Is it a Franchise or a Business Opportunity?

What is the difference between a franchise and a business opportunity? This is a question that is often asked and can easily be determined by the specific criteria that differentiate the two. In its basic form, a franchise is a proven business model where the franchisee pays a fee to the franchisor for the opportunity […]

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Setting the standards in franchising

For many entrepreneurs, the concept of franchising is a lucrative one. With its foundations set in place and a proven track record to affirm its credibility, this business model is ideal for those who want to start a business that affords added support while still allowing them to make it their own. It is, however, […]

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Planning and research key when investing in a franchise

Buying a franchise can be quite expensive, especially if you are considering linking up with a franchisor that represents an internationally respected brand which is already a household name. As a result, there are very few entrepreneurs that can afford to completely finance the franchise from their own resources. Simone Cooper, Head of Franchising and […]

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Customer relations are the recipe for success in franchising

Yolandi Ferreira, Marketing Manager of Maxi’s, discusses and provides some useful tips on the importance of customer relations in the food franchising world. Franchising is becoming a bigger and better business option for many entrepreneurs as starting a franchise has fewer risks than starting up a business from scratch. However, this has also meant that […]

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Put a spring back in the step of your business

A change of season always brings about a sense of renewed purpose. Aside from the obvious changes in weather, somehow seasonal change also brings about the need for refreshed energy and drive. This is especially true in spring where everything awakens from hibernation and starts anew with greater vigour, which is why this is the […]

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