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Herding Cats

Herding Cats - Franchisees

Do you ever feel that managing your network of franchisees is like herding cats? You're not alone.

Franchising Plus deals with a wide range of clients in diverse industries – we are constantly engaging with franchisors and franchisees alike. Over the years we have conducted many franchisee satisfaction surveys on behalf of our clients, covering thousands of franchisees, and have noticed a number of common concerns and complaints:

Why Financial benchmarking is essential

Why Financial benchmarking is essencial

By Eric Parker, Partner

Are you as franchisor fully aware of the financial health of each of your franchisees and do you have plans in place to maximise their profitability?

12 Franchise trends: What will 2017 hold?

12 Franchise trends: What will 2017 hold?

By Anita du Toit, Partner and Sasha-Lee de Bod, Consultant 

As 2016 is nearing the end we tend to reflect on the year that was, this might be a good time to look towards the future and see what 2017 has in store for us. Let’s look at some headlining trends for 2017:

10 Biggest Franchising Mistakes

10 Biggest Franchising Mistakes

By Anita du Toit, Partner - Franchising Plus

margin

1. Not charging a royalty on sales but rather adding margin to product

Are Joint Ventures the best of both worlds?

Are Joint Ventures the best of both worlds?

By Eric Parker, Partner: Franchising Plus

An owner operator system suitable for corporates

Many corporates have reservations about franchising because they believe they will lose control of their brand and not be able to implement change without buy-in from the franchisees. They do however acknowledge the benefit of an owner operator who will normally outperform an employee because they have “skin in the game”.

The joint venture is growing in popularity because it is a win-win mechanism that works well for the franchisor and the franchisee. This mechanism is ideally suited to corporates and we can indicate how it has been implemented successfully in big companies.

This is how it works: