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Mind the entrepreneurial gender gap

According to the latest WEF gender gap report, while all world regions record a narrower overall gender gap than they did 11 years ago, South Africa has slipped backwards, falling from 18th place in 2006 to 19th in 2017. On the score of Economic participation and opportunity, the country has slipped ten places from 79th to 89th. “This should […]

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Franchising holds growth opportunities for SMEs

The resilience and vitality of the franchising industry in South Africa is more apparent than ever, and increasingly becoming a notable asset to the country. Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), says that the franchising sector continues to grow on all fronts, and is increasingly offering business opportunities for local entrepreneurs […]

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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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