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Businesses for sale in Calgary

Businesses for sale in Calgary

Right now, there are plenty of great business opportunities in Calgary for new and seasoned business owners.  Below, we have highlighted a few businesses that are for sale in Calgary and the surrounding area. Interior design business listed at $975,000.  This business offers customers a one stop shop for all their interior design needs.  This…

Transactional Brokerage

transactional brokerage

When selling a business you will usually employ the services of a business broker. A good business broker will cooperate with other brokers so that the client is exposed to as many potential buyers as possible. Often, however, it is the listing broker who finds the buyer through their existent database and extensive marketing. When this scenario occurs…

Franchised pet food store for sale in Calgary area

Franchised pet food store for sale in Calgary area

Location:  Greater Calgary Area Business type:  Pet food store Price:  $75,000 + inventory Revenue: $750k Years in business:  5+ years Description Franchised pet food store for sale in greater Calgary area.  This established store has been in operation for over 5 years.  70% of the business is generated through the sale of quality dog food…

SW Calgary Women’s Boutique for Sale

SW Calgary Women’s Boutique for Sale

Location: SW Calgary Business type: Retail Price: $42,000 + inventory Revenue: $200k+ Years in business: 3 years Description Conveniently located in SW Calgary, this women’s boutique is close to downtown and situated along a major transit line. The boutique sells affordable and fashionable clothing, accessories, and shoes that appeal to women of all ages. This…

Signing Leases

Signing Leases

One of the most common challenges we see when evaluating a business is that the rents are too high compared to the volume of business. One case recently was a convenience store that was paying 50% of the gross margin earned to the landlord. Once other expenses were paid, the owner was really only working…

Buying an existing franchise

buying an existing franchise

Many existing franchise locations are selling for 50% less than the original franchise cost. Why is this? Is it the location, market health, the product, management style, managerial experience, upcoming expensive renovations demanded by the franchisor, or lack of franchise support? A recent example is where the franchisor was going to force renovations of $180,000…

Credentials matter

credentials matter

When you hire someone to help you buy or sell a business, they should have a specific and proven set of skills and experience.  Using a qualified professional is the best way to ensure that the deal is handled in a transparent, equitable, and timely manner.  Many people claim to be competent business brokers.  How…