During our many years working within New Zealand's franchise sector, we've learnt a great deal about the market - what works, what doesn't work, and what people involved in all aspects of franchising need to think about to succeed.
We encourage you to read as widely as possible about all aspects of franchising in New Zealand, whether you are interested in buying and then running a successful franchised business, or whether you have a business that you have already franchised or are contemplating growing using the franchising model.
If you don't find what you are looking for here in our Advice Centre then call or email us to ask for guidance - our team are ready and waiting to help you find the information you need.
Wondering how to choose the right franchise for you? Getting the right advice from the right people can set you on the path to success
Is inability to raise funding stopping people buying into good opportunities?
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. Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants provides a guide
What does the latest survey tell us about how to back a winning franchise?
Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants on making a food business a financial success
Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants explains what you need to get your business started and keep it going
Franchises across several sectors are now offering guarantees of work or income levels. What do these guarantees mean? Simon Lord investigates
March 2009 - Buying a job or following a dream? There are plenty of franchises available that don’t cost an arm and a leg, says Simon Lord
Many of the articles on this website talk about the importance of consulting ‘specialists', ‘good' advisors and ‘experts' before buying a franchise - but how do you ensure that your chosen advisors fit into this category? Here are seven handy hints.
May 2009 - If you're thinking of buying a franchise, perhaps now is not the time. Doom and gloom is all around and the future is uncertain. Well, think that way if you like, but you could be missing out on a great opportunity.
Professional advisors are sometimes criticised by franchisors for not really understanding franchising. In this article from our archives, here's how an accountant in Westport took a pro-active approach to helping his clients buy into a franchise and make it successful
Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants explains what financial reports can tell you about the business you’re buying
What importance should you place on a work or income guarantee?
Thinking of buying a business?
Daniel Cloete of Westpac answers some common questions regarding funding a franchise and the issues influencing a franchised business
Service franchises present some unique challenges with regard to funding. Daniel Cloete from Westpac looks at some of the issue
Daniel Cloete of Westpac provides a guide to the questions you need to ask in order to help ensure your new business has a profitable future
Daniel Cloete of Westpac identifies some areas that can be overlooked when buying a franchise
Educating yourself about franchising and franchise opportunities increases your chances of success, says Westpac’s Daniel Cloete
Andy Higginson of Westpac in Christchurch talks about new business opportunities in Christchurch’s CBD and how to fund a franchise
Daniel Cloete of Westpac explains how to fund a food business
Daniel Cloete & Steve Seddon from Westpac look at how franchisees can work on their businesses
Westpac’s Daniel Cloete offers advice on some common banking issues for franchisees
Dean Madsen of Westpac provides a guide to using the equity in your property to fund a business
Daniel Cloete & Steve Seddon from Westpac look at how franchisees can minimise risks when buying and operating a business
See your specialist franchise banker as an ally, says Daniel Cloete of Westpac
Westpac’s Daniel Cloete says that, whatever the economy does, the basics of good business remain unchanged
Before you start looking at any particular franchise, you need to know what’s possible. Philip Morrison explains how to evaluate your own financial position
Lorraine Lord and Philip Morrison look behind the figures to evaluate the true cost of buying a franchise and suggest ways to set up your new business for maximum success
How much should franchise fees be and what do you get for your money? Lorraine Lord answers the questions
March 2010 - How is Goods & Services Tax calculated on franchise purchases – and what difference will a rate change make to existing franchisees and franchisors? Craig Weston explains
Does money matter? The way some franchise buyers avoid taking advice, they don't seem to think so.
Philip Morrison looks at how to calculate whether a franchise is a worthwhile investment
Westpac directory of franchising
Looking for a business franchise or commercial franchise in New Zealand? View directory
Premium franchise opportunities
Fibrenew are experts in leather, vinyl and plastic restoration. We are a unique, low cost, home based, mobile franchise providing services to the automotive, furniture, aviation and marine markets. No experience required. Would suit someone who enjoys working with their hands and has good colour vision.
Mexicali Fresh has led the Mexican evolution in NZ since 2005. With giant American-style burritos and Mexican beer in a colourful, casual atmosphere. We are recruiting energetic, enthusiastic franchisees with a passion for great food and excellent customer service for our turnkey restaurants.
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.
Established over twelve years ago, Milestone Homes has common ownership and support systems with New Zealand’s most awarded and trusted home builder, Jennian Homes. This long-standing relationship ensures Milestone Homes has the structure, systems, processes, and experience to deliver a proven and smart franchisee package nationwide.
Professional home services franchise providing flexible, multi-serviced businesses. Work either indoors or outdoors. Exclusive territories with established customers. Providing a lifestyle choice for over 30 years.