IS IT TIME TO SELL?
Selling your business is a major decision!
You have devoted your time, money, and energy into building, running, and operating your business. It may represent your life’s work. If you’ve decided that now is the right time to sell, you want the very best professional guidance you can get. Working in tandem with a professional from Business Finders Canada can make the difference between just getting rid of your business and selling it for the very best price and terms.
More Buyers than Sellers
Business Finders Canada is based in Kelowna, B.C. We are able to serve all your professional business broker/commercial needs. We help business owners sell their business in a confidential manner to a pre-qualified buyer.
We are working with buyers seriously looking for businesses between $250,000 and $10 million.
We provide a consultation at no obligation where we’ll outline our business sale and marketing plan that outlines the steps we take to protect confidentiality and the ways we find buyers.
Business Finders Canada offers…
- Confidentiality at all times – before, during and after the sale – backed by non-disclosures agreements!
- Qualified buyers by net worth, credit and experience – they must qualify prior to disclosure!
- Valuation – we can put a professional value on your business!
- We disclose all materials for review!
- Expertise – over 200 years’ experience among our brokers!
- Network marketing – locally, nationally and internationally!
- Motivated – we only take listings we feel we can sell!
- We earn our fee by getting the sale closed
Sell Your Western Canada Business
CONFIDENTIALITY IS PRIORITY #1
So much can depend on confidentiality. Sound working relations with employees, customers, suppliers, and bankers are important factors to a company. Any premature indication of a possible change in ownership could disrupt these relations and weaken the company’s competitive position. For these reasons – and many others – confidentiality is critically important at all stages. With the proper procedures, it is possible to minimize the risk of an untimely disclosure. Using us to sell your business ensures that a professional business broker will be handling your transaction under strict confidentiality. We discreetly find sellers and connect them with qualified buyers. We sell businesses with a stringent code of ethics.
We use every resource at our disposal – including our very own Business Buyer Pipeline that you may have seen on our home page – to find qualified buyers for your business. Many of the businesses we’ve sold come through our buyer pool, and we have new buyers contacting us almost every day.
The importance of confidentiality at all times during the sales process is the most important ingredient in the successful sale of an existing business. In most cases, we don’t list publicly on MLS for everyone to find. Businesses have employees, customers, competition and possibly landlords and creditors who will be affected. Revealing a sale prematurely could permanently harm the business being sold.
In order to prepare a business for sale, you should gather all the information that a potential buyer will ask for and rely on when making a buying decision. Undertake a thorough review of the company books, and other corporate records and ensure that all are complete and up to date. Similarly, make sure that all tax returns, government filings and licences have been been completed, filed and are current.
Most buyers want to see:
- Up to five years of accountant-prepared financials with profit and loss statements
- The interim profit and loss statement for the current year
- Equipment list and value of equipment at current market value (used)
- Inventory list with value of inventory at your cost (not retail)
- List of any leased equipment
- Copy of the property assessment and or copy of the lease
- Employment contracts
- Vehicle list
- List of upgrades to business and property
- Franchise or licensing agreements
Here is what you DO NOT want to do…
- Tell anyone that you are going to sell – confidentiality is of utmost importance
- Change the business models or daily operations
- Take cash out of the business that will alter subsequent financial statements
280 B Campion Street,… $195,000.00
MLS #: 10195024
A turnkey auto repair shop that has been in business for over 20 years. The owner is looking to retire. Business comes with loyal customer base, all tools, machines and assets. There are three lifts and additional storage in the compound behind and side access for larger vehicles. (id:20794)
#c/o #14 1470 Harvey Avenue,… $109,000.00
MLS #: 10193049
A great opportunity to acquire the assets of this turnkey massage therapy business. $250,000 was invested into leasehold improvements in 2014, and the results are spectacular! Just under 1,700 sq. ft of space available for massage, acupuncture, cupping or other counselling in 7 treatment rooms and another 600 square feet on the second floor to use as a yoga studio. The lease is assignable to a buyer of this business with favourable lease terms. NDA must be signed for further information. (id:20794)
#5-6 1790 KLO Road,… $749,000.00
MLS #: 10191810
Fixed income investment opportunity, 1505 sq ft of strata retail space located in a high traffic area at a controlled intersection. Situated on the corner of KLO Rd & Benvoulin Rd. Long term tenancy in place. Currently leased at $26.00. For further information please call Tony Sprovieri at Royal LePage Kelowna 250-878-7811 (id:20794)
#c/o 102-347 Leon Avenue,… $399,000.00
MLS #: 10192743
Rare opportunity to own a well-known and established consignment boutique located in Downtown high traffic area. The business caters to women and specializes in clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories from many designer brands. Almost nearly a decade in business, the owner and dedicated staff have created a warm and inviting store with a reputation as one to the top retail boutiques in the area. The business features the latest merchandise from many upscale and premium brands at competitive prices with a unique retail business model. There is a robust clientele with a healthy combination of new and repeat customers. This is a unique opportunity for someone in the retail industry or an entrepreneur looking to own consistently profitable business with a sustained track record of growth. The business can be run on a semi-absentee basis or with a full-time owner/operator in lieu of a manager. There is an attractive lease in place. Dont miss this chance to take over a business in an affluent and growing market thats set up for success. The seller will offer a training program. Price + Inventory. Proudly Presented By Kara And Associates (id:20794)
1495 Gordon Drive,… $1,598,000.00
MLS #: 10193133
Incredibly rare large commercial space available on busy intersection with private entry. This 3700 Sq/ft property is part of the Centria Urban Village just above the previously Nesters Market. Zoned CD17 Mixed Use Commercial you can use this space for pretty much anything! Currently setup as a business professional office with reception, two conference rooms, large presentation room, kitchen, two bathrooms and eight offices alone with private roof top access and executive wrap around patio. Owner has access to pool, hot tub and gym within Centria towers and 10 parking passes. Showings on week days after 5PM and anytime on weekends. Floor area measurements are approximate and should be verified if deemed important. Proudly presented by JP Letnick and Joanna Wang of the “Letnick Estates Group” http://LetnickEstates.com (id:20794)
c/o 1553 Harvey Avenue,… $297,850.00
MLS #: 10193210
Well established turn key childrens activity centre has hit the market. This is the perfect opportunity to own and operate a community focused family business that has been operating for over five years. All of the hard work is done for you. Please make note the address and picture do not represent the actual business as it is a confidential listing that requires the signing of a NDA from a qualified Buyer. Proudly Marketed by Carlo Giusto Personal Real Estate Corporation and Stu Morgan of the Invest In Kelowna Real Estate Group and RE/MAX Kelowna. (id:20794)
#103 532 Leon Avenue,… $99,000.00
MLS #: 10194356
This downtown Kelowna Hair Salon is your golden opportunity to take over a turn-key business. This purchase affords one the opportunity to have 7 chairs for hair design, 3 chairs for shampooing, 2 chairs for hair drying, large staff room, reception area where products can also be showcased for sale and a spacious washroom. A team of highly skilled hair stylists has allowed the business to develop a loyal customer base and a client retention rate of over 85%.Â Moreover, the business enjoys location advantages, being located in a high traffic area surrounded with plenty of businesses, law and accounting firms which generate additional business through referrals. This opportunity is ideal for a private buyer looking to acquire a growing business with an innovative and easy model to manage, or a strategic purchaser seeking to diversify and expand its product line and client base. Financial statements provided only on signing a NDA. Proudly Marketed by Carlo Giusto Personal Real Estate Corporation and Stu Morgan of the Invest In Kelowna Real Estate Group and RE/MAX Kelowna. (id:20794)
#204 c/o 1505 Harvey Avenue,… $999,900.00
MLS #: 10194324
Proudly Marketed by Points West Realty Group. Profitable paving business for sale. Owners looking to retire. Does the lifestyle of working for 6 months and off for 6 months sound appealing? Then this business is for you. Includes the company, equipment, staff and contracts. Well establish business with increasing profits. All equipment is owned, many repeat customers and ongoing contracts. Call Ryan Mayne for further details. (id:20794)
5538 Airport Way,… $499,995.00
MLS #: 10195138
Exclusive National brand gas station located at the Kelowna Airport. This gas station is only 2 years old and is doing approximately $5 Million in sales and growing. Cost more than $700,000 to build. Currently operated as an absentee owner. Increase the cashflow of this business as an owner operator. 1772sf plus 533sf of an additional common area, 6 pump station with lots of parking. Also tenanted with a Tim Hortons and Freshii. Long term lease available. (id:20794)
#C/O 1685 Pandosy Street,… $288,888.00
MLS #: 10193006
Selling pre-engineered and Quonset steel buildings including insulation, doors and accessories. Great for Orchardists, Wineries, Agriculture, Industrial, Commercial, Aviation and more. Exclusive distribution agreements. (id:20794)
#8A 1060 Leathead Road,… $1,600,000.00
MLS #: 10192389
Established screen printing business with loyal customer base that has been operating in Kelowna for 25 years. The Business is largely Corporate Contracts with Repeat and Referral Clients. All equipment ready to go for a new owner operator to just step in. This is the largest screen printing business in the Okanagan. Price includes the ownership of a 3,200 square foot commercial strata unit. DO NOT TALK TO OR APPROACH STAFF. For financial information please request a CA. (id:20794)
#c/o 14 1470 Harvey Avenue,… $279,000.00
MLS #: 10191761
Winter is coming and this very successful Central Okanagan landscaping company has year-round income. This business has been in operation for almost 20 years with trained employees, many loyal customers, with lots of client referrals and an excellent reputation within the community and with suppliers. This company includes equipment / tools, maintenance / construction contracts and established customer lists. The current owner can offer training and mentoring if required. Grow this business to the next level by capitalizing on the Okanagans continued expansion and development. Signed NDA must be in place for further information on this opportunity. (id:20794)
5538 Airport Way,… $3,999,995.00
MLS #: 10195140
Kelowna YLW Plaza. $3,995,995 – 5.5% CAP RATE, 1.43 acres This is a development play. Approved further to add car wash, detail shop and 2-3 storeys building to 15,000sf+ (zoning CD12) City leased land until 2054 with renewals in 20yr increments. This building is only two years old, exclusive to the Kelowna Airport with Three National Tenants. The Kelowna Airport is the 10th busiest airport in Canada with over 2 million passengers. Every car that goes to the airport or exits the airport must drive by this Plaza. (id:20794)
364 Lawrence Avenue,… $94,000.00
MLS #: 10190938
Garden of Eden. Only the business for sale – includes all the assets on site. Owner lives on site which is open 24 hours a day. Buyer must show ability to pay cash to Seller on sale prior to viewing or disturbing the daily operation. Most assets are in pictures. ONLY SERIOUS OPERATORS WILL BE ADDRESSED PREFERABLY BUYER WILL HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THIS LINE OF BUSINESS.Iconic Garden of Eden DO NOT APPROACH OWNER OR ANYONE ON SITE. (id:20794)