“The continued growth of new franchise concepts proves that franchising is the entrepreneurial heart of any economy – its growth might be temporarily curbed due to economic influences, but it remains the one business sector that is always innovating and has the highest success rate,” according to Vera Valasis, Executive Director of FASA.
Valasis believes that on a global front, our changing world is opening up opportunities on the franchise horizon. “As spending patterns change, entrepreneurs will be looking at business sectors where there is an appetite for franchising and flourishing new industries will start to see the light. Niche markets are also offering one-of-a-kind franchises that give one the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new franchise trend.”
With the country’s renewed energy and more positive outlook, both on the political and economy front and for those wanting to go the franchise route, whether as a prospective franchisee or as a developer of a new franchise concept, FASA has the following events and initiatives coming up which include:
FASA’s annual Convention – aimed at industry stakeholders as well as those wanting to franchise their business or purchase a franchise, the convention takes place at the Forum Campus in Bryanston on Thursday 28th June 2018. Delegates have access to attend no less than 50 lectures or presentations related to franchising. Click here to book your ticket to attend the convention http://ife.co.za/franchise-convention-southafrica/. FASA members get a 50% reduction on the ticket price.
FASA’s International Franchise Expo (IFE) – This expo, taking place on Level 5, Entrance 22 and 25 of the Mall of Africa from the 29th June to the 1st July 2018 is where the who’s who of the franchising world will be on show to promote their brands and offer franchise and business opportunities. For more information visit IFE at http://ife.co.za/. Book your stand now – FASA members receive 35% discount on the cost of stands – click here http://ife.co.za/exhibitor-information/.
Book now to attend one or more of the 21 free public seminars by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – seats are limited http://ife.co.za/free-franchise-seminars/
The pubic are welcome to attend any of FASA’s events to learn more about the franchising business method. Members of FASA are given preferential rates to attend events.