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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Best Meat Market In Northeast



Litchfield County, CT


Meat and groceries known throughout New England for quality and value. 20-30 in line for specialty cuts and pre packaged (all on site). All Angus beef - highest quality all meats. $6-7 million sales with high margins. Selling at just under 3 times annual EBITDA. Real estate also available. Excellent financials - bankable - huge weekly cash flow. Call John Payne 860 868 3431 or Rich 203 762...

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




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.

Reduced Price, Auto Repair / Tire ...



New London County, CT


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...

Busy Package Store Southbury CT



Southbury, CT (New Haven County)

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,...




New Haven County, CT

NEW STORE 203 762 5790

New store just opened with huge potential, can easily do 1.5-2MM. The seller has done similar stores that reach those sales figures within two years. All fixtures hand built to create beautiful destination location. 203 762 5790 OR 860 868 3431




Litchfield County, CT


Owner operated by mechanic with over 35 years experience includes repair license, Custom exhaust, pipe bending and fabrication, performance and stock exhaust replacement and repairs is main focus of business and includes pipe bending equipment, literature and bend cards. The business also does general repairs on all vehicles. They specialize in muscle car, street rod and classic car and truck...

Best CT Wine Store



Fairfield, CT (Fairfield County)


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...

Fishing Shack Liquor Goldmine




Low Profile All The Way to the Bank $$$$

This is a very low operating cost store in an isolated area which allows high margins (no discounting). Result is high take-home for owner/operator. The store looks like a fishing shack but is a little goldmine in disguise.

Family pizza restaurant



Hartford, CT (Hartford County)

Profits plus Jobs for the Family!

Family pizza restaurant with 3 family members as staff. Great business for similar situation or good return for owner/operator or absentee owner.

Sophisticated Wine Store for Sale



Litchfield County, CT

Pleasant profitable pastime.

Sophisticated Litchfield County wine/beer/spirits shop with loyal first-name, affluent, worldly clientele. Exceptional selection curated over ten years of operation. $1.1 M gross revenue and low operating costs provide steady, annual EBITDA OF $176,000 with steady annual growth. Superb location on major commuter road serving three of the wealthiest small towns in Connecticut. Real estate also...

Elegant Italian Bistro



Fairfield, CT (Fairfield County)

Best Buy for Upscale Italian and Jazz

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...

Famous Pizza - Ideal Location




34 YRS, $ 450M SLS, $150 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...

Classic CT Town Package Store.



Litchfield County, CT


Ideal, typical New England town with excellent school system which has attracted young professionals and two-wage-earner households. Clean, safe, orderly and sophisticated. Store established 55 years. Managed by current owner's wife. Rustic, wine-cellar atmosphere. Most customers first name basis. Easy to manage by one person. First and second floor storage with case elevator. Large...

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...

Gas Station/Convenience store oppo...



East Hartford, CT (Hartford County)

Detailed plans with all approvals for 6 pump gas station and 2000' convenience store on very busy highway. Hugh potential. Just bring your builder.

Low price under one times earnings...



Thomaston, CT (Litchfield County)

Health issues create great opportunity for right buyer. Able to pay back investment in less than one year as owner/operator. 50 seat restaurant and full menu with big take out and delivery business. Liquor license provides flexibility for growth possibilities. Possible to rent upstairs 2 bedroom apt. for $750/mth. Current seller lives there but will vacate if necessary. Very nice area.

25% growth, priced to sell quickly



Shelton, CT (Fairfield County)

New location, three doors down from old location has created a great opportunity. Seller must sell because of family situation. Old location was doing $1175000 in sales for last four years and sales are up 25%+ this year and continue to grow. Priced to sell quickly.

Great Deal, selling at less than o...



New Haven County, CT

Long established neighborhood gas station/convenience store. Current owner works 40 hours/wk and keeps facility in superb condition and sales continue to improve. Perfect situation for family or new business owner willing to work full time.

Popular, low cost family store wit...



Hartford County, CT

1000 SF in popular modern mall on CT 190 (Hazard Avenue). Easy in and out with convenient parking. This package store and wine shop combination features the best selection of wines in town. A mom-and-pop store, the shop is well-lit and very welcoming. Sellers are Greg and Bonny Shenas - friendly, knowledgeable - who promise comprehensive transition and a big welcome to new owners. They are...

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