Ever dreamed of owning your own business and being your own boss? Even if you don’t have a business idea just yet, there are other ways you can own your own company. One way to do this is to buy up a small firm that has already been set up or a franchise of a bigger business – and become your own boss that way. There are tens of businesses in Bristol up for sale right now that need taking over.
Here are just seven of the Bristol companies that are are up for grabs.
Coffee Blue – mobile coffee franchise
Initial cost – £18,000
Estimated turnover – £33,000
You can buy a coffee van franchise from UK refrigerated van business Vantastec to operate in Bristol.
You’ll be given training and shown how to find profitable locations such as business parks, office blocks, factories and building sites.
Each van can also be plugged in using a long-reach weather-proof cable, which means that even if the location is remote you can still run the business.
Related: How to Choose a Franchise
Young & Foodish – cafe on Cotham Hill
Initial cost – £59,999
Estimated weekly turnover – £1,500
Employees – two
Established in 2015, Young & Foodish sells coffee, lunch and snacks, and currently trades Monday to Friday only (9am to 4.30pm).
An advert for the cafe states that it would be “well suited” for someone looking to break into the market.
The rent is £895 per month to a private landlord.
PetStay Bristol and Bath – home dog boarding franchise
Initial cost – £12,000
Estimated turnover – Info on application
Employees – 10-30
More and more people are choosing to send their dogs to other people’s homes, rather than to kennels, when they go away.
This Bristol and Bath franchise branch has been trading for two years and has a database of repeat customers and 12 registered and licensed dog carers.
The branch covers all the Bristol postcodes (and some of Bath) and the new owner will be given free training.
Pizzeria Milano – pizza restaurant in Kingswood
Initial cost – £85,000
Turnover – £275,000
Pizzeria Milano in Kingswood is an Italian takeaway with 70 per cent of the business turnover coming from deliveries and 30 per cent through shop collections.
A total of 50 per cent of the delivery orders originate from takeaway app JustEat, while 50 per cent come from the company’s websites – pizzeriamilano-Kingswood.co.uk and pizzeriamilano-bristol.co.uk.
Molly Maid – domestic cleaning franchise
Initial cost – £16,975 (with a further £12,000 working capital recommended)
Turnover – Info on application
Cleaning company franchise Molly Maid will allocate £9,000 of the initial investment to fund marketing activity for the first six to 12 months to help you get the business off the ground.
It also runs an incentive programme for all new franchise owners, which means that if you hit four key weekly sales targets within the first 12 months (£500, £1,000, £1,500 and £2,000) you will get £2,750 additional budget.
You will also get access to a business advisor.
Symes Avenue Post Office and convenience store
Initial cost – £69,999
Turnover – £316,000
Employees – two full-time and two part-time
Symes Avenue Post Office and convenience store was founded ten years ago and is being sold as the owner is moving.
The shop has a Lotto terminal with average takings of approximately £1,500 a week, while newspapers and magazines are being introduced in the next few weeks.
There is also a cash machine outside.
The Gingerbread Man – coffee shop in Frampton Cotterell
Initial cost – £59,500
Turnover – Info on application
This coffee shop on the outskirts of Bristol is being sold for a reduced price.
The cafe seats 40 people (internal and external) and was awarded a top food hygiene rating of five in July 2018.
The advert states that there is “scope to to increase turnover through outside catering and opening Sundays and evenings”.
The lease on the shop expires in two years but a new five-year lease may be negotiated.
Source: Bristol Post