Focusing on Future Trends with 20/20 Vision

Focusing on Future Trends with 20/20 Vision

by Sasha-Lee de Bod As we enter the second decade of the twentieth century, we have identified twenty trends that all businesses should keep an eye on. Many of these trends have been predicted for some time, however, 2020 will be the year to champion changes and...
10 Commandments of Franchising

10 Commandments of Franchising

by Eric Parker and Sasha-Lee de Bod 1. Thou shall make sure your business concept is proven before you start to franchise. Franchising is a very successful distribution strategy to expand a proven, successful business. It’s not ethical or practical to franchise an...
An overview on piloting a franchise model

An overview on piloting a franchise model

By Sasha-Lee de Bod Once a franchise model/concept has been developed, it must be tried, tested and proven in the market before it can be replicated.  It is important to note that just an idea cannot be franchised. In franchising, the franchisor must be able to show...
The Fuel Industry and Franchising

The Fuel Industry and Franchising

Sasha-Lee de Bod spoke at the Africa Fuel Wholesale and Retail Expansion Summit hosted on 31 May 2019. The industry has evolved throughout the years, here is a brief summary. What is happening in the market? With approximately 4600 fuel service stations currently in...
Let’s talk about 11 things in food franchises, shall we?

Let’s talk about 11 things in food franchises, shall we?

By Sasha-Lee de Bod According to the 2018 FASA franchise survey, there are 865 franchise systems in South Africa of which 23% is accounted for in the Fast Food and Restaurants category. The franchise sector currently contributes 15.7% of the total South African GDP At...