Archive | Franchising

How to expand a South African franchise into the rest of Africa

According to the latest survey from the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA), 39% of franchisors have businesses in Africa, outside South African borders. This is equivalent to 1 775 stores in the SA franchise population. Most of these franchises are found in the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, eSwatini, Lesotho and with growth noted […]

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Cons of using micro loans for franchises

05 August 2019: FNB has seen an increase in the number of entrepreneurs considering using micro loans as an alternative form of franchise funding – while qualifying for bank finance. Mornè Cronje, Head of Franchising at FNB Business says although micro loans may appear attractive at first glance, they do not provide entrepreneurs with a […]

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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, franchising has its pros and cons and will not necessarily be suitable for every entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs who are considering or […]

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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: Fast Food and Restaurants at FNB Business, says amongst all the franchise sectors, restaurants and fast foods continue to dominate market share due to increasing demand from consumers. […]

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Five advantages of buying a franchise

So you think you want to buy a franchise, but you’re not so sure it would be the right choice. After all, why should you spend a premium on a big name when you can just duplicate their efforts? Think again. There are a few good reasons why copycatting doesn‘t work, and in hard economic […]

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Will your franchisor grant you a franchise again?

Remember when you were granted your franchise by the franchisor, the excitement, the enthusiasm, so many ideas, the opportunity, being your own boss and probably many more positives. Unfortunately for many franchisees this honeymoon period ends and for some sooner than others. As a franchisee, you need to constantly be asking yourself: Do I consistently […]

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