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Issue 47 Dec 2015/Jan 2016

What a year it's been. Another year that required every small business owner to dig deep in his/her ‘keeping afloat’ bag of tricks. The biggest challenge was probably the load shedding circus and let’s trust that Eskom has had sufficient time... Read more


Flip out - it's flipping cool!
Jump in and share in the success of the most progressive trampoline entertainment concept in the world...

Buying and selling petrol stations
The buying and selling of businesses in the retail fuel sector has become one of the most fascinating trading places and is as uniquely South African as they come...

When franchising goes sour
Disputes between franchisors and franchisees are an unfortunate reality of this sometimes tenuous relationship...

Brand and customer equity in franchising
Generally speaking brand equity is the monetary value a brand is worth. Customer equity, on the other hand, is the total combined customer lifetime values of all of the company’s customers...

Succeed as a parent and entrepreneur
Life is all about priorities, and achieving a perfect work/life balance is something everyone seems to be grappling with...

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Optimistic about franchising
The franchise survey conducted by FASA has revealed that franchisees are optimistic about the future of franchising.

Don’t avoid it, risk manage it!
Legal risk management is something every growing business should consider.

POS Systems - a worthwhile investment
In essence, a POS system is (supposed to be) an all-in-one way to keep track of your business’ cash flow.

Protecting your brand in Africa
The recent franchise industry survey revealed that 50 percent of franchisors operating in South Africa intend to expand outside of South African borders.

Background checks can save lives
Two journalists were gunned down by a colleague on live television in Moneta, Virginia. Could this tragedy have been prevented if the necessary checks were done?

Board effectiveness
What makes for an effective board of directors? This is a question regularly asked and pondered upon.

Learn to plan and plan to learn
We are all familiar with the saying, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”, but how many of us take it seriously?

Sold! Now what?
Building a loyal customer base that generates referrals and recommendations requires diligent aftercare.

What makes franchises succeed?
Prospective business owners worldwide agree that it is safer to start a franchise than to start a normal start-up business.

The Evolution of the Franchising Customer — The hybrid consumer
The rise of the ‘hybrid consumer’ is an emerging and growing trend with significant implications for the South African franchising industry.


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