Location… Location… Location

According to FASA member Business Partners (www.businesspartners.co.za), the location of your business can either make or break it, depending on all the circumstances involved.  It’s not a decision to be made hastily and without some experienced advice.  FASA’s Franchise Business Festival, taking place at the Kyalami Race Track Exhibition from the 30th June to the … Read moreLocation… Location… Location

Franchising is not just a Business Format – It’s a Lifestyle Choice

Every second of every day, across the world, people going about their business will have the ‘franchise experience’.  Whether they’re stopping off to pick up a take-out coffee; sending a parcel to a friend overseas; going to the gym or having a facial; getting a car service; shopping at a local supermarket or having dinner … Read moreFranchising is not just a Business Format – It’s a Lifestyle Choice

Consumers Willing to Pay for Premium Products

The latest Nielsen Global Premiumisation Survey indicates that 92% of South Africans are willing to pay an above-average price for products that deliver higher quality, offer superior functioning (91%) or stand behind environmentally responsible (86%) or socially responsible (77% principles: this despite economic limitations where only 50% of the population believe that they are financially … Read moreConsumers Willing to Pay for Premium Products

A Look at what Consumers Really Want to Know About Your Business

We know that consumers always look at a business online before deciding whether or not they would like to purchase from them, but what do they want to see when they look at your online profiles that will ultimately turn them into a customer? Recent studies have shown that in order for a consumer to … Read moreA Look at what Consumers Really Want to Know About Your Business

Resolutions for a Successful Year

As we head into the third month of the year, having survived the slow start of the year weighed down by the budget speech and economic predictions from all and sundry, it’s time to put those fears behind us and tackle the year with energy, determination and positivity.  These simple commitments can really transform the … Read moreResolutions for a Successful Year

Ten Financial Tips for Business Owners in hard times

Financial management naturally tends to slip down the list of priorities for business owners when the economy is booming, finance is cheap and clients are plentiful. But when the tide turns, your ability to control your finances, especially your cash flow, becomes probably the most important survival tool available to the entrepreneur. Veroshen Naidoo, area … Read moreTen Financial Tips for Business Owners in hard times

Improved retail conditions forecast for 2017

Research undertaken for the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) by Christo Luüs of Ecoquant, shows a cautiously confident outlook with positive signs for the economy and improving trading conditions in 2017. This cautiously confident outlook is supported by the Reserve Bank’s business cycle indicator, which points to some improvement lined up for 2017. … Read moreImproved retail conditions forecast for 2017

Fast food trends that will continue into 2017

According to QSR Magazine (www.qsrmagazine.com), 2016’s fast-food trends internationally could be summed up in three words:   Wacky. Creative. Simple. These trends will no doubt continue into 2017 with some tweaking and refining and hopefully some new ideas bearing fruit. Mixing it up is the order of the day…. it’s called Mash-ups. Anything to attract attention, … Read moreFast food trends that will continue into 2017

FASA presents the Franchise Business Festival

30th June – 2nd July 2017 Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – Exhibitions and Convention Centre Every second of every day, across the world, people going about their business will have the ‘franchise experience’.  Whether they’re stopping off to pick up a take-out coffee; sending a parcel to a friend overseas; going to the gym or … Read moreFASA presents the Franchise Business Festival

Ensuring a secure and safe Festive Season

In the lead up to the festive season, businesses and shopping centres are full to the brim with people doing their Christmas shopping and this is the time when criminal activity increases.  We have already seen incidents at some shopping centres and police and security presence has been stepped up to try and ensure the … Read moreEnsuring a secure and safe Festive Season