Business Overview

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This locally owned, iconic bakery has been the destination for the best in quality baking products for three decades. Like most businesses in the food service industry, the business took a hit in gross sales and profitability in the spring of 2020 with the cancellation of large gatherings and mandatory closures. Business has increased in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2020 and 2021 turned a profit on $453,394 in sales.

The seller would like to sell the property along with the business. The price and terms will be negotiable.

Financial

  • Asking Price: $275,000
  • Cash Flow: $89,087
  • Gross Revenue: $453,394
  • EBITDA: N/A
  • FF&E: N/A
  • Inventory: $2,500
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1983

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:4,000
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:12
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Facilities The real estate is included in this deal. The premise is 4,000 square feet that is part of a retail center. The seller recently spent an additional $26,000 in building improvements including paint, flooring, lighting and phone system. Seller would like to see the property along with the business.

Is Support & Training Included:

Seller willing to train 30 days or negotiate a term to ensure a smooth transition.

Purpose For Selling:

Personal Reasons

Pros and Cons:

Competition is inevitable in the food service industry. This business has been in operation over 30 years, a long track record of success.

Opportunities and Growth:

Reputation and word of mouth are the primary drivers of their success. Social media initiatives, memberships to various wedding planning sites and relationships with venues and wedding planners could drive additional revenue.

Additional Info

The venture was established in 1983, making the business 39 years old.
The transaction doesn't include inventory valued at $2,500*, which ins't included in the suggested price.

The company has 12 employees and is located in a building with estimated square footage of 4,000 sq ft.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

There are all kinds of reasons people decide to sell operating businesses. However, the real factor and the one they say to you might be 2 entirely different things. For instance, they might state "I have too many other responsibilities" or "I am retiring". For lots of sellers, these factors stand. However, for some, these may simply be excuses to try to conceal the reality of changing demographics, increased competition, current reduction in revenues, or a range of various other reasons. This is why it is very crucial that you not rely absolutely on a vendor's word, however instead, utilize the seller's response along with your overall due diligence. This will repaint a much more realistic image of the business's existing circumstance.

Existing Debts and Future Obligations

If the existing business is in debt, which numerous businesses are, then you will certainly have reason to consider this when valuating/preparing your deal. Many operating businesses take out loans so as to cover points like inventory, payroll, accounts payable, and so on. Keep in mind that sometimes this can imply that earnings margins are too thin. Numerous businesses fall into a revolving door of taking on debt as a way to pay back various other loans. Along with debts, there may also be future obligations to consider. There may be an outstanding lease on tools or the building where the business resides. The business may have existing contracts with suppliers that must be satisfied or might result in charges if terminated early.

Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

Just how do companies in the area draw in brand-new consumers? Often times, businesses have repeat clients, which develop the core of their everyday profits. Specific factors such as new competitors sprouting up around the area, roadway construction, and staff turn over can impact repeat clients and negatively impact future profits. One crucial point to think about is the area of the business. Is it in an extremely trafficked shopping center, or is it concealed from the main road? Clearly, the more people that see the business on a regular basis, the greater the possibility to construct a returning client base. A last thought is the basic area demographics. Is the business situated in a densely inhabited city, or is it located on the outside border of town? Just how might the local average family income influence future earnings prospects?