HAVE you ever dreamt of owning your own business but didn’t know where to start?

Well, now could just be the time.

Many people who work for big companies say they want to escape the rat race and at least by taking over an existing business you are minimising the risk of it not succeeding.

Our army of independent businesses across Sussex is a strong and growing community and, according to BusinessesForSale.com, would be even bigger if more people understood how easy it is to make their dreams happen.

There are 73 businesses currently listed for sale in Brighton and Hove, which means there’s plenty of opportunity for the entrepreneurial among you.

We’ve whittled down a list of ten of the ones we think are most interesting in the city.

They are in no particular order:

l The Nightclub: Pop Vault Brighton, Kings Road Arches. It has a 24-hour licence and a capacity of 212.

l Laser Cutting Business: Brighton and Hove Plastics, Boundary Road, Portslade.

l Go Kart Party Providers: This is an exclusive new opportunity to take on the franchise across Sussex hosting children’s karting parties all over Sussex.

l An established Subway. It is situated at 112 Church Road, Hove.

l Chimney Sweep: Wilkins Chimney Sweep. You can run the business from home.

l The salon: Jessi’s Nails and Spa: 190 Lewes Road, Brighton.

l Bar and Restaurant: Piccolo North Laine (This is not the Piccolo in Hove).

l The Deli: The Good Stock Deli, 203a Preston Road, Brighton.

l The Ice Cream Parlour: Scoop and Crumb, 5-6 East Street, Brighton.

l The Convenience Store: Premier Brothers Convenience Store, Western Road, Brighton.

Rufus Bazley of BusinessesForSale.com said: “One of the best ways to begin your own business is to invest in one that’s already established and in Brighton and Hove there’s a colourful list of available businesses that you could buy today.”

Full details of this and more businesses which are available for sale are available at BusinessesForSale.com