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Jarryd’s - Something you can’t get at home

Posted by Sureswipe on 20 December 2016

When people go out to eat they are looking for great food, amazing service and a carefully crafted environment. These days restaurants are dime-a-dozen, but it is still rare to find an eating experience that really gets it right. The most important thing to a consumer is service - the friendly face, the attentiveness of the waiter and the feeling that you are getting more than just what is on your plate.

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Topics: coffee, eatery, jarryds, Lessons from World-Class Retail, restaurants, small business, profile

Fintech - below the bread line

Posted by Sureswipe on 12 December 2016

In 2012, 47% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa, lived on R 25 a day or less. However, according to the FinScope 2016 consumer survey, only 11% of South Africans operate outside of the formal economy and are classified as financially excluded. So what is the link between poverty and financial inclusion and can FinTech bridge the gap?

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Topics: financial inclusion, fintech, Lessons from World-Class Retail, poverty

Beauty therapy - why women get their nails done.

Posted by Sureswipe on 9 August 2016

When one thinks of a nail salon it appears so frivolous, like a little place of vanity where women (and now men) can go and be pampered. When you walk into Nail Studio there is an immediate sense that this is more than a vanity. Perhaps it is the wine and coffee you are offered at entry, or watching a blonde woman laughing at whatever her nail technician had just said, but whatever it is, it is anything but frivolous.

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Topics: Lessons from World-Class Retail

Jens' journey

Posted by Sureswipe on 2 July 2016

The road to Willoughby & Co. has been an extraordinary one for legendary owner Jens Tibshraeny. We take at look at his gastronomic trek from suits to scales.

 

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Topics: capetown, JENS TIBSHRAENY, Lessons from World-Class Retail, seafood, timeline, willoughby & co., restuarant

The art of preparation

Posted by Sureswipe on 1 July 2016

 

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Topics: capetown, chef, Lessons from World-Class Retail, Sam, restuarant, Sushi, Willoughbys