I am 25 years old and through savings have £62k to my name. I live in the west midlands and have recently been made redundant. This will be my first business venture. I am looking to purchase a leasehold business with a proven track record, to lower my risks. I plan on using the profits from this business to obtain another business than repeat this to hopefully form a chain of business' I own. Therefore, I am not overly concerned with the type of business this is, so long as it's a nice money earner (actually this needs to be a business I can openly admit owning to my mom, i.e it is decent in its nature of business). I don't drink so am put off by pubs/bars.......but don't mind selling small amounts of alcohol in a newsagents with small off license for eg, so long as the primary trade of the business isn't selling alcohol. I am looking for relatively easy to run businesses that don't require a relatively large amount of management (as I hope to build a chain of businesses, but the don't necessarily have to in the same industry). I have seen some business' on websites, for eg rightbiz, but am a little sceptical as to the figures of profits etc on show. Has anyone else used this type of site? (Before I take the plunge I will speak to citizens advise bureau and make sure accountant and solicitor checks everything is ok, is this all I need to worry about?) I am open to suggestions people might have, as other than the internet I don't have much else of a source for advice. For my investment I would settle for £25k annual profits. Is this reasonable? Any help would be appreicated.