“Start and Manage Your Business”
Since starting to franchise their South African developed methods and business model in 1997, Creative Minds® have in their first ten years of operation, already opened over sixty branches in Southern Africa, and are actively pursuing expansion into Africa and Europe.
Creative Minds® is a group of franchised skills training centers, with the current emphasis on basic computer literacy training in a fun and easy way, where they are firmly entrenched in the largest market of all: Families, job seekers, children, teenagers, mothers, middle aged and elderly people who all wants caring and gentle personal tuition. They specialize in people who have difficulty understanding and coping with technology!
Creative Minds® was started, after observing a need for caring and trusted, ground-roots and community based computer training. The founders’ background in educational publishing and his specific interest in accessible learning technologies, led him to develop a unique method of dealing with students in a practical, uncomplicated, caring and confidence building way.
Basic courses include:
Computer basics, Windows, Word-processing basics, Database basics, Spreadsheet basics and Internet & e-mail are generally offered.
A host of more advanced courses are also available to more advanced students, but still in a personal, friendly and gentle manner! We are also currently developing a small business course at a grassroots level. This will benefit everyone from almost illiterate people to small business operators needing more guidance.
Since the concept has become known, Creative Minds® has become sought after, and is the top franchise in this market. Creative Minds® has sustained an impressive and explosive growth since inception. Creative Minds® has twice been featured, as “leader in its field”, on the cover of the small-business magazine: “Start and Manage Your Business”.
Creative Minds® is also seen as the largest privately owned and managed franchise of its kind in Southern Africa. This company is now ideally set to make a meaningful and successful leap into the larger international markets.
Creative Minds® branches have a high rate of success. Creative Minds® is interested in helping people of all communities’ progress into their own business, in this new technological era, with as little pain and stress as possible! Franchise applicants are screened, for good communication skills and a natural nurturing ability.
Creative Minds® operators are evidence that the product is robust and can withstand competition over time.