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Mistakes to avoid when scaling up a business

Many entrepreneurs that decide to scale up their operations without getting the right support run the risk of making costly mistakes that could threaten the survival of their businesses. Heather Lowe, Head of Enterprise and Supplier Development at FNB Business says scaling up refers to the journey entrepreneurs take to sustainably expand their businesses by […]

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Lessons from Starbucks’ first month in SA

Taste Holdings CEO, Carlo Gonzaga on early feedback and why he thinks American franchise  brands enjoy popularity in SA When the world’s largest specialty coffee roaster and retailer company hit South Africa it caused quite a stir, following in the tradition of South African consumers’ enthusiastically embracing US food franchise brands and their offerings. It’s […]

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A Body20 franchise built on friendship

Charlene Chiang has built her Body20 franchise on a solid foundation of friendship. At its core, business is about relationships. In order to be successful as a franchisor, you need have great relationships with the client and employees. What really sold Charlene Chiang and her husband on the Body20 franchise was the founder Bertus Albertse. […]

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Free franchise information evening

SA Franchise Brands invites you to a FREE Franchise Information Evening. When: 18h30 on Thursday, 22 October 2015 at Where: The Kelvin Grove Club, 144 Campground Road, Newlands, Cape Town. Kevin Antonie, Franchise Industry authority and CEO of SA Franchise Brands will share this information which will be of special interest to prospective Franchisors that […]

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Customer relations are the recipe for success in franchising

Yolandi Ferreira, Marketing Manager of Maxi’s, discusses and provides some useful tips on the importance of customer relations in the food franchising world. Franchising is becoming a bigger and better business option for many entrepreneurs as starting a franchise has fewer risks than starting up a business from scratch. However, this has also meant that […]

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Why franchising is a viable business opportunity

Being a successful entrepreneur takes drive, determination and passion for what you do. The success of an entrepreneur all boils down to recognising the right opportunities and of course, investing time, money and skills into making a proven business concept a successful reality. The concept of franchising is not a new one, and many entrepreneurs […]

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