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
Canada’s garden centres are to some extent limited by the colder climate and shorter growing season of their region. However, in many instances this has proved a useful incentive to demonstrate how the traditional garden centre model can be extended and diversified.
Like other high street traders, florists have experienced some tough times in recent years. For many, the supermarket has become the place to purchase flowers, and it is unlikely that these blooms will have been grown in the home market.
Despite some adverse criticism of the process, there appears to be a continuing demand for tanning. Though a market where there is controversy demands caution and careful research, it can also present opportunities for those prepared to set up a responsible business which demonstrably puts the interests of consumers to the fore.
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.
The restaurant industry is gradually improving year on year with a slow but consistent growth, and it may prove more profitable for owners to specialize or at least find some way of setting themselves apart from the competition.
Running a Web-based business is not unlike a traditional entrepreneur endeavour — it requires dedication, regular maintenance, and a little business savvy. Learn what makes owning a website unique, and how to maximize profit in the online business market.
Declining alcohol consumption and heightened regulation has affected the nightclub industry, but diversifying to attract new customers may be the way forward. With wine bars, specialty cocktail lounges, martini bars or artisanal beer bars, club owners may attract a new demographic to bolster their profits.
If you’re contemplating buying a farm then you need to think long and hard about whether you have what it takes to prosper – and indeed enjoy – a lifestyle business spent out in the open. This article recounts a brief history of Australian agriculture and examines how the sector is adapting to a changing climate, as well as what it takes to prosper in this highly physical vocation.
This article explores the process of buying a coffee shop or coffee shop franchise. Topics covered include: finding the right coffee shop, business valuation, how to find value, due diligence, the merits of professional help and tips for buying a coffee shop franchise or van-based coffee franchise.
Some tips for running a courier business after acquisition or a courier franchise. We consider widespread customer dissatisfaction with the industry, how to listen and learn, upgrading your delivery vehicle or fleet, lifting aids, marketing tips, and areas where innovation can reap dividends.