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Keeping to franchisor standards improves success rates
Keeping to franchisor standards improves success rates

When entering a franchise, the new entrepreneur needs to understand that the franchisor's standards have been set for a reason and there is only so much room for originality...

By Werner Hedder 29 Sep 2014 08:20

Franchisees should hedge against future rate changes
Franchisees should hedge against future rate changes

Though the SARB Monetary Policy Committee left the repo rate unchanged at 5.75%, leaving the prime lending rate at 9.25%, franchise owners should still exercise caution, as other economic factors still persist.

26 Sep 2014 13:12

Total to woo high-end customers with Thrupps forecourt offering
Total to woo high-end customers with Thrupps forecourt offering

Famous Brands (Fbr) and Total are testing a new forecourt grocer that analysts say could rival Engen's Woolworths offering.

By Nick Hedley 19 Sep 2014 15:16

I LAaik it local
I LAaik it local

Pizza Hut will follow a fast paced growth and penetration strategy in South Africa and on the continent. This was according to GM of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford at the brand relaunch in South Africa this week...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Sep 2014 14:50

Understanding international franchise expansion
Understanding international franchise expansion

Pierre van Tonder, CEO Spur Holdings, will be a speaker at the FNB Franchise Leadership Summit, taking place on 15 October at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton and 19 November 2014 at Portside, Cape Town.

17 Sep 2014 10:48

Turning up the heat in the steakhouse kitchen
Turning up the heat in the steakhouse kitchen

The people with "a taste for life" also have a taste for steak-eaters with thick wallets.

12 Sep 2014 14:50

Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe
Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe

Poultry group Country Bird Holdings (CBH) has finally got its first KFC outlet up and running in Zimbabwe...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2014 14:29

Selecting franchise models
Selecting franchise models

For those wanting to enter the franchising sector, the big question is, "What industry would suit them best?" There are so many options to choose from and sometimes even informative events, such as expos, tend to be more overwhelming than helpful.

By Richard Mukheibir 3 Sep 2014 10:43

Nando's takes a shot at a new TVC
Nando's takes a shot at a new TVC

In keeping with Nando's tradition, their new TVC is cheeky, controversial and amusing. (Video)

29 Aug 2014 16:35

BOFE unlocks three Ps of business ownership
BOFE unlocks three Ps of business ownership

The Business Opportunities & Franchise Expo (BOFE), presented in partnership with Eskom, takes place from 11-14 September 2014 at the Coca-Cola Dome...

28 Aug 2014 11:58

Women run successful South African franchises
Women run successful South African franchises

In Women's Month, it is encouraging to note that there has been a significant shift in the increase of women franchisees, increasing from just under 29% in the 2010 survey to almost 34% of franchisees in 2012.

14 Aug 2014 10:56

Hungry Lion's integrated campaign roars with success
Hungry Lion's integrated campaign roars with success

Hungry Lion's first integrated campaign, 'Lucky Bucket', has reportedly resulted in a 37% increase in overall brand engagement and double digit sales growth in four weeks...

14 Aug 2014 08:10

Better time management leads to improved results
Better time management leads to improved results

When running a franchise you expect the business to operate perfectly so that all opportunities of making profit are exploited. However, as we all know, achieving perfection means splitting your efforts over many activities, which often requires time.

12 Aug 2014 12:12

How to keep your franchise sustainable in the market
How to keep your franchise sustainable in the market

In this highly competitive environment, keeping a franchise concept relevant is crucial to the success and sustainability of the business, as franchise concepts evolve with time, due to global influence and trends.

6 Aug 2014 11:49

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