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How to set up a Pop Up Shop

Pop-up shops are a great way to test out your ideas, build your brand and make sales without the cost and commitment of permanent premises. They also invigorate empty high streets and spaces. A pop-up is nothing more than a short-term retail let. You see pop-ups appear every year in South Africa, selling Natural hair products, Fashion clothing and art. You see them on Trade Shows in Expo’s. But pop-ups can appear at any time Read more…

How E-Commerce Brands Can Make Use of Pop-Up Stores

In today’s digital era small businesses with little or no funding are confronted with the decision of where to retail:• in a physical store – Traditional brick and mortar• an online store – E-commerce• or both – Physical and online. Starting an e-commerce site may be the least costly structurally, however it requires a strong digital marketing strategy. On the other hand, starting a physical store can be extremely costly for a small business as Read more…

How AFRO’s Chicken went from a Pop-up Trailer to a Franchise

AFRO’S started in a trailer at “Durban Day”, Peoples Park in September 2012. ” That was the first of two trailers that travelled Durbs for two years, pulling up at the finest markets, events, shindigs & private jols. In 2014 we moved into our first shop on south beach, serving surfers, cyclists, power walkers & anyone who agrees it’s “lekker by die see! AFRO’s Chicken is a perfect example of the power small businesses, with Read more…

What you need to know, when planning your Pop-up Events.

How do you host a pop-up event and what should you know about these unique occurrences? Here are a few things to think about if you’re considering this fast-growing trend. From retail marketing to experiential dining, pop-up events are gaining in popularity since their inception about a decade ago. But pop-ups are more than just a trendy, “seemingly unplanned” or temporary happening. They have real power in building brand awareness and impressing a new audience. Read more…

Popping has teamed up with the BrownSense Community

BrownSense x Popping.co.za Popping has teamed up with the BrownSense Community! #DoingBusinessTogether The role of every business owner is to find systems that make running a business easier, we’ve looked at a number of tools of course but there’s a tool you cannot buy, community. Collaboration is appealing in concept but challenging in practice, but in a digital era and moving retail we have found great communities to collaborate with, and give you access not Read more…

COVID-19: Digital tools for your business

The following are digital tools you can start to familiarise yourself with during the continental-wide lockdown happening due to the COVID-19 Epidemic Team Management tools 1. Trello. is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. Imagine a whiteboard, filled with lists of sticky notes, with each note as a task for you and your Read more…

How to set up your company

Most of the time when we think of a company we think of something great, big and expensive. We see accountant charging thousands of Rands to register companies, tax clearance certificates and BBBEE certificates. All these things are small compared to the amount you also have to pay for a business plan or a marketing plan and feasibility study. I want to make it clear that all the consultants will take advantage if you do Read more…