Business Overview

YOU ONLY NEED $16,000 (10%) DOWN TO PURCHASE THIS BUSINESS! You will make $55,000 your first year after paying debt service making your deposit back in under 4 months!!

This is an Aquarium maintenance service business that can be home-based, or store-based. They primarily install and clean fresh-water and salt-water aquariums. Customer base is mostly in Berks County, PA, with routes to areas within a one-hour drive. Great for a hands on owner with only one employee needed. Easy to learn, very profitable, flexible schedule for owner and easy to grow. Owner will train new buyer.


  • Asking Price: $160,000
  • Cash Flow: $74,937
  • Gross Revenue: $159,206
  • FF&E: $20,000
  • Inventory: $15,000
  • Inventory Included: Yes
  • Established: 1985

Detailed Information

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

Home Based

Is Support & Training Included:

Will train for 1 week @ $0 cost.

Purpose For Selling:

Moving out of state.

Home Based:

This Business Is Home Based

Additional Info

The company was founded in 1985, making the business 37 years old.
The sale shall include inventory valued at $15,000, which is included in the asking price.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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