Fully describe the business's activities?
This business is a garden service that removes garden refuse consisting only of grass, leaves and small branches.
How long has the business been established?
The business was establish in 2006.
How long has the owner had the business?
The owner started the business.
How does the business operate on a daily basis?
The business operates on a weekly time schedule, to remove garden drums or bags and charged for on a monthly basis. All refuse collected is supplied to compost manufacturers in and around Johannesburg. The plastic bags used for the garden refuse are emptied out and collected for disposal to a plastic recycling point.
How are the clients attracted to the business?
Clients are been attracted to the business by the bussines' website and word of mouth.
What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?
Marketing is done in the form of advertising on the internet on Gumtree, OLX, Junkmail and listing in Business Directories.
Does the business have any contract work?
All work done by the business is on a three month renewable contract.
What competition exists?
There are few other refuse removals who compete with this business, but the size of the others is to small to really be threat or to compete with this business.
What are the seasonal trends?
Although the service is delivered on a standard weekly basis, there are an increase in the number of bags or drums used by clients during autumn and spring.
Is the business VAT Registered?
The business is not registered as a VAT vendor.
Are there up-to-date Management Accounts available?
Management and profit calculation for Feb 2018 is available. An adequate financial accounting system exist and the Seller will be in a position to give a potential buyer access to all the information a buyer requires. A comprehensive record is available for the last Three years of trading.
What Balance Sheet and Income Statements are available?
None, but the buyer will have access to all accounting records for the last 3 years.
What percentage of the business is cash/credit?
When signing new customers, a one month fee plus deposit have to be paid in advance and there after all payments for the monthly fee is paid by debit order.
What is the age analysis of the debtors book?
The business does not have debtors book. Customers pay by monthly debit orders.
How could the profitability of the business be improved?
Profitability of the business can be improved by signing on more customers in their current areas of operation.
What is the total staff complement?
One plus two casual workers.
Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?
1 x Ops Manager (Driver) started 26 Sept 2017. 1 x Casual worker started 14 Oct 2013. 1 x Casual worker started 2 Oct 2017.
Do any receive special perks or incentives?
The staff receives a certain percentage as incentive commission on all new customers that they sign in a specific area.
Are they on contract?
The Manager is on contract.
How involved is the Owner in running the business?
The owner is 100% involved in the business , but it only requires his input for 2-3 hours per day.
When does the current lease end?
This is a work from home business. The new buyer will have to relocate to his property or any other suitable premises if required.
What are the trading hours?
Monday to Friday 7h00 to 16h00.
What are the main assets of the business?
The main assets of the business is the vehicles, drums and intellectual property.
Are any items not included in the sale?
All items are included in the sale
What is their overall condition?
The assets are in a good condition.
Do any require repairing?
None of the assets require repairing.
How have they been valued ?
Valuation of assets is based on current used market value.
Which assets are on lease/HP and with whom?
The outstanding finance amounts on the vehicles will be settled by the seller.
Are they presently insured?
All assets are comprehensively insured.
- Business is always in demand especially in the affluent areas of Sandton, Randburg, Roodepoort, Krugersdorp etc. - The business is well structured and easy to manage.
- Contracts can be cancelled on one month written notice.
- More areas can be added without any additional capital outlay. There are still plenty of untapped business.
- The main threat is the economy. The thighter household budgets becomes, the more the cut back on what is considered as non essential expenditure.
What is the reason for the sale?
The seller wants to relocate and spend more time in his other Business interest.
Why is this a good business?
This is a good well organised business with potential for growth.
What is the price plus stock and the net profit?
The price of the business is R 952 000 stock included with an monthly net profit of R 36 309 pm.
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