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  The achievements of many   

Ehara taku tao i te toa takitaki engari taku toa he toa takitini - 'my achievements are not mine alone, but those of many.' Ngahihi o te ra Bidois quoted this Maori proverb during his inspiring opening session at the National Franchise Conference recently. Was there ever a better summary of the strength of franchising?
  One in 20 Kiwi jobs is in franchising 

The recent Franchising New Zealand survey revealed that we live in the most franchised country in the world. Further analysis reveals just how important franchising is for New Zealand: franchise employees account for almost 5% of all employed people, meaning that one in 20 Kiwi jobs is in franchising. What does that mean for NZ and how does it compare to the rest of the world? Read more
  Learn from NZ's top franchisors - Video & Podcast 

At the National Franchise Conference this month a panel of top New Zealand franchisors, chaired by our own Simon Lord, met on the first day to speak openly and frankly about some of the innovations and challenges they have faced in relation to the franchise brands they work with. Listen to a podcast of the full session, or watch highlights here to pick up some amazing insights and tips.
opportunities - ALL IN THE FIGURES  
A good franchise system pays close attention to the smallest details. These four brands are helping their franchisees make money from saving money. 

  Dream Doors shows franchisees how to generate significant returns.  Huge demand for cost-saving services makes Fibrenewfranchisees happy. Passion and experience in small business or finance? Perfect for an SBAfranchise.   Wide Span Sheds offers franchises with low overheads and great margins.   
  Economy throttles back but growth continues 

The latest quarterly Westpac Economic Overview finds that after seven years of growth there are a number of areas in which the economy is slowing. The housing market, interest rates, exchange rates and uncertainty around the September election are all having an impact, but construction and exports are bright. What's the likely effect on franchising? Read more.  
  Run a better business 

What do top-performing franchisees do differently? This article combines US knowledge with local experience as three award-winning franchisees and one award-winning field manager offer great New Zealand examples of how to get the most out of a business. Develop the three legs of success and a franchise can bring you considerable rewards.      
opportunities - MAKING A DIFFERENCE 
A successful business continuously strives to deliver customers what they need and want. Here's a selection of franchises going the extra mile. 

  New Dunedin Cacifranchisee had loyal clients before the doors even opened.    Young entrepreneurs front Domino'scustomer satisfaction campaign, We Care. sKids director has dedicated her life to making a difference for New Zealand's children. Sierra cafés match each location's feel to the local market and environment.  
  New FANZ Board announced 

The Franchise Association has elected two new Board members for the coming year, with a franchisor and a banker being replaced by... a franchisor and a banker. Together the two new Board members add a further 40 years of franchise experience to an already impressive line-up. See the full list of Board members here.
  Warnings over IRD scam and women's secret pyramid scheme 

We've posted a couple of warnings to our readers recently. The first was about a sophisticated email scam which directs people to a very convincing-looking form which you need to complete to receive a tax refund. The IRD urges people not to open it - read more details in our story. The second warning comes from the Commerce Commission and is about a pyramid-selling scheme which is specifically targetting women and has been described by one victim as a 'spiritually transmitted disease.' 
opportunities - RESALES  
The record number of franchise outlets in New Zealand means some existing outlets are always up for resale. Here are some selections from our online Directory. 

  Health problems mean two prime Dream Doors areas are for sale in Auckland Hire A Hubby Cambridge is a successful, well-established franchise in a sought-after area.  Baby-on-the-Move Wellington provides essential services for young families.  Award-winning Columbus Coffee Nelson appeals to both regulars and tourists.   
  Public, private, partnership? 

Franchisors seeking growth may consider raising funds from private equity or being publicly-listed. While common overseas, in New Zealand such moves have often not delivered on their promise. In this article, Dr Callum Floyd explains the differences between private equity and public listing and the potential advantages and pitfalls for franchisors and franchisees.
  Calling all young franchise entrepreneurs 

The deadline for entries to be submitted for the NextGen in Franchising competition has been extended to 15 September. This business accelerator programme is being run by the International Franchise Association and offers young entrepreneurs interested in franchising the chance to meet and learn from some of the world's best. Daymond John of the US show Shark Tank has just been announced as one of the judges for the competition. Read more

Bags of success for the recent joint promotion between Caci and Dress for Success, which saw over a thousand handbags being donated to the charity. 

Is this the future of staff training? KFC is using Virtual Reality gaming techniques to show new recruits how to cook fried chicken. 

Thai Anh Cooper of in2HR is running two workshops in September to help managers, business owners and franchisees avoid costly employment-related mistakes. 

The future of Veritas Investments, the owner of the Mad Butcher franchise, is unclear after the company's bank pulled its support for the company. Veritas is looking at a possible sale or merger of its business. 

Stonewood Homes is back in the headlines for all the right reasons as its Nelson franchisee walks away with two House of the Year awards.  

Will it catch on in New Zealand? A new app-based ALEgorithm provides beer recommendations based on personal taste and member engagement. 

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