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<B> New Fast Food Grill only 39K

Looking for a small restaurant with lots of foot traffic.  Low rent and well established open turnkey grill in busy Tampa Plaza ready for new ownership.  Perfect for Husband wife team.

<B>Video Game Store Amazing Location 34K

Turnkey operation specailizing in video games and repair.  Priced below asset value and open.  Absentee owned. Bring all offers!

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Looking for a killer deal.  Here is an amazing sports bar with 25 Taps, Full Liquor 4COP SRX.  4500 Sq Ft. Huge kitchen, newly renovated and ready for new ownership.  Pirced as a mere asset sale this one will be gone

quickly.  Schedule a showing Today!

Fast Food Restaurant in Busy Plaza 39K!

Just listed a nice burger/dog joint next to a multiplex threatre business has been around over 8 years and does the best "Chicago Dog" in Tampabay.  Low rent and a perfect restaurant for a couple or first time owner wanting to get started.

Just Sold Sports Bar- Now Tampa Tap Room

Just closed on a popular sports bar in North Tampa which had been in business over 20 years.  There are some great opportunities if both buyer and sellers are patient and this was one of them.  We are aquiring some more sports bars this week so stay tunes and check our website for new listings.  Also just listed a true cash cow Pizza Shop that runs his business like a well oiled machine.  This is a real money maker and actually has all the records to prove it.  Don't get stuck buying someone else's falied business contact us to learn how to buy the right business at the right price.  We can even show you how to get a business for free!

Buy a Sports Bar

Are you looking for a great deal on an existing sports bar.  The best bars are the ones that are currently not on the market.  As through with many of the great things in life great bars are usually sold long before they are ever lkisted.  We have arrangements with many existing bar owners and handshake agreements that if we have a qualified candidate we can possibly make a deal happen.  These sellers do not want it known to the general public or let us advertise that they may sell.  The only way to fibnd out about these properties is through selected brokers who have networked to make these deals happen. Just last week a bar that was originally $200K sold for 10K with use of the 4 COP Liquor license.  These deals are out there and we know about them first hand.  If you are thinking of selling check us out TampaCashCows.com for an immediate free consultation.

Preparing to Sell your business

Preparing to Sell Your

10 steps to take
now--even if you're years away from selling your business

. Here are several basic steps you should take
to ensure that your business is ready:

1. Get a business
One of the first
things you should do is obtain a realistic idea of what your business is worth
from an objective, outside source. A
 professional valuation will give you a basis for gauging
buyer offers and will give you an idea of what you can expect to net from the
sale. It will also tell you your business's market position, financial
situation, strengths and weaknesses (which you can hopefully correct prior to
putting it on the market).

Valuations can be
obtained from a number of sources, ranging from local accounting firms to
regional business brokers and investment banking firms. As a rule, you should
make sure the company performing your valuation has access to the most current
 data regarding privately held transactions in your
industry. Experience in selling firms of your type is obviously helpful as

2. Get your books in order. Buyers evaluating your business generally
require at least three years' worth of financial information. The more formal
your statements (accountant-reviewed or -prepared vs. internally generated
statements), the better the impression you'll make-and the easier the due
diligence for a buyer. Tax returns may suffice.

3. Understand the true
profitability of your business. 
Most privately held businesses claim a variety of nonoperational expenses.
Make sure you have supporting documentation for these expenses. For example,
your business may be paying for your personal automobile lease.

In addition, there may be infrequent expenses
you have incurred during the past three years that should be excluded in a
buyer's analysis of recurring cash flow. There may be moving expenses if you've
moved to a larger facility or unusual legal expenses.

4. Consult your financial advisor. It's wise to speak to your tax advisor for
help planning your financial future. Understanding your personal and corporate
tax situation may also help you recognize your options with regard to deal

5. Make a good first impression. Will a buyer visiting your shop for the first
time see order or chaos? Buyers look for companies that show well, as an
orderly shop is often indicative of an orderly management team and back-room

6. Organize your legal
Review your
 papers, permits,
licensing agreements, leases, customer and vendor contracts, etc. Make sure you
have them readily available, current and in order.

7. Consider management
If you're absolutely
vital to your business, who will a buyer be able to turn to for help running
 businessafter you
leave? You should have a succession plan in place before going to market.

8. Know your reason for selling. Buyers are always curious as to why a seller
wants to exit a business. (If it's so great, why are you leaving?) Be prepared
to articulate your reasons.

9. Get your advisory team in place. Start interviewing attorneys and accountants
who are proficient in mergers and acquisitions. Strongly consider hiring an
intermediary, either a business broker or an investment banker, to represent
you and help you through the selling process.

10. Keep your eye on the ball. Don't let your business performance decline
because you're too focused on the sale of your business. This will only give
buyers additional negotiating power to lower their offers.

Is it Time to Sell your Business in Tampa?

Timing is everything
if you want to sell your business for a high price. In order to receive the
highest price for your business, pay attention to these five signs.

 Your contribution to
the business diminishes




Many business owners
started with a dream and through hard work achieved success. If you find your
contribution level diminishing it could be a red flag. Contributions diminish
for various reasons. Perhaps personal commitments are pulling you away from
your business. Businesses do not perform well without a leader. Typically a
withdrawing owner is the beginning of the end, so get out now before the value
you have worked so hard to achieve erodes.

     Perhaps you are bored. Losing interest
with the day to day operations can cause problems. Maybe you really prefer the
creative entrepreneurial spirit. Growing a successful business requires
concentration and effort. So if you are not willing to focus, staying in your
business may not maximize the value of your enterprise. It may be time to sell
the business and find something that motivates you.

 Other companies are
being purchased

Keeping abreast of the industry can pay off in a big way. Most industries go
through acquisition cycles where valuation multiples increase substantially.
Not only should your keep an eye on competitors, but watch for suppliers who
might be looking for vertical acquisitions. Business cycles can be long, so
stay on top of any acquisitions, large or small in your industry. Much like a
housing bubble, if you can see a flurry of activity in your neighborhood, it
may be time to hand over the keys.

 Your need for
liquidity increases

Selling a small business is not an easy decision. Nevertheless, proper planning
can save you a bundle in the long run. You worked hard and are looking forward
to the retirement you deserve. If you're within five years of retirement, you
may need to start planning now. In order to get top dollar for your business
some additional housekeeping may be in order. This can take some time, so it is
best to think ahead.


Sunglass Business for Sale only 29K Make 40K for 2 days a week work!

If you are looking for a truly turnkey business that is only 2 days a week with low over head this is it.  Established in 1990 the owner operator will train for 4 weeks at no additional charge.  Huge customer base as well as built in walk in traffic.  Low overhead keeps this business booming.  Make a full time salary with part time work.

Mistakes that Sellers Make whebn considering selling thier business

The Ten Most Frequent  Sellers Mistakes *

1. The owners do not understand the value of the business:

Most owners of closely held businesses have suppressed profits to 
reduce taxes. The company's financial statements don't begin to 
reflect the true value of the business. The actual financial statements 
need to be restated to eliminate the owner's discretionary and non-
recurring personal expenses. Attention also needs to be drawn to 
"off-balance sheet assets," tangible and intangible. Historical 
financial statements don't tell the real story.

2. The owners have an unrealistic price in mind:

Recent surveys indicate that few companies have a current, 
accurate business valuation. Half of the time owners are 
unrealistically high in their asking price, and the other half of the time 
they are low. Whether you think its worth $5 million or $50 million, 
without a professional opinion for reference purposes, you can't 
begin to discuss or justify a selling price that makes sense.

3. The owners do not understand the investor's motive:

Rather than emphasizing the business's growth potential, they dwell 
on past performance. Investors are looking to the future for return on 
investment and growth potential. “BUYERS DON’T BUY WHAT THE 

4. The owners do not have proper counsel:

Talk with business owners who made an ill-fated attempt to sell their 
own business. Most wish they had used an experienced 
intermediary. Without professional help, they are prone to taking 
advice from the wrong people.

5. The owners try to sell to the wrong people:

One of the biggest mistakes is to think that the best investor for the 
business is a competitor, customer, supplier, or employee. If the 
deal doesn't happen, and most don't, then a great deal of 
confidential information about your company has been disclosed. 
Suddenly, everybody knows more about the company's profits and 
operations than they should. Keep your intentions confidential unless 
you're ready to sell at a rock-bottom price.

6. The owners assume the best investor is local:

Most sellers naturally assume that the market for their business is 
the immediate surrounding area. The world is now your marketplace 
and the best investor may be anywhere across the country, or 
around the world. Thousands of very quiet private investment groups 
and offshore investors are interested in acquiring profitable, U.S.-
based, privately held companies.

7. The company is not positioned for sale:

Organization, growth opportunity, reputation, market conditions, and 
industry leadership, are some of the many intangible qualities 
investors appreciate. Documenting improvements that could be 
made by an investor with new capital helps you to better position the 
company and increases value. There can be a swing of 50% or 
more in sale value if the company is solidly positioned for future 

8. There is improper documentation:

Investors are evaluating the purchase based primarily on future 
growth potential and expected return on investment. They want to 
see what the profits would have looked like if you had run the 
business like a public company. They also want you to prepare 
three-to-five-year pro forma financial projections, backed by solid 
market research substantiating the future potential of the business. 
Simply stated . . . create a presentation to explain the past and sell 
the future!

9. The owners do not plan for the sale:

Many business owners have not thought about what their real 
personal financial needs will be. If you're willing to wait for some of 
the payments, the investor has more flexibility to pay a higher price. 
If you insist on an "all-cash" deal, savvy investors will discount their 
offering price by 35% or more!

10. Don't be the first to mention price:

One cardinal rule of negotiating is to never be the first one at the 
table to mention price. An experienced acquirer who sees the future 
potential may have a higher price in mind. Value is very subjective. 
You will always regret "leaving money on the table" if you make this 
pricing mistake.
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Owning one’s own
business is very much a part of the American dream. The realization of that
dream requires a major investment of resources: money, time, dedication and,
indeed, a complete change in lifestyle. Operating a successful business is an
all-consuming task, and its success or failure has far-reaching ramifications
for the individual entrepreneur and his or her family. It is not an endeavor to
be taken lightly, and we don’t.

So -- when it comes
time to sell your business -- you want to put it in the very best hands. We
have the experience and resources to sell your business quickly, efficiently
and for the highest possible price.

We appreciate the hard work and sacrifice
that you have put into your business. We can help you make that dedication
count by finding a suitable buyer who will carry on your dream.

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If you are looking for a cash flowing business with built in majorr accounts and full time staff this is it.  It is currently a Franchise but that could be changed if desired.  The location is very upsclae area in Tampa and Anchored both by a publix and Starbucks.  Build out is over $250K.  Staff will remain in place. This is well worth a look at.  Please send non-disclosure over for immediate consideration,

Time to Sell your Florida Business?

When Is The Best Time To Sell?

There are many factors that determine best timing for selling a small business -- the financial condition of the company, valuation, growth cycle, profit history, and the current market.

Usually the best time to obtain the highest price occurs when sales and earnings are good and trending upward. A solid earnings trend will enable a buyer to pay a higher price and still meet his return of investment criteria. A history of good performance also gives the buyer confidence in projected future earnings.

Value is dynamic and proper timing makes a big difference in the prices paid for business acquisitions. External factors such as the economy, industry trends, competition, stock market volatility, investor confidence, interest rates, and geopolitical considerations are cycles of constant change that impact value.

Internal conditions within a company also change. Often in combination with external factors, sometimes independent of those factors. Changes do, and will, occur and they always tend to impact business value -- sometimes eroding value and sometimes increasing value.

So how should you start thinking objectively about the best time to sell?

A good visual of right-timing would be to imagine the life cycle of your business plotted as a bell curve with the peak being the top of the growth cycle. The top is when you have reached the flat plane of growth...a sustaining mode. Buyers pay the best prices when they can't see the top, when the curve is still climbing upward. Once the top is visibly breached, buyers may pass on the opportunity or may pay prices based on a downward trend and a higher risk factor. If you wait until your revenues are already sliding over to the downside of the bell curve, you have waited too long. Your business has already started to retire before you have. To get the best deal you have to sell on the way up.

Markets change and fortunes change from year to year. The current status of the small business market place in Texas is one of the best in the nation and policies are in place for continued prosperity and growth in the State. Buyers in every category are looking for alternatives to traditional investment avenues. They are looking for stability, better predictability and control. Business acquisitions offer all of these and can also offer a better return on investment than other investment opportunities.

The capital gains tax rate is presently at historic lows at 15%. However, this rate will increase, possibly by as much as 69%, effective January 1, 2011. To take advantage of the 15% capital gains tax rate, an owner who is considering selling the business, should do so by December 31, 2010. Congress is planning to put a 5.4% surtax on incomes above $500,000 for individuals and $1 million for joint filers to fund health care reform. which will affect both capital gains and dividends. If passed, the surtax goes into effect January 1, 2011, the same day the Bush tax rates of 2001 and 2003 are set to expire. The current federal capital gains tax rate of 15% would rise to at least 20% -- 25.4% with the surtax. This represents a 69% increase overnight. This does not include any changes that might come from increases in state and local tax rates.

Most importantly, even in current economic conditions, buyers exceed sellers and we have a robust exit market for now. The time will come when the flood of baby-boomer business owners ready to sell will outweigh the ready buyers.

Fueling the market are the different categories of buyers looking to put their money to work by acquiring profitable businesses in areas with a promising economic outlook:

  • Early baby-boomer corporate retirees
  • Corporate and management-level refugees who have suffered a downsize who are typically baby-boomer age, have severance pay or 401Ks to invest, and are looking to go into business for themselves. The stock market, or putting money in the bank, do not look attractive to these corporate refugees at this time in their lives
  • Foreign buyers seeing U.S. businesses as investment opportunities while the dollar is valued lower against their own currency
  • 30-something up-and-comers aggressively buying and building
  • Strategic Buyers, both public and privately-held companies, are actively acquiring smaller firms as part of their strategy for quick growth and innovation (Merrill Datasite - Dec 2009)
  • Investment Buyers, such as private equity groups, "are going down-market" (Merrill Datasite - Dec 2009) and are seeking add-on acquisitions in the lower middle-market for their investment portfolios
  • Blue collar workers who have been layed off are also looking to "buy a job."
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