£98 Million! How Much?!!!

Yes, £98,000,000. That is the total value of all business opportunities advertised in the current issue of The Weekly Deals Free Sheet, the free weekly business opportunities magazine that I publish.

There are a total of 86 business opportunities in this issue. So let us break this down. The cheapest business opportunity is worth just £1,000. The most expensive is £30,000,000. There  2 opportunities in the Care Home Sector, 11 hotels, 3 restaurants, 6 lifestyle businesses, 7 pubs , 8 retail businesses, 14 technology business opportunities, 3 recruitment agencies for sale and much more.

The average commercial property deal advertised is worth £688,000. We have nearly £2.5 million of business opportunities in Ireland advertised and £120,000 worth of business opportunities in France advertised.

Closer to our home we have nearly £39,000,000 worth of business opportunities located within the M25. One of these opportunities is worth £30,000,000. The cheapest business opportunity in the London area is valued at £25,000.

The next issue will be available on 24/04/2018 and the total value of business opportunities in that issue will be over £100,000,000!

If you haven’t seen the current issue of The Weekly Deals Free Sheet you can download a copy here:  Weekly Deals 17/04/2018.

You can also see an interactive version below.

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Microblogging :: An Experiment

As an experiment that will last until the end of the year. I am adding a microblog to tis site. These smaller bite size blog posts will typically be shorter than 280 characters and sometimes contain images or other media, this hopefully will add depth, interaction and new content to this site where the other forms of content and outreach might not fit.

The Microblogging Section can be found here

The Weekly Deals Free Sheet 17/04/2018

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Firstly I would like to thank the 3900 recorded readers of the last public issue of The  Weekly Deals Free Sheet for reading. This is a record in terms of unique readership of Weekly Deals and I am pleased  to be consistently getting a readership of over 1,000 so early in 2018. There is a straight line average increase of 18.5 % in readership of every issue.

I am delighted to continue  publishing The Weekly Deals Free Sheet in 2018 after our public break. This issue is even bigger and brighter than the last and includes an excerpt from a report I have written on the buyers of Lifestyle Businesses. This continues to set the tone for the plans I have for Weekly Deals for 2018. The number of business opportunities increases at around 10 % a week. This is another testament to the growing popularity of Weekly Deals.

I am also delighted to announce the soft launch of QualifiedConfident in this issue.

There have been some changes to the format and layout and these changes will continue throughout 2018. One addition is new editorial content.

Below the interactive version is a content form you can use if you hav any feedback about weekly Deals or want more information on the business opportunities in Weekly Deals.

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You can download a PDF copy here (no sign up required)  Weekly Deals 17/04/2018

Or you can see below for an interactive version.

If you have any enquiries about Weekly Deal or any of the opportunities advertised please use the form below to contact me.

Current Trends Week Ending 15/04/2018

One thing I love about running The Weekly Deals Free Sheet is the wide variety of new people I get to connect with, speak with and spend time with every week. We invariably chat about their business requirements be it expansion, disposal, mergers, acquisitions or new pastures entirely. One thing this week however has been the large number of enquiries from businesses requiring new capital, new financing, angel or VC finance or in some of the worst cases a more expedient than is usual disposal. The trend amongst disposals is for these businesses is to be sold at a fraction of their market value. At the time of writing I have had 33 such enquiries in the past week alone.

This sort of event leads my enquiring mind into looking for the root cause of such an event.

Could it be that we really are back in a recession? Could the lovely Brexit be having more of an effect than we first thought on the small business? Could it be underlying market change? Could it also be a stubborn sense of “I know how to run my business better than anyone else” that is a common theme amongst many small business owners?

Certainly this is most difficult one to analyse. However if I look at the first three of my suggestions above they have strong possibilities. I would have to say that issues surrounding Brexit causing recession like symptoms if not a full blown recession would sit favourite with my previous experiences around the time of recession. Underlying market change, well things change and people change, the way we do things, the way we work and the way e behave changes constantly on a global scale.

This leads me on to my final suggestion. The stubborn sense of “I know how to run my business better than anyone else” that is a common theme amongst many small business owners. If we combine this with underlying market change and maybe even as much as strong hints of Brexit and recession then, yes, this is the strongest possibility to my mind. You see many small business owners are reluctant to make changes to the way they do things on the basis of “I have always done it this way”. Even if that way does not keep pace with the market or changing customer needs, wants and demands. This can have onward effects to a business, a loss of customers, a loss of a share of a market, a failure to capitalise on business opportunities which in turn could increase turnover or decrease operational expenditure.

33 requirements for new finance or an emergency disposal in one week is very heavy going. So my bets are going on a strong combination of all four of my headline reasons for this sudden upsurge. One thing for sure is that if this trend that has started continues, it offers some lovely opportunities for small business “buy to build” opportunities as well as opportunities for finance providers to increase both ROI and fee income. For those of a “predatory” nature this is only a blip at the moment but it could offer some excellent opportunities. If this trend continues this could have further repercussions on the general market. This is a subject I will cover in more detail on these pages should the need and want arise.

One thing is for sure I am very interested and taking a keen interest in how this current situation plays out.