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Journal of African Business Issue 4

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Welcome to Journal of African Business, your guide to business and investment on the continent. The fourth edition of Journal of African Business is the second issue of this magazine to be published as a quarterly. The first two journals were published as annual publications in 2020 and 2021. The Journal of African Business covers a wide range of subjects within the broader economic sectors: energy; mining and exploration; trade; finance; technology and tourism. In addition to this, special features on topical matters are included, along with country profiles.

How to buy an existing

How to buy an existing business A guidebook has been published to help the prospective buyer. Credit: Antoni Shkraba/Pexels Buying a business can be challenging. Many aspects must be analysed and understood to gain a holistic picture of the business and its inner workings. While the process will likely be more accessible and quicker than starting your own business, you need to be aware of any pitfalls that might be occurring in the company. This comprehensive guidebook outlines what you need to look for, consider, analyse and question before purchasing a business. Then we highlight the best way to go about buying the business. Included in this guidebook are: • An introduction and description • Why buy an existing business? Detailing the pros and cons • Buying a business versus buying a franchise • Selecting the right business for you • What to evaluate when buying a business • How to be in a strong negotiating position when buying a business • Pitfalls to avoid when buying a business • Drafting the sales agreement • Avoiding the common mistakes when buying the business • How to get it right With this information, you will be able to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes that are made when purchasing a business and will be able to put yourself in the best possible negotiating position to ensure you get the best deal possible. It may be tricky, but you will be sure to start on the right foot with this guidebook. Contact details: Address: Hillcrest Office Park, 2 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, Dagmar Breiling Email:> Phone: +27 (0)31 761 8677 | Cell: 061 542 4037 | Fax: +27 (0)86 498 1614

GLOBAL AFRICA NETWORK Founded in 2004, Global Africa Network Media (Pty) Ltd (GAN) is a business-to-business print and digital media company based in Cape Town, South Africa. A proudly-African publisher of: POWERING MINING IN AFRICA The rise of the mini-grid and the captive model ENERGY PARTNERSHIPS MUST BENEFIT SOCIETY Localisation can support women and children BLOCKCHAIN IS A DRIVER OF INCLUSION COUNTRY PROFILES: GHANA & KENYA THE EFFECT OF TRAVEL BANS ON TOURISM THE JOURNAL OF AFRICAN BUSINESS SEPT / OCT / NOV 2022 Journal of African Business, a quarterly publication for the African market. South African Business, an annual title, and nine regional publications profiling South Africa’s provinces as business and investment destinations. INSPIRED BY AFRICANS MULALO TAKAEDZA, a Senior Vice President at Standard Bank, is impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of the continent’s people OTHER QUARTERLY TITLES INCLUDE: Blue Chip, which reaches all Certified Financial Planners (CFPs) in South Africa, and Blue Chip Digital at Opportunity, a niche businessto-business publication and official publication of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI). TradeInvestAfrica, a monthly digital publication promoting business, trade and investment opportunities in Africa to potential investors around the world. Service, Leadership in Government, which has an audience throughout the public sector: Local, Provincial and National Government, as well as government agencies and parastatals. has an “Africa Focus” section and runs updated news and links to African investment projects and business news. GAN has considerable experience in creating and publishing custom print and digital publications, including targeted Investment Prospectuses. See

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