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Established Hair & Beauty Salon

Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this very well established business, which has been under the same ownership for the last 9 years, and has only been made available for sale due to the pending retirement of our client. This local community Hair and Beauty Salon is very well fitted out and comprises of 5 Styling stations, 2 back-washes, a...

Location: Worcestershire, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Tanning Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £29,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £60,000
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Licensed Coffee Shop and Cafe Bar -

Busy and successful coffee shop with full licence to serve alcohol, currently open daily 7 days a week. In excess of 70 covers including both table dining and less formal comfortable sofa's for lounging. the lease comes complete with a full commercial catering kitchen. Currently we have a "Sky Business" broadband service offering free wi-fi to our customers. Business currently operating predominately 9-5 but with an...

Location: Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

For sale under: Cafes, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £70,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £160,000
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UNOPPOSED CONVENIENCE STORES WITH POST

UNOPPOSED CONVENIENCE STORES WITH POST OFFICE APPOINTMENT – SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. This long established business is located to the main High Street location in a pretty South Northamptonshire village. The convenience store offers a wide variety of goods including newspapers, magazines, off licence and National Lottery. FYE accounts for 2015 show sales inclusive of the post office salary of £368,938 (PO salary...

Location: Northamptonshire, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Post Offices

  • F/H Price
  • £475,000
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Exceptional Florist & Gift Shop

Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this very well established and easily run town centre business, which has been located in the same premises for decades, and has...

Location: West Midlands, England

For sale under: Florists, Gift Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £35,000 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £134,620
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Very Well Established Retailer of

The Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this very well established business; which commenced trading 1974, and has only been made available for sale due to the owner wishing to move to well-earned retirement. In essence, this is a one-stop shop business offering Woodburners and Multifuel Stoves, Gas or Oil, Installations, Servicing, Fireplaces...

Location: Worcestershire, England

For sale under: Fireplaces

  • L/H Price
  • £89,500 + Net Assets (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,273,201
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Convenience Store close to Tube Station

Located on main road close to tube station (zone 2) and bus stop, major multiples nearby Property has large basement and owners accommodation on upper floors. It benefits from bus pass agency, news agency and off licence. Business in the...

Location: North London, London, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences, Supermarkets

  • Offers Invited
  • Weekly T/O
  • £7,500
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Beauty and Waxing Salon_North London

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION A modern beauty and waxing salon on an affluent high street, in an excellent footfall position 200 metres from East Finchley tube station. The salon was completely refitted in January 2015 and is a bright, spacious...

Location: Finchley, London, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Tanning Salons, Health Spas, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £50,000
  • Price Reduced
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Dry Cleaners In Brentwood

Fully equipped with brand new boiler and dry cleaning machine. Established for 4 years. Fantastic location, unopposed on the high street. There is scope to raise the takings of this business by new owners that can give time to develop it...

Location: Brentwood, Essex, England

For sale under: Dry Cleaners, Launderettes, Commercial Laundry, Cleaning Services, Ironing Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £110,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £120,000
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Online & Instore Electrical Discount

The Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this very well established business, which was established by the major shareholder over 30 years ago, and was subsequently incorporated in 1981, as its range of services expanded and it grew in size; such that growth has been both profitable and sustainable, albeit, with the exception of the 2015 figures....

Location: West Midlands, England

For sale under: Electrical Retailers, Home & Garden Services, Wholesale / Distribution businesses, Ecommerce/Website based retail, Homeware Stores

  • Price on Application
  • Annual T/O
  • £2,283,000
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Luxury Cake Decorators With Fantastic

Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Fluffy Cakes. The business specialises in luxury bespoke cake creations, and is well known for its fabulous quality. Originally established in 2010 by our client the bakery has been a great success. Our client is now looking to sell the business as they would now like to move out of the area. The bakery currently aims their artisan cakes at occasions such as...

Location: North Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Bakeries, Wedding Services, Cake Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £59,995
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £28,000
High Quality Carpet and Flooring

This high quality flooring solutions provider of over 30 years standing offers a wide selection of carpets, laminates, wood, vinyl and Karndean designer flooring for both the domestic and commercial sectors. Through membership of the...

Location: Wigan, Lancashire, England

For sale under: Carpet Shops, Home & Garden Services, Flooring Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £29,950 + Net Assets (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £136,873
Newsagents with Convenience Store for

A goldmine of a business at the heart of its community. Primarily a newsagent the business serves its community also selling alcohol, convenience goods, tobacco and lottery. Shop Sales £18,200 p.w, Scratch Cards, £1,000 p.w, National...

Location: Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England

For sale under: Confectioners, Convenience Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £190,000 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £950,968
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High Profile Cycle Retailer in West

The Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this very well established and high profile business, which is hugely respected with industry! The business has been trading for over 70 years and has only been made available for sale due to the pending retirement of our client. The business supplies cycles to a broad spectrum of customers and could be...

Location: West Midlands, England

For sale under: Cycle Shops, Other Retail businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £79,500 + Net Assets (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £262,642
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Exceptional Retail Shoe Shop in the

The Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this extremely very well positioned business, which has only been made available for sale due to the vendor wishing to retire. This well established retail shoe shop, which was originally opened by our client in 2002 and is extremely well known throughout most of the Cotswolds for its extensive range of...

Location: Gloucestershire, England

For sale under: Fashion Accessory Shops, Shoe Shops, Ladieswear Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £59,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £237,566
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Award Winning Cafe and Bakery For Sale

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and very popular bakery business with cafe in Cross Gates, Leeds. The award winning business was established many years ago and has been in our clients careful ownership since 1975. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business operates 6 days per week and generates...

Location: West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Bakeries, Cake Shops

  • F/H Price
  • £199,995
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £175,000
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Popular Ladies Fashion Retail Business

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular ladies fashion retail business in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester. The business was established by our client in 1989 and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients unfortunate health problems. The business operates 5½ days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £80,000 per annum, with a gross profit of...

Location: Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Fashion Accessory Shops, Ladieswear Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £25,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £80,000
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Popular Car Accessory Business For Sale

Hilton Smythe are delighted to introduce Motormate to the market; a motor accessories business which was established by our client over 35 years ago, and is now reluctantly offered for genuine sale as our client wishes to retire. Motormate offers a large variety of motor accessories ranging from required motoring tools such as oil, wiper blades etc to modification and enhancement products such as wheel trims and...

Location: Denton, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Motor Accessory Shops

  • F/H Price / L/H Price
  • F/H £89950.00 L/H 9995
  • Annual T/O
  • £35,500
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Well-Established Newsagent Business in

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular newsagents business in the delightful market town of Newmarket, Suffolk. The business was established in the 1960`s and has been in our clients` careful ownership since 2002. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients` other business interests. The business is open 7 days per week and generates a turnover...

Location: Newmarket, Suffolk, England

For sale under: Newsagents

  • L/H Price
  • £89,950
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £436,890
Specialist Car Dealership Business for

Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market RB 2000 Ltd. The business was originally founded some twenty years ago with our client successfully running the business since 1999 seeing phenomenal growth to the highly profitable...

Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Car Dealerships, Garages

  • F/H Price
  • £850,000
  • Price Reduced
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Well Established Precision Engineering

Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market this popular precision engineering business. Founded in 1947 the business has been successfully run and managed by our client since 1985 and only comes to the market due to our clients impending retirement. The business has established a formidable reputation and is very well known within the industry. The business is a popular precision engineers and toolmakers with an...

Location: West Midlands, England

For sale under: Engineering businesses, Manufacturing businesses, Precision Tools

  • F/H Price
  • £320,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £200,000

Advice on buying a shop

 

Whether you’re selling confectionery, curtains or cars, there are thousands of retail businesses for sale to choose from on Daltons Business. Before you purchase a retail business, it’s important that you ask some fundamental questions about the kind of business you want to run, and then try to buy a shop that matches these ambitions. 

First off, are you sure you need a permanent high street presence? Some of the more unusual options include…

  • Online Retail: Nowadays, many online retailers operate from a spare room in their homes, gradually renting more space as and when the business merits the expansion. If you buy a home-based online retailer with a relatively small turnover, you need to think carefully about whether you have the necessary skills to take the business to the next level to justify the cost of office and warehousing space in future.
  • Pop-Up Retail: Another less traditional option is the ‘pop up shop’, where a physical premises is set up on a temporary basis to sell a short run of products, or to cover a seasonal trading period. One example of this is a Christmas gift or calendar shop, which might open its doors in the autumn, then close again once the New Year has begun. 
  • Mobile retail: Lots of mobile retail options are also available, mostly in the food retail sector. You can view a full list of mobile businesses for sale here.

If you do want to buy a retail business that includes physical premises, you need to consider the specific benefits of the location you’re looking at. The premises’ position on the high street (or its shop frontage) will have an impact on how many people are aware of your shop. The number of people walking past your shop (i.e. the ‘footfall’ of the premises) is another important factor in determining the level of trade that premises will command. The area itself may have a reputation for a certain kind of shopping experience, and you need to consider this as well. Is it easy to park close by? Are there a lot of upmarket boutique-type shops in the area or does the street have a grocery focus? 

High footfall and superb shop frontage isn’t always available, but it’s also not always a vital requirement when buying a shop – it depends on the kind of retail business you hope to run. Home and garden centres on the outskirts of busy towns can do well if the parking is good, and some bookshops and luxury goods shops, if they stock a unique range of goods, can do well on exclusive side streets. The advantage of buying a shop as a going concern is that the current owner has already proved that the location is suitable for the kind of retail you hope to carry out.

For further information, try our guide on how to buy a retail business.