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Garden Maintenance & Design Services

Gauteng, Johannesburg
Mandate 33854
Added 03 Feb 2020
R 600,000* ZAR
Stock: R 0
Assets: R 200,000
R 32,645 ZAR
Chris Ferguson
Aldes Infinity
Gauteng, Midrand
Gauteng, Midrand

Garden Maintenance & Design Services
R 600,000* ZAR
Stock: R0
Assets: R200,000
R 32,645 ZAR

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Fully describe the business's activities?
The Business maintains gardens for individual clients and large complexes. It operates from Monday to Saturday with 3-4 teams depending on the work load. Apart from the maintenance, garden designs and landscaping generates ad-hoc income during the year.

How long has the business been established?
The owner started the business 5 years ago in 2015

How does the business operate on a daily basis?
There is currently 3-4 teams, each being managed by a supervisor.

How are the clients attracted to the business?
The owner has done no marketing since the start and has grown the business by word of mouth.

What are the seasonal trends?
Summer months are busier

How did the Covid-19 pandemic impact the business turnover / daily operations?
Firstly, all work had to cease immediately, but despite this most of the clients continued to pay their monthly fees. This meant that the business was able to pay all the workers a portion of their salaries. The Business were also able to give the casual workers a stipend to at least allow them to feed themselves. The Business had a few clients who let them know that they were unfortunately not able to pay for the services which were suspended. The Business have had a number of clients forced to suspend or cancel contracts as they are still not receiving salaries. Most have assured the business owners that as soon as the situation changes, they will re-engage them.

What steps / actions have been taken to combat the effect of Covid-19 pandemic?
The business was fortunate to obtain a permit which enabled them to do limited work such as cleaning and sanitizing bins and removing garden refuse. This has led to a number of new enquiries and so we have been able to replace some clients. They have implemented the strict rules with regard to masks, sanitizer etc. and this has meant some costs were incurred. They have had to cut down on the number of days the casual workers are employed, as well as the number of casuals. This has been necessary due to clients who have cancelled as well as the need to limit the number of workers transported on the vehicles. The business are fortunate to have been affected in a smaller manner than many businesses due to the fact that they have excellent and long standing relationships with their clients who have been very supportive.

Is the business VAT Registered?

Are there up-to-date Management Accounts available?
Yes, will be made availible during the Due Dilligence

What Balance Sheet and Income Statements are available?
Yes, will be made availible during the Due Dilligence

What percentage of the business is cash/credit?
100% cash

How could the profitability of the business be improved?
Google Advertising Growing the number of teams

Is Seller finance available and for what amount?

What is the total staff complement?
18 staff

Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?
Will be made availible during the Due Diligence

Do any receive special perks or incentives?
Staff saving accounts

Do any have management potential?
Each team is managed by a Supervisor/Driver

How involved is the Owner in running the business?
The owner does spot checks during the week, and manages the accounts.

When does the current lease end?
The business is operating from the owners home

What are the trading hours?
Mon-Fri 7:30 -16:30 Sat 7:30 - 13:30

What are the main assets of the business?
Will be made availible during the Due Diligence

What is their overall condition?
Good Working Order

Are they presently insured?

The business has grown its client base year on year with longstanding clients.

The staff compliment increases as the client base grows.

Growing the teams Adding marketing spent on a monthly basis

Fuel increases affects the business immediatly Weather conditions could delay services

What is the reason for the sale?
The owner is retiring and relocating to the coast

Why is this a good business?
The business has a strong established client base.

What is the price plus stock and the profit?
R600,000.00 Nett Profit R391,741.80

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Aldes Infinity

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10 active mandates
Gauteng , Midrand
No 10 MT Boreas Midlands Office Park Midstream 1692

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