NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

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FASA’S FRANCHISE SURVEY TAKES THE PULSE OF THE INDUSTRY


 
 

For the past four years, an independent survey among franchisors has tracked the success trajectory of franchising in South Africa – from its contribution to the economy in terms of GDP to the creation of entrepreneurs, small business and job creation.

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OBC CHICKEN & MEAT DONATE THEIR FASA AWARD PRIZE TO GREENBUDS FRESH PRODUCE MARKET


 
 

OBC Chicken & Meat, who won FASA's Franchisor of the Year Award for two years in a row, has donated one of their prizes - a Business Excellence Index course sponsored by Sanlam and presented by business consultants Platinum Black to a deserving emerging business, Green Buds Fresh Produce Market.

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US ELECTION WAR CREATING NEGATIVITY AND SLOWING FRANCHISE SALES


 
 

In much the same way that South Africa’s political turmoil and uncertain economic conditions are affecting business and franchises, with retail sales growth slumping to a two-year low, the same is being report from the USA by franchise executives who are blaming the volatile election, and particularly the debates, for keeping customers away.


 

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WHAT BUYING A CHEAP, 'NO FRILLS' CAR CAN TEACH US ABOUT UMBRELLA FUND DECISIONS


 
 

If innovation is the panacea for South Africa’s retirement savings woes, then a radical rethink of the umbrella fund landscape is long overdue. Far too many employers focus only on costs when choosing a retirement fund provider, instead of also taking into account value-added features which could be of enormous benefit to members.

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BANKS PROMOTE FRANCHISING
 


 
 

Two of the top 4 commercial banks shone the spotlight on franchising with seminars aimed at sharing the success stories of top franchisors.


 

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PICK N PAY AND THE GDED TRANSFORM SPAZA SHOPS
 


 
 

Pick n Pay has embarked, together with the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, on an initiative to regenerate spaza shop owners and turn their stores into thriving neighbourhood convenience stores.  
 
 

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I SEE YOU BUT HOW DO I REACH YOU?
 


 
 

Facebook is flooded with many excited potential consumers who are waiting to be swooped up by brands such as yours. It serves as a dynamic platform that is suitable for both product-and-service-based industries. One major concern of late is Facebook’s poor organic reach for brands. With the help of Social Media Examiner, we have established some tips on how to fight the battle of attracting more local customers without replenishing your social media budget before month-end.

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