Franchising: a natural fit for any female entrepreneur

For up and coming female entrepreneurs striving to make their mark in the highly competitive business world, franchising is an enticing prospect. Due to its supportive nature, which provides the basic tools to make the business a success, the industry has notably demonstrated remarkable growth amongst female ownership in recent years, proving that franchising is […]

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Better time management leads to improved business 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. “Running a successful franchise really means being someone who knows when to delegate, structuring your working day […]

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Six steps to selecting your ideal franchise business

With the world of franchising constantly changing and growing, the variety of opportunities also expands, offering potential franchisees a wider choice of activities than ever before. However, there are tried and tested ways of finding that elusive business opportunity which is tailor-made for you. Simone Cooper, Head of Franchising and Enterprise Development at Standard Bank, […]

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Is your focus on the right place in your business?

Many small business owners, including those in franchising, are faced with so many different business elements to manage that they often tend to place too much of an emphasis on one area. While it is important to spend quantity and quality time to develop a specific business element, entrepreneurs cannot put all their efforts into […]

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The anatomy of a good manager

In most businesses, proper management is a complex task. Why? Because managers need to be hands on, dedicated workers that are able to effectively wear many hats and juggle many tasks – all while ensuring the ultimate success of the business that they have been made responsible for. In the franchising system, even though the […]

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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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The top predictors of success in business

The prospect of starting a business is always an exciting one. When starting out, hopes are high, goals are set and entrepreneurs are eager to turn the business into a lucrative empire that will exceed their wildest dreams. The reality is, however, that there really is no crystal ball that can share revelations on a […]

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