What do you think the ‘next big thing’ in franchising is?

At present I am aware of investigations in many government sectors to use franchising to help standardise and improve the service delivery of services such as health care, water and sanitation, education etc. There are huge benefits, opportunities and rewards to be reaped in this area. Another area where franchising can significantly benefit the country […]


At present I am aware of investigations in many government sectors to use franchising to help standardise and improve the service delivery of services such as health care, water and sanitation, education etc. There are huge benefits, opportunities and rewards to be reaped in this area.

Another area where franchising can significantly benefit the country is in job creation and empowerment. The simplest solution to the current unemployment problem in South Africa is via the expansion of the small business sector. There is no better way to achieve this than via the proven business systems which exist within franchising.

Proposals are currently with government agencies to form public/private partnerships with the franchising sector to train and employ 30 000 to 50 000 of the currently unemployed over the next three years.

Derek Smith
About the Author
Derek Smith is the owner of Hot Dog Cafe and the elected FASA chairman for 2013.

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