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Truforte Market Watch, Issue #001
February 04, 2011

Truforte Market Watch


Thank you for visiting and signing up for our Truforte Market Watch e-zine. We welcome the opportunity to keep you abreast of the latest Florida businesses for sale and help you achieve your goal of finding that perfect Florida business opportunity. Below you will find a list of the new opporunities that have recently become available.

94202007 Tree Farm Lee County Asking $1,000,000

Asset Sale! This 5.04 acres is located in South Fort Myers with easy access to US 41. Property contains tree farm and assorted plants, much of which are ready for immediate sale. Excellent potential to continue to operate as a tree farm/nursery or as a base for a full service landscape company. Onsite pond, irrigation system as well as spacious 4 bedroom/3 bath pool home would make for a lush tropical business setting. The LOCATION also makes this property a MUST SEE, as it would be well suited for numerous other uses, unlimited possibilities exist for this opportunity.

94202008 Art Reproduction Collier County Asking $240,000 Owner Benefit 43,500

Unique opportunity to own and operate your own Art Studio. Price includes the Real Estate, a 900 sq ft warehouse condominium, plus extra tall 12' trimline tent for outdoor art shows. Seller is willing to train new owner in the production of acrylic mixed media collage tapestries and involves monoprinting, stenciling, metallic paints, gold and silver leaf and painted papers on raw silk and linen. Business is limited only by ones own imagination and pieces can be built to any size configuration or can also be framed. Ideal large wall solution for private and corporate clients.

94201004 Auto General Repair Bonita Springs Asking $115,000 Owner Benefit $84,350

Full service auto repair Shop featuring auto AC with a 25 year history of repeat business. Has extensive list of repeat customers & many referrals. Shop has 6 Bays with 3 lifts all inside. Prior owner passed away but the business retained the repeat business and a new corp. was established in 2010. Has monthly sales record from 2006. Current mechanic may consider continuing as an employee. This is a motivate seller. Great opportunity.

9411090 Barber Shop Golden Gate Asking $79,500

This Barber Shop / Salon has 5 stylists plus owner. All 5 people rent chairs and are independent contractors. There are 8 stations, 2 dryers and 2 sinks. This business is perfect for someone to grow and manage. Located on a high visibility, major road.

9411092 Hair Salon/Day Spa SW Florida Asking $49,000

Located in a truly visible and upscale shopping area, this 5-station salon has been in operation since 2008 with a steady and growing reputation. It is an exceptional high quality salon and provides services including: hair design, men's cuts, women's cuts, kids cuts, color specialists, perms and straightners, nail and skin care including waxing, facials, peels, ear piercing, braiding, dreads, and hair wraps. There is a 2 Station Pedicure set-up. The Salon also offers specials for Homecoming, Prom, Weddings, and Little Girls Birthday parties. The business is operated from 1,514 sq. feet leased facilities with attractive lease terms. Operating hours are Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 10 AM to 7 PM, Fri 9 AM to 5 PM, Sat 9 AM to 3 PM. Owner will provide adequate familiarization and training. This is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful Salon just 2 miles from the Beach. There is ample opportunity to improve sales and earnings.

9411093 Carpet Cleaning SW Florida Asking $110,000 Owner Benefit $30,968

This Major National Franchise does all types of commercial and residential cleaning. They do carpet, upholstery, tile & Grout, air ducts, dryer vents and window cleaning. Has four vans of which one is equipped exclusively for air duct cleaning. Extensive equipment is included. Company ready for a new owner to quickly gain market share through affiliation with franchiser's name recognition. Exclusive territory is Lee, Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry Counties. Business has enough vans and equipment to be running four crews but is currently only running two crews. Business could easily be expanded by utilizing all vans and equipment. Start making money with this business from day one!

9411089 Delivery/Courier Lee County Asking $350,000 Owner Benefit $92,427

The courier service is family owned and operated business that originated on Florida's East Coast in 1978. The Southwest Florida branch has been in existence for over 13 years. Provides on-demand service throughout south Florida with its main service in Collier, Lee, and Charlotte Counties. Known primarily for their exceptional service in the medical and business industries, the new buyer can grow the business by providing service in other industries. All drivers are independent contractors who are uniformed and trained. The drivers use their own vehicles which saves significant overhead costs. There is a receptionist on staff who takes the calls and helps coordinate the pickups and deliveries. The Owners home which includes the home office is available for purchase for $399,000. The Owners work a maximum of ten hours a week. The Owners are looking to move out of the area. The business is a great investment for almost any type of Buyer.

94201003 Tree Service Lee and Collier Counties Asking $100,000 Owner Benefit $80,793

Family owned Tree Service established 1976 providing quality tree care at affordable prices. Owner worked with his father and assumed ownership in 2006 carrying on with the solid customer relationships. Company provides complete tree services including Pruning, Tree removal, Stump Removal, Debris chipping and Landscaping. Has a customer list of over 800 usually providing semi-annual, annual or services as needed. Business has experienced crew and all necessary equipment in place. Seller will consider qualifying for a transition period for buyer to obtain the necessary license. Possible candidate for E-2 or L-1 visa.

Game Room CHARLOTTE COUNTY Asking $169,000 Owner Benefit $100,000

This beautiful casino is located in a modern free standing building on a major throughfare w/ outstanding visability & signage. Built just under a year ago the facility offers a warm & friendly atmosphere for its registered 4,000 customers. Very strong sales since inception & climbing. The facility boasts having a restaurant quality kitchen which serves “talk of the town” food prepared by a fully licensed chef & kitchen staff making for an enjoyable adventure time and time again. NOTE: 2yr. balloon.

INTERNET/ONLINE SERVICES Fort Myers Asking $150,000 Owner Benefit $70,457

This is very nice internet business with a special niche in sports & music memorabilia. Company could operate from anywhere in the USA. The inventory of $80,000 is included in the sales price. After a sharp dip in sales in 2009 company has rebounded nicely. The Company is run absentee. The financials are based on an active owner replacing the Manager. A new owner with internet marketing skills could probably increase the revenues. Please contact listing agent for a complete presentation.

Yacht Chartering Fort Myers Beach Asking $195,000 Owner Benefit $10,842

Enjoy your trip aboard the tour boat, a family owned and operated 21 passenger U.S.C.G. certified 27 foot catamaran. The captain has installed an Underwater Hydrophone System on board so that you can listen to the dolphins communicating live as you watch them play. The other boat carries four for fishing. Present owner is retiring. Please contact listing agent for additional information and web site.

Clothing Women Naples Asking $85,000

The business is a well-established and growing Boutique specializing in the retail sales of upscale products from maternity clothes to nursery and skin care products. This is a unique opportunity for a new owner/manager to own an established but growing chic boutique that is already known for providing fashion without compromise and comfort without sacrificing style. Bump Maternity & More carries the latest trends from top maternity designers including Ripe, Momzee, Maternal America, Habitual, Citizen of Humanity, Michael Stars, and more. Located in desirable Naples, Florida in the well known shopping center “The Collection At Vanderbilt”.

Contractor Windows & Doors Cape Coral Asking $365,000 Owner Benefit $75,334

Well established glass, mirror and custom shower enclosure company also specializes in new and renovation of store front construction. Acquired a closet-shelving company in '09. Known for having the largest selection of window replacement parts in the tri-county area. Sales comprise of 30% walk-ins and 70% wholesale & retail clientele. Deals mostly with contractors, local government and municipalities. Seller bought inventories from other distressed Glass Companies which reflects "One time expense” in 2008.

Wholesale Bakery Fort Myers Asking $75,000

READY TO GO OPERATION! The previous company was successfully operating this wholesale tortilla factory for over 10 years at this location, but closed up due to personal problems. Landlord acquired all equipment. Original purchase price for FFE was reported to be over $300,000. Landlord will seriously look at an offer that includes re-opening the factory at this location. FFE includes Large Tortilla maker, small Tortilla maker, Dough mixer, etc.

Hardware Retail LEE COUNTY Asking $210,000

This is a well established, independent, full service HARDWARE STORE located in a tropical island setting. This investment INCLUDES $200,000 of Invenotry. Strategically located in neighborhood well out of range of large corporate stores. Great opportunity for a hands-on owner.

Ice Cream Store Naples Asking $55,000 Owner Benefit $45,000

This premium ice cream shop has been at the same location for 25 years; in a busy shopping center next to the area 8 screen movie theater. There are 14 seats inside and 14 seats outside. The owner recently added gourmet coffees and cookies which have boosted sales. The owner gets his ice cream products from a premium producer on the east coast. There is a frequent buyer program where the customer gets free ice cream after so many purchases. The seller has changed careers and does not have time to devote to growing the business. All reasonable offers considered for this cash business.

Lawn Biz Residential Collier County Asking $85,000 Owner Benefit $44,612

This is a Collier County based residential and commercial lawn service that is owned and operated by the same individual for 30 years. They service high-end estate homes and some commercial accounts. There are currently 43 accounts with monthly recurring service billings of approximately $13,500 plus "extras". The owner has as much work as he wants and does not advertise for new customers. There is a 3 man crew in place. This would be a great base to grow to the next level. A full equipment package including a truck is included in the sale.

Lawn Biz Residential Collier County Asking $120,000 Owner Benefit $73,604

This Collier County lawn service has been owned and operated by the seller since 1975. There are currently 33 accounts (27 residential and 6 commercial) with monthly recurring service billings of $8,574 plus "extras". The business is operated with 2 full time employees working four 10 hour days, but the owner says a new owner/operator plus one employee could do all the work. This is an excellent opportunity for someone starting in the business or for an existing company to expand through acquisition. Included in the equipment package is a truck, 3 trailers, and 5 mowers. Not included in the price but available is a bobcat for larger landscaping jobs. The seller is ready to retire and will look seriously at all reasonable offers.

Retail Specialties COLLIER COUNTY Asking $85,000

This is a socially conscious, eco-friendly, organic clothing store. This store carries a large selection of hemp, bamboo and organic cotton clothing for both men and women. Consumers these days are becoming more environmentally friendly and looking for that natural green lifestyle. This clothing store’s notoriety is growing daily due to every trending eco-friendly, desired lifestyle and the attractiveness to make a difference in the world. Pictures available.

Sunglasses & Beachwe LEE COUNTY Asking $55,000

This is a beautiful BEACHWEAR and ACCESSORIES store located in a prime tropical island setting. This investment INCLUDES $45,000 in inventory. Continuous walk-in customers. Great location. Pictures available upon request.

Breakfast Lunch Naples Asking $155,000 Owner Benefit $44,900

A small restaurant in the heart of Old Naples conveniently located by Third Street S. and the Naples Pier. It has indoor and outdoor seating and serves beer and wine. The restaurant is only open for the season. It is closed for three months while the owners go back to Europe. The financial statements reflect what the potential income would be on an annual basis. The restaurant has a full-service kitchen.

Italian Restaurant Naples Asking $175,000

Large 6,500 S.F. (approx.) restaurant for sale directly on US 41 in Naples. The restaurant features Italian and American cusine and has a large lounge area which provides "happy hour" pricing to its customers 7 days a week. ASSET SALE.

Barbecue Restaurant LEE COUNTY Asking $79,000 Owner Benefit $110,000

This well-established restaurant specializes in good, old-fashion, southern barbeque. Locals and tourist love the fine pulled pork sandwiches, baby back ribs, BBQ chicken and southern fried catfish. Plenty of parking. CA$H business. Great for husband and wife. Can be opened for breakfast, if desired. Pictures are available.

Pack/Ship Service Cape Coral Asking $325,000 Owner Benefit $88,718

Ideally located UPS store in a dynamic commercial center in Florida. Attractive growth offered by UPS brand and valuable exclusive territory. This is one of the busiest UPS stores in this city. Excellent opportunity. Please contact listing agent for complete information package.

Postal/Mailbox/Misc LEE COUNTY Asking $49,500 Owner Benefit $30,641

This is a pottery studio with a new twist. This pottery studio has just opened a sub contracted Post Office. The Post Office’s sales are growing every month and the increase exposure has helped the pottery business. Great location with lots of anchor stores. Divorce forces sale.

Routes Bread SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Asking $149,000 Owner Benefit $45,456

This is a well-established, ABSENTEE run, BREAD ROUTE located in SW Florida. This route only has major supermarkets chains. Large exclusive territory. Truck included. The Seller said that a working owner could easily increase sales.

NF Fitness Centers Florida Asking $75,000

This new concept of fitness training is thriving in seven other coutries. It is new to the United States. The first one is opening in Bonita Springs, Florida. Individual units and master franchise available.

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