Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Why start from scratch when there are many exciting and profitable businesses for sale? BizBuySell.com, a website that lists businesses for sale, provided us with this list of 10 unique companies across North America that you can buy right now.
1. Downtown trolley and double decker tour company – Chicago
Are you looking for an opportunity to enter the tourism and transportation business in downtown Chicago? Different from any other tourism business in the region, this business takes tourists on a popular "hop-on, hop-off" ride to see the city's best landmarks.
2. Winery, tasting room and vineyards – California
Take your wine-tasting hobby to the next level by owning a winery. This prestigious California establishment includes Tuscan-themed tasting rooms, a restaurant and multiple on-site vineyards. [Best New Business Ideas for 2014]
3. Go-Kart and amusement park – Brainerd, Minn.
This Minnesota amusement park has served as one of the premier go-kart and amusement park venues in the region for more than 30 years. Kart Kountry Go-Kart and Family Fun Park keeps visitors entertained with go-kart tracks, NASCAR simulators, 18-hole miniature golf course and much more.
4. Elk and hunt farm – Saskatchewan, Canada
If you're looking for a place to hunt this season, then this property is for you. Known for its world-class angling, waterfowl and big-game hunting, tourists, hunters and fishermen of all types flock here each season looking to bag a trophy fish or animal.
5. Vintage auto restoration business – California
This auto restoration business that specializes in pre-WWII vehicles is looking for a new owner. Having established itself as one of the most respected restoration businesses on the West Coast, its large referral network keeps business booming. The long-standing California business comes equipped with an experienced staff and a full-service mechanical and body shop.
6. Designer purse manufacturer and wholesaler – Greenville, S.C.
Bra-cketbook Foundation, a South Carolina-based distributor, repurposes bras and embellished ties into fashionable purses to support breast cancer research. More than 150 boutiques across the country carry its purses, but there are plenty of opportunities for growth. All it takes is one passionate entrepreneur.
7. Over-water hotel – Panama
Are you day-dreaming of warmer weather? Head down south to this exotic hotel that offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the Caribbean and Cayo Zapatillas Islands. Let your guests wine and dine over the water in a rustic tiki hut that's guaranteed to put anyone in the island mood.
8. Organic heirloom tomatoes manufacturer – Reedley, Calif.
If you love all things green and organic, check out this business that provides an alternative to factory-processed canned tomatoes. Each jar of Organic Blended Heirloom Tomatoes contains a unique flavor that can be enjoyed in sauces, soups and meat dishes. With an existing business and operations plan already in place, you'll be serving customers in no time.
9. Indoor trampoline and rock climbing park – Chicago
Don't miss out on this opportunity to "jump" on board one of Chicago's most popular family entertainment businesses. This athletic and recreational facility has several trampolines and a rock climbing park, making it a perfect spot to host birthday parties, corporate functions and family events.
10. Luxury dog and horse ranch – Louisiana
Located just outside Shreveport, La., this 28-acre dog and horse resort is a far from a traditional kennel. Each pet is provided with its own private suite to promote a quiet, stress-free environment. Pet guests enjoy a multitude of play yards and even their own personal exercise area attached to their suite. A strong, self-sufficient staff is already in place.
Originally published on Business News Daily on Dec. 5, 2013. Updated Mar. 10, 2014.