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It doesn't get much better than this, a successful and thriving franchised business, five days a week office hours, all clients are on contracts of between one and three years, the clients are the management agents, trustees and body corporate of the the complexes and office parks. The risk is about as low as you can get.


  Selling Price     699,000   Turn Over Per Month     140,000 
  Stock Included   Profit Per Month 30,500
  Assets Included 150,000   R.O.I %  52%
  Total Price   699,000    

 History and Overview Of The Business
Fully describe the business's activities  This is a Franchised garden maintenance business providing garden service to complexes on yearly and longer contracts. Retirement villages, security estates, flats and corporate customers count amongst our clients.

Well established business. Very easy to run five days a week with normal business hours and no weekend trading. As part of the franchise invoices, contracts, payroll, equipment maintenance etc are handled on your behalf from an office.

Seller is prepared to negotiate an extended handover if the Purchaser so desires.
When was the business established?  2001
How long has the owner had the business?  The current owner bought the business in 2013
 How Does The Business Operate
How does the business operate on a daily basis  The business places permanent workers in the complexes on a daily basis. These workers work according to a work schedule. The work schedule and quality control are monitored by the owner on a daily basis
How are the clients attracted to the business?  The business has a very good reputation in the industry and is a preferred service provider with most property managing companies. When contracts go out on tender the business gets contacted by the property managers for quotes
What Advertising/Marketing is carried out? None
Does the business have any contract work?  Yes, all work are done on a contractual basis. The norm is a year contract, but most contracts renew on automatic basis. Some contracts date back to 2008
What competition exists? There are other players in the market, but not many on this scale. 
Seasonal Trends?  None, fixed monthly agreements.  You do however get add on extra opportunities with extra items to do for the clients
 Financial Information
Vat Registered?  No
Vat Documentation on File?  Not registered
Management Accounts? Yes, easy to verify contracted income and staff expenses
Audited Financials?  N/A
What as Cash/Credit Split? No cash or credit. All invoices are paid at the end of the month by the respective property managers per contracts in place.  You got to love this. Excited yet?
Debtors Book Age Analisys  N/A
How can you improve the  profitability? Marketing and expanding the services provided by the business
 Is Seller Finance available and if so what is it?  No, cash sale
   Staffing Of the Business
What is the total number of Staff? Each complex has it's own permanent full-time staff memberscomplexes
Staff Breakdown Each complex has a supervisor. The supervisor instruct and control the workers
Staff Special Perks and Bonuses? No bonuses are paid. The owner will from time to time reward individual workers
Are the staff on Contract? Yes, all workers have employment contracts
Does any of the staff have management potential?  N/A
How involved is the Owner in running the business? The owner is actively involved in the running of the business on a daily basis
  Premises Of the Business
When Does the Current Lease ends?  No Lease, home based
What are the Trading Hours? Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Do You require a license? This is a franchised business, You will be required to operate withing this environment
 Assets Of The Business
Full Asset List available? The contracted clients and the equipment
 Anything not included in the sale?  No
 What is condition of the assets As part of the franchise the business has its own work shop. Equipment are serviced on a regular basis
 Any Assets on Lease/HP that Buyer needs to take over? Various of the vehicles are but these will be settled as part of the sale
 Are they insured at the moment?  Yes
  SWOT Of The Business
 STRENGHTS Well established business.
Contracted Clients
No lease and overheads
Great Reputation
 WEAKNESSES The business has grown 300% in 4 years which places a bigger demand on the owner
 OPPORTUNITIES No marketing is being done.
It would be easy to add additional services to the business as the business operates in complexes with many residents
 THREATS None perceived. Residents pay a monthly levy. For this levy garden service must be provided. Economical changes does not affect this arrangement
Why is this a good business Well established business. Easy to run with no rental agreements. 8-4 Working hours and no weekend trading. As part of the franchise invoices, contracts, pay roll, equipment maintenance etc are handled on your behalf from an office.
Why is the owner selling it? Business has grown 300% in 4 years. Seller is positioning himself for future relocation.

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