Empire Helped Sell My Business In Orange County, CA

Please click on the titles below for additional information.  These are a sample of the businesses and franchises I have sold.  If you are looking to buy or sell a business, contact me today!

Plumbing/HVAC Manufacture and Distributor

This is a California-based manufacturer and distributor of plumbing and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) supplies. The products are manufactured in China.  The company has one full time employee to oversee the Q/C and supply sourcing in China.   The company maintains an active inventory of 600 SKUs and caters to the wholesale market segment, maintaining a customer base of approximately 260 customers. Products are distributed throughout the United States. The company has inventory-stocking sales representatives in Texas, Massachusetts, and Colorado. Total revenue is forecast at $4.6million in 2014. Annual revenue growth is expected to grow at least 10% over the next several years.

Contract Engineering and Manufacturing Company

This company is a fully integrated provider of engineering and manufacturing solutions for multiple industries, specializing in custom, high purity, plastic valves. The Company offers custom machining and fabrication (50 percent of sales), contract assembly services (30 percent), and a quality product line (20 percent) of valves, fittings, and other fluid control products. Products and services are provided to customers in multiple industries throughout the United States with the strongest concentration of business in California. Markets served include the semiconductor, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical handling, life sciences, and alternative fuels/solar industries. The Company presently serves an active customer base of 300-plus accounts. Fiscal 2008 sales approximated $6.64 million with corresponding EBITDA of $414,835 and are forecast to reach $7.5 million and $585,908, respectively, in 2009.

Metal Working Equipment Dealer

This profitable Southern California metal working equipment dealer and service company is a long established dealer with an strong customer base.  This company provides equipment and machine shop services to businesses all over Southern California.  The company enjoys an excellent reputation for sales and customer service  from the customers and vendors  it serves.  This company represents a wide range of manufactures which provide the company with outstanding support for their products.

A Production and Distribution Company Specializing in Documentary Reality Shows

Empire Business Solutions currently represents a company specializing in the production and distribution of artistic documentary reality shows. The Company has renewable long-term contracts with iN Demand, Dish Networks, TVN, Pure Play (Canada) and Hotel Channel. As of January 2010, the Company had produced six shows that are in the Pay-Per-View (PPV); Video-on-Demand (VOD); High-Definition (HD); and Subscription-Video-On-Demand (SVOD) campaigns worldwide. The Company has an additional 24 approved shows that are titled, storyboarded and ready for production. The Company’s owner will assist with the pre-production, production and distribution steps for the next two films. The Company is forecast to achieve nearly $1.1 million in revenue and approximately $219,247 in EBITDA during 2010. The Company is forecast to achieve nearly $3.2 million in revenue and approximately $1.9 million in EBITDA during 2011.

OC Spa & Wellness Center

An established, profitable full service Day Spa, Wellness Center & Eco-boutique founded in 2004.  This popular spa is in a great location on the corner of a busy intersection proximate to one of the most affluent Orange County coastal communities. With a solid client base and a friendly, well-trained staff, this facility has been able to flourish even during the economic downturn.
The spa offers a comprehensive selection of services to reduce stress, improve health, rejuvenate their clients’ looks, reduce wrinkles, scars and improve sun-damaged skin and pigmentation problems including massage, skin care, waxing, body treatments & nail services.  The spa’s Eco-boutique offers a privately labeled and custom formulated Organic skin care line & toxic-free Aromatherapy Soy Candle line to maximize branding and marketing, along with additional Eco-friendly products & mineral make-up.
It occupies a 2600 square foot facility in an exclusive beach community. The facility has a large front lobby and boutique area, 2 restrooms, 9 treatment rooms, two infrared saunas, shower & laundry facilities, rear door entry availability and plenty of free parking.  Sale also includes remote video and sound system so that spa can be overseen remotely from any location in the world.

Energy Saving Device for HID Lighting

This company has spent almost $2.0 million in developing the only proven, patented (Patent #6,046,549), energy saving lighting controller/dimmer combination for HID lighting systems. This unique product has documented savings of 15%-35% in actual field test sights at over 32 locations and features a programmable Microprocessor for Internet Energy Savings Record keeping. Payback periods are as little as one year depending on variables such as hours of operation. All the hard work has been done from engineering to sourcing to testing to identifying the areas of opportunities (parking structures, large retail parking lots, military, etc). The ideal buyer for this is a corporation with an existing sales force who can take it successfully to the market. Seller willing to install a unit for the buyer to prove energy savings. Sales Price $2,000,000


One of the best Franchises you can buy, this Midas shop has been in business since 1989.  The current owner has elevated the store to an Award Winning location and a local brand favorite.  This turn key business operates out of a 2100 sq ft facility that has 3 bays with lifts and two outside low level racks.  Situated on a heavy trafficked street, this location boosts high customer satisfaction ratings and customer retention numbers.  Plenty of opportunity for growth by extending hours and opening an extra day.

Platform for Internet Publishing Including Website

Business Opportunities Journal was one of the early pioneers in the business opportunities industry. It started as a newsletter in 1969, changed to a tabloid in 1972, and in 2001 the publication was put on www.BOJ.com. A monthly magazine was also printed each month in 2002 and 2003. The publications have not printed for approximately four years but a new owner could start them again if desired. The website is still very much active with 250,000-300,000 hits monthly for the past several years. Currently articles and advertisements are added and removed by a hired company. The opportunity for resurrecting this brand name is great as there has been no sales effort, no staff or no hands on management for over four years. Image all the “pay for” advertising possibilities associated with these websites. Revenues back in 2000 were over $500,000. but current sales are nominal due to lack of attention to the business. The assets included in this sale are four websites (BOJ.com, BusinessOpportunitiesJournal.net, FranchiseOpporrtunitiesJournal.net, FranchiseOpportunitiesJournal.com), three publications (Business Opportunities Journal, Franchise Opportunities Journal, Real Estate Journal), trade names, trademarks, customer lists, books and records. Owner is currently retired and wants to see the BOJ.com publishing flourish again.

Pura Vida Day Spa

Started in 2003 and moved to its current location in 2006, this premier day spa has established a great reputation among its 3000 clients in their database.  This award winning Spa offers a full menu of spa services including facials, body treatments, spa packages, lash tinting, reflexology, spray tanning, and waxing.  They have recently introduced med spa services on a limited basis. This Spa operates out of 1260 sq ft with 5 treatment rooms in a freeway close location centrally located in the heart of Orange County.  Current owner does not do any services and wishes to move on to another opportunity in another industry

Its A Grind Coffee Franchise

If you’re looking to be in the Coffee business, own this fantastic It’s A Grind franchise which has been open about one year. It is located in a brand new center on the very busy corner of Del Amo Blvd. and Palo Verde Ave. in Lakewood, CA. This high quality Coffee House is part of a highly successful franchise which includes more than 120 locations. The franchise is nearing the break-even point on sales and expenses and is your chance to get in and miss all the headaches of the first few years growing a new business. This turn key, professionally decorated operation has begun to establish itself in the community and has a great location, occupies 1,495 square feet with abundant sitting area and customer restroom and has a very favorable long-term lease. Specialty Coffee is hot! The Specialty Coffee Industry is undergoing its most rapid growth in history. America’s love affair with Specialty Coffee has exploded into a $5 Billion industry whose growth shows no sign of slowing down. The growth is being driven by an emerging Coffee culture. The National Coffee Association reports that in 2002, there were 161 million Americans, or 77% of the population, drinking Specialty Coffees as compared with 2001 which showed that 142 million Americans, or 62% of the population consumed these types of beverages – an increase of 19 million in just one year. Once Coffee Drinkers have tried Specialty Coffee, there is no going back. The simple fact is; Specialty Coffee tastes better! We are experiencing a Coffee-Drinking public that recognizes, appreciates, and demands Specialty Coffee. This all adds up to an increased popularity of the Specialty Coffee retailer and the products they offer. With high quality Specialty and Espresso-Based Coffee Drinks, a commitment to uncompromising quality, and a team of professionals committed to operational excellence. According to It’s A Grind, the estimated initial investment in a new franchise ranges from at least $325,000 to $500,00, requires a minimum net worth of $425,000 and proof of, a minimum, $125,000 in cash. The Owners of this location have invested more than $500,000 to date. The sale price includes all inventory, furniture, fixtures and equipment, however, the buyer is obligated to pay a $10,000 training fee to It’s A Grind. The owners are absentee and cannot devote the time required to grow the business. Hours of Operation 6am to 10pm – Mon. – Sat. 7am to 9pm – Sunday

20 Yr Old Material Testing Laboratory

This is a high quality, customer oriented materials testing laboratory with a loyal customer base of over 100 clients. Started in 1984, this company has found a niche in the fatigue testing field that is not being served by other laboratories. They do fatigue testing for the medical implant industry, sports equipment, aerospace as well as basic materials testing. Their specialty is in developing techniques for testing products where no standard method exists. This turn key laboratory comes complete with an array of testing machines (axial, rotating bending, flexure and tensile machines) and all the custom fixtures for the testing. The laboratory currently does only 8-10 jobs a month because the seller is doing the testing himself. Potential buyer should have an engineering and/or background in mechanical, structural, or materials fields. A recent third party Business Appraisal put the value of the company at $590,000 so the current selling price makes this a real value. Seller can stay on as Independent Contractor for six months at agreed upon compensation if buyer prefers. Plenty of opportunity for growth through tradition and internet advertising as there has been no previous advertising. Currently there is not website. Revenues can be increase quickly, as current prices are below market. Sales Price $350,000

Bamboo Importer and Retailer

Started in 2001 as a wholesaler of imported bamboo products, this importer has transitioned to a successful retailer of a wide variety of Balinese crafted bamboo, seagrass, and carved wood furniture and home décor accessories. Occupying a 4000 sq ft space on the busy street of a growing South Orange County beach community, this specialty retailer has found the right business model to make money and travel to Bali to purchase products. Great gross profit margins (67%) and plenty of room to grow for someone who loves to sell and has an eye for merchandise. Growth opportunities can come from more effort on the wholesale end of the business and getting the website to become an e-commerce center. Owner wants to spend more time with the grandchildren.

Massage School

Established in 1996, owned and operated by present owner for 7 years (since September, 2000).  This is a professionally licensed massage therapy school offering training, courses, and other related services to enhance business income. Well-regarded, turnkey operation.  Located in Orange County, Southern California. This business and school features a professional massage lab room, and space for classroom instruction in professional massage therapy.  Replaceable inventory is minimal.

The existing graduates have been consistently praised to the seller for their quality and professionalism by their employers, including naturopathic clinics, wellness centers, chiropractic offices, sports and fitness centers, beauty and skin care salons, professional massage establishments, and day spas.  Elite local and regional employers of the school’s graduates include St. Joseph Hospital, Glen Ivy Day Spa, and other facilities.  Other graduates have developed a lucrative private practice upon completion of program(s).

There is also a special “Earn as You Learn” initiative, with a lower number of class hours required for initial certification.  Unlike other schools, the students do not have to incur sizable student loans before they are able to achieve professional massage therapy employment.  The instruction is arranged to help students realize part-time work quickly, to gain income to contribute to further their education at the school.  Discounts are offered for full payment upon enrollment, plus a payment plan with down payment is also offered.

The popularity of professional massage therapy has greatly increased in recent years as part of the increase in alternative medicine and spa therapies. There has been extensive media coverage and advertising highlighting massage pictures, images and spa facilities.  The widespread acceptance and affordability of spa services with the opening and expansion of many massage and spa businesses, including national franchises, makes massage training and certification valuable and in demand.

The present owner is offering to continue to help out with consultations, and as needed by the new owner. For example, a new owner or his/her designees would need to take a municipal Operator’s Permit Exam for Massage, and separately, the school is also approved by the California State Department of Rehabilitation for teaching blind and other challenged students.  The Office Manager could stay on, or a new owner with certain skills could perform the Office Manager duties as well.  Seeking retirement, owner is very motivated to sell.

High End Salon and Spa

Started in 2006, this premier high end Spa and Salon is located in a thriving mall located in an affluent area of north San Diego County.  Tenant Improvements of over $1.7 mil featuring high end luxury finishes.  FFE (included in sale) is $225,000.

2013 Revenues over $1,230,000 (19% increase)

  • 14 treatment rooms
  • 6,500 sq ft
  • Adjacent to various high end retailers

Turn key operation managed by full time Spa Director.  This is a perfect addition for a growing chain of spas or for a doctor to add cosmetic services and turn it into a Med Spa.

Turn Key Shutter Manufacture

A turn key shutter manufacturing facility with full on mill and U/V line (8”capability) located ½ mile across the California/Mexican border. Easy access, inexpensive labor ($2.50 average hourly rate) and a trained work force, many with 20 years experience, are key assets as well as the top of the line equipment such as Baker Band Resaw, Weinig molders, shaper, and grinder. Located on one acre of land, this 40,000 sq foot manufacturing facility is ideally suited for manufacturing other wood products such as doors, molding, and flooring. Real estate included. Motivated seller.

Outdoor Kitchen Manufacture

Specialty manufacture with over $10 mil in revenues with a unique direct to consumer sales approach. Selling Price $1.9 mil

Commercial Photo Studio

Started in 1992, this commercial photo studio is a state-of-the-art, still/video/film production facility that offers a friendly environment capable of executing the most demanding of creative concepts and ideas. In an 11,000 sq ft building with good lease, they offer three stages, one of which is a drive-in cove. All have 18’ ceilings, fully air conditioned with two make rooms, a full-service kitchen, digital capturing systems, camera and lighting equipment, private offices, conference facilities, receptionist, T-1 and free parking. Current sources of income include stage rentals, resident members, and non-resident members. Opportunity for growth as stage rentals are at only 30-40% of capacity. Other potential revenue sources are equipment rentals and more non-resident members. Website www.studioexchange.net

Med Spa

This nicely appointed Med Spa in the heart of Orange County is positioned to be a force in the fast growing aesthetic field. This doctor owned and operated Med Spa has a great location on the ground floor of a medical plaza situated on a major thoroughfare. Frontage exposure with a large illuminated sign which is seen by thousands of cars a day has lead to significant increases in revenues. This three year old nicely appointed Med Spa is a turn key operation which comes complete with top-of-the-line equipment. Includes three treatment rooms, reception/waiting area, consultation/office, brake room with kitchen sink, large refrig, washer/dryer, storage space and upgraded restroom. Services are limited to facials, peels, leg veins, laser hair removal, IPL, Botox and Restylane. Great opportunity for growth with a new owner because the current doctor is profitable and only operating 2 ½ days per week. Think of the potential increase in revenues and profits by opening six days per week. Laser leases to be assumed by buyer. Sale Price $175,000 plus assumption of laser lease

Colton Radiator and A/C

Fifty year old radiator and air conditioning shop which concentrated on the big rig and cat market. Sales price of $400,000

Spa World

Specialty retailer selling spas, gazebos, BBQ Islands, Pool Tables and accessories. Sales Price $800,000

Immigration Law Practice

Law practice specializing in immigration.

Salon Spa

Twenty year old salon with mostly rental stations but some commission stylist. Sell Price $125,000

Kenneth George Spa


PROFITABLE, TURNKEY, $15,000 NET Per Month!!

Originally Established 18+ Years Ago to Provide The Finest Skin Care And Wellness Treatments Available.

This Is One Of The Nicest And Most Established Day Spas In The West Los Angeles Area.  Located In A Fantastic Location On A Major Boulevard.

The Facility Has 12 Fully Equipped Treatment Rooms, Including The Wet Room, And Offers Basic Non-Invasive Esthetician Services (i.e. Facials, Waxing, Microdermabrasion), Massage Therapy, Acupuncture And Complementary Services Such As Manicures And Pedicures.  New Can Be Added To The List Of Services Are  Botox, Restalyne And Other Medical Procedures. Ample Space For Hair Stations.

The Spa Has A Sauna; Two Fully Equipped Dressing Rooms For Both Men And Women With Showers And Amenities, And A Fantastic Retail Area. No Expense Has Been Spared On The $ 600,000 Build-Out.

The New Owner Will Seek To Capitalize On The Excellent Reputation, And Extensive, Over 30,000 Client Base That Has Helped It Consistently Generate the High Annual Revenues.

No Professional License Needed To Own.  SBA Financing May Be Available.  Family Situation Forces Sale.

Laser Clinic

This Laser Clinic/Med Spa was started in 2000 and moved in 2005 to a new retail location in a busy strip mall close to the South Coast Plaza Metro Area. The move has lead to an increase in walk-in clients and new business. This nice newly built out clinic in a 1400 sq ft retail location on the intersection of two busy streets offers a warm environment and ample space (four treatment rooms) for offering their broad menu of laser services ( hair removal, tattoo removal, facial rejuvenation and lesion removal) as well as facials and just introduced dermal injections (Botox™ and Restylane™). The laser used by this clinic is unique because it provides new levels of comfort, safety, convenience and effectiveness which include people of all complexions. Turn key operation with everything in place for a new owner to capitalize on the new location and the just added, extremely popular dermal injections. Sales Price $150,000

California Gifts

Large Gift, Card, and Decor store in the heart of Huntington Beach. Sales Price $285,000

Photo Makers

Photo Makers  in the Lakewood Mall.  Represented the buyer

Lisa Belle SalonSpa

5,000 sq ft salon spa in upscale retail center. Sales Price $350,000

Outdoor Products Retailer

Retailer of custom BBQ Islands, Spas and Playsets. Two locations. Sales Price $3,600,000


Insurance agency with unique on-line ability to sign up for insurance over the Internet. Specialized in Sub Par Auto Liability.

Pasadena Med Spa

Med Spa featuring non-invasive cosmetic procedures and lasers

Tommy Bahama Retailer

Independent retailer specializing in Tommy Bahama clothing.

Pet Pantry

Franchise Resale of Pet Food delivered to the home

Skin Rx

Laser clinic

Avante Garde

Well Established Salon Spa

Advanced Laser Clinics of Reno

Laser and cosmetic clinic

Childrens Portrait Franchise