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Creative Minds
Computer training

FASA Member
Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Creative Minds® is a franchised network of training centres providing basic computer literacy skills and training. Creative Minds® was established as the brainchild of Marius Lubbe after he identified a need for caring and trusted ground-roots community-based computer training. Marius’ background in educational publishing and his specific interest in accessible learning technologies enabled him to develop a unique practical, uncomplicated and confidence building training method.

Creative Minds® is associated or fully accredited with the MICT SETA, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) and the International Association of IT Trainers. Counting amongst their many successes is their appointment as training provider to DHL, Telkom, ESKOM, Cargo Carriers, Auto Carriers and McCarthy to name but a few. Creative Minds® is also the training provider to various SETAs.
The concept under the spotlight
Creative Minds® offers franchisees a choice of four licensing options defined by geographical area. Respectively the licensing options cater to the needs of learners from rural villages and small rural towns to larger towns and large suburban areas. With training courses developed in-house and carefully mapped to the latest official unit standards set by SAQA, Creative Minds® has gained recognition as a top franchise opportunity in its field.

Instead of the traditional classroom or mass training methods that many computer novices find intimidating, Creative Minds® provides a stress free environment that employs unique, world-class training methods and materials, enabling students of all ages and walks of life to become confident, competent computers users. The courses offered include computer basics, windows, word-processing basics, database basics, spreadsheet basics, internet and e-mail.
Creative Minds® training centres specialise in training for computer novices, but also offer advanced courses for office workers, managers and professionals.

A Creative Minds® business can be run from home or from a shop venue, occupying approximately 25 to 35sqm. Suitable venues should offer high visibility, easy accessibility and sufficient parking facilities.

Consider your support
The Creative Minds® head office provides franchisees with extensive training and comprehensive support, including a comprehensive Operations Manual, a complete set of training notes in electronic format and marketing material.

In addition to software training on courses offered by Creative Minds®, the comprehensive training programme for franchisees also includes, business training, covering marketing strategy, hardware training and a “train the trainer” course. Subject to completing the Pastel accreditation requirements and assessments to advanced level as well as a Pastel certified trainer course, franchisees have the option of being registered as an authorized Pastel Training Centre, should they so wish.



Do you fit the profile?
Creative Minds® is interested in assisting people of all communities to progress into their own business. Due to the intensely people orientated nature of the business, franchise applicants are screened for good communication skills, a natural nurturing ability and their suitability as hands-on trainers.
Contact Information
Contact: Marius Lubbe
Phone: +27 21 939 6344
Website: www.minds.co.za
 
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QUICK STATS
HISTORY
Founder Marius Lubbe
Date founded 1996
Area of origin Cape Town, Western Cape
CEO Marius Lubbe
NETWORK DETAIL
1st Franchise opened 1997
Number of outlets 20
Available areas
FINANCIAL STATISTICS
Average store turnover Available on request
Achievable gross margins 60%
Average setup cost From R250 000 to R550 000
Initial franchise fee From R148 200 to R321 000
FRANCHISE AGREEMENT TERMS
Management services fee R1 000 to R2 900 pm
Marketing fee % None
Initial agreement term Open ended
Renewal term Not applicable

* Amounts quoted are VAT exclusive