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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.

  • 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)


  • How to sell your business in a depressed market

    By admin

    Posted on Feb 02 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.

    ​Investors will always seek alternative opportunities to invest and therefore you can sell your profitable business in a depressed market, providing that you are willing to: Be positive... (More)


  • Corporate vs owning your own business

    By Aldes Business Brokers

    Posted on Dec 21 2015, in Resources for buyers

    A practical guide for the transition away from the corporate world to owning your own business

    ​The transition from the corporate world to owning your own business – a practical guide.. In one’s transition away from the corporate world to owning your own business, there are two major factors ... (More)

    Tags: corporate


  • Proving the figures

    By Aldes

    Posted on Dec 11 2015, in Resources for buyers

    Is you new business going to be profitable?

    ​Once you as a potential buyer is satisfied about the business that you would like to acquire, your next step will be to put an offer to purchase in writing to the seller. It is important however to e... (More)


  • Buyer checklist

    By Aldes

    Posted on Dec 01 2015, in Resources for buyers

    A checklist for new buyers

    The following are some elements of a business deal that Aldes has identified that needs attention from a potential buyer. 1. Signed agreement. Make sure that you have a copy of the signed agreemen... (More)

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  • VAT and Transfer Duties

    By Aldes

    Posted on Dec 02 2015, in Resources for buyers

    When are transfer duties and VAT payable on when purchasing a business?

    To answer the question that many buyers of property have regarding “when is transfer duty payable on a transaction and when will VAT be payable?” Answer. It is important to remember that VAT will ... (More)


  • Thinking of Buying on Auction?

    By Aldes

    Posted on Dec 01 2015, in Resources for buyers

    There are many benefits to buying on auction. Sellers are serious. Properties or businesses that are up for auction are there to be sold, not to test the market.

    There are many benefits to buying on auction. Sellers are serious. Properties or businesses that are up for auction are there to be sold, not to test the market. Prior to the auction you can inspect... (More)


  • How to apply for VAT

    By Aldes

    Posted on Dec 01 2015, in Resources for buyers

    Information about applying for VAT registration with SARS

    Application for VAT registration must be done in person so that SARS can verify your identity and other application details. The VAT 101 – Application for VAT Registration form needs to be completed a... (More)