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At BusinessXchange it’s all very positive! Over the last couple of weeks, since ‘lockdown’ has begun to ease, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of buyer enquiries for the various hospitality businesses which we are offering for sale. In fact, we have been conducting viewings, albeit with strict guidelines and have also taken offers and agreed a sale. So, no complaints from this side of the fence.

Personally, I have been able to meet with my daughter after a long six months of not seeing her which was fabulous, not easy – without any hugs, but wonderful all the same.

Within my role as a Business Broker, I am in contact with many people, across the country and in fact the world. At the moment it seems to be a time of extremes, talking to those who are now very relaxed from their ‘break’ from work and also those who are extremely anxious and cautious about the situation. I am finding that people I speak to are under such different circumstances, with some still on furlough, some who have lost their jobs and also many who have enjoyed the downtime and now hoping to find a more relaxing way to earn their living in the future.

This ‘pause’ in the world has given people the time or the nudge to think about their lives, to decide whether they should or could make themselves a different path for the future. To look ahead and run their own business, enjoy a lifestyle where you have the control of your destiny – and, what a great place to have a business! South Devon is a place I call home, it’s got so many wonderful benefits, with the rolling Devon hills, the many miles of fabulous beaches, and lots of lovely towns and villages where you can enjoy a wander, with individual shops, artisan and craft, along with foodie places, deli’s and sweet treats aplenty.

This week I helped a couple, moving into their new business and home, passing on the keys to the new owners, who are taking over a bed & breakfast business in Torquay. I love to see the pleasure which this brings to people, looking ahead to their dream of a life on the English Riviera…

If I can help with your dream of running a bed & breakfast or hospitality business, close to the wonderful Devon coastline, please do let me know. It’s a life I have experienced myself and I can help you with first-hand advice and knowledge.

Lyn Milligan


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