Selling a Café is Very Different to Selling Other Businesses.

It Pays to Work with Somebody that Fully Understands the Industry.
Work with a broker that understands the industry from first hand experience and, that can provide solutions to valuing, marketing and selling a cash business.
If you are considering working with a broker then would it make more sense to work with one who specialises just in cafes or one who sells a bit of everything?
Work with a broker that only sells cafes and food businesses and,who database only contains buyers looking for a business like yours. 
Paul Leach
Sydney &
Central Coast
Hi, I am Paul Leach of GSE Business Consultants and I specialise in working with Cafe owners to make sure that they get the best return possible when they sell their cafe.

Having sold nine of my own food businesses over the last 23 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. 

I now use my experience to guide cafe owners through the sale process in two different ways.

Firstly we run a program called Six Steps To Sale which I have developed to help busy cafe owners sell their business themselves quickly, for the right price and, without paying any commission.

During this program we work together and I guide you through the sale process from start to finish. You have unlimited support and guidance from planning the sale right up to me handing over everything to the solicitors. 

Secondly I can work with you on a traditional business broker basis to help you prepare your cafe for sale, market the business and deal with the whole transaction right up to settlement. 

The fees for the full cafe business broker services are commission based with no advertising costs.
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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 of DoubleRis Pty Ltd TA Knock and Tamp
Work With a Specialist
By working with a specialist in your industry you know that we understand your business and the market. Our database of buyers is full of people looking for a cafe, restaurant or take away.
Sell With Certainty
Don’t worry about whether your business is priced right or whether or not it will sell. our systems will make sure that your business (and you) are fully prepared for the sale process.

If your business is not currently worth what you need then we will work with you on strategies to increase the value.
Regular Updates 
Our Sellers Portal will give you complete visibility of advertising results and buyer inquiries.

Log in and check how many views your adverts have had and at what stage each inquiry is up to.

More Questions?
Rob Illsley
Regional NSW 
Canberra & ACT
I started work at  age 14 with the local butcher, various paper rounds, helping market traders and working in a local hotel all taught me a strong work ethic and sense of personal responsibility that is with me to this day.


I loved hotel work and went on to work in various luxury Hotels in the UK culminating in my running a fine dining Restaurant in Bristol called Markwick’s. In my mid 20’s I went to work for an historic Bristol based wine merchant as a wine advisor where I worked for 5 years up until I emigrated to Australia.


Moving to regional Australia was an eye-opening experience and was possibly the single bravest thing I have yet had to do. I worked for a year as business manager for a car dealership and then worked for 5 years for a Hospitality equipment supplier where I helped the business to grow significantly.


In 2014 I opened my own speciality coffee shop and café called Jardine’s and quickly built it into a respected, profitable and popular destination for food and speciality coffee in Wagga Wagga.


I discovered GSE Business consultants during the sales process of my café after several negative experiences with business brokers. I found GSE to be helpful, realistic and tenacious in helping me to achieve a sale, it was a breath of fresh air to work with somebody who understood my business and the industry I love.


After the dust had settled following the sale of Jardine’s I decided that I wanted to help Paul with his mission to help busy café owners to achieve a sale through thorough preparation, strong exposure and good advice.
Initially based in Wagga Wagga servicing regional businesses I have since taken responsibility for our brand-new Canberra based office.


Selling a business can be a challenging and sometimes difficult process. I will use the skill and experience I have gained in my career to help with you through every step of your sales journey. I can guide you through the challenges you will face to help you to achieve the outcome you desire.
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Great service! Paul was very professional and helpful making the process of selling a business less stressful! Always chasing up leads, finding a buyer for our business was quicker than we expected! Thank you Paul!
Rita Tambellini
How the Sales Process Works With GSE
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will this cost me?
This service is commission based and we will happily discuss this during a phone call or meeting. We charge a fixed percentage for businesses valued up to $250K and a negotiable rate above that.
Will this service work for Restaurants & Takeaways?
Yes. We generally just sell cafes but do also work with other food businesses.
What size of business is this service designed for?
This service suits any size of cafe or food business.
How will my business be advertised?
The way in which of your business will be advertised is something that we will work on together.
We will take into account the confidentiality of the sale process and agree on the wording, images and channels that will be used.
How much time will I need?
Initially you will need to allow some time to get everything prepared for the sale process. We will provide you with templates and worksheets to help make this process as easy as possible.
Once we have all of the information that we need you can leave us to get on with it.
Frequently Asked Questions
 When does the program end?
We will work with you right up to the point that all of the sale details are handed over to your solicitor (we take care of this as well).

There is no minimum term and you can cancel at anytime.
Will this service work for Restaurants & Takeaways?
Yes. This will work any type of food business.
What size of business is this service designed for?
This service suits any size of cafe or food business and is very popular with those valued below $350K.
How is the service delivered?
Support is unlimited with this service, anytime that you want to pick up a call you can, we try our best to fit in with you and understand that this industry is not 9-5.
The program consists of full support via phone and email, videos, worksheets, templates and other resources. We are there to guide and support you all the way.
How much time will I need?
In the first couple of weeks you need to be able to allow 1-2 hours per week to get everything prepared for the sale process. We will provide you with templates and worksheets to help make this process as easy as possible for you.
Once we have all of the information that we need you can leave us to get on with it.
Multiple Listings to Generate the most interest possible...
Free bonus at the end of the program
We Will Help You to Advertise Your Business On Six Websites to Generate Interest Quickly.

The First 30 Days Advertising is included in the price of the program.

When We Receive Inquiries We Will Qualify the Buyers For You So You Only Need to Deal With Serious Buyers
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