A Fresh Approach to Selling Cafes.
Avoid the Trial and Error Approach of Selling on Your Own.

Get Support From a Specialist Without Having to Pay Thousands in Commission.
Why Consider the Six Steps to Sale Program?
Trial and error sucks. If you have never sold a cafe before then trust me, making mistakes or not knowing how to deal with each stage properly can end up costing you a lot of time and money

Imagine a busy lunchtime with no chef and not enough prep done. I am pretty sure we have all had days like that, I know I have. How did it feel? Was it a good result for you, your team and your customers? Probably not!

What I have noticed over the 24+ years of selling my own cafes as well as other peoples is that a lot of the same applies with selling your cafe, if you are well prepared and have some professional help then its a different world.

The cafes that sell for the best price and in less time all have a few things in common, the owners have done their prep, they are priced right and the person dealing with the process knows how to get from offer to settlement.

The Six Steps Program has been designed to help more cafes owners to go into the sale fully prepared and at the same time learn about the  process, know what to watch out for and how to avoid some of the most common mistakes. 

What is the Six Steps to Sale Program?
The Six Steps to Sale is a self paced online program designed to make sure that you sell your cafe for the right price and in the shortest time possible.

The online resources, tools and information inside our members area are combined with coaching and support to get your business prepared for sale, listed and sold.

We show you what to expect, how to avoid the mistakes that most people make when selling on their own and ensure that you have support throughout the entire process.

We support you from start to finish for a low fixed fee saving you thousands in commission whilst at the same time giving you the benefits of working with a specialist cafe broker.

The program is designed and run by hospitality professionals and has been created to offer an alternative to selling completely on your own or having to pay out thousands in commission.

If you have ever wished there was something in between struggling to sell on your own and having to pay out thousands to a broker then this is it. 

The Six Steps Program will help you become confident about  the sale process and will give you complete control. It will help you to understand exactly what your business is worth and how to sell it confidentially and quickly.

How does it work?
Once you sign up with us you will receive immediate access to our Six Steps Client’s area. In here you will find all of the tools and resources that you need to get your business fully prepared and listed for sale.


The program is laid out in Six Simple Steps which are designed to be completed at your own pace. Whether you are looking for a quick sale or you are working to a longer term exit plan the program will adapt to your needs.

Each week we host training and coaching calls to help you through each of the steps involved in selling your cafe. These calls help to keep you on track and make sure that you have all the support that you need to get your business sold.

All of these calls are recorded so if you can't make it at the arranged time you will always be able to watch them at a time that suits you.

As well as the training calls we also host weekly Q&A sessions to make sure that you are fully supported and answer any questions that you might have.

This program will give you all the tools that you need to get the business properly prepared for sale, plus access to all of the systems that you need to sell the business without it taking up too much of your time.
What is the Six Steps to Sale Program?

Our Six Steps to Sale Program is designed to help busy Cafe owners to sell their business. It provides you with the experience, support and guidance of a specialist hospitality broker without having to pay commission.

If you are concerned about trying to sell your business on your own or simply just don't want to pay commission then this is for you.

The Six Steps Program is the middle ground between having to struggle on your own and pay out thousands in commission. 

This program has been designed and built by people who have been where you are now and felt that there was room to improve the way that cafes are sold.

We have all owned and sold multiple cafes ourselves and understand all aspects of the business inside out.

How it Works
We help you prepare all of the documents that will be needed for the sales process. 
We give you the tips and tricks to cut down on the time it takes to deal with inquiries.
We work with you on the  valuation of your cafe to make sure that you go to market at the right price. 
You will be confident that you are getting the best deal possible.
We help you to  prepare the 
marketing and advertising material that will be used to showcase your business.

We show you how to generate inquiries from serious buyers and how to get rid of time wasters fast.
We help you to deal with inquiries quickly and efficiently.
We support you through the negotiation stage so that you keep the deal on track and don't pay more in fees than you need to.
Work with a specialist

Paul Leach
Hello, I am Paul Leach

I work with busy cafe owners to help them to sell their businesses quickly, for the right price and without having to pay out thousands in commission.

I grew up in the food business, my parents owned two very successful restaurants and I remember working (or a least thinking I was) in them from a very early age. All through school I knew I wanted to go in to the hospitality industry and the day that I started at College could not come quick enough.

In 1993 I opened my first Cafe called “Hogarth’s” and that is really where it all began. 

Since then I have built up and sold nine food businesses and loved every minute (well most of it) and learnt a lot about how the sale process works.

When selling my businesses I always felt that there had to be a better way and that is where GSE and the “Six Steps to Sale” program have come from. 

I am now using the experience I gained selling all those businesses to help others to do the same. It works well for me as I am still involved in the industry and it helps my clients by them avoiding some of the mistakes that I made when selling my first couple of cafes – Win Win!

I would love the opportunity to show you more about how this approach can help you to sell your business through a broker without paying the commission.
See what others are saying about us
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
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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
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
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
Partner of Beco Allambie
I was beyond impressed with Paul. From the moment we met (he came to us), I knew he was going to do everything in his power to help us sell our Cafe.

He knows the process like no other, and has a professionalism unsurpassed in the industry. Also, his unique financial modelling allowed us to easily pull all the relevant information together which buyers are looking for. The marketing he and his team put together for us was very impressive, it almost made us consider not selling, he made it sound that appealing :-)

His new system of billing and working is awesome, and it makes it so much easier for small businesses like ours to engage real experts like Paul.

Mate, thanks again for everything you did for us. This was a really high pressure situation, and you made it so easy and effortless. Love your work. Highly recommended!!!! Thanks.
Nick Stenmark
My experience with GSE was reassuring, that businesses can still have a caring approach. My dealings were with Paul Leach, of who i can not speak highly enough. He made a lot of sense and he listened. I wish I did not find that so rare these days. GSE will be the first place I go when next I'm looking for a business. 
Stephen Conry
Paul is very professional broker and always on top of everything. He is always available when we need him. Highly recommended.
La Provence Espresso Bar Lane Cove,Sydney
Professional, reliable, trust worthy everything you need when selling your business. Paul went above and beyond and took all the stress off us when selling our business. Would highly recommend GSE Business Consultants couldn't fault the service they provided us.
Maz Hannam
Paul has been very helpful and professional with his Method.
Very supportive and knowledgeable, highly recommend
Lucas Cristofle
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What is covered the Six Steps Program?
Planning the Sale

In the first stage we are going to make sure that you have a plan in place so that you sell for the right price and at the right time.

We ensure that you can sell in a time frame that suits your need for selling and that you come away with enough from the sale to move on to the next chapter of your life comfortably.
Preparing your cafe for sale.

In this stage we will help you to get everything that buyers are likely to ask for ready to go.
We show you what is needed and how you can deal with inquiries quickly and without it taking too much of your time.

This stage can have a huge impact on the success of your sale.
Valuing your Cafe.

Here we will work with you to make sure that your cafe is priced right.

We will ensure that you get the best price possible whilst meeting the current market expectations.

This is  something that many people get wrong and a common reason for cafes not selling.
*Advertising and Marketing

In step four we will help you to prepare your advert and your business profile.

At the end of this step you will have an advert written, you will know the best places to advertise and you will have a full business profile prepared for your business.

We offer you heavily discounted advertising on the major websites*

*Optional service, no obligation. Business price must be within a reasonable current market range.

Dealing with inquiries and negotiating the deal

Now that your ads are running and your business is on the market we will show you how to deal with the inquiries quickly and get rid of any time wasters early on.

Once you have a serious buyer we will guide you through one of the trickiest parts of the sale, the negotiation.
Preparing for Settlement. 

Once you have an offer that you are happy with we will walk you through what needs to be done to instruct solicitors, apply for the lease assignment and keep the deal moving.

Losing a deal at this stage is very frustrating so we do all we can to help you push it through quickly and efficiently.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this program for?
Cafe owners who are committed to selling their business and are not just looking to “test the market”
Anyone  keen to get involved, learn more about the sale process and save thousands in commission. 
Businesses that are making a profit and that ideally are valued at between $50K and $300K 
How long will I have access and support?
You will have access to all the tools, members area, advertising and support for  twelve  months. After that you can add another 12 months for $199 if required.

The program is laid out in six modules and it can be completed at your own pace depending on your workload.

What if I am not ready to sell yet?
Ideally your business should be ready to sell at anytime, we do understand though that this is easy said than done in the hospitality trade and that is one of the reasons that we have built this program.

By working on an exit plan before you are ready to go on the market you will ensure that you sell at the right time and at the right price, the more prepared you are then the better the result will be.

Will this program work for Restaurants & Takeaways as well as Cafes?
Yes. This system will work any type of food business.
What size of business is this program designed for?
This program suits most  cafes and food business and is very popular with those valued  between $50K and  $300K.
How is the service delivered?
We run weekly training and coaching calls as well as weekly Q&A sessions to make sure that you get all the support that you need and get all of your questions answered.

The members area contains 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.

I am already on the market what should I do?
If  you are already on the market and not getting the response or result that you are looking for then this program can help you take a fresh approach.
We will look at what you have tried so far and find a solution for you.

How much does it cost?
The total cost is $1500.00 and is payable in 3 x Payments of $500 over the first two months. This will give you twelve months of access and support making sure that you have more than enough time to get your cafe prepared for sale and SOLD!
Totally Risk Free
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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
Keen to Learn More? 
Schedule a call with us to see if we are a good fit to work together.

We will discuss what your business might be worth currently and what your next steps should be.

Guaranteed Services.
Guaranteed Results.
Our Six Steps To Sale Service will give you all the support, tools and information that you need to sell your Cafe on YOUR Terms.

If at any time during the first 30 days you do not feel that you are getting amazing value for money or the level of service that you expected then we will refund you 100% of anything that you have paid. 
No questions.

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