Location: bay area relocatable
Employees: 1 ft, 1 pt
Facilities (approx): ~900 Sq. FT.
Lease term: month to month
Monthly rent: 1,278.90
Reason for sale: time restrictions due to family obligations
Seller financing: seller financing available to a qualified buyer
Sba qualified: no
2009 sales: 149,598
2009 sde: 38,208
2010 sales: 130,098
2010 sde: 41,730
Inventory (not included): approx. 1,500
Ff & e (approx, included): 6,000
Years in business: 5+
Are you looking for an easy business with massive growth potential? The owner is a stay-at-home mom and after spending 5+ years building this well known ceramic impression keepsake business, she realized she can't give the business the attention it needs. To accommodate her family life, she structured the business to be easy to oper-ate instead of to maximize profitability. All the pieces are in place for a motivated and full-time owner to springboard this business to the next level.
The company is the bay area's number one hand and foot-print ceramic keepsake business. The company employs proprietary methods to create unique, fully customizable keepsakes. Their products are widely recognized as
Superior to the competition. Parents can attend one of the recurring local events the owner has established with bay area retailers or order keepsakes online. The e-commerce capability greatly expands the company's market reach. 2010 sales were approximately 75% local and 25% online.
The business could be relocated anywhere in the country and can even be home-based (saving the rent expense).
Moving the business outside the bay area would require the new owner to establish relationships with local stores or rely solely on e-commerce to generate sales.
The quickest way to increase sales is to add more events and further promote the website. It's easy to partner with retail businesses that cater to children. Additional opportunities exist, including partnering with hospitals or pre-schools to offer keep-sakes to new parents. The current owner simply hasn't had time to explore local growth opportunities.
The business is one of only a handful that sells ceramic handprint/ footprint keepsakes online. The owner has spent considerable time and money on optimizing the website. A new, optimized website launched in January 2011. The new owner will be able to leverage the new site immediately to create additional revenue.
Prospective buyers will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (nda) and submit a buyer profile before additional information will be disclosed.