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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.

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developing a franchise system

6 PEOPLE WHO CAN MAKE A FRANCHISE FAIL

To succeed in franchising, you need good people skills as well as a good business model. Sadly, many new franchisors don't make the grade.

ESQUIRES FOLLOWS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GENGHIS KHAN

January 2012 - Esquires Coffee Houses is boldly going where few franchises have gone before: Mongolia!

FIVE MAJOR MYTHS FOR INTENDING FRANCHISORS

Franchising can be a great way to expand your business – but you have to know what you’re getting into.

FIVE MORE MYTHS FOR FRANCHISORS

We complete our top ten list of misconceptions for people wanting to franchise their business

FRANCHISED VS. COMPANY-OWNED – STUDY SPREADS NEW LIGHT ON PERFORMANCE

April 2014 - It’s commonly said that a franchised outlet will perform significantly better than a company-owned outlet within the same system, but is it true? A new study from the Franchise Relationships Institute set out to shed some light on the question.

FRANCHISING YOUR BUSINESS IN SEARCH OF THE GOLDEN EGG

April 2013 - New start-ups often talk of franchising their business but what can they do to prepare for it?

FRANCHISING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Philip Morrison provides an introduction to what you need to think about when franchising a business

GOING OFFSHORE? YOUR NEXT STEP

Franchising lends itself well to the international business environment - but how should you go about it? Stephen Giles and Win Robinson present a checklist for international expansion.

HOW TO APPROACH FRANCHISING YOUR BUSINESS

April 2012 - Simon Lord outlines three different approaches to franchising and invites comment from the experts

HOW TO FRANCHISE YOUR BUSINESS

Could your business be the next McDonald’s or Fastway Couriers? Win Robinson describes what you need to do to turn your opportunity into action

LOST IN TRANSLATION

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

MASTER LICENCES - WHAT DO THEY OFFER?

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.

NO TWO SYSTEMS ALIKE

Win Robinson looks at how franchise structures can differ

STRUCTURING A FRANCHISE SYSTEM

The right structure is vital for franchise success, says Simon Lord. One size doesn't fit all!

THE MUST-DO'S

Greg Nathan details the essential factors a franchise system must have in order to succeed

THE SECRETS OF SELECTING GREAT FRANCHISEES

Over ten years, Fred Berni has identified the critical characteristics which high-performing franchisees have in common. In this article, he shares his findings

TIME TO TAKE THE CON OUT OF CONSULTANT

April 2008 - With regulation in the air for franchising, is it time to regulate franchise consultants too?

WHAT SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISORS HAVE IN COMMON

A new study by Scott Shane and Chester Spell reveals the factors which help new franchise systems succeed

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU FRANCHISE YOUR BUSINESS

Dr Callum Floyd describes how to franchise a business and build business value

WHO GOES WHERE?

Exclusive, non-exclusive, large or small? Marcus Whittington takes the mystery out of franchise territories

 

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