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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 always consult this page.  Those seeking an E2 qualifying visa business in Florida look at this page.  The list below is just a few posted by sellers themselves or brokers, as paid advertisements.  This page has been successful for years and numerous businesses have been bought/sold here.  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.  5 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 $999. 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] 462-6699 or email to mellonpatchinnfl@gmail.com   On subject line put: Hutchinson Island hotel

►►  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

►► JUST SOLD—APRIL 2019   SOUTHWEST FLORIDA :  Have you always dreamed of owning a Chippy?  Profitable, one of a kind, award-winning,  authentic British fish and chip shop.  Located in the Fort Myers area on a busy main road, in a strip center surrounded by businesses, a hospital and local residences. Six years of increasingly successful operations.  Reason for sale: owners retiring.  Simple menu with beer and wine. This business is ideally suited for a husband and wife team. No prior restaurant experience necessary—current British owners say they learned on the job and were a success from Day One!   See it featured on the TRIPADVISOR Restaurant Hall of fame!  Exposed kitchen is very clean. The restaurant has maintained a loyal following over the years due to its stellar reputation. Trademark and fully documented operations manual included. Many options available for increasing sales, including the ability to open other locations and/or franchise others.   Gross sales of $285K with cash flow $75K.    SALE PRICE just reduced to:  $99.  Their business broker Tom Davanaugh will supply photos and full details.  Call [239] 233-6367 and ask for Tom at Truforte Business Group, Ft. Myers. Or send email to Tom@truforte.com

JUST SOLD!!  ►► IN SOUTH PALM BEACH COUNTY Fitness Facility, Brand New Buildout – no investment required in equipment or facility! Currently British-owned/managed. High intensity training style kickboxing franchise with over 200 members. Fantastic lease in highly desirable plaza, 1 mile from the beach in South Palm Beach County.  Located 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Airports, 1 mile from MIA, close to 1-95 main highway.  Royalties fixed at flat monthly rate make this gym an excellent franchise opportunity for a working owner-operator. Local universities to tap into those young fitness-focused students and local businesses market to increase memberships.  Truly turn key, seller pays transfer fees and franchise fees in asking price!  Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be part of a top 200 franchise with over 500 units in the USA already.  4 W2 employees.  Good E2 visa candidate. Owner selling due to health.  Asking $99K. Contact British broker Susan M. Barnes on cell [407] 908-4663 or Email: Susan@RockRoseRealty.com   Mention  E2 VISA British Owned Franchise Kickbox Facility Palm Beach County, when inquiring. 

►► 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.   BBF #: 45809109  Contact British broker Susan Barnes on cell [407] 908-4663     Email:  Susan@RockRoseRealty.com  

 ► ► SOLD!!  Long established British Shop For Sale in SW Florida – attractive coastal location.  Perfect for funding your “ Florida Lifestyle” and supporting an E2 Visa.  Growing annual sales now exceeding $250K and generating more than $95K cash flow.  Popular Online store with excellent potential for growth. Business info on www.LondonPride.com    Located close to Indian Rocks Beach with the newly completed highway from Beach to I-275 making Tampa and International Airport just 30 minutes away.  Less than an hour to Orlando Disneyland!   For more  information please contact Laurie Black [727] 599 6995  Or email  sales@londonpride.com with subject line “British Shop Sale.”   

► ► 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.   

 ► ► SOLD  GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR E2 OR L1 VISA BUSINESSES IN SEVERAL FLORIDA LOCATIONS.  Buy one location or all.  Current British owners. Prices from $10K – $130K, with annual income between $25K – $100K depending on location.  These businesses are located in Orlando, Naples, Fort Myers and Melbourne. For complete details on the business, locations, asking price, revenue etc,  please contact the current British owner Scott Snyder  scottsnyder@zoomarounds.com  or call him on cell (404) 408 7592.   

►► SOLD  SARASOTA/BRADENTON.  Great income producing Day Care Center in business for over 20 years. Current British owners retiring.  Buyer can get permanent residency. Asking only $450,000.  Contact broker at Coldwell Banker:  Joe Boguszewski  direct [941] 302 0732 or  email  Joeboguszewski@prodigy.net .   

► SOLD BUSINESS FOR SALE:   Automotive Repair Shop in Palm Beach county.    This is an operating business that has serviced and restored Rolls Royce and other high end British vehicles for 30 years.Retiring and offers this business as turnkey. The facility has also dealt with used and rebuilt parts. The repair shop is not limited to the vehicles mentioned above, It can feature service for most any type vehicle. Includes Parts Inventory and is set up as a parts remanufacturing facility.   Added bonus:  The facility where this business exists is an Air Conditioned building and work shop.  Owner retiring after decades.  $85,000 firm.  Serious inquiries only.    First,  call [561] 832-7908  and ask for current British owner Laurence Tull or send email to  RollsPart@aol.com  On Subject line put  “Rolls Royce business sale.”


►   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 Dollar Plus Award 2008 and 2009, 2016, 2017 and 2018.    [Updated 2019]

B]  FABB MEMBER SUSAN M BARNES is a British respected business broker, located in the heart of Kissimmee, and handles business sales statewide.  Her company Rockrose Realty Inc., has been assisting Brits and other clients move to the USA for over 27 years.  AWARDS : Repeat winners of the Top BBF Dealmaker Central Florida 2008-2018 and the Million Dollar Award 2006-2018.  Susan’s team of fully qualified professionals can assist you with all aspects of moving to any part of Florida. Specialising in assisting British and overseas buyers relocate anywhere in Florida. Testimonials from previous clients can be viewed on her website  www.FloridaBusinesses.net  They have a wide variety of visa qualifying businesses to suit all pockets.  Reach Susan M Barnes on her cell directly [407] 908-4663.  See current businesses for sale on wwwFloridaBusinesses.net 
Or email your query to  susan@rockroserealty.com   SEBASTIAN OFFICE:  They also have another office in Sebastian, FL near the water and sell Businesses and Houses/Investment Homes.  Contact Susan M Barnes on susan@rockroserealty.com and she’ll explain what’s available in the Sebastian,Indian River County and St Lucie County areas down to Miami. Her team services the entire state and has sold businesses in every Florida city.  She’ll explain what E2 visa qualifying businesses are available in ANY PART of Florida.   FABB member since 2005.      [Updated 2019]

 ►   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.  

►  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.  Based in Orlando, reach him on his cell [321] 297-8161 or email richard@profilesrealty.com  WEBSITE  www.profilesrealty.com   VOTED Business Brokers of Florida – Top Five – Deal Maker Award 2009 and Business Brokers of Florida – Million Dollar Plus Award 2008 and 2009 and later years. 


£$ 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.