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5 reasons why your next investment should be a franchise
5 reasons why your next investment should be a franchise

I am not about to make the evening news by letting you know that franchises are more likely to succeed than independent businesses...

By Alan Hockey 3 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising
#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising

Over three-quarters of franchisee owners are optimistic about the future. This optimism is translated into the growth of franchises' contribution to the GDP of South Africa - growing from 9% in 2014 to 15% today...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Job creation is a team effort
Job creation is a team effort

The franchise sector continues to grow healthily, according to the survey results recently released by Fasa. That sounds as if we should be in a good position to answer the president's call to create jobs...

By Richard Mukheibir 15 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers
#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers

What really counts is money. It is why people are in business and for franchisers, this means guiding their franchisee on the franchise runway to achieving their goals...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2018

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Some essential things you'll need when starting a restaurant

In the United States, owning a restaurant is a proven business model because many people love to eat out...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Driving business profitability through benchmarking
Driving business profitability through benchmarking

Benchmarking is a vital component in your management tool box. It is about a lot more than just collecting numbers for the sake of some vague historical record...

By Richard Mukheibir 14 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges
Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges

Franchising is one industry that has proven in many countries to be resilient even in the face of extensive macroeconomic difficulties...

By Dumisani Bengu 12 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

AlexanderStein via
Five steps to cracking cashflow

Cashflow is one of the cornerstones of your business because if you can't get it right, your business will crumble...

By Richard Mukheibir 10 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

How to handle franchisor-franchisee conflict
How to handle franchisor-franchisee conflict

Successful franchise businesses are characterised by strong relationships between franchisees and franchisors...

By Sally J’Arlette-Joy 29 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Are you a good fit for franchising?
Are you a good fit for franchising?

Entrepreneurs contribute towards job creation, which motivates many people to want to start their own business, but how well do they know their business personality?

By Richard Mukheibir 27 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Why financial benchmarking in franchising is essential
Why financial benchmarking in franchising is essential

Financial benchmarking runs a financial analysis and compares the findings to other franchises in order to assess the competitiveness, productivity and efficiency...

By Eric Parker 1 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Franchising mistakes to avoid

To become a preferred franchisor, franchise companies should avoid the following ten mistakes...

By Anita du Toit 2 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: Umhlanga-based founders buff up their business portfolio
#EntrepreneurMonth: Umhlanga-based founders buff up their business portfolio

Tracy Gielink, and Kim and Debbie Davidson, founders and owners of Umhlanga-based businesses recently launched their third, Buff Beauty Parlour...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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10 basic rules for successful franchising

From my 20 years' experience of running franchise outlets, franchisees can earn a comfortable living, and in some cases an exceptional living, if they adhere to these 10 basic rules...

By Sally J’Arlette-Joy 22 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Franchising joint ventures offer benefits
Franchising joint ventures offer benefits

The joint venture is growing in popularity because it is a win-win mechanism that works well for the franchisor and the franchisee...

By Eric Parker 28 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Five factors of successful franchisor leadership
Five factors of successful franchisor leadership

In addition to being concerned about the match between a franchisee and a franchisor, in terms of psychometric testing, franchisors should review their own leadership and management capabilities, as becoming a franchisor changes the nature of a business...

By Anita du Toit 26 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

KFC Head cook, Sam Mdluli (who has been with KFC for 25 years) and J’Something
KFC's return to 'It's Finger Lickin' Good'

In 2012, KFC changed their tagline to 'So Good', but South African consumers, stubborn as they are, never stopped licking their fingers...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Seven significant shifts franchises face in today's operating environment
Seven significant shifts franchises face in today's operating environment

In today's turbulent economic times, both franchise brands and franchisees need understand key fundamentals driving today is operating environment...

By Val Bourdos Nichas 16 Jan 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Answers to franchisee's FAQs
Answers to franchisee's FAQs

As with most new years, hopes are high, goals are set and entrepreneurs are eager to make 2014 the best year ever. While some are eager to start a business from scratch, many prefer to have more support and structure, provided when investing in an existing business such as franchising which can build on an established brand.

By Marcel Strauss 30 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Customers must be at centre of business
Customers must be at centre of business

In peak periods, companies do their utmost to stand out to consumers who have money to spend. Tactics vary between marketing as a draw factor and increased customer service as the key to drawing more feet to stores.

By Marcel Strauss 16 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Supportive relationships are essential in franchising
Supportive relationships are essential in franchising

With its business fundamentals and a solid reputation already in place, the franchise model is ideal for any entrepreneur who values a business concept that is solidified with additional support from the franchisor and its team of experts.

By Marcel Strauss 29 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

What franchisees need to know about the CPA
What franchisees need to know about the CPA

As individual consumers without business experience often buy franchises, the Consumer Protection Act plays a significant role in protecting new franchisees.

By Marcel Strauss 22 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Marcel Strauss
The habits of highly successful franchisees

In business, adopting the right habits is crucial to the success of a company. Without positive habitual behaviour, many objectives in business will not be met, as no commitment will be exercised to any elements therein.

By Marcel Strauss 23 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Nicolas De Sousa
Franchise staff training essential to success

Skills training and development ultimately contributes to the local and national GDP and provides an important element for the quality of one's franchise brand. On the other side, the repercussions of inefficient service or lack of training can be devastating for a brand and will provide no positive contribution to the community.

By Nicolas De Sousa 19 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Jeremy Lang
What to consider when purchasing a franchise

The local franchise industry is growing at a progressive rate and according to Franchise South Africa, the country currently boasts over 400 franchise systems and approximately 23,000 franchise outlets.

By Jeremy Lang 9 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Franchising ideal industry for investment
Franchising ideal industry for investment

The economic viability of franchising makes it a more popular choice when considering a new business, than starting from scratch. The most significant advantage is that from the start, investors are provided with everything they need for a turnkey operation - from recruitment through to the product.

By Nicolas De Sousa 10 Jun 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Issa Sikiti da Silva
2010 IFE unpacks recovery, empathetic values

More than 100 delegates from various industries and 100 exhibitors have convened today, 7 May 2010, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg for the three-day International Franchise Expo and Convention (IFE) hosted by the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA). In this age of job losses and economic uncertainty, the focus is being turned on entrepreneurship as an alternative to survive as the global economy recovers and consumer confidence rises again.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 7 May 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Corner Bakeries for Engen Quick Shops

The Engen bakery network of 530 outlets, which has been managed by Retsol since 2007, will become rebranded as an exclusive bakery franchise under the name Corner Bakery, the Retsol brand, which specialises in fast food and bakery goods, as well as Equatorial Coffee, its exclusive coffee brand. The business model will convert to a franchise format, in a two-year franchise conversion process that began on 1 April 2010.

By ActivRetail 5 May 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Franchising lessons from Mugg & Bean's founder

The real enemy of the hospitality industry, which is a sector of occupancy, labour and energy costs, is ourselves, and unless we change our thinking about the industry's fragmentation and keep up with trends, we are headed into big trouble, said South African franchising heavyweight Ben Filmalter yesterday, Wednesday, 24 February 2010.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 25 Feb 2010

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