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.

How big is franchising? Which sectors are growing? How do people get started? The latest Survey of Franchising has just been released with all the answers – see our report here.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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

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?