Highlights of Business
- Business is operated with just a handful of employees besides the owners
- Easy to operate business that is well established
- Work from home
- Immediate profitability – take over one day, be profitable the next
- Sellers will train
- SBA financing available, which means lower down payment requirements and longer terms
- Sellers will sign a non-compete agreement
History of Business
The business began in 2000 with just the sellers and one van. The business grew over time with vans and drivers being added to handle the increased workload. In recent years, the sellers have scaled back the business as they grew older and became less interested in building a bigger operation.
Each of the two owners work approximately 10 hours per week in the business. The sellers occasionally deliver but spend most of their time taking orders, packaging and labeling orders, scheduling drivers, and doing basic bookkeeping. There are four active, part-time drivers and two other drivers who are on standby.
The sellers believe there are many ways to increase revenues. They have chosen to limit the number of clients they work with but there are many more available through their supply chain network if the buyer wanted to expand. Many clients would also have additional work available if the business added one or more box trucks with lift gates to accommodate larger items.
Another way to increase revenues would be to add depots (warehouses) all around the area such as Little Rock, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Memphis, and Wichita.
This business is currently run from a 5,000 sf building behind the seller’s home, a 4 bedroom ranch style home with an in-ground pool located on roughly 5 acres in a country setting, which is also for sale through VR’s sister company Professional Real Estate, LLC, for $280,000.