Simon Lord


Simon Lord

Welcome to 2021. If you're going back to work after the summer break and wishing you weren't, now might be the time to explore owning your own business. The cover story in the latest Franchise New Zealand magazine explains that a good franchise is a powerful business model, but buying one is like buying a motorbike – you need to be taught to find your balance, then coached in how to get the best out of it. Once you’re confident, it’s up to you how far and how fast you go. 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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Speed Queen Laundry Systems

Enjoy true passive income with a Speed Queen self-serve laundromat. With our turnkey service, you’ll be up and running in your own profitable business in no time, backed by the worlds’ oldest and largest manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment.

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25 Years of Winners

See the results of the 2019 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards

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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

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

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.

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In Our Latest Issue

Racing Ahead - How buying a franchise can put you in control of achieving your personal and financial ambitions.

The Emotional Roller Coaster - What's it really like being a franchisee? Scott Greenberg describes his journey.

Questions To Ask About A Franchise - What do you need to know before you buy a franchise? Here's a comprehensive list of questions to ask.

Will It Make Money? - How to calculate whether a franchise is a worthwhile investment.