Hi, I am Paul Leach and I specialise in working with Cafe owners to make sure that they get the best return possible when they sell their cafe. I am the director of GSE Business Consultants who are Specialists in Selling Cafés and based in Sydney.
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 I run a program called Six Weeks To Sale that I have developed to help prepare cafes (and their owners) for sale, this step by step process ensures that the business will sell for what its worth, and on your terms.
At the end of this program you will have everything prepared for the sale process and a clear idea of how to get the most from the sale.
At this point you will feel confident and knowledgeable enough to sell the business yourself or you will be able to negotiate a lower commission with a broker. You will have a cafe that will be easier to sell and worth more than similar businesses on the market.
Secondly I can work with you on a one on one basis (NSW only) to help you fully prepare your cafe for sale, this can save a lot of time and suits those people who prefer more personalised support.
At the end of this process I will act on your behalf as an agent and deal with the entire process of the sale from start to finish.