Laura Ruether

Transworld Business Advisors of Central Missouri

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Po Box 1847,
Lebanon, Missouri 65536 (View Map)

About the Company

Simply put, we assist business owners in the confidential sale of their businesses and assist buyers in finding business opportunities tailored to their needs. Also, we look for outstanding businesses that want to grow through franchise development and we walk them through that entire process. As owner/broker of the Central Missouri Transworld Business Advisors, my agents and I serve locally the communities of Central and South Missouri as well as clients all over the U.S. Transworld has assisted thousands of owners with the sale of their business and is the largest business broker network in the U.S.

Broker Biography

Laura Ruether (417) 322-6460


Laura is the owner of the Transworld Business Advisors of central Missouri office. As a former owner of DataKeeper Technologies, a software development company Laura started in 1998 and sold in 2012, Laura knows exactly what it takes to start, grow, and sell a business. Laura is best known for her project management skills and national training experience and now her expertise in assisting others in selling their business. Laura is also very excited about assisting great businesses grow through developing their concept into a franchise system that will add ongoing revenue to the owner as well as grow the brand much farther than a single owner every could. Go forth and grow your business and call Laura when you are ready to sell it and move on to another chapter in your life!

Services Provided

Our Services:
• Business Valuation
• Confidential Business Sales & Marketing
• Franchise Sales & Development (Military Discounts!!)
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Asset Sales

Areas Served

  • Boone, MO
  • Laclede, MO
  • Camden, MO
  • Phelps, MO
  • Cole, MO
  • Osage, MO
  • Callaway, MO
  • Crawford, MO
  • Webster, MO
  • Greene, MO
  • Professional Affiliations

    Licensed Real Estate Agent

    Business For Sale Listings

    Cash Flow: $115,000 
    Linn, MO  Agent: Audrey Kauffman
    Bank Approved! Turn-key! $1M Sales Family Dining Rest/Bar with RE Very Motivated Seller!

    2nd generation family dining restaurant and bar, centrally located, great reputation, room to expand More info

    Cash Flow: $100,000 
    Pulaski Co., MO 
    Two locations Profitable Franchise Restaurant Over 100K absentee owners earnings! Financing available

    Two profitable BBQ restaurant locations in Missouri are for sale just 30 minutes from each other. Fully managed and staffed, these turn-key icons are ready for a new owner. Both locations are perfectly situated for maximum visibility and facilities are perfectly maintained - no renovation or maintenance necessary. Catering is in full swing also with a custom painted delivery vehicle. The second location has become even more profitable than the first. Seller has started another business and needs the cash and time for the new endeavor so the restaurants are for sale and priced right. Owner offering partial financing for qualified buyer. More info

    Cash Flow: $620,745 
    Established Trucking Company Over 600K Seller Earnings Owner is Management Only! Great Drivers! Established Clients!

    Pre-approved loan for this trucking company! It is primarily a LTL trucking company providing 95% same day and next day shipping services to hundreds of points in Missouri and several in Kansas within a 400 mile radius of its hub. The other 5% of business is FTL services. Their services include several flexible options handled by an impressive fleet of 48’ and 53’ trailers and straight trucks with lift gates. There are no size or weight restrictions on orders. The company currently handles prepaid, collect, and COD shipments. Flatbed, HAZMAT and refrigeration services could be added for expansion. Confidential listing, contact broker for all information. More info

    Cash Flow: $60,000 
    Boone Co., MO 
    Award Winning Pilates Studio in Prime Midwest Location Named Best Pilates Studio 2019! Financing available

    Recently awarded “Best Pilates Studio” in local business favorites competition, this studio is currently run by one owner/instructor working only part-time (14-17 classes or appointments per week), Tuesdays thru Fridays (morning and noon classes only) and Saturdays (2 morning classes only). Great opportunity for a new owner to step right in, teach, and maintain the steady cash flow. The studio features 7 Allegro Balanced Body Reformers with black upholstery (6 with Towers) that were purchased new, are matching and have been meticulously maintained. The current schedule consists of mainly group reformer classes, however, tremendous growth More info

    Cash Flow: $400,000 
    Premier Midwest Interior Design Firm Come Partner With The Best!

    Premier Midwest residential and commercial Interior Design and Furnishings Studio for sale. This high-profile, highly profitable design studio has been featured on HGTV and has been a Mid-Missouri landmark for over 50 years. The Studio has had a seamless change of ownership before and seeks their successors in another seamless transfer as the current owner(s) foresee retirement in the next few years. This is a turnkey, immediately profitable opportunity with even more potential for additional growth. The working studio features tens of thousands of dollars in fabric, wallcovering, carpeting, trim, samples, etc. Along with the designer(s)/owner(s) is a small, experienced support staff. This More info

    Cash Flow: $260,000 
    Phelps Co., MO 
    Steakhouse & Event Center Georgeous Steakhouse & Event Center Includes Real Estate

    This successful and award-winning steakhouse owner built this beautiful 17,000 sq. ft brick building approx. 10 years ago right on the Interstate and expanded the already successful restaurant to become a premier event center. The restaurant is open Tues-Sat for lunch and dinner and hosts and caters weekly weddings, university gatherings, political candidates, etc.! Revenue averages 1.7 mil. After 25 years in the business, the owner is ready to “retire” from the business. REAL ESTATE included in price. More info

    Cash Flow: $70,000 
    Camden Co., MO 
    Auto & Marine Body & Paint HOME included near Lake Of The Ozarks!

    Shop & HOME just 1000 feet to the Lake! The shop was built in 2004 and is approx. 3000 sq. feet with an attached 280 sq. ft office. Both shop and office have heat & air conditioning and 3 phase electric. There is fiber optic television and internet, a security system, a customer restroom, and storage loft. There are two electric overhead garage doors, one standard, and one 14’ high. Up to eight vehicles will fit inside the shop. The paint booth is a 28x14 downdraft full cure booth and the mixing room is approx. 6x12. There is over 1000ft of road frontage with the property and a great circle drive for easy entry & exit. The home is 1960 sq. ft 3 bed/2 bath manufactured home on permanent More info

    Cash Flow: $58,922 
    Laclede Co., MO 
    Awards, Signs, Engraving Service & Retail Profitable main street business - part time!

    This business is a main street retail/service business providing sublimation & specialty engraving services, retail products, as well as many types of signs and banners. They work with wood, plastic, vinyl, rubber, and metal while serving the general public as well as schools, sports teams, corporations, and associations. With over 90K in specialty equipment value, that is currently a bit underutilized, the growth potential of this business is significant. More info

    Cash Flow: $183,193 
    Premier HVAC company in Lake Ozarks Area Premier HVAC company!

    Profitable HVAC business in Lake Of The Ozarks Missouri area For Sale. This business has had a stellar reputation for decades. They are the exclusive installer for one brand of equipment but offer sales and service on any and all brands of equipment. They offer all types of HVAC service and installation including geothermal, radiant, and forced air systems. They have a custom sheet metal shop in house and create all their own ductwork. They have hundreds of service contracts and all FF&E & 50K of inventory goes with this sale including vehicles. Real Estate sold separately or lease available. More info

    Cash Flow: $154,559 
    Construction boom! All training provided. Hard Assets worth over $200K plus booming business.

    Own an established, profitable, turn-key concrete contracting company with decades of repeat customers and great reviews! As owner, you don't need to be a laborer, but the seller will train you to estimate and manage the company. All FF&E goes with the business including trucks, trailers, backhoe, etc. Adding decorative concrete and bidding commercial jobs would provide significant growth for a new owner. More info

    Cash Flow: $45,000 
    Phelps Co., MO 
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    Home-Based, B2B, Turn-Key Cleaning Co

    B2B, profitable, turn-key cleaning business is a perfect part-time job or can be expanded to full-time with additional room for growth with employees. More info

    Saline Co., MO 
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    Gourmet Chef's Dream!

    This nearly 6000 sq. ft. historic home has been totally renovated as a 3 bed/2 bath owners home and a 100 indoor/outdoor seat restaurant with gift shop and wine cellar. Located on Main street in a beautiful historic register town, this restaurant is near the Missouri River right across the street from a State Park and just three blocks from a famous theater that brings in tourist from literally all over the world. The restaurant is expandable as it's currently only open during high tourist season offering casual lunches and fine dining with a modern French influence. The wine cellar boasts over 180 wines from around the world and the gift shop features local artisan crafts and fine art. More info

    Cash Flow: $209,000 
    Henry Co., MO 
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    Custom Cabinetry Manufacturing & Real Estate

    6000 sq. ft established custom cabinet shop currently offers unfinished custom cabinetry to Midwest contractors and clients. Add painting & staining finishing services to expand easily in the adjacent and connected 4000 sq. foot building. Facilities new in 2004 and an additional 5 acres comes with. - Possibly the most expandable business you’ll find as a new owner could add finishing options, counter tops, other furniture choices, a showroom, etc. - new owner would not need to be a cabinet maker. All employees cross trained. More info

    Cash Flow: $81,000 
    Osage Co., MO 
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    C-store, Gas Station, Café & home

    C-store, Gas Station, Café & home on main highway 63 in Missouri just 30 minutes outside the capital city of Jefferson City and 1 hour from Lake Of The Ozarks. Freeburg Missouri is a small town where this gas station is the meeting hub and café hangout spot right in the middle of town. Live totally free and make a nice income on top of that in this totally remodeled building including new roof, heat & air, electrical & plumbing. Become part of a beautiful farming and manufacturing community. More info

    Cash Flow: $82,000 
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    Land Surveying and Engineering Company 40 Years Strong

    For over 4 decades, this Land Surveying company has been the premier community expert as well as the expert chosen for multiple state & federal programs. A Professional Engineer could add engineering services to this land surveying company and have it be a one stop shop! The company serves Federal, State, private sector, & municipalities and has multiple ongoing renewable contracts. A team of employees is in place, including another surveyor with Federal Surveyor status. All FF&E go with the business including vehicles, equipment, computers, etc. The retiring seller is willing to assist the new owner in a transition over several years so that his licensing, certifications, and expertise will More info

    Cash Flow: $100,000 
    Columbia, MO 
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    Real Estate Related B2B Services

    Call to learn more about an existing busy B2B consulting company with ongoing contracts and existing agents making money for you. Currently owner run and managed. A leader in the field with colleagues all over the U.S. Support & advertising offered through the corporate office. Sales agents hired and trained. Earnings average 100K/yr for a working owner but can be much higher. A new owner needs to be self-motivated, can work from home, business management or ownership background preferred. Partial sellers financing offered. Confidential listing, call or email for more information. (real estate license is not required but recommended within a year) More info

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    Busy Two Doctor Chiropractor Office for Sale

    Attention Chiropractors - move to the Lake Of The Ozarks and work full-time or part time if you want! Busy office with two part-time Chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturist, etc. All FF&E included. Full real estate also available. It's prime commercial property with two office units and a beautiful living residence AND seven 10x20 income producing storage units. Each office unit has an exterior door from the parking lot and separate electrical meters. Unit one is an active Chiropractic office and unit two is leased to an acupuncturist. Finishes are attractive, modern, and professional. The residence has just undergone a high- end buildout complete with radiant heat and stained More info

    Osage Co., MO  Agent: Audrey Kauffman
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    Restaurant/Bar in Historic Hotel

    Are you ready to create your own name in the restaurant business? This turn-key restaurant/bar/lounge is located in a renovated historic hotel (no longer a hotel) in a quaint germanique town. Restaurant has private seating areas perfect for private parties as well as outdoor seating on 3 levels overlooking beautiful rolling hills. Upstairs could be residence and/or B&B. Infrastructure is in excellent condition. More info

    Cash Flow: $30,000 
    United States 
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    E Commerce Specialty Clothing

    This E-commerce website is currently run as a part-time “home based” business. It currently offers “made to order” sewn apparel from proprietary patterns and a few drop-ship items from other manufacturers. With part-time work from home seamstresses, they are able to provide modest American made apparel to schools, religious camps, modest sports teams, etc. An unlimited number of drop-ship products could easily be added for unlimited growth. With the top search ranking position of the domain name, the current owner has been careful not to add very many drop ship products to keep order volume manageable & “part-time”. Comes with top ranking website, over 100 proprietary patterns, 10K More info

    Branson, MO 
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    Flower Sales 10 Weeks Per Year

    Full training available to own this flower business. Assets include 2-3 full setups including greenhouse/tent, all weather shelving, fencing, cash register, hoses, and very nice totally enclosed trailers for transport and storage. Two locations open in 2018 in the parking lots of busy retail businesses. There is plenty of room for growth to a third location and this seller used to take pre-orders from hotels and businesses for baskets and pots but retirement is calling. Over 3000 names in the customer database too. Great money making hobby. An existing wholesale nursery would enjoy a huge profit % if they supplied their own plants/bushes. More info

    Cash Flow: $36,862 
    Laclede Co., MO 
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    Convenience Store Gas Station and Home!

    C Store, Gas Station, & Home included in the price! This little gem sits not far from the entrance to a Missouri State Park which has 850,000 visitors each year. There is a “mini restaurant” inside could be expanded. There is a house attached which could be owner living or rental. Additional “shop” or storage building or rent it.Currently does not sell alcohol, but is approved for the license. All offers considered!! Loan for $350K already approved from local bank! More info

    Audrey Kauffman Serving Cole County, MO

    Laura is the owner of the Transworld Business Advisors of central Missouri office. As a former owner of DataKeeper Technologies, a software development company Laura started in 1998 and sold in 2012, Laura knows exactly what it takes to start, grow, and sell a business. Laura is best known for her project management skills and national training experience and now her expertise in assisting others in selling their business. Laura is also very excited about assisting great businesses grow through developing their concept into a franchise system that will add ongoing revenue to the owner as well as grow the brand much farther than a single owner every could. Go forth and grow your business and call Laura when you are ready to sell it and move on to another chapter in your life!

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