I’ve identified an opportunity to start a funeral business in the area that I live in, but have no idea where to begin.
In South Africa, the funeral industry operates through two channels – independent companies and franchises. Buying a franchise can cost a minimum of R500 000.There are independent operators in the market, but setting up a well-run business that is legally compliant is expensive. Plus, it can take up to two years to get the necessary permits and permission to run a funeral home from local municipalities and government authorities.
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