We posess the experience in every aspect of business ownership, operations, and management. Over twenty years. Owned, operated, and built numerous businesses in the Arizona and California areas. Specialized in all areas of Business, Service, Retail, Transportation, including Restaurants, Dry Cleaning, Manufacturing, Auto Repair, and Laundromat facilities.
Highly established, wildly loved by locals and tourists alike, and revered in the acclaimed Arizona Highways magazine as "one of AZ best" and included in their Arizona recipes book ... businesses that you should consider!!! It's not just important to know that the business is viable and well known, but the reason behind the incredible success is the quality of the products, the unique tastes, excellent variety, and the ability to make the pastries and bread AT ALTITUDE!!! This one fact is perhaps the most crucial aspect of "what makes this operation" worth buying.
Well organized store, not typical of majority of used book stores. All cash business. ( We accept checks from all over the USA. ) There is a complete ledger record for every regular trading customer, which we use frequently for mailing special discount coupons.
Fiction is filed by category and paperbacks are filed alphabetically by first letter of author's last name. We are very picky about book condition so customers - 75% of them women - know they will receive a clean quality product. No tacky books on any of our shelves!
We DO NOT knowingly shelve ex-library, condensed, highlighted or marked books. We do not stock gothic romances, harlequin romances older than 6 months, school texts, computer, self help, motivational, business, economic or science books. Most of that information is widely available on the internet.
Most popular features with our customers:
1. Monthly book drawing for a total of $1,500 worth of books, with 25 winners.
2. We trade P/backs books 5 in for 3 out. ( Same price )
3. Free paperbacks when purchases exceed $10.00. ( Scaled )
4. Paperback Cash Special: Buy 3, get 3 free. ( Same as 1/4 price. Draws cash from many customers who normally trade only )
5. Rear bargain Section with P/backs selling 30 for $4.00. ( Great for retirees and others on tight budget )
6. Frequent sales - 30% to 50% off - on Hardcovers, which are usually on Southwest History, Military and Art books. We have cut back on Teen's and Children's books.
The original store was founded, in 1979, as a weekend venture in West Los Angeles. The second store opened in the San Fernando Valley in 1983. Stores were eventually sold and new stores were opened in Prescott
( 1987 ) and Cottonwood ( 1993 ). The Cottonwood store sold in 2010. We have been in the same Prescott location for 27 years.
Anchor Books serves many thousands of loyal customers mainly in the Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey, Humboldt and other surrounding communities. Also many regular summer customers from the Phoenix furnace.
Owner normally works 3 days with two P/T workers covering the other 3. One employee has been with us for 19 years.
Prescott Valley, AZ
Candle manufacturing company with a 43 year history of candle design and production includes both automated and hands-on craftsmanship. Candles are designed for high-end home décor, wedding and special events and gift markets. All distinctive designs are original and made in copyright protected molds. Copyrights and trademarks will be transferred.
This opportunity is perfect for the entrepreneur who understands craftsmanship, has expertise in marketing, a background in manufacturing, understands efficient production, thrives on challenges and loves making and selling candles.
Expansion might include franchise development for candle stores. Loyal account base delivers good cash flow. Products sell to both retail customers and through wholesale accounts nationwide. Products are well received due to consistent, excellent quality, because they are made in the USA and because of the reputation and longevity of the company. Customers have confidence in the products and in the culture of honest and sincere customer service at the core. Client list, contacts, vendor list, contracts will be included. The candle factory is in an excellent location for tourists to visit and shop in a candle store at the factory. The property is visible from the highway.
Serious consideration will be given to serious inquiries about this unique opportunity that requires hands-on manufacturing, creativity and savvy business experience to promote the brand and expand sales. Substantial capitol reserves are necessary in addition to the initial purchase price. Reliable, quality vendors for all materials supply the needs of current production and future growth. If you are looking for a market niche, this business is the perfect opportunity to manufacture and sell candles to both retail customers and wholesale accounts.
Yavapai County, AZ
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