Your Business DigiMag

Your Business DigiMag – your free SME resource

Hot off the press! The latest issue of Your Business DigiMag - free for online reading or download here. Your Business is your free publication that gets straight to the heart of business matters for...
franchising collective

Franchising: Strength in the collective

For franchise brands in particular, success going forward will require franchisors to support their franchisees and customers by pivoting their business models to better suit the changing marketplace. The very nature of franchising as...
3@1 franchise

Brand Ambassadors fly the 3@1 franchise flag

If your stories are all about your product and services, that's not story telling. It's a brochure. At 3@1 Business Centre, we want our story to be about recognising our long-term brand ambassadors who...

Digit Fleet Management Solutions, an evolving vehicle tracking system

Digit Fleet Management Solutions has notched up more than 14 years in business, built an impressive network of over 115 active franchise operations across South Africa, and plan to double this capacity in the...
Your business Magazine

Oct/Nov 2020 issue of Your Business out now – your free digital SME magazine!

The October/November 2020 issue of Your Business Magazine is out now, available to you free for online reading or download here.Some of our inspiring articles and features include: ON THE COVER DIGIT FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS has...
franchise industry code

Call for comments on Franchise Industry Code

In a surprise announcement, the Department of Trade & Competition (dtic) notified the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) that it was asking for comments on the discussion document relating to the publication of...
Belinda Dunn, Franchise Director, 3@1 Business Centres

Modern women want more – it’s as simple as that

Collectively, women entrepreneurs operate differently to their male counterparts. Their lower employment numbers and growth aspirations have historically led to questions of how to “fix” them. But different doesn’t mean deficient — or underperforming.The...
Business opportunities in the Kids Market

The Kids’ Market: Being small has never been so big

If you have a genuine love for children, a lot of energy, and a good dose of business acumen, there's money to be made in the burgeoning Kids' Market, as being small has never...
buying a franchise

What it takes to succeed as a franchisee

How to set yourself up for success as a franchisee.Joining a franchised network is a calculated business decision. The required investment should generate appropriate returns but there is an important proviso: Being a franchisee...
How to franchise a business

How to franchise a business

Franchising can be a very successful distribution strategy to expand a proven, successful business.Business owners considering going the franchise route should remember that it is not ethical or practical to franchise an idea or...
Expanding a franchise Africa

Expanding a South African franchise beyond our borders

According to the latest survey from the Franchise Association of South Africa, 39% of franchisors have businesses outside South African borders.This is equivalent to 1 775 stores in the SA franchise population. Most of...

Franchise vs. License agreements – do you know the difference?

From fast food, painting and renovating, childcare and education to website sales, there are a vast array of business opportunities available if you opt for this route to business ownership. Extensive investigation of the...

All eyes on the newly appointed Minister of Small Business – will she deliver?

With the shock decline in gross domestic product of 3.2% in the first quarter from a 1.4% expansion in the prior three months, can government live up to its post-election hype and deliver on...

Questions to ask before investing in a food franchise

Entrepreneurs venturing into new business opportunities continue being attracted to the tried and tested franchising concept, which can withstand the harshest economic circumstances. Andre Beck, Sector Head for Fast Food and Restaurants at FNB Business,...

Factors to consider before entering franchising

Almost every entrepreneur - at some point in their journey - considers going into franchising as a guaranteed route to attaining business success.“Despite the sector having a higher success rate compared to its counterparts,...