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Are you a good fit for franchising?
Are you a good fit for franchising?

Entrepreneurs contribute towards job creation, which motivates many people to want to start their own business, but how well do they know their business personality?

By Richard Mukheibir 3 days ago

Jade Kirkel
#BrandManagerMonth: How Sorbet's Jade Kirkel sells a feeling

Here, Jade Kirkel, brand manager of Sorbet Group, and daughter of founder Ian Fuhr, shares her perspective on working for your dad, being a mother of three and staying in the job market, and why to stop trying to make everything balance all the time...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Mar 2017

Vida e Caffè caters to demand for high street brands in corporate HQ
Vida e Caffè caters to demand for high street brands in corporate HQ

Vida e Caffè, which first expanded its business model into corporate HQs in 2012, has announced further store launches...

10 Mar 2017

Men, women offer different strengths as franchisees
Men, women offer different strengths as franchisees

Men and women have different characteristics and different attitudes to business, which means that a blend of the two delivers more consistent growth...

6 Mar 2017

Franchisees can find relief from tax burdens
Franchisees can find relief from tax burdens

When finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced an increase in the top marginal rate of tax by 4%, many wealthy franchisees and small business owners were taken aback...

3 Mar 2017

Doogee smartphones now available in South Africa
Doogee smartphones now available in South Africa

Distributed locally by Cash Crusaders, the Doogee line of mid- and top-range smartphones are packed with features and start from as little at R1,299, making them incredible value for money...

Issued by Cash Crusaders 2 Mar 2017

Characteristics of successful franchisees
Characteristics of successful franchisees

To be a top performing franchise takes a little more than following the beaten path and there are certain characteristics that separate the best franchisees...

1 Mar 2017

Primi introduces interactive mobile game
Primi introduces interactive mobile game

Primi has introduced an interactive mobile device game making use of an innovative one-click engagement platform. Collaborating with Smirnoff...

27 Feb 2017

RocoMamas
Spur aims to grow thriving eateries

Restaurant franchisor Spur Corporation is relishing the opportunity to expand its recently acquired gourmet burger business RocoMamas...

By Marc Hasenfuss 27 Feb 2017

Cash Crusaders opens 200th store in southern Africa
Cash Crusaders opens 200th store in southern Africa

With a proven franchise model that spans over 20 years, Cash Crusaders has welcomed its 200th franchise store, which opened at the popular Protea Glen Mall in Soweto...

Issued by Cash Crusaders 24 Feb 2017

Burger King's parent buys Popeyes chicken
Burger King's parent buys Popeyes chicken

Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Canada's Tim Hortons doughnut shops, said on Tuesday it has reached a deal to buy American fried chicken chain...

23 Feb 2017

Kaap Agri keen to list on JSE
Kaap Agri keen to list on JSE

Highly profitable farming community retailer Kaap Agri is investigating a JSE listing, possibly by as early as midyear...

By Marc Hasenfuss 20 Feb 2017

The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sector
The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sector

Whether one is considering taking a leap into entrepreneurship or thinking of adding to one's growing business portfolio, investing in the fuel retail sector might offer...

By James Noble 15 Feb 2017

Gold Brands makes ‘hot' investment in Greek burger chain
Gold Brands makes ‘hot' investment in Greek burger chain

Gold Brands Investments has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in Hot Hot B Holdings, which owns Hot Hot Burger Bar, a themed burger restaurant chain...

15 Feb 2017

OB CEO Grace Harding signs with Al-Ghunaim CEO Abdulghani Al-Ghunaim
Ocean Basket to open branches in Kuwait

Ocean Basket has signed an agreement with Kuwait-based food distributor Al-Ghunaim Trading Company to roll out five new stores in the country...

14 Feb 2017

Franchising outlook - challenges to face and sectors to watch
Franchising outlook - challenges to face and sectors to watch

The franchising sector has found its way through the slow economy with industries such as the fast food segment showing growth in 2016...

8 Feb 2017

FASA releases results of Franchisee Satisfaction Survey
FASA releases results of Franchisee Satisfaction Survey

The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) has released the results of its Franchisee Satisfaction Survey, in which a high level of franchisee satisfaction...

7 Feb 2017

Gold Brands secures restaurants in UK franchise
Gold Brands secures restaurants in UK franchise

South Africans will soon be dining at such well-known UK brands as Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Las Iguanas and Belgo, following a franchise deal...

7 Feb 2017

12 franchise trends for 2017
12 franchise trends for 2017

As we start the year 2017, we tend to reflect on the year that was. This might be a good time to look towards the future and see what 2017 has in store for us...

By Anita du Toit and Sasha-Lee de Bod 3 Feb 2017

Starbucks SA launches rewards programme
Starbucks SA launches rewards programme

Starbucks South Africa launched its localised version of the global rewards programme, Starbucks Rewards at the Rosebank store...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2017

Consider Cash Converters as a business option in 2017
Consider Cash Converters as a business option in 2017

For those entrepreneurs considering a franchise operation in 2017, Cash Converters offers 15 new opportunities for people who want to empower themselves...

1 Feb 2017

Why financial benchmarking in franchising is essential
Why financial benchmarking in franchising is essential

Financial benchmarking runs a financial analysis and compares the findings to other franchises in order to assess the competitiveness, productivity and efficiency...

By Eric Parker 1 Feb 2017

Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban, the head of the US coffee-chain company said | © AFP/File |
Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide after Trump ban

Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban, the head of the US coffee-chain company said Sunday...

30 Jan 2017

Spur CE Pierre van Tonder.
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RocoMamas bolsters Spur's interim results

Spur Corporation gave a credible performance in the first half of its financial year, but its franchise, RocoMamas, sizzled in the period, growing existing restaurant sales by 45%...

By Colleen Goko 30 Jan 2017

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Solid sales growth leads to share price jump for Spur

Restaurant franchisor Spur's share price gained nearly 5% on Thursday after it reported sales of R3.8bn for the six months to end-December, 8.6% higher than the matching period's R3.5bn...

By Robert Laing 27 Jan 2017

Local marketing initiatives boost franchises
Local marketing initiatives boost franchises

In addition to the franchisor's marketing efforts, success comes when a franchisee markets his or her business among the local community and success or failure of retail franchises primarily depends upon such local marketing initiatives...

25 Jan 2017

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McDonald's earnings edge down; says turnaround on track

NEW YORK - McDonald's reported slightly lower fourth-quarter earnings Monday as strong sales in Britain, Japan, China offset a drop in the United States...

24 Jan 2017

Doppio Zero launches #67Jobs campaign
Doppio Zero launches #67Jobs campaign

Local restaurant chain Doppio Zero is on a mission to make every day a Mandela Day through its #67Jobs campaign...

19 Jan 2017

Helping out dealers hitting hard times
Helping out dealers hitting hard times

Guill Marais, a senior business consultant at Sewells-MSXI, is having a busy time as the ongoing economic downturn takes its toll on many retail motor companies...

18 Jan 2017

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Kees van der Westen visits Coco Safar SA

Kees van der Westen, described as the Da Vinci of espresso machines, was in Cape Town for the first time on 12 January 2017 to visit Coco Safar SA...

13 Jan 2017

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