Top sector specialists offer franchising insights

Nedbank Business Banking has partnered with Liquor City and Lightstone Explore to offer franchising seminars in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Do you know what you’re in for?

Do you understand your responsibilities as a franchisee? If you're thinking of signing on the dotted line, read on...

Concern over unethical operators

FASA has issued a press release saying it is concerned with unethical operators in franchising...

Great expectations

As a new franchisee, what should your (realistic) expectations be?

Disrupt the future of franchising

FNB and Franchising Plus will host the fifth consecutive Franchise Leadership Summit where South Africa’s franchising leaders and stakeholders will meet to discuss and debate the franchising landscape.

Take your brand global

Robert Moschorak, president of Ace Hardware International Holdings, provides insight on taking your brand global...

Big data means big business for small companies

Small and medium sized businesses are increasingly recognising the opportunities presented by big data; offering unprecedented insight, improved decision-making and untapped sources of profit. While the term “big data” has only officially been around since...

Ask the right questions

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, it is critical to do all your homework. Here are some prompts around requesting the information you need to know... The old adage of “let the buyer beware” is very...

Looking to the future of franchising

Key trends in the dynamic franchise space... The franchising sector has shown steady growth over the past four years, in a tough economy from contributing an estimated 9.7% to the country's GDP in 2014 to...

FASA’s Franchise Award winners reflect global trends

The Franchise Association of South Africa's (FASA) Awards for Excellence in Franchising held recently, saw health food brand Kauai walk off with multiple awards including the coveted title of Franchisor of the Year. The...

Questions to ask before investing in a food franchise

Entrepreneurs venturing into new business opportunities continue being attracted to the tried and tested franchising concept, which can withstand the harshest economic circumstances. Andre Beck, Sector Head for Fast Food and Restaurants at FNB Business,...

Set yourself up for success from day one

Getting ready to launch your franchised outlet? Read on for some tips to get off to the best possible start! Your attitude and enthusiasm is directly linked to your business success as it brings a sense...
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Chris Dunn on what it takes to get into franchising

So, you want to buy a franchise? The first question you need to ask yourself is: "Do I have the passion?" No matter what you're planning, if you don’t have a passion for it, don’t...

How to evaluate a franchise opportunity

When you are faced with the opportunity of investing in a franchise business it is important that you do all your homework. The old adage of 'let the buyer beware' is applicable in this...
food franchising

Is food franchising for you?

"Franchising can be viewed as a way to avoid the unnecessary trial and error usually involved in starting-up a new business," according to Standard Bank Franchising. "But while the benefits are very appealing, it is essential to think about whether...