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  • How does capital gains tax impact the sale of a business?

    By Aldes

    Posted on Sep 27 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    When selling your business there are various aspects you need to consider, of which one is capital gains tax (CGT). When selling your business, this event is considered for all tax purposes as the disposal of an asset.

    ​The income received from the sale of your business is also often subject to other tax-types. Keep in mind that the full proceeds of the sale will not be subject to CGT, but only the “capital” portion... (More)


  • Should you rent or buy your business premises?

    By Aldes

    Posted on Sep 26 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    Buying versus renting business premises – it is an argument that’s been around for a very long time, and it will probably be around for some time to come. Here are some pointers to guide you if you are faced with this decision.

    ​Property rights Owners have more freedom to use the property as they please. For instance, if there is enough space on the premises for an additional business, you can supplement your income by lea... (More)


  • The Challenges of Doing Business in Zimbabwe

    By Aldes

    Posted on Sep 20 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    When doing business or operating as an SME in South Africa’s famous northern neighbour, it is a mixture of “high stakes” opportunities and challenges. Our franchisee in Zimbabwe, Busisa Moyo, highlighted a few of these challenges that a business person is likely to encounter when engaging in a Zimbabwean enterprise.

    Multi-currency. Having abandoned the Zimbabwe Dollar in 2009, the country does not have a currency of its own. It uses a basket of currencies, all of which have been accepted as legal tenders. This... (More)


  • SOLE PROPRIETOR – TRADING IN YOUR NAME IS THE BEST?

    By Aldes Business Brokers

    Posted on Sep 19 2016, in Uncategorized

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    There are no formal registration or regulatory requirements whatsoever, to operate a business in South Africa. Imbedded in the Constitution of South Africa is our Bill of Rights (Chapter 2), which states that: every citizen has the right to choose their trade, occupation or profession freely. As an individual, you simply make the decision to start (or buy) a business, and you JUST DO IT, by way of trading as a sole proprietor.

    Per definition, a sole proprietor is a business that legally has no separate existence from its owner (the individual). Income and losses are taxed on the individual's personal income tax return, and ... (More)


  • Does your business need a trade licence?

    By Aldes Business Brokers

    Posted on Aug 29 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    Have you decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship and start your own business? It is a very exciting time but first check if you need a business licence or you might find yourself on the wrong side of the law instead of making a profit.

    ​Here’s how to ensure you stay on the right side of the law Have you decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship and start your own business? It is a very exciting time but first check... (More)


  • How to manage a FAST food business

    By Aldes Business Brokers

    Posted on Aug 29 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    The only simple thing about a fast food restaurant is ordering food. Although they are seen as low budget and low-quality restaurants, they can be very challenging to manage successfully. The main quality of a fast food restaurant is to produce high quantity food quickly. Hence, training your staff and keeping their morale up are incredibly important. But what factors should you be aware of when you think about buying (or already owning) a fast food restaurant?

    ​The only simple thing about a fast food restaurant is ordering food. Although they are seen as low‑budget and low-quality restaurants, they can be very challenging to manage successfully. The main qu... (More)


  • Liquor Licenses – a primer

    By admin

    Posted on Aug 25 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    A valid liquor license is frequently a key factor in the success, or otherwise, of a restaurant or similar type of social venue. Therefore, we thought a quick primer on these licenses and how they are awarded will be useful.

    ​A valid liquor license is frequently a key factor in the success, or otherwise, of a restaurant or similar type of social venue. Therefore, we thought a quick primer on these licenses and how they ar... (More)


  • Your employees – a few thoughts

    By admin

    Posted on Aug 25 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    The employees in a company form the cornerstone of almost any industry. We have all heard the old CEO’s cliché – “our staff are our most important asset”.

    ​While this has certainly become a cliché, it nonetheless remains true. Your employees are the face of the business, and in the eyes of your clients and the general public they are in fact perceived t... (More)


  • 13 Factors that influence the value of your business

    By admin

    Posted on Jul 05 2016, in Resources for sellers

    There are several elements that can influence the value of your business. Here is a list of different factors that affect value and sale of your business. Read on to better understand your business’s value.

    There are several elements that can influence the value of your business. Here is a list of different factors that affect value and sale of your business. Read on to better understand your business’ v... (More)


  • South African entrepreneurs

    By admin

    Posted on Jun 15 2016, in Resources for sellers

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    South African entrepreneurs are a special breed. They have the tenacity and the vision to start businesses in a difficult economic climate and make a success of it. Here are 5 of the most exciting entrepreneurs that have made it onto the Forbes Africa list of most promising entrepreneurs to watch under 30.

    Who is making headlines?. South African entrepreneurs are a special breed. They have the tenacity and the vision to start businesses in a difficult economic climate and make a success of it. Here are ... (More)

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