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.
developing a franchise system
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.
January 2012 - Esquires Coffee Houses is boldly going where few franchises have gone before: Mongolia!
Franchising can be a great way to expand your business – but you have to know what you’re getting into.
We complete our top ten list of misconceptions for people wanting to franchise their business
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.
April 2013 - New start-ups often talk of franchising their business but what can they do to prepare for it?
Philip Morrison provides an introduction to what you need to think about when franchising a business
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.
April 2012 - Simon Lord outlines three different approaches to franchising and invites comment from the experts
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
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.
The right structure is vital for franchise success, says Simon Lord. One size doesn't fit all!
Greg Nathan details the essential factors a franchise system must have in order to succeed
Over ten years,
April 2008 - With regulation in the air for franchising, is it time to regulate franchise consultants too?
A new study by
Dr Callum Floyd describes how to franchise a business and build business value
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Premium franchise opportunities
Green Acres was founded in 1991, and is proudly NZ owned and operated. With 25 years’ experience we are one of the longest running New Zealand owned franchise systems. We have over 650 franchisees and we’re still growing. Lawn and garden franchises for sale now.
Just Cuts is a hairdressing salon that bridges the gap between an old-style barber and a high-end hair salon. Our fixed price, no appointment system is a convenient and practical solution for our clients, offering them affordable style cuts cuts from fully qualified staff.
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.
Design, manufacture and supply of made-to-measure kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms for retail and trade customers.
Platinum Homes are one of the top 10 national building companies in NZ and are one of the fastest, stable growth companies. Seeking financially stable people with the desire and drive to succeed to complete our licensee network, ideally from a construction or sales background.