Networking for business introductions

Word of mouth marketing is still the most powerful form of marketing and is often a missed opportunity in the virtual world.  Word of mouth appears in different formats, these are newsletters, emails, social media,  live streams, webinars, podcasts, or virtual networking events.  There are many opportunities for you to exchange information using online word-of-mouth marketing.

Virtual networking strategically is a powerful way for you to learn about other people,  a way to connect with the people who you want to work with.  It broadens your options because now you have the world at your fingertips.

  • Networking can potentially introduce you to your next franchisee, customer, business partner, coach, friend, associate.
  • Networking gives you the advantage where you can meet influencers, sponsors, funders; the decision-makers who are looking to support a cause or sponsor an event.
  • Networking can also introduce you to buyers, manufacturers, suppliers and career opportunists.
  • Networking is a great way to get a feel for a person before you take the next step.


Find Opportunities

Meet people connectors, influencers, sponsors, funders, potential buyers and the decision makers.


Gain knowledge and insight with information shared to help you grow further on your venture.


Use the opportunity to raise brand awareness and promote your product or business by introducing yourself to others.

Our reason for existence is to support you on your venture, whatever that may be because 
we know that when you benefit it results in a ripple effect.

Next event 23rd June

Date TBC

Expert, Specialist & Doctor for lifestyle diseases and medicine in Naturapathy approved by Council of state, MvJ and VWS.

Next Event Schedule

All Attendees

Introduce yourself – Exchange information with attendees.

As an attendee you will be given 45 seconds to 1 minute to introduce yourself and your business. You will also have an opportunity to share something of interest and engage in icebreakers.

Depending on the number of attendees, this session will be either 30 mins or 40 mins long.

I’ve been attending a few online networking events hosted by FASA, organised by Romany Thresher. It is amazing how many franchisors are now attending as well as franchisees. I’ve had two clients contact me having seen me at the event to assist them with redoing their work. I’ve also learnt a lot on these sessions about social media marketing, the Popia Act, Disclosure documents. A definite must for FASA to continue. Robin van Rensburg ~ Franchise in a Box

An open discussion on sales and lead generatipon, to discuss whathas been done and what activities you can do to improve your sales and lead generation.

All Attendees


Ask questions and have an open discussion on the topic shared.

All Attendees

In this session, we will do break out rooms to give people the opportunity to learn more about one another and to discuss a topic of interest.


World renowned Dr Suresh Kumar - Pioneer of Naturopathy Medicine from the Netherlands to Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, South African peace activist and was a Member of Parliament in South Africa from 1994 to 2004, where she aligned with the African National Congress party representing the Phoenix area of Inanda in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

Dr Suresh Kumar was acknowledged by the Goverment of the Netherlands in 1991.

Expert, Specialist & Doctor for lifestyle diseases and medicine in Naturapathy approved by Council of state, MvJ and VWS.

PGNG. The drugless System of Indian Medicine and The Indian Institute of Natural Therapeutics.

Date for the event to be confirmed. 

Business and Franchising

Interactive virtual networking sessions focused on business and franchising related topics. Skills development workshops and more.

Life, career and business Coaching

Try out one of our virtual networking coaching sessions to gain a better understanding of what coaching is and how it can benefit you.

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Health and well being, energy medicine and alternative healing.



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Romany Thresher

Digital Asset and Social Media Consultant


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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find the answers to common questions. Can’t find your question answered here? Contact us.

Exchange information, make new contacts and leverage opportunities.  Gain access to industry information and be in the loop.  Great insights happen in group sessions, places where people meet and connect.

Networking as part of your marketing strategy raises brand awareness for yourself and your business, especially in your industry sector.

Networking contributes towards finding sponsors, funders, partners and investors.

Networking opens up possibilities that you may not have known about previously.

People who have a clear goal as to what they want to get out of attending networking events often find networking as a value add in the business.
  • If you are new to networking,  your initial goal may be to see what is out there and then to decide which events are best suited to your goals and needs.
  • Another goal initially could also be to build confidence.  The more events you attend, the more opportunities you get to boost your confidence, and why not?
Being clear as to what you want to get out of networking, helps you decide which events are useful and which events are time wasters.
Attend events and networking events that will help you connect with people and the resources that will benefit you and add value.
These are events that will help you:
  • Meet the influencers in your field.
  • Connect with people and resources that can make your life easier.
  • Stay in the loop about what is going on in your sector.
  • Overcome common challenges faced within the industry
Whether you are looking to buy a franchise, start a franchise, an entrepreneur or business owners or someone looking for career opportunities, networking can help you get in touch with the right people who can help you achieve your goals.  Meeting on mutual ground presents an opportunity for people to exchange information.  Aim to achieve something, it could be something as simple as raising brand awareness, letting people know you still exist and that you are still relevant.
Here are a few tips to help you raise brand visibility:
  • Stand Out by utilising the profile section – you can create an image on Canva use a standard square size and when you upload to your Zoom profile make sure that you move the crop handles over the entire image before saving.
  • Unless you have poor internet connection, turn on your camera when you introduce yourself, you want people to see you and remember you.
  • Not many people like to be in the spotlight, however, if you want to generate leads or looking for opportunities, you have to get out of your comfort zone unfortunately and push yourself.  Start by announcing your name and surname and what you are currently busy with or share what it is you are looking to achieve or do. Use these as opportunities to build confidence.  Even if you just say your name and surname, that is a good start.  With every event you attend, you will boost your confidence.
  • If you have technical difficulties let the host know so that they are aware.
  • Utilise the chatbox if you wish to engage with other members.  Also use the chatbox if you are too shy to ask any questions in public.

Virtual Events

”Exchange information, explore opportunities, connect with past, present and future customers, suppliers, partners, investors, employees.

Minimalize Risks and increase Possibilities

Our awesome Live online Conference is filled with information to help you overcome the crisis at hand.

Share Knowledge and Keep Updated

Showcase, exhibit and network with decision makers,, buyers franchisors, thought leaders, financiers.

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