Simon Lord


Simon Lord

Many people are facing the prospect of redundancy through no fault of their own. One option to consider is buying your own business – but how do you make a safe and sensible decision? In our latest issue, four people share their experiences of buying franchises and making the move into business ownership in a completely new field. Get your free print copy 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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The Coffee Club

One of NZ’s largest café and restaurant franchises, The Coffee Club have a comprehensive menu and offer a relaxed dining experience. Take advantage of a proven track record, great training and ongoing support. Ideal if you are passionate about people and building customer loyalty.

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25 Years of Winners

See the results of the 2019 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards

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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.

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

Redundancy – time to be your own boss?

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

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

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In Our Latest Issue

Fresh Start - When you lose your job, is buying a business a good option? We talk to four people who decided to invest in themselves.

10 Financial Reasons To Buy A Franchise - Thinking of buying or starting a business? Here are ten reasons why a franchise could be your best financial option.

What Can You Afford? - Before you start looking at any particular franchise, you need to know what’s possible. Here's how to evaluate your own financial position.

No Experience Required - How can you build a business in a completely new industry? Franchising can help you do just that, and online training makes it even easier