Category Archives: Rietmark Story

Finding inspiration for the New Year

November 1997… 15 years ago the first Rietmark booklets appeared in the post boxes of Rietondale, Riviera and Deerness. From the start our slogan was ‘local is lekker’ and our inspiration the local neighbourhood businesses and service providers. November 2012… … Continue reading

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Rietmark supports Small Business Friday – every day!

Friday 7 September has been designated the symbolic day when consumers, government and big corporates will support small business in South Africa. The idea behind Small Business Friday originated in the USA, in November 2010, as Small Business Saturday. It … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Getting streetwise with Rietmark

Since the beginning of Rietmark, the delivery of Rietmark was of upmost importance for the survival and growth of Rietmark. We can have eye-catching adverts, printed on quality glossy paper, but if it is not delivered ‘on time, every time’ … Continue reading

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Thanks to the first Rietmark advertisers

Any business owner fondly remembers the first customers who made their business possible. When starting a new business venture, you need customers who believe in you, even though there is no track record yet. In the case of Rietmark, I … Continue reading

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The Rietmark story started with a bottle of honey

The story of Rietmark started with a bottle of honey, quite a few years before the first printed copy of Rietmark in November 1997. It was the year 1992 and with 2 of my 3 kids already born, I was … Continue reading

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