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The next big business idea: 4 idea generation techniques for start-ups

The next big business idea: 4 idea generation techniques for start-ups

Henry Ford once famously said that, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” He did not, and instead started making cars. Similarly, when Sol ...

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The franchise business model

The franchise business model

A franchise business is a business in which the owners, or "franchisors", sell the “box” to the “franchisee.” The box consists of the following: Rights to their business logo, nam ...

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Digital literacy in Africa: The need, and the challenges

Digital literacy in Africa: The need, and the challenges

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential comple ...

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The benefits and pitfalls of franchising

The benefits and pitfalls of franchising

Taking on a franchise can be a great business opportunity but, before you commit your time and money, make sure you have also addressed the potential pitfalls. In the third part o ...

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8 money-saving ideas for SMEs

8 money-saving ideas for SMEs

Whether you have just started your own business, or have been the game for some time, you are most likely constantly searching ways in which to save money, in order to make more m ...

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Do you have what it takes to start your own business?

Do you have what it takes to start your own business?

Becoming your own boss, and starting your own business, is not something for everyone, and can be a costly mistake if you enter into it lightly. Makamba Online has put together a ...

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5 tips when assessing a franchisor

5 tips when assessing a franchisor

In part two of our special series on the business of franchising, we take a look at the various aspects of the franchisor that you should evaluate before you make a decision to ge ...

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5 popular languages commonly spoken in Africa

5 popular languages commonly spoken in Africa

The continent of Africa has many diverse languages. It is estimated that 2000 different languages and dialects are spoken on the continent. Nigeria alone is said to have over 250 ...

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Franchising: Is it for you?

Franchising: Is it for you?

Franchising is growing at a steady pace in South Africa. According to a March 2015 report by Sanlam, “There are just over 31 000 franchise outlets in South Africa, employing more ...

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Advancing women representation on company boards

Advancing women representation on company boards

After twenty-one years of freedom, listed company boards in South Africa remain male, pale and stale. This was confirmed in an October 2015 Jack Hammer Executive Report, confirmin ...

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