Award Winning Online Guitar / Music Instrument Website for Sale
Chittenden County, VT
After six wild years in the Musical Instruments industry, MusicStorelive.com owners Jeff Santoro and Ben Werlin are looking to exit. While we’ve greatly enjoyed being a vital part of the industry, we have another venture that’s on a tremendous growth curve, that needs our focus. We entered the business fully financially leveraged and have quickly grown our revenues to over $5MM. We’ve invested deeply and worked tirelessly over these years to build a business capable of delivering massive sales and profits for a buyer that can come in well capitalized to finance the inventory. This buyer will be in a position to maximize profits, take advantage of manufacturer quick pays, and leverage the business model that we’ve created to supercharge their existing MI business.
MusicStoreLive, LLC (MSL) is a partnership that is taxed as an S-Corp.
History of the Company
Formed in late 2010, MSL was founded on the idea that we could change the way guitars and gear were sold online. We had a big vision to “bring the guitar shop to your living room” with sexy images, vivid descriptions that feature a “player’s perspective”, video demos, a stellar sales and customer service experience.
We began by specializing in used & vintage instruments, and shifted over to a retail model between 2012-2013. The company grew very quickly - with sales of $1.25MM in 2011, $2.5MM in 2012, and $5.7MM in 2013. However, we hit a cash flow wall in late 2013 when we didn’t get the next bank loan we expected to obtain. Our growth halted with these challenges, as we did $5.6MM in 2014, and $4.6MM in 2015, also due to lower inventory on hand. Despite improved sales results (we’ve cleared $2.4MM through Q2 ‘16), that cash flow wall has continued to affect us, and in late June ‘16, we decided it was time to exit the business and focus on our other opportunity.
Over the past few years we have been recognized a number of times for our innovative approach to the business. Our accolades include:
2013 Vermont Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2014 NAMM Best Emerging Dealer Award
2014 NAMM Best Sales & Marketing Promotion Award (for our 2013 Gold Rush Promo)
2014 NAMM Top 100 Dealer Award
2015 NAMM Top 100 Dealer Award
Visit the about us page on musicstorelive.com and click on “MSL in the News” for a handful of industry articles written all about the business.
What we offer
We have invested an immense amount of time, labor, and cash into building a powerful and robust MI sales machine. It drives 571,449 visits of yearly web traffic, and roughly $400k in monthly gross receipts. We have a loyal following - 111,000 email list subscribers, 19,000 youtube subscribers with more than 9 million views, and 13,000+ facebook likers. Another MI dealer with a solid business in place, and a dependable base of employees can take advantage of our website and infrastructure to supercharge growth.
Our backend infrastructure allows us to seamlessly integrate our various ecommerce channels - eBay, Amazon, Reverb, and our website, all through one inventory management platform. Our SEO is state-of-the-art, and we do work with a data-driven SEM (search engine marketing) firm that helps us keep our ad spend low and results high.
We’ve had a full time web developer with us since 2012, which has allowed us to integrate the latest technologies into our arsenal.
Farm Equipment and Supplies Dealer For Sale - Business & Real Estate
The acquisition of this dominant Cub Cadet and True Value hardware operation with revenues of $1,200,000 affords the new owner with enormous possibilities. Competition in the area is very limited, and this company has been in place for 40 years, accruing hundreds of loyal customers.
The property occupies 3 acres with ample parking on a very heavily traveled Vermont highway offering ready access to the showroom and service and demo areas. There are 7 well trained and loyal employees who wish to remain with the business and support new owners. This attractive, successful dealership/hardware retailer is being offered for $1,281,600, which includes all
real estate, inventory, systems and manuals.
Franchise for Sale in Burlington, VT!
The UPS Store/Burlington, VT is located in The Ethan Allen Shopping Center which is perfectly situated on North Avenue, the main traffic artery in the northern part of Burlington. This is the only mixed use command shopping center serving this part of the city. Bordered by Lake Champlain on the west and the Winooski River on the east, the North End is considered a separate and distinct market segment accessible only by North Avenue. Visibility and ingress/egress are excellent. Tenant mix includes: Hannaford Supermarket, US Postal Service, Ace True Value Hardware, Key Bank, Body LeBronze, Gadue’s Dry Cleaning, Aaron’s Rents, Pampered Pet , Timberlane Dental, The Bagel.
Prospective buyers must complete an online confidential application
https://theupsstorefranchise.com to pre-qualify as a franchisee candidate prior to release of proprietory information.
37244- Manufacturing of Firewood Processing Equipment
This Firewood Processing company is located in SE Vermont near Rutland. The business specializes in manufacturing firewood processing equipment including splitters and conveyors. With many years of experience in the firewood business this company has been able to use customer suggestion and lessons learned over time to fine tune what they believe to be the best, most efficient and most durable firewood processors, woodsplitters, conveyors, and rim crushers on the market. They are the innovators of the industry with many exemplary patents in place. They are coming out with 2 new models of circular saw processors which are proving to be very popular and their sales will increase rapidly next year. They have a wonderfully prepared website listing all their products and descriptions. The company offers financing as well. This business is offering a new owner a huge amount of orders in house worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The last several months have shown the most growth in the history of the business. This company offers a new owner a successful business with stable revenues and good market growth.
This firewood processing equipment company has been in business since 1996 with the current ownership. After years of hard work and loyal customers standing true throughout the years, the current owners are ready to retire and see a new owner take it to the next level. This business could be operated in a hands-on or absentee fashion giving the owner the ability to enjoy a flexible schedule and as much control of business activities as desired. The growth of this Vermont service and manufacturing business can be attributed mainly to their strengths and advantages in the areas of reliability, integrity, quality of work, timeliness of response, competitive pricing and geographic location and years of experience and knowledge within their industry. Inventory, vehicles and equipment are negotiable at the time of sale. More details are available upon request.