Florida Business For Sale Florida Businesses Sold Activity (Nov.22, 2011)

Florida Business For Sale  Florida Businesses Sold Activity (Oct.12, 2011)

I am a Florida Business broker working with business owners selling their Florida  businesses, and business owners looking for acquisitions.  Prospective business buyers I work with are located in Florida, US., and Business buyers in Europe and throughout the world.

As a  member of Business Brokers of Florida, which is the largest state Association of Business Brokers in the United States we have access to significant data regarding businesses being bought and sold .   Thousands of businesses for sale are represented by over 1000 business brokers that are members of this Association.

These business brokers list their respective businesses for sale and prospective business buyers on a centralized listing site and buyers and sellers of businesses are brought together. Several thousand businesses for sale are listed, modified, and advertised thru this website.  Valuable information regarding Florida business for Sales and Florida Businesses Sold help me as a Business Broker Professional  keep track of the ebb and flow of the Florida Business Acquisition Market.

Understanding a business to assist in selling that business requires an understanding of the numbers behind  that business.  And understanding the marketplace in which this business may be sold is furthered by a review of the data surrounding businesses being bought and sold in Florida. The below are a few statistics, totals, and items of note surrounding the business acquisition and sales market in the State of Florida. Other businesses are bought and sold without the assistance of members Business Brokers of Florida, and that info is not included in this analysis.

Recent Businesses Sold in Florida Activity (as of  Nov 22. 12, 2011)

  • Businesses Sold in Florida through Business Brokers of Florida  in last 30 days  – 42 vs 28 in prior 30 day (Oct.12,2011) documented  period
  • Top  industry of  Businesses Sold in Florida through Business Brokers of Florida in  last 30 days:   Restaurants   (as usual…) other most active- Lawn Service, Contractor, Retail
  • Avg Days it took to sell Florida Businesses Sold in last 30 days  – 235 (about 8 months vs. –  (5 months)- in last documented 30 day period (Oct 2011), doesnt include businesses that were removed from market without selling (One Florida  business sold in 1341 days)

As of Nov 22, 2011…

Businesses Currently For Sale through Business Brokers of Florida – 3373 vs. 3301   in last 30 day period.  up about 2%

  • Number of Business Currently for Sale in Jacksonville Florida Area (Duval County and St.Johns County) – 217
  • Number of Business Sold in Jacksonville Florida Area in last year- 46

Current Business Interest and Activity Obseravtions: as of  Nov 22, 2011

My profession has me involved with speaking to many business owners in Florida and many “prospective business buyers”. Recent discussions continue to enforce consistent facts about todays business acquisition and sales market in Florida:

  • People are actively  looking to buy good businesses.  
  • Business Owners are hesitant to put their business up for sale because the business is down from peak or higher levels. 
  • A business offering Seller financing both attract more buyers and increases the likelihood of the business sale.

*All above info compiled from data available via the bbfmls website. And addresses information about businesses being bought and sold and reported thru this Professional organization of Business Brokers of Florida.

For more info or questions regarding the Florida Business Acquisition Market or Florida Businesses for sale please contact

Scott M Messinger




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About Scott

Scott M. Messinger is a former and current business owner that has directly purchased multiple businesses to support organic growth. Former owner of successful production/manufacturing/distribution business of 20 years that was successfully sold and transitioned. Member of Gateway Business Advisors with offices in Jacksonville Fl, Anderson SC,and member of the Business Broker of Florida Assn. Business interest includes the fields of management,water, energy savings, marketing. For a FREE current listing of Businesses FOR sale see: www.sellabusinessflorida.com

5 Responses to Florida Business For Sale Florida Businesses Sold Activity (Nov.22, 2011)

  1. jhoncrew says:

    I have read your blog and it give useful information that how we can sell a business to prospective buyer at a lucrative price and also immense satisfaction that our business would be in safe hands.According to me your blog is giving all the useful information to the readers.Business Brokers

  2. Hello, you are providing needful information in your blog. It’s very nice. Thank you very much.

    You have provided very good information in your blog. It’s very useful for us. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hey…very nice blog. I was seen your website, its also good one. Your profile as an business broker is too good and you have such a vast experience in your area.

  4. thanks for reading and commenting- best regards scott

  5. thanks for checking in and kind words- scott

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