Working from home – Checks and Balances for the new normal


Working from home, checks and balances for the new normal.  It is no secret that 2020 has been a difficult year. Not only has the Covid-19 virus disrupted the economy but it seems it will also be set to be part of our lives for the near future until everyone has been vaccinated. This will in turn change how we interact not only with family and friends, but it already has had an effect on how employers and employees render services to clients and on the fulfilment of job responsibilities.

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Social media and online marketing is a waste of time!


Social media and online marketing is just a big waste of time and energy resources. Speaking as someone who lives and works in the virtual world, I can honestly tell you that for most it is a big waste of time. It consumes your time as well as your energy. You can hop onto Facebook and without realising spend hours doing stuff and then realising “oh shoot it’s 11pm I must go and sleep”. The question to always ask yourself is, “Am I using this strategically?” “Do I even know what I am really doing?” “Those I’ve outsourced work to, do they understand my brand at the core and how to take it further?”

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FASA taking networking online for the franchise industry


We can all agree on one thing, the world has changed!  Navigating the worldwide web is second nature to some but can be very foreign and daunting to most.  As we look at current and future trends, the online world is here to stay.  Working virtually, networking virtually and connecting in the online world will become the norm for many.  There are many advantages to working from home and being able to attend events online from the comfort of your own home.  You don’t have to sit in traffic, you save time in travelling to and from the event venue and you don’t have to organise a babysitter to look after the kids.  You can participate in events while cooking, while having dinner the choice is yours.  What the reset has done is given people more options and it has allowed people to go with the flow.  This means we’ve learnt to understand that anything can happen, like your kid interrupting you on a very important meeting.

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Agility that accelerates growth is the differentiating factor in 2020


FNB and Franchising Plus are hosting the 8th Franchise Leadership Summit on 3 March 2020 at Monte Casino Johannesburg. The theme this year is “Agility accelerates growth”. In these times of rapid changes to technology, the competitive environment and consumer demand patterns, agile organisations continue to grow and thrive. What does it mean to be agile? According to a McKinsey Global Survey, it’s the ability to quickly reconfigure strategy, structure, processes, people, and technology toward value-creating and value-protecting opportunities.

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Professional training programme for women in logistics & transport fully funded


The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) will be acquiring funding for its Candidacy Programme for 30 employed women, commencing June 2020. The Candidacy Programme will enable people who are in Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport, Distribution and Warehousing to acquire an internationally recognised, professional designation ie., ‘MILT’. Successful candidates will be awarded the designation once they have completed the programme. They will then be expected to join the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and expected to do Continuous Professional Development (CPD) on an annual basis, in order to stay up-to-date with industry developments.

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Free Labour Law workshop in Paarl, Western Cape

LWO - Western Cape

Tuesday 6 Aug 2019
Round Table Paarl 44, Klein Parys Rd, Paarl, Western Cape
08h30 – 13h00 (registration from 08h00)
RSVP:  31 July 2019

Labour law sets strict requirements that employers must comply with and the LWO’s main goal is to ensure that your business not only complies with all of these requirements but that you use labour law to your benefit to protect your business.  Compliance with labour law is not negotiable and creates a business risk for employers.  To comply requires specialist knowledge.

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Will you be participating in the next Franchise Expo?

franchise expo

With already one successful Franchise Expo under its belt earlier this year in Durban, KZN, FASA is now planning its Gauteng Expo on the 1st and 2nd November in which will focus on the potential of entrepreneurship and offer a platform to investigate the business format that is franchising. Drawing on FASA’s pool of experts in the business and franchise arena, visitors will be educated on every aspect of business – from how to evaluate a franchise business; what is the best way to fund a franchise and how to turn your business into a franchise. Read More

Spur secret tribe host chief cook event


Love watching those cooking competitions that not only pit professional chefs against each other but also amateur cooks, families and even children? Well, our very own Spur Steak Ranch has come up with an exciting cooking event.

Working with unique South African flavour combinations, experimenting with different ingredients, measurements and cooking styles, but most of all family fun, were the highlights at the Secret Tribe Chief Cook competition recently held at Silwood School of Cookery in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

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