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BUSINESSES for Sale [E2 visa qualifying+Franchises ]+ 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


►►  A GREAT OPPORTUNITY on the West Coast of sunny Florida! FOR SALE a successful  Day-Care Center, in business for over 25 years , generating over 10% return. There is a possibility to double the enrollment of students in existing location.  Business includes the real estate, an asking price of $450,000.  Excellent possibility for a foreign buyer to get permanent residency in the U.S.  For any additional information, please contact the Broker:  Joe Boguszewski at Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Telephone [941] 302 0732 or email to  joeboguszewski@prodigy.net On subject line put:  “Day Care sale.”


►►  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:  $99K.  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


►► NAPLES.  Great opportunity for a British husband and wife team.  This is an E2 (L1) Visa qualifying business in Naples, Florida, one of the most affluent areas of the US and a beautiful coastal location. The business focuses on checking and maintaining homes for absent home owners (home watch) and cleaning . You don’t have to undertake cleaning yourself, unless you want to get involved. You can hire local workers.   No experience is necessary to run this business and training can be given. Established in 2000, this is a growing business with enormous potential for expansion due to the massive amount of new homes being built in the area. There is also potential to franchise this business. With a gross revenue of $250,000, it generated cash flow of over $150,000 plus benefits in 2017. This is increasing every year.  Asking $399,000. Financing available–ask us.  Please contact the British owners David and Georgie Cooper at snowbirdservices@yahoo.com or call [239] 571 4663 in Naples.


►► 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 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 $149, 990.   BBF #: 45809109  Contact British broker Susan Barnes on cell [407] 908-4663     Email:  Susan@RockRoseRealty.com  

►► WEST COAST FLORIDA.    This is a beautiful British-owned gallery/workshop/studio located on the beautiful vacation island of Sanibel. This island is busy all year round and very close to Ft Myers on the west coast of Florida. The services include Weddings, Special events, Hotel contracts, photo booth and many customers come to the studio for family portraits, special pictures etc so income is from different revenue streams. They focus on high end business with higher than average margins for the work that they do. Great  E2 Visa Business owner benefit around $130K, asking price is $295,000.  Contact British business broker Richard Veale on  cell [321] 297 8161 or email richard@profilesrealty.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.”   [2018]

► ► 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.   [2018]

 ► ► 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.   [2018] 

►► 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 .   [2018]

 ►  [Sold in 2017—-Leaving this up as example ] 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   VOTED Business Brokers of Florida Top Five, won Deal Maker Award 2009 and Business Brokers of Florida Dollar Plus Award 2008 and 2009.
B]  FABB MEMBER SUSAN BARNES  is a British respected business broker, located in the heart of Kissimmee.  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. Her company Rockrose Realty has been assisting British clients move to the USA via a business visa for over 25 years. Susan is a repeat winners of the BBF Top Dealmaker award for Central Florida, personally won the Business Brokers of Florida TOP DEAL MAKER award for ALL of the State of Florida in 2013 and 2015 plus other awards to present day. Susan’s team of fully qualified professionals can assist you with all aspects of moving to any part of Florida. Testimonials from previous clients can be viewed on her website  www.rockroserealty.com    They have a wide variety of visa qualifying businesses to suit all pockets. Reach Susan Barnes on her cell directly [407] 908-4663.  See current businesses for sale on www.FloridaBusinesses.net.  Or email your query to  susan@rockroserealty.com       FABB member since 2005.  

] FABB MEMBER KEITH BREADING is a licensed expat British realtor and business broker based in St. Petersburg, Florida.   Do you want a business for an E2 visa?  Keith specializes in listing and selling businesses, particularly in assisting in obtaining E2 and L1 visas. Call Keith for a list of qualifying businesses of all types and price ranges anywhere in Florida, or a home in west Florida.  Keith comes from Canterbury and his father established their estate agency in 1948 and opened the Florida office in 1981.  Keith is a member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB], Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) and residential MLS and worked with many UK clients fulfilling their Florida dream. Contact him at W.H.Breading & Son in St.Petersburg, Florida. Office [727] 321 6007 or directly by cell [727] 743 5727 email keithbreading@earthlink.net   WEBSITE  www.whbreadingflorida.com

 FLORIDA RANKS NUMBER 2 as the best state in the USA to do business, according to a May 2014 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.    ONCE YOU HAVE FOUND A BUSINESS THAT SUITS,   YOU SHOULD 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.   NOW is an advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  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 for details.  Moneycorp’s HQ is in England.   Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.  

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 Pensiondirect on  [561] 793-1311 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.    NOTE: The UK’s decision to leave the EU has resulted in Gilt yields reaching all time historic lows,  pushing up the transfer values of UK defined benefit pensions schemes. That means your unfrozen pension is worth MORE since July 2016.  Mark’s 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.