What do you think is the next trend in franchising?

Franchise news reports that global economic constraints may result in fewer international brands entering South Africa as they usually charge a relatively high master licence fee which is affordable only to a select group of business owners. Growing the business is then the next challenge, as funding (especially for new or start-up brands) is still […]


Franchise news reports that global economic constraints may result in fewer international brands entering South Africa as they usually charge a relatively high master licence fee which is affordable only to a select group of business owners. Growing the business is then the next challenge, as funding (especially for new or start-up brands) is still a huge obstacle to overcome. There are many interesting concepts in the SME sector and with the right support and nurturing, these concepts may become recognised franchises over time.

Vera Valais
About the Author
Vera Valasis is the executive director of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA). Her experience in franchising spans over twenty years.

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