Simon Lord


Simon Lord

Breathe! New Zealanders saw a lot more of their own country while the borders have been closed, and it turns out they like it. In our cover story, we look at how you can escape city life by buying a business in the regions, and why it can be surprisingly profitable – not to mention offering a better lifestyle. 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.

Despite Level 3 in Auckland, it’s business as usual here and we’re busy working (from home). Stay safe, follow the rules, be kind, and get vaccinated.

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AA Driving School

AA Driving School is New Zealand’s leading driver training organisation. Seeking motivated people interested in partnering with us to grow their own driving instructor franchise. Contact us now if you’re keen to run your own business and enjoy teaching others.

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How to Buy A Franchise

Make a safe and sensible decision about buying a business.

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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.

Change Your Life

How can buying a franchise help you to achieve the goals you have for yourself and your family?

Where do you start? How to get into your own business

How do you decide whether a business opportunity is right for you? Here’s a guide to working it out with links to all the resources you need to make the right decision

When support really matters

How does being part of a franchise help when the unthinkable happens and the whole country goes into lockdown? Here are some lessons from 2020.

What Can You Afford?

Before you start looking at any particular franchise, you need to know what’s possible. Philip Morrison explains how to evaluate your own financial position

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In Our Latest Issue

Breathe - Start A New Life In The Regions - Looking to escape the city and enjoy life elsewhere in the country? Buying a franchise might offer you the way to freedom.

Strength In Numbers - Franchisees are feeling much more positive than independent small business owners. Why does buying a franchise give you such big advantages?

What's The Best Franchise For You?- With 100's of franchise opportunities to choose from, here's our road map to starting up in business.

Understanding The Numbers - What can financial reports tell you about the business you're buying?