May 2014 Newsletter

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Cricket School of Excellence represented in four provinces in South Africa

The Cricket School of Excellence has since 1999, grown to become one of South Africa’s leading cricket schools. Ryan Maron, founder and franchisor says, “We are on a “good wicket” and building a world class system that has never been seen before in South Africa. Read more……

Kevin Hedderwick – Marketer of the Year, 2014

Kevin Hedderwick, Famous Brands’ Group Chief Executive, has been awarded the prestigious Marketer of the Year Award in the annual Ad Review survey compiled by Tony Koenderman. Read more……

Maxi’s Corporate Social Investment drives customer value

While Maxi’s understands that its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) activities position the company as responsible and caring corporate citizen, Bronwyn Oliveira, brand manager of Maxi’s explains why the chain of nationwide family restaurants has decided that it will focus on CSI. Read more……

The Fish & Chip Co.’s new menu items now offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options

As of 29 April, The Fish & Chip Co. will be adding even more ‘Hot and A lot’ value to the plates and pockets of their customers. The brand, a subsidiary of Taste Holdings, which was voted the top fish brand in the fast food category by the Sunday Times during their 2012 and 2013 Top Brands surveys, has now overhauled its menu with scrumptious new meals as well as a whole new menu category – to keep customers happily fed around breakfast, lunch and dinner time. Read more……

A business plan means business

When starting a business there are many factors that come into play that need to be analysed to ensure its success. Price, place, promotion and product are but some of the important aspects in the business mix that need to be planned and executed meticulously. Read more……

The business of good time management

It is said when you own your own business that ‘time is money’, and that the amount of time you put in will determine the amount of profit you make. Time management in business is, however, one of the most challenging aspects when running a business, with many owners struggling to strike a balance between the tasks that are essential to success and those that are less so. The business of franchising proves no different, even with a franchise manual that can be used as a guideline. Read more……

The difference between knowing and understanding a customer

The idea of knowing and understanding something might seem similar, reality is though that both these terms have different meanings and need to be viewed as separate concepts. This is especially true in business and franchising in particular, as the distinction between knowing and understanding could mean the difference between simply acquiring and actually retaining a customer. Read more……

The Five Qualities of Charismatic Franchisees

Bronwyn Oliveira, brand manager of Maxi’s, the franchisor of a nationwide chain of family restaurants, discusses the three qualities of likable franchisees and what makes them successful in business. Read more……

What makes a restaurant franchise great?

Fast food has been around for as long as most people can remember. With so many choices of fast food, you do not have to go far to find something you would like to eat. The fast food market is therefore very competitive and brands spend millions on marketing to ensure that people choose their food. Read more……

Why change is good for business

They say change is as good as a holiday. In the case of The Fish & Chip Co., it’s as good as a menu overhaul. As of April 2014, The Fish & Chip Co. added even more ‘Hot and A lot’ value to the plates and pockets of their customers by refreshing their menu with new meals as well as a whole new menu category, breakfast. Read more……

Working on and in your business – a must in franchising

In the business world, owners are often told that the key to steering their company to success comes down to how well they can delegate to others to complete the front-of-store activities, allowing them to do the more ‘strategic’ work. Read more……