Business Overview

Established business with over 45 years of expert service in calibrating and servicing laboratory testing equipment on site for a variety of companies. They currently service a 150-mile radius of Charlotte and the work allows maximum flexibility in scheduling. They currently work approximately three days a week so the opportunity for significant growth for an owner who would work the business full time is substantial. The owner is willing to train the new owner and introduce the client base. Owner financing is available for the right buyer.


  • Asking Price: $250,000
  • Cash Flow: $111,000
  • Gross Revenue: $195,000
  • FF&E: $14,000
  • Inventory: $5,000
  • Inventory Included: Yes
  • Established: 1976

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
Is Support & Training Included:

Seller training for 30 days at zero cost.

Purpose For Selling:


Pros and Cons:

Non-compete: 60 miles for 3 years

Additional Info

The company was established in 1976, making the business 46 years old.
The sale does include inventory valued at $5,000, which is included in the listing price.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

If the existing entity is in debt, which lots of companies are, then you will have reason to consider this when valuating/preparing your offer. Many companies borrow money so as to cover points such as stock, payroll, accounts payable, and so on. Remember that sometimes this can suggest that revenue margins are too thin. Lots of companies come under a revolving door of taking loans as a way to pay back other loans. In addition to debts, there may additionally be future commitments to consider. There might be an outstanding lease on equipment or the structure where the business resides. The business may have existing contracts with vendors that must be satisfied or may lead to fines if terminated early.

Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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