IS IT TIME TO SELL?
Selling your business is a major decision!
You have devoted your time, money, and energy into building, running, and operating your business. It may represent your life’s work. If you’ve decided that now is the right time to sell, you want the very best professional guidance you can get. Working in tandem with a professional from Business Finders Canada can make the difference between just getting rid of your business and selling it for the very best price and terms.
More Buyers than Sellers
Business Finders Canada is based in Kelowna, B.C. We are able to serve all your professional business broker/commercial needs. We help business owners sell their business in a confidential manner to a pre-qualified buyer.
We are working with buyers seriously looking for businesses between $250,000 and $10 million.
We provide a consultation at no obligation where we’ll outline our business sale and marketing plan that outlines the steps we take to protect confidentiality and the ways we find buyers.
Business Finders Canada offers…
- Confidentiality at all times – before, during and after the sale – backed by non-disclosures agreements!
- Qualified buyers by net worth, credit and experience – they must qualify prior to disclosure!
- Valuation – we can put a professional value on your business!
- We disclose all materials for review!
- Expertise – over 200 years’ experience among our brokers!
- Network marketing – locally, nationally and internationally!
- Motivated – we only take listings we feel we can sell!
- We earn our fee by getting the sale closed
Sell Your Western Canada Business
CONFIDENTIALITY IS PRIORITY #1
So much can depend on confidentiality. Sound working relations with employees, customers, suppliers, and bankers are important factors to a company. Any premature indication of a possible change in ownership could disrupt these relations and weaken the company’s competitive position. For these reasons – and many others – confidentiality is critically important at all stages. With the proper procedures, it is possible to minimize the risk of an untimely disclosure. Using us to sell your business ensures that a professional business broker will be handling your transaction under strict confidentiality. We discreetly find sellers and connect them with qualified buyers. We sell businesses with a stringent code of ethics.
We use every resource at our disposal – including our very own Business Buyer Pipeline that you may have seen on our home page – to find qualified buyers for your business. Many of the businesses we’ve sold come through our buyer pool, and we have new buyers contacting us almost every day.
The importance of confidentiality at all times during the sales process is the most important ingredient in the successful sale of an existing business. In most cases, we don’t list publicly on MLS for everyone to find. Businesses have employees, customers, competition and possibly landlords and creditors who will be affected. Revealing a sale prematurely could permanently harm the business being sold.
In order to prepare a business for sale, you should gather all the information that a potential buyer will ask for and rely on when making a buying decision. Undertake a thorough review of the company books, and other corporate records and ensure that all are complete and up to date. Similarly, make sure that all tax returns, government filings and licences have been been completed, filed and are current.
Most buyers want to see:
- Up to five years of accountant-prepared financials with profit and loss statements
- The interim profit and loss statement for the current year
- Equipment list and value of equipment at current market value (used)
- Inventory list with value of inventory at your cost (not retail)
- List of any leased equipment
- Copy of the property assessment and or copy of the lease
- Employment contracts
- Vehicle list
- List of upgrades to business and property
- Franchise or licensing agreements
Here is what you DO NOT want to do…
- Tell anyone that you are going to sell – confidentiality is of utmost importance
- Change the business models or daily operations
- Take cash out of the business that will alter subsequent financial statements
#c/o #14 1470 Harvey Avenue,… $449,000.00
MLS #: 10182505
Here is an opportunity to acquire the assets of a well-known Central Okanagan company specializing in Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Gas Fitting for new construction and renovation of commercial and residential properties. In addition they provide service and repairs on residential and commercial properties with 24-hour emergency service. This business has been in operation for 30 years with 13 trained employees, many loyal customers, and an excellent reputation within the community and with suppliers. Be your own boss and grow this business to the next level by capitalizing on the Okanagans continued growth and development. Asking price includes all equipment, construction/service contracts, business name and customer lists. Signed NDA must be in place for further information on this property. (id:20794)
521 Bernard Avenue,… $124,800.00
MLS #: 10181958
Tobacco Land Kelowna is the leading supplier of premium cigars and pipe tobacco in the City of Kelowna. They offer a wide selection of cuban and non-cuban cigars along with a variety of pipe tobacco, wood pipes, hookahs, sheesha, lighters, electronic cigarettes and many other gifts and smoking accessories. This fully turn key business has an amazing lease in place and is located centrally along Bernard Avenue downtown Kelowna. This is a perfect opportunity for a seasoned entrepreneur owner operator to take on. Proudly marketed by Carlo Giusto & Stu Morgan of Kelowna Business Brokers and Re/Max Kelowna. (id:20794)
#110 1950 Harvey Avenue,… $699,000.00
MLS #: 10181372
Turn-key franchise restaurant Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken in the heart of Kelowna. Long term lease with excellent landlord. Newly renovated location with brand new equipment, commercial kitchen and dining area. Over $800,000 invested including leasehold improvements. Great exposure on HWY 97, Central Located with ample parking. Location has a food-primary liquor licence to compliment award winning food, roughly 3319 sq ft size, 109 seats. Over 200 positive Google reviews with large client base and return customers. Backed by comprehensive training and full ongoing support, ideal franchise partners will have the benefit of a successful corporate head office and marketing suite. NDA required to be signed prior to accessing financial statements and lease agreement. Proudly presented by the “Letnick Estates Group” http://letnickestates.com JP Letnick *PREC 778 363 1314 and Joanna Wang 778 363 8859 (id:20794)
#c/o 14 1470 Harvey Avenue,… $299,000.00
MLS #: 10180944
Here is an opportunity to acquire the assets, clients and projects of a very successful Central Okanagan landscaping company. This family-run business has been in operation for almost 20 years with trained employees, many loyal customers, and an excellent reputation within the community and with suppliers. Be your own boss and grow this business to the next level by capitalizing on the Okanagans continued growth and development. Asking price includes all equipment, maintenance/construction contracts and customer lists. Signed NDA must be in place for further information on this opportunity. (id:20794)
#100 1595 Harvey Avenue,… $124,000.00
MLS #: 10180995
MARKETED BY MCL REAL ESTATE GROUP. Outstanding opportunity to acquire a successful and profitable womans clothing business located in Orchard Park Mall. The business, Honest, caters to women and features exclusive brands of clothing, athletic wear, jewelry and accessories, 90% of which is North America made. They carry the latest merchandise from exclusive upscale brands at competitive prices with a unique retail business model. Honest has quickly gained a reputation as one of the up and coming boutique retailers in the mall and includes a robust clientele of new and repeat customers. This is a unique opportunity for someone in the retail industry or an entrepreneur looking to own a profitable business in fashion retail. This high traffic location has an assumable lease and the sale price includes all leaseholds and inventory. Current owner selling due to unexpected family commitments. For more information please contact Nate Flavel at 250-979-8310 (id:20794)
#108 1289 Ellis Street,… $399,000.00
MLS #: 10180702
High grossing/high volume and profitable Health oriented business, w/growth potential. Established franchise opportunity in prime location. 11 year franchise agreement available. You do not want to miss this! NDA required. Be your own boss! Proudly presented by Marnie Perrier, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty. Call Marnie today 250.212.8552 for more information on this fantastic business/life style opportunity. firstname.lastname@example.org (id:20794)
130 Rutland Road, S… $99,000.00
MLS #: 10180667
Proudly presented by Bill Raine PREC. Here is a great opportunity to purchase the assets of an established Chinese restaurant in Kelowna. The restaurant is in a great location. Great lease rate available for a new 5 year term. Give Bill Raine (250)870-6210 a call today for more information. (id:20794)
#B 426 Bernard Avenue,… $695,000.00
MLS #: 10180467
Amazing family-friendly FRANCHISE restaurant opportunity in Downtown Kelowna right on Bernard Avenue. Just a short walk to the lake with a spacious outdoor patio for your customers during those tourist-heavy Okanagan summers. Liquor license already in place and an outstanding newly-negotiated 10-year lease for downtown; with two additional 5 year-term renewal options. This establishment is in the Top 10% of Kelowna Trip Advisor rated restaurants; Food Network recognized; and has over 200 positive reviews on Google. With 10 years of financials to back, great management staff and systems in place, you’ll be completely set up for success. *NDA required prior to release of detailed information; listed address is not actual business address, photos are generic. For more info and photos or to set up a showing, contact: JP@LetnickEstates.com or Chris@LetnickEstates.com (id:20794)
1140 Harvey Avenue,… $298,000.00
MLS #: 10180256
Proudly Marketed by Bill McKay and the Welcome Home Team Thriving Turn Key Franchise Restaurant in a fantastic central location. Surrounded by Hotels with access direct from Hwy 97 and combined with strong Franchise support, this 150 seat licensed family restaurant provides great opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge. Fresh $125,000 interior renovation done in Oct 2016 with several new pieces of equipment added. Solid regular clientele. Contact Bill McKay for details 250-300-9366 or email email@example.com (id:20794)
c/o 1470 Harvey Street,… $149,000.00
MLS #: 10180464
Great profitable business opportunity, busy location. Assets of Japanese Restaurant For Sale. Please Contact Listing Agent for more information Bill Raine 250-870-6210 firstname.lastname@example.org (id:20794)
4583 Fuller Road,… $275,000.00
MLS #: 10179834
High end award winning exterior painting franchise for sale. This franchise has the exclusive rights to the Thompson -Okanagan Territory and is a fully turn key seasonal business. 2019 bookings are already in full swing. Nothing to do except to take the reins and keep on building the current business. Proudly marketed by Carlo Giusto of Kelowna Business Brokers and RE/MAX Kelowna. (id:20794)
#c/o #100 1553 Harvey Avenue,… $199,000.00
MLS #: 10179187
Marketed by the MCL REAL ESTATE GROUP – HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL DAYCARE BUSINESS IN THE CENTRAL OKANAGAN – Over $60,000 per year normalized net income. Current waitlist extends until 2022. Premier location with potential opportunity to expand. Very favourable lease rate. Inquire for more information! For a personal tour contact Kris McLaughlin, CCIM @ 250.870.2165. (id:20794)
#C/O 100 1553 Harvey Avenue,… $87,000.00
MLS #: 10177582
MARKETED BY MCL REAL ESTATE GROUP – Is excited to offer a state of the art fitness facility for sale including assets and equipment. This is an established facility with a good client base in the Central Okanagan. The facility specializes in one on one training, small group training and fitness classes. Programs are customized to meet clients fitness goals and levels in bootcamp, weight train, power lifting, spin, yoga and lifestyle coaching. Facility is clean and has a great atmosphere for working out. Confidentiality is mandatory, name and address will be released with a signed confidentiality agreement. For more information on this outstanding entrepreneurial opportunity contact Nate Flavel of the MCL Real Estate Group at 250 979 8310 or email@example.com (id:20794)
#c/o 100 1553 Harvey Avenue,… $1,500,000.00
MLS #: 10177488
Award winning Kelowna area Landscaping, Commercial/Residential Cleaning and Snow Removal companies has come to market. This is an amazing opportunity for a seasoned vet to own and operate this very profitable turn key operation. All three divisions have highly skilled management and employees in place. This has created a very vested and strong work atmosphere within the core company team.Â This is a confidential listing and qualified Buyers will need to complete the NDA before any information is released. Proudly marketed by Carlo Giusto of Kelowna Business Brokers and RE/MAX Kelowna. (id:20794)
#201 150 Campion Street,… $399,000.00
MLS #: 10177182
New Holland agricultural dealership. Specializing in tractor sales and service, hay and foraging, harvesting, crop production and material handling equipment. Purchase price does not include parts inventory or whole goods. Call Tony Sprovieri at 250-878-7811 (id:20794)
1553 Harvey Avenue,… $349,900.00
MLS #: 10176613
This is your chance to own and operate a very profitable turnkey Medical Clinic in Kelowna. This type of opportunity is very rare to come onto the market. Excellent long lease in place in a very central location. All of the hard work of opening a successful business has been done over the past 3 years. Serious qualified buyers only please. An NDA and pre qualification will be required before any business information will be released.
2890 Highway 97 Highway, N… $2,499,000.00
MLS #: 10176716
For Sale – M & M Performance Land & Buildings. 6200 sq ft building (show room, parts, customer service areas), Highway 97 location, high traffic area, 0.67 acre corner site with easy access both North & South. For more information please call Tony Sprovieri at Royal LePage Kelowna 250-878-7811 (id:20794)
#c/o #100 1553 Harvey Avenue,… $35,000.00
MLS #: 10176151
COMFORT KEEPERS KELOWNA FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ENTREPRENEURIAL-MINDED OPERATOR FOCUSED ON IN-HOME SENIORS CARE – Exceptional opportunity to acquire the local Comfort Keepers franchise covering Kelowna, West Kelowna/Westbank and Lake Country. Comfort Keepers provides a wide variety of customized in-home care services and solutions including in-home care, respite care, end-of-life care, nursing services, interactive care-giving, Alzheimers disease & dementia care, and transitioning home services. Comfort Keepers business model and continued support have helped grow their system to over 50 home care franchises in Canada, and 800 internationally. The Canadian Franchise Association recently recognized Comfort Keepers Canada with the CFA Award of Excellence and they are consistently recognized with the CFA Franchisees Choice Award. Comfort Keepers Canada is also very supportive of their franchisees and provide an abundance of resources and support to help grow their business.
426B Bernard Avenue,… $139,000.00
MLS #: 10173166
Location! Location! Location! This longstanding turnkey restaurant on the Robson of downtown Kelowna is ready for you to takeover and expand or make it your own concept. Located steps away from the already started Brooklyn Condo Development, here you’ll get the best (tourist) foot-traffic possible in Kelowna. This eatery has a full commercial kitchen, liquor license in place, and can expand seating to the patio to take advantage of the warm Kelowna weather. Inside seats over 40 with reserved parking and loading area in the back. Loads of potential. Get in early!
#C/O 108 1980 Cooper Road,… $139,000.00
MLS #: 10175324
Easy to manage small business in Kelowna. This coffee shop is located steps from the beach in a tourist-heavy area of Lower Mission. With a newly renovated space and updated equipment, this small business has tons of potential. Increase revenues throughout winter by adding catering or baked goods delivery. Long term lease in place and amazing loyal part-time staff on hand. For more details and location, please request an NDA. Photos are not of the actual business. Measurements taken from lease agreement and should be verified by Buyer if important. (id:20794)
#c/o 100 1553 Harvey Avenue,… $1,250,000.00
MLS #: 10175134
Successful, upscale grocery business for sale, includes assets, equipment & goodwill. Well established business has operated for many years at its current location. Store specializes in groceries, produce, dairy, fresh baked goods, gluten free items, vitamins, spices, bulk foods, and meat products. High profile location, with over 24,000 households within 15 mins This turn-key grocery store is operational, fully fixtured and ready to go for an entrepreneurial-minded hands-on owner-operator. Revenues and discretionary earnings are stable and strong. Monthly sales consistently close to $150,000/month. Potential for solid net income. 3-years remaining on the existing lease and a further 5-year renewal term at market rents. Inventory is at an additional cost over the purchase price. Current owner willing to provide training and support. Confidentiality is mandatory, name and address of this upscale grocery will be released with a signed confidentiality agreement (attached to the brochure).
#108 108 – 1289 Ellis Street,… $125,900.00
MLS #: 10173834
Owner operated manufacturing business; currently runs as a wholesale concern. Easy to add a revenue stream and retail element. Owner will train and set Buyer up for success. Must fill out an NDA for further information.
1191 Gordon Drive,… $14,000.00
MLS #: 10173147
Busy dog grooming business in a great Kelowna North location. Turnkey opportunity for someone who wants to own their own business. As the downtown continues to grow, so can this business!
#145 2463 97 Highway, N… $69,000.00
MLS #: 10173737
Turn key business opportunity located in prime strip mall with ample parking. Inner Sol tanning salon features 5 private tanning rooms, 4 stand-up booths and a Hydro message bed, providing the clients with the most relaxing environment that modern technology can provide.
150 Campion Street,… $99,000.00
MLS #: 10169206
KISS Auto Repair is a turn key auto repair shop that has been in business for over 30 years with a long list of loyal customers. The business comes with an amazing monthly lease of $1700 for the 2000 square foot shop, including all tools and machines. It is time for the owner to retire so this is a perfect opportunity for any auto mechanic to walk in and take over the established business. Book your private showing today!
270 33 Highway, W… $159,900.00
MLS #: 10172788
Heart & Sol Tours has been leading the way in the Okanagan with their fully customizable sightseeing & Wine Tours. This profitable turnkey operation is perfect for someone looking to own and operate their own business. Contact us today for more information. (id:20794)
426B Bernard Avenue,… $108,000.00
MLS #: 10162609
Excellent location for a small cafe or restaurant in the heart of downtown. Close to Prospera Place, the Kelowna Library, RCMP detachment, law offices and small businesses, this family-run establishment serves excellent 5-star Google-rated breakfast and lunches to the downtown core. With an attractive lease and low triple net in place until 2020, this turn-key business is your opportunity to get in early before the condo developments and downtown Kelowna area really start to boom. With the high-rise condos going up among other residential developments, this is your opportunity! (id:20794)
3489 East Kelowna Road,… $3,499,900.00
MLS #: 10150013
CAMELOT VINEYARDS. Full “vine to bottle” turn key, established winery in beautiful East Kelowna. 5 acres, with approx. 4 acres planted to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer. Currently producing 1000 cases, has done 6000 in past with the addition of non-estate grown Chardonnay (award winning) and Merlot. Lovely 3-4 bedroom, 3 bath home PLUS guest cottage, both overlooking the vineyards. Modern (2007) production facility with quaint visitor tasting room and outside picnic tables. Part of the “Fab Five Wine Trail” tours, encouraging visits to experience Camelot, and the other 4 wineries in this immediate area. Consistently increasing revenues, with additional income avail from weddings, tourist accommodation, etc. This is the dream! (id:20794)