There are more than 30,000 dry cleaners in the United States. For an entrepreneur that wants to get into the industry, expand their business, or start a new business, a dry cleaner for sale is an excellent opportunity. The typical dry cleaner for sale can be very successful on a small scale with a minimal number of employees and close proximity to a customer base. How does an entrepreneur find the right dry cleaner for sale that will be a high performing business? The answer is simple -- focus on green dry cleaning.
First, It Is A Smart Business Decision
California is phasing out the use of the solvent perc, which is a staple in many dry cleaning services and equipment. By 2023, all perc will have to go. When looking for a dry cleaner for sale, the perc issue will eventually come up. Finding a dry cleaner for sale that is already set up to offer services without perc resolves the issue long before the deadline. While some risk is inherent in any business, finding a dry cleaner for sale that has phased out perc already significantly reduces business risk.
The new regulations also prohibit the use of perc machines in any location that shares space with any type of residential area. Take the opportunity to buy a dry cleaner for sale that is already in compliance.
Dry Cleaning Is A Service Business
Customer satisfaction is paramount in the service industry and dry cleaning is no different. Buying a dry cleaner for sale that has switched to green cleaning methods is an excellent way to offer customers value. Customers today are becoming much more environmentally aware; buying a green dry cleaner for sale puts you into a business that already serves that need. These green services create an opportunity to grow a business that you have just bought by focusing and promoting your business's environmentally friendly approach to dry cleaning.
Avoiding Inherited Environmental Issues
Even though perc is being phased out, dry cleaners had been using this substance for years. The use of the solvent is regulated and requires compliance with disposal and contamination. The way leases are structured, any environmental issues found on site typically are the responsibility of the current owner. If you buy a dry cleaner for sale that has already switched away from perc, the chance of inheriting a legacy environmental issue are greatly reduced.
As the market changes, green dry cleaning is going to be in an ideal position to grow. By buying a green dry cleaner for sale today, you're one step closer to putting yourself into that growth position.
Find The Best Resources Below: For Buyers And Sellers Of California Dry Cleaners:
Find A Dry Cleaner Broker Or Agent: All California Professional Drycleaning Brokers And Agents
See All Dry Cleaners For Sale In California: All California Dry Cleaners For Sale & Wanted To Buy
To Sell A Dry Cleaners In California: Sell A California Dry Cleaners Online
Dry Cleaner Resources To Buy Or Sell A Dry Cleaning Store: Drycleaners Advisors, Due Diligence, etc
Find Financing To Buy Dry Cleaning Stores: SBA & Non SBA Loan Dry Cleaner Financing For Buyers - Get Pre-Qualified
How To Buy & Sell Dry Cleaners Go To: Buying, Selling Dry Cleaners - Strategies, Good Tips, etc. - Articles & Blogs
About The Author: Peter Siegel, MBA is the Founder & Senior Advisor (ProBuy & ProSell Programs) at BizBen.com (established 1994, 9000+ California businesses for sale, 500 new & refreshed postings/posts daily). Reach him direct at 925-785-3118 to discuss strategies regarding buying, selling, (or financing a puchase of) California dry cleaners or other businesses.
|Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses|
|Joe Ranieri, Business Broker: Orange, LA County Areas
Having owned retail/restaurant businesses for over 20 years, my interest turned to listing and selling businesses rather than owning them. I specialize in LA & Orange County high volume restaurants, fast food independents and chains, bars, & liquor stores. Call 714-292-5448 Cell/Text.
|William Park, Business Broker - Southern California
Highest Volume Broker in California, Simply Check our HUNDREDS of Listings! Over 25 Associates, Speaking Dozen Languages, Helping Buyers and Sellers of Small Business since 1982, Centrally Located between Los Angeles and Orange Counties, while Riverside & San Bernardino Counties are Very Accessible.
|Harry Sidhu, CBB, Broker: SF Bay Area, Central Valley, SAC Region
Assisting both sellers and buyers of businesses - dealing mainly with Liquor Stores, Grocery Markets, Gas Stations, Smoke Shops, Restaurant Related, Retail Related, Service Related. Serving SF Bay Area, North Bay, Sacramento area. Call Harry Sidhu, CBB for assistance at 510-366-6130.
|Helen Yoo, New Century Escrow - Escrow Services In Southern California
New Century Escrow, Inc. is a fully licensed & bonded independent escrow company. Over 20 years combined experience in handling bulk escrow transactions. Multi-lingual staff that speaks your language, including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese. Call Helen Yoo direct at 626-890-1151.
|Bob Hughes, Business Broker: Coachella Valley Area
Bob Hughes is a business broker & is President of Hughes Properties. Hughes has a wide variety of entrepreneurial experience with the personal ownership & sale of numerous businesses, and has sold over 200 small & mid-sized businesses in the Riverside County marketplace. Call Bob at 760-323-8311.
|Michael Floorman, Business Brokerage, BTI, San Francisco Bay Area
Business Team, San Jose (Campbell) located in the Pruneyard Towers at Bascom and Hamilton. Established in 1981 Business Team with over 6600 sales to date has 1000 business listings to choose from, paid Google advertising. We offer highly trained and experienced professionals.
|Janet Carrera: Escrow & Bulk Sale Service - SF Bay Area
Redwood Escrow Services, Inc. is a full service, licensed independent escrow company. We are EAFC Fidelity bonded, fully insured & licensed with the Department of Corporations. Committed to offering our clients the most comprehensive variety of escrow services available. Phone Janet at 510-247-0741.
|Jack Oh, Business Broker: LA, Orange Counties
Business broker and real estate services in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. 10 years experience with great negotiating skills. To sell a business or buy a business in the LA or Orange County Areas phone Jack and his team at 562-787-4989.
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