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Establishing your franchise in a fast-changing economy

The rapid pace of urbanisation has created a greater concentration of economic activity in South Africa, which has affected the franchise industry holistically.

16 Jul 2014 11:37

Independents are fuelling Africa

Independent petrol retailers are making impressive gains across Africa, presenting a challenge to franchise operators for oil giants that have monopolised the continent's markets for decades.

By John Harvey 14 Jul 2014 09:24

Why translation is only step one for success in international markets

KFC succeeds in China, where Home Depot, Mattel and eBay could not, by localising the brand itself and not just its collateral.

By Ian Henderson 8 Jul 2014 15:03

Tackling childhood obesity, Kauai launches schools' franchise

Kauai has embarked at an initiative in schools that educates children, parents and teachers about the benefits of healthy eating. The franchise, called Kauai@School, offers children a healthy, balanced diet, which provides food rich in essential vitamins, minerals and key nutrients essential for healthy growth and development.

2 Jul 2014 15:51

Telkom considers franchising shops - for efficiency

Fixed-line provider Telkom is looking at franchising some of its 137 stores as part of its overall business review to reduce inefficiency and cut costs.

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 Jul 2014 14:19

Leadership key to franchising success

In the franchising system, even though the franchisee needs to take a hands-on management style, the team of managers at the store play a crucial role in supporting the business. Management plays a pivotal part in the success of a brand, which is why finding the right leader to manage a store is so important.

By Jan de Beer 1 Jul 2014 13:45

South African franchises growing African economy

The South African environment has been conducive in attracting both local and global franchise brands. As a developing economy, South Africa has harnessed the power of emerging technologies to foster economic growth, which ultimately has helped it remain competitive in today's world.

By Morne Cronje 30 Jun 2014 12:51

10 success tips for restaurant franchisees

Profitable franchisees have several things in common such as leadership skills, reliability, people and skills. They should also have a positive attitude to life and business, be focused and motivated, work hard and demonstrate to those under them that hard work can achieve positive results.

By Bronwyn Oliveira 25 Jun 2014 15:53

Three strategies for successful businesses

Even if entrepreneurs feel they have what it takes to make a business out of their talents, not everyone will be able to quit their day job, walk into a business arrangement and make it successful. So what are the predicting factors that can lead to a business making or breaking the bank?

By Jan de Beer 13 Jun 2014 11:35

A franchise on fire

Taking the concept of traditional township shisa nyama, whereby friends come together to braai meat usually provided by a local butcher, and placing it in popular shopping malls, has proved to be master stroke by well-known South African businessman Stelio Nathanael.

By John Harvey 30 May 2014 06:41

2nd Take offers franchise opportunities countrywide

2nd Take, an established Cape Town retailer of second-hand, international designer wear from Armani to Zara, is offering franchise opportunities to other South African provinces and cities.

28 May 2014 12:03

Change can freshen franchise brands

In the business world, brands do not evolve, improve or remain competitive without change. Change is what keeps it moving forward and relevant in the consumer's eyes. Brands cannot make changes just for the sake of it but should base their decision making process on thorough research before anything in the business is tweaked. Change, no matter how minor, could either make or break the brand.

By Jan de Beer 27 May 2014 11:46

Domino's Pizza licence deal is in the bag‚ says Taste CEO

Along with the conversion of 150 Scooters Pizza and St Elmo's outlets to Domino's Pizza‚ Taste Holdings (TAS) will open a further 100 Domino's Pizza outlets in South Africa in the next five years‚ CEO Carlos Gonzaga said on Wednesday, 21 May 2014.

By Zeenat Moorad 23 May 2014 14:26

Charismatic franchisee qualities

Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Peter Jones and Cyril Ramaphosa all clearly have it and it is not just money, they have a clear competitive business edge because they are charismatic.

By Bronwyn Oliveira 22 May 2014 11:41

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