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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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