Retail businesses for sale

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 I had a great response from potential buyers which resulted in 3 offers for my business. 

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Grounds Maintenance & Tree Surgery

Business Partnership is pleased to have been appointed as sole selling agent in order to seek a purchaser for this very successful and profitable business, which has only been made available for sale due to our client wishing to concentrate...

Location: West Midlands, England

For sale under: Garden Centres/Nurseries, Garden Maintenance & Landscaping, Environmental Businesses, Landscape Gardening Businesses, Tree Surgeons

  • L/H Price
  • £99,500 + Net Assets (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £290,000
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VILLAGE CONVENIENCE STORE NEWLY FITTED,

Village convenience store with attached self-contained 3 bedroom flat (store & flat are Freehold). The store is currently closed but is well established, anuual turnover was circa £460,00. It has recently benefited from a new fit out,...

Location: Bramford, Suffolk, England

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

  • F/H Price
  • Offers Invited
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Mature Online Home Based Affiliate

This is a Mature Proven Established Business For Sale. Full disclosure on financials available, no experience needed to continue to run this business. Mutliple Revenue Streams with incredible Growth Profit for last years accounts £44000.00...

Location: Perth and Kinross, Scotland

For sale under: Ecommerce/Website based retail, Home Based Internet Businesses, Marketing Businesses, Online Retailers, Home Based (Other)

  • Asking price
  • £95,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £60,000
Tea Room & Café with Busy Take Away

Business Partnership is pleased to offer for sale this delightful well-established tea room and café with very busy take away food counter. The business has been established for over 20 years with the current owners having run it for 13...

Location: Worcestershire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Catering Companies, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • Annual T/O
  • £120,000
Traditional Hair Salon in Prominent

A long-established and traditional hair salon situated within a parade of shops on a busy main road frontage with free parking and with accommodation above. The salon comprises 2 main rooms and has 4 stations with 1 backwash station....

Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Barber Shops, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £19,950 + SAV (Leasehold)
Consulting Civil & Structural

Offers are invited for this long-established, well-respected and very profitable consulting civil and structural engineering practice which works with clients in the areas of commercial, retail and domestic construction. Using the latest...

Location: West Midlands, England

For sale under: Other Service Businesses, Construction businesses, Builders Merchants, Civil Engineering Businesses, Management Consultants

  • Price on Application
  • Annual T/O
  • £366,000
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Portable online business. All you need

See yourself in a better future! We have a fantastic opportunity in the Multi-Billion Dollar Personal Development industry. You will choose your own hours, be your own boss, work from home, AND have the ability to make a great income!! All you need is initiative, good communication skills and the willingness to push yourself out of your comfort zone. * Full training and support from experienced and successful...

For sale under: Home Based Internet Businesses, Mobile Retail, Internet Franchise Resales, Home Based Franchises, Internet Franchises

  • Asking price
  • Price on Application
  • Annual T/O
  • £1
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Sandwich Bar - Mottram, Hyde

• Fantastic opportunity • Busy main road • Large residential area • Close to industry • Seating for approx 4 with room for more • Rent £80 per week • 6 year lease from June 2013, with 3 yearly rent reviews The premises provides seating for approx 4 with room for more, service counter, preparation area, kitchen providing washing up area, preparation area and WC facilities.

Location: Hyde, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Vacant Premises

  • L/H Price
  • £4,950
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Shop and Business in Harrow Road, Lease

Situated on this very busy main road, between First Avenue & Bravington Road, in a parade of mixed retail, office and catering units including Fudges Cycles, a pharmacy and a dry cleaners. Nearest Stations are Westbourne Grove and Royal...

Location: Harrow, London, England

For sale under: Retail Space

  • L/H Price
  • £24,000
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Beautiful Chocolaterie - Long

Carousel Chocolates - A beautifully presented, long established and well known exclusive luxury Chocolaterie, occupying a simply outstanding trading position in the Hebden Court retail arcade at the very heart of Bakewell town centre.  ...

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

For sale under: Other food service businesses, Confectioners, Craft Shops, Sweet Shops, Mail Order Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £54,950 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Weekly T/O
  • £1,000
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Riding School and Livery -

• Riding school & working livery yard occupying a rural yet accessible setting • All weather ménage, 14 stables, 8 acres of quality grazing land • Owner taking early retirement • Ideal lifestyle opportunity, rare opportunity, viewing highly...

Location: Nottinghamshire, England

For sale under: Equestrian businesses, Schools, Stables, Tailors

  • F/H Price
  • £550,000
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Outstanding way of life Village

LEICESTERSHIRE Outstanding way of life Village Stores/Post Office Local/Deli & Tearooms set in quintessential English village. Retail Turnover for last financial year of £565,000 EX VAT with a GP of 38%. Net profits over £90,000 with...

Location: Leicestershire, England

For sale under: Post Offices

  • F/H Price
  • £675,000
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Bridal Business in Stourbridge

This is a very well established concern which enjoys all the considerable commercial advantages of a fantastic trading position within Stourbridge The company has been in business for 16 years and this is a genuine sale. Operating from...

Location: Stourbridge, West Midlands, England

For sale under: Clothes Shops, Fashion Accessory Shops, Bridal Wear Shops, Mens Formal Hire

  • L/H Price
  • £59,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £100,000
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Premium dog grooming boutique

The business operates from well presented, single fronted retail until within a small parade of shops. Upon entry is a well presented boutique retail area , with viewing window through to the grooming area, modern décor with chandeliers. Through to the grooming area ,tables and equipment for clipping and shearing, adjoining room for bath and drying area. The next room is the waiting are for the dogs equipped...

Location: Chester, Cheshire, England

For sale under: Pet Shops, Dog Grooming Businesses, Pet Care, Pet Services

  • L/H Price
  • £20,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £40,000
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Empty Retail Unit /Offices

Thornton, Cleveleys All Year Round Trading Location Situated in a Row of Shops Prominent Corner Location Priced to Let Suitable for a Number of Uses Excellent Potential Viewing Recommended DESCRIPTION: Kenricks are pleased to offer...

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire, England

For sale under: Office Space, Retail Space

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Café For Sale Didsbury Greater

Sovereign Business Transfer is thrilled to bring to the market this beautifully presented café located in the heart of Didsbury Village. The business is one of a kind and benefits from an ideal location within a popular residential and high...

Location: Didsbury, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Bistros, Cafes, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £44,950
  • Weekly T/O
  • £1,500
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NIL PREMIUM** COVENT GARDEN DOUBLE

Eastern boundary of the Covent Garden area of London, running between Aldwych and High Holborn The property benefits from double window frontage, a new extractor system has been installed and the fit out costing over £250,000. Ground...

Location: Covent Garden, London, England

For sale under: Cafes, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Newsagents

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OUTDOOR CATERING APPLIANCES MANUFACTURER

UK. Turnover of circa £700k with EBITDA in excess of £130k. Long-standing active relationships with top level UK distribution, plus over 300 local dealers in support. Experienced management team in place, capable of managing day-to-day...

For sale under: Other Distribution companies, Other Service Businesses, Machinery Businesses, Catering equipment & restaurant supply shops

  • F/H Price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £700,000
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COMMERCIAL DOOR AND WINDOW INSTALLER

South East. Achieved annualised turnover of £941k, with an adjusted EBITDA of £324k. Long-established company operating for over 10 years. Has over 150 clients, with a 100% repeat business rate. Supplies, installs and repairs commercial...

Location: South East England

For sale under: Glaziers, Other Service Businesses, Window and Conservatory retailers, Garage Door Businesses

  • Asking price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £941,000
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Newly refurbished and extended freehold

QUINTON-BIRMINGHAM Newly refurbished and extended freehold Post Office and One Stop ‘C’ store With Post Office income in excess of £17,000 p.a. run as a “Local” model and Retail turnover of £13,000 per week plus lottery & pay station, it has...

Location: West Midlands, England

For sale under: Post Offices

  • F/H Price
  • £399,950

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.