Breakfast Lunch Cafe For Sale Orlando
Orlando, FL (Orange County)
Seller Financing Available

Asking Price: $170,000

Cash Flow: $66,011

Gross Revenue: $373,758

FF&E:$40,000

Inventory:
$1,500

Established: 2009
Business Description

American Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant for Sale in Orlando, FL
American Breakfast Lunch Restaurant for sale in Orlando. Restaurant opens just 6 days a week and closes by 3pm. Lots of repeat customers that live in the area flock to this restaurant several times a week. Business has a great breakfast menu featuring a whole list of specialty omelets and the restaurant also features a lunch menu with items like grilled sandwiches and fried chicken. Business is easy to run with minimal staff and minimal hours. The rent is inexpensive and the business has great books and records. For more information on this American Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant for sale in Orlando, Florida please call 407-478-4101.

Inventory: Included in asking price

Employees: 6

Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E): Included in asking price

Facilities: Full kitchen, 65 seats, easy space to maintain plus inexpensive rent.

Competition: Not too much competition in the area for diners currently.

Growth & Expansion: Besides marketing and advertising to the local area, another way to expand the sales would be to open up for 7 days instead of 6 or increase the business hours and open for dinner.

Financing: Owner may be willing to finance a portion of the sale for a qualified buyer.

Support & Training: Owner will work with the buyer to make for a smooth and easy transition into the business.

Reason for Selling:
Seller’s Health is forcing them to retire.

Crowne Atlantic Business Brokers recently sold an Orlando Sports Bar in the Downtown Orlando area. Business was an established operation where the owner has already relocated and wanted the bar to go to an owner who would operate the business hands on. Business has 150 seats with a full kitchen and a 4COP SRX liquor license. As always the business was a confidential business sale. The seller got a great price because they put all of their financials on the books. The buyer got a great deal because they are buying the business as sales are increasing.

If you or anyone you know wants to buy or sell a business, check out our website at www.crowneatlantic.com or phone us at 407-478-4101.

These are some of the highlighted Italian and Pizza restaurants for sale in the Orlando and Central Florida area for July 2018. If you’re searching for a pizza or Italian style restaurant check out our website for the most up to date listings in the area at www.crowneatlantic.com or call us at 407-478-4101.

Restaurants Available For Acquisition in Central Florida
Italian Restaurant For Sale
Price:
$1.525 Million
Gross Sales: $2.4 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $469K
14-year established Italian restaurant. Gross sales are over $2 Million for the past two years. 30 employees. Located in Central Florida. Should work for an SBA loan for an experienced buyer.

Hotel Restaurant Near Orlando International Airport For Sale
Price:
$110K
Sales: $309K
Owner’s Benefit: $78K
Hotel Restaurant that is located near the Orlando International Airport. There has been a restaurant in this location for years. Currently serving lunch and dinner for guests but could make more money if opened for breakfast. Restaurant does not do too much advertising and could be marketed to those outside of the hotel. Restaurant could easily be converted into an Italian restaurant.

Other Opportunities you may want to see:

Italian Restaurant
Price:
$499K
Gross Sales: $906K
Owner’s Benefit: $171K
Well-run Italian Restaurant with a super- inexpensive lease. Business as a 4COP SRX liquor license and could qualify for SBA financing for a qualified and experienced restaurant buyer.

Fine Dining Italian Restaurant in North Orlando
Price:
$825K $175K down with SBA loan, buyer must be able to document they have fine dining experience.
Sales: $1.4M
Owner’s Benefit: $296K
Fine Dining Italian Restaurant. Business does over $1.4 Million a year and makes great cash flow.


Mediterranean Restaurant with Small Bar located in a Free-Standing Building
Price:
$100K
Owner’s Benefit: $60K
Business has a full kitchen, 40 seats and an 8 seat bar area. Currently has a beer and wine license.


Pizza Restaurant in North Orlando
Price:
$125K
Sales: $468K
Owner’s Benefit: $90K
Pizza Italian Restaurant for sale in the North Orlando area.

Italian & Pizza Restaurants for sale in Central Florida/ Orlando June 2018

Below is a short summary of Italian & Pizza Restaurants for sale in Central Florida/ Orlando in June 2018. If you want to see more, you can check out our website at www.crowneatlantic.com or phone us at 407-478-4101. See some of the featured businesses below:

Italian Restaurant & Bar.
Price: $299K
Owner’s Benefit: $120K
(Pictured Above) Established Italian Restaurant and bar for sale in the Orlando area. Business has a full Italian menu and full 4COP SRX liquor license to go along with this opportunity. Rent is very expensive and way below market rate for an SRX opportunity. Great looking buildout and lots of opportunity for a new owner who would want to do additional marketing and take on more delivery business.

Italian Restaurant for sale, SBA Pre-qualified
Price: $499K
Gross Sales: $1 Million
Owner’s benefit: $189K
Italian restaurant for sale, mostly run absentee located in the South Volusia County area. Not too far from Lake Mary/ North Seminole County. Business has a great space with a full kitchen. Close to 3,500 square feet renting for less than $3K a month. Business should qualify for an SBA loan with around $100k down for a qualified buyer.

Fine-Dining Italian Restaurant For Sale In Orlando area
Price: $825K with $175K down
Gross Sales: $1.4 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $296K
Well-known fine-dining Italian restaurant. Business is only open 5 days a week and offers quality food. Business should qualify for an SBA backed loan for a qualified buyer. Buyer will need to be able to document fine-dining experience in their back ground.

New Restaurants coming to market

American cuisine restaurant selling for a price of $1,050,000, Gross sales at around $2million and owner’s benefit at over $360K a year.

Large Restaurant and bar located in the Dr. Phillips/ Windermere area priced at $499K with gross sales at over $2 Million a year.

Other Opportunities:

Asian Sushi/ Hibachi restaurant
Price: $375K
Gross Sales: $957K
Owner’s Benefit: $212K
Business has a 4COP SRX liquor license and is located in one of the busiest parts of East Orlando.

Free-standing restaurant cafe for sale
Price: $100K
Gross Sales: $412K
Owner’s Benefit: $72K
Currently business serves Asian cuisine and is located in a free-standing building. Building is not included in the purchase. The restaurant is 2,000 square feet and rent is just $2,750 a month.

These are confidential business sales so if you would like more information, please reply back to this message or phone me at 407-478-4101 and we can email you a confidential nondisclosure and buyer profile to fill out for each business. Once the signed documents are received we can release more details on a business for sale listing.

Businesses for sale in Central Florida/ Orlando June 2018

Below is a short summary of new businesses on the market. If you want to see more, you can check out our website at www.crowneatlantic.com or phone us at 407-478-4101. See some of the featured businesses below:

Medical Home Healthcare Business For Sale in Orlando (pictured above)
Price: $599K
Gross Sales: $1.4 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $272K
Business provides assistance for seniors and those needing assistance at home, facility or at the hospital. Owner has a full-staff in place and leaves the state for months at a time. New owner can take a more full-time roll in the business and make closer to $300K a year or they can continue the business as it is and still profit over $200K a year.

Kitchen & Bath Showroom with Installation
Price: $450K
Gross Sales: $1.4 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $337K
Great opportunity to own a Kitchen & Bathroom Showroom that brings in a ton of customers wanting updated bathrooms, kitchens, and living areas. Business does installation as well. Current owner hires only licensed contractors to do installs so they themselves are not licensed. New owner can take on the same management role.

Construction Hauling Business
Price: $1.6 Million
Gross Sales: $1.8 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $600K
Business has 12 trucks and does construction hauling for builders. New owner can increase earnings by adding more capacity. Business makes a lot of money.

Event Rental Business for Sale in Central Florida
Price: $400K
Gross Sales: $390K
Owner’s Benefit: $120K
Business rents out equipment, mostly large tents used for special events. Over $150K in equipment included in the purchase.

Title Insurance Agency For Sale
Price: $189K
Owner’s Benefit: $96K
Central Florida Title Agency with a 15-year track record. The business, housed in a 1500 sf facility, has long term, loyal clients, and has a well-trained seasoned staff. Two leading underwriters provide access to all 67 county records and business is licensed to use Softpro as their title insurance software. The owner is selling to retire.

Electronics Retail Store for sale in the Tourist area
Price: $799K with $599K down
Gross Sales: $1.6 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $319K

Wholesale Business for Sale in Orlando, Distributor of Cable and Electronic Equipment
(includes over $1 Million in Inventory)
Price: $1.7 Million
Gross Sales: $1.84 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $322K

Charter Bus Company for sale in Orlando (includes 8 buses) – 25-year reputation
Price: $1.5 Million
Gross Sales: $1.3 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $366K

Freight Forwarding Business for Sale in Orlando, Florida, does service with over 40 trucks
Price: $1.15 Million
Gross Sales: $3.26 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $627K

These are confidential business sales so if you would like more information, please reply back to this message or phone me at 407-478-4101 and we can email you a confidential nondisclosure and buyer profile to fill out for each business. Once the signed documents are received we can release more details on a business for sale listing.

A recent article written by Forbes Magazine illustrated some of the newer hot spots for manufacturing in the United States. This may surprise many outsiders of Orlando however over the years many parts of Orlando and especially the outlying suburban cities of Orlando such as Sanford and Kissimmee have been showing more manufacturing activity. This could be for many reasons. Even though the Orlando and Central Florida area do not historically have the face of manufacturing, Central Florida does have some of the major attributes that manufacturing companies would love to enjoy.

Here is a list of some of the benefits that manufacturing companies get in Orlando and Central Florida:

1) Land, especially in the more rural areas is still relatively inexpensive.
2) Labor laws are more relaxed in Florida than in other states.
3) Tax laws are more relaxed in Florida than in other states, including Florida’s no state income tax policies.
4) If the labor talent a company needs does not exist, they simply bring someone from another state. After all, who is going to complain about moving to beautiful, sunny year-road Orlando?
5) Great airport access allowing investors and suppliers from around the country easy access.
6) Great distribution access as Orlando is a major ground hub for distribution in Florida.
7) Lots of access to convention center goers and business people already venturing out to Orlando for conventions.

The list goes on and on. The reality is that Orlando and Central Florida is a great place for manufacturing. If you do not already have a manufacturing company or you are searching for a manufacturing business for sale in the Orlando Central Florida area. You should check out businesses that we at Crowne Atlantic Business brokers are selling. At the same time, if you have a manufacturing business that you are looking to sell, we definitely want to speak with you. Buyers are very interested in manufacturing businesses. If you’re looking to sell or buy a manufacturing business in Orlando or Central Florida. Call us at 407-478-4101 or check out our website at www.crowneatlantic.com.

See Forbes Magazine article linked below:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2018/05/23/where-u-s-manufacturing-is-thriving-in-2018/

Asking Price:$189,000

Cash Flow:$96,978

Gross Revenue:$203,991

FF&E:$35,000

Inventory:$1,000

Established: 2003
Business Description

Title Insurance Agency For Sale In Central Florida
Central Florida Title Insurance Agency for sale. Business has a 15-year track record, has long term, loyal clients, and has a well-trained seasoned staff. They are licensed to use Softpro as their title insurance software and the business, housed in a 1500 sf facility. Two leading underwriters provide access to all 67 county records. The owner is retiring after the sale. Owner ensures a smooth a smooth transition and will stay on in a limited capacity as a consultant if needed. Excellent books & records. For more information please call 407-478-4101.
Detailed Information

Inventory: Included in asking price

Employees: 2
Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E): Included in asking price
Facilities: 1500 sf facility
Growth & Expansion: Because of the high growth over the next 10 years, property sales will grow dramatically. This area is in the top ten highest growth areas in the State of Florida.
Support & Training: Seller to give 30 days training without cost to buyer. The seller also can be available after this period based on a separate buyer –seller agreement.
Reason for Selling: The owner is retiring after the sale.

Buying A Franchise Business in Florida

When it comes to starting a business, franchises offer business opportunities perfect for those that know they want their own business but simply do not know where to start. After all, when one starts their own business they need to have the following five questions answered:

1. Do they have an original a business idea?

2. Can they determine if there is a marketplace?

3. Would they know what to charge a customer?

4. Can they create a revenue proforma and would that support their current lifestyle?

5. Can they market this business?

When you buy a franchise most if not all of that work has already been done for the perspective buyer. All they have to do now is figure out what franchise operation they would like to own.

As business brokers we see a lot of great franchises, but we also encounter a lot of franchise owners that are disappointed with what the franchises they bought and want to sell their franchise. Below are some tips that we recommend to buyers when looking to buy a franchise in the Florida area. These tips are based on the business broker perspective of what our business owner customers recommend and what they say they would have done differently if they were to do it all over again.

Tips to Buying A Franchise in Florida

1) Approach buying a franchise the same way you would approach buying an existing business for sale.

As business brokers, we see many people that entered into a franchise and did absolutely no evaluation of the industry or the market place. They saw a franchise that they liked and decided to buy in. A buyer cannot solely depend on the franchise for all of their information. Buyers need to independently evaluate costs, leases, buildouts, structures, fees, taxes, financial proformas and so forth.

2) Comparison Shop.

If you’re looking to buy a franchise in a particular industry there are bound to be several other franchises in the same industry. Look at multiple franchises. Use the services of a franchise broker if need be to help you shop and evaluate. We also recommend comparing buying a franchise business start up to buying an already existing business for sale on the market. Just the other day we spoke with someone who spent $500K on their franchise start up and after a year they are just breaking even. On our market we could have sold them a business for $500K netting $246K a year which would have yielded them an immediate income upon their purchase. We encourage buyers to compare franchise opportunities with one another and then compare those franchise start up opportunities to existing business for sale opportunities on the market.

3) Perform Actual Due Diligence and Speak with Other Franchise Owners.

When business brokers sell businesses, there is typically a due diligence process where business buyers can evaluate the businesses sales, records, and potentially the market place. Many franchise business buyers tend to ignore this step simply because franchises are unable to predict how each franchisee will perform. That does not mean that there isn’t research that can be done on the franchise and the industry. Find out what businesses in the industry are charging and see what kind of operation they have. We would encourage you to speak with existing franchise owners in that franchise to see how they like the franchise. Ask what about what the franchise does to help, ask what role the owner performs in their business and if the cost of starting their franchise matches what the franchise is quoting you.

4) Run The Numbers.

Running the numbers is one of the most important things a buyer can do when buying a franchise or an existing business. The process is simple. Estimate how many customers are expected and how much revenue is expected to be brought in by each customer. Then take those numbers and compare them to the expected costs of the business including: rent, taxes, credit card fees, payroll, and costs of goods. See what that rough number is and ask yourself if the scenario makes sense. For example, if you buy a yogurt franchise and your profit is $1 per cup of yogurt sold and each customer typically just gets one, how many do you have to sell to make $5,000 in profit a month? That’s 5,000 customers. Ask if yourself if that is a doable number. Even if it’s doable, will the customers come right away or will it take a few months? If you’re hoping to net $100K in profit, calculate how much business you would have to do in order to make that happen and ask yourself if it sounds realistic. Often times, it’s a big eye opener for buyers. One also wants to estimate if that amount of revenue they are expecting can afford to pay the expected rent and other expenses.

5) Know What Your Role Will Be In Running The Franchise.

Has the franchise told you that you can easily be an absentee owner? Most of the franchise owners we meet have found that that they are not very profitable unless they are involved in the franchise business regularly. That does not go for all of them, but for most small franchises that seems to be the norm. Absentee ownership is possible, but it typically takes a large chuck out of the profitability of the business because of extra payroll for management and efficiencies lost due to lack of owner oversight. If it’s a smaller franchise it might difficult to make a larger profit making absentee ownership difficult. Remember an operating franchise business is not piece of commercial real estate where one just collects a rent check once a month, it is a living and breathing entity that has to be managed and operated continuously by someone.

For more information on buying and selling franchises and other businesses please contact Crowne Atlantic Business Brokers at 407-478-4101 or check out our website at www.crowneatlantic.com.

Businesses Available For Sale in the Greater Orlando and Central Florida area.
Hi this is Lee Ossin with Crowne Atlantic Business Brokers. Below are some newer business opportunities on the Central Florida market for May 2018. If you want to see more, you can check out our website at www.crowneatlantic.com or phone us at 407-478-4101. See some of the featured businesses below:

Title Insurance Agency For Sale
Price: $189K
Owner’s Benefit: $96K

Central Florida Title Agency with a 15-year track record. The business, housed in a 1500 sf facility, has long term, loyal clients, and has a well-trained seasoned staff. Two leading underwriters provide access to all 67 county records and business is licensed to use Softpro as their title insurance software. The owner is selling to retire.

Distributor of Equipment
Price: $925K
Sales: $1.98 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $311K

Distribution & Assembling company that distributes and assembles office-type equipment relating to the printing industry. Business handles both sales and service. Price includes $420K in inventory and should qualify for an SBA loan for a qualified buyer. Great opportunity for someone who wants a distribution business for sale.

3 Pool Stores & 550 Pool Service Accounts
Price: $1.33 Million
Sales: $1.98 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $380K

Business consists of three Pool Stores for sale in addition to 550 pool cleaning service accounts for sale in Florida. Great staff in place. Current owner works around 10 hours a week. Should qualify for an SBA loan for a qualified buyer.

E-Commerce Business For Sale in Florida
Price: $8.5 Million
Sales: $6.8 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $1.4 Million

10-year-old Multi-channel, Multi-vertical eCommerce company that sells products online.

Cleaning Service For Sale in Florida
Price: $688K
Gross Sales: $600K
Owner’s Benefit: $243K

Cleaning service with a well-trained staff and a fleet of 9 vehicles serving the Central Florida area.

Other Businesses on the Market:

Marine Wholesale Electronics Business (products include navigation equipment)
Price $3.95 Million
Gross Sales: $10 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $710K
(Brevard area)
Wholesale Business For Sale in Florida (East Central Florida area)

Toy Distributor For Sale in Florida (Orlando area)
Price: $1.4 Million
Gross Sales: $3.8 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $319K

Trash Hauling Dumpster Rollout Business For Sale (East Central Florida area)
Price: $1.5 Million ($320K down with an SBA loan)
Owner’s Benefit: $417K
Brevard area, business includes $500K in equipment, trucks and dumpsters.

Below are some great restaurant for sale opportunities in the Orlando and Central Florida area for the Summer of 2018.


Sushi & Hibachi Grill Restaurant with 4COP SRX Liquor License

Price: $425K
Sales: $960K
Owner’s Benefit: $212K
This restaurant captures the best of many different worlds by catering to those who want a private dining experience, those who want to invite all of their friends for a Hibachi Grill experience and those who simply want to sit at or near the sushi bar. Business also has a separate bar just for alcohol. Business is located in a very populated section of Orlando and has 164 seats.

Quick Service Restaurant with Property For Sale
Price: $990K for the Business & Real Estate
Owner’s Benefit: $209K
Quick-service restaurant specializing in chicken, beef, ribs, sandwiches and other specialties. Business has a long established reputation spanning to almost 7 decades. Currently only open 6 days a week from 11am to 8pm. Lots of room for expansion in sales and on the physical property.

Asian Bar Restaurant for sale
Price: $150K
Sales: $412K
Owner’s Benefit: $70K
Asian restaurant in the radius of Downtown Orlando. Located in a free-standing building so it could be converted to any concept. Rent is only $2,700 a month including CAM. Business has a full kitchen with hood and walk-in cooler and seats over 60 people. All financial numbers are straight from the tax records.

Fast Food Franchise For Sale in Orlando
Price: $275K
Sales: $853K
Owner’s Benefit: $140K
Well-known fast food burger franchise for sale in the Orlando area. Financials come from the profit and loss statements and tax records. Restaurant has been in business since 2006.


Italian Bar & Restaurant with 4COP SRX full liquor license

Price: $275K
Owner’s Benefit: $107K
Great opportunity to own an Italian Restaurant with a 4COP SRX liquor license. Both the restaurant and bar have a huge upside potential. Less than $3,800 a month rent in the Orlando area? We weren’t able to.

Mediterranean Restaurant with Small Bar located in a Free-Standing Building
Price: $100K
Owner’s Benefit: $60K
Business has a full kitchen, 40 seats and an 8 seat bar area. Currently has a beer and wine license.

Asian Restaurant & Bar For Sale in Orlando and Central Florida
Price: $149K
Great looking Asian restaurant. 2,700 square feet in addition to outdoor seating. Business premises has a large kitchen with a massive hood system, walk-in cooler and a bar area.

American Cafe For Sale in Orlando – 25-year reputation
Price: $250K
Sales: $847K
Owner’s Benefit: $114K
Cafe Style eatery with a welcoming family atmosphere.

Below are some great restaurant opportunities of available restaurants for sale in the Orlando area in 2018!

Sushi & Hibachi Grill Restaurant with 4COP SRX Liquor License
Price: $399K
Sales: $960K
Owner’s Benefit: $212K

This restaurant captures the best of many different worlds by catering to those who want a private dining experience, those who want to invite all of their friends for a Hibachi Grill experience and those who simply want to sit at or near the sushi bar. Business also has a separate bar just for alcohol. Business is located in a very populated section of Orlando and has 164 seats.

Restaurants Available For Sale in Orlando and Central Florida

Quick Service Restaurant with Property For Sale
Price: $990K for the Business & Real Estate
Owner’s Benefit: $209K

Quick-service restaurant specializing in chicken, beef, ribs, sandwiches and other specialties. Business has a long established reputation spanning to almost 7 decades. Currently only open 6 days a week from 11am to 8pm. Lots of room for expansion in sales and on the physical property.

Asian Bar Restaurant for sale
Price: $150K
Sales: $412K
Owner’s Benefit: $70K

Asian restaurant in the radius of Downtown Orlando. Located in a free-standing building so it could be converted to any concept. Rent is only $2,700 a month including CAM. Business has a full kitchen with hood and walk-in cooler and seats over 60 people. All financial numbers are straight from the tax records.

Fast Food Franchise Restaurant for sale
Price: $275K
Sales: $853K
Owner’s Benefit: $140K

Well-known fast food burger franchise for sale in the Orlando area. Financials come from the profit and loss statements and tax records. Restaurant has been in business since 2006.

Italian Bar & Restaurant with 4COP SRX full liquor license
Price: $275K
Owner’s Benefit: $107K

Great opportunity to own an Italian Restaurant with a 4COP SRX liquor license. Both the restaurant and bar have a huge upside potential. Less than $3,800 a month rent in the Orlando area? We weren’t able to.

Other Opportunities you may want to see:

Mediterranean Restaurant with Small Bar located in a Free-Standing Building
Price: $100K
Owner’s Benefit: $60K

Business has a full kitchen, 40 seats and an 8 seat bar area. Currently has a beer and wine license.

Asian Restaurant & Bar
Price: $149K

Great looking Asian restaurant. 2,700 square feet in addition to outdoor seating. Business premises has a large kitchen with a massive hood system, walk-in cooler and a bar area.

American Cafe – 25-year reputation
Price: $250K
Sales: $847K
Owner’s Benefit: $114K

Cafe Style eatery with a welcoming family atmosphere.

To help our business buying customers keep up with the business for sale market in the Orlando and Central Florida area for 2018, below is an example of some of the businesses for sale currently on the Orlando market. There are retail businesses, service businesses, and manufacturing type businesses for sale in the Central Florida and Orlando area. Check out some of the businesses below. If you are not able to find what you are looking for you can check out all of the businesses for sale on the business broker market at www.crowneatlantic.com or please feel free to call us at 407-478-4101.

Convention Services Business for Sale (Pictured Above)
Price: $450K
Gross Sales: $865K
Owner’s Benefit: $214K

Convention services business that works to help companies set up showcases at conventions and other shows within the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Business has a lot of repeat customers and purchase price includes a large amount of processing, printing, 3-D printing and fabrication equipment. Business has a skilled staff in place where the owner mostly just oversees activity. Buyer will also receive a large hard to get database of potential customer contacts if buyer plans on expanding the business.

Outlet Mall Electronics Store For Sale in Orlando
Price: $979K with $750K down
Gross Sales: $1.75 Million

Owner’s Benefit: $234K
Great opportunity to own a store at the Outlet Mall.  The mall receives over 14 million visitors a year and they are buying up a storm!  This business sells all kinds of electronics and accessories including cameras and unlocked phones.

Central Florida Furniture Retail Company with Real Estate
Price: $1.5MM for business and real estate (lender pre qualified)

Gross Sales: $1.23MM
Owner’s Benefit: $253K

Pictured above: A leading Central Florida retail Furniture company, in business at the same location for 25 years. Being the only Signature Design Studio in the northern part of of Greater Orlando, they offer many unique and hard to find pieces that can only be found here. Separate buildings house the Main Showroom, Bedding, and high quality pre-owned furniture. Most major brands are offered, along with warranty services and full delivery and set-up is available.

Childs Play Center
Price: $450K
Gross Sales: $309K
Owner’s Benefit: $106K

This is one of those indoor playground centers for kids. It’s a franchise and it is designed for kids under 8. It’s a great business for someone who likes kids but doesn’t want a daycare with all the licensing and restrictions. Pretty easy business to run as well. Kind of like running a gym.

Specialty Step Van Resale Business (North of Orlando)
Price: $785K (lender pre qualified)
Sales: $1.68 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $355K

Specialty Step Van Resale Business for Sale in Orlando / Daytona Area. Fast growing business with unique online sales with repeat customers and referral sales. $250k of inventory plus equipment included.

Large Tire Dealer For Sale
Price: $6 Million with $3 Million down
Gross Sales: $4.8 Million
Owner’s Benefit: $1.23 Million

Tire dealer that offers a huge selection of tires with a focus on larger trucks and vehicles. Price includes $1.5 Million in inventory.

Production Event Company
Price: $350K with $300K down
Gross Sales: $635K
Owner’s Benefit: $296K

Business sets up stages and production equipment for concerts, special events, corporate events, hotels for indoor and outdoor use.

Park Avenue Boutique
Price: $349K 

Gross Sales: $415K
Exceptional long established Park Avenue Boutique. Loyal clientele who are repeat customers of fine clothing and accessories. Unique items which can’t be found anywhere else in the Central Florida area.  Management and employees in place.

Assisted Living Facility For Sale in Volusia
Price: $1.375 Million (including real estate)
Gross Sales: $447K
Owner’s Benefit: $275K

This is a long term special needs care facility, established for 34 years.  Licensed for 14 beds, but currently using 11.  Purchase price includes the real estate.

You can find more businesses for sale at www.crowneatlantic.com or please feel free to call us at 407-478-4101.

At Crowne Atlantic, we have sold hundreds and hundreds of businesses in the Orlando and Central Florida area. For our agents, many of whom are native to the area, Orlando is a natural place for buying and selling businesses. After all, Orlando and Central Florida is one of the fastest growing places in Florida and one of the fastest growing areas in the country. On top of that, the Orlando area is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country and in the world. Visitors come from all over to experience our attractions, conventions, and our year-round warm weather. There are also a lot of residents in Central Florida that have made this area their permanent residence. They plan on retiring here. Some want to relocate here from out of state and even more people reside in the area but want to grow their earnings. To do this many people plan on buying a business.

Crowne Atlantic has sold hundreds of businesses spread across Central Florida. We’ve sold businesses in Orlando, Tampa, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Ocala, and all the parts in between. We specialize in helping business sellers market to international buyers, out of state buyers and local buyers. In our industry, any of these business buyers could potentially offer a business seller the best price. It is our job at Crowne Atlantic to help business owners seller their business for the best possible price.

To do this we work with business owners to show them multiple ways different buyers may choose to evaluate their businesses. There are some key elements to start out with that most buyers want to see when they evaluate businesses.

A) Financial Records – Business buyers (no matter where they might be from) will ask business owners for their last 3 years financial statements. This may come in the format of 3 years tax records or 3 years profit and loss statements. Buyers prefer tax records, but any financial paperwork or information that helps business buyers understand the sales volumes, expenses and cash flows is helpful.

B) Property Lease or Property Information – Business Buyers will want to see a copy of the business’s current lease for the premises or if the business comes with real estate they will want to see the schematics of the property where the business is located. When it comes to leases especially Buyers want to see what terms they will need to agree to and how long they can reside on the business premises.

C) Equipment and asset lists – Business buyers want to see what kind of assets and equipment if any that they will be purchasing in the business transaction. It is also important for Buyers to learn if there is any additional equipment that they may need to purchase or if there is additional money required to update or replace any of the equipment or assets of the business.

Naturally there are many more items that business buyers will request, however if you’re looking to sell your business in the Orlando and Central Florida area having these items available will strengthen the value of your business because these are the items that buyers look for when they shop for businesses to buy.

If you’re looking to sell your business in the Orlando or Central Florida area, give us a call 407-478-4101.
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These are some of the latest pizza and Italian restaurants on the market for August 2017. Give us a call and let us know what we can help you find 407-478-4101.

Pizza & Italian Restaurant – 32 seats
Price: $249K with $200K down
Gross Sales: $397K
Owner’s Benefit: $138K
Pizza and Italian restaurant for sale in Orlando. Business has an amazing built out that attracts lots of weekly dine-in customers. Menu includes full pizzas, Italian dishes, salads, and pizza-by-slice. Great frontage of one of the city’s major roads and plenty of parking. The facility has a full kitchen with a 16ft hood, walk-in cooler and 32 seats. Long lease available for new owner!

Neighborhood Pizza Place for sale in Seminole County
Price: $119K with $101K down
Gross Sales: $462K
Owner’s Benefit: $91K
Growing pizza shop serving pizza, appetizers, wings, pasta and subs. Rent is just $2,365 a month for 1,300 square feet. Seller is selling due to health reasons.

Italian Restaurant for sale in South Volusia County- SBA Lender Pre-Qualified
Price: $599K with $119K down with an SBA Loan
Gross Sales: $1.03MM
Owner’s Benefit: $189K
Absentee run business with great financials. Business has a great lease at $2,400 per mo for 3,500 sq ft for initial 5 year term plus 3 – 5 year options. Business could potentially qualify for an SBA loan for a qualified buyer. The facility seats 140 people including some outside. Includes wood burning pizza oven & large fully equipped kitchen. Currently only offering beer & wine (2COP) but can convert easily to full liquor w/ 4COP SRX.

Italian Restaurant (not too far from Disney)- SBA Lender Pre-Qualified
Price: $465K with $100K down with an SBA Loan
Gross Sales: $739K
Owner’s Benefit: $189K
100% absentee; GM in place at $60,000 year. Cash flow 100% absentee was $128,821 in 2016, For the last 3 years, sales and profit has grown exponentially. Open attached file to look at the details of the pristine books this business has to offer. It has been pre-qualified by 2 banks for a 75% loan on asking price. .

Pizza Franchise For Sale
Price: $260K
Gross Sales: $627K
Owner’s Benefit: $166K
Pizzeria franchise for sale in the North Central Florida area. Business has a solid reputation and has been established for 6 years. There is currently a GM or an and Assistant Manager. The franchise is looking for an owner operator and price includes start up costs.

In 2017 there are a lot of internet-based businesses for sale. Back in 2009 there were a lot of online businesses but not like there are today. Below are some examples of internet based businesses on the Florida market.

Online Business for Booking Photo Booth Rentals
This is a cool concept where the business is doing bookings for photo booth rentals. Just imagine that just 10 years ago this business probably could not have existed and here this business is eight years old and profitable.
Price: $125K with $100K down
Gross Sales: $370K
Owner’s Benefit: $63K
On Line Business for the booking / rental of photo booths for special events with current operations in 17 locations nationwide. Work from home a few hours a week and bring in income.

Auto Supply Business
This auto supply business is less of a unique listing in that we have heard of people buying auto parts online for quite sometime, either through known retailers or online retailers like Amazon. Even before that however, we all knew of people that would buy auto parts on Craigslist or Ebay. This is a great concept though and auto parts are always in demand!
Price: $225K
Gross Sales: $ 751K
Owner’s Benefit: $104K
Auto part supply business that has a great reputation in the industry. eBay store account, fully customized e-commerce website, and popular Facebook included. This business has all of the infrastructure, relationships, and processes in place for a new owner making it turn key ready. Very clean books and records. Should qualify for E2 Visa. Approximately 200k in inventory included in purchase price. Currently operates out of 4,800 square feet of space at a rent of $2,850 a month.

Retailer of Women’s Apparel
Women’s apparel is also a stronger winner on the business side. Sometimes there are fewer buyers for women’s apparel businesses because men, especially if they are not fashion conscious rule themselves out as buyers without even looking into the business. They definitely shouldn’t do that. If the business is well-run like this one it could be possible for any skilled business person to run the business effectively.
Price: $695K
Gross Sales: $2.57MM
Owner’s Benefit: $247K
Successful internet retailer of niche women’s fashion apparel. Business needs attention to SEO and marketing in order to grow sales back to historical levels and beyond. The brand has a cult following. Long-time employees who are capable of running operations are present. Founder is unable to provide necessary resources due to personal situation.

Social Media Marketing Business
Below is a very different concept where the owner uses Instagram to help people advertise and market their products. It’s actually a cutting edge idea nowadays because 10 years ago no one would have even thought this could be a thing.
Price: $449K
Gross Sales: $422K
Owner’s Benefit: $299K
Social Media Marketing opportunity using Instagram with over 6.3 million followers across 11 accounts. Marketing for Ads dealing with Health, Fitness, Supplements, Skin Care and some Beauty. Customers buy Ads as a package across all 11 accounts. Easy to operate from your Smart Phone. Home based business that enjoys long time Loyal Customers and is fun to operate.

Branded Supplement Internet Business
I’m sure you have seen supplement businesses advertised on TV and the internet. This is another supplement business. Keep in mind that many of these supplements are not manufactured in people’s basements. Many come from well-respected companies and these smaller companies re-brand and private label the supplements. So if you like supplements, this business could be a good fit for you.
Price: $1.2MM ($300K down with lender pre-qualification)
Gross Sales: $826K
Owner’s Benefit: $370K
Extremely Profitable Branded Supplement Internet Business. Established since 2013 supplying its own brand of dietary supplements to a specialized niche & general market with worldwide distribution. Great profit margins. Owner benefit $370k in 2016. Perfect books & records. Tremendous growth opportunity. Relocatable anywhere in the US. No A/R. Easy to run. 3-year growth trend. All products contract manufacturing in the US. Lender pre-qualified.

Internet Brand Name of After-Market Motorcycle Parts with E-commerce Store
This is a strong looking business with the owner’s benefit income close to a million. People also love motorcycles. Motorcycles just like cars and pets have their own group of loyal followers. Motorcyle riders generally take care of their vehicles so selling them parts that can help keep everything together is always a great idea.
Price: $5.9MM (including 2.4MM in inventory)
Gross Sales: $2.9MM
Owner’s Benefit: $942K
Internet brand name motorcycle aftermarket parts retailer with high traffic E-Commerce store. Huge warehouse. Huge new inventory included! All parts from spark-plugs to rolling chassis and full custom bike kits, also selling metric cruiser parts. Long term, well trained staff/perfect vendors. Excellent opportunity to take over a 23-year-old successful tried and true well known business. 2 websites,5 eBay stores,2 Amazon stores and other online marketing.

Nationally Recognized Branded Fitness Product Line
Fitness products always do well as an online business. This internet business for sale sells fitness gear and products mostly online.
Price: $3.1MM
Gross Sales: $7MM
Owner’s Benefit: $751K
Nationally recognized branded fitness product line. Multiple sales channels mainly through direct e-commerce & dealer websites (~87% of sales), amazon/prime (~8%), & local store (~5%). Strong social media presence 240k followers & high-quality email list 100k. Well streamlined processes/technology enable seamless growth. Customers include commercial gyms, military, universities, sports teams, regional dealers, & individuals. 2017 annualized off rolling 11-month June 2016 – April 2017

Online Wholesaler of Beads
We love this online store for sale as they take an old school products and use the latest technology to sell them. People have been using beads in the apparel industry for centuries. These folks simply took their entire business online and no longer do retail. It’s more efficient that way and they have a much larger audience.
Price: $1.4MM ($350K down with a lender pre-qualification)
Gross Sales: $1.2MM
Owner’s Benefit: $388K
25yr old Wholesaler of beads and findings with over 10,000 products in inventory. 95% of sales are through online customers. Business has strong following with 3 websites coming with the business. Great financial records in quickbooks.

These are confidential business sales so if you would like more information on these or other online stores and Internet businesses for sale on the Florida market, let us know. You can reach us at 407-478-4101.

BBF-43945372
Pizza Restaurant North Orlando (closed on weekends!)
Price: $109,900
Gross Sales: $208,080
Owner’s Benefit: $44,760

Pictured above!  New York style pizzeria for sale in the Orlando area with seating for 54 patrons. Business is closed on the weekends and does no delivery.  Have you heard of anyone getting away with that before in the pizza industry here?  Me neither.  Pretty amazing!  If you add delivery and open on the weekends you will most likely grow the business instantly!   1,800 square feet and just $1,500 a month in rent.  Very hard to beat that!

BBF-411500051
Pizza restaurant located in the Lake Buena Vista area of Orlando
Price: $80,000 with $65,000 down
Gross Sales: $365,757
Owner’s Benefit: 107,293

Busy pizza shop, near Downtown Disney, Disney Parks, and Hotels. High delivery volume make this business something worth taking a look at. Get your investment back in less than 1 year!   1,750 square feet.  (Rent includes both water and electricity so it’s a little higher at $5,300 a month……….you would be most likely paying it in utilities though anyways).

Pizza/Italian Restaurant for sale in Clermont, just 25 minutes driving time from Windermere.
Price: $195,000
Gross Sales: $461,594
Owner’s Benefit: $121,175

Extremely busy pizza shop, located in Clermont just 25 minutes away from Windermere.  We mention that because we get a lot of phone calls from Windermere asking for businesses for sale in Windermere, but there are not many.  This would be a good alternative. Most popular in the area. Known for high quality ingredients & great recipies. Great location in a fast growing area. This pizza place has it all! Low overhead, more than enough parking, equipment is in great shape, clean, and #’s increasing each year. This is a MUST SEE if you are interested in a pizza shop. Financials are kept on the books.  Rent is just $2,474 a month and square footage is 1,400 square feet.

3 Fedex Routes are for sale in the East Central Florida Brevard County area $297K not too far from Orlando. Join the FedEx team as an independent contractor. Consistent yearly growth. 3 routes offered with 3 well maintained trucks free and clear. Business employs 3 contractors and is currently grossing approximately $275,000 per year with a net owner’s benefit of about $90,000 for an owner/manager not driving. Long-time drivers in place, owner does not drive. Hurry on this one, it should go fast. Great return on investment.  Buyers will need to have $297,000 in cash available to do this deal.

For more information please email me back or phone me and I can email you a confidential nondisclosure to fill out for it.  You can reach us at 407-478-4101.

Great Opportunity to buy a breakfast lunch restaurant for sale in Downtown Orlando.

BBF-43945341

Breakfast Lunch Restaurant For Sale Orlando

Price: $225,000 with $175,000 down

Gross Sales: $757,000

Owner’s Benefit: $75,254

1.5 Year old Breakfast Lunch Restaurant that is absentee owned. Owner lives out of the country. The restaurant has very strong sales, a new buildout and it is located with strong traffic flow near downtown. Seller motivated. Business needs owner operator; ideal for E Visa or L1. Strong Records. Owner’s Benefit reflects working ownership, but that’s by the numbers. If a real owner operator were place, there’s a lot more they could to not only build sales, but to be more profitable. Since we don’t see a lot of high-end breakfast lunch restaurants on the market, I’m recommending buyers take a look at this one. Restaurant is 3,700 square feet and is closed by 3pm each day, so there is a lot of opportunity for expansion. If you have any questions please feel free to reach me at 407-478-4101 or you can reply back to this email and I can send you a confidential nondisclosure.

Great opportunity for a Restaurant and bar for sale in Volusia County near Daytona Beach and Port Orange

BBF-43945223

Polished Casual Grill located in Premier Retail Location (South Volusia County)

Price: $399,000 with $299,000 down

Gross Sales: $1,250,000

Owner’s Benefit: $165,000

Polished Casual Grill located in Premier Retail Location with multiple anchor retailers and attractions. Attractive Rent Rate, Professional Management in place and cost management controlled. Owners absentee, Attractive seller financing included for qualified buyers. Contact Agent and Fax NDA. Visa Doable.

Buying a law firm is a common way for attorneys to expand their existing practice or for young lawyers to hit the ground running, but it’s not as straightforward a process as buying another type of business. There are practical and ethical considerations that anyone who wants to buy law firms for sale needs to know about.

5 Things to Know About Buying a Law Firm

  1. The sale will be governed by the American Bar Association and the State Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct. Selling a law practice used to be highly unethical. Today, those concerns have eased somewhat, but strong ethical protections remain in place. According to the ABA, any sale of a law practice must be in compliance with the governing jurisdiction’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Buyers and sellers in Florida must follow and comply with certain requirements set by the Florida Bar Association in order for the sale to be valid. For example, the sale must include the entirety of the practice or an area of the practice; the seller’s clients must be given written notice of the proposed sale; and the fees charged to clients cannot be increased as a result of the sale.
  1. Due Diligence is more difficult. Due diligence is an important part of any sale, helping buyers determine the suitability of the sale and the viability of the business. Due to the nature of the legal business and client confidentiality, it’s very hard for buyers to verify the business’ income ahead of time and even the number of clients the firm has. Buyers do still have some options for due diligence. They can look at past income tax returns, financial statements, and bank statements to get a broad overview of the firm’s financial state, as well as any property lease agreements related to the firm. Liens and malpractice suits can be researched and inquiries to the state bar can unveil disciplinary complaints and concerns.
  1. Timing of the sale may be affected. The settlement date is impacted by a firm’s pending cases. In cases where litigation is involved and the selling attorney plans to leave the profession, the sale may be delayed until the case is settled. This is because the selling attorney may not be able to withdraw as counsel from the pending case once a jury has been selected.
  1. Clients are not for sale. Just because you are buying a successful law practice does not mean you will get to keep all of the firm’s current clients. The practice of law is a profession in addition to being a business, which means there are a lot of intangibles that impact the success of a firm, such as the lawyer’s experience and reputation. Clients are always informed of the pending sale and have the option of taking their business elsewhere.

 

  1. A court order may be involved. In cases where clients cannot be served with notice of the sale, it may be necessary to obtain court authorization. In lieu of the client okaying the change in counsel, an order from the court is needed to make the substitution. The court will determine whether or not reasonable efforts to find the client have been made and whether the client’s interests will be served by the substitution of counsel. Lack of a court okay, does not necessarily halt the sale, however.

Find Law Firms For Sale and Navigate the Sale Process With Help From Crowne Atlantic Properties

The business brokers at Crowne Atlantic Properties can help you navigate the realities of buying a law firm in Florida. We can match buyers and sellers, help you conduct due diligence, and advise you through the entire transaction. Learn more about buying an Orlando law firm for sale by contacting us at 407-478-4101.

Winter Park Pizza Restaurant for sale. Business is located in the high-end area of Winter Park and serves up fantastic pizza. The restaurant offers dine-in, take-out, and delivery. Rent is just $1,600 a month and for the area this is a total bargain. Business is fully equipped with hood systems, refrigeration systems, a grill and a double-stacked pizza oven. New owner can continue on with the current concept or bring in their own concept. For more information please call us at 407-478-4101.

Asking Price:$85,000

Gross Income:$151,789

FF&E:$30,000

Inventory:$1,500

Employees:4

Inventory:
Included in asking price
Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E):
Included in asking price
Facilities:
Well-built facility with multiple hoods, a double stacked pizza oven, a grill, along with indoor and outdoor seating.
Growth & Expansion:
Owner is a first time restaurant owner. There is a lot of room to build on the sales for an experienced owner. Business is located in a high-traffic area surrounded by businesses, residential areas and schools and there is a lot opportunity either for the owner’s concept or another restaurant concept.
Financing:
Owner is open to financing a portion of the purchase price for a qualified buyer.
Support & Training:
Owner will work with the buyer to make for a smooth and easy transition into the business.

Most new business owners hear the word “accountant” and they think “taxes”. But the truth of the matter is accountants do much more than prepare tax returns for business owners. They can provide incredibly valuable service at every stage of the business life cycle from the start-up and growth phases to advice on selling a business when that time comes.

Here are our top 5 reasons every business owner should to hire a good accountant.

5 Reasons To Hire An Accountant

    1. You’re Buying a Business. Buying a business is a huge financial commitment. An accountant will be able to not only evaluate your own financial health and ability to purchase and run a business, but they will be able to evaluate the business’ finances too – before you sign on the dotted line. This is hugely important if you are buying an existing business. A professional accountant will be able to look deep into the financial records and let you know if anything looks wrong or worrisome. You will have a better idea of what you’re getting in to. Having an accountant also improves your chances for a business loan. The simple fact that you are serious enough about the business finances to hire a professional, will help you gain favor with the bank, not to mention the facts and figures the accountant can provide the lender when needed. An accountant can help you evaluate your loan options and choose the best one for your needs too.
    1. Professional Tax Assistance. We can’t have an accounting top 5 list without including taxes. Tax assistance is more than just preparing and filing yearly taxes. An accountant will be able to:
      • Complete and file the required legal documents for the business, even helping you choose the right legal structure for the business.
      • Advise you on changes in the tax law that may affect you,
      • Prepare annual statements and maintain financial and business formation records,
      • Represent and advise you during an audit.
      • Evaluate your income, expense and cash flow to help you maximize resources.
    1. Business Plan Development. Business plans are simple when you’re a sole proprietor, but operations get rapidly more complex once you start expanding your services, adding employees, or take on more clients. An accountant will be able to develop and evaluate financial projections to help guide your business decisions. You’re more likely to succeed when you base your decisions on hard data that has been professionally evaluated.
    1. Finance and Payroll. Did you know accountants can be hired to manage your finance and payroll functions? If this is not your area of expertise or you don’t have staff to handle the process for you, delegating this function will make your life immeasurably easier. Thanks to cloud-based software, you and your accountant can have access to the same files and data in real time and make financial decisions together, the same way you’d do with an internal payroll specialist.
  1. You’re Selling A Business. Just like when you bought your business, an accountant’s insights and analysis during a sale will only help you. An accountant will make sure your financial records are in order and produce the statements and documents requested by the buyer. Again, having professionally prepared documents like this will only work in your favor. Your business will be more attractive to buyers for having these documents in order.

If you’re concerned about the cost of hiring an accountant, keep in mind that he or she does not have to be hired as a full-time employee. You can hire one on retainer or just for the services you need. This makes it much more affordable for small business owners to obtain the financial expertise they need to succeed.

Get More Business Advice From The Business Brokers At Crowne Atlantic Properties

If you are getting ready to buy or sell a business in Florida, contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101.

For many business owners accounting is a necessary but painful business function. Most business owners would much rather be focused on the core service of the business than reviewing numbers, but those reviews are crucial to the success of the business…and crucial to keeping your stress levels in check at the end of the year. Without routine financial practices, business owners would have trouble meeting their payroll, billing, and tax obligations. They would have a hard time planning for the future too.

To make the job less painful, we’ve compiled a small business accounting checklist. This checklist will help you understand what needs to be done and when. This will keep you from worrying about it unnecessarily which could draw your attention from other equally as important business matters.

Your Small Business Accounting Checklist

One thing you can say about accounting – it is a routine function. Establish good habits and use the routines of accounting to your advantage by establishing a checklist that follows the annual business cycle. This will keep you on top of your financial obligations all year round, ensuring you don’t miss a thing.

  • Daily
    _____ Check your cash position. How much do you have on hand? Do you need to make a run to the bank before opening for the day?
    _____ Take a look at incoming and outgoing payments. What’s on tap for the day? Is everything ready to go or is there work to be done?
  • Weekly or Bi-Weekly
    _____ Record payments received from customers and made to vendors.
    _____ Record invoices or bills sent out to customers.
    _____ Organize and file receipts and invoices. What has been paid? What’s still unpaid? _____ Process payroll.
    _____ Evaluate cash flow.

    Keeping on top of these functions every week will make the process a lot easier to handle. The organization and time you put in to it now, will pay off when tax season rolls around.

  • Monthly
    _____ Reconcile your checking account to make sure your internal balances match the bank balance.
    _____ Check for past-due invoices (aged receivables) and send out reminder notices at the beginning of the month. Doing this all at one time will help you manage the process and keep track of who has been contacted and when.
    _____ Check inventory. The beginning or end of the month is also a good time to check your inventory and place new orders if necessary.
    _____ File payroll taxes.
    _____ Review monthly balance sheet. Do line items add up? Is anything glaringly wrong? What does your cash position look like?
  • Quarterly
    Every quarter it’s a smart idea to take a deeper look at how your business is faring so you can make plans and adjustments if needed.
    _____ Review Profit and Loss Statements for the quarter and compare it against the budget.
    _____ Process quarterly payroll, sales, and income tax payments.
  • Annually
    _____ Review aged receivables and send to collections if necessary.
    _____ Conduct year-end inventory status and analysis.
    _____ Complete IRS forms.
    _____ Review year-end financial reports.
    _____ Review tax returns and books before giving them to your accountant.

While the list may look overwhelming, doing it a little bit at a time, like we’ve broken it up, makes things easier. An accountant or even accounting software can make all of these processes even more manageable. For small businesses with uncomplicated transactions, you can probably manage the processes yourself with the right software, if you’re so inclined. For other business owners, it is well worth the cost of hiring an accountant to do the job to ensure it is done correctly, on-time, and accurately. It could also save you the time and stress from doing it on your own.

Contact Crowne Atlantic Properties Business Brokers For Help With Your Business Needs

If you want to buy or sell a business or need advice on how to find an accountant, contact the business brokers at Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101.

So you’ve made the decision to sell your business. You’re financially and emotionally ready for the change this will bring to your life. The market is good and you have a compelling reason to sell. Now what?

Now you need to get your business in listing shape. Here’s how:

  1. Get the expert help you need. Selling a business is complex and can be even more so if you desire anonymity or want to keep the sale a secret from your employees and customers. It’s also time-consuming and there are many legal requirements to follow. This is where the services of professionals become invaluable. At a minimum, you’ll need a business broker, an accountant, and an attorney. These experts can help manage the process, handle negotiations on your behalf, provide advice on setting a sale price, determine a business valuation, and manage any profits you earn from the sale.
  2. Become comfortable talking about your reasons for selling. Expect to be asked why you are selling your business. Buyers will want to know if they are getting into a potential problem and what your motivations are for selling. Develop a list of attributes that will make the business attractive to buyers such as: steady or increasing sales figures, increasing profits, loyal customers, or growth potential. Be honest, but highlight the positives.
  3. Get your financial records in order. Hopefully, you and your accountant have been maintaining accurate financial records all along, but if you haven’t you must get them in order before you list the business for sale. Potential buyers will want to see financial statements, budgets, cash flow, accounts receivables and payables, recent tax returns, franchising fees, if applicable, and your current lease agreement. These are just a few of the financial records you’ll need to produce during a buyers’ due diligence period and are a prime example of why you need an accountant to help you with the sale. You should also prepare a list of equipment that is included with the sale and whether or not there are any lease, financing, or rental costs associated with it.
  4. Fix it up. Make sure the business is in good shape before you list it. Curb appeal applies to businesses just as much as it applies to houses. Fix or replace broken equipment, keep it clean and presentable at all times.
  5. Create an information packet. Buyers will appreciate this extra step. In your information packet you can include a brief letter, explaining your reasons for the sale, what you love about the business, what is a challenge, and what your hopes are for the sale. Include in the packet, a contact list of key employees, suppliers, and contractors. You should also include a copy of the business structure and any current operating manuals or employee handbooks.

Listing A Business For Sale Takes Time

Don’t expect to wake up one day and decide today is the day you put your business up for sale. Listing a business for sale takes time, especially if you have to get records in order. It’s not unusual for business owners to need several months to a year or more to fully prepare for listing, particularly if they’ve been lax about record-keeping. Then, once the business is listed, expect to spend even more time waiting for the right buyer to come along and even more time finalizing the details and actually closing on the sale.

Let Crowne Atlantic Properties Help You List Your Business

Selling a business is extremely time-consuming and will take away from your day-to-day running of the business if you decide to sell it without help. The business brokers at Crowne Atlantic Properties will save you time, keep the sale confidential, reach the broadest market, and get the best offer in addition to providing advice and guidance throughout the listing, negotiation, and sale process.

For more advice about listing a business in Florida, contact at 407-478-4101.

A lot of Florida business owners think through every aspect of selling a business. They are careful to choose the right time to sell. They spend time getting their financial records in order. They research the market to price the business right. They work closely with their business broker to find the exact right buyer for their business.

The one thing they don’t do is plan for the transition from business owner to….what, exactly? Transition planning consists of prepping for that post-sale time. This is a time when the new owner may still need you as a mentor and guide in their new venture. A time when former employees and long-time customers may seek you out to discuss the sale and the changes it has brought.

This is the time for you, the former business owner, to figure out what’s next for you and your life.

Creating A Transition Plan

  • Prepare to let it go. The first thing you need to do when creating a transition plan is to be prepared to let go. Even if you think you are emotionally ready to stop being a business owner, it can be very hard to watch new owners come in and start taking over “your” business. If you plan to stick around and be available to help the new owner out, it is especially important that you are 100% comfortable with no longer being the one to make the decisions.
  • Develop a new vision. It’s very difficult to walk way from a business you’ve spent years developing without any idea of what you are going to do next. If you can’t imagine not being the owner of your company, you need to ask yourself if the time is right to sell. If you are committed to selling, have some options in mind for what you will do next in your life. Do you have another job/career in mind? If you’re retiring, make plans for a long vacation or project to keep your mind occupied as you transition from being the boss to being a retiree. Too many business owners have no idea what they will do once the business sells and develop cold feet at some point in the process, eventually pulling out of the sale. Take some time for introspection to prevent this from happening to you.
  • Develop an actual transition plan. It can help to spell out in detail your actual plans for handing over the reins of your business. Think about how involved you can and want to be and for how long. Develop a list of important contacts for the new business owner so they can rely on these individuals instead of you if you are trying to ease your way out. Make sure to discuss this plan with potential buyers so they don’t walk into the deal thinking you will be more available than you have planned.
  • Talk Through Transition Options With A Crowne Atlantic Properties Business Broker

    If you are ready to sell your business but aren’t sure how to make a clean break, talk to the business brokers at Orlando’s Crowne Atlantic Properties. We have worked with hundreds of business owners who have successfully made such transitions. Our brokers can help owners develop suitable transition plans or even put them on the path to a new business opportunity.

    Contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101 for help planning the next stage of your life.

Buying a business is stressful enough. The thought of adding negotiation to the process is enough to make some buyers run for the hills. But negotiation isn’t a bad thing, sometimes it is even expected, and it can get you a better business deal.

What Can Be Negotiated When Buying A Business

Good negotiation skills are necessary to get the best deal when buying a business, but anything can be negotiated if it is of importance to you. The most common areas of negotiation when buying or selling a business come down to a few select points.

  • Price. The sales price is the negotiation point that always jumps first to mind. This is definitely open for negotiation. You should examine the company with a fine-toothed comb before making an offer. Your offer should be fair, but also take into account any additional costs you may incur after the sale. One common cost is upgrading obsolete equipment. If you know you will have to do this, you can try to negotiate a lower sales price to help cover these additional costs.
  • Financing. How will you pay for the business purchase? If you need financing, shop around for the best terms for your specific situation. Business loans are hard to come by so you may find yourself talking to private lenders. Always negotiate a loan that you can afford to pay and still make a profit on the business. You may even be able to negotiate with the seller to retain a financial stake in the company until you get on your feet.
  • Contracts. Sales contracts are always open to negotiation. Under the advice of an attorney, you may want to change things as simple as the closing date to as complex as a non-compete clause. One important note: always negotiate these changes before you sign the contract.
  • Inclusions and Assets. Do you want to keep certain equipment? Negotiate it into the sales contract. Equipment, storage space, vehicles, etc. may or may not be part of the deal. If you want it, ask for it. Likewise, if you want something gone, make that part of the deal.
  • Staffing or Seller Assistance. Do you want the seller or certain key staff members to stay on to help you transition? Make sure you put that into a contract. Negotiate how long the seller/staff will remain to assist you and a salary or compensation for their time.

Business Brokers Are Expert Negotiators

If you loathe the idea of negotiating, ask your business broker to do it for you. A business broker will be incredibly helpful if you want to negotiate anything related to the sale. Not only will the broker be able to give you advice on what to negotiate or what to offer for the sale, they can do it on your behalf. That’s right. You don’t even have to be the one to face the seller and negotiate the terms. Your broker can do it for you.

The business brokers at Crowne Atlantic Properties have worked with hundreds of Florida business buyers and sellers, negotiating terms that are favorable to all and make the sale happen. If you need help negotiating the purchase or sale of a business contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101.

Sometimes, business owners have no choice but to sell their business. Many times health, retirement, and relocation are big factors. Sometimes an owner’s circumstances change or there is some other compelling reason that makes selling the only option. In those cases, it’s not a matter of when to sell, but rather, how to get the most out of the sale.

For others, the decision is not so clear-cut. Sometimes, it creeps up on you and you start to wonder how much the business is worth. At other times, you’re ready to try something new but not sure how to move on. Or maybe you’re starting to think about retirement. Even if the motivation is there, it can still be hard to make that final decision to stay or sell.

This all begs the question, “How do you know when it’s time to sell your business?”

Three Conditions That Make It A Good Time To Sell

Over the years, we’ve discovered three conditions that, when aligned, make it the right time to sell a business.

1. There is a reason to sell.
2. You are confident a sale can be made that meets your objectives.
3. You are emotionally ready to sell.

If your situation meets all three of these criteria, now might be a good time to sell your business.

1. There is a Reason to Sell.

Having a reason to sell might be just the motivation you need to start the process. If you’re not forced to sell, suitable reasons might be: personal, investment-related, or strategic. Personal reasons usually don’t have an economic or business-related reason to sell. They may be forced by a divorce or disagreement between the partners/owners, retirement, or even the feeling of being burnt-out can all be compelling enough reasons to sell. Investment related reasons to sell may be a need for cash, a need to minimize your area of risk, or you may see it as a good time to sell for a profit. Strategic reasons for selling a business may be a need to raise capital for other investments, pursuits, or expansion. You might sell it to gain access to a new technology or new customers.

2. You are Confident a Sale can be Made That Meets Your Objectives.

No one wants to attempt a sale if they don’t think they’ll be able to attain their objectives from it. Why spend the time and money needed to advertise and promote the sale if you have no confidence it will come to fruition? To ensure a sale, you’ll need to have realistic objectives, including a fair selling price. You will also need to make sure the current internal and external business environment is favorable to the sale of your business and that your business is ready to sustain the scrutiny a sale will create from buyers.

3. You are Emotionally Ready to Sell.

Don’t underestimate the emotions that come with selling your business. There will be emotions one way or another and they can have a huge impact on your decision to accept or decline and offer. Emotions are much stronger in solo entrepreneurs than in owners who went in on the business as a partnership. Selling can affect your lifestyle, your identity, your finances, even your family life and social circles. In short, it will change your life. Come to terms with these issues before putting the business up for sale so you aren’t having second thoughts when there’s an offer on the table.

Sell A Business In Florida With Crowne Atlantic Properties

If you’re thinking about selling your business and want to learn more about the process, get a business valuation, or list a business for sale in Florida, contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101. Our business brokers would be happy to help you.

When purchasing a business for “all cash” is not possible, sometimes there are other options buyers can consider.

Making An Offer

When you’ve found the perfect business it’s time to make an offer. Offers are typically structured with the buyer providing a certain amount down and financing the remainder. The remaining amount due is financed in one of three ways: by the seller, through a bank, or with help from personal resources.

Obviously sellers prefer to get all cash at closing, but buyers can purchase a larger or more expensive business if they are willing and able to finance a portion of it. Low or no-money down offers are exceedingly rare. First of all, it’s very hard for the owner to make any income when they have high debt payments. Secondly, banks and lenders are reluctant to provide funds for a business that the buyer doesn’t show a vested financial interest in. A down payment will lower the amount of debt financed and make you a more attractive borrower in the eyes of the lender.

Financing Options

Business owners have a few different ways of paying for their new business. Which one is right for you will depend on your financial situation, the sales price of the business, and how willing the seller is to work with you.

  • Seller Financed. Seller financing is not as uncommon as you’d think. In addition to being the least expensive, it is also the easiest type of financing to obtain. Under this option, the buyer provides the seller with a percentage of the sale price upfront. The seller takes the remainder in the form of a promissory note, which the buyer pays back with interest. Interest rates are often lower than a bank’s rates, but the payback term can be shorter too. 3-5 years is typical. If you can find a seller who is willing to finance you, take that as a good sign that if you purchase the business and run into issues or need some short-term guidance that they will come back and help you. The sellers are interested in making sure the business is successful so that the Buyer can finish paying off their note. It means the seller has high confidence in the success of the business, even after he or she hands over the reins.
  • Lender Financed. Lender financing, or debt financing, is a typical bank loan. You will provide some amount of money down and the bank or lending institution will finance the rest at a certain interest rate and for a certain period of time. Business loans are not like home loans, though, so don’t expect to find lenders willing to provide a long-term loan. The lender will want proof that the business is viable so you’ll need to provide an earnings history in addition to your down payment. Many bank loans are guaranteed by the Small Business Administration to encourage lending.
  • Personal Financing. Another form of debt financing is to obtain loans from friends, family, acquaintances, or peer-to-peer lending networks. You would work out the terms of the loan (amount loaned, payback period, whether or not interest will be charged, etc.) on your own for each debt taken on. If you go this route, make sure you can uphold your end of the deal and that your financier can afford to loan you the money. That will ease any stress that may arise from personal financing.
  • Other Options. There is always the option to cash in any retirement accounts or sell any equity shares you will have in the business as a way to finance it. Factoring companies are another option. These companies will upfront you cash for the amount of accounts receivables that are outstanding. You may not be able to do this to buy a business, but you can do it afterwards as a way to gain cash.

Learn More About Buying A Business And Your Finance Options From Crowne Atlantic Properties

Financing a business will be different for everyone. So much of it depends on the business for sale, the seller’s interests, and the buyer’s capabilities. For help finding the right business to buy in Florida, contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101. We can help you with all steps of the business buying process from sourcing a business, negotiating the sale, and identifying finance options.

Sometimes, many times actually, business owners don’t want the fact that they are selling or contemplating selling their business to be public knowledge. They may not want to scare away good employees. They may not want their family, friends, or customers to know they’re planning to sell. Whatever the reason, confidentiality is something to be taken seriously in any business sale. Yes, eventually word will get out but it should be on the owner’s terms, when he or she is ready to make the announcement and face the inevitable questions that arise from it.

Until that time comes, here are four tips you can use when selling your business to keep things confidential.

4 Ways To Maintain Confidentiality During A Business Sale

  1. Blind Advertising. The simplest way to make sure no one knows that you are the business owner behind the sale is to simply withhold certain information. It’s called blind advertising and it’s a very common practice. When you advertise a business blindly, you may withhold information about the business owner and/or the name of the business. The goal here is to get calls about the business. To do that, you don’t need to provide such detailed information as the business name. For instance, ads can be written to provide all of the relevant information a buyer needs to decide whether or not they want to learn more about the business without revealing the name of the business or the owners. Ads may contain information about the industry the business is in, the size of the business, number of employees, and general location. Done properly, none of this information should reveal the exact business that is for sale. Once you see the ad, ask yourself, “Could someone tell that this is me, based on the ad?” if the answer is No, run it. If not, re-write it until you’re satisfied with the anonymity.
  2. Confidentiality Agreements. Another key component to keeping things quiet is the confidentiality agreement. If you are serious about maintaining confidentiality, interested buyers MUST sign a legal confidentiality agreement BEFORE any of your personal information is released to them or they even learn the name of the business. This will provide you with legal protections if the buyer spills the beans. This is also the time to look into the buyer’s qualifications and make sure they are serious and capable of making the purchase. If they’re not, don’t bother giving them confidential information. Talk to your business broker about this aspect of selling the business in Florida. Any responsible business broker will totally back you up on this and will even have approved confidentiality agreements ready to go as soon as you sign on with them.
  3. Have An Answer Ready. Despite your best efforts, word may leak out and you’ll find yourself fielding questions from staff and customers. Be ready for this with a believable answer. Don’t panic or read too much into them; most questions are simply innocent inquiries. If you are ready to tell them the truth, go ahead. If you’re not, try to deflect the question until you are ready (you never want to say too much too soon).
  4. Take Control Of The Process. Even if you have a signed purchase agreement in hand, the time for confidentiality may not be over. Come to an agreement with the buyer so he or she knows when and how the employees will be informed of the sale and by whom. While some key employees may need to know earlier, we often advise our clients to wait until the closing has occurred before letting the entire staff know about the sale. You just never know what might happen before ownership is officially transferred over and it’s not worth the stress and strain of worried and panicked employees to make announcements prematurely.

Maintain Confidentiality With Help From Crowne Atlantic Properties

Maintaining confidentiality during the selling process is important, but it won’t break the sale if word slips out. For help listing or selling your business and ensuring it’s kept confidential, contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101.

Selling a business is as serious a step in your career as buying it was. You’ve likely devoted years of your life, and plenty of your finances, to the business. Saying goodbye isn’t easy, nor is it simple. Business brokers can help you negotiate the practical and the emotional aspects of selling your business while making sure you get the best deal possible.

5 Ways Business Brokers Can Help In Selling Your Business

  1. Representation. A business broker represents you to buyers. They are the first point of contact for buyers who are interested in your business and can negotiate on your behalf. They can save you from wasting time with unacceptable buyers, sending only the most serious and qualified buyers your way. Representation during negotiations can also help when things get tense and you need to maintain a good relationship with the buyer for transition purposes.
  2. Setting The Right Price. Setting the right price from Day One is essential to selling your business. Too high of a price will turn off buyers. Too low of a price will hurt you. And in either situation, you may find yourself performing more negotiations than you’d care to. Business brokers have the tools and experience needed to set the right price for your business in your market. This moves the sale process along smoothly and reduces the amount of back and forth time spent negotiating.
  3. Reduce Your Stress Level. Even if you are selling your business, you still have to run it in the meantime. Both selling a business and running it are full time jobs. A business broker can handle what they do best – selling a business, while you handle what you do best – running the business. When you list your business with a business broker, you’ll benefit from 100% attention on selling the business while you keep it up and running. Your stress level will thank you.
  4. Finding The Right Buyer. Finding a buyer isn’t the same thing as finding the right buyer. The wrong buyer can draw out the process, be a poor fit for the company culture, have plans for the business that you would not want to see come to fruition, or may require a much longer transition period than you want to provide. Business brokers can help you set up parameters for the sale and evaluate potential buyers based on those parameters as well as what the buyer brings to the table.
  5. Independent Analysis. It’s rare to see a sale where the buyer and seller agree on everything right away. It’s much more common to be faced with options, changes, and requests that all need to be evaluated. A business broker provides independent analysis of offers and requests and can advise you on solutions.

Selling Your Business With Crowne Atlantic Properties

These are just a few of the many benefits a business broker provides. To learn more about selling your business or to list your business for sale, contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101.

Selling a business isn’t as easy as waking up one day and posting a For Sale sign in the window. At Crowne Atlantic Properties we’ve seen our fair share of business selling mistakes. To help you avoid making the same mistakes, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 most common mistakes sellers make when selling a business.

The 5 Most Common Business Selling Mistakes

  1. Timing. It’s true that the best time to sell a business is when you don’t need to. This gives you the freedom to choose the best time to sell and the luxury of time to wait for the right offer. It’s true, life doesn’t always work out for this to happen, but if possible don’t rush into selling. If you can, wait until profits are high, turnover is low, and/or demand for your product or service is great. It will be much easier to attract the attention of buyers and justify your sales price if the business is doing well. In an ideal world, buyers and bankers want to see an upward trend for three years.
  2. No Preparation. We’ve seen too many business owners decide they need to sell NOW and rush into selling without any forethought or prep work. This inevitably backfires when buyers ask for detailed information that you don’t have ready or if you receive an offer and have no idea if it is fair or not. Preparing to sell means deciding why you are selling, setting a goal for what you want to achieve from the sale, getting your financial information in order and ready for review, researching market pricing so you can set a realistic sale price and negotiate if necessary, and planning how to market the property.
  3. Being Inflexible. Don’t make the mistake of being too rigid, over-negotiating, refusing to negotiate at all, or ignoring feedback. Deals fall through when one side feels slighted, cheated, or disrespected. Take a collaborative approach, be open to feedback, and focus on the big picture. Everyone (the seller, the buyer, the brokers) wants the same end goal – your business to sell. Don’t get hung up on small details that can cause misunderstandings or hurt feelings because that is where deals start to break down.
  4. Pricing. This is the number one reason why businesses don’t sell. You can do all the prep work you want, have your financials in perfect order, and hit the market at the right time, but if you overprice the business it just won’t sell. This is where the advice of a business broker can be invaluable. If you are serious about selling a business, you need to price it accordingly. A valuation report can help you decide on a price that is competitive, yet realistic. Sometimes buyer won’t even look at a business if the price is too high. Not everyone wants to beat down the Seller to get a great price. Buyers need it to start at a fair price.
  5. Trying To Sell On Your Own. Many of the above mistakes can be avoided by working with a business broker. Business brokers are experts at prepping, pricing, and marketing a business for sale and then negotiating the final sale. Remember, you will still be running your business while you are trying to sell it. Can you do both effectively? Many business owners can’t. They simply don’t have the time needed to properly sell a business. You’ll also be at a disadvantage if the buyer comes in with his or her own broker who will take advantage of your lack of knowledge about selling a business to benefit the buyer. With an experienced business broker on your side, you control the process from start to finish.
  6. Avoid These Common Mistakes With Help From Crowne Atlantic Propertiess

    For help selling your business, contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101. Our business brokers can guide you through the selling process, act as your negotiator when on offer is made, and help you achieve your sales goals.

Understanding and managing cash flow is a challenge for many business owners, particularly new business owners. While we all know that cash is necessary to getting a business started and keeping it going, it can be difficult to determine just how much cash you actually have on hand at any given time.

But knowing how much money is moving through the business is critical to knowing whether or not your income is enough to cover your expenses and will provide you with a solid number for your gross business income. This is where a business cash flow analysis comes in.

What Is Cash Flow?

Cash flow refers to the movement of money in and out of the business. Money that comes into the business as the result of sales, investing, loans, etc. is referred to as “Inflow”. Money that goes out of the business for expenditures, purchases, or debt repayment, for example, is “Outflow”.

A business’ cash flow is how money balances between these two numbers. Ideally, you want to maintain enough funds on hand to cover your operating expenses and bills with a cushion for unexpected costs that inevitably arise.

Business Cash Flow Analysis

Periodic business cash flow analysis and reporting are used to check on the financial health of the business. These reports can help project anticipated cash flow for the next several months or even years. Armed with this information, business owners can make sound business decisions, having a better idea of what they can and cannot afford, and even analyzing trends in the business.

A business cash flow analysis doesn’t look solely at what is coming in and what is going out. It also takes into account non-cash assets as well as expenditures to arrive at a profit figure. The cash flow statements will typically include three parts:

  • Operating activities. This covers basic income and losses or expenditures.
  • Investment activities. Here you will find the inflows and outflows that result from purchases and sales of business investments. This may include the purchase or sale of property, assets, equipment, and securities.
  • Financing activities. Any activities that have been financed will be reflected here such as receiving a loan and the loan repayments.

Understanding cash flow and making projections is a confusing endeavor for most new business owners. Until you get a firm understanding of inflows and outflows, a CPA cash flow review is money well spent to ensure the financial health of your company.

For more information about buying or selling a business in Florida, contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101.

So you’ve made the decision to sell your business. But how do you determine a sale price? It can be one of the trickiest parts of selling the business, but it’s also one of the most important. The initial price can determine how quickly the business sells, what kind of buyers it attracts, and even indicate how smoothly the entire process will proceed.

When determining a business’ value, it’s always a good idea to get an unbiased third-party involved. Business brokers have a set of standards and procedures that they use to valuate a business. These tools help a business owner determine the business’ net worth and set a price valuation that is reasonable and realistic given current market conditions.

3 Common Methods Used To Valuate A Business

  • Assets. Perhaps the most black-and-white approach, an asset approach looks at the business’ assets and liabilities to determine business value.
  • Market. This approach compares the price of similar businesses to the one being valuated. This approach relies on recent sales data to determine exactly how much buyers are willing to pay and how much sellers are wiling to accept – for such a business.
  • Income. The income approach takes into account the gross business sales and anticipated income that the business will bring in over time. This method is more risky than the other two since it is based on future earnings, not today’s dollars.

Every business is different and not all valuation approaches are appropriate for all businesses. You’ll need to choose a method or combination of methods that best reflects your business situation in order to arrive at a valuation number.

Crowne Atlantic’s 360 Business Valuation Service Can Get You Started

Crowne Atlantic provides business valuation services, using our exclusive 360 Valuation Service. Through exhaustive research and comprehensive analysis of tangible and intangible factors, we are able to provide an accurate Opinion of Value. This type of business valuation provides business owners with an accurate present value for the business that can then be used to set a price.

Crowne Atlantic Business Brokers performs business valuations on all types of businesses for use in many different types of situations. To learn more about our business valuation services contact us at 407-478-4101.

Starting a new business is an exciting time, full of ideas and promise. It’s also incredibly hard; filled with long hours and seemingly endless financial investment and time commitment. This is particularly true if the business is brand new. One way to reduce some of the costs and risks associated with starting up a new business is to buy an existing business.

5 Primary Benefits Of Buying An Existing Business

When you purchase an existing business you’re buying more than just the physical site, some equipment and a client list. You gain a successful cash flow system, one that is currently in place, proven, and is making money. In addition to jump-starting a Buyer’s success, buying a business can enable a business buyer to leap for greater success and empower them to do it much quicker. Here’s a look at our top 5 reasons to buy a business that’s already up and running.

  1. Operational business. An existing business is an operational business. While some business buyers may fear that a Seller only would sell businesses because they are failing, most business owners are selling their businesses for personal reasons including: poor health, retirement, divorce, lack of interest, and relocation. If it’s still hard to believe, take a look at large companies like Google that make buy businesses all the time. Google certainly does not purchase failing businesses, they purchase them get further ahead in a faster manor. We recommend the typical business buyer to do the same. Buying an existing business works to your advantage. There’s no downtime needed to invest in equipment, build a customer base, find suppliers, or train employees. Every process and procedure is in place. Everything is in order for you to walk in and start making money from Day 1.
  2. Fewer upfront costs. Established businesses are already perfectly outfitted. There are no build-out or equipment costs unless you’re changing the business entirely. You’ll spend less on marketing, finding employees, and getting permits for building changes. In a way, buying an existing business is like getting an “all-in-one” package deal. It also helps the buyer avoid costly spending mistakes that many new business owners are prone to.
  3. Existing employees. When purchasing any new business, most new business owners are able to retain existing employees when they buy a business. This is a huge help to new owners who may not be familiar with running that particular business day-to-day. Existing employees can fill in these gaps, smooth the transition to new management, keep customers happy, and end up being your greatest asset.
  4. Existing reputation. Building a reputation takes time and money. Marketing campaigns can be expensive and may not produce results right away. An existing business has a built-in customer base, an existing reputation, and an existing brand with logs, websites, signage, and designs already in place. If you’re savvy, you can search for businesses with a good existing reputation during your business search. This will save you from having to build your reputation from scratch or repair the existing reputation once you become the owner.
  5. Less Risk. In business there are no guarantees even though Buyers tend to expect them. Successful business people become successful by taking risks, but you don’t have to risk everything or even a lot in order to be successful. The main thing a business buyer is after when they search for a business is “less risk.” It would be less risk for them to purchase a business than to start one from scratch. All of the above-mentioned benefits lead to “less risk.” A lesser risk with an existing business and proven cash flow system provides more of a guarantee than any start up venture could. You’ll reach your dreams faster with less financial investment, and your chances of success will be far greater than they would be starting from scratch.

To learn more about buying an established business in Florida, contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101.

One of the most common questions we get asked by business owners is what their tax liability will be when they sell a business in Florida. They want to know how much they will net out of the sale of their business after paying off fees, equipment, and other expenses at closing.

One expense that is often overlooked is the Capital Gains Tax. Many sellers are so eager to sell that they forget about this expense. This is because the Capital Gains is not paid at the time of closing and it doesn’t affect the business transaction until tax time.

Understanding Capital Gains Taxes

When a seller sells a business in Orlando or any other area, Capital Gains taxes are applied to the actual profit made upon the sale of the business and not the equity that was put in to the business. As a very basic example, if a seller spent $50,000 to build their business and sold it for $70,000, it’s possible that Capital Gains taxes may apply to $20,000 of the money received at upon closing. However, depending on how a seller’s accountant can interpret the situation, that may not be the case.

The percentages for Capital Gains taxes can also change. One year the business owner might be at 20 percent and one year they might be at 15 percent. A good way to help sort out what is owed is by putting together an allocation agreement once a business is sold. When the business sells there is typically an allocation agreement that both the buyer and seller should fill out. This form is used to document how much value was placed on each aspect of the business. This is what capital gains will be based on. Other issues such as whether a seller has a C-Corp or an LLC can also affect a seller’s tax situation.

Accounting Advice Is Invaluable When Selling A Business In Florida

Since Capital Gains is a tax issue, sellers need to involve their accountant from the beginning when they determine they want to sell. In many cases this is best done before the business is even put up for sale. Capital Gains taxes are different for every business so there is no way for Crowne Atlantic Properties to provide an accurate estimate without the detailed tax and business information that your accountant already has. We always remind sellers about the Capital Gains tax and recommend they consult their accountant to figure out their capital gains liabilities long before the closing date because it could prevent a deal from moving forward.

For more information about buying or selling a business in Florida, contact Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101.

Selling or buying a business in Orlando can be exhausting if attempted on your own. Many business owners and buyers opt to work with a business broker in Orlando to help them manage the process and obtain the best results. But not all brokers are created equal. In many cases, finding the right broker to work with you can be even more important than hiring a broker at all.

Finding the best Orlando broker to sell a business or help you buy a business takes a little bit of upfront work on you part, but that work will definitely pay off. Here are three tips to help you get started with choosing a business broker in Orlando.

Choosing Your Business Broker In Orlando

1. Experience.
Of course you’ll want to work with a broker who is experienced in helping put buyers and sellers together, but dig a little deeper to find out exactly what that experience entails. The right broker will understand your business and have experience buying and selling properties of equal size. You may even want to find a broker who has been a business owner him or herself to gain that extra insight and understanding they can bring to the process.

2. Resources. Always ask about the broker’s resources to make sure they can handle the additional workload your listing or search will bring. Don’t be afraid to ask how many businesses they’ve sold in the last year. When you do, be sure to find out how many were their own listings as opposed to other brokers’ listings. A good broker will be open to selling their own listings and others equally. This is good news for you since it means they’re more concerned about finding the right match for you than they are about moving their own listings.

3. Services. Find out what services the broker provides and determine whether or not they meet your needs. Some business owners are content to do a lot of the legwork themselves, others want to hand off the listing to the broker so they can concentrate on running the business while it’s listed. Ask about how and where they plan to advertise the business and if they will handle getting all of the paperwork and documentation in order. Pay attention to how responsive the broker is to you. Things can move quickly in business sales, you want timely responses so you don’t miss out on a great opportunity.

Contact Crowne Atlantic Properties For Help Selling Or Buying A Business In Florida

Crowne Atlantic Properties works with business buyers and sellers across the State of Florida. Contact us at 407-478-4101 to speak to one of our expert business brokers about buying or selling your business.

Prospective business owners often wonder if they should work with a business broker when they are ready to buy a business in Orlando. Unless you’re a former business broker yourself, the answer is almost always “Yes.”

An Orlando business broker can make buying a business in Florida go more smoothly and save you a ton of work. You also gain access to their experience and knowledge about the business buying and selling process as well as details about the properties that you may not otherwise learn.

Top Three Reasons For Using A Business Broker In Florida

Buying a business using a broker in Florida has many benefits but if we had to narrow it down to three, these would top the list:

1. Access to the Most Business-For-Sale Listings: Business brokers in Orlando have access to more listings and listing information than you could ever hope to find on your own. At Crowne Atlantic Properties, we use a statewide listing service to provide our clients with the most updated listings possible. This helps us find the best matches between buyers and sellers, which can greatly speed up the process and helps ensure buyers find the right business to match their interest.

2. Representation Between Buyers and Sellers: Sometimes it’s good to have a buffer between the buyer and the seller. Negotiations can get tense, especially if offers are modified. A business broker can be the conduit of information between the two parties, keeping relations civil, which can be extremely helpful after the sale if the new owner needs to be trained or advised by the seller after the purchase.

3. We are Paperwork Pros: Buying a business in Florida is complicated. There are many forms and documents to be found, filled out and filed in order to buy a business in Orlando. Business brokers understand this type of complex paperwork. They know where and how to obtain them, and can even facilitate action and communication between buyers and sellers to move the sale forward.

Boost Your Business Search With Help From Crowne Atlantic Properties

Call Crowne Atlantic Properties at 407-478-4101 and let one of our expert business brokers help you buy or sell your business. We currently have over 3,700 businesses for sale in Florida, just waiting for the right buyer!

Being in the business brokerage business for well over 10 years, we get requests for all kinds of businesses for sale and potential business opportunities. Popular inquiries that we receive are for businesses that are for sale on or around International Drive in South Orlando.

For those of you not familiar with the Orlando area, International Drive is one of the main tourist related arteries in the Orlando. The area is close to both Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios as well as other popular tourist attractions in the area.

I-Drive, as many of those in Orlando refer to it, is full small attractions along with flea markets and malls. International Drive is also home to the Orange County Convention Center and is home to a huge variety of hotels, restaurants, and retail shops.

Businesses including restaurants, hotels and retail shops go up for sale in I-Drive and there are a lot of buyers seeking out these opportunities. There is a good reason for this. The Orlando area hosts over 50 Million travelers a year. A large majority of these travelers will make it down to the tourist area at one point during their stay, even if their reason for traveling to Orlando is unrelated to tourism. As a large tourism artery, a business for sale on International Drive in Orlando has a nice ring to it. Business buyers know there will be plenty of foot traffic and that they will be in good company with other businesses that do well.

Here are some of the top 5 tips for buying a business on International Drive in Orlando, Florida.

1. Orlando Is Always Flush With Tourists
The busy seasons for the I-drive area are different than the rest of Orlando’s busy season. For most of the Orlando area especially when it comes to restaurants and retail stores, the busier season starts at around the end of September after school has been in session for a few weeks and goes on until early May. On the flip side, I-Drive’s busiest season is from mid June to end of August.

2. People Are Always Going to Eat
With thousands of people visiting I-Drive on a regular basis, they are always looking for some where to eat. We get requests specifically for restaurants and eateries that are for sale only on I-Drive.  Our general advise is to simply choose a restaurant that you are comfortable with running and it may or may not be on I-Drive.

3. Rent Can Be Higher Than Other Areas of Orlando
When it comes to businesses on International Drive, rent or leasing may cost you more. It is important that your business broker work with you to make sure you are not overpaying for your rent. Let us do the hard work when it comes to making sure you have the best possible deal. Remember that we have helped buy and sell hundreds of business.

4. I-Drive Is Diverse
Orlando tourists on International Drive are made up of many different market segments. For example, potential target markets for your business on I-Drive include British tourists, Brazilian tourists, European tourists, American families, College-Aged consumers and don’t forget travelers in town for conventions and there are millions of them. Focus on a segment that you think will lead to a high return on investment when you are buying a business.

5. Building Partnerships
If you’re looking to buy a business on International Drive, you should know that some of the most successful business owners still make deals with travel companies, tour groups, concierges, hotels, and local attractions to bring more customers to their businesses. Relationships can be highly lucrative but difficult to obtain. Make sure your business plan allows your business to be successful on it’s merits even without these relationships because those relationships can easily come and go.

The business brokers at Crowne Atlantic can help you every step of the way on your business search. We want to remind you that thousands of local businesses are successful in the Greater Orlando area, so if you are unable to find businesses for sale on I-Drive that you like, definitely don’t shy away from the many others extremely successful areas in Orlando.

Call us at 407-478-4101 and we will help you find the right business for sale.

Some Fed Ex Routes came on the market recently.  It is a great opportunity for someone that wants to get in the Fed Ex Route Delivery industry.  The details are below are as follows: SBA pre-qualify for 4 FEDEX HOME Delivery Routes & 5 supplements, out of the Orlando terminal. These routes are expected to grow substantially in 2014. Well-trained staff of 9 drivers with 9 vehicles included, great investment opportunity.Fed Ex criteria, If buyer is driving, must have a clean driving record, pass drug & criminal background screening, medical/physical examinations & at least 6 months ‘similar truck’ driving experience. EXCELLENT ROI, 36%, ROUTES CAN BE SOLD INDEPENDENTLY or they can be sold together for $515,000 with an owner’s benefit of $187,202. If you have an interest in Fed Ex Routes you can contact us at 407-478-4101 or check out our website at www.crowneatlantic.com

A new restaurant owner in Downtown Orlando promises to keep old traditions alive while bringing new traditions to the table.  Recently Crowne Atlantic Business Brokers sold a restaurant located in the trendy part of Lake Ivanhoe near the center of Orlando.  The restaurant has a reputation spanning almost 50 years as a breakfast lunch restaurant.  Currently the business operates as a breakfast lunch restaurant serving omelets, sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, fried chicken and much more.  The new owner plans to continue with that menu and down the line open up for dinner and in the evening hours.   The evening menu will be a departure from the original breakfast lunch menu.

The new owner is also contemplating an eventual name change along with their slight concept change.  For now however, they plan to operate it as a breakfast lunch restaurant closing each day at around 3pm.

When Crowne Atlantic sold the restaurant, it had to be sold confidentially as the owner did not want to worry the staff and customers with a potential sale.  The day it sold, everyone was alerted to the sale and the transition was handled smoothly.

For more information on selling or buying restaurant businesses in the Orlando and Greater Central Florida area call Crowne Atlantic Business Brokers at 407-478-4101 or check out our website at www.crowneatlantic.com

After owning a business brokerage for well over a decade, we have sold a bunch of internet based businesses. They are high in demand and we are always looking for more. If you have ever thought about selling your internet business check out our list of tips below to help you on your way. The tips below can help add value to the sale of your internet business and help educate potential sellers on what internet business buyers will be looking for. Below is a list of our top 10 tips for selling internet businesses.

1) Good Records:  Buyers always look for great records when they purchase businesses and Internet Businesses for sale are no different.  The more information a Seller can show on tax records, the more value they will get for their business.

2) Google Analytics, Pageviews, and Impressions:  The amount of pageviews and first impressions matter when it comes to internet businesses.  Some buyers outright ask for google analytics so they can see how many times the website comes up in searches.  Even if the profits are necessarily there, an internet business with a huge traffic count can add to the value of the business.

3) Webpage Name: Having an Internet Business with a memorable website address matters!  So a website called toothbrush.com is going to be more memorable than toothbrushesAplus.com.  The better the website address the more a seller might be able to get when they sell their internet business.

4) Automated Systems: The more automated an internet business is, the more internet business buyers will be attracted to it. True internet business owners know that there is no such thing as an internet business that does everything for you with no effort, however buyers would still like to think that possibility exists.  If you’re able to create a process where customers can order things off the website directly without having to call, it will be more valuable to the buyer.  The more automated, the fewer employees required and the easier it will be for a buyer to manage the business and grow.

5) Search Engine Rankings: When someone searches for the product or service an internet business offers, does the website appear on the first page or tenth page. Whether the business earnings are there or not, it will make a difference to an internet business buyer.

6) Search Engine Optimization Customers want to purchase website businesses that have SEO advertising and marketing campaigns in place. If the website depends heavily on search engine optimization then website business buyers want to see who is implementing these search engine campaigns and will they do it for them at the same rate and efficiency. If the high earnings of a website can only be achieved if the new owners themselves are SEO experts, the overall value to potential buyers will be a lot less.

7) Forward Projections: The product or service being sold needs to have a lifespan or at least look like it will have a lifespan. While no one can predict the future, it is safe to say that a website that focuses on selling pagers or cassette tapes may have days that are numbered.  If your internet business appears to have a long potential lifespan, it will be more valuable to potential buyers.

8) Branding: There needs to be something obvious about the website that is bringing customers back. It could be the uniqueness or branding of the products or services offered or the general makeup of the website itself. If a website has a true brand and uniqueness to it, it means there is a potential for repeat business. So instead of potential customers doing another google search for a product or service, they remember this particular site and they go straight there. Having a website where thousands of customers type the name of the website directly instead of searching for it through search engines is golden!

9) Relocation: One of the reasons why internet businesses for sale are so popular is because they can many times be relocated.  There are many potential business buyers that reside in areas with not that much opportunity.  So for business owners located far from civilization in the mountains of North Carolina or Wyoming, they can have a booming business where ever they decide to live.

10) Inventory Control:  Internet business buyers are attracted to businesses that don’t require them to purchase, hold onto, or manage a huge amount of inventory.  This is ofcourse easier said than done, but there are some ways to minimize inventory cost and hassle.  Drop shipping is the main method of minimizing inventory costs and storage, however it is not always an option.  Fulfillment houses are another option for internet business owners that have a lack of space.  These fulfillment houses will store their inventory for them and ship inventory out for them as necessary.  Another option is to find the cheapest warehouse/ storage space possible and continue to run office management activities from a house or the warehouse space itself to help minimize costs.

If you do decide you want to sell your internet business, give Crowne Atlantic Business Brokers a call.  You can check out our website at www.crowneatlantic.com or phone us at 407-478-4101.