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Creative Minds Franchise for Sale

Creative Minds® is a group of franchised skills training centers, with the current emphasis on basic computer literacy training.

We in people who have difficulty understanding and coping with technology!

Quoting the CEO: “ When Creative Minds® was started, we designed our system from an educational perspective and not an IT industry view.

Our students are treated like real people, whether 12 years old or a senior citizen, with care, a personal touch and a deep understanding of the fears and self-doubts we all have.

We use this uniquely Creative Minds® method especially with computer beginners, but find it useful even with advanced IT students, as we understand that even they have fears and doubts taking a new course.

Continuously building self-confidence and a good self-image with our students are very important as part of our ideal outcome, and our success.

Creative Minds® means using a creative way to teach, stimulate and grow your mind and thinking, and that is our unique proposition as a group.”

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Finance

Summary of Licensing Options Available

We have four licensing options available, depending on the size of the town or area in which your centre will be situated.

NO ROYALTIES ON MONTHLY TURNOVER PAYABLE

Creative Minds® Option Micro: Rural villages only.

Cost: R 148 200 upfront + monthly license renewal fee at R 1 500 per month. Total of R250 000 to R300 000 needed.

Includes:

  • Microsoft software package licenses prepaid for one year
  • Complete software training and training in the use of the Creative Minds® training material
  • Train the Trainer course
  • Business training and support
  • Complete Operational Manual
  • Complete set of Creative Minds® Training notes in electronic form.
  • Initial Creative Minds® Marketing Package: 20 000 marketing flyers, rulers, pens and other Creative Minds® promotional items
  • Registration as an Authorized Pastel Training Centre (Terms and Conditions apply)
  • Pastel software training to Advanced Level and Pastel Certified Trainer course
  • Pastel Authorized Training Centre fees prepaid for one year
  • Hardware equipment and signage can be arranged at additional cost
  • Recommended starting hardware for this option is at least 3 computers, network, printer and internet connection. Cost approximately R 20 000
  • Note: you can set up as many computers as you wish in one centre!

Creative Minds® Option A: Small rural towns only.

Cost: R 217 000 upfront + monthly license renewal fee at R 2 800 per month. Total of R225 000 to R325 000 needed.

Includes:

  • Microsoft software package licenses prepaid for one year
  • Complete software training and training in the use of the Creative Minds® training material.
  • Train the Trainer course.
  • Business training and support
  • Complete Operational Manual.
  • Complete set of Creative Minds® Training notes in electronic form.
  • Initial Creative Minds® Marketing Package: 20 000 marketing flyers, rulers, pens and other Creative Minds® promotional items.
  • Registration as an Authorized Pastel Training Centre (Terms and Conditions apply)
  • Pastel software training to Advanced Level and Pastel Certified Trainer course
  • Pastel Authorized Training Centre fees prepaid for one year.
  • Hardware and signage can be arranged at additional cost.
  • Recommended starting hardware for this option is at least 4 computers, network, Laser printer and internet connection. Cost approximately R 24 000
  • Note: you can set up as many computers as you wish in one centre!

Creative Minds® Option B: Towns.

Cost: R 251 000 upfront + monthly license renewal fee at R 3 500 per month. Total of R250 000 to R350 000 needed.

Includes:

  • Microsoft software package licenses prepaid for one year
  • Complete software training and training in the use of the Creative Minds® training material.
  • Train the Trainer course.
  • Business training and support
  • Complete Operational Manual.
  • Complete set of Creative Minds® Training notes in electronic form.
  • Initial Creative Minds® Marketing Package: 20 000 marketing flyers, rulers, pens and other Creative Minds® promotional items.
  • Registration as an Authorized Pastel Training Centre (Terms and Conditions apply)
  • Pastel software training to Advanced Level and Pastel Certified Trainer course
  • Pastel Authorized Training Centre fees prepaid for one year.
  • Hardware and signage can be arranged at additional cost.
  • Recommended starting hardware for this option is at least 6 computers, network, Laser printer and internet connection. Cost approximately R 30 000
  • Note: you can set up as many computers as you wish in one centre!

Creative Minds® Option C: Large Towns or large suburban areas.

Cost: R 312 000 upfront + monthly license renewal fee at R 3 800 per month. Total of R450 000 to R500 000 needed.

Includes:

  • Microsoft software package licenses prepaid for one year
  • Complete software training and training in the use of the Creative Minds® training material.
  • Train the Trainer course.
  • Business training and support
  • Complete Operational Manual.
  • Complete set of Creative Minds® Training notes in electronic form.
  • Initial Creative Minds® Marketing Package: 20 000 marketing flyers, rulers, pens and other Creative Minds® promotional items.
  • Registration as an Authorized Pastel Training Centre (Terms and Conditions apply)
  • Pastel software training to Advanced Level and Pastel Certified Trainer course
  • Pastel Authorized Training Centre fees prepaid for one year.
  • Hardware and signage can be arranged at additional cost –
  • Recommended starting hardware for this option is at least 6 to 8 computers, network, Laser printer and internet connection. Cost approximately R 30 000 – R 40 000)
  • Note: you can set up as many computers as you wish in one centre!

Please note: All prices exclude VAT. Talk to us for an option-classification of your area.

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The Franchise Opportunity

Creative Minds® offers a unique no-fear, stress-free training method, enabling the students of all ages and all walks of life to become confident users of computers.

Creative_Minds_franchise_classCreative Minds® centres specialise in training computer novices, and also offer more advanced courses for office workers, managers, businessmen, etc. Our training method is based on step by step principles using our own world-class training materials.

We do not use traditional classroom or mass-training methods where computer novices get intimidated.

Creative Minds® is represented by over 30 successful Creative Minds® centres operating in South Africa, and has been featured on the covers of small business magazines many times Creative Minds® was also on occasion on the cover of the best Franchises of the year publication.

Creative Minds® is an intensively people orientated business and it is therefore helpful for us to meet you personally, and discuss the matters that are unique to your situation.

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Territories/Locations

Available Areas Identified in Southern Africa for New Creative Minds® Centres:

South Africa – Cities and towns available country-wide. We do very well in rural towns with the right operators. Talk to us about your needs.

Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Estcourt
  • Ladysmith
  • Stanger –  Hot – low cost
  • Durban North / Umhlanga – Hot
  • Pietermaritzburg – Hot

Gauteng

  • Pretoria East – Hot
  • Centurion
  • Midrand
  • Bedfordview
  • JHB. South  – Hot
  • Germiston
  • Heidelberg/Nigel
  • Houghton
  • Mogale City (Krugersdorp)
  • Randfontein
  • Special deal: LyndHurst/ Alexandra area

North West

  • Potchefstroom Hot – good value
  • Mafikeng

Limpopo

  • Tzaneen Hot – good value

Northern Cape

  • De Aar = Micro option very low startup cost

Western Cape

  • Oudtshoorn
  • Vishoek / Sunvalley
  • Hermanus – Hot
  • Somerset-West / Strand
  • Gardens / Cape Town CBD

Eastern Cape

  • Port Elizabeth – Hot
  • Bisho Hot – Low cost
  • Mthatha Hot – Low cost

Master Licenses Available in Whole Countries

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Comoros
  • Congo(DRC)
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Seychelles
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

For countries other than these listed here, please contact us in the form below for master franchise information.

Areas currently occupied by Creative Minds® Centres

Gauteng

  • Randburg

Mpumalanga

  • Malelane
  • Nelspruit

Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Durban-Pinetown
  • Newcastle

Western Cape

  • Bellville
  • Brackenfell
  • Constantia
  • Durbanville
  • Knysna
  • Parow (HQ)
  • Somerset West
  • Table View
  • Vredenburg
  • Worcester

Eastern Cape

  • Graaff-Reinet (FOR SALE)
  • East-London

Northern Cape

  • Kathu
  •  Steinkopf
  • Kuruman
  • Springbok
  • Upington

Limpopo

  • Groblersdal
  • Jane Furse
  • Northam
  • Thabazimbi

All other areas are available and open for discussion.

Who’s Ideal for Us?

We believe that an ideal licensee needs to be:

  • Dynamic
  • Self-motiCreative Minds Medi Clinic Staffvated
  • Self-disciplined
  • Hardworking
  • Goal orientated
  • Emotionally stable
  • Gentle and nurturing
  • Financially able and secure

Such a candidate will also need to have:

  • An Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Support from their spouse or partner
  • A strong profit motivation
  • A need for independence and autonomy
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A dedication to good service
  • A willingness to learn
  • Strong ethical standards

Training and Support

You will receive complete software and business training at our training centre in Cape Town, for 2½ to 3 weeks, depending on your specific needs. The aim of this training is to enable you to run a successful training centre.

The training consists of the following aspects:

  • Complete Computer literacy training for license holders that are not skilled in computer use.
  • Student curriculum
  • Software training on all courses offered
  • Methodology and our training method
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Marketing strategy and schedule
  • Price structure
  • Administration of a Creative Minds® centre.
  • Practical hands-on training in a working Creative Minds® Test Centre
  • Hardware training (troubleshooting, network, printing, etc)
  • Pastel Accreditation requirements and assessments
  • Information on SETA accreditation and requirements
  • A complete Operations Manual and Instructor’s Certificate will be supplied upon completion of your initial training.
  • You can be re-trained in any facet of our program for free within six months of the initial training.
  • The cost of your initial training is included in your investment, except for lodgings, meals and transport, which can be arranged by us for your account.

About Us

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Creative Minds Student and Laptop“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 Branch StorefrontCreative 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.

Licensed centres & time they have been in continuous operation:

Durbanville 16 years HQ owned
Brackenfell 15 years
Vredenburg 15 years
Graaff Reinet 14 years
Parow 14 years HQ owned
Newcastle 13 years
Helderberg 13 years
Upington 13 years
Bellville 12 years
Kuruman 9 years
Mosselbay: 8 years
Nelspruit: 8 years
Pretoria-N: 7 years
Swaziland: 7 years
Worcester: 7 years
Zeerust: 7 years
Greytown: 6 years
Botshabelo: 5 years
Malelane: 5 years
Springs: 5 years

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