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October 2010 - How do you evaluate a franchise from a financial point of view? Lorraine Lord follows one man’s journey as he does his sums on a real-life business opportunity
If you’re new to business, GST can be confusing. Here’s a guide from Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants
When the time comes to sell your franchise, how do you get the right price for it?
May 2012 - I own a franchise and am thinking about selling it. Can you give me any direction on who I could talk to regarding valuing an existing franchise?
Fraud is very much in the news in franchising right now. Steve Davis looks at common types of fraud which can affect both franchisees and franchisors and suggests ways of preventing them
In the first article, Steve Davis looked at common types of fraud which can affect both franchisees and franchisors. Here he suggests some controls to help you avoid getting caught out.
Every business owner needs to keep an eye on their bottom line. Simon Lord shares some real-life examples of the ways companies are helping franchisees increase profitability
MYOB helps franchises build bigger profits through better information systems
Payroll management can be complicated and time-consuming. MYOB offers some helpful tips
A new app enables businesses to shift provisional tax payment dates to suit their cashflow needs
Too many businesses decline or fail to perform as well as they could because the owners or managers lack financial skills and the ability to pay attention to the basic indicators that affect performance and profitability. The National Bank has provided this guide which outlines seven management skills to help you get the best out of your business.
September 2012 - Businesses struggling with cash flow problems are making life more difficult for themselves by poor paperwork practices, says expert
Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants explains what financial reports can tell you about the business you’re buying
June 2010 - Craig Weston and Estelle Logan look at some of the issues surrounding changes in the GST regime
Thinking of buying a business?
Dean Madsen of Westpac provides a guide to using the equity in your property to fund a business
Having the right banking solutions in place for every stage of your business life cycle can make a big difference, says Daniel Cloete of Westpac
Philip Morrison looks at how to calculate whether a franchise is a worthwhile investment
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Premium franchise opportunities
One of NZ’s largest café and restaurant franchises, The Coffee Club have a comprehensive menu and offer relaxed dining experience. Take advantage of a proven track record, great training and ongoing support. Ideal if you are passionate about people and building customer loyalty.
Wide Span Sheds specialises in the custom design, supply and construction of pre-engineered buildings using only high quality New Zealand Steel. We service domestic, rural and commercial markets. A recent restructure has opened up rare and limited opportunities in the North Island for business savvy entrepreneurs.
Majestic Tea Bar is a premium new cafe concept that aims to revolutionize not just the tea culture but also the cafe market across New Zealand. No direct competition, high margin products, full training provided, no experience required.
Blink n Clean Blinds is the new onsite service for blind cleaning. Technicians need to be energetic and have an eye for excellence. With an investment of $60,000 - $70,000 you will be heading towards a six figure income. Full training will be provided.
Iconic New Zealand retailer dominating the market in sales of foam, foam mattresses, rubber, including mats, and the iconic Para pools. Looking for energetic people serious about customer service and looking to build a successful business through determination.