A Vibrant And Expanding Business Sector
Your Business|February/March 2021
Love working with kids? Then investing in a franchise or business opportunity with kids at the core could be the answer...

The kiddie sector is a vibrant segment in the South African franchising and business opportunity market. For entrepreneurs wanting to jump into a rewarding child-orientated business with a proven business concept and model, there are lots of great options to explore, from education and tutoring, fitness and recreation, parties and entertainment, child-care and after-care services, children’s clothing, specialized products and services, and many more..

Shrinking school budgets have also contributed and opened up a niche market for entrepreneurs to fill the gap providing all types of extra-curricular activities, ranging from supplementary Maths and English study programs, music and sports lessons to pottery classes.

What parents need

Giving your child the best start in life has always been a core motivation for parents everywhere, and today they are investing heavily in extra-curricular activities that will give their children an advantage and enrich their skill set – they are determined to give their children as much of a head start as possible, and will make sacrifices to provide additional quality education for their children.

As a result of economic constraints, many families have both parents working, so for them and single-parents, businesses that address convenience and time-saving activities are in great demand. Examples of this could include after-school care, school lifts, ready-prepared food products, kiddie parties, and more.

Is this industry for you?

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM YOUR BUSINESSView All

Owner Vs Employee Mindset

There is a fundamental shift in attitude between being 'just an employee' or the 'owner of your job'.

5 mins read
Your Business
April/May 2021

5 Top Tips For Your Business Website

With digital initiatives being accelerated, your website remains one of the most powerful marketing tools for your business.

3 mins read
Your Business
April/May 2021

From 'Meh' To 'Yeah!'

The science of storytelling...

5 mins read
Your Business
April/May 2021

Leading From Within

Flatting your own curve of chaos

3 mins read
Your Business
April/May 2021

Shaping A Better Future

These tenacious and inspiring female 'treps speak with the same voice: don't wait for the perfect time. Just start.

8 mins read
Your Business
April/May 2021

An Affordable Start

Low-cost franchise and business opportunities open avenues for entrepreneurs...

4 mins read
Your Business
April/May 2021

A Nation's Favourite

Get your 'Business In A Box' franchise with THE FISH & CHIP CO

5 mins read
Your Business
April/May 2021

5 Risk Trends Affecting SMMEs

Understanding the trends that are reshaping the world should inform the decisions that SMEs are making today about their future.

4 mins read
Your Business
April/May 2021

I Like It, But...

When it comes to online retailing, the details will make or break you, especially with spending-conscious consumers who feel entitled to discounts or added value.

5 mins read
Your Business
April/May 2021

Snap-on to this great opportunity

Invest in a brand that has now been in existence for 100 years, and renowned for delivering personalised, professional service - right at the customer's place of work.

4 mins read
Your Business
February/March 2021
RELATED STORIES

A Small Part OF A Small Business Can Be A Big Idea

Lisa Tran’s parents (right) escaped a Communist regime and built a small restaurant in America. Now she wants to reinvent it by building a business based solely on their sauces. Her mom thinks she’s crazy—and maybe she is. But some of the greatest brands were built in much the same way.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2021

Tech vs. Journalism

Silicon Valley feels picked on by “woke” journalists “who can't code." Reporters feel picked on by petty zillionaires with anger-management problems. Inside the nasty clout battle for how the world’s most influential industry gets covered.

10+ mins read
New York magazine
May 10 - 23, 2021

Can Aluminum Really Go Green?

Alcoa and Rio Tinto —with a push from Apple—are trying to clean up production of one of the dirtiest metals

6 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
April 26 - May 03, 2021 (Double Issue)

Think Like a Disruptor

If you want to shake things up, you must have a mindset that’s different from everyone else’s. Here are three ways to reshape your thinking.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

Staying Ahead of Change

Yousuf Ali had a successful career in marketing until he failed to embrace new technologies. Now, as a My Eyelab franchisee, embracing forward-thinking capabilities is the key to his success.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

Build Lasting Partnerships

Finding trustworthy vendors and partners is key to growing your business—but it’s a challenging relationship to perfect. We asked six entrepreneurs to share their best methods.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

Is This a Business?

Marco Zappia, a former bar director in Minneapolis, has an idea for a cocktail commissary business.

2 mins read
Inc.
March - April 2021

How Small Businesses Can Solve Big Problems

Entrepreneurs are a big-thinking bunch—but how can startups help tackle the world’s largest issues? Planet FWD’s Julia Collins has an answer: Start small.

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2021

A Bank That Keeps Things Simple

It’s not nuts – The 18-year-old coin bank on Casilimas’ desk.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
January - February 2021

How a Philanthropic Darling Became Political Scandal

A Canadian development charity courted celebrities, enlisted legions of schoolchildren to raise funds, and built a new, commerce-fueled model of philanthropy. Then a Covid relief deal got people asking who was benefiting most

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
January 11, 2021