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Here you will find resources and links for buyers and sellers of businesses as well as other information and news regarding the Aldes Group.

  • 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)

    Tags: web


  • Why should you be an entrepreneur today

    By Aldes Business Brokers

    Posted on Jun 15 2016, in Resources for sellers

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    One of the best-selling books of the decade is Steve Jobs’ biography. The success is partly due to the popularity of the Apple brand, but also because of a growing fascination of ‘the entrepreneur’.

    One of the best-selling books of the decade is Steve Jobs’ biography. The success is partly due to the popularity of the Apple brand, but also because of a growing fascination of ‘the entrepreneur’. ... (More)

    Tags: business, entrepreneurs


  • 6 of the best business trends in South Africa

    By Aldes Business Brokers

    Posted on Jun 15 2016, in Resources for sellers

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    Being aware of current market trends is essential when you want to achieve success with your business. To increase your profitability and plan strategically, keep these trends in mind and define your goals, determine your actions and mobilise your resources around these tips.

    ​Being aware of current market trends is essential when you want to achieve success with your business. To increase your profitability and plan strategically, keep these trends in mind and define your... (More)

    Tags: business, trends


  • Managing Risk: Selling in a Depressed Market

    By Aldes Business Brokers

    Posted on May 11 2016, in Resources for sellers

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    When thinking of selling you business for whatever reason (death, disability, divorce or departure) think of your business as a commodity or investment tool. In this depressed market commodity prices are low, the rand is under pressure, the overvalued stock market is volatile and interest rates are set to increase. Seems like a bleak picture? Well, yes …and no.

    ​When thinking of selling you business for whatever reason (death, disability, divorce or departure) think of your business as a commodity or investment tool. In this depressed market commodity prices... (More)

    Tags: management, risk, selling


  • Thinking about starting your own business?

    By admin

    Posted on Apr 26 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    Here are 8 reasons why you should take the plunge.

    ​As our economic climate changes, the era of the big paternal companies employing thousands of staff is coming to an end.  In stead, more and more South Africans are considering opening their own... (More)

    Tags: business, entrepreneurship, small


  • Challenges and triumphs of investing in the mining industry

    By admin

    Posted on Apr 26 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    Since the diamond and gold rush in the late 1800’s, virtually everything has changed in the mining industry. And yet, for some individuals it remains a dream to own a mine, achieve a high level of personal success and benefit from the potential excessive wealth which is associated with the industry.

    ​Since the diamond and gold rush in the late 1800’s, virtually everything has changed in the mining industry. And yet, for some individuals it remains a dream to own a mine, achieve a high level of pe... (More)

    Tags: mining


  • What’s your entrepreneurial personality type?

    By admin

    Posted on Mar 11 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    There are certain personality traits that are universal for every entrepreneur. Regardless of the business you’re planning to pursue, you have to be motivated and focused, able to go the distance to achieve your goals.

    ​There are certain personality traits that are universal for every entrepreneur. Regardless of the business you’re planning to pursue, you have to be motivated and focused, able to go the distance to ... (More)

    Tags: entrepreneurship, personality