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PROFILE #: 9-4020-BP

CATEGORY: RETAIL

TYPE OF BUSINESS: LINGERIE STORE

LOCATION: SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND

PURCHASE PRICE: $259,900

DOWN PAYMENT: $234,000

ANNUAL GROSS SALES: $253,000 *

ADJUSTED ANNUAL PROFIT: $51,000 +

COMMENTS: NESTLED IN A SMALL COMMUNITY ON SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND IS A WELL-STOCKED LINGERIE STORE. IT IS A FULL SERVICE BOUTIQUE SPECIALIZING IN QUALITY BRAS, FOUNDATION WARE AND LINGERIE, AS WELL AS NIGHT AND LOUNGE WARE. IN ADDITION TO THE STORE OPERATION THERE IS AN ONLINE E-COMMERCE WEBSITE, AN INTEGRATED POS, CRM AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT HELPS PROVIDE A HIGH LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE WHILE REDUCING LABOUR COSTS AND INCREASING GENERAL REVENUE.

THE E-COMMERCE WEBSITE ENCOURAGES CUSTOMERS TO RESEARCH THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WELL BEFORE THEY’VE ENTERED THE STORE. IN THE LAST 4 YEARS GROSS SALES HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED LARGELY DUE TO CHANGES MADE IN THE STOCK MIX AND THE FOCUS ON SPECIALIZING ON BRA FITTING.

THE LINGERIE INDUSTRY IS STARTING A NEW PERIOD OF GROWTH WITH A RISE OF SUCCESSFUL LINGERIE BOUTIQUES THAT OFFER QUALITY FITTING SERVICES FOR CLIENTS. TRAINING COURSES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AND CAN BE CUSTOMIZED FOR INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS OWNER’S NEEDS. THIS SERVICE SETS LINGERIE BOUTIQUES ASIDE FROM BIG BOX STORES THAT CAN’T OFFER PERSONAL SERVICES TO THEIR CUSTOMERS.

THE SELLER BELIEVES HER BUSINESS WILL CONTINUE TO THRIVE. SINCE IMPLEMENTING THE COMPUTER SYSTEM THE FOCUS HAS BEEN TO BUILD A GROWING CUSTOMER DATABASE. AS MORE ONLINE CLIENTS DISCOVER THE COMPANY WEBSITE THEY WILL COME IN TO SEE THE WIDE RANGE OF BRAND NAMED PRODUCTS AND EXPERIENCE THE PERSONALIZED SERVICES OFFERED FIRSTHAND. THE LINGERIE BUSINESS IS REFERRAL BASED. AS THE DATABASE GROWS, SO WILL THE BUSINESS.

FUTURE MARKETING PLANS INCLUDE A CUSTOMER REFERRAL REWARD PROGRAM AND A LOYALTY PURCHASING PROGRAM. THE BUSINESS IS WELL POSITIONED FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS. THIS IS TRULY A TURN-KEY BUSINESS.

*THE SELLER WILL CARRY BACK UP TO $30,000 FOR A QUALIFIED BUYER!

FOR FULL INFORMATION, CONTACT BRIAN PETERSON AT: 250-616-4733.

 

PROFILE #: 9-4018-BP

CATEGORY: RETAIL / SERVICE

TYPE OF BUSINESS: WATER CAPTURE, CONSUMPTION & TESTING

LOCATION: VANCOUVER ISLAND

PURCHASE PRICE: $550,000

DOWN PAYMENT: $440,000 *

ANNUAL GROSS SALES: $MILLION +

ADJUSTED ANNUAL PROFIT: $139,000

COMMENTS: THIS WELL ESTABLISHED VANCOUVER ISLAND WATER RELATED SERVICE PROVIDER HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR 25 PLUS YEARS. SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH IN SALES AND SERVICES HAS BEEN REALIZED FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS WITH THEIR COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL AND AGRICULTURAL CLIENTS. THEY PROVIDE ONGOING DESIGN WORK, UPGRADES, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE WORK IN A VARIETY OF WATER RELATED FIELDS.

THIS IS A GROWING BUSINESS DUE TO PUBLIC AWARENESS FOR THE NEED FOR THESE SERVICES AND THE SAVINGS ACQUIRED OVER TIME, ONCE SYSTEMS ARE PROPERLY OPERATING. THE BUSINESSES LARGE CLIENT BASE RELIES ON THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY’S EXPERIENCED AND WELL TRAINED STAFF.

THE NEED FOR WATER USED IN ITS MANY VARIABLE FORMS REQUIRES A WIDE RANGE OF EQUIPMENT, CONTAINMENT, PROCESSING, MONITORING AND REGULATED SERVICING. THE PUBLIC HAS A GROWING AWARENESS OF THE NEED TO PRESERVE THIS RESOURCE AT EVERY LEVEL POSSIBLE. CLIMATE CHANGE, SEASONAL CHANGES, GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AND GROWING DEMAND MAKE THIS A HIGHLY DESIRABLE BUSINESS TO BE IN.

HIGH PROFIT MARGINS IN BOTH SERVICE WORK AND EQUIPMENT SALES. THERE ARE FEW COMPETITORS ACROSS VANCOUVER ISLAND AND EACH VARIES IN THEIR FIELD OF EXPERTISE.

THE PERFECT BUSINESS FOR A ‘HANDS-ON’ ENTREPRENEUR WITH KNOWLEDGE IN OPERATIONS SUCH AS PLUMBING, PIPING OR WATER RELATED WORK WOULD BE BENEFICIAL BUT IS NOT NECESSARY AS TRAINING CAN BE PROVIDED.

IF YOU ARE SEEKING A SOLID GROWING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, HERE IT IS.

FOR FULL INFORMATION ON THIS OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY, CONTACT BRIAN PETERSON AT 250-616-4733.

 

PROFILE #: 9-4016-BP

CATEGORY: RETAIL

TYPE OF BUSINESS: NUTRITIONAL SUPPLIMENTS

LOCATION: MID ISLAND

PURCHASE PRICE: $540,000

DOWN PAYMENT: $486,000 *

ANNUAL GROSS SALES: $878,000

ADJUSTED ANNUAL PROFIT: $252,000

COMMENTS: CHECK OUT THE IMPRESSIVE REVENUE RETURNS FROM THIS NUTRITION & HEALTH RELATED SUPPLEMENTS STORE THAT CATERS TO ATHLETES AND HEALTH CONSCIOUS CUSTOMERS. THIS SMALL WELL ORGANIZED RETAIL OUTLET PACKS A POWERFUL PUNCH FOR BOTH ITS CUSTOMERS AND THE COMPANY’S BOTTOM LINE. A STRONG LOYAL CLIENT BASE FREQUENTS THE BUSY MALL LOCATION BECAUSE OF THEIR COMPETITIVE PRICES, KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF AND VARYING PRODUCTS.

THE STORE’S CORE SALES ARE 50% NUTRITION BASED SUPPLEMENTS FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY HEALTH AND WELLNESS BASED SUPPLEMENTS, NATURAL/ORGANIC FOODS, ACCESSORIES AND RELATED EQUIPMENT.

THE HEALTH & NUTRITION INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO EXPAND YEAR OVER YEAR AS ATHLETES, FITNESS/HOLISTIC ENTHUSIASTS AND BABY BOOMERS EDUCATE THEMSELVES IN PERSONAL HEALTH AWARENESS. WHILE ITS COMPETITORS ARE TWICE THE SIZE OR LARGER AND SUPPORT MANY MORE STAFF MEMBERS THIS OPERATION’S LOW OVERHEAD OFFERS A COMPETITIVE EDGE. BY USING A “JUST IN TIME” ORDERING SYSTEM HELPS TO KEEP INVENTORY COSTS TO A MINIMUM.

THERE’S A GREAT EDUCATIONAL AND PROMOTIONAL WEB SITE INCLUDED WITH THE BUSINESS. THE COMPANY’S SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORK HAS A LARGE FOLLOWING OF DEDICATED CUSTOMERS. THE STORE IS IN A MALL THAT HAS AMPLE PARKING, EASY ACCESS AND SIGNAGE VISIBLE FROM ALL DIRECTIONS.

EDUCATING CUSTOMERS AND STAFF IS THE KEY TO GROWING THIS BUSINESS. THERE ARE 4 FITNESS FACILITIES CLOSE BY AND REACHING OUT TO THESE AND SIMILAR BUSINESSES WITH INFORMATION WOULD PROVE BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED. PERHAPS SOME CROSS PROMOTIONS WOULD INCREASE REVENUES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS,

THE STORE IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF BEAUTIFUL VANCOUVER ISLAND IN AN IDYLLIC SEASIDE COMMUNITY AND IS PRICED COMPETITIVELY.

* THE SELLER IS SO CONFIDENT IN THE CONTINUING SUCCESS OF THIS BUSINESS THAT HE WILL CARRY BACK UP TO 10% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE FOR A QUALIFIED BUYER!

FOR FULL INFORMATION, CONTACT BRIAN PETERSON AT: 250-616-4733.

 

PROFILE #: 9-4010-BP

CATEGORY: RETAIL

TYPE OF BUSINESS: POOLS, HOT TUBS & WOODSTOVES

LOCATION: CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC

PURCHASE PRICE: $269,000

DOWN PAYMENT: $219,000 *

ANNUAL GROSS SALES: $660,000

ADJUSTED ANNUAL PROFIT: $97,000

COMMENTS: DIVE RIGHT INTO THE SWIMMING POOL, HOT TUB AND WOODSTOVE BUSINESS!

THIS FUN AND PROFITABLE BUSINESS ALSO SELLS AWNINGS, SUNROOMS AND ALL THE ACCESSORIES THAT GO ALONG WITH THEM. WITH A 20+ YR. HISTORY OF SELLING LIFESTYLE CHANGING PRODUCTS, THIS RETAILER ALREADY HAS A LONG LIST OF CLIENTS WHO HAVE DISCOVERED THE VALUE OF ADDING CREATURE COMFORTS TO THEIR HOME. AND, WITH AN EVER INCREASING POPULATION OF RETIREES, THE FUTURE IN THIS INDUSTRY LOOKS VERY BRIGHT.

THIS VERY POPULAR STORE ENJOYS A GLOWING REPUTATION BECAUSE OF THEIR, “GO THE EXTRA MILE” CUSTOMER CARE POLICY. SITUATED IN A PRIME LOCATION AND SURROUNDED BY A VARIETY OF BUSINESSES HELPS INSURE A STEADY FLOW OF DAILY CUSTOMERS.

THE BUSINESS IS ESSENTIALLY A PART OF A PRIVATE FRANCHISE OF 65 CANADA WIDE LIKE-MINDED RETAILERS THAT USE THEIR BUYING POWER TO CUT COSTS. ANY FRANCHISE MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE GENERALLY REVERSED THROUGH VOLUME PURCHASE REBATES. THERE ARE NO OTHER FRANCHISEE FEES.

MEMBERS CAN ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCES AT VARIOUS CROSS-CANADA LOCATIONS WHERE THEY DISCUSS NEW PRODUCTS, SALES PRACTICES AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING.

ALTHOUGH THE BUSINESS DOES WELL NOW, THERE ARE MANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THAT COULD BE ADDED. FOR EXAMPLE: GAS STOVES, HEAT PUMPS AND OTHER HOME HEATING PRODUCTS. THE COMPANY COULD DO WELL BY HIRING A GAS QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN AND/OR (WETT) CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN TO INSTALL WOOD AND PELLET STOVES. ANOTHER AREA FOR EXPANSION WOULD BE SUNROOM SALES BECAUSE OF ITS HIGH PROFIT MARGINS. 

THIS IS A GREAT BUSINESS THAT WOULD BE IDEALLY SUITED FOR A PARTNERSHIP OR AN ACTIVE HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM WHO ENJOY MEETING PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO HAVE FUN.

 *THE SELLER IS SO CONFIDENT IN THE CONTINUED SUCCESS OF THIS BUSINESS THAT THEY WILL CARRY BACK UP TO $50,000 FOR A QUALIFIED BUYER!

FOR FULL INFORMATION, CONTACT BRIAN PETERSON AT: 250-616-4733.

 

PROFILE #: 9-4014-BP

CATEGORY: SERVICE / RETAIL

TYPE OF BUSINESS: ALTERATIONS

LOCATION: METROTOWN CENTER

PURCHASE PRICE: $135,000

DOWN PAYMENT: $135,000

ANNUAL GROSS SALES: $225,000

ADJUSTED ANNUAL PROFIT: $58,000 *

COMMENTS: HERE IS A SIMPLE AND EASY TO RUN ALTERATIONS BUSINESS IN THE HEART OF METROTOWN CENTER IN BURNABY, B.C. THEIR SERVICES INCLUDE: ALTERING MEN'S AND WOMEN'S' CLOTHING, EVENING GOWNS, WEDDING GOWNS, PROM AND  BRIDESMAID DRESSES, MEN'S SUITS, JACKETS, TUXEDOS, SLACKS, JEANS, LEATHER AND SUEDE GARMENTS AND UNIFORMS.

THIS 12 YEAR OLD BUSINESS HAS A LOYAL CLIENT BASE, OFTEN SPANNING GENERATIONS OF WALK-IN CUSTOMERS. THEY ALSO SUPPLY ALTERATIONS WORK FOR THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES: BELOW THE BELT, ARITZIA, CLUB MONACO, TRUE RELIGIONS, JNBY BOYS CO., AND PROVIDE A PICK-UP & DROP-OFF SERVICE FOR A LOCAL DRYCLEANER.

THIS TYPE OF BUSINESS IS ALWAYS BUSY BECAUSE CLOTHES NEVER FIT PERFECTLY. MORE PEOPLE ARE ORDERING THEIR CLOTHING “ONLINE” NOW AND THEY SELDOM FIT RIGHT. THE BUSY SEASON IS FROM MAY TO AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER TO JANUARY. THE BUSINESS FACILITIES ARE VERY SPACIOUS AND INCLUDE 2 CHANGE ROOMS. THEY PROVIDE THE BEST IN QUALITY ALTERATIONS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE. IN FACT THEY’VE WON THE ‘BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD’ 3 YEARS IN THE ROW.

THEY HAVE SEVEN PART TIME STAFF SERVICING BETWEEN 15 AND 30 CUSTOMERS DAILY. THEY HAVE 8 PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINES IN PERFECT WORKING CONDITION AND HIRE ADDITIONAL HELP WHEN NEEDED.

TO ATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS THEY ADVERTISE THEIR WEB SITE ONLINE AND DISTRIBUTE DISCOUNT CARDS, REGULARLY TO ALL 450 STORES IN THE MALL.  THE BEST WAY TO BUILD THE BUSINESS LONG TERM IS TO CREATE ALTERATION ACCOUNTS WITH VARIOUS CLOTHIERS AROUND THE CITY AND DEVELOP ALTERATION WORK FOR HOSPITALS, HOTELS AND UNIFORM SUPPLIERS.

FOR FULL INFORMATION, CONTACT BRIAN PETERSON AT 250-616-4733.

 

PROFILE #: 9-4002-BP

CATEGORY: RETAIL

TYPE OF BUSINESS: WOMENS APPAREL

LOCATION: NANAIMO, BC

PURCHASE PRICE: $149,000

DOWN PAYMENT: $149,000

ANNUAL GROSS SALES: $270,000

ADJUSTED ANNUAL PROFIT: $37,500

COMMENTS: SOLD!

 

PROFILE #: 3-4008-KM

CATEGORY: RETAIL

TYPE OF BUSINESS: FULL SERVICE MUSIC STORE

LOCATION: DUNCAN

PURCHASE PRICE: $330,000

DOWN PAYMENT: $300,000

ANNUAL GROSS SALES: $530,000

ADJUSTED ANNUAL PROFIT: $108,000

COMMENTS: SOLD!

 

PROFILE #: 5-4128-BC

CATEGORY: RETAIL

TYPE OF BUSINESS: SEARS CANADA DEALER STORE

LOCATION: DUNCAN

PURCHASE PRICE: $365,000

DOWN PAYMENT: $365,000

ANNUAL GROSS SALES: $685,000

ADJUSTED ANNUAL PROFIT: $123,000

COMMENTS:SOLD!

 

PROFILE #: 5-4111-BC

CATEGORY: RETAIL

TYPE OF BUSINESS: SEARS CANADA DEALER STORE

LOCATION: CAMPBELL RIVER

PURCHASE PRICE: $1,000,000

DOWN PAYMENT: $1,000,000

ANNUAL GROSS SALES: $871,000

ADJUSTED ANNUAL PROFIT: $512,000

COMMENTS:SOLD!

 

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