From the Editor, 12 Nov 2017
Never too late
Judi and Earl McWhirter are living proof that there’s no perfect age at which to start your own business. The couple, both in their 60s, have just been named Westpac Supreme Franchisees of the Year in the 23rd annual franchise awards after buying their franchise just 9 years ago. Despite having no previous experience in business, the retired teachers are now at the top of the country’s $27.6 billion franchise sector.
As we recently pointed out, you don’t have to live in the city to succeed, either. The McWhirters' territory is Waipa, Otorohanga & King Country, meaning they can enjoy the good life, as well as making a good living.
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Enjoy the wind beneath your wings as a Hudsons Coffee franchisee
in our latest issue:
Just Rewards - NZ's top franchisees - a semi-retired couple - prove that some of our best opportunities lie outside the big cities.
New Year? New Start! - Ready for a change? Time to get into a business of your own? What do you need to do first?
Franchising Your Own Business - an introduction to what you need to think about when turning your business into a franchise.