Buy Your Own Hawaiian Ad Agency. Seriously.

This isn’t an eBay auction. It’s from a site called MergerPlace.

Since the Seller has already slashed expenses, a new owner could take advantage of a “bare bones” approach, choosing when and how to grow, without the burden of high extra overhead. In addition to having an outstanding reputation, many long-term clients, substantial repeat business, and strong relationships with top-notch skilled independent contractors, a major plus is that a key employee is willing to remain–enabling a new owner to focus on generating new accounts. This Company has tremendous growth opportunities, and the very favorable economic trends in Hawaii support expansion. Another plus is that a new owner can relocate to another area of the island, if desired. This business is a real opportunity for a Buyer who is knowledgeable in advertising and sales, and who is enthusiastic about launching a powerful marketing program to take this solid ad agency to the next level of profitability.

The asking price? $275,000.
That’s for a company that has less than 5 employees, uses “approximately 600-700 sq. ft of office space” and “has not actively gone after new accounts since 2002.”

About Dan Goldgeier

Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.