Award-Winning Queensland Business Broker and Advisor

Queensland Business Broker of The Year 2020 AIBB

  • All businesses have been selected, reviewed, and evaluated.
  • We introduce you to the right businesses that suit your experience,
    budget, personal circumstances, and lifestyle.
  • We help you manage through the purchase and settlement process.

What is the simple process to buy a business


 1. Contact our business brokers at LUX Business Sales & Advisory
 2. Submit your Confidentiality Agreement
 3. Get business information from our brokers
 4. Inspection and vendor meeting with your broker
 5. Submit your offer with your terms and conditions
 6. A requested amount deposit is paid to the vendor’s agent’s Trust Account.
 7. Draft sales contract reviewing by both solicitors
 8. Contract signed once agreed by both parties and solicitors
 9. Your broker will lead and help manage your settlement progress.
 10. Your settlement occurred, and a Win-Win result is delivered!

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Buying A Business
Frequently Asked Questions

First, you need to contact us to book a meeting or phone consultation where we discuss your business, family and lifestyle objectives. Then a shortlist of businesses is identified that suit your experience, budget, personal circumstances, and lifestyle.  The Lux business consultants then lead and manage you through the business purchase and settlement process.

Key business data to consider when purchasing a business for sale are business sales history, existing customer base, the experience and qualifications of existing staff, rental and lease agreements, the age and condition of plant and equipment and their refurbishment date.

LUX Business Consultants have an extensive ‘businesses for sale’ listing that focuses on Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns, but also has listings that cover many other regions in Queensland.  These businesses have been professionally evaluated and selected to offer you the buyer the best start in your new business.

When you are evaluating a business for sale, you need to know as much as possible about the business to determine a fair purchase price. LUX business brokers have over 15 years’ experiences in evaluating the performance and attractiveness of businesses.  This results in producing an Information Memorandum that outlines how the net profit is calculated based on the following:

  • EBIT – Earnings Before Interest & Tax. Does not include owner’s wages.
  • PEBIT – Proprietors Earnings Before Interest & Tax. Includes owner’s wages.
  • EBITDA – Earnings Before Interest, Tax & Depreciation Allowance. Does not include owner’s wages.
  • PEBITDA – Proprietors Earnings Before Interest, Tax & Depreciation Allowance. Includes owner’s wages.

Below are additional factors to consider when valuing and purchasing a business:

  • Potential to scale the business up or down
  • How much working capital is required to operate the business
  • Has profitability of the business been increasing or decreasing
  • Projected earnings based on current business activity
  • The length of lease agreements in place and the potential to renegotiate
  • Staff entitlements in place and whether they are up to date
  • Business activity currently in progress and future orders
  • The condition of key equipment and depreciation status
  • The level of competition in the market and the ability to leverage good will

When a buyer is inquiring about a business for sale With LUX Business Sales and Advisory, we ask about you about your budget range? Why do we ask this?

In addition to the business purchase price, you will need funds for the bond of the lease (lease deposit average 4- 6 months renting fee), stamp duty (your accountant will let you know the updated amount), cash flow requirements, weekly staff wages, weekly purchasing costs, and other capital requirements depending on the individual business. As part of our consultation services. LUX Business Brokers will provide you with estimate budget figures that you can consider when deciding if the business is right for you.

Queensland is a popular destination for buying and selling of businesses of all sizes. Its diverse industry makeup and location is one of the fast-growing regional areas of Australia, make it a haven for business buyers looking for a lifestyle change.

LUX business brokers have an extensive listing of businesses for sale in Queensland, including the following areas Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and other regions in Queensland. The businesses cover multiple industries, size of business, manufacturing and services. Our professional business consultants know the local commercial landscape and can advise, first-hand, on the attractiveness of the business for sale.

Queensland is also a popular destination for the business migrants looking to buy profitable and growing businesses to start their new lives in Australia for themselves and their family.

Contact our professional and friendly LUX business brokers and advisors to find out the available businesses for sale or visit the LUX website for ‘businesses for sale’ and register yourself as a VIP buyer. We will keep in contact with you with updates on the latest listing of businesses for sale in Queensland.

The LUX Team of professional business brokers specialises in sourcing small businesses for sale that qualify for business and skilled migration purposes. Talk to our experienced team and we will help you identify the most suitable business for you. We are selling businesses in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and other regional centres in Queensland that are suitable for the BIIP 132 & 188 business visas and the 491 Regional SBO (Small Business Owners).

The answer is ‘yes’.  But how do I find one that suits my needs and budget?

LUX Business Group works closely with experienced commercial solicitors in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and regional centres throughout Queensland. A solicitor, experienced in commercial transactions, will give you peace of mind in the business sales process making sure all the legal transfer and ownership issues are care off, so you can focus on preparing to run the business.

An experienced accountant will help you in the due diligence phase of purchasing the business, advise on the correct financial structure, and assist with business planning, financial planning, tax structures and the ongoing monitoring of business performance. Ultimately both these services will save you money and hassles in the long run.

How you value a business can depend heavily on the industry the business is in, and the current marketplace value of similar businesses.

The simple answer is that a business is worth what the market will pay for it. This is also the legal definition of value. But this definition doesn’t quantify the value of a business or help determine what a business is worth. Here is a quick & simple guide:

Use the ROI (return-on-investment) method to calculate the value

If you’re buying a business, the return on investment (ROI) method uses the business’ net profit to work out its value. You can either calculate:

  • an ROI based on a purchase price (value) you have in mind, or
  • a purchase price based on an ROI that you set

When considering what a business is worth you need to start thinking about what kind of return you expect from your investment. If you want to receive a return of between 25%,50% and 100% on the investment. So if a business is earning $200,000 per year, on this basis it should sell for between $200,000(100% return), $400,000 (50% return) & $800,000 (25%return).

Buying a business is generally considered less risky than starting your own business, especially if you can buy a well-managed, profitable business for the right price. Consider these advantages:

  • The difficult start-up work has already been done. The business should have plans and procedures in place.
  • Buying an established business means immediate cash flow.
  • The business will have a financial history, which gives you an idea of what to expect and can make it easier to secure loans and attract investors.
  • You will acquire existing customers, contacts, goodwill, suppliers, staff, plant, equipment and stock.
  • A market for your product or service is already established.
  • Existing employees and managers will have experience they can share.