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Franchising shines in tough timeshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/franchising-shines-in-tough-timesFranchising shines in tough timesThe resilience and vitality of the franchising industry in South Africa is more apparent than ever. In a year of low overall economic growth, the franchising sector's share of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) has grown by no less than 6% from R465bn to R493bn, says Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS).2017-04-28T22:00:00.0000000Z
The daunting process of getting a franchise off the groundhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/the-daunting-process-of-getting-a-franchise-off-the-groundThe daunting process of getting a franchise off the groundFranchising is a great way for an ambitious entrepreneur to expand a business fast through harnessing the energy, hard work and buy-in, quite literally, of lots of smaller-scale entrepreneurs.2017-04-28T22:00:00.0000000Z
Franchises present significant growth opportunities for South African economyhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/franchises-present-significant-growth-opportunities-for-south-african-economyFranchises present significant growth opportunities for South African economyThe various international retail chain store brands entering the South African market is a positive indicator for the country, and highlights the opportunity that South Africa offers to international investors, despite the flurry of negative perceptions around the current local economy.2016-04-25T22:00:00.0000000Z
How economic trends are shaping SA franchisinghttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/how-economic-trends-are-shaping-sa-franchisingHow economic trends are shaping SA franchisingAs franchising continues its steady growth in South Africa, economic trends are shaping the development of the franchise sector in interesting ways, says Gerrie van Biljon, executive director at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS).2016-04-25T22:00:00.0000000Z
Interests of franchisee, franchisor sometimes at oddshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/interests-of-franchisee-franchisor-sometimes-at-oddsInterests of franchisee, franchisor sometimes at oddsInterests of franchisee.2016-03-25T22:00:00.0000000Z
Buying an existing franchisehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/buying-an-existing-franchiseBuying an existing franchiseIn franchise terminology, the purchase of an existing franchise outlet is referred to as a "resale". When buying a resale, you have to do the same research and assessment you would do if you were buying any business.2014-10-25T22:00:00.0000000Z
Franchising – what are your options?https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/franchising-–-what-are-your-optionsFranchising – what are your options?There are thousands of franchised businesses covering a broad range of industries, from well-known national brands to smaller, local opportunities. The challenge is to choose one that excites you and is a good investment.2014-10-25T22:00:00.0000000Z
The Pros and Cons of Franchisinghttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/the-pros-and-cons-of-franchisingThe Pros and Cons of FranchisingBuying a franchise could be a great option for some and the worst option for others. The entrepreneur must be aware of the factors that will influence whether he buys a franchise or not. Much of these depend on the entrepreneur himself, his personality and what his reasons are for wanting to own his own business.2014-10-25T22:00:00.0000000Z
Wrong fit? In franchising, it can be a fatal mistakehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/wrong-fit-in-franchising-it-can-be-a-fatal-mistakeWrong fit? In franchising, it can be a fatal mistake"If you're the kind of guy who likes to go to sleep early, don't buy a restaurant franchise," says Jeremy Lang, regional general manager of Business Partners.2014-04-23T22:00:00.0000000Z
10 things you need to know when you buy a franchisehttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/entrepreneurs-growth-centre/useful-articles/franchising/10-things-you-need-to-know-when-you-buy-a-franchise10 things you need to know when you buy a franchiseThe South African franchise industry presents a mind-boggling array of franchises, and every month more are added to this fast-growing sector. Wonderful choice, but the bling generated by each franchise's aggressive marketing can be blinding to someone looking for a solid business opportunity.2013-04-17T22:00:00.0000000Z