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For Sale: Mollies Make & Create 

Mollies is looking for a new mummy or daddy to take it to the next level! This is a great business opportunity for someone who has a creative flair for vintage furniture and general managerial skills, or an experienced upholsterer looking to expand their current business. 

THE CONCEPT

Situated in a well-established industrial space in Papakura, Auckland, Mollies Make & Create specialises in furniture upcycling supplies and training.  

Mollies boasts a unique combination of retail shop, training space, workshop, dispatch area, storage and office. It is essentially a one-stop shop for trend-seeking DIYers who want to beautify their homes with upcycled furniture and homewares. 

Mollies offers customers and students with a creative, well-resourced space to help them realise their DIY potential. This is particularly attractive to customers who lack the space, tools, know-how and confidence to tackle projects on their own. Mollies offers a valuable solution to that need. 

The retail shop is open Monday to Friday for furniture restoration supplies, such as upholstery tools, Voodoo Molly Vintage Paint products, ceramic knobs and craft supplies.

Mollies upholstery classes provide structured and compelling learning for students of all skill levels. Mollies teach several programmes at the Papakura location, and two upholstery programmes are taught in other New Zealand regions by Mollie tutors. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Mollies Make & Create offers a rare opportunity for potential or existing small business owners to own a fully functional and packaged business generating cash profits to a working owner of $100,000 a year.

Over the last decade, crafters have become obsessed with upholstery and furniture painting. Television shows such as The Block and Mitre 10 Dream Home have fuelled New Zealanders desire for on-trend furniture and modern living. House proud imitators yearn for the latest styles in magazines and on social media, yet they are often unable to afford them. 

As a predominately throw-away society, the concept of being kind on the environment by reusing, recycling and repurposing is gaining traction with astonishing speed. Vintage furniture upcycling fills the nostalgic gap for unique and affordable alternatives to high-end furniture lines. 

Upcycling is the buzz word of the decade that is making a major impact in the way people design and create their personal spaces. The premise is to take something old, broken or unloved, and transform it into something unique and desirable, yet still retaining the original charm and character of the piece. 

The current owners of Mollies saw an advantageous gap in this growing and captive market. The need to provide support, inspiration and resources to this enthusiastic and thrifty group of amateur interior designers. 

Mollies ideal target market is clearly defined.  Based on this demographic, Mollies set about developing a niche business to solve their customers biggest problem - how to achieve the look of expensive high-end furniture but on a vintage furniture budget.

Three years on, countless sales and 7000 students later, Mollies has cemented itself as an industry leader in the areas of selling upcycling supplies, providing restoration advice and teaching beginners upholstery programmes. 

Someone with a creative flair for vintage furniture and general managerial skills, or an experienced upholsterer looking to expand their current business, would be an ideal buyer to take Mollies to the next level. 

To ensure a successful handover and a seamless continuity of business, assets, stock, database, website, equipment, curriculums and new owner training is included in the sale.

If this sounds like you, contact us to view the full proposal and give this opportunity serious consideration. You will look back on this as a great business investment decision where you can truly live and profit from the creative dream. 

THE POTENTIAL

The Mollies Make & Create business comes with enormous expansion potential. There’s so much you can do to make close to a million dollar turnover business within 3-5 years. 

Consistent with the growing market of furniture upcycling, four amazing and achievable ideas to expand the current business are presented.  Adopting one or more of these concepts could realise an impressive increase in profit potential. These include the upcycling and selling of vintage furniture, offering upholstery services, or expanding the classes and tutoring programmes to include other crafts. 

In a nutshell, Mollies is a great business opportunity for someone passionate about interior design, vintage furniture, upcycling and/or the upholstery industries. The framework and existing business model is already in place for you to start earning good money straight away, with the potential to build it into a million dollar turnover business, all for a very competitive price tag.