Business Broker in Canberra

Business Broker in Canberra

 

My name is Robert Illsley,  I am a licensed business broker in Canberra that specialises in the sale of Cafes

 

I am originally from Somerset in the South West of England and in 2000 I married a Wagga girl and moved to Australia in 2007. In 2014 I opened my own café which I poured my heart and soul into and was able to establish it as one of the towns most prestigious and popular locations for coffee and food. When we decided to sell nearly 4 years later I realised how difficult it was to sell a business, although I felt that I was capable of handling the sale myself, I needed help. I wasn’t sure exactly how to evaluate my business, how to properly and discreetly market it and I found the process quite daunting.

 

After a number of bad experiences with agents I discovered GSE Business Consultants and it was at this point that I realised how valuable a good business broker can be. The right advice and preparation allowed me to properly prepare my business for market. After using the services of GSE I quickly found a potential buyer and found that I was in a competitive situation with another café. The buyer was in advanced negotiations with another café. Because of the way I was able to present my business the buyer felt more comfortable buying my business even though my competition had a bigger business with higher turnover.

 

I think that at this point a lightbulb went on in my head and I made the decision that I wanted to become a business broker myself. I approached the owner of GSE and thankfully he was looking to expand his business and when I sold Jardine’s I qualified as a business broker and setup my own business operating as a franchisee of GSE Business consultants.

 

Put simply a good business broker can be the difference between selling your business and having it languish on the market. Many brokers are happy to list a business without doing the proper preparation and do not always increase your chance of selling in a timely manner. In my role as a business broker I intend to bring the same level of service, quality advice and ethical standard as when I owned my café.

 

The difference between working with us at GSE compared with other brokers is clear. We only work with cafes, all the brokers at GSE have owned, operated and sold food businesses of our own and we understand the unique challenges that this industry faces. My regional knowledge as well as my background in hospitality means that I can help you to add significant value to your business during the sale process.

 

If you are considering an exit strategy then please get in touch with me as soon as possible on 0415 243750.

Cafes for sale in Canberra

GSE Business Consultants specialise in helping people to sell cafes across throughout Canberra and the ACT as well as in Sydney.

 

We currently have a good selection of  Cafes for sale in Canberra and if you would like to speak to us at anytime about these listings or to get more information about our services please call us on 02 6243 4844 We can come out to you or you are more than welcome to make an appointment to visit our office in the Nishi Building.

 

If you are looking to buy a cafe and would like further information about any of the businesses listed please register as a buyer and complete the Confidentiality Agreement. 

 

Once logged in you will be able to view financial information that is only visible to registered users. Once you have read through this information feel free to get in touch to request a full business profile which will show the full details and address of the business.

 

Please note that we do not send these details out without having a conversation with you first, its really important that we understand exactly what it is that you are looking for.

 

Many Cafes for Sale in Canberra that we work with are not listed on the website and, by gaining a clear understanding of your needs this will enable us to offer you opportunities that you may not otherwise have found.

 

If you are considering the sale of your cafe we  would love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your options. As you are probably aware there are hundreds of cafes for sale in Canberra at anyone time.

 

To secure the right deal you need to make sure you work with a specialist and with somebody who has been where you are and knows the business inside out.

 

If you have a cafe for sale in Canberra and would like to have a chat to talk about the best way forward and,  ensure that you sell for the right price and the right time give us a call on  02 6243 4844

 

We also have a Private Facebook Group for anyone thinking of selling their Cafe the group is called “Exit Planning For Cafe Owners”  this group is a community of cafe owners and industry professionals who are coming together to share the best tips, tricks and insights to selling cafes and restaurants without the struggle, and without paying thousands in commission!

Find the Exit Planning Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2124440880959192/?source_id=1648444935438475

How to prepare your café for sale

How to Prepare a Cafe For Sale – Rob’s Vlog from Paul Leach on Vimeo.

 

Hi guys, Rob from GSE business consultants here and welcome to my video blog. In these blogs I am going to be sharing with you my advice, insights and tips on the best ways to buy a café, how to professionally manage and run a cafe and how to effectively sell a cafe.

 

In this first sequence of videos I am going to be talking to you about the most important things you need to consider when you are selling your café. Please feel free to leave comments below and do share this video with your friends.

 

Ok the first thing that to think about when you have made the decision to sell your café is preparation, you need to create a portfolio of documents that a buyer is likely to ask for during the sale process.

 

Documents such as your last 3 years financials, your lease which is a crucial document which you probably haven’t thought about much but can cause problems during the sale process, in fact I’ll pick up a more detailed discussion about your lease in a future video You will also need a list of your plant and equipment. A recent stocktake and other documents are also useful. You really can’t give too much detail at this stage.

 

If you are selling on your own without the help of a broker, you should also consider a privacy document that potential buyers need to sign before you share your commercially sensitive information.

 

What we want to do is give the potential buyer a clear and detailed picture of how the business performs financially and how it operates on a day to day basis, so they can identify potential areas for development and growth and make a clear decision about whether it suits their needs.

 

If you skip this step as so many businesses do, then you are either going to slow down the sales process while you run around trying to get the buyer the documents they ask for or even worse they lose interest and walk away.
Quick story, When I was selling my café I was in a situation where my buyer was quite far down the track in negotiations with another café but because I had a much more detailed portfolio that person felt more confident in buying my business and I was able to complete the sale.

 

So, to summarise, good preparation in the form of a portfolio of relevant documents is going to give an accurate picture of the business which will give the buyer confidence and speed the sale process along.

 

OK Look out for my next video where we will be talking about how to work out how much to sell your café for, how to create a marketing strategy and where to advertise. Remember If you need any help in buying, running or selling your café then hit the contact me button below and we will be in touch. otherwise thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time.

 

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Business Broker Wagga

Business Broker Wagga

 

My name is Robert Illsley and I am a licensed business broker in Wagga Wagga NSW. I am originally from Somerset in the South West of England and in 2000 I married a Wagga girl and moved to Australia in 2007. In 2014 I opened my own café which I poured my heart and soul into and was able to establish it as one of the towns most prestigious and popular locations for coffee and food. When we decided to sell nearly 4 years later I realised how difficult it was to sell a business, although I felt that I was capable of handling the sale myself, I needed help. I wasn’t sure exactly how to evaluate my business, how to properly and discreetly market it and I found the process quite daunting.

 

After a number of bad experiences with agents I discovered GSE Business Consultants and it was at this point that I realised how valuable a good business broker can be. The right advice and preparation allowed me to properly prepare my business for market. After using the services of GSE I quickly found a potential buyer and found that I was in a competitive situation with another café. The buyer was in advanced negotiations with another café. Because of the way I was able to present my business the buyer felt more comfortable buying my business even though my competition had a bigger business with higher turnover.

 

I think that at this point a lightbulb went on in my head and I made the decision that I wanted to become a business broker myself. I approached the owner of GSE and thankfully he was looking to expand his business and when I sold Jardine’s I qualified as a business broker and setup my own business operating as a franchisee of GSE Business consultants.

 

Put simply a good business broker can be the difference between selling your business and having it languish on the market. Many brokers are happy to list a business without doing the proper preparation and do not always increase your chance of selling in a timely manner. In my role as a business broker I intend to bring the same level of service, quality advice and ethical standard as when I owned my café.

 

The difference between working with us at GSE compared with other brokers is clear. We only work with small food businesses, all the brokers at GSE have owned, operated and sold food businesses of our own and we understand the unique challenges that this industry faces. My regional knowledge as well as my background in hospitality means that I can help you to add significant value to your business during the sale process.

 

Our 6 steps to sale product allows us to work with small businesses to prepare and sell in a timely manner at a price that other brokers simply can’t match. I will always give you honest advice and work in your best interests to achieve the sale of your business. If you are considering an exit strategy then please get in touch with me as soon as possible on 0415 243750.