The latest listings on BizBuySell and LoopNet show all kinds of businesses currently for sale in Rhode Island.

Reasons for selling, when provided, typically do not mention economic hardship, but more often involve the owner retiring or not having time to actively run the business.

The names and locations are generally left out, but there are occasional exceptions.

Here are some that have been listed within the last thirty days;

Limo Business for Sale in Providence County, RI | $75,000

“Well-established limo business with mostly corporate clients and loads of repeat business. Financials verify stated revenue and cash flow. Selling their accounts, over 60% of revenue comes from corporate accounts that have been established for 15 years. . Great opportunity to quickly grow your existing limo business, or get started in the business with a solid foundation of repeat corporate customers. “

Boat Hauling business – Warwick | $425,000

“Small Boat Hauling co. Established in 1959 good customer base ,hydraulic trailer boat stands”

High ROI, Automotive Franchise in Providence, RI | $4,450,000

“New automotive maintenance business quickly gaining market share. Streamlined operations and a data-driven approach yield high cash flow margins and strong repeat customer rates.”

Warwick – Semi-Absentee, Unique and Exciting Children’s Hair Salon | $150,000

“This innovative and exciting concept has revolutionized the way kids visit a hair salon by making it fun! Our formula for success is all about the multiple sources of revenue that flow through our shop. Haircuts, birthday parties, toys, hair accessories, jewelry and more. We don’t just cater to the youngest of children or one gender – we have positioned ourselves in the market for kids of all ages, and adults as well.”

Successful and Nicely Branded Restaurant – Washington County | $165,000

“Successful and nicely branded restaurant for sale, which is located in South County. This business is turnkey and fully operational with full bar & liquor license. Great relationships with vendors, full inventory list and recipes are part of the deal. They also have a great reputation within the town and community. “

Greek Pizza for Lease | $33,800

“Greek Pizza for Lease. Buyer will have the opportunity to purchase the business anytime. Great opportunity here. 5-day operation.”

Completely TURN KEY – Smithfield | $125,000

“This completely turn key operation, needs a new owner. 90 seats inside & 60 seats on the patio. Full bar, full liquor license, full entertainment license. This deal comes complete with furniture, small wares & equipment. Business is highly profitable and sits on a road traveled by 30,000 cars a day.”

Turn Key Donut/Coffee Shop – North Providence | $54,500

“Long established donut/coffee shop business for sale, favorable tenant lease and full equipped and furnished. The franchise is not for sale, established location since 1995 and high traffic count, this location is ready for a new owner looking to grow their new business. Location is prime for donut shop, coffee shop, bagel shop and the likes. “

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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