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Key questions when investing in a new franchise brand

Many entrepreneurs entering the world of franchising often find it challenging to decide whether to go with an established brand or throw their hard-earned savings into a very new venture...

29 Apr 2015 15:14

Taste raises R95m for further expansion

Taste Holdings, whose brands include Scooters Pizza, St Elmo's and Maxi's, announced earlier this week that it had raised R94 million after issuing new shares, as it gears up for further expansion...

23 Apr 2015 16:16

Lights, cameras and awards reign at FASA

The Franchising Association of South Africa (FASA) recently celebrated its annual Awards for Excellence in Franchising. The sector contributes around 10% to the country's GDP, generates a turnover of R302 billion...

21 Apr 2015 10:53

Addis Ababa welcomes first Spur Restaurant

Multi-brand restaurant franchisor, Spur Corporation has signed its first Ethiopian Spur Steak Ranch franchise agreement with the Addis Ababa-based company Cucina Trading PLC...

20 Apr 2015 10:48

Spur's Captain DoRegos acquisition called into question

Spur Corp, among SA's top series of food outlets and one with a growing international presence, has been on quite an acquisition spree recently...

By Shaun Harris 17 Apr 2015 17:05

'Maxi's magic' crosses South Africa's border

Maxi's restaurants has opened the first of its cross-border stores in Mahalapye, Botswana, under the ownership of franchisee Tiro Seloma, followed by Maputo, Mozambique, with franchisee, Cladio Langa...

14 Apr 2015 11:35

Tiger Wheel & Tyre unveils a new store and a new look at Rosebank Mall

Rosebank shoppers now have the luxury of having their wheel, tyre and battery needs taken care of while they shop, since a brand new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store opened at the Rosebank Mall on 23 March...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 13 Apr 2015 12:29

Living life in the FASA lane

Franchising offers multiple business opportunities to SMEs and the 20th International Franchise Expo (IFE 2015), which takes place from 16-18 April at the Sandton Convention Centre, will unlock more possibilities...

10 Apr 2015 10:09

How to select a franchise

For those of us who aren't full of confidence in our creative sides, starting a franchise can be your ticket to freedom and self-employment...

9 Apr 2015 10:42

Pizza group must eat a humble pie

Roman's Pizza must publicly apologise and pay R200,000 to a Durban family for refusing them a licence to operate a halaal franchise of the chain because they are not Muslim...

1 Apr 2015 06:50

There is just no stopping FreshStop

FreshStop, named International Convenience Retailer of the Year in 2013, is one South Africa's fastest growing 24-hour convenience store brands...

1 Apr 2015 06:32

Avoiding eight failures of franchising

Aspiring entrepreneurs who want to avoid the high risk of failure associated with small businesses often look to franchising, assuming that a recognised trademark and support is a guarantee of success...

By Ethel Nyembe 25 Mar 2015 14:38

Rewards add up for motorists who shop at Tiger Wheel & Tyre

All motorists who are members of Standard Bank's UCount Rewards programme can collect and redeem their rewards points at Tiger Wheel & Tyre...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 25 Mar 2015 12:05

Life, business begins at 60

Older entrepreneurs are demonstrating that it is possible to start a new career at a later age and, with South Africa's frail economy, it makes sense for individuals to make investments that will make retirement more comfortable...

24 Mar 2015 13:52

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