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Frequently Asked Questions

 

General Bsale

 

Bsale is Australia’s leading platform for buying and selling businesses. Established in 2000, Bsale connects business buyers and sellers, offering a wide range of listings across various industries and locations.

Bsale is a proud partner of the Australian Institue of Business Brokers (AIBB).

You can search for businesses using the search bar at the top of the homepage. Filter results by category, location, investment level, and keywords to find the perfect business for you.

To make it easier, you can register for buyer alerts to be notified when a new business is listed for sale matching your criteria. 

> Register for Alerts

If you are looking to list your business for sale on Bsale simply visit the sell a business page and select a package. Follow the prompts to provide details about your business. Your listing will be live once payment has been received.

Yes, you can contact sellers directly through the Bsale platform. Each listing includes contact information or a contact form to reach the seller for more details. Typically, a seller will send you an NDA to complete before providing further information about the business. 

Yes, Bsale offers numerous franchise opportunities across various industries. You can find both new franchise opportunities and existing franchise businesses for sale.

> View franchises for sale

Yes, Bsale primarily focuses on businesses for sale within Australia and New Zealand, connecting local buyers and sellers across the country.

Bsale provides a comprehensive Resources Hub with articles, market insights, and expert advice on buying and selling businesses. The Bsale eMagazine is published bi-monthly with the latest expert advice and information. We also connect you with industry professionals for legal, financial, and business guidance.

Bsale features a wide range of businesses in Australia, including retail, hospitality, automotive, health, beauty, professional services, and more. You can explore different categories to find a business that matches your interests and expertise.

> View all categories

There are over 2.2 million sole traders, partnerships, companies and trusts in Australia. When you start the process of looking at businesses for sale, it's important to understand the entire process. 

Bsale has put together a helpful guide of our frequently asked questions to assist you in your journey to find businesses for sale in Australia. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

If you are looking for businesses for sale then you have come to the right place! Since 2000, Bsale has been assisting people to find businesses for sale in Australia.

You can search via suburb, state, location, price or keyword. Thousands of businesses are listed for sale by the owner, broker or franchise group.

Here are some of our most popular results by state:

When you a purchasing a business for sale you will go through a number of steps. It can take about 2 months to complete the process of due diligence and settlement. This is an important process that should not be rushed and a professional should assist you. 

When you are reviewing businesses for sale its important to remember that negotiations will take place. A business sale is a lot more complex then say, buying a house. You want to be sure you know exactly what you are purchasing and the assets and liabilities you will be taking on. During the due diligence and settlement process, you will enter into negotiations usually using a term sheet or heads of agreement where you can negotiate on the terms of the sale. 

Costs to take into consideration:

  • Purchase Price
  • Stock on Hand
  • Equipment
  • Solicitor Fees
  • Brokerage Fees
  • Accountant Fees
  • Transfer or Licensing Fees
  • Franchise Fees (if applicable)

 

Yes! Bsale has a technology-driven buyer alerts system, that sends a notification every morning at 6am. If you are registered and a new business for sale is listed matching your criteria then you will receive an email. This helps you to stay up to date with new listings so you don't miss out on an opportunity. 

> Register for Buyer Alerts

 

Selling a Business

 

Yes, Bsale can help you sell your business. Bsale offers a platform to advertise your business sale to a large audience of potential buyers. By listing your business on Bsale, you could reach interested buyers in Australia and overseas allowing you to manage enquiries, and negotiate directly. Bsale charges a flat advertising fee and 0% commissions. Whilst Bsale is not a business broker and cannot act on your behalf to sell your business, it can assist with advertising options and help find you a business broker. 

> Your Guide to Selling a Business

To get your business sold you need to understand the process and time it takes. Engage professionals who can assist with your business preparation, negotiations and settlement. Since 2000, Bsale has played an integral part of many business owners and brokers advertising strategies to drive enquiries and get businesses sold. 

Always obtain professional legal advice when selling a business. Every state has different laws, and you want to be sure that the business sale is structured correctly for your state.

A business sale usually involves a Contract of Sale document that the seller’s solicitor prepares. This document will outline things such as; assets being transferred, property details, fixtures, stock, patents, trademarks, liabilities, employee details and entitlements, training periods and more.

During the Due Diligence process, the buyer's solicitor will usually look over the contract and may want to make adjustments. There is usually a period of negotiations between the buyer and seller before the final Contract of Sale is prepared and signed. Once the settlement has occurred, there is usually a transition period.
 

> Guide to Selling a Business

> Government Resources on Selling a Business

According to leading business brokers, it generally takes 6-9 months to sell a business. There are a lot of factors that influence business sales, including how well prepared the business is to sell, if it is easily transferable, the asking price, buyers access to finance, the negotiation phase, and settlement procedures. To increase your chances of a quick sale, you need to obtain professional advice and have the business properly prepared. Bsale is here to help drive enquiries for your business sale.

If you advertise and sell your business privately, you are looking at <$1,000 for marketing costs plus additional legal and accountant fees. If you are engaging a business broker, you will be looking at marketing fees (around $4,000) and a sales commission (around 5-10%).

You also need to consider your tax obligations such as capital gains tax. A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.  

There is so much variation in the size and value of businesses, so the cost to sell a business will vary a great deal. Its always important to obtain professional advice when selling a business and understand the fees at the start of the process.  

> Guide to Selling a Business

Selling a business requires a strong marketing strategy both online and offline. Without a doubt, most enquiries come from online marketing strategies that involve marketplaces, email marketing, social media and paid advertising. Online marketing allows you to reach a wider audience in Australia and overseas, targeting potential buyers actively looking to acquire a business. To maximize your exposure and increase the chances of finding the right buyer, you should encoporate Bsales online marketing strategies to help sell your business. The more people who see your business for sale listing, the greater the pool of potential buyers.

Selling a business privately means you are selling it without the assistance of a business broker or agent. The sale of your business will require a solicitor to prepare the necessary legal paperwork and an accountant to analyse your tax obligations and prepare financial documents. 

> Guide to Selling a Business

Bsale is an advertising platform dedicated to driving enquiries. Our goal is to send quality leads to our clients (business owners, brokers and franchise groups) so they can negotiate and ultimately sell the business. So whilst we cannot 'sell your business' we can generate you the leads and find the potential buyer, so you can sell your own business. 

No, Bsale is an advertising website with the goal of generating leads for your sale. We have a flat advertising rate. 

It is a good idea to use a lawyer, solicitor or conveyancer when selling a business as you want the sale to be legally binding.

A good commercial business lawyer will walk you through the entire sale process; this includes preparing necessary documents and guiding negotiations. You want to ensure you are properly represented in the business sale so everything runs smoothly through to settlement. The buyer may also engage a solicitor during due diligence and negotiations. 

> Guide to Selling a Business

The best way to assess what your business is worth it to get a market appraisal. Business brokers will provide you with a market appraisal of what they think your business could sell for. Appraisals are often provided free of charge by a broker as they would like you to become a client, and it’s part of their sales process, though some may charge a fee. There can be many variations in a business’s appraisals, depending on the broker's perspective and what they consider valuable. 

It is a good idea to approach three business brokers who understand your industry and have experience selling your type of business. There is no point applying a calculation you find online as businesses are so varied, you want to get an accurate appraisal for the current market conditions. At the end of the day, you want to know what your business could sell for in the current market and ensure it’s priced correctly and is not too high or too low.

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Guide to Choosing a Business Broker

> Find a Business Broker

If you are selling a small business (under $100,000) many owners choose to sell it privately or by themselves. You will need to get the business prepared, market it for sale, find a buyer, negotiate, exchange contracts and reach settlement and handover. 

You need to engage the following professionals to ensure you understand the legal process and tax obligations:

  • Solicitor / Conveyancer / Lawyer
  • Accountant

> Guide to Selling a Business

You can sell your business without a broker on Bsale. We are an advertising and marketing platform dedicated to finding buyers for business owners and their agents. 

> Guide to Selling a Business

 

Yes. It’s important to have an exit strategy as part of your business plan. An exit strategy will outline what happens to the business when the current owner decides it's time to leave. The strategy could involve selling to a competitor, engaging a business broker, transferring ownership to a family member or selling privately.  It will outline when is the best time to sell; perhaps when net profit reaches a certain point, when the owners plan to move, when a patent or trademark is approved or when the owner is ready to retire.

In reality, very few business owners have an exit strategy and usually sell their business when life forces the sale, such as; relocating, sickness, retirement, increased expenses or downturn in profit. If you give yourself enough time to plan your business sale, you can set up an exit strategy. 

> Guide to Selling a Business

FSBO means ‘for sale by owner’. It is a common term used in the real estate industry when someone is selling their own property. It is sometimes used in business sales, though it is more commonly referred to as a ‘private seller’. 

Our packages are based on 3 months, 6 months, or until sold. 

View full package inclusions

The best way to sell your small business is with the assistance of professionals. You want to make sure you have the right people around you to guide you through the process. Depending on your business’s circumstances, you may choose to sell it privately or via a business broker. You will need to have an accountant and lawyer to assist with the necessary documents. 

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Guide to Choosing a Business Broker

Capital gains tax applies to business sales in Australia. There are currently four small business concessions that could reduce your CGT payable. It is important to get the assistance of an accountant early on when you're preparing to sell as it could affect when and how the sale is structured. 

A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.  

> Guide to Selling a Business

 

States

 

NSW

Buying a business in New South Wales has a number of steps. Whether you are buying in the capital city region of Sydney or a country town it's important to understand the process.

Bsale has put together a helpful guide to assist you in your journey to buy a business in NSW. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

In New South Wales, there are currently over 3,000 businesses listed for sale on Bsale. Buying an existing business allows you to buy elements such as established systems, processes, client databases, distribution channels, branding and more. To find a business for sale in NSW, simply start typing New South Wales into the location and hit ‘Go’; you can then narrow it down by keyword, category or price.

Signup for alerts and be notified when new businesses are listed for sale in New South Wales;  

> Register for Buyer Alerts

 

In NSW you will find various types of businesses for sale from small owner-operator businesses to large companies.

Here are the top 8 types of businesses for sale in New South Wales; 

Bsale makes it easier for buyers to find a suitable business by searching via a specific suburb or region. In NSW, we have the following regions;

Capital gains tax applies to a business sale in NSW. There are currently four small business concessions that could reduce your CGT payable. It's important to engage an Accountant who will guide you through the process of selling a business and assess your tax obligations. There may be tax exemptions available, and it's important to check the current requirements when you are selling a business. A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.  

In NSW, all business brokers must be licensed to operate on your behalf. Fair Trading is the governing body that oversees the licensing of business brokers in NSW. A business broker’s license is referred to as; Class 2 Agent - Real Estate – Business Agent or Class 1 Agent - Real Estate - Business Broking. A certificate holder, known as an Assistant Agent, cannot enter into a sales agreement or an agency agreement.

You can check a business brokers license here via Revenue NSW.

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Sell a Business Online

> Find a Business Broker

State nomination is required for people looking to migrate to NSW on a business visa. NSW has business investment and migration visas available. Visa’s may be provisional, temporary or permanent. It is important to work with a business broker and migration lawyer to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. Visas regularly change, so it is important to obtain professional advice. 

Full details on current visa options can be found on the NSW Government Website.  

‘When you buy a business in NSW, you must pay transfer duty if the sale includes land or an interest in land, such as a lease… Transfer duty is due three months after you sign the business sale agreement.’ Revenue NSW.  The transfer duty, or sometimes known as stamp duty, can apply to assets used to run the business such as; equipment and computers. It can also apply to shares and property. There is a helpful Transfer Duty Calculator available by Revenue NSW that will help you estimate the amount of duty you need to pay to transfer a business in NSW. It's important to seek professional advice when buying a business, especially an accountant who will help you understand your tax obligations. 

If you are selling a business in New South Wales you have the option of selling privately or engaging a professional business broker. At Bsale we have put together some resources to help guide you:

> Your Guide to Selling a Business

> How to Choose the Right Business Broker

> Sell a Business

 

QLD

Buying a business in Queensland has a number of steps. Whether you are buying in the capital city region of Brisbane or a coastal town like Cairns it's important to understand the process.

Bsale has put together a helpful guide to assist you in your journey to buy a business in QLD. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

There are over 2,000 businesses currently for sale in QLD on Bsale. Buying an existing business allows you to buy elements such as established systems, processes, client databases, distribution channels, branding and more. To find a business for sale simply start typing Queensland into the location and hit ‘Go’; you can then narrow it down by keyword, category or price.

Signup for alerts and be notified when new businesses are listed for sale in Queensland:

> Register for Buyer Alerts

Bsale makes it easier for buyers to find a business for sale in QLD. Search by regions;

‘When you buy (or acquire) a Queensland business, you may be liable for transfer duty on the transfer of business assets’ QLD Government.  Business assets can be any of the following; goodwill, a statutory business licence, a right to use a statutory business licence, a business name, a right under a franchise arrangement, a debt of a business if the debtor lives in Queensland, a supply right of a business, intellectual property or personal property in Queensland (e.g. trading stock or plant and equipment). There is a helpful Transfer Duty Calculator available by the QLD Government that will help you estimate the amount of duty you need to pay on the transfer of a business in QLD. It's important to seek professional advice when buying a business, especially an accountant who will help you understand your tax obligations. 

Capital gains tax applies to a business sale in QLD. It's important to engage an Accountant who will guide you through the process of selling a business and assess your tax obligations. Exemptions may be available, and it's important to check the current requirements when you are selling a business. A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.  

> Guide to Selling a Business

In QLD, all business brokers must be licensed to operate on your behalf; they are registered as Real Estate agents. The Office of Fair Trading is the governing body that oversees the licensing of real estate agents and business brokers in QLD. When you search for a business broker in QLD by their name or business broker number, it will indicate ‘real estate agent’. You can check a QLD business brokers license here via QLD Government. 

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Sell a Business Online

> Find a Business Broker

State nomination is required if you wish to migrate to QLD on a business visa. Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) manage the nominated visas that are required to run a business or invest in Queensland. It is important to work with a business broker and migration lawyer to ensure you meet the visa’s eligibility requirements. 

View current business visa's for QLD

Selling a business in QLD can be done by the business owner or by engaging a licensed QLD business broker or real estate agent. It is important to have an exit strategy for your business to increase your chance of obtaining an optimum sale price for the business. 

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Guide to Choosing a Business Broker

 

VIC

Buying a business in Victoria has a number of steps. Whether you are buying in the capital city region of Melbourne or a country town like Bendigo it's important to understand the process.

Bsale has put together a helpful guide to assist you in your journey to buy a business in VIC. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

In Victoria, there are currently over 2,000 businesses listed for sale on Bsale. Buying an existing business allows you to buy elements such as established systems, processes, client databases, distribution channels, branding and more. To find a business for sale in VIC, simply start typing Victoria into the location and hit ‘Go’; you can then narrow it down by keyword, category or price.

Signup for alerts and be notified when new businesses are listed for sale in New South Wales;  

> Register for Buyer Alerts

Capital gains tax applies to a business sale in Victoria. It's important to engage an Accountant who will guide you through the process of selling a business and assess your tax obligations. Exemptions may be available, and it's important to check the current requirements when you are selling a business. A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.  

> Guide to Selling a Business

If you are looking to buy a business for sale in Victoria there are a number of regions. These include; 

In Victoria all business brokers must be licensed to operate on your behalf. Consumer Affairs VIC is the governing body that oversees real estate agents’ licensing and business brokers in VIC. When you search for a business broker in VIC by their name or license number, it will indicate ‘estate agent’ and ‘status: current’. You will be able to view more details, such as their employer. You can check a VIC business brokers license here via Consumer Affairs VIC. 

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Sell a Business Online

> Find a Business Broker

State or Government nomination is required if you wish to migrate to VIC on a business visa.  It is important to work with a business broker and migration lawyer to ensure you are meeting the visa’s eligibility requirements. Full details of current visa options can be found on:

> Visitor and Investment Visa VIC Government.

‘The Duties Act 2000 does not charge duty separately on the sale of a business, but the presence of a business may affect the value of the land’ State Revenue Office Victoria. Stamp Duty is not charged with selling business assets in Victoria like other states such as New South Wales. There is no stamp duty on the transfers of shares in a company or units in a trust. Victoria does impose stamp duty on certain kinds of dutiable transactions, including property; these are defined in the Duties Act 2000. It's important to seek professional advice when buying a business, especially an accountant who will help you understand your tax obligations

Selling a business in Victoria can be done by the business owner or by engaging a licensed VIC business broker or real estate agent. It is important to have an exit strategy for your business to increase your chance of obtaining an optimum sale price for the business.

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Business Broker Directory

> Sell a Business Online

 

WA

Buying a business in Western Australia has a number of steps. Whether you are buying in the capital city of Perth or a country town like Broome it's important to understand the process.

Bsale has put together a helpful guide to assist you in your journey to buy a business in WA. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

> Small Business WA  - Buying a Business

Bsale makes it easier for buyers to find a suitable business by allowing them to search via a specific suburb or region. In WA, we have the following regions;

> Albany + Southern

> Bunbury + South West

> Coral Coast + Mid West

> Kalgoorlie + Goldfields

> Kimberley

> Perth

> Pilbara

> Wheatbelt

Capital gains tax applies to a business sale in Western Australia. It's important to engage an Accountant who will guide you through the process of selling a business and assess your tax obligations. Exemptions may be available, and it's important to check the current requirements when you are selling a business. A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.  

Provisional (temporary) business visas require nomination from the Government of Western Australia. The Business Migration Centre (BMC) is responsible for approving State nomination on behalf of Western Australia’s Government. It is important to work with a business broker and migration lawyer to ensure you are meeting the eligibility requirements of the visa. 

Full details on current visas: The Business Migration Centre (BMC) 

In Western Australia, there are over 1,000 businesses listed for sale on Bsale. Buying an existing business allows you to buy elements such as established systems, processes, client databases, distribution channels, branding and more. To find a business for sale in WA, simply start typing Western Australia, into the location and hit ‘Go’; you can then narrow it down by keyword, category or price. 

Signup for alerts and be notified when new businesses are listed for sale in WA:

> Register for Buyer Alerts

In Western Australia, all business brokers must be licensed to operate on your behalf. Commerce WA oversees the licensing of real estate agents and business brokers in WA. When you search for a business broker, you will need to select ‘Real Estate & Business Agent Licence’. You will then enter their surname or license number. If they hold a valid license, it appears as ‘current’ with an expiry date.

> Check a WA business brokers license here.

In Western Australia, stamp duty is payable on the sale of business assets WA Government. Other taxes may apply, such as Land Tax and Payroll Tax. Business assets include items such as; goodwill, restraint of trade arrangements, business identity, business licence and intellectual property. Concessional rates are available.

You can obtain an estimate of the transfer duty via this calculator.

Selling a business in Western Australia can be done by the business owner or by engaging a licensed WA business broker or real estate agent. It is important to have an exit strategy for your business to increase your chance of obtaining an optimum sale price for the business. There are licensed business brokers in WA who can assist during the sale process.  Bsale offers advertising to business owners, brokers and franchise groups.

> How to Sell a Business

> Sell a Business Online

 

SA

Buying a business in South Australia has a number of steps. Whether you are buying in the capital city region of Adelaide or a country town like Mount Gambier it's important to understand the process.

Bsale has put together a helpful guide to assist you in your journey to buy a business in SA. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

In South Australia, there are hundreds of businesses listed for sale on Bsale. Buying an existing business allows you to buy elements such as established systems, processes, client databases, distribution channels, branding and more. To find a business for sale simply start typing South Australia into the location and hit ‘Go’; you can then narrow it down by keyword, category or price.

Signup for alerts and be notified when new businesses are listed for sale in South Australia;  

> Register for Buyer Alerts

Bsale makes it easier for buyers to find a suitable business by allowing them to search via a specific suburb or region. In SA, we have the following regions;

> Adelaide SA

> Barossa Valley SA

> Mount Gambier + South East SA

> Regional SA

Capital gains tax applies to a business sale in South Australia. It's important to engage an Accountant who will guide you through the process of selling a business and assess your tax obligations. Exemptions may be available, and it's important to check the current requirements when you are selling a business. A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.  

> Guide to Selling a Business

In South Australia all business brokers must be licensed to operate on your behalf. The South Australian Government oversees the licensing of real estate agents and business brokers in SA. When you search for a business broker they appear under land agents as they are licensed real estate agents. You will need to enter their name or license number. It will then appear as ‘Land Agent’ and ‘Licensed’; you can also click to view more details.

You can check a SA business brokers license here.

State or Government nomination is required if you wish to migrate to SA on a business visa.  It is important to work with a business broker and migration lawyer to ensure you are meeting the visa’s eligibility requirements.  

Full details of current visa options > Skilled and Business Migration SA.

Stamp duty no longer applies to the sale or transfer of a business in South Australia. It was abolished on 18 June 2015 by Revenue SA. However, stamp duty will still apply on the transfer of land or a motor vehicle that is included as part of the sale of a business. Stamp duty is payable within two months. If you are transferring land, you can obtain an estimate of the stamp duty payable on > Revenue SA

If you are selling a business in South Australia you have the option of selling privately or engaging a professional business broker. At Bsale we have put together some resources to help guide you:

> Your Guide to Selling a Business

> How to Choose the Right Business Broker

> Sell a Business

 

NT

In the Northern Territory, there are many businesses listed for sale on Bsale. Buying an existing business allows you to buy elements such as established systems, processes, client databases, distribution channels, branding and more. To find a business for sale simply start typing Northern Territory into the location and hit ‘Go’; you can then narrow it down by keyword, category or price

Signup for alerts and be notified when new businesses are listed for sale in the NT;  

> Register for Buyer Alerts

Bsale makes it easier for buyers to find a suitable business by allowing them to search via a specific suburb or region. In NT, we have the following regions; 

> Darwin NT

> Alice Springs NT

Capital gains tax applies to a business sale in Northern Territory. It's important to engage an Accountant who will guide you through the process of selling a business and assess your tax obligations. Exemptions may be available, and it's important to check the current requirements when you are selling a business. A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.  

> Guide to Selling a Business

In the Northern Territory, all business brokers must be licensed to operate on your behalf. The Northern Territory Government oversees the licensing of real estate agents and business brokers. When you search for a business broker, you will need to enter their name or license number into the public register. Once you hit search, they should appear as ‘Real Estate and Business Agent’ and status ‘current’. You can then click their name to view more details which will show expiry date and previous employers.

> Check a NT business brokers license here.

Nomination by a Northern Territory government is mandatory for all visas in the Business Innovation and Investment Program except the Significant Investor Visa and Premium Investor visa. There are three visa subclasses and several streams in each visa subclass.

Full details can be found on > The Territory.

Stamp duty is payable on business asset sales in the Northern Territory except the following: stock-in-trade (trading stock); manufacturing materials and work in progress manufacturing goods; livestock; motor vehicles; and cash Territory Revenue Office.

After the parties have signed the business sale agreement, stamp duty is payable within 60 days at the applicable rate. You can obtain an estimate of the transfer duty on this calculator.

If you are selling a business in the Northern Territory you have the option of selling privately or engaging a professional business broker. At Bsale we have put together some resources to help guide you:

> Your Guide to Selling a Business

> How to Choose the Right Business Broker

> Sell a Business

 

TAS

In Tasmania, there are many businesses listed for sale on Bsale. Buying an existing business allows you to buy elements such as established systems, processes, client databases, distribution channels, branding and more. To find a business for sale in TAS, simply start typing Tasmania into the location and hit ‘Go’; you can then narrow it down by keyword, category or price.

Signup for alerts and be notified when new businesses are listed for sale in New South Wales;  

> Register for Buyer Alerts

Capital gains tax applies to a business sale in TAS. It's important to engage an Accountant who will guide you through the process of selling a business and assess your tax obligations. Exemptions may be available, and it's important to check the current requirements when you are selling a business. A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.  

> Guide to Selling a Business

In Tasmania all business brokers must be licensed to operate on your behalf. The Property Agents Board of Tasmania oversees the licensing of real estate agents and business brokers. When you search for a business broker, you will need to open the PDF of the register and find the brokers name. It will then indicate their current business and the expiry date of their license.

> Check a TAS business brokers license here.

Bsale makes it easier for buyers to find a suitable business by allowing them to search via a specific suburb or region. As the TAS is a small state, there are just two regions:

> Hobart

> Launceston

If you are selling a business in Tasmania you have the option of selling privately or engaging a professional business broker. At Bsale we have put together some resources to help guide you:

> Your Guide to Selling a Business

> How to Choose the Right Business Broker

> Sell a Business



 

 

ACT

In the Australian Capital Territory, there are many businesses listed for sale on Bsale. Buying an existing business allows you to buy elements such as established systems, processes, client databases, distribution channels, branding and more. To find a business for sale in ACT, simply start typing Australian Capital Territory into the location and hit ‘Go’; you can then narrow it down by keyword, category or price.

Signup for alerts and be notified when new businesses are listed for sale in ACT;  

> Register for Buyer Alerts

Bsale makes it easier for buyers to find a suitable business by allowing them to search via a specific suburb or region. As the ACT is a small state, there is just one region:

> Canberra ACT

You can do a location search for particular suburbs such as Belconnen, Jamison Plaza, Manuka, Fyshwick and Woden in the search bar. 

Capital gains tax applies to a business sale in ACT. It's important to engage an Accountant who will guide you through the process of selling a business and assess your tax obligations. Exemptions may be available, and it's important to check the current requirements when you are selling a business. A helpful section on the ATO website outlines what happens when changing, selling or closing a business.  

> Guide to Selling a Business

In the Australian Capital Territory, all business brokers must be licensed to operate on your behalf. The ACT Government oversees the licensing of real estate agents and business brokers. When you search for a business broker, you will need to enter their name or license number into the public register for Licensed Business Agents. Once you start typing, they should appear. If you press ‘details’ it will show you: Licence type(1): Licensed Business Agents and the expiry date.

> Check an ACT business brokers license here.

State nomination is required if you wish to migrate to ACT on a business visa. The ACT offers nomination of a Business Migration Visa for successful overseas business people who wish to establish a new business, invest in an existing business or invest under the Significant Investor Stream. Nominations are available for temporary or permanent visas.

 Full details can be found on > Access Canberra

There is no stamp duty payable on the sale of a business in the ACT, according to Revenue ACT. The only exception is for property and motor vehicle assets. If you do incur stamp duty, it is payable within 90 days. You can obtain an estimate of the transfer duty on this calculator. It's important to seek professional advice when buying a business, especially an accountant who will help you understand your tax obligations. 

If you are selling a business in the Australian Capital Territory you have the option of selling privately or engaging a professional business broker. At Bsale we have put together some resources to help guide you:

> Your Guide to Selling a Business

> How to Choose the Right Business Broker

> Sell a Business

 

Capital Cities


Sydney NSW

Over 500 businesses are added to Bsale every week! Set up an alert for the Sydney region and you will be notified when a new business is listed. You can also refine by category. 

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The Sydney region encompasses many suburbs and areas. With a population over 6 million, here are some of the largest suburbs
 

 

 


 

 

It is a business brokers main role to help people buy and sell their businesses. In this city, there is a multitude of quality brokers that can help you purchase a business, helping you throughout the due diligence process. You might think that you are getting in touch with the seller, but in reality, you are most likely in contact with the business broker about the listing.

> Business Brokers Sydney

The average amount required to purchase a business is from $50,000 to $2,000,000 +.

The overall cost to buy a business depends on whether you are categorised as a company, franchise, partnership, or sole trader. The amount of money required to purchase a business varies on an array of considerations including your invested capital, your desired ROI, and financial income.

> How to Buy a Business

If you are looking to sell your business, you have the option of selling privately or engaging a professional business broker. Right below, we have organised a few blogs that might be helpful for you during the selling process. 

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Guide to Choosing a Business Broker

> Sell a Business Online

 

Brisbane QLD

If you are on the hunt for a business for sale in Brisbane, Bsale is a great place to start! With a large variety of business opportunities you can find the perfect business for you.

Once you have determined your goals, how much money you have to spend and the type of business you want to buy, you can start searching the businesses for sale in Brisbane. Its a good idea to save your search alerts so you can be notified of new listings.

There are several key steps involved in buying a business and it is important to get professional advice during the process, especially whilst conduciting due dilligence.  Check out our buyers guide for more information. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

There are a number of resources also available from the Queensland Government

 

Here are the top 6 most popular suburbs around Brisbane.

Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia and is home to beautiful beaches and sunny weather. As with most major cities, you can purchase just about any type of business, from tourism, and mechanics to hospitality.  The type of company you purchase will depend on your industry experience and preferred location.


We offer a range of businesses for sale in Brisbane across a wide scope of industries including:

> Building and Construction for Sale Brisbane

> Cafe for Sale Brisbane

> Gyms for Sale Brisbane

> Restaurants for Sale Brisbane

> Takeaway for Sale Brisbane

> Retail for Sale Brisbane

Signup for alerts and be notified when new businesses are listed sale in Brisbane QLD. Simply save your preferences by clicking 'save search' button on the top left or setup alerts in the Bsale Buyers Hub. 

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In short, a business broker can help you through the purchasing process. Business brokers are professionals who help people purchase and sell their listings. In Brisbane, there are numerous quality brokers who can help you with the purchase and guide you through the due diligence process. When you make contact with the seller, you may be contacting a broker about the sale.

> Business Brokers Brisbane

On Bsale, the average price of a business for sale in Brisbane is $663,983, with over 1,500 listings totaling over $1 billion in value. So if you are looking to buy a business in Brisbane you will need to have access to capital or finance to fund the purchase of the business plus any stock and legal fees. 

With new listings daily, there are multiple business opportunities for astute investors, business owners, or potential buyers. 

If you are selling a business, you have the option of selling privately or engaging a professional business broker. Here, we have put together some resources to help guide you:

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Guide to Choosing a Business Broker

> Sell a Business Online

 

Melbourne VIC

To start purchasing a business in Melbourne, browse through the extensive listings of businesses for sale on our website. Use filters such as category, keywords, and price to narrow down your search and find a business that meets your specific requirements. Contact the seller and go through the process of due dilligence and finalise the purchase. 

There are several key steps involved in buying a business and it is important to get professional advice during the process. Check out our buyers guide for more information. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

There are a number of resources also available from Business Victoria on buying an existing business

Melbourne boasts a vibrant arts, cafe, and restaurant scene, along with opportunities in various industries such as construction, hospitality, retail, tourism, and more. The type of business you purchase will depend on your experience and preferred location. Here are some of the most popular categories.

Melbourne has several major suburbs that are classified as a CBD. Below, we’ve listed five of the most popular suburbs:

The average price of a business for sale in Melbourne is $548,380. With over 3,000 listings there are alot of different opportunities and the amount required to purchase a business will vary depending on size, location and industry. 

Yes, it is the role of a business broker to provide advice and guidance for people looking to purchase and sell their business. In Melbourne there are a number of professional business brokers who can help you buy a business from start to finish. Its important you engage a business broker who is not involved in business sale you are looking to purchase, so you can get unbiased advice. 

> Business Brokers Melbourne

To sell your business in Melbourne, it's crucial to be organized and prepared with an exit strategy. This preparation increases your chances of achieving an optimal sale price. You have the option to sell your business privately or engage a business broker to assist with the process. Its important to get legal and accountant advice early on in the sales process. 

There are a number of resources from Business Victoria and Bsale has also have put together some general resources to help.

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Business Broker Directory

> Sell a Business Online

 

 

Perth WA

Start by defining your goals and budget, then use Bsale to explore the current business for sale listings in Perth. Conduct thorough due diligence, secure financing, negotiate terms, and finalize the purchase agreement.

There are several key steps involved in buying a business and it is important to get professional advice. Check out our buyers guide for more information. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

There are a number of resources also available from Small Business WA and Government WA

Perth, located on the West Coast of Australia, benefits from its isolation by fostering a self-reliant local market, allowing small businesses to thrive by meeting unique local needs. Its geographical position provides a strategic advantage for engaging with Asian and European markets, thanks to direct flights and aligned time zones.

With a steadily increasing population, Perth offers a growing market for various goods and services, contributing to a dynamic consumer base. Known for its high quality of life, Perth attracts and retains skilled workers, making it easier for businesses to recruit and maintain a talented workforce.

Yes, business brokers are the professionals who help people buy and sell businesses. In Perth, many quality brokers can help you purchase a business and guide you through the due diligence process. When you make contact with the seller, you may be contacting a business broker about the sale.

> Business Brokers Perth

Perth has several major suburbs with business districts, these are the Top 7 suburbs around Perth:


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The average price of a business for sale in Perth is $693,752, but prices vary based on industry, location, and business size. With small businesses in hospitality to large mining and construction oppotunities available, how much you will need to buy a business in Perth will depend on your requiements. 

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If you are looking to sell a business in Perth it will take careful planning. A well executed exit strategy could help you obtain the best possible price for your business sale. You have the option to sell your business privately or engage a business broker to assist you.

There are a number of resources available such as Small business WA  and guides on Bsale

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Guide to Choosing a Business Broker

> Sell a Business Online

 

Adelaide SA

Adelaide is home to 1.3 million people and is the 5th largest city in Australia. The best place to start buying a business is to conduct a search in the Adelaide region; you can then narrow the results by keywords, category or price. It's a good idea to save your search results and listings so you can easily find them later.

Bsale has put together a helpful guide to assist you in your journey to buy a business in Sydney NSW. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

Adelaide is the fifth-largest city in Australia and is known for its festivals, sporting events and churches. As with most major cities, you can purchase just about any type of business, from gyms to beauty salons or hospitality.  The type of business you purchase in Adelaide will depend on your experience and preferred location.

Here are the Top 6 types of businesses for sale in Adelaide

> Building and Construction for Sale Adelaide

> Cafe for Sale Adelaide

> Gyms for Sale Adelaide

> Restaurants for Sale Adelaide

> Takeaway for Sale Adelaide

> Retail for Sale Adelaide

Adelaide has several major suburbs with business districts, these are the Top 5 suburbs in Adelaide:

On the search bar, you can type a particular suburb such as ‘Prospect 5082’ and see business opportunities within 10km of that suburb. It's important to note that many businesses advertised for sale wish to remain confidential so won’t display the actual suburb; they may be placed under ‘Adelaide CBD 5000’. It’s a good idea to search for the particular type of business you are after and extend the radius to 100km. 

Signup for alerts and be notified when new businesses are listed for sale in Adelaide SA. 

> Register for Buyer Alerts

Yes, business brokers are the professionals who help people buy and sell businesses. In Adelaide, several quality brokers can assist you in purchasing a business and guiding you through the due diligence process. When you make contact with the seller, you may be contacting a business broker about the sale. 

> Business Brokers Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia, so it has businesses for sale from $50,000 - $1,000,000 +. Businesses may be established as a sole trader, partnership, franchise or company. How much money you need to buy a business in Adelaide will depend on several factors such as the capital you have to invest, your desired ROI and your expected weekly income. New listings are regularly added to Bsale. 

If you are selling a business in Adelaide you have the option of selling privately or engaging a professional business broker. At Bsale we have put together some resources to help guide you:

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Guide to Choosing a Business Broker

> Sell a Business Online

 

Darwin NT

Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and the 15th largest city in Australia, home to 140,000 people. For these reasons, there are many chances to grow your career in this region. 
To buy a business, you can simply have a look at our listing options by using the search tab. By stating your location and postcode, you can further narrow your options by checking the budget range, the industry it is in, and other keywords. If you’ve found some listings you’re interested in but don’t have the time to look right away, you can save them on our website. 
Here, we have arranged a comprehensive guide to assist you through the purchasing process. 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

Darwin is the 8th largest capital city in Australia and is widely known for its famous markets, Aboriginal arts, and the beautiful Kakadu and Litchfield National Park. Darwin has several business opportunities such as tourism and hospitality, that is regularly used by visitors and locals in the area.  
To give you a good idea of the listings on offer, here is the range of industry areas you can find a business for sale:

> Cafe for Sale Darwin

> Gyms for Sale Darwin

> Restaurants for Sale Darwin

> Takeaway for Sale Darwin

> Retail for Sale Darwin

Darwin has a relatively small population compared to the other capital cities but has several commercial and shopping districts such as Casuarina Square, Mitchell Centre, Palmerston and Gateway Shopping Centre. 
On the search bar, simply type in the closest area to you such as ‘Marrara 0812’ and you can see business opportunities within 10km of that area. A lot of these listings keep their details confidential meaning you won’t get the exact address of the area e.g. ‘Darwin CBD 0800’. That’s why it’s important to get in touch with the seller to configure whether the listing is suitable for you location-wise. 
For thorough results, it is important to extend your radius to 100km to give you more options that are close to you. 

Yes, business brokers are the middle man to rely on to help people sell and buy a business. In Darwin, many quality brokers can help you purchase a listing and guide you through the due diligence process. By speaking to the seller, in most cases, you may in actuality be speaking to the business broker. 

> Business Brokers Darwin

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory so the range of businesses for sale out there varies from $20,000 to large freehold companies over $1,000,000. Depending on whether you are a sole trader, partnership, franchise or company, will determine the overall cost of the listing.
The budget required to buy a business is based on an array of key considerations including your intended ROI, invested capital, and the average weekly income you receive.

If you are looking to post a listing, you have the option of selling privately or engaging a professional busines broker. At Bsale we have put together some resources to help guide you:

> Guide to Selling a Business in Australia

> Guide to Choosing a Business Broker

> Sell a Business Online

 

Have more questions? Speak to our team today for more information.

 

Hobart TAS

If you don’t have a clue where to start, our website offers a simple way to find businesses for sale in Hobart. You can begin your search by viewing listings from across the region and then filter out by category, keywords, and price range. A great way to stay on top of your search is to save your search results to help you find it later. 

Bsale has organised a comprehensive handbook to help you buy a business in Hobart, TAS;

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

Hobart has a vibrant cafe, restaurant and market culture. It is home to Mount Wellington the famous Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Hobart has several commercial opportunities such as tourism and hospitality, that is regularly used by visitors and locals in the area.  

Here are the Top 5 types of businesses for sale in Hobart

> Cafe for Sale Hobart

> Gyms for Sale Hobart

> Restaurants for Sale Hobart

> Takeaway for Sale Hobart

> Retail for Sale Hobart

Hobart has a relatively small population compared to the other capital cities but has several business and shopping districts such as Elizabeth Street Mall, Centrepoint, Glenorchy, Northgate, Eastlands and Kingston.

You can begin your search for businesses for sale in Hobrt by simply inputting your details onto the search bar so you can locate a spot that fits within the 10km radius. Many of our advertised listings on the site are kept confidential so you don’t see the real location. For example, they would typically be typed in as ‘Hobart CBD 0800’. To garner a large number of listings, it’s best to lengthen your radius by 100km. 

Yes, they can. Business brokers work to assist people purchase and selling their businesses. There are many quality brokers across the state that can help you purchase a company, doing the due diligence process from start to finish.

> Business Brokers Hobart

Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania. Because this region has a small population, our listings include small businesses including market stalls, cafes and mobile franchises from $20,000 to well-established companies over $1,000,000. The cost depends on whether the company is considered a franchise, organisation, partnership, or sole trader. 

The overall amount of money required to buy a business in Hobart is based on an array of factors including the capital for investment, your intended ROI, and your income from week to week. We regularly add new listings on our website, ensuring there are countless opportunities out there for you.

If you are looking to sell your business, there are two options to consider: you can either sell it in confidence or get in contact with an expert commercial broker. For those who need more information, we have some tips to get you through the process. 

> Your Guide to Selling a Business

> How to Choose the Right Business Broker

> Sell a Business

 

 

Canberra ACT

Canberra is the Australian Capital City and the 8th major city in the country, with a population of more than 420,000 people. This means there are dozens of businesses for sale in Canberra you can find here at BSale. 
 
The best way to buy a business is to conduct a search in the Canberra region. After doing a simple search, you can make it more specific by searching by the price range, industry area, and any other keywords. If you’d like to get back to the listing or search results, you can save it on your account.  


Still lost? To help your confusion, we’ve put together a comprehensive article that details what to do when you find a business for sale in Canberra you’d like to purchase.
 

> How to Buy a Business: Your Essential Guide

Canberra is the 7th major city in Australia and is famously known for its Australian Government and Museums. This area has several business opportunities such as tourism and hospitality that are regularly used by visitors and locals in the area. The type of industry you purchase will depend on your experience and preferred location.

Let’s take a look at 5 different industry areas you can look at for businesseses for sale in Canberra

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> Cafe for Sale Canberra

> Gyms for Sale Canberra

> Restaurants for Sale Canberra

> Takeaway for Sale Canberra

> Retail for Sale Canberra

Canberra is a relatively small city but has pockets of CBDs and hospitality venues that can be found around Canberra Civic Centre, Belconnen, Jamison Plaza, Manuka, Fyshwick, and Woden. 


You can simply find a nearby business for sale by typing up the name of a suburb such as ‘Braddon 2162’ to help you find an array of opportunities surrounding 10km of that area. Because many of these advertised companies on offer keep their location confidential, you won’t get the actual address of the company. They could be categorised as ‘Canberra CBD 2021’, not detailing the actual suburb it’s in. For the best results, it’s highly recommended to search within 100km of the region. 

Yes, it is their main duty to assist people to sell and buy a business. In Canberra, there is an endless number of highly qualified brokers that can assist you in buying or selling a listing. Typically, when you call the seller about a business for sale, it’s actually the business broker behind the listing. 

> Business Brokers Canberra

If you are selling a business, you have the option of either selling your business in confidence or scheduling an appointment with a business broker. At Bsale, we have given you a list of our guidelines to help you sell a listing. 

> Your Guide to Selling a Business

> How to Choose the Right Business Broker

> Sell a Business

Canberra is the Australian Capital City, making it the central point for commerce. For this reason alone, there are small companies on offer from $50,000 to large companies valued at over $1,000,000.

 
Whether you are a sole trader, franchise, company, or in a partnership, you can be assured that we’ve got the perfect business to suit your requirements. The amount of money that is needed to buy a business in Canberra is based on an array of factors. These range from your invested capital, your ROI, and your average weekly pay. 

 

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Industries

 

FAQ for each industry can be found on the category page at the bottom. Please select the industry and then type of business you are looking to buy such as a cafe for sale.
 

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