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
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.
There are around two million cats in South Africa, which is a large market if you’re keen to operate in the pet boarding sector.
However, running a cattery is a lifestyle business. And a love and genuine interest in caring for animals is a prerequisite.
Canadians are drinking at restaurants and at home more than ever before, which means the traditional neighbourhood pub could be a thing of the past. However, there are still many ways for budding publicans to carve out a successful business in the pub industry.
In Canada, as elsewhere in the Western world, coffee remains a vital part of the daily routine for many. Thus, Canadian Coffee Shops are expected to continue to be a regular feature of the consumer experience for the foreseeable future.
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.
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.