Businesses For Sale in Iowa City IA Area

Find a Small Business for Sale in Iowa City IA

If you are looking to start a new business in the Iowa City IA area finding a business opportunity or buying a local established business for sale can be one of the best ways to start your own business. Buy a profitable, established, local business for sale with a customer base and earnings. Optionally, you can find a franchise opportunity or an existing franchise for sale in Iowa City IA which will get you some training and support form the franchisor along with some assistance in business setup, marketing and even financing as most franchisors have established relationships with small business lenders or have a streamlined loan approval process from SBA approved lenders. While it is harder for new small businesses to generate cash flow and/or to obtain business loans, if you are buying a local small business on sale or an existing franchise on sale with revenue and cash flow, you may be able to qualify for financing from local banks or small biz lenders to obtain a business startup loan, which makes it easier to buy and grow an existing small business.

Buying a Small Business from a Business Broker vs a Business Owner in Iowa City

Many potential business buyers search online for a Iowa City IA business for sale by owner and and may be it is because many potential buyers are led to believe that they can get a better deal, if they buy the business directly from the business owner rather than buying it from a broker. However, most small biz owners are hard core entrepreneurs and in reality and the way human nature works, most sellers will always want a higher price and many sellers price the business higher than what it is actually worth, whereas an experienced broker will price it based on the market metrics and valuation, so that they can sell the business quickly because keeping a business on market for too long by pricing it disproportionately higher can be counter productive. Secondly, despite websites and marketplaces like our's which facilitate any business owner to sell a business directly, most businesses are still sold through brokers and hence no FSBO websites & marketplaces have been successful. Also a very few businesses listed by owners eventually get sold because most sellers price it higher than what it is worth or do not use real valuation metrics, whereas an experienced broker in the Iowa related industry will price it based on the market metrics and valuation, so that they can sell the business quickly because keeping a business on market for too long can be counter productive. Hence, buying a business from a qualified Iowa City IA area business broker can be beneficial contrary to what some buyers tend to think. Find Iowa City business for sale opportunities below listed by for sale by a small biz owner or by Iowa business brokers.

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Iowa Business Listings

  • Restaurant-Bar
    Profitable Restaurant, Sports Bar, Bowling Center
    $568,000
      Iowa USA

    There is more to this business than meets the eye! Check out this restaurant, sports bar, and bowlin...

    There is more to this business than meets the eye! Check out this restaurant, sports bar, and bowling alley in a friendly Northwestern Iowa community. This business has had a marvelous past (established in 1998) and a promising future. Maintaining th...

    Restaurant American Restaurants Bars Restaurant & Bar
         
  • Manufacturing
    Blade Manufacturing Business
    $399,999
      Iowa USA

    Staying current with all the industry advancements and maintaining the highest levels of customer se...

    Staying current with all the industry advancements and maintaining the highest levels of customer service has helped this business thrive and make a fantastic profit!! Expertise, experience, and quality workmanship are the hallmarks of this successfu...

    Industrial Metal Metallic Manufacturing
         
  • Retail
    Dynamic Boutique and Gift Shop
    $525,500
      Iowa USA

    This thriving boutique and gift shop tells a story for itself! This beautiful establishment has been...

    This thriving boutique and gift shop tells a story for itself! This beautiful establishment has been around since 2007, and it is located in Northeastern Iowa. The business is in an ideal location with excellent visibility and conveniently accessible...

    Gift Retail
         
  • Food
    Specialized Pizza Restaurant
    $1,499,999
      Iowa USA

    An exceptional opportunity presents itself with the availability of a thriving pizza restaurant busi...

    An exceptional opportunity presents itself with the availability of a thriving pizza restaurant business in Central Iowa! With this incredible opportunity, the possibilities are endless! This renowned specialty pizza restaurant, established in 2013, ...

    Food Beverage Pizza Pizzerias Food
         
  • Construction
    Integral HVAC Business
    $1,326,176
      Iowa USA

    Since 1977, this growing HVAC business has built a solid foundation serving its community in Eastern...

    Since 1977, this growing HVAC business has built a solid foundation serving its community in Eastern Iowa. This full-service heating and cooling business can cater to all types of heating and cooling needs, both large and small. Their expertise is in...

    Building HVAC Construction
         
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    IA Franchise Opportunities for Sale

    • Franchise Opportunities
      Budget Blinds Franchise
      $104,950+

      Budget Blinds is a custom window covering franchise business that offers convenient shop-at-home ser...

      Budget Blinds is a custom window covering franchise business that offers convenient shop-at-home service for window coverings and home dcor accessories. We want to partner with motivated individuals like you to make your dreams of owning your own bu...

      Home Imporvement Blinds Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Russo's New York Pizzeria Franchise
      $454,350+

      Russo's New York Pizzeria is a 49-location national and international franchisor and a fast casual a...

      Russo's New York Pizzeria is a 49-location national and international franchisor and a fast casual and casual dining brand. Based in Houston, Russos is composed of a mix of corporate and franchised locations. Chef Anthony Russo created his concept f...

      Food Restaurants Pizza Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Boston's Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar Franchise
      $1,125,000+

      Bostons is both a family-friendly restaurant and a lively sports bar, all under one roof. That equa...

      Bostons is both a family-friendly restaurant and a lively sports bar, all under one roof. That equals two great opportunities for you! We also offer flexible design and space options to ensure your Bostons is a perfect fit for your territory and gu...

      Bars Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      servpro Franchise

      Since 1967, the SERVPRO Franchise System has been a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration...

      Since 1967, the SERVPRO Franchise System has been a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property d...

      Construction Remodeling Restoration Mold Remediation Maintenance Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Tint World Franchise

      Tint World was founded in 1982 with its first Tint World Center in Fort Lauderdale Florida that sta...

      Tint World was founded in 1982 with its first Tint World Center in Fort Lauderdale Florida that started out specializing in window tinting and expanded services to include: mobile electronics, car auto video, auto security, car and truck accessories...

      Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs Franchise

      Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs is the world's largest, most trusted choice for jewelry and watch...

      Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs is the world's largest, most trusted choice for jewelry and watch repair services, custom jewelry design, engraving, eyeglass frame and smartphone repairs (services vary by location). Franchising since 1987, with ov...

      Jewelry Stores Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Creamistry Franchise
      $224,500+

      Creamistry combines passion, innovation and a commitment to quality to bring customers a fresh ice c...

      Creamistry combines passion, innovation and a commitment to quality to bring customers a fresh ice cream experience. Our wide selection of premium products, excellent customer service, and liquid nitrogen smoke show thrills customers, but it is our i...

      Food Restaurants Ice Cream Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Any Lab Test Now Franchise
      $113,100+

      Any Lab Tests Now is the nations first retail, direct access lab testing company that offers thousa...

      Any Lab Tests Now is the nations first retail, direct access lab testing company that offers thousands of lab tests in one place. We make it easy for consumers to take control of their health by empowering them to purchase lab tests with affordable,...

      Health Care Medical Medical Testing Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Fitness Together Franchise
      $147,000+

      Fitness Together is not another gym franchise. We are a private personal training studio that offers...

      Fitness Together is not another gym franchise. We are a private personal training studio that offers every client a personalized workout experience based on their goals. Our certified trainers provide the accountability, motivation, guidance and supp...

      Fitness Fitness Centers Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain Franchise
      $100,430+

      Founded in 2014, bluefrog is led by a passionate executive team with decades of industry specific e...

      Founded in 2014, bluefrog is led by a passionate executive team with decades of industry specific experience in growing franchise systems and helping entrepreneurs live their dreams of owning a successful business. Bluefrog is also the sister compa...

      Construction Home Improvement Plumbing Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      HealthSource Franchise

      HealthSource, a national holistic care and chiropractic franchise, treats pain throughout the entire...

      HealthSource, a national holistic care and chiropractic franchise, treats pain throughout the entire body through its four main services: chiropractic, physical therapy, diet & nutrition, and massage. The company continually implements new treatm...

      Health Care Chriopractic Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Kiddie Academy Franchise
      $400,000+

      Working families in need of educational child care are short on time and long on expectations. They ...

      Working families in need of educational child care are short on time and long on expectations. They require options that engage their children, mentally, physically and socially. As a Kiddie Academy franchisee, youll be provided the opportunity to a...

      Education Schools Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Boulder Designs Franchise
      $79,950+

      The Boulder Designs franchise business gives you the opportunity to design and sell decorative bould...

      The Boulder Designs franchise business gives you the opportunity to design and sell decorative boulders to customers from many sectors. Your customer base includes residential, commercial businesses, farms and ranches, high schools, non-profits, golf...

      Construction Home Improvement Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      Potbelly Sandwich Shop Franchise
      $40,000+

      Potbelly is a fast-growing neighborhood sandwich concept that has been feeding customers smiles wit...

      Potbelly is a fast-growing neighborhood sandwich concept that has been feeding customers smiles with warm, toasty sandwiches, signature salads, hand-dipped shakes and other fresh menu items, for more than 40 years. Potbelly promises Fresh, Fast &...

      Food Restaurants Sandwich Sub Franchise Opportunities
           
    • Franchise Opportunities
      La Madeleine French Bakery & Café Franchise

      La Madeleine is a beloved French Bakery & Caf concept with almost 100 locations and 100 under d...

      La Madeleine is a beloved French Bakery & Caf concept with almost 100 locations and 100 under development. We are growing company locations and bringing in new franchisees. Our passion for serving crave-worthy country French-inspired dishes make...

      Food Restaurants Bakery Coffee Franchise Opportunities
           

     

     

    How to Sell my Iowa City Business?

    Are you a Iowa City, IA area small biz owner interested in selling a small business, franchise, service, company, store, shop in Iowa City? Advertise your small business for sale listing to Sell a Small Business Online for a LOW listing fee and No Commissions - Seller Testimonials - If you are a broker or a real estate agent, signup for a multiple listing account to Get Business Broker Leads

    Selling a Business in Iowa City

    If you are a small business owner interested in selling your business by yourself in Iowa City, IA area, then first of all you need to get proper valuation for your business, which either you can do yourself with a software or by using valuation metrics that are available online for most business types and/or hire a professionally qualified local Iowa City business broker or an analyst. Selling a business can be a lot of work and can take a long time - if you do not want to hire a business broker then you need to do additional marketing, tracking and monitoring leads - there is more to it than just listing it on a few websites. This in itself is a process and can take a lot of your time. Selling a business can also be once in a lifetime event for most people and no matter how well versed you are with your business and the process of selling it, one small mistake may lead to a huge loss or a botched deal, it is recommended that you always seek advice from a business professional such as licensed broker, M&A advisor, consultant, small business accountant or a lawyer with regards to verification of finances, drafting contracts and negotiation.

     


     

    Disclaimer: Iowa City, IA area business for sale listings and other Iowa small business opportunities advertised on this page are classified ads listed by a local small biz owner or by a Iowa City, IA business broker. The site has not verified the information in listings and is not responsible for the validity of information, pricing or for any inaccuracies. By using this website or the advertiser contact form, you agree to assume the responsibility for verification of information and for further communication with the advertiser or for any transactions you may conduct with them - the site is not involved with any transactions.