AUGUST 2016 NEWSLETTER

FASA.CO.ZA
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FRANCHISING IN THE SPOTLIGHT IN THE SUNDAY TIMES ON 25 SEPTEMBER
 


 
 

On 25 September, Sunday Times subscribers will receive, with their newspapers, copies of the inaugural edition of Sunday Times Franchising. This large-format, full-colour glossy magazine – published in collaboration with FASA – will not only feature an in-depth, hot-off-the-press report on FASA’s most recent survey, it will also introduce readers to the concept of franchising, enlighten others about what is happening in this dynamic industry, and guide those interested in being part of this industry.

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FASA & LIBERTY OFFER AN EXCLUSIVE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN


 
 

Liberty, the approved FASA Underwriter for Employee Benefits, offers FASA members an exclusive employee benefit plan that has taken into account the specific needs of a franchisee’s business and offers their staff a combination of an investment benefit with full death benefits. The available basket of insurance and investment benefits are both beneficial and affordable.

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SOCIAL MEDIA THE TOPIC AT FASA’S NETWORKING BREAKFAST


 
 

FASA’s July networking breakfast had close to 60 people gather on a chilly morning to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at Mike’s Kitchen and to listen to speakers give them some insights into what makes business tick and succeed. Crucial in these times to any business success is a company’s social media presence and FASA invited their new social media agency Digital Republic to give a presentation on the importance of having an ongoing and productive social media strategy.

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE LATEST FRANCHISE INDUSTRY SURVEY, SPONSORED BY SANLAM


 
 

FASA’s annual franchise surveys, sponsored by Sanlam, have become the industry’s benchmark on franchising’s growth trajectory, tracking the trends, successes and challenges facing the industry. With franchising contributing 12.5% to the country’s GDP, the business world will be keen to see how factors such as political and socio-economic factors have impacted on the growth of this important sector.

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SPOTLIGHT ON.... NEWCOMER FRANCHISOR OF THE YEAR 2016


 
 

The Newcomer Franchisor of the Year category salutes the innovative entrepreneurship of newcomers to FASA – those ‘new-kids-on-the-block’ 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 today are multi-million rand operations. With 90% of franchise brands home-grown, it is testament to the talent and tenacity of our entrepreneurs.

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SOUTH AFRICA’S CHANCE TO BE PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE COMPETITION


 
 

What could be more exciting than promoting franchising to some of the best and brightest young entrepreneurs from around the world, while fostering their success as industry leaders?

 
 
 
 
 
 

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FNB FRANCHISE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2016


 
 

From creating jobs to encouraging entrepreneurship franchising remains vital to transforming our country. Built on the foundation of thought leadership and innovation, FNB and Franchising Plus are proud to host the Franchise Leadership Summit for the 5th year in a row.
 
 

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DON’T MISS THE AUGUST NETWORKING BREAKFAST


 
 

SO WHAT IS HAPPENING TO BUSINESS NORTH OF OUR BORDERS? The August Breakfast Seminar will give anyone with plans to expand across borders a perspective from business leader who has done it and from an experienced franchise specialist.
 
 
 
 
 

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THE FASA GOLF DAY IS JUST A MONTH AWAY!
 


 
 

As one of the highlights of the FASA calendar, the Golf Day will take place on Friday 23rd September at the Kyalami Golf Club. This is the one occasion that allows franchisor members to socialise on a casual basis, invite their franchisees or suppliers to join them in a great game of golf and then celebrate a hard day’s play with an informal prize-giving and dinner.
 

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HOW TO MITIGATE
CONCENTRATION RISK


 
 

Investors in current markets face a number of risks including political, economic, downgrade and concentration risk. Exposure to only one currency, such as in a locally held portfolio that’s predominantly exposed to SA assets, can lead to concentration risk. Although we have a sophisticated financial system, the JSE still makes up less than 1% of the world’s stock market capitalisation.

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