Business Overview

This profitable and well-established Brazilian market was built from the ground up by its owner over 20 years ago, and is highly regarded in the Southern California Brazilian ex-pat community. Featuring hard-to-find foods, cosmetics, household goods and more imported from Brazil, it draws its loyal customers from miles around Los Angeles County. Located just off a busy thoroughfare in a bustling area, it is freeway-close and easily accessed by car or public transportation. Shared parking is adjacent to the business and is available for its customers. It has thousands on its client list, and thousands more following on Facebook, plus great reviews on Yelp! As an added bonus, the business also features a money transfer service as a convenience to its customers.

Although the market is packed with a wide variety of different products, it is clean, well-lit and very organized. Per the Seller, the inventory, which is included in the price, turns over quickly and the market’s generous storeroom provides the space to allow for products to be re-stocked immediately. Best of all, the dependable, well-trained staff affords the owner the luxury to take month-long vacations out of the country while leaving the business in their capable hands!

This turn-key business has reliable cash flow and will provide a new owner with a nice income. This is an excellent opportunity for a similar or complementary Brazilian business to increase its client base or expand its offerings overnight. It would also be the ideal situation for a savvy Buyer with solid business experience and a good understanding of the Brazilian culture who is fluent in Portuguese to become their own boss. The landlord is expected to be friendly to a new tenant, and the Seller will provide training and share insights with a new owner to keep this successful market humming.

Please note this is a confidential matter and no additional information will be provided until a Confidentiality Agreement and background information has been submitted. Please hit the reply button or the Contact Seller button or email Mary Doyle at mary@mabusinessadvisors.com or call (714) 396 – 5842 to receive a confidentiality agreement and to learn more about this opportunity.

Financial

  • Asking Price: $429,000
  • Cash Flow: $154,128
  • Gross Revenue: $726,940
  • EBITDA: $14,726
  • FF&E: N/A
  • Inventory: $30,000
  • Inventory Included: Yes
  • Established: 2000

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:1,600
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:4
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Street-facing store front

Is Support & Training Included:

Seller will provide training at no cost to buyer

Purpose For Selling:

Stipulated Judgment in Divorce Action to Sell Business

Pros and Cons:

A similar business is within a half mile distance, but the product offerings are largely different. This business is immaculate and offers unique services.

Opportunities and Growth:

Would be possible to expand business by offering fresh bakery/butcher/produce, but would require a larger space. This is a good opportunity for a similar or complementary Brazilian business to increase its client base or expand its offerings overnight.

Additional Info

The business was started in 2000, making the business 22 years old.
The deal does include inventory valued at $30,000, which is included in the requested price.

The business has 4 employees and is located in a building with approx. square footage of 1,600 sq ft.
The real estate is leased by the business for $4,000 per Month

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

There are all types of reasons why people decide to sell operating businesses. Nevertheless, the real reason and the one they say to you may be 2 totally different things. For instance, they may state "I have way too many various responsibilities" or "I am retiring". For numerous sellers, these factors stand. However, for some, these may simply be reasons to try to hide the reality of altering demographics, increased competitors, recent decrease in earnings, or a range of various other reasons. This is why it is extremely crucial that you not rely totally on a seller's word, but instead, utilize the seller's response along with your general due diligence. This will paint a much more realistic image of the business's existing scenario.

Existing Debts and Future Obligations

If the current entity is in debt, which many companies are, then you will need to consider this when valuating/preparing your deal. Many businesses finance loans with the purpose of covering points like inventory, payroll, accounts payable, so on and so forth. Keep in mind that sometimes this can imply that earnings margins are too tight. Numerous businesses fall into a revolving door of taking loans as a way to pay back various other loans. Along with debts, there may additionally be future commitments to think about. There may be an outstanding lease on tools or the building where the business resides. The business may have existing contracts with vendors that should be met or might cause charges if terminated early.

Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

Just how do operating businesses in the location attract new consumers? Many times, businesses have repeat customers, which develop the core of their everyday revenues. Specific aspects such as brand-new competition growing up around the area, roadway building and construction, and also personnel turnover can impact repeat customers and negatively influence future profits. One crucial point to think about is the location of the business. Is it in an extremely trafficked shopping center, or is it hidden from the highway? Clearly, the more people that see the business on a regular basis, the better the opportunity to construct a returning customer base. A final thought is the basic area demographics. Is the business situated in a densely populated city, or is it situated on the outside border of town? Exactly how might the neighborhood mean family income influence future earnings prospects?