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BUSINESSES for Sale [E2 visa qualifying] + Business Brokers in Florida.


  Have a business for sale in Florida ?  Need an E2 qualifying business to get your US visa?  OR do you have a British shop or British Pub to sell?   This page reaches potential buyers in the UK or Florida.  Britons in the UK looking to move to Florida via an E2 visa business always consult this page.   The list below is just a few posted by sellers themselves or brokers.  This page has been successful for years and numerous businesses have been bought/sold here.  [We remove all the sold ones once a month, to keep this page current]. To advertise here, email your query to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com


►►   CENTRAL FLORIDA COAST:  Rarely available BED AND  BREAKFAST  HOTEL for sale on North Hutchinson Island,   midway between Miami and Orlando.  Lovely Key West style building. Certificate of Excellence awarded by Trip Advisor for last four years, and a 9.4 rating with Booking.com. Situated 200 yards from one of Florida’s best beaches, and backed up to the Indian River Lagoon with private dock.  Has 6 rentable double rooms plus a large suite all with private bathrooms, fridges, and flat screen TV’s.  Numerous return visitors from all over the world. View entire property on virtual tour on website www.themellonpatchinn.com  Seven acres of water frontage land also available. Small weddings and parties catered for. British owned business and real estate for sale priced at $949. 000 with $500,000 assumable mortgage available. Gross sales $200K. Wonderful opportunity to pay your way and live the Florida lifestyle in tropical surroundings. Call Alan [772] 301-8411 or email to mellonpatchinnfl@gmail.com   On subject line put: Hutchinson Island hotel.  Current British owoners selling due to ill health. 

flagman  FOR SALE IN ARCADIA, CENTRAL FLORIDA. Charming English Tearoom/Restaurant.
Arcadia is an hour east of Sarasota, an hour north of Ft. Myers.  About the business:  located in historic downtown Antique district.  Tea room/Restaurant has been in place for over 10 years. Turn key operation. Known for authentic High Teas and Afternoon Teas.  Restaurant also has a beer and wine license. Gross Sales $220,000.  Website www.Marymargaretsteaandbiscuit.com  REASON FOR SALE: Family.  ASKING PRICE:  $75,000  Interested buyers should contact current British owner Helen Cooke on cell [941] 408-3291 or email to helenmc2010@live.com   

►► SOLD 2020!!! [Ask Richard Veale about others–publisher] FOR SALE:   British Cafe in Clermont, near busy Disney area.  This is a British style cafe fitted out and developed to a very high standard. All the hard work has been done by current British owners.  Open just over two years and business is still growing. Really needs a hands on couple that can continue to develop this business. Everything in place for a new buyer turnkey and ready to go. Has website, Facebook in place.  Seating for 34 inside and outside.  Asking Price $89,999. Three Employees:  Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment included in asking price.  1300 square foot with rent $2300 a month.  3 year lease with options. Reason for Selling:  Retirement.  Established 2017.  Interested buyers contact British business broker Richard Veale in Orlando on cell [321] 297-8161 or email  richard@profilesrealty.com

►► WEST FT. LAUDERDALE [Davie] BRITISH SHOP / ENGLISH TEA ROOM FOR SALE.   Authentic EnglishTea Room and General British Store located on busy main road with a great many followers.  Website and large customer base goes with the business. Also ideal for private parties. Current owner is retiring.  Figures show working owner with Gross Revenue of over $170K and generating over $50K cash flow. Plenty of room to expand this great business. Seller happy to assist in transition. Call for more details.  Asking price $199K.  Call current British owner David Williams at the shop [954] 584-8888 or Email ro :  dwillis50@aol.com On subject line put “British shop sale query”.   

 ► ► ROYAL MAIDS FRANCHISES.   This ongoing Franchise opportunity is useful those seeking to buy an E2 qualifying business in Florida or other states, who don’t have much experience running your own business .  This is a successful British-owned franchise operation, with offices across Florida and the United States which has been established for many years.   Royal Maids is a topline residential cleaning service, much in demand by Americans, who love everything with a British theme. You don’t have to undertake cleaning yourself [unless you want to get involved]—you hire workers.  You can start one anywhere in Florida or across the United States.   Most are run by British immigrants like you, who got their E2 visa this way.  It has been featured in Emigrate USA and other UK publications and they have been FABB members since 2003.  The British owners are Joanne & Tim Hollindrake–HQ is in Sterling, Virginia.  Royal Maids franchisees are operating all over Florida, some by fellow Brits/FABB members.  First,  peruse their website:  www.royalmaidservice.com   Then if you are interested, contact Joanne & Tim.  Their email is office@regalmaids.com  Joanne & Tim have worked with FABB for many years, as well as Florida they have other locations in Georgia and Virginia known as Regal Maid Service   Phone [703] 975-8728 and ask to speak with Joanne.   


►   ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN E2 VISA QUALIFYING BUSINESS TO BUY?   Contact FABB’s excellent member business brokers below.  Each has advised UK buyers on all aspects of this matter for many years and FABB recommends them highly:

FABB MEMBER RICHARD VEALE, originally from Essex, is an experienced licenced business broker [and real estate broker] who has helped UK clients find the ideal business. Contact fellow Brit Richard to see the list of current businesses for sale in the Central Florida area–also Ft. Myers.  Based in Orlando, with a Ft. Myers branch office, reach him on his cell [321] 297-8161 or email richard@profilesrealty.com  WEBSITE  www.profilesrealty.com   Richard was voted Business Brokers of Florida Top Five, won Deal Maker Award 2009, Business Brokers of Florida Million Dollar Award 2008 and 2009, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.  [Updated 2020]

 ►   FLORIDA RANKS NUMBER 2 as the best state in the USA to do business, according to a 2018 study by Chief Executive Magazine and website. They surveyed 500 CEO’s across the country about the best and worst states for business. The survey measures tax and regulatory regime, workforce quality and attractive  living environment. Texas was number 1 and California last of all.  To nobody’s surprise Florida beat Texas in the quality of living environment category.  Beaches beat oil rigs!  California came last due to its taxes and regulatory issues for business.    

► NOTE TO [inexperienced!] UK BUYERS.  AFTER YOU FIND A BUSINESS THAT SUITS,   YOU MUST DO DUE DILIGENCE!  Checking out your intended business purchase is crucial. Brits have been conned in Florida.  Buyers who used FABB’s services haven’t!   Use FABB’s expert Jimmy Andrews, a chartered British accountant and  American qualified accountant to conduct the due diligence for you.  That is his area of expertise. He is on the FABB team, with 30 years professional financial experience and a Florida resident for many years.  We highly recommend him.  Contact Jimmy when you are ready.  Cell [305] 323-1278   email:  jand592040@aol.com   His fee is reasonable and he’ll explain all to you.  


£$ TIP:  WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?   DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  [ I use Moneycorp myself–FABB President.]   The pound is shaky.  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings. To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend you use the services of Moneycorp.  At lower rates than any bank!  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save considerable  exchange fees, like Moneycorp.    THE BEST WAY:   Moneycorp, the UK company with an office in Florida and droves of satisfied Florida clients. It is the only UK currency exchange company licenced to deal in 50 states.   Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report huge savings and satisfaction.   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com   Moneycorp’s HQ is in England.   Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.

flagman►►  YOUR UK PENSION:  ARE YOU OVER 55?  DID YOU PAY INTO A UK COMPANY/PRIVATE PENSION?    Do you know whether and how you can access your lump sum and bring it over to the USA?    For a FREE review of your UK pension contact Mark Solomons in Florida with Florin Pensions direct on [561] 793-1311 or via email  msolomons@florinpensions.com  On Subject line put:  “To Mark Solomons—UK pension query”.    Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into. Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business.  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.