Simon Lord


Simon Lord

In 29 years of Franchise New Zealand, we’ve learned the wisdom of the words Don’t Panic. The Covid-19 outbreak may require severe action but, like the GFC, SARS and everything else, it will pass and the economy will bounce back. Difficult times are followed by good times, so don't let it put you off your dream of business ownership.

On this website, you’ll find profiles of lots of opportunities, advice on how to choose the right business for you, and details of franchises and advisors in our Directory. There’s more in the latest issue of Franchise New Zealand magazine. Get your free print copy or you can download a free digital copy.

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Refresh Renovations

Refresh is the global leader in home renovations. It provides franchise owners with financial freedom, as well as the security of a proven process. We’re looking for business oriented people to join Refresh as franchisees, not builders.

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25 Years of Winners

See the results of the 2019 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards

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Must Read Articles

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

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.

How to approach franchising your business

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

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

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.

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In Our Latest Issue

Passion - do what you love - Could you turn your passion into a business of your own? A franchise could help you achieve your dream.

Questions To Ask Franchisees - Want to know what a franchise is really like? Ask the people who are already there.

What Do I Get For My Money? - Why do you have to pay franchise fees and what do you get for your money?

Tips For Working From Home - Greg Nathan offers some advice to help you stay connected while working from home.