The Franchise Co has set its sights on developing a whole new category of entrepreneurs by offering a franchised mobile restaurant...
There are many misconceptions about becoming a Body20 franchise owner, the main one being that you need to be an expert in the health and fitness industry. Let's debunk some myths surrounding this role, explore tips for success and find out what makes the perfect Body20 owner...
Issued by Body20 2 Mar 2021
Despite the franchising sector having a higher success rate compared to its counterparts, franchising has its pros and cons and will not necessarily be suitable for every entrepreneur...
Several years of strong sectoral growth combined with business opportunities that are often backed by an investor safety net is making franchising the top choice for many who want to own their own business...
Richard Mukheibir 7 Nov 2018
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...
Anita du Toit 26 Oct 2016
Many franchise owners have found that it is hard to find good franchisees in a difficult economy and, when these can be found, how to attract them in the face of many competing franchises...
Eric Parker 19 Oct 2016
Polls have found many people are attracted to franchising by the promise of flexibility and independence in their work. However, not all franchises can offer franchisees the level of freedom and autonomy they desire...
Crumbs & Cream, Cape Town's only ice cream sandwich store, is offering a franchise opportunity. Crumbs & Cream enables customers to create their own ice cream sandwich using freshly baked cookies and gelato...
2nd Take, the shopping alternative for second-hand designer wear, has opened its new branch in Rondebosch in Cape Town following the high demand for branded clothing in this area...
Profitable franchisees have several things in common such as leadership skills, reliability, people and skills. They should also have a positive attitude to life and business, be focused and motivated, work hard and demonstrate to those under them that hard work can achieve positive results.
Bronwyn Oliveira 25 Jun 2014
When it comes to selecting a business or a brand, experience always counts. Capability, years of service, accomplishments, market reach, and financial and business successes are generally seen as attributes that contribute to a business's credibility.
Bronwyn Oliveira 26 Nov 2013
According to the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA), cases like the recent collapse of Rhapsody's only highlight the urgent need for a franchising regulatory body with the authority to prosecute transgressors.
Mugg & Bean is associated with good food, bottomless cups of coffee, a relaxed and warm atmosphere, as well as generous portions of food, and large slices of cake.
The 20th annual Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo, one of South Africa's most successful exhibitions for a niche, high-value audience of aspiring and established entrepreneurs, will take place from 12-15 September in Johannesburg.
Issued by Reed Exhibitions 6 May 2013
The Australian-based Franchise Relationships Institute (FRI) recently released the findings of its international franchise excellence research report, conducted across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK and, in conjunction with Franchize Directions, in South Africa. The study has successfully shattered certain myths around franchisee satisfaction - such as hardworking franchisees will successful, and profitable franchisees will be happy.
Greg Nathan 22 Apr 2013
Windhoek-based business and HansaWorld partner, Afresh Consult, is seeking to transcend the limitations of its very small domestic market by establishing a franchise model in the information technology environment for its business.
South African retailer, Pick n Pay, is certain that these key investments will set the course for the next stage of growth.
In a market where jobs are tight and big business opportunities lie in the hands of the corporate, there is a growing entrepreneurial urge among South Africans. While still a daunting task, the lower risk options of franchising opportunities are becoming more and more attractive to the new business owner.
The annual Awards for Excellence in Franchising were held at a glittering event at Caesar's Gauteng on Friday 10th October. Hosted by the Franchise Association of Southern Africa (FASA), the awards honour those who have made a success of their franchise businesses in five different categories.
Many of us might know that not doing proper market research will cost you dearly, but like many other things we sometimes neglect this part of growing our businesses. We see market research as an expense to the company and I think this is where the real problem comes in. When we talk about advertising and promotions most of the big corporate companies will agree that this is a critical, if not vital, part of their business.
Lehan Stemmet 6 Apr 2003
The who's who of the franchising industry gathered on Friday 18th to celebrate and toast the success of their shining stars - those franchisors and franchisees who've excelled in the five categories that make up the annual FASA Awards for Excellence in Franchising.
The finalists in the five categories of the Franchise Association of Southern Africa (FASA) Awards for Excellence in Franchising have been chosen. The winners in the categories Franchisor: Leading Developer of Emerging Entrepreneur, Brand Builder of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Franchisee of the Year and Franchisor of the Year will be announced at a banquet to be held at Gallagher Estate on Friday 18th October 2002.