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Renovating Your Business For Sale

Have you ever purchased a property with the intention of renovating it, only to get most things done but not all of them? Then, as part of the preparation in order to put the property on the market and make it look as appealing as possible – all those last minute, unfinished tasks get done. The ‘improvement’ is finalised – all the things that didn’t quite work are fixed, the tiling is finished, the painting is touched-up, the cracked concrete is repaired etc etc.This is the ‘manage & maintain’ stage – it means that the initial work is completed and only maintenance is required unless a specific development or improvement opportunity presents itself whereby work starts, finishes and returns back to the ‘manage & maintain’ stage. Many people then regret the need to sell, as the property finally represents what they originally envisioned – but someone else gets the benefit of that expense and labour!So it happens in business.Any business should have a business plan, and part of that would include an exit strategy. The exit strategy may be to merge with another organisation, grow to list on the stock exchange or to sell etc. To ensure a smooth exit, the most effective business strategy is to be at an efficient ‘manage & maintain’ stage from the outset, which of course enables the company to go through relevant business development and improvement continuously, not just at the time of exit.Of course, at the time of sale the company must be in the most organised, and fortified, position possible to make it as attractive and of the highest value possible. If it is not at an efficient manage & maintain’ stage, there would need to be a great deal of catching up, frantic documentation and throwing together of information under pressure.I was discussing the sale of an engineering company with the current owner recently. The new (potential) owner had focused on the financial and had undertaken a comprehensive Due Diligence strategy regarding running costs, capital expenditure etc. This necessitated records being dragged out from dusty boxes outlining real costs for purchased items over a long historical period. All very well – and, of course, appropriate.However when I asked the current owner whether the purchaser had asked for the Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all his equipment, for the flowcharts showing the order and delivery to use of raw materials, the customer contact register or the supplier list, customer history and so on – he gleefully told me that no, the purchaser hadn’t asked for any of this – and that he only had 3 more days before the Due Diligence period lapsed so he wasn’t going to have the time. He thinks he is ‘out of the woods’ regarding provision of this information and that his consulting back to the company over a six month period would compensate for this.This not only places him at long term risk regarding what has or hasn’t been provided (years later), it also means that he is not in a healthy position to provide it in the first place.As advocated in the Corporate Fingerprint system, there are four types of records that should be managed, maintained and form the basic culture of every organisation:
The Source
The Client
The Internal Work In Progress
The Archive
In particular, the Source – in this instance, is critical. It should contain all the procedures, SOPs, Registers, Policies, Position Descriptions, organisational charts, marketing material, images etc. It is the ‘how to’ of the business and contribution from all departments should be contained in The Source. Each document should be uniquely identified; it should be able to be found via direct navigation or via a search mechanism and it should be managed as part of the Quality Documentation forming the business culture.This, in itself, would form a substantial part of the Due Diligence required of any purchaser. The Client information, proof of adherence to quality management, Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental strategies and other information would also be managed via online & physical records.However, the collation & provision of this information is often, sadly, a last minute throw together and time consuming exercise because it is not maintained as part of the business culture. The business cannot run as efficiently or as effectively without it, and only the new business owner will benefit from the work undertaken, instead of this being an ongoing business benefit.Much of this information is often available in any organisation, but it is scattered, there are different versions created by different people, everyone has their own copy, there is little or no quality control and no one can find the latest version.It really does not have to be an expensive, onerous or difficult task – it simply needs to be recognised, implemented and managed.If the skills are not in-house to implement this as a priority – get outside assistance, it really is worth it.

Waste Removal Companies and How to Choose and Use Them

There are many waste removal companies in any large town or city. You can simply look one up and call them when you need to get rid of waste, but for good or great service it’s important to do some research first and to choose the best company for you.

Here are some home improvement tips to help you choose the right waste removal company:

Look at the company’s reputation. Look for companies with good reputations. This will help you feel confident that the company will take care of the waste removal process.

Ask about the price. Make sure the price is reasonable. You don’t want to overpay for the service.

Ask about the service. Make sure the company offers a good waste removal service. This will ensure that the process is done properly and that the waste is removed properly.

Ask about the schedule. Make sure the company has a schedule that fits your needs. You don’t want to have to wait until the last minute to have the waste removed.

Ask about the availability.

Make sure the company is responsible for the waste they collect and will only tip it at properly licensed waste disposal facilities.

There are a number of different types of local domestic and commercial waste removal companies that offer services these days. Some of the most common are described below:

Local Waste Disposal

Local waste disposal is the process of removing waste from an area. Waste disposal can be done by the local government, a private company, or a group of people. The three main methods of waste disposal are landfills, incinerators, and recycling.

Local waste disposal can be done in several ways. The local government might use landfills to dispose of solid waste. A private company might use incinerators to dispose of solid waste. A group of people might compost the solid waste and then use the compost to fertilize the land.

House Clearance Services

House clearance services are offered by companies that can help you declutter and tidy up your home in a snap. This can be a great way to make your living space feel more organized and stress-free.

Clean up your living space and declutter it, making it easier to live in and more organized and most people report that you will also feel happier.

Garden Clearance Services

Garden Clearance Services can help you clear a backlog of growth and discarded rubbish from any garden quickly. Most will always do their best to reuse, upcycle and down-cycle and recycle all the waste they collect.

In fact, most times now they will save money this way on the alternative of very high waste disposal costs for landfill and incineration.

If you have too much garden furniture, plants, or flowers, or if your garden is too small, you may need to hire a garden clearance service to help you declutter and organize your garden. This service can help you find items that you can donate to charity, sell online, or give to friends and family.

Pet Waste Removal

If you have a pet and find yourself struggling to cope with the amount of pet waste your pet produces, you may want to consider hiring a pet waste removal service. These companies are specially trained to take care of scooping up pet waste and disposing of it safely.

If you have a pet, you know that one of the things you have to take care of is getting rid of their waste.

Unfortunately, pet waste can be really messy and can stain furniture, floors, and other surfaces. That’s why it’s important to have a pet waste removal service that can take care of it for you.

They’ll come to your house and remove all the waste, leaving your house clean and tidy.

Man & Van Rubbish Clearance

Man and Van Rubbish Clearance is the perfect service for those who have a lot of rubbish to clear from a home or business location. A team of experts can help you get rid of all the rubbish in an area or property quickly and easily. They’ll take care of the entire process from start to finish, so you can focus on what’s important.

We cannot stress too highly that it is important to hire a company that has the necessary experience and is reliable.

Any waste management company should be licensed, bonded, and insured. It is also important to find out what type of waste they handle. If they are illegally handling waste, they may have to face financial penalties.

And you might also become implicated in the eyes of the police if your waste is found to have been illegally dumped.

Why Use a Local Waste Removal Company?

Using Waste Removal Companies can help businesses eliminate waste from their property and reduce their environmental footprint. Many professional waste management companies are dedicated to environmental protection. These companies collect, sort, and send waste to recycling facilities.

They use advanced equipment and technologies and strive to reduce the environmental impact of their services. Professional waste management companies can also help businesses reduce their costs by removing waste as cheaply as possible.

Fortunately, you may be in luck because waste removal companies are evolving to meet the increasing demand and getting much better at recycling according to the efficiency guide which is known as the waste hierarchy. The waste hierarchy has been devised to help people take the most sustainable option whenever waste is disposed of.

Clean Harbors is an example of a waste removal company that has expanded to more than 400 locations worldwide. It started with a trash truck and has grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation. They are also the largest organic compost facility operator in the United States.

Despite their huge size, this company has a long and turbulent history. Its owners fought for public health and the environment and have made this huge business out of a start-up using just one trash truck.

Waste-to-energy Facilities

Waste management businesses are more and more often announcing ventures to develop waste-to-energy facilities (WtE).

This technology can transform organic waste into transportation fuels. Including providing fuel for cars in the form of compressed biomethane (rCNG) in cylinders. It can also help power homes and businesses.

By turning trash into fuel, these companies can help save the planet and reduce our carbon footprint.

Trash Removal Rates and Services

If you choose a private waste removal company, you should ask about their rates and services. Some charge for monthly or yearly contracts. Some also charge per individual pickup. Make sure the prices you are quoted fit into your budget. Lastly, check if they offer any other services besides waste removal. It’s also important to find out whether the company offers any type of recycling.

The costs for garbage removal depend on the type of waste you have. Some items are recyclable while others require special equipment. Some of the more common items that are considered hazardous are batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, food waste, and yard waste. Depending on where you live, some types of waste may not be legally tipped on any particular landfill. Each landfill varies in the types of waste they can legally accept.

Your local government will enforce laws regarding hazardous waste, and there can be fines for illegal disposal.

The fees associated with waste removal may include dump fees, transfer station fees, pumping fees, and discharge fees. These fees are part of the cost of doing business for the company. These fees may be passed on to customers.

You should compare prices to ensure you get the most affordable service.