What Your Franchise Needs to Run Without You

Thinking about taking a vacation? Good. When you’re buckling under exhaustion and burnout, the only way you’re going to run a franchise business is into the ground. Your franchise may have demanded your every waking minute in its infancy, but it’s time to cut the umbilical cord. All you need to do is first make […]

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Franchising mistakes to avoid

By: Anita du Toit – partner at Franchising Plus. To become a preferred franchisor, franchise companies should avoid the following ten mistakes. Not charging a royalty on sales but rather adding margin to product This is problematic, as the franchisor will not benefit from a franchisee adding additional products or services to its range. In […]

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10 basic rules for successful franchising

By: Sally J’Arlette-Joy is the founder and CEO of Sandwich Baron. 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 10 basic rules. Abiding by these has seen many franchisees earn reliable livings through good economic times and […]

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Which Is the BEST Franchise To Buy?

“Which is the BEST franchise to buy?” is probably one of the most difficult questions to answer in franchising. The reason being, that everyone differs and have varying reasons why they want to buy a franchise. You need to ask yourself the following questions: What is my passion? What are my interests? What are my […]

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The problem with talking to franchisees

Before buying a franchise, just about everyone will tell you to talk to existing franchisees. But, what exactly should you look to gain from these conversations? “Talk to existing franchisees and ask them what they think of the franchise.” This is a piece of advice that every prospective franchisee receives. And it is good advice […]

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The true cost of opening a franchise

Having the money to purchase a franchise is not enough. You also need money for those other expenses that often only crop up once your store is open. Many new franchisees have found themselves in trouble because they failed to consider all the expenses associated with opening a franchise store. If you want to be […]

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Are your Business Goals Realistic?

Contrary to popular belief, buying a franchise from a successful business chain does not guarantee you’ll be printing money from the moment you open your doors… or at all for that matter. Sure, it’s helpful to have a tried and tested blueprint, but at the end of the financial year, it’s your business goals that […]

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