Franchise Professional TrainingWe conduct the following franchise training programmes

Franchise Management Training

Franchise Management Training

14 – 18 August 2017
Effective Field Visit Training

Effective Field Visit Training

21 – 22 June 2017

Franchise Development ConsultingFranchise Specialists

Franchising in South Africa and the potential that the franchise model has to stimulate employment, empowerment and economic growth prompted the formation of Franchize Directions in 1997. We are specialist franchise development consultants and trainers who have become a well respected service provider in our sector for the depth and value we add. We continue to develop and serve the franchise sector through specialised development and support services. Our professional team guides and advises clients by taking into consideration their specific business expansion or development requirements, and including our best practice experience.

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F.A.Q.

Can I expand my business as a franchise?

Franchising is a numbers game and thus it is the financial projections and the quality of the feasibility related to it that will determine whether the franchise will fly or fail.
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What do I need to think about to lay my franchise plan?

You have assessed the feasibility and the numbers are stacking up. It is now time to start formalizing your expansion plan by delving into the nuts and bolts of your franchise.
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What do I need in place?

If we take a glance back at our recommendations by now you will have assessed the feasibility and the numbers are stacking up.
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What does an Operations Manual entail?

As discussed in last month’s article, the proven pilot and the franchise package elements are the key ingredients of franchising.
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How do I select the right franchisees?

You have started on your Operations manual but who is going to use it? In order to ensure the success of the franchise partnership the recruitment and selection of the appropriate people is a critical success factor.
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What is a Disclosure Document and why is it a necessity?

As you wade your way through the documentation that is required it is important to spend time on the compilation of your Disclosure Document.
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Latest News

Flavours of New Orleans melting pot come…

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, headquartered in New Orleans, US, will open in Sandton City next week, introducing another fried chicken brand to rival KFC. Read the full article on Business Day

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Popeyes cock-a-hoop over launch

A new chicken has come to roost in the richest square mile in Africa. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is set to open its doors in Sandton next week, but feathers are...

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The biggest fast food franchises in Sout…

With the addition and growth of several new fast-casual food options in South Africa, it’s clear that there is appetite in the country for quick meals and treats – but...

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5 franchise opportunities to watch out f…

Despite South Africa’s economy expected to face significant pressure over the coming year, franchising is one sector that has consistently shown its resilience according to Absa. Read the full article on...

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FASA urges franchisees to support local …

Franchising contributes almost 12.5% to South Africa's GDP but its potential lies not only in generating increased sales of products and services but also in the business-to-business opportunities that exist...

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Improved retail conditions forecast for …

Research undertaken for the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) by Christo Luüs of Ecoquant, shows a cautiously confident outlook with positive signs for the economy and improving trading...

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Fast food trends that will continue into…

According to QSR Magazine (www.qsrmagazine.com), 2016’s fast-food trends internationally could be summed up in three words: Wacky. Creative. Simple. These trends will no doubt continue into 2017 with...

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How To Recognise The Only Business Idea …

I was browsing Twitter the other day and I saw an article that was going to give me 101 companies that I could start for under $100. I’m not going...

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Gold Brands secures franchising deal

Share price tumbles following an announcement by the company that it has secured a franchising deal with UK-based Casual Dining Group

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FASA releases results of Franchisee Sati…

The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) has released the results of its Franchisee Satisfaction Survey, in which a high level of franchisee satisfaction (82%) was recorded.

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Franchising outlook - challenges to face…

The franchising sector has found its way through the slow economy with industries such as the fast food segment showing growth in 2016 and has still not realised its full...

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Famous Brands acquires 100% of Gourmet B…

Subject to approval from the South African Reserve Bank, in terms of Exchange Control Regulations, Famous Brands has acquired 100% of UK-based Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) for £120m (approximately R2.1bn).

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South Africa Provides Franchising Tax Gu…

Tax News provides information on franchising tax

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Australian ribs-and-burger franchise to …

EatOut presents an article about an Australian franchise opening in South Africa.

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How Ocean Basket’s R800 starting capital…

Money Web presents an article about the success of Ocean Basket The franchise restaurant chain rides out its success in South Africa into international markets. Read the article

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Franchising in S.Africa expected to thri…

CNBCAfrica presents an article about how franchising in S.Africa continues to thrive in 2016

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South Africa’s biggest fast food chains

Business Tech presents an article "South Africa’s biggest fast food chains"

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