Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising

#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising[Danette Breitenbach] 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...

Posted 7 months ago | Like
Richard Mukheibir
SOUTH AFRICA
Job creation is a team effort

Job creation is a team effort[Richard Mukheibir] 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...

Posted 8 months ago | Like
Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers

#IFE2018: In the business of franchising, talk to the numbers[Danette Breitenbach] 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...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Richard Mukheibir
SOUTH AFRICA
Driving business profitability through benchmarking

Driving business profitability through benchmarking
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[Richard Mukheibir] 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...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Dumisani Bengu
SOUTH AFRICA
Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges

Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges
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[Dumisani Bengu] Franchising is one industry that has proven in many countries to be resilient even in the face of extensive macroeconomic difficulties...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Richard Mukheibir
SOUTH AFRICA
Five steps to cracking cashflow

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

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Richard Mukheibir
SOUTH AFRICA
Are you a good fit for franchising?

Are you a good fit for franchising?
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[Richard Mukheibir] 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?

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Sally J’Arlette-Joy
SOUTH AFRICA
How to handle franchisor-franchisee conflict

How to handle franchisor-franchisee conflict
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[Sally J’Arlette-Joy] Successful franchise businesses are characterised by strong relationships between franchisees and franchisors...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
[Lauren Hartzenberg] Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Eric Parker
SOUTH AFRICA
Why financial benchmarking in franchising is essential

Why financial benchmarking in franchising is essential
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[Eric Parker] Financial benchmarking runs a financial analysis and compares the findings to other franchises in order to assess the competitiveness, productivity and efficiency...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Umhlanga-based founders buff up their business portfolio

#EntrepreneurMonth: Umhlanga-based founders buff up their business portfolio[Jessica Tennant] Tracy Gielink, and Kim and Debbie Davidson, founders and owners of Umhlanga-based businesses recently launched their third, Buff Beauty Parlour...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Sally J’Arlette-Joy
SOUTH AFRICA
10 basic rules for successful franchising

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[Sally J’Arlette-Joy] 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...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Anita du Toit
SOUTH AFRICA
Five factors of successful franchisor leadership

Five factors of successful franchisor leadership
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[Anita du Toit] 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...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Cari Coetzee
SOUTH AFRICA
KFC's return to 'It's Finger Lickin' Good'

KFC Head cook, Sam Mdluli (who has been with KFC for 25 years) and J’Something
KFC Head cook, Sam Mdluli (who has been with KFC for 25 years) and J’Something
[Cari Coetzee] In 2012, KFC changed their tagline to 'So Good', but South African consumers, stubborn as they are, never stopped licking their fingers...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Val Bourdos Nichas
SOUTH AFRICA
Seven significant shifts franchises face in today's operating environment

Seven significant shifts franchises face in today's operating environment[Val Bourdos Nichas] In today's turbulent economic times, both franchise brands and franchisees need understand key fundamentals driving today is operating environment...

Posted 4 years ago | Like
Sean Lilley
SOUTH AFRICA
Good habits of highly successful franchisees

Sean Lilley[Sean Lilley] To be a successful franchisee or in fact a successful entrepreneur in general, you need to adopt the necessary habits for success.

Posted 5 years ago | Like
Marcel Strauss
SOUTH AFRICA
Answers to franchisee's FAQs

Answers to franchisee's FAQs[Marcel Strauss] 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.

Posted 5 years ago | Like
Marcel Strauss
SOUTH AFRICA
Supportive relationships are essential in franchising

Supportive relationships are essential in franchising[Marcel Strauss] 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.

Posted 5 years ago | Like
Nicolas De Sousa
SOUTH AFRICA
Franchising ideal industry for investment

Franchising ideal industry for investment[Nicolas De Sousa] 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.

Posted 6 years ago | Like
Nicolas De Sousa
SOUTH AFRICA
Franchise staff training essential to success

Nicolas De Sousa[Nicolas De Sousa] 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.

Posted 5 years ago | Like