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10 Good Habits for Franchisees

10 Good Habits for Franchisees: Follow these and you’re good to go! The life of a franchisee sounds cushy, doesn’t it? Instead of answering to an annoying boss, and working to make someone else rich, you’ll be sleeping later in the... Read More >

Festive Franchise Part I: Five Ways to Boost Sales Over the Holiday Season

Maximise your franchise sales during the holidays Whether the festive season represents the busiest time of year for your franchise, or if it’s when business generally winds down for you, now is the time to start thinking about how you can... Read More >

Festive Franchise Part III:Surviving the Holidays with a Skeleton Staff

Festive Franchise Part III:Surviving the Holidays with a Skeleton Staff Running your franchise with a skeleton crew The festive season is here and most of your staff have gleefully run off on their holidays, leaving you to hold the fort until they... Read More >

How to Use a Loyalty Programme in Your Franchise

How to Use a Loyalty Programme in Your Franchise: Keep Customers Coming Back Many franchise owners invest considerable resources chasing down new customers but did you know that it’s your existing franchise customers on whom you should focus your... Read More >

Three Things Your Franchise Should STOP Doing in 2013

Three Things Your Franchise Should STOP Doing in 2013: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Ever heard of a ‘Not-to-Do’ list? Business Owls got one right here! If you’re going to make 2013 your franchise’s best year yet, here... Read More >

How to Improve Customer Relations

How to Improve Customer Relations: Improving customer relations could be the key to getting ahead Franchise owners are increasingly fighting for a piece of an ever-shrinking pie. Not only are businesses trading in a recessionary environment, but... Read More >

Five Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Your Franchise

Five Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Your Franchise: Tweet, post and connect your way to success Social networks are all about getting in contact and staying in touch with people. And while social media is used to build a brand, and a community,... Read More >

Franchise Trends to Watch in 2013

Franchise Trends to Watch in 2013: Best franchise industries in which to invest in The past few years have seen a key trend towards recession-proof franchises and, this year, the trend intensifies. Recession-proof franchises not only cater to the... Read More >

How to Market a Beauty Franchise

How to Market a Beauty Franchise: Business Owls top five tips to promote a beauty franchise Buying a health or beauty franchise is one of the best franchise investments you can make right now. But it’s also a competitive nîche, which means... Read More >

The Companies Act and Franchises

The Companies Act and Franchises: 10 Steps to Companies Act Compliance On 1 May 2011, the Companies Act 2008 came into effect, replacing the Companies Act 1973 and the Close Corporations Act of 1984, and heralding a new era for business in South... Read More >

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