Become a part of the levingers family
Taking the franchising route
For over 41 years Levingers has worked hard to create an effective, profitable business model and we are glad to be able to share it with you and to help you to become part of the Levingers TEAM, that prides itself on providing the quality of service that makes us the #1 Dry Clean and Shoe Clinic in South Africa!
We look forward to helping you build a business and significant future of your own.There are currently 62 stores in the Levingers stable, spread throughout Johannesburg and Pretoria,with hand-picked sites already scheduled for 2014 and beyond.
You can also complete our Franchise Enquiry Questionnaire and we will begin the journey with you to becoming a “LEVINGER”.
In doing so, we will train you, walk you through our business model, introduce you to our management and support teams, and make you as efficient as you can be.
We are dedicated to building a business that is founded on integrity. And we know that we wouldn’t be able to develop a successful company if we didn’t have strong partnerships with our franchisees, and other stakeholders.
At Levingers we operate by a Code Of Honour that ensures we all “PLAY THE GAME” in the same way.
Starting your own business can be daunting, not only do you have to come up with the business concept but you also have to define your target market and find your customers. Franchising is a business system that allows you to invest in an established business model, thereby benefiting from years of experience.
People who purchase franchises do so for many reasons, but one of the main ones is that they feel that it is a less risky way of starting a business. Full support is offered to new franchises, on-the-job training is provided, and you have a network of fellow franchisees to interact with which enables you to benefit from their experience and successes. In addition, you will be provided with marketing support during your launch, and afterward, you benefit from the association through any national advertising that the franchisor is doing.
When it comes to purchasing a franchise many people’s immediate thoughts are of fast-food restaurants, there is however a vast range of B2B franchises that offer great opportunities for those with managerial experience and who don’t want to invest in a quick-service restaurant. Some offer full turnkey packages where the investment includes premises, equipment, and stock, some are van or car-based, whilst others are home-based.
The range of franchises available is enormous and includes tutoring, signage, automotive, cleaning, personal training, professional and business services to name but a few. As you’ll receive full training on the job, lack of experience in a particular industry or market is not a barrier to entry.
Taking the franchising route to entrepreneurship also means that you can move at your own pace to becoming you own boss. Depending on your circumstances you might decide to run your new venture alongside your existing job until you are able to get your new venture established.The other benefit of purchasing a franchise is transparency.You will receive full disclosure on all the financials of your prospective business, this will enable you to make an informed decision and also help you to protect your investment whether that’s your life savings, a redundancy or a resettlement payment.