John Payne

John Payne




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Century Business Sales provides full-value sales for Sellers and fully-informed purchases for Buyers. CBS President John Payne, Harvard graduate and successful senior executive, provides full and accurate information on all businesses to enable Buyers to make clear financial decisions. Because of the trust placed in CBS by both Sellers and Buyers, many of CBS listings are sold before they reach the internet.

Services Offered:
CBS services include: (A) Sales of Businesses at the lowest commissions in the industry. (B) Business Searches for Buyers. (C) Drafts of Letters of Intent, Purchase/Sale Contracts, Management Contracts and Leases,(D) Financial and Financing Advice including introductions to third party lenders. (E) Preparation of Applications and Business Plans for loans including Small Business Administration guaranteed financing.  
Areas Served:
Fairfield County, Connecticut. Litchfield County, Connecticut. New Haven County, Connecticut. Hartford County, Connecticut. Middlesex County, Connecticut.  
Century Business Sales was founded in 2004 to provide Sellers and Buyers of small businesses the same level of professional service extended in the purchase and sale of larger businesses. The CBS Team includes the best and most reasonable marketing, sales, purchasing, accounting and legal advice. CBS Brokers are educated and experienced. Overhead costs are kept at a minimum to provide the lowest commission rates in the industry.  
CBS President John Payne graduated from Harvard University and received additional training in law, business administration and finance during his successful international business career. John's responsibilities have included senior management of businesses in the United States, Europe and Far East. He has served as advisor to President Gerald and Governors of Connecticut.  
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New Liquor Store - Price Negotiabl...



Fairfield County, CT

All new, 2,200 SF package store on busy RTE 25. Remodeled stand-alone, high-profile building on site of former package store, sales are increasing steadily but owners are anxious to move on to new opportunity.. Asking price is cost of permit, new six-door cooler, six-door stand-alone cooler, fixtures and beautiful build-out. PRICE IS NEGOTIABLE. 2014 will see $40-50,000 net return. Great...




New Haven County, CT

$175,000 EBITDA

Popular and established Pizza restaurant on main avenue in large city with huge number of college students. All equipment, facilities in good shape. No near-term replacement or investment required. Asking price only 1.6 times EBITDA - far below 2.2-2.5 times times EBITDA average for Pizza restaurants. $175,000 ANNUAL RETURN IS IN ADDITION TO $182,000 PAYROLL WHICH IS AVAILABLE TO NEW OWNER'S...

Popular, High-Profit Liquor Store



Fairfield County, CT


Long-established 1800 SF package store on main, busy commuter road in northern Fairfield County. Regular customer base. Located in safe, popular plaza. 10 minutes from Interstate 84. Accurate, bankable financials. All numbers copied from tax returns. High 27.8% gross margin with equal sales of beer, wine and spirits. Low operating costs. Call John Payne 860 868 3431

$1MM Sales. Must Sell Now.



Fairfield County, CT


3600 SF Liquor/Beer/Wine Store on main avenue of Fairfield County city. Established 30 years. Last 5 years average over $1,000,000/year in sales. High margins due to location and high sales volume in small sizes and singles. Safe, clean neighborhood. Minutes from Route 8. Sellers own many buildings in the area and will adjust rent to ensure Buyer success. Sellers (brothers) both...

Growth Liquor Store



Meriden, CT (New Haven County)


"We grew a small store by having regular hours and better inventory" (Answer to "How did you start" from one of biggest CT liquor store owners). For $75,000 (or less with negotiation) you too can start with a small store with inventory and grow it immediately simply by having regular hours. Currently managed by husband and wife who cannot provide coverage due to other jobs and kids. This store...

Affordable, Profitable Liquor Stor...



New Haven County, CT

Affordable, pleasant one-man or family business.

Established 1,800 SF one-person manageable store with $64,000 EBITDA. Busy, safe, well-lighted shopping mall with pleasant clientele. A ll fixtures and equipment in excellent condition. Good financial records. Retiring seller will work with Buyer for fast sale.

50 Year CT Deli/Convenience



Milford, CT (New Haven County)


Long-established (50 years) of friendly personal service to loyal customer base. This mini supermarket offers most basic grocery needs in addition to prepared foods. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available all day for take-out seven days per week. The deli offers sandwiches on fresh rolls or grinders and full-course meals. Catering or platters are available for small or large gatherings. In...

High margin Liquor store



Fairfield, CT (Fairfield County)


Very profitable local liquor store. High margins due to type of sales and smart buying. One block from large university and close to seaside.

Pizza - Net $95,000 Ask $95,000



New Haven, CT (New Haven County)


Pizza Restaurant on main avenue in downtown New Haven growing each year and selling for $95,000 - one years net earning to owner - one of best deals we have offered. 10 year lease - now $1700/month. Turn-key ready to take over and grow. Excellent neighborhood - college and church area. Seller must sell now and is offering at annual net earnings. Great long-term family business. Call CBS at...

Redevelopment Opportunity! CT Liqu...



Fairfield, CT (Fairfield County)


In an urban redevelopment area, $700,000 sales brings an owner/manager $125,000 to $150,000 cash annually and the real estate (with 6 apartment rental income) is available at a bargain price. Redevelopment has already made the area safe, clean and growing. In the next few years redevelopment will have changed the whole area with 300-400% return on current investment. So it is not downtown...

Highest Performing Yogurt mid CT



Southington, CT (Hartford County)


Highest performing new yogurt store in #1 yogurt brand in CT. Fastest growth and earnings for time opened. In busy mall in series of malls close to I-84. No nearby competition. Sellers have used all top-line equipment and custom tile and decor making it attractive and buyer-encouraging - a reason for its fast growth. Sellers now moving on to non-competing business. Clean and accurate books...

Dollar Store Next to Stop & Shop, ...



Fairfield County, CT


Discount Variety & Convenience Store Combination in Stop & Shop + Walgreens Plaza on Connecticut Gold Coast, Fairfield County. Open Monday-Saturday 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM. 4200 SF high ceilings “high-end” dollar store to match clientle. Part of a chain of “Happy Dollar” stores benefiting from reputation for clean, bright, well-managed stores with broad inventory at discount prices (below Stop...

Package Store - $25,000 DOWN



Hartford County, CT

Package Store - 50% Financing

Established package store in popular mini-mall on a busy route in northern CT. High population suberb of Hartford CT. Owned for many years by same family. NOTE THAT CURRENT FINANCIALS INCLUDE $18,000 PAYROLL. IF OWNER/OPERATOR REDUCES PAYROLL TO 3 HOURS/DAY, OWNER EBITDA WILL BE $40,000 WITH MAJOR TAX ADVANTAGES. Clean, attractive, turn key with accurate financial reciords and clear analysis...

Business needs on site owner



West Hartford, CT (Hartford County)

Absentee owner for three years, and sales are suffering. Opportunity for new owner to grow business back to where it was and more. With seller held financing this becomes an attractive deal. Bring offers

Well-known ct fine wine store



Litchfield County, CT

One of CT's premier wine sources. Known for excellence at reasonable prices. An integral part of the affluent communities in northwest CT catering to consumers and collectors. High profit margins due to wine sources and clientele. Seller requires a minimum of six months training, transition and introductions. Support staff to continue with new owner. This is not for everyone but perfect for a...

Starting Liquor/Wine Store



Hartford County, CT

Initial package store at this location sold $580,000/year. Owner illness caused unreliable open hours/days and owner's family sold the store when sales were reduced to nothing. Current seller bought and restocked the store in February 2011 and reestablished regular hours. Store is now at breakeven after paying an owner/operator $30,000/year. $62,000 price is negotiable but is a bargain given the...

Elegant Italian Bistro



Fairfield County, CT

Elegant pizza restaurant in high profile location in busy shopping center in northern Fairfield County CT. Known destination for exceptional food - owners trained in Italy. In addition to 50-seat high-end decor dining, full kitchen plus pizza equipment/oven - all as-new and meeting code and currently valued at $80,000. Profitable from day 1 with high $90,000 payroll which could be paid to new...

Fast growing city liquor store



Hartford County, CT

One-man store - easy to operate. Low overhead cost and major growth make this an excellent investment. High profitability also due to large sales volume of small bottles and singles - plus greater than normal cash vs credit card sales. Average inventory $30,000 but large storage area for growth and post purchases. 250 SF finished sales area ready for expanded sales space at same occupancy cost...

High Profile Liquor Store BUSINESS...



Fairfield County, CT

Fomerly offer with property only. Now offering Business alone. Established package store on one of CT's busiest routes. Managed by older couple with health issues. Current $550,000 in sales does not represent the $ 1-2 million potential of the location. Real estate (1.1 acres) being sold as asset of the business for immediate expansion or longer-term investment. Current store income supports...

Mid CT Liquor. $650,000 Sales .$20...



Hartford County, CT

$200,000 down buys $650,000 Wine/Liquor/Beer Business plus 2,500 SF stand-alone building & property. Seller will work with qualified buyer to finance the business and arrange for transfer of current 20-year mortgage. Neighborhood and commuter wine and liquor store on busy route in mid CT city suburbs. Maintains high margins due to convenience, selection and general appeal. Perfect for family...

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