In addition to setting up a franchise business model, CFCG also offers connections with foreign proven franchise brokers that can expand their business worldwide. “Today, almost any successful concept can be franchised, it is not just about catering, which is best known as a franchise, because in the world as many as 64% of franchise systems are not related to food at all.. ”, Concludes Čolak from CFCG. ANDRIJA ČOLAK, SURF’N’FRIES: RETURN ON INVESTMENT OF MOBILE SURF’N’FRIES STANDS IS 45 DAYS CFCG consists of many experts who have played key roles in the development of the Surf’n’Fries franchise over the past 10 years, and can offer services that have been tested in the real market, says Colak and adds: “In Croatia, the franchise industry can be measured in per mille. Therefore, there is a very great opportunity for many successful domestic concepts for market expansion through franchising. We want to help with the knowledge and experience we have gained over the past 10 years. ” claims Colak The franchise industry is extremely strong in the world, with 7,6 million jobs directly related to the franchise industry with a turnover of a staggering $ 674.3 billion, accounting for as much as 2,5% of total U.S. GDP. All this is more than enough reasons and experience in breaking into the global market, for a new step in the market. Thus, Andrija Čolak today took a step further in his career or an extension of his story and founded a new company – CFCG Group, with the aim of consulting for franchise business. In New Zealand, a country of similar size to Croatia, as many as one in twenty jobs is related to the franchise industry. The reason why franchising is so popular in the developed world is the fact that 80% of newly opened businesses fail in the first 5 years, while as many as 90% of franchise concepts survive and operate successfully. RELATED NEWS: In Croatia, we can boast that we have successful global franchises in the tourism sector, and one of them is certainly the brand Surf’n’Fries, which was launched 10 years ago by the pioneer of the franchise industry in Croatia, Andrija Čolak. CARWIZ BECAME A CROATIAN TOURIST EXPORT PRODUCT! THROUGH THE FRANCHISE MODEL IT IS EXPANDING TO THE GLOBAL MARKET MUSEUM OF ILLUSION THROUGH THE FRANCHISE MODEL CONQUERS AMERICA AND SOON THE WHOLE WORLD Surf’n’Fries started with one store in Rijeka, and today it operates franchises on 4 continents in almost 20 countries around the world. The Australian market has opened, it has entered the Russian market strongly, and the first Surf’n’Fries in Mexico will open soon. The group also reports that they offer a free evaluation of the franchise of the concepts and that more information can be found on their official web site
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Swansea won at Chelsea for the first time in 87 years to head into the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg with a precious two-goal advantage.The hosts dominated in the first half but an error from defender Branislav Ivanovic allowed Michu to curl home.The home side continued to press but Ivanovic was again at fault in stoppage time when Danny Graham seized on his poor backpass to seal the win.Demba Ba thought he had snatched a late goal only for it to be ruled offside.The win puts Swansea firmly in command heading into the second leg at the Liberty Stadium on 23 January as they look to end a 100-year wait for a first major trophy.Chelsea, though, were the architects of their own downfall.They enjoyed plenty of possession throughout the encounter but were let down by poor decision-making in the final third. The home side spent the initial exchanges patiently passing the ball around as they probed for potential openings in the Swansea backline.They were nearly rewarded in the 11th minute when Oscar and Eden Hazard combined to unlock the Swansea defence and present Ramires with a chance on goal, but the midfielder’s toe-poked effort lacked power and was comfortably saved by keeper Tremmel.That early chance was not a sign of things to come, however, as play once again settled into a pedestrian pace, although Chelsea continued to dominate.The home side did not trouble Tremmel again until the 26th minute when Hazard surged into the Swansea area before squaring a pass for the unmarked Juan Mata, but the Spaniard’s low shot was gratefully scooped up by Tremmel.By now Chelsea were looking a confident side and Mata almost made amends for failing to make the most of that opportunity minutes later when he raced onto Oscar’s smart back-heel but his shot trickled agonisingly wide of the far post. It seemed only a matter of time before Chelsea would take the lead but poor defending instead saw Swansea snatch the opener six minutes before the break.Ivanovic dithered with the ball just outside his own area and Jonathan de Guzman took full advantage, stealing possession before immediately passing to Michu and the in-form striker’s curled effort flew beyond Ross Turnbull, taking his total for the season to 16.Michu was clearly a player brimming with confidence and he attempted an audacious overhead kick early in the second half, but the ball sailed harmlessly over Turnbull’s goal.Tremmel maintained his side’s slender advantage just before the hour when Hazard rolled the ball across the edge of the area for Luiz but his well-struck effort was kept out by the Swansea keeper.The visitors were clearly content to try and protect their lead, much to the frustration of the home side, who continued to try and carve out an opening. Frank Lampard replaced Ramires with 20 minutes remaining, before Ba was introduced 10 minutes later, replacing Fernando Torres as Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez looked to reinvigorate his attack.Ba quickly made his presence known and felt he should have had a penalty as the game entered stoppage time after clashing with Tremmel when challenging for possession, but instead he was booked for diving.Any hopes of Chelsea snatching an equaliser were ended shortly after as Ivanovic’s poor backpass allowed substitute Graham to run in, round the keeper and fire into the empty net.Chelsea thought they had snatched what would have been a potentially important late goal when Ba powered a shot into the net from Lampard’s knock on, but the striker had strayed just offside. read more
Twenty-eight junior teed it up at Redstone under sunny skies for the 18-hole tournament Saturday.Overall winner was Braden McKay of Rossland/Trail, his first ever overall Junior Circuit win. In the age categories MacKenzie Field of Christina Lake took first in the 17-18 division with Alex Rugg and Garrett Underwood deadlock in second. Tyler McKay, was first in the 15-16 year division with Fullerton second and Trevor Browell was third. In the 14 and under division, Arcuri took first while Jackson Konkin of Rossland/Trail a solid second at 88 and Browell placed third.In the net division Ellard was first overall in the 15-18 and Jeff Ashton from Castlegar was first in the 14 and under division. Browell and Ryan Page from RTCC both won closest to the pin while Ashton and David Launier won long drives in their respective divisions. Granite Pointe’s Carson Arcuri, Ryan Fullerton of Rossland/Trail, Trevor Browell of Champion Lakes and Kaslo’s Shawn Ellard all earned spots on the Zone One West Kootenay B.C. Summer Games Golf team as the junior circuit made a stop at Redstone Resort in Rossland.The quartet qualified during the latest stop on the Zone One West Kootenay Golf tour with Ellard sneaking in the back door, defeating Champion Lakes golfer Aiden Browell in a play off to earn the fourth spot.The BC Summer games allows players age 16 and under to try and qualify, provided they have not played the summer games tournament before. read more
“The regulations will go on the National Identification System (NIDS) project website for the public and media to provide feedback. It will then be finalised for submission to Parliament,” explained Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart. Public comment will be invited on the regulations being developed for the National Identification and Registration Act, which was passed in Parliament last November.“The regulations will go on the National Identification System (NIDS) project website for the public and media to provide feedback. It will then be finalised for submission to Parliament,” explained Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart.She was addressing a recent Think Tank at the JIS head office in Kingston.Mrs. Lynch Stewart noted that the regulations, which will underpin the governance framework for NIDS, are being developed through a multisectoral working group, which includes representatives from the church, civil society, and the public and private sectors.She indicated that the regulation to guide enrolment for NIDS will be uploaded for feedback in short order.Mrs. Lynch-Stewart, in the meanwhile, said the project team is utilising research and international best practices in the implementation of the NIDS project.“In putting in the system, we are making sure that we are using international best practices for everything. So we have done a tremendous amount of research in relation to the countries that have introduced a national ID system. We are learning from the errors and successes of other countries,” she told JIS News.The pilot for the NIDS will be rolled out in January 2019, starting with public-sector workers.Mrs. Lynch-Stewart said a community will also be selected for roll-out of the pilot.“We haven’t taken a decision as to which community will participate in the pilot [as yet], but this is so we can get a feel of how the system functions and learn from it, so that when we reach to the national roll-out, we would have had some experience as to what worked and what didn’t,” she said.Mrs. Lynch-Stewart said it will take approximately three years to complete enrolment of at least 80 per cent of the population.“It is important that Jamaica understands that this is not an overnight thing, and we are doing it in a methodical way, in a structured way, because we need to make sure it’s done right,” she said.She further noted that there will be a transitional period during which the older means of identification will be accepted as well as the national ID.“When we reach that tipping point of most of us registered, then the Prime Minister will take a decision that as of a specific date, the national ID will be required,” she said. Public comment will be invited on the regulations being developed for the National Identification and Registration Act, which was passed in Parliament last November. She was addressing a recent Think Tank at the JIS head office in Kingston. Story Highlights read more