The UK business marketplace

The UK business marketplace

Find your perfect business for sale today.

Businesses for Sale in the UK, Direct from the Owners

Businesses for Sale in the UK, Direct from the Owners

“Business Owners Direct, connects buyers to sellers, Direct!”
Your online marketplace for businesses for sale in UK.

Are you thinking of selling or buying a business in the UK? If the answer is yes, then you have landed on our website that’s been designed just for you.

We are unique! You won’t find brokers marketing on Business Owners Direct. We connect the buyer with the seller and allow you to deal direct. Forget about broker fees and commissions when looking for businesses for sale in the UK, you’ll walk away with more of your hard-earned money once the deal is done.

Our team have more than 40 years of combined experience in selling businesses nationally and internationally, we have learnt, through customer feedback that the biggest bug bear, the one main issue are Broker fees and commissions. We have witnessed some huge fees being charged by business advisors and Brokers, so we have decided to disrupt the status quo and say no Brokers are allowed on our website and you are safe in the knowledge that you are dealing direct.

Now with Business Owners Direct, it’s time to deal DIRECT!  Deal Direct to Save £1000’s!  

Latest Businesses For Sale

Car Wash Valet Service in London

Popular valet and hand car wash business located in West London. Long Term Contracts with private ...

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Fish & Chip Shop for Sale Stockport

Very business fish and chip shop in a well-populated residential area. Recently been renovated to an ...

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Hand Carwash Business for Sale ...

We have been established 11 years and have existing contracts. Rent £1200 per month Weekly Takings ...

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Cafe for Sale Manchester

The premises comprises a single-storey self-contained unit. Recently refurbished throughout. The ...

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Cafe For Sale in London

Popular café in South East London with strong lunchtime trade. A3 License Must be Seen Lot’s ...

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Bakery And Cafe With Takeaway Business ...

A superb business opportunity consisting of Bakers, Cafe and Takeaway business, situated in a prime ...

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Coffee Shop for Sale in Manchester

An absolutely prime located Manchester city centre trading location close to office blocks. A ...

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Cafe for Sale in Holborn

Fully Functional Cafe, Open To Offers! LEASE DETAILS Lease: 2 years remaining (Inside the LTA) ...

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Well know Cafe in the City Centre Owner wants to retire, we operate 7.00 am – 4.00 pm Monday ...

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Cafe in East London

Traditional Cafe for Sale. Owner retiring. Previously run as a community café. Seating for 30 people ...

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So why are we different?

Simply put, you can list your business that’s for sale, and we will connect you directly with a potential purchaser that’s interested in buying your business in the UK.

Are you looking to sell your business?

Save €1000's when selling your business with Business Owners Direct.

21 day free trial

Listing your business for sale is easy and cost-effective!

We offer the full unrestricted service, receive full details of any interested buyer, edit your listing anytime, and add your photos. Try our 21 day free trial now!

Firstly, you will need to create an account, don’t forget to give a good and honest description of your business for sale, upload quality images, and tell us how much you are looking for. There is a lot more to consider and you will find answers under the section Frequently Asked Questions.

Once you have created your account, you get 21 days free with full access to all areas. After that, your 6 month , 3 months or 1 month subscription will begin. It’s entirely up to you.

Do you have a business for sale?

It is time to change the way we view UK businesses for sale. Forget the commissions and large fees, Business Owners Direct is the modern way to sell your business.

Listing your business for sale is easy and cost-effective!

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  • Why should I use Business Owners Direct?

    Business Owners Direct is a portal or shop window for you to sell your business without the need of a business broker. This portal will save you thousands on fees or commissions and guess what? You get to keep more of your hard-earned money once the sale of your business has been completed.

  • What is the 21 day free trial offer?

    Business Owners Direct offers you the full unrestricted service of the portal for 21 days, so before you select one of our monthly packages you can list your business for 21 days and only pay once the trial has expired, how cool is that?! Imagine having an offer for your business within the 21-day period, if you do have an offer within this timeframe, and complete on the sale of your business that’s all you will ever pay Business Owners Direct.

  • How do I value my business?

    A question that almost every business owner asks at some time. How much is my business worth? The golden rule of thumb is a multiple of your EBITDA which means (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation. An example:

    Net Profit – 90K

    Taxes Paid – 10K

    Depreciation – 6K

    Amortisation – 1K

    Total EBITDA 107K. Then it is a multiple of that figure depending on the type of business you are selling. Businesses with long-term contracts will have a higher multiple than ad-hoc short-term contracts.

    Any purchaser will very likely undertake commercial and financial due diligence. They will want to establish the cash flow, what the assets and liabilities are, so make sure that you collate all this information beforehand.

    Be prepared to provide copy contracts for leased properties, vehicles, machinery, office equipment etc…

    Employee contracts, audited or unaudited accounts.

    Always give factual information about your business, any buyer will want to have an insight into your business through due diligence. If that Data Folder is full of information that the buyer can access it just makes the whole process that much easier.

    A final word on valuation, everyone believes that their business is worth more than it actually is, so be realistic in your valuation, if your price is too high, the barrier for a buyer will not see past the amount that you are looking for.

  • How do I upload my business?

    Our aim is to make the process of uploading your business as simple as possible. Firstly, you will need to create your own account and add your business information through our easy upload form. Remember, when you are describing your business be honest and accurate, your description of your business will need to pass financial and commercial due diligence with any prospective buyer.

    So, upload a description, upload good quality images, and don’t forget to tell us the price that you are looking for.

    Once your information has been checked and your payment has been processed we will put your listing live on the website.

  • How do I pay for the service?

    After the 21 day free trial period, we charge a flat monthly rate for your business to continue on our website. Payment is taken via our website and a subscription setup. This is taken on the same day each month. Discounts are available when paying for more than one month at a time and upgrades to the listings can be made available too. You can subscribe for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months, its entirely up to you.

  • How do I know if I have offers or enquiries?

    Whenever anyone enquires you will receive an email with all of the details. We hold minimal information of these enquiries and allow you to handle the sales process how you see fit. If you need any advice on the sale of your business visit our guides section or book a one to one session with one of our experienced team, at info@businessownersdirect.com

  • Should I have a Non-Disclosure Agreement with a potential buyer?

    Absolutely, we would advise you to have an NDA drawn up either by your Lawyers or you can even download a template from this website. Our advice is not to provide any confidential information about your business until you have a signed agreement. There are time wasters out there an NDA will generally filter these out.

  • When is the right time to sell my business?

    Owners sell their business for many different reasons, such as ill health, retirement age, divorce, or I simply have had enough, partnership fallouts, director fallouts, shareholder fallouts, but whatever the reason always try and sell your business on the upward curve.

    Buyers will want to see turnover and profit growth year in year out. So it’s all about timing, get the timing right and you could command a higher price for your business, get it wrong, and you could lose a substantial amount of money.