Tania Took a Leap of Faith and Entered into the 3@1 Franchise Opportunity
Name: Tania Edwards
Location: Fourways, Johannesburg
Franchise: 3@1 Fourways
Why did you go down the franchise route? And why did you choose your franchise?
Great opportunity with the backing of a known brand. Prior knowledge of most elements a 3@1 Business Centre has to offer
What did you do before taking up a franchise?
24 years in the secretarial field.
How did you raise the finance?
Not necessary – used own cash.
What training and support did you receive initially and ongoing?
2 weeks at an established store then 1 week on site. Ongoing training comes with any new products and through 3@1 annual conference
What is a typical day for you as a franchisee?
There are no typical days! You take them as they come. You never know what you’re going to be asked next!
What challenges have you faced?
Keeping up with new technology is not a challenge per se, but needs to be addressed regularly.
Has becoming a franchisee changed your life, if so how?
It has enabled me to be the master of my own destiny. Something that would never have happened in my previous positions.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of buying their first franchise?
Take a leap of faith – have faith in yourself to make it happen – knuckle down and give it your all.
What are your plans for the future?
Just keep doing what I’m doing but try to do it smarter every day. Support local businesses with all the essential services to achieve success.
Would you do it again?