Your chance to ‘own’ a 7-Eleven

IT’S been in the news that Malaysia’s leading convenience store operator 7-Eleven Malaysia (SEM) Holdings Berhad is offering a franchise programme to local entrepreneurs.

Looking at the success of the brand, now recording over 2,200 outlets serving more than 900,000 customers daily, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

With just RM250,000, local entrepreneurs can operate and manage a store. Successful franchise candidates can expect an exciting business journey filled with opportunities for growth and potential for further development.

As it is now, the once small and scarce outlets have turned into 24-7-365 retailers, popular among all Malaysians.

This new franchise launch aims to draw aspiring franchisees who are able to commit in managing their business full time. Thus, unemployed graduates and strong-minded entrepreneurs and millennials will be the best persons to gain from this offer.

While the investment amount is affordable, the returns are many, and include invaluable hands-on learning experiences in managing one’s own business, in this case, one that’s made a name for itself.

Said Berjaya Group founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan: “All fresh graduates should consider managing their own business and being a franchisee of 7- Eleven Malaysia as it has a proven track record business and achieving success is not difficult provided one is willing to work hard and put in long hours.

“There are a lot of financing options available to interested franchisees from various government agencies and one must take advantage of this and strive to fulfil one’s entrepreneurial spirit and desire.

“Moreover, once a franchisee has learned to manage a store well and is successful, they will be viewed favourably to operate more stores, so eventually, one can be a multi-store operator thus generating more revenue for oneself,” added Tan.

This year, SEM plans to invest RM70 million in opening some 200 new stores and renovating others. Last year, the company recorded a total of 2,225 outlets, of which fewer than 10% are franchised.

As such, potential franchisees have many existing stores to select, operate and earn from.

7-Eleven Malaysia acting CEO Ho Meng had this to say: “This programme is meant for aspiring entrepreneurs. It is also to support efforts towards financial independence and the idea of giving opportunities to people with desire, skills and willingness to work hard.”

SEM believes that when franchisees are actively involved in running their stores, their revenues will be higher and overall profitability for both franchisee and convenience store chain will be boosted – the reason SEM intends to continue growing its network of stores and its store sales by improving its products and services.

The 7-Eleven Malaysia franchise model is based on profit sharing. Find out more about this business opportunity by registering your interest at www.7eleven.com.my