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The beauty industry is ever-popular in South Africa, and a great choice for buyers to delve into when looking into buying an existing business. Even after the decimating effects of COVID-19 on the economy, the beauty industry is standing strong, as people prioritise self-care. There are factors to keep in mind to ensure that you develop a successful business plan, before you invest in a salon for sale.
Choosing an existing business for sale is the easy part; by the time you’re considering buying a business, you already have an idea of which industry it will be in, its size, type, and all of the other particulars. The more complicated part is when it comes to applying for finance to buy a business. Very few people have the capital to use cash to buy the business, so it’s important to understand the ways and means of borrowing money and still making those dreams come true!
For the modern-day consumer, convenience is key. If something can be done faster and more effectively with minimal effort, that would be the option that the majority of consumers will choose. Having an e-commerce business means that your consumers can explore your product offering from wherever they are, whether at the office in between tasks or on their couch in their slippers. They don’t have to go to a store to pick and choose, stand in queues, and worry about pandemics.
When purchasing a CORO site, you’ll need to scrutinise the terms and conditions in place. It’s imperative to know whether the lease will be renewed by the oil company, or if the responsibility will fall on you as the buyer. This will need to be discussed and agreed upon before the purchase is made. In order to receive a suitable return on investment, the buyer should plan to operate the petrol station for at least ten years.
A franchise survey conducted by Sanlam in 2019 indicated that the South Africa’s franchise industry contributes just under 14% to the country’s GDP. Looking into buying a franchise for sale in South Africa is certainly worth it. Additionally, many franchises have stood strong in the midst of the devastating effects of the Coronavirus on the economy. There are many benefits of buying a franchise that has become more and more apparent.
Before taking over a business, one should always conduct a proper due diligence. In fact, it is advisable to make any offer of an acquisition of a small or medium business subject to the completion of your own investigation into the affairs of the business. There are many methods to verify the numbers of an existing business and one can also use the services of a professional accountant who specializes in this field.
As an entrepreneur, you are always on the lookout for a new opportunity, or to compare your business with what is available in the market. There are lots of benefits to buying an existing business than starting one from scratch. If you are buying your first business or if you are a seasoned entrepreneur, consider the following when deciding your next venture.
Sellers Knowledge Bank
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When the market conditions are less than ideal (like now), you’ll probably be reluctant to sell your business. We have already provided useful tips for selling a distressed business, but selling a business in a depressed market is a whole different ballgame. There are many different ways that you can hook a serious buyer who will give you the best price, if you follow some basic best practices.
COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on South African businesses, with many being shut down indefinitely. Even major companies like Ster Kinekor took a huge knock and have had to close their doors, or file for business rescue assistance. Many others are in treacherous waters and have become distressed businesses. But this doesn’t necessarily need to spell D-O-O-M. There are people who are specifically looking to buy distressed businesses. If you are a business in distress, there are tips that you can follow to sell your business, and you can do it conveniently online!
Many businesses get to a stage where they consider expansion, and franchising is one way of expanding a business footprint. There are many benefits to be had from franchising a business, including expansion with third party capital and the dedication of an owner manager that promotes the business for their own profit. Not all businesses have franchise potential. Any business owner considering franchising should ask themselves the following questions. Ideally, all these questions should have a positive answer.
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Unlike other businesses, the online venture may not have any tangible assets such as property, machinery, or vehicles instead they will have Intelectual Property, websites, and systems. The company may also have an online presence and income generation as proof of its value. Your business needs to be listed at a realistic market-related price. The correct valuation is thus imperative to ensure that the online business is sold at the right price. Below are four common online business valuation mistakes to avoid.
Employees drive the goodwill of the business and in the case of a change in ownership represent continuity. One of the most important deciding factors for a buyer would always be: Does the staff know about the sale? Will the manager stay on in the business? How long have your staff been working for you? Taking over a business, the continuity of the staff is the most important factor, especially if the buyer is new to the industry they will be very dependent on your current staff compliment.
Though there may be hundreds of businesses being advertised on websites “for sale”, at any given day there are only two types of businesses in the market: Those that don’t sell; and Those that sell.
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