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February 2009 - Reality television gives a false impression of franchising to intending franchisees and franchisors
March 2006 - Increasing numbers of Australian franchises are crossing the Tasman. What should Kiwi buyers look out for?
Is a franchise just a buying group with more fees?
October 2009 - Discovery Days, when groups of potential franchisees visit franchisors, are common practice overseas - but haven't taken off in New Zealand yet.
December 2009 - What can new migrants expect when they buy a franchise – and what should they look out for? Philip Morrison offers some advice
How can you best prepare for running your own business? Lorraine Lord takes some advice
May 2012 - We were recently asked what the average length of time is that franchisees stay with a franchise system in New Zealand. It's longer than many people might think, so we decided to explore some of the reasons why people stay or why they go.
Franchises don't always transfer successfully from one country to another. Simon Lord looks at the lessons to be learned from past experience and Win Robinson defines four key steps to successful exporting
Looking for a bigger challenge? Wanting to diversify your company's interests? Searching for growth? A master licence from overseas might offer exactly what you need.
What are the issues impacting effective new franchisee preparation? Corven research has just released results of a recent study.
December 2005 - The extraordinary story of Shiraz Hajee, New Zealand's Franchisee of the Year for 2005.
How do franchises tap into all the accumulated wisdom of their franchisees? How do franchisees get quick and practical advice?
Manage your knowledge and be more competitive.
In every issue of Franchise New Zealand magazine we feature and 'Ask The Experts' column. In this extract, Jeff Elgin explains what a franchisor is looking for from a new franchisee.
What have the Romans done for us? That's one of the classic lines from Monty Python's "Life of Brian" - but it will sound familiar to any franchisor, too. Simon Lord has been imagining how things might sound 2000 years on.
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Pack & Send move and handle freight through a network of retail stores with a professional custom packaging service. A one-stop shop for customers.
Safe H2O have revolutionised water tank cleaning with high spec nano-filtration trailer units, capable of cleaning tanks and processing unlimited volumes of water to 0.001 micron. Innovative, profitable, professional. Seeking practical people with some basic mechanical aptitude and exceptional interpersonal skills.
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.
Stihl Shop is a nationwide network of independent, locally owned specialist outdoor power equipment retailers. Every Stihl Shop is operated by friendly approachable people who are passionate about outdoor power equipment. Full training and on-going support. Sites with real growth potential available across NZ.
General commercial cleaning plus specialised franchises: car park scrubbing, carpet cleaning, decontamination, office equipment sanitising, pest control, window cleaning. Established in 1979, Paramount Services has 140 franchisees servicing 1,240 clients including 320 bank branches, retailers, shopping centres, ports, cinemas, rest-homes, student hostels and schools.