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Businesses for sale in Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago is about more than sports and deep dish pizza

Gain access to over 2.5 million potential customers

Chicago is known for its love of sports and deep dish pizza, but it's also one of the most heavily populated cities in the United States, home to over 2.5 million residents and over 100,000 small businesses. Chicago is a hub for advanced manufacturing in several industries, including the automotive industry. In recent years it has also committed to improving opportunities in technological sectors like biotechnology, clean energy technology, and information and communication technology. This prevalence of well-paid jobs attracts a large pool of highly skilled workers, creating a strong consumer culture ideal for retail businesses. If you're an entrepreneur looking to break into the Chicago market, you're in the right place. The Exchange Marketplace features a variety of new and established Chicago businesses for sale by owner. Even better, we facilitate the entire purchasing process online, so you can start doing business in Chicago without even having to visit the city.

Best businesses in Chicago

See a sample of some of the up-and-coming businesses for sale in Chicago

    $122,516

    Total Revenue

    $100,000+ Per Month, 30%-45% Profit Margins, Fully Automated! This is a rocketship of an opportunity for anyone looking to own an ecommerce business that allows you to earn a full time income from anywhere in the world.

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    $20.4k
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    $5.7k
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    $300,000
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    $93,177

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    Joriki Yoga

    Opportunity to purchase an established, high-end yoga apparel brand for a significant discount to the value of the company's assets. Strong customer base with virtually zero returns. Easily scalable with the proper owner.

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    $4.7k
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    $3k
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    $175k
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    $90,000
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    $1,061

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    Revival Soap Project

    REI, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Patagonia - what do these stores have in common? They want products that are natural, vegan, eco friendly, cruelty free, and local products that give back! Become the next owner of their newest top seller!

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    $96.4
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    $75
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    $4k
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    $15,000
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    $2,932

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    The Well Branded

    The Well Branded serves the LGBT community and has started to build up a following. We have positioned the company for someone to take over to grow the company. We have a following on all social platforms and ads ready to go.

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    $244.3
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    $150
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    $1,200
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    $0

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    Store ready to generate profit, New hot selling product, very profitable because of the new gaming on mobile hype, responsive design.

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    $360
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The revenue and traffic data that you see on each listing is pulled directly from its Shopify account. This means that the data has been verified. Exchange reviews and monitors listings for thorough and accurate information.

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You will be able to communicate with sellers via a secure messaging platform. After you log in and request information from a listing, sellers are notified and have the ability to respond. When you are ready, you can make an offer.

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Take time to inspect the business

Once you submit payment to Escrow.com and the payment has been secured, the funds are held until you confirm that all assets received are as negotiated. You can use the inspection period to ask the seller any extra questions about the business.

Safe store transfer

When the transaction is finalized, the dedicated migration team at Exchange will begin the process of making you the new owner of the store. Buyers and sellers will be notified via an email from the Exchange team once store transfers have been completed.

Post-purchase 24/7 Shopify support

Once you log into your Shopify account for the first time and choose a subscription plan, Shopify Support Gurus are available 24/7 to help you with the settings of the store.

Build your future with a business in Chicago

Own and operate a Chicago company from anywhere in the world

Chicago is home to over 2.5 million potential customers, making it an ideal environment for small businesses looking to grow. There are a plethora of opportunities available for both new and experienced entrepreneurs, and a supportive infrastructure of B2B businesses to help your company flourish. Here on the Exchange Marketplace we sell both new and established businesses in a wide range of industries, including fashion and apparel, home and furniture, and electronics retailers. You can also find some service-based businesses, mostly in fields like digital marketing, for sale. Every business listed in our marketplace features a fully functional ecommerce website and at least one existing product line, so you can start selling almost immediately. You don't need to live in Chicago to purchase one of these companies, but there are some advantages to local purchases, such as tax breaks and other financial supports that are restricted to Chicago residents. You'll also be able to meet with the owner and conduct part of the negotiation in person. Some of the businesses for sale on the Exchange Marketplace also come with an existing physical stock; for these businesses we recommend local purchases, as this gives investors the opportunity to quality-check the merchandise.

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Ryan G.Ryan G.Bought WearWood“I was initially thinking about investing in some additional real estate, and that got me thinking about other options that might not tie up as much capital.”
Daymon S.Daymon S.Sold Fidget Widgets Co.“We sold our Shopify store for $27,000 and handed off the business in 2 weeks.”
Austin N.Austin N.Bought the Reclaimed Farmhouse“Buying this store from Exchange Marketplace was the best decision I ever made because I didn’t have to start from scratch.”

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    $1,417

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    Taglha

    Become the Owner of a High-Quality and Appealing Online Store with a huge Potential! Are you a the one to give the right boost to the store?

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    $177.1
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    $90
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    $100,000,000
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    $316,097

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    $10.2k
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    $298,600
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    $2,659,278

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    Booty Must

    Successful Fashion Store for sale. ****Dropshipping store, no inventory.**** First come first serve basis.

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    $110.8k
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    $275,000
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    $235,227

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    Art of Wall St

    Art of Wall St (AWS) is a store that has accomplished over 200K in sales in less than 4 months. AWS is a market leading, customer and brand focused company. AWS is also a store that has a branding unlike any other canvas art com...

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    $11.8k
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    $29k
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    $120,000
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    $125,759

    Total Revenue

    Paige Avenue is a beautifully designed Women's Clothing retail store with an ever growing following on Instagram and Pinterest. We started this store in November of 2015 with a vision of designing our own clothing (which is something we ...

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    $2.9k
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    $89,999
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  • Seller lists business

    Exchange uses uneditable verified Shopify sales data, owner-reported data, and market trends to suggest a valuation price. The seller is free to use the suggested price or set their own as a starting point for negotiation.

  • Buyer & Seller Communicate

    Buyers and Sellers can communicate through a secure messaging system to share their business context, history, and future opportunities.

  • Buyer sends offer

    A Buyer makes an offer to buy the business with the price they are willing to pay. Upon offer acceptance, Buyer and Seller begin the payment transaction through Escrow.

  • Secure Store Transfer

    Exchange Support securely transfers the store to the buyer and the seller receives the funds from Escrow.

Questions? Exchange Support Specialists are available

Exchange Support Specialists can be reached at exchange-support@shopify.com to assist buyers and sellers throughout the transaction process. They understand that buying and selling a business is no small feat, so if you have any questions, they will be happy to help.

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