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, CT
Litchfield County, CT
New Haven County, CT
Hartford County, CT
Middlesex County, CT
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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Pizza, low price for fast sale



New Haven, CT (New Haven County)

Established profitable pizza parlor only $60000

Long established small pizza restaurant with consistent sales. New owner could expand menu and advertise for growth.

Security business which can be ope...



New Milford, CT (Litchfield County)

Work from home profitable security business

Established security business supplying 24 hour security personnel to various organizations. Current owners have other jobs and can't provide time to manage and grow business. With a new owner the business could be expanded locally and throughout state with very little overhead other than security guards. Great opportunity to make second income or spend time growing business into full time job.

Car sales low low price for quick ...



Groton, CT (New London County)

New low price great opportunity

Very successful used car sales and auto repair business available at very low price due to current owner personal situation. Business has been purposely downsized by owner choice and could easily be brought back to previous numbers. $250000 plus cash flow very attainable. Great opportunity for the next owner at a great price. This business should sell very fast. Call Rich Sloper 203-762-5790

New growing liquor store with low ...



Wallingford, CT (New Haven County)

New profitable store with low overhead and high growth potential. Priced to sell

New store with great growth potential and because of very low overhead is turning positive cash flow(over $50000/yr) after only 6 months. Potential much higher. High wine sales make gross profit above average. Great opportunity. Low price at $99000.

Leading Tire Sales in New London C...



Niantic, CT (New London County)


Large, multi bay facility with full auto repair diagnostic and repair equipment in high profile location in New London County, CT. Dominant auto repair/tire sales in the area. Huge tire sales with generous margins. High EBITDA percent of investment. Seller financing available. Skilled staff available to new owner. Excellent financial records. Seller is landlord and will ensure success of new...




Stamford, CT (Fairfield County)


Local meat market/convenience store with very loyal clients. Best and freshest meat in area at good price. People come from other areas for their meat. Established for 40 years with no competition. Seller owns real estate and may consider selling.

Very profitable liquor store with ...



Monroe, CT (Fairfield County)

$$$$ ONE MAN STORE $$$$

Small one man store with high profit margin, ten years old and still growing. Low rent as seller owns building. No other store within 7 miles

Less than $100000 buys Busy Packag...



Southbury, CT (New Haven County)

Less than $100000 Established Package Store Growth Opportunity

Well established store - 37 years - in busiest commercial section of Southbury CT. Sahres building with SUBWAY. 500,000 Sales,75000 EBITDA ($20,000 now paid to part timer). Neat, clean, well organized. Turn-key with generous transition and training. Rapidly growing area with many new retirement communities offers opportunity for new owner to move/expand or grow business where it is. Safe,...

Wine Lovers Best CT Wine Store, no...



Fairfield, CT (Fairfield County)

High End Wine Store now $75000

Most extensive selection of the best wines in all price ranges. Knowledgeable staff available to new owner. Transition will include education in inventory and all suppliers. Voted area's "Best Wine Store" for 3 years, Owner net income of $100,000+/year available. On site owner/manager will increase sales and profitability substantially, Huge opportunity in new and growing internet sales due...

Hugh money maker Famous Pizza - Id...




34 YRS, $500M SLS, $275 EBITDA

Famous pizza parlor for 34 years in exceptional location. Take-out service only with casual outside tables in open, scenic area. Includes all equipment and fixtures (valued at $150,000) for Pizza and full Italian Menu. Known for thin-crust, stone-baked and excellent toppings - far better than franchise pizza in ingredients and recipes. A neighborhood fixture in a high population density area...

Profitable liquor store in affluen...



Colchester, CT (New London County)

Store with high traffic in affluent area. Sells more wine than other products which gives a good gross profit, above 25%. That along with low overhead make this a very profitable business.

Profitable low overhead neighborho...



Danbury, CT (Fairfield County)

Low rent, low overhead with consistent local business guarantee profit of $120000++. One man store could be expanded and marketed for additional growth. Great family store with stable secure sales.

Great starter store at bargain pri...



Norwalk, CT (Fairfield County)

Long established local liquor store with loyal following. Great opportunity to enter business at very low starter price.

High traffic profitable gas statio...



Fairfield County, CT

Gas station/convenience store on very heavily traveled highway in affluent community. Because current owner is absentee there is a big opportunity for growth and expansion with new owner. Current cash flow exceeds $100000 so owner operator could increase that by reducing payroll and being on site manager and providing new ideas.

New low price $70000 for beautiful...



New Haven County, CT

Beautiful destination store positioned for high growth. Because of this store's location next to major supermarket the high traffic count and custom design make for significant growth potential. Needs owner/operator Rare opportunity. Call Rich Sloper 203-762-5790

Gross profit over 30% and 35% grow...



Bridgeport, CT (Fairfield County)

Local liquor store has grown 35% over three years and is positioned to continue growth due to its location. New owner will easily earn well in excess of $100000 by just continuing same operation and could go higher with some effort. Low sales price because current owner wants to retire after over 40 years of success. Gross profit margin of over 30% because of location. Verifiable numbers. Call...

Long established popular Eastern E...



Stratford, CT (Fairfield County)

Established over 20 years Eastern European Deli with very loyal following, Big lunch business. Highly profitable netting over $130000/yr, gross profit 60%. Could easily expand business as it is currently open only 5 days and only 10 hours/day

Established franchise car service ...



Enfield, CT (Hartford County)

For a working owner operator this business provides great opportunity to make a substantial profit. Current owner lives out of area and can no longer manage business. Price is comparable to new franchise but with existing business and customer following. This well known franchise will always mean steady business. Price is negotiable. Call Rich Sloper 203-762-5790

Great opportunity at very low pric...



Fairfield County, CT

Business currently selling average of 15 cars/month with average profit of $2000/car. Net profit over $10000/month. Current owner has many other business interests so a new owner would have a good opportunity to grow existing business and/or add other profit centers such as full car repair as facility is set up to handle it. Location is excellent in affluent town on high traffic major highway...

Leading transmission specialist wi...



Canton, CT (Hartford County)

30 year old transmission specialist and car repair. New younger owner could expand business with little effort. Currently very profitable and waiting for younger blood to take business to next level

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