Florida is the sunshine state. We’re the home of palm trees, plastic pink flamingos, alligators and white sand beaches. We’re the place where anyone who spent their life in the cold north comes to retire.
We’re also the place where many inspired entrepreneurs dream of coming to buy a beach bar and spend their days absentmindedly running said bar from the comfort of a nearby hammock.
We totally get that dream. It sounds amazing, and it is amazing because it’s completely impossible. For starters, absentmindedly running a business is really just running that business into the ground.
You can, however, still have a piece of that Florida dream without having to buy a tiki bar that plays only Jimmy Buffett music.
You can have the nice weather and a plastic flamingo in your yard by buying a business that will actually help you achieve your goals. Goals like having more free time. Like making more money. Like following a passion. Like getting to spend more time with your family. You can achieve these goals because here in Florida we have far more than white sand and alligators. We have real people who lead real lives.
Do you know what real people need? Real businesses that don’t all sell margaritas. They need grocery stores, daycare centers, car washes, plumbers and roofers. They need pizza places and auto mechanics. They need all the goods and services that any community has to have in order to function – and you can be a business owner who meets those needs.
And you don’t have to start from scratch. At any given time there are a multitude of businesses for sale – businesses that have great numbers and can be your ticket to the life you’ve been dreaming of. Want to see a few? Try our business search here.
What type of Florida business would be right for you? It depends on a few key factors – factors you should discuss with and experienced and qualified broker so they can help you find the right business for you. For instance, what are your goals for business ownership? Do you want to make the most money possible in the shortest amount of time? Are you looking for a specific industry that is your passion? Do you want to have a more flexible schedule than your current job allows so you can spend more time with your kids?
You ultimate goal for business ownership coupled with the amount of working capital you have available and your prior work experience will help you determine what types of businesses might be right for you. You and your business broker can work together to look for businesses that meet your goals – and you might be surprised by what you find.
For instance, if your goal is to spend more time with your kids and you think you want a tiki bar – think again. The restaurant industry has notoriously long hours, especially in the evenings and at night. You might find that a small service company (like a pest control or home-watch business) where you set your own schedule will be far better for your work/life balance.
Talk to a business broker today about your goals and take a peek at what’s currently available. You can have the Florida dream – and the pink flamingo – without buying a bar on the beach.
Have you always wanted to buy a business in Florida and want to know what types of businesses would meet your goals? Would you like to know what industries are doing well in the areas where you’d like to live? Ask us! Leave any questions or comments here and we would be happy to help.
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