Gary and Tamara H

Being new to the world of post offices, we spent a good length of time and money receiving advice that was neither relevant nor detailed and in some cases quite inaccurate. Then we found The LPO Advisor. We found The LPO Advisor to be extremely knowledgeable about all things LPO and very willing to share…

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J Holmes

While looking to purchase a new business, I came across the website of The LPO Advisor. Having little knowledge of the Post Office Industry I decided to contact them by e-mail.

His prompt reply and professional manner caused me to delve further and I spoke with him by telephone.

The LPO Advisor helped my husband and I with much insight into the Postal Industry as he guided us through the investigation and even negotiation phases, of purchasing the business.

When we had arranged an inspection of the business at short notice, The LPO Advisor went

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The Future of Post Offices

I believe the future of LPOs is one of perception. All business no matter what industry faces its own challenges. No matter how good a business is, it cannot be complacent …. taking things for granted. If you look back in history and find good healthy businesses which went bad, you will see the common…

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How to pay NO tax when you sell your LPO

Smart tax structuring can help LPO owners save THOUSANDS when they sell their business. The problem is that not all LPO businesses are structured the right way! Does that statement sound too good to be true? The unfortunate truth is that some small business owners are paying far more tax than they should when it…

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Why is the multiplier so high?

We were asked this question recently and this was our response. All businesses are sold based on the level of profit and risk associated to the business. Essentially, for a given level of profit a business which is seen as the less riskier should be sold for a higher multiple. It is no different with…

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Is this the right time to invest in an LPO?

We were asked the above question recently and this was out answer. If you are still excited about owning an LPO, there are a few reasons why we believe right now is a good time to own a LPO.This is good considering we have just been through the GFC! 1. LPOs taking longer to sell…

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What are the pitfalls in buying an LPO?

I was asked this question recently, and this was my answer…. Unfortunately there is no simple answer to your question because you will never find two LPO’s which are identical. There are many different factors which effect a LPO the key one being the demographics and target market of your customers. LPO’s are good little…

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Margin of Safety

We were asked a question recently about Margin of Safety, this was our response. To answer your question, “margin of safety” is a measure we came up with specifically for LPOs. It’s purpose is three fold:- 1. For potential business owners. Very often a person will choose another business over an LPO because they perceive…

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Should I buy a LPO from an Owner or an Agent?

Brokers who sell Post Offices can be segregated into those who specialise in them or not. LPO Brokers will definately have a lot more listing than those who don’t specialise in them. On top of that they will have a lot more knowledge about the LPO industry and are able to provide a lot of…

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I want to buy a LPO, but how do I find one?

I was asked the following question the other day “How do I find a Post Office for sale?”. Post Offices are sold predominately by business brokers, however, it is not uncommon that you buy the LPO direct from the current owner. Business brokers can be segmented into those who specialise in Post Offices and those…

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