Simon Lord


Simon Lord

At times like these, owning your own business offers many advantages – but you’ll want all the help you can get.  Buying a franchise can provide you with a proven business model, training and support, buying power, marketing and much, much more. It’s all about strength in numbers, as you can read in the latest issue of our magazine. Get your free print copy here or download a free digital copy now. 

There’s lots more info on this website, too – from how to choose the right business to finding finance, and legal and accounting advice. Facing redundancy? Here are some options plus details of a free webinar. There are also profiles of opportunities and a Directory of franchises and advisors.

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25 Years of Winners

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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.

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

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.

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

Stronger Together -  Buying a franchise can provide you with some big advantages over going it alone.

When Support Really Matters - How does being part of a franchise help when the unthinkable happens and the whole country goes into lockdown?

Opportunity Knocks - What do the expected recession and redundancies mean for franchising? Simon Lord and Nathan Bonney share some insights.

Facing Redundancy? - Time to be your own boss? What are the pros and cons of buying a franchise?