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Slow and steady the Tasha’s way: from Joburg to Dubai

Natasha Sideris - Tasha's
Tasha’s is the anti-franchise system of the franchise world. It isn’t massive – growth has been intentionally slow and deliberate – but it is well known as a fashionable and quirky restaurant hangout. Owner Natasha Sideris said she did almost the opposite of what every other successful franchise system has done in terms of planning.

Africa needs to prepare for the franchise boom

Panel Discussion with:  De Wet Oosthuizen, Master Licensee (Namibia), Famous Brands;  Stephen Walters, Founder/COO, Fernridge Consulting;Warren Adams, Head, FNB Global;  Arnold Meyer,Director, Nera Capital;  Joe Boyle,Commercial Director, Fresh Stop.


Panel Discussion with:  

  • De Wet Oosthuizen, Master Licensee (Namibia), Famous Brands;  
  • Stephen Walters, Founder/COO, Fernridge Consulting;
  • Warren Adams, Head, FNB Global;  
  • Arnold Meyer, Director, Nera Capital;  
  • Joe Boyle,Commercial Director, Fresh Stop.

Building an attractive franchise – The Debonair’s Pizza experience

Craig MacKenzie - Debonairs Co-Founder

Franchising Plus recently collaborated with FNB to host a “Planning for the future” franchise event at its regional offices in KZN. One of our speakers was Craig MacKenzie, Co-founder of Debonair’s Pizza, who shared his experience with us on how important it is to build an attractive franchise.

The Advent of the Unnatural Entrepreneur

Eric Parker - Franchising Plus

By Eric Parker

The downturn in the world economy is resulting in large companies downsizing and retrenching and this is creating a number of unnatural entrepreneurs.

Definition

An unnatural entrepreneur is someone who through lack of encouragement when growing up and lack of self confidence has never considered backing him or herself to go into his or her own business.
Circumstances have now forced him/her to review the situation and go into business as the only alternative to earn an income.

Social Franchise Accelerator wrapping up

Social Franchising Accelerator

The Social Franchise Accelerator project is wrapping up after a year-long journey with four social impact organisations. Franchising Plus, along with UCT’s Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and the International Centre for Social Franchising (ICSF) ran the programme to assist social impact organisations to ramp up their scaling plans.