FASA Welcomes New Brands Accredited by the Association

As the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) publishes its 2018 annual Franchise Manual that lists all its members and publishes articles of interest pertaining to franchising, it is working on various initiatives designed to assist newcomers to the sector as well as existing members.  Whilst the aim of the association is to embrace every … Read more

How to Bolster your Employee Engagement Levels for Better Business Results

Beyond Engagement, an independent and agile speciality consultancy which was founded to bring the power of Employee Engagement to African entities in a practical and results-focused format offers employee engagement levels for better business results.  They first seek to understand your business objectives (profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction, absenteeism and quality assurance), and then apply design … Read more

Economic turnaround holds opportunities for SMEs

The SONA speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his commitment to supporting small business and entrepreneurship has been welcomed by Tony Da Fonseca, FASA’s Chairman who in 2017 met with the chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for Trade & Industry.  “We are encouraged by the President’s promise to increase co-operation with business and look … Read more

Want to Enter the FASA Awards but don’t know how? Read on

If you are an accredited member of FASA and want to tell the world how successful your franchise is by winning one of our seven awards, then you need to enter the FASA Awards for Excellence in Franchising sponsored by Sanlam. Categories include:  Franchisor of the Year, Franchisee of the Year, Newcomer Franchisor of the … Read more

Franchise Training Course

Franchising Plus’s Managing Franchisee Performance Course, to be held in Gauteng from the 19 – 21st February is a three-day programme for people who conduct field visits to franchised as well as company owned outlets.   For years it has been believed that forms and incentives are the be-all and end-all of effective field visits. … Read more

Save the Dates for FASA’s Convention – 28th June 2019

Following on the success of the 2017 FASA Convention which saw 45 speakers in concurrent sessions sharing their challenges and successes, the FASA Convention 2018 will take place once again at the Kyalami Convention Centre on Thursday 28th June.  With more speakers than ever before, the convention offers concurrent sessions so delegates are free to … Read more

Brain Harmonics – How to train your brain

As the franchise sector grows in South Africa, the number of sectors that offer franchises is also growing.  One of the more interesting concepts to go the franchise route is Brain Harmonics that is applying for FASA membership. Their concept offers brain-training sessions to help people with everything from stress and anxiety to learning disorders … Read more

Retailers React to Consumer’s Shift in Spending

Pick n Pay has met the shift in consumer behaviour and the trend in ‘cocooning’ by innovating and expanding its convenience and ready-made meals range in 2018, offering quality convenience foods to entertain and dine at home with family and friends. This is supported by a recent poll by Business Tech, which revealed that of … Read more

Creative Minds Believe the Sky’s the Limit – Whatever Your Age

Marius Lubbe, Managing Director of education franchise, Creative Minds, believes that one has only two choices in life: To move forward, Or to stay where we are, which will, in effect, cause us to go backwards eventually. “Choose to move forward” says Marius Lubbe.  “When you are looking for a job, you need computer skills … Read more

ProCell Franchisee Works His Way Up the Success Ladder

When Bongani Mathabela applied for a position as a shop assistant at ProCell’s Botshabelo’s shop in the Free State, he never in his wildest dreams thought he would end up owning one of their franchises. But with the drive and determination to build a bright future for himself, Bongani worked his way up to technician, … Read more