Fully describe the business's activities?
This business currently offers garden maintenance, pool maintenance, clean-ups, tree-felling, and landscaping. Current client base is 75.
How long has the business been established?
Established in 1993, operating for 24 years.
How does the business operate on a daily basis?
The driver collects and delivers the various teams to the clients on a rotational basis.
How are the clients attracted to the business?
The business uses word-of-mouth, leaflets and truck branding.
What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?
Leaflets are dropped in post boxes on a regular basis, focussing on busy times of the year.
Does the business have any contract work?
What are the seasonal trends?
There is no major fluctuation in business through the year, though fewer new clients sign on during the winter months.
Is the business VAT Registered?
No, the business does not fall within the threshold. The business is registered for UIF and Workmanâs Compensation.
What Balance Sheet and Income Statements are available?
Financial history is available.
What percentage of the business is cash/credit?
100% cash or EFT, no credit.
How could the profitability of the business be improved?
Savings on staff costs if the new owner drives the truck. Some space is available in the schedule for new clients. More focus can be given to the pool maintenance.
Is Seller finance available and for what amount?
What is the total staff complement?
12 members of staff excluding the owner.
Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?
1 x Driver 3 x team leaders (one does equipment repairs) 8 x general workers (2 teams leaders are trained for tree felling)
Do any receive special perks or incentives?
Do any have management potential?
How involved is the Owner in running the business?
Owner is involved in client care and management of staff.
What are the trading hours?
Monday to Friday: 07:30 â 17:30. Saturday times as and when required: 07:30 â work complete.
Is a copy of the lease available?
A storage unit is leased to store the vehicle and equipment. Lease can be transferred to new owner.
What is their overall condition?
All in working condition, well maintained.
Do any require repairing?
How have they been valued ?
Are they presently insured?
Yes. The business is also insured for public liability and employers liability.
The business has a long track record, with long-term clients. Income is stable and there is little to no bad debt. Staff are well trained and adapt well to individual client needs. Staff are trustworthy.
Fly by night businesses that undercharge. All schedules rely on one vehicle.
Some space is available in the schedule for new clients. More focus can be given to the pool maintenance. There are many areas in Southern Johannesburg that can be tapped into.
Smaller operations that give closer customer care due to greater owner involvement.
What is the reason for the sale?
Owner is looking for the next challenge
Why is this a good business?
This business offers a steady monthly income with little owner involvement. Perfect for the retiree.
What is the price plus stock and the net profit?
Selling price of R385 000 including assets with an average monthly income of R10 500.
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