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.
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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?
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.
New Zealand’s top franchisees of 2017 are a semi-retired couple who believe in working smarter, not harder. They also prove that some of the best opportunities in business lie outside the big cities
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.
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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Premium franchise opportunities
BWS is the market leader in the exterior washing of commercial buildings. Outstanding opportunities for, motivated self-starters with an eye for details, a good understanding of safety and sales ability. Being trade qualified or experienced in commercial property of benefit. Full induction and training programme.
Fastway Couriers is an award-winning franchise system that provides local and national courier services at competitive prices and a simple prepaid system. One of New Zealand's most successful franchisors with 1,600+ franchisees across 5 countries and 40+ franchise and industry awards.
We play to win by delivering world-class retail experiences, inspired by sport, executed with style. Stirling Sports will provide all the training and support to build and sustain your business. Opportunities available throughout New Zealand. Retail experience is an advantage but not essential.
The Cheesecake Shop has been one of New Zealand’s favourite cake retailers since 1995 and now operates from 23 stores across the nation. One of the great strengths of The Cheesecake Shop franchise system is its ability to train people from all walks of life to make The Cheesecake Shop’s core range of cakes. You don’t need to be a baker or a pastry chef to own a franchise, our excellent training course teaches you how to make our wonderful desserts in just 3 weeks.
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.