You want to be a book seller, but you don't know where - or even if you should - start.
Here's how to find a good bookstore location, pay a fair price, find suppliers, and tweak those final details before you own your own book store in South Africa.
In South Africa, informal township ‘spaza’ shops, which first appeared in the 1970s and were essentially community convenience stores, still exist today. They thrive in some areas and are one example of how a newsagent/convenience store can remain relevant, and to some extent profitable, in South Africa today.
In little more than two decades, the South African retail liquor sector has moved from a basic commodity competing with home-grown alternatives to a sophisticated retail operation which also reflects international trend
Increasing city populations and a more-affluent middle-class population are just two of the factors driving this trend. This, in turn, will create new opportunities for those businesses which provide different kinds of animal-boarding arrangements.
Even though the economy in South Africa has experienced a downturn, the restaurant trade is still seeing growth year on year. Although the criterion for customers is altering in favour of healthy alternatives, takeaways and fast food outlets are also seeing improvements in sales.
If you plan to get into the café business (often a popular choice for first-time entrepreneurs), here’s a guide detailing some of the issues and procedures you should consider when preparing to buy your café.
The health sector in South Africa fails to fully address the need for improving institutional care for the elderly in the public sector. Consequently, there has been a rapid growth of retirement village developments to cater towards the growing elderly population who are keen to invest in their old age.
Nightclubs are almost always local businesses, and South African clubs certainly fit this pattern. Whether it’s township venues or big-city nightspots, each neighbourhood supports enterprises which reflect its dominant cultures and ethnic diversity.