Cape Cod Historic Full Service Restaurant & Bar

Barnstable, MA - A household name for decades! This restaurant & tavern business thrives in one of the most scenic areas of Cape Cod.  Boasting an outdoor patio for 40+ patrons and seating inside for over 100.  The old world charm and classic New England fare make this a local and tourist favorite.  Three year average revenue north of $1.1M ! Tremendous growth potential.  Seller will assist in orientation and training in conjunction with sale.  Strong staff in place. Seller financing negotiable. Asking $295,000 email info@tbxllc.com for non disclosure agreement (NDA) and details … [Read more...]

Three Easy & Effective Ways to Negotiate

Far too many prospective business buyers and sellers overlook just how important negotiations can be. But they can also be tricky. In general, there are three approaches to negotiations. Thinking through your negotiation strategies well before the time to buy or sell is a savvy and prudent move. Negotiation Tactic #1 Take It or Just Leave It In this negotiating tactic, the buyer makes an offer and the seller makes a counter-offer, then both sides leave it there. If the deal works fine. If it doesn't work, that's fine too. It is usually smart to step back and ask yourself if you are comfortable with this approach. Sometimes a small degree of flexibility can go a long way towards turning a proposed deal into a reality. Negotiation Tactic #2 Maybe Consider Splitting the Difference Another negotiating tactic is to simply offer to split the difference. This tactic is pretty straightforward and it demonstrates a good deal of flexibility; however, the financials may not always make … [Read more...]

Waterfront Upscale Plymouth Restaurant

Plymouth, MA - Established in 2009 this restaurant offers a premier upscale dining experience. Seasonal entree's , extensive wine list and waterviews of one of southern MA most picturesque harbor's. With over 3,000 SF of space and two outdoor dining patios , this space lends itself to numerous concepts. The space was completely remodeled in 2009 with a high end finish. Over $100,000 alone invested in the FF&E!   There is tremendous potential at this location to continue to grow the concept or re-brand. The restaurant is ideal for a chef, owner operator. Asking $265,000 email info@tbxllc.com for more info … [Read more...]

Red Flags are Not a Pretty Sight

When it comes to selling a business, sellers simply must pay attention to red flags. Problems can always pop up, and that's why they need to keep their eyes open. Rarely does a “white knight” ride in and rescue a business with no questions asked. And if this were to happen, you should be asking, “Why?” Until a deal is officially inked, sellers need to evaluate every aspect of a transaction to make sure something isn't happening that could wreck the deal. Common Red Flags to Watch For One example would be having a company express interest in your business but you are never able to directly contact key players, such as the President or CEO. The reason that this is a red flag is that it indicates that the interest level may not be as great as you initially hoped. A second red flag example would be an individual buyer, with no experience in acquisitions or experience in your industry, looking to buy your business. The reason that this second example could prove problematic, is that … [Read more...]

Buying? Selling? Seven Key Points to Consider

Buying or selling a business is one of the most important decisions that most people ever make. Before jumping in, there are several points that should be taken into consideration. Let's take a moment to examine some of the key points involved in buying or selling a business. Factor #1 - What are You Selling? Whether buying or selling a business it is important to ask a few simple questions. What is for sale? What is not included with the buyer's investment? Does the sale price include any real estate? Are vital assets, such as machinery, included in the sale price? Factor # 2 - What are the Range of Assets? It is very important to understand the range of assets that are included with a business. What is proprietary? Are there formulations, patents and software involved? These types of assets are often the core of the business and will be essential for its long-term success. Factor # 3 - Evaluating Assets for Profitability Not all assets are created equally. If assets are not … [Read more...]

Who Exactly Owns Personal Goodwill and Why Does it Matter?

Personal goodwill can have a profound impact on both small and medium-sized businesses. In fact, it can even impact the sales of larger companies. Ultimately, understanding how personal goodwill is cultivated is of great value for any company. During the process of building a business, a founder builds one or more of the following: a positive personal reputation, a personal relationship with key players such as large customers and suppliers and the founder's reputation associated with the creation of products, inventions, designs and more. What Creates Personal Goodwill? Personal goodwill can be established in many ways, for example, professionals such as doctors, dentists and lawyers can all build personal goodwill with their clients, especially over extended periods of time. One of the most interesting aspects of building personal goodwill is that it is essentially non-transferable, as it is invariably attached to and associated with, a particular key figure, such as the founder … [Read more...]

Profitable Cape Cod vending business

Cape Cod, MA - This vending business has operated for over 42 years and is largest of it's kind on Cape Cod!  This is a tremendous opportunity with over 140 accounts throughout Barnstable & Plymouth county.  The business lends itself to tremendous growth potential with new energy and a willingness to grow. Easily make 6 figures of revenue as owner operator.  Present ownership does little to no marketing and essentially operates with its existing client base.  The business does not require industry experience and would be easy for a new operator to learn.  Seller will stay on for 30 days or longer with sale in order to allow a smooth transition. Consulting available thereafter. Two vehicles included with sale. Gross Revenue: $306,269 SDE: $65,180 (3 yr average) Asking Price: $150,000 + Inventory For more information email Adam Bauer at info@tbxllc.com … [Read more...]

Plymouth County Thriving Liquor Store

Plymouth County -  Thriving full retail package store in prime location in New retail strip.  Revenue approximately $900k in 2017 and has been showing steady growth trajectory.  Favorable lease terms , 2,500 SF of retail space with lower level dry storage lease $4k per month.  Over 50% of sales are wine. Beautiful high end build out. Ample parking, efficient utilities, new cooler, truly turn key! List Price $450,000 email Adam at abauer@tbxllc.com for more info … [Read more...]

SOLD! Profitable Florist Business

Falmouth, MA - ***SOLD*** TBX exclusively arranges the sale of Falmouth Florist INC!     … [Read more...]

Around the Web: A Month in Summary

A recent article posted on PR Newswire entitled “Business owners' love of work may hinder succession planning” explains the parallels between the number of business owners with no plans to retire and the lack of succession planning. In a recent poll, over 70% of business owners said they are not planning to retire, don't know when they will retire, or do not plan to retire for at least 11 years. The survey also reported that 2 out of 3 business owners do not have a succession plan or a clear understanding of the importance of one. Even if there are no immediate plans for retiring, business owners should have a succession plan in place to protect the business, partners, employees and customers. If something were to suddenly happen to the business owner such as serious illness or an untimely death, a succession plan would help make sure everything goes smooth with the transition of the business. To get started with creating an exit plan, business owners can take 5 simple steps: Set … [Read more...]