Why Work With Us?

Work with a Specialist

Selling your business is a pretty big deal, don’t be fooled into thinking that selling a café is the same as selling any other business. Whilst there are parts of the transaction that are standard there are also a lot of differences when selling cafes.

Don’t underestimate the advantage of working alongside a specialist in your industry. Benefit from experience gained over more than 20 years and the sale of nine of my own food business as well as many sales on behalf of others.

I love this industry and if you need any advice about buying or selling a café, restaurant or takeaway then feel free to get in touch.

Save Time

Are you worried about how to cope with the added stress and work of dealing with the business sale whilst staying on top of all the day-to-day stuff?

It took me my first 2-3 sales to work it out but I have learnt that the sale process is all about preparation. I have developed checklists and templates as part of my process that make this much quicker and will save you a lot of time.

Having everything prepared will mean that you can provide information to interested buyers quickly which will take lot of stress out of the process for you and will keep the buyer moving forward.

My system and approach is all about making things as easy as possible for you.

Sell for More

It is a known fact that a structured plan to exit your business can increase the value by more than 50% and in some cases as much as 100%.

My system uses the principles of Exit Planning and applies them practically to the hospitality industry to allow business owners to implement plans quickly without adding too much to the working week.

What would even a 20% increase in the value of your business mean to you? Could you find a couple of hours a week to achieve this?

Great service! Paul was very professional and helpful making the process of selling a business less stressful! Always chasing up leads, finding a buyer to our business was quicker than we expected! Thank you Paul!

Rita Tambellini

Owner, BECO


of cafes make a profit - We make sure you are one of them


of employees are engaged - We help you to inspire you team as a true leader


of cafes actually execute their strategy - We will hold you accountable


of cafes sell successfully - We make sure you are one of them


of cafes believe that exit planning is important


of cafes actually have an exit strategy in place

Meet Paul

Hello, I am Paul Leach and  I am the director of GSE Business Consultants who are Specialist Cafe Consultants and Brokers based in Sydney and Canberra.

Having sold nine of my own food businesses over the last 24 years I have learnt a thing or two about how the sale process works.

I have sold most of my businesses myself and a couple through a broker so I have seen the pros and cons of both methods first hand.

At GSE we use our specific industry experience to help cafe owners to grow, run and sell their businesses.

We run a program called Six Steps To Sale which is designed to help prepare cafes (and their owners) for sale. This step by step process ensures that the business will sell for the right price and at the right time.

We can work with you on a full brokerage basis to help you to prepare and sell your cafe.

Our coaching and consulting services support you with developing your business to be as profitable as possible without it taking over your life.

No matter what stage of your café journey you are at we can tailor a solution for you, with more than 25 years industry experience there are not many situations that we have not dealt with.

Having never sold a cafe before, it seemed like a daunting task, until we met Paul from GSE Business Consultants. He made the process from start to finish simple and informative, with a successful result at the end. We learnt far more about the financial running of our business during our time with Paul, than we had over the years before hand. Even if you are not thinking of selling right now, I would highly recommend you do the “Six Steps to Sale” program to set you up for when you are ready to sell.

Soul Surf

Owner, BECO

Professional, reliable service. Paul from GSE is dedicated and relationship focused with on point reporting system putting this company in the ahead of its competitors and business consultants. I am pleased with the service and recommend it highly.

Rison Amin

Director , DoubleRis Pty Ltd TA Knock and Tamp

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