Fully describe the business's activities?
This is a garden service with approximately one hundred and forty clients that are serviced either once a month or once/twice a week. They provide all the services normally associated with a garden service.
How long has the business been established?
The owner established the business in August 2015
How are the clients attracted to the business?
Mostly word of mouth
Does the business have any contract work?
They currently have the contract to cut the grass at the municipality caravan parks in town as well as the grave yards in and around town.
What competition exists?
Other garden services in town.
What are the seasonal trends?
Quieter in the winter months.
Is the business VAT Registered?
What Balance Sheet and Income Statements are available?
Up to date
What percentage of the business is cash/credit?
The owner provides the clients with a invoice at the end of the month that is paid within 7 days if not with receipt.
What is the total staff complement?
The owner fulfill the role of supervisor with three permanent garden workers. In busy times he makes use of casual labour.
Do any receive special perks or incentives?
How involved is the Owner in running the business?
One hundred percent
When does the current lease end?
This business does not have a premises.
What are the trading hours?
They work 6 days a week.
Do you require a licence?
What are the main assets of the business?
Variety of garden cleaning equipment and one bakkie
Are any items not included in the sale?
What is their overall condition?
Do any require repairing?
No it is repaired as and when required.
This business provides excellent, personal service and have a loyal client base. They show an excellent year to year growth and the new owner will be able to build on this if they can continue providing a personal service
The owner needs to be involved.
What is the reason for the sale?
The owner has another business opportunity that he would like to pursue.
Why is this a good business?
They have a solid client base and show a consistent year to year growth.
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