Investing in a Franchise – Types of Available Funds

By Darlene Menzies
If you’re interested in investing in a franchise, there are a number of funding routes available to you.

In South Africa, a franchise is considered a separate, specialised field of business and from a financing perspective is viewed differently to an existing business. It’s typically easier to get funding for a franchise as franchises have a proven product and they vet potential franchisees and offer support to new business owners.

This support can include extensive training on running the franchise, branding and marketing, operational policies and procedures and a highly-tuned supplier network. The reputation of the franchise will, to a large extent, dictate which finance options you choose and how easy it will be to raise the required funds.

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