Archive | Franchising

The six stages of franchise relationships

Greg Nathan is the Founder and Chairman of  The Franchise Relationships Institute and has defined six distinctive stages of franchise relationships. If you have a commitment to your business and are prepared to work through the ups and downs of life as a franchisee you will travel through six distinct stages. Some people move through these […]

Continue Reading

Opportunities aplenty in franchise space – not for sissies

The are plenty of business opportunities in the franchising sector.  Image: ALAN EASON/Daily Dispatch BY MPHO SIBANYONI Could franchising be the next big push to lift our ailing economy? Statistics show buying into a franchise is increasingly becoming a lucrative investment for many of the previously marginalised. It is also a huge job creator, with each […]

Continue Reading

Starbucks’ expansion runs out of steam in South Africa

High operating costs and tight customer budgets have left US coffee giant Starbucks needing a caffeine hit. High operating costs and tight customer budgets have left US coffee giant Starbucks needing a caffeine hit after it abandoned ambitious expansion plans in South Africa – seen as a foothold for the continent. Starbucks looked set to take the […]

Continue Reading

Three franchising trends to look out for in 2019

A recent survey conducted by the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) revealed that the franchising industry has grown from contributing 13,3% to the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017 to its current figure of 15,7% despite the tough economic climate and its impact on franchises.   Mornè Cronje, Head of Franchising at […]

Continue Reading