How to Find a Franchise in South Africa | whichfranchise | FASA

How to Find a Franchise What makes a good franchise? Is it the brand, or perhaps the marketing strategy used? The biggest franchises around the world all agree that a successful franchise needs a strong brand presence in the market, a great concept that resonates with consumers, and a strong well-respected franchiser. Franchises accredited with … Read more

Kauai turns 21 years young

Kauai has been providing South Africa with healthy casual dining products now for 21 years. Today the group has over 150 outlets across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana with around 50% in the hands of hard working franchisees. The group is experiencing its’ best sales growth ever and is therefore searching  for dedicated franchisees to … Read more

4 Tips for running successful Social Media contests

Appeal to Prospective Customers and Not Just Entrants The first step in creating an effective social media contest is designing one that appeals to your target audience. You could do this by adding labels to your contest copy that address your target audience. For example, a clothing store could say “Are you a Winter Fashionista? … Read more

We all scream for Ice Cream!

South Africa has seen its fair share of ice cream franchises, starting with Milky Lane drawing the crowds to its first store in Hillbrow in the seventies, to the plethora of frozen yoghurt franchises that were the craze a few years ago.  Sadly, South Africans, despite our glorious all-year round sunny weather, seem to be … Read more

Franchise seminar in East London – May 17th 2017

FRANCHISE SEMINAR IN EAST LONDON – MAY 17TH  2017 The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) has embarked on a national road show to promote franchising as a successful business format and will be holding a franchise seminar in East London on Wednesday 17th May 2017.  If you have always wanted to be in business … Read more

Is your business franchiseable?

Franchising is not a golden bullet to success in business. It’s one type of business model or configuration that a business can operate through but it’s not the only one; in some cases, a franchise business model may not be suitable. So is your business franchiseable? To find this out, you’ll need to undertake a … Read more

FASA’s Convention on ‘Surviving, Thriving & Innovating’

To remain relevant, amid disruptive political and economic trends, changing consumer preferences, requires a positive outlook and a pro-active and innovative approach. As a service to the franchise sector, FASA presents its annual convention. taking place on Thursday 29th June at the Kyalami Race Track Conference Centre. The conference, presented under the title, ‘Surviving, Thriving, … Read more

The Franchise Business Festival shows the way

FASA’s upcoming Franchise Business Festival (FBF), scheduled to take place at the Kyalami Race Track Exhibition Centre from the 30th June to the 2nd July 2017, shows the way forward. The FBF is the successor of the IFE, FASA’s highly successful franchise and business opportunities exhibition. It is presented in a new and exciting format … Read more

Surviving, Thriving & Innovating – A call to action from FASA’s chairman

Dear recipient of the FASA newsletter, The recent economic downturn notwithstanding, franchising currently contributes 11.6% to the country’s GDP. In fact, every second of every day, somewhere across the world, someone will have a ‘franchise experience’. Regardless of whether they’re stopping off to pick up a take-out coffee, sending a parcel to a friend overseas, … Read more