FASA is proud to launch its 2012 Franchise Directory which reflects a membership of strong brands with an encouraging number of new concepts making their appearance. According to Vera Valasis, Executive Director of FASA, the association represents one of the highest number of member franchisors in its 33-year history. “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 the recent economic recession but it remains the one business sector that is always innovating and has the highest success rate.”
In the past year over 20 franchises have joined the association and its stable of well-known brands - many of them new concepts such as Car Service City, The Specialists Group, i-Talk Call Centre Solutions, UCMAS South Africa, Anat, Gloria Jean’s, Corner Bakery, The Daily Brew, Toni’s Pizza, Planet Nails, DIY Depot, Shave Paints & Decor, B3 Funeral Services, Binding Memories, InSite Transit Advertising, Laundry Dynamics, Leverage Global, Lu by Lolita, Redfern Print Station, Rubix Shuttles & Transfers, Solartech and Tengizak Personal Services.
Jan Davel, FASA’s new Chairman is upbeat about the future of franchising. “There is no question that franchising can and is making a marked difference in driving the South African economy. If we consider that in two of the toughest economic years (2008 – 2010), according to the Franchize Directions' Franchise Factor, franchising added more than 2 200 new franchised business outlets, franchising is performing well above the norm and will continue to do so. 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.”
o order your copy of the 2012 FASA Directory which is packed full of informative articles and guidelines to ethical franchising and also lists FASA’s members visit www.fasa.co.za to order or contact FASA on 011 615 0359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.