We’ve had a lot of interest in the Social Enterprise Franchising Academy (SEFA) already and so would like to invite you to join as one of the first members of SEFA. Joining the group will allow you to ask questions, share your knowledge, collaborate with others in the group, and access authoritative expertise on these topics.
A new initiative is being launched in South Africa to develop 35 micro-franchising businesses in a way that is accessible to the disadvantaged. The Challenge The challenge is to build a massive job creation machine to reduce high rates of unemployment at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Studies done by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) show that South
Need a cab in Bangalore? Call SPOT. Since its founding in 1999, SPOT City Taxi has grown from 18 cars to more than 300, making the company the largest taxi operator in the capital of India’s Silicon Valley. SPOT’s drivers are franchisees—independent owner-operators linked by a common brand, radio, and computerized dispatch system. What has made SPOT work when so many other franchises in the “frontier markets” of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia barely get off the ground? A new research report by Dalberg Global Development Advisers sets out to find the answers.