Simon Lord


Simon Lord

Looking for a fresh start in the new year? Buying a franchise can give you more control of your future, a better work/life balance, a recurring income and/or an appreciating asset. 

On this website, you’ll find profiles of businesses offering everything from appliance rental and freight forwarding to food, fitness training, tutoring and property renovation. Find advice of how to choose the right business for you, and see more opportunities and advisors in our Directory.

There’s more in the latest issue of Franchise New Zealand magazine, which also names New Zealand’s top franchises in the annnual Franchise Awards. Get your free print copy or you can download a free digital copy.

Video Profile

Zones Landscaping Specialists

Zones Landscaping is the new outdoor franchise from the people behind the award-winning success of Refresh Renovations. Zones is New Zealand’s only franchise specialising in design and build landscaping services.

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25 Years of Winners

See the results of the 2019 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards

Must Read Articles

250 questions to ask your franchisor

What do you need to know before you buy a franchise? Here's a comprehensive list of over 250 vital questions to ask the franchisor that will help you make the right decision.

Advice for new residents in NZ (in 5 languages)

Protect your own interests as you assess any franchise business opportunity. Translated versions of this article are available in Hindi, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Korean.

The beginners' guide to understanding the numbers

Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants explains what financial reports can tell you about the business you’re buying

What’s the next big thing in franchising?

One of the questions that anyone who works in franchising is regularly asked is ‘What’s the next big thing, then?’ Here are some thoughts to help readers decide the answer for themselves

How to approach franchising your business

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

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In Our Latest Issue

Right First Time - All the results from the 25th annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards. Who won and why?

Get The Right Funding - Daniel Cloete from Westpac explains how working with a specialist banker can help you make the right decision.

Use The Right Advisors - Getting input from specialists will save you time and help you make better decisions.