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Hi, I'm looking for a business to buy: investment level 100.000-200.000$Owner Benefit 120.000-160.000$Hou

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jim thomas

Football Web Site for Sale-12 Year Old
Google Rank of 4
please let me know if you have a client interested in this acquisition

This web site was established in 1998 and has grassroot marked in 20 countries over 100 cities across the USA and Canada. Its a fully developed sports web site for sale. Its the leader in the niche football market and is currently ranked # 1 according to google for the sport. Name Brand Recognition Internationally. The Web site is an easy seven domain with 20,000 unique visitors during football months, and 10,000 during non football months. This is a Turnkey operation and can be run from the home. Site has 50 products listed with dealer contract. Drop Ship With 30-50% markup

Facilities: Single word dot com domain. This is a 7-letter "product" domain. Sale includes fully functional website + all content and databases. Over 30,000 emails addresses, 2000 Fans on Facebook.
Competition-Several Small business who fail every 3-5 years.

Growth/Expansion: 12 million people play the sport, Its also promoted and sponsored by the NFL.
Industry sales are 5million for sport directly. International opportunity is large. . Revenue is small in the following categories and needs to be improved, Celebrity Events(Including Superbowl), Licensing, apparel, Membership, Advertising Sales ,eccomerce, Camps & Clinics.

Support/Training: This is a turnkey operation. Owner is willing to stay on and take percentage.
Reason Selling: 12 years of working alone, the business needs strategic partner to help capitalize on the brand name.

Asking Price-$99,000

please let me know if your nterested in this acquisition
Email me at

Jul 14, 2010
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Biz2Credit LLC
New York County, NY


We can help you to get business acquisition financing. That way you can use 100k towards down payment and can leverage it to buy a bigger and more profitable business. It is better and easier to finance a more profitable business than a loss making business if taking into account higher purchase price of the former.

We at Biz2Credit( can help you to look for options for your business loans. We have 100 plus banks offering 150 plus lending products for your business financing needs. Register free and take the case manager option to help you walk through the loan process.

Jul 6, 2010
Joseph DiBello
Vested Business Brokers
Career Development Officer/Broker
Suffolk County, NY

I have several options for you to consider but we would need to have a phone discussion to cover all the variables.

Jul 6, 2010
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Hi Rhena,

I think everyone needs some clarification. If you want to buy a business outright for $ 200,000 or less you aren't going to make the amount you want. If you want to use your money for a down payment and finance the rest, then you could probably find a business that provides the kind of income your looking for. If you clarify what you're looking for, I think you'll get some very helpful answers. Good luck!

Jul 6, 2010
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Harris County, TX

I am in Harris County and have a business for sell for a little less that 100k. It grosses about 130k right now. In the past this business has done much better. I started a new company that gets all my attention which is the reason this company is not rocking right now! If you are interested check out my listing here at: or look under Membership Companies - Title 2 Businesses in 1.

thank you

Aug 20, 2009
Andrew Rogerson
Rogerson Business Services
Certified Business Broker
Sacramento County, CA
Premium Broker

Hi Rhena,
You've created quite a discussion. Just shows how complicated buying and selling businesses can be. I think we're all a little confused. Do you have a $100,000 downpayment to invest in a business with the expectation that you can borrow say, $400,000 so you're annual earnings are between $120 - $160,000. If that's your scenario your chances are good.

If you want to buy a business and pay a total of $100,000 with the expectation you will earn $120,000 to $160,000 then you can but you will have to build the business.

Bill's scenario of an SBA loan with CIT makes sense but bear in mind that CIT are now virtually in bankruptcy and very few lenders (none that I am aware of) have the ability to do a deal that was done for Bill.

I'd find a good local business broker in Harris County that you trust and work with them. They will want to know your credit score, your credit history, a great resume to show you have management experience and a personal financial statement to show you have the resources to qualify for a loan.

Aug 17, 2009
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Cook County, IL

Rhena, Being a realistic person, the last poster's scenario is highly unusual. I agree with the first two posters. Paying a 2 x net price for a business is extremely low. Granted, it depends on the current market and what the seller is willing to accept to walk away. But, in general they'll be asking something like 3x's the gross. If you have a large downpayment or can pay all cash, that makes a big difference to a seller. It will be nearly impossible to find a $100,000 business that will net $160,000. Any questions, contact Matt at

Aug 17, 2009
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Hello Rhena,
Please don't listen to people who say you can't net $150k per year on a $100k investment. I had many brokers tell me that when I was looking for a business to buy.
Now I'm netting $250k on a $100k investment from the business I bought.'s how you do it...
Find a business that has an asking price around 2 times the net. There aren't a lot, but there are some out there. (You may have to move)
Using the SBA you can put 20% down (or even less) so your $100k gets you a $500k your net is $250k. Since you are only looking for $150k your can loosen the net multiple a little bit. The SBA/CIT loan I got also included $100k for cash flow (don't forget you will need that to get you going), so it was actually like a 100% finance.
Lately the lending institutions like to see a lot of tangible assets in the business, (vs intangibles like goodwill) so look for something that has physical assets.
Thats it, keep looking. In this economy I think self-reliance and self-employment is the most secure framework a person can create for themselves.

Aug 17, 2009
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Hello Rhena, I have to agree with David about the investment price and the expected income range. If you don't wish to start your own business, you can always purchase a start-up, or a business that the owner wishes to retire or move on from. In today's economy, there are many bargains out there, especially if you can make a cash purchase, or already have financing. Try and find something you have a strong interest in, or experience in doing. I'm sure you will be able to find something from this message board. I also have a few businesses you may be interested in finding out about. If so, just contact Angie,

Aug 16, 2009
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Franchise Advisory Group


What type of business are you looking for? I don't think you'll find an business for $100K or even $200K that makes $160K, however you can start a business for $100K and over time make $160K+. I'll be more than happy to discuss that with you if you wish. 888-241-6629

Aug 16, 2009