BusinessesForSale.com launches Downshift Zone for jaded professionals Friday 3 August 2001 PDF Print http://businessesforsale.com/downshift With a recession round the corner and large scale "downsizing" a practical reality for many thousands of professionals, BusinessesForSale.com, 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 BusinessesForSale.com. "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 BusinessesForSale.com - the leading global website for the buying and selling of SME businesses, with over 12,000 businesses for sale. BusinessesForSale.com 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. Contacts PR Consultant to BusinessesForSale.com: Rosemary Rogers: 01727 848420 Rosemary.firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Rosemary Rogers PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.