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Buying a cash business such as a cafe can be rather a difficult experience because all may not be what it seems on the surface.

When buying a cafe, generally, the sales figures and wages bill may differ quite significantly that what is reported in the Vendor's financial statements.

Some useful tips in establishing both the true sales and correct wages are as follows:

Establish what the business actually does per week on average:

  • Find out weekly purchases of food over stock at value for the last 12 weeks
  • How many kilos of coffee does the cafe go through per week?
  • xtagstartzAsk the Vendor what weekly sales figure they are prepared to sign off on.  Include a two week trial period special condition in the