How to Fuel Your Entrepreneurial Franchise Dreams Mzwayi Ndwandwe, owner of an Engen garage in Inanda in KwaZulu-Natal, discusses the importance of convenience for customers. He also shares the challenges of running a business and how he ensures smooth running of daily operations at his service station. He says staff are the engine of the business and he appreciates the staff training that Engen provides. He also provides advice on how one goes about owning one’s own petrol station business. Mzwayi thanks Nedbank, which financed his...

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Engen franchisee

Mzwayi Ndwandwe, owner of an Engen garage in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal, left the taxi business three years ago to become an Engen franchisee, and he hasn’t looked back. His Engen service station site is in such a prime spot that he has big plans to create a community hub. Currently in the works is a Chicken Licken store, a double bay car wash and a medical centre. Spar has also indicated an interest in the site, and negotiations are under way....

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Spur Franchise

What is the biggest contributor to Spur’s success? Since the beginning, we’ve made an unwavering commitment to run restaurants that are operated by entrepreneurially-minded owners who put the customer first. Customer satisfaction is one of Spur Corporation’s most important value drivers, we partner with people who ensure we retain and grow a loyal customer base. We seek to work with franchisees who take pride in the training of their staff and prepare food with passion.This mindset has been alive for...

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Sasol Franchisee

Owner of Sasol Swartgoud in Johannesburg South, Letitia Visser didn’t always want to become an entrepreneur. “I started my career in the banking industry working with the stock exchange, later moved to HR, studied teaching, got married, and then moved to sales and marketing in the motor industry,” she recalls. That was until her husband got the opportunity to invest in a fuel outlet. “This is when the world changed for me,” she says. This is how she built her...

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Mica franchise

Before the hardware store acquired its current premises with #MakeItWithSolomonsMica plastered behind the front desk, Solomons Mica was a small shop downtown with limited parking for its customers. Today, the store boasts enough space to house various departments including a sports section, a décor department and a garden division. “Our biggest range of products is our hardware, that’s the core of our business,” says Gerard. “The everyday products that the customer needs in and around the house like paint, power...

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If you’re looking to invest in a business venture that offers you years of experience in the industry, the trust and loyalty of its customers, and franchise support from an expert team – then Hi-Q is the one for you.

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Gone are the days that a Brand can think a national ad campaign will reap the awards without considering the impact on the local area in which it operates. Localised, customised messaging paves the way for communication that is genuine and relevant to customers. Localisation shows that a brand cares about its customers and genuinely pays attention to their unique needs.This is the way forward in digital advertising.

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The success of beauty brand – Sorbet – hinges on its people and their passion, argues its founder and CEO Ian Fuhr. Speaking at a UCT Graduate School of Business event in July, Fuhr said that if you focus on your people and create a working environment where they feel nurtured, cared for, content and inspired, they will be motivated to serve their guests to the best of their ability.

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Richard Mukheibir, CEO of Cash Converters recently addressed delegates at the FASA (Franchise Association of SA) conference on the topic of choosing the best location for their business. He spoke about the 5-S technique to assist business owners with deciding which premises is best suited for their business.

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