Franchise business owners feel lockdown pinch

2020-05-23 10:30

Franchising is often seen as a safe business model, as operators buy into an established brand with support from franchisers.

Amid a war over Burger King’s South African owner, this investor says Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins should be shut down

2018-11-29 11:02

Americans love Dunkin Donuts, but South Africans haven't taken to it, says one disgruntled shareholder, and Baskin-Robbins' expensive ice cream never made sense in SA to begin with.

Franchises can still cash in, despite turbulent times

2017-11-18 11:00

South Africa's economy might be withering, but this does not necessarily mean doom and gloom for franchising businesses, some of which are even cashing in on the bad times.

Get R300 000 to start your own franchise

2016-10-20 15:51

SPONSORED: Cash Crusaders will help you secure your future by injecting an additional amount of R300 000 to augment your franchise start-up costs.

10 key questions to ask when buying a franchise

2016-06-14 12:58

Franchising continues to be an attractive investment for entrepreneurs that want to play it safe and go with a tried and tested concept.

Six challenges facing the franchising sector

2016-02-11 13:31

No franchise is immune to economic conditions. Morné Cronjé, head of franchising for FNB Business, looks at the challenges facing entrepreneurs, providing tips on how to overcome them.

Attracting and selecting the right franchisee key to success

2015-07-15 12:02

Recruiting quality franchisees is becoming increasingly essential for every franchise business, as the wrong fit can seriously damage the reputation of the franchise.

Growing the franchise industry

2014-10-09 18:00

FNB will be hosting the third annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit in Johannesburg on October 15 and Cape Town on November 19.

How do we start a pub franchise?

2014-06-20 12:24

A Fin24 user asks advice about starting a pub franchise with her brother.

‘Burger queens’ live entrepreneurial dream

2013-09-04 13:29

Independence comes in many forms. To some women this means leaving behind a corporate routine and swapping pinstripes for steamy bustling kitchens.


Here’s what it costs to buy into some of SA’s hottest franchises: Sorbet, Universal Paints, and Kids Emporium

2019-06-18 06:30

To start up a Universal Paints outlet you're going to need R2 million in cash to hand. For Kids Emporium the bar is lower, and different Sorbet flavours range in price.

Staff happiness is business happiness: Franchising tips from the pros

2017-11-19 14:16

RocoMamas, Krispy Kreme and Ina Paarman share their tips on how to make it big in the franchising world.

'Mumpreneur' expands her kids' hair salon concept

2016-10-20 17:00

Children’s hair salon, Maddy Magoo is specifically designed for children from all ethnic backgrounds.

The Franchise Co: Benefits of the franchise industry

2016-08-31 15:48

SPONSORED: The Franchise Co is a franchise management specialist company – owning and managing a diverse range of popular South African brand franchises.

The Franchise Co: The benefits of owning a franchise

2016-05-31 12:18

SPONSORED: The Franchise Co is a franchise management specialist company – owning and managing a diverse range of popular South African brand franchises.

Understanding different franchise models

2016-01-31 17:45

There are a number of things to understand and consider about franchising before beginning, advises a business coach.

Time to return to the Wimpy family model

2015-01-13 13:15

Franchisees should learn from families who basically lived in their restaurants, spending time with their staff and interacting with customers, an expert says.

Choose the right location for your franchise

2014-08-21 16:32

As a franchise owner, you have a number of factors to consider before you can open the doors to your own franchise, says an expert.

Cashing in on braai-loving SA

2014-06-17 10:10

In just two years the traditional township braai concept has grown into 200 outlets, employing 2 000 people. The brain behind ChesaNYAMA tells the story.

Absa eyes Africa's franchising potential

2013-05-10 15:49

Absa has beefed up its franchise unit to expand the franchising business format into Africa and to tap into the continent's new, fast growing consumer markets.

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