Unique editor business opportunity is the best kept secret in the twin cities.


TYPE OF BUSINESS: This unique editor business opportunity is the best kept secret in the twin cities. As editor, you will be the marketing arm for the local businesses in your community, promoting them to a local audience in your town, aligning them with the other exceptional businesses within your city, and connecting them to the national company network. This role comes with a full support team that includes, franchise relations, design, production, experienced local photographer, marketing, and editorial services. The city guidebook has an established social media following with more than 500,000 followers nationally and between 50 – 80 local companies who are currently advertising in THE SCOUT GUIDE.

This opportunity is perfect for someone who eats local, explores local, loves finding the unique and hidden gems their city has to offer, and is a committed self-starter. This is a role for someone who is great at sales and also has an eye for style and design.

The editor role is a flexible, full-time job that ramps up or down depending on the phase of the book lifecycle. THE SCOUT GUIDE entails sales, photography, design, and production, launch and distribution, blogging and social media. 

If you are passionate about creative writing, working with people and being in control of your financial future, then owning a home-based editing business could be for you.

EMPLOYEES: Owner operator.

FACILITY: This business is a home-based business.

GROSS SALES: The latest book (with COVID) sales were approx. $164,900. Sales in 2019 was approx. $217,321 and the sales in the 2018 book was approx. $215,100. Note: Books can overlap years.

ASKING PRICE: $110,000 to include, exclusive territory, client files, vendor files, potential client files, all social media platforms (approx. 44,000 followers on Instagram, 1,900 followers on Facebook, over 500,000 followers on the national blog. Extensive training by seller and franchisor. Transfer fee of $5,000. The seller is willing to finance a portion of the sale to a qualified buyer.

REASON FOR SALE: Other Interests.

Charming Pub Bar and Grill with a 2-story home


TYPE OF BUSINESS:  Charming Pub Bar and Restaurant with a 2-story home.  This family-owned business was established over 46 years ago and the current owner has operated the business since 2018. The bar area includes a pool table, juke box, multiple flat screen tv’s, pull tabs, and an outdoor volleyball court. Restaurant serves lunch and dinner six days a week and adding breakfast on the weekend. The bar is located on a public trail system in western Wisconsin. The establishment is involved with many atv, motorcycle and snowmobile runs. There is tremendous potential to increase sales and profits by maximizing catering and outdoor space. There is a beautifully designed website in place and seller is in the process of installing a new point of sale system to help with the increase of sales. This business is located just over an hour east of St. Paul.

FACILITY: The Business operates in approximately 2,300 sq. ft. building. The roof is new,  vinal siding on the exterior is in good shape with plenty of street parking. Seating for 62 people, 26 stools at the bar and 26 chairs at the tables.  

There is a house next to business that is for sale as well. This home was built in 1940,

3 – 4 bedrooms with one bathroom. Furnace and water heater was replaced 3 years ago. Home comes with a 14’ above ground pool and privacy fence (from the bar). This is a perfect opportunity for the new owners to be close to the business or use as a rental property for additional revenue.  

EMPLOYEES:  1 owner, works approx. 30 to 55 hours per week, 7 part-time employees. 2 of them can oversee the business while owner is out of town.

GROSS SALES/CASH FLOW: Gross sales for 2020 were $252,469 and 2019 were $215,915. Cash flow to a 1 owner in 2020 was approx..$30,000. Sales in 2021 is above $38,800 from the 2020 sales at this time. This business would be perfect for a husband wife team.

ASKING PRICE: The owner is asking $80,000 for the business, which includes furniture, fixtures, equipment valued at $32,000, and inventory, valued approximately $4,000.  $95,000 for the Building and Property. $119,000 for the house. This is a turnkey operation and an outstanding opportunity for someone who has hospitality experience.


Gift, Art and Framing Shop


TYPE OF BUSINESS:  Gift, Art and Framing shop, established over 21 years ago located in a very popular area. They sell prints, canvas prints, posters, originals, framed art, unique furniture pieces, gifts, candles, cards etc. The business enjoys a great reputation and provides it’s customers with a quality product that is competitively priced. They have a great customer base and on-line presents. The hours are Monday through Saturday 9 – 4, business is located 2 ½ hours north of the metro (Crow Wing County).

FACILITY:  The business occupies a building approximately 2,688 sq. ft. space that is part of a quaint shopping area. This beautiful building was built in 2005, wood frame with stucco and brick exterior. The building and property are available for purchase for $270,000.

SALES/CASH FLOW:  2021 sales are $30,000 above 2020 sales ytd. Gross sales for year ending 2020 were $195,781, 2019 were $191,731, 2018 were $201,728. Cash flow in 2019 was approx. $51,000 to an owner operator. Note :2020 cash flow is approx. the same as 2019.

ASKING PRICE:  The owner is asking $150,000 for the business (this includes furniture, fixtures, equipment and $65,000 in inventory – wholesale value) and $270,000 for the building and property.


SOLD! Electronic Assembly Services


BUSINESS:                           Electronic Assembly Services located in the suburbs of the Twin Cities. This company was established by the current owner in 1992. The company provides many services, which include, printed circuit board assemblies, thru-hole assemblies, surface mount assemblies, box build assembles (build the circuit board). They also do turn- key, which is when they buy all the materials and assemble. They offer  kitted, in which case the customer supplies materials. The company enjoys a good reputation, solid clients, and the electronics industry it serves is booming including environmental, lighting and medical. Daily responsibilities of the owner include sales, purchasing, accounting and involvement with  engineering decisions from time to time. This company is perfect for anyone looking to own a small business with endless potential.

FACILITIES:                          4,200 sq. ft. leased space.  Rent is $2,690.00 plus utilities. The seller feels that this facility could double in sales without increasing the sq. ft. or equipment. Lease expires April 1, 2021 with an option to extend.

EMPLOYEES:                      The business has a staff of a 1 long term full-time employee with owner working part-time.

REVENUE:                           Revenue in 2019 was $130,355, 2018 was $199,329 and 2017 was $155,167.

ASKING PRICE:                  The asking price for the business is $69,000. Included in the price but not limited to are the furniture, fixtures and equipment (value of approximately $75,000). Long term Client List, Website, Goodwill and Business Name.                           Inventory which is valued at $3,000 (at cost) is not included.

REASON FOR SALE:          Retirement. Seller is in his 70’s and is tired. He will provide the necessary training to insure a smooth transition.

Sold! Established Off Sale Liquor Store, located 2 hours northwest of Minneapolis.


Type of Business: Established Off Sale Liquor Store, located 2 hours northwest of Minneapolis. The store is very attractive and nicely appointed located on a high traffic Hwy. There is no threat of a national liquor-chain moving in the area due to the two closest cites own “municipal” stores. The business was established 10 years ago by the current owner, who works the business. Limited competition.

Facility: The liquor store occupies approximately 8,000 square feet out of a 12,000 sq. ft. building. The building is for sale as well. Asking price for building and 5 acres of land is $550,000. There is a tenant that leases 4,000 sq. ft. in place. The lease payment is $2,500 plus property tax and utilities.

Employees: There is 1 full time employee with the owner.

Gross Sales: Sales in 2018 was $1,190,083, sales in 2017 were
$1,228,619. Sales in 2019 through May are $390,692 Cash Flow for 2018 was approx. $139,700 plus additional income from leased space of $35,700 to an owner operator, if the building is owned.

Asking Price: Business: $370,000, this includes $47,000 in F,F&E. $200,000 in inventory is not included.
Building and Property: $550,000.

Reason For Sale: Other interests.


SOLD! Rental Business – Family Owned & Operated.


TYPE OF BUISNESS: Rental Business – Family Owned & Operated.
Serving the home, party and construction rental industry for over three decades. Current owner has owned this business for the past 8 years. Their inventory consists of a massive variety of tables, chairs, tents, generators, carpet and floor care, lawn and garden equipment, trucks and trailers just to name a few.
The company has a large market share with a long-established reputation that results in many repeat customers year after year.

FACILITY: The business operates from a 9,900 square foot facility, with a large shop for repairs and maintenance, office, warehouse and retail area. The rent is $4,200 during the summer season and $3,000 during the winter season. This business is located 40 minutes of the Twin Cities.

EMPLOYEES: This is an owner operator business with 7 full- time employees with extensive experience and 10-15 pull-time employees during the summer months. The owner oversees the business and works with sales and estimating.

GROSS SALES: 2018-$1,352,231; 2017-$1,333,619; 2016-$1,222,349 Cash flow for 2018 was approx. $410,000.

SALES PRICE: The seller is asking $2,350,000 for the business which includes $1,200,000 (fair market value) in equipment. The sales price does not include inventory of $45,000

REASON FOR SALE: Other interests.


SOLD! Featured Listing: Beautiful Floral and Gift Shop located in Mankato.


Beautiful Floral and Gift Shop, established over 100 years ago. Current owner has owned the business for over 44 years. They sell fresh flowers, custom floral arrangements, plants, gift items, unique furniture pieces, cards, balloons etc. The business enjoys a great reputation and it provides its customers with a quality product that is competitively priced. They have a great on-line present and serve a tremendous number of weddings, funerals, special events, corporate events and walk-ins. The hours are Monday through Friday 8 – 6, Saturday 8 – 5:30. Sunday 10 – 3. Business is located in Mankato..

FACILITY: The business occupies 8,200 sq. ft. space. The building is for sale and the floral business will have to be moved (once the building has sold). The building and property are available for purchase for $1,295,000.

EMPLOYEES: The business operates with owner working 40 hours a week, 4 full-time and 8 part-time employees. Very friendly and experienced staff in place. Owner’s duties are staffing, ordering, floral design, sales and marketing.

SALES/CASH FLOW: Gross sales for year ending 2018 were $820,500, 2017 were $833,500, 2016 were $825,900. Cash flow in 2018 was approx. $124,600 to an owner operator.


ASKING PRICE: The owner is asking $140,000 for the business. The price includes furniture, fixtures, equipment and 2 delivery vans which are valued at approx. $75,000. The inventory is approx. $25,000 and is not included in the asking price.


Franchise: Speedway Gas Station


TYPE OF BUSINESS: Seller very motivated due to health. Speedway Gas station franchise – located in a southern TC suburb. Established for 26+ years with the current owner owning it since 2013. This is a very nice gas/convenience store, located in a fast-growing community with a strong customer base. Business sells gas, grocery items, beverages, snacks, cigarettes, and other tobacco products, lottery and has an ATM. The business installed a new carwash just over a year ago and the sales and profits have more than doubled. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 5:30 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. Owner works 20 – 25 hours per week.

EMPLOYEES: There are 4 full time and 4-part time. The owner is the part-time manager who runs the operation, along with the full-time clerks. The part time employees are paid $10.00 – $ 12.00 per hour.

FACILITY: Store is 4042 sq. ft. located on a 1.24-acre lot.

GROSS SALES/CASH FLOW: Gross sales for 2018 were $3,663,448, for 2017 were $3,417,213, for 2016 sales were $3,432,275. Cash flow to the owner operator, based on 2018 numbers was approx. $206,505, 2017 numbers was approx..$188,500. The sales will fluctuate year to year due to gas prices.

ASKING PRICE: The asking price for the business, franchise rights, land and building is $1,100,000. A 2013 appraisal valued the land and building at $1,100,000. The value of the furniture, fixtures and equipment is approximately $150,000 (included in asking price), and the value of the inventory (gas and other inventory) is approx. $70,000 (not included in asking price). The new Car Wash Lease is not included. The monthly payment is $2,300.00 per month with 4 years left on lease to own. Purchaser will need to be approved by Speedway (franchisor).


SOLD! Unique all-natural beauty products manufactured and distributed from home


TYPE OF BUSINESS: Unique all-natural beauty products manufactured and distributed from home, all handmade 100% natural & organic bath bombs, gourmet soaps, lotion and shampoo bars, shaving oil, fresh face spritz, exfoliating bars and roll-on perfume. The manufacturing process involves harvesting the absolute highest potency vegetables, plants, nuts, flowers, etc. as ingredients and turn them into gourmet, therapeutic products that will nourish your skin and relax your mind. This is the perfect addition to any income. They have a great on-line present and are in over 100 retail stores in over a dozen states. This business can operate anywhere in the United States.
Additional sales and marketing efforts will produce quick results for new owner.

FACILITY: This business is a home-based business.


GROSS SALES: Gross Sales for 2018 were $52,000. Gross Sales for 2017 were $62,200. Gross Sales for 2016 were $49,800. Cash flow in 2018 was approx. $11,300.

ASKING PRICE: The owner is asking $39,000 for the business, this includes equipment, formulas, vendor information, client list, logo and all marketing sites. Inventory is approx. $4,000; this is not included in price.

REASON FOR SALE: Other opportunity.