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Businesses for Sale in Florida

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Investor Visas | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Please enjoy the list below of businesses for sale in Florida, provided by Business Broker Michael Werman.  Some of them may be used to qualify for an E-2 investment.  If you are interested in a certain business please contact Mr. Werman for more details (941) 366-1500.

Business for Sale Asking Price Cash Flow Location
E-2 Investment Opportunity 150 Year Old Sandwich Shop for Sale… $110,000 $45,854 Sarasota, FL (Sarasota County)
Talk about history – this sandwich shop has been around since 1962! Loyal local following with great visibility on Route 41 in Sarasota. This is a CASH only business, no credit cards. Employees will stay if asked. Lease can be extended with a good landlord. Plenty of parking to eat in or take out your food. An icon in the sandwich business for longevity. Business for 2012 has been the same as…
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Spanish Publishing Biz, home based…
$30,000 $41,263 Sarasota, FL (Sarasota County)
Opportunity! 2010 Census shows Fla is 23% Latino. Spanish language monthly newspaper, dist to over 100 locations in Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Co’s which have growing numbers of Latino residents. Features free classifieds, reasonable full color display ads & directories of Attorneys, Restaurants, Salons & Automotive. 2 wks training. Includes computer with QuickBooks, client data base & listing…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 3Successful Floor Covering Store, S… $350,000 $167,602 Bradenton, FL (Manatee County)
Sarasota / Bradenton area – 2013 numbers are better than 2012! This Florida real estate has an ASSUMABLE LOAN or it can just be leased to new owner. Locally owned and operated, not a national chain. By buying direct from the manufacturers in bulk, large discounts get passed on directly to the customer. Breakdown is 70% carpet, 20% tile & 10% wood. Newer warehouse & showroom too! Owner does very…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 4Your own Vending Machine Business … $25,000 $13,000 Sarasota County, FL
Great Opportunity for part-time income!! 20 combo (snacks & drinks) & 3 snacks-only vending machines w/coin changers, located primarily in medical offices. These cost $3300 each new when purchased 8 years ago & are in exel’nt condition. 6 combo machines & 1 snacks-only machine not currently placed due to owner being busy with his primary business. All inventory in machines & at home. Extra parts…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 5Healthy Eating, Mall Food Court, S… $199,000 $52,173 Sarasota, FL (Sarasota County)
Fresh Thinking. Healthy Eating! Opportunity to own one of the world’s fastest growing Franchise Deli-Style Restaurants in a busy Food Court, in a high traffic, Upscale Shopping Mall in the #1 Beach Community in SW Florida. Well equipped separate in-mall Prep Kitchen. Very profitable operation at a fraction of normal start-up cost. Some seller financing possible for a highly qualified individual… 
E-2 Investment Opportunity 6Home-Based, Relocatable Hobby Rela… $297,000 $134,162 Hillsborough County, FL (Relocatable)
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY! Designs/Manufactures/Imports specialty hobby related products, sells wholesale to distributors & retailers also retail via Internet and eBay and hobby trade shows. Due to outside employment, seller can no longer do both since this business has grown to become its own full time obligation. Cash flow shown is 2013 annualized based on six-months sales & expenses. Serves a…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 7Landscape Lighting Business in Man… $139,900 $127,500 Manatee County, FL
What an Opportunity! Live & work from home in fast-growing SW Florida community close to beaches. Turnkey Energy-Efficient Landscape Lighting business complete with 2010 GMC Sierra SLE Pickup & Topper w/70K miles; attractively wrapped 6′ x 10′ enclosed trailer with all tools, ladders & inventory to do the job. Great reputation for honesty, prompt excellent installations & service. 2013 Est is…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 8Full Service Lawn Care, Sarasota, … $360,000 $195,304 Sarasota, FL (Sarasota County)
Complete lawn care; mowing, mulch, maintain/trim/replace shrubs & plants, has their own nursery, also irrigation & landscape lighting. Chemical application portion of this business not for sale at this price, financials + FF&E have been adjusted. Over 130 accounts, mostly residential, many very large properties/estates. Facilities; Protected nursery area, covered storage space with sheds, office,…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 9Only full service 15,000 sq.ft. $485,000 $194,544 Sumter County, FL
Opportunity! Must see. Cash Cow! 15000 sq ft grocery store in a small town with no competition. Has been a grocery store for 3 decades. Grocery, Meat, Produce, Dairy, Frozen, Wine & Beer, Cigarettes, Lottery, etc. Meat & Grocery biggest sales. Average inventory $125K. Don’t wait, call Shalley Moman 407-925-3303 for more information. View additional listings at
E-2 Investment Opportunity 10Full Service Fitness Center in Bra… $150,000 $68,319 Bradenton, FL (Manatee County)
Complete fitness center; pool, spa, sauna, steam room, two group fitness studios (1 can be used as a cycle room), main gym w/reception area, cardio section, locker room, showers, etc., 40 pieces of cardio, selectorized equipment plus free weights. Baby sitting area too! This is a beautiful buildout, about 5-years old ready to taken over and to be owner operated as shown in the adjusted net. This…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 11Established Coin Laundry in Sunny … $75,000 $30,794 Palmetto, FL (Manatee County)
Well established coin laundry with some modern energy & water saving machines purchased late 2012. Does full service wash, dry, fold & iron, 50% of the income, balance from do it yourself customers. Add service to restaurants, hotels, etc., plus dry cleaning drop off station for more income. This is a cash business! Lighted parking in the rear of the building. Operated by the owner with 2…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 12High Quality Remodeling Opportunit… $185,000 $83,000 Sarasota County, FL
HIGH QUALITY WORK, UPSCALE CUSTOMERS, MORE THAN JUST FOR A HANDYMAN! This is a real business that has built a strong reputation for extensive remodeling of an apartment, condo or house to pressure cleaning a sidewalk or driveway. If you can do interior or exterior painting, tile, carpentry, wall texturing, minor electrical or plumbing, flooring or more, this is for you. EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 13Upscale Bath & Body Shop in Saraso… $159,900 $42,700 Sarasota County, FL
Upscale retail opportunity in Beach Community.  Bath and Body shop in downtown shopping district.  Extensive inventory.  Potential for increased revenue.  Good repeat business.
E-2 Investment Opportunity 14Major Auto Body Shop in Sarasota F… $225,000 $87,568 Sarasota, FL (Sarasota County)
Live & work in the #1 Beach Community in the USA! 23 year Well-Established, Profitable, High-End Auto Body Shop. 3800 sq ft of buildings, plus 4352 sq ft canopied work areas. Economy extremely strong. 2 booths w/baking capabilities. highly trained staff with tenure will stay. Very attractive Lease. Hurry – Won’t last long! View additional listings at
E-2 Investment Opportunity 15Coin Laundry in Florida $85,900 N/A Manatee County, FL
This opportunity is open and running, but is being offered as an Asset Sale!! Great Opportunity! Large CASH business. Ideally located neighborhood laundromat on major Manatee County thoroughfare. Totally refurbished facility & equipment by present owner. Attractive rent. 22 washers; 13 dryers, Video Game, Quarter coin pusher game, TV, Internet access with 3 computers. Vending includes soap, soda,…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 16Areas Top Dry Cleaning Business – … $235,900 $104,090 Sarasota, FL (Sarasota County)
What a return on investment! Well-established Dry Cleaning business with loyal clientele; 29 yrs same location in major shopping ctr of #1 beach community in Florida, anchored by a Publix Supermarket. This is the best Dry Cleaner in town- recommended by Saks Fifth Ave. Price increase for 2013 will add thousands to bottom line. Top notch, well-maintained equipment. Long term experienced employees…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 17Day Spa For Sale – Manatee / Saras… $69,900 $26,000 Bradenton, FL (Manatee County)
Full service Day Spa in beautiful beach town. 3,000 sq ft of pampering for mind, body & soul. Hair Studio has 3 stations with room for more. 5 treatment rooms for Massage, Facials and Body Treatments; makeup room; nail studio with 2 manicure & pedicure stations. Cozy reception area with refreshments. Kitchen with laundry & office which can be a treatment room. Sinks in each room for techs & 2…
E-2 Investment Opportunity 18Water Manufacturing Systems For Sa…Water Fountain Display & Entertainment Manufacturing Business $2,500,000 $515,686 FL
2013 numbers looking great, better than 2012! Water systems company operates around the world. Projects done for cities, malls, airports, resorts, theme parks & universities. Over $3.2M in sale in the pipeline now and another $3M currently in production. Also $39M in current bids placed for new projects. All design, engineering, manufacturing & shipping completed in one location. Installation…

New SMILE Initiative Builds Coalition for Immigration Reform

Posted: February 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: National News, Sarasota Immigrants | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Jaensch Immigration Law Firm announces the launch of its latest initiative, SMILE (Sarasota-Manatee Immigrants Lift the Economy).  The initiative’s objective is to keep area residents informed with up-to-the-minute news on the immigration debate, demonstrate district support for immigration reform, and collect and share immigration stories.

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Sarasota-Manatee Immigrants Lift the Economy

“We are all immigrants to some extent,” says Jaensch Immigration Law Firm attorney Victoria Jaensch Karins.  “This very firm was founded by an immigrant, and today 12% of Sarasota and Bradenton county residents are foreign-born and that percentage is rising.”

Immigration reform received cheers and a standing ovation when mentioned in Tuesday’s State of the Union address.  SMILE will keep area residents informed on the debate with up-to-the minute news on their website and Facebook page.

In addition, SMILE will demonstrate district support for immigration.  Supporters can publicly “like” SMILE’s Facebook page, or privately fill out their survey.  SMILE organizers will stay in touch with their adherents through regular email updates.  They will be organizing events and holding one-on-one talks with area leaders to discuss immigration and its economic impact.

Most importantly, SMILE will be a place for immigrants to share their stories – good and bad.  “We want to hear from area immigrants about their experiences to clarify the issue and rally support for reform,” says Ms. Karins.  “Area immigrants are welcome to share their stories on our Facebook page or via email.”

To share your story with SMILE visit their Facebook page or email

New Business Profile: Londoner Finds Paradise

Posted: April 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Sarasota Immigrants | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Today Shaf Patel, Operations Director of Greenscapes, is a happy man.  “Running my own business, working in the sun every day, living in Paradise, what more can I ask for?”

Shaf was born in West Yorkshire and brought up in London, England.  He and his wife, Nas, both worked in central London, he as a Property Maintenance Manager and she as a Marketing Manager for a charity.  His dream was to own his own business and, “Be the master of my destiny”.

Opportunity arose when Shaf’s friend, Tony, a Finance Director, told him he was considering buying a business and invited him to become his business partner.  Shaf’s skills were an excellent match to the demands of the business which was up for sale.  Shaf’s years of experience of managing property management services were directly relevant to Greenscapes which is a full service horticultural company.  Shaf’s background combined with Tony’s financial skills seemed a recipe for success.

“The only issue was the business was in Sarasota, nearly 5,000 miles away”, laughs Shaf.  Shaf and Nas visited Sarasota and immediately felt at home.  “We love the bright, fresh feel of the town and, of course, the beautiful beaches.  There is so much to do.  Sarasota has big city facilities with a small town, community vibe”.  Shaf and Nas decided to leap into a new life.

Shaf approached Chris Jaensch to help.  “Chris had a great reputation and he was so friendly and helpful.  He explained the complexities of the visa process and guided me though the application”. Although the application process took many months and some of Shaf’s friends and relatives thought he was mad, Shaf was determined.

Finally Shaf and Nas received their passports back from the London embassy and inside was their E2 visa stamp.  “It was a thrilling moment’.  They flew out from Gatwick on February 26, 2012 and on March 1, 2012 the sale of Greenscapes was finalized.

Shaf now spends his days managing teams of horticultural workers, from irrigation specialists to fertilization experts, to maintain green spaces across Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice.  “Whether we are working with commercial customers or homeowners, people are entrusting us to make and keep their landscapes beautiful.  I take that responsibility really seriously”, says Shaf.  “Excellent landscaping can promote the right image of a business and increase the value of a home, as well as bring great pleasure to people.  I cannot imagine a better job’.

So was it worth it?  “Absolutely.  It was tough waiting to hear about our visas, but Chris made it as painless as possible and now I spend my days making Sarasota even more beautiful and my evenings enjoying the sunsets”.

Greenscapes is a full service horticultural company.  Their services include grounds management, irrigation maintenance and installation, professional lawn care and landscape design and installation.  Their office is located at 8000 Fruitville Rd their phone number is (941) 379-8320.  The company has been in operation for over 20 years.  Their clients range from individual residences to large companies.  To learn more visit their website:

Chris Jaensch Speaking at Sarasota Association of Realtors

Posted: April 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Investor Visas | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Big News!

Chris Jaensch will be speaking at the Sarasota Association of Realtors’ International 101 Seminar.  The event is being held next Thursday, April 19, from 2 to 4, with an opportunity to network over some refreshments from 4 to 5.  The address of the Sarasota Association of Realtors is 3590 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FL 34239.

The topic of the discussions is “How to Become an International Realtor.”  We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to sharing ideas and insights with other professionals in the field.

Entry is free for SAR members and $10 for everyone else.

To read more click on the link to the pdf here: SRQAssociationofRealtors