The Franchise Advice Centre - Statistics and Surveys
The latest franchise survey reveals that the sector is continuing to expand across the Tasman.
12 Aug 2014 - Westpac’s quarterly summary of the prospects for New Zealand's economy suggests some of the shine has come off our growth story, but it’s only temporary
Forbes has ranked New Zealand as the best country in the world to do business. The influential bi-weekly US magazine says New Zealand has ‘a transparent and stable business climate that encourages entrepreneurship.
October 2010 - Dr Callum Floyd has called for the government to increase its awareness of the part franchising can play in New Zealand’s economy and to create the right conditions for recovery.
Finding the right franchisees, staff and locations are the biggest concerns for franchising in 2014, but confidence is still high.
Business confidence has been badly hit following the Christchurch earthquake, and the franchise sector is no exception.
12 February 2015 - The latest Franchising Confidence Index finds franchisors and franchise specialists confident about prospects for 2015, but finding good franchisees is still the biggest challenge
6 April 2010 - The inaugural Franchising Confidence Index, a quarterly survey of New Zealand franchising confidence caried out by Franchize Consultants, has just been released.
October 2012 – Latest survey of franchise confidence finds good news, bad news and some cautious optimism.
January 2013 - The latest Franchising Confidence Index demonstrates a continuation of mixed results across overall sector growth drivers, but with a slight increase in confidence from October 2012.
July 2012 - Franchisors are saying bank funding is not an issue for prospective franchisees looking at solid propositions, but other results are mixed after a record high in April
July 2011 - Franchising confidence is building again, with good news for business buyers. However, the Rugby World Cup is expected to provide at best a limited boost to many.
August 2014 - Franchize Consultants’ July 2014 Franchising Confidence Index finds franchisors retain an optimistic outlook across many key growth drivers, although service providers are more cautious
January 2011 - The latest Franchising Confidence Index from Franchize Consultants finds mixed sentiment, including further challenges for franchisees
Despite increasing confidence and signs of growth, two significant events have dropped off the franchise calendar this year
Top line results from a new survey of franchising suggest that the number of franchised business in New Zealand has doubled since 2003.
August 2012 - Latest survey from Entrepreneurs' Organization reveals positive outlook for New Zealand
27 August 2013 - Dun & Bradstreet reports healthier cash flow among New Zealand businesses
17 April 2013 - Good news for business buyers as franchisee sales levels and profitability are predicted to increase and obtaining finance becomes easier.
6 November 2014 - The latest Franchising Confidence Index shows the franchise sector is still positive about the future but recruitment and unfair competition are generating concern.
July 2012 – Slower growth and an ageing client base mean franchises need to tailor their appeal to a predictably-changing market
February 2014 – The first Franchising Confidence Index survey for the year shows high hopes for franchisors and franchisees in New Zealand
The latest Franchising Confidence Index survey shows that after a positive upswing in July, franchisors and service providers are now expecting more of the same.
John Paynter reports the results of the FANZ Survey of Franchising 2001, sponsored by The National Bank
December 2010 - A long-awaited survey gives us a snapshot of the current state of franchising in New Zealand. Simon Lord reports
A new report by Massey University suggests that over half of all New Zealand franchisees felt they had failed to conduct sufficient due diligence before purchasing their franchise. The survey also suggests that 44% of franchisees spent less than one month researching the opportunity before buying their franchise, and finds that resolving conflict later becomes an issue for many franchisees.
13 November 2012 - Online sales represent a particular challenge for franchisors and, potentially, a threat for franchisees. The latest Franchising New Zealand survey from Massey University offers some specific information about how New Zealand franchises are tackling this issue.
Franchising in New Zealand continues to perform strongly with plenty more to come, according to the 2003 Survey of Franchising
12 November 2012 -The latest Franchising New Zealand survey suggests that turnover and the number of franchise systems has increased, but the number of franchisees has gone down for the first time
7 July 2010 – The second quarterly survey of New Zealand franchising confidence finds positive but falling sentiment acrosss many key franchising indicators.
February 2015 - Most buyers of existing franchise units are recent immigrants. What challenges does that pose for franchisors, and where are the opportunities?
How do the backgrounds, lifestyle, work habits and personal characteristics of franchisees impact on their success? A new survey offers insights and surprises.
2004 - The first study to measure the economic impact of franchising in the US has relevance for NZ
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