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The pros and cons of discounting for small businesses
The pros and cons of discounting for small businesses

As a small business owner, you've probably offered discounts to your customers or have considered doing so. It's a bit of a catch 22...

By Viresh Harduth 3 days ago

UberEats adds new features
UberEats adds new features

UberEats has added new features to its offering, following a successful year of expansion...

3 days ago

Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?
Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?

The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity, franchising remains resilient...

By Sybrand Bezuidenhout 3 days ago

#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry
#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry

South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jul 2017

Chat Find app offers freelancers, businesses a mobile shopfront
Chat Find app offers freelancers, businesses a mobile shopfront

Mobile commerce app, Chat Find, offers businesses and freelancers a mobile shopfront and the ability to process payment and invoice customers directly...

20 Jul 2017

Brian Joffe's Long4Life acquires Sorbet beauty chain
Brian Joffe's Long4Life acquires Sorbet beauty chain

Long4Life, the investment holding company owned by businessman Brian Joffe, has concluded a Share Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of the Sorbet Group...

17 Jul 2017

Online B2B marketplace for SMMEs goes live
Online B2B marketplace for SMMEs goes live

Launching to small, medium and micro-sized enterprises servicing the retail sector in SA, XAfricaMart offers sellers and their customers a trade secure payment platform...

14 Jul 2017

Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges
Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges

Franchising is one industry that has proven in many countries to be resilient even in the face of extensive macroeconomic difficulties...

By Dumisani Bengu 12 Jul 2017

Awards for Excellence in Franchising winners announced
Awards for Excellence in Franchising winners announced

As part of its annual Franchise Business Festival, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) held its Awards for Excellence in Franchising...

6 Jul 2017

Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy
Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy

A new whitepaper reveals the key drivers of the ever growing sharing economy, outlining the challenges and future opportunities surrounding it...

28 Jun 2017

Major travel trade shows team up to attract global buyers
Major travel trade shows team up to attract global buyers

Africa's Travel Indaba and We Are Africa has entered a partnership which will see the two trade shows bringing the world to South Africa to experience a range of travel products and services for two weeks every May...

27 Jun 2017

Allen Ambor
Burger special wasn't financially viable: Spur founder

When Spur ended its popular Monday Buy One Get One Free burger special at the end of March this year, cash-strapped diners mourned the loss...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 2017

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods
South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods

The Consulta 2016 National South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) reflects that South Africans are fond of fast food...

22 Jun 2017

Tiso Blackstar Group's headquarters at Hill on Empire in Parktown. Photo:
Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

Fast food stocks risky
Fast food stocks risky

Famous Brands took a huge leap of faith when it closed a 120m deal that brought UK premium burger group Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) into its fold in October...

12 Jun 2017

The broad business case for pop-up shops
The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

Jumia Food's Duncan Muchangi and Sodexo Kenya's Neil Ribiero.
Sodexo and Jumia Food Kenya partner on mobile payment solution for employees

Sodexo Group has signed a new partnership with Jumia Food Kenya to offer employers a seamless mobile solution dubbed M-Kula...

8 Jun 2017

Imbalie makeover takes a toll
Imbalie makeover takes a toll

Small-cap salon franchisor Imbalie Beauty's headline loss widened in the year to February 2017, but management remains optimistic...

2 Jun 2017

NetFlorist enables shared payments
NetFlorist enables shared payments

NetFlorist has introduced GiftTogether, a new payment initiative which allows one to get together with other people, select a gift and share the costs...

23 May 2017

Nine global trends in food and beverage
Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 May 2017

PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards 2016 award winners
PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards open for nominations in June

Nominations for entries into this year's PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards will open on 1 June and close on 15 June 2017...

19 May 2017

The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall
The millennial mindset and the future of the shopping mall

Millennials have exceptional trendsetting power and businesses are competing to capture their attention and a share of their wallets...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 May 2017

E-commerce platform for local artisans launches in Western Cape, KZN
E-commerce platform for local artisans launches in Western Cape, KZN

A new app ecosystem, Advance, allows people to order their favourite artisanal and handcrafted goods from local producers online or using the app...

15 May 2017

Prominent Paints launches BuildersBox in Soweto
Prominent Paints launches BuildersBox in Soweto

Prominent Paints has launched BuildersBox, a double-story specialised paint store in an adapted steel shipping container, in Soweto...

9 May 2017

Sea Point welcomes new indoor food, retail market
Sea Point welcomes new indoor food, retail market

After eight months of construction, the Mojo Market opened on 27 April 2017, over 80 stalls occupy the 2,000 sqm space...

8 May 2017

Egyptian online grocery startup GoodsMart raises $750k
Egyptian online grocery startup GoodsMart raises $750k

Egyptian online grocery service GoodsMart has raised $750,000 in funding from Algebra Ventures, which will go towards growing its operational capacity...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2017

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Skyfii rolls out its SaaS platform to 500 Woolworths' stores

The Australian data analytics and marketing services company Skyfii has signed a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with the Woolworths Group and has already rolled out its ‘IO' Software as a Service (SaaS) platform subscription data analytics services to 126 stores...

2 May 2017

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Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential...

28 Apr 2017

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