Simon Lord


Simon Lord

Buying a business is about more than money or lifestyle. For some people, it’s about getting a better education for their children, or living how or where they want. For others, it’s about healthy living, overcoming setbacks or investing for a financially-secure future. The cover story in the latest Franchise New Zealand magazine tells the stories  of sacrifice, determination and sheer hard work from people who bought franchises to build a better future for themselves and their families. Get your free print copy of the magazine or download a free digital copy now. 

There’s lots of helpful information on this website, too – from how to choose the right business to finding finance, and legal and accounting advice. There are also profiles of opportunities and a Directory of franchises for sale and advisors.

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Health 2000

Health 2000 was founded in 1993 and is New Zealand’s largest natural health retailer. The group is made up of members who have a passion and belief in natural health, including naturopaths, homoeopaths, herbal specialists or sports therapists – although not a pre-requisite to joining.

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25 Years of Winners

See the results of the 2019 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards

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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

Redundancy – time to be your own boss?

April 2020 – Facing redundancy? Simon Lord discusses the pros and cons of buying a franchise

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.

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.

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

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In Our Latest Issue

Change Your Life - How can buying a franchise help you achieve the goals you have for yourself and your family.

Reducing The Risks Of Self-Employment - Buying a franchise can make going into business for yourself an attractive option.

What To Expect - 10 common questions about money that come up when buying a franchise.

Why Buy New? - 12 good reasons why buying a new franchise can make more sense than buying an existing one.