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Indulgence of Louth (with Thorntons

Business Partnership are delighted to be instructed to sell this well established family run retail business offered for sale due to a change in family circumstances. It has a prominent High Street position as a specialist card, gift and...

Location: Louth, Lincolnshire, England

For sale under: Card Shops, Confectioners, Sweet Shops, Retail franchise resales, Party Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £80,000 (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £178,125
Unisex Hairdressers

The Business Partnership are delighted to be instructed in this retirement sale, the business being well recognised and respected in fact its track record exceeds 25 years!   Unusually the business is run under management; the owners have...

Location: Cambridgeshire, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £59,995 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £141,050
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Established Flooring Business

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market CSM Carpets & Flooring Ltd.  The business has been established since 1999 and is very well known in the area for the exceptional quality of products and friendly professional service. The store is spacious with products clearly displayed throughout, the business offers a variety of quality flooring solutions such as carpets, vinyl’s, laminates and...

Location: Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England

For sale under: Carpet Shops, Flooring Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £10,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Turnover
  • £153,456
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Unopposed Convenience Store On Main Road

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market AM 2 PM. This convenience store was originally established in 2014 by our client. The owner is now looking to sell the business due to the desire to focus on other business interests. The business runs as a convenience store selling a fantastic range of products. They offer a great selection of confectionary products, alcohol, household products and much more. This is a...

Location: Oldbury, West Midlands, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Greengrocers, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £49,970
  • Price Reduced
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Bakery/Café and busy Florist for Sale

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market this popular family run multi-facet business venture.  The Bread Shop and Fab Flowers was originally founded by our clients, a successful mother and son partnership in 2000. The business has seen year on year growth to the successful business it is today, reporting a healthy turnover of £140,000 for this financial year with a gross profit of circa 56%. The Bread...

Location: Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Cafes, Bakeries, Florists

  • L/H Price
  • £55,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Turnover
  • £140,000
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STAFFORDSHIRE – Motorcycle Sales &

Highly Profitable Long Established MOT Station Freehold Property Scope To Increase Sales EPC - C Blacks Brokers are delighted to bring to the market this long established Motorcycle Repair Centre in Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire. Foley Motorcycles has been trading on King Street in Stoke-On-Trent for over 60 years, with our client becoming the sole owner 20 years ago. His father had been running the business 20...

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

For sale under: Car Dealerships, Motorcycle Dealerships

  • F/H Price
  • £224,995
  • Price Reduced
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Long Established and Reputable Bridal

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market this long established bridal shop.  The business was founded by our client over 13 years ago and has seen year on year growth to the successful business it is today.  The business is very well known in the area and has good support from the local community with a high amount of word of mouth recommendations. The business generates a healthy turnover of circa...

Location: West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Wedding Services, Bridal Wear Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £42,950
  • Price Reduced
  • Turnover
  • £100,000
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Traditional Newsagents in affluent

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Tudor Newsagents.  This thriving business was originally founded back in 1985 and has been run and managed by our clients, a successful husband and wife team ever since. This traditional newsagents is deceptively spacious inside and is well laid out with newspapers and magazines, greeting cards, alcohol, confectionery and a good choice of...

Location: Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England

For sale under: Greengrocers, Newsagents

  • L/H Price
  • £79,950
  • Price Reduced
  • Turnover
  • £246,191
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Multi Facet Vehicle Business, Cheshire

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market this thriving multi facet vehicle business. The business provides a host of complementary vehicle services included under the same umbrella.  Revenue is derived from providing MOT’s, servicing, bodywork and valeting of cars with a fantastic large show room displaying used cars, with finance services available. The business was established by our client in 2008,...

Location: Cheshire, England

For sale under: Car Dealerships

  • L/H Price
  • £650,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Turnover
  • £3,900,000
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Bathroom & Kitchen Retail and

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this very popular and busy kitchen and bathroom retail and installation business in Birmingham, West Midlands. The business was established by our client in 1988 and is only now being offered to the market after our client’s successful career and desire for an early retirement. The business currently operates 6 days per week and generates a fantastic...

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England

For sale under: Bathroom & Kitchen Retailers, Interior Design Companies, Kitchen Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £350,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Turnover
  • £630,913
DOUBLE FRONTED SHOP PREMISES WITH 4

* Popular village centre location * Double fronted shop unit circa 755 sq.ft (70 sq.m) with front display area * Four bedroomed family accommodation over two floors, with views over Bideford Bay and Northam Burrows * Rear garden and basement...

Location: Westward Ho!, Devon, England

For sale under: Gift Shops, Catering premises, Investment Properties, Office Space, Retail Space

  • F/H Price
  • £349,950
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Off License In Newcastle

This business has recently been brought to the market & more information about this business will follow shortly. To express an interest in this business and to receive full business sales details, please request more information below...

Location: Tyne and Wear, England

For sale under: Off Licences, Other Retail businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £249,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £12,000,000
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Construction Business In Kent

This business has recently been brought to the market & more information about this business will follow shortly. To express an interest in this business and to receive full business sales details, please request more information below...

Location: Kent, England

For sale under: Construction businesses, Builders Merchants

  • Asking price
  • £180,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £152,000
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Sandwich Bar For Sale Chorlton Greater

Sovereign Business Transfer takes great pleasure in offering for sale this sandwich bar cafe, situated in the heart of Chorlton town centre. We are of the opinion that this opportunity offers the potential for a passionate owner-operator to...

Location: Chorlton, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Bistros, Cafes, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Takeaways (Other)

  • L/H Price
  • £24,950
  • Weekly T/O
  • £1,000
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RETAIL SHOP APPROX. 721 SQ. FT. + 1

RETAIL SHOP APPROX. 721 SQ. FT. + 1 BEDROOM FLAT - WESTERN ROAD, BILLERICAY. Good secondary trading position just off the High Street and within close proximity to Billericay mainline railway station. Lay-by parking to the front. Flat...

Location: Billericay, Essex, England

For sale under: Vacant Premises, Retail Space

  • L/H Price
  • £17,500
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A 'Mobile' Pet Micro-Chipping and Scan

This is a truly amazing 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to own a brand new business, which has only been put on the market due to unforeseen personal circumstances. For sale is a mobile pet micro-chipping business. This represents an...

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

  • L/H Price
  • £3,700
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LOCK UP SHOP TO LET - APPROX 1,196

LOCK UP SHOP TO LET - APPROX 1,196 (111.11 SQ M) - LONDON ROAD, LEIGH ON SEA. The premises are located on a busy through road leading into Southend on Sea (A13), surrounded by many established independent traders, doctors surgery and...

Location: Leigh On Sea, Essex, England

For sale under: Vacant Premises, Retail Space

  • L/H Price
  • £12,500
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High Class Beauty Boutique in Notting

County Business Sales have pleasure in bringing to the market this relatively new boutique beauty salon set in the heart of trendy Notting Hill. With its wealthy residents and tourist attractions this salon is located in an ideal position. A...

Location: Notting Hill, London, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £69,995
  • Annual T/O
  • £82,077
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Yacht Chandlers Retirement Sale - South

Established 1972, so large customer base. Very well known popular Chandlery.Owner reaching 70 so would love to retire. Comprehensive stock. Turnover £300.000 plus. Leasehold premises inside Marina. If you are interested to know more, ring...

Location: Southwick, West Sussex, England

For sale under: Yacht & Boat Brokerage Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards, Chandlers

  • F/H Price
  • Price on Application
  • L/H Price
  • Price on Application
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SPECIALIST CONTRACT FLOORING COMPANY

SPECIALIST CONTRACT FLOORING COMPANY COVERING THE SOUTH EAST, UK & OVERSEAS ESTABLISHED OVER 20 YEARS ###EXCEPTIONAL TURNOVER - £500,000 PER ANNUM### ###£100,000 NET PROFIT### REF: M1271 – REDUCED TO SELL LEASEHOLD £135,000 + SAV •...

Location: Essex, England

For sale under: Investment Properties, Construction businesses, Garden Maintenance & Landscaping, Flooring Businesses, Building Services

  • L/H Price
  • £125,000

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.