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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.

  • 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


  • Due Diligence – speed dating of the business world

    By admin

    Posted on Mar 11 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    Due Diligence (DD) is a process whereby a potential acquirer evaluates a target company or its assets for an acquisition. Performing this type of investigation contributes significantly to informed decision making. It enhances the amount and quality of information available to decision makers and ensures that this information is systematically used to deliberate the decision and all its costs, benefits, and risks.

    ​Due Diligence (DD) is a process whereby a potential acquirer evaluates a target company or its assets for an acquisition. Performing this type of investigation contributes significantly to informed d... (More)

    Tags: diligence


  • To buy or to begin?

    By admin

    Posted on Mar 11 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    You’ve thought about it long and hard, and you’re ready to venture out on your own and start your own business. But have you considered buying an existing business as opposed to starting your own company? Here are our top 3 reasons why buying an established business is a better choice than starting from scratch.

    ​Risk. The most important reason to consider buying a business, is that the startup failure rate for newly launched businesses is extraordinarily high, particularly in South Africa. Statistics reveal ... (More)


  • 7 tough questions to ask yourself before starting a business

    By admin

    Posted on Mar 11 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    Running a business requires business know-how, but most thriving business owners also possess some additional skills and qualities that make them a success. Before you decide to start a business, think about what makes you tick and how you can use that to ensure business success. Ask yourself these questions.

    ​1. Are you a self-starter? Are you self motivated or do you need others to motivate and guide you before you take action? Do you procrastinate or manage your time well? Do you need someo... (More)

    Tags: entrepreneurship


  • 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


  • 2016 Predictions - 10 ups and downs as predicted by Aldes

    By admin

    Posted on Feb 02 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    It is never a good idea to make any predictions when operating in an unstable economy. We’ll give it our best shot to forecast what we deem possible in 2016.

    ​It is never a good idea to make any predictions when operating in an unstable economy. We’ll give it our best shot to forecast what we deem possible in 2016. No certainty - if ever you... (More)


  • Taking the leap from corporate to start your own business? Helpful advice to make the transition

    By admin

    Posted on Feb 02 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    Moving out of the corporate world to start your own business is a big step. Apart from your financial status and your skill set, here are a few tips from Aldes Business Broker, Andre Botha, to help ensure the transition is a smooth one:

    ​ Do your homework. You have an extensive knowledge of the corporate world. You understand how it works, what the business model for success is and how to remain competitive. When transit... (More)


  • 5 reasons to buy an existing business than start from scratch

    By admin

    Posted on Feb 02 2016, in Resources for buyers

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    You’ve thought about it long and hard, and you’re ready to venture out on your own and start your own business. But have you considered buying an existing business as opposed to starting your own company? Here are our top 5 reasons why buying an established business is a better choice than starting from scratch.

    ​You’ve thought about it long and hard, and you’re ready to venture out on your own and start your own business. But have you considered buying an existing business as opposed to starting your own com... (More)