Buy a Small Business in Vermont

The Green Mountain State is the fifth smallest state in the country, with roughly 75% of it being forest. Despite this fact, over 625,000 people have taken residence in the area. While the capital of Montpelier holds about 9,000 of Vermont’s total citizens, if you are on the lookout for Vermont businesses for sale, a McDonald’s franchise will not be on the list, as Montpelier is the only capital in the nation without one. You will find, on the other hand, businesses in the maple syrup and dairy cow industries since Vermont is the leading supplier of these goods in the whole United States.

The capital of Montpelier, along with Colchester and Burlington, are two great places to start for entrepreneurs looking for Vermont businesses for sale. Investors should also consider Vermont’s professional associations, such as The Vermont Small Business Development Center or the Vermont Business Assistance Network. Additionally, the Vermont government’s official website has a very detailed list of other resources for your business, indicating that the state wants to help foster good business practices for successful economic growth and cares about the citizens in its communities.

While agriculture and manufacturing are Vermont’s top industries, the service industry and animal crops industry are also thriving in the state. For example, IBM is the state’s largest employer, Burton Snowboards has national recognition as well, and the ice cream brand of Ben & Jerry’s was also founded in the state. Though these large companies take residence in Vermont, most of the state’s employers are small firms, indicating that there is room for up and coming businesses and businesses looking to expand. Vermont’s economic climate is diverse and growing and your investment could be the state’s next big thing.


  • www.vtsbdc.org
  • www.vermont.gov/portal/business/index.php?id=86
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Northern Vermont General Store!Owner Financing with only a $50,000 Cash Down Payment!!!
$450,000Seller Financing
Northern Vermont General Store!Owner Financing with only a $50,000 Cash Down Payment!!!

Orleans County, VT

A very nice General Store located on major route in Northern Vermont roughly thirty miles from Stowe. This well maintained store and property sells a little of everything from groceries, wine, beer, other beverages, dairy products, frozen foods, pet supplies, health & beauty aids, automotive supplies, tobacco products, hardware, meats, magazines, has an deli department for the sale of pizza, subs, sandwiches cold cuts, salads, etc., sells gasoline, and other general merchandise. The selling area for the store is around 2,000 square feet. Annual Gross Sales are over $600,000.00 a year. There is a spacious three bedroom attached home that features a nice kitchen, dining area, living room, two bathrooms, one which is off the master bedroom that is very large and has a whirlpool tub and a shower stall, an office, laundry room and foyer. There is also a large two car garage. Presently the house is rented and provides $800.00 a month rental income, and the rental only includes electricity. Included in the very fair Sales Price of $450,000.00 is all the Real Estate, Store Fixtures & Equipment owned by the sellers, and $50,000.00 Inventory at Wholesale cost. Sellers will finance a qualified buyer with a minimum cash down payment of at least $50,000.00, and a buyer with good credit. The interest rate will be at the bank rate of interest for commercial loans at the time of closing, and the term will be over 15 years. The owner financing being offered will save a buyer thousands of dollars. This is a wonderful opportunity to “change your lifestyle,” live in a beautiful part of Vermont, and own an excellent business. Confidential! No Brokers Please!

Southern Vermont General StoreLovely Store for Only $280,000!
$280,000Cash Flow: $73,425
Southern Vermont General StoreLovely Store for Only $280,000!

Rutland County, VT

Located on the Green of a very lovely Southern Vermont Community, this General Store is within minutes of a beautiful Lake and and a short drive to Castleton University! It sells groceries, wine, beer, other beverages, tee shirts, health & beauty aids, feed n’ grain, gifts, baked goods, has a very nice active deli department for the sale of sandwiches, subs, various cheeses, cold cuts, store made sausage, frozen seafood, cigars, fleece vests, and sells other general merchandise. Seller represents that the Gross sale were $210,133.00, and the Gross Profit, after Cost of Goods Sold, is $73,425.00. The store is open January, February, and March - Monday thru Saturday from 7:30am till 7pm, and Closed on Sundays. During the months April through December, the store is open Monday thru Saturday from 7:30am till 7pm, and Sundays from 9am till 3pm. There is also a “Village Post Office,” in the store that provides an additional $125.00 a month Rental Income to the Seller. There is a very nice spacious three bedroom owner’s apartment above the store that features a large living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, remodeled full bath, sun room, and laundry room. Currently the seller resides in the apartment, but it could provide additional rental income if rented out. Included in the Sale Price of only $280,000.00 is all the Real Estate, Store Fixtures and Equipment owned by the seller, and $11,000.00 Inventory at wholesale cost. Change your lifestyle, and live in a desirable area, and own and operate a very nice business in beautiful Vermont. ***A Buyer will need a minimum of $80,000 cash down payment, plus proceeds to cover closing costs and working capital to obtain a bank loan. Please, Qualified Buyers Only*** Confidential. No Brokers Please.

C Store (& more) you GOTTA see!Want a great C Store business with high revenues.
$4,981,000Cash Flow: $538,000
C Store (& more) you GOTTA see!Want a great C Store business with high revenues.

VT

The business has developed and refined its operations and services over a forty plus year span and 20 plus years under the current owner and now dominates the regional market for the services that it provides. Revenues are generated through a very high repeat customer base as well as new customers being added on a year-round basis. Annual service revenues of over $3 plus over $2 Million in Commission type sales that will provide a new owner with a great platform upon which to build. With the owners considering retirement, this highly reputable company is available for immediate acquisition to the new owner.

Fences make good neighbors. Sell them.50 Years of experience = solid reputation for fencing contractor.
$1,100,000Cash Flow: $165,000
Fences make good neighbors. Sell them.50 Years of experience = solid reputation for fencing contractor.

VT

This firm represents an exceptional opportunity to acquire a long standing, well respected business. It has multiple revenue streams to offset risk. The business is so well known that it rarely has to market itself. It is strategically located on a highly visible property. The core staff is experienced and loyal. The tangible assets (real estate and equipment) included in the sale make up most of the selling price. The seller would ideally love to say on as a salesperson/ estimator which would make transition to a new owner very smooth as well as provide a continuity to the customers. This opportunity is priced at $1,100,000 plus inventory and includes the realty, equipment and general intangibles. Cash, Accounts Receivable and the owner’s vehicle are excluded from the sale. The owner will consider selling just the business and leasing the real estate to a qualified buyer. .

6Busy Cafe/Restaurant Downtown in Capitol CityBusy Cafe Restaurant in Downtown Montpelier
$65,000Seller Financing
Busy Cafe/Restaurant Downtown in Capitol CityBusy Cafe Restaurant in Downtown Montpelier

Montpelier, VT

A unique eclectic cafe/restaurant located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Montpelier, Vermont with a strong local customer base and seasonal tourist influx. This turnkey operation has been in business 8 years and has inventory, equipment, and staff in place. Bagitos serves great Vermont Coffee Company coffee, made-to-order burritos, and hand rolled bagels. We bake our hand-rolled bagels fresh daily and offer a large variety of toppings including 10+ home-made flavors of cream cheese. Our made-to-order Mexican food (burritos, tacos, & nachos) round out our lunch & dinner menu. And recently we've added some great Indian dishes prepared by a local Indian cook (the only restaurant servicing Indian cuisine in Central Vermont) to our menu. Bagitos serves breakfast and lunch every day, and dinner 3 days a week. We offer live music most evenings as well as Sunday brunch, with 5 Vermont Craft Beers on tap and wine by the glass. We also have some wonderful desserts including gluten free and vegan options. Bagitos is an established and well-loved part of the Montpelier and Central Vermont community. It serves as the home for many local groups to hold meetings, events, and celebrations. Bagitos serves local food at reasonable prices, with LOVE! We are looking for somebody to come in with fresh energy and vision to take the cafe to the next stage in it's evolution and help it to thrive and remain an important part of the Montpelier community.

3Vermont and Adirondack Magazines for SalePrice Reduced. Work in Beautiful Vacation Areas.
$125,000Cash Flow: $150,000Seller Financing
Vermont and Adirondack Magazines for SalePrice Reduced. Work in Beautiful Vacation Areas.

Rutland, VT

Vermont, Adirondacks, and Thousand Island Areas. Regional Magazines for Sale.Own a fully Operational Business. National Franchises in Real Estate Marketing. Homes and Land Magazine provides High Quality Print, Internet, and Direct Mail Marketing to : Real Estate Offices and Real Estate Related Businesses and Home Improvement. Training by Publisher and National Company.. New Market areas available. Protected Territory in Americas Prettiest States. Business has been operating since 2007. Owner selling for health reasons..

Norman Rockwell Museum & Print Sales ShopNear The Home Depot, great on-site parking!
$369,000
Norman Rockwell Museum & Print Sales ShopNear The Home Depot, great on-site parking!

Rutland, Town of, VT

Offered with, or without, the Norman Rockwell museum and retail print shop business: this unique 5,364 sf retail/office/Apt complex on 1.84 acres has been home to the Norman Rockwell Museum for nearly 20 years. It offers a buyer many possibilities. A residential 2-bedroom apartment above museum has an entrance from rear parking lot. It has great visibility to traffic along its 660+ ft frontage along US 4. Well-maintained gravel parking for up to 30 cars, or up to 4 buses plus some cars. Owner has Elevation Certificate for insurance. Asking price includes the Museum Collection, Print Shop FF&E and average amount of print inventory for re-sale. Real Estate available without business for $249,000,...$61,000 less than Town-appraised value of $310,400.

Tire Retail business, profitable, includes real estateProfitable Retail Tire Sales and Service business with great bottom line!
$1,300,000
Tire Retail business, profitable, includes real estateProfitable Retail Tire Sales and Service business with great bottom line!

Bennington, VT

Well established and profitable independent Retail Tire Business in downtown Bennington, Vermont, with a strong customer base. Sale includes real estate: a modern, well-maintained 5,640 sq. ft. steel bldg on a 0.55-acre corner lot. Financials available to qualified Buyers who complete and return a Buyer's Confidentiality & Qualification Statement available under "Documents" link below. Buyers should expect to have the following liquidity for: 25% cash down payment*; $27,500 for 50% of Inventory and 6 months' Operating Capital on account in buyer's name. *Note: Some SBA programs allow lesser down payments

Top End Custom Woodworking Shop set up and ready.
$395,000
Top End Custom Woodworking Shop set up and ready.

Roxbury, VT

The shop occupies a restored building of approximately 5000 square feet on a .65+/- acre lot. The building was lifted off the old foundation which was removed and replaced with a single concrete pour footing/floor (6 inch thick) reinforced with rebar not wire mesh and then the building was set back in place. Additions were added to afford larger carpentry projects. This is an opportunity for a skilled craftsperson to start production at the right price. The overall operating expenses associated with this property should permit a craftsperson to compete with a competitive margin in both local and national markets. Samples of past work out put are available for review to the right buyers. Importantly, the shop is ready as is. A buyer could start day one just by turning the equipment on. A detailed equipment list is available, which includes major equipment plus numerous hand tools, hardware, lumber, fittings, etc. plus some custom tooling no longer readily available in to general market. We have place an ‘In Place’ SWAG value on the shop set up at $200,000. This Real Estate and Equipment Package is exclusively listed for $450,000.

Web Design Company
$425,000Cash Flow: $221,000
Web Design Company

Cambridge, VT

The Company positioned themselves to build large, custom and complex Web Sites for Customers who wanted a cutting-edge marketing and management tool, for long term use. These Sites are dynamic, and change to adapt as their Customer’s businesses grow. Currently there are 24 well established high quality Customer Companies: evidence of this Company’s high rank among the industry’s competition. 16 Customers have continued with the Company for 10+ years. Customers represent various industries including: education, medical, insurance, sales, real estate, entertainment, travel, and food. Providing full service/turn-key custom large Web Site Programming, Web Site Hosting and Management, Domain and e-Mail to local and National Customers. Bridging the gap between rapidly evolving network technology and each Customer’s unique business’s goals, the Programming Team works to create business solutions which the Customer may not have known possible. The work environment, for both Programming Team and their Customer, focuses on long term relationship in a relaxed environment, with a focus Customer satisfaction though immediate resolution of any work required. This is based on a stable Programming Staff who show a high level of communication and understanding, as well as competence in Programming and good work ethics. Current Team members have been with the Company between 7 and twenty years.

American Bistro Gastro Pub
$500,000Cash Flow: $250,000
American Bistro Gastro Pub

Georgia, VT

A going concern, permitted for 100 patrons inside and often up to another 50 outside when the weather is favorable. Consequently the staff ebbs and flows with the seasons. Traditionally there are two main bar tenders, a manager, five +/- rotating hosts, up to twelve rotating personal in the kitchen with 3 salaried chefs, with up to thirty servers on the available list. Currently there are one or two salaried wait staff personnel. Averaging $1.6 million in sales with SDC $250K+ The real estate two condominiums can be purchased with the purchase of the business.

Restaurant with real estate for sale!
$345,000
Restaurant with real estate for sale!

Randolph, VT

This well-established restaurant has been locally owned and operated in downtown Randolph for 9 years. The restaurant resides in a 2,200 square foot building right in the center of this typical Vermont town, which has a newly decorated two bedroom living space upstairs. This is a significant opportunity to acquire a turn-key downtown restaurant and rental property. The restaurant will be delivered fully functioning and ready for the new owner to put his or her personal stamp on it.

Steel & Other Metals New, Recycled, Cut & Fabricated
$2,400,000
Steel & Other Metals New, Recycled, Cut & Fabricated

VT

CONFIDENTIAL Metals Service Center Business well established, serving Vermont and eastern NY State. Includes substantial real estate, buildings and equipment and over $600k inventory. Gross Sales in recent years range from $2.0 mm to 2.6 mm. Opportunity to own and operate a very profitable and stable business. Call or eMail Agent for Buyers NDA and Qualification Statement.

Lamoille County trash collection service
$600,000Cash Flow: $97,808
Lamoille County trash collection service

North Hyde Park, VT

Long-standing Lamoille County waste service business for sale. Includes business with 687 current customers, 3 packer trucks ( 2010 F 550 w 6 yd packer, 2016 F550 w 6 yd packer, and 2017 Freightliner w 13 yd packer), and 171 trash containers ranging from 1 - 8 yds. Full financials available. Also available, at additional cost, is the real estate which includes 36x 52' commercial garage with 14' ceiling and adjacent double-wide 3 BR, 2 bath AC manufactured home on 2.02 acre lot just off Rt 100.

Hardware and Lumber Business
$875,000Cash Flow: $336,000
Hardware and Lumber Business

VT

Premier hardware and lumber store in a commercial/retail area in Northern New England. The business operates out of a 14,000+ s.f. modern building and has been at this location since the 1980's. The store is a full-line hardware store and sells and delivers lumber and building supplies. This business is the leading hardware supplier in its market area and would make an ideal add-on acquisition for an existing lumber or hardware retailer looking to expand into this geography. The sale of this business will include a market-rate lease of the highly visible real estate. Inventory of $500K is INCLUDED in the price, to be adjusted based on actual inventory value at time of sale. • Over 14,000 s.f. modern building with new signage, new lighting, and enclosed loading dock. • 4000+ s.f. drive-through lumber shed for storage and easy customer loading of lumber and building materials. • Ample parking, storage, signage, and outdoor display areas. • Full line hardware store, plus lumber, building materials, wood pellets, water softener, and mulch. • Highly visible location on state highway near interstate highway exit and tourist areas. • Real estate is offered for lease. • Equipment includes boom truck and other delivery trucks. • Established business with loyal customer base of homeowners, business owners, and tradesmen. • Limited, established competition. No other hardware store in town, or in many of the surrounding towns. Big box retailers are 25+ miles away with no known plans to add a closer location. • Improving real estate and business climate in the surrounding area. • History of growing profitability. 2018 YTD revenues are up over 10%.

Simpson Garage Doors - Sales, Service & Installation
$125,000
Simpson Garage Doors - Sales, Service & Installation

Hyde Park, VT

Long-standing garage door and operator, sales, service and installation business established 1991 and covering all of Lamoille County, Washington County, and portions of Chittenden, Orleans and Caledonia Counties. Included in sale: extensive current customer and supplier list, excellent reputation/goodwill, existing business name and phone #, (2) service vehicles and pick-up truck with plow. Inventory to be negotiated separately at time of sale. Business real estate is leased and landlord and has agreed to continue lease to new buyer. Owner willing to assist with transition to new owner for a period not to exceed 3 months, during which time he would familiarize him with the inventory, and introduce him to suppliers and existing customers.

Ski Town Grocery Store + Liquor + Deli w/ Sales $3mm++
$1,499,000Cash Flow: $277,000Seller Financing
Ski Town Grocery Store + Liquor + Deli w/ Sales $3mm++

VT

Vermont Business Brokers presents a great investment opportunity nestled amongst the beautiful Green Mountains. This full-service grocery store with deli and liquor store has been very profitable in its downtown location. Being directly on the main road through town, there is a constant flow of local and tourist customers getting ready for a day in the mountains or collecting weekly groceries. Located within 15 minutes of one of the most popular Vermont Resort areas, this store maintains gross sales over $3,000,000. 2017 Gross Sales:                      $3,000,000+ Seller Discretionary Cash:      $277,000+ Real Estate Assessment:          $450,000 Inventory Included:                   $220,000 This Business and Real Estate are exclusively listed with Vermont Business Brokers for $1,499,000 to include $220,000 of inventory valued at cost, Business, Real Property and improvements, Business Name, Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment, URL and Website, Covenant not to Compete, Transition Assistance, phone numbers, vendor lists, and Goodwill.


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