“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, including 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.
Below are some examples of such licensed centres and the time they have been in continuous operation:
Creative Minds® - Durbanville 16 years HQ owned
Creative Minds® - Brackenfell 15 years
Creative Minds® - Vredenburg 15 years
Creative Minds® - Graaff Reinet 14 years
Creative Minds® - Parow 14 years HQ owned
Creative Minds® - Newcastle 13 years
Creative Minds® - Helderberg 13 years
Creative Minds® - Upington 13 years
Creative Minds® - Bellville 12 years
Creative Minds® - Kuruman 09 years
Creative Minds® - Bloemfontein 08 years
Creative Minds® - Mosselbay: 8 years
Creative Minds® - Nelspruit: 8 years
Creative Minds® - Alberton: 7 years
Creative Minds® - Pretoria-N: 7 years
Creative Minds® - Swaziland: 7 years
Creative Minds® - Worcester: 7 years
Creative Minds® - Zeerust: 7 years
Creative Minds® - Greytown: 6 years
Creative Minds® - Botshabelo: 5 years
Creative Minds® - Malelane: 5 years
Creative Minds® - Springs: 5 years
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® 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 40 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.
Training and Support:
LICENSE HOLDER TRAINING:
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:
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.
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. These options are fully customizable to suit you situation.
NO ROYALTIES ON MONTHLY TURNOVER PAYABLE!
Creative Minds® Option Micro: Rural villages only.
Cost: R 100 000 upfront + monthly license renewal fee at R 1 000 per month. (VAT excl)
Creative Minds® Option A: Small rural towns only.
Cost: R 150 000 upfront + monthly license renewal fee at R 1 800 per month. (VAT excl)
Creative Minds® Option B: Towns.
Cost: R 180 000 upfront + monthly license renewal fee at R 2 600 per month. (VAT excl)
Creative Minds® Option C: Large Towns or large suburban areas
Cost: R 220 000 upfront + monthly license renewal fee at R 2 900 per month. (VAT excl)
PLEASE NOTE: All prices exclude VAT.
Talk to us for an option-classification of your area.
Territories and Locations:
The areas currently occupied by Creative Minds® Centres, are listed below, all other areas are available and open for discussion.
Creative Minds® Centres in Southern Africa
Creative Minds® - Pretoria North
Creative Minds® - Randburg
Creative Minds® - Roodepoort
Creative Minds® - Springs
Creative Minds® - Vanderbijlpark
Creative Minds® - Bloemfontein
Creative Minds® - Botshabelo
Creative Minds® - Malelane
Creative Minds® - Middelburg
Creative Minds® - Nelspruit
North - West
Creative Minds® - Brits
Creative Minds® - Rustenburg
Creative Minds® - Zeerust
Creative Minds® - Durban-Pinetown
Creative Minds® - Durban-South
Creative Minds® - Greytown
Creative Minds® - Newcastle
Creative Minds® - Athlone
Creative Minds® - Bellville
Creative Minds® - Brackenfell
Creative Minds® - Constantia
Creative Minds® - Durbanville (HQ owned)
Creative Minds® - George
Creative Minds® - Mossel Bay
Creative Minds® - Parow (HQ)
Creative Minds® - Somerset West
Creative Minds® - Table View
Creative Minds® - Vredenburg
Creative Minds® - Worcester
Creative Minds® - East London
Creative Minds® - Graaff-Reinet
Creative Minds® - Kathu
Creative Minds® - Kimberley
Creative Minds® - Kuruman
Creative Minds® - Postmasburg (new)
Creative Minds® - Upington
Creative Minds® - Northam
Creative Minds® - Phalaborwa
Creative Minds® - Thabazimbi
Creative Minds® - Manzini
Creative Minds® - Mhlume
Creative Minds® - Simunye
Creative Minds® - Siteki
Josophat Mwale Theological Institute,
Cape Town CBD
Oranjezicht - area
Southern Suburbs- various...
Mogale City (Krugersdorp)
Stanger to coastal area
North - West
Various other smaller towns
King Williams Town
Available Areas Identified in Southern Africa for New Creative Minds® Centres:
(Master license available for whole country)
(Master license available for whole country)
Creative Minds® Master Licenses Available For Whole Countries
Algeria, Angola, Comoros, Congo(DRC), Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For countries other than these listed here, please contact us by e-mail with your complete details and if possible an idea of what you intent, for master franchise information.
We believe that an ideal licensee needs to be:
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