Resources for sellers

Aldes Business Brokers are at the forefront of the profession of selling businesses with valued representation for ALL of our clients. Every day, more and more business buyers and sellers demand our proven skills and resources to help them succeed in an increasingly complex market.

  • Fallen out of love with your business? This could be the reason.

    By Aldes

    Posted on Mar 01 2017, in Resources for sellers

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    So, you wanted your own business. You wanted the freedom of being your own boss, of doing what you love and having more free time to enjoy life. But your business is no longer a labour of love – it’s taken over your life. You work harder and longer hours than ever before.

    ​The result: you no longer enjoy the work you do and no longer want to be your own boss. Don’t give up yet! It might be that you just have to adapt your expectations or the way you ... (More)

    Tags: craftspeople, entrepreneur, management


  • Turn a business broker into your bloodhound

    By admin

    Posted on Feb 02 2017, in Resources for sellers

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    Turning a good business broker into an invaluable asset in your aspiration to become a good business owner.

    ​You’ve been thinking about it, talking about it with family and friends, researching it and even dreaming about it, and you’ve decided that the time is right - you want to buy a business and be a bus... (More)

    Tags: brokers, business, owners


  • Does your loan agreement fall within the National Credit Act?

    By Aldes

    Posted on Oct 28 2016, in Resources for sellers

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    A question that is asked many times is whether the loan agreement, mortgage or credit facility on offer is regulated by the National Credit Act.

    ​The importance hereof relates to the responsibility towards the moneylender (the Bank) and the rights and obligations afforded to the borrower (you). An easy guide to answer the question is to follow... (More)

    Tags: credit


  • Five tips on how to successfully market your SME

    By Aldes

    Posted on Oct 28 2016, in Resources for sellers

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    A strong marketing strategy is a key factor for entrepreneurs to gain new business. But it can be somewhat daunting, if you are unsure of how to approach such a plan. That is why we’ve compiled a list of tips to get you started.

    ​Before you consider different marketing solutions, put some thought into who your target market is, what your competition is doing, how you can improve on their strategy, and how much time and money ... (More)


  • Why outsourcing is beneficial to your business

    By admin

    Posted on Oct 28 2016, in Resources for sellers

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    As an entrepreneur, keeping expenses down is always a key consideration. This can be complicated if you take into consideration the skills and systems you have to invest in for functions such as HR management, finance, marketing and IT.

    By contracting out certain processes or special skills that your business needs instead of managing it in-house, you can significantly reduce employment and infrastructure costs. What are the benefi... (More)

    Tags: outsourcing


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

    By Aldes Business Brokers

    Posted on Sep 19 2016, in Resources for sellers

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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)


  • 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