With the economy showing a positive growth for the coming year and public and business sentiment on a positive note, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is poised to spearhead initiatives and events that will nurture entrepreneurship, encourage small business development, add to skills growth and ultimately add much needed jobs to the economy.
The franchise sector has continued its growth trajectory despite the tough economic conditions of the past eight years, adding around 88 new franchise systems and 2 789 new outlets in 2017 – proving that franchising remains one of the soundest business formats, structured to withstand economic challenges.
According to Vera Valasis, Executive Director of FASA, “the continued growth of new franchise concepts proves that franchising is the entrepreneurial heart of any economy – its growth might be temporarily curbed due to economic influences, but it remains the one business sector that is always innovating and has the highest success rate.”
With the country’s renewed energy and more positive outlook, both on the political and economy front, FASA will be promoting its various 2018 events and initiatives which include:
- The 2018 Franchise Manual, the official annual directory for the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is the industry’s ‘bible’ featuring details of its members’ franchise opportunities as well as practical advice on evaluating and purchasing a franchise. Click here for your electronic copy of the 2018 manual https://www.fasa.co.za/payments.php
- FASA’s Awards for Excellence in Franchising, sponsored by Sanlam – the industry’s most prestigious accolades – takes place at a breakfast event at The Venue at Melrose Arch on Thursday 7th June 2018. To enter the Awards click here https://www.fasa.co.za/entryform.php. To book your seat to attend the Awards Event breakfast please email firstname.lastname@example.org – tickets are R290 excluding VAT per person
- FASA’s annual Convention, aimed at industry stakeholders as well as those wanting to franchise their business or purchase a franchise takes place at the Forum Campus in Bryanston on Thursday 28th June 2018. Have access to attend no less than 50 lectures or presentations related to franchising. Click here to book your ticket to attend the convention: http://ife.co.za/franchise-convention-southafrica
- As the economy recovers, FASA’s International Franchise Expo (IFE), taking place on the Rooftop of the Mall of Africa from the 29th June to the 1st July 2018 is where the who’s who of the franchising world will be on show to promote their brands and offer franchise and business opportunities. Book your stand now – FASA members receive 35% discount on the cost of stands – click here http://ife.co.za/exhibitor-information/. Book now to attend one or more of the 21 free public seminars by emailing email@example.com – seats are limited http://ife.co.za/free-franchise-seminars/
The public are welcome to attend any of FASA’s events to learn more about the franchising business method. Members of FASA are given preferential rates to attend events. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 615 0359.