#BuyaBusiness expo fast-tracks business ownership

Couple wins franchise, millions in deals concluded at leading franchise expo

The recent #BuyaBusiness expo has fast-tracked business ownership for a number of South Africans – among them, the winners of a new Sherpa Kids after school franchise.

#BuyaBusiness expo showcases leading franchise opportunities. The expo, run by Reed exhibitions takes place alongside the Small Business Expo which builds small business capacity in South Africa.

A highlight of #BuyaBusiness 2016 was the chance to win a Sherpa Kids franchise worth R150,000. Part of a global childcare brand, Sherpa Kids SA first launched in South Africa in 2014 and now operates at over 25 schools in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West Province. Sherpa Kids delivers structured, enjoyable after care and holiday programmes at schools.

The winners, Norwin and Lynn Lederer from Morningside, Johannesburg, were selected after a panel assessment. With their strong corporate background and experience in home schooling, the Lederers were declared deserving winners of the franchise package.

“We’re delighted that the #BuyaBusiness Expo could be instrumental in facilitating the launch of this new business opportunity,” says Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions. “But this is just one of many new businesses we expect will launch as a result of participation in the #BuyaBusiness and Small Business Expo. Thanks to the active brokering of business relationships, extensive knowledge-sharing and networking, as well as access to hundreds of franchise and business opportunities, we usually see several new businesses and franchises launching as a result of deals concluded and leads generated during the event.”

In 2016, the #BuyaBusiness and Small Business Expos brought in millions of rands in deals for exhibitors and attracted around 7,000 visitors over three days. The expo connects entrepreneurs and investors who are looking to grow, diversify or enter business partnerships with one of the many business and franchise opportunities to be showcased.

The next expo will be staged at the TicketPro Dome from 31 August to 2 September 2017. Over 100 franchises and business opportunities across a variety of sectors will be on show, where aspirant business owners can discover opportunities, attend workshops on business ownership, and speak to business support services and financers about how to go about getting a business up and running.
To reserve exhibition space at South Africa’s most comprehensive business event, visit www.buyabusinessexpo.co.za or contact Tom@ThebeReed.co.za