Online presence and social media management solutions for
franchises and growing businesses


Direct Assist Online provides website and  social media management, consultancy, training and support to franchisors and growing businesses based in South Africa and the UK, saving you time and money and unnecessary expense.

Every single one of our services is tailored to your needs, your customers and the market you operate in.


As a franchisor or growing business looking for investors and potential franchisees, your primary customer is not the person eating the hamburger or buying the product, your customer is the investor, the franchisee, or your future business partner.  

You may have the best business idea or offer the best product but if your website and social media presence  is poorly planned and designed you will lose potential investors.  Image counts!  Most of you do this yourselves, you first go on the internet to see what people have on offer, who they are  and what credibility they have.

Having no website or a poorly designed or outdated website gives the wrong impression and has a negative impact.  It shows your potential investors that you don’t take their interests seriously.  Having a poorly set up or managed social media presence will indicate to potential investors that marketing and customer focus is not a big priority.  It will also give the impression that you are not innovative or keeping up with the times.

The questions you should be asking right now are:

  • What impression is my website and my online presence leaving on a potential investor or franchisee?
  • Is our social media presence lively and inviting  or does it look like a ghost town?

Why should you have an online presence?

People eat and sleep with their mobile phones and if they are not on their phones they are generally in front of a PC, tablet or laptop.  On average the average person spends over 4 hours a day on the internet.  Having an online presence can dramatically raise the visibility for your business raising brand awareness.  Brands are known to stand out, brands build trust and that trust can turn into increased business and a reliable customer base.

Whether you are new to social media and online marketing or currently making use of social media, we can help you to work with and use various social media and online marketing tools which will:

  • Connect you to your customers
  • Provide easy and convenient solutions
  • Create new opportunities
  • Help you maintain a constant presence


As social media consultants and your support team we specialise in

  • WordPress website and blog set up and management
  • Social media set up and implementation
  • Online presence management and support
  • Reputation management
  • Social media coaching and training
  • Online product development
  • Landing  pages for list building
  • Teleseminars, webinars and telesummits
  • Content development for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and Google Plus


Our social media assistants are dedicated and committed to removing the frustration you have with managing and maintaining your website and social media presence.

If you would like in house training and consultancy solutions for your staff, Romany Thresher is the perfect solution to help your staff understand how social media works, how to be brand evangelists for your business and how to use it within your business.

Use Direct Assist Online social media consultants
if you want to work with social media professionals who know what they are doing and give yourself peace of mind that your online reputation is taken very seriously so you can focus on the areas of your business that need your personal attention.