I am entertaining the prospect of selling my lawn care/landscape maintenance company this winter or early spring before the lawn care season begins. My business has grown steadily each season for the past several years. My total collected sales for the 2010 season was 95K plus change. I had projected my sales to be in the 100K-$115K range at the beginning of last season. When you consider that central Indiana experienced the most severe drought it has experienced in modern history my numbers were right on the money. The drought easily took 15K off of my total sales last season as I factor that we lost at least 400 mowing services due to the drought that would have otherwise been performed in a typical lawn care season. I am not disclosing a lot of specific information in this post as I do not wish to alert my competitors or clients or to alarm my employees. Please contact me via e-mail if you are a serious potential buyer and would like more information. Please include your contact information as well as some basic background information. I will reply to those I deem as serious and credible with a more detailed e-mail and an asset list. Please do not waste your time or mine if you are not in a position to start serious negotiations in the 65K range. As I stated, I am not going to list the exact areas we service or my equipment list or anything that might give away my business identity in this post. Basic info is that we serve the Indianapolis area and our primary service area is the greater south side and the south suburbs. This is a turn key operation. This business has been professionally marketed and branded. This business has incredible potential for the right person. At the end of the day, the highest bidder will get this excellent opportunity, but I would really love to see it go to someone who is planning to start in this business from scratch and would be interested in taking my concept and what I have started here and running with it. It would also be a great opportunity for a small to medium sized operation that wanted to expand and/or desiring an image makeover at the same time... All things being equal I would give preference to the guy just starting in this business who wanted to keep my name and concept and expand on that. FYI: To those individuals already in this business-At this point I am not interested in selling the accounts and equipment separately. Please don't waste my time asking what equipment I have for sale or for an asset list. It is my hope to sell the entire business as one package. 1) Business Identity: (including rights to all intellectual property, all goodwill, phone numbers, website, E-mail addresses, etc. Much more) 2) Accounts: (including all active accounts, information about past accounts, leads, etc.) 3) Miscellaneous: (A substantial amount of pre-paid advertising and marketing for 2011, Transition Services, more) 4) Equipment: (I will provide those individuals who pass my screening process with a detailed list of my physical assets) About 50% of our gross sales are derived from mowing accounts and the other 50% are split between lawn applications and landscape maintenance and basic landscaping. For additional information please shoot me your contact info and some background info. I will be doing some screening and contacting those individuals I think are serious. The more information you give me the more likely I am to contact you. Please keep in mind, respectfully, that unless you can produce 65k-75k we have no reason to discuss this. I am not interested in financing anyone or anything of that nature. The difference in price b between the 65K and 75K is predicated on one of my trucks (the main company truck) which I could either include or would keep for myself or use as a trade in. It is logo'd up for the business so the individual wishing to continue with my concept would probably be wise to include this. I am only attempting to get what this truck is worth in a regular sale so it is not a big deal to me either way. Just To Be Clear: Other than the aforementioned truck, at this point I have no intention of breaking any equipment up. I intend to sell this business as a package deal. Equipment, Accounts, Phone, Pre-paid Advertising, Lead Books, Transition Services, ETC. The only other possible sale arrangement is that I would be willing to sell the entire business side of my company without any equipment included. This would not be a deal where the accounts would be sold separate of any other assets on that side of the business. I would require $35,000 firm for a deal like this. That would include items 1, 2 and 3 as outlined above. If I were to sell that component of the business first than I will sell all of my equipment piece by piece but have NO intention of selling any equipment at all until the business side of my operation has sold. I am in the process of putting together more detailed information regarding my business and the process for which I will be considering buyers. If you would like more information or to request consideration please respond via the Craigslist e-mail link. Please be patient as it may be a few days before I respond. Please send inquires to me via private message on lawnsite. I look forward to sharing more with the right serious individuals. Thanks for your interest!!