10 Things That Make Your Online Presence Unprofessional

In a time when people turn to the internet to find out about a product or business before considering using or purchasing from them, having a professional online presence is essential.   Take a look at these 10 things that make your online presence unprofessional to see where you are going right, or where you … Read more

Field Service Consultant of the year

Central to the success of any franchise is the control and servicing of the many franchisees that make up the franchise.  FASA recognises the role that field service consultants play in mentoring and monitoring the operations of franchisees and has an award for the best FIELD SERVICE CONSULTANT.   WINNER: DITUTALA NANOU N’SA – HOT … Read more

Brand Builder of the year

In today’s marketplace, not a day goes by that consumers don’t interact with a franchise brand – whether it’s the coffee they pick up in the morning, the parcel they send or the visit to their favourite supermarket or beauty salon – chances are they will be using the services of a franchise brand.  Getting … Read more

Job Creator of the year

JOB CREATOR OF THE YEAR is an award that recognises those franchisors who go way and beyond to contribute extensively to job creation.  In addition to assessing the number of jobs created, the criteria also takes into account the skills training offered and the franchisors’ efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and job creation through enterprise development … Read more

Leading Developer of Emerging Entrepreneurs

Franchisor: Leading Developer of Emerging Entrepreneurs – is aimed at encouraging the growth in BEE franchisors and franchisees. Although many brands cater to the emerging market in terms of their product offering and may have BEE franchisees, progress is slow in the development of emerging franchisors or even in growing the BEE franchisee base. But … Read more

Newcomer Franchisor of the year

Newcomer Franchisor of the Year honours those innovative entrepreneurs who have that next-new-concept that is going to take the world by storm! Many of the top brands of today started out as fledgling franchises with just a handful of outlets – and in time became multi-million rand operations.  South African franchise brands can be proud … Read more

Franchisee of the year

FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR honours the 40 000 business owners who are the cogs in the wheels of franchising.  As franchising relies on the co-dependence of both franchisor and franchisee to create a win-win formula, the proof of the viability and appeal of franchising lies in what the 40 000 franchisees who own their own businesses think … Read more

Franchisor of the year

FASA’s most prestigious award is judged, not necessarily on the size of the franchise but how it has developed both financially and ethically and whether it is gaining in momentum to propel it to even greater success in the future. Staying the course in these difficult economic times, has become a critical element to these … Read more

Franchise Awards winners succeed against the odds

The Franchise Association of South Africa’s Franchise Awards for Excellence in Franchising, sponsored by Sanlam and held this past week-end as part of their annual Franchise Business Festival, honoured those franchise brands that have bucked the negative trends to show resilience and growth in these trying times. Addressing the finalists at the Awards, Tony Da … Read more

Franchising in the Spotlight

The buzz around Johannesburg was on franchising as the Franchise Association of South Africa put the spotlight on an industry that contributes 11.6% to the country’s GDP, has over 700 franchise systems through over 35 000 outlets and contributes over 400 000 in jobs. FASA’s annual Franchise Convention opened with journalist and broadcaster Chris Gibbons giving his … Read more