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...

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...

Factors to consider before entering franchising

Almost every entrepreneur - at some point in their journey - considers going into franchising as a guaranteed route to attaining business success. “Despite the sector having a higher success rate compared to its counterparts,...

The Magic of Multi-Unit Franchising

A definite trend of multi-unit franchisees has emerged in South Africa in recent times. There may be various reasons. Access to funding has been tight as a noose rendering it less risky to lend...
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Key phases of the franchising relationship

The relationship between the franchisor and franchisee is often overlooked by people who are starting out in franchising. This is one of the biggest mistakes that one can do; it creates a lack of...

So, you want to buy a franchise?

Have you ever built a house or done extensions? I have, and I can tell you that it can be one hell of a job, especially if you don’t have a decent set of...

Concern over unethical operators

FASA has issued a press release saying it is concerned with unethical operators in franchising...
Business opportunities in the Kids Market

The Kids’ Market: Being small has never been so big

If you have a genuine love for children, a lot of energy, and a good dose of business acumen, there's money to be made in the burgeoning Kids' Market, as being small has never...
Expanding a franchise Africa

Expanding a South African franchise beyond our borders

According to the latest survey from the Franchise Association of South Africa, 39% of franchisors have businesses outside South African borders. This is equivalent to 1 775 stores in the SA franchise population. Most of...

Save the date for FASA’s convention

"The continued growth of new franchise concepts proves that franchising is the entrepreneurial heart of any economy – its growth might be temporarily curbed due to economic influences, but it remains the one business...
retail store premises

Should you RENT or BUY your business premises?

Investing in a new franchise, or already a franchisee, and not sure whether to lease or buy your business premises? Laurette Pienaar, Nedbank National Franchise Manager, explores the ins and outs…. As with most businesses, traditional retail franchises generally require a commercial or industrial...

Franchising holds growth opportunities for SMEs

The resilience and vitality of the franchising industry in South Africa is more apparent than ever, and increasingly becoming a notable asset to the country. Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS),...

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,...

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...

Great expectations

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