INSIGHT: Local franchise sector to continue boom in 2015

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The flourishing franchise sector is set to continue making a major contribution to the economy in 2015. The franchise sector is critical for economic growth and job creation.

ENTREPRENEUR: Put your SME in best position to get credit

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There are specific ways in which you can reassure a bank that your business is capable of repaying any money they lend you, increasing your chances of acquiring credit says Ethel Nyembe.

MONEY: How to fund your small business

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When funding your small business, it is important to evaluate all the available opportunities. This includes government, franchising, loans and having a sound business plan.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 21 years of growth in SA

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Since the first democratic election in 1994, South Africa has witnessed the rise of small businesses and entrepreneurial growth in the past 21 years.

BUSINESS: Potential growth the basis for financing SMEs

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Potential growth, rather than achievements, should be the basis for financing SMEs in future. This indicates a shift away from traditional criteria for assessing creditworthines

BUSINESS: Establishing a real estate agency brand

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Prospective franchisees investing in a real estate agency franchise are often concerned about how long it will take to establish a recognisable brand in their area. Building a client base in a new area is difficult when your brand is unknown.

BUSINESS: Franchise sector growing entrepreneurial base

Entrepreneur thinking

Growth in the franchise industry makes it an attractive entrepreneurial investment.

ENTREPRENEUR: Franchise sector to grow entrepreneurship

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The franchise sector has a lower failure rate than start-up business. In this article, Gerrie van Biljon explains how franchising can grow entrepreneurship in South Africa.

BUSINESS: eCommerce opportunities for local entrepreneurs

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Technological advancements have changed business leading to many opportunities for local entrepreneurs to take in the eCommerce environment.

BUSINESS: Creating multidimensional client relationships

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There is a benefit to creating multidimensional client relationships. In order to uphold a strong and positive relationship, you need to be connecting with your clients on multiple levels to stand out from the crowd.