. Depending on the industry this will vary. The amount will depend on factors such as the industry, location and length of time in business.

Larger businesses are valued on either a return on investment (ROI) or a price to earnings ratio (PE). Once again this will vary depending on the industry and the amount of net profit generated by the business.
When you have your first meeting with one of our business brokers, they will give you an overview of the values of businesses within the industry sectors of interest to you.

Some industries are very sought after, and newly listed businesses sell quickly. To ensure you are aware of new listings we provide a unique service by sending you an automatic email with details of any new listings that match the criteria you have pre-selected when registering for this exclusive service.
Our business brokers can register you, or you can do it online through the Register toolbar.
Many of the businesses we list are sold before they are advertised. By registering to buy a business, you will receive priority notification of all appropriate new listings from any one of our team of brokers, not just from the broker you have initially met with.

If you are serious about buying a business, you should make an appointment with one of our specialist business brokers who is knowledgeable in the industry sector that interests you. Our business brokers specialise in the sale of businesses in which they have prior industry experience thus giving you access to industry-specific knowledge. Your broker will ask specific questions in order to find the business that is best suited to your requirements. And don’t forget to search for businesses for sale by using the Businesses4Sale search bar.

You will be asked to sign a Deed of Confidentiality before receiving confidential information on any business you are contemplating buying. This protects the owner of the business by ensuring the information you receive will be treated as confidential and not passed on to other parties. Business owners want to be assured that the information given out to a pre-qualified buyer will be treated in confidence.

Once you have decided to buy a business, you will benefit from an initial meeting with one of our brokers, and they will have your name in mind when any new business becomes available.

When you initially look at a business, certain information will be supplied. However, in some cases, the owner of the business will be reluctant to reveal too much about the business until an offer is made. Many aspects in the operation of a business are commercially sensitive and confidential, thus a business owner would not be wise to disclose all until a prospective purchaser has indicated a serious intention to purchase by making a conditional offer.

 

A conditional offer is normally subject to the purchaser performing due diligence, a process whereby you as the purchaser requests, for scrutiny, specific information on the operation of the business. The owner will supply this information under due diligence. The buyer must maintain the strictest of confidentiality through this process and must not disclose any information to other parties except any professional advisors they are using in the process.

 

The due diligence process is for the benefit of the purchaser, giving you time to complete the verification process. If satisfied with the end result, the agreement proceeds, and you become the proud owner of your new business. If, however, you are not satisfied with the results of the due diligence, then the owner is advised accordingly, and the agreement comes to an end. The deposit money held in trust is refunded in full.

Before you begin looking to buy a business the first step is to work out what money you have available. There is no point in looking at businesses for sale that are beyond what you can afford. Calculate how much cash you have available and what other assets such as property you could borrow against.

 

When dealing with a business broker tell them how much you have to invest, then they will direct you to suitable businesses within your price range. The business broker will also know which businesses for sale are more suitable to finance, or if the current owner is prepared to finance some of the purchase price. If the broker knows what funds you have available, this will help them to help you.

 

With some types of business, it can be difficult to borrow money using just the business as security, due to the difficulty a bank may have in securing its loan. i.e. a retail store’s asset is the stock which it is constantly selling off. Therefore, the bank would not have any actual security. If you have a house or investment property, you may be able to use this as security for a mortgage to buy the business, thereby requiring very little actual cash.

Once again, buying a business through a broker will help you in this process. The business broker will explain the process to you and guide you through it.

The business broker will prepare the sale and purchase agreement for you. This is the document used for making an offer to purchase the business and needs to include special conditions to protect you throughout the process. Likewise, the owner of the business will want to know that the confidentiality of his business is protected through this process.

 

The agreement contains conditions that protect you, the purchaser and also the owner of the business. The document details information regarding the business along with the price you are offering and the special conditions relative to the offer. At this stage, you will also need to pay a deposit. If you are buying through a licenced Real Estate company such as Businesses4Sale the deposit is held in a trust account until the agreement becomes unconditional. If the conditions upon which you are prepared to buy the business are not met, then your deposit is refunded in full without any deductions. The trust account is audited and operated under very strict legal requirements.

 

Before signing the agreement, it may be advisable to have your lawyer review the agreement. When choosing a lawyer, it is important to use one familiar with the process of buying a business. Business brokers are not qualified to give legal advice, and likewise, lawyers are not experienced in selling businesses. Your lawyer will be looking after your interests just as the lawyer for the seller will be doing for their client, and the agreement must be workable for both parties. Ultimately the lawyer works for you, and you must have a say in everything that is done. Once you have signed the agreement, it is then presented to the business owner who will either accept it or make the necessary alterations before returning the agreement to you for your acceptance or further alteration. This is called negotiation and the agreement may go back and forth several times until both parties are in agreement. This is the work of the business broker who will liaise between both parties and often, through experience, bring solutions that can result in both parties reaching an agreement.

Gathering all the information you need to make an informed decision should start with the basics.

 

Price – is the business within your budget and can you fund the purchase?
Location – is the business suitable for you and is it in a good area for this type of business?
Lease – how long is the lease and are there rights of renewal (ROR)?
Rent – how much is the rent and other associated outgoings?
Staff – how many employees (full-time or part-time)?
Income – how much money will you earn? How long has the business been operating?

Confidentiality is paramount, and your business broker will arrange a time with the business owner for you to inspect the business.

 

A physical inspection of the business should come at a time when you have considered the financial information given to you, are satisfied with this and wish to proceed further. Remember, however, that the owner of a business will be very sensitive about your visit. On the one hand they will want to provide you with all the information you require, yet on the other hand, they will not want the staff to know why you are really there. Please respect this sensitivity and have the courtesy not to embarrass the owner.

We are often asked what the perfect business is. There is no perfect business as each business and industry has its own unique set of challenges for the owner. It is important to buy a business in an industry that you relate to and believe you can learn and be comfortable with. We have sold businesses where the owners have moved into an industry with no experience but they could relate well to that industry. Look to buy a business with an eye towards what you can do with it, how you can improve it and how you can use your ideas and enthusiasm to make it more profitable and productive.

 

A new owner can sometimes see potential in a business that the current owner can’t see simply because of the new owner’s skills. Whatever the type of business, make sure that it will be fun for you and you will enjoy what you do.

A professional business broker can provide you with many different business opportunities including some that you may never have considered. Frequently we have people buying businesses they had never considered buying until the business broker explained how this business could be suited to them. All our brokers have owned their own businesses, understand and relate to the process you as a buyer are going through and can provide you with helpful information on the business you are considering buying.
An experienced specialist business broker has industry knowledge that can assist you when considering buying a business and will normally have a selection of businesses for you to compare. Our brokers have prepared the necessary information, gathered financial documentation and compiled it in an information memorandum for you to review.

 

There is no cost to you in buying through a business broker; their fee is paid by the seller.

It is important to have a business broker who is knowledgeable in the industry you want to buy into. Our brokers specialise in business categories that they have experience in, thus giving you a business broker knowledgeable in that industry and experienced in the process of buying and selling a business.

Please use the search bar on the top right-hand side to find that special business you are looking for and Register with us for regular email updates. If you would like an Advanced Search click here. You can also contact a Businesses4Sale broker directly and enhance the probability of finding the right business for you.

When you make contact with our company, ask for the broker who specialises in the type of business you are seeking to buy. At any one time, Businesses4Sale has over 220 businesses for sale.

It is important to have a business broker who is knowledgeable in the industry you want to buy into. Our brokers specialise in business categories that they have experience in, thus giving you a business broker knowledgeable in that industry and experienced in the process of buying and selling a business.

Please use the search bar on the top right-hand side to find that special business you are looking for and Register with us for regular email updates. If you would like an Advanced Search click here. You can also contact a Businesses4Sale broker directly and enhance the probability of finding the right business for you.

When you make contact with our company, ask for the broker who specialises in the type of business you are seeking to buy. At any one time, Businesses4Sale has over 220 businesses for sale.

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