Whilst I go about saving up for my first investment property. I definately would like to be able to purchase an already existing (prefer 3 years old at the very least) business "down the track" as part of my "life plan". I'm looking at wanting to purchase an already established animal based business especially a vet clinic, pet grooming salon, pet store and other such business where I would be able to involve myself without having to totally involve myself (it doesn't rely solely upon my individual effort to keep it going - I can work on it from home whilst also being 'hands on' within the business). Can anyone recommend where I should look? How do I go about finding out if there are any vet clinics and other animal based businesses for sale locally (or at least in the South East Queensland region)? I definately don't want to start one. I would prefer to be the new owner of an already established business. As I have the knowledge of how to turn a business's reputation around into a positive one if the business has been flagging (any established business can be given new life). I would be willing to even invest initially in another type of business if the numbers were good (and/or the potential) so as to use it as a way to earn more income (and not have to rely on my current primary way of earning a living).