Campaign To Return The Trade House Magazine

Court Guinness has become aware of a small “campaign” to bring back some parts of The Trade House. Most notable of these is The Trade House Magazine. He is supportive of this. After all a gap in the market has been left.

He cannot simply run The Trade House Magazine on health grounds alone. He has been seeking people to take it on and run it. However there seems to be a dearth of people willing to run it in the way that will appear to help the readership base. All he has are people looking to plunder the database and subscription lists. Whilst there is nothing wrong as long as it is legal to do something more with these databases. The plans miss out of producing a hardcore magazine at least once every 2 months that has quality leads and opportunity inside.

Court is happy to talk to anyone with a sensible proposal that keeps a magazine in place.

Court is touched by the campaign that has gathered and wishes all participants to know that if his health was ever willing he would bring The Trade House Magazine back in a heartbeat.

Goodbye Motor Boat Owner Magazine.

Sad news reached me yesterday that Motor Boat Owner magazine has closed down. Sad news indeed as although I no longer partake in the hobby on health grounds I do like to keep in touch with what is going on. Much in the hope that a miraculous cure can be found I am also miraculously presented with the keys to a Jeanneau MF895!

Lets deal with the magazine trade end of things first. The magazine trade for itself is a tough old bastard of a trade to be in. First you have to engage with readers delivering what they want to read on every page in every issue mainly for very little thanks although this bit depends on your title and target market. Second you have to keep your advertisers happy. On this note I must say that I have never known such a large market base that has no concept whatsoever of the word deadline!  You see having run a business magazine for 3 and a bit years I do have some idea of the challenges! Regardless of this the magazine trade is a tough place to earn a living.

Before talking about boats let us look at the history. Before Motor Boat Owner was Motor Boat Monthly an excellent boating magazine which closed many years ago. Motor Boat Owner replaced this magazine in a similar format. Two of the Motor Boat Monthly crew stepped up to create Motor Boat Owner and craft it in to what it was.

This is where we start to talk about the boats. You see there are lots of different boating magazines on the market. Too many of them deal with the level of boating that most of us who really enjoy boating are at. Their level of boating is more about being seen in the flashy big thing and having gin and canapé parties in trendy ports of call. Real boating is not like that, its about bilges filling up and crap getting into fuel lines! This is where Motor Boat Owner excelled as it was about real boating and not some fantasy that few of us can attain. The content was well written and engaging. News pages told us not of trendy thing but stuff we needed to know like lock closures. Sure there still Practical Owner left and that’s good for repairing broken bits or dealing with dodgy fuel lines and its an institution which will still be around long after I have passed away. However it is not the complete picture of boating that Motor Boat Owner gave us every month. A normal boat that most of us can afford here, some decent kit there, good news, a tip for a decent trip or 3 and of course the fantastic maintenance tips and projects. Proper boating in print at its finest

I feel very sorry for the team at Motor Boat Owner you could see on every single page of every single issue that they clearly busted a gut to make every issue a very good one. I certainly cannot remember a bad one! I do hope that somewhere I will read their content on the subject of boats again. It would be a shame of their skill just died.

So farewell Motor Boat Owner Magazine. And to the team, my very best wishes for the future.

Trade House Disposals Update 20/01/2020

I am pleased to announce that The Trade House and Court Guinness have disposed of the following:

  • Trade Jobs – our executive search recruitment portal for startups and senior executives.
  • The Trade Lounge – Social networking for small business owners.
  • The Trade Counter – import/export
  • Virtual Office business
  • Some intellectual property from The Trade Library
  • UK Shareholdings
  • Irish Shareholdings
  • French Shareholdings

I am not disclosing deal terms.

The following is still available:

  • The Trade Room – SME & HNWI Business consultancy and project management.
  • The Trade Desk – A networking (telephone and internet) based deal making and deal matching service.
  • The Trade House Magazine – A successful business deals magazine. Over 40,000 readers every issue.
  • Some intellectual property from The Trade Library. More information available.

I am open to discussing all reasonable deals on the above four disposals.

Please use the form below to contact me with any enquiries.

 

Trade House : Business Opportunities : Consignments : December 2020

Please see below for a list of consignment opportunities from The Trade House Magazine.  We have consignment opportunities available valued at up to £1,200,000.  There is a form below a copy of The Trade House Magazine if you have any queries about any of the business opportunities listed.

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Listing Id: 51

Name: Pallet of Childrens toys

Asking: £750.00

Location: All

Sector: Consignment

Text: Good consignment of children’s toys for sale. Available
to view in Essex. Inventory in office. Asking £750

 

Listing Id: 162

Name: Consignment of Soft Furnishings for sale

Asking: £650.00

Location: All

Sector: Consignment

Text: Good consignment of soft furnishings for sale.
Available to view in Essex. Inventory in office. Asking
£650 ex VAT

 

Listing Id:
165

Name: Consignment of Tablet and Phone cases for sale

Asking: £995.00

Location: All

Sector: Consignment

Text: Good consignment of soft furnishings for sale.
Available to view in Essex. Inventory in office. Asking
£995 ex VAT

 

Listing Id: 189

Name: Consignment of Garden Power Tools for sale

Asking: £2,000.00

Location: All

Sector: Consignment

Text: Good consignment of garden power tools or sale.
Available to view in Essex. Inventory in office. Asking
£2,000 ex VAT

 

Listing Id: 4090

Name: N95/FPP2 Face Masks

Asking: £1,200,000.00

Location: All

Sector: Consignment

Text: Consignment of 5,000,0000 N95/FPP2 face maks for
sale. Offers for the entire consignment only. £POA

 

Listing Id: 4094

Name: Consignment Of Condoms

Asking: £25,000.00

Location: East England

Sector: Consignment

Text: I have a consignment of 10,000 3 packs of Durex
condoms. RRP for vending £3.99 My client will listen to
reasonable offers for the entire consignment.

 

Listing Id: 4096

Name: Consignment Of Feminine Hygiene Products

Asking: £25,000.00

Location: East England

Sector: Consignment

Text: I have a consignment of 10,000 3 packs of tampons
for vending machines. RRP for vending £3.99 My client
will listen to reasonable offers for the entire
consignment.

 

Listing Id: 4097

Name: Consignment Of Feminine Hygiene Products

Asking: £25,000.00

Location: East England

Sector: Consignment

Text: I have a consignment of 10,000 3 packs of tampons
for vending machines. RRP for vending £3.99 My client
will listen to reasonable offers for the entire
consignment.

 

Listing Id: 6621

Name: Stock Liquidation High Street Retailer One

Asking: £1,495.00

Location: East England

Sector: Consignment

Text: Consignment of 3 x pallets liquidated curtains from high
street retailer. Price £1,495 each

 

Listing Id:
6622

Name: Stock Liquidation High Street Retailer Two

Asking: £1,695.00

Location: East England

Sector: Consignment

Text: Consignment of 3 x pallets liquidated lighting from high
street retailer. Price £1,695 each

 

Listing Id: 6623

Name: Stock Liquidation High Street Retailer Three

Asking: £1,695.00

Location: East England

Sector: Consignment

Text: Consignment of 3 x pallets liquidated ladies fashions
from high street retailer. Price £1,695 each

 

 

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Websites For Sale – December 2020

Please see below for a list of websites for sale and similar business business opportunities from The Trade House Magazine. There is a form below a copy of The Trade House Magazine if you have any queries about any of the business opportunities listed.

Listing Id: 43

Name: Magento Developer

Location: All

Sector: Website

Text: Our clients are seeking a freelance Magento expert to
deliver a project in the personal transport sector. The
project starts in January 2021 and needs to be
completed for an early May 2021 Launch. This project
will require  visits to London.

 

Listing Id: 66

Name: Furniture Website For Sale

Asking: £14,000.00

Location: France

Sector: Website

Text: Furniture Website for sale – Lovely Lifestyle Business.
Location: France. Price £ Please Contact Us.

 

Listing Id:
75

Name: Forex Trading Website

Asking: £11,000.00

Location: North West

Sector: Website

Text: Forex Trading Website For Sale. Location: Any.
Price £ Please Contact Us

 

Listing Id: 191

Name: Mother And Baby Website For Sale

Asking: £6,000.00

Location: South West

Sector: Website

Text: Offered as a confidential sale is a smart website with a
good domain name achieving in excess of 3000
visitors per month with a sound conversion rate. This is
complemented by a product database of over 5000
products. Good on-page and off-page SEO and social
media marketing could be exploited further.
Confidential sale. Prospectus is available. Asking £6,000
ONO

 

Listing Id: 215

Name: Package of Websites For Sale

Asking: £24,000.00

Location: South East

Sector: Website

Text: I have been instructed on behalf our client to dispose
of the following sites either as a whole portfolio or in
lots. This is a confidential sale. 1 Cycling website with
forums, product catalogues, e-commerce and
advertising revenue 1 Sporting goods website in a
price comparison format 1 Adult “toys and games”
website with excellent potential 1 Voucher, deals and
blogging site targeted at the UK student market.
Includes mobile apps. Asking price as a whole
:£24,000. The vendor will split the above into lots.
SOLD—SIMILAR REQUIRED

 

Listing Id: 233

Name: Specialist Golfing Website For Sale

Asking: £12,995.00

Location: South West

Sector: Website

Text: I am delighted to offer for confidential sale a great
website specialising in Spanish Golfing Holidays. This
site is packed with useful content and boats a fantastic
hit rate with a very low bounce rate. It truly is the
gateway for visitors to Spain who seek to enjoy the
country’s golfing delights. A Full prospectus available in
the office. Price: Below Market rate

 

Listing Id: 244

Name: Mobile Phone Website For Sale

Asking: £7,000.00

Location: South East

Sector: Website

Text: I am pleased to be able offer to market a great mobile
phone comparison website featuring more than
2,000,000 mobile phone deals for the UK marketplace.
Combining great SEO with a good blog this site gets a
good number of unique visitors every week and
couples this with a sound conversion rate to sale.

 

Listing Id: 258

Name: It Contracting websites for sale

Asking: £30,000.00

Location: All

Sector: Website

Text: Quick Sale Required, Well Priced, Excellent hit and
retention rates. Ideal bolt on.

 

Listing Id:
262

Name: Organic Grooming Products Website

Asking: £9,000.00

Location: Wales

Sector: Website

Text: Organic male grooming website for sale. Location: Any.
Price £ Please Contact Us.

 

Listing Id: 273

Name: Car Parts Website

Asking: £19,000.00

Location: All

Sector: Website

Text: We are pleased to offer a great car spares and car
parts website which caters for modern classic cars.
The offer comprises a strong well known domain name,
a good well visited website that is very usable with
excellent cross-sell and up-sell potential. There is also
a good well maintained customer database and well
visited social media infrastructure. Price: £19,000+ SAV

 

Listing Id: 3478

Name: Fastasy Football Website

Asking: £23,000.00

Location: UK wide

Sector: Website

Text: Good fantasy football website which is profitable and
offers both good cash and good physical prizes.
Strong domain name. Excellent social media profiles.
Good database. Only £23,000

 

Listing Id: 4242

Name: Dropshipping Website For Sale

Asking: £3,999.00

Location: Online

Sector: Website

Text: Good dropshipping website, no particular specialism.
Strong domain name. Good social profiles. Trades
well. Only £3,999

 

Listing Id: 6684

Name: Health and Beauty Website For Sale

Asking: £35,000.00

Location: North

Sector: Website

Text: Health and Beauty website for sale. Good domain.
Good customer base. Great Database. Well marketed.
Good product lines. Trades well. Profitable. Asking
£35,000 + stock

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For Sale By The Trade House

The following business channels are FOR SALE By Court Guinness and The Trade House

The Trade Counter – Business stock import from Europe and China.

The Trade Desk – A networking (telephone and internet) based deal making and deal matching service.

The Trade Room – SME & HNWI Business consultancy and project management

The Trade House Magazine – A successful business deals magazine

Virtual Offices – A virtual office hosting business.

A selection of shareholdings in some profitable Irish businesses.

A selection of shareholdings in some profitable UK businesses.

A selection of intellectual property from The Trade Library for the professional services, recruitment, travel and tourism, emerging technology, information technology and technology sectors.

Trade Jobs – a very small recruitment portal and service for senior positions in small businesses and start-ups.

Reason for sale: Court Guinness is retiring.

Reasonable offers are sought for the whole of the above or for individual parts of the above.  A good handover package is available. Finance may be available.

Alternatives to straight sale will also be considered.

A PDF prospectus is now available on request.

Please use the form below to contact me to request a copy of the prospectus.

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