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Directory of Franchising      Advice    Advertise        2017 - Issue 4 - April  
 
 
  Record month for franchising  

Franchise New Zealand achieved a new record number of visitors to its website last month, with 18,859 visits from 14,302 unique visitors. Those are massive numbers which reinforce franchising's appeal as a way of doing business - and our ability to reach potential franchise buyers. It's boosted readership of the magazine, too - if you haven't read the latest issue yet, send for it here or download a digital copy
   
 
  Unacceptable attitudes pose risk to franchise brands 

Red Rooster is the latest Australian chain to be investigated for underpaying staff in some franchised outlets, with the company immediately terminating the franchise agreements of the stores under investigation. Once again, the alleged victims and the franchisees were from the immigrant community. Read our take on the risks for franchising
 
 
 
 
opportunities - BUSINESS TO BUSINESS  
 
 
Our cover story in the latest issue might be about food, but franchising offers lots of other opportunities, too. These franchisees use their skills to help other businesses grow. 


  
  Starting as 'a man with a van', this Cookrightfranchisee was employing two staff within a year.
   
Top Aussie franchiseRed Energy Promotions wants B2B sales people to own their own company. 
 
Two new SBAfranchisees added 100 new clients to an established business within their first year.
  
Speedy Signs helps people move from management to ownership of their own thriving business.
  
 
 
 
     
 
  
  Advice for Chinese franchise buyers 

For some franchise buyers, reading documents in English is still a challenge - which is why we've translated one of our most popular articles on choosing a franchise into Chinese. It covers 10 of the most important things to look for in a franchise business in New Zealand. Read it here - just click on the pdf.
   
 
 
 
opportunities - EATING OUT
  
 
 
The hospitality industry rewards hard work - if you choose the right business in the first place. Learn what makes great food franchises tick in these case studies. 


 
  Burger Wisconsin'sgrill-to-till training gets a brother and sister team into business.
  
Columbus Coffeecombines passion and expertise to create a unique hospital outlet.
  
Gloria Jean's Coffees' unique value proposition helps people afford their own café or kiosk.
  
If you've an appetite for more, here's advice from Westpac on how to fund a food business.   
 
 
     
 
 
  Outlook still positive but growth challenged 

A shortage of suitable staff and franchisees, as well as potential funding issues, are the main concerns for franchisors in the year ahead, according to the latest Franchising Confidence Index. However, franchisors remain positive in their outlook for general business conditions, franchisor growth and franchisee profitability. Read more
   
 
  Joint employer liability - update 

The Senate committee tasked with reviewing the Australian Government's move to create a joint employer liability on franchisors via its proposed Protecting Vulnerable Workers bill has received only a handful of submissions and has already completed its public consultation. Read more
 
 
 
 
opportunities - THE VALUE OF EXPERIENCE
  
 
 
Learning from others is what franchising is all about. Here are a couple of brands and two advisors who have all the experience you need. 


 
  Cobb & Co. is both an old favourite and a new opportunity. It's the place to take the family.
Franchise Accountants offer some advice on making a food business into a financial success.
Sportswear and fashion bring success for Stirling Sports, one of NZ's best-known brands.
  
Running a business properly takes good systems and good manuals, say Franchize Consultants.
 
 
 
     
 
 
  Events 1 - last call for Auckland workshops 

It's not too late to book for next week's workshops from Australia's Franchise Advisory Centre. The Auckland workshops will give New Zealand franchisors and their leadership teams insights into best practice methods across a range of topics, including franchise conferences, advisory councils, recruitment, resales and managing under-performing franchisees. Read more.
 
 
  Event 2 - Franchising & licensing a business 

Find out more  about growing your business through franchising and licensing in one of three dedicated sessions in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this May. These sessions for ambitious business owners are organised by Franchize Consultants in association with MYOB and Westpac. Read more.  
 
 
  Events 3 - helping franchisees grow stronger 

Each year, the Franchise Relationships Institute runs a Franchise Operations Conference especially for people who support franchisees. This year the theme is Making Metrics Matter, with the whole conference focusing on how franchisors can better use the power of numbers to protect franchisee profitability, grow sales and ensure the viability of their networks. The programme has an impressive list of presenters, panellists and case studies. The venue is Sydney on May 18th. Read more.    
 
 
  Events 4 - more big names for National Franchise Conference 

Martin Snedden is the latest speaker to join the line-up at this year's National Franchise Conference in Hamilton. The man behind the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the director of NZ Cricket, Auckland World Masters Games and much more, Martin will share his stories on the conference theme of Innovation, Integration and Resilience and their application in the business environment. Early bird rates close today! Read more.
   
 
  snippets from our news and facebook pages 

Restaurant Brands staff walked off the job after negotiations with Unite Union broke down. Restaurant Brands say it was 'disappointing'. The company recently announced a strong annual result

A new record for migrant arrivals was set in the March 2017 year. Almost three-quarters of all migrant arrivals in the past five years were citizens from other countries, led by the United Kingdom (10 percent), India (10 percent), and China (9 percent). New immigration rules are likely to affect hospitality and retail sectors. 

The NZ-based owners of the Esquires Coffee brand outside Australasia are looking to accelerate growth in China via a new joint venture. 

A former master franchisee who was alleged to have let down franchisees before having his agreement terminated by his franchisor brother has been declared bankrupt

Subway, which has more restaurants in the world than any other chain, has announced that it ended 2016 with 359 fewer U.S. locations. It's the brand's first net reduction
 
 
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