What you hear of less often are the transactions in between — like when a business is sold to a new owner — even though business sales are quite common.
We took a look through the Reston listings of a business broker marketplace to see what a consumer looking to run a small business could pick up here in Reston.
Often the business is not named, but there are details that provide clues as to which business it may be. (Also, because of the nature of an online platform like this, we can’t be 100 percent sure that all listings are up to date.)
Here are just some of the businesses that are currently listed on the site. We are only naming the business if a name or website is provided in the listing.
Subs and pizza franchise in a “well-established shopping center.” Asking price: $55,000 and a $116,000 franchise fee.
A “cozy salon” at Lake Anne Plaza can be had for just $25,000. Includes four styling stations in the 650-square-foot space.
A speciality paving contractor operation is on the market for $999,999. The listing says “This opportunity is a well-oiled machine for the right buyer to take to the next level. The business has three revenue streams Commercial / Government, Residential, and franchise development.”
A “well established deli” in a Reston office building is on the market for $99,000. The current owner says it is “very easy to run and cook.”