A bit of class with Classy Crete franchise
Name: Andre & Debrah de Lange
Franchise: Classy Crete
Why I chose franchising
We were looking for something small that was not too complicated. Franchising gave us an easy to follow recipe.
What I did before taking up a franchise
I was involved in other non franchise business.
How I raised the finance
I took an advance on my home loan.
The training and support I receive from my franchisor
We were trained in Cape Town and received as much support as we asked for. We pretty much followed instructions and the rest took care of itself.
The challenges I have faced
During the economic down turn we faced challenges with cash flow and had to look at doing other things to broaden our services offered.
My advice to someone thinking of buying their first franchise
Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Follow the recipe it will save you a lot of headaches.
My plans for the future
For the immediate future we will carry on doing what we are doing now. Long term not sure.