Simon Lord


Simon Lord

Are you ready for lift-off? Many Kiwis dream about owning their own business, but in the last year or so their dreams have been on hold. The cover story of the latest Franchise New Zealand magazine looks at whether it’s time to stop waiting and start doing. Of course, going into business is a big decision, so we also talk about getting the right funding, what can go wrong and how to avoid it, suggest questions to ask about support, take a look at eco-friendly franchises and learn why it’s essential you take professional advice. 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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A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections

Proven international franchise operating in 19 countries around the world. The house inspection industry is rapidly growing with pre-purchase inspections, P testing, maintenance inspections and safe and sanitary reports. We are now looking for further inspectors nationwide.

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Counting on You

A ballad, written and performed by Greg Nathan of Franchise Relationships Institute, reminding franchisors that your franchisees are counting on you!

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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.

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

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.

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

Ready For Lift-Off - Looking to launch into your new future? We count down 10 good reasons to reveal why now is a good time to buy a franchise.

What Do Excellent Franchisees Have In Common? - Buying a franchise is only the start - building a business takes longer. Greg Nathan explains how to work the wheel of excellence to achieve success.

12 Tips & Traps For Franchise Buyers - Franchise lawyer Michael Bright explains how to get off to the best possible start in your new business.

Eco-Friendly Franchises - Finding business opportunities to suit a changing world.