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Part-Time Franchises in NZ

Are you looking to turn spare time into spare cash? If you’re looking for a way of making some extra money, or don’t want to give up the day job yet, buying a franchise you can operate part-time can be a great way to get into your own business. Although some opportunities suggest you can earn a full-time income from a part-time job, to be successful you always have to work hard and put in the additional hours.

bridging womanPart time franchises have their good points and bad points, but you can enjoy flexible hours that allow you to work around childcare, school days or school holidays, while many people enjoy being able to start early or late and have the rest of the day free. They can also suit people taking early retirement or redundancy.  

When you’re looking for a part time franchise business, it’s important to do more than ask ‘How much does it cost?’ and ‘What experience do I need? Do your research – we recommend putting in an hour of research for every $1000 that you plan to invest. Apart from talking to the franchisor and asking them lots of questions, it’s also a good idea to talk to franchisees  who are already running part time businesses to get all the information you need before you open your own business. 

While there are many good part time franchise opportunities for sale, they are all different. Before making your decision, you should consult a lawyer specialising in franchises. You’ll also want to know how much you can make from a part time business so consult a financial advisor or accountant experienced in franchising. If you need finance, there are a number of banks which specialise in financing franchises.

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Opportunity for dog lovers to make a great income in your own business. One of the biggest franchise brands in New Zealand for the smallest price! Work your own hours, take control of your lifestyle and have fun with the support of Jim's Group.

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We offer you an opportunity to own your own business and make a real difference in children’s lives. Running before and after-school care, and holiday programmes kids just love. Our simple franchise model is easy to understand and we provide full training and support.


Quality maths tutoring programme following NZ maths curriculum. Suits people with teaching background.

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Mr Whippy is looking for new owner/operators nationwide. With a highly successful brand, Mr Whippy is a New Zealand icon. Franchisees have flexible hours, a fun working environment and earn great financial returns. Suitable for any age or background. Join our team today.

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General commercial cleaning plus specialised franchises: car park scrubbing, carpet cleaning, decontamination, office equipment sanitising, pest control, window cleaning. Established in 1979, Paramount Services has 140 franchisees servicing 1,240 clients including 320 bank branches, retailers, shopping centres, ports, cinemas, rest-homes, student hostels and schools.


Out of school care. Established 1996. Now in 100+ schools. Before school, after school and holiday programmes for primary school children. Would suit people who are looking for a change in lifestyle and who enjoy the company of children.

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Professional home services franchise providing flexible, multi-serviced businesses. Work either indoors or outdoors. Exclusive territories with established customers. Providing a lifestyle choice for over 30 years.

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Xpresso Delight has been offering franchises throughout Australia and NZ for 12 years and we encourage you to share in our success as the premier gourmet coffee system. We transplant the café experience into the workplace using state-of-the-art espresso machines to provide a semi-passive income with life-style benefits.

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Do you love dogs? Join Bark Busters, the largest, most trusted in-home dog training company globally. Proven business model. You need to be business minded, self-motivated with excellent communication skills and have an outgoing personality. No experience necessary, extensive personalised training and ongoing support provided.

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100% NZ owned, specialising in the hire of artificial flower displays. Our displays look real and fresh. Rental charges are very reasonable. Suitable for a business minded person. No special skills required as training provided. Home based lifestyle business with minimum capital outlay required.

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Just Cabins provides portable cabins for rent which are just perfect as sleepouts, extra room, portable office, or as storage at your home or business. Long-term cabin rentals provide a passive income, excellent growth and are easily run by one person part-time.

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LCF Fun Languages NZ is a language teaching franchise operating throughout New Zealand. We are a leading provider of language clubs and teaching resources for children in childcare centres and schools. Teach English? French? Spanish? Mandarin? Or want to run your own business? Training provided.

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