Author Archive | Liz Black

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Franchising grows in a tight economy

Despite trying socio-economic conditions, political uncertainty and tough trading conditions, the franchise sector has held its own over the past four years growing its contribution to the country GDP from 9.7% in 2014 to its present figure of 13,3% and its estimated turnover from R465 billion in 2014 to R587 billion in 2017. This is […]

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Insider advice on financing

South Africa’s small-business sector is feeling the pinch of the technical economic recession but there are simple, yet practical, steps to succeed, according to Nirmala Reddy, Senior Manager of Enterprise Development at Nedbank. Reddy was among the high-profile speakers at the Riversands Incubation Hub in Fourways, which hosted its second FundEX event on Thursday, 17 August. […]

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