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With a recession round the corner and large scale "downsizing" a practical
reality for many thousands of professionals,, the
leading global website for the buying and selling of SME businesses,
launches the "Downshift Zone".

In the "Downshift Zone" consultants, bankers, lawyers, accountants and tech
professionals can kick-start their lives by acquiring some great
life-changing opportunities; from beach hotels in Devon or Costa Rica to
award winning wine farms in South Africa and remote guest houses in the
Scottish Highlands.

"The future is uncertain," says Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, a non-executive
director of "I think this a great idea, especially for people who
are now looking for a new start or career."

The "Downshift Zone" contains a power boat rental business in the US Virgin
Islands for $550,000 (£387k) , a Greek taverna on Naxos, for £85,000 and a
bungy jumping business in New Zealand for NZ$400,000 (£116k). There are more
traditional businesses
such as hotels and guest houses in Devon, Cornwall and the Lake District for
those who are not looking to remain within the UK.

"I've looked at the site with interest," says Barry Morris, the former Marks
and Spencer board director, who retired earlier this year after 31 years of
service. "Having been in retail for most of my life, the challenge of
running a Colorado mountain resort is strangely appealing!"

The "Downshift Zone" contains over 25 unique businesses tailored to
professionals and is free to view on - the leading
global website for the buying and selling of SME businesses, with over
12,000 businesses for sale. is the world's largest resource for buying and selling
small and medium sized businesses. It is privately owned, based in London and
currently lists over 12,000 enterprises in 70 countries.


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