Pro-Tip: Start Your Business by Shopping at Auction

Whether you’re a new restaurant owner, opening a retail establishment, or need furniture for an office, you’ll find many of the items you’ll need to get started at auction. But the best part? You’re likely to get a deal you can’t find by shopping retail.

As a new business owner, you know having liquidity and extra capital on hand is extremely important. When unexpected expenses pop up, you want the peace of mind that you have money in the bank. An initial line of credit or investment money can be spent quickly when you’re paying retail prices for brand new supplies.

At auction, you can often find gently-used equipment in great condition. It’s a common misconception that only old items are sold at auction. Often, late-model or new items cross the auction block due to a store closing or surplus.

Here are our top picks for B2B auctions happening soon:

Brand New Restaurant Equipment: This auction features mostly smallwares, including cookware, serving equipment, food storage solutions, and more. For a new restaurant owner, these small purchases can add up if you’re buying at full price. Be sure to look through these 330 items for auction September 19.

Electrical Contractor Equipment: Not just specialty electrical tools, many of the items in this auction could be used in several professions, like scaffolding, ladders, tool boxes, and generators. The 100 lots of equipment will sell in a timed auction September 19.

High-End Designer Wedding Dresses: Restock your boutique or bridal store. This single lot of 200 high-end designer wedding dresses is selling September 20. You never know what you’ll find at auction!

Kroger Equipment Auction: If you’re in the grocery industry, this event has all the items you would expect, like industrial refrigeration and catering equipment. The auction also features items that could be used in many businesses, like desks, vending machines, anti-theft systems, electronics, shelving, and check-out lanes. The 250 lots will be sold September 20.

Surplus Bakery Equipment: Another timed auction of equipment is closing September 20, and features a tortilla press, dough dividers, wheat grinders, and more.

Restaurant Equipment from Jalapeno Loco: On September 21, Grafe Auction Company will sell the equipment and contents from a Mexican restaurant in Mequon, WI. With more than 725 lots up for sale, restaurant owners are sure to find items of interest.

The selection of inventory on Proxibid changes every day, so be sure to check back to the Commercial & Industrial category often. With the wide variety of inventory available, there’s items for every industry.