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101 Business Opportunities and Ideas
Discover 101 Business Opportunites and Ideas in South Africa

By: Franchise Finder

part 7: Secure an Agency for a Specific Product

Many successful businesses seek agents to sell and market their products on behalf of the business. This is the ideal set up for someone who likes to work on their own time. While sales will need to be generated and dedication is required, one can still have flexible hours and even work from home. This is not the same as a franchise. Agency holders are usually given exclusive rights within a particular area, region or country to market and sell a specific product or service. The following are great agency ideas:


46. Kids Products Kids products are very well supported in South Africa. Businesses such as Acorn Kids offer the opportunity for people to secure an agency in their area and sell the bath products, toys and gifts offered by the company. Securing an agency usually won’t cost the agency holder anything and successful candidates are expected to generate sufficient sales in their area. This type of business opportunity is ideal as the company will have a website already running which you can direct your clients to and even supply you with all the brochures, catalogues and training material.
47. Bluetooth Advertising Agencies Companies such as Adcast are fast growing in South Africa. This type of technology allows for advertising and marketing material to be sent out to Bluetooth mobile phones that are within a 100m range. This type of business could thrive off the support of local super markets, restaurants, vehicle show rooms and even tourist centres, to name but a few. How does it work? It’s simple! Most modern cell phone handsets and laptops come with Bluetooth built in. While insider super markets and stores, advertising messages and brochures can be sent, via Bluetooth technology, to these handsets offering shoppers specials and discounts. By securing this type of agency you will be ensuring yourself entrance into a relatively new and leading advertising market. Agents of this type of advertising are required to buy stock and sell it on to their clients at the suggested rates. If this is something you would like to get involved in, all you need to do is visit the relevant websites and apply for an agency.
48. Internet Service Provider While many may think that providing internet access to clients would be an involved and overwhelming task, it is not. Companies such as iBurst Cellular allow for individuals to secure reseller agencies where they can promote and sell the packages on behalf of the providing company. The agency is then paid a commission on each package sold. Of course you will need to undergo some training on the packages available and ensure that your office is set up with internet access. This type of agency is ideal for someone with an IT background and experience as technical support may sometimes be required from clients.



Children’s Exercise Agency These types of agencies are ideal for stay at home moms that have young children. Clamber Club and Kidi Sportz are fantastic examples. This particular type of business focuses on developing the sensory motor skills of young children and can be fun for both kids and the instructor. Agencies are available countrywide and of course training and set-up information is provided. Going on a first aid course will also go a long way to instilling a sense of trust and peace of mind in parents. If you love working with children and like to have flexible work hours, then this is the ideal agency for you to secure.



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