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Dungarvan link with new business venture
Friday, February 04,
Dungarvan link with
new business venture
John Ahern, a
businessman in Dungarvan, is one of the people behind a new venture
to help Irish business owners seeking to sell or acquire a
Already over 50 businesses with a combined
estimated turnover of €17.5m are listed for sale or are seeking
investment on the new web site.
Set up by John Ahern and John
Ryan www.thebusinessshop. ie is set to become the first port of call
for anyone who wishes to buy, sell or invest in an Irish business.
Currently the types of businesses listed for sale range from fast
food outlets to financial services companies.
They include a
Health & Fitness Club in Ennis, a School of Motoring in Galway
and Internet Operations Company in the Leinster area. The sale
prices being sought range from €40,000 to €350,000 while the
turnover ranges from €40,000 to €750,000. “Based on the stats we
currently have 2,000 visitors a month”, said John Ahern one of the
businessmen behind the venture.
“In the first two weeks of
officially launching the site we had 940 visits. The numbers are
growing dramatically week-on-week.
“The range of businesses
listed and the level of enquiries is providing a unique view of the
movement of Irish businesses and will help us build-up a profile of
the most popular type of businesses being sought or being put up for
sale”, said John Ahern.
This is the first venture of its kind
in Ireland and it will be invaluable to those wishing to buy or sell
a business and those sourcing franchise opportunities.
will also interest the private equity market as the site listings
will attract investors seeking businesses and businesses seeking
www.thebusinessshop.ie will fill a void in the
Irish business market. It will considerably reduce the time and cost
involved in the first step of sourcing businesses for sale or in
placing a business on the market.
John Ahern is the founder
of Go2mobile, the first company in Ireland to deliver a range of
mobile messaging solutions to the corporate sector. John Ryan, is
the Technical Manager for Go2mobile.
The costs for placing a
business for sale, seeking a business or franchises varies depending
on length of time a business is advertised. The standard rate is
€149 per month for a three-month listing, with a special rate of €49
per month for small businesses. The amount of information given in
relation to any business is at the discretion of the person placing
There is also a free mobile/text alert service.
Anyone registered with the site can be informed immediately if a
business matching their requirements comes up for sale or if a buyer
matching their requirements logs an interest.