Fully describe the business's activities?
Mobile custom built dog grooming trailer that is towed to existing clients' properties and carries out scheduled grooming as booked. Electricity and water required for washing the dogs are supplied by clients along with a surplus fuel levy applied to grooming account.
How long has the business been established?
The business was established 12 years ago.
How long has the owner had the business?
The owner has had the business for 11 years.
How does the business operate on a daily basis?
Scheduled areas are serviced by booking requirements area to area and household to household with current owner driving and two staff carrying out the grooming service. Clients pay either by EFT or cash upon completion of service.
How are the clients attracted to the business?
Mostly through signage and contact details placed on mobile grooming parlor itself and veterinarian rooms that do not have their own on site facilities.
Is the business VAT Registered?
The business is not VAT Registered.
How could the profitability of the business be improved?
Broader area covered , web site development offering services and available times , potential to have two mobile units
What is the total staff complement?
Apart from the seller of the business, there are 2 people employed and trained to do the grooming.
Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?
Both groomers have been with current owner for 11 years.
Do any receive special perks or incentives?
3 weeks annual paid leave.
Do any have management potential?
How involved is the Owner in running the business?
Owner does ALL driving to clients, collection of payments and bookings
What are the main assets of the business?
Customized dog grooming trailer with its own water, gas, electrical connectivity supply. Completely self sufficient and mobile. Dog Grooming specific hair trimmers and dryers and small grooming tools.
What is their overall condition?
Used but still in very good condition.
Do any require repairing?
Customized trailer is self sufficient, and fully equipped, there is cost recovery in the form of a fuel levy added to grooming account, water and electricity supplied by clients so very low COS and running expenses associated to this business. Trailer has water capacity tank to carry 200 ltr of water
Limited area coverage.
Broader area coverage and more active marketing.
The water shortage in Cape Town could be seen as a threat. However, due to the mobility of the business it was not seen as a threat.
What is the reason for the sale?
Why is this a good business?
Good cash earning potential, uncomplicated with ability to grow with development of social media and website based marketing.
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