IFE 2012: The biggest franchise expo on the African continent

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Franchise |

The International Franchise & Entrepreneurs Expo (IFE) 2012, which is the biggest franchise expo on the African content, will take place on 17 – 19 May at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, Gauteng. The cost of entrance is a mere R50 per person and the exhibition will be open from 10h00 to 18h00 daily. IFE is one of the longest running franchise and business opportunity expos. Under the auspices of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA), this show has become renowned for providing entrepreneurial-minded individuals with quality franchising options. Some important facts from IFE: • Franchising contributes 11.8% to South Africa’s GDP • Franchises have fared better than independent businesses • Franchising contributes more to South Africa’s GDP than other sectors (such as manufacturing and agriculture)   Want to own your own business? If you’re serious about business and entrepreneurial enough to want to get through the difficult times and come out stronger and smarter, then you can’t miss this exhibition. This show has been running for 17 years – if there’s a single event you need to event to kick-start your new career, this is it! WSI Internet Marketing will be exhibiting at IFE 2012 and anyone interested in a white collar franchise should pop in. WSI is the #1 Internet and Technology Services Franchise and we are looking for motivated, entrepreneurial individuals who are interested in owning an internet marketing franchise. There are already a few WSI franchises in South Africa and we are looking to expand even further. Whether you’re just interested in the type of digital marketing solutions we offer or want to find out if you would be a good fit for owning one of our franchises, pop in to our stand and have a chat about what we do and what type of franchising opportunities we can offer! Please follow and like...

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Absa trying to ‘force out’ its employees

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in General |

IT Web recently reported that Absa tried to demote nearly 200 IT staff and prevent them from receiving bonuses or pay hikes. Last week, a union prevented them from following through with these plans. The digital magazine also claims that it is in possession of a mail (sent in 2011) by Absa’s Africa CIO, Alpelsh Patel, in which Patel told the IT leadership team that the bottom 10% of the IT staff needs to be forced into a lower rank. Crisis can lead to opportunity Retrenchments are sometimes unavoidable. Even in countries such as South Africa (where we have advanced labour laws that go to great lengths to protect the rights of employees), there are still many people left without jobs due to struggling businesses who are grasping for a way to make ends meet and keep their businesses economically viable. Entrepreneur Magazine interviewed Dion Chang, trend analyst and editor of The State We’re In: The 2010 Flux Trend Review. According to Chang, the most significant and dominant trend to emerge after the economic downturn is the rise of civil society – “it’s a movement that is giving rise to new opportunities for entrepreneurs,” said Chang. While retrenchments have devastated many, there are also a large number of people who saw this as a golden opportunity to start their own business and stop working for a salary. It might seem scary and daunting – but there are many franchising opportunities that will make the transition smooth and easy. One type of franchise opportunity that people from an IT background (such as those at Absa) could consider is digital marketing. WSI Internet Marketing is the #1 Internet and Technology Services Franchise in the World – there are already a few in South Africa and we are looking to expand into Africa. We are currently accepting applications from motivated, entrepreneurial-minded individuals. One of the benefits of investing in this franchise is the fact that WSI is a Global Internet Marketing Giant, which will give you immediate credibility (and you’ll also receive comprehensive operational and marketing support). Being retrenched doesn’t have to signal the end of your career – take the leap and invest in a franchising opportunity such as WSI today Please follow and like...

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